Monthly Archives: March 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Gateway Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is “Top Ten Gateway Books/Authors In My Reading Journey.” I wish I’d started this one earlier so I would have had a better chance to think about it! I’m sure I’m going to be forgetting all sorts. But here are the most notable ones that stand out for me:… Read more »

The Sunday Review: GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE – Andrew Smith

Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the storyof how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa. To make matters worse, Austin’s hormones are totally oblivious; they don’t care that the world is in utter… Read more »

Stacking the Shelves #13

Rain City Reads   March 29, 2014   Comments Off on Stacking the Shelves #13

Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don’t buy books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven’t shared in a StS… Read more »

Life of a Blogger: Favourite Animals

I’ve decided to try adding a Thursday link-up, mainly because it’s not about books. I know, this is a book blog, that’s what you’re here for. But I thought maybe you’d like to get to know a little bit about me other than what I’m reading! Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Novel Heartbeat. Every week… Read more »

It’s Veronica Mars Book Day!!!!

Rain City Reads   March 26, 2014   Comments Off on It’s Veronica Mars Book Day!!!!

So I’m skipping WWW Wednesday this week, because I am way too excited to sit still and write a post. Why, you ask? Because: I watched the show. I watched the movie. And I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for the book  – and it finally arrived! Later guys, I’ll be back when I’m done… Read more »

The Sunday Review: BEING HENRY DAVID – Cal Armistead

Rain City Reads   March 23, 2014   Comments Off on The Sunday Review: BEING HENRY DAVID – Cal Armistead

Seventeen-year-old “Hank” has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything –who he is, where he came from, why he’s running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David-or “Hank” and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination… Read more »

Stacking the Shelves #12

Rain City Reads   March 22, 2014   Comments Off on Stacking the Shelves #12

Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don’t buy books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven’t shared in a StS… Read more »

WWW Wednesdays #15

It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  Here are my WWW answers! What am I currently reading? I actually haven’t started a new… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is “Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List.” Oh, so many! I’m going to go with books that are being released this Spring, though I’ve got lots already that I want to read! TOMORROW!                                          Mar. 25                                      Mar. 25                                               Apr. 1                                            Apr. 1                                       … Read more »