Saturday, May 14, 2016

My May 2016 TBR Reveal


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My To-Be Read List is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. Each month you pick three books on your TBR list and people vote on the one you should read that month. What a great way to get me to read more from my pile, right?

 
It was a close call between two books- Interview With the Vampire and The Exile. So which one won? Well...here's the blurb to give you a hint:


Saturday, May 7, 2016

My May TBR List: Vote

MyTBRList

My To-Be Read List is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. Each month you pick three books on your TBR list and people vote on the one you should read that month. What a great way to get me to read more from my pile, right?

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No...I did not finish reading April's TBR book. :/


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Teaser Tuesdays #115


Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Mini Reviews: Two Tales Dark and Grim & Waking Kate




I read two novellas while I was at jury duty, so here are my mini reviews for them:

Two Tales Dark and Grim 
Edited by Christine Johnson

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Venture back to a time when fairy tales were dark and terrifying in these modern-day adaptations of classic stories from two New York Times bestselling authors. In The Key by Rachel Hawkins, a girl uses her psychic abilities to look where she has been forbidden to look. And in The Brothers Piggett by Julie Kagawa, a chubby, insecure boy falls for a beautiful girl, with dangerous and devastating results.

Monday, April 11, 2016

LA Times Festival of Books 2016


It was that time again. It was time for the Festival of Books presented by LA Times, held at USC! And this year, I decided to attend both days!! It was so much fun!

On a rainy Saturday, my baby sister and I went to the festival early to try to get a glimpse of Stan Lee knowing that there will be a huge crowd. And yes...there were massive amounts of people! We waited in line to get a copy of Stan Lee's latest memoir written as a comic book. While we waited in line, we were able to watch his interview. I got to say...he is hilarious!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

My April 2016 TBR Reveal


MyTBRList

My To-Be Read List is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. Each month you pick three books on your TBR list and people vote on the one you should read that month. What a great way to get me to read more from my pile, right?

Wow! I sure was not expecting a close call between two books: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer and Legend

So which book ended up winning?

Well, here's the synopsis of the winning book:


Friday, April 8, 2016

Audiobook: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Okay...I actually finished listening to this a couple of weeks ago. I am now barely getting to the review...lol


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Read by Thomas Mann, R.J. Cyler, Keith Szarabajka, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, Abigail Revasch, Adenrele Ojo

Duration:  6.25 hrs.

Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time-when not playing video games and avoiding Earl's terrifying brothers- making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl don't make them for other people. Until Rachel.

Rachel has leukemia, and Greg's mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It's a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.