Dec 15
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 6 – Progress and Seasonal Reads

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 6 – Progress and Seasonal Reads

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 5 Progress:Secret by Brigid Kemmerer–Finished 296 pagesGame by Anders de la Motte–35 pagesTotal books read so far: 5 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 1491 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #5 Seasonal Recommendations We are supposed to post recommendations for seasonal books (have to be books that we read in 2013).  Here’s mine: Recommend a book good for a snow day  North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans Recommend a book good for a rainy day Storm by Brigid Kemmerer Recommend a book good for a beach day  Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen (I couldn’t find any books that I read this year that actually had to do with the beach, so I just chose a sweet, romantic read). Recommend a book good for… Read more »


Dec 14
Review – Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer

Review – Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer

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Title: Spirit Series: Elemental #3 Author: Brigid Kemmerer Release Date: May 28, 2013 Pages: 301, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.11 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Some violence and sexual content) Summary from Goodreads: With power comes enemies. Lots of them. Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies. He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait. Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too. With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can… Read more »


Dec 14
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 5 – Progress & Favorite Movie Adaptation

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 5 – Progress & Favorite Movie Adaptation

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 4 Progress:Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer–Finished 157 pagesBreathless by Brigid Kemmerer–Finished 65 pagesImperfection by Phaedra Seabolt–Finished 146 pagesSecret by Brigid Kemmerer–56 pagesTotal books read so far: 4 (and one novella)Total pages read so far: 1160 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #4 Favorite Movie Adaptation LOVED the movie of Catching Fire!  It had been awhile since I’d read the book, but this was one movie where I actually felt like it followed the story relatively closely (and didn’t leave HUGE chunks out).  I also just really enjoyed the movie in general and felt like even someone who hadn’t read the books could appreciate it!


Dec 13
Review & Giveaway – My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton

Review & Giveaway – My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 2 ★★★

  Title: My Name is Rapunzel Author: K.C. Hilton Release Date: November 22, 2013 Pages: 302, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.9 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children…but the children wouldn’t have laughed if they’d known the real story. It wasn’t their fault. They didn’t know the truth. Nobody did. My name is Rapunzel. I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.   My Name is Rapunzel is an interesting take on the original fairy tale.  In this version, Rapunzel is cursed by a witch just as she is about to run off with her true love, Henry.  The witch kills Henry and curses Rapunzel with immortality, forcing her to live with her loss forever.  Rapunzel is… Read more »


Dec 13
Feature & Follow Friday – Sell That Book!

Feature & Follow Friday – Sell That Book!

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week!   So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun!   Here’s today’s question – Bookselling Time: Go to your biggest bookcases. Go to the second shelf from the top and pick out the sixth book from the left. Hardsell that book to us – even if you haven’t read it or if you hated it. (if you don’t have bookcases, don’t have six books on one shelf, etc, pick a book at random) Okay, I really wanted to cheat on this one.  Because, here’s the thing,… Read more »


Dec 13
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 4 – Progress and Spine Poetry

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 4 – Progress and Spine Poetry

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 3 Progress:Unlocking Brisingamen by Alana Jewel Mousseau–Finished 194 pages Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer–144 pagesTotal books read so far: 2Total pages read so far: 736 (+40 minutes of an audiobook) Challenge #4 Spine Poetry (From books read in 2013).  Since most of the books I’ve read are on my Kindle, I just used their titles for my “Spine” poetry. When You Were Mine (I’d) Never Let You Fall (My) Forbidden Cruel Beauty You Are Mine (No) More


Dec 12
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 3 – Update and Top Ten Books of 2013

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 3 – Update and Top Ten Books of 2013

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 2 Progress: My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton–Finished 121 pagesUnlocking Brisingamen by Alana Jewel Mousseau–96 pages (This is actually a book I’m editing that I needed to do a final read for, so it wasn’t on my list, but I’m still counting it!)Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time #10) by Robert Jordan–40 minutes (audiobook) TOP TEN BOOKS I READ IN 2013 This is a tough challenge! I split it into genres to make it a little easier, but I’m still not entirely sure I’m happy with some of the books I left out. At the very end of the year, I plan to post a best of the best feature and post all of my 4.5 and 5 star books for the year! Dystopian: Contemporary: Paranormal:… Read more »


Dec 11
#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 2 – Progress – and Teaser!

#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Day 2 – Progress – and Teaser!

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Day 1 Progress: My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton–181 pages Teaser Challenge: “Normal girls talked about stuff like boyfriends and clothes, schoolwork and parents … but we weren’t normal girls, so we each stayed in our own thoughts until the dusk of evening covered the sun’s lingering shadows and coated the landscape in a dull grey.”Unlocking Brisingamen by Alana Jewel Mousseau


Dec 10
Review – Pawn by Aimee Carter

Review – Pawn by Aimee Carter

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Title: Pawn Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1 Author: Aimee Carter Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release Date: November 26, 2013 Pages: 296, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.87 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Nothing more than kissing-though references are made to sex trafficking, some violence) Summary from Goodreads: For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked – surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the… Read more »


Dec 10
End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram Read-a-thon

End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram Read-a-thon

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Since I’ve got lots of books that I’m hoping to finish up this year, I thought I’d join in on the party.  Sounds like there’s lots of fun challenges planned and some awesome prizes! I need to work out my exact goals still, but here are a few of the books I definitely want to get read: