Tag: College

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

December 29, 2017 1 Comment Regina

Why did I read this book? Well, I was drawn to the contrast of the hot-pink hearts and grayscale image of Tolstoy’s face on the cover, in addition to the idea of young adult fiction intersecting with high-culture literary fiction. I checked out this book because I liked the packaging, so I want to give props to all of the people who had a hand in creating the finished version of this product. Sometimes being […]

What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss: Book Review + ASMR Librarian Role Play

What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss: Book Review + ASMR Librarian Role Play

June 2, 2017 0 Comments Regina

“She’s got a secret that’s long overdue.” I am blushing as I type this review post; but YES, I read a Harlequin Super Romance. As I went through one of the handy self-checkout stations at my local library, I convinced myself that this romance novel was probably going to be a DNFer. The synopsis did not sound especially intriguing to me, but the cover and the title were enough to make me risk my prudish […]

Summer Reading Abroad: I’ll See You in Paris Review + GIVEAWAY!

Summer Reading Abroad: I’ll See You in Paris Review + GIVEAWAY!

May 24, 2016 3 Comments Regina

I enjoyed this story for the rich bits of history and biography revealed through long-lost discovered correspondence and the two main narrators of the story. The most entertaining character in the book was The Duchess of Marlborough, who tries her hardest to deny that she is, indeed, the duchess. The story does some time hopping as each chapter reveals another piece of the puzzle concerning the duchess and the main female protagonist’s parentage. The pacing […]

#PastPostingDate: RE JANE by Patricia Park

#PastPostingDate: RE JANE by Patricia Park

January 29, 2016 0 Comments Regina

Yeaaaaah, I was supposed to post a review about this AMAZING book (more than) a few months ago but lets move on, shall we? *clears throat* The thing is, I enjoyed this re-telling of Jane Eyre so much that I was waiting for my intellect to catch up. RE JANE was incredibly clever, insightful, poignant, and funny. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with the words to review such a smart book. I bow down […]

A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison

A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison

January 12, 2016 0 Comments Regina

A Small Indiscretion was one of those books that I saw on another blog last year and thought to myself Ohhh! I really want to read this!. I occasionally passed by it at Barnes and Noble over the past year and would say to my husband while pointing at it with the excitement of remembering a long-forgotten good idea, “Oh! I have been wanting to read that one!”. Ultimately, the book failed to ever make it […]

Wish You Were Italian (If Only… #2) by Kristin Rae + ARC Giveaway

Wish You Were Italian (If Only… #2) by Kristin Rae + ARC Giveaway

June 19, 2015 0 Comments Regina

It’s Summer time and when I’m sitting at my desk in the most air-conditioned city in the country,  I close my eyes and imagine that I’m lounging on the Spanish steps, my face raised towards the Sun, my skin turning as golden as freshly pressed olive oil while pistachio gelato drips off the waffle cone in my hand and down my toasty decolletage… *Snaps out of it* Okay. I’ll continue to my book review before […]

REVIEW: Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

REVIEW: Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

March 17, 2014 0 Comments Christy

First off… Tenley & Hayden. I love these names. They aren’t overused character names and I love that. I’ve been told that this series is twilight fan fiction. Honestly I’m not exactly sure what that means. The characters have different names. The setting is different. I think the overall storyline is unique and I loved this book and it’s characters. Both Tenley & Hayden are broken. They’ve both suffered a great loss in their short […]

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Four Years Later by Monica Murphy

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Four Years Later by Monica Murphy

March 14, 2014 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… Yay! Finally Owen’s book. Seems like I’ve been waiting a very long time for this one. Owen is Fables brother of course. If you haven’t read the three previous books I highly suggest that you do. They are all awesome. Anyway, in Four Years Later Owen’s all grown up. Well maybe not all grown up, but he is in college. I’ve always liked him. I was so happy Ms Murphy decided to write […]

BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT, GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Before You Break by Christina Lee

BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT, GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Before You Break by Christina Lee

February 19, 2014 0 Comments Christy

At the theater, we bought popcorn, Milk Duds, and large sodas. After we settled in our seats in the crowded room, I opened the box of chocolate caramel confections and dumped them in the large tub. “Um,” Quinn said, scratching his chin. “Sweet and salty—it’ s a must-have for movie watching.” “Seriously?” “Yes, seriously.” I picked up a Milk Dud, flanked it with two pieces of popcorn, and then brought it to his lips. “Here. […]

Review: Be with Me by J. Lynn

Review: Be with Me by J. Lynn

February 4, 2014 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… I enjoyed this story for the most part. There were a few minors things that I didn’ t care for, but overall I enjoyed it. I found the plot to be intriguing and I couldn’ t wait to get started reading it. Once I got started I couldn’ t put it down. I was able to read it in a day which is pretty fast for me. I loved both main characters. Jase […]

