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a good story - similar to "The Help" but not quite as deep. I enjoyed it!
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
Very Bad Things
A very quick, entertaining read. A solid choice for lovers of "Pretty Little Liars". Dead bodies and cheating (maybe?) boyfriends and prep school angs ...more
Nov 04, 2014
Nov 03, 2014
Rain Reign
I received an advanced reader copy of this book via I loved it - Rose is a high functioning autistic child, that is struggling with a o ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
Leaving Time
I really enjoyed this, and thought the twist at the end served the storyline. Leaving Time is a story of a young girl looking for her mother, a dedica ...more
Oct 19, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
Once Upon a Northern Night
This is a gorgeous picture book, and a perfect night time read aloud. Filled with poems (by Jean E. Pendziwol) like:

the night sky filled with
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Broadchurch: A Novel
Well - that was one heck of any ending! I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I will say I did not see it coming. Author Erin Kelly threw out plent ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
A Gift from the Lonely Doll
A childhood favorite. April booklist suggestion was to "reread your favorite book from childhood". This was one of my very favorites. I think I loved ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor
What a fantastic cookbook for people who want to eat tasty food, but eat healthier and in moderation! Unlike most people, I was not familiar with the ...more
Nov 19, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse
First, let me say that "A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse" by Mimi Thorisson, is a visual pleasure. Mimi's husband is a photograp ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Dec 06, 2014
I Just Graduated ... Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There
It is difficult for me to write a negative review, because I feel like if someone takes the time to write a book, that in itself is an achievement. Ho ...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy, and More
I received a copy of Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy, and More from Blogging for Books for an honest review. I am a person that really enjoys ...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
The Promise of Amazing
I thought this book had such a cute cover, and after reading a depressing novel - I thought it would be a nice, light romance. Well, I am not sure whe ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
American Heart Association Go Fresh: Shopping, Storing, and Cooking with Heart-Healthy Foods
Go Fresh: a Heart-Healthy cookbook with shopping and storage tips is a great addition to your cookbook shelf if you are looking to eat healthier, and ...more
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)
Well, this was a perfect rainy day book - easy to read, and interesting for a YA dystopian novel. This book reminded me a bit of "The Selection" serie ...more
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
Zac and Mia
I enjoyed this book, especially Zac's point of view. I think everyone is going to compare any book about two teenage cancer patients to "The Fault in ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects - Easy to Pick Up, Hard to Put Down
One of the best duct tape craft books I have seen!
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
DIY Type: 50+ Typographic Stencils for Decorating, Crafting, and Gifting
DIY Type is really a big book of stencils, with a little bit of ideas. I personally can use the book for teen programming for actual hands on projects ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman is back with another story of outcasts falling in love. I loved how you got to read alternating points of view between the main characte ...more
Mar 21, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
The Storyteller
You know when you start the book that it is not a story where the fairy tale ends happily, but you are compelled to finish it, reading it to the bitte ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
The Weight of Blood
I really enjoyed this novel, and considered giving it a perfect review. It had so many positive elements! First, I was drawn into the characters and t ...more
Apr 03, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
The Happy Owls
a beautiful picture book, from 1963 reissued in 2013. The original story goes back to the nineteenth century. Dutch artist Theo van Hoijtema wrote the ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More
I received a copy of "Martha Stewart Living One Pot" from Blogging for Books for an honest review. One Pot is another quality cookbook from Martha Ste ...more
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
The Elite (The Selection, #2)
Another beautiful cover, but the plot is beginning to get irritating. The attacks on the castle are unbelievable, and America's decisions and antics t ...more
May 07, 2013
Oct 17, 2012
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
Oh - I so wanted to love this book! I had heard alot of good things about the series, and the author. I did find the book well written, and engrossing ...more
Sep 2014
Aug 12, 2014
For the most part I loved this book. At times, the main character, Hudson, got on my nerves a bit, but in the end, her choices were good! A very cute ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
One of the better young adult novels I've read this year - largely because it is current and very different. Addison Stone is a very promising young a ...more
Aug 24, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
I really enjoyed this memoir, written by teen Maya Van Wagenen. Maya's father brings home a book about teenage popularity, written in 1951 by Betty Co ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 26, 2014
Alice Bliss
An outstanding debut by Laura Harrington. I can not believe how many debut novels I have enjoyed lately! "Alice Bliss" is a coming of age tale of 15 y ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale
I enjoyed this book immensely - a fantasy that interweaves real characters in a fictional tall tale. A cheese eating cat befriends a mouse at a histor ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
Yes Please
I had looked forward to the publication of this book, and was disappointed. When I read Tina Fey's "Bosspants" I literally was slapping my chair I was ...more
Nov 08, 2014
Nov 09, 2014
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