Month: September 2015

Top Ten Tuesday:  Top 10 Books to Read If You Like Hans Christian Andersen

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books to Read If You Like Hans Christian Andersen

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. It’s Banned Books Week!  I’m really just letting everyone… Read more »

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Tackle Your TBR Read-A-Thon 2015 Wrap Up

The Tackle Your TBR Read-A-Thon is hosted by Wishful Endings and ran from Monday, September 14 until Sunday, September 27.  You can see my sign-up post here.  This is my wrap up. I started to get very anxious when I realized I needed to do this post because I completely forgot about the read-a-thon.  I’ve been so focused on work and everything else I have going I forgot.  This is a first for me.  I’ve got a solid memory and… Read more »

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Rated PG-13)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Rated PG-13)

I chose to review The Perks of Being a Wallflower this week to help raise awareness for Banned Books Week!  Since the book (by the same name) is a banned book, I figured this would be quite appropriate for Movie Monday. Starring:  Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusack, and Paul Rudd Directed:  Stephen Chbosky Synopsis:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the wildly popular novel by Stephen Chbosky about a… Read more »

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Be with Me (Wait for You #2)

Be with Me (Wait for You #2)

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Be with Me by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout Series: Wait for You #2 Published by William Morrow Paperbacks Goodreads Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible… Read more »

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Treat Yo Self Thursday – September 24, 2015

Treat Yo Self Thursday – September 24, 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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Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge Series: Cruel Beauty Universe Published by Balzer + Bray on January 28th 2014 Goodreads Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him…. Read more »

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The Opposite of Maybe

The Opposite of Maybe

The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson Published by Broadway Books on April 8th 2014 Goodreads A heartfelt, funny, and all-together human novel about the best mistakes a person can make.     Jonathan and Rosie have been together so long they finish each other’s sentences—so when he (finally) proposes and asks her to move across the country with him, everyone is happily surprised.  But when things suddenly unravel, Rosie sends Jonathan packing and moves back home with Soapie, the irascible, opinionated… Read more »

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Blog Tour:  The Lair – A Sinner’s Grove Novel

Blog Tour: The Lair – A Sinner’s Grove Novel

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.The Lair: A Sinner’s Grove Novel by A.B. Michaels Published by Red Trumpet Press on June 16th 2015 Goodreads After her playboy father dies in a racing boat mishap, innkeeper Daniela Dunn must travel from Northern California back to Verona, Italy and her childhood home, an estate called the Panther’s Lair. To say she’s reluctant to… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday:  Top 10 Books on My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books on My Fall TBR List

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. As quite a few of you know, this is… Read more »

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Aloha (Rated PG-13)

Aloha (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Bradley Cooper, Emma Watson, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray and Danny McBride Directed by:  Cameron Crowe Synopsis:  A celebrated military contractor, Brian Gilcrest, returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love, Tracy Woodside, while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog, Allison Ng, assigned to him. My Thoughts:  Apparently I had no idea what this movie was about before I watched… Read more »

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