Month: July 2014

When You Can’t be Objective While You Read a Book: My Experience with..

When You Can’t be Objective While You Read a Book: My Experience with The 100

  Because I love a good TV show, I decided to set my DVR to record the CW show The 100 because a) it looked awesome and b) it is based on a YA book that sounded awesome! I wanted to read the book–I even checked it out–but I got too busy with school and never got to it. And then my DVR was getting too full. And one night, husband was at work and […]

Ten Companions I’d Want on a Desert Island

Ten Companions I’d Want on a Desert Island
Posted July 21, 2014 / Books & Reading, Movies & TV & Music

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me on a Desert Island! Well, as I am not the camping, peeing in the woods outdoorsy type (I like camping at State Parks with real bathrooms/toilets). I love Survivor, but i could never play it because I hate bugs and I just love my bed. So if […]

Book Talks: Children’s Literature Round-up! Part Two

Book Talks: Children’s Literature Round-up! Part Two
Posted July 20, 2014 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

I read a lot of really interesting Middle Grade novels during my Children’s literature class last semester. Since it has been a while since I have read them, I feel that I cannot fully review them. So I have written mini-reviews to give you a good sample of the essence of these books! ~*~*~   The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams, Illustrated by Quentin Blake, 240 pages Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Multicultural Fiction, LGBTQ, […]

Book Review: 17 First Kisses

Book Review: 17 First Kisses
Posted July 18, 2014 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Why I Picked It Up?: I wanted something contemporary, and this one has been getting rave reviews from the bloggers I follow. Thoughts: So I picked this up because I wanted something light and fun for a summer read. And while this was overall a light and fun read, there was also a lot more depth than I was expecting…and it made this book even better! Here are the things I REALLY LIKED about this […]

Movies and TV Shows I Love

Movies and TV Shows I Love
Posted July 15, 2014 / Movies & TV & Music

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Movies and Television Shows! My readers already know this, but for those of you who are first time visitors, I will let you in on a little BIG secret…. …… I AM OBSESSED WITH TV! And over the last year, I have re-fallen in love with film and movies. So I am SO […]

A Rereading Experience: The Fault in Our Stars

A Rereading Experience: The Fault in Our Stars
Posted July 11, 2014 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

I think, by now, every single person in the entire universe has heard about this story. Since it’s publication in 2012, The Fault in Our Stars has made headline after headline. And now the movie is out. And I have not seen it yet. I KNOW, I KNOW! But my brother got married that weekend, and then I decided that I wanted to reread it first, because it had been over 2 years since I […]

Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Posted July 9, 2014 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Why I Picked It Up?: Because the blurb just sounded SO BOOKISHLY AMAZING! The title grabbed me from the first time I saw it featured in Library Journal, and I have been anxiously awaiting my chance to read it! Thoughts: I will be honest–I have wanted to read this book ever since I saw the title of this in a review journal! I mean, seriously, THE STORIED LIFE sounded like a book that was written […]