My Favorite WordPress Plugins

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

April 17, 2014 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 1

Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging is my opportunity to discuss my bookish and blogging thoughts, whenever I feel like! One of my favorite blogger friends, Cindy from Cindy’s Love of Books just recently made the switch from Blogger to WordPress. We were chatting about the move and I was telling her how awesome WordPress is and how much I love plugins so I thought I would share my list of favorite plugins with my readers! Akismet Without Akismet I’m pretty sure I would die from spam overload. Akismet does a fantastic job, I’ve had a comment or two sneak… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things I Want

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things I Want

April 15, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 7

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do! Top Ten Bookish Things I Want Some of these are out of my price range/unrealistic, but whatever, it’s my list, I’ll do what I want ;) 1. A Library It doesn’t have to be a ginormous library, but I’d like one room dedicated just to books with a nice comfy chair and a bay window that faces southwest so I can watch the storms roll in. That’s not too much to ask, right? 2. Book… Read more »


In Bed With… Played, Sycamore Row and Sunrise!

In Bed With… Played, Sycamore Row and Sunrise!

April 13, 2014 In Bed With... 1

In Bed With is hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl to share with everyone what you’re reading in bed! Spring Break is finally here!!! Let the reading begin… I still have to work my other job today, but I’ll be doing so while listening to Sycamore Row by John Grisham. After I’m finished I’m setting down and finishing Played by Liz Fichera and starting Sunrise by Mike Mullin (super excited about this one). What are you reading today?


Follow Friday

Follow Friday

April 11, 2014 Feature and Follow 14

Feature and Follow is hosted by Rachel from Parajunkee’s View and Alison from Alison Can Read. Learn all about it here. I haven’t done a Feature and Follow Friday in sooooo long, but I just couldn’t pass this question up! Tell us about a book that you didn’t like and why we shouldn’t read it (as nicely and respectfully as possible) I had to read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck in high school and I was pretty excited because I really enjoyed Of Mice and Men. Unfortunately the Grapes of Wrath is nothing like Of Mice and Men…. Read more »


Review * Red at Night by Katie McGarry

Review * Red at Night by Katie McGarry

April 10, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★

What I Thought… I haven’t had a whole lot time to read lately and when I found myself with a bit of free time I wasn’t particularly interested in what I was currently reading. My go to genre has always been contemporary and right now I’m not reading/listening to anything contemporary so I decided to pick up Katie McGarry’s new novella, Red at Night, which totally hit the spot (and also helped my books behind in GoodReads challenge)! On the surface Stella and Jonah don’t seem like a good fit. Stella has little in life and little in the way… Read more »


Good Thing Spring Break is One Week Away!!!

Good Thing Spring Break is One Week Away!!!

April 5, 2014 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 3

Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging is my opportunity to discuss my bookish and blogging thoughts, whenever I feel like! Work has been so completely overwhelming the last few weeks and in addition to work (or probably because of all the work) I ended up getting a terrible sinus infection. Seriously guys, it was so bad that even emptying the dishwasher was exhausting! Good news is that I am feeling better! Bad news is that I am still working on being caught up on work. Even better news – Spring Break is just one week away!! I desperately need a… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday * Gateway Books

Top Ten Tuesday * Gateway Books

April 1, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do! Top Ten Gateway Books In chronological order: Gateway to… 1. Reading: The Snow Baby by Margaret Hillert This was the first book I ever read and I am so glad that my mom kept it!       2. Series Obsession: The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M Martin I love series books. I love when they feature the same characters or different characters, it doesn’t matter, and it all started with The Babysitter’s Club!  … Read more »


March In Review

March In Review

March 30, 2014 Month in Review 2

  I know this is a couple days early, but not much is going to change between now and April 1st! March has been overwhelming to say the least. I pretty much worked every day in March, there has been just so much to do for school, which led to me getting the worst sinus infection ever! I’m still in recovery mode but at least I can function now. Unfortunately being so sick led to work getting back up and the end of the 3rd quarter was Friday and I have so many things to grade before grades close on… Read more »


Review * The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

Review * The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

March 28, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

The Story Anna makes a big mistake freshman year with Finn who moved away and now it is senior year and he has come back. Anna is trying to right her wrong with Finn, but it’s harder than she thinks, especially since he’s not particularly interested in having that wrong righted. Even though the incident with Finn is the catalyst for the The Last Best Kiss is really about Anna and her family and her choices and growing up. Anna’s family isn’t really there for her, except for her sister Molly, who has her own issues. Her parent’s aren’t even… Read more »


Review * Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins

Review * Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins

March 25, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Over the last couple of weeks work has been… overwhelming, and when I am feeling stressed the ONLY kind of book that I can get into is light, fluffy, I-don’t-have-to-think-to-hard kind of books. While I enjoyed all the books I read during this time period I am so happy that Waiting On You kicked me out of that rut! It was cute and fun but also made me tear up a little. It was the perfect mix of what I was craving and what I needed! I was really excited to find out that Waiting On You was Colleen’s story because… Read more »