2016 POPSUGAR Challenge

March Reading Challenge Round Up

Books Read: This month’s selection of covers gives an unintentional palette of pinks, reds, blues, and black. I promise I didn’t notice until I took this picture. My favorite reads this month were Warm Bodies and A Court of Thorns and Roses. My Flashbooks were just okay, aside from Titanic: The Long Night, which will always be one of my… Continue reading March Reading Challenge Round Up

2016 POPSUGAR Challenge · Book Review

Book Review: The New Hunger

Overview Last week I reviewed Isaac Marion‘s novel of human/zombie love, Warm Bodies, and this week I have the pleasure of discussing the prequel novella, The New Hunger. The novella follows a newly awakened zombie R, parentally-abandoned Nora and her brother Addis, and the Vancouver-bound Grigios roughly seven years before the events of Warm Bodies. R wakes up disoriented,… Continue reading Book Review: The New Hunger

Flashbook Friday

Flashbook Friday: Goosebumps #1: Welcome to Dead House

Pre-Reread Thoughts Like most 90s kids, I devoured Goosebumps books like nobody’s business. R.L. Stine was the master of childhood scares, in company with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Are You Afraid of the Dark? They were easy reads, super scary to 8-year-old me, and released faster than a litter of bunnies. Most of the stories were… Continue reading Flashbook Friday: Goosebumps #1: Welcome to Dead House

2016 POPSUGAR Challenge · Book Review

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Overview In a land with segregated mortal and faery realms, 19-year-old Feyre hunts to supports her older sisters and their disabled father. When her materialistic mother died years ago, Feyre promised she would look after the family. She’s managed to keep her promise, even after the family had to move out of their manor house… Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Flashbook Friday

Flashbook Friday: Titanic: The Long Night

Pre-Reread Thoughts The year is 1998. A story about a rich teenaged girl on the Titanic falling for an artist returning to America from a year abroad in Paris grabs my heart. No, I’m NOT talking about James Cameron’s blockbuster movie Titanic, although the same could be said for the movie. I’m talking about Diane Hoh’s novel, Titanic: The… Continue reading Flashbook Friday: Titanic: The Long Night

2016 POPSUGAR Challenge · Book Review

Book Review: The Disenchantments

Overview The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour takes place over the course of a week when newly graduated best friends Colby and Bev set off on their post-grad adventure, touring the Pacific Northwest with Bev’s band The Disenchantments and then setting off on a yearlong backpacking tour of Europe. Colby is excited to have a chance to see his… Continue reading Book Review: The Disenchantments