Write On Review-a-Thon

Write On Review-a-Thon

Tonight I was going through my blog roll and I stumbled upon this, Write On Review-a-Thon hosted by Brianna from the blog The Book Vixen. What I didn’t realize was that its a monthly event. What a great way to keep on track if you should fall behind in your reviews especially if your doing a read a thon.

If you curious to see when the next Write On Review-a-Thon is click on this.

I know I can’t be the only blogger who is behind in writing reviews for their blog right? Please tell me I am not alone? So I figured that I am going to sign up (Here) and this weekend I am going to force myself to sit down and finally tackle the review pile of books. I am determined to get these posted for the month of May and June.

My review list includes:

  • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
  • Fakebook
  • In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age
  • Courtney Crumrin vol 5, 6 & 7
  • Girl Online
  • Attachments
  • Captivated by You

I have a few more that I will add to the list I just need to double check that they aren’t posted already.

Will you be taking part in this?


March Book Unhauling #3

Its hard to believe we are already at the end of March. Where is the time going?

With spring just around the corner I will once again be doing a whole bunch of spring/summer cleaning in the next few months. I have boxes upon boxes of books in the basement that I really need to go through and purge what I realistically shouldn’t hold on to. I rarely reread my books so why am I holding on to them?

But for now here is what I am unhauling:

  • I Will Always Write Back: How one letter changed two lives by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda with Liz Welch. I read this and enjoyed it. My review will be up in April for this.
  • The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan. My review will be up on April 7th.
  • The Tapper Twins Go To War (with each other) by Geoff Rodkey. My review will be up in April.

We discovered we had doubles of these ones:

  • Thea Stilton Mouseford Academy: Mouselets in Danger #3
  • Thea Stilton Mouseford Academy: Dance Challenge #4
  • Thea Stilton and the Chocolate Sabotage
  • Geronimo Stilton The Enchanted Charms The 7th adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy

The total unhauling for March is  7  and the total to date is 61.

February Book Unhauling #2

Its another month and I thought I would share with you the books I am unhauling this month. Have you read any of these?

Books Read:

  • After by Anna Todd
  • New Uses For Old Boyfriends by Beth Kendrick
  • After We Collide by Anna Todd

Those were all the books I have read and enjoyed and with the amount of books on my TBR I know I will never re-read them so why not pass them along to others who will enjoy the books just as much as I did, right?

The following books are books that I didn’t like/enjoy or didn’t finish. The have been sitting on my shelf for the longest time in hopes that I would re pick it up to try again but honestly I think that if I couldn’t get into them the first time I probably won’t get into them again. So its time to take them off the shelf and share them with people who will actually read and enjoy them. Sorry if this list upsets anyone but its only my personal taste and not everyone likes what everyone is reading or has read.

  • Call of the Jersey Devil by Aurelio Voltaire
  • Once Is Never Enough by Mira Lyn Kelly
  • The One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier
  • Help For The Haunted by John Searles
  • My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman

The total unhauled books for Februaru is 8 and the total so far is 54.

Review/ Owl Diaries “Eva’s Treetop Festival”

Review/ Owl Diaries “Eva’s Treetop Festival”Owl Diaries #1: Eva's Treetop Festival (A Branches Book) Series: Owl Diaries #1

by Rebecca Elliott
Format: Paperback
Published by Scholastic Inc. on January 6th 2015
Pages: 80
Genres: Animals, Birds, Chapter Books, Girls & Women, Readers, Young Adult

This adorable early chapter book series is perfect for young girls who love friendship stories starring animal characters! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Eva Wingdale gets in over her head when she offers to organize a spring festival at school. Even with her best friend Lucy's help, there is NO way she will get everything done in time. Will Eva have to ask Sue (a.k.a. Meanie McMeanerson) for help? Or will the festival have to be cancelled? This book is written as Eva's diary -- with Rebecca Elliott's owl-dorable full-color illustrations throughout!

This is the first book of the Owl Diary series and one that I am excited to continue. Rebecca is a children’s book author/illustrator and has several picture books under her name. I will need to check them out because they seem like cute books.

I first discovered this book from Becky from her blog Becky’s Book Reviews. You can click on her blog name to read her review of the book.

Seeing anything with Owl in the title got me. I just have to start off by saying that the cover is the cutest.

This book is clearly aimed at children and the younger kids who can read chapter books. I breezed through the book quickly. The book is in a diary format that will make reading for the younger kids easier.

Eva is a busy little owl who sleeps during the day and keeps herself busy at night with school, crafting, handing out with her best friend, Lucy, walking her pet bat and so much more.

I fell in love with Eva right away and how could you not when you share the same likes such as pumpkin, crafting, clothes etc. If I was an owl Eva would so be my bestie.

The idea for a Treetop Festival came via her friend Lucy who was helping her mother plant flowers. Eva thought long and hard about it and came up with a plan and presented it to her teacher Mrs. Featherbottom who loved the idea but only gave Eva a week to pull it together. Can she do it?

I loved how at Eva took everything upon herself and quickly realized that its okay to ask for help. We all do that and try to do it all and its okay to realize that even though we bite of more then we can chew we can ask for help.

Eva’s Treetop Festival is filled with a ton of cute illustrations and each one accompanies the story that is being told. They are all so cute,

Book 2 Eva Sees a Ghost is coming out in a few months. Will I go out and buy it? Of course I will just because its a cute book that I would love to see grow. This would make the perfect book for girls and girls who love owls. I think they would get a kick out of this series.