Category: Discussion

Requiem: A Netflix series review because OMG, this show is AMAZING.

Requiem: A Netflix series review because OMG, this show is AMAZING.

May 11, 2018 2 Comments Regina

I experience an urge to be scared witless from a book or film twice a year, usually in October and during the summer. It’s not quite summer, but I couldn’t resist checking out the new Netflix series Requiem. Long story short: this show was a gripping piece of art infused with suspense, psychological terror, Welsh mythology, and muted horror. I highly recommend adding it to your queue/watching it right away. My abbreviated plot synopsis: The […]

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano: The Review, the Controversy

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano: The Review, the Controversy

October 15, 2017 2 Comments Regina

“It’s Dark Magic Brings Him Back.” The name and the cover of this book were not appealing to me. I did, however, think that the dark synopsis was original, therefore intriguing. I did not want to be lame and judge a book by its cover, so I started reading it. Long story short, I could not put this book down. This novel was a refreshing departure from the market-driven YA books that I have been […]

New Year, New Reading Challenges!

New Year, New Reading Challenges!

January 27, 2017 3 Comments Regina

Like many of you, I do not get around to starting my ”New Year” until the end of January. The first few weeks of the month are necessary adjustment days as I recover from the blur that is November and December. In fact, as I am writing this, the 2017 calendar I ordered online still has not arrived in my mailbox. So, I feel perfectly justified in not starting my new year’s plans until February. […]

Sunday Confessions: I have a guilty pleasure…

Sunday Confessions: I have a guilty pleasure…

December 4, 2016 0 Comments Regina

    I have a guilty pleasure. It’s Sunday, and I felt the need to confess my secret to see if anyone else shares the same shame secret as me.  I really can’t believe I’m doing this… . . . It all started in 2015. I was on YouTube searching for some instructional videos and a wild card showed up under my recommended list. It piqued my interest, I clicked on the link, and I’ve […]

Book Boyfriend Battle  – And the winner is… + Giveaway!

Book Boyfriend Battle – And the winner is… + Giveaway!

June 8, 2016 28 Comments Erin

  And the winner of our 3rd annual Book Boyfriend Battle is… The Academy Boys from the Academy: Ghost Bird series by C.L. Stone! In honor of the Academy boys winning the entire thing we are giving away a MYSTERY PRIZE PACK that includes an autographed copy of the first book in the Academy series INTRODUCTIONS! Thanks to C.L. Stone for providing the prize pack! 😉 To enter scroll down to the rafflecopter below. Thank you to everyone for […]

The Top 64 Book Boyfriends moving on to the BOOK BOYFRIEND BATTLE!

The Top 64 Book Boyfriends moving on to the BOOK BOYFRIEND BATTLE!

April 5, 2016 0 Comments Erin

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Preliminary Round of our BOOK BOYFRIEND BATTLE!  The TOP 64 BOOK BOYFRIENDS who will move on to BOOK BOYFRIEND BATTLE are listed towards the bottom of this page. 😉 The Book Boyfriend Battle will officially start on MAY 1ST, 2016. If you’d like to get an email notification regarding the BBB16 as details become available, please subscribe to our blog (or you can join the #BBB16 Notifications email list here). […]

Book Boyfriend Battle 2016 – Premliminary Voting

Book Boyfriend Battle 2016 – Premliminary Voting

March 31, 2016 13 Comments Erin

Welcome to the preliminary round of the Book Boyfriend Battle! These polls will determine what 64 book boyfriends will move on to the actual Book Boyfriend Battle that will start in May. The Top 32 YA and the top 32 NA+ Book Boyfriends will move on to the actual Book Boyfriend Battle. These polls will also help us determine the book boyfriends seed numbers for the Bracket Challenge that will accompany the Book Boyfriend Battle. […]

