Archive for March, 2014
March was a really great month for me (despite the lack of reviews)!
- I got that internship! I’ve been doing lots of editorial work, which I love doing! Plus, the staff is incredibly fabulous!
- Nikki @ The Paper Sea made me the fabulous blog header and button you see before you. I am forever in love with it! I changed the colors to match the header, and I remade my meme banners and my review heading images because I was ~inspired. Thanks, Nikki!
- My love for Lee Pace has come back full force, and I found my fangirl tv/movies/actors/actresses soulmate. (That’s you, Charlotte!)
- I spent around five hours last Thursday laying out poems and prose pieces into InDesign for my college’s literary journal. It might not sound fun, but I really enjoy the layout process.
Fifteen-year-old Ruby has had a rough ten days. During that time she:
* lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list)
* lost her best friend (Kim)
* lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket)
* did something suspicious with a boy (#10)
* did something advanced with a boy (#15)
* had an argument with a boy (#14)
* had a panic attack
* lost a lacrosse game (she’s the goalie)
* failed a math test (she’ll make it up)
* hurt Meghan’s feelings (even though they aren’t really friends)
* became a social outcast (no one to sit with at lunch)
* had graffiti written about her in the girls’ bathroom (who knows what was in the
But don’t worry—Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.
First sentence: “Before anyone reading this thinks to call me a slut—or even just imagines I’m incredibly popular—let me point out that this list includes absolutely every single boy I have ever had the slightest little any-kind-of-anything with.”
FOUR THINGS YOU WILL PROBABLY DO WHEN YOU READ THE BOYFRIEND LIST
I think it’s safe to say that I’m a huge fan of E. Lockhart, especially after reading this book. I don’t usually find contemporary YA that focus on typical high school dramas appealing, but I enjoyed The Boyfriend List more than I expected and that pleasantly surprised me. The book makes me reminisce my own high school experience. It was in no way full of the dramas that the main character, Ruby Oliver, faced, but I could identify with what she felt. I really enjoyed this book so much that I couldn’t do a conventional review. Why not a list-type one that tells you what you will probably do when you read The Boyfriend List?
Let’s be honest, nobody follows the age-old cliché that tells us not to judge a book by its covers. If you say you do, I am side-eying you. Book covers are the first thing that attracts any of us readers to a book. Before you pick up a book, the cover can essentially make or break a book. If I don’t like a cover design, I won’t pick it up. Lucky for us, publishing companies publish different cover designs, especially when a paperback book comes out. Sometimes we like it, sometimes we don’t. Let’s discuss these cover changes, shall we?
Today, we look at the cover Red by Alison Cherry!
Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell.
But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Wait…what?
Getting through Sloane’s list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her—and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter—who knows what she’ll find.
Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
Why I’m waiting?
This is another cover that totally speaks to me and you probably can guess why. ;D The fonts! I am really in love with this cover. I love the summer-themed cover. It makes me yearn for summer (even though I’m not really a summer person).
I absolutely adore the synopsis. I love that Emily’s’s doing these tasks so she can hopefully find Sloane, her kind of best friend. My heart does a weird flip when friendships are involved. I love them. Of course, along the way, Emily’s gonna come out of her shell and I’m so excited to see what exactly happens during her summer to make that happen.
What books are you waiting on?
I love fonts. You can say I’m obsessed with collecting them all. It’s no secret to those who know me. You’re Just My Type is a new feature where I showcase the fonts I absolutely adore and use. And hopefully, you will love the fonts I pick. Add all of them to your font collection! Let it grow!
We are back with our regular font post! We have different sorts — from Abraham Lincoln to wolves. I wonder which one you will fall in love with.
Designed by Poemhaiku
Grab that magnifying glass! Why? Yore doesn’t look all that impressive from far away, but if you zoom into the letters, you can see little hearts! YES. You heard right! Little hearts shape these letters. Little, adorable hearts! It’s soooo beautiful. I’m actually having a hard time looking away.
I’m not even gonna sugarcoat this: You are a horrible friend.