REVIEW: Play On by Michelle Smith

 
 Title & Author: Play On by Michelle Smith
 Series: Lewis Creek #1
 Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary, 258 pages
 Release Date: April 21, 2015
 Genre: Contemporary
 Source: ARC provided by Publisher (thank you!)
 
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

A baseball addict works at a flower shop with his Mom.  She hires a depressed girl with a nice rear.  They fall in love.  Play on!!

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REVIEW: CONFESS by Colleen Hoover

 Title & Author: Confess by Colleen Hoover
 Series: N/A
 Publisher: Atria Books, 320 pages
 Release Date: March 10, 2015
 Genre: Contemporary/New Adult
 Source: Purchased
 
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

Betty had glassy eyes when she told me about this one.  People do really messed up things.  I read the confessions and trust me, they are brutal.  A young studly artist puts these confessions into paintings.  This girl Auburn (dumb name) with a rough past falls for the guy.  The paintings inside the book are actually really cool. (That is my confession!)

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Random Rantings: The Incredible Book Eating Betty

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I know I’ve written posts before about going through phases where I just want to spend my time reading rather than blogging.  Well, I guess you could say I’m going through one of those phases right now, but IT’S DIFFERENT.  I’m not just reading, I’m reading as many books as I am eating breakfasts.  Not even kidding.  For the past few weeks I’ve been reading almost a book a day.  It’s insane and I’ve NEVER read at this pace in my entire life.  Some of this is because it has been winter, which slows things down a lot activity wise.  Plus, I am often feeding or laying down with the baby, but at the same time, I’ve been staying up late by choice to keep reading!

I’ve expressed my concern with reading books too quickly.  The concern I expressed then feels like an understatement to how I feel right now.  I hand write my reviews after finishing each book I read, so it isn’t as though I’m not taking the time to gather my thoughts before barreling into another book, but I worry that I am not digesting the books the way that I should.  If you’ve had the pleasure of reading The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers, I’m sure you see where I’m going with this.

If you haven’t read it… basically, this boy becomes obsessed with books and gets crazy smart because he eats them non-stop…. but then the crap hits the fan because his brain gets all jumbled and everything gets mixed up to the point that he only spews out nonsense!  I DON’T WANT TO BE THAT BOY!!  Mr. Betty can’t even keep up with what I’m reading lately.  He feels left out and misses discussing books with me.  He especially hates it that I’ve been reading a lot on my Kindle because then he REALLY has no idea what I’m reading!  Poor Wendy feels forced to spend her hard-earned money on ebooks because I keep blowing up her phone with book recs.  I AM SO FREAKING SORRY, WENDY!  Add the fact that I AM BLOWING MONEY as well!

I NEED AN INTERVENTION!

I’M HOPING THIS POST WILL BE MY INTERVENTION!

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REVIEW: The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

 Title & Author: The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre
 Series: N/A
 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends, 292 pages
 Release Date: April 7, 2015
 Genre: Contemporary
 Source: Publisher (thank you!)
 
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

Sad girl has a weird obsession with sticky notes. A swoony boy who wears a dirty green coat comes to town and they conquer bullying at their school. 

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