Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday: I Love You So Mochi & A Kind of Paradise


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Welcome, Spring!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

Welcome, Spring!


It's been one crazy winter, and I know that I am looking forward to most of the things that arrive with spring. I look forward to the longer and warmer days, and all the green popping up around us. I could do without the allergies, but sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. I am also looking forward to many, many spring 2019 book releases. I have a gazillion books I want to read this spring, so narrowing it down was tough, but I think I selected books, that will be 5-star reads for me.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Discussion: The Pros and Cons of Rejection


This Week’s Topic: The Pros and Cons of Rejection

Rejection is a natural part of life. You put yourself out there, you ask, and sometimes, the answer is no. Today I want to talk about those review request rejections, and how they can be bad AND good. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: We Are The Perfect Girl & Planet Earth Is Blue


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: May I Have Some More?

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

May I Have Some More?

This week we are talking about standalone books, that we wish had a sequel. I am a BIG contemporary reader, so most of the books on my read-shelf are standalones, and these sequels I am envisioning went one of two ways. Some of these stories had room to grow, or I just hated the ending. I would love to continue the story from the first book, but others would spawn companions, which feature other characters from that world. As always, my list is made up of books I loved and read within the past year.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Discussion: Great Expectations


This Week’s Topic: Great Expectations


Do you ever feel, that your expectations can make or break your enjoyment of a book? Well, I think they definitely play a significant role for me.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

In a Nutshell Reviews: YA Editon


In a Nutshell Reviews are my version of mini-reviews, because sometimes, you just want the highlights.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Hot Dog Girl & Lizzie Flying Solo


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Why Can't I Be You?

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

Why Can't I Be You!


Have you ever read a book, and wished that you could do a Freaky Friday thing with that character? Though I have yet to find a character with a perfect life, I have encountered quite a few with perks I would love to enjoy. These are all books I have read over the past year, which I really enjoyed, and found myself envying some aspect of the main character's life.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Discussion: Blogger Shame

There are so many things I believe I need to do, that it's my duty as a blogger, but you know -- tempus fugit. Time is always the independent variable, and the clock keeps running even if I don't get to everything I should. These are some things I feel bad about and some things I do to atone for my guilt. 

This Week’s Topic: Blogger Shame


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Caterpillar Summer & Hearts Made for Breaking


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 
Caterpillar Summer
Hearts Made for Breaking!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: I Want to Go to There Vol 2

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

I Want to Go to There (volume 2)!


It's been said, that books take you places, and many of them make me want to climb right in, and join the characters on their journey. Last year, I featured these books, but it seems I read lots of books, that have me wanting to pack a bag and go to "there", even to some of the places I have previously visited. I felt like these authors really went out of their way to pull us into the story by providing rich descriptions of the setting, which left me wanting to experience these places.

Monday, February 25, 2019

In a Nutshell: YA Edition


In a Nutshell Reviews are my version of mini-reviews, because sometimes, you just want the highlights.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Discussion: I LOVE Easter Eggs!


This Week’s Topic: Easter Eggs

Well, I love dying and hunting for eggs each spring, but I'm not talking about those Easter eggs. You know how Disney animators "hide" other Disney characters in their animated films, and you can actively hunt them? Those are the Easter eggs I am talking about, and I absolutely love when authors do that too.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Blog Tour: The Beauty of the Moment - Tanaz Bhathena


The Beauty of the Moment
Tanaz Bhathena
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads
Susan is the new girl—she’s sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents’ expectations of excellence. Malcolm is the bad boy—he started raising hell at age fifteen, after his mom died of cancer, and has had a reputation ever since.

Susan’s parents are on the verge of divorce. Malcolm’s dad is a known adulterer.

Susan hasn’t told anyone, but she wants to be an artist. Malcolm doesn’t know what he wants—until he meets her.

Love is messy and families are messier, but in spite of their burdens, Susan and Malcolm fall for each other. The ways they drift apart and come back together are testaments to family, culture, and being true to who you are.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Focused & Night Music


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 
Focused & Night Music !

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: My Little Known Gems

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

My Little Known Gems!


This week we are looking at books I LOVED that have less than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads. I apparently read off the beaten path, because many of my favorites fall into this category, however, I will be focusing on those I read in 2018, which I have not previously featured on my hidden gems post. I also noticed that I picked those books that clocked in between 4.5 - 5 stars, AND were written by authors I keep returning to for more. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Discussion: Why I Didn't Feature You

I read A LOT of books, and I review each and every book I read or listen to, yet you will not find them all on the blog. So, I was wondering: Am I the only one who does this, and if not, why do other bloggers not feature books on their blogs?

This Week’s Topic: Why I Didn't Feature You

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Blog Tour: You Asked For Perfect


You Asked For Perfect
Laura Silverman
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Rating: 4  out of 5 stars
Goodreads
Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard - really hard - to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray.

Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options.

Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In a Nutshell: Adult Edition


In a Nutshell Reviews are my version of mini-reviews, because sometimes, you just want the highlights.