A Nora Roberts Guide

A Nora Roberts Guide

Posted August 29, 2016 by angie in 2016, Adult, Angie Recommends, Features / 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago I picked up the newest Nora Roberts book from the library, devoured it in a matter of hours, finishing with the feeling of pure contentment that her books have given me since I picked up my first one at 11 years old. Alongside Sweet Valley, The Baby Sitter’s Club, Nancy Drew and R.L. Stine, I grew up on Nora Roberts romances and no matter how cheesy or repetitive they may get, reading one always feels like coming home and I love every moment of it. My favorite part about Roberts’ books is that she uses the […]

Review: Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Review: Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Posted August 22, 2016 by angie in 2016, 3.5 Star, Book Review, Young Adult / 0 Comments

  You know all those delightful late 90s/early 2000s teen rom-coms that we all love a lot (and if you don’t, you are WRONG)? That’s what this book is. Reading Been Here All Along gave me the same feelings of delight and satisfaction that watching my those movies gives me. It’s cute and funny and cheesy as hell and I enjoyed every single minute I spent reading it. I literally did not stop smiling the entire time. Admittedly, the writing is basically what I’ve come to expect from Hall. It’s fairly simplistic, could definitely use some editing and there are […]

The Pokemon Go Book Tag

The Pokemon Go Book Tag

Posted August 10, 2016 by angie in 2016, Book Tag / 4 Comments

My beloved Bekka over at Pretty Deadly Reviews tagged me in this awesome Pokemon Go book tag and I’m pretty excited about it. Like any true 90s kid, Pokemon is my jam, so naturally I’ve been obsessively playing Pokemon Go since it released, TEAM INSTINCT BABY and therefore I couldn’t resist this tag. I don’t even know how I’m supposed to remember this. I’ve loved books my entire life. The first books I can truly remember being obsessed with though are the Baby Sitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High books. Also Fear Street. Oh man, I loved me some Fear […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Rewind + Giveaway

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Rewind + Giveaway

Posted August 9, 2016 by angie in 2016, Top Ten Tuesday / 11 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a top ten rewind of my choice and I decided to do a topic from early in July that I missed, my top ten favorite books that have less than 2000 ratings on Goodreads. I’m always a fan of shouting about some of my favorite underrated books. And yes, obviously I cheated on the ten thing. The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson: If  you haven’t been paying attention to my blog, Twitter and Goodreads you might have missed my explosion […]

Monthly Wrap-Up: July

Monthly Wrap-Up: July

Posted August 1, 2016 by angie in 2016, Montly Wrap-Up / 1 Comment

As you might have noticed, I got REALLY lazy in blogging terms this month. That will probably continue. I’m sticking firm to my “I’m only writing a blog post when I feel like it” plan and it’s working out really well for my sanity. I get excited about the posts I do write and I no longer feel like I’ve got a third job. It’s awesome. I’m still considering taking on a co-blogger though. All Broke Down by Cora Carmack: SUCH SHIP. I was a little worried going into this because I wasn’t a huge fan of the writing or […]

Review: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Review: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Posted July 20, 2016 by angie in 2016, 5 Star, Book Review, Young Adult / 2 Comments

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You is the latest addition to my shelf of all time favorite books. I knew that this would definitely be an Angie book when Morgan recommended it to me, but I was not prepared for how quickly it would steal my heart. The characterization in this novel is just amazing. Trixie’s voice was immediately engaging, and had me snort laughing during the very first sentence. This character you guys. I cannot ever fully express what she means to me. She is me – especially as I was in my teens and early twenties. […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Set Outside The US

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Set Outside The US

Posted July 19, 2016 by angie in 2016, Top Ten Tuesday / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the top ten books set in countries other than the U.S. So it turns out I don’t read a lot of non-fantasy books set in places that aren’t the United States but I have read a few and these are some of my favorites. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: A mega cute contemporary set in Australia. It’s one of my all time favorites. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: This interpretation of the story of Achilles and Patroclus will ruin your life in the […]

Monthly Wrap-Up: June

Monthly Wrap-Up: June

Posted July 1, 2016 by angie in 2016, Montly Wrap-Up / 1 Comment

June was the most low-key of months. I tried to get back in my blogging groove and mostly succeeded, until the later half of the month when I started my super fun two week stretch of no days off from work that doesn’t end until July 4th. Basically I’ve lost all ability to think or concentrate on reading, let alone writing a thoughtful blog post. Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig: Excellent, realistic characters, A+ plot and MY SHIP. A favorite of 2016 for year. A Song to Take the World Apart by Zan Romanoff: This was a surprise. Gorgeous […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Girlfriends

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Girlfriends

Posted June 28, 2016 by angie in 2016, Top Ten Tuesday / 9 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a freebie week, so I decided to go with my Top Ten Book Girlfriends. My book boyfriends get a lot of attention so it’s only fair to spread the love to those wonderful book girls who have stolen my heart too. Ginny Weasley is better than you and everyone else in the Harry Potter universe, period. Go ahead, fight me. Tess is utterly brilliant, fierce as fuck and loyal. Plus she could totally destroy her enemies without ever laying a hand on them and that’s […]

Review: How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis

Review: How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis

Posted June 22, 2016 by angie in 2016, 5 Star, Book Review, Young Adult / 1 Comment

  Me to How to Repair a Mechanical Heart: Like I just DO NOT HAVE WORDS. I will try to have words, because this book deserves them, but nothing should be allowed to be this good and then just end and have no more pages for me to live in for the rest of my life. When I looked this book up on Goodreads after I saw Dahlia Adler rec it, I knew that I needed to get my hands on it ASAP. Cute gay vloggers besties + road trip + fandom insanity = Unadulterated Angie Bait. It’s an undisputed […]