A Must Read Book

Hey readers! It has been so long since I have posted…but I promise that from today on I will post more.

Most of you know I am a book nerd. I know so much about books and authors. I am not bragging but it is the truth.

These past few months I haven’t been able to read anything at all but only a few good books.

Down below you will see a book I highly recommend.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder

You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

This book is just BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful, refreshing, amazing, awesome, and did I mention beautiful?

It has won many awards, it is highly rated, and its a book that makes you think about life. How many books make you think about life? Think about that.

I am not going to spoil anything at all but I am going to mention a few points to why this is a must-read book:

The cover: Just by looking at it you should want to read it. Its interesting and it makes you want to read it. When I first saw this book I had never heard of it but the cover convinced me and I do not regret reading this book.

The title: I don’t really need to say much about this point but…you will WONDER many things as you read this book.

The writing style: Its simple but beautiful. This book is meant to be for middle grade children but…if I enjoyed it and actually felt emotions while I read the book then anybody can read this book. Its easy to understand and the details are just  awesome.

The plot and the characters: All I am going to say is that each character is amazing and special in their own way. And the plot is great.

The book: Wonder is just breathtaking and not a book you see everywhere. Its a masterpiece. Very inspiring and special. Words cant describe how amazing this book is. Words cant describe what I felt as I read the book. Words can’t describe how real this book is and how gorgeous it is. Wonder is a book that will always hold a special place in my heart.

In conclusion, this book should be read by everyone.

I hope that I have convinced you guys to read this book. If you have nothing else to do or nothing to read…you should try reading Wonder. I gurantee you that you will not regret it.

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The Reading Girl is Back!

Hey fellow readers!

Yes. I am finally back into every social media. I took a two month break, which I’m glad I did.

So much has happened in these months of summer and now almost fall. I haven’t been able to read new books, read my emails, or even enter my blog.

All I can say is that I have been busy with summer camps, school, church activities, dates, and personal things. Hehe.

Today I decided to finally post. I hope you guys haven’t forgotten about this Reading Girl because I sure haven’t forgotten about you guys. I’m going to catch up soon on all your posts.

Expect posts soon!

In the mean time enjoy this picture:

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A General Book Review of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series

  Title(s): The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants (The Third Summer of the Sisterhood) ,and Forever in Blue (The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood)
Author: Ann Brashares

General Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: A LOT (In General)

Date(s) Published: September 11th 2001, April 22nd 2003, January 25th 2005, and January 9th 2007

Publisher:  Delacorte Books


 Quick Thoughts: I have been very busy this summer. I have been able to read some books but not many. Here is a book review of one of my favorite series. I hope you enjoy 🙂 it.

-The Reading Girl


I decided to leave adult books alone for a while. I was getting tired of the same plot of “the guy meets girl. the guy treats her like shit. the girl suffers promising to never love him. Then for some reason they get together again.” ugh.
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I decided to get back to YA for a while. Well, I do not regret it.

I really enjoyed this series. It was great for me because I could relate to it. The writing was great, the stories were great, the plot was great, and the original idea of the pants was great.

This is a review of all four books in general.

So…(warning: this review is full of positive and negative thoughts mixed together).

Enter the world of four best friends….

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(in other of appearances from left to right)

Carmen smart and with an attitude that can annoy the hell out of you. In other words a little bitch that people seem to like. But cares a lot about her best friends.
Tibby rebellious, miserable, tough looking, and mean. Typical teenager. But behind that mask she has a heart.
Lena the BEAUTIFUL one. That’s really about it. Oh and she is an artists who seems to be everyone’s favorite. She is nice, shy, insecure, and kind of sad.
Bridget is the athletic one. Fun, wild, fast,crazy and etc. Considered beautiful by everyone because of her blonde gorgeous hair. Except, she doesn’t think she is beautiful or do her friends because Lena is the gorgeous one.
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Those were my thoughts on the characters. Well not really, that’s how they are described. My thoughts on them are mixed. Here we go…

Carmen is my least favorite character out of this whole series. She is bitchy, mean, rude, loud, and if she is not happy no one else is. I hated her parts in the book. Especially in the second book uggghhh. But, I liked her in the last book of the series. She was likable and for once calm.

Tibby was okay. Stupid sometimes but okay. I actually liked her character.

Lena was stupid too. Too fragile and I kept getting tired of her being the fucking beautiful one and the favorite one and blah blah. Yeah..we get it.

Bridget was my MOST favorite. She actually grew up throughout the four years that the this whole series talks about. She was smart, independent, strong, and beautiful to me. I looked forward to her parts in the book.

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The writing was awesome. It was easy to understand and I could understand why so many young girls could like this series. The events that happened in this book has happened to many girls, including me.
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There was just something about these books that kept me reading them all the time. I read the four books in 4 days. I really enjoyed all the books.

It did have its flaws…

-Carmen, Tibby, Lena (but then that’s how most teenage girls are).

I loved the stories the author created. These books in some way were beautiful and taught me many lessons. I do not regret reading them at all.
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OVERALL SERIES RATING: 4 stars
Why?

