I’m Back! + Recommendations?

Hi everybody! Mariah here 🙂

So as you probably know from the title, I’m back! I had to deal with some huge problems in my life but hopefully now they’re done with and over for good. *happy dance*

Thank you so much if you stuck here for me! I know I’m a terrible blogger 😦 I know I just left everyone in the dark when I stopped posting. And I’m sorry for that. I’m sorry I couldn’t do book reviews, but the past is the past, and I can’t change that. I totally understand if you stop reading my reviews, and I won’t pressure you into coming back.

Thank you.

 

What do you want me to read next?

Alright, this is a question that’s been in the back of my mind since I started this blog. I know I don’t have many followers, and almost nobody comments on my posts 🙂  (why am I smiling about that? Haha!), but I just want your opinion on what I should read next. The books I’ve been reviewing aren’t too popular, but that’s just because I read a lot of books that aren’t too famous. So, I’m giving you a chance to comment and tell me what books I should read! (Keep in mind that they should be YA books. I’m not that old yet 😀 ) If you could, in your comment, can you also give me a link to where I can find that book cheap? Thanks if you do, but it’s COMPLETELY optional 🙂

Well, that’s just about it! I’m so glad I can start a new chapter with all of you.

Love,

Mariah 🙂

Stay crazy! 😛

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Earthquake & Divergent Week

Whoa! Last night was really crazy. At about 9:09 p.m. PST, I was baking cookies like I’d mentioned in a post earlier, when the room began to shake hard. Apparently, there had been a 5.1 earthquake close in my area in California! Scar-y, if I may tell you myself, xD

Alright. That’s enough about earthquakes 🙂 I wanted to tell you that Divergent Week starts tomorrow! So excited!!! Remember to stay tuned, and keep sending in those forms! 😀

-Mariah

Stay Crazy! 🙂

Friday Has Officially STARTED!

Happy Friday everybody! I’m so excited and happy. I woke up an hour late this morning and I just decided, “Hey, what the heck. I won’t go to school today.” So I stayed home and slept, ate, and read – practically everything I do all day 🙂 I don’t consider Friday to actually start until nighttime, you know? Let the party begin!

Divergent Week is starting on Sunday. I am SOOOOO excited!! Still waiting for those PDF entires, though – try to submit yours to thecrazybookshelf@gmail.com soon. I can’t wait to upload my Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant reviews.

I believe that’s everything I have to say. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to throw some cookies in the oven and listen to some songs. Yum . . . this day just gets better and better, doesn’t it?

-Mariah

Stay Crazy! ❤

New Books, My Time

Hey guys and girls 🙂 Me again. Just wanted to let you all know that I finished a new book today, Followers by Anna Davies (really short book, I recommend it!) and I also checked out Uglies and Pretties by Scott Westerfeld. I am super excited to start rereading those books, they’re some of my favorites. I also purchased the first Kingdom Keepers book on my iPod app called iBooks (check that out!), so be looking forward to new reviews, kay?

This is my first time on the internet today. Hopefully things aren’t going to be this busy in the future, but watch out in case I post a review pretty late. I’m trying to aim to post reviews about 6:00 or 6:30 Pacific Standard Time, but some days I might be busier than usual. Really sorry about that. I hope to see you guys tomorrow! 😀

-Mariah

Stay Crazy! 😉

Social Media & Updates *EDITED*

So many updates, don’t you think? And all in a two-day time span. That’s so crazy. Now, let me get to the point of this post:

About Social Media:

I am in the works of creating a Twitter account. I’ve never had a Twitter account before so please bear with me! I’m going to probably create it in the next week or so, since I’m super busy with reviews and stuff. As for GoodReads, would you like me to create one especially for The Crazy Bookshelf? It’s really up to you guys 🙂 Leave some comments on your opinions, kay?

About Updates:

I guess the social media stuff counts as updates, right? But there’s more. I’m most likely going to be posting the Divergent Week agenda tomorrow, it just depends on how much homework/studying I have to do. That’s scheduled for tomorrow but it could be put up by Saturday at the latest. Also, don’t forget to fill out your Divergent PDF form! Like I mentioned before (did I?), I will be giving away 3 PDF copies of Divergent by Veronica Roth and 1 PDF copy of both Divergent and Insurgent away. Be expecting a ton of new reviews, including Alphas by Lisi Harrison and LA Candy by Lauren Conrad. I’m still about two weeks behind my calendar of reviews, so be expecting a TON in the month of April! I think instead of uploading a whole bunch of reviews this week I’ll just save them all for April 🙂 which means I’ll be changing some of my schedule around. Please bear with me through this! I love you all so much ❤

-Mariah

Stay crazy ❤

20 Followers? OMG! & Updates

So, as of right now, I have 21 followers. How did I miss getting 20 followers in the first place?! That’s amazing! Thank you all for taking time to read my blog. It really means a lot to me, you know?

