Reading Wednesday: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

41elhgtwvglI know what you’re thinking. Whaaaat? You haven’t read this yet?! I know, I know. I read the Mortal Instruments series. So why hadn’t I read this one? I’m honestly not sure. So when I saw it on the book shelf in the library, I knew I needed to give it a whirl. I mean it is amongst the most well known and popular YA series. I have a lot of things to catch up on, but despite that, I took the time to barrel through it. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare”

Reading Wednesday: The Ordinary Spaceman by Clayton C. Anderson

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetAlright folks, it’s our first Reading Wednesday review! It’s an exciting time. Especially because yesterday, I was contacted by a publisher to do a review for a YA novel and received a free copy. That is great news for me! Of course I was more than happy to oblige and that review will be up in the future. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: The Ordinary Spaceman by Clayton C. Anderson”

The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review

Publishers and Hollywood are scrambling to find the next big YA trend. We had magic schools with the success of Harry Potter. The rise of vampires after Twilight. The takeover of dystopia with The Hunger Games, which paved the way for Divergent. But now we’re all growing weary of the totalitarian-themed fiction and all the B and C class knocks offs. Continue reading “The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review”

Book Review: Still Alice

blogI’d been interested in reading the book since I saw the nominations for the film adaptions at last year’s Academy Awards. However, I was a bit skeptical when I picked up the copy at the library and the review said, “I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, ‘You have to get this book.’” And yet, here I am writing about the book even though that was not the planned topic for today. Why? Because that reviewer was right. Continue reading “Book Review: Still Alice”

Books I Read in 2015

2015 was a big year for me. I was a newlywed, I got pregnant, had my dear baby boy, started waging war with postpartum depression and anxiety, and began adjusting to life as mother. I’m impressed that with all that I still averaged to finish a book at least every 2 weeks. I would’ve read more than that as I started a couple other books, but they accidentally got packed when we had to move and are buried in storage somewhere. Continue reading “Books I Read in 2015”