February 2017

5 Star Reads    4-4.5 Star Reads     3-3.5 Star Reads February’s insights!   February was a slower month, with only 7 books read.  It was also a busier month, with my birthday and my daughter’s at the start of March.  I did manage to fit in TJ Klune, which is always a good month. […]

Beat the Backlist Review | More Happy Than Not

About the Book: In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx. In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find […]

2016 Year In Review Book Tag

This will be my last end of the year tag, but I had to do it because it ties together events in 2016 with books!  That already sounds like so much fun!  So thank you to Ava at Reads, Rhythms & Ruminations AND a thank you to Not-so-Modern Girl for tagging me so I can […]

Duo Review | At First Sight

I’m in love with TJ Klune’s writing and my goal was to read his entire backlist, but we all know how easy it is to get caught up in ARC’s and how that affects our spontaneity.  Thankfully getting an advance copy of Until You was the perfect excuse to finally read The Queen and the Homo Jock King.  […]

Sunshine Blogger Award #3

A huge thank you to BookBum and Irena at Books and Hot Tea for nominating me for another Sunshine Blogger Award.  This is my third nomination, and that feels so amazing.  Thank you to you both! Today is also my birthday today!  So Happy Birthday to myself.  Haha. THE RULES: Post the award on your […]

Top Ten Tuesday | To Love or To Hate

It’s Top Ten Tuesday and while I haven’t been joining in on every TTT, this is one week that sounded like a lot of fun! It’s all about the books that surprised you.  Have we read any books we thought we were going to love, but we ended up hating.  OR, we could choose books […]

Hatch Day Review | An Unseen Attraction

About the Book: A slow-burning romance and a chilling mystery bind two singular men in the suspenseful first book of a new Victorian series from K. J. Charles. Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life. He’s happy with his hobbies, his work—and especially with his lodger Rowley Green, who becomes a friend over their […]

2016/2017 Tag

Another great tag from Ava at Reads, Rhythms and Ruminations!  Thanks so much Ava.  🙂 I know we’re well into February now, but I try to do all my tags.  Happy 2017, all of you. This tag was created by David @ theguywhosaidalwaysno. RULES 1. Mention the creator of the TAG. 2. Use the image […]

Monthly Media Mashup

Switched at Birth –  I could spend hours talking about this show.  Last season was all about what happened between Tank and Bay when she was too drunk to consent, and this season they’re diving into appropriation.  While I do believe in freedom of speech, I loved when Iris laid it all out for Daphne, […]

Review | Six Degrees of Separation

About the Book: FBI team leader Samuel Shaughnessy and bar manager Machlan O’Bannon are exploring a new phase in their nonrelationship. The intention is to take it slowly, but power plays are still their favorite activity, and it isn’t long before lines begin blurring. After ending their friends-with-benefits agreement, no rules are left in place […]

To My Valentines,

First, Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! I know this is considered a ‘commercial’ holiday, but I actually really enjoy Valentine’s Day.  It’s a happy romantic day, and it’s very close to my birthday.  It’s a month of goodies, and me being doted on.  Maybe that sounds terrible, but as a wife and mother, I […]

Review | The Highwayman

About the Book: They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster… STEALING BEAUTY Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of London’s […]

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

This tag sounds like so much fun!  Thank you so much to The Sassy Book Geek for tagging me.  I started to do this tag based on books I loved, but I couldn’t.  There are no books I love that I’d want to burn. I’m using the Goodreads tip below.  I’d rather it be truly […]

Don’t Worry, Read Happy

Life is hard, right?  Sometimes life throws you curve balls and you just can’t hit them.  They smash into your eye, or stomach, and you double over and it’s just hard.  I think that’s why I love reading so much, because it’s so easy to disappear to somewhere better.  When you pick up a book […]

Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you so much to Lois and David for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award!  I love awards because it means that someone else has enjoyed Birdie Bookworm.  That makes me so happy! Take a moment to stop by and enjoy their blog.  They make a great team! Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and […]

WWW Wednesday #4

WWW Wednesday is a meme that is currently hosted by the wonderful bloggers at Taking on a World of Words, but it was originally created at A Daily Rhythm. It’s a simple, but fun, meme where you answer three questions on your own blog, and then leave a link to your post in the comment section at Taking […]

Hatch Day Review | The Burning World

About the Book: Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He’s learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city’s undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl […]

Review | The Quantum Door

About the Book: Discover what lies beyond the Quantum Door. The mysterious woods behind Brady and Felix’s house have been deserted for years. But things change when a fence goes up and the brothers notice strange things happening at night. From the moment they dare cross the fence, the brothers enter a world of dark […]

Harry Potter Book Tag

I love Harry Potter!  This is another tag floating around the blogosphere that I’ve been wanting to take a crack at, so it’s so awesome that Ava tagged me it!  Thanks so much, Ava.  I appreciate it! You guys should all take a trip over to Reads, Rhythms and Ruminations and check out her adorable […]

Baby Chick’s Pick | Mom Interviewing ME!

Baby Chick’s Pick – February 2017 Tiger’s Curse, Interview with Mom  While I was watching TV my mom decided that she wanted to interview me about A Monster Calls.  It seemed fair since I interviewed her about my favorite book. I’m excited to see what questions she picked out for me, and to see what the […]

Hatch Day Review | Thick & Thin

About the Book: In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around […]