Waiting on Wednesday * Stay With Me by J Lynn

Waiting on Wednesday * Stay With Me by J Lynn

August 20, 2014 Waiting on Wednesday 1

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases. Today I’m waiting on Stay with Me by J Lynn which comes out on September 23, 2014. At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends. But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built… Read more »


Review * Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Review * Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

August 18, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

What I Thought… • Obviously Isla was a long time coming, but it was well worth the wait. I devoured Isla in one sitting and it’s definitely my favorite of the three books. • Isla is a quieter story, there is less outside drama (though there is some internal drama). The story focuses on Isla and Josh and pretty much nothing else, which I really liked. It’s still intense at times, especially near the end. • Of the three girls Anna is still my favorite, but I really liked Isla. She’s pretty normal and is going through normal things and… Read more »


Ready… Set… It’s Bout of Books Time!

Ready… Set… It’s Bout of Books Time!

August 17, 2014 Bout of Books 6

Bout of Books 11 Starts Monday, August 18!!!! Learn all about it at Bout of Books. I’ll be updating my reading as the week goes on Time Devoted to Reading I’m going to be doing lots of reading Sunday-Tuesday, and a fair amount on Wednesday & Saturday. Thursday and Friday I have to work (professional development… boo) so there will be less reading those days. My Goals To read and review as much as possible as I know that in September teaching will be consuming my life. My goal is to read: 3 BEA books (in blue) 1 NetGalley book (in… Read more »


Review * Onyx by Jennifer L Aremntrout

Review * Onyx by Jennifer L Aremntrout

August 15, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Warning: There will be spoilers for the first book in the series, Obsidian. What I Thought… • It’s quite possible the romantic tension between Katy and Daemon will kill me. There is so much and I just want to yell at them to get over it already. • Katy is going through lots of weird stuff in Onyx. After Daemon healed her in Obsidian she is having some very uncomfortable after effects. • There is a new student at school, Blake. I was really worried that this was going to turn into a love triangle, but even though it kind… Read more »


Why Writing Isn’t For Me

Why Writing Isn’t For Me

August 14, 2014 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 0

Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging is my opportunity to discuss my bookish and blogging thoughts, whenever I feel like! I’ve been asked more than once what I write or if I’m planning on doing NaNoWriMo and other similar questions. I’ve been asked these questions by bloggers and non bloggers, readers and non readers. Some people are even surprised when I tell them that I don’t write (but you read, so you must like to write! You have a blog, that’s writing!). A lot of my blogger friends do write, and I think that’s totally awesome. Whether they are published… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday * Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday * Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read

August 12, 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 Books I’m not sure I want to read. 1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman Everyone seems to absolutely love If I Stay. On the surface it totally seems like a book I would like, but I’ve also heard it makes people cry and I’m not really a fan of books that make me cry or books that are “realistic fiction.” 2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon I know people love Outlander. And there… Read more »


Review * It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

Review * It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

August 11, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

What I Thought… I don’t know how Jill Shalvis does it. This is her 10th Lucy Harbor book and each time it still feels like I’m reading something fresh and new. Shalvis takes a place I love and fills it with people that I can’t help but care about. I absolutely love how she takes troubled characters and has them work through their troubles together and separately to make things right, all while having them develop a realistic romance. It’s In His Kiss meets all the requirements of a perfect end of summer read. A woman you could be friends… Read more »


Review * Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Review * Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

August 8, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

What I Thought… • In Since You’ve Been Gone Sloane mysteriously disappears and mails Emily a list of 13 things to do. Things on the list very from the fun and ridiculous: skinny dipping and conquering fears: riding a horse. Emily believes that finishing this list will somehow lead her to Sloane, even though the list doesn’t say it will lead to clues. • Since You’ve Been Gone isn’t so much about Sloane leaving as it is about finding yourself and being brave and learning to make new friends. Emily didn’t really get out there until she met Sloane, so… Read more »


Bout of Books 11

Bout of Books 11

August 7, 2014 Bout of Books 0

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday * Paranormal Books

Top Ten Tuesday * Paranormal Books

August 5, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 13

  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 Books I’d Give To Readers Who Have Never Read Paranormal My go to genre is contemporary but since I talk about it all the time I want to give paranormal books a shout out today. If you are looking to dip your toes in paranormal here’s where you should start: Ghosts Vampires Werewolves Witches