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

February 20, 2016 0 Comments Regina

Check out another fantastic book I reviewed that centers around midwifery HERE.  Here’s a vague, three run-on sentence long history of delivering babies:  Skilled women helped other women deliver their babies and would pass the torch of ”mystical delivery” down to other women because, after all, a woman knows how women things work better than a man. Fast forward to the nineteenth century and the medical field becomes ”professionalized” and the field of gynecology was […]

#ThingsIHaveUsedForBookmarks: Leaving Our Mark

#ThingsIHaveUsedForBookmarks: Leaving Our Mark

January 24, 2016 2 Comments Regina

Might as well just re-purpose the note that came along with the book from the pub as a bookmark, right? We’ve all done it. As avid readers we’ve all exclaimed at least once, “Where the hell is my bookmark!?”, while frantically flipping through the pages of our current book, or patting the area around where we were reading in search of the vanishing page saver. We’ve all experienced a bookmark shortage at one time or […]

Regina’s Reflections & 2016 Reading Challenges + #GIVEAWAY

Regina’s Reflections & 2016 Reading Challenges + #GIVEAWAY

January 20, 2016 17 Comments Regina

Today, January 20th, is MY BIRTHDAY. Woohoo! *Throws glitter EVERYWHERE* And because of this momentous occasion, I thought I would reward our blog followers with my most intelligent thoughts and reflections. Oh, and a chance to WIN one of MY FAVORITE books. The past year went by in a blur for me, and I’m told the years only become more blurry the older one gets. 2014 was rough and so was 2015, so I’m betting […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – And the winner is… + Giveaway!

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – And the winner is… + Giveaway!

June 8, 2015 31 Comments Erin

And the winner of our 2nd annual BOOK BOYFRIEND BATTLE ROYALE is… Jared Trent from BULLY by Penelope Douglas! In honor of Jared Trent’s winning the entire thing we are giving away an AUTOGRAPHED copy of BULLY by Penelope Douglas! Thanks to Penelope Douglas for providing the autographed copy! 😉 To enter scroll down to the rafflecopter below. THIS WILL BE INTERNATIONAL! Synopsis: My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – The Final 2 Book Boyfriends!!! VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – The Final 2 Book Boyfriends!!! VOTE NOW!

June 5, 2015 11 Comments Erin

We started out with 67 Young Adult Book Boyfriends and 80 New Adult+ Book Boyfriends before we narrowed it down to 64 (32 YA and 32 NA+) book boyfriends in the preliminary round of voting. After weeks of polls, we’re down to the last TWO BOOK BOYFRIENDS! Are you ready to vote to see who the BEST BOOK BOYFRIEND IS?!! Here we go! Polls will be open until 11:59 PM est Sunday 6/7/15! Vote for […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Flirty 4! VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Flirty 4! VOTE NOW!

May 31, 2015 1 Comment Erin

Welcome to the Flirty 4. The four book boyfriends who have made it this far are: Dean Holder (Hopeless by Colleen Hoover) Liam Stewart (The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken) Jared Trent (Bully by Penelope Douglas) Gabriel Emerson (Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard) Polls will be open until 11:59 est on Wednesday (6/3/15) night! Vote for your favorite book boyfriends now! Don’t forget to ask your friends to vote! 🙂 PLEASE, only ONE (1) Vote […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Edible 8! Vote now!

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Edible 8! Vote now!

May 25, 2015 0 Comments Erin

Jump to: Dean Holder vs Jace Wayland | Cole Holland vs Liam StewartTravis Maddox vs Jared Trent | Gabriel Emerson vs Ryder De Danann PLEASE, only ONE (1) Vote per person, per poll. The polls are set up to only allow a person one vote on them. I know there are ways around this, but can you guys PRETTY PLEASE (with sugar on top) not do that? After you’ve voted, please feel free to comment […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Swoony 16! Matches 7 & 8! VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Swoony 16! Matches 7 & 8! VOTE NOW!

