Local Flavor Swap

Local Flavor Swap

I’m joining in on the Chaotic Goddess Swaps Local Flavor! Really excited for this swap. I enjoyed it last year and cannot wait to see how my partner is! Your Swap Objective: Get to know your partner and send them a fantastic package of goodies that are local to your city/state/region. This can include things your area is known for, goods from local artists/authors/makers/musicians, etc. Your package must: Include items your partner would like, based on their preferences. Contain at least 5 items in total, related to the swap theme. Cost $20-$30 before shipping, to ensure relative value between partners Important […]

Posted 30 June, 2015
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Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015 Listed in no particular order.  Nimona by Noelle Stevenson  Fairest by Marissa Meyer  Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen  Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole  Horde by Ann Aguirre  The Sculptor by Scott McCloud  The Young Elites by Marie Lu  Wild Rover No More by L.A. Meyer  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate  Ms. Marvel vol. 1 by Elizabeth May What’s on your list?

Posted 30 June, 2015
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The Monster Report

The Monster Report

Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Sheila‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? So, I thought summer would […]

Posted 29 June, 2015
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Summer Reads Book Swap Reveal

Summer Reads Book Swap Reveal

This month I participated in a fun book swap, The Summer Reads Swap, hosted by Ashley at American Honey and Chelsie at Life With Rosie. My partner was the awesome Maggie at The Novel Orange. I loved finding some books for Maggie and even got one signed for her at a book signing I was at. Luckily, there were some great authors coming to my neighborhood! Even better, she sent me a great package as well!   All three books are from my wishlist and I already read Fairest! Looking forward to wearing that t-shirt to work, my students love Percy Jackson! Thanks […]

Posted 24 June, 2015
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June Update: 365 Days of YA Challenge

June Update: 365 Days of YA Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Sarah at What Sarah Read and Kate at Literary Kate. So… I’ve been so bad about reading this year. I just don’t know what I’m doing lately! The school year ate me up and so I’m going to try and focus more on the blog and getting some reading done… So far, for this challenge, I have only read three books: In February, I read:  Talon by Julie Kagawa. I still haven’t reviewed this book… I’m not sure I will so I will share a couple thoughts here. I thought it was a decent read, […]

Posted 19 June, 2015
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Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015 Listed in no particular order.    Dying to read this and just got in a bookswap!  Two of my favorite authors writing in a genre I love, yes please!  This graphic novel looks awesome. Probably going to read it this week!  It’s about time I read this, I’ve heard such great things.   Because that title.. just gets me.  I need to catch up on the last three Gayle Forman to be precise…   Why haven’t I read this […]

Posted 16 June, 2015
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LivingLesh June Summer Book Swap

LivingLesh June Summer Book Swap

I banned myself from swaps for a while, but it’s summer and there’s a lot of awesome Summer Swaps going on that are book-themed, so I couldn’t resist! Check out the LivingLesh June Summer Book Swap Sign-Up Post for more detailed information and to sign up (ends today!)   In order to participate you must commit to the following: Sending a package with the following….  a Summer/Beach read (Lauren Conrad features some great book suggestions in her ‘read’ section) a book from your partner’s wish list (try to pick a book from their favorite genre) 1-2 book related items or trinkets – […]

Posted 13 June, 2015
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Book Review: Cast Off

Book Review: Cast Off

Cast Off interested me right off the bat. I love books that take place on the sea and involve girls pretending to be boys. I like when there are two point of views as well and was very much interested in both Petra and Bram from the very first pages. Both have had troubled backgrounds but end up banding together despite their differences in gender, class and ethnicity. Petra is being abused at home and runs away, ending up on a ship while hiding from her father. Bram is the one who discovers her, a boy who is the son of […]

Posted 5 June, 2015
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