Archive for June, 2013

A Great Escape Story: Fearless by Cornelia Funke

Posted by Steph on June - 26 - 2013

When the heart craved something so forcefully, then reason  became nothing but helpless observer. The heart, the soul, whatever it was… So at some point I will have oodles of wonderful programming posts for you regarding the Summer Reading Program.  It’s going spectacularly…however, that also means I’m exhausted and, in turn,  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Books Of 2013 …So Far

Posted by Steph on June - 24 - 2013

 Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013  Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish I’ve read sooo many good books already this year! But here are my top ten faves! (Click on the titles with links for my reviews.): Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer New favorite series.   [ Read More ]

I was lucky enough to snag an ARC copy of this off of LibraryThing Early Reviewer’s program.  This wasn’t your now typical “sparkly” I’m-in-love-with-a vampire novel, it was a good ol’ traditional creepy “real” vampire story.  (Side note: the “romantic” vampires are really getting on my nerves.  They are soo  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Summer Reads!

Posted by Steph on June - 18 - 2013

 Top Ten Summer Reads  Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish Reading in the summer is wonderful as it can finally be done outside for those of living in places where winter is a force to reckoned with.  With that being said these are the Top Ten books I’m looking  [ Read More ]

Review of The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison

Posted by Steph on June - 17 - 2013

I obtained an ARC of this book through NetGalley Magic, royalty, romance, and a prophecy, plus a pretty cover is what made me pick me up this book.  But…it was just o.k. for me. Not bad by any means, there were just a few elements that drove me crazy and  [ Read More ]

Review: The Storm Protocol by Iain Cosgrove

Posted by Steph on June - 13 - 2013

I received this book from the author and it was an enjoyable read out of my typical reading zone, but something I liked nonetheless. The Storm Protocol is full of action, mysteries, gangsters, detectives, and a brand new, extremely dangerous drug about to get into the wrong hands. (I just  [ Read More ]

Some Reviews While Recovering From Starting SRP..

Posted by Steph on June - 11 - 2013

Well the Summer Reading Program is upon us all within the public library systems…which is what I will be using as my excuse for not getting any blogging OR reading done.  I feel like something detrimental is missing not having a book finished every other day!  However, I do have 4  [ Read More ]

House of Secrets is an exciting read full of adventure, humor, and lovable characters.  However, it didn’t stand out for me like I expected it to, being Chris Columbus was a co-author with Ned Vizzini. And I also, wouldn’t have categorized this as a junior fiction read; rather I would  [ Read More ]

Oh I love this topic!  I read tons of YA, Junior Fiction, and now lots and lots of picture books for storytimes. I have oodles of favorites in all three categories so let’s start with picture books: Top 5 Children’s Picture Books: One Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova This is  [ Read More ]