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2013 Book Recommendations

For the first time in my life, I don’t have time to read. This seems like not that big a deal, but this is coming from someone who is never without a book. While growing up, I constantly had a book in hand; while eating, watching TV, getting ready for school, on car or bus […]

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TLC Book Tour: Love, In Theory by E.J. Levy

Due to a rookie mistake (setting a post to publish at 2 AM instead of 2 PM, Alyssa?!? I mean, honestly…) this post is being run a day late. My apologies to the people at TLC Book Tour and anyone who came over from there looking for the review; however, my regular readers won’t be […]

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TLC Book Tour: A Simple Thing by Kathleen McCleary

I was super excited when TLC Book Tours contacted me again about doing another book review, this time fiction!  Contemporary fiction!  Yay! I was given A Simple Thing by Kathleen McCleary.  I’d rehash the plot, but since the publisher paid someone a lot of money to do that for them, I’ll let them do their […]

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2012 Book List

I have admitted defeat.  Between writing for A Practical Wedding, We Heart This, my grad school class and here (when I actually do…sorry guys…), making Christmas presents and cards and being married to the most wonderful and annoying man on the planet, I am all tapped out.  Fun stuff like reading has fallen to the […]

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Messy Reads

It was mentioned a while back that I should join Good Reads, and I did.  A CRAZY amount of y’all are on there, though I shouldn’t be surprised given how many bookworms there are on here. Now, if you’re interested, I’ve started a “Messy Reads” group on Good Reads.  It’s not a book club, it’s just […]

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WINNER!

Before I announce the winnerof our giveaway of Awkward.: What to Do When Life Makes You Cringe – A Survival Guide, can I just mention that the lovely and fabulous Becca, formerly of A Los Angeles Love and currently at Stumble and Leap, is good friends with the author Sam Scholfield???  Even MORE proof that […]

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Kind of a Mess Giveaway!!!!

WHAT??? You haven’t entered the giveaway to win a copy of “Awkward: What to Do When Life Makes You Cringe” by Sam Scholfield?!? Click HERE and rectify that situation post haste. Do it.

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Awkward: What to Do When Life Makes You Cringe by Sam Scholfield (and a Giveaway!!)

Having a blog named “Kind of a Mess,” you can imagine that I might know a little something about awkward moments. And cringe-worthy situations. And soul-crushing embarrassment. And you would be right. So when I was asked by The Experiment to review a book called Awkward.: What to Do When Life Makes You Cringe – […]

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Updated Messy Girl Book Recommendations

Our ladies Savychacha and Life She Wrote have contributed to our book recommendations!  Check them out, and email me with your own picks.  This list is constantly updated, so every time you find a new book that you HAVE to share, send it in to alyssa.kindofamess@gmail.com!

Book Recommendations: Messy Girl Approved!

If you’ll look up top in the menu bar, you’ll notice a new page called “Book Recs.”  This post proved that y’all love some books, just as much as I do.  SO!  I’ve compiled everyone’s recommendations into on handy dandy page, complete with links.  (Yes, they are Amazon Affiliate links.  I would have linked them […]

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