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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Uncovered (130): Rogue Wave

Uncovered (130): Rogue Wave

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 has seriously been the slowest week ever. I don’t know why but the days seemed to just crawl by. But I am so glad that it’s finally Friday. So today’s cover pick is Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly. Rogue Wave is the sequel to Deep Blue, which I actually haven’t read yet.  I don’t usually go for these kinds of covers but I really like the colors in this one. The watercolor effect is really beautiful and I have a feeling that the colors are even better on the physical copy of the book. At first the girl looks like any normal girl but then you notice… Read more »

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Long Beach Comic Con Recap

Long Beach Comic Con Recap

Hi, everyone. Apologies for the tardiness of this recap. I had a bunch of events all within he same two week period and I just got behind. This was the first year that I attended Long Beach Comic Con. I had definitely heard of it before but the timing just hadn’t worked out. However, this year I was able to make it to LBCC on Saturday. I haven’t been before but, from what I have heard, LBCC has really been beefing up their programming in the last couple of years. There were definitely some great artists and writers scheduled for the con and I couldn’t wait to go! I drove down with my friend Bookyurt early on Saturday morning. Since we could only go for one day, we wanted to get there early to make the most of our time there. LBCC is held in the Long Beach Convention Center…. Read more »

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New Trailer: Powers

New Trailer: Powers

By now I am sure that you’re all aware that Playstation is currently producing a new television based on the popular Powers comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis. This past weekend at New York Comic Con, the official trailer for the series premiered. I actually haven’t read Powers yet but I am a fan of Bendis and this looks like it could be fun. I also like Sharlto Copley and the rest of the casting looks really good. Unfortunately this is on Playstation so I am not exactly sure how I can watch this, but I’ll figure it out before the premiere in December. Anyone else excited about this show?

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Manicure Monday (79): Afterparty Blog Tour + Giveaway

Manicure Monday (79): Afterparty Blog Tour + Giveaway

Hello, everyone! I am really excited to be a part of the Afterparty BlogTour today. I have met Afterparty author Ann Stampler on more than one occasion and she is always a delight. Afterparty was released in January 2014 and I have heard nothing but good things about it. When I heard that there was going to be a new tour, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. This tour has a ton of great content as well as a fantastic grand prize drawing. I am hosting my own giveaway but if you’d like a chance at the grande prize (and trust me, you do) check out the post over at Read Now Sleep Later with all the details. Read on for more information about the book and keep reading to see what manicure I cooked up for the tour. About the book About the book Emma is tired… Read more »

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Stacked (126)

Stacked (126)

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. Hello and happy Sunday. I hope that you guys are all having a nice weekend. Mine has been really fun, but also super busy. When I am really busy I find that all I want to do is find some time to chill out and read. I don’t know if I will get the chance this weekend but I picked up a couple of books this week in case I do find some time. Borrowed Immortal by JR Ward – !!! This book just came out this week and I found a copy at my local library on Saturday. This is the last book in Ward’s Fallen Angels series and I am excited to see how it ends. I only… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Balance

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Balance

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 balance – how do you balance blogging and everyday life? Time is one of our greatest commodities. There never seems to be enough of it and I often find myself wishing for a time-tuner a la Harry Potter. Unfortunately I cannot change time (and let’s face it, I am sure I’d mess up the time continuum if I did) so I have to balance my time like everyone else. First let me just say that I have 24 hours in the day, just like everyone else. A lot of times when I tell people that I blog or read a lot I get a response similar to “Oh, I wish  I had as much free time… Read more »

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