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My name is Tiffany. I'm a mother, wife, and book lover. All of my spare time is dedicated to books.



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Review: Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras

He was my older brother's best friend.
He was never supposed to be mine.
I thought we would get it out of our system and move on.

One of us did.
One of us left.

Now he's back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I'd turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me.

He broke my heart last time.
This time, he'll obliterate it.

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What Book Made Me Love Reading?

I wish I could say it was something cool like Harry Potter or Lord Of The Rings. Something that'll not make you laugh at me. Too bad, it's not. Please don't laugh at me.
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Weekly Update: 09/26/2016

Last week was a pretty good week. I finally finished The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy. It was such a great read. I'm wanting to read more from Jenny Han now that I am aware of what her writing is like. Anywho, October is fast approaching and I'm so ready for my birthday haul it's insane.
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September Book Haul

So guys, this is my haul for the month of September. I didn't get much because I've been saving up for my birthday haul next month. I have yet to read all of these and I'm pretty excited to dig into them! Keep on reading to find out what these books are about.
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How Blogging About Books Has Changed Me

Okay, so obviously it's not really going to change my life drastically. But it many ways, it has changed me and the way I go about doing things.
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Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han

Belly has always lived for the summertime because it means all her favorite things: swimming, the beach and the Fisher boys, Conrad and Jeremiah. She has spent every summer with them at Cousins Beach for as long as she can remember. She has always been in love with Conrad and finally, one summer, it seems like he might have feelings for her too. But it turns out, so does Jeremiah.

As the summers go on, Belly has to choose between two brothers who love her as she comes to the realization that she will have to break one of their hearts.

Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
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Weekly Update: 9/19/2016

So, this week I was unable to read an entire book. I'm an awful reader. I just didn't have much time because I was sick with the cold all week and working. So I apologize :(
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Review: See Me by Nicholas Sparks

See me just as I see you...

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he's determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons, the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship.

Maria Sanchez, the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants, is the picture of conventional success. With a degree from Duke Law School and a job at a prestigious firm in Wilmington, she is a dark-haired beauty with a seemingly flawless professional track record. And yet Maria has a traumatic history of her own, one that compelled her to return to her hometown and left her questioning so much of what she once believed.

A chance encounter on a rain-swept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria's lives, challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately, themselves. As love unexpectedly takes hold between them, they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like... until menacing reminders of events in Maria's past begin to surface.

As a series of threatening incidents wreaks chaos in Maria's life, Maria and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will demons from their past destroy the tenuous relationship they've begun to build, or will love protect them, even in the darkest hour?

Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
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Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon's last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
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Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of soul.

Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams-invasive images of blood and brutality-torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that's become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, and then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her, but from herself.
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Weekly Updates: 09/12/2016

Oh, the week of 09/05/2016-09/11/2016 was filled with so much fun and work. My son turned two on Saturday and we celebrated on Sunday with family and friends. I know that has nothing to do with books but that's why I wasn't able to read more than one book last week. Backlash was so good! If you want to read my review you can go here.
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Review: Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman

He says: You're an awful person.
He says: What makes you think I would ever ask you out?
He says: The world would be a better place without you in it.

Lara just got told off on Facebook.

She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school's homecoming dance. They've been talking online for weeks, so what's with the sudden change? And where does he get off saying horrible things on her wall? Even worse - are they true?

It's been a long time since Lara's felt this bad, this depressed, this ugly. She's worked really hard to become pretty and happy - and make new friends after what happened in middle school.

Bree used to be best friends with overweight, depressed Lara, but constantly listening to Lara's issues got to be too much. Secretly, Bree's glad Christian called Lara out. Lara's not nearly as amazing as people think. But no one realized just how far Christian's harsh comments would push Lara. Not even Bree.

As online life collides with real life, things spiral out of control, and not just for Lara. Because when the truth starts to com together, the backlash is even more devastating than anyone could ever have imagined.
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Weekly Updates: 09/05/2016

**I'm beginning a new thing. I'm going to do weekly updates every Monday. These updates will include: what I'm reading, latest reviews, and a couple of new releases (just a list of random books coming out). I just want to keep my blog more active and have more content for those of you who look at my blog. I hope you enjoy my new addition to my blog :)**
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Review: Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

To the Green-eyed Lovebird:

We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm next to yours at Senior House.

You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more.

We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn't stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other.

Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding...

I didn't see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn't know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello.

After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I've spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch up on the last decade and a half?


Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
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Review: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that's what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she's thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It's been barely two years since her mother's death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith- or an act of complete desperation- Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can't help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
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August Wrap Up:

Oh August, twas a good month. I feel like we got so many things accomplished this month. I've worked, a lot. With that being said, I only managed to read five books. I wish I had the time to read more. I do feel quite accomplished with reading five though. You can find the synopsis below, along with my rating and the link to my review.
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