Adult coloring books have seen a surge in popularity over the last year or so. With high pressure jobs and hectic home lives, many stressed out adults are starting to see the benefits of carving out a little bit of time for creativity. Coloring books are a really great way to do something fun and creative that doesn’t require a lot of materials of preparation. Just grab a box of crayons or colored pencils and you’re ready to go. It’s a great activity to enjoy solo or with the whole family.
Thanks to everyone who entered last month’s giveaway for the signed ARC of Red Queen. I realized that I have a ton of books that I really need to re-home so I am amping up my giveaway game. This month, I am giving away 3 YA books from my collection. The two ARCs have been gently read but Soul Screamers is totally new. Usual rules apply. This giveaway is US only since international shipping is so expensive. I’ll try to have an international giveaway soon though. Thanks, everyone and good luck!
In all my years of reading YA I have come to find that horror is pretty rare in the young adult genre. Suspense, thriller and horror are among my favorite types of books to read and some of my favorite YA authors, like Katie Alender and Gretchen McNeil, have written some of my favorite YA horror novels. Not only is horror difficult to find in the YA section, but there as a time that Barnes & Noble pulled McNeil’s novels from the shelves because they were deemed “too scary!” That’s a whole other fish to fry but my point is that there are few authors who have lasted as long as Alender writing almost strictly horror for YA. I have read most of Alender’s previous novels and I keep coming back for more!
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. It has been a while since my last manicure post. I really haven’t been feeling the nail art inspiration lately and have not been painting my nails all that much. However, I started a book with a great cover recently which inspired this look.
This week’s manicure was inspired by The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White. Unfortunately I only have a digital copy of this book so I didn’t get any pics of the cover and my nails together.
Hi, everyone. It’s been quite a while since my last sale post. Truthfully I’ve been trying to stay away from buying new eBooks since I already have such a huge backlog of unread ones. That doesn’t mean that you should all suffer though and I’ve noticed a few really good sales lately. I don’t know how long all of these books will be on sale so if you see something you like, I would get it sooner rather than later. Also, these all link to the Amazon Kindle editions because I have a Kindle but these books may be on sale on other digital platforms as well. Titles with a * next to them are ones that I’ve read or personally recommend. Happy shopping!
Pilot season is upon us again and I thought I’d do a little post about some of the pilots that I was able to get a sneak peak of at Comic-Con earlier this summer. Here’s a little peek at some of the shows that I am most interested in.
Hey guys! Crystal here. I haven’t decided if this post is a cry for help or just a chance for me to fangirl over Outlander to anyone who will listen. I don’t know if “My Name is Crystal and I’m an Addict” is going to be a semi-regular thing where I tell you guys what I’m currently obsessed with but I just had to write up this post because I have fallen down an Outlander rabbit hole and I can’t get out (not that I want to either!). I, like some fans, had read part of the book by… Read more »
Children are disappearing from Gotham and people are whispering that it’s the ghost of woman haunted by her children’s deaths. Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) doesn’t know who’s taking the children, but she is on a mission to find them and bring them back to their families. Along the way she must deal with a secret government agency who wants to unmask her, a recruitment offer from Batman, training her young cousin (aka Flamebird) on the finer points of being a vigilante, and dating a police officer who doesn’t know that she dons a mask at night.
Night Film haunted me for almost a year with just the title and the cover alone. When it first popped up on my radar I was instantly drawn to it. I’m always down to read a good slow build mystery that has me guessing around every corner. When the story is really well written, I like to feel as if I’m the main character playing detective and trying to figure out the “who done it”. Night Film by Marisha Pessl literally had me hooked from the first page and left me completely in the dark (in a good way) throughout the whole of the story!
Hi, everyone! It’s been so long since I gave anything away on the blog so I thought I’d jump right in with a good one. I am giving away one SIGNED ARC of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. This giveaway is for U.S. residents only (sorry, I’ll never get this out if I have to mail it internationally) and ends on September 20, 2015. See below for all of the contest rules. Thanks and good luck!