Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Posted September 6, 2015 by MC in Book Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe tells the story of a young teenage boy named Aristotle, beginning in the summer between his sophomore and junior year of high school. Ari doesn’t feel like he has any friends, and he always seems to be angry, yet he doesn’t understand why. One day he meets Dante, […]

Top 5 Wednesday 9/2/15: Top 5 Favorite Fictional Cities

Posted September 2, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 2 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 9/2/15: Top 5 Favorite Fictional Cities

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! There are tons of fictional cities that I would love to have the pleasure of exploring. I can think of quite a lot of cities that I love, but I had to narrow down my list to just five for this post. You may notice a trend in the cities that I want […]

August 2015 Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Posted September 1, 2015 by MC in Wrap Ups / 0 Comments
August 2015 Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

  Well, August was an insane month. I participated in two readathons and three readalongs in August and had a big work trip. I’m not entirely sure how I managed to read as much as I did (I think it was through sheer force of will). I ended up starting to feel a bit burnt out by the end of the month, so I slowed down my reading drastically and […]

September 2015 TBR

Posted August 31, 2015 by MC in TBR Lists / 0 Comments
September 2015 TBR

Well, I am pretty horrible at sticking to my TBRs, but I am going to try really hard in the month of September. I want to take it pretty easy this month, though. I am still feeling a little burnt out from all the readathons I have done lately. I have a couple readalongs I want to participate in this month, as well as some books that have just been […]

Review: Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Posted August 30, 2015 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins (Goodreads) Tricks is a story of love – love that is misguided, love that is misinterpreted, love that goes wrong. In her signature beautiful poetic writing style, Ellen Hopkins takes the reader on a journey that interweaves the lives of five teenagers who are desperate to be loved and are trying to figure out what saying “I love you” really means. Let me introduce you to […]

Top 5 Wednesday 8/26/15: Top 5 Book Series I Wish Had More Books – A Discussion

Posted August 26, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 8/26/15: Top 5 Book Series I Wish Had More Books – A Discussion

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! This week we are supposed to discuss book series that we wish had more books. I thought about this topic all month, trying desperately to come up with a list. But in the end, I have decided that I don’t really have an answer to this week’s Top 5 Wednesday prompt. However, since […]

Review: The Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien

Posted August 23, 2015 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien

Birthmarked, Prized, and Promised by Caragh M. O’Brien (Goodreads)   The Birthmarked trilogy introduces us to our heroine, Gaia Stone, a teenage midwife living in a society about 400 years in the future. She lives in a unique world, in which a slightly ramshackle, dystopian community and a scientifically advanced city exist side-by-side, separated by just a wall. The city inside the wall, the Enclave,  is a pristine, white safe […]

Top 5 Wednesday 8/19/15: Top 5 Tropes I Hate

Posted August 19, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 8/19/15: Top 5 Tropes I Hate

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! I really struggled with last month’s topic of discussing tropes we love. So when I saw that this month we would be discussing tropes we hate I jumped for joy! Generally I don’t enjoy most tropes at all. But the ones that I really dislike the most are the ones that have to […]

Top 5 Wednesday 8/12/15: Top 5 Favorite Required Reading

Posted August 12, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 8/12/15: Top 5 Favorite Required Reading

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! Wow, this was a really fun week for me. I took a trip to my parents house, where all of my old schoolbooks are stored, and took a look at the shelves while reminiscing about my required reading and the book reports I had to write while I was growing up. I am […]

Bout of Books 14!

Posted August 9, 2015 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 2 Comments
Bout of Books 14!

That’s right! I am participating in yet another read-a-thon! That will be three read-a-thons over the course of four weeks for me. I am slightly exhausted from all this reading, but Bout of Books is a pretty low-key read-a-thon, so I still want to participate. This will be my first time participating in Bout of Books, and I am really excited to jump right in! Work is going to make […]