December 31, 2012

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Keep Holding On
Title: Keep Holding On
Author: Susane Colasanti
Series: N/A
Source: Traded
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: May 31, 2012
A romantic and empowering book about bullying

Noelle's life is all about survival. Even her best friend doesn't know how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. Noelle's kept so much about her life a secret for so long that when her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she's terrified. Surely it's safer to stay hidden than to risk the pain of a broken heart. But when the antagonism of her classmates takes a dramatic turn, Noelle realizes it's time to stand up for herself--and for the love that keeps her holding on.
This book was a lot darker than I anticipated, and I haven't yet decided whether I loved it's darkness or just tolerated it. For Colasanti, this was REALLY dark. I rarely think that her book's are dark-- she writes about hard subjects, but she tends to do it in a lighter way. But this one was dark, and it had me kind of depressed for a bit.

The title is absolutely PERFECT for this book. Noelle just had to keep holding on-- even when her mom wouldn't buy any food, or when she got made fun of and violently tortured in school, even when all of her clothes were dirty, and one of her "acquaintances" committed suicide. She kept holding on. But sometimes I really wondered why. Her life was so awful, and I don't understand how she just kept pulling herself back. She seemed like the type to just pop one off, and leave the world with a bang. She just seemed like the type, you know what I mean?

I wish that we could've seen a little more backstory on all of the characters, and that the characters just could have gotten more development overall. They needed it-- they desperately needed it. Maybe I need a few more pages to get better acquainted with a character, but hey. I'm a sucker for good characters. The story could suck, but if the characters are good I'll be sold.

I honestly don't have very much to say about this one. I liked it, but I didn't love it, and I'm sure that my review reflects that. If I'd had a little more time to get into the story, a few more pages to get to know the characters, I might have liked it more. But as is, it was mediocre.
When your heart is shattered into a million pieces, all you can do is try to keep holding on. You breathe. You try to fall asleep. You try not to think about him. ~ Pg. 115, ARC

December 30, 2012

The 2013 SARC

2013 Standalone Reading Challenge
I'm participating in the Standalone Reading Challenge again this year, because I really, really, really love standalones. I don't have to explain why, do I? Fine. If I must. It's because in a standalone, all the loose ends and all of the pieces are wrapped up and put together by the end of the book, and I don't have to wait A YEAR for the sequel. Love that. Anywho, I'm going to try and read 15 Standalone novels this year, and maybe get through my big aspirations. ;)


  1. Salvation by Anne Osterlund
  2. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
  3. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  4. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer
  5. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  6. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
  7. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
  8. Poison by Bridget Zinn
  9. Hysteria by Megan Miranda
  10. Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
  11. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
  12. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
  13. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  14. White Lines by Jennifer Banash
  15. The Murmurings by Carly Anne West
  16. Golden by Jessi Kirby
  17. In the After by Demitra Lunetta
  18. Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton
  19. Linked by Imogen Howson
  20. Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
  21. If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin
  22. Furious by Jill Wolfson
  23. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
  24. Tides by Betsy Cornwell
  25. Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
  26. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
  27. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
  28. Arclight by Josin L. McQuien
  29. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  30. Trinkets by Kirsten Smith
  31. Red by Alison Cherry
  32. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
  33. Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan
Ooh, these all look fantastic! But the year isn't over with (or even started!) so there are still more books to come! (:

YA Standalone Wrap-up

Not Afraid 5

I TOTALLY ROCKED THIS CHALLENGE, in my own way, so there! :P *immaturity abounds* Again, I AM NOT AFRAID TO STANDALONE. And read some awesome books while doing it, of course! ;) Anywho, I have a SUPER long list for this one. I'll link the reviews first, then the unread books, as per usual. AND WITH MY SUPER EPIC COMMENTARY! ;D

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen <--I was meh'ed.
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers <--How did the zombie flu get released?? O-O
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale <--I'll warn you again! DO NOT READ. Tis' horrid!
Above by Leah Bobet <--I cover every aspect of the novel in one sentence or less!
The List by Siobhan Vivian <--Hm. I don't like being judged.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick <--I love my life.
Purity by Jackson Pearce <--I get a bit riled up, but I like the review.
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams <--I like thinking of myself as book characters. Keeps the creepers away.
The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker <--I describe my town!
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz <--Hm. I don't bring up the real issue, but no matter. o_O
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone <--Time travel confuses me.
Fall from Grace by Charles Benoit <--Not THAT bad, but it could've made a bigger splash.

