Monthly Archives: June 2014

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | ROOMIES – SARA ZARR & TARA ALTEBRANDO

  It’s time to meet your new roomie. When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two girls who are… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY: COVER TRENDS/ELEMENTS I LIKE & DISLIKE

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Cover Trends I Like/Dislike. This is going to be a slightly more boring post for two reasons: 1 – I don’t have much time this week for blogging, and 2 – I don’t want to use cover images because I feel like if I do that… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW: THE SILENCE OF BONAVENTURE ARROW – RITA LEGANSKI

Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn’t make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows Bonaventure’s silence is filled with resonance – a miraculous gift of rarified hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure… Read more »

WWW WEDNESDAYS #23

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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 did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  Here are my WWW answers! What did I recently finish reading? I’ve been chipping away at… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY: BOOKS ON MY SUMMER TBR LIST

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List. I feel like I did this one already. But I suppose this is slightly different – and more about my own plans for summer reading. So I’ll try not to be too repetitive!  Beloved Strangers – Maria Chaudhuri The Sixteenth… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW: DRAWING AMANDA – STEPHANIE FEUER

Inky draws his crush for a game–and paints her into real danger.DRAWING AMANDA is set in the under-parented, high-expectation world of a Manhattan international prep school. Fourteen-year-old budding artist Inky Kahn is still smarting from the death of his father. He thinks he’s found his big break when he bonds with the developer of a new computer game and snags… Read more »