Stacking the Shelves #82

581bc-stsThis weekly feature is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Hi you guys!

I know it’s been awhile since I did a haul post and that is partly because I had a lot of posts go up while I was in Disneyland & then when I got home. Then last Sunday I had 2 posts up and so I decided to push my haul post one more week

Also, I think I’m going to stick to doing these haul posts once a month instead of every week. Less stress for me.

This past week, I learned that I had torn a tendon in my right knee. I don’t know how it happened, but since I’m prone to weird things happening to me, I’m just going to chalk it up to it being a freak accident. I have an appointment with my primary care doctor tomorrow & I’m sure I’m going to be referred to an orthopedic surgeon for more testing. I’ll definitely keep you all updated.

Whoopeeee.

As for the books I added since the last time I did a haul post, here they are!

Received for Review
-Edelweiss
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From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan
The Girl With the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller
Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake
The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow & David Ostow

-NetGalley-
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A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston
The One Thing by Marci Lynn Curtis
My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards
We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

Blog Tour
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Very In Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore

So many thank yous to Disney-Hyperion, HMH Kids, Sourcebooks Fire, SoHo Teen, HarperTeen for the e-ARCs you’ve given me access to.

Fellow bloggers, if you’ve read any of these or are planning to, please let me know!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

I’m not crazy

Get ready for a very personal post.

I recently read Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, and I wanted to talk more about my OCD/mental health issues. I didn’t really get into those issues in the review, but I wanted to expand on it.

I’ve had OCD for over fifteen years. It manifested itself in typical ways. I constantly moved things so they were in the right place. I washed my hands frequently. I figured it was because of my health issues. So I didn’t worry about it too much.

And then came the obsession with the number 16. That started right around my sixteenth birthday. Odd coincidence? Well that’s what I thought at the time.  Before I knew it, I would eat M&Ms in groups of sixteen. Pistachios, cashews and other snack types of foods would all be eaten in groups of 16. Anything else, I always did in groups of sixteens. Brushing my hair, teeth etc.

In 2005, I had my 5th open heart surgery and as per doctors orders, I met with a psychologist to make sure I was handling some post surgery complications okay. Then I talked to her about my obsessions that had been growing since I was sixteen. She just brushed it off as something not to be worried about.

After that, I really saw no reason to see another psychologist. I didn’t want to be told not to worry about this again.

My issues settled down for a long time. I would still have obsessions about various things, especially the number 16. I still washed my hands frequently, At dinnertime, I would eat one thing at a time. I hate, HATE when my food touches other foods.

But when the breakup happened last fall, everything came rushing back. Add to that, I was having symptoms of depression. I hated having those feelings. I hated KNOWING that my jackass ex had the power to make my self-esteem hit rock bottom. I went to therapy because I just wasn’t dealing with things well. I never mentioned my OCD issues. I mostly wanted to get help with my self-esteem issues.

The obsessions just got worse.

I just felt like I was crazy and that was terrifying for me.

But when I read Every Last Word, it felt like everything just clicked for me. The OCD issues started to make more sense. I started realizing that my obsessive thoughts & my constant overthinking were a part of OCD. I never even thought they could be.

That book was so helpful to me. It made me feel more comfortable with myself and my issues. It was more healing to me than I had ever expected it to be.

Most importantly, I learned that I’m not crazy.

A thousand thank yous to the amazing Tamara Ireland Stone for this book. I don’t think I could ever repay you for the healing that your book has given me.

Waiting On Wednesday #19

97524-wowThis feature is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It’s a way to showcase upcoming releases that we’re excited about.

My Pick
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Book Link: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads
Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. In her eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki’s senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her.

Always an outsider, just one ‘D’ shy of flunking out, Nikki’s life is on the fast track to nowhere until the night a mysterious call lights her phone up bright orange—the color of emergencies. It’s the local hospital. They need Nikki to identify a Jane Doe who is barely hanging on to life after a horrible attack.

The victim is Peyton Hollis, a popular girl from Nikki’s school who Nikki hardly knows. One thing is clear: Someone wants Peyton dead. But why? And why was Nikki’s cell the only number in Peyton’s phone?

