Thursday, August 22, 2019

Readathon: Bout of Books 26:: If you like this...


If This, Then That
Put your recommendations hat on, #boutofbooks-ers. For this challenge, pick a book, author, or trope (or whatever!) from your TBR and suggest similar books.

Example 1: If you like Sarah McLean, try Lenora Bell.

Example 2: If you like a modern day, romantic twist on Greek mythology, try Staci Hart's Hearts and Arrows series.

I'm always bad with these but let's try.

If you like.. the girl falls in love with boy she just meets/has known tropes then I recommend most Kasie West books they are always full of those meetings and happiness and cute fluff. :)

If you like.. books themed around carnivals and circus' with paranormal aspects then I recommend Freeks by Amanda Hocking


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Readathon: Bout of Books 26: Re-Creating a book cover


Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover
Pick your favorite book and recreate it OR reimagine the cover either live (with yourself or a willing participant as the cover art) or drawing, sculpture, crafts, painting, etc.

Thanks for the idea, @vintagevixon94

This was a picture I drew of two twilight book covers meshed together

These were another picture I drew. I suck when it comes to drawing peoples faces. :)


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Readathon: Bout of Books 26: Adapt that


Adaptation Aspirations
What book would you like to see adapted for another medium? What would be your preferred format? Movie? TV Show? Broadway musical? Something else? If you want to elaborate even further, who would you cast to play the characters? Who would you want to write the script/screenplay? Write the music? Direct? Are there adaptations that exist that you think could be better? Tell us all about your aspirations for the perfect adaptation!

We are just going to start this off by picking a few books and what format I would like for them. I would answer the other question, but I'm horrible with faces of people and characters.

I'm picking books that I have read within the last year.

    Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Freeks by Amanda Hocking I think would make a good movie. It's a stand-alone book and I can see the graphics and carnival/circus theme working great for this.

Maybe This Time Maybe this time by Kasie West- I think maybe a Tv series event where each event is its own hour-long show.


Readathon: Bout of Books 26: Main

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

As always I'm ready for Bout of Books. It is one of the few readathons I try to participate in every time. I never get farther than 1 book.

Monday: August 19th
Number of Pages I've read today:  45
Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 0
Books: 0
Challenges:  In Six Words

Tuesday: August 20th
Number of Pages I've read today: 26
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 1
Books: Avenged
Challenges: Adapt That

Wednesday: August 21st
Number of Pages I've read today: 
Number of books I've read today: 
Total number of books I've read: 1
Books: Avenged
: Recreate a book Cover

Thursday: August 22nd
Number of Pages I've read today: 92
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 1
Books: Avenged
Challenges: If you like this...

Friday: August 23rd
Number of Pages I've read today: 75 from 1 book and 25 from another book
Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 2
Books: Avenged and The Tea Dragon Society

Saturday: August 24th
Number of Pages I've read today: 100 
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 2

Sunday: August 25th
Number of Pages I've read today: 
Number of books I've read today: 
Total number of books I've read: 

 I'm pretty pumped to knock out some books. :)
Avenged by Amy Tintera FINISHED
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie Oneill FINISHED
Aru Shah and The end of Time


Monday, August 19, 2019

Readathon: Bout Of Books 26: In Six Words

Introduce Yourself #insixwords

The challenge is simple: introduce yourself on Twitter, Instagram, or on this post using six words, no more, no less. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #insixwords so we can learn all about you.

Example: "Needed for survival: books, dogs, coffee."

So I always have a hard time coming up with just six words because I try to change it up every time this readathon comes around.

A homebody that loves to read.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Cover Wars: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto

In the book world, things are always changing for better or worse. 
One of those changes is the book covers. We usually see those changes made from the hardcover book to its paperback partner or even from the US cover to another countries cover. Sometimes those changes bring out the awesome-can-I-hang-this-on-my-wall to I'm-going-switzerland-on-this to the dreaded-what-the-bleeping-hell-were-they-thinking reactions in us.

I don't know about you but the book covers are always the first thing I look at, and sometimes I want the books just because of the cover. I want that awesome-ness on my shelf. I'd be lying if I said I haven't bought the same book just because the cover was different.


