Archives for August 2015

Picks of the Month: August 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 mean to include this last month, but I forgot. {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: August 23 – 29

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life I had to wear my jacket to work this week! Autumn is coming faster than I realized, although it is supposed to be 90 tomorrow and for some strange reason my tomatoes plants have finally come back to life and are producing more tomatoes than they did all summer. I hope they’ll ripen because I’m really not interested in green tomatoes, fried {Read More}

Review: Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

1 Concert 2000 Miles 3 Ex-Best Friends Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends. Back in middle school, the three girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3. But when the band broke up, so did their friendship. Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in books. Now, just as the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a one-time-only {Read More}

Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin. Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be? Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be {Read More}

Blog Tour: Blood in the Water by Tash McAdam

    Purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MtINrb Purchase on B&N: http://bit.ly/1ExFSr7 Purchase on iBooks: http://apple.co/1E0aW80   There have always been warps–tears between realities–and they’ve always been a threat to humanity. Most people are blind to them. But Hallie’s eyes are opening. Now that she’s going to school at the Protectorate, she’s learning there’s more to life than fun and games. The truth is, she’s just become part of Earth’s only shield against the monsters of the warps. Before, she didn’t think {Read More}

Weekly Rewind: August 9 – 22

The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. life I’m covering two weeks in this post because I missed last week’s post. I’ve been busy with work lately and haven’t had much time for blogging. Also, my sister and her family came to visit and I was unprepared, blog-wise. This is where being scheduled ahead would have come in handy, but I’m still working on that. I’m working (in my head, {Read More}

Beat the Heat Readathon 2015

The Beat the Heat Readathon runs from August 24 to September 6. There’s no pressure; you set your own goals. Read as much or as little as you want! My plan is to read only ARCs for the August portion of this readathon (to tie in with ARC August) and then in September to get started on books for the September is for Sequels challenge. I might have to finish up some library books, depending on due dates, in there {Read More}

September is for Sequels Signup

September is for Sequels is hosted by Lisa Loves Literature. The goal of September is for Sequels is to read and review a minimum of 4 sequels between the dates of September 1st and 30th, 2015. I am planning to combine this challenge with the Series Enders Challenge that I have (so far) not being doing very well. I’ll also be working on books to review for October/Halloween, plus catching up with some ARCs/finished review copies, so I am going {Read More}

2015 Challenge Update

The middle of August is a strange time to be doing my first update on my 2015 challenges, but I haven’t gotten around to it until now. Let’s see how I’m doing. Series Enders Challenge: I haven’t read any of the books I had planned, but September is for Sequels is coming up and I plan to sign up for that in the next few days, so I’ll probably just try to read them all next month. Debut Author Challenge: {Read More}

Review: The Real Princess Diaries by Grace Norwich

This inside look at real-life princesses will explore the true and often inspiring stories behind happily ever after. A deep dive into the royal world of a princess! Featuring princesses from around the world and all of time. The Real Princess Diaries explores everything it means to be royal. Each spread includes portraits of the princesses, in-depth bios, crowning achievements, and family trees. Learn which princesses have official royal duties, and which ones simply reign. Plus bonus sidebars about ladies {Read More}