• Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

  • Review: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

  • Review: Adam by Ariel Schrag

  • Happy Independence Day!

  • Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

  • Review: I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff

Jul 18
Stacking the Shelves: July 19, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: July 19, 2014

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme.   PURCHASED Landline by Rainbow Rowell: This was not a “traditional” purchase.  I’ve written before about my love of subscription boxes.  I’ve subscribed… Read more »


Jul 17
Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

I have to start off this review by discussing the main character of Open Road Summer, Reagan O’Neill.  This is what my grandmother would have to say about her: “She’s a pill.”  And I would reply, “Grandma, you’re being way too nice.”  I think Reagan was supposed to be written as the bad girl with a heart of gold; the tough chick who just needed a guy to crack her shell.  Instead, what I saw a girl who despised and… Read more »


Jul 14
The TV Shows You Should Be Watching

The TV Shows You Should Be Watching

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: THE TV SHOWS YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING I haven’t participated in the Top Ten meme in over a month.  But when I saw this week’s topic, I was delighted to jump back in.  There are so many good shows on right now, some I’m sure you all know about and some you may not. Game of… Read more »


Jul 11
Stacking the Shelves: July 12, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: July 12, 2014

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. Have you all heard about the guy who started a Kickstarter campaign to make…potato salad?  I heard about it early in the week… Read more »


Jul 08
Review: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Review: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

After finishing Bittersweet, I’m wondering if I was supposed to love the MC, Mabel, or to hate her.  I suspect we’re supposed to regard her as plucky and resourceful, but she’s really quite awful.  When we meet her, she’s in the midst of what looks like a Single White Female type of obsession with (or possibly a crush on) her beautiful roommate, Ev Winslow.  I thought that this had the potential to be fun, but that angle is quickly discarded for a ho-hum… Read more »


Jul 06
Review: Adam by Ariel Schrag

Review: Adam by Ariel Schrag

Reviewing Adam is quite the conundrum for me.  After I finished this book, and while I was in the process of writing this review, I read some reviews on Goodreads.  I don’t typically do that, but there were some themes in this book that were highly…questionable.  (I’ll get into them below.)  Despite that, I liked Adam very much – the book, and not so much the character.  I know very, very little about the transgender community, and I do not… Read more »


Jul 04
Stacking the Shelves: July 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: July 5, 2014

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. So…how about that World Cup?  It was such an exciting couple of weeks for the US, even for this non-soccer/football fan here who… Read more »


Jul 03
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

  This post is mainly just an excuse to post the flag I created out of some of my red, white, and blue book covers.  I had to skimp on the stripes, because I didn’t have enough red and white covers to make thirteen stripes.  And I decided to forego the stars completely, since I hope I generally got the gist across.  I also considered taking off the covers, but I thought that would be too easy.   If anyone… Read more »