“I need your help. You see, your friends are hot. And you, darling, are the Duff.” Yep–I’ll admit it, I picked up this book purely based on the title. It got me. It might be hard to see in that cover photo, but DUFF stands for Designated. Ugly. Fat. Friend. I honestly don’t know whether my junior high/high school experiences were entirely ...
I’m so excited to be featuring Tumblr blogger Jamie from Belle333Black today! Jamie is a super-awesome book nerd (her blog is like a black hole of fun, people–you want ideas for what to watch, read, ship–she’s got recs for ALLLL of it!) just like the rest of us, but she’s also crazy talented in a way I could never, ever be, and ...
“I missed night. I had other reasons to disobey, too like wanting to escape the cameras, but most of all, I missed the deep, vacant darkness of night.” I love a good first line, and the beginning of The Vault of Dreamers captured me, immediately. Anyone who’s read O’Brien’s Birthmarked trilogy knows what a statement she’s making with that first ...
Everybody, say hi to Lindsay! She blogs over at The Broke Book Girls, and she keeps me in supply of Benedict Cumberbatch tweets, great book recs, and generally fabulous conversation. Love her to pieces! ~ FREE TIME WITH LINDSAY ~ I don’t have a whole lot of “free” time these days. My 4 year old son is super busy ALL THE TIME, ...
“No matter how much I want it to be true, I can’t be dead and alive all at once.” I just read over all the things I highlighted while reading Words and Their Meanings, trying to choose a good one to start off my review. The problem is, they’re all spectacular. I finished the book less than a week ago, and after ...
So, I struggled to make a list of the Top Ten Underrated Books in a particular genre, but you guys, I got so distracted by all the random books that I wanted to push that I just love SO MUCH. So this is what you’re getting from me. Random. But these are some of my favorite underrated, under-the-radar books ...
The first line of the synopsis for Of Monsters and Madness says, “A romantic, historical retelling of classic Gothic horror featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his character Annabel Lee, from a New York Times best-selling author.” So…that pretty much sealed the deal for me right there. Gothic? Check. Romantic? Historical? Check-check. POE? JUST HAND IT OVER, PLEASE. I’ve been in ...
Everybody, say hi to Kristina! She blogs with Daphne over at Gone Pecan, a blog I love, and I adore Kristina for keeping me from making horrible fashion mistakes and making me laugh on a routine basis. She’s basically fabulous. Take it away, Kristina!   ~ FREE TIME WITH KRISTINA ~ Outside of reading I never really had a hobby (unless you ...
I know, I know, I’ve been dragging my feet about writing these reviews! There’s no real reason for it, really; sometimes it just takes me a little longer to process a book, and figure out what I want to say about it. Sometimes, that’s a sign that a book made a deep and lasting impression on me. For the ...
I thought it was going to be really hard to put together my ideal literary lunch table, but it turns out it was really easy! Here we go: the top ten people I’d want sitting with me, and why (aka, some of my favorite friends in book land)! Every girl needs a BFF (or two or three), and I’m pretty ...