TV Time with Sha (Part 1?)

What was this post supposed to be about? The novel "The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B" by Teresa Toten, a book about a fourteen-year-old boy balancing his OCD diagnosis, possible new relationship, extended family dynamic, and his mother's own mental illness. Interesting? Very. I devoured a fifth of the book in one sitting before I had … Continue reading TV Time with Sha (Part 1?)

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“Bruised” Sarah Skilton

Bruised by Sarah Skilton, published in 2013 Description: Imogen has always believed that her black belt in Tae Kwon Do made her stronger than everyone else--more responsible, more capable. But when she witnesses a holdup in a diner, she freezes. The gunman is shot and killed by the police. And it's all her fault. Now she's got … Continue reading “Bruised” Sarah Skilton

The Villains Read: Ursula

Two weeks in a row of villains and Mandy being on top of her book stuff? Call me impressed...with myself...which sounds very conceited so I'm going to stop myself. Let's just see who we are tackling this week? Ursula! Ursula is one of the most beloved Disney villains out there, and you can see why. … Continue reading The Villains Read: Ursula

Discussion Post: How much of the fairytale do you want in your fairytale retelling?

I've had fairytale retellings on my mind for a while now. I've been reading a few, reading the originals, and kind of am ready for a big ole fairytale binge to get myself back in the princess spirit. However, something has been wriggling in the back of my mind about fairytale retellings ever since I … Continue reading Discussion Post: How much of the fairytale do you want in your fairytale retelling?

Magnus Chase: Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man … Continue reading Magnus Chase: Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Chooseday Tuesday: Abigail Haas “Dangerous Girls”

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas, published in 2013 Description:  It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off on a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped … Continue reading Chooseday Tuesday: Abigail Haas “Dangerous Girls”

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (ARC Review)

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE. Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the … Continue reading Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (ARC Review)

None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio

None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio, published in 2015 Description: When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She's a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she's madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she's decided that she's ready … Continue reading None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio

The Villains Read: The Evil Queen

I'm backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Finally. I got myself hyped up...*looks at the water she's drinking* Well, not that. I was talking with my co-worker and after a day of feeling hyped to do things, I decided to actually do something when I got home instead of staring at the cover of my book and really wishing I … Continue reading The Villains Read: The Evil Queen

Makeup Fridays: Makeup & Gender

I know I've been dragging on these posts, guys, and it's killing me more than it's killing you! Today I wrote my before-last essay and now I have one more to go before I'm freeeeee (for, like, three weeks and then I start a summer intensive). But a summer intensive is better than a full … Continue reading Makeup Fridays: Makeup & Gender