Month: February 2012

Feb 27
Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★★

This was one debut novel that did not disappoint. After hearing everyone talk about how great this book was, I had to read it for myself. I have to say it’s very different from any other book I’ve ever read. This is a dystopian novel unlike any other, set in a world where society has basically destroyed itself and administration rules over all, forcing people to believe in their way… Read more »

Feb 23
Project BG2, Week 51 – Eat. My. Dust.

Project BG2, Week 51 – Eat. My. Dust.

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I knew this girl would love walking! That’s all she does to get around nowadays. I guess she likes rollin’ with the big dogs, haha. It’s always so funny watching her walk, since she’s still a bit awkward with it and walks around like a robot. But, she’s a very skilled walker and doesn’t fall down anymore and can basically speed walk now. Oh, I’m sure running is around the… Read more »

Feb 20
Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Young Adult Book Reviews 7 ★★★★★

Honestly, if I weren’t a fan of Lauren Oliver already, I would be after reading this. I loved this book. Even though the whole “living the last day over and over again” theme has been used in the entertainment industry plenty of times, Oliver does an outstanding job at standing out and giving readers a truly memorable story. This story is told through the eyes of Samantha Kingston, a popular… Read more »

Feb 16
Project BG2, Week 50 – I Can Talk, Too!

Project BG2, Week 50 – I Can Talk, Too!

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Wow! We’re at Week 50?!? How can this be?!?! I swear Father Time sped things up this year because I just can’t believe almost a whole year has gone by so quickly. There hasn’t been anything new on the motor skills front for sweet BG2, but she’s definitely honing those walking skills. She’s walking faster and with more grace than before and I’m sure she’ll be running around the house… Read more »

Feb 14
Review & Giveaway: Lovable Labels Friendship Packs [CLOSED]

Review & Giveaway: Lovable Labels Friendship Packs [CLOSED]

Giveaways, Reviews 4

We all know how much I love Lovable Labels and how I think it’s a great tool to integrate into your daily life. A necessity for any parent, really. I’ve shown you “Back to School Packs”, “Camp Packs”, and so much more. Now, the wonderful people over at Lovable Labels want to introduce you to their adorable “Friendship Packs”. Their Friendship pack is jam-packed with 120 labels and as a… Read more »

Feb 13
Book Review: Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Book Review: Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Young Adult Book Reviews 5 ★★★½

The premise of this story, how a girl brings her dead boyfriend back to life, is what drew me in. In a world filled with vampires, werewolves, fey, and the like, it was refreshing to read a story about zombies, and not the gruesome, brain-eating kind, but the kind you would actually feel for and connect with. I’m sure all who have lost a loved one have wondered what it… Read more »

Feb 10
Review: Mega Bloks Blok Squad

Review: Mega Bloks Blok Squad

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I’ll be honest with you and say that when it comes to those “building stuff” kind of toys, I only know of the brand Lego. Typical, isn’t it?! I know there are others out there, yet I suppose I never needed to know any others. But then I heard about Mega Bloks and had the opportunity to review it and I thought it would be a great chance to see… Read more »

Feb 09
Project BG2, Week 49 – Kisses for Everyone!

Project BG2, Week 49 – Kisses for Everyone!

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It seems like BG2 is learning new things every week now! Her walking is slowly getting better and more stable. She just took 6-7 steps from the couch to her walker last night, thank you very much. Still preferring to crawl furiously fast wherever she goes though, however, she’s becoming more confident and I’m almost positive she’ll have it perfected by her birthday. I’ve been helping her along by hold… Read more »

Feb 06
Book Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Book Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★

I’ve never read anything by Maureen Johnson and since I heard so many great things about her, I had to pick up her latest novel and give it a read. It’s different from her usual types of books like “13 Little Blue Envelopes”, but I wanted to see how far her creative juices could travel. Overall, I was thoroughly pleased. It was the whole mystery and murder premise that drew… Read more »

Feb 05
In My Mailbox #15

In My Mailbox #15

Books, Shopping 6

* In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren* A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Wither by Lauren DeStefano The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa Vesper by Jeff Sampson Havoc by Jeff Sampson Penguin Teen’s Breathless Reads Tour featuring Marie Lu, Beth Revis, Andrea Cremer, & Jessica Spotswood will be… Read more »