Archive for April, 2013

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Pick Up A Book Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish This was a great topic to ponder over for a while…Why do we pick up what we read in the first place? I’d never really given it a thought before, but this  [ Read More ]

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton is a magical, mystical story full of plot twists and secrets interwoven with fairy tales and valuable life lessons.  I loved the idea of this story and the plot, but I honestly never felt a real connection to any of the characters. And I  [ Read More ]

An up and coming site called was recently brought to my attention, so I decided to check it out.  And…I was pleasantly surprised 🙂  It’s a very user friendly site where readers can discover oodles of fabulous short stories and share their thoughts on them.  And, it is also a place  [ Read More ]

I recently had the privilege of attending Marissa Meyer’s visit and book signing at the Edina, MN Barnes and Noble.  It took a 3 hour drive navigating through a nice spring blizzard all while suffering from a nasty sinus infection, but totally worth it.  I highly encourage anyone who has  [ Read More ]

So I had no idea this series was continuing because the last book which came out, The Fire, seemed like the perfect ending.  My feelings are mixed on this one though.  Overall, I enjoyed reading the story and loved the different places described in this book; the Mountain, the Forest,  [ Read More ]

Books, Books, Books: Recently Acquired!

Posted by Steph on April - 17 - 2013

In the past week I’ve acquired sooo many books through authors, NetGalley, online shopping, and loaning from the library I just had to share! So look forward to reviews of the following I haven’t read yet:   The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann I’m so very excited to read  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Books to Read in One Day!

Posted by Steph on April - 16 - 2013

Top Ten Books to Read in a Day Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish This week on the Broke and the Bookish’s weekly meme it’s a Rewind, meaning we get to pick whatever topic we missed in the past and liked the most to blog about.  I thought it would  [ Read More ]

Review: In Love With Willig’s Latest; The Ashford Affair

Posted by Steph on April - 15 - 2013

Lauren Willig is awesome! The Ashford Affair is a standalone novel outside of the Pink Carnation series and it is amazing.  Ashford is quite different from the Carnation series.  It has a lot more depth and meaning and takes more “thinking” to read than her previous stories, but is well  [ Read More ]

Fishing for Good Read Aloud Storytime Books!

Posted by Steph on April - 11 - 2013

I recently held a special storytime that was so much fun I just had to share! Our theme for the night was “Catch a Good Book,” so that’s what we did; caught our books!  Before the event, I had set up a sheet hung between two tall tables and hid a  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I was a Blogger Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish Follow my blog with Bloglovin  This was tough to choose only ten; there are just too many options!  I will try and make this as varied as possible.  So here is my randomly  [ Read More ]