Friday, October 7, 2011


The lovely bloggers at Book Monsters have decided to do a review-a-thon. Here is an exerpt from the post that went out today:

"With our last review-a-thon being so successful (both with participants and reviews done), Kristen and I have been dying to have another. And with her having a four day weekend, we thought PERFECT!

Again, we have oodles and oodles of books that need to be reviewed. And with the holidays around the corner, it is now or never with our backlog. We are however doing things a little differently this time due to both the shortish notice and time frame...."


To put it simply, I NEED this. I have been finding that it helps me to take notes as I read so that I can remember certain things for the reviews that I post. The last couple of months, I have been on the reading train that I do not pause to write a review of what I am reading. That was one of the whole points behind doing this blog. I know that I will not be reading that much in November (NANOWRIMO) so I want to get as many reviews up as possible. I will be happy if I get 5-7 reviews done this weekend as I am about 10 behind. Also, I want to finish Divergent by Veronica Roth. If you have not already read this book please do yourself a favor and do it as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6) Insurgent- Veronica Roth

Waiting on Wednesday (6)-
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Insurgent- Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature. (Good Reads)

May 28th 2012 by HarperCollins

I am reading Divergent by Veronica Roth right now and I love it so far. I know this book isn’t coming out for a very long time, but I will be waiting.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

In My Mailbox October 2, 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi

These are all books that I got from my library.

Anna Dressed in Blood- Kendare Black

13 reasons Why- Jay Asher

Juliet Immportal- Stacey Jay

Night World Number 1: Secret vampire ; Daughters of darkness ; Spellbinder -L.J. Smith

two copies of The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern
I reserved one from the library (that I will have for a week) and then my brother surprised me and gave me his own copy because he is currently obsessed with his Kindle and downloaded it on that.

Needless to say I have been a very busy girl reserving books at the library. I feel like I am playing a game with my local library because I will be on a very long car trip at the end of October so I am currently in the process of foguring out what books I need to reserve now and which ones I need to return only to reserve again to take them for my trip. That sounds bad. Does anyone else do this? Now we just have to see if I can get to most of them.

Monday, September 12, 2011


In My Mailbox

I have not done an In My Mailbox posting in forever (I have not had a lot of time for blogging as of late) but that needs to change. In My Mail Box is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
Books all from the library:

We'll Always Have Summer- Jenny Han
Wither- Lauren De Stefano
Rules of Attraction- Simone Elkeles
Waterfall- Lisa Tawn Bergren
The Magnolia League- Katie Crouch

I was so excited to stumble upon Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren. I first discovered this book on a giveaway for Kristi's blog (The Story Siren) and I was really interested in this series.

I put We'll Always Have Summer on reserve about a month and a half ago and had to wait for about 10 people to get to it. I really wanted to finish this series in the summer, but I am reading it now. I already know it would have been so much better at the early to mid part of summer.

I have hears so many good things about Simone Elkeles's Attraction series. I currently have the first two checked out and really want to get to them soon.

Wither- I am so behind on my dystopian books...

The Magnolia League looks good to me, but I have heard that the reviews for it are not that great. We'll see...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jenny Han....You Play Me Like a Fiddle

I'm looking to see if anyone out there has read or is reading Jenny Han's summer series...I don't think I have ever been pushed in so many different directions while reading. It isn't anything overly deep, but she just has a certain way of making the reader rock and roll.

Review to follow...

And yes, she does deserve this very random blog post. Just wow.

September To Be Read

TBR Pile for September

I didn?t really read much for the month of August because I was busy with the teaching jobs search. That being said, I am teaching now and that is what has taken up a lot of my time recently. I am lucky that the district that I currently work for practices SSR (Silent Structured Reading) everyday. This has helped me tremendously in the reading department and it really does help the students too. It is so fascinating to see what the students are reading. What do you guys think of the new phenomenon of having everyone in the school stop and read? I have 9th graders in my room at the time that occurs and it seems like 90 percent really enjoy this time. In any case, it is really interesting to see what books the students are carrying around and what they are into.

So, without further ado, here is my TBR pile for September. I failed royally at my
August to be read pile, so a lot of the books that were on my August list will be making a return onto the list for September.

Currently Reading: We'll Always Have Summer-Jenny Han

Nevermore- Kelly Creagh

Die For Me- Amy Plum

If I Stay- Gayle Forman

Perfect Chemistry- Simone Elkeles

Yep, that's it. Let's not forget I am full time teaching?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August....So Long!

I am so sorry for the lack of updates to the blog. I wish I could say that I have been traveling around Europe or something, but I have mainly been devoteing a lot of my time to job searching. I figure since I am an education major and school starts uh...very soon that I should really devote a lot of my time towards that.

Also, I read a post on (the blog is gone) that really made book blogging and reality hit home for me. She had a very long post about how she became a well known book blogger and spent a ton of time doing it and let her life kind of get out of control because of it. It was definitely a wake up call to me as a newbie book blogger. It made me think of how I spent my summer in both positive and negative ways...

That being said, I also have not been reading a lot lately. That TBR list that I made for August...yeah, I didn't get through much of it. At all. But I am back and on the reading kick.