Wednesday, August 31, 2016


My Summer in Review
         Well, I started school this week. Yay. It’s senior year so, yay again . . . but for real this time. You would think that summer would mean reading all day every day. Actually, it was more like X-Files all day every day and then reading at night because I was seriously freaked out by the X-Files. Eventually, I will pick a permanent blogging day for this year. Wednesday is looking pretty good right now but we’ll see once my schedule evens out. Anyway, into the part of the post you came for.


Books I Read:
  •       Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • ·        Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • ·        The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

  •         The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Thanks Liz ;)


Books I Read:
  •      The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  • ·       The Shannara Chronicles: The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks


        None. Self-control killed it this month.


Books I Read:
  •       A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • ·       Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • ·       Live Original by Sadie Roberston

  •      A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • ·      Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • ·       Fairest by Marissa Meyers

What can I say? Target was having a really good sale.


Books I Read:
  •         Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
  • ·      Fairest by Marissa Meyer

  •          The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim
  • ·      The Calling by Rachelle Dekker
  • ·      The Occupied by Craig Parshall

Anyone else seeing a theme here?

Currently Reading:
  1.    Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Graham
  2.    Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Next Post:  Undetermined (That’s me tryna be professional. But I guess I just ruined it by using “tryna”)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Emily + Sloane

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Who else here thinks of the Kelly Clarkson song when reading this title? I know, I do.

I’m posting early this week because I will be dwelling in a wifi-less place for a few days and therefore, will not be able to post. Now you may or may not have heard of this author’s name before but in the YA world it’s a popular one. This is the first book of hers I have read and it definitely lived up to the hype.

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um...

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane's list. Who knows what she’ll find?

I LOVE Matson’s writing style. It seems so natural and the conversations are realistic. The overall story was smooth and at almost 500 pages was surprisingly easy to read. It was cute and funny and ugh, just so amazing. I would highly recommend this book to get you out of a reading slump.

Matson’s characters were normal people which I really appreciated. I related to something in each of them and I wasn’t expecting that. It didn’t seem like Matson was trying too hard or over writing them. The main character, Emily, has amazing character growth throughout the book as do many of the supporting characters.

Language: Mild

Alcohol/drugs: There is beer at a party, two main characters each have a glass of wine and the main character get tipsy once.

Violence: None

Sexual Content: Some kissing

Spiritual Content: None

Currently Reading: Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins

Next Post: Summer Wrap-up

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Queen Me

Confession? I didn’t blog last week. Another confession? Disney shows still make me laugh. No matter how cheesy. Anyway, I wanted to write a post that was concise since I really didn’t feel like blogging today. Is that confession number three?

 The Ruler of Books Tag

What book would you make everyone read?

Definitely The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson. I NEED someone to talk about that plot twist with! Plus, it is basically perfect in every way.

What would you abolish in book construction?

Prices. All books would be free. BOOM. Okay, but serious answer? All paperbacks would be semi-floppy. I hate it when the book makes you feel like it doesn’t want to be read because it just keeps trying to close on you. I mean, how rude is that?

What author would you commission to write you any book?

I would make Suzanne Collins re-write Mockingjay so that Finnick escapes and there would be a very long epilogue at the end about how he and Annie live happily ever after with their adorable baby boy. That would make my LIFE.

What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?
            All books from the 20th century sporting men with voluminous hair and low cut shirts. Yes, I’m talking about you 1970s Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers.

What cover artist would you commission to make a beautiful mural?
             Nicola Yoon’s husband is the artist behind the beautiful cover of her book Everything Everything. The colors and attention to detail would be absolutely stunning on a larger scale.

What character’s face would you put on a coin?
             I think Katniss is such a huge and inspirational character that she deserves her face on coin. And it would be so cool if there was a Mockingjay on the back like the eagle on the back of a quarter.

Who would you award the “Ruler of Books 2016” prize to?
            Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart reminded me of my horse crazy days and I loved every page.
That’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed my book world. If only it was real. . .

Currently Reading: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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