REVIEW: Believe by Erin McCarthy

REVIEW: Believe by Erin McCarthy

January 27, 2014 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… Believe is book three in the True Believers series by Author Erin McCarthy. I enjoyed this one. There were a few things about it that were unrealistic to me, but for the most part I loved it. The hero: Phoenix. The poor guy has had it rough in life. The Mann brothers are his cousins. He just got out of jail after doing a 6 months. New to this series, Phoenix, is a […]

Review: Sweet by Erin McCarthy

Review: Sweet by Erin McCarthy

January 22, 2014 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… I loved True which was the first book in this series so I was really excited to read this one. What can I say? I love the Mann brothers. This book was a really fast read for me. It sucked me in and didn’ t let go until the very end. I loved the characters and the storyline. I enjoyed watching Riley and Jessica’ s relationship grow from the beginning. I did get […]

Review: Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder

Review: Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder

December 24, 2013 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… ~ Breathtakingly beautiful. Heartbreaking. Amazingly brilliant. I couldn’ t put it down. Wow! What an emotional read. I cried many times while reading this book, guys. No joking. A lot. I’ m going to be honest. I didn’ t really know much about this book when I asked to review it. Ms Wilder didn’ t give a whole lot away regarding it, but since I’ m a big fan of her work I […]

ARC Review+GIVEAWAY: The Weight of Words by Georgina Guthrie

ARC Review+GIVEAWAY: The Weight of Words by Georgina Guthrie

December 2, 2013 6 Comments Regina

First, there was Shakespeare. Then, there was Georgina Guthrie. Sometimes you stumble upon a book that appeals to all your senses. A book that wraps itself around you, and warms you to your core like a chenille sweater during a Canadian winter. The Weight of Words is one of those books. In my mind’s eye, TWoW is leather-bound in Oxblood-red with roughly edged, cream colored pages. It’s a romantic contemporary classic that deserves to be […]

Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

October 7, 2013 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… I’ve read this one once before. I left a four star rating on Goodreads a while back and said “From the beginning until the end I loved everything about this story.” Not much of a review, but it’s straight and to the point. I’d like to add I loved Bliss and Garrick from the beginning. The chemistry they share is apparent from the beginning. Upon meeting in a bar their attraction is so […]

Review: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin

Review: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin

September 30, 2013 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… Out of Line is written by a new to me author. A publicist I follow on twitter tweeted about it. It was on sale for 99¢ so I thought I’d give it a try. For the most part I liked it. I thought the main characters were interesting. Things start off a little rocky between the hero and the heroine. Finn almost seems a little stalkerish at first. I can understand why he’s […]

Review: All of You by Christina Lee

Review: All of You by Christina Lee

September 17, 2013 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… I loved this one. The synopsis grabbed my attention and I couldn’t wait to start reading. Avery and Bennett are alike in some ways and different in others. Both have had shitty home life’s. Their mothers weren’t very good role models, but what makes them different is how they handle themselves. Where Avery has to be in control of all aspects of her life including sexual partners, Bennett doesn’t have sex. Period. He’s […]

Review: The Impact of You by Kendall Ryan

Review: The Impact of You by Kendall Ryan

September 12, 2013 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… This is the first one by author Kendall Ryan that I’ve read. For the most part I really liked it. There were a few issues I had with it though. I liked Avery. Although I found her to be a bit naive. She was sort of complex. She’s got a big secret and it takes a while to find out just exactly what it is. When all is revealed I sort of think […]

Review: Undeclared by Jen Frederick

Review: Undeclared by Jen Frederick

September 4, 2013 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… I really liked this one. The plot was really interesting and I couldn’t help but be sucked in from the very first page. It kept my interest throughout the entire book. I kept turning page after page to see how things would end up. At one point the author broke my heart. *sob* I just couldn’t believe it. You know when things are going along fairly well and you are waiting for the […]

Review: Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

Review: Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

August 30, 2013 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… Warning: This review may be a bit spoilerish. I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand I liked it. But on the other hand there were a few issues I had with it. The heroine loathed the hero for half of this book. And then all of sudden it sort of turned into insta-love. I’m not really a big fan of this element. I just felt sort of confused. I […]

Review: Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose

Review: Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose

August 27, 2013 0 Comments Christy

My thoughts… This is going to be a very short review of Me, Cinderella. I was drawn in by the synopsis and thought this sounded like a great read. Once I started reading I quickly realized that this one wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. Upon meeting Eliot, Brynn tells him her name but it isn’t really her name. It’s a fake name. I’m not sure what the purpose of that was. […]