Saturday, February 28, 2015

Keeping you posted: A monthly giveaway in the works and more

  1. I've been thinking about how I can give back to my readers, and I realized I usually do one of the Kindle Deals monthly. I figure that I can do a small giveaway a month with the Kindle Deals post. I'll be making a post later with more detail 
  2. Reverse Thursday- Is a meme I want to try and do here every Thursday where we highlight older books we want or want to read. It's sort of like a WOW in reverse. I'm not sure if there is something out in the bookish community like this, but yea? or no? I'll make a post about it Monday and then maybe actually give it a go on Thursday.
  3. I have one review I need to get posted for Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
  4. I'm almost through reading The Young Elites and I'm enjoying.
  5. I'm not even half way through with The Murder Complex and wow I love it. It's pretty bloody already but good.
  6. I've started a Wordpress Site: A Kindle by Any Other Name and it's dedicated to my kindles and the books on there and the sites used for E-readers like Edelweiss and Netgalley. It's a way for me to keep up with those books because so many times I forget.

Kindle Deal: Vampire Academy and Bloodline Series all $2.99

Okay so usually I don't do a single kindle deal post, but well it's both FULL series from Richelle Meads Vampire Academy and Bloodlines so I'm going to. :)

Vampire Academy


Follow Friday (number something)

I actually haven't done this feature in quite awhile, but I figure this is a good question to start back on. :)

Your house is burning down and you have time to select three books you own to take with you. What three books?

How about I just take my kindle?
If I had to choose books then.......
This is a no brainer for me.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY, Shadow Kiss, and Last Sacrifice because I feel those are the 3 in the series that tell the story the best. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Waiting on Wed: The Eternal City by Paula Morris

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: Paula Morris
Expected publication: May 26th 2015 by Point / Scholastic, Inc.

Laura Martin is visiting Rome on a class trip, and she's entranced by the majestic Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon. . . . Everything in this city seems magical.

That is, until the magic seems to turn very dark.

Suddenly, statues of Cupid and ancient works of art come to life before her eyes. Earthquakes rumble and a cloud of ash forms in the sky. A dark-eyed boy with wings on his heels appears and gives her a message. Laura soon realizes she is at the center of a brewing battle -- a battle between the gods and goddesses, one that will shake modern-day Rome to its core.

Only she and her group of friends can truly unravel the mystery behind what is happening. As tensions mount and secret identities are revealed, Laura must rely on her own inner strength to face up to what may be a fight for her life.
Why I'm waiting on this?
Gods and Goddesses always intrigue me. It has the feel of Percy Jackson in it, and I enjoyed those. :)

Does this sound like something you would enjoy? What did you pick this week?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Kick-ass heriones

Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 
 If you want to see all the other top ten post head on over to The Broke and the Bookish.
Todays topic is Heriones

  1. ROSE HATHAWAY from Vampire Academy
    This should be no surprise.
  2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
    Let's face it without her the boys would have been lost the first year.
  3. Tris Prior from Divergent
    She's Tris.
  4. Meadow Woodson from The Murder Complex
    I'm reading this right now, and I have to admit so far she seems pretty tough, and the blood.OMG
  5. Gretchen Mueller from Prisoner of night and fog
    Anyone who stands up against their family is tough in my eyes.
  6. Davy Hamilton from Uninvited
    She was accused of being a killer before she did anything.
  7. Mia from If I stay
    The girl had a hard decision when her whole family died.
  8. Ruby from The Darkest Minds
    I just love Ruby
  9. Carly from Raw Blue
    If you haven't read this book it's a heartbreaker, but Carly is definitely strong.
  10. Deuce from Enclave
    Anyone who deals with living underground, and wants to protect against the things above ground is strong in my book.

Kindle Deals (31)

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.)

I've been thinking about how I can give back to my readers, and I realized I usually do one of these post a month. I figure that I can do a small giveaway a month with this post. All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter at the bottom of the page. To learn more about these giveaways go to Kindle Deal Giveaways. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Book Blogger: Love-A-Thon: High Fives

Hosted by Alexa at Alexa Love Books
I kind of thought this gif was called for.
High Fives
All you have to do is pick out your answers for these five categories currently, and share them in this post!

Book Blogger: Love-A-Thon: Picture this!

Hosted by Alexa at Alexa Love Books
Picture this!
We've got another new challenge in the mix this year, and it's all about photography! All you have to do is share snapshots of your books. You can do a book shelfie, artistically arrange your novels or even just pile'em up to snap a shot!
These are just a few pictures

Book Blogger: Love-A-Thon: I love these quotes and I can not lie

Hosted by Alexa at Alexa Love Books
I love these quotes and I can not lie
All you have to do is share some of your favorite quotes about love and friendship!
There are so many quotes that I love, but these are some that I found would fit good with the love theme. :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Book Blogger: Love-A-Thon: Bookish Valentines

Hosted by Alexa at Alexa Love Books

Won't you be my bookish valentine?
All you have to do is write a love letter or create a valentine for your chosen bookish valentine.

