Monday, February 24, 2014

Wine quotes

I've been doing some thinking lately, and with my hours getting cut at work and bills that are always gonna need to be paid I thought about going on etsy and selling wine glasses like the ones above. (these are a few my friend and I did awhile back) I wanted to try and combine this with my love of reading. I thought about putting book quotes on them and decorating them. I'm not really an artist so they won't be to fancy. 

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about etsy. I've been looking at the site to see how things work, but I don't know. I guess I was wondering what (and if) someone were to buy these glasses what kind of price would they be willing to pay. I want to try and get some kind of profit out of it.

Let me know what you think? Would you be willing to buy these, and if so at what price?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Book Review: Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

AUTHOR: Ally Carter
PAGES: 294
SOURCE: bought

Some things are worth waiting for…

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan-an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers that months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie's summer vacation are the bruises on her body and the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home.

Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It's a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

It took me what almost two years to finally get around to reading the 5th book, Out of Sight, Out of Time in the Gallagher Girls Series. This isn't because I didn't love the series. If you look back at the reviews I've done I really enjoyed. I thought they were adorable. Who doesn't love a spy book? I think I gave up on getting a 5th book because to me it seemed like it was forever. Anyways.....

I'm so glad to be back with the Gallagher Girls, Cammie, Bex, Liz, Macey and also Zach.

Out of Sight, Out of Time starts off with Cammie waking up and not knowing where she is, and for a spy that can never be a good thing. To figure out what happened to her during the summer vacation Cammie counts on her spy friends, and iffy boyfriend to help her solve the case of her vanishing summer. (Like that title I made there).

When Cammie gets back to the Academy everyone around her seems different. Her best friend acts mad at her. Her teachers and headmistress (mom) act like they're hiding something. The problem is she doesn't know what and nobody will tell her. All they say is somethings are better left forgotten.

This definitely wasn't the best book of the series, or my favorite. The first couple were more snarky and made me laugh. This one was more on a serious level if that's what you want to call it. I mean I guess it has to be when you can't remember things. Then they go on a hunt to find out just what Cammie's mind forgot, and the things they find out are things that were probably worth forgetting.

I'm definitely excited to read the last book in the series, but also I will be a little sad that the Gallagher girls series will be over.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kindle Deals (20)

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.
(Note: Prices are as shown from the date this was posted. Please be sure to check before hitting buy.)





Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Review: Wait for You by J.Lynn

PAGES: 332
SOURCE: bought

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

I've read a few of Jennifer Armentrouts books (okay just her covenant series) and I didn't really have a connection with those characters, or the story because of some issues I had with it. (see review for half-blood) So my expectations weren't high for this one either. I know I'm sorry. Keeping reading on though. :) I thought since I'm kind of in this NA mood I would try, and read something a little different from her. Can I just say..........OOOMMMGGG!  I loved Wait for You. From the beginning when Avery ran into Cam before class to the very end. 

The story itself was really like any other girl meets boy, girl and boy become friends, boy and girl have problems they hide from each other. As I continued to read the story I felt connected to Avery. I felt like I knew some of the stuff she was going through. 
He turned, his eyes clear as glass. "There's a lot I don't know about you and I hope we fix that, I'm not going to push you, but you can't shut me out. Okay. You have to trust me."
This is exactly how my husband (but at the time boyfriend) sounded when we got together, and to be honest I think it's still kind of like this. I'm a very guarded person.

I love being able to identify with any of the characters in some way because it makes them feel more real to me. Like someone else knows what I've been through, or am going through. The relationship with Avery and Cam wasn't rushed at all either. You know sometimes when the boy and girl run into each other it's like BAM! makeout  time, or you're the one I've been searching for. None of that happened. Oh, and no meeting inside a classroom. It was outside the door to the classroom. LOL. I had to throw that in. In all seriousness though they had a friendship before having anything else, and that's always nice to see when so many books just rush right into things. It was even nicer to see Avery constantly telling him no it wasn't gonna happen, and even with her rejecting him he still stayed around. what a guy. -swoon- Sometimes the best things in life you have to work for or wait for. Awww see what I did there "Wait for"

So while the storyline was pretty generic it was the love of the characters that really did it for me.

Don't tell Ryan, but Cam I want you to Be with Me. :) (Yes, it was another tie in for the second book)

Some awesome moments:
Cam and Avery texting each other:
"The response was almost immediate. If u were Pinocchio, ur nose would span the state.
 Crossing my legs, I leaned against my headboard. Pinocchio? Sounds like your reading level. 
Ha U wound me. Deeply.
 Thought you didn't have feelings? 
I lied. I have so many feels for u. 
Before I could respond, another text came through. When I lie something else grows on me.."

Avery's friend Brit talking with Avery and Cam:
Oh, You know, mischief and mayhem. He replied.
That so reminds me of Harry Potter. Brit said sighing. I need a reread.
We all turned to her.
Two bright spots appeared in her cheeks as she tossed her blonde hair back. What? I'm not ashamed to admit that random things remind me of Harry Potter.

Waiting on Wed: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

Waiting on Wed is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
It's something that she does every Wed where we pick a book that hasn't been released yet.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
PUBLISHER: Scholastic Press

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret -- his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel's life. Can this sinner be saved? 

Why I chose this:
It's set back in the world of Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver, Linger, Forever). It's Cole's story. While I haven't read the last two books linger and Forever. I just adored Shiver to pieces. Sam was probably the sweetest guy in a book to date. I really need to finish the WoMF series, and then get this one when it's out.

What are you waiting on this week? 

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