In honor of getting my first 20 followers, I’ve decided to create a GoodReads & Twitter account for The Crazy Bookshelf. I do currently have a GoodReads account but that’s a personal account, so . . . I’ll create an all-new one for you all 🙂 I really appreciate your support.

So, it’s time for some updates. I’ve just finished a few new books, so that’s going to be awesome, and I got three brand new ones today. Be looking forward to awesome reviews in April. The three books I did receive, unfortunately, are very small, but I got them because I was looking for a light read over Spring Break.

Additionally, I’m going to head over to my local library and pick up a series I read lightly last year but never really took the time to understand. If you are really curious, they’re part of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. I’m super excited to reread those! I’ve also read some other good books, so be looking to see those reviews.

As for me, I’ve been doing fine. I keep telling you guys I’ve been having big problems and stuff but so far I’ve been doing okay. It’s really upsetting thinking about what happened in the past few weeks but I’m sure I’ll be able to get through it 🙂 Once again, I really appreciate all you guys and gals do for me.

I am TOTALLY  ready for Spring Break! Depending on how soon I finish books (and how long it takes me to write reviews, since my calendar’s TOTALLY backed up) be expecting a TON coming soon! A week or two afterward things might slow down a bit, because of testing, you know.

Alrighty then, so I think that’s just about it. I can’t wait for April because, you know, a new month means a new beginning! At least to me it does. I really love all of you and I really hope you enjoy my blog.

Be expecting more reviews coming soon!

-Mariah

Stay Crazy! 😉 ❤

The Secrets of Peaches Review

Hi everyone! Once again, another apology for being so super late on my blog posts. Like I mentioned about a billion other times, I am two weeks late on my reviews which means you guys should be getting reviews in just about every day this week! Exciting, isn’t it? I promise I will never let you guys down like this again. I know I’ve probably lost all my followers but I am willing to work to gain them back again!

So that’s about all I’ve got for now 🙂 Thank you all for being patient while I am dealing with the mess that I call my life 🙂

The book I will be reviewing today is The Secrets of Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

The Secrets of Peaches Rating: 8.5/10

After the first book in this series, Peaches, I didn’t think the series could get any better. Oh, how I was wrong! The Secrets of Peaches literally blew me away. I extremely enjoyed hearing about Birdie, Leeda, and Murphy again. They are just such unique characters I wish they were real people. Once again, like in Peaches, I felt like I didn’t quite agree with the characters’ actions at certain points and I didn’t feel like their decisions were all too realistic.

Description:

The girls are back, and better than ever. Now visiting Darlington Orchard by choice, Murphy and Leeda realize that the orchard is falling into a deep panic – Birdie’s father just isn’t racking in enough cash. Through the spiral of misfortune, Murphy learns that she may not be accepted in her college of choice, Leeda’s mother may have a certain disease that sends her going crazy, and Birdie must face the difficulties of a long-distance relationship.

My Thoughts:

I was amazed by the quality of this book. When I didn’t think this book could be any better than its predecessor, I was wrong. That’s a perfect example of being pleasantly surprised. The girls were fun and sometimes I even wish I knew some people who were as exciting as these three. While it was amazing, I do feel like maybe the characters may have been too unrealistic. It’s just my thoughts, though, so don’t let me stop you from reading this super-awesome novel!

This is good for people who are

The Secrets of Peaches would be a good fit for

-romance lovers

-contemporary lovers

-people who enjoy a light, nice story

-people who like books about friendship

-anyone over the age of 14

Basically, . . .

Basically, The Secrets of Peaches is fun for a nice story that isn’t too intense. It’ll bring out the bubbly side of you and it might even make you giggle at times! (Didn’t think you could do that, could you?) Additionally, Spring Break is right around the corner, well for me anyway, so this would be the perfect time to drop by your local Barnes N’ Nobles and pick up a copy. I would really not recommend it for a book report book unless you’ve already done its first book, otherwise it would be too hard to explain. Quality advice there, people!

Don’t forget to buy The Secrets of Peaches at http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Peaches-Jodi-Lynn-Anderson/dp/B00375LOQY

Once again, I am really really sorry about just leaving you all like that. I wish I could rewind time and fix everything I’ve ruined. I’m so sorry, you don’t know how upset I feel right now 😦

-Mariah

What did you think of The Secrets of Peaches? Leave a comment below!

P.S. I’m thinking of linking some GoodReads, Facebook, and Twitter accounts very soon for The Crazy Bookshelf! (I will make separates just for the purpose of this blog.) How do you guys feel about that? Stay crazy!