Final Take is the silver Background, the original one.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Dual POVS

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
Sydney, Harper, Laurent, Grey, Ian
I just finished this book and while the chapters aren't broken down into the character POVs like all the other books are on the list  each break in the story is (if that makes sense)

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Tate and Miles
I absolutely adored both these characters and being able to go more into their stories with each of the POVs

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Zoya and Nikolai
I loved Nikolai in the other books so I'm hoping I love him, even more, when I read this.

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Andi, Kalren, Valen, Lira, Nor, Dex
Still, need to read this and see what the fuss is about good and bad.

An Ember in the Ashes by Saaba Tahir
Laia and Elias
I remember enjoying this book when I read it

Crooked Kingdoms by Leigh Bardugo
Kaz, Inej, Nina, Mathias, Jesper
I read Six of Crows and while it was a bit slow at first I did end up enjoying the cast of characters. So I'm looking forward to reading this.

Take Me On by Katie McGarry
Hayley and West
I always love Katie's books so I'm sure once I get around to this one I'll enjoy it.

The Fates Divided by Veronica Roth
Akos, Cyra, Cisi
I know a ton of people didn't like Carve the mark, but I liked it.

Finale by Stephanie Garber
Donatella, Scarlet
I love everything about this series.

FuryBorn by Claire Legrand
Rielle and Eliana
I want to read this.


Book Talk: Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz

AUTHOR: Laurie Faria Stolarz
PUBLISHED: October 18th 2016  
PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion
PAGES: 337
SOURCE: Book Box

Sixteen-year-old Day Connor views life through the lens of her camera, where perspective is everything. But photographs never tell the whole story. After Day crosses paths with Julian, the world she observes and the truths she believes—neatly captured in black and white—begin to blur.

Julian does not look like a murderer, but his story is full of holes, and his alibis don’t quite add up, either. This time, Day is determined to see the entire picture…whatever it reveals.

Did he kill his parents? Or didn’t he?

While Julian remains on the run, Day digs deeper into his case. But the more facts she uncovers, the longer her list of questions becomes. It’s also getting harder to deny the chemistry she feels with Julian.

Is it real? Or is she being manipulated?

Day is close to finding the crack in the case that will prove Julian’s innocence. She just needs time to focus before the shutter snaps shut.

My thoughts in bullets

  • I love the photography aspect in it
  • I love that both parents are present not together, but present in the child's life.
  • I love the thriller/mystery since we barely see it in YA
  • Day wants to see the good in every one
  • The ending didn't give me my fulfillment I was looking for

Journey through Goodreads
April 17, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 16, 2019 – 
page 300
April 13, 2019 – 
page 70
 20.77% "So far I'm interested."
April 13, 2019 – Started Reading
November 27, 2017 – Shelved as: books-i-own-not-read
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: wishlist
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: ya
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: waiting-on-wed-pick
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 7, 2016 – Shelved


Monday, July 8, 2019

Preorder Goodies for Finale

Deck of Destiny
A Method of fortune-telling. Decks of Destiny contain 32 cards, compromised of a court of 16 immortals, 8 places, and 8 objects. -from the glossary of fates and terms in the back of Finale

According to the myths, the fates pictured inside the Decks of Destiny were once magical, corporeal beings.  They supposedly ruled a quarter of the world centuries ago until the mysteriously vanished. 
-from the glossary of fates and terms in the back of Finale

The Cards

The Maiden Death
The Prince of hearts
The Murdered King
The Undead Queen
The Fallen Star
Mistress Luck
The Assassin
The Poisoner

Jester Mad
The Lady Prisoner
Priestess, Priestess
Her Handmaidens
The Unwed Bride
The Pregnant Maid
The Apothic

The Shattered Crown
Her Majestys Gown
The Blank Card
The Bleeding Throne
The Aracle
The Map of all
The Unbitten Fruit
The Reverie Key

Tower Lost
The Phantasy Orchard
The Menagerie
The Immortal Library
Castle Midnight
The Imaginarium
The Vanished Market
Fire Undying

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