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  2. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenburg
  3. Fracture by Megan Miranda
  4. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
  5. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
  6. Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
  7. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
  8. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfruend
  9. A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  10. Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy
  11. Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
  12. The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour
  13. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  14. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  15. Where it Began by Anne Redisch Stampler
  16. The Story of Us by Deb Calletti
  17. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
  18. Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
  19. The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone
  20. Dead to You by Lisa McMann
  21. Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
  22. Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard
  23. Thou Shalt Not Road Trip by Antony John
  24. In Too Deep by Amanda Grace
  25. My Heart be Damned by Chanelle Gray
  26. Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
  27. Traffiked by Kim Purcell
  28. Love? Maybe by Heather Hepler
  29. All These Lives by Sarah Wylie
  30. The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
  31. Life is but a Dream by Brian James
  32. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
  33. The Glimpse by Claire Merle
  34. Forbidden by Syrie James
  35. Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser
  36. Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
  37. Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
  38. New Girl by Paige Harbinson
  39. Cracked by K.M. Walton
  40. Auracle by Gina Rosati
  41. One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  42. The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
  43. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire LeGrand
  44. Immortal City by Scott Speer
  45. Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Jeanine Hoole
  46. The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers
  47. Through to You by Emily Hainsworth
  48. Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols
  49. Silver by Talia Vance
  50. Katana by Cole Gibson
  51. The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney
  52. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
  53. The Waiting Sky by Lara Zeilin
  54. After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
  55. Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick
  56. 52 Reasons to Hate my Father by Jessica Brody
  57. Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacquelin Woodson
  58. Smashed by Lisa Luedeke
  59. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
  60. Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
  61. Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
  62. Graffitti Moon by Cath Crowley
  63. Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
  64. Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
  65. Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook
  66. Live Through This by Mindi Scott
  67. The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani
  68. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
  69. Love Sucks by Sage Collins
  70. Crazy by Amy Reed
  71. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
I would laugh at how ridiculously long that is, but it seems inappropriate. Anywho, recommendations or "don't reads" for any on the list?

YA Contemporary Wrap-up

Yep, you read that right. I participated in the 2012 YA Contemporary challenge, and here is my wrap up post-- and all of the review links for the books on the list that I finished, with a short run-through of the MUCH LONGER list that I didn't finish...sigh. There were fifteen books on my original list, along with a whole bunch of book that were on a longer "If I have time" kind of list. Let's start with the reviews. ;) (This is fun for me! I'm getting to read a lot of my older reviews-- man, I used to SUCK. Some reviews are better than others. I wrote commentary!)

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith <--I thought I was rambling, it was ONE PARAGRAPH. o_O
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen <--I like this review.
The One that I Want by Jennifer Echols <--Hmm. Needs work.
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale <--Don't read it. *covers eyes*
The List by Siobhan Vivian <--I quote Eleanor Roosevelt!
Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell <--Not all that bad, but super short.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick <--Really long, but I reveal a lot of why I am who I am in this one. It's a passionate review, for an AMAZING book.
Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso <--Wow, I have three comments! That's a lot, for August! I love, love, love comments! :D

Okay, now for the UNREAD BOOKS OF DOOM. They're numbered, LOL. (:
  1. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
  2. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. Fracture by Megan Miranda
  5. Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
  6. Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard
  7. In Too Deep by Amanda Grace
  8. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  9. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
  10. Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby
  11. This One Time with Julia by David Lampson
  12. Where it Began by Ann Redisch Stampler
  13. Pieces Of Us by Margie Gelbwasser
  14. The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George
  15. Life is But a Dream by Brian James
  16. The Story of Us by Deb Calletti
  17. Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers
  18. The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes
  19. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  20. Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy
  21. Unbreak my Heart by Melissa Walker
  22. Keep Holding On by Susanne Colasanti
  23. See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
  24. A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  25. The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
  26. 52 Reasons to Hate my Father by Jessica Brody
  27. Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
  28. Wicked Jealous by Robin Palmer
  29. Someday Dancer by Sarah Rubin
  30. The Girl I Used to Be by Miranda Kenneally
  31. The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee
  32. Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso
  33. Smashed by Lisa Luedeke 
So. That's a lot. I'm actually curious. Which ones have you read? Any that you would or wouldn't recommend off of the list? Let me know, I'm always up for advice! (:

December 29, 2012

Heartbreak River by Tricia Mills

Heartbreak River
Title: Heartbreak River
Author: Tricia Mills
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 16, 2009
Hailey Abbott's Summer Boys takes a weepy turn in this story of one girl's attempt to tell her childhood friend how she really feels about him.

Alex thought she'd be spending the summer focused on her family's rafting business, burying the memories of her father's death last year, and leaving behind all the messes she made in its wake.

But when Sean returns to town, she is forced to reckon with her mixed-up crushy feelings for him - more powerful than ever before. It takes another tragedy to make Alex realize Sean has loved her, and forgiven her, all along.
Heartbreak River isn't as heartbreaking as the title makes it sound-- it was actually a lot more CUTE than HEART-BREAKING. Note the differences in the descriptive terms I have used-- I just want y'all to know that I enjoyed this one, and I'll probably read it again, but I honestly don't feel heartbroken by it. I just think that it was adorable.

That's all. It was as cute a romance as they come, with enough backstory to make it believable, and an identifiable main character, but I feel that it could have been better. Not much, but maybe a little. A little less melodramatic's would have been nice. A bit more character development on the secondaries, and a little more romance before the end.

That's all I ask-- for a little more romance. You know me, I love a good love story! (Was ever a more cliche line spoken?)

To be honest with you, I was absolutely rooting for a secondary character throughout most of the book. I mean, how could I not fall for the quiet southern guy? I loved Daniel! He was really awesome, and I wish that he had played a bigger part in the story. Had more speaking parts, whatever. I liked him. But I also liked Tommy, idiot that he was. And Sean. I mean, there was no shortage of guys to like in this book.

BUT there was a shortage of girls. Four girls throughout THE ENTIRE BOOK. I feel like taking offense today, so I will. Why were there only four girl characters? That's all I really wanna know.
"Sometimes people go through such terrible things that they lose the will to live, and no one can force that desire back into them." ~ Pg. 236

Book Haul #2

Hi guys! Welcome welcome the second annual Book Haul! Yay! Proceed to see what I got this week in books. (:

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson (Gifted)
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (Gifted)
Belonging by Karen Hopkins (Requested/Accepted Review Pitch)
Dented Cans by Heather Walsh (Accepted Review Pitch)
Every Day by David Levithan (Traded for)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Gifted)

What did you get? Link me up! (:

December 26, 2012

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)
Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: July 31, 2012

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.
Win. Can it seriously get any better than reading a super smexi, awesomesauce romance on the day after Christmas, AND ON A SNOW DAY? I don't think it can, LOL. This has nothing to do with my review...moving on, so that I can run back and read the sneak peek of Dare You to. 

First off, I gotta say that I wasn't very sure about this when I started--it's been getting so many good reviews that it had me nervous, because (usually) nothing with hype is actually good for me. I roll differently, I guess. But this book totally exceeded my expectations. My only problem? THAT IT ENDED. I mean, seriously. I could've read FOREVER.

I mean, NOAH. SA-WOON. I can't exactly emphasize that enough, because, hello? He's too sweet-slash-badass. (I'm sorry! I think that he totally deserves those terms to describe him, so whatever. Deal. Sorry.) But he's just got so many problems, and so does Echo, and they're totally perfect for each other...SWOON. I completely love their chemistry together, and I definitely could've read a few hundred pages more...

I also liked the little side thing going on with Beth and Isaiah...I wonder how that will all work out. I just kind of liked everything about this, but the ending...I don't know. It just kind left me a bit confused, and totally dying to get my hands on the next one.

This book is told through two different points of view--which I usually find annoying, because it seems like a lot of authors have trouble switching between points of view, then the characters all sound the same. But I'm happy to tell you that Katie doesn't have that problem (yes, we're on first name terms. So shoot me for fangirling). Unfortunately, though, I can't pick a favorite character. All the characters are my favorites--how's that?

