WonderCon Spotlight: Orphan Black

WonderCon Spotlight: Orphan Black

  Hi, everyone! This is another post in my series of super late event recaps. I attended WonderCon at the end of March and I only attended two panels while I was there (the rest of the time was spent wandering the convention  floor). I already wrote about the iZombie panel here (and yay! it was renewed for a second season), but I also went to the Orphan Black panel. I am a huge fan of Orphan Black and was excited to get a chance to see the cast and learn more about Season 3 of the show (which just started a few weeks ago!). Almost everyone from the cast was there, except Tatiana Maslany. Unfortunately she could not make it but she did record a cute message for all of the WonderCon attendees. Panelists included co-creator and writer Graeme Manson, stars Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Dylan Bruce (Paul), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs…. Read more »

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Stacked (145)

Stacked (145)

Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. Hi, guys! Hope you all had a good weekend. I apologize for the lack of reviews on here lately. Things have been super crazy and I haven’t really felt the urge to write. I don’t want to force myself to write when I am not feeling it, but I hope to get some more writing mojo in the next week or so. I am also super behind on some of my event recaps, but I also hope to have some of those up soon. This coming weekend is Pasadena Loves YA. This event has a ton of fantastic authors and if you’re in the area, you should definitely come. It’s a free event and it’ll be tons of fun! This week’s book haul is a small one. I went to the library… Read more »

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Pasadena Loves YA Spotlight on Brandy Colbert + Giveaway

Pasadena Loves YA Spotlight on Brandy Colbert + Giveaway

  Pasadena Loves YA, also known as the the Pasadena Teen Book Festival is coming up. If you live in the SoCal area who loves YA, then this event is a must! Last year’s festival was fantastic and this year’s lineup is just as great. Check out all of the info below. Today we are spotlighting Brandy Colbert, author of the YA contemporary novel Pointe. Pointe won the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, the Chicago Public Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library. Brandy’s second novel, Little & Lion, will be released from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in spring 2017. We hope you can come to Pasadena to meet Brandy in person!   The Event Pasadena Loves YA Date: May 23, 2015 | Time: 12 noon – 4 pm Meet 20 YA authors / Panels &… Read more »

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Pasadena Loves YA Spotlight on Livia Blackburne + Giveaway

Pasadena Loves YA Spotlight on Livia Blackburne + Giveaway

  Pasadena Loves YA, also known as the the Pasadena Teen Book Festival is coming up. If you live in the SoCal area who loves YA, then this event is a must! Last year’s festival was fantastic and this year’s lineup is just as great. Check out all of the info below. We are really excited that Livia Blackburne is visiting us today. Livia is an amazing author and we can’t wait to host her in Pasadena on May 23! The Event Pasadena Loves YA Date: May 23, 2015 | Time: 12 noon – 4 pm Meet 20 YA authors / Panels & Book Signings / Giveaways and Refreshments / Free tote bags for the first 150 guests! FREE event at Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch, 285 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 Keynote speaker Mary McCoy (author of Dead to Me) with Katie Alender, Victoria Aveyard, Alexis Bass, Julie Berry, Livia Blackburne,… Read more »

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Trailer: Tomorrowland

Trailer: Tomorrowland

Hmmm so this post has been sitting in my drafts for the last month or so. I must have forgotten about it somewhere along the line but I guess it’s better late than never. I just saw a trailer for the movie again over the weekend and I think they are making a big push for it to be the big Memorial Day movie. I don’t think I have ever been on the Tomorrowland ride on which this movie is based, but I want to see it anyway. I am always down for something slightly fantastic and George Clooney doesn’t hurt. :) Anyone else going to see this on May 22? Does it relate at all the ride?

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Manicure Monday (94): Blameless

Manicure Monday (94): Blameless

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! Hope you all had a good weekend. I was sick about a week ago and found myself totally uninterested in reading. I hate it when you’re so sick that can’t even read. Doesn’t that just seem wrong? Anyway, when I finally started getting my mojo back I decided to read something that would be a fun read. I decided to picked up Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series. I had read book 1 a couple of years ago and really liked it but held off on reading the rest of the series. After I was sick I decided to go back to them and read the next two books, Blameless and Changeless, in a couple of days. For this week’s Manicure… Read more »

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Stacked (144)

Stacked (144)

Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. It’s been a couple of weeks since my last Stacked post. This means that I have quite a few books to share with you today. A couple of weeks ago I went to the LA Times Festival of Books and I did do a bit of damage. Bought The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (signed) – I saw Wolitzer on a panel at LATFOB and was really impressed by how smart and funny she was so I picked up one of her adult books. This one is the story of 6 teens who meet and become friends at summer camp and follows them into adulthood. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (signed) – I have not read any of Lord’s books yet but always enjoy meeting her in… Read more »

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Uncovered (145): Frozen Tides

Uncovered (145): Frozen Tides

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! It’s finally Friday! I am super excited to have a relaxing weekend filled with donuts, books and Avengers 2. We are getting the weekend started off with this beautiful cover for Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes. This is the third book in the Falling Kingdoms series. While I really like all of the covers, Frozen Tides might be my favorite. I just love how the lush green shade of her cloak stands out against the frozen background. The flaming hand/fireball is also badass. This cover just screams fantasy to me and I would pick it up if I saw it on a bookshelf. I also like how the title font plays into the frozen them with… Read more »

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Wonder Con Spotlight: iZombie

Wonder Con Spotlight: iZombie

Hi, guys! Wow this post is abysmally late. April is what my friends like to call the start of “book season,” which means that there are a plethora or fantastic book events lined up back to back. This year was especially crazy and I pretty much had a book type event every weekend. I meant to put up all of my event recaps and posts much earlier but it’s been weeks and I have only just now found the time to do it. I also was struck down with a bout of food poisoning last week and was pretty useless for a few days. So here is what will hopefully be the first of several posts about my recent bookish adventures. Back at the end of March I attended WonderCon in Anaheim, CA. It’s a smaller, sister event to Comic Con. It’s a much more manageable event if you don’t… Read more »

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Audiobook Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Audiobook Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I am always a little wary going into a popular series that people love. I think the expectation is just sometimes too high and I end up disappointed. It may have helped that I saw the movie first and liked it. The film also gave me a good primer on the world here and it was easy to jump in. There were definitely changes from book to film but the overall spirit and plot of the book remains intact and I didn’t find any huge differences.

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