Archives for March 2014

Picks of the Month: March 2014

Picks of the Month is my monthly feature. Modeled after what I’m loving lately at Annie’s Eats (one of my favorite food blogs), I’ll be sharing the products, websites, pop culture, apps, etc that made my life easier and/or more fun the previous month. And, yes, as this is a book blog, I will probably find a way to sneak some mention of my favorite reads from the month too! When Calls the Heart, a show on the Hallmark Channel, {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: March 16-29

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I took a little break from my blog last week to work on our taxes and to finish up some review books. March kind of snuck up on me and I’ve had a bunch of review book published this month, with two more published this week that I haven’t even read yet. I usually try to get my review posted ahead of publication, {Read More}

Life of a Blogger: Favorite Animals

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: Favorite Animals   Goat photos by artunet and jvangalen. Goats are my favorite animals. Someday, when we have more land, I want to raise goats. I grew up in the country, so I know a little bit about farm animals, but I know I will need {Read More}

Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #9: Boy Trouble

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: Killer Instinct

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Killer Instinct by S.E. Green/Shannon Greenland Publication date: May 6, 2014 She’s not evil, but she has certain… urges. Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick. Why? Because she might be one herself. Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting {Read More}

Review: Road to Somewhere by Kelley Lynn and Jenny S. Morris

A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. What could be better? For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn’t just a vacation, it’s life changing. While her parents think she’s helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn’t quite the summer of fun she imagined. Add in a detour to {Read More}

Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #8: The Big Crush

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: Love Letters to the Dead

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira Publication date: April 1, 2014 It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more; though {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR These are all new releases coming out between March 20 and June 20.    01. Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano (March 25) Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother’s job as an exotic {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: March 2-15

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. There was no Weekly Rewind last week because my husband and I took a short road trip to check out some bike trails at a nearby lake and I didn’t feel like working on the blog when we got back. I’m participating in Project 365, an ongoing feature where you take (at least) one photo a day every day and post it. I {Read More}