Hi and welcome to Manicure Monday, a feature that combines my love of reading and nail polish. Each week I’ll showcase one of my current reads along with a matching book manicure. This week’s manicure is a very special one to me. Over the weekend, I was a volunteer at the launch party for the beautiful new picture book by Salina Yoon (Penguin and Pinecone, Stormy Night, Found). BE A FRIEND is her newest picture book and it’s a sweet and touching story of an unusual boy named Dennis who finds an unexpected friend. I saw a very early copy of… Read more »
The Tiara On the Terrace is a delightful follow up to the charming middle grade mystery, The Wig in the Window. Tiara follows the exploits of best friends Sophie Young and Grace Young who enjoy spy games and recently became town heroes when they captured a killer in their idyllic hometown of Luna Vista. Young and Yang are content to stay away from too much excitement for a while when a mystery falls right into their laps. The president of the Winter Sun Festival, the biggest and most revered annual event in Luna Vista, is found dead one morning in the float barn from an apparent accidental animatronic marshmallow malfunction. While everyone else accepts the tragedy as a freak accident, Young and Yang aren’t so sure, as the clues don’t quite add up. In order to solve the mystery, the two must embark on possibly their must difficult mission yet – infiltrate the Winter Sun royal court and catch the killer before he strikes again! Read more >>
It’s a new year which means it’s time to make a plan for my 2016 reading goals. I am not a huge stickler when it comes to my reading. I tend to go where my mood takes me. However, I do like to set some goals for myself just to give myself an idea of what I’d like to get accomplished during the year… Read more >>
Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. Happy 2016! Is everyone having as hard a time as I am adjusting to being back at work? Even though I had a fair amount of time off, I feel like I need a vacation from vacation. I am hoping to do a 2016 goal post at some point this month, but we’ll see how far I get with that. :) Well here are a few books that made their way to me recently. In Bed with the Duke by Christina… Read more »
There’s really no way to sum up this epic tome that is the grand finale of The Lunar Chronicles, but I’ll do my best. Fans of TLC will not be disappointed with this one. Yes, it’s over 800 pages long but no words are wasted. Everything that happens in the book happens for a reason and leads up to the breathless conclusion. Meyer really takes her time with this book and crafts a deft narratives that weaves together many different characters and storylines…Read more »
Organizing. Organizing always seems to be my umbrella goal whether it’s my schedule, my books, my room, my kitchen or my life. I just want to be organized! In 2015 I really stepped up my organization game and decided to get a good old fashioned, put pen to paper, write everything down planner. Not only has it been a huge help in organizing my weekly schedule, I forgot how much I love to have an old fashioned planner! For some reason, putting an “event” or a “to-do list” in my phone just feels too tentative but if I actually write… Read more »
Happy holidays from all of us at Nite Lite HQ. It’s been a wonderful year of books, movies, and bookish events and we are so happy we’ve been able to share it with you all. It will probably be quiet around here for a bit as we all take a break and wind down at the end of the year. This means more reading time though, which I am really looking forward to. Here’s a little run down of what I will be doing during the holiday break. Reading: Currently reading Clean Sweep and Sweep in Peace, two self-published Ilona… Read more »
Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. This week’s books are all ebooks that I either purchased or got from the Overdrive via my local library. I haven’t had a lot of time to read lately but I am hoping to get some time in this weekend and over the upcoming holidays.
The holiday season is upon us and today I have a fun gift guide for you. These items would be great for the bookish person in your life or give the list to someone who doesn’t know what to get you. And I promise I won’t tell if you decide to get little something for yourself. ;)
I love a well written long-ass book; something I can really sink my teeth into, connect with all the characters and just fall in love with! Now what do I consider a long-ass book? Any book that is over 500 pages. As of now, 2016 doesn’t look as crazy as 2015 partly because my wedding is over and all of my big wedding things (engagement part, bridal shower and bachelorette party) all took place in 2015. Now I have all this time to read! So let me tell you about the ten long-ass books that I want to read next year!