Month: September 2016

Sep 02
The Graces by Laure Eve – Review of a Witchy YA Read

The Graces by Laure Eve – Review of a Witchy YA Read

Reviews 10 ★★★½

A quick note from Nicole: Another review from my mom! Yay! I knew I could rope her into this gig! The Graces seem to have been around forever. Everyone says they’re witches. All the kids at school want to be friends with the three teenage Graces, but it seems they only have a few friends at a time. When they pick a new friend they tend to drop an old one. Oh, and everyone in town, including the Graces, believes they’re cursed. Strange (bad) things seem to happen every year on or around August 1st, which is the twins’ birthday. The whole town used to be invited to the twins’ birthday party until their 8th birthday when something happened to one of the kids at the party. Now no one gets invited (until River makes friends with Summer). The Characters: The Graces: There’s Fenrin and Thalia Grace who are twins, and… Read more »


Sep 01
August Recap & Best of the Bunch

August Recap & Best of the Bunch

Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap 27

My Goings On in August: I completed my first course for my copyediting certificate through UC San Diego. Happy to report that I got a very solid A (which I would kind of hope since I’ve already been copyediting for a few years!). Now I need to decide if I jump right into the next course – I think that’s the plan. School is back in session. My older two each started two classes at our homeschool co-op (pre-algebra and Spanish for my daughter, algebra and government for my son) and my son started taking a beginning Japanese class at our local community college. (He also went to a Japanese immersion camp at the beginning of the month.) After Labor Day, the rest of our co-op classes start, including the ones I’m teaching. My youngest son has special needs, so he goes to public school, and his classes started last… Read more »


Sep 01
September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Giveaways (Ended) 1

Welcome to the September monthly link-up for the 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Where did the summer go??? That’s all I will say about that. I refuse to acknowledge that fall is coming this month. The winner of our July discussion challenge link-up is still up in the air. I know that seems crazy, but I (Nicole) have actually tried contacting multiple people to let them know they’ve won and haven’t heard back from them. That’s never happened with this challenge before since we know most of the participants. Hopefully this last time was a charm? If not, who knows? Maybe you’ll be the next winner to be drawn! (UPDATE: The official winner is Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf. She chose Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I asked her to tell us about why she’s eager to read about the fireworks… Read more »