Month: May 2012

May 10
Bookish Events – Cassandra Clare at Anderson’s Bookshop

Bookish Events – Cassandra Clare at Anderson’s Bookshop

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What an event! I was so happy, excited, and lucky to get the chance to attend Cassandra Clare’s ONLY US book event at Anderson’s Bookshop for the release of City of Lost Souls. I loved her Mortal Instruments Series and her Infernal Devices series is becoming quite a HOT item! After driving over 4 hours to get there, sigh, the line wasn’t too bad to start off with and the… Read more »

May 09
Book Review: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Book Review: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★½

I was really going through a historical fiction kick for a minute there so when I heard about this book, I jumped at the chance to read it. Tudor history is always interesting and filled with drama and deceit, of which, this book did not disappoint. However, I wasn’t too drawn into the book as a whole. I felt that everything was a bit too drawn out, possibly too much… Read more »

May 07
Seriously?!? Who Makes These Shoes?!?

Seriously?!? Who Makes These Shoes?!?

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If there’s one thing that has bugged me since BG2 was born, it’s finding the right shoe for her. Fat, short feet = Not a good combo for shoes And my baby’s feet aren’t even THAT fat! I can’t imagine how those with bigger babies handle it. I mean, really, have these people who make baby shoes ever seen baby feet?! Granted, a lot of babies have small, thin feet,… Read more »

May 06
Bookish Events – Veronica Roth at Anderson’s Bookshop

Bookish Events – Veronica Roth at Anderson’s Bookshop

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Well, since I’m here in Michigan I figured I’d look around for cool book events to attend, naturally, and luckily Anderson’s isn’t too far away from me. Sure, it’s a 4-hour drive, but for the right authors, it’s well worth it. Anyways, I went there on Friday to attend Veronica Roth’s event for the release of her latest novel, Insurgent, the second book in her Divergent trilogy. Insurgent looks amazing… Read more »

May 05
In My Mailbox #19

In My Mailbox #19

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* In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren* I received some awesome books and swag over the past few weeks that I had to share with you all. I recently won the Dark Days giveaway for some fantastic HarperTeen books (yay) and I won a giveaway from Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit for Between Here & Forever (definitely glad I have more contemporary novels to… Read more »

May 04
Why Is It SO Hard for Me to Make Friends?!

Why Is It SO Hard for Me to Make Friends?!

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So I’m currently in MI taking a review program for the USMLE Step 1 so this place is totally new to me. The drive was okay, although I did manage to get a speeding ticket, FML, and some stupid rock made a small crack in my windshield, double FML; but otherwise I got here safe and sound. I’ve been adjusting for the past couple of days and started class yesterday…. Read more »

May 03
Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

Rachel Hawkins does an astounding job writing such a bewitching story. I was surprised that I couldn’t put it down! I found myself flying through the pages, wanting to know what happens next. The characters were highly entertaining, like a typical high school, only with magical creatures! Sophie is particularly a breath of fresh air in a sea of clueless damsels in distress. I love how she’s so snarky and… Read more »

May 01
10 Books That NEED to be Made into Movies. Like, RIGHT NOW!

10 Books That NEED to be Made into Movies. Like, RIGHT NOW!

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#1 on the list is Half-Blood, of course! You all know how much I love & adore this series, so much that I created a fansite dedicated to JLA & the Covenant. How could I not wanna see kickass Alex and SUPER HOT Aiden & Seth on screen?! Not to mention it’s about Greek mythology! Nuff said!     I think Obsidian would be a nice movie. A story about… Read more »