Category: Giveaway Hop

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 15 Disclosure:  This is a book that I have read five times, now, but have yet to review.  The first three times I read it were in the… Continue Reading “Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky”

Random Acts of Kindess (February Wrap-up & March Begins)

Books I Sent Out:  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling to Renu at The Page Turner. We the Animals by Justin Torres and Looking for Alaska by John Green to Jennifer at Jen’s Book Den. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk and The Bell… Continue Reading “Random Acts of Kindess (February Wrap-up & March Begins)”

2011 Reading Survey

Hosted by: The Perpetual Page-Turner 1. Best Book You Read In 2011? We the Animals by Justin Torres. Far and away the best read of 2011.  I did also enjoy The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja.  Some great classics found… Continue Reading “2011 Reading Survey”

Review: Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde

In honor of the paperback release of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s fabulous novel, Jumpstart the World, I wanted to re-post my review of the book.  Let me know what you think, and head over HERE to learn more about the author and the book. If you… Continue Reading “Review: Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde”

Review: At Home Anywhere by Mary Hoffman

At Home Anywhere by Mary Hoffman Final Verdict: 3.50 out of 4.0 YTD: 30 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Mary Hoffman’s At Home Anywhere is a surprising collection of short stories about the American experience, post-9/11.  In “Flat Earth… Continue Reading “Review: At Home Anywhere by Mary Hoffman”


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