Book Blog, Book Reviews

Book Review: What Comes of Eating Doughnuts…

April 21, 2016

Original Title: What Comes of Eating Doughnuts         With a Boy Who Plays Guitar by Nicole Campbell Edition: Paperback, 220 pages Published: June 17th, 2015 by CreateSpace Characters: Courtney Ross, Ethan Fisher, Vanessa Roberts Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description: Courtney Ross has lived her whole life doing everything by the book. She’s a top student, the captain of the cheer squad at her Scottsdale high school, and a nervous wreck most of the time. For summer vacation before senior year, she finally has her chance just to relax. She will be spending it with her best friend, Vanessa, in her tiny hometown of Gem City, Ohio. Courtney’s hoping for a chance to breathe, and maybe even for…

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Excerpt + Giveaway: Summerlost by Ally Condie

March 29, 2016

Disclaimer: This is a promotional post. Promotion hosted by Word Spelunking and Penguin Kids. A free copy of Summerlost was provided in exchange for promotion and a review. Original Title: Summerlost Author: Ally Condie Edition: Hardcover, 272 pages. Release Date: March 29, 2016 Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers Links: Excerpt, Goodreads, Penguin Random House, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound Description: A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series. “Kids are awesome. And they are diverse. There are children with different abilities and backgrounds and experiences, and every one of them deserves to find themselves in children’s literature…

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Book Blog, Bookish Tips & Lists

Top Ten Books I Don’t Gush About Enough!

March 22, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week I present to you a list of ten books and series that I loved, but I don’t talk about nearly enough! Have you read any of these novels? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 10.) The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger “…the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the…

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Book Review: Kindred Spirits

March 13, 2016

Original Title: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell Edition: Mass Market Paperback, 96 pages Published: February 25, 2016 by Macmillians Kids UK Characters: Elena, Gabe, Troy Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description: If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she’s expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she’s not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the…

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Disney Book Tag • Rainbow Rowell Edition

March 11, 2016

SPOILERS AHEAD! DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ALL OF HER NOVELS! In addition to being a nerd, I’m a Disney fangirl! When I saw the Disney Book Tag post that Alexa over at Alexa Loves Books did, I knew that me and this tag were a match made in heaven. Like Alexa, I’m also going to challenge myself using only books and characters by one author, and who else would I choose but the wonderful and amazing, Rainbow Rowell. THE LITTLE MERMAID • A character who is out of their element. In Carry On, Simon Snow is the main protagonist–The Chosen One. However, much like the fictional wizard he was based on,…

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ARC Review: Where You’ll Find Me

March 8, 2016

Original Title: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend Edition: Advance Reader’s Edition Paperback, 266 pages Published: March 8, 2016 by Farrar Straus Giroux Characters: Anna Collette, Frances Collette, Marnie Collette, David Collette, Shawna the Eyebrow Plucker, Sarabeth the Irish Stepper Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description: In this powerful and buoyant YA novel, a thirteen-year-old girl learns to navigate the shifting loyalties of friendships in middle school and deals with challenges at home. The beginning of the eighth grade is not what Anna thought it would be. Her lifelong best friend has ditched her for the cool kids, and her mom is in the hospital after a suicide attempt. Anna finds herself where she least expects…

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Book Blog, Marathons

2016 Love-A-Thon // Let’s Meet for Tea In Cabeswater

February 21, 2016

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore! Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy LET’S MEET FOR TEA IN CABESWATER source: rebloggy The Place Cabeswater is the magical forest where the trees speak Latin. Blue Sargent and The Raven Boys discover Cabeswater during their quest to wake the Raven King. It exists along the lay lines in…

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2016 Love-A-Thon // Mix & Match

February 21, 2016

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore! Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy The purpose of this challenge is to mix a non-bookish hobby or interest with book characters. If anyone took the time to read my About Me or Introduction, it’s no secret that I love film and television! I actually have two film…

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Book Blog, Marathons

2016 Love-A-Thon // Bingo

February 20, 2016

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore! Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy The objective of the Bingo challenge is to complete at least 3 of the tasks on the Bingo card. I want to do as many as possible. I will update my progress on this post as I go along! Shoutouts to Melanie…

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Book Blog, Marathons

2016 Love-A-Thon // Introduction

February 20, 2016

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore! Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy I was introduced to the 2016 Love-A-Thon via a post on Alexandra’s beautiful blog Twirling Pages and I immediately wanted to take part in it. Luckily, sign-ups are still open and I’m very excited to be participating in this year’s event, which is…

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