As she tries to decipher the strange kaleidoscope of clues, Nikki finds herself thrust into the dark, glittering world of the ultra-rich Hollis family, and drawn towards Peyton’s handsome, never-do-well older brother Dru. While Nikki’s colors seem to help her unravel the puzzle, what she can’t see is that she may be falling into a trap. The only truth she can be sure of is that death is a deep, pulsing crimson.

Shade Me is award-winning author Jennifer Brown’s first book in a thrilling suspense series about Nikki Kill.

My Thoughts
Do I have to have thoughts other than, gimmie this book? Because, really that is my only thought. Synesthesia has always fascinated me. I gobble up any documentaries about this. So of course, I’m excited about this book. Plus it’s supposed to be a suspenseful book. That makes me even more excited. Plus, that cover is gorgeous.

What book are you looking forward to?

Review: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

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Book Title: Every Last Word
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Published Date: June 16th, 2015
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Genre: YA Contemporary
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Book Link: Goodreads
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleThe Book Depository

Synopsis from Goodreads
If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn’t help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she’d be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam’s weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more “normal” than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC from Disney Hyperion via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Review
Oh my god. I think my feels are dead. This book wrecked me in the best possible way. I don’t talk about this much, but I have OCD and until I started this book, I had no idea that my obsessive thoughts, my obsessions over the number 16, and my constant overthinking of things was part of OCD.

I thought I was genuinely crazy and that was utterly terrifying.

I loved Sam. She was raw, real and awesome. She was so resistant to being different, to showing weakness in front of anyone outside of her psychiatrist or her family.

No one knew the real her. Not the friends she had known since kindergarten, not the people she swam with.

Not until she met Caroline and the rest of Poet’s Corner. AJ, Sydney, Emily, Cameron, Jessica, Chelsea and Abigail are all part of this thing. They come to be better friends in just a few months than her other friends have been in twelve years. She is able to be the real Sam with them.

I was really curious to see how things would progress with AJ and Sam. Especially considering how Sam’s superficial friends treated him when they were just in grade school. I was worried that AJ would still hold a grudge about that. Thankfully he handled it well.

The ending was crazy-pants. I was utterly stunned at certain events that took place at the end of this book. Certain things happened in this book that I never expected. If you’ve read the book, I’d love to know if you guessed the twist.

This book was gorgeous, heartbreaking and it left me emotionally spent, half sobbing, half hyperventilating. I loved this book and I think it needs to be in all high school classrooms. It’s such an important book. I’ll be giving it 5 stars.

Book Blitz: Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon

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Release Date: 08/11/15
Entangled Teen: Crush
Summary from Goodreads:
Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…
Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But then when she hears a rumor—Bryce is telling everyone that  he hooked up with her. With Haley’s reputation taking a nosedive, she gives Bryce him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month for a month or face the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up withto show other guys that she’s dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers.—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.
Bryce didn’t know the other Haley even had a boyfriend. He was just trying to get his ex off his back. And now doesn’t know what’s more unbelievable, not only is—that he’s he being blackmailed,  or that he’s being blackmailed by an honor student. His little “hook up” was supposed to end his problems with girls, not create new ones. Not only that, but his new “girlfriend” has two overprotective brothers, three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she’s…well, difficult. And different.
Besides, everyone knows that perfect boys never fall for imperfect girls…Sometimes, giving in is all a boy can do…Can something so fake turn into something real?

 Excerpt:
Bryce stood outside of the theatre looking like an Abercrombie model, wearing dark jeans, a pale blue shirt, and a blackleather jacket. As we climbed out of the car and strode across the parking lot, I was privy to the Bryce Colton realityshow, where two girls, each as tall as he was, engaged in a hair-toss and giggle-flirt fest.

He laughed and talked with both of them, touching eachof them on the arm in
a subtle way. As we drew closer, he spotted us, or should I say, me. Do you think he
told those girls his date was here and graciously excused himself from the
conversation? Nope. He made eye contact with me, nodded in acknowledgement and then…he continued his conversation.

Real date or not, that was rude, and disrespectful,and I was ten seconds away
from telling those girls he was a post- op-transsexual and all his parts were not in
working order. Or maybe I should post that information on YouTube. It was a
satisfying fantasy. In reality, I stood off to theside with Jane and Nathan, and waited
for Bryce to wrap up whatever he was doing.

When he joined us, he said, “Hi.” And nothing more. Why did he have so much
to say to those girls while I was only worth a one-syllable greeting? Was there any
way I could realistically dump a cherry slushie in his lap during the show?

About the Author
Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or snarky romantic comedies.

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Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Book Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Published Date: September 1st, 2015
Publisher: Random House Children’s
Genre: YA Contemporary
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Book Link: Goodreads
Pre-Order Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleThe Book Depository

Synopsis from Goodreads
My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change—starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC of this book from Random House Children’s via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Review
It was no secret that I was insanely excited for this book. I had repeatedly told fellow bloggers that it was one of my most anticipated fall reads. I was super nervous about reading it. I really didn’t want it to let me down.

Thankfully it didn’t.

This book blew me away in the best possible way. I finished the book totally and completely in love with it. It’s been awhile since I fell this hard for a book. It’s unlike a book I’ve ever read before.

I love books about illnesses and I’ve always been fascinated by Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease. So as soon as I saw this book up on NetGalley, I KNEW I had to request it. When I got the email that my request was approved, I kinda screamed a little bit. Okay maybe more than just a little bit.

I read it last week and finished it in basically a day. I devoured it at rapid speed. I cannot say enough about Madeline and Olly’s romance. It was perfect, shippy and all kinds of adorable. God, I loooooved watching them fall in love. It was so much fun to watch/read. Now theirs is the kind of love I can root for.

Sweet, sweet Olly had a crappy home life and I’m happy about how that was handled. I wanted to hug Olly so much during certain parts of the book.

I feel like Maddy’s nurse, Carla is going to be overlooked, but she was really awesome. She was there for Maddy when she needed someone. She knew how Maddy felt about Olly even before Maddy realized it herself. Carla really was Maddy’s best friend and I loved Carla for how wonderful she was to Maddy.

There is a twist in this book, and it’s one I never in a million years saw coming. If you’ve read it, I’d love to know if you saw it coming. It made this book even more amazing to me.

Needless to say, I loved this book. I’ll be giving this book the full five stars. It was amazing, and I absolutely loved it. It is firmly on my favorites list for 2015. I’m thrilled that this book lived up to the hype.

SST: What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

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Synopsis (GR):
Jessica Verdi, the author of My Life After Now and The Summer I Wasn’t Me, returns with a heartbreaking and poignant novel of grief and guilt that reads like Nicholas Sparks for teens.

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions. Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

“Ryden’s story is a moving illustration of how sometimes you have to let go of the life you planned to embrace the life you’ve been given. A strong, character-driven story that teen readers will love.”—Carrie Arcos, National Book Award Finalist for Out of Reach.

Guest Post
-What made you decide to write What You Left Behind?

Thanks for having me on your blog, Alexia! The idea for What You Left Behind was actually sparked by an article my husband sent me about a teenage girl who had cancer and was pregnant, and wasn’t allowed to make her own decision of whether she wanted to abort her pregnancy and continue her cancer treatments, or stop the cancer treatments and have the baby. Her parents chose for her (they chose stop cancer treatments and have the baby) and she died a couple days after giving birth, leaving the baby to be raised by her boyfriend. This isn’t exactly what happens in the book, but the issue of choice is one that is very important to me, so I wanted to write about that. And of course I was completely interested in the single teen dad grieving the loss of his girlfriend story.

I actually started drafting the book as a dual narrator (Ryden and Meg) story, while Meg was still alive. About 75 pages in, I realized that wasn’t the way to go at all (it would have been about a billion pages long, haha), and that this story should really be told by Ryden, and begin in the middle of his journey. I had to scrap those 75 pages, which definitely hurt, but it was absolutely the right decision.

About the Author:
Jessica Verdi lives in Brooklyn, NY, and received her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. She loves seltzer, Tabasco sauce, TV, vegetarian soup, flip-flops, and her dog. Visit her at http://www.jessicaverdi.com and follow her on Twitter @jessverdi.

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Disney Love- Day 15

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Hello, everyone at Adventures in Reading! My name is Erin, and I blog at The Hardcover Lover. I’m extremely excited to be able to share this guest post with you today as I am a huge fan of all things Disney. My love of Disney is not well-known to everyone in the book community, but today, we’re changing that!