-I would sometimes get annoyed at the main girls (even at Bridget)
-Depending on pants was kind of stupid to me, but then again that’s the point of the book

-I also got annoyed at how the author wanted us to think Lena was this perfect gorgeous girl and wanted us to feel bad for her when she did the dumb shit that she did. Well sorry,I didn’t feel sorry for her.
That’s really about it.

I really liked these books. I didn’t want their world to end. It’s a journey of four best friends who grow and somehow become stronger.

Each book focused more on one of the girls but in general the series was about the four of them.

It really was an amazing world I entered 🙂

P.S. The movies are WAY different but I still like them

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Movie posters:

Carmen was portrayed by America Ferrera, Tibby by Amber Tamblyn, Bridget by Blake Lively, and Lena by Alexis Bledel.

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Second Movie

 

 

 

 

A Typical Day

 Describe a typical day in your life — but do it in a form or in a medium you’ve rarely — if ever – used before. If you’re a photoblogger, write a poem. If you’re a poet, write an open letter. If you’re a travel blogger, write a rant. (These are all examples — choose whatever form you feel like trying out!)


 

Dear Readers that follow The Reading Girl,

I think that my days are usually calm or exciting. But I am not going to brag about my awesome life (:P ) instead I’ll describe you a typical day of my life, where I don’t go to a party, church, travel, or do anything in particular that requires something exciting.

Its summer and I decided,like I do every year, to go to Puerto Rico and visit my family. I haven’t really done anything these days since I have only been here for a week. I’ll tell you what I usually do these days of summer, not what I do when I am in the US, even though they might seem similar.

My typical day usually starts like this:

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Entering a New World-Daily Post

  You’re at the airport, your flight is delayed for six more hours, and none of your electronic devices is working. How do you pass the time?

Isn’t it obvious??? Screw phones, computers, and everything!! I would be reading.That ecard on the left is so true about me.

I love writing and blogging(I wouldn’t be able to do that, anyway, nothing works. But who cares!) but if you gave me a whole bunch of books I would say:

Yes, if I had a book I would be mean, so watch out!!

 

Today’s daily post is awesome :D. What would I do if I was stuck in airport for six hours….

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (review and what a wonderful book!)

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 346

Date Published: July 11, 1960

Goodreads Summary: The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.


 

5 beautiful stars

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A Book The Reading Girl Surprisingly Likes

I’m currently reading the last book from the MATCHED series by Ally Condie. The covers are gorgeous and I like the original idea of these books.

The first book: I LOVED 4 out of 5 stars

The second book: I HATED 2 out of 5 stars :Boring as hell (took me 2 MONTHS!!! to read it) the ending was the only GREAT thing about it.

Third book: I surprisingly love it. Its great. I like all the characters and the writing. I just started reading it and I can’t put it down. So far its 3 stars out 5 for me…but I think it will go up.

 

 

  

I do recommend this series. It’s really cool. Even though the second book was boring, it needs to be read to understand everything.  Read the reviews, listen to ME…hehe… and you will like this whole series.

That’s all. I just wanted to state that I am surprisingly enjoying this last book of the MATCHED series. I thought it would be a big disappointment like the second book. But, I took the risk and I don’t regret it yet.

Can’t wait for the review 🙂

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(May) the best month for The Reading Girl

 I used to write about all the months when I started my blog, but then I stopped. Today, 7 days into the 5th month of 2014 I decided to go back to doing that but only with this month. This month is always special to me for a LOT of reasons.  So far 2014 is okay, probably not the best year but it will be once it gets to summer :D.

 


First reason why its the best month: I took my finals tests that we always take during this month and I did great. Three f*cking weeks of testing and doing practically nothing. But I’m glad that’s over. It means I passed my grade.

Second reason: Expolit. I’m not sure if some of you have heard about this but this is a Latin American Christian book fair. A LOT happens here. I know someone who works in Expolit and got to interview almost all the famous Spanish Christian singers, which also means I got to meet them and take pictures with them :). Plus, the person I know, knows some of them since these Christian famous singers started their career. I’ll post some pictures if you are interested. It was a great experience that I will never forget.

Third reason: I’m ashamed to say this but how could I forget Audrey Hepburn’s birthday??? She is my icon and I forgot that if she was alive, she would be 85 years old. Her birthday was on May 4th. I love Audrey but I forgot about that completely. At least Google had remembered:

Doesn’t Google always remember everything? And so did my family members and friends who know I LOVE Audrey. *Sighs* I’m a girl, almost and adult now that has a lot going on, so that might be a good excuse…not really.

Fourth Reason: Mother’s Day. I LOVE this day. It honors all the mother’s who have gone through a lot to raise their children and proudly fight for them. I can say that I’m thankful for my mother who has always been there for me.

Fifth reason: The month before school ends. I used to look forward to going to school. Don’t get me wrong, my classes are great and so are the teachers and friends. But I would rather spend time in my house and going out than getting 10 piles of homework and waking up early. And just the fact of going to school seeing people I will probably never see again. The month before summer starts: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

Sixth Reason: Prom

Seventh Reason: I’m going to finally get baptized. Its something very special for me. It’s a decision I decided to make. I can’t wait for that day.

