Sunday, August 31, 2014

Book Club Live Discussion: Legend by Marie Lu

I'm super excited to tell everyone about this live discussion we are going to be having over at Google + hangouts.  We will be talking about Legend by Marie Lu on September 13th at 3 PM EST.  It will be recorded just in case you miss it, but we hope you all will join in the fun and discuss this fantastic book with us.  

If you haven't finished it yet or started it, you still have until the 13th to finish! 

 CLICK HERE to RSVP today.

Sunday Post #5

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.

 This past week has been a bit laid back, recouping from Bout of Books, but this upcoming week I'm going to get back into my reading and reviewing.   So let's take a glance at this past week shall we?

Last Week On The Blog

This Week On The Blog

  •  If I Stay (Movie Review)
  • Eleanor & Park (Review)
  • Live Show: Book Club Announcement
  • Woe is Oz (Review) 
  • Mini Me Corner (Review) 
  • The One (Review) 

Around the Blogoshpere

New Arrivals to Ali's Bookshelf
                                Martyr by A.R. Kahler           Wildlife by Fiona Wood       
                                           (Review)                                   (Review)       

Alaya Dawn Johnson

A special thanks to Scholastic, Spencer Hill Press and Little Brown Books.  


September To Be Read List

It's the day before September starts and I figured it was time to show all of you what I'll be reading for the next few weeks.  

Books I've Chosen to Read: (These are to be read after Review books)


 Not sure I will get through each of these, but I'm going to try.  Going to start off with Three of course, this way I will have all three of Kristen Simmons Article 5 series finished.  But after that which one of these should I read??
Books to Read for Blog Tours and Reviews:

The Boyfriend List by Renee Novelle 
The Perfect Boyfriend by Renee Novelle

The tour is for The Perfect Boyfriend, but I need to read the first one first, so I'll be reading and reviewing both of these.

Escapement by Ciara Knight
Pendulum by Ciara Knight 
Balance by Ciara Knight

So there you have it, my TBR list for September.  It's rather long, but I know I can get through most of them.

August Wrap Up

I can't believe it's the last day of August already, I feel like August just started.  But anyway, I want to talk about how my month has gone on the blog and possibly highlight some of the great posts from this month for you.  So here we go. 

I will say that I enjoyed August, it got me back into blogging regularly here and I finally got out of my reading funk.  So that's a bit YAY! Also got a chance to see some amazing authors again and that was a blast.  

But most of all it's been a great month for me, kids went back to school and I actually also got some writing done which made me really happy.  So all in all it's been a great month.  

Books Read In August

Like I said above I actually got a great list of books read and mostly that has to do with Bout of Books Read-a-Thon, I actually got almost my whole to be read list for the read-a-thon finished that week.  I was one away from reaching my goal and that never happens.  

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (Read-a-Thon)
Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons (Read-a-Thon)
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Read-a-Thon)
The Pirates Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Read-a-Thon)
Legend by Marie Lu 
Spy6teen by Lisa Moore 
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover 
While You Were Away by Jessica Holbrook
Fathom by Talent Caldwell
Neozoic by Troy Peteri
Woe is Oz by Ethan Tarshish 
To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Shane Koyczan

That is rather long list, some of them are graphic novels or comic books, so it's not really that long.  But I think I did really good coming out of a book funk.  

Posts from August that I loved

So there you have it, my August in Review.  I hope you all had a great month and can't wait to share next month with all of you!


A Fan Of Fangirl

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 445 pages
ISBN #:  1447263227
Published Date:  January 30th 2014

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Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life. Without Wren Cath is completely on her own and totally outside her comfort zone. She's got a surly room-mate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words ...And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible ...

Friday, August 29, 2014

As You Turn Away

Review: As You Turn Away by Molli Moran

Title: As You Turn Away 
Author: Molli Moran 
Published: March 1st, 2014
Format: ebook
Genre: New Adult
Series: The Walker Boys #1

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Two hearts, one life-changing summer, and a long-awaited second chance... When Quinnlan Reynolds left home at 18, she escaped her small, Georgia town and her suffocating upbringing. She started a new life as a ballerina, and tasted freedom for the first time. But four years later, her first visit home turns tragic. Reeling, Quinn tries to piece her life back together again. But doing so is easier said than done when sexy Jonah Walker saunters back into her life. Quinn shattered Jonah’s heart once, so getting involved with her isn’t something he’s sure he’s ready to do again. He became someone he didn’t recognize when he left home. He’s spent the last years burying his pain by keeping everyone in his life at arm’s length. Now he needs to get to know his family again, and finally become who he wants to be. But neither Quinn or Jonah can stay away from each other, especially when old feelings resurface. Something is pulling them back together, and they can’t deny their chemistry for long. One Georgia summer could change both their lives forever, if they can work through their past to have a future together.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #45

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. 
My palms grew damp. I wasn't chilled at all anymore; the pressure of their stares warmed me considerably. "Three what?" asked one of the survivors. This struck me as odd; the rumors we'd heard of Three were that they were based at the safe house, yet none of the survivors apart from Jesse seemed to have any clue what I was talking about.

I'm loving this series so much.  If you haven't read it, I totally recommend it.  So what are you reading right now and care to give me a tease?


Monday, August 25, 2014

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

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

So now that Bout of Books is over, I still have another book that I didn't get to finish last week.  Also I'm still reading the book for this months book club discussion.  So those are mainly the two books I'll be reading this week.  

Book Club 

Legend by Marie Lu 

 What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Book to Finish A Series (the one I didn't finish during Bout of Books)

Three by Kristen Simmons 

  Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence.

And all that’s left is smoking ruins.

Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the only thing left to them—tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors.

With their high profile, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amidst the ruins of abandoned cities as they follow the tracks down the coast, eventually finding refugees from the destroyed safe house. Among them is someone from Chase’s past—someone he never thought he’d see again.

Banding together, they search for a place to hide, aiming for a settlement a few of them have heard about…a settlement that is rumored to house the nebulous organization known as Three. The very group that has provided Ember with a tiny ray of hope ever since she was first forced on the run.

Three is responsible for the huge network of underground safe houses and resistance groups across the country. And they may offer Ember her only chance at telling the world her story.

At fighting back.

So there you have it, what are you reading this week? 


Bout of Books Final Update

So I came so close to my goal of 5 books.  I finished 4, YAY!!! My totals are below, but I want to take a moment to thank all the people that are involved in Bout of Books, this year was amazing and I had a blast. I can't wait for it again in January.  

My Totals for the Week: 


Number of books I've read today: 2
Total number of books I've read: 2
Books: The Assassin's Curse and The Pirate's Wish Number of Pages: 625 pages


Number of books I've read today:0
Total number of books I've read: 2


Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 3
Books:Article 5


Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 3
Books: 0


Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 3
Books:  0


Number of books I've read today:1
Total number of books I've read: 4
Books: Breaking Point


Number of books I've read today:0
Total number of books I've read: 4

So overall I read over 1400 pages and four complete books.  I have to now finish reading Three by Kristen Simmons, so I can have the whole series finished.  By the way if you haven't read that series it's a must.  Great dystopian read!  This is the first time I've ever come this close to my goal for a read-a-thon and I'm super amazed at how much reading I actually did this week.  Until next time...

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