Archives for March 2015

Review: Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

Apple has always felt a little different from her classmates. She and her mother moved to Louisiana from the Philippines when she was little, and her mother still cooks Filipino foods, makes mistakes with her English, and chastises Apple for becoming “too American.” It becomes unbearable in middle school, when the boys—the stupid, stupid boys—in Apple’s class put her name on the Dog Log, the list of the most unpopular girls in school. When Apple’s friends turn on her and {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. 99 Days by Katie Cotugno Publication date: April 21, 2015 Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top 10 Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit I am actually doing this through my Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads feature. Rather than review the books, I post lengthy, detailed recaps. I got a lot of hand-me-downs from older cousins and used books from other places so I read books from a lot of different eras. I was a big fan of series {Read More}

Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade. Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: March 15-21

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. @ rather be reading ya I had another slow week on the blog, but everyone should take a break sometime. I’ve been working a lot and when I get home I don’t always want to spend time sitting at the computer. I’m getting back into blogging a little more now, so I hope to have more posts over the next few weeks. I {Read More}

Review: Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world. Instead, a nightmare took over. It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from {Read More}

Review: My Rebellion Checklist by Susan Soares

Victoria Matherson’s summer to-do list looked something like this: 1. Get organized for college 2. Complete summer job at Dad’s office 3. Spend a romantic summer with Adam During the first week of her summer vacation, Victoria’s super planned life suddenly swerves completely off track. Her boyfriend breaks up with her unexpectedly, she gets in a near-fatal car wreck, and her parents announce the end of their twenty-year marriage. Victoria decides to live life messily, to take chances, and finally {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: March 8-14

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life A woman in my Game of War kingdom lost her husband of 20 years this week. I don’t know how he died, but her alliance quickly spread the word, asking everyone not to attack her while she’s offline over the next few weeks. Within hours this happened:    Alliances all over the kingdom sent people to rally around her alliance’s hive. There {Read More}

Money Matters: February 2015

I’ve seen other bloggers, like Berls at Fantasy is More Fun and Felicia at The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, with book budget posts. It made me curious how much I’m spending on books each year. I have a rough idea, because I have an entertainment budget, but I’d like to get more detailed. I’m not going to try to stick to a set goal the way Berls and Felicia do, but it might end up making me think twice about {Read More}

Review: Finally by Wendy Mass

You can pierce your ears when you’re twelve. You can go to the mall with your friends when you’re twelve. You can babysit little Timmy next door when you’re twelve. You can get a cell phone when you’re twelve. Hey, you can even ride in the front passenger-side seat when you’re twelve. When you’re twelve, when you’re twelve, when you’re twelve . . . My name is Rory Swenson, and I’ve been waiting to turn twelve my whole life. In {Read More}