December Kindle Steals & Deals

December Kindle Steals & Deals

Hi, everyone. My friend Crystal at Books Unbound reminded me recently that I haven’t done a Kindle deals post in a long time. The truth is that I just haven’t seen a lot of good deals lately. I get the daily Kindle emails and I just haven’t been that excited about what they’ve been offering. However, I decided to do a little digging on the internet today to see if I could find some good deals for you guys to stock up for the holiday break. As usual I cannot guarantee these prices. They are good at the time of posting but if you want one of these books, grab it before the price changes. Books marked with an * are ones that I personally recommend. Happy reading!

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Stacked (132)

Stacked (132)

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! The holidays are quickly approaching and I am so behind in my Christmas shopping. I love the holidays but the deadline is always stressful. As you may have noticed, things have been a bit quiet on the blog lately. It’ll probably be that way for the next couple of weeks. I don’t know if I’ll have time to do Manicure Monday while I am visiting my folks so I may not have any up until the new year. We will see. I want to do my nails but it would require planning and bringing things with me and il not sure if my brain can handle that right now. But enough rambling. You guys came for the books…. Read more »

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Movie Trailer: The Little Prince

Movie Trailer: The Little Prince

  You know I can’t resist a good animated film and the trailer for The Little Prince looks really promising. I like the mixed media feel with the different animation styles. I haven’t read this book in ages and, seeing this trailer makes me want to re-read it. Unfortunately it will be almost a full year before the movie is released. Hopefully there will be some new trailers and footage released in the meantime. I think this looks very promising and I am looking forward to it. Anyone else out there a fan of The Little Prince?

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Holiday Wishlist

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Holiday Wishlist

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 what books are on your wishlist this year! Sorry this post is late but I had a crazy weekend and just didn’t have time to post. Like any bookish person, I love giving and receiving books as gifts. It’s actually pretty rare though that I get books as gifts. I think this is because I read a lot and most people aren’t sure of what I have and have not read yet, so opt for non-bookish gifts. All I can say to that is – gift receipts. :) Here are some of the books I am hoping Santa brings me this year. Winterspell by Claire Legrand – I wanted to get this so badly at… Read more »

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Manicure Monday (85): The 500

Manicure Monday (85): The 500

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. Good morning! Thanks for coming by today. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately but have been trying get past it by listening to audiobooks while I am in the car. I have a pretty horrendous commute so I have lots of car time during the week. This week I’ve been listening to The 500 by Matthew Quirk. I have an ARC of the book that I got ages ago as well, and have been alternating between listening and reading. It’s very reminiscent of some of the old John Grisham novels I used to read – a political thriller with some shady character. It’s pretty fun so far. This manicure was really easy to do and… Read more »

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Stacked (131)

Stacked (131)

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 and happy Sunday, everyone. I can’t believe that this is the first weekend in December already. I am so not ready for Christmas, so let’s not talk about that right now…This week’s Stacked post is pretty modest. I did hit up a couple of places for Black Friday sales but managed to keep my purchases to a minimum. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead – B&N had a Black Friday weekend sale where they had different signed editions at their stores. I was hoping to find Silver Shadows and lucked out at the first one I went to. When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs – I rescued this book from the clearance shelves at Half Price Books. I’ve only read… Read more »

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Review: Night Shift Anthology

Review: Night Shift Anthology

I am not usually a big fan of novellas and short stories unless I know the author well and know that they can write a good novella. This collection includes stories by Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews, two of my favorite urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors. Having already read some novellas by both of them before, I knew that they could deliver the goods in a shorter format. I did not know much about the remaining two authors before this but, after reading their stories, consider myself fans of both.

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Uncovered (136): The Body Electric

Uncovered (136): The Body Electric

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. Hello and happy Friday! Wow this week has been going by so slowly, even though it was a short week for me. Have you all recovered from your food comas yet? I kind of wish I had eaten more mashed potatoes last week. Sigh oh well. :) Today’s cover love goes out to The Body Electric by Beth Revis. I have to admit that I have not yet read Revis’s Across The Universe series (I know, I know) but am really excited about this one. Of course, the cover is gorgeous. I love green and think there should be more green book covers. I like that this does not look like a traditional YA novel… Read more »

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Falling For Books Recap

Falling For Books Recap

Hi, there. I am officially back from vacation today. It’s been super hard to get out of vacation mode, especially since it’s a rainy day here in LA. Yes, I said rainy. How often does that happen? I feel like we should get rain days just so that we can enjoy it (and to avoid crazy drivers who don’t know what to do when the ground is wet). As you may recall, I decided to participate in the Falling Into Books Read-A-Thon challenge hosted by The Reader’s Antidote. I knew I was going to have some down time over Thanksgiving break and wanted to challenge myself to get some reading done. I think I have 5 books today for my 2014 reading challenge and last week definitely helped me get closer to my goal. Just a note that I also fudged a bit on this challenge. It was supposed to… Read more »

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Manicure Monday (84): Blood Kin

Manicure Monday (84): Blood Kin

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! Does everyone have a turkey hangover today? The four day holiday flew by so fast this year. I had tons of fun with my family and ate a whole lot. I did get a little bit of reading done. My parents aren’t that exciting so I usually find myself with a fair amount of down time. Some of it is spent sleeping but I was really trying to get some of my year end reading in, too. I’ll have a separate post with my Fall Into Books challenge results later this week. Today’s MM features Blood Kin by M.J. Scott, I posted a review of this book last week. I actually read book 3 of this series last week,… Read more »

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