I guess you could say that I was kind of born into my love for all things Disney. I just so happened to be born the year that The Little Mermaid came out in theaters, and my mom made sure she bought it for me so I’d always have my first Disney movie. Years later, I found out that she bought the VHS with the original cover, and despite stores allowing people to return the offensive cover for a new one, she kept it. So… I have a VHS tape of The Little Mermaid with a naughty image on it! Oh well… maybe it will be worth money one day.

Now that I’ve mentioned The Little Mermaid, I want to share another Ariel moment with you. Every year, and even now that I’m an adult, my mom and dad buy me one of the Hallmark Keepsakes Disney ornaments as a Christmas present. It’s a little tradition that I love because it combines my love of Christmas and Disney. I’ve had an obsession with Tinker Bell and Belle for a while, so I usually get those ornaments. But this past Christmas, I decided that I really needed to go for that Little Mermaid connection, and get the 25thLittle Mermaid Anniversary ornament. It’s gorgeous, and I cannot wait to put it on my tree next year! I’m sure it will go well with my collection of Belles and Tinker Bells. (Psh… I even have a Tinker Bell tree topper. I swear that I’m going to need to have a Disney dedicated Christmas tree for the amount of Disney ornaments I have!)

Okay… so since I mentioned Christmas, I want to talk about one more thing. When I was a teenager, I babysat for a woman who just so happened to have a very rich boyfriend. Once Thanksgiving, she took me and my sister to Disney World with her, so we could watch her kids at the parks, and while they went out at night. It was my first (and only) trip to Walt Disney World, but I loved it so much! We stayed at the Grand Floridian, and it was just so much fun! The hotel smelled magnificent because they were building a huge gingerbread house inside the lobby! I loved seeing the parks all decorated for Christmas. We did get kicked off of the It’s a Small World ride because the mom got bored and started splashing us! I loved watching the parades, and the Princess show! It was the most magical week of my life, and I’d love to go back one day during the holidays.

Disney Love- Day 13

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Hi everyone! It’s me again! Jennifer Y. I can’t believe that Alexia allowed me back to talk Disney a second time (what was she thinking, right?)

Anyway, today, I thought I’d continue the Disney theme and discuss one of the things I think of most when I hear Disney and that is: MOVIES

I could go on and on for days discussing all of the Disney films produced throughout the years that I love and those films are special to me. Each film has a special character, moment, or memory associated with it. There are the animated classics such as Snow White and Cinderella. Not to mention the live action Disney films The Parent Trap and Pollyanna. Then there are the ones that blend animation with live action such as Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

Like I said, I could go on and on for days…but I doubt Alexia (or you) really want me to do that so I decided to narrow it down to five (which was almost impossible) and share what made that film special to me. These are in no particular order (and again it was almost impossible) and I also only included animated movies that I had seen. (Did I mention narrowing down was almost impossible?)

Beauty and the Beast

So up first, we have one of my favorite movies featuring some of my favorite characters, songs, and scenes of all time. My big sister took me to see this at the theater when I was 8 years old. I still remember sitting there, mesmerized by the beautiful images on the screen, thinking, “That. I want that.” Of course, I was talking about the library. I wouldn’t have minded a prince either at that age, but I have always been a reader and it was neat to see a heroine who loved books like I did. Belle is still one of my favorite princesses probably always will be. I also adored all of the other characters in the film. It is probably one of the best cast of characters…from little Chip to the Cogsworth. Each had their own personality despite their limitations as objects in the castle. It is a special film for me and one I can watch over and over again.

The Little Mermaid

This is another one I remember seeing in the theater when it was released. It was one of the first princess movies in a long time for Disney and was kind of their “Princess: The Next Generation” type thing following the princesses from the previous decades. This movie was wonderful at the time. I loved the music, the characters, the story; I loved everything. I wanted to be a mermaid (which is surprising because I hate swimming in the ocean and the beach now…and those seashells look so uncomfortable). I wanted to sing like Ariel and comb my hair with a fork (which my parents didn’t understand since they hadn’t seen the movie). Even today I will, occasionally, still randomly start singing “Part of That World” no matter where I am (thought I was going to say comb my hair with a fork, huh?). Anyway, I still love Ariel and probably own more with her image on it than any of the other princesses. I even bought a shirt while I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago because she was on it.

