On My Bookshelf for 26 Jan 2015



My hope for 2015 is to read popular books. Best-sellers. Things I wouldn’t usually pick up. I think I’m off to an okay start with some of these titles since I’d usually not consider them for not being strictly New Adult or Young Adult novels.


Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday 4 Jun 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

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?

What are you currently reading?

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

I’ve been looking at this book for a while, especially since I’ve seen students reading it. I only went through the first chapter, but it seems very cute.

Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson

With as many books as I’ve seen to Wilson’s credit (most of them in classrooms), I figured I should pick up a few. I bought this at a £1 book sale in Asda and have just picked it up recently. This one is for upper middle grade, I’d say. It has a very distinct teenage voice that I really like.

What did you recently finish reading?

Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill by James Patterson

The Martian by Andy Weir

Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Technically, I’m still reading all of these, I’ve just set them aside for the time being.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

I know we have this book sitting around somewhere, but I currently have the ebook version from the library. After the first page, I was ready to dive in.

The Camelot Code by Mari Mancusi

I’ve been trying to review more indie authors (because it’s so stinking fun) and this one looked really cute. I’ve read the first chapter and it’s such a cool idea. Can’t wait to read it all.

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

Monday Mashups for 2 Jun 2014

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:


I’ve just discovered clean, teen romance novels. I’m slow to realize that this is actually a thing. I read all the Twilight books, and I read Anna and the French Kiss, and those are romance. I like contemporary books, but it never occurred to me that romance books had more than “but he was soooo cute” kind of attitude in the main character.

I bought To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. I’m looking forward to some slight fantasy and (hopefully) not a lot of bedroom details. I’m not going to hold my breathe on that with the first book now that I’ve read the reviews. *sigh* I understand it’s part of a teenager’s life, but I don’t remember any of us having books that had light innuendos and flirting. The romance stuff was for adult books – and who the heck wanted to read those at age 16?

Anyway, that’s my new quest in books I can just enjoy and read for entertainment. Wish me luck!


Happy Reading and Happy Monday!

Friday Reads for 7 Mar 2014

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

My Finds:






Happy Reading, Happy October, and Happy Friday!


Two Things Tuesdays for 4 Mar 2014

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!

My Teasers from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney:

“So if you want to find somebody to blame for the way I am, I guess you’d have to start with the public education system.”

“I found out that North America will be underwater within six months, so that kind of takes the pressure off me to do well in school.”


Happy Reading and Happy Tuesday!