10 Great Summer Reads

By this point in the summer, many people are on vacation or have vacations planned for the near future. If you’re planning a trip to some great, sunny beach (or you’re not going anywhere and just want to read some good books), here are some recommendations for you to load on your e-reader or pack in your beach bag! Continue reading “10 Great Summer Reads”

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More Book Reviews Coming Soon!

Hey everyone!

Sorry I’ve been a huge slacker and haven’t posted any new reviews in ages. It’s been a crazy semester and I barely have time to sleep. But summer is just around the corner and my schedule will be much less hectic, so I’m hoping I’ll have time to read all of the novels that have piled up this semester and get you some good reviews!

In the meantime, feel free to check out my reviews at The Daily Quirk! I’ve read some pretty good stuff for them so far (yet another reason why I haven’t had time to post here) and there are definitely some gems there that you should check out.

Update!

Hey friends! So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and a lot has happened since then. So I thought I’d share a little bit of my exciting, book-related news:

1.) So, my blogging stint with Epic Reads was a week or two ago, and I wrote a pretty awesome post about things that are similar to the Full Moon series, only I kind of didn’t send it in until the last few days of the Full Moon section of their promotion. And my post never got posted. Which is kind of a bummer. I read that entire book series and I definitely wasn’t loving it, but I was really excited to get to post on a big, well-known site.

And it fell through. *sigh*

BUT

2.) I’ve started a blogging internship with The Daily Quirk. My first article goes up on Friday and I am so incredibly excited! It’s a lifestyle and entertainment blog, and I’ll be reviewing books and writing book-related posts (and pretty much any other posts I can think of).

I would highly encourage you guys to check the site out, even if you don’t read my stuff. It’s very much like the HelloGiggles website, but with a bit more of an entertainment focus. They try to keep everything positive, so it’s a really nice site to browse and escape from the negativity that seems to permeate the rest of the web.

So! That’s what’s new with me. I’m afraid I probably won’t have much time to update here (with the books that I’ll be reviewing for TDQ and school and my two jobs and extracurriculars, I’m stretched pretty thin), but I hope to at least find time to post occasionally!

In the meantime, if you want to see more frequent posts from me, check me out on Twitter at @dear__abbie. 🙂

Gifts for Book Lovers

The holidays are fast approaching and, if you’re like me, you probably haven’t done your shopping yet. But it’s okay! You still have time! And if you have a book lover to buy for, I’ve got some great ideas for you!

Young Adult – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I reviewed this book earlier, and it is honestly one of the greatest works of fiction I have ever read. John Green is a fantastic and hugely talented writer. The Fault in Our Stars is incredible, and readers of all ages would enjoy reading it.

Chick Lit – The Heather Wells series by Meg Cabot
The Heather Wells series (Size 12 is Not Fat, Size 14 is Not Fat Either, Big Boned, Size 12 and Ready to Rock) is really fun to read. Heather is a former teen pop star and current residence hall director at New York College. Weird and mysterious things keep happening (murders, thefts, etc.), and Heather plays Nancy Drew and tries to solve the crimes. These books are funny, relatable, and interesting. Meg Cabot knows how to write an entertaining book. BONUS: The next book in the series comes out in January, so there won’t be any waiting if anyone flies through the series and wants more! Continue reading “Gifts for Book Lovers”

Epic Reads: The End is Here

I apologize in advance if this makes no sense. I am in shock and dying of happiness and excitement right now.

Have you heard of Epic Reads? It’s a website through HarperCollins that is dedicated to YA Lit. It’s pretty much just a huge YA Lit discussion place and they have lots of cool stuff and tie-ins with popular YA series and such.

Earlier this week, they posted that they were looking for some readers who are new to a number of their dystopian and paranormal series who would be willing to read the series and blog about their experience.

So, I applied (and made this kind of ridiculous video) and…

I will officially be blogging about the Full Moon series by Ellen Schreiber!

I am so extremely excited about this! Over 400 people applied and they only picked 14 to be their “newbies.” So it’s a huge honor!

I’ll let you know as more details become available about where you can find these blogs and when you can expect to see them, but in the mean time, I encourage you to go and check out the Epic Reads site! It’s pretty neat!

Wow! People read this!

Hey everyone!

I have to say, I’m ridiculously happy/flattered that people actually read this! Every time I log on and see that this blog has gained views, I have to restrain myself from breaking out into a happy dance.

I’m still getting the hang of reviewing and I’m looking forward to sharing even more books with you guys! You might have to bear with me for a little while as I try to establish a regular posting schedule, but I’ll get there! I picked a kind of terrible time in the semester to star this, because finals are coming up and everything is crazy. But I’ll get it all sorted out!

I’m hoping to be able to post at least a review a week! If you have any suggestions for books to read, tips on reviewing, or just any comments you’d like to share, please leave them in the comments section! And if you like what you’re reading on this site, please feel free to subscribe/follow it!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this! I hope you stick around!

-Abbie

Allow me to introduce myself

Hello, Internet!

My name is Abbie, and you have found your way to my book blog. I’m a third year college student with an addiction to reading. I’m studying journalism and book publishing, and my dream job is to review books or work for a literary agency.

Recently, I’ve won some advance copies of a few books via Goodreads (such a fabulous website!), so I decided to practice my reviewing skills here. I hope you enjoy!

You can look forward to reviews of The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures by Edward Ball and The Two Week Wait by Sarah Rayner as well as many other books!

I love to read all types of fiction, but my real passion is for historical fiction, young adult, and “chick lit.”

If there are any books you can recommend or want to see reviewed in the future, please let me know!

Happy reading!