Month: June 2015

Top Ten Tuesday:  Top 10 Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. We’re only halfway through the year and I’ve already… Read more »

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Inside Out (Rated PG)

Inside Out (Rated PG)

Starring:  Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Kaitlyn Dias, and Diane Lane Directed by:  Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen Synopsis:  Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center… Read more »

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Six Earlier Days (Every Day #0.5)

Six Earlier Days (Every Day #0.5)

Six Earlier Days by David Levithan Series: Every Day #0.5 Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult Buy on Amazon Goodreads In Every Day, New York Times bestselling author David Levithan presented readers with his most ambitious novel to date: Every morning, A wakes up in a different body and leads a different life. A must never get too attached, must never be noticed, must never interfere. The novel Every Day starts on… Read more »

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The DUFF

The DUFF

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger Genres: Dating & Sex, Girls & Women, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues, Young Adult Buy on Amazon Goodreads The New York Times bestseller is now a major motion picture! Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley… Read more »

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Uprooted

Uprooted

Uprooted by Naomi Novik Genres: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fantasy, Fiction, General, Literary Criticism, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy Buy on Amazon Goodreads “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Favorite Top Ten Topics We’ve Done in the Past 5 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. This week’s was surprisingly easy for me.  I’m not… Read more »

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Hansel & Gretel:  Witch Hunters (Rated R)

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (Rated R)

Starring:  Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, and Thomas Mann Directed by:  Tommy Wirkola Synopsis:  The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they… Read more »

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The Witch of Duva (The Grisha #0.5)

The Witch of Duva (The Grisha #0.5)

The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo Series: The Grisha #0.5 Genres: Collections & Anthologies, Fantasy, Fiction Buy on Amazon Goodreads There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls…or so the story goes. But it’s just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel, Shadow and Bone. My Thoughts:  I hadn’t read anything from Leigh Bardugo before reading The Witch of… Read more »

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Treat Yo Self Thursday – June 18, 2015

Treat Yo Self Thursday – June 18, 2015

Over at No Money 4 Books, they created this bookish meme called Treat Yo Self Thursday.  We all know that it’s just not possible to buy ourselves every book or bookish item that we’d like, but we should treat ourselves once in a while!  Inspired by Parks and Recreation’s Treat Yo Self Day, this is a chance to share what bookish item you treated yourself to this week.  It can be a book you had to get your hands on, a great deal you just… Read more »

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Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2)

Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2)

Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking Series: Kanin Chronicles #2 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult Buy on Amazon Goodreads In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom… Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm…the glittering palace of the Skojare. The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal enemy… Read more »

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