Review: One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

I read this book when I was a tween. And I remember loving it. Recently I decided to start buying some of the books that I had loved when I was a tween ( I know I know I am on a book buying ban and I am still honoring it ) and that includes all the books that Soyna Sones wrote. If you are a fan of Ellen Hopkins I think you will love Soyna Sones as well.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. This book is written in verse so it was a quick read. In fact I read in a day. This story follows Ruby after her mother passes as she is sent of to meet her biological father for the first time. Turns out her father is a famous actor. And she hates him.

This book is about family and coming together as one. I love this story. I had actually forgot the ending from when I had read it previously and it came as a shock to me. I kinda predicted the ending but kept thinking that maybe I was wrong and so the ending was a great conclusion to this story. If you are looking for a fast read I highly recommended diving into this book.


Review: Seriously…I’m Kidding

I have always been scared of memoirs. To someone who doesn’t want to read about the history of something or even someone I have always found memoirs boring. For Christmas I was give Ellen Degeneres’s memoir, “Seriously…I’m Kidding.” This is Ellen’s third book and I was actually excited to read it because Ellen is so funny.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. You do not have to read her other two books to be able to read this one which I liked because this is the only Ellen book I own. And it’s not like a normal memoir. Ellen tells a few life stories in this book but it’s mostly advice on how to live happier.

I am so glad I read this book in the beginning of the new year. I am defiantly taking some of Ellen’s advice and applying it to my goals for this new year. It was a fast read and I was never bored. I highly recommend this book especially if you are like me and are scared of memoirs.

Updates: New This Year

Well hey there. Long time no see. I am sorry for being away these last few weeks. I got a new job and have been exhausted when I come home but I am still here and should hopefully be getting back to everyday posting on here and instagrma.

Holy cow January is almost gone. Which means Fifty Shades of Grey the movie will be out soon and I still haven’t read that book…oops/ So ya I have a lot of reading to do in these last few days in January. I have two books to read for review and I wanted to read Fifty Shades of Grey before the movie comes out. The good news is I am out of the small reading slump that started last month and am quickly reading a few last minter TBR books for this month.

One new thing this year I want to do with my blog is move music Mondays to the end of the month. I am worried that I will repeat a lot of songs on music Mondays if I did it each week so I thought why not do music Mondays where we look at what is hot that month in musicville. Of course if something cool catches my eye I will post special music Mondays that are not at the end of the month for like holidays or if Jennifer Lawrence sings again. I want to make sure I keep you guys updated on music since I love music and that’s what I like to do but you can find your regularly scheduled music Mondays post on the last Monday of the month from here on out until I decided to change it up again.

So I think that is about it for now. Happy reading!

P.S my birthday is in 3 months and I am counting down! 😛

Review: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

I read this book when I was a tween. So it has been a very long time and I would say that I did not remember much about this book going into it other than that it was by Judy Blume and book 1 of the fudge series. This is the second book I have read so far toward my “read all of Judy Blume’s books in 2015” reading goal. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

The one thing I totally forgot was that this book and every book in the fudge series is about a different character and this book starts off with Peter, Fudge’s older brother. We follow Peter and his adventures and discoveries with his 2 year old brother Fudge. To me this book felt more like a novella. Each chapter was about a different story that happened to Peter and wasn’t told on a time line other than the fact that it was summer time.

I really enjoyed this book. It was cute and witty. It reminded me of how I use to feel growing up about my parents when my little brother was born and it made me laugh at how kids can look at the world when they are young and innocent. I highly recommended this book if you are looking for a cute kid read.