Archives for January 2014

Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #1: Roommates

We’ve all heard of Throwback Thursday, the day you post photos from the past to Facebook or Instagram. Retro Reads is my bookish version of Throwback Thursday. I’ll be rereading and posting a recap/review of books I loved when I was younger, mostly series books. Fair warning: These are more recaps than reviews. They will be thorough and there will be spoilers. For the first few weeks, I’m going to be transferring my previously posted Girls of Canby Hall recaps {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: When Audrey Met Alice

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens Publication date: February 4, 2014 First Daughter Audrey Rhodes is convinced that living in the White House is like being permanently grounded. Except with better security. What good is having your own bowling alley if you don’t have anyone to play with? After the Secret Service cancels the party she’d spent forever planning, Audrey is ready to give up and spend {Read More}

Audiobook Review: Deja Demon by Julie Kenner (Adult)

Between attending gala fundraisers for her husband’s political campaign, training her teenage daughter to wield a crossbow and a stiletto, pottytraining a toddler, and her increasingly complicated personal life, Kate Connor hardly has time to prepare for the impending chaos of a neighborhood Easter party that has her enslaved to dying hundreds of hard-boiled eggs. Keeping the local kiddos in line will take all of Kate’s skills as a mother and demon hunter, just when she’ll need them the most. {Read More}

Feature & Follow Friday: Looking Foward

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. What books are you looking forward to reading in 2014? There are a lot (of course!), but I’m trying to list books that aren’t in my (already scheduled) Waiting on Wednesday posts, so here are two: What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Half Bad

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Half Bad by Sally Green Publication date: March 25, 2014 In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth {Read More}

Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

“You have to kill him.” Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: January 12-18

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It was a pretty slow week around here. I have plans for various projects, both online and off, but nothing is set in motion yet. I’m still in the planning stages, I guess. I’m working six days a week, so I don’t have time for much else. I’m participating in Project 365, an ongoing feature where you take (at least) one photo a {Read More}

Life of a Blogger: Crazy

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by A Novel Heartbeat. Life of a Blogger is posted on Thursdays but bloggers can participate at any time throughout the week. This week’s topic: Craziest thing you’ve ever done I went bungee jumping in Cancun. It was so much fun and I’d love to do it again sometime. Another thing I would love to do is go on one of those ziplines. I’ve been wanting to ever since I first {Read More}

Feature & Follow Friday: Blogging BFFs

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. Who is your blogger BFF? Tell us a little bit about him or her? If not tell us why you need or don’t need a blogger BFF. I don’t have one. I don’t have any close blogger friends period, actually. I have acquaintances. I’d like to have blogger friends, but I don’t feel like I have much to offer in the way of BEING a {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Fire & Flood

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott Publication date: February 25, 2014 Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she’s helpless to change anything. Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become {Read More}