Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At Our Lunch Table!

Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At Our Lunch Table!

September 2, 2014 Features & Spotlights 2

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting at Our Lunch Table! Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. Dante from Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz A lyrical… Read more »


100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

September 2, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

I am constantly searching for the perfect unique contemporary and I’m happy to report that 100 Sideways Miles has made the list. 100 Sideways Miles is about a teen named Finn Easton and his particular knack for measuring time in distance. I sort of understand how he does it but I am no fan of math so the calculations went right over my head. Finn and his best friend Cade “win-win” Hermandez are heading on a road trip to check out a prospective college but on the way, something unexpected occurs that leads them to figure the truth about their destinies and themselves. Finn is probably one of the most unique characters I’ve ever read. Even without bringing the distance thing into the equation, Finn is still a very original and unique character. Finn’s father, Mike, is a best-selling author of a series in which aliens take over Earth and eat everyone. These aliens happen to resemble Finn. Throughout the book, Finn… Read more »


ARC August: Shelly’s Recap!

ARC August: Shelly’s Recap!

September 1, 2014 Challenges 1

I can’t believe it’s September, the month has really gone by! I read a bunch of graphic novels + library books that all have NOTHING to do with ARC August but I couldn’t help myself. In total, I read 16 books this month (not counting the graphic novels!) and 7 of those were ARCs. Without further ado, here are the books I read! Clicking the link will take you to my Goodreads review ARCs/Review Copies        Library Books/Owned          What books did you guys read during/for ARC August? Let me know!


Stop & Chat ~ Book Twins! ~

Stop & Chat ~ Book Twins! ~

August 31, 2014 Features & Spotlights 2

Happy Sunday lovelies! Today’s Stop & Chat was sparked by something I do all the time but never noticed until about 2 weeks ago. You see I’ve been in a YA slump. I’m just burnt out from the category as a whole and really have been looking at more NA/PNR/Adult Romance books. I’m not giving up on YA all together but mama needs a break! Anyway, I did a goodreads search for PNR, picked a list, looked at some of the books I already own but haven’t read, and went straight to see if Jessi from Novel Heartbeat had read it and or loved it. Now don’t get me wrong, I usually scroll and see if any of my friends have liked (or hated) a book on goodreads but only Jessi’s rating can determine if I’ll read the book or no. Which is why today’s topic is all about BOOK TWINS!!! You see it NEVER fails. I always have “some” friends… Read more »


Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

August 28, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Paul, our main character, meets Noah one evening (in a bookstore!) and thus begins your average tale of high school love. Of course, Kyle, Paul’s ex, comes back in the picture and Paul screws up, big time. Now it’s up to Paul to fix the pieces of his life. In short, Boy Meets Boy is your  average rom-com. With the exception that Paul lives in this somewhat-utopian town where everyone accepts each other for who they are. Although that’s certainly not the case in real life. This utopian-style town annoys most people but I actually found it refreshing and fun to read. Paul has many friends who certainly wouldn’t be accepted by most people today and to read a story where they were accepted was just outstanding. I loved all the side characters and their development, and I loved reading about all the different friendships and relationship. The friendship elements are also really highlighted throughout the book and I loved seeing all… Read more »


Waiting On Wednesday ~August 27th, 2014~

Waiting On Wednesday ~August 27th, 2014~

August 27, 2014 Features & Spotlights 2

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we can share upcoming releases that have us excited! Even In Paradise by Chelsey Philpot To Be Published October 14th, 2014 When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do… or think they do. Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian. But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden … until now. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury To Be Published February 24th, 2015 A startling, seductive, deliciously… Read more »


Top Ten Books We REALLY Want to Read but Don’t Own Yet!

Top Ten Books We REALLY Want to Read but Don’t Own Yet!

August 26, 2014 Features & Spotlights 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Books We REALLY Want to Read but Don’t Own Yet! Not a Drop to Drink by MIndy McGinnis Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water. Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~Let’s Catch Up~

Stop & Chat ~Let’s Catch Up~

August 24, 2014 Features & Spotlights 6

I had this fantastic post about book twins originally scheduled for today (now rescheduled for next week) but I’ve been wanting to just chat with you all lately. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’ve recently fallen head over heels in love with Ashley’s Sitting At Starbucks post. So for today’s chat I want to do just that. Chat! If you’ve been around RSR before you know all my post have a personal touch to them. I like to put a piece of me in anything I write because it’s how I connect with people. But I rarely (read as never) write an entire post about personal non-bookish Octavia.   If you didn’t know I work for Progressive Insurance in a call center. The company is fantastic, the people I work with are awesome and I make damn good money. But (because there is always a but) I recently put in my 2 weeks notice and I have never felt so… Read more »


Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

August 21, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★½

After finishing Beautiful Oblivion this is basically me And not just because I was eating lasagna while reading. O__O You see I read Beautiful Disaster back when it was first released and I LOVED it. But I re-read it recently (when Walking Disaster was released) and it annoyed me that I liked it. That I saw this short tempered, cocky man child as sex on a stick. That I read this book with all it’s cliches, unnecessary anguish and annoying inner monoluging and thought “Oh my gosh this is the best book ever”. And I didn’t really expect much from Beautiful Oblivion. To be honest I only picked it up because I went to the library and there were carts and I got grab happy and CARTS AT THE LIBRARY!! Anywho. Beautiful Oblivion sat at the bottom of my tote bag for days and after randomly starting it I realized I was hooked! Trent and Cami’s story ran along side the… Read more »


Waiting On Wednesday ~August 20th, 2014~

Waiting On Wednesday ~August 20th, 2014~

August 20, 2014 Features & Spotlights 1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we can share upcoming releases that have us excited! My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories Edited by Stephanie Perkins To Be Published October 14th, 2014 If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins   Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard To Be Published March 26th, 2015 Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything… Read more »