Archives for July 2014

Picks of the Month: July 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! I’ve written several posts about the podcasts I listen to. {Read More}

Readathons & Readalongs

Amanda at Of Spectacles and Books is hosting a Throne of Glass series re-read-a-thon from July 28 through August 11. I was reading along with another read-a-thon for this series, but I fell behind so I’m joining up with Amanda’s. Maybe this time I’ll be able to keep up! Amanda also has a giveaway for Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas so make sure you check out her re-read-a-thon post. In a completely different genre, I’m also signed up {Read More}

Review: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew into the Russian Revolution. Title: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia Author: Candace Fleming Source: Finished copy via {Read More}

Review: The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

Lauren has a secret. Colby has a problem. But when they find each other, everything falls into place. Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters, they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible–something to truly believe in. Title: The Bridge from Me to You Author: Lisa Schroeder Source: ARC FROM NetGalley Publication date: July 29, {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: July 20-26

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I’m still in a mini-slump when it comes to blogging, but I think I’m starting to come out of it. I have two books that I “have” to review for this week (one a blog tour date and one for a release date). I’ve made good progress on one of the reviews and I’m still reading the book for the other — but {Read More}

Cover Reveal: This is Falling by Ginger Scott

THIS IS FALLING by Ginger Scott First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it. When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, {Read More}

Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver (Audiobook Review)

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 thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Six Feet Over It

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo Publication date: August 26, 2014 Leigh sells graves for her family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther than the dinner table when searching for employees. Working the literal graveyard shift, she meets two kinds of customers: Pre-Need: They know what’s up. They bought their graves a long time ago, before they needed them. At Need: They are {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: July 13-19

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Yesterday when I got home, my husband called me out to the garden to show me what he found: a pepper! It’s our first pepper, but we have several more blooms that we hope will turn into peppers soon. The green beans have started blooming again too. I’m in a mini blogging slump, mostly because I’ve been too tired to really do anything {Read More}

Review: Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell

Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell. Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes {Read More}