Archives for December 2015

Swap Reveals: 12 Days of Christmas, TBTB Santa and More!

My partner for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap was Ashley from Bookaholics Anonymous. You can visit her blog to see what I got her when she posts it. Here’s what she got me: nail polish, Christmas and winter ribbon, a Hello Kitty that’s kind of hidden behind the Hello Kitty Softlips Cube but is this one, a card, cat slippers (so soft!), candy, and a cat Christmas ornament. More candy and Christmas socks. I love novelty socks! More candy, {Read More}

Merry Christmas!

(Ornament from Sweet Clip Art.)

Review: How the Pops Stole Christmas by Nancy E. Krulik

Winter Break is approaching, and everyone at Joyce Kilmer Middle School is in the holiday spirit. Everyone except the Pops, that is! Jenny can’t wait for the holidays, but her good mood quickly evaporates when she picks Dana as her “Secret Snowflake” in English class and finds out that her friend Sam is heading home to England for the holidays. Things go from bad to worse when Jenny doesn’t get invited to her friend Mark’s New Year’s Eve party. What’s {Read More}


I’m on a temporary hiatus while I figure out some problems with posting! I already have a few posts scheduled that should go up, but I’m hoping to be back with new blog posts and reviews soon.

Review: Secret Santa by Sabrina James

Noelle, a hopeless romantic, just knows that her gifts have to be from her senior crush! And geeky Froggy thinks the game is the perfect way to get super-popular Celia to fall for him…except she thinks his gifts are from Jake, the school’s resident bad boy, and starts to crush on him! Romantic mishaps abound, but all is revealed the night of the Winter Dance, where there’s more than one surprise waiting under the mistletoe! Title: Secret Santa Author: Sabrina {Read More}

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But {Read More}

COYER: Back to Basics

I think I missed the last round of Clean Out Your E-reader, but this time, COYER is going Back to Basics from December 19 to March 4. This includes ebooks (they must be ebooks) that are free or nearly free (up to $5 for ebooks and $16 for audiobooks) from the library, Netgalley, and Edelweiss, as well as Amazon or other online stores. I don’t borrow many ebooks from the library, but I might have to start. If not, I {Read More}

Money Matters: November 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: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium doors won’t open. 10:05 Someone starts shooting. Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. Title: This {Read More}

Review: Confessions of a Bitter Secret Santa by Lara Bergen

Christmas . . . bah humbug! Noel thought Christmas couldn’t get any worse. First her parents announce that she wouldn’t be taking a cool vacation. Then the teacher announces a class secret Santa drawing – and who does Noel get? A stuck-up new girl she barely knows! And who does her BFF get? Noel’s secret crush! Can it get any worse? Yes it can! Because Noel’s own secret Santa is the lamest one ever! Now Noel’s got visions of Scrooge {Read More}