It's been a loooong time since I've participated in any weekly book blogging "memes." This one struck my fancy and I just had to join in. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. This week's theme is mind-blowing mystery/thrillers. Here is my list, in no particular order: 1. "The Weight of … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Mind-blowing mystery/thrillers
Yesterday afternoon, I traveled with three fellow Book Swap pals to Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, where we attended a reading and signing by "Everything You Want Me to Be" author Mindy Mejia. First off, I wanna say that Mindy is hilarious. She told us how, while making breakfast for her two young children … Continue reading Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”
BINGO! As you can see, I've gotten two bingos since the last time I posted about WBB (which has been far too long ago!). Not YA: "Everything You Want Me to Be" by Mindy Mejia White Cover: "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney FREE SPACE Science Fiction: "Three Years with the Rat" by … Continue reading Winter Bookish Bingo update
My goodness! Where did January go? In terms of reading during the first month of 2017, I was incredibly busy – 12 books! I'm slacking a bit with my blog and my reviews lately ... still need to review two of the books I finished in January. In my defense, there's been a lot of … Continue reading January wrap-up
It's been over a week since my first progress report on Winter Bookish Bingo, so I thought I'd give you all an update. I've filled three more spots on my WBB card since New Year's Day: Not YA: "Everything You Want Me to Be" by Mindy Mejia Survival: "Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication … Continue reading Winter Bookish Bingo update
"Everything You Want Me to Be" by Mindy Mejia Atria/Emily Bestler Books (ebook), 352 pages Published Jan. 3, 2017 ISBN: 1501123424 "What could happen to any of us if we pursue our darkest desires? What do we lose of ourselves when we cross that line? What does it cost those around us?" High school senior Hattie … Continue reading Review: “Everything You Want Me to Be”
Happy 2017, all! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve/Day. On Saturday, Jared and I had a late lunch with his parents (mainly to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday). Then, we spent the evening with friends – eating more food, drinking delicious beverages, playing Jackbox games and laughing ourselves silly. Yesterday was … Continue reading Happy New Year!