Category: Books

My Favorite Lines From Difficu..

Posted March 16, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
My Favorite Lines From Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

I recently finished reading Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (my very first read by Roxane Gay!), a collection of short stories, all of which will captivate you until you get to the very last page. If you love stories about characters, characters who have lived extraordinary lives in their ordinary day to day, characters who […]

The Girl With the Red Balloon ..

Posted March 4, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
The Girl With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke – Cover

Have you seen the cover for one of my favorite books releasing this year?! When I was a literary intern, I had the pleasure of reading an early version of The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke and to say that this book did a number on me is an understatement. If there’s one book […]

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie..

Posted February 28, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook, Documentary Review / 0 Comments
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

It has been two months since the passing of the legendary Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. I’ve been trying to find the words to talk about what these women mean to me and I still can’t bring myself to share that but I am going to talk about the beautiful HBO documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie […]

SYNC Audiobooks Summer Line-Up..

Posted February 28, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
SYNC Audiobooks Summer Line-Up Announced!

The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens Program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, has just announced its lineup for 2017!!! The Details: SYNC makes available two FREE audiobook downloads every week, to each and every registered listener, all summer. In 2017, 32 titles will be given away through the 16 week-long season. Teens, librarians, […]

Book Review: Gardenia by Kelse..

Posted February 27, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Book Review: Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton

Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton Release Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Diversion Publishing Genre: Young Adult ISBN: 978-1626818415 Source: Received ARC From Author Add it to Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson has one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minutes, and two seconds to live. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been able to see countdown clocks over everyone’s heads […]

Top Ten Covers of Winter 2017 ..

Posted February 21, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Top Ten Covers of Winter 2017 Releases

January, February, and March 2017 book releases have given us countless amazing words to read… and many beautiful covers to face out on our shelves. With only a few weeks left of winter, I thought it would be fun to take a look at my favorite covers so far, before the first season of the year is […]

Spring For Standalones Reading..

Posted February 17, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Spring For Standalones Reading Challenge

With Spring approaching on March 20th and a desire to make a dent in my TBR list in regards to stand alone novels, it’s time for a new challenge…Spring for Standalones! Goal: Read as many stand alone novels on my shelf/kindle/library overdrive queue as possible from March 20 – June 20th. Since most of you are YA readers, […]

How to Read A Book in a Day

Posted January 9, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
How to Read A Book in a Day

With the new year here, lots of people, from voracious readers to occasional readers, have updated their reading goals. So in an attempt to help you reach that goal, even if with one book, I want to share ten tips for how to read a book in a day. Set aside an entire day or an entire morning/afternoon/evening to […]

A Must Read for Writers: The C..

Posted January 8, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook / 0 Comments
A Must Read for Writers: The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri

Today, I’m talking to writers. Writers of books. Writers published and soon to be published. Writers who are debuting, have debuted, are a number of books in. Most of you can relate to or soon will be able to relate to this book that I’m going to talk about in a way that no one […]

Celebrity Memoir Done Right: L..

Posted January 7, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook / 0 Comments
Celebrity Memoir Done Right: Lauren Graham’s Talking as Fast as I Can

I love when celebrity memoirs are actually written by the celebrity. So I’d like to put the spotlight on those memoirs when the opportunity arises. Today, I want to talk about Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham. We all know and love Lauren […]