Quick Note

Posted April 24, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

I just wanted to write a quick blog post to let you all know a couple of things. First, I will be reading Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut for the month of May. That’s the book that won my classic poll. I will read it throughout May and then write my review. It may take me awhile, because I don’t rush through classics. Sometimes because I don’t like them (LOL) and sometimes because I want to savor them. But either way, I will finish it and review it sometime during the month of May. Next thing: I had a LOT more »

Book Review: Spellbound

Posted April 24, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Spellbound

  Spellbound by Cara Lynn Schultz was a ridiculously fun read. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book a lot. I could hardly put it down, and I didn’t want to. Brendan was the perfect boyfriend. He was everything Edward Cullen never was. Hot, rich, and protective without being overbearing and bossy. And Emma, the protagonist was a strong girl, not a weakling like Bella. Their relationship and bonding was a lot of fun. The author is really great at writing sexual tension and in the scenes where they did kiss, she managed to make it steamy without being more »

Imaginative Discussions: Something That Needs to be Said

Posted April 22, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 42 Comments
Imaginative Discussions: Something That Needs to be Said

  Everyone that talks to me here and follows me on Twitter knows that I haven’t been a part of the book blogging world for long. I am still finding my place and where I fit in. And I am perfectly happy with that. But I am not a person to sit back and watch ridiculous bullsh*t go down and keep my mouth shut. That just isn’t me. One thing you can be sure of is that I will always be honest with my readers and my friends. And with the anonymity of the internet, I am shocked that there more »

Book Review: Learning to Fly

Posted April 21, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Learning to Fly

Quick review here, because this self-published short-story collection was only 66 pages long. I volunteered to read and review this for a friend of mine on twitter. I have to say that I really liked it! Horror, as you all know, is not my favorite genre. But I thought this 4-story collection was remarkably well-done. The first story was thought provoking and I think I would enjoy seeing this one expanded. It’s hard for me to give out any information without spoiling it for you. But I think it could be really good. I loved the swamp setting too. The more »

Book Review: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Posted April 20, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Please do me a favor. Do not read this book if you have depression, anxiety, or any other mental illness. It will mess you up. I read it so you don’t have to. And I am somewhat over my depression, but I deal with the anxiety on a daily basis. This book is more tragic than Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet Combined. And I promise that you will be sitting here with your thumb up your butt feeling like your grandma and your dog died all at once. This is what I’m dealing with right now. Well, insomnia too, but more »

Book Review: Between Two Ends

Posted April 17, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Between Two Ends

  Ehhhh… There’s a lot I want to say about this middle-grade novel, but it’s not coming together in my mind very well. There were good things and bad things, but mostly just okay things. Very average book in my opinion.  I do love the title though. It’s what drew my attention, and it makes a lot more sense if you read the book. The cover is decent, but not particularly eye-catching. I think the publishers could have come up with something a little more creative. Maybe like including the pirates? I like reading middle-grade novels. I love Harry Potter, more »