Thursday, February 22, 2018

Book Blogger Hop #30

Book Blogger Hop is another post I'm going to be trying out and this one has a topic each week, which is something I've been trying to bring to the blog.  I'm really excited about this one because I have a hard time coming up with something fresh to talk about and I'm hoping this helps.

If you would be interested in doing your own post, please CLICK HERE to learn more about this great hop! 

I haven't done one of these posts in awhile, but I thought I would start posting these again, I always love the topic questions. So here we go! Plus, since I have a blog tour and giveaway being posted tomorrow, I figured I would post a day early this week.

16th - 22nd - Have you ever found yourself acting like a favorite character in a novel? If so, which one? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)
To answer this question easily the answer is no I have not. Though I have cosplayed a few of my favorite characters, not sure if that counts, but I have cosplayed Dorthy from The Wizard of Oz and I've cosplayed a character from a dystopian novel I read once. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ali Talks: Lending Your Books

Today we are going to be chatting about lending your books to other people and I'm pretty sure I've had this discussion so many times on the reason I no longer share my books with others, but I would love to see other bloggers/readers take on the subject. So let's chat! 

To answer this question I will have to say no I do not lend my books out to other people, mostly, I will let my Mom borrow my books mainly because she is a book reviewer herself and she knows how to treat my books. Now in the past I have let people borrow my books and they've come back torn, written in and even colored on. So after that I stopped letting anyone borrow my books. Put it this way, it even took me awhile to let my own mom borrow my books. 

I'm very picky about my books and can't stand them to even be bent a little, so letting people borrow them even for a week is really hard for me and honestly it would cause me so much stress worrying about my book that I just don't even do it.  I know this is a bit harsh seeing as I do have a lot of books, but my take on that is you know I spend a lot of time and energy to afford those books and if I let someone read it and they destroy it or don't return it then how is that going to make me feel. It's going to suck, so even though I've gotten told I'm stingy for not sharing them, I just don't put myself through all that anymore. 

My question today is how do you feel about lending your books out? Do you lend yours out and if you do have they ever come back damaged?  

I would love to know if I'm the only one that doesn't share my books. Hope you all have a great day and as always...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Book Blitz: Take Back The Memory by Augustine Sam

Womens Fiction w/ Romantic Suspense Elements
Date Published: December 7, 2017
Publisher: AuthorSuite Books

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Paige Lyman, an accomplished psychiatrist, is on the verge of madness but she doesn't know it yet. The madness begins when she gets it into her head to write her memoirs. As her brilliant mind assembles bits and pieces of her life for the book, ugly skeletons, long forgotten in the closet, begin to rear their heads. 

It had all begun with a simple act of love. And love, for her, was a blond-haired Irish boy named Bill, so when Bill abandoned her for priesthood the world around her collapsed. Seized by a different passion—vengeance—she seeks her proverbial pound of flesh in the beds of various priests... 

But that is before she meets Stern W, a medical researcher, who sweeps into her life like a hurricane and marries her, and they live happily ever after until he dies in a helicopter crash and she discovers the startling truth about who he really was. 

Take Back the Memory is the saga of her compelling backward journey through her own life on a psychotherapist's couch. 

Augustine Sam is a journalist by profession, a novelist by choice, and a poet by chance. A bilingual writer and an award-winning poet, he writes, not only hard news but literary works as well. 

Fascinated by the written word even as a kid, he fell in love with poetry the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. He was the winner of the Editors’ Choice Award in the North America Open Poetry Contest & his complete poetry collection, Flashes of Emotion, was a Finalist in the International Book Award Gala. His poems have been published in international anthologies, including "Measures of the Heart" & "Sounds of Silence."

Augustine is also the author of Black Gold and The Conspiracy of Silence which was awarded a Readers’ Favorite 5-star seal.

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Teaser Tuesday #125

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser

 "Fine, but control yourself and don't embarrass me," her dad warned, setting the trip off on a familiar, stressful note. "I never do." Dylan grinned. Becca bit back her smile as the waiter scurried off to fetch Dylan's beer.

I got this one from Book Depository and had no clue what it was about, I'm loving it so far! 


Monday, February 19, 2018

Ali's Blogging To Do List #3

'm not sure if my blogger friends out there are like me, but I am a lister! I have to know in advance which posts are going to go up when and I have a running to do list for my blog. With all of that, I really want to make it a bit simpliar and start a weekly post called Ali's Blogging To Do List! Yep, I know real original, but I figured keeping it simple would work easier. This is actually based on a post that I tried a few times in the past called Task it Tuesday, but sadly from what I'm seeing the blogger that started it is no longer doing that post. CLICK Here to go to her blog.  Which really makes me sad, because honestly I would have just latched on the meme and started posting it instead.

Anyway, my plan is weekly or maybe bi-weekly, make a post on Monday's with a few items I want to get done on my blog that week. I will go back and mark off items once they're finished. I'm hoping this will help me get back into the groove of blogging and help me get some tasks done that I've been wanting to mark off my list for awhile now.

Honestly, this post has become a lot more helpful than I thought it would be, so I'm thinking of making this a weekly or bi-weekly post. I'm leaning more toward the bi-weekly so I can add longer type of things for me to do. Things that will take me a bit more than a week. Anyway, here is this weeks list. 

  • Write and schedule all posts for the next two weeks. 
  • Set up my Blog Post tracker for next month 
  • Write four discussion posts and schedule them for March 
  • Read (of course, but I find when I put that on the list I actually do it!) 
  • Look for a few read-a-thons for next month

My ongoing task has changed a bit, right now I'm looking for a new way to track my Netgalley books, since one of my goals is to get my Netgalley to 80%, going to take me awhile, but it's a goal that I'm working on.

Do any of you bloggers/readers out there have a great way to track your Netgalley arcs that actually works? I could use some help with this!  

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