Archive for August, 2013

Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Posted by Steph on August - 30 - 2013

Jodi Picoult hasn’t fascinated me in the past, but the WWII theme does and is what drew me to this story (and the cover being gorgeous doesn’t hurt either).  The Storyteller tells the stories of an ex-Nazi, a depressed recluse, and a Holocaust survivor by weaving their tales together into  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Secondary Characters

Posted by Steph on August - 27 - 2013

Top Ten Tuesday Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish So this was a tough one for me as I have a hard enough time remembering the main character’s names. And I realized that most of my favorite secondary characters are from Harry Potter as they are the most memorable  [ Read More ]

What would I do without Rick Riordan?  I am so amazed every time I read another one of his books that he can manage to keep the plot fast paced and interesting with so many unique characters I wish I could be friends with.  And this short story was SPECTACULAR.  [ Read More ]

Who knew randomly ordering a clearance book off Barnes and Noble years ago would end up with such an obsession.  I will NEVER regret ordering The Secret History of the Pink Carnation because I liked the title and the cover looked cool, because now I’m on the 10th one in the series  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Things That Make Our Lives as Book Bloggers/Avid Readers Easier Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This topic is a pretty awesome one, even though I could only think of 8 at the moment, I’m excited to peruse other lists tomorrow night and see what I’m missing out  [ Read More ]

Stacking the Shelves!

Posted by Steph on August - 19 - 2013

I always forget to do these, but I’m going to try and be better about this and do them every week or two because Stacking the Shelves is a great meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  So for the remainder of August I’m going to be optimistic and hope that these  [ Read More ]

So I finally read this…I put it off and put it off because, honestly, I just didn’t want to feel as depressed as I have with Hosseini’s previous novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.  I mean they were wonderfully written, but I felt so sad after reading  [ Read More ]

Top 10 Books with a Fairytale or Mythological Setting

Posted by Steph on August - 12 - 2013

Top Ten Books with a Fairy Tale or Mythological Setting (this may be stretching the definition of setting, but I don’t care…) Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer This series takes prominent fairy tale females and puts them in a futuristic world and surprisingly  [ Read More ]

I shouldn’t have doubted that I would like something else by Gaiman. Stardust is so amazing, I don’t think anything else he has written can be bad (although I haven’t read anything else so don’t hold me to it!). Ocean at the End of the Lane wasn’t as spectacular as Stardust  [ Read More ]

Top Five Books I Wish Had Sequels

Posted by Steph on August - 5 - 2013

  Top Ten Five Tuesday Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish   I have been missing these for far too long! And this week’s turned out to be a difficult one for me; Top ten stories you wish had sequels.  What I discovered was that most of what I  [ Read More ]