Monday, May 29, 2017

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



This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.  It's a meme where you share what you read last week, what you're currently reading and what you plan on reading that week.
 
 


I know I haven't been around here on the blog recently and I really hate that. I've missed sharing with you all and chatting about books. One of my goals this summer is to get back into this and hopefully bring some joy back into reading for myself.



This Week I Plan To Read: 






No One But You by Brenda Novak

I finished the first book in this series a few months ago and can't wait to read this one. 


  New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes you to Silver Springs, a picturesque small town in Southern California where even the hardest hearts can learn to love again

Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.

Dawson has given small town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he's innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs.

As Sadie and Dawson's professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there's more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else see she has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for.





 The Magicians by Lev Grossman

I've been dying to get my hands on this book and read it and the last time I was at the bookstore I finally picked it up.  

Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined.







My list this week and for the next several weeks will probably be small, but I want to get back into the swing of things and enjoy reading again. So I hope you all have a great week and Happy Memorial Day to those in the USA! 

 


 



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #105




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.


 Kell wore a very peculiar coat. It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nore two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course impossible. The first thing he did whenever he stepped out of one London and into another was take off the coat and turn it inside out once or twice (or even three times) until he found the side he needed.











I got to meet this amazing author this past weekend and I'm so super excited to start reading this one! It's been on my TBR for awhile now and I'm finally getting to it. YAY! Anyway, have you read this book? If so let me know your thoughts (No spoilers please) in the comments below. 

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Insane January Book Haul!


So for the month of January, I ended up buying an insane amount of books! Though I don't feel bad for doing so because the main place I bought said books were at our new Dollar Tree store and some of these books only cost me one dollar! Yep, that's what I said....$1. 



Now I know I usually don't post book hauls, but as I said in a few posts back some things around here are going to be changing. I miss sharing my love of books with you and one way of doing so is sharing what I actually bought or received each month. So that's the plan! I might skip a month sometimes if I don't have that many books to share, but we shall see. 

Alright, time to share some books! 


First thing first, though, for Christmas, I received a subscription to my first subscription box and I'm loving it so far.  I've been wanting to try Owlcrate for awhile now and had watched so many unboxing videos on YouTube, so that's the one I picked. It's super exciting to actually get the box in the mail, and as soon as I got it, I tore it open to see what was inside. I had meant to do an unboxing video, but my excitement got the best of me. Maybe this month I'll do one! Anyway, I want to show you what was inside January's box! 





The book is Roseblood by A. G. Howard, the theme for January was Classic Remix and the amazing looking book is a Phantom of the Opera retelling. I'm super excited to read it and it's part of my #TBR for February. There's this amazing calendar in the box and each month is an image of a classic book. The book soap, which is in front of the box above in the picture, smells so good! The tea really isn't my thing, but I actually tried it and it wasn't too bad.  Again I was so happy with my first box and can't wait for February's. 

Now let's get into the list of the other books that I received or bought this past month! 





Most of these came from Scholastic and I can't wait to read each and every one of them. I also received several other boxes from this amazing publishing company and will in the future start filming unboxing videos of these boxes! 


The next three images are books all from The Dollar Tree! I'm super excited about these books and can't wait to read them as well. 






This was my first trip and noticed they had books. Most of these are books I've been wanting to read for awhile.   







These two are from my most recent trip to the store and I was super excited because they had just stocked the shelf.  Some of these are amazing covers and sound just as spectacular. Blythewood is one that I'm adding to my February TBR. If you follow my Instagram, you've seen the cover of that one!  (You'll also get a sneak peak at the new blog URL that will be changing soon!)  

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments below what books you bought or received in January. I'd love to hear from you! 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Take A Break...Watch A Vid




Take a Break Watch this Vid is a post that I have her on Ali's Bookshelf from time to time.  It showcases a lot of book trailers or movie trailers that I'm excited to see/read. Today is no different.  Today I have the book trailer for the book I'm reading right now and loving.  




I hope you enjoyed this book trailer as much as I did.  I'm loving this book so far and can't wait to read the rest of the series. AMAZING! 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #104








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.


He lay down, his hand still upon his sword, and fell asleep. Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back. 











I must say there are so many amazing lines that I could have shared in this book, but this is one that has stuck with me since I read it! I'm loving this book so far.  



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