Friday, February 6, 2015

On My Wishlist #12

On My Wishlist is a Meme hosted by Book Chick City.  

So today's list is just a mix of three different types of books that I've been dying to get my hands on.  Each book in this post hasn't been released yet though.  So make sure you keep your eyes out for these. 

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey 

I'm super excited to read this book and to have it on my shelf.  I love the cover and the summary is fantastic.  

I love this cover and again this is another release that the summary sounds right up my alley.  I can't wait to read this one.  

Lies I Told by Michelle Zink 

Another 2015 release that I've had my eye on for several months.  As soon as I heard about this one I added it to my list of must buys for this year.  

SO there is another great wishlist, I will cross out any that I get just so you all know if I have them or not.  Thanks for stopping by and as always...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #53

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. 

Upstairs in my room, I cast a spell for protection. It's not that I think I'm a witch or anything. Or maybe I do. I don't know. Once I didn't think magic and science could go hand in hand, but now I absolutely think they can.

I'm loving this book so far, hope you enjoyed the teaser.  

Monday, February 2, 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
Title: Essence 
Author: A.L. Waddington
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Jocelyn Timmons does not believe she is anything special — just an ordinary high school senior, living an ordinary life full of school-work, volleyball and friends. She’s about to find out how wrong she is. Jackson Chandler moved in to the house across the street. His dark wavy hair, green eyes and charismatic personality draws everyone to him. Everyone, but Jocelyn. Whenever Jackson gets near Jocelyn she feels ill and dizzy. When he touches her, she blacks out and has visions of another life, in another time. As the odd hallucinations evolve and become clearer, she feels a strong pull towards the people she sees there. Frightened, she watches her once stable life begin to crumble around her and she begins to question her own sanity. Could it be possible that these episodes are actually her own memories of a life she is living somehow, somewhere, some-when? Maybe this is time-travel or some other paranormal mysticism? Our minds often wander, but can our souls?

What I Plan On Reading This Week:

Title: When My Heart Was Broken
Author: Tricia Stirling 
Publishing: Scholastic Press 
Expected Publication Date: February 24th, 2015

"I used to be one of those girls. The kind who loved to deliver bad news. When I colored my hair, I imagined it seeping into my scalp, black dye pooling into my veins. But that was the old Lacy. Now, when I cast spells, they are always for good." 16-year-old Lacy believes that magic and science can work side by side. She's a botanist who knows how to harness the healing power of plants. So when her father dies, Lacy tries to stay with her step-mother in Chico, where her magic is good and healing. She fears the darkness that her real mother, Cheyenne, brings out, stripping away everything that is light and kind. Yet Cheyenne never stays away for long. Beautiful, bewitching, unstable Cheyenne who will stop at nothing, not even black magic, to keep control of her daughter's heart. She forces Lacy to accompany her to Sacramento, and before long, the "old" Lacy starts to resurface. But when Lacy survives a traumatic encounter, she finds herself faced with a choice. Will she use her powers to exact revenge and spiral into the darkness forever? Or will she find the strength to embrace the light?

 So there is my list for this week, what are you planning to read? It's been a while since I've actually got to read for fun, so this is going to be a great week.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Take Control of Your TBR Pile 2015 Challenge

I'm really excited about this event! I need to get a bit of control over my TBR Pile and that's exactly what I'll be doing this March.  This great event is called Take Control of Your TBR Pile and it starts March 1st and runs through the 31st.  


So my goals for March are to take my whole TBR pile for the month and read only books that have been on my shelf's for a while and I'm even taking it a step further from the main rules.  I'm only reading books that were released in 2014. 

My goal is to read 5 of the books that have been on my shelf waiting for me to read.  I'll post which 5 books at the end of February.  

If you would like to participate, make sure you CLICK HERE for more details.

Sunday Post #7

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.

 So for this past week, I've been nonstop with my new business and reading manuscripts.  As most of you know I'm now a Literary Agent and it's been crazy around here.  Since I didn't make a post for Sunday Post last week, my daughter got third place in the Science Fair at her school last week, which was amazing.  With that being said though, I didn't get much reading done last week.  Well I did read two books so that really wasn't that bad.  It's a lot better than none.

Last Week On The Blog

This Week On The Blog

  • One Wish by Robyn Carr (Review) 
  • Sempre by J.M. Darhower (Review)
  • The Killing Woods (Review)

Around the Blogoshpere

  •  Over at Parajunkee this past week, she talked about making your blog user friendly.  She has some great information. 

New Arrivals to Ali's Bookshelf

Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott 
My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan 
Vendetta by Catherine Doyle

A special thanks goes to Scholastic for these amazing books above.  Make sure you all watch out for the reviews for these great books.  Oh and go over to my Instagram to see the amazing inside of Echo.  It's beautiful with or without the dust jacket.  

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