August In Review

August In Review

September 1, 2014 Month in Review 0

August was an excellent reading month for me even while I made back to teaching plans and started work. I’m hoping for a smooth start to the school year! Books Read Last month it was Vampire Academy this month it was Bloodlines. These two series are sooooooo addicting! Reviews Other Posts New Books I’m making progress in not purchasing all the books! I still plan on cutting back some more but at least I’m making progress! From Netgalley Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte He’s So Fine by Jill… Read more »


Review * The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Review * The Jewel by Amy Ewing

August 28, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

What I Thought… • The Jewel was one of the few “must haves” that I had on my list for BEA this year. Gorgeous cover. Cool premise. It sounds like something I would love. • I absolutely LOVED the plot. It was different, creepy and disturbing all rolled up into one! Girls with certain talents are forced to be surrogates to the royal family, and when they are “accepted” they leave their families. Everything about this world completely sucks, but that’s what makes it awesome. The concept of the Royal families and the houses was well done and it was… Read more »



Review * Sway by Kat Spears

Review * Sway by Kat Spears

August 25, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★

What I Thought… Sway is one of the few books I’ve read that I have seriously struggled with rating. Normally I pick a rating immediately upon finishing, and for the most part I am happy with those ratings in the future. Sway is different though and I’ve never wavered between two ratings so much. Sway moves at a swift pace and was a compelling read in the way that I wanted, no needed, to know if Jesse could redeem himself. Jesse is the main character in Sway and he is not an easy character to have as a narrator. He… Read more »


Review * Origin by Jennfer L. Armentrout

Review * Origin by Jennfer L. Armentrout

August 22, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

What I Thought… • Origin is my favorite in the series so far. We’ll see what happens in Opposition but Armentrout has her work cut out to beat Origin! • Orgin was pretty fast paced, and kept me guessing as to what would happen next. There is also more information about what’s going on in Daedalus (it’s not good) and more info about the Lux, Arum and other extraterrestrial business. • This is really the first time that I felt a lot of alien vibes in the series. I’m not a fan of aliens, but these ones are alright I… Read more »


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 10

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 Wrap Up I always seem to overestimate how much time I’m actually going to be able to read during Bout of Books, so as normal I didn’t quite make my goal, but that’s ok because I had lots of fun anyway! I had some awesome conversations with people on twitter and read two AMAZING books (Silver Shadows, In Your Dreams) an ok book (Sway) and continued my seemingly never ending journey through Outlander (which I… 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 »