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 5

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 »


Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Us That We MUST Read!

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Us That We MUST Read!

August 19, 2014 Features & Spotlights 4

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Books People Say We MUST Read!  All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill What would you change?Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside. Marina has loved her best friend, James, since they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~Reading Goals~

Stop & Chat ~Reading Goals~

August 17, 2014 Features & Spotlights 9

Happy Sunday!! I hope you guys are having a fantastical day so far and if not…go grab some chocolate! Chocolate aside today’s Stop & Chat is about something near, dear and completely frustrating for me.   Reading Goals! I started blogging in November 2012. From January to October 2012 I read 103 books. 103 books, with no goal, no agenda no thoughts outside of “oh this sounds nice I shall read it”. It was a simpler time. A glorious time. Then in 2013, with my blogging schedule and focus on page views I tried harder to read as many books as possible. I figured I’d easily be able to read 150 books in 2013, and that’s where I set my GoodReads goal. I read a total of 80 books. And honestly that’s exactly what I felt. Good old fashioned SHAME! Not only did I not come close to my goal of 150 I didn’t even reach the previous years bench… Read more »


ARC August: Shelly’s Week Two Recap!

ARC August: Shelly’s Week Two Recap!

August 15, 2014 Challenges 2

Hey guys, the 2nd week of August is wrapping up so I thought I’d recap what I’ve read over the past couple of days. I haven’t read a single ARC (woops) but I did try and get through some library books and graphic novels. I didn’t read the first about 3 days of the week because I was supposed to be reading Lirael/Abhorsen but I just could not get into those novels. I’ve returned them to the library & will probably take them out again when I feel like reading them, I’ve just been in a contemporary mood lately. Books Read:         Note: I won’t be discussing the graphic novels other than to say that if you like Star Trek & Doctor Who, check out the assimilation comic and that if you like any comics whatsoever, READ SAGA, IT IS SOOOOOOO GOOD! Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins ★★★★ Owned Paperback I actually like this one more now that… Read more »


Where in the world is….

Where in the world is….

August 14, 2014 Random Ramblings 3

CARMEN SANDIEGO!!!   lol I couldn’t help myself! I’ve had the theme song stuck in my head for DAYS! But seriously hello my loves! I’ve been mighty quiet lately and I just wanted to give you all a giant hug and a life time supply of chocolate chip cookies. Sadly that would require magic. Or a ton of money so instead you’re stuck with this post. Anywho, lately I’ve been what some would call “down in the dumps”. I’m not a “let’s share” kind of person so this post won’t be all woes and lows but I just want to take a sec to thank all of you for continuing to support RSR, for everyone’s kind words on twitter and especially for Shelly. I don’t know what I did to be surrounded by such amazing people but I am so grateful for every single one of you. I’m pulling myself out the slump and working towards being my happy self… Read more »