Review: When You Were Mine by Elizabeth Noble

Review: When You Were Mine by Elizabeth Noble
24 February, 2017 / 2 Comments

When You Were Mine by Elizabeth Noble My Copy: Paperback, 331 pages Publication Date: March 1, 2011 Publisher: Touchstone Source: Purchased IS A SECOND CHANCE AT HAPPINESS WORTH RISKING EVERYTHING? EVEN A BEST FRIEND? Susannah has been living with Doug for eight years, acting as stepmother to his three unappreciative children and wondering why she doesn’t mind much when he sometimes sleeps in his study. She’s known her best friend Amelia since they were teenagers. Amelia never minces words, and Susannah doesn’t like hearing what Amelia has to say about her noncommittal relationship. At her brother’s wedding, Susannah runs into Rob—her first love, the […]


Review: All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon

Review: All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon
17 February, 2017 / 1 Comment

All Fall Down (Hostage Negotiation Team #1) by Julie Coulter Bellon My Copy: ePub eBook, 180 pages Publication Date: September 16, 2011 Publisher: Self-published Source: Gift Hostage negotiator Claire Michaels’ never thought she’d be involved in an international crisis. Can she overcome her scars of the past to stop a new al-Qaeda threat? Navy SEAL Rafe Kelly is on leave to recover from a knee injury he suffered during his tour in Afghanistan and he doesn’t expect to be fighting terrorists on his home turf. When he’s taken hostage, he knows he has to fight or die. My Review This book starts off with […]


Commenting on old Blog Posts

Commenting on old Blog Posts
15 February, 2017 / 21 Comments

  This thought actually occurred to me recently when I was reading the February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway on FYFA. You can earn extra points toward the giveaway by commenting on select old discussion posts of the chosen blogger. This got me wondering: how often do you comment on older blog posts? I almost never have people commenting on my older posts. At most it would be posts from the last month getting new comments. If I do get new comments on my old posts, it’s typically only spam comments, not even real ones. I, myself, will comment on older […]


Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
13 February, 2017 / 4 Comments

  Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: January 17, 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn’t prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die […]


Review: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Review: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
10 February, 2017 / 3 Comments

  Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan  My Copy: Paperback, 266 pages Publication Date: November 13, 2012 Publisher: Free Press Source: Borrowed When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking […]


A Day in the Life of an 8-Month-Old

A Day in the Life of an 8-Month-Old
8 February, 2017 / 2 Comments

Please keep in mind that every baby is different and I’m positive that mine doesn’t follow the “norm” for babies her age, so please don’t think there is anything wrong with yours if he/she doesn’t follow the same schedule as mine.  Please also realize that my daughter’s schedule changes on a daily basis and while this was one day of her life, there are many other days that are completely different. 7:00 a.m. Wake up. Talk to myself until mommy and daddy notice and come get me. Daddy changes my diaper and dresses me (usually in mismatched clothes and mommy […]


Review: Unknown by Wendy Higgins

Review: Unknown by Wendy Higgins
6 February, 2017 / 4 Comments

  Unknown (Unknown Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: August 16, 2016 Publisher: Self-published Source: Purchaed Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts. When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and […]


Review: Unchanged by Jessica Brody

Review: Unchanged by Jessica Brody
4 February, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unchanged (Unremembered #3) by Jessica Brody My Copy: Hardcover, 420 pages Publication Date: February 24, 2015 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers Source: Library So many secrets are buried within these compound walls. I used to be one of those secrets. After returning to the Diotech compound and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera’s history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious […]


Freezing when Commenting!

Freezing when Commenting!
2 February, 2017 / 16 Comments

Does this ever happen to you? You write this big, long, thoughtful comment on a blog post.  You fill out your name, email, and website address and then click submit.  You wait.  You look at the little circle going round and round…and then the error page pops up!  But you just put so much time and effort into that comment all for it to just disappear into thin air. What do you do now? Do you re-type the comment?  Do you re-write a much shorter comment just so that you say at least part of what you wanted to say? […]


A Look Back at January 2017

A Look Back at January 2017
31 January, 2017 / 8 Comments

Books Reviews Undiscovered by Jessica Brody | Rating: 3.5/5 stars See Me by Wendy Higgins | Rating: 3.5/5 stars The Glimpse by Claire Merle | Rating: 3/5 stars Unleashed by Jessica Brody | Rating: 3.5/5 stars Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd | Rating: 4/5 stars If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan | Rating: 4/5 stars Unearthly by Cynthia Hand | Rating: 4.5/5 stars By Your Side by Kasie West | Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Favourite Discussions Top 4.5 Rated Books – A list of books that, looking back, I couldn’t believe I didn’t rate 5 stars. Negative […]