May 24, 2015 0 Comments Erin

Jump to: Liam Stewart vs Warner Anderson | Ryder De Danann vs Cohen Cage The winners from the Swoony 16 round so far are: Cole Holland Gabriel Emerson Dean Holder Travis Maddox Jace Wayland Jared Trent Today in the Book Boyfriend Battle Royale we have Liam Stewart up against Warner Anderson!! We also have Ryder De Danann and Cohen Cage going at it! Good luck to your favorite book boyfriend! 😉 PLEASE, only ONE (1) […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Swoony 16! Matches 5 & 6! VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Swoony 16! Matches 5 & 6! VOTE NOW!

May 23, 2015 3 Comments Erin

Jump to: Cole Holland vs The Academy Boys | Gabriel Emerson vs Kayden Owens The winners from the Swoony 16 round so far are: Dean Holder Travis Maddox Jace Wayland Jared Trent Today in the Book Boyfriend Battle Royale we have Cole Holland up against The boys from The Academy!! We also have Gabriel Emerson up against Kayden Owens! Good luck to your favorite book boyfriend! 😉 PLEASE, only ONE (1) Vote per person, per […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Swoony 16! Matches 3 & 4! VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Swoony 16! Matches 3 & 4! VOTE NOW!

May 22, 2015 0 Comments Erin

Jump to: Daemon Black vs Jace Wayland | Cam Hamilton vs Jared Trent We’ve narrowed it down from 64 Book Boyfriends to the SWOONY 16! Please vote for your favorites below! 😉 PLEASE, only ONE (1) Vote per person, per poll. The polls are set up to only allow a person one vote on them. I know there are ways around this, but can you guys PRETTY PLEASE (with sugar on top) not do that? […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Swoony 16! Matches 1 & 2 – VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Swoony 16! Matches 1 & 2 – VOTE NOW!

May 21, 2015 1 Comment Erin

Jump to: Four vs Dean Holder | Travis Maddox vs Colton DonovanWe’ve narrowed it down from 64 Book Boyfriends to the SWOONY 16! Please vote for your favorites below! 😉 PLEASE, only ONE (1) Vote per person, per poll. The polls are set up to only allow a person one vote on them. I know there are ways around this, but can you guys PRETTY PLEASE (with sugar on top) not do that? After you’ve […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Round Two, Battles 13-16 #BBBR

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Round Two, Battles 13-16 #BBBR

May 17, 2015 0 Comments Erin

Jump to: Kaidan Rowe vs Jace Wayland | Josh Bennett vs Warner AndersonJared Trent vs Christian Grey | Caine Carraway vs Cohen Cage Welcome to the fourth and final day of ROUND TWO! After these polls are over with we will have our SWOONY 16. I will have the schedule up for the Swoony 16 soon. 😉 Please scroll down and vote for your favorite book boyfriends! PLEASE, only ONE (1) Vote per person, per poll. […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Round Two, Battles 9-12 #BBBR

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Round Two, Battles 9-12 #BBBR

May 16, 2015 2 Comments Erin

Jump to: Damon Salvatore vs Daemon Black | Noah Shaw vs Liam StewartCam Hamilton vs Mason Kade | Silas Moore vs Ryder De DanannWelcome to the third day of ROUND TWO! Please scroll down and vote for your favorite book boyfriends! 😉 PLEASE, only ONE (1) Vote per person, per poll. The polls are set up to only allow a person one vote on them. I know there are ways around this, but can you guys PRETTY […]

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Round Two, Battles 5-8 #BBBR

Book Boyfriend Battle Royale – Round Two, Battles 5-8 #BBBR

May 15, 2015 0 Comments Erin

Jump to: Augustus Waters vs Dean Holder | The Academy Boys vs Loki StaadColton Donovan vs Rush Finlay | Silas Nash vs Kayden Owens Welcome to the second day of ROUND TWO! Please scroll down and vote for your favorite book boyfriends! 😉 PLEASE, only ONE (1) Vote per person, per poll. The polls are set up to only allow a person one vote on them. I know there are ways around this, but can you […]