What Annie Read // Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Published February 26th, 2013 St. Martin's Press Find on // Amazon // Goodreads // Rainbow Rowell Goodreads Synopsis: Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor. Park... He…

Annie’s July Update

Hello, friends!  Today I'm going to share a little bit about my month in terms of what I read, what I wrote, and what I did with my life other than obsessing over literature.  Let's do this. This month I was a good little reader.  I finally caught up to my Goodreads challenge and am feeling…

Annie Buys Books // July Book Haul

Today I'm taking you on a little walk through my mailbox and sharing the books that I purchased this month.  If you listen closely, you can hear my empty wallet (and my abysmal NetGalley percentage) sobbing in the background. For the books I purchased, this month was all about finishing series (and starting a few…

Annie’s Actual TBR Pile

There's nothing I love more than organization, so I thought I'd share a little slice of my book organization by talking about my actual TBR pile. Since I rarely purchase books I've already read, I have a lot of hard copies that I still have yet to conquer.  Being the organizational freak that I am,…

What Annie Read // Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Published December 31st 2012 Pamela Dorman Books/Viking Find on // Amazon // ThriftBooks // Goodreads // Jojo Moyes Goodreads Synopsis: Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working…

Annie Gets Awards!

I've gotten a lot of nominations for awards lately and I thought I'd combine them all into one awkwardly long post of awards!  Without further ado, let's get this party started. I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Rayne @ Rayne at the Bus Stop, and Ally @ Ally Writes Things, so thanks…

Annie Collaborates // Safe Haven-Inspired Makeup with CassiXMakeup

  Today, I'm collaborating with Cassi over at CassiXMakeup and we're combining my favorite thing (books) with her favorite thing (makeup) to bring you a makeup look inspired by Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks.  Fun, right?  I think so. Safe Haven is the story of Katie, a mysterious girl on the run from something dark and dangerous from…

What Annie Read // To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanPublished April 15th 2014Simon & Schuster Goodreads Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once?Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for…

Annie Talks Dialogue Tags: A Discussion Post

Today, I'm addressing the hotly disputed (well, not hotly disputed, but disputed nonetheless) topic: dialogue tags. Let's start with a definition.  A dialogue tag is a phrase that follows, precedes, or breaks up dialogue in writing to describe how the character in question spoke.  For example, in the sentence "'I love to read Annie Likes…

Introducing Annie

Hello, lovely readers 🙂 I was trying to decide what to blog about today and I was struck by a startling realization: I've yet to complete an "about me" post!  All I've done is ramble on about reading and writing and such without so much as a basic introduction.  I am a southern lady if…