Top Ten Tuesday: Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

September 2, 2014 Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday 2

  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish This week’s theme: Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table   School is back in session.  During this  phenomenon, different emotional reactions were notated via teh internetz. For parents, I smile for you. For students, my condolences. For teachers, you are in my heart. For working folks, WTF the traffic is F*****G HORRIBLE AGAIN, GO SCHOOL BUS GO GO GO! KID, GET ON THE DAMN BUS! I’M GONNA BE LATE *HONKHONKHONKKKKK* FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU…….   This week, more »

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Book Review: Belzhar

Book Review: Belzhar

September 1, 2014 book review, Lyn 0 ★★★★

Belzhar was a pick that just landed in my possession during BEA. I never really gave it a second look after I got it. When I started to pick apart my ARC pile to find something entertaining, the phrase about a boarding school sunk a hook right into my proverbial mouth. The second thing to grab at my curiosity was the appealing cover design. This book didn’t have a huge heap of buzz, so the excitement about diving in blind really helped my sudden interest. There was a stumbling block more »

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Book Review: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

Book Review: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

August 31, 2014 Bekka, book review 3 ★★★★★

One of the best reading moments is when I find a book that looks like something I’m gonna LOVE and then it delivers 100%.  When the right book hits the right reader, magic happens.  It happened for me with Poisoned Apples. Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty is a short book, but it is not lacking in material or emotional punch.  These poems are short and concise but each delivers its message unwaveringly.  These words are scathing and raw and urgent and so honest.  I feel like Heppermann captured more »

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Forgotten Fridays: Anna and the French Kiss

Forgotten Fridays: Anna and the French Kiss

August 29, 2014 Bekka, book review, forgotten fridays, Lyn 4

Welcome to Forgotten Fridays. This mission of this feature is, twice a month, to review books that are more than a year old. And we review them TOGETHER! Most reviews have minor spoilers because it is hard to block them out in a back and forth dialogue about a book. So keep that in mind when reading, though we do try to not mention anything that would ruin a book for anyone. This week Bekka and Lyn are reviewing Bekka’s pick, Anna and the French Kiss. Lyn: Alright, I hope that more »

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Book Review: California by Edan Lepucki

Book Review: California by Edan Lepucki

August 28, 2014 book review, Kara 6 ★★½

I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll start with the cover. It’s my favorite cover of the year, by far. I love forests, the simple spine with large white font, basically I love the design and it’s what made me want to read the book more than anything, I think. Plus, it’s an adult dystopian, and those are still somewhat rare. I’ve read a few, but none impressed me. Neither did California. This is the author’s debut novel, and it shows. The writing is really weak, particularly in more »

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