The Jewel AND The White Rose by Amy Ewing

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with these books. Well, maybe not hate… that’s a strong word. Let’s just say that there are things I disliked. Here’s what I liked. Elements of this series reminded me of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but on a smaller scale to make it more acceptable for…

The tally is now up to 58… I may have a problem

I apologize for my lack of book reviews as of late, but I’ve been a little busy buying enough books to fill my new shelf. I posted last week that I bought 25 new books at a used bookstore. We’ll I’ve done something crazy, Book Babies. I hit three more stores and bought 33 more…

25 used books, new to my shelf… that should keep me busy

Just spent the last two days picking up books from my local second hand stores. Not only were they already marked down as used books, but I got a fifth book free for every four I bought AND my entire purchase was 30% off. So I found ten books on the first day and fifteen…

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

THROWBACK THURSDAY!!!!!!!!! Don’t freak out, Book Babies! I know this is another two and a half to three inch book depending on the publication, but I chose this classic for a specific reason. The idea of reading Les Mis√©rables by Victor Hugo freaked some of you out last Thursday, so I thought I’d offer a…

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

After reading Eleanor & Park, I couldn’t resist picking up another one of Rainbow’s YA novels. Needless to say, she didn’t disappoint. I think the thing that really had me hooked to the story from page one was the overall premise of the novel. I had been waiting for someone to write a story about…

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

This book was my first Rainbow experience, and I couldn’t have picked a better novel to start with. Needless to say, I bought the rest of her novels within the week. I have faith that they won’t disappoint if Eleanor & Park is any indication of what else Rainbow has to offer. This book tackles…

When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid

I wrote this review a couple of days ago in honour of pride month, but I didn’t get around to posting it just then. Given recent events, I added a little dedication before sharing it with the blogging community on this sad day. ~~~~~~~~~~ This is dedicated to all those who were tragically affected by…

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I felt like after my last post about second hand stores and bargain bins, this would be a good follow up book review. I found this book in mint condition at a second hand store, so I only paid a fraction of the price! I had been hemming and hawing over this book for a…

It’s not dumpster diving if you’re a Book Baby!

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of second hand book stores and bargain bins, because it makes me sad to see all these books collecting dust. They’re looking for a good home, Book Babies! Just like you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, you shouldn’t judge it by its current…

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

This book is as beautiful as the cover art. Seriously… I want this picture on my wall, and I want everything else the cover artist has ever made. The use of water colours with this static image of a girl is stunning. The movement of the blue water colours makes it look like the book…