ARC Book Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

ARC Book Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

April 23, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★

I absolutely adore music and books involving music (i.e. This Song Will Save Your Life) – so when I heard of Exile, all about music, band management, and a promising romance, it went on my must read list. Sadly, this book is just a blend of meh for me. Summer is an aspiring band manager who just got dumped from her previous band after they got picked up by a record label. Even worse, she was involved with the band’s front man, and he ended up cheating on her. Her… Read more »

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Top Ten Boys Who Made Me Swoon

Top Ten Boys Who Made Me Swoon

April 22, 2014 Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays 11

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Yes, I’m coming off a romance high, so all I could think about for this week’s TTT was to talk about swoony boys. Now I will specify first off that there is a difference between shipping a ship and swooning over a guy. I swoon when a guy is just so absolutely perfect, dreamy, and romantic that I want him in my life. SO THERE. Click on the banners to go… Read more »

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ARC Book Review: Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

ARC Book Review: Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

April 21, 2014 Reviews 5 ★½

I thought this book would take a firm stance on the need for privacy and the need to let teenagers make their own mistakes and carry out their own voices. The story did begin that way, and that is what the synopsis and book trailer promised me. But it sadly deviated quite quickly and took a totally different stance. Imogene is not a gifted blogger. When she starts her blog, trying to make a statement against her mother’s overbearing behavior, she posts tiny entries of anecdotes that are specific to… Read more »

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Announcements: A Hiatus and a Monthly Project

Announcements: A Hiatus and a Monthly Project

April 2, 2014 Blog News 12

*sigh* Hello there, peoples of the internets. Last Thursday, my slew of scheduled posts ran out and… I need a break. As you might have read in yesterday’s monthly wrap-up post, March was an extremely terrible month for me. Stress came at me from all sides, and blogger drama sucked out all desire to read and blog. I told myself to take it easy for a while, and I had some flexibility for sure, with my scheduled posts, but the time has now come for me to fess up and… Read more »

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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2014

April 1, 2014 Monthly Wrap-Ups 5

March 2014: thank god it’s over! Ugh. March definitely epically sucked. I cannot begin to tell you how relieved I am that it is over. Real life killed me this month, but then there was blogger drama as well, and I fell into a blogging slump. I really had to push myself to keep up with reading, and that’s the absolute max I could handle. I read 9 books (3,549 pages; average rating: 3.39) and posted 11 reviews and 9 other posts.

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Book Review: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Book Review: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

March 27, 2014 Reviews 5 ★★★★

When I decided to try out more historical fiction, the one young adult series that kept getting recommended was Katherine Longshore’s Tudor-inspired books. High ratings all around, and who can resist a good Tudor book? Gilt centers on Catherine Howard’s reign which make my relationship with this book a bit strained, but I did still enjoy it.

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On Controversies and Misconceptions

On Controversies and Misconceptions

March 26, 2014 Columns 0

Okay, I don’t want to make this too lengthy, but this drama keeps flaring up in my mind, and while I feel like I’ve spoken out about a lot of my thoughts, there are lingering issues that I think I will only let go of when they are made known to the reading public. Hence, this post. This is what’s been running through my head, and I need to get it out there, but if you do not feel like reading it, by all means don’t, and here, have a… Read more »

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Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

March 24, 2014 Reviews 8 ★★★★

These Broken Stars has all the ingredients that would usually blow me away and name it an all-time favorite. While I still did love it, I’m not quite over the moon because, yes, once again, the hype train is rolling along. This was one of the most hyped books of 2013, and while I suppose the hype was deserved, it’s hard for any book to live up to the high expectations that result. For me, however, it was the reading experience itself that was encumbered.

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