Jul 26
Feature & Follow Friday – Bookshelves

Feature & Follow Friday – Bookshelves

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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 – Q: What do you do with your books after you’re done reading them? When I was a teenager, I had tons of books on my bookshelf.  So many that I really didn’t know what to do with them all, so I finally decided that I had to get rid of most of them.  So, as an adult, I actually tried not to hang on to my books – I usually got them from the library… Read more »


Jul 23
Top Ten Tuesday (Top Topics that Turn Me Away) & Teaser Tuesday (Haven by Celia Breslin)

Top Ten Tuesday (Top Topics that Turn Me Away) & Teaser Tuesday (Haven by Celia Breslin)

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Topics or Words That Make Me Not Want to Pick Up a Book I actually had a hard time coming up with this list because I’ve never really thought about it before.  But there are definitely types of books that I lean toward and types of books that I avoid.  So, in no particular order, here is a list of topics/words/genres that just don’t do it for me: Non-fiction – The only type of non-fiction that I really read are Christian books (and usually those are because I’m in a Bible study or something, not because I just decided to pick up a non-fiction book). Occasionally, I will read a non-fiction book about a specific topic that I want to learn about (like photography or something), but I almost never see a random non-fiction book and think, “Oooh!  I want to read that!” Erotica – I… Read more »


Jul 22
Sunday Post 7/21/13

Sunday Post 7/21/13

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.  Last week on FYFA: Matt Archer: Monster Hunter Series by Kendra C. Highley (review & giveaway) – still time to win a $25 Amazon gift card Summer Kindle Fire Giveaway – Still time to win! Teaser Tuesday – Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout (review) & Waiting on Wednesday – Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout Mark of the Dragon by Bill Morgan and M.R. Polish (book blast) Ixeos & Ixeos: Rebellion by Jennings Wright (review & giveaway) – still time to win a $25 Amazon gift card Feature & Follow Friday – Destination Reading Spot Indelible by Dawn Metcalf (ARC review) My Perfect Adrian Ivashkov – This was just a random post when I tried… Read more »


Jul 21
Installing CommentLuv (I think) & My Perfect Adrian Ivashkov

Installing CommentLuv (I think) & My Perfect Adrian Ivashkov

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Okay, this is a generic post because I’m trying to install CommentLuv on my blog.  I’m not really sure if I’m doing it right, though!  I really want all of you lovely people to receive my replies to your comments, so I’m trying CommentLuv out.   Just to make this post more fun, here’s a picture of Joseph Morgan from Vampire Diaries.     I saw this picture over at BS Reviewers (on a post that had nothing to do with Vampire Academy) and immediately thought, “Oh my goodness!  Of course!  Joseph Morgan would be the perfect Adrian Ivashkov!”  The perfect Adrian Ivashkov    He’s perfect, right?  Just had to share!   I would LOVE it if you could comment on this post and let me know if CommentLuv is working as expected for you.   Pretty please?


Jul 20
ARC Review: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

ARC Review: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

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Title: Indelible Author: Dawn Metcalf Release Date: July 30, 2013 Pages: 384, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.79 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars Content Rating: PG-16? (Some pretty scary scenes and references to sex-though none is shown) Summary from Goodreads: Some things are permanent. Indelible. And they cannot be changed back. Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same. Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future…and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy… Read more »


Jul 20
Feature & Follow Friday – Destination Reading Spot

Feature & Follow Friday – Destination Reading Spot

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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 – Book Vacay: Where is the best destination reading spot for you? (Where do you like to go to read other then your home) I don’t really have a favorite reading spot, but I do end up reading in my car a lot.  Not while I’m driving, but while I’m waiting.  Yep, I do a lot of waiting – that’s what happens when you have kids.  Somehow you end up spending LOTS of your time… Read more »


Jul 19
Review & Giveaway: Ixeos Rebellion by Jennings Wright

Review & Giveaway: Ixeos Rebellion by Jennings Wright

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 5 ★★★

Tour Schedule Title: Ixeos Rebellion Author: Jennings Wright Release Date: June 1, 2013 Pages: 396, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.5 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars Content Rating: PG (Some violence, but no adult content)   Summary from Goodreads: With rebel leader Darian free at last, the humans and outsiders on Ixeos must find a way to join forces and defeat the Firsts. The problem? All slaves are tracked with GPS, the Firsts are the only ones with power, and roving gangs hate the rebels just as much as they hate the aliens. As Darian and the outsiders from Earth travel the globe through the mysterious tunnels in Paris, they learn that the Firsts are preparing to launch another wave of biological warfare. With a transporter that will allow the aliens to target any city, anywhere on the planet, the rebels know they must stop them at all costs. As things get more dangerous on Ixeos, the outsiders find that… Read more »


Jul 18
Mark of the Dragon by Bill Morgan and M.R. Polish

Mark of the Dragon by Bill Morgan and M.R. Polish

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Mark of the Dragon By Bill Morgan and M.R. Polish In a land of warriors and dragons,  everything is going to change… Synopsis Countries are divided and war is raging, but none of that matters to Andra. She knows deep down that she is destined to be a dragon rider. There has never been a woman rider, but that doesn’t matter to Andra either. After her father’s death, she trains harder than any man to be a worthy candidate. Even when the Aquastrian leader wants her dead, she fights back. Can she overcome traveling hundreds of miles on foot, surviving hunger, bandits, assassins and wild carnivores? Liam is just another warrior who hopes he is worthy of the Mark of the Dragon. He must endure the long trek from Aquastra to Santerrian and avoid all people and especially those who may be hired to kill him. Meeting Andra along the… Read more »


Jul 17
Review & Waiting on Wednesday – Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review & Waiting on Wednesday – Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews, Waiting on Wednesday 5 ★★★★★

My Waiting on Wednesday post has been combined with my review of Opal because they are so related… I think you can probably figure out what I’m waiting for, but scroll down to the bottom to see for sure… Title: Opal Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: December 11, 2012 Pages: 382, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.49 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars Content Rating: PG-16? (My made-up rating to mean something between PG-13 and R, Some near-sex scenes and one sex scene which is definitely described, but not in physical detail.) Summary from Goodreads: No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything,… Read more »


Jul 17
Teaser Tuesday 7/16/13

Teaser Tuesday 7/16/13

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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 the page ~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! ( make sure that what you share doesn’t give away to 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 teasers! – Then go on over to Should be Reading and share your teaser in her comments section! My teaser today is from Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout.  Gotta say, I’m really enjoying this book. (Some of you may remember that I wasn’t a huge fan of Obsidian, but the story grew on me more in Onyx).  Opal  by Jennifer L. Armentrout… Read more »