Top Ten Tuesday: Places In Books I’d Love to Live

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is Places In Books I’d Love to Live! And here we go… Girls Don’t Fly by Kristen Chandler (Salt Lake City / Galapagos Islands) The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler (Moose Springs, Alaska) Paris Is Always A Good Idea by JennContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Places In Books I’d Love to Live”

Everybody Fights | Kim and Penn Holderness | Book Review

If you’re ever on YouTube, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen a video by The Holderness Family. Their first video to go viral was their hilarious ode to Christmas pajamas and the rest as they say is history. Personally, I love their videos. Each of them is so infectious and always brings a smileContinue reading “Everybody Fights | Kim and Penn Holderness | Book Review”

The Friday 56 | The Four Winds

Hosted by Freda’s Voice! Rules Grab a book, any book.Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it).Post it. Add your (URL) post below in the Linky at: http://www.fredasvoice.com. “Such teeth in this pain. Gnawing at her, then spitting her out to breathe for a moment and thenContinue reading “The Friday 56 | The Four Winds”

Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is Funny Book Titles! And here we go… Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty Loathe at First Sight by Suzanne Park Pumpkin Everything by Beth Labonte The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh Must Love Wieners by CaseyContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Funny Book Titles”

Furia | Yamile Saied Méndez | Book Review

Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez is a story about passion, culture, and family. It follows the journey of Camila- a teenage Argentinean girl who loves to play football (soccer) but is restricted by societal beliefs of what a young woman should do and how a young woman should act. When she is on the field,Continue reading “Furia | Yamile Saied Méndez | Book Review”

What Unites Us | Dan Rather | Book Review

“We are a nation not only of dreamers, but also of fixers. We have looked at our land and people, and said, time and time again, “This is not good enough; we can be better.” What Unites Us is Dan Rather’s reflection on the United States of America and American patriotism. It is a reflectionContinue reading “What Unites Us | Dan Rather | Book Review”

You Are A Bad Ass | Jen Sincero | Book Review

You Are A Badass is a self help book written by Jen Sincero encouraging the reader to stop doubting themselves and start living a kick ass version of their life. I felt like I was drinking a nice warm cup of tea with a friend while getting life advice. This book is funny and filledContinue reading “You Are A Bad Ass | Jen Sincero | Book Review”

Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

Clap When You Land is a young adult contemporary verse novel written by Elizabeth Acevedo. It is a heartfelt coming-to-age novel that delves into issues of family situations, grief, poverty, and ultimately forgiveness. Before you know it you are invested in the beautiful text and attached to these characters not wanting to let them go.Continue reading “Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop | Roselle Lim | Book Review

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim was a cute read. It is set in Paris and has a great sense of magical realism. Forewarning though, this is not a book that you’re going to want to read on an empty stomach – the descriptions of the food in Paris might make youContinue reading “Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop | Roselle Lim | Book Review”

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