Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom – Susin Nielsen

Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom – Susin Nielsen Violet’s TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet’s mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet’s younger sister reacts […]

Word Nerd // The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen – Susin Nielsen

Can someone please explain to me how I managed to live for 24.5 years without reading a Susin Nielsen book? Like, I realize it’s been a while since I was actually in the middle grade range, but when has that ever stopped me from reading a good MG novel? Never, that’s when. Anyway, I read two […]

End-of-the-Year Survey – 2015

I enjoy filling out surveys, and I (obviously) love books, so this end-of-the-year survey hosted by Jamie (Perpetual Page Turner) is right up my alley! Read on for my answers :) Number Of Books You Read: 111 + about 10 manuscripts during my internship (Jan-April) Number of Re-Reads: 18 Genre You Read The Most From: […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s prompt is Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015. I’ve narrowed it down to the best books I’ve read this year that were released in 2015 (I read some good ones that are at least a year old!). Each one is […]

The Universe Versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence

The Universe Versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn’t had the easiest childhood. But when he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, […]

ARC Review: A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius – Stacey Matson + GIVEAWAY

A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius – Stacey Matson Arthur believes that he is destined to become a famously rich novelist. The first step in his journey to literary greatness will be winning the school writing contest, which will also (hopefully) distract him from the untimely death of his mother. […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s prompt is Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds. A couple of these characters are more “word nerds” (or writers) than “book nerds”, but I think all book nerds have an appreciation for words in general. 1) Matilda from Roald […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s prompt is Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015. I’ve read a lot of great books so far this year, so it was hard to pick 10, but here we go (as always, it’s not in any particular […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who…Have Great Sibling Relationships

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s prompt was: Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _____ (are musically inclined, have lost someone, have depression, who grow up poor, etc.) I stared at my bookshelves all weekend until a random thought popped into my head: a YA protagonist […]

Fiction Friday Round-Up – February 27th, 2015

I’ve done something different this week! Instead of smooshing together every book I’ve read over the past week and a half into one very long post, I’ve created this master list/round-up. The Bane Chronicles – Cassandra Clare (with Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan): “Basically, it felt like I was reading fanfiction. Mediocre fanfiction that […]