Thursday, June 22, 2017

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han - Reshelved Books

Hello fellow Dewey readers!

I just finished reading Jenny Han's highly anticipated and final novel in the Lara Jean trilogy, and I was NOT disappointed!  For those of you who aren't familiar with the series, the novels follow the storyline of Lara Jean, a young teenager who lives with her father and three sisters, and who's mother had tragically passed away.  In addition to love and loss, the novels tackle cultural issues (the girls and their mother are Korean but their father is Caucasian),  as well as change, growth, and coming to age.  You can view my review of the second novel in the series, P.S. I Still Love You, here.  

In Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Lara Jean is about to graduate from high school, leaving her little sister, Kitty, as the last sister living full-time in the family home.  Amidst this change, Lara Jean's father is also getting married to the woman across the street!  For Lara Jean and Kitty this is exciting, but for their older sister Margot it is troubling.  Not because Margot is jealous or upset, but more so because she realizes how much has changed in the short time she has been away from her family while overseas at a Scottish University.  

This novel explores first love and whether or not it can last and stand up to life's changes.  It explores the idea of sacrifice in the name of something that is and can be great, and it also explores the idea that while change is scary, with acceptance it doesn't always have to be.  

So Dewey readers, I leave you with a rating of 5 out of 5 Coffee Beans for this book and the overall series. If you're looking for a cute series defiantly pick this one up!  You won't be disappointed.   


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BookCon 2017 Haul

Hello For the Love of Dewey Readers.

This year BookCon was back in NYC, which means that I was able to attend!  I thought that I would share with you my #BookHaul.  

For those of you not familiar with BookCon, it's an event similar to ComicCon, held at the Javits Center in New York.   It's a place where publishers, authors, and most importantly, BOOK LOVERS gather.  A big draw is free ARC's and book signings with favorite authors.  

Jillian & I had attended back in 2015 and came home with quite the #BookHaul.  We even met Elin Hildebrand, Jodi Picoult, and Susan Mallery!  We also listened to an interesting panel about writing by Sloane Crosley, the author of The Clasp.  

2015 BookCon Haul. 
This year, I attended with my boyfriend.  He likes nonfiction.  

Day 1: Saturday was okay.  There weren't too many ARCs, but there were a lot of nonfiction titles.  I was a little disappointed.  In 2015 it felt like free books were EVERYWHERE and there were SO many popular authors signing both adult and ya titles.  

Saturday BookCon Haul. 

Day 2: Sunday was much better. I found and ARC of Elin Hildebrand's new book The Identicals, which I am super excited about!  Unfortunately, we did't get too many signed this year.  Unlike 2015, this year required tickets for individual authors that had to be reserved way in advance.   And even with tickets, those lines were LONG.  Maybe if more booths and popular authors were signing / giving away items at the same time it would cut down on the long lines because attendees would have to choose between them.  You wouldn't be able to see them all, but at least you would be able to see the few you really wanted to.  
Sunday BookCon Haul. 
My Boyfriend's BookCon Haul.
Happy Reading!

Monday, June 5, 2017

About That Man by Sherryl Woods- Quick Review

Hi everyone!

Long time no post for me! Life has been a little hectic with balancing baby C and going back to work. 

Two weeks ago, baby C and I were strolling the aisles of the local Stop and Shop when I stumbled upon the book section. (Coincidence? Maybe...) Causally, I couldn't helps myself and I ended up reading back covers until I found a book that sparked my interest. 

I give you all my quick little review of About That Man by Sherryl Woods

The story follows Daisy Spencer and (Detective) Walker Ames in the fictional town of Trinity Harbor, Virginia. Daisy and Walker have a cross encounter when Daisy fosters Walker's nephew, Tommy. 

Walker and Daisy were instantly attracted to each other when they first met. And who could blame Daisy for getting swept away by Walker? Who doesn't love a man in uniform!?

I found About That Man to be a quick read, and one that was packed with a lot of emotion.  

Do Daisy and Walker become a couple? Does Tommy end up staying in Trinity Harbor with Daisy or move to Washing D.C. with Walker? 

Read About That Man and found out!

Happy readings and see you guys real soon!

~ Jillian