Sunday, February 28, 2016

Inside Out Book Tag!

Before Inside Out was even released, I was begging to go see it.  I never got around to it--until now.  I can now say I LOVED it, and can finally do this tag!  Thanks to both Anna and Mara for tagging me!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Publication Date:  October 8, 2013
Publisher:  Henry Holt and Co.
Pages:  451
Series:  The Ruby Red Trilogy #3
Genre:  Fantasy
Synopsis:  Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is. She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along. Emerald Green is the stunning conclusion to Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red Trilogy, picking up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Read Out of My Comfort Zone

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week I am listing some books I read out of my comfort zone, and loved anyway.  I have a pretty wide comfort zone, so this wasn't an easy feat.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Publication Date:  May 10, 2011 
Publisher:  Henry Holt and Co.
Pages:  354
Series:  The Ruby Red Trilogy #2
Genre:  Fantasy
Synopsis:  Gwen's life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she's been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.

At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he's very warm indeed; the next he's freezing cold. Gwen's not sure what's going on there, but she's pretty much destined to find out.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Songs I Wish Were Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Just so you know, I may have a slight obsession with music, but these are not necessarily my top ten favorite songs, just the ones I would actually like to see in a book format.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publication Date:  April 10, 1925
Publisher:  Scribner
Pages:  192
Series:  Stand Alone
Genre:  Fiction
Synopsis:  This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Anti-Valentine's Day Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I'm listing ten books that have no romance (or very little).

Friday, February 5, 2016

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Publication Date:  September 1, 2015
Publisher:  Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages:  320
Series:  Stand Alone
Genre:  Contemporary
Synopsis:  My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Recap: January 2016!

Can anyone believe it is already 2016?  More importantly, can anyone believe the first month of 2016 is already gone?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Historical Settings I Would Love to See

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Today I am listing the top ten historical setting I would kill to see in a book.  Well, maybe not kill, but you get the point.