Eighth Reason: Someone’s special birthday…….

Ninth Reason: It’s simply the best month of the year because I said so…of course June, July, half of August, April, and December are awesome months too, but they are not my favorite months like MAY. I’m pretty sure you can tell why….


 

That’s all I can remember …I haven’t really been reading much since I have been so busy. I’ll try to come up with something interesting about books…

Enjoy!

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21 Signs You’re Suffering From A Book Hangover (I have had a few of those)

So I love this website called Buzfeed and someone found this article for me. I decided to share it with you guys but you can originally see it here. These are going to be some pretty awesome reasons 😀 and funny ones. I have gone through a book hangover so many times I can’t even count 😛 lol. Enjoy!!

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Discussion: What The Reading Girl is Currently Reading (Good Books)

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I am currently reading three wonderful books. Below I will let you know what they each are about and my opinion.

1. The Lord of The Rings (50th anniversary edition) by J.R.R. Tolkien: Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him – and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed – in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom. (Summary for The Fellowship of the Ring)

My thoughts:  I have the 50th anniversary edition which is all the three books inside: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.  Its 1,178 pages and I am still in the first book. But I love it. It’s so full of details and emotions. Its like if Hobbits and Elves actually did exist. LOVE=This book. More will come once I review this book. P.S. I can tell that Peter Jackson tried as hard as possible to make the movie accurately. And I LOVE the movies :).

2. Quien es el anticristo?(Who is the Antichrist?) by Mark Hitchcock: With the growing interest in the Antichrist these days, curiosity runs high for both Christians and unbelievers–with good reason. In books, movies, and even everyday conversation, so many ideas about who he is, what he will do, and the timing of his arrival abound that it’s difficult to separate biblical fact from human speculation.
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Transcendence by Shay Savage: ARC Book Review (Something Different)

 Title: Transcendence

  Author: Shay Savage

 Rating: 4 stars

 Pages: 312

 Date Published: February 14th, 2014

 Goodreads Summary:  It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn’t know where she came from; she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.

Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there. She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive, but beautiful, man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. 

With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time

 Quick Note: Step by Step I am reviewing books again. I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) on February 8th and I really enjoyed this. My reviews are long, they usually are, but like always I added pictures and quotes. I hope you enjoy the review and read the book. It’s really good.

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The Reading Girl, The Blogger, Me

Obviously, that’s not me but it kind of shows how I am. I don’t know how this post will turn out but I just wanted to say something about me for once!

I am a young girl or woman who wants to do many things in her life. Quiet, fun, (those combinations do work out 🙂 ), studious, reader, adventurer, curious, thinker, writer, book reviewer, different, amazing, blogger, daughter, sister, daughter of God, student, friend, beautiful, weird, crazy, skinny, healthy, serious, dancer, artist, traveler, and people could go on describing me.

But who I am is what makes me and that’s why I decided to do this blog. To show the world the true me in many different ways. Through poems, photography, book reviews, discussions, posts, and so on.

How I am in this blog is how I truly am and I am grateful for all of you who have made it possible and have motivated me to blog. 🙂 Thank you!

Lord of The Rings: Favorite Movies and soon to be favorite book

The title says it all :). Its taking me some time to finish the book because its three books in one which equals 1,178 pages…so even for me that’s a lot. Enjoy these pictures!

National Library Week: 10 Reasons Why Librarians are Awesome (Read on you will laugh and get very informed)

Quick Note: I originally got this article from: Buzzfeed.com or here. But since I love libraries I wanted to share it with you guys :D. And also thanks to one of my family members for letting me know about this. Its a shame I didn’t even know this, lol.


 

 

In celebration of National Library Week (4/13-4/19), here is an homage to a group of greatly misunderstood and underappreciated professionals.

“The Mean Shusher.”

  

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What people usually envision when they think of a librarian.

Or the “Naughty Librarian.”

Again, another wild misunderstanding.

Tammy (Parks & Rec) didn’t make it any easier for us.

Pure evil.

But throw away those pre-conceived notions…

But throw away those pre-conceived notions...

Because you got us all wrong. 

 

 

1. Did you know Librarians need to get a Master’s Degree?

Did you know Librarians need to get a Master's Degree?

It’s a serious profession, and the official degree is called a Masters in Library & Information Science/Studies. Here’s a directory of all the different schools that offer this program.

2. Librarians are relaxed!

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It’s considered one of the least stressful jobs, according to this report by CareerCast.com.

But you might ask, aren’t librarians irrelevant now?

But you might ask, aren't librarians irrelevant now?

3. The Library & Information Science field is evolving.

The Library & Information Science field is evolving.

Forget working only in dusty book stacks. There are modern technology and data-based jobs for Library degree-holders such as Digital Manuscripts Project Manager, Information Research Specialist, Web Project Manager, GIS Map Specialist, Creative Project Manager, etc.

