Monday, February 24, 2020

Meme Crush Monday



Forget about “Man Crush Monday’s,” here #MCM means Meme Crush Monday! For those who don’t have access or don’t wish to use Instagram, I’ll share a bookish meme right here weekly on the blog.

This Week’s #MCM Meme Crush Monday:



How long do you give a book you’re not really enjoying before picking up a new book? Share with us! 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Meme Crush Monday




Forget about “Man Crush Monday’s,” here #MCM means Meme Crush Monday! For those who don’t have access or don’t wish to use Instagram, I’ll share a bookish meme right here weekly on the blog.


This Week’s #MCM Meme Crush Monday:



Who are some of your favorite fictional characters that seem real to you? Share with us. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sweet Valley High: Academic All-Star? (Graphic Novel)


Written by Katy Rex, Art by Devaki Neogi

When Jessica falls in love with her Shakespeare teacher, she begins to act like her studious twin sister Elizabeth to impress him. Now it's up to Elizabeth to make sure that all's well that end well - but with Jessica playing her role, will anyone be able to tell which twin is which? dynamite.com

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Based off of Francine Pascal’s bestselling novels, . Sweet Valley High has been updated in a graphic novel format for 2019 (pub date July 2019) with social media and more risquΓ© plotlines. However this is still Sweet Valley. Jessica is cooking up a crazy scheme that’s destined to fail with  and Elizabeth is martyring herself trying to rescue everyone in town as Lizzie always thinks she knows best.  I also loved the subtle nods to Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley Kids that long time fans will appreciate.

The illustrations were adorably fantastic. Click on the publisher link in the summary above to see some of the pages. The artist truly captured the twins’ personalities and the Wakefield home in their work. It was also really cool to see new renderings of the twin's friends.

Don’t miss this delightful graphic novel adaptation. It’s perfect for long time favs and a fresh generation of fans to be. I can’t wait for the Part 2 that’s teased at the end.
🌟🌟🌟🌟/5



Special Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher, Dynamite for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Meme Crush Monday




Forget about “Man Crush Monday’s,” here #MCM means Meme Crush Monday! For those who don’t have access or don’t wish to use Instagram, I’ll share a bookish meme right here weekly on the blog.


This Week’s #MCM Meme Crush Monday:



Seriously - how do you politely say “go away I’m reading.” Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Favorite Book Fridays

NEW FEATURE! Favorite Book Fridays, a spin on #fbf where we’ll share some of our all time favorite books because who has just ONE?!! 



One of my (Jenn’s) favorites is The Concrete Blonde, the 3rd Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly. I love all Connelly’s novels but this one featuring Harry on the hunt for a serial killer while his career is on the line gives readers a real understanding of Harry’s psyche and background. Plus Connelly’s detailed atmospheric descriptions of LA bring the series to another level of crime thriller. 

Special Thanks to my bestie for life and former Borders co-worker Melanie for suggesting this feature

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Look Alike by Erica Spindler


Sienna Scott grew up in the dark shadow of her mother’s paranoid delusions. Now, she's returned home to confront her past and the unsolved murder that altered the course of her life. 
In her mother’s shuttered house, an old fear that has haunted Sienna for years rears its ugly head—that it was she who had been the killer’s target that night. And now, with it, a new fear—that the killer not only intended to remedy his past mistake—he’s already begun. But are these fears any different from the ones that torment her mother?
As the walls close in, the line between truth and lie, reality and delusion disintegrate. Has Sienna’s worst nightmare come true? Or will she unmask a killer and finally prove she may be her mother’s look-alike, but she’s not her clone? -indiebound.org

This was a fun little thriller with a tender backstory of loving someone dealing with mental illness.  Sienna was a really cool heroine.  She's a true badass but she deals with self doubt. Her development throughout the novel was really strong.  I figured out the killer very early on but there were enough red herrings and twists thrown in that I too doubted myself along the way.

If you love great thrillers that are light on the gore, definitely pick up The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler.  The novel was just released yesterday! Head on over to your favorite local bookstore, library or check out ordering options from indiebound.org and support local book stores.

****/5 STARS


Special thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.



Monday, January 27, 2020

Meme Crush Monday



Forget about “Man Crush Monday’s,” here #MCM means Meme Crush Monday! For those who don’t have access or don’t wish to use Instagram, I’ll share a bookish meme right here weekly on the blog.


This Week’s #MCM Meme Crush Monday:




What’s the last book you escaped the world in? Share with us!