• Review – Fellside by M.R. Carey

  • Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

  • Review: Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

  • Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

  • Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

  • Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Jun 03
Review: Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Review: Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

This might be one of the hardest books I’ve ever had to rate, because on one hand, the plot is completely, thoroughly, and endlessly ludicrous, and it features one of the most distasteful (and not in a fun way) narrators I’ve ever come across.  On the other hand, once I picked it up, I also could not stop myself from turning the pages.  DNF’ing was never an option.  There might have been a bit of a “can’t turn away from this… Read more »


Jun 02
Top Ten Books That Will Be In My Beachbag

Top Ten Books That Will Be In My Beachbag

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: TOP TEN BOOKS THAT WILL BE IN MY BEACHBAG My “beach books” aren’t necessarily light, fluffy reads.  I need a variety, so below, you will see books from many genres.  Let me know if you’re looking forward to any of these! Landline by Rainbow Rowell: The only book I’ve fully read by Rainbow Rowell is Fangirl, although… Read more »


May 30
Stacking the Shelves # 67

Stacking the Shelves # 67

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. Anyone with a blog knows all about spam comments.  I use the Akismet spam filter, which does a great job at catching spam…. Read more »


May 25
So, You’re Going to BEA?  Ten Tips To Make the Most of Your Experience

So, You’re Going to BEA? Ten Tips To Make the Most of Your Experience

I made my first trip to BEA last year, and it was quite an incredible experience.  It can also be a bit overwhelming.  For you first-timers, especially, I hope I can pass along some tips to help you make the most of it.  I decided not to go this year, but I’m hoping I can make it next year! 1) PLAN, PLAN, PLAN: This is the only way to stay on top of all of the author signings and galley… Read more »


May 23
Stacking the Shelves # 66

Stacking the Shelves # 66

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. I took a short trip to Boston this week for work for our annual team meeting.  It didn’t work out exactly as planned…. Read more »


May 22
Review: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Review: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Loved, loved, loved.   I’m glad that Noggin is getting great reviews on Goodreads, because I think people who might be inclined to love this book may overlook it due to the wonderfully bizarre cover.  The cover screams, “This book is quirky,” but in reality, Noggin is thoughtful and heart-warming and heart-breaking.  There’s actually nothing quirky about it.  Yes, a cancer-stricken boy has his head removed, frozen, and transplanted five years later onto another body.  But while the cover and… Read more »


May 19
Top Ten Books With a Realistic Portrayal of Friendship

Top Ten Books With a Realistic Portrayal of Friendship

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: BOOKS WITH A REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF FRIENDSHIP It’s not hard to find a book with friendship as a central theme.  But it’s harder to find a book that portrays friendship well, realistically depicting friendships we have in our own lives.  The following books feature friendships that feel genuine, even if they’re not always pretty. Roomies… Read more »


May 18
Review: A Girl Called Fearless by Catherine Linka

Review: A Girl Called Fearless by Catherine Linka

A Girl Called Fearless is one of the more disturbing dystopian novels that I’ve read.  As with any dystopia, while reading it, I ask myself, “Could this actually happen?”  I had a hard time accepting the reality of the society in this story, and while it disturbed me, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I might have otherwise. Ten years ago, a synthetic hormone in the U.S. food supply wiped out the vast majority of women of child-bearing age…. Read more »