4/5/2012 (9:19pm) 3 notes

Cross My Heart

By Katie Klein

I. Loved. This. Book.

            When I started reading it, a big part of me expected it to be good (it got a good rating on goodreads – 4.09; and  BarnesandNoble.com – 4.5 average rating) but at the same time I wasn’t so sure. On my nookcolor, the book only cost 4 dollars, and I had never heard of the title, or the author. And really, I expected it to be just like any other chick-lit novel (which, I must admit, I do love). But I am happy to say that the book surpassed my expectations. The characters, while frustrating at times, were fun and cute. The author did a good job of moving things along, so nothing seemed to drag, and even the background characters were entertaining.

            And then, of course, the big twist at the end. Now, usually, I can see these things coming. But this time, I was taken completely by surprise. And I was impressed. While some might try to say that the move was a bit cliché, I thought it was completely fitting. But, of course, I won’t tell you what it was.

            So I in the end, I do recommend the book. It was a quick, easy read, very enjoyable, and made me smile. And really, what more can you ask for?

#book review#romance#teen novel#cross my heart#katie klein

1/10/2012 (8:11pm)

Just Updated My Shelf List



     Elixir, by Hilary Duff    

Started this book today. I am a bit skeptical, because it is Hilary Duff, but it made the NYTimes bestseller list so we’ll see…


2012 Book Challenge
It’s that time of year again! I had a lot of fun participating in the 50 Book Challenge with you guys in 2011. I personally read more than ever and I had to increase my goal to 100 books, which I surpassed. The biggest feedback I received about the challenge was that it encouraged and motivated people to read more.

The Rules:
1. Choose an amount of books that you want to read in 2012 (e.g. 25, 50, 75, 100)
2. Read, read, read!

There isn’t a rule about what type books these have to be; read anything you want. You decide what you want to include (novels, short stories, non-fiction, school books…).

To keep track of how much you’re reading, you can use the Goodreads Reading Challenge, create a list (on Tumblr, LiveJournal, LibraryThing, your computer), write book reviews, post about each book you’re reading - it’s up to you. I personally like to create a 50 Book Challenge page, which I can update easily. It may be a good idea to use the #50 book challenge tag so that others can read posts about your progress.

Although this is a quantifiable challenge, the most important thing is that you’re reading and that you’re having fun doing it :)


        My goal: 60 books

I don’t think you can control something like falling in love.

Parker Whalen, Cross my Heart by Katie Klein. Page 236