Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Koala's Quest to Stop the Spread of STDs

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Is this thing still on? Hi lovely readers, I hope everyone is doing well and still reading away! Wanted to share some exciting news with you all from one of the best people that I know...my friend Jackie is publishing her own book!

Over the next few days, I will be sharing my thoughts on her story as well as interviewing Jackie to hear about her journey into creating this wonderful book. In the meantime, please see below for a short preview AND a link to her Kickstarter page so Chloe can come to life!!

"STDs are at an all-time high. Traditional SexEd isn’t cutting it. So I’ve spent the last year pouring my heart into a fuzzy passion project, Chloe Has Chlamydia, a spicy, illustrated book that breaks down STD stigmas and promotes sexual health and awareness through humor, cheekiness and sass."

Please spread the word and back CHLOE'S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

We're Back!

Hey Fellow Readers! Hope everyone is having a great week. I know you haven't heard from us in a while but I am so happy to share that we are coming back from our break!!! Be on the lookout for some brand new posts and reviews this week.

The Catching Books Team

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Journey Ends (or begins)

Hi fellow readers!

I hope you all had a fantastic summer and have been reading some amazing books! When I started this blog back in 2011, I was entering my senior year of high school. It seems fitting that with my senior year of college fast approaching, it is time to say goodbye to Catching Books for awhile. 

The website of course will still be up in running, and I will continue to share what I'm reading on twitter and goodreads! For now though, I want to focus on enjoying senior year and not stressed about making sure my blog is perfect. 

Hopefully in a year from now, when things are (hopefully) less hectic I can continue sharing my love of books and book reviews with you all.

Thank you so much for everyone whose been with me from the beginning, and to my partner in crime Jaime, who will always be my book buddy for life :) 

Please feel free to comment/tweet/email me still! I'm not going anywhere..just taking a break from the book blogging life!

Thank you all again so much!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Hi everyone!! Hope all is well with you in the land of books!  I have decided to take are a little break from reading and blogging because of school and exams as such. Catching Books will be back in Mid-May once school is done!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 154: The Bane Chronicles

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: The Bane Chronicles
Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: November 11th, 2014
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A Collection of Ten Short Stories centred around Magnus Bane. Each short story is going to be published as an ebook followed by a Full Single Print Coming 2014

Ever wondered about the enigmatic, mysterious warlock Magnus Bane? The only character to appear in every Shadowhunter book, Magnus has a past even more shrouded in mystery than his present. I’ve teamed up with acclaimed YA writers Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan to create the Bane Chronicles, the back (and front) story of Magnus told in ten linked tales.

Look for short stories like Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale; The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumort; Saving Raphael Santiago and What To Buy The Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway). Each story will be available as an ebook on a monthly basis starting April 16 with the tale of What Happened In Peru. 

Each story will be released monthly online for the next ten months — and then for those who don’t read e-books, the full print collection will be available in bookstores and wherever else books are sold after the Chronicles have been finished.

My Thoughts:
While this book has been released chapter by chapter over the past year, I have been waiting until the full book comes out to read it. I love Cassandra Clare's shadowhunter series, and Magnus Bane is one of my favorite characters. I can't wait to read all about his long life.

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 153: In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds # 3)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds # 3)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
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Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds. 

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IANN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

My Thoughts:
Alexandra Bracken blew me away with The Darkest Minds. I will forever read every book she writes, no matter what it's about. But, for the time being, I look forward to reading the third book in this series, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not read it!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!