Up

So I didn’t see Up in the theaters. I actually watched it with my dad. That’s one of the reasons it is special to me. I don’t want to spoil anything, but the beginning of this film is very touching and it made me shed a tear or two…okay, I shed a tear or two later in the film as well. But I was also surprised to see, as we watched, to see my Daddy wiping tears away as well. When he noticed me looking instead of denying it by saying, “There was something in my eye” like he usually does, he surprised me and owned up to crying by saying, “You didn’t tell me this was a sad movie! Who makes a sad movie for kids?” I then reminded him of almost every other Disney movie where a main character didn’t have a parent (really, all I needed to say was Bambi). So not only do I love the story, characters (“Squirrel!”), and message of this film, it’s special to for other reasons as well. Every time I watch it from now on, I’ll always think of my dad.

Tangled

Another one I didn’t see in theaters (I don’t go to the movies much anymore), but that I absolutely, positively LOVE. Rapunzel is in my top 3 Princesses…up there with Belle and Ariel. I loved the music, images, characters, story, everything about this movie. I could feel for Rapunzel. Even though I don’t have mile long hair or live in a tower and I know who my family is, growing up I sometimes I felt isolated from the world and alone. I didn’t fit in anywhere and I wanted to know what was out there, but I was afraid of what I’d find. In many ways I envy Rapunzel’s adventurous spirit and bravery because I tend to stick to my little corner of the world wondering what’s out there.

Tinker Bell

This one didn’t go to theaters (at least I don’t think it did), but it is a favorite of mine for many reasons. For the first time we get a Tinker Bell origin story. Although the Tinker Bell in this story is a lot nicer than the silent Tink in Peter Pan (she tries to get the Lost Boys to shoot the “Wendy Bird” down from the sky, for crying out loud!), she is still adorably cute (although she could use a longer skirt). I love that Tink finally has a voice and can express herself. I also enjoyed meeting the fairy friends and learning about the different types of fairies and how Tinker Bell started out. I can’t help but wonder what happened later in life to turn her in the sassy little fairy we see in Peter Pan though…I guess jealousy, cheating ex-boyfriend? Anyway, I thought it was a cute film and I like seeing old familiar characters from classic movies given new life in an interesting new way (also enjoy the sequels).

So as I said earlier it was very hard to narrow down this list as each movie means something different to me and holds a memory for me. One day maybe I’ll write those down so my future children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. can read and watch. But until that day I will just say that every Disney movie ever made holds a special place in someone’s heart and memory …whether it be mine or someone else‘s. And I think that is what makes movies magical.

What are some of your favorite Disney films?

BIO:
Jennifer is a lifelong reader and Disney fan who can rarely be found without a book. She also might have a slight addiction to anything Disney if the numerous Disney-related items around her house and animated movies on her shelves are any indication. Jennifer has been known to randomly sing songs from Disney soundtracks in public…and in private. She currently resides in the southern U.S. where she dreams of one day owning a library like Belle’s and continues to wait for the woodland creatures that will do her housework and other errands so she has more time to read. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, you can follow her on Twitter: @2many2read or Instagram: @j_lynn82 She also recently took the plunge and joined GoodReads and even though her account is a self-described hot mess right now, would love to meet new friends: www.goodreads.com/2many2read

Disney Love- Day 12

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Ever since I was a little girl I was obsessed with Disney. The two movies I remember first seeing were Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. I was obsessed with them, until The Hunchback of Notre Dame came out. I was given a doll of Esmeralda, you couldn’t get me to leave it at home for anything. I loved it. I probably watched the movie almost every day.The first time I went to Disneyland, I was five years old. My grandmother entered my cousin and I in a drawing for some company that produced jams and jellies. My cousin ended up winning but I was still able to go because it was a 4 ticket deal. My cousin, aunt, mother and I went. We saw the premiere of Pocahontas. I will never forget that day. I go back as much as I can, and I always find time to ride
Thunder Mountain.

Bio: My name is Cassandra, I am a 25 year old Disney freak! Being an avid reader, I run a blog with my best friend, Booknerdbabes.com. I try to go to as many book related events as possible.

Also, I am a nerd for Star Wars as well as the Jurassic Park franchise.