Friday, January 2, 2015


I’ve been an avid blogger and reviewer since October 2011. It has changed my life in so many wonderful ways! I’ve met other reviewers and bloggers, discovered fantastic new authors, and broke out of my reading comfort zone to explore new genres I wouldn’t have given a chance was it not for the book community. I’ve hosted giveaways, won giveaways, discovered NetGalley, participated in blog tours and book blasts, and learned how to manage my own blog. I was sure life couldn’t get any better!

But as with everything else, life and interests change. I’m still an avid reader and will always review all the books I read, but from now on, I’ll be doing it on Goodreads and Amazon only. Why? Well, because my little blue-eyed angel is starting Grade One this year, and that means I’ll be spending my evenings helping him with homework. He’ll also be participating in a ton of after school activities and sports which will be taking up more of my time. We also recently bought a house and will be moving into it the end of the month. So there’s a lot of packing and unpacking to be done.

I’m not promising anything, but I might post a review or a random post on here if ever I find a spare minute…you know, to keep in touch. I’m not shutting down my blog, but I am taking a hiatus for the time being. I want to thank everyone who has been following my blog since the beginning, and every new blog follower who joined us on the way. If you still want to see what Ellen and I are reading, then scoot on over to Goodreads and find us there. We’d love to hear from you!

It’s not goodbye, it’s just a see you later!


Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I’m super excited to share with you my top ten favorite reads of 2014. To pick only ten books for this list was a nightmare! There are a ton of books I read this year which I absolutely loved, so trust me, it was HARD to choose only ten. But here they are, in no specific order. Click on each book’s cover to go to Goodreads to see the book description and read my review - if you feel like it.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014


On the second last day of 2014 I’m sharing with you the top ten books that didn’t live up to my expectations this year. I had high hopes for these books, but for various reasons, these ones won’t be going on my re-reads list. They are in no specific order. Just click on each book’s cover to go to Goodreads for the book description and to see my review.

On a brighter note, tomorrow I’ll be sharing my top ten favorite books of 2014!


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Monday, December 29, 2014


Today I’m sharing with you Ellen’s (my guest reviewer) list of disappointing reads of 2014. These are the ones that didn’t live up to her expectations and they are in no particular order (click on the book covers to go to Goodreads for each book’s description). Tomorrow I’ll post my list of book disappointments of 2014.


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Friday, December 19, 2014


You know what I love most about December, apart from Christmas, of course? I love all the top ten lists of favorite books, book disappointments, favorite tv shows, favorite movies, etc, appearing on all my favorite blogs and websites. So, in that same spirit, I asked my guest reviewer, Ellen Fritz, to send me a list of the books she enjoyed most this year. Here are her top ten reads for 2014 in no specific order.
(Click on the covers to go to Goodreads for each book’s summary and info.)


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

REVIEW: THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Dream Thieves
Series: The Raven Cycle, #2
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Reviewed by: Angie Edwards
My rating: 5/5


Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. 

Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. 

Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...


If you’ve read The Raven Boys, you’ll know that I don’t need to go into detail about just how fabulously mindblowing Dream Thieves is. While reading The Raven Boys, I could never have imagined how Stiefvater would be able to improve on that. But oh me of little faith. She did, and she did it splendidly!

The writing, as expected, is as imaginative and whimsical as it is in the first book. Maybe even better. OK, definitely better. Then again, from this incredibly talented author I would expect nothing less. Character growth is off the charts and if you think you knew the boys quite well from the previous novel, you have a few surprises coming your way for sure. I loved how this book revolved around the three Raven boys (Gansey, Ronan, and Adam) more, and less around Blue. I’m not sure how I feel about her anymore, that’s probably why I’m happy she doesn’t feature as much in this story as in the first.

The idea of dream thieves tickled my imagination and, to be honest, I loved the concept of dreams literally coming true. Except for the night horrors, that is.

My recommendation is that (if you haven’t yet) you should read The Raven Boys first. It is, after all, the first book in this series and although I guess Dream Thieves can be read on its own, you’ll miss out on too much back story to be able to fully appreciate the extraordinariness of this sequel.


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All of Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she's tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She's made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

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