Archives for September 2014

Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

I’m a few days late on getting this review up for the My TBR List meme, but I’ve been sick. I’ll try to be on time next month! Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to {Read More}

Review + Giveaway: My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros (Blog Tour)

If Life Was Like a Song Nina Simmons’ song would be “You Can’t Always Eat What You Want.” (Peanut allergies, ugh). But that’s okay, because as her best friend Brianna always said, “We’re All in This Together.” Until the first day of the seventh grade, when Brianna dumps her to be BFFs with the popular new girl. Left all alone, Nina is forced to socialize with “her own kind”–banished to the peanut-free table with the other allergy outcasts. As a {Read More}

Discussion: A Very Bookish Problem

So I bought this purse a few months ago. Not really cute, but blue is my favorite color so I like it and it’s roomy. There’s space for my wallet, Kindle, paperback, granola bar, gift card wallet, keys, and various other small items like pens. Then this happened: It’s dying! Held together by mere threads! Now, I carried around a purse that had a strap held together with tape for over a year, but I couldn’t figure out how to {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: September 14-20

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life I was busy offline again this week. I barely even had any reading time. My husband and I finished the floors in our rental house and did some yardwork. At the end of the week, we found our new renters! They will be moving in next weekend. While we were over there, we noticed a sign advertising a Greek festival in the {Read More}

Tackle Your TBR Wrapup

Tackle Your TBR ends today. I’ll be at work all day and I have plans tonight so I’m probably not going to get any more reading done. I’m going to call it for myself. Here’s how I did: 01. Playing with Matches by Suri Rosen – review 02. Nest by Esther Ehrlich – review 03. Everything Changes by Samantha Hale – review 04. Wildlife by Fiona Wood – review coming next week I also read about 10% of The Art {Read More}

Discussion: Stats, Spoilers, and Movies

I’ve noticed that it’s trendy right now to say you used to be obsessed with stats, but no longer pay attention. Not me. I like stats because I like numbers. I minored in math in college. Of course I like the numbers to go up, but even when they’re going down, I like them. I like to watch them and make comparisons. I love looking at the various graphs my counters produce. Several months ago I discussed writing reviews with {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: They All Fall Down

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire Publication date: October 14, 2014 Every year, the lives of ten girls at Vienna High are transformed. All because of the list. Kenzie Summerall can’t imagine how she’s been voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround {Read More}

Review: Everything Changes by Samantha Hale

Seventeen-year-old Raven Walker has never had a boyfriend. She’s never really been interested in boys. But she was always too afraid to examine what that might mean. Until she meets Morgan O’Shea and finds herself inexplicably drawn to her. As their friendship develops, Raven is forced to face the possibility that her interest in Morgan might actually be attraction and that she might be gay. Acknowledging the possibility opens Raven’s world to the excitement of her first romance, but it {Read More}

Weekly Rewind : September 7-13

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life It’s cold! Why is it so cold? It’s actually not too bad outside in the sun, but it’s cold in the house and it’s way too early to turn on the heat. And I think I’m getting a cold. @ rather be reading ya The winner of the My TBR List meme for September is: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes {Read More}

Review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp’s mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes. Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. {Read More}