• Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

  • Review: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

  • Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

  • Winter is Coming…Again!

  • Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

  • Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Apr 18
Stacking the Shelves # 61

Stacking the Shelves # 61

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. FOR REVIEW Rebel by Amy Tintera Plus One by Elizabeth Fama LIBRARY   Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige The Nethergrim by Matthew… Read more »


Apr 17
Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

This is not my first encounter with a book narrated by a 5-year-old – I read and loved Room by Emma Donoghue.  But with The Bear, the narration was awkward and frustrating.  Perhaps the problem is that I don’t know many (or any) 5-year-olds, and perhaps this book accurately depicts how they think and speak, but after 200 pages of: “I am crying and there is a lake in my body that all the tears come from and it is getting… Read more »


Apr 14
Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Bookish Items

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Bookish Items

vide   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: FAVORITE BOOKISH ITEMS In a bit over one year of blogging, I’m still amazed at all of the new books I acquired over the past year.  New books mean new bookshelves and bookcases, and below, I’ve included photos of those that I bought recently. I loved this little staircase bookshelf.  It’s not the most practical… Read more »


Apr 13
Review: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Review: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

The last time I had a flu shot, back in 2009, something went wrong, and I had a good deal of pain in my arm for about six months, and I was unable to lift it more than 90 degrees.  (This also explains why I have not had a flu shot in nearly five years.)  The characters in Don’t Even Think About It have a much odder reaction to their flu shots.  Approximately twenty students in one high school class… Read more »


Apr 11
Stacking the Shelves # 60

Stacking the Shelves # 60

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 Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor: I pre-ordered the B&N version that came with this cool (signed!) print!  I’ve been… Read more »


Apr 09
Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Let’s start off by talking about the ending of The Forever Song, the last book in the Blood of Eden trilogy.  It ended perfectly, without an ounce of surprise, with every character’s fate wrapped up exactly as you’d expect.  That’s not a complaint, because it was all immensely satisfying.  Less satisfying, however, was the middle section of this book, which felt bloated and repetitive. OK, now let’s back up to the beginning.  Allie is in just as much shock as… Read more »


Apr 07
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books

vide   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: MOST UNIQUE BOOKS   S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams: What Makes It Unique?  This is a clever book within a book, filled with removable photographs, letters, postcards, etc., that help to solve the mysteries in the overlapping stories. Night Film by Marisha Pessl: What Makes It Unique?  Similar to S., this mystery features… Read more »


Apr 05
Winter is Coming…Again!

Winter is Coming…Again!

We have been waiting for this moment for almost a year, although it feels much longer.  In about 24 hours, the fourth season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO.  When the show last aired in June of last year, I wrote a recap of the final episode in which I stated that I planned to read the first three A Song of Ice and Fire books before today.  Well, that didn’t happen.  My main issue is finding the time to… Read more »