4. Special Librarians can also work for museums, law offices, and even orchestras!

Along with large corporations, hospitals, etc.

There’s even such a thing as a “Wine Librarian.”

Best job ever? Read more about wine libraries here.

5. Librarians can be fun!

Librarians can be fun!

Steven Kemple, music librarian at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Main Library, dons this Gorilla suit as a way of being experimental and to invoke curiosity among his patrons.

Or this Guerilla Librarian, who set up Corner Library in Brooklyn, NY.

These tattooed librarians even have their own calendar.

Nothing exemplifies a good time like a dance party at the library!

6. Librarians are super creative – in our book displays…

It’s our craft.

7. And our programs.

8. Librarians can be superheroes.

Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) as THE Librarian

The Glorious Rupert Giles from Buffy

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Such wit. Such sass.

And best of all, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl!

9. Some of our favorite authors were librarians.

Lewis Carroll

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Beverly Cleary

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Jorge Luis Borges

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Along with Marcel Proust, Madeleine L’Engle, Joanna Cole (The Magic School BusSeries), and Jacob Grimm (Grimms’ Fairy Tales).

10. But most importantly, librarians make a difference.

But most importantly, librarians make a difference.

According to NPR, “Most inmates will never win early release, so the library becomes a place to improve reading skills, write a letter home, watch an instructional video on auto mechanics or just escape, mentally.” Hear this NPR interview with Prison Librarian Glennor Shirley here.

The life of Judge Olly Neal’s (pictured here with his daughter) was transformed by his school librarian, Mildred Grady. Read the incredibly heartwarming story here. (Beware: it’s a tearjerker.)

So less of this.

And more of this.

Because even Colbert knows

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Librarians are awesome.
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Now isn’t all of this true? My grandma was a school librarian and my aunt is a professional librarian. Libraries,especially, librarians are the best :D.  So this whole week is celebrating Libraries 🙂  comment down below anything related 🙂

 

 

Discussion: Favorite Books

I obviously love reading very much. It’s the best feeling meeting new characters and entering new worlds and falling in love. I may sound ridiculous but only a book nerd like me would understand :D. Anyways down below are some of my most favorite books that are definitely worth reading (Divergent and Papertowns are being lended now 😉 ).

 

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Even though I try as much as possible to keep my books in good conditions,well, they are never going to look new if I make notes on them or take them somewhere with me no matter how much I try.

Here are some books that I forgot to photograph:

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And some ebooks:

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Each of these books changed me in some way or taught me a life lesson. Remember, Don’t judge a book by its cover, what is inside is what matters.

There are obviously many more but these are the ones I could remember.

I guess the point of this, is to discuss what are some of your most favorite books that you have ever read. Go ahead and list them!

P.S. if you want to see my reviews for these books just type the title and enjoy 🙂

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One Night at the Jacaranda by Carol Cooper: Book Review!

19262387  Title: One Night at the Jacaranda

  Author: Carol Cooper

 Rating: 4 stars

 Pages: 272

 Date Published: February 20th 2012

 Goodreads Summary:  One man dying of cancer. One struggling journalist. A group of single Londoners. One night that changes everything. 

For one booze and hope-fuelled night, the lives of a motley group of 30-somethings criss-cross. As the discover, finding someone special is also about finding yourself, and that’s not always where you expect.

Quick Note: This is a review copy kindly given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I read this way back in February and today I finally got the chance to review this great book. Enjoy!

 One Night at the Jacaranda  is basically the story of  a group of 30 something year old that are each going through something.  They all have, basically, one thing in common. Finding just that bit of happiness.

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One Night they all decide to start speed dating at the Jacaranda Bar in London, for different reasons. Each one of them are looking for different things. Love, sex, fun, friendship, solace and more. The characters have 3 minutes to look at the opposite sex and ask questions to each other. One day after the speed dating they have tick their crosses online which persons they’d like to see again. As the story unfolds, you find out more and more about every character but some things are not what they seem like. It turns out not everyone was saying the truth.

 


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Quote of the Day: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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I LOVE this book. One of my all time favorite classics. If you haven’t read it, you have too. REVIEW TO COME.

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Currently Reading and enjoying it very much

Book review!!!Does not deserve to mention the Title…Read on if you want but be warned….

This review will not be proper but rather a negative piece of writing. 
Book: You will find out as you read on.
Quick note: I wrote this review a while back in Goodreads and it caused a lot of discussion. Anyways there is some profanity and inappropriate words and material, since I really did not like this book at all and the book is inappropriate and disgusting. My review is pretty LONG…lol…you will see what I mean.If you are interested read on!
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I LOVEDD THIS…NOT. UGGHH…WHAT DID I JUST DO?? *hits herself on the head*Fifty Shades:
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Frodo decided to say no more because this book offended his Hobbit mind. I feel bad for him :/. But who can blame him.I am at a book store right now and I simply just decided to read this..not buy it. Just sit in one of the Barnes and Nobles little café tables with my laptop and read this “oh so glorious” book that everyone LOVES. And let me just say something:

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One Choice will DEFINE, DECIDE and DETERMINE your life…Divergent

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Currently Reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. AMAZING!!

