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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Jenni’s Goodbye!

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Heya folks!

It feels like just yesterday I was helping to compose my welcome to Xpresso Reads post, ah the memories! With that fond statement I’m here to say that the times they are a changin’ once again here on the blog.  I haven’t been feeling blogging as of late and  I’ve been pursuing some other interests and tasks so I feel really pressed for time (see all the recently finished furniture on my Instagram!) So I am going to be saying goodbye to blogging, maybe for a while and maybe for good.  I will definitely still be reading and doing mini reviews on Goodreads but I won’t be doing it as frequently as before.

In my time blogging I not only made so many great friends, but my eyes were opened to a whole section of the internet that I didn’t even know existed.  I had no idea it was possible to become so close with the authors I love and the publishers they work with.  Even though things weren’t always the most positive (every community has it’s fair share of drama right?) this is the most welcoming blogosphere I can imagine.  I also came to expand my reading horizons and had so many books brought into my life that I probably would have never taken a glance at if it wasn’t for my involvement with book blogging.  What brought those to my attention and made all of this worthwhile really is the people, and although it started to feel like a full time job it was one that I was so happy to do (until now!) because of each and every person I met along the way.

The one thing that has made me afraid to walk away from blogging for so long is that I am so scared of losing all of the friends that I have made on this journey.  I can’t even think of the number of people I have become close with, whether it’s on Twitter or from visiting their blogs, and I don’t want to feel disconnected from anybody.  I cherish these relationships and want them to continue to grow in the years to come.  I especially thought my co-blogger here was going to smack me one, but she knows she can’t get rid of me too easily, I have your number Giselle! MWAHAHAHAHA! You are not only my co-blogger but you have become a friend that I hope to have for life, and yes, ONE DAY WE WILL MEET! When it really comes down to it Jessica of Literary Etc. said it best when she said “I’m sure you won’t lose any friends. Books may have brought friendships, but other interests kept them around. :)” I hope this is true and that everyone still keeps in touch with me!

Be sure to remember my links to Goodreads and Twitter (note the handle change) so that we can stay in touch!

Jenni’s Stacking the Shelves [Aug 24]

Jenni’s Stacking the Shelves [Aug 24]

Posted by on 08/24/2014 • 14 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews featuring new additions to our bookshelves.

Hey! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Stacking post! I hadn’t gotten any books when my turn came around last time so I skipped it but I got some goodies for this time around.  I haven’t been doing much reading at all lately, I’ve been renovating my kitchen and it’s that time of year when I actually have a job for a few weeks so I’ve been pretty busy.  Today we are headed to West Edmonton Mall Waterpark with the kiddo’s so I don’t think I’ll get any reading done today either.  With that said I am still adding to the ever growing TBR, here is what I’ve got…

Book Girls Don’t Cry… Or Read ALL Of The Novellas

Book Girls Don’t Cry… Or Read ALL Of The Novellas

Posted by on 03/26/2014 • 38 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.

I am super excited about this BGDC post this week.  A few weeks ago I got together with my good friend Stella (It’s Too Late To Apologize) and we had a very bookish afternoon.  We drank awesome tea (which I drove around my city to find the following day) and we talked books.  What was going to be an hour long vlog shoot, turned into a 5 hour chat session on her couch.  Right after we decided that this is going to be something we have to do way more often so I will have more of these vlogs to share with you…

Plagiarism: The Saga Continues!

Posted by on 01/26/2013 • 109 Comments

We have all been aware of some plagiarism recently. It seems to have spiked for some reason. I don’t know if it’s the new year, or the fact we all survived the apocalypse or what. But here I am, with my unfortunate story that I feel obliged to share.

I hate drama and wanted to settle the matter privately, but after the follow up that arose, and being warned that she was going around telling people I was falsely accusing and bullying her, I have no choice but to show my side of the story.

I was approached by a friend of mine who was on this blog reading a review of Alice in Zombieland. They found some similarities to my own review and approached me about it. After reading…

Up to Me by M. Leighton Exclusive!

Posted by on 01/09/2013 • 7 Comments

Xpresso Reads is happy to be part of the release week event hosted by AToMR tours. I’m sure you have seen these books around they’re making a big splash in the blogoverse lately, and although I haven’t read them yet, the amazing reviews I’ve been seeing have put the first book on my Kobo! Today you can take a sneak peek at the second book in the series, and you can enter to book 1!

Up to Me M. Leighton Series: The Bad Boys, #2 Publication date: January 6th, 2013      

Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside…

Review: Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt

Posted by on 04/01/2012 • 0 Comments

Chosen OnesTiffany TruittSeries: The Lost Souls, #1 Release date: June 12th, 2012by Entangled Publishing

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What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until…

I’m baaaack! :)

Posted by on 09/18/2011 • 1 Comment

Hello coffee beanos!!

So my surgery went great. I smelled my eyeballs burning, and now I have 20/20 vision. Worth every penny! I have to moderate my internet usage today but will be back on full time tomorrow. I wanted to do an In My Mailbox post but I’ll have to skip this week. Trying to catch up on my emails etc. Being internet-less for 3 days was awful!

Glad to be back, and looking forward to catching up with y’all!

Meanwhile I’ve been listening to these audiobooks. Reviews to come.

Glad to be back,Giselle

Blog Announcement

Posted by on 09/15/2011 • 4 Comments

Hello my fellow coffee beans!

I just want to let you know that there won’t be any blog updates for about 3 days. I’m going for Lasik surgery, so I can’t go online or read for 3 days *gasp*. I will miss my bloggers! Please don’t forget me. 🙁

See you on the other side, where things are bright and clear! 😀