Friday, August 2, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 13

Day 13:

Describe one under-appreciated book EVERYONE should read.

This one is hard because I read a lot of obscure books that I find to be extremely insightful and awesome and no one else has ever heard about them.

I guess I'll pick an old one I love, and is relatively known, but not read nearly enough:  Ordinary People by Judith Guest.


The Jarrets are a typical American family. Calvin is a determined, successful provider and Beth an organized, efficient wife. They had two sons, Conrad and Buck, but now they have one. In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the reader into their lives to share their misunderstandings, pain...and ultimate healing.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: Easy

Title: Easy
Author: Tammara Webber
Rating: 5/5


He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.


I'm going to start this review with:


For the first two chapters, I didn't like it and almost put it down.  BUT because a friend of mine had given it a rave review I forged on, and I am so glad I did!!

I can't put my finger on what exactly is so uniquely amazing about this book.  It has a typical-ish storyline, and the characters aren't that amazing (except for Lucas, he is a god).  It was nice to have a book that focused on a college student for once (as I am one).  There are so few books that aren't either high school and younger, or adult and older.

So, while there were portions of this book that made me mad (which is what every good book does), it didn't drag things out in a painful way.  Like the issues spanned the entire book, but the author jumped between plot lines enough that it wasn't frustrating and by the time I reached the end I wasn't just happy for a conclusion, I was actually sad to see it end.

Now on to the best part of this book:  LUCAS

He is just like the ultimate perfect man all the way from his mysterious past, to his drool-worthy tattoos, to his genius in art and school.  It's almost too much perfect for one boy, especially when he repeatedly saves Jacqueline.

Obviously I loved almost ever sentence of this book (I mean, come on.  I even went and hunted down .gif images to express my love).

So I recommend this book to EVERYONE (over the age of 17).

Monday, July 29, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 12

Day 12:

How do you fight blogger fatigue?

Clearly not well!  If you couldn't tell I obviously get it a lot (though I don't post tons because I'm busy too, but mostly lazy).

I try to fight it by not doing the same types of posts all the time.  Like if I've done a few reviews I'll do a cover collage, or an author profile, or something to break it up.  As I'm learning the blogging thing better I'm getting slightly more adventurous with my posts.

I also change around my blog format every couple months, that really puts me back on track because I like the new look and want to try out posts with it.

Speaking of which, I might change around the look again soon.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 11

Day 11:

Show off 5 of your best blog posts!

Okay, I haven't been at this that long, but I can probably pick out a few that I'm proud of:

  1. Review: The Program
    • I'm proud of this because I put a lot of thought and feeling into the review portion, more than I usually do I think
  2. Cover Collage
    • Because I really love the look of all those covers!
  3. Review: Freak of Nature
    • Didn't love the book, but I like how I decided to break down the review
  4. Cover Love
    • I like that I didn't just give the covers, titles, and authors, but said what I liked
  5. Author Profile: Karen Kingsbury
    • I think I just like this because I love her
Tune in "tomorrow" for the next one.  We're almost done with the challenge! (Which is good because clearly I'm getting steadily worse at keeping up with posts).