Aug 31

Children’s Book Review: The Three Lost Kids and the Christmas Curse


Title: The Three Lost Kids & The Christmas Curse
Author:  Kimberly Kinrade
Publisher:  Evolved Publishing
Publication Date:  November 20, 2013
Page Count: 94
Where I got it:  Author for review 
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 6.99
Format I read it in: eARC

Challenges:  ARC August Challenge2013 ARC Reading ChallengeNetgalley Knockout Challenge






Evolved Publishing brings you “The Three Lost Kids & The Christmas Curse,” by award-winning author Kimberly Kinrade. (Chapter Book for kids 6-9 years old.)


Aug 30

ARC Review: Wild Song by Jane Eagland


Title:  Wild Song
Author:  Jane Eagland
Publisher: Stoke books
Publication Date:  January 2013
Page Count: 69
Where I got it:  Publisher via Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 6.95
Format I read it in: eARC


Challenges:  ARC August Challenge2013 ARC Reading ChallengeNetgalley Knockout Challenge




Anna’s lived on the island all her life. She knows no one else, apart from her father, her father’s assistant and two faithful servants. But one day, a strange boy is washed up on the shore. He’s wild and free. And he has the power to change everything.

My Thoughts: five-stars-1/2

Aug 29

My Thoughts on the Smart Pop 2013 Preview


Title: Smart Pop Preview 2013
Publisher:  Smart Pop Books




Challenges:  ARC August Challenge2013 ARC Reading ChallengeNetgalley Knockout Challenge




Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop’s 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays and exclusive book extras!Volume includes:“Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us” – David Brin
From Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern, edited by Todd McCaffrey

Exclusive Extra: “Painting the Dragonwriter Cover” – Michael Whelan

Excerpts from “Munchkin: Hollywood” – Liam McIntyre
From The Munchkin Book: The Official Companion, edited by James Lowder

Aug 28

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild

You guys remember this book, right?  I had to read this one, I want to say it was fifth or sixth grade.  Well, One of the group goals set by Book BFFs was to read a children’s Classic, so I chose to read this one.  And let me tell you, Mr. London is a very sick, sick man.  The imagery and the way this is laid out was dark and bloody and violent and twisted and I have no idea how they considered this appropriate fodder for children when I was a kid.  Then again, it may be a testament to how much things have changed that this is no longer considered appropriate, for fear that people will grow more violent in having read the words.

Aug 27

Review: Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Title:  The Raven Boys
Author:  Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher:  Scholastic
Publication Date:   September 18, 2012
Page Count:  416
Where I got it:  Publisher for Review
Where you can get it:  Amazon
How much: List Price 18.99
Format I read it in:  Finished Hardcover


Challenges:  ARC August Challenge2013 ARC Reading Challenge,






Aug 26

Bout of Books 8.0 Wrapup #boutofbooks

Bout of Books
Well, my friends.  Another readathon has come to an end.  Bout of Books has reached completion and I am calling this week a success.  Here is what I ended up with!
  1. Visit at least 10 new blogs  Done!
  2. Read at least 4 books  Done!
  3. Read at least 4 hours a day   Done!
  4. Participate in Tweet Chats   Done!  
  5. Do at least 2 of the challenges.  Done!
  6. Read a Debut   – Crewel by Gennifer Albin
  7. Read a Novella – The Call of the Wild
  8. Read a book with Male/Multiple POVs – The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Aug 26

Rabid Reader Ramblings (3): Lets Talk About City of Bones: Book versus Movie Comparison

R3 HeaderOkay, so if you have not read the book or seen the movie and you plan to, you really want to stop reading this now and go find something else to do.  Are you still here?  Really?  Okay, well consider yourself warned because this is going to contain many, many spoilers.  I just cannot help it.  It is what it is and there is no way to avoid spoilery in a post of this nature.


Aug 25

Monster Review-A-Thon

While I am not officially behind on writing reviews for books I have already read, I am going to use this event as motivation to get as many reviews scheduled up as possible to get the flow of things situated on the blog.  Here is the quotings from The Book Monsters



After participating in the Bout of Books 8.0 readathon, I’m sure I’m not the only one with reviews piling up. So, it’s been a while since we hosted a review-a-thon, so I’m excited to be hosting this one again. Here’s the info:

Aug 25

Bout of Books 8.0: Final Day Challenge: New Bout of Books Blogs #boutofbooks

Bout of Books
This final day brings what perhaps is one of my favorite challenges – to visit and make a list of 5 new to me blogs that I had not visited before.  This challenge is hosted by Little Lovely Books.
So without further adieu, here are some of the new to me blogs that I discovered this time around:
  1. Quinn’s Book Nook
  2. Christian Bookshelf Reviews
  3. Bookish Outsider
  4. As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
  5. The Book Tower

I don’t know how I did not know that these blogs existed, but I will be visiting them again in the days and weeks and time to come!

Aug 25

Rabid Reader Recap (9) 8/18/2013 through 8/25/2013

This post is in something of a similar style to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, as well as Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea; and Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.


 It has been very busy, busy busy on the blog this week!  I had lots and lots of posts, awesome and amazing stuff, too.  Bout of Books was this week, and today is the final day.  So I am scrambling to get some more pages in before midnight tonight, trying to see what I can accomplish this week.  I have already finished four books, and i participated in some awesomely fun challenges.  I had a minor snafu when my kindle decided to be difficult and wanted to freeze up, but that seems to be almost behaving now.  I am thinking maybe I have too much on it, but it says I have almost 2 gigs of space left, so I am just not sure what it’s issue is.