Author: Laura

Weekly Wrap-Up – July 23, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up – July 23, 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 […]


The Summer That Melted Everything – Tiffany McDaniel

The Summer That Melted Everything – Tiffany McDaniel

    All love leads to cannibalism. I know that now. Sooner or later, our hearts will devour, if not the object of our affections, our very selves. The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel is special. It is the type of book other books aspire to be. It is […]

Posted July 22, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 5 Comments

From the Sideline – Amy Avanzino

From the Sideline – Amy Avanzino

 From the Sideline by Amy Avanzino is a book that I so enjoyed reading. I liked the author’s first book, Wake-Up Call, and when I was approached to read the second in her series, I signed up immediately. And then, probably the biggest thing that has happened to me in […]

Posted July 21, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Blog Tours, Giveaway, Reviews / 6 Comments

Author Tuesday Interview and Giveaway – Jeff Zentner

Author Tuesday Interview and Giveaway – Jeff Zentner

    It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday! This week we are featuring an interview with Jeff Zentner author of The Serpent King (see my review here). It currently has a 4.8 star rating on Amazon and a 4.25 star rating on Goodreads. In addition to the interview, we are giving away a […]

Posted July 19, 2016 by Laura in Author Tuesday, Giveaway / 7 Comments

United States of Books – In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

United States of Books – In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

    The United States of Books the State of Kentucky Reviewer ~ Teri at Sportochick’s Musings Written by: Bobbie Ann Mason Narrated by: Jill Brennan Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins  Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:05-03-11 Publisher: HarperAudio ~ Synopsis ~ The bestselling novel and deeply affecting story of a young girl who comes to terms with her […]

Posted July 18, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 2 Comments

Author Tuesday Countdown – Jeff Zentner

Author Tuesday Countdown – Jeff Zentner

      Welcome to the countdown for our next Author Tuesday! Next Tuesday, July 19, 2016,  we will feature an interview with Jeff Zentner author of The Serpent King (see my review here). It currently has a 4.8 star rating on Amazon and a 4.25 star rating on Goodreads. We will also be giving […]

Posted July 12, 2016 by Laura in Author Tuesday Countdown / 1 Comment

Why Do I Do This?

Why Do I Do This?

    First of all, yes I know it’s Monday. Second of all, there will be more cursing than normal ahead, you are now forewarned.     I have had this post rolling around in my head and half written for days now. You see, it all started with #ARCGate. […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by Laura in Saturday Soapbox / 8 Comments

United States of Books – The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

United States of Books – The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare State – Connecticut SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 2 Comments