Month: March 2016

Christy’s Novel Rewind (4)

Posted March 19, 2016 by Christy / 9 Comments

Novel Rewind is the way Erica and I wrap up our week. Though, since there is two of us we’ll be alternating weeks and each of our separate posts will be showcasing the past two weeks. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life & What’s Happened The last two weeks have been pretty good.  We are still busy with vacation and birthday planning, but last weekend I had 4 days off so we packed up and went to Tennessee for a few days.  The kids absolutely had a blast and of course I did too since I got to go to a Books A Million (for those of you who don’t know, I have 0 […]

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Hidden Bodies: Caroline Kepnes

Posted March 18, 2016 by Erica / 6 Comments
Hidden Bodies: Caroline Kepnes

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it […]

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A List of “Green” Books To Read For St. Patrick’s Day

Posted March 17, 2016 by Christy / 10 Comments

List of ‘Green’ Books for St. Patrick’s Day As I’m sure many of you know, today is St. Patrick’s Day! YAY! Ok, so I don’t really celebrate, but this is the perfect opportunity to read!  So, I put together this list of “Green” books that you can read today.  This should also help you in not getting pinched 😉 Have you read any of these green books? Which was your favorite?

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You: Caroline Kepnes

Posted March 16, 2016 by Erica / 11 Comments
You: Caroline Kepnes

From debut author Caroline Kepnes comes You, one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of 2014, and a brilliant and terrifying novel for the social media age . When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes […]

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Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore

Posted March 14, 2016 by Christy / 5 Comments
Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore

I have been so excited to read this book.  I mean, did you read the first sentence in that synopsis? If not, let me provide it for you: Cecelia Price killed her brother. Intriguing, isn’t it? I thought so.  But, let me tell you, the whole story is much more enthralling.  Kelly Fiore takes us on a rollercoaster of a ride with Cecelia’s story.  I will warn you though, there are some serious topics presented in this book.  Things like drugs, jail and a mental facility.  However, it is all portrayed so realistically and I applaud Fiore for that. I’m not going to go into a deep summary of the book, that’s what the synopsis is for.  Instead, I’m going to […]

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Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz

Posted March 10, 2016 by Erica / 8 Comments
Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz

Running through my ruined town, pack flapping winglike against my back. Plowing through blocks strewn with heaps of refrigeratorsblackboardsbicyclestaxis bustedpianosshelvedesksstairs allmixedtogether in a marshland grave. In March 2011, a massive tsunami devastates Japan. Kai, a biracial teen from a coastal village, loses nearly everyone and everything in the storm. When he’s offered a trip to New York to meet kids whose lives were changed by 9/11, Kai decides to look for his estranged father. Visiting Ground Zero on its tenth anniversary, Kai realizes the only way to make something good come out of the disaster back home is to return there and help rebuild his town. Heartrending yet hopeful, Leza Lowitz’s novel-in-verse is a story about loss, survival, and starting […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Futhermore by Tahereh Mafi

Posted March 9, 2016 by Christy / 7 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine We stopped doing Waiting on Wednesday a while ago, but I felt like since I stopped doing these posts I have missed out new and upcoming books so we decided to bring this back again to help us keep up with books that are coming out. Futhermore The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.  There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, […]

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Popular Books I Didn’t Love & Unpopular Books I Loved

Posted March 8, 2016 by Christy / 25 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. The topic this week was about characters we didn’t care too much for.  I tried really hard to come up with ten but it was very hard so I gave up.  I decided to switch up the topic to make it easier on myself 🙂 Popular Books I Didn’t Love   Unpopular Books I Loved What are some popular books you didn’t love?  How about some unpopular books that you loved?  

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The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Posted March 7, 2016 by Christy / 6 Comments
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

The Great Hunt is a book that I’ve been looking forward to for a while.  I really enjoyed the first two books in the Sweet Evil series (I still need to finish the rest of the series) and I loved See Me so I had high hopes going into The Great Hunt.  While I really enjoyed this book, there were a few things that kept me from completely falling in love with it. I loved the idea behind this book.  For those of you who don’t know, it’s based on the Grimm’s The Singing Bone, which was something I had never heard of before but I quickly read through it before starting this book.  Although the main plot of this book […]

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Christy’s Novel Rewind (3)

Posted March 5, 2016 by Christy / 23 Comments

Novel Rewind is the way Erica and I wrap up our week. Though, since there is two of us we’ll be alternating weeks and each of our separate posts will be showcasing the past two weeks. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life & What’s Happened Life these past couple of weeks have been mostly about planning!  We booked our vacation for the first week in June so we have been busy trying to figure out what all we need to buy to prepare, when we need to leave, what to do when we get there, etc.  And I have loved every second of it.  All of us are so excited and we can’t wait […]

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