Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bookish Challenge: LIL's June Book Challenge

I'll admit when it comes to twitter and instagram I'm not the best at keeping up with them. It sometimes sucks because it feels like that is where everything is happening, and I am just out of the loop. So for the month of June I decided I'm going to try and do LIL Bookish June for Instagram, but also here on my site.

If you want to follow along with me on Instagram my IG name is bookaholicsanonymous 

Day 1: TBR Time
Day 2: Naked Spines
Day 4: Book Tower
Day 5: Fandom Fun
Day 7: Book and PJs
Day 8: Favorite Literary Best Friend
Day 11: Favorite Mug
Day 14: Flag Day
Day 20: Summery Books
Day 24: Funko Lover
Day 25: Beach TBR
Day 30: June Wrap up

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bookish Subscription Box: Litcube Unboxing for May 2016


Book: Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons ($18.99)

Exclusive Wonderland-Themed Shirt ($19.95)

Eat Me Sugar Cookie by Sweets by Steph ($2.50)

Custom Alice in Wonderland Makeup Bag ($12.99)

Exclusive Through the Looking Glass Pocket Mirror ($8.99)

Wonderland 5x7 Art Prints by Star In My Pocket ($12.99)

Alice in Wonderland Bookmark by Star In My Pocket ($3.25)


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bookish Subscription Box: Uppercase Unboxing for May 2016

From the Uppercase Website
"Uppercase is a young adult book subscription box. Simply put: You sign up and receive a YA book and a bookish goody every month! Plus the subscription comes with online access to extras like a live book discussion & recommendations for similar books."
Today I will be revealing what I got in my uppercase box.

Monday, May 16, 2016

TAG: 15 weird things about me tag

1. A nickname that you get called
Ash or Jo by Family and Friends
Love and Boo Bear by My Husband

This was from my co-workers.
Notice it says JO not Ashley

2. A weird habit

I have to eat with the light on, and by this I mean if we're sitting in bed eating dinner or something I can't just have light from the tv. I have to have full on light. I have to see what I'm eating.

3. A weird phobia
I don't think it's a phobia, but I can't stand cockroaches. Any other bugs I can deal with, but I can't deal with roaches. I'll make someone else kill them. I won't get near them.
Even this picture makes me cringe.

4. A song you are ashamed to like so you blast it in private
Probably any of the boy bands from the 90's BSB or Nsync. I still like certain songs.
Disney channel movies the songs that are usually on those.

5. A pet peeve
I could write a novella with my pet peeves, but to keep it simple slow people in cars, when walking in the store. It doesn't matter. I can not stand having no control over speed. It sounds weird I know. I have to be able to know I can speed up or slow down when I want not because somebody is making me.

Also people telling me how my job is done. I work at a pharmacy, and I can't stand people who say "all you have to do is put a label on it." 
This is not the only things Pharmacist and Technicians do.

6. A nervous habit
If my hair is down I usually twirl it on my fingers, or I pick at my fingers.

7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Left side if you're looking at the ceiling

I'm sure you can guess the side.

8. The name of your first stuffed animal
Sarah is the first I can remember she was a white bear my dad gave me. When he was in the hospital

9. What do you buy at Starbucks?
Vanilla Latte for hot coffee and Vanilla Bean Frapp for cold coffee

10. Beauty rule
Don't have any. I'm not really a makeup type girl.
I'll wear some eye shadow and eyeliner occasionally.

11. Which way do you face in the shower?
I usually do a full 360 to get clean, but mainly I face away from the shower head. 

12. A weird body skill
I can roll my tongue

13. Comfort food
I prefer cheese though.

14. A word or phrase that you say all the time
Don't know. I think my husband hates when I say it, but I'm a very indecisive person.

15. What do you sleep in?
A Tank top and comfy shorts in summer and if I get really cold my pajama pants.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Blog Tour and Video Interview: Spark by Holly Schindler

by Holly Schindler
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 17th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy, Magic, Realism
Rate: 5 stars


The local Avery Theater was just a run-down building to Quin—until her mother told her the tragic love story of Nick and Emma that played out on the theater’s stage all those years ago. Quin is convinced it’s the perfect story to rewrite for her drama class, but when she goes searching for more information, she makes a startling discovery—the Avery is rapidly regaining its former splendor and setting the stage for her classmates Dylan and Cass to relive Nick and Emma’s romance. Quin can see the spark between them, but it’s up to her to make sure her friends—and the Avery—can both be saved this time around.

I loved this story. I know Quin, Cass, Dylan, and the rest of the drama class are probably the characters that everyone is going to look at, but The Avery itself is a character. You can tell by the way Quin talks about it living and breathing, and the magic that it emits. I loved learning about the history behind her doors, and tragedies that fell upon her. 

Anything can be beautiful and worth taking risks on if you just believe in it. Give it that little push it needs.

Fantastic Flying Book Club Interview - Holly Schindler from Holly Schindler on Vimeo.

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Follow the Spark by Holly Schindler Blog Tour and don't miss anything! Click on the banner to see the tour schedule.

Holly Schindler’s work has received starred reviews in Booklist and Publishers Weekly, has won silver and gold medals in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and the IPPY Awards, respectively, has been featured on Booklist’s Best First Novels for Youth and School Library Journal’s What’s Hot in YA, and has been a PW Pick of the Week. She is owned by a Pekingese named Jake, and can be found working on her next book in her hometown of Springfield, Missouri. She can also be found at hollyschindler.com.

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