YIKES! Where have I been?
I have been doing great on getting a few blogs out a week. This week… not so much! I finished two books and I am half way through my third. However, we have been finishing up wedding details and painting our living room (FINALLY!) in the evenings. So I haven’t been able to sit down to write a blog.
Then my crazy, beautiful niece suggested we have our Junior Book Club party last night. We haven’t been able to meet because of school, sports, and of course.. my crazy schedule. So I had four amazing young readers come over to my new house last night for some reading and laughter.
At our last book club meeting, the girls didn’t want to read all the same book. They wanted to read different books that interested them. Although I usually read the book with them, there was no way I could read 5 different books along with my usual reads. Nevertheless, I will never pass up a get together to discuss books.
As soon as the girls came in (thank you to my sister for bringing all of them) they ran straight to my Book Room. I can’t express their reactions but I can say this.. it warms my heart! To know that these girls love to get together also to know they love books is a great feeling.
When we meet for Junior Book Club, I always try to get them a small present book related. It can be book marks, books, book totes, and t-shirts. This party I decided to get them each a note book, pens, Post-Its, and crafts items to create their own reading notebook. I wanted them to start using their own personal notebook to add books they want to read, notes down about books, and Post-Its to keep tabs on their notes.
Let the Junior Book Cub began!
The girls run in and start talking books. Sometimes it’s is hard to keep up because they are going a mile a minute talking about all these books. My head starts spinning. But I love it!
Julianna, Sam, Elina, and Hannah each read something different. Here are their thoughts:
Julianna- Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
- My favorite part of the book is the epilogue. It was so cute!!!!
Sam- The Fault in our Stars by John Green
- I would recommend this book but it’s sad so it can be hard to read.
Eline- The Tarantule in my Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets by Jean Craighead George
- I would not read any other books from the author. It wasn’t that great.
Hannah- Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincolt
- SPOILER ALERT- I recommend this book but I did think it was a little disappointing that Stella and Will didn’t end up together.
Sydney was not able to make it tonight.
After we discussed each book, we decided on ONE book to read for next book club party. I wanted to read Cinder by Marissa Meyer OR Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly but the girls were not into it. They decided on Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han.
I can’t wait till next book club party!
These girls are AMAZING!
As I said in the beginning of this blog, I finished two books. Beautifully Broken Life by Catherine Cowles and Dead of Night by Emily Goodwin.
Beautifully Broken Life was just as good as the first one- Beautifully Broken Pieces in the Sutter Lake Series. These books are both stand-alone but you meet Tessa and Liam in the first one. I will have a full review up in the next week for when the book is released- June 25th.
She’s on the run…
Tessa has finally found a safe haven in Sutter Lake, hiding in plain sight—just as long as no one asks too many questions.
He can’t escape…
Liam knows better than anyone how one wrong word, a single whisper can ruin a life. After seeing the darker side of fame, he’s desperate to retreat and find his voice again.
Two people from opposite worlds, brought together by a connection neither expected.
But the forces they’re both running from still lurk in the shadows…
And you never know when they might strike.
Dead of Night by Emily Goodwin was just what I needed for a quick change. I didn’t realize how much I truly missed reading about vampires and witches. The plot was great! However, the only thing that was driving me nuts was… where did Callie get these strong witch powers from? Lucas King who is a very old vampire even said in the story that her blood does not smell like her families blood. Which I understand because she is a witch. But where did her witch powers come from? Why did her parents disown her? I just feel like there is more of a story about Callie than was offered. Other than that, I really enjoyed reading about vampire love and witches again.
Do you have any vampire or witch books that you love and would love to recommend?
Alright, my friends! That is all I have for you right now. Have a good weekend and Happy Father’s Day!