You will go and never come back: Papertowns by John Green: FINISHED!

Paper Towns by John Green

Papertowns by John Green

Title: Paper Towns 

Author: John Green

Rating: 5 stars

Genres: Mystery 

Pages: 305

Date Published: October 16, 2008

Publisher: Dutton Books

Goodreads Summary: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Quick note: This is the second book that I read by John Green and let me just say that it was amazing. I LOVED it. Its my second review this year and I hope you all enjoy it.  

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Cover Reveal: The Escapist by Steve Powell “Timing is Everything”

I have the honor to reveal you guys a very awesome book titled: The Escapist by Steve Powell. If you are interested in this piece of literature read down below! You will not regret it.

 

 Blurb

 What if you were wanted for a crime you didn’t commit? What would you do if you could glimpse the future?

 After an innocent encounter with a stranger, a consultant loses consciousness and awakens the next day suddenly able to glimpse events that have yet to happen, 24 hours into the future. He follows the enigmatic stranger’s every move in an attempt to unravel the mystery. Soon he can’t sleep, he’s lost his appetite and thoughts are running through his mind at 100 miles an hour. His relationship, his job and the predictable life he thinks he knows begins to fall apart at the seams. Reliance on untested allies becomes a must while he is being chased offshore by a corrupt organization and federal agents, all determined to bring him down. To survive, he has to exploit his new-found talents to stay one step ahead of his pursuers or escape will be next to impossible.

 

Author Bio

 Steve Powell is a writer and freelance artist who resides in the Washington DC metro area. He has travelled extensively to gain rich experiences and perspectives to draw his ideas from. In his spare time he does acrylic painting. A former management consultant, he currently provides creative design services via his company: Neptune Inc. He has provided short stories and artwork for publications such as Conceit magazine and Antarctic Press.

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Perfect Chemistry’s effect and Hot Blonde Girl most used

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles has been my most viewed post and book review. It has had a great effect in my blog. With a total of 2,954 views and counting.

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Awesome book!

I wonder why?

When I first posted my review for this book I just considered it another boring book review of mine that will either never get liked or will barely receive any attention. Like most bloggers or reviewers, I was obviously excited to write a review by me since it has been one of my most favorite YA books(Young Adult) and i wanted to share that same happiness with the world. But little did I know it became my most viewed post! I started noticing that Perfect Chemistry had at least 200 views everyday. And I also noticed its my most liked review in Goodreads and here in my blog. With at least 40 likes in GR and 10 likes here. Yeah, it might not be a lot for bloggers that get many likes, but for an indie like me who just started reviewing books and blogging its pretty much an accomplishment.

Then I started wondering, why is it viewed so much and why is it searched so much throughout my blog? I came up with some of my own answers: maybe because its a very popular book. Or maybe because the author is popular. Or I just simply wrote one of my first good reviews. Yes and yes and no. It is a very popular book and Simone is a very known author. But to be honest I think its an ok review. Not even that good compared to my other better reviews. It has pictures and some quotes, maybe that’s why it has captured so much attention. Probably because of my originality. But a blogger also has their most viewed post and I guess Perfect Chemistry was the one meant to be for some reason I will never know or get. But it also makes me kind of happy that at least people are enjoying it. It makes me glad they appreciate my work in some way.

Blondes will always be popular right?

Then something else caught my eye. “Hot Blonde Girl” or “Beautiful Blonde Girl”. Those two sentences have been a very popular search term in my blog. It strikes me as funny because my blog is about reading and my personal updates. It has nothing to do with hot sexy blondes and never will, unless you go look at my Perfect Chemistry review. That’s where it all goes and relates. In that review I use a picture of a gorgeous blonde girl who I described as Brittany Ellis. The main character and heroine of the book. Since Perfect Chemistry is popular among my posts of course people will be typing such things as “hot blonde” or “sexy blonde”. A person even commented in my review this: “Hey whats that girls name that you showed for Brittany ellis?” That was funny to me because all they were interested in was that blonde I used. And then it came to me: my review is also popular because of the blonde girl. Not because people even read it or know who the author is, but because of that blonde girl. *hits her head and sighs*

Blonde I used for review

So my blog is also popular because of a f*cking hot blonde who is not even the main thing in my blog. People my blog is not some place full of hot, sexy, provocative blondes! Maybe I should just change the picture to an ugly duck or something. Let’s see how that turns out. So there you have it. Perfect Chemistry is popular for 4 reasons: popular book, popular author, probably I wrote an awesome review, and because of the blonde. I choose the blonde. Everyday I look at my stats and I see: Perfect Chemistry 290 views and “hot blonde” searched at least 40 times. So much for my reviews and posts.

Any who, I am still going to post anything even if people keep thinking this blog is full of hot blondes :P. So if you want to check out my review here you go:

https://audreyhepburnbooks.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/review-of-perfect-chemistry/

I don’t mind. I do thank all of you who have actually read it and enjoyed it :).

What has been your most viewed post or your most popular search engine term?

