Books That Make you #8

challenges2Halloween is right around the corner.

This is one of my FAVORITE times of the year – the leaves start changing, there is a chill in the air from the weather changing… or if your like me it’s cause you’ve been reading a scary book by flash light and now your afraid to get out of your comfy bed to go across the room just to turn the light out.

When you say Halloween and Horror the first author that pops in my head is Edgar Allan Poe. I love his stuff. The story around his life and his death is very interesting also. The poor guy obviously had issues on a grand scale. But, because of that I think he was able to write some amazing things like, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Black Cat, Hop-Frog (one of my all time favorites), The Masque of the Red Death, The Fall of the House of Usher and so many, many more.

In 7th grade I had this awesome English teacher (I believe his name was Mr. Thompson) who did this unit all on Edgar Allan Poe. I mean he went all out – the whole class room was pitch black and he told us the story of The Monkey’s Paw (which I realize isn’t Edgar Allan Poe… oops). and The Black Cat. I just loved how much thought and energy the teacher put into that unit. And that is where I got my love for horror. I started watching scary movies and it all went down hill from there.

One day, maybe I’ll remember to ask off on a day they do the dinner theater near me called Poe Evermore where they re-tell his stories. I’ve always wanted to go… I just haven’t had time or I think about it a little too late. ha ha!

These books will make you scared of the dark… or at least leave a night light on at night.


Books That Make You #6


Hey! Welcome back – or welcome to my blog if this is your first visit!

This week is another awesome edition of ‘Books That Make You’.This week is brought to you by the one and only Book Rock Betty where she mentions books she couldn’t put down or stop reading!

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Have I read any of these books? No. Do I OWN any of these books? Yes…and one day I will read them… eventually, over a hundred books is a lot to do on a few simple blog posts.

The Luxe (Luxe Novel)
by Anna Godbersen

Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.
Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.
White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.
This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan’s social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City’s elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone–from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud–threatens Elizabeth’s and Diana’s golden future.

With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city’s gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan’s most celebrated daughter disappear…

In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.

Books That Make You #5

Here’s another addition of Books that make you…

This week is Books that you can’t stop reading!

challenges3late These are two that I’ve devoured in less then a week! I simply loved them! I have a necklace of the mocking jay and wear to work at times and a lot of customers/guests recongnize it and I LOVE that! My fience is even reading the books – so I strongly suggest you try these books out!

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Have you read these and if so, what did you think?

The Hunger Games: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Unintentionally, she becomes a contender.

If Katniss is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

I’m not going to post the description to the second book because it contains a spoiler. Sorry.

Books That Make You #4

This is a new meme I guess you could call it, I started… Books That make you… do things in anger or because your scared or crying, or anything really.

This week is Books that make you leave the lights on.


You know those book that give you chills and make you NOT want to turn the lights off… because you heard a noise – that was obviously the cats playing in the kitchen… but it still made you jumpy and leave the night light on at bed time… yeah THOSE books.

Here are a few that I read that made me leave the lights on…

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Books That Make You #3

challenges1I fan girl over a few authors.

Another book worm friend of mine found him first unfortunately… so, I’m a little late in the game.

But here are two of my favorite authors – yes these are tearjerkers. They were for me anyway.


  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman – In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, Mia’s story will stay with you for a long, long time.
  • Fault In Our Stars by John Green – Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

I don’t know how to personally force you to read these – picture me jumping up and down flailing my arms around screaming ‘YOU MUST READ THESE’!

Books That Make You #2

challenges1Have you ever been in bed with your significant other reading late at night – like an old married couple. Just simply enjoying being in the same room together… and then suddenly your significant other glances over at you and catches you sniffling and whipping at the tears streaming down your face and he wigs out and asks what’s wrong all concern and wanting to fix what’s upsetting you. Yes, it’s happened to yours truly. All my significant other could do to comfort me is hug me and get me tissues. But that’s all I really needed. I told him I’d be okay, and he let me continue reading.

Ah, gotta love those moments… Here are a few that I had to drag out the tissues for…


  1. Looking for Alaska
    – This is the one my significant other caught me crying over.
  2. A Child Called It: One Child’s Courage to Survive
    – This is one that will make you want to get sick at some parts and your heart will break a million times because of what Dave had to go through growing up.

Books That Make You #1

challenges1I hate Books – movies that make me cry… but of course there are exceptions. In case there are those of you out there that like the tearjerkers… here are a couple you may or may not have read yet. If you have, let me know what you think! I loved them – of course. I hate to love tearjerkers!

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    Tuesdays With Morrie – My English teacher read this to us out loud. How she did it without her voice cracking is beyond me. But this novel was incredibly moving.

  2. Bridge to Terabithia – I had to read this in middle school. I hated being ‘forced’ to read books – but this one wasn’t bad at all. I loved the discussions the teacher had with us after we finished certain chapters.

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts?

Stay tuned for more books that made you…

Review: Sergeant Rex

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GoodReads Description:

Called “a deeply affecting tale of courage and devotion in the cauldron of war” by Publishers Weekly, Sergeant Mike Dowling’s heart-pounding account of an unbreakable bond between man and dog takes us into the searing 130-degree heat, the choking dust, and the ever-present threat of violent attack in Iraq’s infamous Triangle of Death. In 2004, Dowling and his military working dog Rex were part of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam. It was Rex’s job to sniff out weapons caches, suicide bombers, and IEDs, the devastating explosives that wreaked havoc on troops and civilians. It was Mike’s job to lead Rex into the heart of danger. An extraordinary chronicle of loyalty in the face of terrible adversity, Sergeant Rex is an unforgettable story of sacrifice, courage, and love.

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Let Me Share #17


I haven’t been keeping up on my “Let Me Share” Blog posts, have I? I’m sorry for that. I’ve just been super busy…work. ha ha! I got this one on sale at BAM. I personally HATE shopping there, but I can’t turn away from a good deal. I just hate that the company makes their employee’s try to cram their stupid rewards card down your throat. Yes, it’s saves you money – but you have to BUY into it. Which is stupid if I to get a discount on books, I’ll just wait for your 3 dollar sales and use the 20 dollars it’d take me to buy the card thanks.

Sorry, end rant.

But Let me share one I had bought.

Goodreads Description: He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

Have you read this one? Doesn’t it sound awesome?