Friday, March 27, 2015

Review: Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Solitaire

Author: Alice Oseman
Series: Standalone
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: ebook
Release Date: March 30, 2015
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In case you're wondering, this is not a love story.

My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that's all over now.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

How Do You Deal With Negative People?

This post is completely random and un-book related, but it's something I want to talk about and get off my chest. And I also want to hear from you guys and get your advice. To start this off, you should know that I'm a very positive person. I'm happy. I smile a lot. Not a lot gets me down and not a lot of people can push my buttons. So when somebody gets to me, it's got to be pretty bad right? And being a positive person, makes being around negative people exhausting to me. I literally feel drained after spending hours of my day with them. It's not even anything they're doing to me specifically. It's just the environment they create. I can feel the negativity sitting in the air. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark

Finding Mr. Brightside

Author: Jay Clark
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: ebook
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Source: egalley received from publisher via Netgalley
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Abram and Juliette know each other. They’ve lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they don’t really know each other—at least, not until Juliette’s mom and Abram’s dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least. They don’t speak.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On My Writing: Camp Nano



This is a post to talk about my lack of writing. I talk a big game. I want to be published. It would be the ultimate dream of mine to make that happen. And I worked really hard when I was unemployed on making that dream happen. I wrote every day for a few hours a day. I loved it. Never was I happier than when I was sitting behind that computer typing away. Then my husband and I moved. And I got a job. And working full-time, blogging, reading, living life, got in the way of writing. And I stopped. But I still talk about my writing like it's a thing that's happening. And now it's time for me to face the music. It's not happening. Why isn't it happening? Because I'm refusing to make it happen. I need structure. I need help. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Discussion Post: Going In Blind


Do you think your reading experience is affected by reading reviews? Sometimes mine is. I try really hard not to let reviews bias me, but it's hard. Especially when 5 of your best blogging/bookish friends have RAVED about a book or, vice versa, HATED a book. Then I read the book and, going into it, I'm already starting to pick out its flaws.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So You Like Fantasy? Get Ready to Hurt Your TBR...

You know what I love? Fantasy. Magic? Couldn't be happier. Dragons? Yes, please. Elves, wizards, trolls, dwarfs, fae? Hell yes. Fantasy is my all-time favorite genre. Why? Because it truly allows me to escape into a world wholly different from my own. Fantasy allows me to imagine extraordinary things that I will never experience in real life. Damn. I so wish magic was real. That being said, I got lost on Goodreads the other day looking at upcoming fantasy releases. And I got so excited that I knew I had to share them all with you.