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Delicious: A Novella by Dora Sky: First Book Review of 2014

Title: Delicious by Dora SkyDelicious

Author: Dora Sky

Rating: 3.5  stars

Pages: 45

Date Published: November 5th, 2013

Publisher: Self-Published

Goodreads Summary:   I met him at the bakery store where I work. The moment I saw him I knew he was trouble. It was written all over his gorgeous face. When I laid my eyes on his body, my heart started beating in double beats – everything about him screamed bad boy. I wanted to stay away from him but deep down I was dying to explore every inch of his muscular body. He tempted me and I fell under his spell without thinking it further. How can you not fall for someone who loves fudge cake? Ladies, a man who knows how to seduce you with sweets is not a keeper, he’s a sinner…

      Quick note: This is my first book review in the year 2014. I hope you enjoy it and like it. My reviews always include how I think the characters look like, it has gifs(sometimes), and quotes.

     A review copy kindly provided by the author, my friend, Dora Sky in exchange for an honest review.

    3.5 stars

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Short Review:

Dora asked me to review her book Delicious during the Christmas holidays and I was very happy to read it. I didn’t know what to expect but I knew I wasn’t going to regret it.

Delicious is the first short novella in the Delicious series. When you start reading it, you are brought into Jenny’s world. A 19 year old college girl who works into a bakery named Delicious. Her life changes when she finds herself wanting more from a sexy man who picked up fudge cake from the bakery. She can’t seem to forget the mysterious and rude man that walked in and left her kind of in shock.

“Now that hazel eyes is in my life, something inside me has changed. He makes me want to dress up and look sexy, he makes me want to sing and shout because he is awakening these desires that I thought will never be awaken again. I have to admit, I want him so much it hurts. I want to drive him crazy the same way he drives me crazy.” 

Surprisingly she meets with the mysterious man when she goes out with her best friend. And guess what? He also wants her. VERY MUCH. Ernest, the hero of the story, takes Jenny into a passionate journey full of excitement and leaving Jenny to want more. But there is more to this story…and it’s up to you to find out and read the book! But…there is a MAJOR cliffhanger that leaves you wondering….who really is Ernest?

My thoughts:

Delicious is one hell of a story. I really enjoyed it and it was more than I expected. It is very short and leaves you wanting more and wondering what happens next, but it is enjoyable. I am glad Dora gave me the opportunity to read it. I do recommend it for readers that enjoy short novellas. I personally enjoy cliffhanger because it makes me want to read the next book. So if you like cliffhangers, you will enjoy it.

In conclusion, I can’t wait to read more from this series and more work from Dora Sky :).

“Next time when I tell you to do something, you do it. And be careful with your dirty mouth, it can get you in deep trouble.” 

See it also on my Goodreads.

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The Beauty of Art: Ekaterina Panikanova and Mike Stilkey

I was searching for cool paintings of books and I came across these:

By the artist Ekaterina Panikanova:

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By artist Mike Stilkey:

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Hope you enjoyed this wonderful art….that’s the beauty of art…you can create whatever you want!

If you have any thoughts about this, remember to comment below 😀

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“Some Infinities are bigger than other Infinities”

 “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” 

 If you rapidly recognized that quote then you can obviously tell what this wonderful post will be about. If you didn’t, then you do not know what you have missed. The Fault in Our Stars will once again be praised in The Reading Girl. It’s a New York time Bestseller and one of the most beautiful and awesome books I have ever read! John Green wrote beautifully and created one of my most favorite book characters ever. This is the only book that I have read more than 5 stars and still makes me cry. In other words, I am a HUGE fan. This is the only book that is still in my mind and its the only book I am REALLY crazy about. The Fault in Our Stars was passed on to me by a friend and I have passed it on to my friends. In fact even some of my blogger friends have read it because of me, and they know who they are 🙂

Author:

  John Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green’s career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children’s Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson Will Grayson, have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.

In 2007, John and his brother Hank were the hosts of a popular internet blog, “Brotherhood 2.0,” where they discussed their lives, books and current events every day for a year except for weekends and holidays. They still keep a video blog, now called “The Vlog Brothers,” which can be found on the Nerdfighters website, or a direct link here. Green also has more than 1 million followers in Twitter! You can find him on his website.

d Different quotes from The Fault in our Stars by John Green

   Well today January 30th, 2014 I am proud to post that the first movie trailer came out yesterday! I was so giddy and happy! One of my friends texted me and sent me the video through youtube. I called her and we yelled and talked about the book and trailer for what seemed like hours. We were in the verge of tears and we just couldn’t believe it. You guys can read my review and find it on my Book Reviews section. I think I might write a new version of my review, I don’t know. Anyways, enjoy the trailer and movie poster!

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The Reporter and The Girl (Minus The Superman) by S.C. Rhyne/ Book Blurb

If you are a follower of mine and you do not like reading books or anything that has to do with books then don’t read on(which I do not get because my blog is all about books and bookish things;) )…it might bore you even though you might miss on a great book :).

