Outlander Read-a-long

Outlander Read-a-long

Hi, guys! I am very excited to tell you about the Outlander read-a-long that I will be participating in this month. I am one of the few people I know that hasn’t read Outlander yet. I hear there is time traveling, romance, and hot Scots so why haven’t I read it? This month I am going to change that and will read the book along with my friends from Books Unbound and The Reader’s Antidote! Anyone can participate any way they want. If you just want to read along and read our discussion posts, that’s cool. If you want to post the discussions on your blog, go ahead, just make sure you link back to my blog! If you just want to comment, that’s awesome too! This read-along is hosted by Books Unbound, Nite Lite Book Reviews and The Reader’s Antidote!   The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Favorite Reading Spot

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Favorite Reading Spot

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 we discuss some of our favorite places to read. I am pretty boring in my choice of reading spots. It’s weird but I am most comfortable reading if I can recline a bit. That makes it hard when I go to, say a coffee shop to read because I don’t like sitting straight at a table to read. It’s just sort of uncomfortable for me. I prefer couches, beds and squishy chairs that allow me to slouch and get really comfy. These days my favorite place to read is at home, on my couch. Sorry this really isn’t a great picture. As you can see though, my couch is very red and very squishy. The two pillows at… Read more »

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New Trailer: The Avengers

New Trailer: The Avengers

I’ve been meaning to post this trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron a couple of weeks now but have only just now managed to do it. I don’t have much to say about it. I love a good super hero movie no doubt I will be seeing this when it comes out. It definitely looks darker than the last Avengers film but sequels tend to do that. It’s like now it’s time to get serious. :)

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Manicure Monday (87): The Bone Season

Manicure Monday (87): The Bone Season

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. Hi, everyone. I am finally back with another Manicure Monday. This week’s manicure was inspired by The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I really like this cover. It’s striking and has some great imagery that ties into the themes of the book. It was also a relatively easier manicure to create.   First I started off with 2 coats of China Glaze Queen B, which is a dark blue creme. The pictures are making the cover seem much brighter. In real life it’s a dark, deep blue.   Next, I used yellow and red acrylic paint to draw on the red flower emblem onto my middle nail. I used gold nail polish for the accents and the clock hands…. Read more »

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Stacked (138)

Stacked (138)

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. I hope that everyone is having a good weekend so far. This has been a super stressful week for me what with the car accident and trying to figure out what kind of new car I want to buy. I have learned that I really suck at making decisions when it comes to big purchases. Thank goodness I have lots of good friends who will listen to me whine. Hopefully I will have figured something out and will have a new car in the next week or so. Since all of my future money will be going to car payments, I have to be super frugal moving forward. That means no more book buying binges and I don’t have to… Read more »

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Uncovered (140): Ink and Bone

Uncovered (140): Ink and Bone

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. Enjoy! Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a busy and stressful week here at Nite Lite. Car shopping is not my idea of a good time but it must be done. It also helps that I have some amazing friends who have been very supportive and have talked me off the ledge more than once this week. But I digress… This week’s book cover love goes out to Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. It already wins in principle because it’s part of a new series about a library. As a book lover, if you give me a library or bookstore as part of the plot then you have my attention. This cover gives off a very… Read more »

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Review: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running

Review: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running

Title: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running Author: Kelley Puckett, Scott Peterson Illustrator: Damion Scott, Robert Campanella Publication Date: March 1, 2001 Publisher:  DC Comics Genre: Comics/Graphic Novels Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Library Rating: 3 stars – stick to your bedtime Exploding out from no man’s land — the all-new batgirl! In the midst of No Man’s Land, Batman gave a nameless girl with a violent past the costume and title of Batgirl. Exceeding his expectations, the new, silent Batgirl quickly made the role her own, earning the trust of the Dark Knight’s allies, including the first Batgirl, Oracle. Now, in post-No Man’s Land Gotham, Batgirl struggles to learn the lessons of how to live a normal life, lessons she never learned from her mentor, the deadly assassin known as Cain. And when a mercenary from her past resurfaces, bent on revenge, can Batgirl bury her own violent tendencies and break the cycle of death and destruction that has… Read more »

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Stacked (137)

Stacked (137)

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. Writing today after a bit of an eventful weekend. I’ve been working on planning a baby shower with a friend, which was finally happening this weekend. Unfortunately after picking up the shower cake (flourless chocolate), I was side swiped by someone, resulting my poor car being towed away. I don’t know exactly what is going to happen to it yet but chances are good that I will need a new car. I know it’s not the end of the world and I am luckily uninjured but this is a real pain and I am not looking forward to dealing with it. So please bear with me if the blog is a bit quiet in the next couple of… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: The Dreaded Reading Slump

What Does the Bookworm Say?: The Dreaded Reading Slump

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 reading slumps. What do you do when you aren’t feeling the reading love? We’ve all gone through it before. One day you’re living your lives happily, immersed fictional worlds and wondering what your next book will be when you begin to notice something.  That book that you really wanted to read just isn’t doing it for yoo. You stare at the TBR pile and don’t want to read any of them. You may even go to the bookstore and *gasp* come away empty handed. It’s the dreaded reading slump. What’s a reader to do when nothing is appealing? I don’t go through reading slumps too, thank goodness. When they do, I don’t really try to fight them. I… Read more »

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Uncovered (139): Sword

Uncovered (139): Sword

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. Hi there. This week I am featuring new to me author Amy Bai and her novel Sword. I can’t remember where I first saw this one but I immediately knew that it would have to be on Uncovered. You all know my affinity for illustrated covers and I love the striking image and bold colors of this cover. It does look a bit cartoon-y but I am hoping that the real cover has a little more depth to it so it doesn’t look quite as flat. This cover just screams fantasy to me with the sword and the forest leaves. Has anyone heard anything about this book yet? It’s definitely going on my TBR list!

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