Archives for January 2016

Review: My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards

Emerson May is “the good girl.” She’s the perfect daughter, the caring friend, the animal shelter volunteer. But when her best friend’s brother breaks into her room, his hands covered in blood, she doesn’t scream or call the cops. Because when Deacon smiles at her, Emmie doesn’t want to be good. The whole town believes notorious troublemaker Deacon is guilty of assaulting his father. Only Emmie knows a secret that could set him free. But if she follows her heart, {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday: Riders by Veronica Rossi

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi Publication date: February 16, 2016 For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real {Read More}

Library Lovers Book Tag

In honor of having a library card for one year, I took this tag from Jenn Renee Read & Ash Too! How often do you visit your local library? I’m usually in there every week or ten days picking up books I ordered online. Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you know you can read or are you someone who only checks out the exact amount of books you intend on reading before they {Read More}

Review: Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner

For Claire Boucher, life is all about skating on the frozen cow pond and in the annual Maple Show right before the big pancake breakfast on her family’s farm. But all that changes when Russian skating coach Andrei Groshev offers Claire a scholarship to train with the elite in Lake Placid. Tossed into a world of mean girls on ice, where competition is everything, Claire realizes that her sweet dream come true has sharper edges than she could have imagined. {Read More}

Review: The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt

Seventeen-year old Abby has only one goal for her summer: to make sure she is fluent in French—well, that, and to get as far away from baseball and her Cubs-obsessed family as possible. A summer of culture and language, with no sports in sight. That turns out to be impossible, though, because her French partner is the exact kind of boy she was hoping to avoid. Eight weeks. 120 hours of class. 80 hours of conversation practice with someone who {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t Most of these books were featured on this blog as part of my Waiting on Wednesday posts. Some of them I completely forgot about by the time they were released, some of them the library didn’t have when I checked (but does now!), and some of them I checked out from the library but didn’t {Read More}

Contemporary Romance 2016 Reading Challenge

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is hosted by Gone with the Words and Love at First Page. I wasn’t going to sign up for any 2016 year-long challenges because I pretty much forget about them before the end of January, but contemporary romance is 90% of what I read so I should be good on this one. I just need to remember to come back to update this post and link up with the monthly posts. (I already stuck page {Read More}

Money Matters: December 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: Trapped by Michael Northrop

The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive. . . . Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn’t seem {Read More}

Planner Love: Introducing the Planner

Last year I started noticing everybody getting into the Erin Condren planners. I love color and they looked so pretty and fun that I wanted one but…the price. The cheapest one is $50. Spread out over a year, that’s not much per month, but I just didn’t want to pay that much for a planner. I ended up buying a much smaller, much less expensive Sugar Paper planner at Target and even though there wasn’t room for all the stickers {Read More}