Month: January 2013

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Posted January 31, 2013 / 1 Comment

Judy Blume writes books that are so realistic and address all the ins and outs of growing up.  But the Fudge series is primarily narrated by Peter, a MG boy! But never fear, because Judy Blume also has many books that have MG girls as the narrator!  From Blubber to Starring Sally J. Freeman as Herself, Mrs. Blume definitely makes sure to address what it means to be a growing and changing girl. Today, I […]

Book Review: Vampire Academy

Book Review: Vampire Academy
Posted January 25, 2013 / 5 Comments

Title/Author:  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #1) Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Published:  August 16th, 2007 by Razorbill Paperback, 332 pages How I Got This Book:  Checked it out from the library Why I Picked It Up?:  EVERYONE HAS READ THIS and EVERYONE LOVES IT! So I figured, eh! why not?  =) Book Jacket Blurb:  “St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school- it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in […]

Audiobook Review: We’ll Always Have Summer

Audiobook Review: We’ll Always Have Summer
Posted January 21, 2013 / 0 Comments

Title:  We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (Summer #3) Genre:  Young Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction, Romance Published:  April 26th, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Audiobook,  400 minutes How I Got this Book:  Checked it out from the library Why I Picked It Up?:  I listened to the first two, so I had to know how this series ends! Book Jacket Blurb:  “It’s been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and […]

Classics Club Review: The Shining

Classics Club Review: The Shining
Posted January 13, 2013 / 1 Comment

This is the first book I have crossed off my Classics Club reading list!  And I think for Classics reviews, I will depart from my normal review format and kind of just talk about my thoughts and feelings about this novel in a free-form way.  Classics are classics because they stand the test of time, so I don’t feel the need to review these books in the typical sense of the word.  Instead, I will […]

Book Review: Where Things Come Back

Book Review: Where Things Come Back
Posted January 9, 2013 / 5 Comments

Title/Author:  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley Genre:  Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Coming of Age Published:  May 3rd, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers Hardcover, 228 pages How I Got This Book:  Checked it out from the library Why I Picked It Up?:  It has been on my TBR for a while, but when a friend of mine bought it at YALLFest and proceeded to read the entire book on the car-ride […]

Bout of Books 6.0 Progress!

Bout of Books 6.0 Progress!
Posted January 7, 2013 / 15 Comments

Well, the countdown has reached ZERO!  Bout of Books 6.0 has begun!!! This is the post I will be updating throughout the week with my reading progress, general updates, and daily challenges!  So, without further ado, READ ON!  (for a reminder of my goals, click here.) Total Stats:Books Read: 6Discs Listened To:  6.5 discsPages read:  1972 pages Monday, January 7th: 12am:  Starting off with Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great!  I have my hot tea and my electric […]