Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Bookish Dictionary

When I started blogging back in 2010 I was a bit of a newbie to the book blogging community and the phrases they used. I would always see these abbreviations (Why is abbreviations such a long word when it means to shorten? )for things and not know what the heck they meant. As time went on I began to learn what they meant, but sometimes I think it would have been nice to have a dictionary. I've seen a few pages that have their own little dictionary. I've wanted to put one on my page for awhile so this is mine. Note: If you would like to add to it feel free to add it in the comments below, and I'll add them to my page with credit to you. :) 

ALA- American Library AssociationThe American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.

ARC- also known as an advance readers copy. These are special bound books that are put out by the authors and publishers a few months or so before the actual book is released to obtain buzz. They usually have the date the book comes out on them and say not intended for sale. Most people look down on sale-ing them. I personally don't do that. The ones I get are precious to me, and I rarely give them away. They have a special place on my shelf, :)

BEA- also known as Book Expo America. It happens every year in New York.

Book Review- is a form of literary criticism in which a book is analyzed based on content, style, and merit. A book review can be a primary source opinion piece, summary review or scholarly review. Books can be reviewed for printed periodicals, magazines and newspapers, as school work, or for book web sites on the internet like Book Adore New York Review of Books, Online shopping sites like Amazon, Flipkart etc.. A book review's length may vary from a single paragraph to a substantial essay. Such a review may evaluate the book on the basis of personal taste.

Bookish- more interested in studying and reading books than in taking part inphysical activities such as sports


DNF- Short for Did not finish. If you DNF'd a book you pretty much didn't finish it. I usually try not to do this as I hate not finishing a book even if it took forever to get in to.

E-Book- it's an electronic book basically. It comes in different formats for different E-readers such as mobi and pdf.

E-reader- is an electronic reader (my def) There are quite a few different ones in the marketplace: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, even your Ipads can be.



HEA- Short for Happily Ever After



Kindle- an E-reader by Amazon. I have a kindle fire and one of the first generation Kindles. I have to say I love my kindle fire like no other, but I did wish it had better categorizing like my older kindle.



New Adult or NA (also known as post-adolescent literature) is a recent genre of fiction aimed towards post-adolescents and young-adults ages 18 to 30. The term is believed to have been first coined by St. Martin's Press in 2009.[14] The genre tends to focus on issues prevalent in the young adult genre as well as focusing on issues experienced by individuals between the area of childhood and adulthood,[15][16] such as leaving home for university and getting a job.

Non-Fiction-Non-fiction or nonfiction is one of the two main divisions in prose writing, the other form being fiction. Non-fiction is a story based on real life facts and information. Non-fiction is a narrativeaccount, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are believed by the author to be factual

Nook- An E-reader from Barnes and Nobles


PNR- Paranormal Romance



Second Book Syndrome- It's the 2nd book in usually a trilogy (or more) that basically is just there until you get to the epic conclusion. I guess you could call it a filler book. I always find them lacking in some way or another, or just boring all together.

Self Publishing- An author who isn't published by a tradional publisher, and does most everything themselves.


TBR- To be read





Young Adult or YA-Young adult literature is for readers aged between 12 and 18, although many adults are known to enjoy the genre as well. The conflicts the characters go through are relevant to teens. The protagonist as well as the majority of the key characters are in that age group as well. The protagonist is close to the experiences in the book; the story is not told with the hindsight of adulthood. 


Credit: Wikipedia

Build a Blog/Site

While building my site I've come across things that I for the life of me could not do. I went searching and searching for sites that I could use. Some of them were just to difficult to understand (or perhaps it was just the user, me) and then there were others that I absolutely loved. I don't know how much others know about building sites or the codes that go into making them, but it's quite frustrating at times. I decided that I would put a page up dedicated to the sites I find that I love. The ones that have been more then helpful to me in the process of making Bookaholics Anonymous.

This site has been helpful. It's where I've gotten my codes for the boxes I put around stuff.

Book Questionnaries

Back when myspace was popular I use to love doing those questionnaires where it would ask you like 50 some odd question. I thought it helped give a little insight to the person. I figured since this is a book site that if I found book questionnaires I could fill them out and put them on here. 

As I was going through all my old posts these are some that I've found I've done of the 3 years my site has been alive.

Feel free to check them out and do them on your own site with a link back in the comments of that questionnaires.  I thought this could be a way to interact with my readers as well. :)

Our books turned movies


Now days so many of our beloved books are turning into movies that it's hard to keep track of it all. I know I have an especially hard time keeping up with the still photos, movie trailers, casting and all those little things that make our books come to life. I thought to make it easier I'd give each book to movie (that I know of) it's own page here with everything I listed above and maybe more. 

If you know of any I haven't listed by all means let me know, and I will add it. I'm always looking for watchful eyes. :)

Below are ones I know about.
  • Mockinjay (11-2014)
  • Insurgent (3-20-2015)
  • Fallen
  • If I Stay (2014)
    A chronicle of a fatal car accident involving 17-year-old musician Mia And her boyfriend.
  • The Maze Runner (September 19,2014)
    Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in "The Glade" for two years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys.
  • Divergent (March 21, 2014)
    Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her.
  • The Fault in Our Stars (June 6th, 2014)
    Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.
  • Vampire Academy (February 14,2014)

    Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Why Can't I Have it Now? (Main)

We've all seen those widgets where it counts down to the minute when the book comes out that we've been patiently waiting for. Most of them you see on the sides of people blogs. Most of the time I would say that's okay, but after one or two are up it starts to get to crowded for my taste.

Here is my solution to that.
Every Month I will try and find some widgets to put up for the next two months or so.
(IE In January I will try and put some up for February and March)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kindle Deals (18)

I always see blogs that have a page that show deals for the kindle, and I occasionally find one or two books on there that I would want. I'm more of a YA girl, and seeing as how most my followers are (I'm assuming here) I decided to make a list of the YA books I found that are $3.99 and less for the kindle. There are plenty more Ya books that are on amazon, but these caught my attention because either I have them, I've read them, or I'm dying to read them. :) Just click on the title and it takes you to their amazon page in a new window.
I'm not sure how long these deals will be here so get them while they're available.


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