Just a quick thanks…

When I started this blog a little more than six months ago, I’d be lying if I told you it was highly premeditated. I tend to create Twitters, Facebooks, Gmails, etc. in minutes with barely any thought of whether I’m actually going to use them. This was one of those! I just jumped into the book blogging world with less than three months of sub-par Tumblr book blogging as a guide. I took notes from many of your book blogs and watched a whole heck of a lot of YouTube videos to get to where I am now. Now, I’m not saying that I’ve learned it all, because–and, oh my gosh, look at me–I still have so much to learn. But, boy, has it been an amazing ride so far! Continue reading

Review: Hit by Lorie Ann Grover

81awgUsb5dLAfter receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah’s future is all laid out before her that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life on the UW campus seems very appealing, and Sarah finds herself using her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Haddings. Convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket one that will declare her feelings once and for all.

Mr. Haddings has noticed Sarah’s attention; the fallout from any perceived relationship with a student is too great a risk, and he has decided to end all speculation that morning.

But everything changes when Mr. Haddings feels a thud on his front bumper when he glances away from the road, and finds Sarah in the street with blood pooling beneath her.”

PUBLISHER: Blink

PAGES: 215

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A huge thanks to Blink, Booklook Bloggers, and Lorie Ann Grover for a copy of this book! All opinions expressed in this review are my own honest opinions and they are not affected by my receiving this book for free.

Based on a true story, Hit tells the story of a young and infatuated Sarah. Even though she knows it’s wrong, she’s head-over-heels in “like” with her poetry teacher, Mr. Haddings. While he’s driving to school one rainy morning, Mr. Haddings takes his eyes off the road for a few seconds. Unfortunately, in those couple seconds, he doesn’t see Sarah crossing the road in front of him. Set over the span of three days, both Haddings’ and Sarah’s lives are turned upside down due to a tragic car accident. Continue reading

Opinion: Déjà Vu Book Covers

I’ve been seeing a lot of “déjà vu” covers lately. Those pictures that you’ve definitely seen before as covers, but authors keep reusing them. I don’t know if there’s a stockpile of photos that authors can use for their book’s cover if they don’t want to create their own, but this is something that I’ve been noticing lately. Personally, I find it hilarious, if a bit cheesy. Most of these books are by authors that I have never heard of, but Scott Westerfeld and Alyson Noël appear. I wonder who took the cover first? 😉

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Waiting on Wednesday #14

img-thing-pink2Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Three Key Words for This Week’s WoW: Schizophrenia, moody boys, genetics

Wow! Doesn’t that sound great?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Had Their Own Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week we’re talking about characters we absolutely adore… those characters that you wish had entire books dedicated to their awesomeness. I don’t really know if I need this in my life–I definitely don’t need more feels to feel if you know what I mean. But, here it goes anyways! There are some spoilers for Mockingjay in here… so, if you haven’t read that book yet… beware.

Also, most of these are men… I swear, I’m not obsessed. I read more female-driven books than male-driven books, so I’m more likely to want to read more about the males in my reading life. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Totally Reread

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is all about those books that we would reread. I’m not much of a rereader myself, but there are a few books that I have loved enough to read a second time. Man, it’s so nice to post a TTT after not posting one in such a long time!

NOTE: All books are linked to their Goodreads’ pages. Check them out!

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