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Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you have had an amazing day filled food, family, and fun. Eric and I have had a busy couple of days of getting back in town from vacation and heading to my moms to spend Christmas Eve and Day with her. We had a magnificent Christmas and we were fortunate to get some great things from Santa this year!! What did you get this year from Santa? I got two amazing techie things and some other good bookish things as well. You can see my unboxing below! Until next time,

Keep Turning the Pages


Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Looking for Alaska, John Green

   looking for alaska     Looking for Alaska was beautifully written by John Green. It speaks of love and loss, and finding oneself while keeping it lighthearted enough. Looking for Alaska is about a boy, “Purge” Halter, who does not necessarily fit in at his normal school, and does not have any friends. His parents decide it is time for him to transfer to boarding school, Culver Creek, and try his luck out there. Upon arrival he meets his roommate who is soon to become his best friend, The Colonel, and a girl, Alaska, who he will come to love and hate all at the same time, like young love so often makes you feel. Their time spent at Culver Creek is one making lasting impressions on each other, testing boundaries, and trying to figure out “If they will ever get out of the labyrinth”.

I did not like this one as much as I liked The Fault in Our Stars, but I still really enjoyed this one. I loved how it was written as a count down, and with each passing day I was wondering what we were counting down to, and what we got to was shocking. I liked what this novel made you think about, and whether you cherish the people around you, and how you react to the circumstances you are given. If you read The Fault in Our Stars and loved it, continue reading the rest of John Green’s collection and you will enjoy the way you feel while reading, and how much it opens your mind to everything else. Until next time,

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90s Born Reader

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen has done it again with her newest book Along for the Ride! In the novel a teenage girl has recently graduated from high school finally realizing that during her school years she spend most of her time studying than trying to hold on to every high school moment. After her parents were divorced when she was younger, she spent most of her nights staying up and listening to her parents argue, or sneaking out with her school books to the local diner, or just staying awake studying, during that time she started to develop insomnia. Little did she know that having insomnia would soon lead her to finding the perfect boy for her.
When she heard that her father was having another child with his new wife she decided, much to her mother’s dismay, to spend the summer with her dad and stepmother at the beach.
Moving to the small town made her realize that she had missed a lot in the “girl” world having best friends to be with her through out family troubles and boy troubles. In her time at the beach she develops strong friendships, and even finds romance and someone to share her night time adventures with. In that romance he takes it upon himself to make her experience every normal kid thing that she never got to experience. Not only did it help her, but it also helped him to start living again after a tragic death to his best friend.
In the end the novel gives you the feeling to not take your friends for granted, to go out and find someone special just for you, and to accept your family for who they are.  During the novel you will find yourself crying, laughing, understanding, and feeling complete when the novel ends.
Sarah Dessen has always been one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait for her next novel to come out! I have no idea when that will be though :(.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss