Today, I’m a part of the blog tour for Winterspell by Claire Legrand! I’ve been excited for Winterspell ever since I heard “Nutcracker retelling”! I’m pleased to have Claire on the blog, talking about music of Winterspell along with a fantastic giveaway.

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So hey, I actually haven’t been doing much but I HAVE BEEN WATCHING A LOT OF TV!!! Here are the shows I’m watching lately:

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I watched the first few episodes when it started to air and typical me, let it fall to the wayside. They just started S2 and it seemed like everyone I follow on Twitter watches it so I thought WHY NOT. I’m caught up now and UM, WHY DID I EVER STOP? I LOVEEEE IT. Heart in my eyes. Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison are bonafide babes. I mean, I am cool with Katrina and all but I totally ship Abbie and Crane.


A hilarious, awkward Aussie show. I blew through the first season so easily and it’s currently airing on Pivot TV. The first season has Geoffrey, who is a beautiful hybrid of Tom Hughes and James Marsden.


Duh!!! I think we all know the real reason anyone watches this: ♡ JAMIE ♡


Pretty much what the title says! The first ep was graphic sex wise but other than that, it is a really funny show about two terrible people falling in love.


A kdrama loosely about The Little Mermaid? YES PLEASE. At first, I wasn’t too sure about it but it’s definitely warmed up to me. I’m now sad it’s not one of the kdramas that airs twice a week.

Watching any of these shows? I am always up for fangirling about Jamie ahem Outlander. 

100 sideways miles by andrew smith

Release Date: September 2nd 2014
Source: ARC (Thanks, Simon & Schuster!)
Add It: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon, Indiebound

Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It’s how he makes sense of the world, and how he tries to convince himself that he’s a real boy and not just a character in his father’s bestselling cult-classic book. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved.

Then Julia moves away, and Finn is heartbroken. Feeling restless and trapped in the book, Finn embarks on a road trip with Cade to visit their college of choice in Oklahoma. When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned—and learn how to write their own destiny.


Who knew a book punctured heavily with talk of boners and bodily fluids could also be beautiful? 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith is about an epileptic teen boy with heterochromatic eyes (I knew this term because Kate Bosworth has them).

Finn Easton measures the world in miles and feels trapped by his writer father’s cult sci-fi book. He has a larger than life best friend, Cade Hernandez, who is so powerful he gets the whole school to participate in a standardize test prank. His friendship with Cade is a highlight, their friendship ringing true through awkward condom shopping and general teen boy grossness. Finn falls in love with the new girl, Julia Bishop. Smith’s prose is at times crude (the aforementioned teen boy grossness) but it can also be lovely too such as a passage dedicated to shadow puppets. Even though teenage hormones are raging, I appreciate that Finn doesn’t think he’s ready to have sex because that’s not often you see among boys in YA. The appeal of 100 Sideways Miles is Finn’s voice and the dilemma of figuring out exactly who you are is a universal theme. It’s an endearing and sticky coming of age tale.

Sound: The Beatles – Don’t Bother Me
Don’t come around, leave me alone, don’t bother me
I’ve got no time for you right now, don’t bother me
I know I’ll never be the same if I don’t get her back again
Because I know she’ll always be the only girl for me

The first song Beatles song George Harrison wrote! He thought it was rubbish but I think it exemplifies Finn’s state of mind with Julia, especially when she leaves.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens! This week’s topic is “top ten books on our fall TBR lists.” These are some of the books I currently have on hold at my library!

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Morgan Matson is the bee’s knees and today is she gets even better because it’s her birthday! Happy birthday! Yay! To celebrate, here are five reasons why you should read her books.

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