Book Review: The Ringmaster’s Wife

I received this book for free from HarperCollins Christian Publishing at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron Published on June 7, 2016. Goodreads Summary: What is revealed when you draw back the curtain of the Greatest Show on […]

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Book Review: Eligible

Eligible (The Austen Project #4) by Curtis Sittenfeld Goodreads Summary: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When […]

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Bedtime Duties

Christopher and I didn’t read enough books this week for me to write a Juvenile Pile post for 2 reasons. We’re continuing with The BFG and Little Shaq Takes a Chance. I only put him to be 2 nights this week because we had a babysitter and because of how Jim and I split bedtime duties. […]

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Kid Lit: Too Many Moose

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Too Many Moose by Lisa Bakos To be published on July 5, 2016 Goodreads Summary: Everyone Needs At Least One More Moose When Martha decided she must have a pet, she marveled and mulled over what she should get. […]

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Book Review: The Best Worst Thing (MG)

I received this book for free from LB Kids at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. The Best Worst Thing by Kathleen Lane Published on June 7, 2016. Goodreads Summary: A simply told, deeply riveting and perceptive debut novel that strikes a universal chord […]

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On pre-ordering books…

Is it just me or has pre-ordering books gotten to be a bigger thing? Is it because of Amazon and other online retailers? Is it that there are better books coming out? Are publishers pushing it more? I remember my first book pre-order. It was the summer of 2000. I was living at home with […]

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Book Review: Split Second (YA)

Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West Goodreads Summary: Life can change in a split second. Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been […]

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Book Review: Thirty Days to Thirty

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thirty Days to Thirty by Courtney Psak Published on September 18, 2015. Goodreads Summary: What if you were on the cusp of marrying the guy of your dreams and reaching that career goal you set for yourself, only for […]

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