Archives for April 2014

Picks of the Month: April 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 that 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! I started playing The Walking Dead video game on my {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: April 20 – 26

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The last week was about gardening for me. I’ve been growing tomatoes for years, but last year I started growing more veggies. I’ve been so anxious to get started this year, but up until the past week, it’s been too cold. I finally planted my lettuce on Easter, last Sunday. It started coming up on Friday! I planted spinach the same day, but {Read More}

Review: Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can’t resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate {Read More}

Life of a Blogger: Favorite Music Albums

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 music albums I don’t listen to much music at home because I almost always have the TV on. Lately I’ve been listening more to podcasts and audiobooks than music in the car, but these are the CDs that live there and the ones that I {Read More}

Review + Blog Tour: Between Two Worlds by Katherine Kirkpatrick

On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, sixteen-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay–a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers have already left their indelible mark on her land and its people, and a ship full of white men can mean trouble. The ship carries provisions for Robert E. Peary, who is making an expedition to the North Pole. As a child, Billy Bah spent {Read More}

Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love. This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: April 6 – 19

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Happy Easter! I’ve thrown in the towel on Project 365. I think this is the earliest I’ve ever quit, but I haven’t picked up my camera all week. I might as well just give up. I’ll still post photos if I have anything interesting to share. I’m just not even going to pretend I’ll be taking one a day anymore. I did okay {Read More}

Cover Reveal: How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott

I don’t do many cover reveals, but I’m always excited for Ginger Scott’s books, so I wanted to participate in this one. How We Deal With Gravity will be out in June 2014 and I can’t wait to read it! When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding {Read More}

Discussion: I went to a bookstore!

And I bought a book! I know! That shouldn’t be a surprise, since this is a book blog, but it is. Before today, I hadn’t been to a bookstore in well over a year. I buy most books for my Kindle and most others online, usually from Amazon. But Barnes & Noble has been emailing me a lot of coupons, so I decided to use one today. My only stipulations were that I was getting only ONE book and that {Read More}

Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #12: Who’s the New Girl?

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. The Girls of Canby Hall #12 – Who’s the New Girl? Author: M.L. Kennedy writing as Emily Chase {Read More}