Friday Five

1. For the Fourth of July I decided to go to a movie and so I watched this:

Really enjoyed this dark retelling of a classic storytale.  And the Huntsman wasn't hard on the eyes either!

2. Finished reading this:

One word: LOVED.  I'm a huge fan of this series.  I love it so much that I went back to ALA on Sunday just so I could get a galley during Sourcebook's giveaway.

So worth it

YA Books Central review coming soon!

3. Finished reading this:

Omg, this book is creepy, good!  Think YA meets SUPERNATURAL.  Only in this case the protagonist, Cas, kills the dead.

Loved it!

This was one of those books where I had to stand in a line to get the signed author galley during ALA.  So worth it!

YA Books Central review:

4. Very happy that I got this galley:

5. And over halfway through with this non-fiction book:

I can relate with so much of this memoir.  I grew up with my mother wanting us to be raised in the Mormon faith.  My father was agnostic.  Also what's kind of ironic is my parents weren't married.  So I grew up being told a good Mormon girl doesn't do certain things while in my home other non-Mormon things like drinking, having coffee, and other things were practiced.  Very confusing.

Still I could relate with so much of this book.  I was a lot like the author too in that I questioned what I saw and what I found out.  I guess I still am.

Very courageous account of a woman's struggle with her faith and her decision to come back.

Ooh, and here's a photo of the galleys I did get at ALA.  I want to thank all the publicists and publishers who were so sweet and shared with me!  And I do share afterwards with my local libraries for their Teen Summer  Reading Program and also have giveaways.

**Guilty Pleasure:

We hope to see this this weekend:


Kelly Hashway said…
I'm drooling over that stack of books!
I agree with Kelly. That is one nice stack. :)
Kim Baccellia said…
I was so excited to go to ALA last month. Usually I only go to one day but found out YA author friends were signing on Sunday. So what's a girl to do? Plus I hooked up with Linda Singleton, Marlene Perez, Debra Garfinkle, and others. So fun!
Ednah Walters said…
Followed your link from Kelly's blog. So envious you have time to read so many amazing books...


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