Book Review: Some Girls Are

Book Review: Some Girls Are

December 19, 2014 book review, Lyn, Uncategorized 1 ★★★★

After devouring This Is Not a Test, I decided to snag more books by Summers. Some Girls Are was a previous release that caught my attention, since bullying-related contemporaries tend to make it onto my “buy me” shelf. After reading a fair amount of books that centers on this topic, I thought that Some Girls Are would come across as another emotional yet touching novel about the struggles of high school and the social jungle that teens now travel through on the road to adulthood. After books such as Speak and more »

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Book Review: Lady Thief

Book Review: Lady Thief

December 18, 2014 Bekka, book review 2 ★★★★½

I feel like this review is best summed up with a bunch of low, unintelligible groans and maybe a handful of ripped out hair. There’s just so much darkness in this one. I thought Scarlet was bad, but this just takes it to a whole new level – in the best way possible. I’ve found that AC Gaughen just loves to torture her readers AND her characters. From start to finish Lady Thief doesn’t let up on the brutality that Scarlet has to face. She is constantly abused and mistreated more »

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Imaginative Discussions: NanoWriMo Reflections

Imaginative Discussions: NanoWriMo Reflections

December 17, 2014 Imaginative Discussions, Lyn 1

  For the first time since participating, I finally punched out 50,000 words and gained the coveted honor of winning NanoWriMo. I completed 50k words in 28 days. I have participated in the contest since 2011 on my current account, and I had a previous page from years ago that I deleted. I never came close to winning under my old account. The accomplishment was one that I could only describe as bittersweet. I made it one of my bookish goals to win this year. I can, at last, believe more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books In 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books In 2014

December 16, 2014 Bekka, Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday 12

  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic: Top Ten Books We Read in 2014   Here we are, at the end of one year, putting away our 2014 memories while we make a list of our favorites from the closing year. This year was a whirlwind of activities, some good, some not so good, and some that rocked our community, for better or worse. For 2014, I was a surprising year for me, as a reader. I found a lot of good books, more »

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Book Review: The Ghosts of Heaven

Book Review: The Ghosts of Heaven

December 15, 2014 Bekka, book review 5 ★★★★½

I’ve been struggling with this review for the better part of an hour now. Marcus Sedgwick’s books are always kind of “out there” and very different from what’s going on the rest of the YA world. His work tends to buck trends and ignores everyone else completely. In fact, I’d even go so far as saying his books aren’t really YA at all. There are a couple exceptions, but for the most part, I think his novels tend to transcend that kind of barrier. Sedgwick’s characters vary in all sorts more »

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