“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” - Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Confess The TV Show Review

When I first found out that they were turning Confess into a show I was excited because I love Colleen Hoover but I had never read the book so I didn't really know how excited I could get.
I was sent the book from Atria and loved it so freaking much I cried. Legit cried guys. So to say that I was excited about the show after I finished the book would be an understatement. I was counting down the days.
I'm not going to get into the plot of the show because I've already reviewed the book, which I linked below.
What I am going to do is tell you what I thought of the show. So lets get on with it.
First off the cast. Ryan Cooper as Owen is genius. My gosh that is an attractive fella. He was sexy even when he wasn't trying to be and that's exactly how I saw Owen while reading the book. Then we have Katie Leclerc as Auburn and I thought they did an excellent job with her as well. After watching the trailer for the show I knew that they couldn't have found two better people to portray our beloved Auburn and Owen. As for the rest of the cast I want to quickly say that they were amazing too. I really loved every actor for every part.
Alright here's where I'm going to suck. I really didn't like how much was changed from the book. I know it has to happen sometimes but some things I just thought were unnecessary. I also felt like it was very cheaply shot. If I would have watched the show without ever reading the book I would have thought it was good and I still would have liked it. But because I love the book so much I felt like it helped me love it more. I would still go out and buy it if there was a way but to me the book had so much more impact.
All in all though I'm very happy I got to see these characters that I love come to life and if you are a fan of Confess - or even if your not - you should check it out!!

Watch Confess on Go90 by clicking HERE
Read my review for Confess HERE
Check out my interview with Colleen Hoover HERE
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

I Never Book Tag

I saw this tag on YouTube, if you'd like to check out the video I saw by Hardback Hoarder click HERE

1. "I never read that!"
Name a book that you've never read, that everyone else has.
Anything by Sarah J. Mass.

2. "I never read anything so awesome!" 
Name your favorite book.
The Fault in Our Stars. Damn I've been doing so well not naming that book. 

3. "I never thought I would get through it." 
Name a book that you didn't like, but powered through it anyway.
Isla & The Happily Ever After. Ugh.

4. "I will never finish that!" 
Name a book or a series that you don't plan on finishing.
I will probably never finish the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz.

5. "I will never regret reading that." 
Name a book you read solely on a recommendation that you ended up really liking. 
I interviewed Tammara Webber YEARS ago and she recommended I read Colleen Hoover. Bless you Tammara.

6. " I would never do that!" 
Name a relatable book character who made choices you didn't agree with, or did things you would never do.
I recently read All Broke Down by Cora Carmack and I have to say I'm passionate but I don't think I'd handcuff myself to anything like Dylan did. 

7. "I never wanted to admit it." 
Name a book that you were embarrassed to say you read or were embarrassed to carry around with you. 
Fifty Shades hands down!!

8. "I never read anything so heartwarming." 
Name a book or a series that really touched your heart.
I remember when I read It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover and after I finished it I just cried. I felt like Colleen had touched my soul with that stinkin book.

9. "I never laughed so hard!" 
Name a book that made you laugh out loud.
Anything with the fabulous Becky Bloomwood. Gosh I love that woman.

10. "I never could have made it through childhood without it." 
Name a favorite childhood book or book series.
I absolutely loved The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants series when I was younger.

Beastly Lights by Theresa Jane

As always I want to start this review by telling you fellow booknerds of mine that I was sent this book for my honest opinion. So that is what you shall get ;)
Beastly Lights follows Freya who is a struggling artist and is won in a poker game by bad boy musician Liam Henderson. Oh yeah, her brother is the one who bet her. Rude.
Freya has to leave her tiiiiiny apartment that's filled with...well...not much excpet a coffee maker that is duct taped together, and go live with Liam at his penthouse apartment as his maid.
Freya isn't happy about living with the studly rockstar so she pretty much does everything she can to make him fire her. She moves furniture where he doesn't want it, she makes a mess, she goes into his room without permission, and she paints a mural on his beautifully white wall. Despite all of this Liam has a soft spot for Freya and the two begin to form a friendship that so obviously is leading to more.
Here's where I get to be honest, I'm actually not sure how I felt about this book and I feel terrible saying that. I loved the story, I enjoy reading books about normal people who fall in love with actors or musicians. Shout out to To Love Jason Thorn and The Beaumont Series. I also really liked how protective Liam is and how unique Freya is. There were parts when I was reading that I realized I was smiling and while reading it I wanted to see what was going to happen. I also had moments where I really liked Liam and Freya as individuals and obviously as a couple. But most of the time I really didn't like either of them. Sometimes I thought Freya was to much. Who would paint a mural in someones house knowing they'd hate it and after knowing them for like 4 days? I also didn't like how temperamental Liam was. I thought that the characters had serious potential and sometimes it was right there but then I lost it again.
My favorite character in the book was actually Ryan who is Liams stylist. He is so funny and I really loved every scene he appeared in.
For the most part I'm glad I read this book because it was good, I just wish it was more.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bookmoji Challenge

Per usual I saw Heather from Bookables do this challenge and thought it looked fun so I decided to do it :)
If you'd like to watch Heathers video click HEREBasically what you do is pick an amount of emoji's you'd like, we're going with 10, and then match a book to that emoji. Seems simple enough. Lets get to it ;)


💋 Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I'm sure you can see why I chose that one. I mean it's a kiss emoji. French kiss. Get it?

