Giveaway Alert

Hey Everyone!! I just wanted to let everyone know in honor of me hitting 100 followers on here and 300 followers on twitter I am doing a giveaway on Twitter. Basically all you need to do is Follow my Twitter and Retweet my pinned Tweet. I am letting you guys pick whatever book you want. Plus following me on here gives you an extra entry! I just want to give back to all of you guys for being so supportive and generous.

Giveaway

Giveaway Rules:

  1. Must be following my Twitter
  2. Must retweet my pinned Tweet
  3. There’s an extra entry for those who follow me on Twitter and on my blog

My Twitter is @BookishinBed.

Giveaway Prize:

You guys will be able to pick out any book on Amazon or Book Depository. I want this to be opened to all my followers. This means it can be a pre-order as well. Whatever book you want. This will end on August 18th.


Thank you guys for all your support. I am so happy for all the people I have met on here and all the people I will meet in the future. I wish you all a good luck!

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Non Bookish Update

Hey guys!! I hope you’re all doing well. I just wanted to give a quick update on everything. I haven’t been super active on social media because I recently got a new job. I’m now working 10-6 Monday through Friday so getting into the swing of things has knocked me out. I will still be posting every week, just not as often as I was doing. I just gotta force myself to schedule the upcoming weeks on the weekend.  

I just wanted to let you guys know. Thank you for understanding. I can’t wait to get back into things because I haven’t been reading as much since I’ve been so tired. I hope that changes real soon.

Book Review: A Life in Parts  

A Life in PartsA Life in Parts By Bryan Cranston

Goodreads Synopsis: A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial. Acting was clearly the boy’s destiny, until one day his father disappeared. Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival.

Now, in his riveting memoir, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts he’s played in real life—paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, lover, husband, father. Cranston also chronicles his evolution on camera, from soap opera player trying to master the rules of show business to legendary character actor turning in classic performances as Seinfeld dentist Tim Whatley, “a sadist with newer magazines,” and Malcolm in the Middle dad Hal Wilkerson, a lovable bumbler in tighty-whities. He also gives an inspiring account of how he prepared, physically and mentally, for the challenging role of President Lyndon Johnson, a tour de force that won him a Tony to go along with his four Emmys.

Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most memorable performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.

Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work. Continue reading “Book Review: A Life in Parts  “

Book Review: Night Film

Night FilmNight Film By Marisha Pessl

Goodreads Synopsis: Everybody has a Cordova story. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public since 1977. To his fans he is an enigma. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. To Ashley he was a father.

On a damp October night the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Her suicide appears to be the latest tragedy to hit a severely cursed dynasty.

For McGrath, another death connected to the legendary director seems more than a coincidence. Driven by revenge, curiosity and a need for the truth, he finds himself pulled into a hypnotic, disorientating world, where almost everyone seems afraid.

The last time McGrath got close to exposing Cordova, he lost his marriage and his career. This time he could lose his grip on reality.

ONCE WE FACE OUR DEEPEST FEARS, WHAT LIES ON THE OTHER SIDE? Continue reading “Book Review: Night Film”

Book Review: Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful RuinsBeautiful Ruins By Jess Walter

Goodreads Synopsis: A #1 New York Times bestseller, this “absolute masterpiece” (Richard Russo) is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and resurfaces fifty years later in Hollywood. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, this is a dazzling, yet deeply human roller coaster of a novel.

The acclaimed author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising—a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams. Continue reading “Book Review: Beautiful Ruins”

Book Review: Pretty Girls

Pretty GirlsPretty Girls By Karin Slaughter

Goodreads Synopsis: #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives.

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.

More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that’s cruelly ripped open when Claire’s husband is killed.

The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful thriller from one of the finest suspense writers working today. Continue reading “Book Review: Pretty Girls”

Book Review: Everything, Eveything

Everything, EverythingEverything, Everything By Nicola Yoon

Goodreads Synopsis: My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Continue reading “Book Review: Everything, Eveything”

Book Review: In a Dark, Dark Wood

23783496In a Dark, Dark Wood By Ruth Ware

Goodreads Synopsis: What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her “nest” of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn’t seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not “what happened?” but “what have I done?”, Nora (Lee?) tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora (Lee?) must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past. Continue reading “Book Review: In a Dark, Dark Wood”

Book Review: Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys

megan-meadeMegan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys By Kate Brian

Goodreads Synopsis: When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father’s friend — the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan’s army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them.

Living in a house with seven boys will give Megan, who has never even been kissed, the perfect opportunity to learn everything there is to know about boys. And she’ll send all her notes to her best friend, Tracy, in…

Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys

Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that this is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea.Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. These guys have been touched by the Abercrombie gods. They are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection.

Observation #3: I need a lock on my door. STAT.

Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs.

Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I’m thinking of calling in a hazmat team. Seriously.

Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time.

Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush — on the boy next door, as in next bedroom door — and a new life. Will she survive the McGowan boys?

 


My Review: Okay so I have to say this book was a huge surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. Mainly because it was a book that hasn’t been on my radar of books I need to read. I just wanted to read it because I bought it a while back and has been sitting in my iBooks library for a bit. What came as a random pick became a pleasant surprise.

So this book is about a girl named Megan whose family is always on the move because of her dad’s job. Her Mom and Dad tell her they have to move again to South Korea. Megan doesn’t want to move so far away because she has finally settled down in their current location. Her parents tell her that their friends have offered to take Megan in while her parents move. So she moves in with them. The thing is her parents friends have 7 boys. So Megan learns that living with so many boys is a big challenge but accepts the challenge. Megan is in for one interesting ride.

The first thing I loved about this book is there is a character named Regina. My name is Regina and I’m always excited to watch and read things with it. I do feel like a lot of time Reginas get a bad rep. So this was exciting to not only see my name but also deal with a Regina who isn’t evil.

The second part I loved was all the drama. This book had a lot of it. I have to say I did get a little emotional at one point but I overall really enjoyed it. I could have seen this being like a movie or even a tv show. It kept me engaged and anxious to find out what was going to happen next and how everything was going to play out.

The third part that I really enjoyed was Megan. I felt she was a great main character. I really liked how she spoke what was on her mind and decided to stand up for herself in moments when she felt she needed to. There is so much going on and she’s also in this new environment with people she barley knows trying to make the best of it. It’s tough on her and I loved seeing her deal with the situations given to her. She is someone I inspire to be like this coming year.

Overall I really enjoyed this. I’m glad I finally decided to read this. I was kinda beating myself over this because it took me so long to get to it. I wish there was a second book to this. I just want more Megan in my life. I highly recommend if you like young adult books filled with lots of drama and some romance in there. It’s a fun read.

Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars