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Stacking the Shelves #39

Posted April 20, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 15 Comments
Stacking the Shelves #39

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.This was a pretty big week for me! I got some books for review in the mail, via Edelweiss, and I got a package from my co-blogger, Lyn! I’m not in much of a chatty mood today as it’s Friday morning at this time, and the Boston manhunt is still going on. It’s terrifying and my heart goes out to those locked in their homes and worried for their more »

Book Review of The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Posted April 19, 2013 by Kara in Kara / 10 Comments
Book Review of The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Publisher: Balzer + BrayRelease Date: February 7th, 2012Pages: 470Genre: Young Adult-ContemporarySource: I own it–I finally read one of my own books, people! Description from Goodreads: When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they’ll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl. But that relief doesn’t last, and Cam is soon forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving more »

Waiting on Wednesday #21

Posted April 17, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Waiting on Wednesday / 22 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday #21

Welcome to this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase upcoming releases we are looking forward to.This week it is more adult books. I have so many YA books I want to post about, but none of them have covers yet and I don’t do books without covers!There is a running theme of creepy this week though. These books sound SCARY! I want, I want! Publisher: Hyperion Release Date: January 1st, 2014 Title: The Vanishing Description from Goodreads: Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start more »

Book Review of Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Posted April 15, 2013 by Kara in Kara / 7 Comments
Book Review of Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Publisher: Candlewick PressRelease Date: April 9th, 2013Pages: 208Genre: Middle Grade-ContemporarySource: NetGalley Description from Goodreads: In an extraordinary debut novel, an escaped fugitive upends everything two siblings think they know about their family, their past, and themselves. When eleven-year-old Annie first started lying to her social worker, she had been taught by an expert: Gran. “If you’re going to do something, make sure you do it with excellence,” Gran would say. That was when Gran was feeling talkative, and not brooding for days in her room — like she did after telling Annie and her little brother, Rew, the one thing they know more »

Stacking the Shelves #38

Posted April 13, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 11 Comments
Stacking the Shelves #38

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week. This week it’s another baby haul and a short post. I almost decided not to do one but then I didn’t want to post another book review because we already have so many posted this week and next, and I skipped a meme do to a blog tour this past week, so I just decided to do it anyway. Sorry for the ramble, but I am running on like 4 more »

KC and the Sunshine Chats (2): A Day in the Life of a Book Blogger

Posted April 11, 2013 by Kara in Kara, KC and the Sunshine Chats / 48 Comments
KC and the Sunshine Chats (2): A Day in the Life of a Book Blogger

Around the book blog world, there are a lot of awesome discussion post groups, like Book Girls Don’t Cry, They Vent or Reviewer’s Roundtable. The ironically named KC and the Sunshine Chats was born out of a wish to be part of the fun. However, we wanted to mix things up and instead of posting individual discussion posts, we’ll chat back and forth in one post, alternating which blog the post will appear on. We don’t have a set schedule for these, but will probably post one or two a month. We do know the name is silly, but this more »