👸 The Selection by Kiera Cass
The emoji is a princess, she's competing bachelor style for a prince. Hellur.

❤️️ Everything by Colleen Hoover
Because I love them.

☃ Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
This book takes place in winter and I chose a snowman because...well...you make snowmen in winter.

🎤 The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington
The book is about music and you use a microphone to sing your lovely songs into. It seemed appropriate.

🎬 To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise
Homies an actor.

🏬 Confessions of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
She puts her many things in bags.

🌟 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
It's a star...and I'm pathetic.

🌲 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Bella confronts Edward in the woods...where there are trees. My gosh I'm good at this game.

☀️ Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines
It's a beach, one would hope there is sun.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It Happens All The Time by Amy Hatvany

Before I start this review I want to say that I was sent this book for my honest opinion. I wanted to put that disclaimer out there because you guys are my friends and I'm always going to be honest with you. If I'm sent a book and I don't like it, I'm going to tell you. If I like it or love it then of course I'll tell you - and I'll be a bit more excited to share it with you.
When I read the plot I immediately was intrigued because I have NEVER read a book like this. To be honest I've never even heard of a book like this.
This book follows a girl who was raped but it's not that simple and that's what makes this book so necessary to read.
It Happens All The Time is told in dual perspectives so we not only get to hear Ambers side of the story but we also hear Tylers. Now before you say you don't want to hear his side because he shouldn't even be allowed to have one let me say something. When I first found out that it was in dual POV I thought that's crazy. Why would I care to hear his side? If he raped this girl then he doesn't deserve to have a voice.
Amber and Tyler are childhood friends. They meet at a party Ambers parents throw and Tyler is the new kid in town. Tyler's dad is plain and simple a huge ass and Amber struggles and battles an eating disorder. Through all of their hardships there is one constant and that is their friendship.
In their 20s now Amber is engaged to a man who is good for her but there's one small thing, Tyler is in love with her and always has been.
These moments happen throughout the book that will grip your heart and pull so hard it almost hurts. You feel for these characters and it makes your head spin in circles questioning everything.
Amy Hatvany did such a beautiful job writing this story and I'm so grateful that I was given the chance to read it.
When I went into this book I hated Tyler without even reading a single word written. It didn't take more than 30 pages for me to actually really love him and pray that I had read the synopsis wrong. I kept thinking there's no way that this amazing character could do such a disgusting and cowardly act.
This book is more than meets the eye and I think that it is not only a book that you should read it's a book that you must read.

Buy It Happens All The Time Here:
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Confess by Colleen Hoover

Can this woman write anything bad?
No seriously, is it possible?
You know how people say sometimes that they'd read a phone book if a certain author wrote it? Yeah that's how I feel about Colleen Hoover.
In the few years I've been reading her books she has no doubt become an automatic buy author and one of my favorites.
Before I get into the review I have to say that I am so stinkin' excited for the show to come out on the go90 app. Literally the moment it drops I'm going to be one of the happiest book lovers in the world. If you want to read more about the show then you can click the link HERE and it should answer any questions that you have.
Alright on with the review.
Can this woman write anything bad?
Did I say that already? :P
In typical Colleen fashion this book is told in dual POV which as you know is my favorite. Our two main characters are Owen and Auburn. Owen is a charismatic and unbelievably loveable artist and Auburn is a hair stylist who has recently moved to Texas. One day Auburn - who is looking to earn a little extra cash - walks past a place that is covered with confessions from anonymous people. On the door is a help wanted sign and as soon as she starts to investigate a little further Owen shows up and basically begs her to take the job. That night she helps Owen and after his show the two of them go out for drinks and have a serious moment on the dance floor. They make plans to get together the next day but life happens.
I don't really want to tell you to much more for two reasons. One because I don't want to give anything away. And two because I didn't really know much going into this and I'm so happy for that. Usually when I pick up a book I read the last couple of pages so I know how it ends. I also look up reviews and really know what I'm getting in to. When I pick up a Colleen Hoover book I don't want to know much about it. I know it's going to be amazing so why ruin it?
The characters as usual are incredible and Owen is obviously book boyfriend material. I always think that I found my favorite new couple when I read her books and that nobody will ever top them but then I read more of her characters.
I definitely recommend this book to everyone.

Buy Confess Here:
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Anything But Books Tag

One of my favorite people to watch on YouTube is Dana from The Book Hoarder. She's so sweet and relaxing to watch so if you haven't checked her out before and you also want to see her answers then click HERE

1. Name a cartoon that you love.
I used to love Arthur when I was a kid. I know that's probably a different route from what other people will say but my gosh I loved that show.

2. What is your favorite song right now?
Ed Sheerans new album. The album guys.

3. What could you do for hours that isn't reading?
Well in the summer I would say playing outside with my son. In the winter when he's sleeping I'd say watching a movie or tv series.

4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
I don't know if this would really surprise anyone but I love to bake. It's calming and I love the way my house smells when I bake.

5. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
I have no idea how to answer this question. Unnecessarily specific? Uh.

6. What is something unusual that you know how to do?
This tag is making me feel bad about myself :P I don't really know how to do anything unusual.

7. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.
I made some pictures with my son. Uh. I made cookies. :P

8. What is your most recent personal project?
I haven't really had the time to start a new personal project so I can't answer this one.

9. Tell us something that you think about often?
My favorite little fella.

10. Give us something that is your favorite.
Blue raspberry tootsie rolls.

11. Say the first thing that pops into your head.