Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Chapel Wars

"Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she’d rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. Whatever happened to gold watches, savings bonds, or some normal inheritance? 

And then there's Grandpa's letter. Not only is Holly running the business with her recently divorced parents, but she needs to make some serious money—fast. Grandpa also insists Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family's mortal enemy and owner of the cheesy chapel next door. No matter how cute Dax is, Holly needs to stay focused: on her group of guy friends, her disjointed family, work, school and... Dax. No wait, not Dax. 

Holly’s chapel represents everything she’s ever loved in her past. Dax might be everything she could ever love in the future. But as for right now, there's a wedding chapel to save."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Review: Also Known As By Robin Benway (#1)

"Which is more dangerous: being an international spy... or surviving high school?

Maggie Silver has never minded her unusual life. Cracking safes for the world's premier spy organization and traveling the world with her insanely cool parents definitely beat high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. (If it's three digits, why bother locking it at all?)

But when Maggie and her parents are sent to New York City for her first solo assignment, her world is transformed. Suddenly, she's attending a private school with hundreds of "mean girl" wannabes, trying to avoid the temptation to hack the school's elementary security system, and working to befriend the aggravatingly cute son of a potential national security threat... all while trying not to blow her cover.

From the hilarious and poignant author of Audrey, Wait! comes a fast-paced caper that proves that even the world's greatest spies don't have a mission plan for love."

Quick Final Thoughts: Easy and fun read.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

So Long, Farewell.... I'm Quitting.



If you have been following me on twitter or read  a few of my past posts, this may not surprise you.

I have been feeling this in my bones, for awhile. I have wanted to continue SO bad, I didn't want to just quit and I'm not quite fully, but like I said it just doesn't feel right anymore.

First off, I have been overwhelmingly busy with other life things, some great, but as of lately mostly bad.  So, all of that mess just kept keeping me from doing my blog to the best of my ability.

Second, The final straw.  My domain name. www.thelostbookreports.com is no longer mine and not by any fault of my own. I tried REALLY hard to renew the 10$ fee but Google+ likes to make it the most impossible thing ever!

And the main emotional reasons why.

When I started blogging, it was just for me and whoever stumbled upon it. Then I discovered this community and I wanted to belong and I wanted my blog to grow and I wanted to be apart of this whole crazy community and life-style.

And that never really happened.
I tried, I really did.
I did everything they tell you to increase viewers and I followed, commented and engaged in conversations with other bloggers and still nothing. No solid connections were made. I really wanted those connections. That isn't saying I haven't met great people who I enjoy talking to, because I have.

So after close to 4 years of attempting this life-style. I am done.

I will still post on my blog.
But I am going over to Booktube. It is just easier for me at the moment.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Rules of Summer (Rules of Summer, #1)

"There are two sides to every summer.

When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it's as if she's entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She's signed on to be a summer errand girl for the Rules -- a wealthy family with an enormous beachfront mansion. Upon arrival, she's warned by other staff members to avoid socializing with the family, but Rory soon learns that may be easier said than done.
Stifled by her friends and her family's country club scene, seventeen-year-old Isabel Rule, the youngest of the family, embarks on a breathless romance with a guy whom her parents would never approve of. It's the summer for taking chances, and Isabel is bringing Rory along for the ride. But will Rory's own summer romance jeopardize her friendship with Isabel? And, after long-hidden family secrets surface, will the Rules' picture-perfect world ever be the same?"

Quick Thoughts: Fun, easy summer read, with overall strong writing, but weak ending. Will definitely read the Since Last Summer.