Book Blogger: Love-A-Thon: Book Spine Poetry

Hosted by Alexa at Alexa Love Books

Say it with books: Book Spine Poetry
Let's get our imaginations whirring, and the creative juices flowing through our veins. All you need to do is create a poem using only the spines of your books.

Book Blogger: Love-A-Thon 2015: Lil Ole' Me

Hosted by Alexa at Alexa Love Books

Lil Ole' Me

Here's is the the questionnaire that we were to do. I hope you get a little more insight on me. If not you can always visit the about me page. :)

Book Blogger: Love-A-Thon: Main

Hosted by Alexa at Alexa Love Books

I just saw this today and thought I would join
Here's what Alexa had to say about it.

A Little History

In 2012, Katelyn, one of my dearest blogging friends, hosted the first Book Blogger Love-a-Thon. She came up with the event, because she wanted to create a way for bloggers to spend some time sharing the love into the community. In 2013, I joined her to co-host the event and did it again in 2014. This year around, Katelyn will be taking a break from hosting – so I’ll be flying solo (and missing Katelyn while I do). 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Review: The Duff by Kody Keplinger

AUTHOR: Kody Keplinger
PUBLISHER: Little Brown/Poppy
PAGES: 3277
SOURCE: Bought

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. 

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

I'm not gonna lie the only reason I decided to retry reading this book is because of the movie coming out. The first time I tried to read it I only got 80 pages in. It didn't have enough to hold my attention, and to be honest it still didn't have anything. However, I did  finish it this time because I hate giving up on books, and I want to see how the movie and book differ if at all.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Waiting on Wed:The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Author: Katie Alender

Expected publication: August 25th 2015 by Point
Delia's new house isn't just a house. It used to be an insane asylum, a place to lock up "troubled" young women long ago. And a restless, wicked spirit is still at play--and it doesn't want defiant girls like Delia to go anywhere.

So the house kills her.

Now Delia is a ghost, trapped in her creepy home forever. As she meets the other ghost girls who haunt the narrow hallways, as well as the handsome ghost boy on the grounds, she learns shocking truths about the house's history. Delia also realizes that her alive and grieving sister might be the house's next target. Can Delia unlock the mystery of the old asylum, save her sister, and free herself?
Why I'm waiting on this?

OMG! I saw this last week on someones WOW and I think I screeched a little. I love Katie Alender's Bad GIrls Don't Die series (and the covers) so when I saw this I knew I needed it now! 

(On another note I'm thinking about doing a giveaway for when I reach 1000 followers on here. So if you're not a follower go ahead and click follow. I will follow back if I don't already.) 

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Related Problems I Have

Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 
 If you want to see all the other top ten post head on over to The Broke and the Bookish.
Todays topic is book related problems I have.
I'm gonna go with most list will probably look very similar.

So leave me a comment and let me know what's on your list. Did we share some of the same things?

1. Space
     I think this one might be for every book worm. We just don't have enough room for all the books we have.
2. Saying no
     I go to a bookstore or even online and I have a hard time saying no to any book. Especially when the ebooks on amazon on a sale. I'm a one click addict.
3.  Moving
     As much as I move this is definitely a problem. I have bags and boxes filled with books.
4. Finding the time
     I know this shouldn't be one because if I want to read I could, but working all day when you come home I want to lay down and sleep.
5. Matching series
    I like having all hardcover or all paperbacks, or matching covers. (I'm looking at you Nightshade and wolfsbane) Sometimes though that doesn't happen.
6. Understanding
     Sometimes I wish people understood why I like to read. I mean I know my lovely followers and other book bloggers do, but my husband, family they don't.
7. Having every book in a series
    I hate to admit this but I like having every book in a series even if I didn't enjoy the first book all that much.
8. Choosing what to read next
    This is a problem because I'll start one book, and then I'll see one on my shelf and change.
9. Real books or Ebooks
    I have a hard time deciding if I want to read from my kindle or a paper copy

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Being friends with an introvert

I found this on another site, and added some of my own little thoughts. :) 

1 – Coffee date vs dinner party

We like meaningful conversation but hate small talk. This means we’d much rather catch up one-on-one, than go out in a group. There are exceptions, of course — especially if we already know everyone else in the group.

I would definitely say this is me 100%. People always ask "Why don't you talk?" I'm sorry but unless I actually have something to say then I don't talk. I can't just bullshit with you. 

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