Jul 25
Life of a Blogger: Quirks

Life of a Blogger: Quirks

OH. OH. OH. Yes. Yes I can do this. INDEED. I CAN DO THIS. I’m sorry, what was that? I can’t here you over my bookish puns. I AM RIDICULOUS about bookish puns. Insanely ridiculous. You don’t seem them a lot in my reviews, but in my Fictious Freakouts and sometimes on twitter, you’ll see them. Yeah, you’ll definitely see them. I LOVE BOOK PUNS SO MUCH. Really I love any puns. For example. My friends and I were talking about the possibility of an ice day back in Feb and this is the conversation I head with a friend: Friend: we’ve had too many ice days this year… o.o Me: IKR. All Frozen’s fault Friend: Lol OF COURSE Me:… Read more »

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Jul 24
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

  Two things about this book: 1) I didn’t know, at first, that this was a horror. Thriller? Yes. Horror? NOT REALLY. 2) I read this at home alone at ten PM and it was one of the worst and best ideas ever. Reading this book was absolutely terrifying for me–I will read any YA, except horror, and for good reason. I’m one of the biggest wimps in the world and almost anything will give me a week’s worth of nightmares. It doesn’t matter how fascinating horror books sound, I will avoid them like a plague. Now me thinking that Welcome to the Dark House was a thriller sort of negated that fact, making it the first horror story I’ve read… Read more »

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Jul 23
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.  But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St…. Read more »

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Jul 22
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Honestly, I was a bit scared going into Say What You Will because it reminded me a lot of OCD Love Story that, while I was anticipating so much, I just had issues with. I feel kind of bad because what I didn’t like reading was the OCD part, even though that was the whole point of the story and I was wary that Say What You Will would have the same effect on me. It’s safe to say that it didn’t, but that doesn’t mean I loved it all that much.In the beginning, I absolutely adored it. Matthew and Amy were both such interesting characters and the contrast between both of them made the story seem raw and more… Read more »

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Jul 21
Mighty Mississippi Book Blast

Mighty Mississippi Book Blast

Lookee at the banner I made! So yesterday I went to the Houston MMBB stop with Paula Stokes, Philip Siegel, Julie Murphy, Kristi Helvig, and Rachel Harris. (I finally saw Paula again after over two years! My very first author friend who gave me my very first ARC! And two more YA Valentines! EEPS.) So anyways, this is a recap post! While I won’t be transcribing the entire event (SO MANY WORDS. I recorded it and can’t make out everything either.) here are my favorite lines: FYI: I AM skipping some questions and responses! … means that there was more to the answer! What we did was Philip had a list of 37 questions and we shouted out a random… Read more »

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Jul 19
On the Fence by Kasie West

On the Fence by Kasie West

FREAKING ADORABLE Kasie West writes the most adorable, most real, and most swoony romances ever. Like stay-up-late-before-finals-and-read-in-one-sitting adorable. So, you know, SUPER ADORABLE. After Distance Between Us blew my mind with wry humor and absolute cuteness, I was a bit worried that On the Fence wouldn’t be able to compare, but MY GOD GUYS. MY GOD. I honestly can’t believe how West writes these absolutely real girls whose personalities I just fall in love with. I mean, Charlie was a tomboy–a complete and utter tomboy who enjoyed mud football over shopping and her brothers over girlfriends, and it wasn’t so much the originality that got me (because we all know that a tomboy main character isn’t new) it’s how effortlessly… Read more »

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Jul 18
Life of a Blogger: Tattoos

Life of a Blogger: Tattoos

Obviously I don’t have any tattoos. Pretty sure it’s illegal for me to get one without my mom’s permission and we all know how THAT would turn out. Pftt. But if I were to get one? (And I totally plan to once I hit 20 or 21) It would be a watercolor tattoo. BECAUSE LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL THING: It’s so gorgeous and I love the covers and whoever can do that has to be super talented. It’s gorgeous and I SO want one. Except on a smaller scale. And on the back of my neck and back because a) I can hide it if I ever need to b) apparently getting tattoos on the back of your neck hurt… Read more »

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