Book Review: Shutter

Book Review: Shutter

January 29, 2015 book review, Kara 0 ★★★★

Gosh, I didn’t know what to expect from Shutter. And my 2015 reading year is off to such a great start because this book was so much fun! Okay, but wait. Before I get started, I have to trigger warning for child abuse. Because there was one instance of it in the book that I was not able to entirely get over. I didn’t feel that it was trivialized exactly, but I did feel like daddy got off too easily for what he did. That said and out of the way, I more »

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Who’s Line is it Anyway 2: HP Edition

Who’s Line is it Anyway 2: HP Edition

January 28, 2015 Bekka, Imaginative Discussions 5

Over the summer I made a little game of guessing the first lines of some popular YA titles. I thought it would be fun to bring the feature back – this time, with more HP! See if you can figure out which first line belongs to each Harry Potter book! Can’t figure it out? Answers under the spoiler cut! How did you do? Let us know in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’d Love (for My Co-Bloggers) to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’d Love (for My Co-Bloggers) to Read

January 27, 2015 Bekka, Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday 8

  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic: Ten Books I’d Love (for my Co-bloggers) to Read With My Bookclub  If we’re here, on this site, spending untold hours nerding out over books, books, and more books, then it is safe to say that we do not have a book club, per se. We have a blog–a damn good blog. That is like a club. A secret club. We’re our own damn secret book club. Anyways, so what books would we love to see more »

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Book Review: The Walls Around Us

Book Review: The Walls Around Us

January 26, 2015 Bekka, book review 3

Very few writers can pull off once what Nova Ren Suma does again and again.  Suma pushes limits.  No, she doesn’t push them – that’s not quite right.  Suma has gone so far past the limits that she can’t even see them anymore.  She breaks new ground with each new release, topping herself, breaking her own record again and again.  Hers is some of my favorite writing.  Her blend of paranormal and magical realism and gritty and ugly characters – that’s the stuff I live for. The Walls Around Us more »

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What Made Me the Reader I am Today

What Made Me the Reader I am Today

January 25, 2015 Imaginative Discussions, Pixie 8

Not too long ago, a friend of mine shared a post on her blog in a discussion asking her followers to share their experiences about what it was that really made them become the readers they are today. Because as you know, many of us in this community are heavy readers—heavier than the ‘average’ reader one might meet on the streets that say they read “some” and she shared her own story as well. It was Lili from Lili’s Reflections and you can find the post, as well as the more »

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Book Review: Shadow and Bone

Book Review: Shadow and Bone

January 24, 2015 book review, Pixie 8 ★★★½

I’d been curious about Shadow & Bone for some time, actually having it on my shelf for over a year due to my curiosity and buying it after hearing so many reviews. Some good, some bad. The mixture of thoughts came from my variety of reader friends. Unfortunately, I also heard a few spoilers to the characters (and there might be some mild spoilers below if you have not read this book and don’t know absolutely anything about it from reviews/fans), and that may have been why I didn’t pick more »

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