I first created my blog with a purpose…and that was to share with all my followers and friends posts about books that I have read and my own books reviews. Recently I have been a bit behind on reading and reviewing. I haven’t been able to finish reading books given to me by authors or reviewed any at all since my days are REALLY busy, but I am sure they understand(since I have let them know).

Today I decided to have some time to let you all know about one particular book that I am actually enjoying very much. As you can see it is titled: The Reporter and The Girl (Minus the Superman). It is by S.C. Rhyne, an awesome author and blogger. Her blog is VERY popular here in WordPress and I am sure some of you have heard about it. Her book is a huge hit and it’s getting more popular as time passes by. It was recently made into a paperback as it was originally a story blog. I contacted her because I was interested in reading her book after she posted a post asking if anyone was interested in reviewing her book. She replied back and provided me the ecopy along with the links of the  positive reviews readers have wrote(there hasn’t been a negative review yet). The reviews looked good and I knew I was going to like it… let me say something: IT’S REALLY GOOD. I am starting to love it. Since I want you guys to read it too and buy it ;), I decided to post the Book Cover and a little Book Blurb. If it’s up to your likes and interest then go follow her on her blog and read her book!

*I decided to do this post on my own will. The author didn’t ask me…nobody did.

It is not a comic book 🙂
Also click on the image to access S.C. Rhyne’s blog

 Book Blurb:

Welcome to the rabbit hole

I am the last person in New York City who would fall head over heels in love.

Independent.  Self-possessed. Why would I want to f**k that up?

My online dating profile at bd-fet.com simply reads: “Just looking.”

So why am I obsessing about Jon Sudbury?

Jon, the reporter, is vanilla as a milkshake and has probably never tasted rice and beans on the same plate before we met.

At least that’s what I thought.

Why can’t people remain simple and predictable?

All I want is control, not to be sent hurtling at maximum speed into the unknown.

Nothing about our story makes sense.

The thing is, I can handle desire, lust, passion, even betrayal…

But love is another world altogether.

And this is not a love story.

**For Mature Audiences**

***Not a Comic Book***

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Because of You by Sam Mariano Special Book Sale!

The book will be on sale for $1.99 on the 24th, then it will go to 2.99 on the 25th on Amazon! This will be a great Christmas present that you guys will enjoy!

Because of You by Sam Mariano

My review showed how much I loved it and look for it on amazon. Its a gift you won’t regret reading and it will help the author very much 🙂

Anne of Green Gables #1 by L.M. Montgomery: Review

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Something very awesome….Christmas Book Tree!

Christmas time is here! And who doesn’t love Christmas?? Presents, food, parties, fun, family events, snow, and free time from school and work. I love Christmas…in fact its one of my most favorites holiday’s of the year. I have heard this idea about people making Christmas trees out of books…at first I was like: “What?!”

But then I was pretty amazed at the idea and I found myself loving it. I decided to Google some pictures to share with you, for those of you who have never seen a tree like that and I have a friend who loves books as much as I do and she created a tree like that. Below are some pretty cool examples.

Google pictures:

And my friend made this one out of her dad’s old books (its a pretty hard task but it can be fun):

She has it in her room and its so cute and small. I wish I could do that!

I really like this idea. Maybe you guys should do it 😀

-The Reading Girl

Because of You by Sam Mariano: New Author Review

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Night Moves by Andrea Smith: review

Night Moves by Andrea Smith: review

  Title: Night Moves   Author: Andrea Smith        Rating: 5 out of 5 stars    Pages: 365 pages   Published by:  Meatball Taster    Publishing  Date Published: November 21st 2013 *****5 beautiful amazing stars Full honest review posted today. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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The Girl that read’s “too much.”

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Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M.Barrie: review

Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M.Barrie: review

Title: Peter Pan and Wendy Author: J.M. Barrie Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Pages: 267,ebook Published by: Hodder & Stoughton (UK) Charles Scribner’s Sons (USA) Date Published: 11 October 1911 (UK) & (USA)  “Dear Peter Pan, What I would give to fly away … Continue reading

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: review

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: review

Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Bronte Paperback,507 pages Published by: Penguin Date Published: February 4th, 2003 A lot of people usually don’t review classics for some reason…I don’t know why. Probably because they think its a waste of time or … Continue reading

Cover and Excerpt reveal. Seeking Philbert Woodbead(Fairweather Sisters, #2) by Anya Wylde

 

 The synopsis:

  The Fairweather Sisters Series: Book 2

Miss Celine Fairweather’s life was bobbing along like a boat on a tranquil stream when all of a sudden a summons from her beloved sister Penelope Radclyff, the Duchess of Blackthorne, changed it all.

Celine hurtles off to the London to help the duchess run the Blackthorne Mansion and to discover the whereabouts of her lost love Philbert Woodbead.

Celine manages to keep things deathly dull and under control for a whole week until she enlists the help of the handsome Lord Elmer—a mischievous rogue, an ex-pirate, and an incorrigible flirt who is wanted dead by all of England’s husbands with attractive wives.

They scurry from one giddy escapade to another seeking Philbert in musty inns and dusty streets, and through it all Celine tries to keep her bonnet straight, her gloves spotless and her heart in tune with her head.

