National Poetry Month

Since I’m not going to be able to read a classic this month (preparing for book festivals!), I thought I would read some poetry—April is National Poetry Month. I was never a very big fan of poetry.  Honestly, it made me feel kind of dumb; I never understood the symbolisms and thought they were floweryContinue reading “National Poetry Month”

Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn

Goodreads synopsis: James Patterson presents this emotionally resonant novel that shows that while some broken things can’t be put back exactly the way they were, they can be repaired and made even stronger. Kira’s Twelve Steps To A Normal Life 1. Accept Grams is gone. 2. Learn to forgive Dad. 3. Steal back ex-boyfriend fromContinue reading “Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn”

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone – Review

Rachel Lynn Solomon’s debut, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, is a story that dives deep into the relationships within a Jewish family, who’s results of a genetic test try to rip them apart.  Especially the relationship between two twin sisters.  Tovah and Adina watch their once strong Israeli mother slowly succumb to the rareContinue reading “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone – Review”

April TBR: Festival Addition!

I usually don’t do TBR’s, I pick as I go. Maybe sometimes I’ll have a theme to my reading, like summer books during summertime (groundbreaking, I know), but other than that I mostly go on mood. However at the end of the month, I’m heading to the LA Times Festival of Books.  I used toContinue reading “April TBR: Festival Addition!”

March Classics: F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Stories

For my college graduation present, my family went to London for 12 days. About halfway through our trip, we took the Chunnel to Paris to spend the day.  My goal for my first time in Paris was to visit the famous bookstore, Shakespeare & Company.  This legendary bookstore is down the street from Notre DameContinue reading “March Classics: F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Stories”

Love, Simon

“I like your boots!” AHHHHH!!! THE FEELS!!!! MY EMOTIONS, MY HEART!!!! Okay, I got it out of my system.  I have just come home from seeing Love, Simon, the new movie based on Becky Albertalli’s novel Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda.  I have been waiting for this movie to come out for ages.  TheContinue reading “Love, Simon”

A Charlotte Holmes Story

I have a thing for boarding school books—I was also a big Zoey 101 fan back in the day. It’s such a foreign concept, but there is a small part of me that wishes I would have gone to one.  They just seem so sophisticated.  Another thing I love is Sherlock Holmes.  Okay, most ofContinue reading “A Charlotte Holmes Story”

A Little Princess: Movie vs. Book

Like last month, when choosing which classic I was going to read was fueled by a movie.  I had an urge to watch the 1995 classic, A Little Princess.  This movie was a huge part of my childhood. My sister and I have probably seen it over fifty times, but I had never read theContinue reading “A Little Princess: Movie vs. Book”

Let’s Talk About Love – College in YA

There needs to be more YA stories that take place during college.  Plain and simple.  It’s as if when you graduate high school you go straight into the smutty/romance novels of New Adult. Your journey in finding yourself doesn’t stop when you leave those high school halls.