Archives for April 2015

Weekly Rewind: April 19-25

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. @ rather be reading ya Reviews: What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott Books I Acquired: Purchased    Carter’s Big Break by Brent Crawford (audiobook), Carter’s Unfocused One-Track Mind by Brent Crawford (audiobook), The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (audiobook) Library    The Truth Commission by Susan Juby, Hit by Delilah S. Dawson, First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano {Read More}

Review: What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott

It’s a beautiful, sunny day. Callie Velasquez holds hands with her boyfriend Jeremy as they follow Callie’s new BFFs Penelope and Lissa up the trail. The four friends are embarking on a camping trip — a trip that immediately goes awry. They lose their way on the trail, and encounter a charismatic stranger with questionable motives. And when Callie stumbles upon a dead body, it becomes clear that the danger that lies in the woods is deadlier than she could {Read More}

Weekly Rewind:: April 12-18

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. @ rather be reading ya It was another slow week around here but I’m hoping things calm down soon and I’ll be able to get back to blogging more regularly. I miss it, but sometimes other things have to take a higher priority. Reviews: The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer Books I Acquired: Library   Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to {Read More}

Review: The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer

When Stephen is forced to move back to the nowhere town where his father grew up, he’s already sure he’s not going to like it. Spencer, Michigan, is like a town straight out of a Hitchcock movie, with old-fashioned people who see things only in black-and-white. But things start looking up when Stephen meets the mysterious twins Cara and Devon. They’re total punks–hardly the kind of people Stephen’s dad wants him hanging out with–but they’re a breath of fresh air {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: April 5-11

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life It is finally baseball season again! We always have hot dogs and peanuts on Opening Day, which for the Cardinals happened to be last Sunday. Yes, we had hot dogs for Easter. To do otherwise might have doomed the entire season. I’m not prepared to take on that responsibility. @ rather be reading ya Reviews: Narvla’s Celtic New Year by Therese Gilardi, {Read More}

Money Matters: March 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: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The Heir by Kiera Cass Publication date: May 5, 2015 Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t {Read More}

Review: Narvla’s Celtic New Year by Therese Gilardi

Narvla’s life is as precisely choreographed as the routines that have made her a national step-dancing champion. She has a loyal best friend, a devoted boyfriend, and a lock on admission to her dream college, the University of Notre Dame. Until her mother is named U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, and her life unravels. First Narvla receives a disturbing picture of her boyfriend and her best friend. Then she struggles to qualify for the Irish elite step-dancing squad, and her grades {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: March 22 – April 4 (Happy Easter)

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life I’ve been sick for about ten days, which is why I disappeared. I started coming down with a sore throat on Wednesday (March 25) and by Thursday night it had developed into coughing and a fever. I had a fever off and on all that weekend and after that I was still just so exhausted. I didn’t read. I didn’t watch TV. {Read More}