Archives for February 2014

Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #5: Summer Blues

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}

Review + Giveaway: Blindness by Ginger Scott

It takes a while to know who you really are. And when you lose your way, sometimes it’s hard to find it again. Charlie Hudson was on the verge of figuring that out when her dad—the only parent and friend she ever had—died suddenly. She was barely 18, and she was alone. So she went for easy—playing life safe, running away from a home that harbored nothing but bad memories and challenges and loving a man who would take her {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Pointe

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Pointe by Brandy Colbert Publication date: April 10, 2014 She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor. Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Websites

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Bookish Websites/Organizations/Apps This week’s Top Ten Tuesday allows us to pick from previous topics that we want to do again or may have missed. This topic was originally done on June 28, 2011, just over two years before I started blogging. 01. Goodreads – How else would I keep track of all the books I own, want to own, once owned, or just want to know {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: February 16-22

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I’m participating in Project 365, an ongoing feature where you take (at least) one photo a day every day and post it. I have a separate blog for that but I’m reposting thumbnails in the Weekly Rewind each week. If you’re really interested in my photos, head on over to Jenna’s 2014 Project 365 and follow me there. I usually do a little {Read More}

Audiobook Review: Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford

Meet Will Carter, but feel free to call him Carter. (Yes, he knows it’s a lazy nickname, but he didn’t have much say in the matter.) Here are five things you should know about him: 1. He has a stuttering problem, particularly around boobs and belly buttons. 2. He battles Attention Deficit Disorder every minute of every day unless he gets distracted. 3. He’s a virgin, mostly because he’s no good at talking to girls (see number 1). 4. He’s {Read More}

Feature & Follow Friday: Crying Books

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. What was the last book that made you cry? This was a really hard one for me, because I generally stay away from sad books. I don’t like to cry and I don’t like books that are designed to make you cry. They’re just not for me. I had to look through my Goodreads shelves and I finally came up with two.   I read {Read More}

Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #4: Keeping Secrets

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: Panic

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Panic by Lauren Oliver Publication date: March 4, 2014 Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Seven Reasons I Love Being A Blogger 01. This is going to sound weird and I’m not going to word it very well, but I like doing things where I can that I’ve accomplished something. Like, I like mowing the lawn in the summer because I like seeing all the pretty straight lines of short grass where I’ve already been. With my blog, I {Read More}