Uncovered (132): The Paper Magician

Uncovered (132): The Paper Magician

Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? While it’s not the only factor in picking up a book, a pretty cover doesn’t hurt. Uncovered is a weekly post where I show some cover love. Hope you enjoy! Hello, hello. I hope you’re all having a great Friday. It’s Halloween! If you can’t tell, I love Halloween. I am going trick or treating with my friend and their kid tonight. We will be three members of Bob’s Burgers and Tinkerbell. I’ll let you guess who’s who. :) Today’s Uncovered book is The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg. I can’t remember where I first saw this now, but it caught my eye when I did. I really like the imagery on this one. I like how the paper plan and the crumpled paper background tie into the themes of the book, which include paper magic and making folded paper creatures… Read more »

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Extended Trailer: Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

Extended Trailer: Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

Last week the teaser trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron was leaked. However, a new extended trailer was just released which shows us even more of the team and hints at what we can expect from the film. I am always down for a good team superhero movie and am looking forward to this one next year. Check out the extended look!

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Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Yes! New Ilona Andrews book! Burn For Me very similar to the Kate Daniels series with the magical and mundane worlds mixing, a reluctant working class heroine with hidden powers, and an extremely powerful alpha male. The characters and settings are different but the patented Ilona Andrews style is definitely there. While this is classified as paranormal romance, don’t let that scare you away if you’re typically not a fan of romance. While it has more of a romance element to it than the Kate Daniels series, I would still categorize it as closer to urban fantasy with a healthy dose of romance vs the other way around. Andrews is a master of the slow burn so expect a lot of foreplay, both verbal and physical. It reminds me a bit of The Edge series in tone so if you like that series, I think you’ll like this one.

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Manicure Monday (81): Horns

Manicure Monday (81): Horns

Hi and welcome to Manicure Monday, a feature that combines my love of reading and nail polish. Each week I’ll showcase one of my current reads along with a matching book manicure. Hello! Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. I didn’t do anything very exciting. It’s finally starting to feel like fall though so I am enjoying just snuggling up on the couch with a good book. For this week’s Manicure Monday I am featuring Horns by Joe Hill. I am reading this for me book club which meets tomorrow. I am super behind though so I need to power read for the next 48 hours.   This was a really easy manicure to create and only took two colors. First I painted on two coats of OPI I’m Not Really a Waitress onto all of my nails. This is a really pretty metallic red that… Read more »

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Stacked (127)

Stacked (127)

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. Only one more week until Halloween! If you can’t tell, I am a huge Halloween fan. I mean there’s nothing bad about candy and costumes, at least for me. I haven’t read or watched nearly as many scary things as I’d hoped to this month but I will probably just carry it over into November. Book haul this week is from the last two weeks. Bought The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz – This is a short story by Tiffany Reisz from the Harlequn e-Shivers series. It was a very quick story about a school teacher who finds herself at a very strange all boys school. The stern headmaster is extremely tempting but something is not quite right at the school…This… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Scary Books

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Scary Books

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 scary books. What makes a book scary and what are some of your favorite scary books? What makes a book scary? That’s a hard question to answer and I think it’s going to be different for every person. While I love Halloween and horror movies, I realized that I haven’t read a lot of books that would be considered horror or scary. I find books with a thread of truth in them to be scary. I think that’s why people are so fascinated with stories about serial killers. They actually exist in the world and, even if you are reading a fictional book, I think there is a thread of believably that makes that kind of… Read more »

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Uncovered (131): Crimson Bound

Uncovered (131): Crimson Bound

Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? While it’s not the only factor in picking up a book, a pretty cover doesn’t hurt. Uncovered is a weekly post where I show some cover love. Hope you enjoy! Hello and happy Friday! This week went by pretty quickly, which I am happy about. My reading has been kind of slow the last few weeks so I am hoping to catch up on a few books this weekend. I hope you guys get in some good reading time, too. So this week on Uncovered, I have the new book from Cruel Beauty author Rosamund Hodge. Crimson Bound has the same wonderful fairy tale feel that her first novel did. I am a sucker for anything fairy tale related so I am really excited about this one. I love this eye catching cover. It’s all about patterns and lines. The spiral steps create… Read more »

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Review: Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt

Review: Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt

After being falsely accused of murder and spending 4 years in Bedlam, Apollo Greaves escapes with a little help from the Ghost of St. Giles. A beating has left him unable to speak and he poses as a simple gardner on the grounds of the ruined Hart’s Folley. The authorities are still looking for him and he must figure out who really murdered his friends before they find him. Things get complicated when celebrated actress Lily Stump and her son take temporary refuge in his garden.

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Trailer: Stonehearst Asylum

Trailer: Stonehearst Asylum

Stonehearst Asylum is an upcoming film that totally missed my radar. I found the trailer on Youtube recently though while I was looking up another trailer. This one is based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story called The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether. I haven’t read this story yet but you get the plot from the trailer. I think old school asylums are inherently creepy and this trailer confirms that. It’s kind of nice to see Kate Beckinsale in a non-action role as well. I don’t know if this will be a movie I will see in theater. I may wait for home video. What do you guys think?

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Manicure Monday (80): Game

Manicure Monday (80): Game

Hi and welcome to Manicure Monday, a feature that combines my love of reading and nail polish. Each week I’ll showcase one of my current reads along with a matching book manicure. Hello! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Mine was pretty chill which was nice. I still haven’t had a chance to see Gone Girl but I did see Dracula Untold during the week. I thought it was a fun and entertaining movie and it was nice to have a midweek movie date. I also did a little bit of crafting this weekend to get my Halloween costume ready. I am pretty excited about it. :) So this week’s Manicure Monday is a suitably creepy Halloween read. It’s Game by Barry Lyga, the second book in the I Hunt Killers trilogy. I read the first book in the series a couple of years ago and really liked it. But… Read more »

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