Archives for December 2014

Picks of the Month: December 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 saw Digipill advertised on Twitter and was curious so {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2015 01. Review every book I read: Reading mostly on my Kindle makes it way too easy to go on to the next book before writing a review of a book I’ve just finished. I skipped a lot of reviews in 2014 and while no one else cares, I do. If I’m at work and finish a book at lunch, there won’t {Read More}

12 Days of Christmas Swap Reveal

My partner for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap was Lauren of Bookmark Lit. Follow that link to see what I got her! I loved being paired with another book blogger because it gave me the chance to get to know someone else in the community a little better. I don’t spend a lot of time on social media, so I don’t really know too many people in the book blog community other than just reading their blogs and trading {Read More}

On the Fourth Day of Christmas: Four Contemporaries

Four Contemporaries Trish at Between My Lines is hosting the Twelve Days of Christmas with different bloggers offering their recommendations each day from December 25 through January 5. There’s also a giveaway, so scroll down for that. Today I’m recommending four contemporaries. The Ivy by Lauren Kunze (The Ivy #1) Congratulations! You have been admitted to the most prestigious university in the world. Now what are you going to do? Callie Andrews may not have money or connections or the {Read More}

Review: Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock

The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check. They said it couldn’t be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren’s nerves and she can’t wait to return to summer camp where she’s valued for her brain instead of her {Read More}

Debut Author Challenge 2015

I don’t do too well when I plan personal challenges, so I decided to sign up for the 2015 Debut Author Challenge. I will be reading 12 (or more) YA, MG, or NA books from debut authors. I basically attempted to do this last year on my own — until I completely forgot about it. I think I read a lot of debut authors, though, so I shouldn’t have a problem. 01. One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin (January {Read More}

Merry Christmas!

I hope you get lots of books!

Revisiting My Resolutions and Goals for 2014

Next week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about 2015 resolutions. I did a pretty bad job on my goals for 2014 so I thought about not even doing another one. I had an open date on my calendar so I ended up writing the post, but this week, let’s see how I did on my 2014 goals: Blogging/Bookish 01. Organization and scheduling: This is something I only started working on at the end of 2014 when I joined Blog Ahead for {Read More}

Review: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher

The picturesque montain ski lodge is the perfect place to spend winter break…if you have a boyfriend! Otherwise, that cozy leather couch in front of the crackling fire looks a lot less inviting. Good thing that there are lots of cute, blond, sweater-wearing ski instructors around to choose from…. Title: Kissing Snowflakes Author: Abby Sher Source: Purchased Publication date: November 1, 2007 I started reading Kissing Snowflakes for the Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Readathon last month. I didn’t finish it during the {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: December 14-20

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. @ rather be reading ya Reviews: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne Other Posts: Top Ten Books I Read in 2014, 2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge Books I Acquired: Free & Purchased         Now and Then by Brenda Rothert, A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice, Diamonds are a Teen’s Best Friend by Allison Rushby, A Hard Day’s Night by Elizabeth Eulberg, Two of {Read More}