Life has suddenly turned exciting, and love has well and truly bitten her rosy buttocks. Now the only question is … who has done the biting?

Excerpt: 

In the latter part of March of the year seventeen hundred and something, a large schooner rested on calm blue waters off the coast of England.

It was mid-afternoon, the water was unruffled and crystal clear, while the sky above had sent its grey clouds to London.

The sun beamed down on the deck where gentlemen with missing toes, feet, teeth or hands lay draped around the schooner attempting to snooze away the day.

Now, this schooner was no ordinary schooner (as you might have guessed from the hint above referring to missing limbs and such) but a piratical schooner, and the gentlemen were not really gentlemen but looters, marauders and plunderers.

Yes, sir, they were murderous, unscrupulous adventurers and stinking water rats.

They were all pirates. Each one of them were pirates. The whole blasted lot of them were pirates. In fact, they couldn’t be more piratical if they tried. And they tried. Oh, how they tried to be more devilish than the devil himself.

And one of them came close to being the devilishest … if that is a word. If it is not, then it should be because it perfectly described the tall, muscular, grey eyed man with his long silver streaked black hair and cruel mouth. This man was so wicked that the mere reference to him caused the afternoon light to dim, the wind to blow more urgently, the men to wake mid snooze, the tea to jump out of the cup … Where were we?

Ah, yes, the captain of the ship, the head pirate, the Black bloody  Rover, whose name was enough to frighten the children of the world into behaving, was the owner of this piratical schooner called The Desperate Lark and the leader of these dim muscled men.

He stormed now onto the middle of the deck sending the seagulls screaming into the air. His appearance caused the men to scatter while his frown had them cowering in the bilge. While they cowered, the Black Rover grabbed the cuff of a one legged man, his most trusted aide, and in low, clipped cultured tones asked, “Who stole it, Tim?

“George Rodrick Irvin, the future Earl of Devon currently holding the courtesy title of Viscount Elmer,” squeaked Tim. “The one we call Lord Wicked.”

“Kill him.” The Black Rover was a man of few words.

Tim bowed in response.

“And kidnap the cooks,” the Black Rover continued.

Tim dared to frown, “Cooks?”

The Black Rover glowered. “And the chefs. I want every single person who can cook to be kidnapped and tortured until we get it back.”

“Torture?” Tim asked uncomfortably. “Can’t we simply kill them and be done with it? I don’t like torturing. It is a messy job, and I don’t like it when they cry and they all cry.”

The Black Rover smiled harshly. He leaned closer to Tim and whispered in his half bitten ear two words, “Pigeon feathers.”

“Arr.” Tim’s sparsely lashed eyes widened in admiration. He shook his head at his captain’s intelligence. The most learned man, Tim thought proudly, was right here.

Pigeon feathers … The Black Rover was a blooming genius.

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz (book review)

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz (book review)

 Title: Teeth  Author: Hannah Moskowitz  Hardcover,288 pages  Published by: Simon Pulse  Date published: January 1st, 2013   Its been a WHILE since I have written a review, so here we go… Moskowitz has a way of writing books that leave you amazed, … Continue reading

The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

 Title: The Athena Effect  Author: Derrolyn Anderson  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Publisher: Self- Published  Release Date: August 29th 2012 A free copy given to me by the author for an honest review ***Full Review*** 5 freakishly awesome stars … Continue reading

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti: review

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti: review

 Title: Keep Holding On Author: Susane Colasanti My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Publisher:Speak Release Date:  May 31st 2012  ***Full Review*** Wow! this is not what I expected at all. I thought this would be some sad book about a … Continue reading

Penelope by Anya Wylde: Review

Penelope by Anya Wylde: Review

 Title: Penelope  Author: Anya Wylde  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Publisher:Smashwords  Release Date:January 17th 2013   Free copy given for an honest review.  Full Review 5 crazy Penelope stars 😛 “It is monstrously unfair that whenever a girl … Continue reading

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: Review

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: Review

  Title: Forbidden Author: Tabitha Suzuma My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Publisher:Simon Pulse Release Date:May 27th 2010 5 Beautiful Forbidden Love Stars “You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you … Continue reading

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Review

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Review

 Title: Anna and The French Kiss Author:Stephanie Perkins My Rating: 5 out 5 stars Publisher: Dutton Release Date: December 2nd, 2010 5 French Awesome Stars  Paris: There are books you will never forget. That even if they sound cheesy and … Continue reading

The Action Bible by Sergio Cariello: Review

The Action Bible by Sergio Cariello: Review

The Action Bible 5 out of 5 stars Age Group: Anybody Genre: Comic Book, Christianity Publisher: David C. Cook Release Date: September 1st 2010 Small Summary: Here’s the most complete picture Bible ever! And it features a captivating, up-to-date artwork style—making it the … Continue reading

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

  Title: Bittersweet Author: Sarah Ockler Rating System: 5 out 5 stars First copyright: January 3rd 2012 Publisher:  Simon Pulse Short Summary: Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams … Continue reading