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 […]


Hits-Stores-Tomorrow Review: By Your Side

Hits-Stores-Tomorrow Review: By Your Side
30 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

By Your Side by Kasie West My Copy: ARC eBook, 220 pages Publication Date: January 31, 2017 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson. When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with […]


Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
27 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand My Copy: Paperback, 439 pages Publication Date: January 4, 2011 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees… Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her […]


Tips for buying gifts for a baby shower

Tips for buying gifts for a baby shower
25 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

When buying clothes, think about what the season will likely be when the baby will fit into the clothes you’re about to purchase. I have soooo many short sleeve shirts and onesies for my girl that fit her right now but she can hardly ever wear because it’s bloody cold here right now! I mean, of course she could wear them with a hoodie over top, but when I’m looking at the options I’m way more likely to choose a long sleeve shirt/onesie or a sweater (depending what the plans for the day are). Maybe actually buy off the registry? […]


Books I Didn’t Finish

Books I Didn’t Finish
24 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

  I’m finding I’m putting books down more and more as I find I have less and less time to read.  It’s not even that they are particularly bad books.  If it doesn’t catch my interest, if something about it just drives me crazy, or if it’s been a couple days AND I HAVEN’T PICKED THE BOOK UP, I know it’s time to call it a DNF.  Unfortunately, not every book is going to be my cup of tea.  I have come to terms with it.  These days, I am all for being picky and easily laying down books because […]