Review: Hair of the Corn Dog by A.K. Turner

In 2013 I came across a posting on Goodreads about an author wanting people to review her book. I read the synopsis and thought it sounded interesting and agreed to review it for the author. BEST DECISION EVER! The book, Mommy Had a Little Flask, was absolutely hilarious! You can find my review here. The author, A.K. Turner is coming out with a new book, Hair of the Corn Dog, and was looking for people to review it. I couldn’t say no! A.K. Turner is probably one of my favourite authors ever!  Continue reading


Book Tour: Gift of the Phoenix by Donna Cook

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Author: Donna Cook
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When three strangers are brought together by three mysterious stones and the discovery of a common enemy, they must fight to keep the magic of the Phoenix out of dangerous hands before their world is destroyed forever. But uniting will not be easy for Nicolai, the simple peasant with a powerful secret; Marcellus, the warrior prince who’s no longer heir to the throne; and Corren, a gifted wizard whose ambitions threaten to ruin them all. Full of magic, mystery, and a touch of romance, Gift of the Phoenix is an epic fantasy that takes the reader deep into the heart of a wondrous world and the three men destined to defend it.

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Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (#BrooklynReadalong)

At the beginning of February, Lesley from @WordsofaReader put up a Youtube video asking people if they wanted to join her in a readalong of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. This book, like a million others, has been on my TBR list for a while and I really enjoy being able to discuss the books I am reading with others, so I figured I might as well join. I’m really glad that I did, because I absolutely loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and even though I would have read it eventually, it probably would have continuously been pushed to the bottom of my TBR pile.  Continue reading

Starlet Series by Carla J. Hanna

Last year I responded to a post on Goodreads about a book called Starlet’s Web. I read over the synopsis and thought it sounded like an interesting topic- I don’t know many books that discuss actresses and all the pressures in their lives. I decided to give it a try and enjoyed the first book in the series Starlet’s Web (find review here). The author contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing the last two books in the series: Starlet’s Run and Starlet’s Light. I figured i might as well give the last two a try and said sure. I enjoyed the series and thought it had some important lessons to teach teenagers (and adults as well)  Continue reading

A Song of Ice and Fire Read Along


Ever since I got the Song of Ice and Fire box set for Christmas I have been trying to figure out a good time to read them. I always love doing read alongs because its fun to talk to others about the book while you are reading it. Even though I’m almost a month late, I decided that I would join Jenna Does Books in her Song of Ice and Fire Read a long!

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Book Tour: Timestorm by Julie Cross

Lately I’ve noticed that there are a lot of books about time travel- Ruby Red Series, The Time Traveller’s Wife, The Map of the Sky. All of the time traveller books I’ve read I really enjoyed so when I had the opportunity to read Julie Cross’ Timestorm, I jumped at the opportunity.

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Title: Timestorm (Tempest #3)
Author: Julie Cross
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin 
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Format: Ebook, 368 Pages
Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction; Time Travel; Fantasy; Romance; Adventure; Paranormal
Source: Received from Publisher for Blog Tour
(** Review and thoughts are my own honest impressions**)

4 hippos (out of 5 hippos)

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Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

I recently participated in Goodread’s “Nothing But Challenges” Club’s Secret Santa. Each person was assigned someone else who was supposed to review their Goodreads “TBR” shelves and recommend some books for them. My original Secret Santa didn’t respond but someone else was nice enough to recommend books for me. The books that were recommended were: Code Name Verity, Angelfall, Stormdancer, The Sea of Tranquility, Graceling and The Rook. I decided to choose The Rook just for something a little different.

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Title: The Rook (The Checquy Files #1)
Author: Daniel O’Malley
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 
Publication Date: January 11, 2012
Format: Hardcover, 486 pages
Source: Obtained from local Library 

3.5 hippos (out of 5 hippos)

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