Month: October 2012

Audio Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty

Audio Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty
Posted October 31, 2012 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Title/Author:  The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (Summer #1) Genre:  Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Published:  May 5th, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Audiobook, 420 minutes How I Got This Book:  Checked it out from the library Why I Picked It Up?:  Recommended by a few bloggers as a great contemporary YA series.  Plus, Jenny Han will be in Charleston for YALLFest.  So I picked it up to listen to […]

Book Review: Picture the Dead

Book Review: Picture the Dead
Posted October 26, 2012 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Title/Author:  Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Published:  May 1st, 2010 by Sourcebooks Fire Hardcover, 262 pages How I Got This Book:  Checked it out from the library Why I Picked It Up?:  Adele Griffin was unknown to me before I saw the YALLfest author list, but when I checked her out her works sounded really intriguing! So I made sure to read at least one of her […]

Book Review: If I Stay

Book Review: If I Stay
Posted October 24, 2012 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Title/Author:  If I Stay by Gayle Forman Genre:  Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Realistic Fiction Published:  April 2nd, 2009 by Dutton Juvenile Hardcover, 199 pages How I Got This Book:  Checked it out from my library. Why I Picked It Up?:  This is one of those novels that bloggers rave about.  And as Gayle Forman will be at YALLfest in a couple of weeks, I moved it up my TBR list! Book Jacket Blurb:  ” ‘Just listen,’ […]

Book Review: Every Day

Book Review: Every Day
Posted October 21, 2012 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Title/Author:  Every Day by David Levithan Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Published:  August 28th, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Hardcover, 324 pages How I Got This Book:  Immediately put it on hold when I noticed the record go up at my library and waited until it came in! Why I Picked It Up?:  Aside from the fact that David Levithan is a YALLFest author, I was intrigued by the blurb when I first […]

Book Review: Glass

Book Review: Glass
Posted October 11, 2012 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Title/Author:  Glass by Ellen Hopkins (Crank #2) Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Poetry Published:  August 21st, 2007 by Margaret K. McElderry Books Hardcover, 681 pages How I Got This Book:  Checked it out from my library Why I Picked It Up?:  After devouring her first novel, Crank, I just had to get my hands on the sequel! Book Jacket Blurb:  “Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same: a monster. And […]

Book Review: Blackout

Book Review: Blackout
Posted October 8, 2012 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Title/Author:  Blackout by Mira Grant (Newsflesh Trilogy #3) Genre:  Adult Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies, Horror, Thriller Published:  May 22nd, 2012 by Orbit Paperback, 659 pages How I Got This Book:  Checked it out from the library Why I Picked It Up?:  Cliffhanger at the end of Book Two was EPICally compelling!  I had to pick up book three! Book Jacket Blurb:  “The conspiracy that rules post-zombie America is alive and well.  The same can’t be said […]

A New Season…..of Television!

A New Season…..of Television!
Posted October 7, 2012 / Movies & TV & Music

I know that my blog is about books, but as I am a lover of all types of stories, and as I am only slightly obsessed with television shows, I figured that I should probably share my thoughts on the shows I am watching, new and old. This fall has brought about a lot of really interesting stories developing on TV right now.  Here are the ones I am keeping up with! Series Premieres Fall […]