Mar 31, 2016

Monthly Re-Cap: March 2016

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

March is over - can you believe that? Wow another year is flying by. I was VERY busy this month but luckily still got to some reading and I think I did pretty good this month :)

What did you read or listen to in March? 

Link me up in the comments section! 


     ~~Books Read in March~~     

 American Housewife: Stories  25387775  Party Princess (The Princess Diaries, #7) Valentine Princess (The Princess Diaries, #7.75)  Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe  Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School, #1)  Princess on the Brink (The Princess Diaries, #8) The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3) The Skeleton Garden (Potting Shed Mystery #4)  The Spiritglass Charade (Stoker & Holmes, #2)  Princess Mia (The Princess Diaries, #9)   Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday

How did I do on my March TBR?
I read 2 / 4 books  ... so again I didn't read 2 of the books and they are the SAME books as last month, so April I am choosing new ones. I will get to these others some day but I am not feeling them right now. My TBR comes out tomorrow :)

~~Links to Some Reviews~~

~~ Reviews coming in April ~~
  • Princess Mia (The Princess Diaries #9) by Meg Cabot (YA) - 5 stars 

~~ Reviews from Books Read in February~~ 

Mar 30, 2016

Mini Review: Sammie Street Adventures Stormy Saturday by Jennifer Blyth

Source: From the Author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.

Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday
Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday by Jennifer Blyth
Series: Sammie Street Adventures
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication Date:  December 14, 2015


Format: Ebook



Goodreads Synopsis: 
A terrible storm keeps siblings Braydon and Brooklynn stuck at home. Does this stop their fun? No way! With the use of their imagination, these kids set out on all kinds of adventures inside their blue house on Sammie Street.

It was just a typical Saturday, or so it would seem.

Braydon sets the pace in his bedroom by teaching Brooklynn how to turn a normal pile of clothes into a grand adventure where they climb Mount Clothia, but things spin out of control for these two in the Flying Forest. Afterward, the pair travels down to the Whispering Waterfalls, where Braydon and Brooklynn show off their bravery. Something bad happens when Mom loses her ring, but the kids offer to help find it. The siblings head off in search of the missing ring and make some new friends while searching in Jolly Jungle. These kids enjoy one of the best days of their lives stuck inside on an awful rainy day.

Do you want to know how? Do you want to try?

Well then, get comfy, pick up this book, and start turning the pages as you follow along. An adventure is at your fingertips.

Mini Review: 
Since this book is on the shorter side, I felt a mini review was in order so as not to spoil the whole thing. Stormy Saturday was about two kids stuck inside on a stormy day. The plot was imaginative and creative and the kids in the story work together to have a good day inside despite the weather. They brave mountains, tunnels, jungles and monsters all in their home. The story was fun and I think young readers will really enjoy it.


Mar 29, 2016

Recent Reads: The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason

The Spiritglass Charade
The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason
Series: Stoker and Holmes #2
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date:  October 7, 2014


Format:  Hardback
Source: Bought



Goodreads Synopsis: 
After the Affair of the Clockwork Scarab, Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes are eager to help Princess Alix with a new case. Seventeen-year-old Willa Aston is obsessed with spiritual mediums, convinced she is speaking with her mother from beyond the grave. What seems like a case of spiritualist fraud quickly devolves into something far more menacing: someone is trying to make Willa "appear lunatic," using an innocent-looking spiritglass to control her. The list of clues piles up: an unexpected murder, a gang of pickpockets, and the return of vampires to London. But are these events connected? As Uncle Sherlock would say, "there are no coincidences." It will take all of Mina's wit and Evaline's muscle to keep London's sinister underground at bay.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series - young girls in the Stoker and Holmes families taking on mysteries of their own - every interesting and fun. The second book in the series was a little bit different, still wonderful but I think this one had more plot building to lead into the series versus just the book. In this installment, Mina and Evaline must figure out who is trying to drive a young girl crazy. In doing so there is a murder and some vampires, which happen to be Evaline's cup of tea, and more craziness from the cast of characters we met in book one. 

The Spiritglass Charade left me with a few more questions than the last book had, but it was vivid with detail and I really love reading about Mina and Evaline. These girls are stubborn and so not in their time, they want to take on danger and action and can do so while dressed to the nines.

I am really liking this series.  

Mar 27, 2016

Building the Book Pile #180

Welcome to Building the Book Pile!  A Weekly meme inspired by Stacking the Shelves

Hello Readers, Bloggers, and Awesome people! 

Another busy work week gearing up for the Spring term classes about to start... there wasn't too much time for reading but I did finish a few books. This week was also Bloggiesta and I finished my goals to the best of my ability.
hm... what else?...
oh!  Happy Easter -- it you celebrate it :)
I hope everyone is doing well.  
I am still participating in Take Control, badly but still :P - are you?
Take Control of Your TBR Pile 

I  hope that all of YOU had a wonderful week!
  Giveaways on Cover2CoverBlog!

Coming up on the Blog... 

 Recent Reads: The Spiritglass Charade (Stocker & Holmes #2) by Colleen Gleason (YA)
Recent Reads: Sammie Street Adventures Stormy Saturday by Jennifer Blyth (MG) 
Monthly Re-cap: March 2016
April 2016 TBR Pile

  Books Received this Week 

 S.   House of Leaves   The Twilight Children