Sunday, February 8, 2015

{ Something Old, Something New } February 2015

{ Something Old, Something New } is a meant to help us focus on the new releases in our TBR piles and also hand-pick some older books that we've been meaning to read. (I'm hoping down the road when I have more time to read I can add in the "something borrowed" and "something blue"... but for now, when I'm lucky to read 2 books a month, it's just "old" and "new".)

On my reading list for January 2015 was...

{ Something Old }

Unnatural Creatures
by various authors; stories selected by Neil Gaiman

Release date: April 23, 2013

4 stars - Read my review here!

{ Something New }

Tear You Apart
by Sarah Cross

Release date: January 27, 2015

I haven't yet posted my review... but it will be up soon!

What was on your reading lists for January 2015?...

Amber Stokes (Seasons of Humility)

{ Something Old }   { Something New }
--------------------Pearl in the Sand---------Seeing Through Stones
---------------------by Tessa Afshar------------by Rajdeep Paulus
----------------Read Amber's review here!---Read Amber's review here!

On my reading list for February 2015 is...

{ Something Old }

Teacher's Pest
by Charles Gilman

Release date: May 7, 2013
Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 170
Publisher: Quirk Books
Suggested tags: middle grade, paranormal, horror

Third in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series. From Goodreads:
"Don't be fooled by his friendly smile, his perfect manners, or his shiny red apple. Student council president Howard Mergler is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise—and he's summoning swarms of roaches, wasps, fleas, and head lice into the corridors of Lovecraft Middle School! Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur is the only student who can stop him--but he'll need help from his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and an extremely courageous two-headed rat.

This third novel in the Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where
Professor Gargoyle and The Slither Sisters ended—with more action, more adventure, and more outrageous monsters!"

{ Something New }

by Cat Hellisen

Release date: February 3, 2015
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 208
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Suggested tags: middle grade, fairy tales, retellings

From Goodreads:
"Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She’s grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn’t know that it’s magic her parents are running from.

When Sarah’s mother walks out on their family, all the strange old magic they have tried to hide from comes rising into their mundane world. Her father begins to change into something wild and beastly, but before his transformation is complete, he takes Sarah to her grandparents—people she has never met, didn’t even know were still alive.

Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family bloodlines, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast . . . unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever.

Look for my reviews for these books coming soon to the Book Nook!

What's on your { Something Old, Something New} reading list for this month? Pick a book that you've been meaning to read but haven't yet (your Something Old) and a new release or soon-to-be-released book (your Something New), read and/or review them, and share a link to your posts here! I'd love to share your books and reviews when I do my { Something Old, Something New } post at the end of each month. If you'd like to read/review more than 2 books, be my guest! I'm hoping I can do { Something Old, Something New } more often in the future too!

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  1. Aw, thanks for including my links in your post, PidginPea! I've got my February picks in my second review post HERE. Enjoying this challenge, and curious to hear your thoughts on Beastkeeper!


    1. Ack, sorry, I ended up having to post and run earlier so I didn't get a chance to reply to your tweets or comment on your posts on your blog! Thank you SO much for playing along! Loved your reviews this month, can't wait to see your reviews for February! :)

      Beastkeeper looks pretty good, I'll definitely share my thoughts when I'm done! (and on *time* this month... so lame, not even posting reviews for my own game on time!)

    2. No problem at all! I totally understand how that goes. :) And thanks so much for reading my reviews and hosting this challenge! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on your picks. Happy reading!