Month: June 2015

Hole In My Life by Jack Gantos

Posted June 30, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 12 Comments

Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos Review by Lauren Source: copy from library; all opinions are my own Official Summary: In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to […]

Ask Me Anything – Answers!

Posted June 27, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 13 Comments

My goofy selfie in the NYC hotel for BEA It’s been about a month since I had my Ask Me Anything post, and now it’s time I finally shared the answers to all your questions. What is your all time favorite read ever? My favorite book? I usually say The Perks of Being a Wallflower […]

’89 Walls by Katie Pierson

Posted June 25, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 15 Comments

’89 Walls by Katie Pierson Review by Lauren Source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own Official Summary: College is not in the cards for Seth. He spends his minimum wage on groceries and fakes happiness to distract his mom from the MS they both know will kill her. It’s agony to carry around […]

Geek Physics by Rhett Allain

Posted June 24, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 15 Comments

Geek Physics by Rhett Allain Review by Lauren Source: copy for review (Wiley/Turner Publishing); all opinions are my own Official Summary: Have you ever wondered whether a human could really fly with wings like a bird’s? What about how many zombies you could actually drive through? Or whether airplanes could save fuel by using iPads […]

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Posted June 22, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 14 Comments

Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge Review by Lauren Source: copy for review; all opinions are my own Official Summary: Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive. It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If […]

Summer Sunshine Box Swap Reveal

Posted June 22, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

I took part in the Sunshine Box Swap, where you send and receive a fun box of Summery goodies! The hosts were Mrs. AOK and Always, Abby and you can see everyone’s goodies here. My partner was Mrs. Tee – Life, Love, and Laughter and she sent me a really sweet box of bright, fun […]

Exquisite Corpse + Last of the Sandwalkers

Posted June 19, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 7 Comments

Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu Review by Lauren Source: copy for review; all opinions are my own Official Summary: Zoe isn’t exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn’t recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment . . . and into his life. Zoe doesn’t know Balzac from Batman, but […]

If You Feel Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski

Posted June 17, 2015 by shooting in Uncategorized / 20 Comments

If You Feel Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski Review by Lauren Source: copy for review; all opinions are my own Official Summary: In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called “To Write Love on Her Arms” about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression, and self-injury. The piece was so hauntingly beautiful […]