Archives for July 2016

Review: Awkward by Marni Bates

Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she’s the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous – not to mention unwelcome – attempt at CPR. Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked {Read More}

Why I’m Not Planning to Read The Cursed Child

When the news first broke that there would be a new Harry Potter story, the Internet almost broke with the excitement. I felt alone because I was more than a little apprehensive. Granted, I wasn’t spending much time on Twitter at that point, so maybe there were pockets of people like me that I missed. Genuine fans, I mean, not people who hate or even just don’t care about the whole phenomenon. There are some people who take pride in {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set Outside The US

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ten Books Set Outside The US Books I Liked        Anna and the French Kiss (France) // Love & Gelato (Italy) // Narvla’s Celtic New Year (Ireland) // Playing with Matches (Canada) // Being Sloane Jacobs (Canada) // Witchstruck (England) // My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (Italy) Not My Favorite Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Canada) Books I Haven’t Read (Yet!)   Wanderlove (Central America) {Read More}

Review: The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

I can’t believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms along the main corridor. There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out. What’s he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If I’m right, the lift will {Read More}

Money Matters: June 2016

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 Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop

Last summer, Quinnen was the star pitcher of her baseball team, the Panthers. They’re headed for the championship, and her loudest supporter at every game was her best friend and older sister, Haley. This summer, everything is different. Haley’s death, at the end of last summer, has left Quinnen and her parents reeling. Without Haley in the stands, Quinnen doesn’t want to play baseball. It seems like nothing can fill the Haley-sized hole in her world. The one glimmer of {Read More}

Free Planner Stickers: Currently Reading/Library Books Due

If you came here through a Google search on free planner stickers, you might not realize that this is actually a book blog with a side of planner love. What could be more perfect for a book blogger/plannergirl than these Currently Reading stickers? I had a little room on the side of the page, so I threw in some Library Books Due stickers. These are sized for the Erin Condren vertical planner and should be printed at actual size, not {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads It’s been forever since I did a Top Ten Tuesday, but I’m working on getting back into blogging more regularly and I can’t just post reviews. I haven’t been reading enough for that lately and that gets kind of monotonous anyway. When I was going through my books at Goodreads, I noticed the way {Read More}

Review: Black River Falls by Jeff Hirsch

Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus that ravaged his town, leaving its victims alive but without their memories. He chooses to remain in the quarantined zone, caring for a group of orphaned kids in a mountain camp with the help of the former brutal school bully, now transformed by the virus into his best friend. But then a strong-willed and mysterious young woman appears, and the closed-off world Cardinal has created begins to crumble. Title: Black River Falls Author: Jeff {Read More}