Saturday, June 29, 2013

Reading Report 11 & GIVEAWAY

What I read from June 2-June 19

Young Adult Contemporary 
Sarah Dessen's latest release and definitely a bit different than the rest of her novels.  Wonderful writing as always and solid characters. Her senior year is over and Emaline has one last summer before she knows everything will change. Or has it already?

Contemporary, Death
A reread for me. This book is intense, emotional, powerful, heartfelt, raw with tons of ups and downs. Lennie is trying to figure out her sudden obsession with boys while trying to deal with her sisters recent death. A fabulous description from goodreads "Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss."

YA Contemporary
Reread for me. My favorite of all Dessen's novels. 
Macy has always been the one to follow all the rules but recently life hasn't been working out like it used to. After a few unexpected opportunities arise she wonders if it's worth the risks and decides to break out of her box.

Young Adult, Contemporary
Reread for me. A new town, a new name, a new chance at establishing herself. Thats how McLean's been doing it every move so far. This new place though, feels a little bit more like home.

G  I  V  E  A  W  A  Y

I'd love to give away some fun summer reads! Here's what I got. 
Two lucky winners can choose their one top pick!

Pictured above (*signed by the author):

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter*
Swoon At Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter*
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins*
Matched by Ally Condie
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum*
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull*
The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull*

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

"Marriage provides an ideal setting for overcoming any tendency to be selfish or self-centered.... Pure love is an incomparable, potent power for good, and the foundation of a successful marriage"
--Richard G. Scott

You can find my other Marriage Monday's here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Girl Meets World picked up by Disney. Airing 2014

Did you hear the good news? 

[Photo from ET Online, from the pilot episode]

Girl Meets World has been picked up by Disney and will be airing in 2014!!

Here's a few articles I saw online:

Marriage Monday: Every Positive

Image Source [here]

"Every positive thing you do in your relationship is foreplay." John Gottman, PhD

You can find my other Marriage Monday's here.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Reading Report 10

What I've read from 
May 18-June 1

13 Gifts (Willow Falls #3) by Wendy Mass
Childrens/ Middle Grade
12 year old Tara is visiting her cousin for the summer in Willow Falls. After a little mishap she now has to locate 13 bizarre items before her 13th birthday in order to figure out the mysterious woman's message.

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Contemporary YA
Full of scenic stops, great food, and the greatest adventure. Fun snippets for even the side characters.
(This is a re-read for me because I loved it so much.)

Paper Towns by John Green
Contemporary, YA
Q gets thrown into Margo Roth Spiegelman's all-nighter revenge trip and then is no where to be found. He's not satisfied leaving her disappearance up to the authorities and begins to look for clues himself.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Contemporary YA
Hadley is being forced to attend her fathers second wedding in England. After missing her flight she meets the helpful British boy Oliver who helps to ease her mind and keeps her company. It all takes place over 24 hours. I'll be doing a guest review of this book soon, over at Brooke's Books
(This is a re-read for me because I loved it so much.)