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 »
I saw the new trailer for Interstellar a couple of weeks ago when I finally went to see The Maze Runner. You guys already know what a Christopher Nolan fangirl I am so it’s no surprise that I am really excited about this one. It looks so epic and intense! And I am really interested to see what the scenes in space look like as I think this was shot all in IMAX. I’ve always had a soft spot for Matthew McConaughey, too. Less than a month less until this one comes out. Who is is coming with me?
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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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! Today’s Uncovered pick a book that I saw while shopping at Vroman’s last week. From the description, this is a contemporary fiction novel about an EMT who is trying to deal with the things that she sees daily as an EMT. As you can see, the cover ties into the plot because it features a beating heart and lots of veins. This image doesn’t quite capture the real cover though. In person, the red is actually more of a hot pink and the light blue is brighter. It makes for a very bright and high contrast cover. Below is a not so great picture of the book in the… Read more »
Now I love Liam Neeson as much as the next person but I really don’t know if there was a need for Taken 3 (or Tak3n as some are calling it). I thought the original Taken was really well done but the sequel was just so-so for me and I can’t imagine that the third film will tread any new ground. Also slightly annoyed that they decided to do away with Famke Janssen’s character. I mean, I’m still going to see it but I don’t have very high hopes. Perhaps it’ll surprise me though. What do you guys think? Are you excited for a new installment in the Taken franchise?