Month: May 2015

May 30
Unbox Me: May Uppercase Box

Unbox Me: May Uppercase Box

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So, the time finally came when I would see if I made the right choice in my book subscription. I was very eager to finally get my own Uppercase bag and see if I would like what they curated. In case you didn’t know, Uppercase Box is a monthly subscription box for readers featuring one newly released Young Adult book and a few book-related goodies. So, below you’ll find the… Read more »

May 29
Book Review: 5 To 1 by Holly Bodger

Book Review: 5 To 1 by Holly Bodger

Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★★

One Line: A captivating story with strong characters and a twisted plot made for an unputdownable read. In My Opinion: Must. Read. NOW! Just from the premise alone, I knew I was going to like this book. Little did I know, I ended up loving it. Something about the characters, being inside their heads, along with Holly’s unique and captivating writing style, I was fully engrossed in this book from… Read more »

May 28
Project BG3: Week 40 – Nine Months. High Five!

Project BG3: Week 40 – Nine Months. High Five!

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BG3 is officially nine months this week. So fast! She’s crawling, cruising, pulling herself up to stand, waving bye, saying “mama”, and high-fiving people. It’s just the cutest thing watching her do all of this and more. She definitely learns quickly! I’m cherishing every moment I get to spend with her, watching her learn all these new things and it just makes my heart swell seeing her face light up… Read more »

May 27
Book Review: That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Book Review: That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★

One Line: Not much going on, but still a meaningful read. In My Opinion: Worth a try! This was my first Dessen book, but I have to say, I’m not overly impressed. Not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, I was just hoping for more. You know me, I’m an action kind of girl and I have a hard time really enjoying Contemporary YA as it is. I need… Read more »

May 26
Book Review: Behold! A Baby by Stephanie Watson

Book Review: Behold! A Baby by Stephanie Watson

Children's Book Reviews 0 ★★★★½

The BGs Review is a feature on the blog where my daughters and I review children’s books. This review includes my thoughts on the book, as suitable for children, as well as opinions and thoughts from my two oldest “Baby Girls” (ages 10 and 4) aka the BGs. One Line: An adorable and funny read. Perfect for new siblings. This book was just too cute and funny. I love books… Read more »

May 26
Book Review: Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen & Daryle Connors

Book Review: Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen & Daryle Connors

Middle Grade Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

One Line: Hilarious aliens and fun characters made for a very entertaining read. What I Loved: While reading this I had to completely let go of the fact that I was reading it as an adult. Being in the “kid mindset” is a must for a book like this because there’s a lot of stuff that’s pretty unbelievable, besides the fact that there are aliens in this book. Reading this… Read more »

May 25
Unbox Me: April Fandom of the Month Club

Unbox Me: April Fandom of the Month Club

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In my quest to find new subscription boxes to try out, I stumbled upon Fandom of the Month. It is reasonably priced at only $13/month (plus shipping). In case you didn’t know, Fandom of the Month is a monthly subscription box filled with jewelry inspired by various fandoms (i.e. Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Divergent, etc). I’ve been meaning to expand on my jewelry collection and I love that this incorporates… Read more »

May 23
Bookish Events: ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas

Bookish Events: ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas

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I’m SO late at posting this, but I did want to write this post for the recent launch party of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses at B&N Neshaminy in Philly. Sarah told fans about important ACOTAR is to her. There were laughs. There were tears. It was just an all-around amazing time. Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner was an excellent moderator. I loved hanging out with… Read more »

May 22
Book Review: Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Book Review: Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

One Line: I loved every minute of this adorable and fun book! What I Loved: The characters were easily the best part of this book. It was so much fun seeing all of our favorite Disney villains, their children, and even some of our favorite Disney heroes/heroines. These poor kids have to live in the infamous shadow of their parents and they have to deal with their craziness. I could… Read more »

May 22
The BGs Review: Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr

The BGs Review: Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr

Children's Book Reviews 0 ★★★

The BGs Review is a feature on the blog where my daughters and I review children’s books. This review includes my thoughts on the book, as suitable for children, as well as opinions and thoughts from my two oldest “Baby Girls” (ages 10 and 4) aka the BGs. One Line: A very cute story. Simple and to the point. I always love a story where the emphasis is on how… Read more »