Stacked (146)

Stacked (146)

  Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. It’s been quite a while since my last Stacked post. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been buying books, just that I haven’t had much time to post them. I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately and have instead been re-reading the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. In the last week I’ve read the first four books of the series. I feel like my reading mojo might be coming back a little and may switch to a new book later this week. Sometimes you just have to read what your heart tells you to. I am really behind in review books but I will be doing an informal challenge between some blogging friends in July to see who can read and review the most review… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say? Book World I’d Like To Live In

What Does the Bookworm Say? Book World I’d Like To Live In

  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: If I could live in any book world, which one would I choose? This post is a week late, but better late than never. This is kind of a tough question for me. I read a lot of books that have danger and peril which are very fun to read about, but would not be very fun to live in. With my luck, even if I did end up in a cool world, I’d be one of the people left without any cool powers or strengths. However, to play the game, I think I would have fun living in the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead world. This is all imaginary so I would like to be… Read more »

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Trailer: Shaun the Sheep

Trailer: Shaun the Sheep

Ahhhh! I am a big fan of Aardman Studios (who do the Wallace and Gromit films) and have been a fan of Shaun the Sheep for a while as well. As a knitter, I really can’t resist this adorable sheep who gets into all kinds of trouble. Shaun is getting his own film in August and I can’t wait! In the film, Shaun heads to the city to search for his missing Farmer. Shenanigans ensue. Is anyone else out there a fan of Shaun the Sheep? I’ll be taking my knitting to the movies with me when I go see this one!

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Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is the story of a society divided by class and war. Reds are the commoners, the poor, working class who, because of their genetic makeup are forced to live under the rule of the genetically superior Silvers. Reds are forced into conscription when they turn 18 and must fight a war on behalf of the Silvers – a war that has been going on for a hundred years with no end in sight. Silvers are the elite of society. They are born with different powers to control the elements and the mind. Some are more powerful than others but they all rule over the Reds. Mare Borrow is a Red and is destined for war in a few months.

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Manicure Monday (96): Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

Manicure Monday (96): Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

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. Happy Monday, everyone! Did you guys go see Jurassic World over the weekend? I did, and I thought it was pretty awesome. It was a lot of fun and the dinos look fantastic. Chris Pratt is great as well and it’s a really fun, summer movie. And it’s definitely starting to feel like summer around here. We had a bit of June gloom last week but that has burned off and the weather is getting warmer. I can’t believe that July 4 is around the bend and with it, Comic Con, which is in early July this year. But enough about summer. let’s talk about today’s manicure! As soon as I  saw the cover to David Levithan’s Hold Me… Read more »

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What Does the Bookworm Say?: Blog Talk

What Does the Bookworm Say?: Blog Talk

  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: if you were not blogging about books, what would you blog about (or would you not blog at all)? Well it’s been a while since I had a Bookworm post. I am trying to get back in the swing of things though and this is a fun topic. I have actually tried blogging about other things before but I was never able to maintain any kind of consistency and, eventually, I fell off of blogging. For me, it was really hard to come up with regular content on the other blog but with reading, I don’t have that problem. While writing reviews can be hard at times, I always have a book I can… Read more »

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Review: Velvet by Temple West

Review: Velvet by Temple West

Title: Velvet (Velvet Trilogy #1) Author: Temple West Publication Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher:  Swoon Reads Genre: Young Adult, Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: review copy from publisher Rating: 4 stars – stay up late First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don’t fall in love. After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire. Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard who feels that the best way to protect her is to become her pretend boyfriend. Trouble is, Caitlin is starting to fall in love for real, while Adrian can never love a human. Caitlin trusts Adrian to keep her safe from his demon father, but will he be able to… Read more »

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Manicure Monday (95): Redshirts

Manicure Monday (95): Redshirts

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. So, I meant to post this manicure last week. However, I had a minor computer glitch and my computer was down for a few days. Luckily it was something I was able to fix myself (phew) but I ended up not being able to post in time. Better late than never though so today I present to you a manicure inspired by Redshirts by John Scalzi. This is a sci-fi novel loosely inspired by Star Trek. I recently read Lock In by Scalzi and really liked it, and picked Redshirts up at the library.     This was a pretty easy manicure to create. I picked a bright red creme as the base. The polish is by Color Club but it… Read more »

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Uncovered (146): The Hanged Man

Uncovered (146): The Hanged Man

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! Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted some cover love but today I am coming to you with this lovely image from The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod. I actually did not know anything about this book until last weekend when my friend bought it while I was with her. I love how moody this cover is. The colors are so misty looking and I like that the woman’s face is obscured. It lets me make a picture of her in my head and also looks a little mysterious. I also love the outfit on the cover. That jacket is gorgeous. The book is about a woman who is a psychic forensics… Read more »

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Slave to Sensation Giveaway

Slave to Sensation Giveaway

  If you know me, you know that I am a huge fan of author Nalini Singh. She writes really smart, funny, and sexy romances that are totally addictive. This month, the first book in the paranormal romance Psy-Changeling series is getting a new cover. While I love Singh’s books,  I haven’t loved all of the covers. Some of them are very cheesy looking. The original cover to Slave to Sensation wasn’t bad, but I don’t think I would have picked it up based on the cover alone.  The font was especially bad.  The new cover (shown above), is much more modern and cohesive than the original and I am loving it. The backdrop really does make me think Dark River territory I am enjoying the new Lucas on the cover. He looks a lot like how I pictured Lucas and the slash marks on his face are great. I’ll miss the… Read more »

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