Posted in 4 Stars, Amazing Heroines, Book Reviews, Reviews, Tween Book Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Summerlost by Ally Condie

Title: Summerlost
Author: Ally Condie
Published: March 29th 2016 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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(Blurb, image, and information via Goodreads)

★★★★– 4 stars

This book flew by way too quickly (like summer – hehe, get it?). It’s actually pretty short, under three-hundred pages. And, I will admit – that’s the reason I picked it up. I was going through a reading slump and page counts started scaring me, so when I saw this at the library, I just picked it up. I figured, Why not? I can do this. It’s short.

It was also extremely good. Continue reading “Summerlost by Ally Condie”

Posted in 3 Stars, Book Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

Title: The Great American Whatever 
Author: Tim Federle
Published: March 29th 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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(Blurb, image, and information via Goodreads)

★★★– 3 stars

So my first post in forever. (*sweats* Sorry about that, by the way.) Anyway, um…this story. Let’s get started.

The book started off really slowly, but it picked up after Quinn – our main character – went to a college party. And stuff started happening. Like romance, big reveals, and traitorous friends.  Continue reading “The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle”

Posted in Miscellaneous

Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY THREE (I FAILED)

I failed this book tag.

Just. How? It was the easiest book tag (not that I have much experience with book tags). Just post three quotes in three days. I mean, look at the rules.

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote (each) for three consecutive days. (*bangs head against table*)
  • Nominate three bloggers each day.

Well, here’s the last quote. Over a week late, but it’s here. Thanks again to Sanjula and Reet @ The Blue Moon Archives for nominating me.

The Quote:

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

– Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Destroying things is so much easier than making them. It’s just a fact of life. And I know variations of this quote exist in like, every book ever, but this book was the first one where I encountered it. (I was not a well-read person back then. I’m still not.) So it stuck with me.

Now for the nominations:

Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

canadamatt @ Book Reviews to Ponder

Samantha @ Samantha the Reader

Have fun with this tag! (Don’t fail it like I did!)

Posted in Miscellaneous

Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY TWO

It’s Day Two of the book tag. Once again, thanks so much to Sanjula and Reet @ The Blue Moon Archives for nominating me!

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote (each) for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Quote:

“I make a decision to give up on everything: finding Alex, finding another job, the meaning of life. Just give me that sweet fried dough.”

Jenn Bennett, Alex, Approximately

Continue reading “Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY TWO”

Posted in Miscellaneous

Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY ONE

I’ve somehow been nominated for a book tag! AHHH!!! Thanks so much Sanjula and Reet @ The Blue Moon Archives for nominating me! (You guys should check out their blog, it’s amazing and they’re hilarious.)

I’m so excited because this is literally the first book tag I’ve been nominated for. But I didn’t know what book tags were when I got nominated. I was like “Huh?” and had to do extensive Internet research before I really got it and felt like I could do this without messing up.

(Or at least, that’s my excuse for why I took so long to do this after I got nominated.)

Anyway, moving on. Continue reading “Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY ONE”

Posted in My Writing Chronicles

June Writing Goals

I’ve recently decided that I’m lazy. So in order to prevent my extremely lazy self from doing nothing but stare at a wall this summer, I decided action must be taken.

I’m setting goals for myself. And in order to ensure I actually accomplish them, I’m announcing them and hoping that by announcing them, I will actually motivate myself to do them. Things I’m hoping I’ll do are: read the many books I have but haven’t read yet (I’m terrible) and finish my WIP. But it’s the latter I’m more focused on.

Last month, I told myself “You will finish your book by the middle of June.” That means that in 3 days, I’m supposed to be done with my Work-In-Progress (WIP). And things have not gone…well, not gone according to plan. *sighs* Continue reading “June Writing Goals”

Posted in 4 Stars, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agatha Christie

murder on the orient express
Title: Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10)
Author: Agatha Christie
Published: October 10th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1926)
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(Image and information via Goodreads. Blurb found on back of book cover.)

★★★★ – 4 star

This book is a masterpiece of a mystery.

I can honestly say that I did not expect that ending. Because whoa. Until the very end, about like ten pages to the big revelation, things started coming together and I finally figured it out. But Mr. Hercule Poirot was just like “I’ve actually known for quite some time loser.

Continue reading “Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agatha Christie”