bookgirl pet peeves

An Imperfect Reading World

My reading experience isn’t always perfect. After I wrote about one hindrance to my reading (finding the perfect reading spot; click here for refresher), I realized I had a whole list of other things that sometimes annoy me as a reader. Below is a list of my reader pet peeves.  I’d love to hear your […]

Review: The Book of Unknown Americans

I read this book in the passenger seat of a seven hour drive over the Memorial Weekend.  It was–in short–amazing. What I liked most about this book was the interweaving of stories and the fact that it didn’t drag on too long.  It had one major story–the Rivera family coming from Mexico to America in […]

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Things We Love – May Edition

  Things We Love is a place for the contributors of Really Late Reviews to let you know what we’ve been enjoying in pop culture this month. From creative new sci-fi films to lip sync battles to sexy Scottish dramas, Things We Love is a way to discover some new gems and re-discover some old favorites.

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“Pawn” Book Review – Are You the Number on Your Back?

Before the novel… Have you ever heard the phrase, “never judge a book by its cover”? Yea. I ALWAYS judge a book by a cover. If it doesn’t look cool, I probably won’t pick it up. I found this book at HEB on my way to the register and it definitely caught my eye. I […]

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Book Review: Arranged by Catherine McKenzie {SPOILER ALERT!}

Imma make this quick, mmmk? Because underneath this semi-cute cover lies the most predictable and the most boring book containing even more tragically boring dialogue.  Like, ever.  I seriously can’t remember reading a book as boring as this. Basic synopsis:  Girl meets Boy.  Girl and Boy break up.  Rinse and repeat half a dozen times […]

Book Review: Sinner {In which I gush about Maggie Stiefvater}

Before you pick up this book you have to read The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy first.  Otherwise, this one won’t really make sense.  Actually, scratch that.  No matter what you do, you should still go read the trilogy first.  Because it’s awesome.  And Maggie Steifvater is some sort of genius lyricist who happens to […]

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“50 Shades of Grey” Movie Review

Prior Thoughts: When I first heard of this novel, I had no idea “Grey” was the name of a character. The only thing people kept telling me was,” you’ve gotta read this.” I reluctantly made this purchase, and put it off to the side for quite some time. The more I heard about this book, […]