{ Something Old, Something New }

{ 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 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!

Want to play along? 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 then 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 or do it more often than once a month, be my guest! I'm hoping I can do { Something Old, Something New } more often in the future too!

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting this! Here's the link to my first post: January 2015 Pick.


    P.S. Please forgive the deleted comment - I accidentally linked to your post instead of mine. ;)

  3. Here's my {Something Old} review of Pearl in the Sand for January!


  4. And here's my {Something New} review of Seeing Through Stones for January, along with my February picks!