Author: Laura

I Have 3 Mini-Reviews For You

I Have 3 Mini-Reviews For You

 This Is Not My Beautiful Life by Victoria Fedden is a memoir touted as “hilariously funny and unexpectedly moving”. The true life tale of the daughter dealing with her parent’s indictment for fraud and their penchant for picking the most sketchy of all the sketchy characters around as friends; this […]

Posted June 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Author Tuesday Interview and Giveaway – Emily Albright

Author Tuesday Interview and Giveaway – Emily Albright

    It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday! This week we are featuring an interview with The Heir and the Spare author Emily Albright (see my review here). It currently has a 3.9 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to her interview Emily […]

Posted June 7, 2016 by Laura in Author Tuesday, Giveaway / 6 Comments

United States of Books – The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

United States of Books – The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

    SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1918, The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The protagonist of Booth Tarkington’s great historical drama is George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the […]

Posted June 6, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 1 Comment

Weekly Wrap-Up – June 4, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up – June 4, 2016

  Welcome to my weekly wrap-up! Here is where you can see my books read during the past week, books to be read next week, books I have added to my shelves, any bookish happenings and the like. I have linked to Stacking the Shelves, the Saturday Situation, the Saturday Review of Books, Talk of the […]


American Girls – Alison Umminger

American Girls – Alison Umminger

 American Girls by Alison Umminger starts as a tale of a whiny teen girl who stole her step-mom’s credit card and flew across the country to LA to stay with her struggling actress sister. In the beginning I was turned off by Anna as I thought she was just a typical bratty […]

Posted June 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

The Girls in the Garden – Lisa Jewell

The Girls in the Garden – Lisa Jewell

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewel is an interesting look at what happens when trust is given openly and what happens when a community no longer feels that trust. Peoples’ pasts and motives are dissected and everyone many not be who they seem. In a neighborhood that backs onto […]

Posted June 2, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Goldfish – Nat Luurtsema

Goldfish – Nat Luurtsema

Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema was a cute story that offered some really great moments. It also offered some moments where I was super frustrated with the narrator. Lou had everything going for her. A great best friend, a possible Olympic level swimming career, a coach who believed in her. So going […]

Posted June 1, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Monthly Wrap-Up – May, 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up – May, 2016

  Welcome to the end of another month. I can’t believe that May is over already! It was a busy month as usual, but it was a fun month. I am linking to Best of the Bunch, Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up and The Book Date’s Month in Review. So […]