Monthly Archives:: September 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

My Book Life!

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I was tagged by Lisa Loves Literature to participate in this fun book blog tag – Book Life Tag. If I tag you, I will let you know (likely through Twitter). Don’t forget to link back to me so I can see your answers! Even if you weren’t tagged, feel free to participate, too, it’s a super fun idea (at least I think so ;)).


Book Life Tag!

Who would be your father?

You mean fatherS! Because I’d pick Adam and Seth from My Life After Now. When I think about best dads in YA, this novel comes first to mind. The MC lived in a 2 dad household and they were just so supportive and wonderful.

Who would be your mother?

Sooo.. I can’t pick from TV, right? Bc hands-down: Lorelai (Gilmore Girls)! >.< But in books I would have to say Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter series. That woman is fierce and has the biggest heart ever! She did raise 7 wonderful kids, after all! ;)(Plus I would be Ron’s sister = win!)

Who would be your sister?

I have a pretty awesome sister already irl, but a book character would need to be Darla from the Ashfall series. That girl kicks some serious butt and would make sure we both survive whatever we’re going through – end of the world and all!

Who would be your brother?

Can I pick 4? I’m picking 4! Because I want all 4 Merrick brothers from the Elemental series to be my brothers! 😀 I totally win at this game!

Who would be your pet?

Really, any Pandora from Fire & Flood – who doesn’t want a pet with powers and abilities!? That just trumps regular old pets. Yep.

Where would you live?

How about where I don’t want to live? Because I read mostly darker books – and yeah, no :S This was a hard one. At first I was thinking the world in Cinder – only so I could hang out with all the awesome characters. But they I remember they have weird diseases on there so but I’m going to go with 1920’s NYC from Born of Illusion! (Imagine living pre-internet! *gasp*)

Where would you go to school?

Well, the obvious answer here is Hogwarts. But since everyone is likely to pick that one I’m going to veer off course and say Vampire Academy. As a vampire, of course.

What would be your fictional job?

I think it would be exciting to work at Merlotte’s from the Sookie series. There’s always some sort of excitement going on there! I would never be in harm’s way, of course, just enjoying the drama! >.<

Who would be your best friend?
Catching Jordan

Jordan from Catching Jordan, for sure! That girl is just hilarious and all-together made of awesome! Plus, then I would get to see Sam Henry’s shenanigans with my own eyes!

Who would be your significant other?
Sins & Needles

I have to just pick one, right? Gah! Well the first that came to mind was Camden from Sins & Needles. Read it, and you will understand all!

I’ve tagged these blogs (I limited myself to 5 because I would have tagged a million >.<):
Perpetual Page Turner
A Reader of Fictions
Great Imaginations
Book Loving Me
The Social Potato


Do I live an awesome life, or what?
Do we have any that would match?

Stacking the Shelves [September 28th]

Stacking the Shelves [September 28th]

Posted by on 09/28/2014 • 21 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews featuring the books we got this week, and I also mention blog news/happenings of the past week. Hi everyone! Are you all getting ready for Halloween? I started decorating the house already – I’m a big fan of this holiday which is no surprise to those who know me >.< So this week on the blog I did a round-up of upcoming Halloween events if you wanted to join in on some book blogging fun. And also you should stop by Xpresso Book Tours I posted a pretty awesomesauce giveaway where you can win a Kindle Paperwhite or a gift card 😉 And now let’s see what bookish goodies I got this week!


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Fresh Batch (New Releases September 28th – October 1st)

Fresh Batch (New Releases September 28th – October 1st)

Posted by on 09/27/2014 • 7 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Lies We Tell Ourselves Robin Talley Publication date: September 30th 2014by Harlequin Teen

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In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.

Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept “separate but…

Halloween in the Book Blogosphere!

Halloween in the Book Blogosphere!

Posted by on 09/26/2014 • 22 Comments

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (comes with being a horror story lover), and it’s definitely one holiday that has a lot of themed events in general – that includes around the book blogging world. So I thought I would take the opportunity to round-up awesome events that are coming up for this great holiday so that everyone can see all the happenings around the blogosphere. And I encourage you to join-in with a couple of them, too! Nothing is more fun than being in the spirit of all things creepy! 🙂


Bookish Halloween Events for All!

#ReadingCram Chills and Thrills Readathon

This readathon, hosted by Danasquare, Juliababyjen’s Reading Room, Little Red Reads, and A Perfection Called books, runs from October 24th until Halloween October 31st. You…

Review: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Review: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Posted by on 09/25/2014 • 16 Comments

The Fall was so very unique and the writing: wonderfully atmospheric. Having really enjoyed Bethany’s Masque of the Red Death (I have yet to read the sequel), I knew that I was in for a stunning read. Masque was very well written, gorgeous in its melancholy, really – and that’s what I love the most about these historically creepy novels: the way they enchant you into their eerie settings. The Fall was no exception. I felt transported into this ancient house which was truly a character in and of itself. I could see every crack and hear every faint footstep. You could say that I was sufficiently creeped out.

Madeline is living with a curse. A curse revolving around a house that feels alive and vengeful, a house they…

Book Girls Don’t Cry: No, I Don’t Know What You Should Read!

Book Girls Don’t Cry: No, I Don’t Know What You Should Read!

Posted by on 09/24/2014 • 37 Comments

Book Girls Don’t Cry is a feature where we will discuss/vent/advise on a bookish topic. This feature is co-hosted with the lovely Amy at Book Loving Mom.


Readers Against Recommendations!

I am not a fan of recommending books to others – strangers especially! I know, it should come with being an avid reader, and especially a blogger, but I hate it. Don’t get me wrong. I love giving my opinion on books I have read. I love telling everyone to read this book I just read and loved. I even love back and forth “hey you should read this” chats with other bloggers – which happen on Twitter regularly. But that’s not what I mean. I mean in the cases where I’m asked to select books for others to…

Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list!

Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list!

Posted by on 09/23/2014 • 28 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list top bookish things.

Fall In Books!

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters: I love love loooooved In the Shadow of Blackbirds from Cat which I read a few months ago, and I just know this will be another epic read! Plus, that cover = awesome!  Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King: While I have only read 2 A.S. King books, they were both great, so I have no doubt she’s written another must-read, here! I also met A.S. at BEA and she’s just a sweetheart!  A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray: This will be my first Claudia Gray book! I’ve heard…

Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Posted by on 09/22/2014 • 9 Comments

There are some books you read for pure entertainment, and others, like Lies We Tell Ourselves, end up being much more than that. This novel tells an important story tied to our own history. One not too far in the past. One that is still a factor in our present, just with an altered face. It’s hard to read at times, but it’s also full of hope, strength and courage.

Not only is this an eye opening story, but it’s one narrated with the help of two wildly compelling teenage voices. The year is 1959, and Sarah is one of the first black students to attend a school that used to be all-white. This integration is not wanted by any of these white kids nor their parents, so you can…