Category: Books

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 […]

Audiobook Review: The Sun Is A..

Posted January 5, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook / 0 Comments
Audiobook Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman Release Date: November 1, 2016 Publisher: Delacorte Press / Listening Library Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance ISBN: 978-0553496680 Running Time: 8 hours and 4 minutes Source: Received Audiobook From Publisher Add it to Goodreads Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in […]

Graphic Novel Review: Paper Gi..

Posted January 4, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Graphic Novel Review: Paper Girls Volume 1

Paper Girls, Vol. 1  By Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrated by Cliff Chiang & Matthew Wilson Release Date: March 30, 2016 Publisher: Image Comics Genre: All Ages Sci-Fi ISBN: 978-1632156747 Source: E-Version Netgalley & Received Physical Copy From Read.Sleep.Repeat Add it to Goodreads In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important […]

Audiobook Review: Flying Lesso..

Posted January 3, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook / 0 Comments
Audiobook Review: Flying Lessons and Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh

Flying Lessons and Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh Narrated by: Ellen Oh, Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina and Various Release Date: January 3, 2017 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers / Listening Library Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade Short Story Anthology ISBN: 978-1101934593 Running Time: 4 hours and 35 minutes Source: Received Audiobook From Publisher Add it to […]

Favorite Quotes From We Should..

Posted January 2, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Favorite Quotes From We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Add it to Goodreads), a modified text version of a talk Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie did at TEDxEuston in 2012. I was struck by so many things that she spoke on and wanted to share the 15 lines that I relate to, believe, […]

How to Read Widely: A Guide

Posted January 1, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
How to Read Widely: A Guide

New Year, New Horizons! With so many readers looking to challenge themselves to read more widely than ever before in 2017 and beyond, I thought it would be great to take that discussion about why it’s important further to breaking down how this can be accomplished. So… The goal here is NOT to put checkmarks beside […]