Archives for February 2015

Picks of the Month: February 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 know I listed Game of War last month, but {Read More}

Review: All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins

“Before last summer Maureen and I were best friends….At least I think we were. I don’t know what happened exactly. As some people who get hit by trucks sometimes say,’I didn’t see anything coming.’” When her best friend since the third grade starts acting as though Debbie doesn’t exist, Debbie finds out the hard way that life can be a lonesome place. But in the end the heroine of this wryly funny coming-of-age story–a girl who lives in a house {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked by Jen Calonita

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked by Jen Calonita Publication date: March 3, 2015 Full of regret, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, Flora, has founded the Fairy Tale Reform School with the mission of turning the wicked and criminally mischievous into upstanding members of Enchantasia. Impish, sassy 12-year-old Gilly has a history of petty theft and she’s not too sorry about it. When she lifts a hair clip, she gets tossed {Read More}

Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible – a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: February 15-22

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life Last weekend’s snow was a bust. We expected 6 to 10 inches but only got 3. How disappointing. Other areas all around got six, ten, or even twelve inches, but I’m in a pocket that did not. This weekend we have had ice and in between, it’s been very cold. @ rather be reading ya I think I’m the only blogger not {Read More}

Review: The Bargaining by Carly Anne West

The fact that neither of her parents wants to deal with her is nothing new to Penny. She’s used to being discussed like a problem, a problem her mother has finally passed on to her father. What she hasn’t gotten used to is her stepmother…especially when she finds out that she’ll have to spend the summer with April in the remote woods of Washington to restore a broken-down old house. Set deep in a dense forest, the old Carver House {Read More}

Middle Grade Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2015

I alternate Middle Grade Madness with Throwback Thursday posts and I’m supposed to be doing a Throwback Thursday post today. I didn’t get my TT book finished and I don’t have a middle grade review ready yet either, so I’m going to show you what middle grade books I’m looking forward to this year. Think of it as a middle grade version on Top Ten Tuesday… on Thursday!   Ruby Reinvented by Ronni Arno (fall) and Operation Pucker Up by {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: The Third Twin by CJ Omololu

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The Third Twin by CJ Omololu Publication date: February 24, 2015 Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist. When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia’s guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Five Book Related Problems I Have

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Five Book Related Problems I Have Time Time for reading and time for blogging is sometimes in short supply. This is a problem for most people, I think, because few people have enough leisure time to do everything they want to do. I don’t know how people who have children do it! Distractions This is just one example: I sit down to read and I decide {Read More}

Discussion: Book Polygamy

I am a book polygamist. I have never been able to read just one book at a time. If I am only reading one book, it’s because I’ve finished a book (or several books) and just haven’t started another one yet. This is what my currently reading shelf on Goodreads looks like today: The Bargaining and Shutter are the books I’m actively reading for review right now. They’re both on my Kindle. I’m getting bogged down in the details of {Read More}