Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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25111004 Title: November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication date: November 10, 2015
Pages: 320
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac

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Title: Sweet Bliss
Author: Helena Rac
Publication date: November 9, 2015
Pages: 225
Rating: 1/5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

ARC was given in exchange for an honest review.

Tessa loves cupcakes. They’re tasty and comforting, and they’ve made her bakery a success. Men, on the other hand, are unreliable jerks who are bound to break her heart. Even if they’re hot enough to melt her frosting.

Tessa is smitten with Luke after a less than graceful encounter on the streets of Chicago, and fate keeps reuniting them. She’s certain he’d be delicious in bed, but there’s just one problem: Tessa’s sworn off long-distance romances, and Luke lives in London. Besides, he’s proven himself to be bad news. Although Tessa’s sexy stranger swears to set aside his player ways after she carries-out sweet revenge, she’s far too smart to believe in happily-ever-afters. Luke will need to use every weapon in his arsenal – including a spatula or two – to convince Tessa they’re meant to be together.

Friday, November 13, 2015

What Happens When I Mark as DNF

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DNF: Did Not Finish. I think most book bloggers have marked at least one book as DNF in their book blogging careers. In my two years (I think) of book blogging, I've marked only a couple of books as DNF, mostly because I feel obliged to finish reading them. When I started this blog, I promised to never DNF a book, but sometimes... well, some books just belong there. 

You might think it's easy to DNF a book, but it's not. A lot of things go through my head when I DNF a book, and they aren't all easy.

First, I breathe a sigh of relief. 
Thank God that's over.

Then I get guilty for giving up on that book.

But then I realize that I wasted so much time on that book.
Like, did I just spend that much time trying to read a book and trying to make myself love that book!?

Then I'm just like...
See you never!

I know it's harsh but trying to like a book is just so exhausting. Why do I have to go through it until the end when I can just put it down, right? RIGHT?

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

837501Title: The Twenty-One Balloons
Author: William Pène du Bois
Publication date: First published in 1947
Pages: 180
Rating: 5/5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mail-Order Groom by Cindy Flores Martinez

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25544384Title: Mail-Order Groom
Author: Cindy Flores Martinez
Publication date: May 13, 2015
Pages: 154
Rating: 3/5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

Lisa is about to marry the love of her life, but her world is shattered when she finds her fiancé, Jeff, in the arms of another woman. When he calls off the wedding, she's heartbroken.

In a twist of fate, she meets Krzysztof Zielinski from Poland on Mail-Order-Grooms.Com. He needs to marry an American woman so that he can stay in America, and he’s willing to pay money for it. His reason for needing to stay is what tugs at Lisa’s heart and convinces her to say “I do” to him. After all, it’s going to be strictly a business deal.

Lisa races to the altar with Krzysztof, but things become complicated when she finds herself falling for him, and he’s not planning to stay in America forever. Will her heart break all over again?

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Heir (The Selection, #4) by Kiera Cass

Title: The Heir (The Selection, #4)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication date: May 5, 2015
Pages: 352
Rating: 2/5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible. But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.