All in all, I just loved it. Simple as that.
Beth had been both wrong and right. Echo couldn't hurt anyone, especially when she seemed so breakable herself. But the need I felt to be the one to keep the world from shattering her only confirmed Beth's theory. I was falling for her and I was fucked. ~ Pg. 102

December 23, 2012

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time Between Us
Title: Time Between Us
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, the two face the reality that time may knock Bennett back to where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate, what consequences they can bear in order to stay together, and whether their love can stand the test of time.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning, spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new voice in YA fiction.

I think that there's something to be said about time travel books: they can be a bit confusing, what with all the jumping around in time. I clearly consider myself an expert after reading a couple of them, but the others that I've read actually haven't been all that great. I would name names, but I'm not like that. So, you should know that this one isn't all that confusing. Whenever Bennett and Anna would jump, I could keep up. Until the last few pages.

The last few pages presented a problem for me...they were a bit too abrupt. I was absolutely shocked at what happened--I was seriously about to accept a very sad thought as the ending, do my crying, and then let people know that the ending was pretty much genius in it's sadness. But honestly, it had a happier ending than I expected, but that was the moment that this book entered the realm of slightly cliched.

Before the ending, it was so brilliant. The ending would've been amazing, and honestly, I don't know why I'm pushing this. I liked the ending an all, but the author had the chance to make this book absolutely terrific, and she didn't take it. I don't blame her, but I would have liked it better sad.

Okay, I have GOT to move on. Quite honestly, I don't know why I can't, because I love contemporary, and it had an ending that would make a contemp proud, but...sigh. The characters were absolutely amazing, though! I loved them. Anna and Bennett had very good chemistry, and their scenes together just flowed, so I can totally dig that.

All in all, I was way too attached to these characters, so it totally skewed my view on this book. The characters were so awesome, but the ending was cliched. These two things war with each other.
Has anything changed? He blew into our lives and back out again, and on the surface, maybe it looks like he didn't leave any marks, but I know he did: they're all over me. And as painful as it is to be in this town without him, if I could do the last three months again, I'd make the same choice--to know Bennett Cooper. Even though it kills me when the song ends with the words I'll end up alone like I began. ~ Pg. 358

December 22, 2012

Book Haul #1

Welcome to episode one of The Book Babe's Book Haul! Happy to see you here, happy to see those books there, yeah. Just happy. :D

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Gifted)
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Gift for participation in Harlequin Teen Panel)
Shymers by Jen Naumann (Accepted Review Pitch)
The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking (Gifted)
The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway (Won)
Fallen by Lauren Kate (Traded for)

So, what did you all get? Link me up! :D

December 21, 2012

Caught in a Moment by Martin Dukes

Caught in a Moment
Title: Caught in a Moment
Author: Martin Dukes
Publisher: Parola Press
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
Caught in a Moment is the story of Alex Trueman, a teenager who daydreams himself unwittingly into the strange world of Intersticia. This is a world outside of ordinary time, that exists in the slender intervals between instants. From Alex's point of view the world around him freezes into immobility. At first it seems the he alone is free to wander the hushed streets with their motionless cars and people. But he is not alone. Alex soon discovers that he shares the world with others. There are a few dozen fellow daydreamers who share his fate. There is plump, bespectacled Will, pretty brunette Kelly, and the rebellious outcast Paulo. Presiding over them all is the enigmatic Ganymede, and irascible vagrant who distributes food to his dependents and sets them perverse tasks to perform in return.

Alex soon finds that he has rare skills in Intersticia. Most uniquely he can affect the motionless world of 'Statica' around them. He can open doors, help himself to food, and move objects. But this forbidden activity soon sets him on a collision course with Ganymede in which the very existence of Intersticia is put at risk.

Okay, that was totally awesome. Seriously. When I started this book, I wasn't sure what to expect, because it seemed like it might be some kind of odd science fiction. But when I got about thirty pages in, I realized that it is nothing like what I first assumed.

For one, it's more of a modern day fantasy novel. Every bit of this book just screams fantasy, but not in a (as my dad would say) unicorns and rainbow farts kind of way. It definitely presents it in a more modern, less dragon-y kind of way, and I honestly enjoyed it. Thankfully, it wasn't a fantasy where none of the words made sense--the author took the time to make us mere mortals understand it.

