2018 Challenges

June Comment Challenge Wrap-Up & Hello July Buddy!

I had so much fun with this challenge in June. I really enjoyed getting to know Barb @ Booker T's Farm and seeing some of her reading preferences throughout the month. If you didn't join us in June, here's a little bit about the Comment Challenge before I announce who my July buddy is :)… Continue reading June Comment Challenge Wrap-Up & Hello July Buddy!

Book Review

Mini Review | DarkForce – R.M. Mulder [My Intro to GameLit]

DarkForce Conquest Expansion #1 by R.M. Mulder Found In: GameLit Expansion Pack Publisher: Indie Illuminati Release Date: June 1, 2018 Genre: GameLit | Virtual Reality Pages: 82 Source: Author in Exchange for Honest Review Buy the Anthology: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 Reviewed by Megan While battling each other in an FPS setting, players… Continue reading Mini Review | DarkForce – R.M. Mulder [My Intro to GameLit]

Book Review, Book Tour

Book Review | A Study in Shifters – Majanka Verstraete [Xpresso Book Tour]

A Study in Shifters Adventures of Marisol Holmes #1 by Majanka Verstraete Publisher: Monster House Books, LLC Release Date: June 26, 2018 Genre: Steampunk | Urban Fantasy Pages: 300 Source: Xpresso Book Tour in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Follow the Tour HERE Reviewed by… Continue reading Book Review | A Study in Shifters – Majanka Verstraete [Xpresso Book Tour]

Book Review

Book Review | Spark – J.M. Hackman

Spark The Firebrand Chronicles #1 by J.M. Hackman Publisher: Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing Release Date: May 16, 2017 Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 330 Source: Author in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon  Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Megan Brenna James wants three things for her sixteenth birthday: to find her history notes before the test,… Continue reading Book Review | Spark – J.M. Hackman

Book Review, KidLit

KidLit Review | This Is a Taco! – Andrew Cangelose & Josh Shipley

This is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose Illustrated by: Josh Shipley Publisher: CubHouse Release Date: May 1, 2018 Genre: KidLit | Comics & Graphic Novels Pages: 32 Source: NetGalley in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon | IndieBound Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Megan & Mister Chu This is a squirrel . .… Continue reading KidLit Review | This Is a Taco! – Andrew Cangelose & Josh Shipley

Read-a-Thons

Road Trip Read-a-Thon TBR

June is coming to a close, which means the Road Trip Read-a-thon is almost here! And, in the interest of trying something new, I am going to read my way through part of Europe, starting in Italy and ending in Ireland. Living vicariously through these characters ❤ Starting on Sunday, July 1st here is what… Continue reading Road Trip Read-a-Thon TBR

Book Review, Guest Review

Guest Review | The Good Liar – Catherine McKenzie

The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Release Date: April 3, 2018 Genre: Mystery / Thriller Pages: 373 Buy: Amazon | IndieBound | Book Depository Add it on Goodreads The Empress' Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Can you hide a secret with the whole world watching? When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives… Continue reading Guest Review | The Good Liar – Catherine McKenzie

Discussions

500 Followers! Thank you ❤❤

This week, the Ginger Mom hit our first big milestone. 500 followers! We can't thank you enough because, without you, we wouldn't be here talking about books. Well, we might be, but nobody would be listening. So, as we round the corner on our first blogiversary (July 1st!), we want to know what you would… Continue reading 500 Followers! Thank you ❤❤

Discussions

Discussion | Top 5 Audiobook Narrators [#JuneIsAudiobookMonth]

It's time for another audiobook chat! June is Audiobook Month and this week we're talking about narrators. "I didn't like the narration." Yes, this is one of the biggest complaints I have heard when I ask readers if they listen to audiobooks. Second only to "it's too hard for me to concentrate on what I'm hearing."… Continue reading Discussion | Top 5 Audiobook Narrators [#JuneIsAudiobookMonth]

Memes

I Heart Characters #4 – A Grump With a Heart of Gold

If you're new here and don't know what I Heart Characters is, it's a fun meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer. Each week, she gives us a prompt and we get to talk about some of our favorite characters 🙂  I know I missed a week but we are back with another round… Continue reading I Heart Characters #4 – A Grump With a Heart of Gold

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Book Review, Book Tour

Bring Me Their Hearts – Sara Wolf | Book Review [YA Bound Book Tour]

Bring Me Their Hearts Bring Me Their Hearts #1 by Sara Wolf Publisher: Entangled Teen Release Date: June 5, 2018 Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 400 Source: Publisher in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Follow the Tour HERE Reviewed by Megan Zera is a Heartless - the immortal, unageing soldier… Continue reading Bring Me Their Hearts – Sara Wolf | Book Review [YA Bound Book Tour]

Book Tour, Guest Post

Guest Post + Spotlight | Alvita Mack Talks About Making Characters Believable [iRead Tour]

We are back to talk about characters again today! This time, author Alvita Mack is going to talk a little bit about making characters believable. Let's give a warm Ginger Mom welcome to Alvita! Making Characters Believable Alvita Mack When writing, I think it's important to make characters believable. This part was probably easier for… Continue reading Guest Post + Spotlight | Alvita Mack Talks About Making Characters Believable [iRead Tour]

Book Review

Book Review | No Bones – Annie Bassett

No Bones Dead & Buried Mysteries #1 by Annie Bassett & Mandy Broughton Publisher: Cypress Professional Group Release Date: November 14, 2016 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: Purchased Buy: Amazon | IndieBound | Book Depository Add it on Goodreads  ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/4 Reviewed by Crystal Ruby Nash's life has gone to the dogs. Since her husband passed, her… Continue reading Book Review | No Bones – Annie Bassett

Book Review, KidLit

KidLit Review | Snow Day! A Story Told in 24 Poem Forms – C.A. Nobens [#ChildrensBookTuesday]

Snow Day! A Story Told in 24 Poem Forms by C.A. Nobens Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press Release Date: April 10, 2018 Genre: KidLit | Stories in Verse Pages: 48 Grade Level: 3-4 Source: Author in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Megan Full of winter fun, Snow Day!… Continue reading KidLit Review | Snow Day! A Story Told in 24 Poem Forms – C.A. Nobens [#ChildrensBookTuesday]

Book Review, Mini Review

Mini Review | The Last Goodbye – Amber R. Duell

The Last Goodbye A Fragile Chaos Novelette by Amber R. Duell Release Date: December 4, 2017 Genre: YA Fantasy | Myths & Legends Pages: 41 Source: Purchased Buy: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Megan 500 years before Theo met Cassia, Leander met Lyda. The Netherworld was never meant for the living. It… Continue reading Mini Review | The Last Goodbye – Amber R. Duell

Discussions

7 Outstanding LitDads [Father’s Day 2018]

In honor of Father's Day, I've been seeing posts all over the blogosphere with bloggers sharing their favorite Dads in Literature (LitDads). So, in honor of the three amazing Dads in my life (my dad, my step-dad, and my husband), here are a few of my favorite LitDads 🙂 Happy Father's Day! LitDad #1 -… Continue reading 7 Outstanding LitDads [Father’s Day 2018]