MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #26

Rain City Reads   December 2, 2015   Comments Off on MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #26

  Looking back, I haven’t done a My Week On Wednesday post in about two months. Oops! That was not the plan. Here’s hoping I can get back to my regular scheduled posting going forward. Here’s what I got into over the past week: Just shelved:                   I’ve been very into the Agatha Raisin series by M.C…. Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | 2016 NOVELS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO

I have to admit that I’m not on top of 2016 releases at all. I don’t have any clue which books I should be eagerly anticipating, let alone which are debuts and which debuts are going to take the book world by storm. So I had to resort to Googling, and some of these aren’t debuts, but hey, they are… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA – BECKY ALBERTALLI

  This book has been on my radar for months, mostly due to the hundreds of pictures featuring it along with packages of Oreos on my Twitter feed. I put off reading it half because I was scared it wouldn’t live up to the hype, and half because if it did, I wanted to save it. But this month has… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | EXTRAORDINARY MEANS – ROBYN SCHNEIDER

Rain City Reads   November 15, 2015   Comments Off on THE SUNDAY REVIEW | EXTRAORDINARY MEANS – ROBYN SCHNEIDER

  I started this book sitting in a bookstore and before I knew it I was in the third chapter. When I finally got my own copy and sat down to read it in earnest, I ended up finishing the entire thing in one sitting. Which is always a good sign. The story is an interesting one. It’s a fictional… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #94

Rain City Reads   November 14, 2015   Comments Off on STACKING THE SHELVES | #94

  Only one new book on my shelves this week, but it’s one I know I and many, many other readers have  been anxiously awaiting since before it was even announced! Carry On – Rainbow Rowell So that’s it for my tiny week in books, but what about you guys? Anyone read this one yet? Get any exciting books you… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | DEBUT AUTHORS WHOSE NEXT BOOK I CAN’T WAIT TO READ

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is debut authors whose first book has me clamouring to read their second. I cannot even tell you how frustrated I become when I absolutely love a book, finish it, and then go looking for more…. only to discover there aren’t any yet! I mean, I guess it’s something to look forward to,… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | M TRAIN – PATTI SMITH

  This book took me by surprise. I read Just Kids earlier this year after hearing a lot of buzz about it, but not really knowing much about Patti Smith herself. Perhaps because I didn’t come to her book as a fan of her as an artist, I didn’t have the same craving for celebrity tell-all revelations and didn’t much… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #93

Rain City Reads   October 31, 2015   Comments Off on STACKING THE SHELVES | #93

  Haven’t been getting much book mail lately because I’ve got more than enough on my TBR pile as it is. But I did add a couple of books in the past couple of weeks I’m excited about:          Home Is Burning – Dan Marshall The Clasp – Sloane Crosley           The Mark and the Void – Paul… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | HALLOWEEN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

  I am the world’s biggest wuss. Seriously, I am. I’m fine with blood and gore, but anything even remotely creepy and I’m a wibbling mess. While I like the concept of Halloween, I really can’t handle the scarier aspects. This applies to pranks, movies and books. So when I was trying to decide what kind of Halloween top ten… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | DIETLAND – SARAI WALKER

  It’s not hard to see why everyone has been talking about Dietland. This is a book that will challenge you. It’ll challenge you to think about your prejudices and pre-conceptions, it’ll make you uncomfortable, and it’ll even make you think about your ideas of wrong and right. Which makes it sound heavy and serious and intense. It’s not. Well,… Read more »