Monday, August 31, 2015

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Title: Vengeance Road
Author: Erin Bowman
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Classification: Young Adult, Western, Historical Fiction, Adventure
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Source: e-galley via NetGalley (Thank you, HMH!)
Read: August 2015
When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.
In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.
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***I received an e-galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

Monday, August 24, 2015

My Summer Vacation is Over

Hello everyone! I am a little bummed that my summer has officially come to an end but I am also looking forward to things getting back to normal.

My summer ended up being SUPER BUSY! Which caused me to really slack on blogging and reading. I am sad that I didn't get much done blogging and reading wise, but I still wouldn't change the wonderful summer with my family that I did have.

Earlier in the summer I shared my 2015 Summer Bucket List, so I thought I would share how I did.

  • Spend a lot of time with my daughters (reading, playing board games, etc.)
  • Spend time with my family
  • Go to the drive in
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Relax by the pool
  • Read some awesome books
  • Read some books from my LONG TBR
  • Have a cookout
  • Go to a water park
  • Have a movie night
  • Go to a museum
  • Have a game night (or multiple game nights)
I didn't do too bad. 

I had fun swimming, eating delicious food, watching things with my family (mostly kid things like Inside Out, Teen Beach Movie 2, and Descendants), and going to fun places. 

I wasn't expecting to fall so behind on things, but on top of spending time with my family, I ended up catching a summer cold! And it SUCKED! I was sick for WEEKS. MISERABLE. And I still am dealing with some of it. At least I am feeling a lot better. 

I didn't really read anything. Which was pretty weird. I have gotten so used to reading several (usually at least 8) books a month. So I have a lot of catching up to do! 

I'm even behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge: 

8 BOOKS BEHIND! Oh well. I am really happy with how most of my summer was spent. (I really could have done without the cold!) 

So now that things are returning to normal I will be posting again and will be back on Twitter and Instagram more. (I feel so disconnected)

I hope you all had WONDERFUL summers! 

What did you do this summer? What books did you read? What was your favorite thing from this summer? Favorite book?