Review | While It Lasts by Abb..

Posted July 10, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review | While It Lasts by Abbi Glines

While It Lasts is the third book in Sea Breeze and I want to say it is one of my favorites of the series. I can definitely understand why everyone is in love with Cage York. Cage York is a character we met in Because Of Low. He could be a little hard to like because he was your typical man whore but I also saw a side of him that I was curious about. And Abbi didn’t disappoint me when it came to Cage’s growth. He definitely had a […]

The Sunday Post | Just Another..

Posted July 9, 2017 by Tina in As Told by Tina / 5 Comments
The Sunday Post | Just Another Week

The Weekly Recap is my take on The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. I will be highlighting the books I’ve read, what I’m currently reading, things happening on the blog and bits and pieces of my life outside the blog. I’ll also be showcasing the books I’ve recently add to my shelves and I’ll be linking up Team Tynga’s Reviews . This Week On As Told By Tina This Week I Hauled: Borrowed: Hard Hitter & Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, Alex […]

The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Ta..

Posted July 8, 2017 by Tina in As Told by Tina / 6 Comments
The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

I’ve been seeing the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag on Youtube and decided to do it here on the blog. The tag was created by Chami and Ely. Consider yourself tagged. I’d love to read your answers. 1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017. I really enjoyed the sequel to Paper Princess. I was extremely addicted to this series. 3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to. I’m planning on […]

Review | Because Of Low By Abb..

Posted July 7, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review | Because Of Low By Abbi Glines

Because of Low is the second novel in Sea Breeze Series. This can be read as a standalone but if you’d like to fully understand the story, then I would recommend beginning with Breathe. Marcus was introduced in Breathe and I was Team Marcus so I was pretty excited to know that Because Of Low was his book. I had high expectations of Marcus that sadly weren’t meant. In Breathe, Marcus was sweet and kind and I felt like Because of Low showed a side of him, I didn’t really […]

As Told By Littles | JillyR..

Posted July 6, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
As Told By Littles | Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums by Martha Heineman Pieper

Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums was a book I found on Netgalley and really wanted to read to the Littles. We’ve been struggling a lot with Little 1 some of it has had to do with typical five-year-old behavior but he also has anxiety so we’ve been doing counseling working on how to control these types of behaviors. The story has different incidents where Jilly doesn’t get her way. Tantrums are a daily occurrence in my household so this book opened up the discussion between the Littles and I about. We […]

Review | Dear Aaron by Mariana..

Posted July 3, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review | Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Hi my name is Tina and Dear Aaron was my first Mariana Zapata novel ever. I’ve heard amazing things about her books and they’ve been recommended to me a lot but I’ve never wanted to pick one up until I read the synopsis of Dear Aaron. I saw it was on Kindle Unlimited and I immediately borrowed it and dove right in. Dear Aaron is written in IMs, e-mails, and text messages and like a “normal” book and for some that maybe a turn off but I honestly loved this […]

The June 2017 Wrap Up

Posted July 2, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 10 Comments
The June 2017 Wrap Up

Will you look at that! I’m posting my first wrap up since like February. I’ve been in a horrible reading slump and in June I finally kicked its ass! Behind The Scenes: Little 1 recently started wearing glasses this year and it turns out he has a lazy eye. We’re doing patch therapy at the moment and we’re hoping it will correct the problem. Little 1 and Little 2 start school on August 3rd so I’m looking into doing some last minute summer activities for them do. I moved into […]

My TBR List | Audiobook Editio..

Posted July 1, 2017 by Tina in Memes / 6 Comments
My TBR List | Audiobook Edition

MyTBRList is hosted by Michelle from Because Reading. Every first Saturday of the month, I select three books that have been on my TBR and you vote for the one you think I should read. The following Saturday, I announce the winner and on the last Saturday of the month I post my review. Every month, I try and come up with a theme to make it a little more fun for me. So this month, I decided to an audiobook edition. First published in 2001, American Gods became an […]

My TBR Review | Simon vs. The ..

Posted June 24, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 3 Comments
My TBR Review | Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens agenda is the book that many have told me to read. I was a bit hesitant to pick it up because what if it doesn’t live to the hype? I’m glad that this was voted for my book of the month. Did this one live up to the hype? Absolutely. It was cute, fluffy, and absolutely adorable contemporary novel. Simon is having an online relationship with someone who goes by the name “Blue”. They go to the same school but do not know each other’s […]

Audio Review | The Hate U Give..

Posted June 16, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 3 Comments
Audio Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Today would’ve been Tupac’s 46th birthday and seeing how Tupac inspired THUG, I thought today would be the perfect day to give you my review. I read this book back in April/May but its taken me this long to finally put my words into thoughts. THUG was a book I was avoiding. Hype books and I tend to not mix very well but when I read that Tupac inspired this, I knew I had to read this. I’m not exaggerating when I say Tupac saved my life back in High […]