Simple & Cool Ideas for DIY Bookmarks

Let me warn you right away, if you're a book purist, this is not the post for you. This is me sticking a giant BEWARE! CAUTION! sign at the gate if you believe nary a book should have a dogeared corner nor a scuffed cover. Because books will meet scissors in this post. Now that I've … Continue reading Simple & Cool Ideas for DIY Bookmarks

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The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero (Audiobook Review)

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble In the vein of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Number the Stars,this fusion of fairy tales, folklore, and World War II history eloquently illustrates the power of love and the inherent will to survive even in the darkest of times. In the land of dolls, there is magic. In … Continue reading The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero (Audiobook Review)

Makeup Fridays: What’s in Your Dream Makeup Bag?

Let me make it clear from the very start that my dream makeup bag is ultra-cushioned so my powders don't crack no matter how many times I drop them, and the material is some kind of super lightweight fabric that absorbs all the heaviness of my glass foundation bottles and multiple setting sprays so, magically, … Continue reading Makeup Fridays: What’s in Your Dream Makeup Bag?

This or That Book Tag (ft. 2 Book Princesses)

Today we are bringing you a dual Mandy-Sha post...and we’re not even doing a buddy read! What is this madness??? Okay, but we should actually probably be doing a lot more of these, because two book princesses are always better than one - I think. I just made that up, but it sounds great. Anyway, … Continue reading This or That Book Tag (ft. 2 Book Princesses)

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, … Continue reading Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Love is more than meets the eye. On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, … Continue reading Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, … Continue reading As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me: Work Edition

A while back, I developed this short life series called How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me. I took on popular YA contemporary tropes and how they have completely RUINED me for romantic expectations. I mean, I expect all of my enemies now to become my lovers when I haven't even had a single enemy???? YA … Continue reading How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me: Work Edition

#POLL: Audiobook, e-Book, or Physical Copy?

A tale as old as time ... and you can trust it'll get as many remakes as the movie that line comes from! As readers today we can choose how to get the stories we crave, basing our decisions on budget, availability, personal taste, and more. Gone are the days when the first book was … Continue reading #POLL: Audiobook, e-Book, or Physical Copy?

Egyptian Mythology Book Tag

Another mythology book tag from the wonderful Kyera? Of course the moment I saw it, I'm like signnnnnnnnnnnnn me up. Kyera creates the most creative and coolest book tags that have this ridiculously cool prompts with mythology. Besides that, she's just an awesome blogger. I would like to thank her for tagging me in her … Continue reading Egyptian Mythology Book Tag