My 2014 Summer Reading List

My 2014 Summer Reading List

Hi, everyone. I know that summer is almost halfway over at this point, but I had planned on doing a summer reading list last month and never got around to it.  But I still wanted to share my summer reading list with you, so here it is. Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews – I actually just read this a few weeks ago and it was awesome. I love this series and each book is like a little treat for my reading brain. I am sure I’ll be re-reading this one at some point. The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han – I feel like I am the last person who has not read this series. I am a big fan of Jenny Han as a person but have… Read more »

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Comic Con Giveaway #1 (US – Ends 8/15)

Comic Con Giveaway #1 (US – Ends 8/15)

Hi, guys! Today I have the first of a couple of Comic Con giveaways. If you caught my highlight post, you’ll know that I went to Comic Con last weekend. While I was there I picked up a few goodies for you guys. The first giveaway I am doing is for the Young Adult pack. This includes a signed copy of Young Elites by Marie Lu, unsigned copies of Sublime, Endgame, The Young World, as well as a Fierce Reads tote and a nice collection of swag. All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is for US residents only and will end on August 15, 2014. Thanks for reading and good luck! Giveaway Rules: Open to US residents only. We are not responsible… Read more »

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Highlights from Comic Con 2014

Highlights from Comic Con 2014

Hi, everyone! I am back from San Diego. Part of me can’t believe that Comic Con is already over for this year. It was an intense 4.5 days but it was also a ton of fun and I can’t wait to go back next year. I hope to do some more detailed posts about some of the exciting things I saw and heard about at SDCC. However, I am leaving in a few days to go to Atlanta for a baby shower and my blogging time is limited. Before I jetted off again I wanted to post about a few of my favorite panels this year at SDCC. Enjoy! 1. Christopher Nolan / Interstellar I wasn’t actually planning to go into Hall H at all this year (the lines are insane)… Read more »

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Uncovered (118): A Little Something Different

Uncovered (118): A Little Something Different

Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? While it isn’t always the marker of a good book, it certainly helps when I am making a decision at the bookstore. Uncovered is my weekly post that pays homage to great book covers. Each week I’ll talk about one of my current cover loves. This week’s cover love goes out to A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. I don’t know much about this book except that it seems like a quirky romance. I really like the cover though. It looks almost like an embroidery sampler or a drawing from a sketchbook. Unfortunately I can’t really see the small details of it so I am not sure how the image is made, but it looks like it’s a sketch style drawing…. Read more »

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San Diego, Here I Come!

San Diego, Here I Come!

Hi, everyone. Just a really quick post to let you know that I will be in San Diego for a few days for Comic-Con. So things might be a bit quiet around here. I didn’t really schedule much and there will be no Stacked or Manicure Monday this coming week. Next weekend I am off to Atlanta for a baby shower, so yeah, lots of traveling for me. But hopefully this means I’ll get some reading time in. Comic-Con should be crazy as usual, though I think my schedule is a bit more open than it has been in recent years. If you’re going and see me, please stop by and say hi. I am hoping to run in to a few bookish friends there and would love to meet… Read more »

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Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Recently, I have been in a reading slump. I start books and don’t finish them. I have trouble with finding a connection to characters and I wonder if I will ever finish a book again. I reached out to a friend and asked her to recommend a favorite book. We have similar taste in books, particularly in the types of hero/heroines we like. Her response – Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Series. As part of full disclosure, I have not read the Beautiful Series. Something about that series never appealed to me.

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Manicure Monday (71): Sugar Daddy

Manicure Monday (71): Sugar Daddy

Hi and welcome to Manicure Monday, a weekly feature that combines my love of nail polish and reading. Each Monday, I’ll showcase one of my current reads along with a matching book manicure. Hello, hello! Did you all have a good weekend? Mine was pretty relaxed. I didn’t get to go out to see any movies but I am catching up on Orphan Black Season 2, which is crazy and so much fun. So this week’s manicure was inspired by Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas. I am a huge fan of her historical romances but have not yet read any of her contemporary romances. I have heard a lot of good things about this series though and finally took the plunge. I knew what I wanted to do for this cover… Read more »

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Stacked (116)

Stacked (116)

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, Stacked is a weekly post where I share with you the books that I’ve bought, borrowed or received for the week. Hi, everyone. Are you having a good weekend? I’ve been keeping busy this week getting reading for Comic Con. It’s kind of crazy how much planning I usually do for Comic Con. Obviously you don’t have to be as anal as me but I like to have a plan mapped out and a general idea of what I want to see and buy. It can be pretty overwhelming and I just want to make my life easier. That said, I will be in San Diego for part of the week next week. So if it’s a big quiet around here, you’ll know… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Social Media

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Social Media

Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is social media. What are your thoughts on social media?  Do you need it/like it etc? As a blogger, I consider my blog a type of social media. I use it to connect with other people who have similar interests as me. However, I don’t want to just blog into the ether. I want to make sure that my blog reaches as many people as it can and I try to get those people to come back to my blog. Let’s face it, while I do blog because I enjoy it, I also want people… Read more »

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Uncovered (117): Falling Into Place

Uncovered (117): Falling Into Place

Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? Uncovered is a weekly post where I show some cover love. Hope you enjoy! I was hopping around Goodreads recently (as one does) and came across the cover to the upcoming novel Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang and immediately fell in love with it. First, it’s illustrated so it already gets points in my book. I love how the title tells its own story in the way that it’s written and drawn. The color palette is great and I love how the red pops against the greenish background. If you read the synopsis of the book, this cover makes a lot of sense. On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class…. Read more »

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