I’m trying ENDLESSLY not to spend ridiculous amounts of money at Barnes and Noble this week. (I have repeatedly added so many things to my cart online, I can’t imagine what would happen if I stopped at the actual store) How many book totes can one person possibly need? Well I’ll tell you: A LOT. I’m a tote fanatic and I’m in dire need of this compass tote with a quote from Herman Melville….SWOON. Have I mentioned I’m slightly a fan of the quotes? Maybe if I get out one of my other totes, I won’t feel the need to buy a new one…or if I checkout another stack from the library, it will appear as if I bought a new book. Let’s be honest…there is not substitution to coming home with a brand new book. Though my workplace does stifle the need to purchase new books as often as I’d like. :)

I’m smack dab in the middle of finals (however, after this I will only have to experience finals one more time in my LIFE, so it’s not all bad), thus I have little time for reading (but believe me if I’m not trying). I’m moving slowly but surely through everything I can get my hands on! Happy reading (and listening) all!

In my bag:
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by: Ann Brashares
Ignite Me by: Tahereh Mafi

In my headphones:
Wicked Appetite by: Janet Evanovich
The Lake House by: Kate Morton

In my playlist:
Carry on my Wayward Son by: Kansas
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters by: Elton John
Feel it Still by: Portugal


Roadtrip Ahead!

My book haul is real this week because I’m roadtripping to California, and that calls for a plethora of books! (What’s a road trip without books to read?)

In my bag:
Glass Sword by: Victoria Aveyard
Ignite Me by: Tahereh Mafi
Bridget Jones’s Diary by: Helen Fielding
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by: Ann Brashares

In my headphones:
Hardcore Twenty-Four by: Janet Evanovich

In my playlist:
Victorious by: Panic at the Disco
Bad Moon Rising by: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Save Rock ‘n Roll 
by: Fall Out Boy
Hooked on a Feeling by: Blue Swede
Fernando by: ABBA


In my bag:
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by: Ann Brashares
A Study in Charlotte by: Brittany Cavallaro

In my headphones:
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by: Katarina Bivald

In my playlist:
Take it on the Run by: Reo Speedwagon

Top 10: Best Book to Movie Adaptations

The Broke and The Bookish host Top Ten Tuesday’s each week. Go check out their blog because it rocks. :) Here are my favorite Book to Movie Adaptations, there are a few movies that I LOVE but unfortunately I have not read the books so I have nothing to compare them to. (i.e. Eragon, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, A Walk to Remember) But I was able to narrow these into my Top 10. Enjoy!


1. The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins This is one of my favorite trilogies because it can literally stop my heart everytime I read it. The movie did not disappoint me, it doesn’t hurt that I love Josh Hutcherson. :) There were a couple things I was upset about but overall the movie was great. You can bet I will be watching Catching Fire as soon as it comes out!

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by: J.K. Rowling I had to narrow my Harry Potter Obsession down to my favorite so my Top 10 wasn’t completely Harry Potter. I ended up with the Prisoner of Azkaban because it is beautifully written and displayed on the big screen.

3. Pride and Prejudice by: Jane Austen This is one of my favorite classics of all time. It is not very often that the movie makes me love the book even more but that is exactly what happens whenever I watch Pride and Prejudice.

4. Eclipse by: Stephenie Meyer I love this book and I was beyond happy that the film was just as good, if not better than the book. It had just enough humor, romance, and excitement for me to fall in love.

5. Beautiful Creatures by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl It is always a good day when a fantasy book to movie adaptation is amazing. I could watch this a million times and never get sick of it. Watch. It. Now.

6. The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald The new and improved Gatsby was unbelievable. I’m also a huge Leonardo DiCaprio fan so I was all for seeing this show. This time period is one of my favorites by far, so I’m 110% in favor of this movie!

7. The Last Song by: Nicholas Sparks This was the first of Nicholas Sparks books that I read and it quickly jumped to my favorite’s list. When they made it into a movie I was slightly nervous, but they did a great job with it.

8. Jurassic Park by: Michael Crichton I loved the scientific aspect to the book and the effects were incredible in the movie. All in all, give me the book or the movie and I will be happy with either.

9. The Notebook by: Nicholas Sparks I just finished this book recently, and I have to admit I did not love it. But the movie is amazing, which is why it is on my list, I loved it 100X more than the book. Which is generally difficult to do, which means the movie has got to phenomenal!

10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by: Ann Brashares This is a fun summer read that definitely gets your emotions flowing and the movie does it just as well. This adaptation is fabulous.


Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.

~The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by: Ann Brashares

Top 10: Best Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and are fabulous enough to give us topics to chat about each week.  This week, since Summer has finally (thank goodness!!) approached, we are picking our favorite Beach Reads. I am definitely always in need for some new light reads for Summer Time!
Obviously what I classify as a ‘Beach Read’ is light fun reads which have their fair share of romance. These books are so entertaining and I have come to love each and every one of them. If you haven’t read them, you definitely need to check them out!! Here’s my Top 10 Beach Reads! :)
1. Matched by: Ally Condie

2. Someone Like You by: Sarah Dessen

3. The Last Song by: Nicholas Sparks

4. When It Happens by: Susane Colasanti

5. Best Friends Forever by: Jennifer Weiner

6. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by: Ann Brashares

7. Size 12 is Not Fat by: Meg Cabot

8. Kissed By An Angel by: Elizabeth Chandler

9. Down River by: Will Hobbs

10. Flecks of Gold by: Alicia Buck