Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx

Friday, July 31, 2015

Awake by Natasha Preston #Book #Review

Awake book reviewTitle:  Awake
Author:  Natasha Preston
Release Date:  August 4, 2015
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire
Source:  NetGalley

Scarlett doesn’t remember anything before the age of five. Her parents say it’s from the trauma of seeing her house burn down, and she accepts the life they’ve created for her without question - until a car accident causes Scarlett to start remembering pieces of an unfamiliar past.

When a new guy moves into town, Scarlett feels an instant spark. But Noah knows the truth of Scarlett’s past, and he’s determined to shield her from it...because Scarlett grew up in a cult called Eternal Light, controlled by her biological parents.

And they want her back. (Goodreads)

My Review:

Awake is an interesting story about an ordinary teenage girl who turns out to be anything but.

Scarlett seems to think that she's pretty ordinary though, aside from not remembering anything before the age of four. She seems to think this is a big deal, but I don't. I mean, who remembers much from their toddler years?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cat Thursday: Teddy & the Kittens

Cat Thursday
Welcome to Cat Thursday, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict! Cat Thursday is a way to share fun pictures, tidbits, and news of all things cat related!

I have a teddy bear that's been with me forever. His name is Fred and the foster kitties seem to have fallen in love with him. When they're not on my lap, they like to hang out with good ole' Fred.

Tortellini & Katniss
Tortellini & Katniss

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bookmark Monday: DIY Ribbon Bookmark

Bookmark Monday
Since I collect bookmarks, thought it would be fun to join the Guiltless Reader for her Bookmark Monday posts!

I'm not very crafty, so while I may pin a lot of crafts to my Pinterest boards, I doubt that I'll ever actually try any of them. Nice to dream though...

Here's my one attempt at a DIY bookmark. Made of two ribbons, it was pretty simple. I still messed up tying off the ends, but overall am pleased with the finished product! 

Bookmark Monday:  DIY Ribbon Bookmark

Not sure why I decided to use a basket as the background, but it was too big to fit on a book cover. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

My Book Haul 7/25/15

My Book Haul

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:

This was a nice surprise in my mailbox as I'd forgotten that I'd accepted a review copy. Oops! Good thing I've started writing titles down! It's a little outside my usual genres, but sounded intriguing.

The Uninvited by Cat Winters
The Uninvited by Cat Winters

From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel - a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.

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