Archives for January 2015

Review: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy—particularly when she falls for {Read More}

Review: All the Answers by Kate Messner

What if your pencil had all the answers? Would you ace every test? Would you know what your teachers were thinking? When Ava Anderson finds a scratched up pencil she doodles like she would with any other pencil. But when she writes a question in the margin of her math quiz, she hears a clear answer in a voice no one else seems to hear. With the help of her friend Sophie, Ava figures out that the pencil will answer {Read More}

Picks of the Month: January 2015

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’m pretty much caught up with most of the shows {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski Publication date: May 1, 2015 Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it’s not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Five Books/Series I’d Love to Read With My Book Club (If I Had A Book Club)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Five Books/Series I’d Love to Read With My Book Club(If I Had A Book Club) I’m not a book club kind of person. I’m in some Goodreads groups that read books and discuss like regular in-person book clubs, but…that’s one reason I’m not very active in any of my Goodreads groups. (Also, I tend to forget I belong to them.) I don’t read books I don’t {Read More}

Review: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: January 18-24

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. @ rather be reading ya Reviews: Mini Reviews (DNFs), One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin Other Posts: Top Ten Free Books I Plan to Read in 2015, Waiting on Wednesday: Apprentice by Rachel E. Carter, Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #17 – Graduation Day, I Got a Library Card! Books I Acquired: Purchased The Boy Next Door {Read More}

Review: One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She’ll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she’s sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys move on without her. Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni’s connections {Read More}

Discussion: I Got a Library Card!

I’ve always been a reader and I used to visit the library a lot when I was younger. My parents are teachers and I spent a lot of afterschool time in the school library waiting for them to finish up so we could go home. When I got a little older, I was able to walk from school to the public library. I grew up in a rural area so the library wasn’t large, but it was big enough for {Read More}

Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #17: Graduation Day

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 #17: Graduation Day Author: Patricia Aks writing as Emily Chase Published: 1986 Goodreads {Read More}