Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Back From The Dead

What mood I'm in today: Editing
What I'm listening to right now: The Twilight Zone (the old TV show)

Wow, I'm so missing. It's been six months, thanks to school. We'll have to see if I can keep up with this. I was hoping once a month at the least. Oh well...
I've survived another semester of school, and I've been reading ever since. And Christmas-ing, of course. I finally finished the Iron Fey series with this gem by Julie Kagawa:

You can read my review on Goodreads. The short of it is, I loved it and gave it five stars. Not sure why. I'm probably biased. :)
Happy Reading!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Great Summer Reads - Keeping the Moon

What I'm listening to right now: The cat begging me to let him in.
What mood I'm in today: Reading

It's a warm summer day here, and I know you all want a good book to read by the pool side or holed up in your cool basement. I thought I would throw out some great summer reads, and start with this one:

Keeping the Moon, by Sarah Dessen, is a light yet thought-provoking read about Colie's summer at her aunt's. You can read my review on Goodreads. I'm going to pick up another Sarah Dessen ASAP, and enjoy my summer by the pool - er, I mean, in the basement.
Happy Reading!

Sunday, May 10, 2015


What mood I'm in today: Reading
What I'm listening to right now: Maddji, "Dawn Light"

Happy Mother's Day!
Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday morning. The boys made me a delicious French Toast Bake with strawberry smoothies. Isn't it great when your kids are old enough to cook for you?
My most recent read is this:

Another lovely read from Kimberly Loth. You can read my very scattered, left-brained review on Goodreads or Amazon. I gave it five stars, and it's a fantastic book, a beautiful love story about a girl who has lost her father to suicide.
Until next time, Happy Reading!

Thursday, April 2, 2015


What mood I'm in today: Reading
What I'm listening to right now: Avengers soundtrack

Hello Spring!
Well, up until it snowed today, anyway. It's not bad. We need it. And snow makes lovely reading weather. That, and a couple of warm chocolate chip cookies. Is it so bad that I've been making them every few days for, like, a month now? I'm totally addicted.
Not to mention lazy.
Scratch that. I'm a mom, I'm not lazy. I'm busy. And sometimes at the end of the day I'm totally exhausted. But you know what's nice? Reading while sitting in the waiting room. It's the one thing that probably saves me from the stress of doctor, dentist, and orthodontist visits. I get to read! Yay!

Pretties is the second in the "Uglies" series by Scott Westerfeld. Have I mentioned that I like his books? I do. A lot. Read my review of Pretties here on Goodreads. It's short but sweet, that's how I do it. Four stars overall - a really great read and lead up to Specials, which I'm just now trying to finish.
As always, Happy Reading!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Uglies

What mood I'm in today: Reading
What I'm listening to right now: Lindsey Stirling, Transcendence

It snowed last night. Smiley! Also, a good reason to want to stay in bed all morning. I didn't, which kind of stinks. I didn't even make hot chocolate for breakfast, because it's been around sixty degrees for a couple weeks. Boo. It's a good day to curl up with a good book. Like this one. And maybe some afternoon cocoa.

Uglies, by Scott Westerfield (love this author), is a fantastic, well-written and exciting Dystopian YA novel about Tally Youngblood and the world of Pretties (what I'm reading right now). Read my review on Goodreads. If you like Dystopian or Sci-Fi or anything with a remotely good plot line, this is for you.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Beautiful Between

What I'm listening to right now: Donald Duck cartoons, old school
What mood I'm in today: Reading

Happy New Year!
I love New Year's Day. It's like this whole starting over point. And even though it's halfway through the month (and we've got both feet firmly planted in 2015 already, right?), I'm still excited about it being a new year. Time goes by so fast. So much can happen in a short amount of time. At least I was able to read a whole 12 books last year. As for this year, I will plan on the same. Unless I get the time to read fourteen. Smiley face!

The last book I finished in 2014 was a little gem called The Beautiful Between, by Alyssa B. Sheinmel. You can read my review on Goodreads. For the short review, I liked it and gave it three stars, mostly for it being a bit heavy (not just for young readers, but for anyone).
And for the New Year - Happy Reading!