Busting the Newbie Blues

Posted January 4, 2012 // 16 Comments
Busting the Newbie Blues

Busting the Newbie Blues is hosted by Small Review. It’s a meme designed for new YA bloggers to connect with more established bloggers. I’m not blogging only YA books, but I do blog some YA releases, so I hope this is okay. If you want to participate, you can still sign up here. 1. When did you start your blog?The first “first post” 31 December 2011. Since then I’ve backlogged […]

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books I’m Excited To Read In 2012

Posted January 3, 2012 // 4 Comments
Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books I’m Excited To Read In 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a different “top 10” topic, which you make a list for. This week’s subjects is the 10 Books I’m Excited To Read in 2012. (My List isn’t in any order.)   Fever (Chemical Garden #2) — Lauren DeStefano will probably always be special to me. Wither was the first recent YA book I ever read, and it was the book that […]

Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Posted January 2, 2012 // 7 Comments
Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

First of all—the cover. I realize the cover has nothing to do with the actual book, but it’s a very nice cover, you must agree. Aside from the cover, the story itself was good. It wasn’t too predictable, like so many YA books happen to be. I wouldn’t say that I was kept on my toes, but I didn’t guess what was going to happen the second I finished the […]

Book Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Posted January 1, 2012 // 2 Comments
Book Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

What I Liked: I have not read many biographies, so I don’t know if this is the norm or not, but I was very impressed with the way Massie goes beyond just chronicling Catherine’s actions. Yes, he reports her decisions and movements, but he provides insight into the why. Based on thorough and credible research, Massie offers his readers a reason for what this great woman did, gives a glimpse […]

First Post

Posted December 31, 2011 // 3 Comments
First Post

Happy New Year! This blog is the result of my new year’s resolution (that is, if I believed in having such things). It will be a book blog, containing book reviews and other things. Stay tuned. (Posts before this one are reviews I’d written before and moved over to this site.)

Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Posted December 29, 2011 // 3 Comments
Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

This was a surprising read. I would never have picked it up on my own, but I’m glad to have read it. Wither is engaging and unique, and though it isn’t earth-shattering by any means, I liked it all the same. I’ve read only a smattering of dystopian novels, and the setup for this seemed to be quite nearly the same as my other experiences. After World War Three, North […]