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    Peculiarly Fast Read…In the Best Way!

    I'm back! It's been over a year, but I'm FINALLY getting settled now...Graduated with an MLIS, getting comfortable with the new eResources job (I get to buy eBooks and eAudiobookss for 10 libraries!!), and my house is finally starting to look a home. The best part is that there is ...

  • Such a Lovely Story: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="250"] The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd Adult Historical Fiction Rating : 5[/caption] I'm going to preface this with: This has been my favorite "meaningful" read this year.  I adore this book. I checked it out from the library, but at some point I would love to ...

  • Maze Runner…Questions and More Questions

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="203"] The Maze Runner James Dashner Book1 Rating 4[/caption]   I’ve been reading the Maze Runner series by James Dashner lately. I saw a preview for the movie when I went to Divergent (which was A-Mazing!) and knew I had to read the series before I’d allow myself to ...

  • Book Review: Unhinged by A.G. Howard

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="318"] Unhinged (Splintered #2) A.G. Howard YA Fantasy Rating 5[/caption] Unhinged…was pretty great. There were so many emotions for me during this one, I felt like I was on a rollercoaster though, however, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride! Howard has some awesome twists and turns I’m never able ...

  • Cress Success!

    Cress. I loved it. So full of action and wonderful people (umm…characters…) that I cannot get enough of the Lunar chronicles series. I totally wish I was on board that epic, dangerous mission to overthrow Queen Levana with them just so I could hang out and chat with Wolf, Cinder, ...

  • Swept Away by Splintered

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="191"] Splintered #1A.G. HowardYA Fantasy/FictionRating: 5[/caption] Splintered was incredibly unique, a bit bizarre, but overall the result was amazing. I’m in love with re-tellings of fairy tales right now and this story took Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and gave it a completely new twist in the modern day. ...

  • Review: Timebound by Rysa Walker

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="189"] Timebound (Chronos Files #1)Rysa WalkerYA Fiction/FantasyRating 3.5[/caption] I was excited to learn about the Kindle First program through Amazon which I received this eBook through, because it is a really cool idea. Give a try if you haven't yet. Timebound was an OK read for me. I was immediately ...

  • In the Mail…

    As part of the books n blogger’s swap hosted by the Chaotic Goddess, my, wonderful partner Kirsten from The Book Monsters sent me these 3 wonderful books!      I am sooo excited to read them, you have no idea! I’ve seen good things around the blogosphere :) I also received ...

  • Top Ten 2014 Book Releases I’m Uber Excited For!

    Top Ten Tuesday Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish Well I will be off in library school all of 2014, well mentally anyway as it’s an all online program, but I will need fictional worlds to keep my sanity.  So these are the books I am looking forward to the most ...

  • A-Mazing: The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

      [caption id="attachment_940" align="alignleft" width="199"] Infernal DevicesBook 1 - Clockwork AngelCassandra ClareRating; 5![/caption] Oh, Infernal Devices...You were amazing. The recovery process from the overload of emotions has taken a while, but I feel progress is being made. So much happened within your pages. So much love and hate, mixed feelings, action, heartbreak, ...

Books ‘n’ Bloggers Swap!

Posted by Steph on January - 11 - 2014

I missed out on all of the Secret Santa book swaps over the holidays so I was super excited when I saw Chiara’s post on Books For a Delicate Eternity about a Book Blogger Book Swap hosted by the Chaotic Goddess. So I hurried on over and signed up!    [ Read More ]

Harry Potter Party! Library Program

Posted by Steph on January - 8 - 2014

I was a bit skeptical about this as Harry Potter was big in my day, so would it still create excitement now with youth? Apparently so… For this event we got sorted into our Houses, created our very own golden Snitch, Transformed into owls, went to Potion’s class, made a  [ Read More ]

Confession’s of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey

Posted by Steph on January - 6 - 2014

  Well the New Year’s reading has not started off with a promising start…but it can only get better from here then right? I decided to try a historical fiction novel, Confessions of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey which I received from LibraryThing’s wonderful Early Reviewer’s Program. My mind needed  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Reads of 2013

Posted by Steph on December - 31 - 2013

Top Ten Books of 2013 Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish I read so many wonderful books this year it was hard to pick just 10..but here ya go: Cinder/Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (YA Fantasy/Fairiytale) I expect these are many, many lists this year. They’re amazing and Marissa Meyer  [ Read More ]

Back for a Book Blitz!

Posted by Steph on December - 19 - 2013

Finally done with my first semester of library school and while it was super interesting it was also super time consuming. However, I did manage to read a couple books…in three months! It was quite a change from my typical two books a week consumption. However, The House of Hades  [ Read More ]

Epic Addition: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Posted by Steph on November - 11 - 2013

Yes, I am alive and no, I am not abandoning the blogosphere…I’ve just been a bit (ok, extremely) busy with school.  Gross, right? Well I have read some amazing books lately though to keep myself sane including; Wonder by R.J. Palacio, House of Hades by Rick Riordan, and Bone Season  [ Read More ]

So I enjoy reading books based on the seasons and since it’s October and gloomy, it’s also my favorite time to read about witches, magic, and vampires. Which is why I was so ecstatic about receiving a copy of Juliet Dark’s The Angel Stone, the final book in the Fairwick  [ Read More ]

Unique Historical Fiction: The Lonely Tree by Yael Politis

Posted by Steph on October - 16 - 2013

OMGoodness I haven’t been on here in too LONG! Again, I will lay the blame on library school : ) However, I did just finish two great books, The Lonely Tree by Yael Politis and the last book in the Fairwick trilogy by Juliet Dark, The Angel Stone (“fun” reading  [ Read More ]

Wow, school is a bit overwhelming along with working and getting sick…however, I did manage to sneak in Requiem, the last book in the Delirium trilogy recently and…I LOVED it! I was a bit scared because of all the mixed reviews I’d seen. Requiem was fast paced and well written  [ Read More ]

And the Awesomeness Continues: Pandemonium #2 by Lauren Oliver

Posted by Steph on September - 18 - 2013

There was a reason for putting this book off so long…Oliver’s writing sucks you in and doesn’t let you go.  I lost my whole weekend (time I had planned on doing homework and cleaning) to finishing this book and starting the last book in this amazing trilogy.  Not that I’m  [ Read More ]