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Red Hill
Broken Wings
Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run
The F- It List
Angel Eyes
The Fault in Our Stars
After Her
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
The Boy Who Could See Demons: A Novel
Speak
Hopeless
Forever, Interrupted
The Never List
Doll Bones
The Rockin' Chair
When Mockingbirds Sing
Overcoming ADHD Without Medication: A Guidebook for Parents and Teachers
NOS4A2
The Silver Star


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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Fiction, Coming of Age
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2, 2012
Format: egalley via Netgalley.com 

Synopsis 

My rating: 3 of 5 stars 

My review:

Thank you Little, Brown Books for Young Readers via Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

This book was perfect for the days I chose to read it. It is light, fun, and sweet. Hadley’s parents are divorced and she’s headed across the world to her father’s wedding. She meets Oliver in the airport after missing her flight by four minutes. Oliver is witty, caring, and British causing Hadley to forget all about her worries and stresses as she and Oliver get to know each other over a very long flight over seas. 

Once at their destination, they are separated and Hadley is sure she’ll never see Oliver again, but things at her father’s wedding don’t go exactly as she’s expected. Not only does she find a way to possibly see Oliver again, but she also starts to realize that maybe her father and his new wife do have a place in her life. 

A coming of age tale that will bring readers nostalgia, humor, and all-too-close-to-home understanding. 

I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.

The Awakening of Miss Prim: A Novel

Title: The Awakening of Miss Prim
Author:  Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: July 8, 2014 
Format:Egalley from Netgalley.com 

Synopsis

My rating: 1 of 5 stars 

My review:

Thank you Atria Books via Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book.

Note: Did not finish this book – stopped around 53%

Well, this book just wasn’t for me. I tried, but I wasn’t able to get to a point where I really cared about the plot, the characters; anything.

It felt, at first, like The Sound of Music or The King and I, but I quickly learned it didn’t have the same charm. The premise is a good one and it seems to be winning many over, but I felt like it was rigid and boring. The characters were all quite annoying and lacking in depth. All of them. By the halfway point I hadn’t met a single character that I liked, more or less cared about. When it became clear to me that reading the book was more of a chore than an enjoyment, I decided it was time to be done.

*I almost wonder if anything was lost in translation since this was originally published in Spanish (I believe that was the first published language).

I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.

Runners run - indeed that is all we do. Don’t worry about how fast or slow you are and certainly don’t worry about being “last”!

8bitbowtie:

I was so nervous talking to a man that I have admired for twelve years of my life. The man who let me know as a child that miserable things happen and that’s perfectly normal. The same man who helped me overcome my fear of reading after being screamed at by my teacher that I would never be able to read anything my grade level, only to have a college level reading skill by the end of sixth grade. My motivation to write and keep doing whatever I want because no matter who tries to bring me down, I know that I can overcome it just like I did those years ago.

I blushed and stuttered, barely getting out a ‘this may sound dorky, but thank you for everything you’ve done for me’. I hadn’t told him the tragedies that had gone on in my life in specifics. I thanked him for giving me a chance when so many adults did not and how I found it ironic that I still love a series about miserable children when I practically went through the same thing. And even though I’ve heard ‘I’m sorry’ so many times about every death, every terrible thing that has happened, I have never heard one so sincere.

Here I was beating myself up about failing to convey myself in front of this wonderful man. How I missed my chance. Putting my things away, I grabbed my book and peeked inside to see this. And I began to cry.

This is a man who I have never met before. A man I have only dreamt of meeting since I was very small. But yet in one small sentence he has managed to move me entirely. A sentence that has needed to be said for a long time now.

‘To Bridget, who has suffered enough.’

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May the force be with you as you battle Monday!

May the force be with you as you battle Monday!

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Fun at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.

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thisisteen:

This goes out to anyone who’s ever chosen a book over friends, cried through a last chapter in public, or talked about fictional characters as if they were real people. We feel you.

Just started this one. Who’s read it? Did you like it?

Just started this one. Who’s read it? Did you like it?

Books I have in line for review (received from author or publisher)…looks like a great line up to me - can’t wait to get to them all. I need more reading time in my days (and less work/responsibility time) - HA!