First blog post

So I’ve been talked into starting my very own book blog. Not because I’m cool and influential but because all the cool kids are doing it and I’m a follower. Books and reading are my obsession and a great joy in my life. If my blog can share that even with just a handful of people then I have succeeded. This is where I will be posting what I’m reading, reviews, and pretty much any and everything I have to say about books. Keep in mind this is my first, ever blog and I’m not even sure what I’m doing. Wish me luck!! πŸ‘πŸ‘


New Blog

For anyone who doesn’t know, I have moved my blog to a more official address. The NEW Book Nerd Anonymous blogΒ  Http://

My friend Jess and I are working together to bring you reviews on some of the best books out there.

Β πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“šBook ReviewπŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“š Out of The Darkness πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ (3 out of 5)

Six high school friends decide to hang out at a Halloween theme park that includes numerous haunted houses. Something goes terrible wrong that night and escaped killer begins killing people that enter a certain haunted house. The six all manage to get out with their lives but the trauma they have experienced follows them the rest of their life. Fast forward about a decade and one of the friends ends up murdered. Is it a coincidence or is someone trying to finish what was started? 

This story had so much potential. I got to read a portion of the introduction and was really excited about this book. I don’t think I’ve ever been let down more by a book in awhile. There was a lot of repetition through the book. There’s at least three passages I’m pretty sure I read three different times throughout the book. Then when that wasn’t happening every other chapter was a sex scene thrown in. They weren’t overly descriptive but it just seemed random how they happened. I was really disappointed with this book. It was my first time reading this author and I know she’s a pretty big name but I did not like this book.

πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“šBook ReviewπŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“š The Chalk Man πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ (5 out of 5)

“Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread” Sometimes it’s better to be a fool than an angel….or was it. Eddie’s summer started out terribly in 1986. It starts as a fun night at a carnival until a terrible accident with one of the rides triggers a string of events that will stay with Eddie his whole life. In a way to distract themselves from the bad things happening the group of kids start using chalk drawings to send messages to each other. Mysteriously these drawings start showing up in unexplained places during tragedies. It culminates with the chalk drawings leading the friends to finding the murdered body of a young girl. The case gets solved and everyone moves on with life until 30 years later all the friends get a letter with a chalk man bring back all of the memories of that summer. 

I was interested in this book but wasn’t sure if I was going to be a big fan of it. I was more than pleasantly surprised. With kids and work, it generally takes about a week to finish a book. This one took me two days!!! I literally couldn’t put it down. I had to tell myself at 12:30 to go to bed. I was secretly excited when my son woke up a few hours later sick and I had to call off work to stay home with him. (He’s better now. Just a half day stomach bug, but I did get to finish the book) This was one of those stories that one chapter is written in the past followed by a chapter in the future. I know a lot of people don’t like that. I love it but secretly hate it. Especially when it’s done right, like in this book. The end of each chapter would leave you with a cliffhanger or bombshell revelation and then you HAD to read the next two chapters. EVERY. FREAKING. TIME!! 

This was a book I won in a good reads giveaway and I’m so glad I did because I most likely never would have picked this book up and would have definitely missed out. Oh and BTW it’s release date is TODAY!!!! This is for sure a must read of 2018!!!

I also want to mention that this is C.J Tudor’s debut novel!!! My jaw hit the floor when I found that out. I haven’t been this blown away by a debut thriller since Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris!!! I will be very impatiently waiting for her next release!! 

πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“šBook ReviewπŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“š Grist Mill Road πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ (2 out of 5)

1982: Matthew and Patch are best friends. They spend most of their time hanging out being typical boys playing in the woods and up in the mountains. Everything changes the day Matthew invites Hannah up to their secret escape in the woods. Patch wonders off to give them some privacy and when he comes back he finds Hannah tied to a tree and Matthew shooting her with a BB gun. He stands there watching until it all ends with a final shot to Hannah’s eye. 

2008: Patch and Hannah are now married. Hannah writes for the crime section and Patch has just been fired from his job. It’s during the tough time that he starts to think back on that day. It’s been eating at him his whole life that he just stood and watched but Hannah wasn’t aware that Patch had even seen what happened. When someone from their past shows up everything changes….forever.

The first part of this book was a little hard to get through. I wasn’t a fan of Patrick/Patch. He just seemed like he was on the pity party train and I couldn’t get on board nor did I want to. Plus some of the details from the crime were a bit gruesome and hard to stomach. As the story progressed and we got to the other characters points of views it did become a little bit more tolerable. The way the story was going along made it seem like maybe there was something more to the story but there wasn’t really a surprise twist or turn to it. It was a decent read but it’s not something I’d pay to read or would I read it again. 

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“šBook ReviewπŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“š The Night Circus πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯(4 out of 5)

At night, there is a circus that’s magical and makes most of your dreams reality or at the least clouds your mind to help you forget about life while you’re there. The Night Circus is only open during the night and it magically appears one day and is gone the next. However, the  purpose of the Circus is even more magical yet cynical. There’s a secret challenge going on between two people connected to the Circus and the only way to win is if one dies.

I had heard many great things about this book and after reading it I can understand why. I haven’t read something this magical and imaginative since Harry Potter. Deep down I wish there was a circus like this that I could go to at night and just be blown away. The description of the acts made it so easy to picture in your mind all the different acts. 

The only problem I had with this book is that there are a lot of different characters and when I first started reading I was only getting small amounts of time to read so it was really hard to figure out what was going on and who was who at the beginning.  However, once I really got into it, I couldn’t put this down. The multitude of characters makes this book everything that it needs to be. 

My only regret was that I waited so long to read this. It was so worth the wait though. If you haven’t read this book, do yourself a favor and move it to the top of your list right now!!

πŸ“šπŸ“¬πŸ“šBook MailπŸ“šπŸ“¬πŸ“š

Welcome to 2018!!! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I took some time off to be lazy with my kiddos so haven’t really posted much or even read much for that matter. I feel like a real slacker but oh well.

Friday, I came home to a huge box on my porch and was pretty excited to find that my winnings from an author giveaway had come in. It was a suspense pack of five different suspense/thriller books all by female authors πŸ™‚ 

As I was going through that box, the UPS guy pulled up and dropped off another package!! That was a book I had won through bookishfirsts. I’m already off to a great start of new reads for the new year. 

πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“šBook ReviewπŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“š The Ones Who Got Away β­β­β­β­β­

They were known as The Ones Who Got Away…..The Survivors, but are they really surviving or just struggling to distract themselves and live normal lives. They are brought back together on the anniversary to film a documentary on one of the deadliest school shootings that they had all survived. What Olivia thought would be just a one off thing to support to families may turn her life upside down. During the filming she comes face to face with her high school boyfriend Finn Dorsey, who left her in a closet to save his prom date. Memories of that night will either break them or make them. Can Finn finally save Olivia from herself? Or will it be the other way around?

I couldn’t put this book down!!! The freaking cover was hot, the story was hot…Finn Dorsey is my new fantasy book boyfriend. He’s the ultimate definition of damaged and sexy!! The story flowed well and the build up to the relationship was perfect. I wish I were Liv Arias cause she’s a freaking sexy badass!! Screw 50 Shades of Grey, The Ones Who Got Away is the type of sexy romance book that turns me on and I’m sure it’s going to be my husband’s new favorite book after tonight.

Best news ….is it’s the first book in a series!!! I’m already chomping at the bit for June to get here!!! God willing I’ll win an ARC of it as well so I don’t have to wait that long but just incase I’m marking my calender for the release date!!!

This was an ARC I won from a Bookishfirst Giveaway