Virtual Literary Road Trip Stop 6: MidAtlantic Beaches

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Earlier this week, I spent three days at Bethany Beach in Delaware. I’ve been going to this beach most summers since I was eleven, and it was so lovely to be back walking the board walk, playing in the waves, and (perhaps most of all) reading in the sunshine. The sunburn I got from spending too much time reading in the sunshine was not as lovely, but it was worth it. One of my favorite things about Bethany is that it has a fantastic independent book store. Whether you are going to Ocean City, Rehoboth, or Bethany Beach here are some bookstores to check out: Continue reading

Top Ten Characters I’d Want on a Deserted Island with Me

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This is a mix of characters I love, characters with skills I’d love to have on the island with me, and characters who have both. I think it’s interesting that most of them are from YA novels. I’m not a creeper wanting to be on an island of teenagers I promise! I just think that it is easier for YA characters to be more idealized. The adult characters from my favorite books seemed so flawed by comparison. I’d love to know what characters you would take with you on a deserted island. Tell me in the comments!  Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Boys from The Boyfriend List, by E. Lockhart

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I have completely fallen in love with the Ruby Oliver books by E. Lockhart. I’ve got the fourth book coming for me at the library this week, and I even read two of them in one night last Wednesday. That’s how good they are. I love love love that even though the characters think about boys all the time, the plot isn’t really a romance. This means there are lots of boys to choose from for marry, date and dump. Let me know your choices in the comments!  Continue reading

Book Review: Prototype, by M.D. Waters

Prototype_NEWBefore I begin, since I am reviewing a sequel there are some spoilers for M.D. Waters’ first book Archetype in this review. If you haven’t already read that book you might want to read my review of it instead.

Binge read publishing. Like Netflix releases entire seasons of House of Cards or Orange is the New Black all at once, Dutton has tried to experiment releasing books in a series closer together. Archetype was published in February and instead of having to wait a year or more for the sequel Prototype is coming out next Thursday! Continue reading

Thanks For Taking My Survey!

I just wanted to thank everyone for taking my blog changes survey! Your answers as well as messages of support definitely calmed me down. Although, having the top answer for both “what is your favorite weekly post” and “which weekly post should I drop” both be marry, date or dump is kind of a hard one to figure out.

I just put the names into a random name picker and the winner of the and the winner of the $10 Amazon gift card is Where’s My Tower. Please get in touch with me so I can get the gift certificate to you!

For everyone else, thanks again and have a great weekend!

Interview with Author M.D. Waters

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Tomorrow I’ll be reviewing Prototype, M.D. Waters’ exciting followup to her debut novel Archetype. Since she’s been one of my favorite new authors of the year, I reached out to see if she would do an interview with me … and (obviously) she said yes! Cue happy dance music. Read on to find out more about her companion novels, her writing process, and her thoughts on being compared to Margaret Atwood.  Continue reading