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

Title: Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons #1) Author: Judy Greer Narrated by: Judy Greer Publication Date: April 8, 2014 Publisher: Doubleday, audio by Books on Tape Genre: Non-Fiction/Celebrity Memoir Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Purchased Rating: 5 stars – stay up late One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play. When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left… Read more »

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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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Audiobook Review: I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer

Audiobook Review: I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer

I’ve been a fan of Judy Greer’s for a while now. While she may not be instantly recognizable to some, her acting resume is impressive and varied. She’s been in Thirteen Going On Thirty, The Wedding Planner, Arrested Development, The Village and 27 Dresses. One of my favorite roles of hers is Cheryl/Carol from the animated series Archer, in which she plays a psychotic railway heiress who likes auto-erotic asphyxiation, bobcats and country music. She often plays the best friend or kooky co-worker, which suits her well as she seems like she would be a really great girlfriend.

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Nalini Sigh #BingeReads Giveaway (US – Ends 7/31)

Nalini Sigh #BingeReads Giveaway (US – Ends 7/31)

Hi, everyone! I have a really fun giveaway for you guys today.  A few weeks ago I won a contest on the Binge Reads Facebook Page to become a Nalini Singh Ambassador. Those of you who follow this blog or know me probably already know that I am a big Nalini Singh fan. I just love her writing and think everyone should give it a try. It’s got romance but also really great world building. She is one of my auto-buy authors and I am hoping to make her one of yours, too. So what am I giving away? So glad you asked. I am giving away 5 copies of the first book in Singh’s Psy-Changeling series, Slave to Sensation. That means that there will be 5 winners! Since this giveaway… Read more »

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Manicure Monday (70): Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Manicure Monday (70): Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Hi, everyone. Welcome to another Manicure Monday post. You might have noticed that the blog looks a little different today. I finally made the switch from Blogger to WordPress. I have to say that it hasn’t been the easiest transition. I was able to most my posts and everything alright but I am still tweaking the design and I don’t know where all of the options are on this new interface. I am sure I’ll get used to it soon but, right now, it’s not so fun. Apologies in advance if some of the old posts have odd formatting. I want to go back and fix everything but that might not be possible (at least without me going insane). You didn’t come here to hear me complain though. You came… Read more »

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Stacked (115)

Stacked (115)

  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 again! I hope you all had a nice weekend. No big plans for me this weekend, which is kinda nice. I really need to catch up on my reading and knitting so the free time is needed. I still have a mountain of ALA books to read so I haven’t acquired too many books this week (at least not physical ones). I received one book for review, which I am really excited about and stocked up on audiobooks.   For Review Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews – I had a mini freak out session when I saw… Read more »

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