Tell Me Three (3) Things

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

A cute story about a young teen girl trying to navigate life in a new school and figure out who her mysterious new lifeline is, by the name of Somebody Nobody (SN).

Whew! Work has been kicking my butt lately. There is literally nothing worse than being a perfectionist during inspection week! I’m going to keep this review short and sweet–just like this book!

Most of the time, I find myself stuck in my usual rut of reading all the fantasy fiction genre I can get my hands on (see ACOFAS). Don’t get me wrong here, I love a good fantasy book, but these cutesy, feel-good types are just as awesome.

With this book, I will admit that I figured out who SN was about halfway through so it was a little predictable in that sense. However, I kind of equate this book to all the classic Hallmark Christmas specials – you KNOW the gist of what’s going to happen, but it’s the stuff in the middle that keeps you watching.

The text-talk of this book makes it an easy read and though the female character was a bit of a complainer, to me at least, it was somewhat relatable. I remember my high school days and I could make several parallels between my world and hers.

Although SN’s identity was fairly predictable, I still loved the journey. If you’re looking for a surprising novel, something that will keep you on your toes–this isn’t it folks. I would pick up 180 Seconds for that, but if you want something easy to read, to make you smile, and a cute way to pass the time-this is the book for you.

Happy reading!


Summer YA Reviews

Hi everyone! Summer is here in Texas and has brought with it all the hot, miserable rays of sunshine. I prefer to enjoy my summers here in calculated doses. My thermometer claims it’s only 90 degrees when it’s really 140 . . .

I wanted to say a major THANKS to you all for being so patient with me–this blog is a work-in-progress and I am working diligently to get it out of this awkward startup phase.

SO – book reviews will be coming friends *shortly* I PROMISE. I’ve got a stack of quick-reads that are perfect for those moments by the pool, laying on the beach, or even just hiding in a corner at your favorite Barnes and Noble (who’s guilty of this besides me?).

Summer Book Review Stack, Various Authors

Coming Soon:

  1. Three Dark Crowns, Kendare Blake
  2. 180 Seconds, Jessica Park
  3. Tell Me Three Things, Julie Buxbaum
  4. On Thin Ice, Julie Cross

If you want to get a jump-start on reading these beauties, click on the title and it will take you straight to Barnes and Noble, i.e. my happy place.

Welcome, Fellow Readers

I love books.

You’re smart. I’m sure you figured that part out. 

First, I would like to say thank you for stopping by. I started this blog in the hopes that I could do at least 1 of 3 things:

  1. Inspire you to read, if you’re not a natural bookworm like myself. 
  2. Connect you with new, amazing titles and authors if you are a veteran “bookie”.(It’s not a word. I just made that up).
  3. Provide some insight into me – aspiring writer. book lover. tired mom. reluctant biologist. I have found that in learning about someone else, you often learn more about yourself.

Like many other readers out there, I have one or two favorite genres that I usually find myself sticking to. I would like to challenge myself to get step out of that box and experience more — and you along with me. To start, though, I’ll be taking a look at the ones that started it all. 

So if you’re interested in people, in stories, in an escape from the mundane world, then you have a home here. 

So, again, welcome! I hope you have the strongest cup of coffee, the most comfortable of chairs, and that you remember, in all things, to never judge a book by its cover.