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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ali's Month In A Glance

It's time to take a look back at the month here on at Ali's Bookshelf! It's already the end of March and it seems like this year is flying by faster than last year did.  So, let's take a look at the past month. 

This month, I didn't read as many books as I had wanted, but I did read a great list of books.  Below is the list and the ones I reviewed are linked.  

Books I Read in March

Posts I loved From March

I had a great month and can't wait to start April.  Keep a watch out for tomorrows posts, one of which will be my April to be read list.  Hope you all had a great March! 


Teaser Tuesday #56

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser. 

The pain in the voice at the other end of the phone sliced through Charlotte Harris like a shard of glass.Three seconds ago, when she'd seen her best friend's name pop up on her phone, she'd answered with a chipper, "hi!" Her greeting was met with a beat of silence, followed by a deep, male response. One hallow, broken syllable; the nickname he gave her a year ago. "Ace."

 As usual I couldn't just give two sentences lol.  I hope you see why and that you don't mind.  I'm loving this book so much!


Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Monday...What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Journey!



 It's time for my Monday post.  Below you will find what I plan on Reading for this week.   It's going to be a light week of reading.  Got a lot going on.  But I really want to read the book below! 

What I'm Reading Today!
Bringing Home The Bad Boy 
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Publisher: Forever 
The Bad Boy Is Back Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what's worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start. Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend's memory to help Evan and his son find their way again, but she can't stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan's mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone-until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they're brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts . . .

Audio Book I'm Listening To This Week:

The Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Narrated by Amy McFadden 
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

I have several audio books that I have that I need to listen to, so I figured I would start listening to one every week till I can get caught up.  So hopefully I can post some new audio book reviews shortly.  I hope you all have a great Monday and a fantastic week!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bloggiesta Finishline!!!

This week has just flown by, I got so much done though for the blog.  Below is the list of all that I accomplished this week.  Also I must say I really enjoyed the week long Bloggiesta! It made it easier for me with work and everything so I didn't have to rush to get everything done that I needed to.  

My To Do List: 

Everything that is marked through is what I finished, I'm still working on the other things, but I hope to have them finished by tonight.  It's only 7:30 here right now so I still have a few more hours to work.  

  • Fix Slider (Update it)
  • Schedule posts for the next 2 to 3 weeks
  • Update my Goodreads 
  • Do at least 2 of the Mini Challenges 
  • Write at least 5 reviews and schedule them to post
  • Comment on other Bloggiesta Participant's blogs. 
  • Participate in at least one Twitter Chat. 
  • Update my 2015 Challenge page 
  •  Clean out Emails
  • Digital Decluttering: (Past mini challenge) 
  • Go through and reply to comments from the past two weeks.  
  • Go through my TBR Pile and make a list for the next couple of reads. 
I hope I have enough time to finish, but if I don't I always have tomorrow.  I hope everyone that participated in Bloggiesta this past week had a great time, because I know I did.


Sunday Post: #10

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

 A lot has been going on around here and in my every day life.  One my mom has been really sick and was rushed to the hospital.  Her appendix burst on her and she had to have surgery.  She's better now and at home, but still in a lot of pain.  That's why some of the reviews I had planned for the past two weeks haven't been posted.  Also this week is Bloggiesta and I've been working on the blog like crazy.  My list is almost complete and seeing as today is the last day for the event, I'm going to try to get everything finished before the day is out.

I promise though, reviews are coming and I'm going to try to keep up the posts on this blog as much as I can.  Thanks again for sticking with me through the past year and the start of this one.  It's been rough, but I'm getting back in the flow of things finally!

Last Week On The Blog
  • Bloggiesta Mini Challenges (Using Trello, Pinterest, )
  • Book Blogger Hop #3 
  • Mini Me Corner Review: Ice Cream Summer
  • Perception by A. L. Waddington (Review) 
  • Enlightened by A. L. Waddington (Review) 
  • Essence by A. L. Waddington (Review) 
  • Perception (Blog Tour and Giveaway, closed)

This Week On The Blog

  • Review: One Wish by Robyn Carr  (Had to move it to this week)
  • Review: Broken by Kelly Elliott
  • Review: Broken Dreams by Kelly Elliott 
  • Blog Tour: Throne of Darkness

Around the Blogoshpere

With it being bloggiesta week, I'm going to share a few of the mini challenges that I am going to try to add to my list before this week is over.

  •  Simplify Blogging is a mini challenge post hosted by the amazing girls over at On A Book Bender.  I love this blog so much and her ideas about simplifying blogger were just what I needed.
 There are so many more that I could share, but I'll stop and just leave you with this link.  A list of the mini challenges for bloggiesta.

    New Arrivals to Ali's Bookshelf

    I didn't pick up any new books this week, due to me having so many that I need to read already.  But I have a few coming in for this upcoming week from Amazon.  So next week I should have a few to share with you.  YAY!

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