Month In Review: May

Dear Book Reader,

Hey there!  Can you believe that May is over?  This year seems to be moving by so fast!

Reading wise, I felt like I was in a slump and I didn’t read as much as I’d have liked to.  Here’s the books I did read this month:

  1. Ruins by Dan Wells
  2. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  3. Isabelle by Laurence Yep (Part of the American Girl series)
  4. The One by Kiera Cass
  5. This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky
  6. A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

I guess six isn’t bad, but I started a few books that I haven’t finished yet.

I also posted one review, although I have a few ready to go.

I really feel like I’ve slacking in the review department.  Maybe June will be a  better in that regard!

Read On,





WWW Wednesdays #3


WWW Wednesdays is hosted over at Should Be Reading!

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 1.  I’m currently reading “This Is How I Find Her” by Sara Polsky.

2.  I recently finished “The Winner’s Curse” by Marie Rutkoski.  I enjoyed this book!

3.  I can never seem to come up with an answer for this one.  I’ve got a few books on hold at the library that I’m waiting to come in, and a number checked out that I want to read.  There’s just not enough time in the day!

What are your WWWs for this week?

Read On,


Teaser Tuesdays #3

Dear Book Reader,

Wow, it’s been awhile.  Life kind of just happened and I had to deal with it.  But I’m back with another Teaser Tuesdays from a book I just started.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I grip the edges of my seat tightly, waiting, saying nothing.  Dr. Choi has done this before; he must know all the things I want to say.  All the questions I want to ask.

~p. 141 “This Is How I Find Her” by Sara Polsky


And now that I’m awake, something about the room still feels strange, like some essential ingredient is missing

~p. 24 “This Is How I Find Her” by Sara Polsky


Do you have any teasers to share for Tuesday?


Read On,


Check It Out Fridays #5

Dear Book Readers,

I hope everyone had as a great week!  It’s been a busy up and down week for me and I’m so glad to see the end of it.  Next week is going to be pretty much of the same.  This week library wise…so much was due back and it was either take it back or renew it.  Most of the renewed stuff was just renewed today.  I don’t remember checking so many books out in one day, but I must have gone on a book binge four weeks ago.   See, I hoard library books.  This is proof.

First Time Check Out:

  • A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • Me Since You by Laura Wiess
  • Plague by Michael Grant
  • Fear by Michael Grant
  • Light by Michael Grant
  • Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin
  • Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

Checked Out/Renewed Again…and Again:

  • The Program by Suzanne Young
  • Through The Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
  • Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  • Pawn by Aimee Carter
  • Going Rogue: An Also Known As Novel by Robin Benway
  • And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
  • A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • Double Digit by Annabel Monaghan
  • Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler
  • Enders by Lissa Price
  • Starters by Lissa Price
  • No Place by Todd Strasser
  • Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
  • When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens
  • Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
  • Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu
  • Override by Heather Anastasiu
  • This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky
  • Shadowlands by Kate Brian

At this point I feel no need to add in the couple of books that I could download from the Overdrive Media Library.  🙂

What book(s) did you pick up from your public library this week that you can’t wait to read?  Or did you have a renewal that you’re glad to hang on to for a few more weeks?

Read On,