Review * Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Review * Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

July 31, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★

What I Thought… The Wolves of Mercy Falls series wasn’t one that I had planned on reading, but when the whole trilogy came up for sale on Amazon for $3.99 it was too good of a deal to pass up. Since everyone has been talking about Sinner lately it put me in the mood to read Shiver. Before I even talk about Shiver I need to talk about Stiefvater’s writing. It’s absolutely amazing. She could make the dictionary sound pretty and poetic. She could rewrite my least favorite book ever and I would read it, and I would probably like… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday * Most Read Authors

Top Ten Tuesday * Most Read Authors

July 29, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 5

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 Authors I Own the Most Books From I did this the easy way and just pulled up most read authors on Goodreads. Not a YA author in sight, which doesn’t surprise me as I didn’t read a lot of YA until I started blogging. If I had updated Goodreads properly Christopher Pike, RL Stine and Ann M Martin would have been on this list. But I’m not good at marking books from the… Read more »


Review * Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Review * Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

July 28, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

What I Thought… Since I blew through this series in just 10 days I thought I would do a series review. I will give a few thoughts on each book, be forewarned – there will be spoilers – it’s impossible to talk about the series without them. I really enjoyed the vampire world that Mead created. The two different types of vampires and the guardians were unique and made for a very good series. Ok, I didn’t read this one. Don’t throw stones! I watched the movie and was dying to know what happened next so I just jumped right… Read more »


Review * How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Marie Harte

Review * How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Marie Harte

July 25, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

What I Thought… • I’ve found a new contemporary romance author that I love in Marie Harte. How to Handle a Heartbreaker is cute, sexy, fun with a little bit of seriousness thrown in. • Abby is still trying to get over her ex, and a breakup that was particularly painful (her ex criticizes her desire to be a little more adventurous in bed). She’s a little embarrassed by the reason why the broke up so only her two best friends know, everyone else thinks it was a “mutual” break up so her family doesn’t really understand why it still… Read more »


Waiting on Wednesday * Isla and the Happily Ever After

Waiting on Wednesday * Isla and the Happily Ever After

July 23, 2014 Waiting on Wednesday 4

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases. Today I’m waiting on Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins which comes out on August 14, 2014. From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever. Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and… Read more »


Review * Falling for Max

Review * Falling for Max

July 21, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

What I Thought… • I love small town stories and Whitford, Maine does not disappoint. It’s cute and gossipy, just like it I like it. And despite my dislike of winter I have an affinity for the northern small towns. Probably because it gives you a good excuse to get cozy. • Max is adorably awkward. He is very literal and doesn’t spend a whole lot of time outside of his house. This is not to say he is anti-social, he’s more of a homebody. His literalness and awkwardness make this book better. Max is not your typical leading man,… Read more »


In Bed With… Onyx and 32 Candles

In Bed With… Onyx and 32 Candles

July 20, 2014 In Bed With... 0

In Bed With is hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl to share with everyone what you’re reading in bed! I can’t even begin to tell y’all how much I am enjoying my summer off. I am reading ALL the books and it’s wonderful. Only one more month left and then it’s back to the daily grind. Today I’m working my second job at home and listening to 32 Candles. This is a book club pick and so far I’m enjoying it. I should finish it up today. Later this evening I plan on finishing Onyx. Despite my dislike for… Read more »


Why I Returned to the Library

Why I Returned to the Library

July 18, 2014 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 10

Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging is my opportunity to discuss my bookish and blogging thoughts, whenever I feel like! Back when I was little my mom took me to the library all the time. Then I started earning some money and buying my own books. Then I got a real job and then a license and the library just kind of went away, replaced with the shiny and new. I did get a new library card when I moved to Virginia, but still, I didn’t really use it. After some pushing from Kate (Midnight Book Girl) a little over… Read more »


Review * Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl

Review * Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl

July 17, 2014 Reviews 0

What I Thought… I don’t enjoy writing these kind of reviews, but Looking for Trouble flat out annoyed me. • It says that it’s the first in a series, but there are things that happened “before” that are never really explained in Looking for Trouble. • Alex’s mother is completely crazy. You find out a little bit about the why (again, I never felt like I fully understood why) but it was so completely over the top and I just needed it to stop. Basically Alex’s father ran away with this Sophie’s mom 25 years ago and Alex’s mom is… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday * Movies & TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday * Movies & TV Shows

July 15, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 2

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 Movies and TV Shows TV Shows 1. The Big Bang Theory 2. So You Think You Can Dance 3. Chicago PD/Fire 4. Love It or List It 5. NCIS   Movies 1. Pitch Perfect 2. Day After Tomorrow 3. Fast and Furious 4. Hocus Pocus 5. Transformers