All of the characters were well developed, and the plot was very good. The writing was good too--it seemed very descriptive, and I really could imagine every bit of the story, and the progression. It was just a bit hard to hold onto the idea of a fantasy world, though, no matter how well written it was. It was just a bit confusing, but not enough to take away from the story.

Back to the characters--I liked the character of Alex quite a bit. He seemed like a nice guy, and I kind of like reading about guy main characters once in a while. For instance, while I was reading this book, I started thinking about how there are so very few books that appeal to boys out there, and I think that this one would. It would actually probably appeal to boys more than girls, honestly.

All in all, Caught in a Moment was a very imaginative debut that really makes you think differently about fantasy as a genre.

*This book was provided by the author for review.
They couldn't remember. They had simply appeared in Intersticia, with no inkling of what they had been doing in Reality. But some of them were. Such was the spectre that stalked Intersticia. ~ Pg. 57

December 17, 2012

Blog Tour: There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack + Giveaway and Top Ten!

Hey guys! Today I'm a part of the 'There Comes a Prophet' blog tour, and I'm hosting a 'Top ten' and a giveaway! If ya'll remember, I really enjoyed There Comes a Prophet (you can read my review here.) and I'm super happy to be a part of it's blog tour! But first, a bit of information about the book...

There Comes a Prophet
Who among us will cast aside a comfortable existence and risk death to follow a dream?

A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.

Nathaniel has grown up longing for more but unwilling to challenge the vicars. Until his friend Thomas is taken for a teaching, the mysterious coming-of-age ritual. Thomas returns but with his dreams ripped away. When Orah is taken next, Nathaniel tries to rescue her and ends up in the prisons of Temple City. There he meets the first keeper of the ancient clues. But when he seeks the keep, what he finds is not magic at all.

If he reveals the truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:

“If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light.”

Author Bio:

David LitwackThe urge to write first struck when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter's editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean. But he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.

Using two fingers and lots of white-out, he religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into his twenties. Then life intervened. He paused to raise two sons and pursue a career, in the process becoming a well-known entrepreneur in the software industry, founding several successful companies. When he found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned. There Comes a Prophet is his first novel in this new stage of life.

David and his wife split their time between Cape Cod, Florida and anywhere else that catches their fancy. He no longer limits himself to five pages a day and is thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.

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December 16, 2012

It's a Sweet Tangled Sixteen Charlie Brown. Sincerely, Despicable Me.

Hi! If you just read the awesome title and got really interested so you started reading this post...WELCOME! I'm Inky from Book Haven Extraordinaire, and I'm here to hiback Megan's blog. WHY? Oh I thought you'd Never Ask. It's her Sweet 16 of course!  And because of this wonderful milestone, we are going to.....


Once Upon A Time..............

There was a girl named Megan. She was very young, but she had her priorities straight, for a toddler. Books and Candy. No more, no less.

As she grew older she found ways of expressing herself....

.....And as it turned out, this wasn't the best approach, so she tried other tactics......

....Till she discovered reviewing...which kept her reading. She learned many things, and journeyed many adventures. She learned what it means to fall in love with a book.


 ...........She appreciates the spiritual depth of pie......

.......and Lord of the Rings........

.....When to party it out........

.......and she even developed her own sense of style.........

..........Until she grew into this...............

........and though she'd never admit it, all along she knows she has a side of McGonagal....

....................and that is the story of why Megan Rocks.... 

Trust me. a lot of it was made up to fit all the awesome gifs, but it doesn't change the fact that Megan is one smoking HOT Book Babe. :D She loves what she does and she's a huge chatterbox. She's friendly to everyone and even runs her own tours! She is one amazing bloggy friend....

You're insanely awesome enough that I didn't settle for Peanuts, but made you...


And even though I wrote this at 12 in the morning, I still think you are just as amazing, even if I could never express it as eloquently as I want. Tehe.  But seriously guys, Megan is worth every comment, every tweet, every email. Make sure you all send your birthday greetings to this lovely lady...or else the ghost of Inky-Hijack's-Past will haunt you. ;P

I'm Inky and I approve this birthday message. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGSIES!