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Sunday Post #24

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I didn’t really go after too many books, but I did get a couple eBooks and NetGalleys that I’ll share. ^.^

                               Book Haul The Wicked Ever After

The Wicked Ever After by Kelly Apple

Depression, Love, & Swimming Pools by Leigh Wilder

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre (via NetGalley)

As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre (via NetGalley)

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga The Glass Arrow

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Alexander Death by J.L. Bryan

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: He Needs Discipline by Dominic Rod

Saturday – Book of the Week: Horde by Ann Aguirre

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Another successful blogging week, and a great reading week is in the books! (Book blog puns are fun! ^.^) I finally read Horde, a book I had been saving for quite a while, and it was every bit as good as I could have hoped for. Alexander Death was a nice return to a series I’ve enjoyed and He Needs Discipline definitely satiated my naughty read for the week. Overall I was pretty happy with getting the books in that I did because the week was a little hectic.

For those who stopped by last week, you know I was dealing with some real life issues involving getting into the University, but it’s all good because I got the last appeal approved! Huzzah! I’ll be starting classes in just a couple weeks which is a bit crazy, but I’ve already got my books and I’ve been trying to study a bit to get ahead. Yay, education?! >.>

As far as blogging goes it went well as you can see since I had another week of daily posts, yay! I don’t know if that will continue when classes start and assuming I’ll have a work study job, but I’ll keep you posted. (More puns!) Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great bookish week, and thanks for reading. Enjoy your Sunday!


Sunday Post #23

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I didn’t really get much on the book haul front, but I did get one from Netgalley and a couple eBooks!

Book Haul

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Via Netgalley) I Hunt Killers

He Needs Discipline by Dominic Rod

My Sister and the Priest by Rosalyn Coleman

In Decline (stories) by Michael Crane

The Unexpected Gift (The Hunted) by Amanda Shofner

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Give To Readers Who Have Never Read Horror

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Elusive Memories by Amanda Shofner

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: Daybreak by Leigh Wilder

Saturday – Book of the Week: Rogue by Gina Damico

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This was another fun blogging week, but a bit of an up and down reading one. I loved Rogue and Daybreak, and I Hunt Killers was thrilling in its own way, but there were a few books I had been looking forward to that either I didn’t enjoy or were just alright. Still, I have plenty of books that I am excited to get to, so hopefully this next week will be a bit better!

Getting back to consistent posts has been a lot of fun for me, and it has kept me distracted from real life which has been a pain as of late. I’ve been working since May on jumping through all the hoops, but this week I found out I won’t be on campus for at least the first semester back at the University of Minnesota, and I might not be at all depending on a financial aid appeal. If that falls through things get ugly very quickly, but I’ll deal with that if/when it happens.

I don’t have set posts yet for this week, but hopefully I’ll be able to continue this run of daily (or nearly daily anyway) posts! I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great bookish week, and thanks for reading. Enjoy your Sunday!


Sunday Post #22

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I am covering the awesome books I bought when I attended the Minnesota stop of the Mighty Mississippi Book Blast YA Tour!

Book Haul + Swag

Book Haul July 2014

The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr Swag Haul July 2014

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Swag!!! ^.^

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Last Week on the Blog

Sunday – Secrets of the Eternal Rose Trilogy Review

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Pieces by Michael Crane

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: The Wicked Lovers by Kelly Apple

Saturday – Book of the Week: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

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This week was a return to blogging in full force, both here and on my other two blogs that I’m working on. The best part was that it was simply for the love of doing it, and that made it incredibly fun and fulfilling. Being a content creator, even when it is just reviewing other people’s content, has to be a labor of love for me to do it, so times like this are awesome.

I read quite a bit this week too! I finished the Secrets of the Eternal Rose trilogy, read The Murder Complex, breezed through a few novellas that were sitting on my Kindle app, and finished it off with The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr! Having a great bookish week always makes everything better, and this was no exception.

I don’t know what I’ll be posting this coming week, but if the mood continues I’ll likely have at least a fair few for you all. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great bookish week as well, and thanks for reading. Enjoy your Sunday!


Sunday Post #20

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week was the opposite of the last one. I didn’t receive any books at all so we’ll be skipping that portion, but I did have a few great reads that I’ll mention, so let’s get into it! ^.^

Last Week On the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell The Fall

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Covers I Need On My Shelves

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Lessons III by Michael Crane

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: The Dragon’s Bride by Leigh Wilder

Saturday – January & February Wrap-up

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Books Read Last Week

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – 5/5 (Review Above) 

Pressure by Jeff Strand – 4/5 (Truly creepy, really enjoyed it)

Lessons III by Michael Crane – 4/5 (Review Above)

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut – 2/5 (So surprisingly boring)

The Dragon’s Bride by Leigh Wilder – 4/5 (Review Above)

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer – 5/5 (Excellent, can’t wait to continue the series!)

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post

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After getting so many books in the mail last week it was both weird and oddly relieving to not receive any this time around. I am trying to make my TBR piles get smaller after all, even though sometimes it doesn’t seem like it. I was much happier with the books I read this week, though Slaughterhouse-Five still bothers me as for how dull it was with such a great premise, but there is nothing to be done about that. Storm was fantastic, Lessons III and The Dragon’s Bride were great novellas, and Attachments increased my adoration for Rainbow Rowell’s writing prowess.

I posted my 2-month wrap-up very late last night so I encourage you to check that out. I talk about how challenges are going, what my favorite and least favorite books have been so far this year, and a few things I am looking forward to in the next couple months. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #19

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This was a mixed week for me, great for getting books, but blah for reading. First, the new (to me) books!

Book Outlet Binge

The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell 

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Mind Games by Kiersten White

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Seemingly Random Purchases

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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Last Week On the Blog

Monday – Wicked Valentine’s Readathon Vol. 2 Recap

Tuesday – Totally Random Tuesday: What Kind of Reader Are You?

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: In a Handful of Dust

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday – The Battle of the Dragon Slayer

Saturday – Middle Grade Books: Why I Love Them & Need to Read More

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Books Read Last Week

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – 2/5 (Ugh. So disappointed.) unearthly

Sheep and Wolves by Jeremy C. Shipp – 3/5 (Not my favorite of his.)

The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe – 3/5 (Review above)

The Battle of the Dragon Slayer by Leigh Wilder – 4/5 (Review above)

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – 5/5 (Review next week!)

Send in the Clowns by Sheena Stone – 1/5 (No to all of this, ew.)

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This Week On the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #21

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #20

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As you can see the book haul was pretty great this week! I got some new MG to read (see yesterday’s post all about that!), a couple I had been considering for a while (Mind Games & Uses For Boys), and two recommendation books (Bruiser and D&LBoD) from Book Outlet for (as usual) crazy cheap. Attachments was another recommendation book that I saw on ze booktube, and Slaughterhouse-Five is because Crash Course (John Green in this case) is going Literary and it is giving me an excuse to read classics! ^.^

On the other hand is my reading week…goodness that was brutal. I had high hopes for Cruel Beauty with that gorgeous cover, but 2/5 was generous and I’m definitely a black sheep on that one. Speaking of sheep, Sheep and Wolves by one of my favorite authors, Jeremy C. Shipp, wasn’t bad, but comparatively not nearly as good as his other work. Anne Merchant was one I really had been looking forward to and for the most part it let me down, and don’t get me started on the atrocity that was the clown book. *shudders*

The bright spots were The Battle of the Dragon Slayer by my favorite “naughty” author Leigh Wilder, and especially Unearthly by Cynthia Hand which I will be reviewing next Saturday for Book of the Week! They saved what otherwise was a sluggish, disappointing, and altogether blah reading week, but as a whole it was probably the worst I’ve had so far this year.

On the blog I did two more “original” and random posts where I asked what kind of reader are you and also all about middle grade books and how I need more of them in my life, so that was a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #18

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This was a fun week as I received books from all sorts of sources: a book I won, one via ARCycling, a few random orders, and pre-orders!

Book I Won

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – Thanks Ann Aguirre!

Book From ARCycling

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn – Thanks to ARCycling and Gaby from Ella Bee Reads!

Pre-orders

Lady thief

Split Second by Kasie West

Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen

Random Orders

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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Last Week On the Blog

Monday – Cover Reveal: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Tuesday – Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Three by Kristen Simmons

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Tommy Nightmare by J.L. Bryan

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: Taken By the Fairies by Celestia Dew

Saturday – Book of the Week: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl

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Books Read Last Week

Three by Kristen Simmons – 5/5 (Review Above)THREE

Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen – 5/5 (Review To Come)

Split Second by Kasie West – 5/5 (NEED BOOK 3!)

Tommy Nightmare by J.L. Bryan – 2/5 (Review Above)

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch – 5/5 (ALL THE FEELS!)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – 4/5 (Very Powerful)

The Future of Us by Jay Asher – 4/5 (Love Jay Asher!)

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This Week On the Blog

Monday – Wicked Valentine’s Readathon Results

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #20

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #19

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Despite the fact that I managed to read a book a day this week (even though I got more sick) I’m not thrilled with my reading progress. This was the main part of the Wicked Valentine’s Readathon and I wanted to get at least 10 books in during that portion, so while 7 is alright, for a readathon it isn’t stepping up my usual levels at all. However, I didn’t read any novellas this week, everything was full length novels (some of which were even 350-400 or so), so that’s good.

Even though the quantity wasn’t there this week the quality sure was! Lady Thief and Split Second, my two pre-orders for this week, both lived up to every possible expectation I could have had for them and I’m already pining for the next in each series! Three was just as excellent and a wonderful way to end the trilogy, and If You Find Me gave me ALL THE FEELS. So ya, good stuff.

I’ve already read almost half the books I received this week, and will likely pick up another soon because they just look so pretty! I don’t know when I’ll get around to reading The Name of the Wind though, the book is massive. o_o I hope you enjoyed the variety this week with a cover reveal AND a blog tour review, it was a ton of fun to participate in both! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #17

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I bought a bunch of books, ones from Book Outlet, a few from Target, and some via NetGalley! Here we go!

Books From Book Outlet

 Partials by Dan Wells

 Easy by Tammara Webber

 If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

 Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Books From Target

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Books From NetGalley

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Pre-Order

Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Give You All the Feels

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: Gilded by Christina L. Farley

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: The Wicked Dragon by Kelly Apple

Saturday – Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon Vol. 2: Update/Goal Post

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Books Read Last Week

 Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons – 4/5 (Review above)

 This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales – 3/5 (Review to come)

 Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn – 4/5 (Pretty good, review near release)

 Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover – 5/5 (Review above)

 Taken By the Fairies by Celestia Dew – 4/5 – (Review to come)

 This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl – 5/5 – (Review next week)

 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – 2/5 – (Not for me)

 Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor – 3/5 – (Wanted to stab MC, but great writing)

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Cover Reveal!

Tuesday: Blog Tour Post for Three by Kristen Simmons!

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday #19

Thursday: Killing my Kindle

Friday: Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday: Book of the Week

Sunday: Sunday Post #18

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This was another decent reading week, with 8 books in total. Ideally I will be stepping that up this coming week with it being the WWReadathon and all, but I can’t make any promises with school/work in mind. As for all the books…well I binged a little. I had a 25$ GC for Target I hadn’t used since Christmas so that’s why I bought those this week. Book Outlet ones were books I had considered buying multiple times in the past, but they were at good enough bargains to “justify” me giving them a try now. The NG books well… that’s just me wanting to read ALL THE BOOKS. o_o

I have a pretty big post coming up on Tuesday where I’ll be on the blog tour for Three by Kristen Simmons, so I hope you stop by for that if nothing else this coming week! Hopefully I can do the book justice. ^.^ Book of the Week WILL be returning this coming Saturday, so if you are enjoying that feature fear not! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday and the Olympics if you are watching them!


Sunday Post #16

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This was a very exciting week of pre-order goodness! I didn’t get a crazy amount of books, but it was definitely quantity (and excitement level) over quantity!

Pre-orders

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

 Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

 Secret by Brigid Kemmerer

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

Tuesday – Release Day Review: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #17

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Irregular Creatures by Chuck Wendig

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: The Goblin Market by Leigh Wilder

Saturday – “If I Were a Book” Tag

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Books Read Last Week

Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando – 4/5

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab – 5/5

Irregular Creatures by Chuck Wendig – 5/5

The Goblin Market by Leigh Wilder – 4/5

The Wicked Dragon by Kelly Apple – 5/5

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis – 4/5

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday

Tuesday – Totally Random Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #18

Thursday – Killing my Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday – The Wicked Dragon by Kelly Apple

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #17

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This was an admittedly slow reading week. I only read 6 books and two of those were novellas. I ended up working Friday because I got called in and that took up one of my designated reading days where I likely would have read Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons. That is the book I am currently working on, so if I have time today (working around the Super Bowl which I LOVE) that’s what I’ll be reading and likely posting for tomorrow’s Mini Review Monday.

Next week I know I’ll be reading the previously mentioned Breaking Point, and my ARC of Three, which is scheduled to be reviewed on the 11th for the Three Blog Tour, so look for both of those coming up soon. Other then that not too much to report except the return of Book of the Week! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday and football madness! ^.^


Sunday Post #15

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

I didn’t buy any books this week because I’ve got quite a few pre-ordered that come out in the next couple weeks, besides, it isn’t like I have a lack of books I need to read right?

Print TBR 3

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: Fungus of the Heart by Jeremy C. Shipp

Tuesday – Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #16

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Lessons II: Another Morbid Drabble Collection by Michael Crane

Friday – Review: Fosgate’s Game by David C. Cassidy

Saturday – Book of the Week: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

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Books Read Last Week

Vitro by Jessica Khoury – DNF – It wasn’t terrible, but just not for me at all. Disliked the MC a LOT.

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan – 4/5 – Very good but Percy seemed extra oblivious.

The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer – 4/5 – Really enjoyed this as I have with the rest of the series!

Lessons II: Another Morbid Drabble Collection by Michael Crane – 4/5 – (Review above)

A Gnome Problem by Michael Crane – 3/5 – Alright, but not his best.

Taking Her Stepsister by Honey Swell – 3/5 – Not her best work either, but fun.

Fosgate’s Game by David C. Cassidy – 4/5 – (Review above)

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen – 5/5 – (Review above)

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday

Tuesday – Release Day Review of The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #17

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #16

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I’m finally (mostly) healthy, huzzah! I also started my diet this week which is less exciting, but necessary. It was another pretty good week of reading with the exception of my first DNF of the year, but I didn’t let that spoil the week! I continued two series that I’ve almost completed, Percy Jackson and the Olympians & Artemis Fowl, and finally read Scarlet which I enjoyed so much that I immediately went and pre-ordered Lady Thief which comes out next month!

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #14

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

Books I Bought

I went a bit crazy this week, but it was a needed pick-me-up because I’ve been sick for ~2wks and it’s getting to me. Here we go!

POMI cover Pigments of My Imagination by Angela Kulig – I’ve read and reviewed this already (loved it), but I needed a physical copy.

 Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando – Heard mixed things about this one but I’m a sucker for school settings.

 Winger by Andrew Smith – School settings again, also a lot of people have been raving about it lately.

not a drop to drink  Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis – Too much hype from Epic Reads during Tea Time, had to.

 The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – This is all Kat from Katytastic, check her channel out!

 Vitro by Jessica Khoury – Saw it highlighted in new releases somewhere.

 The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe – Same as Vitro & awesome premise!

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Bout of Books 9.0 Recap

Tuesday – Top Ten 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #15

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: The Wicked Woods by Kelly Apple

Saturday – Book of the Week: Pivot Point by Kasie West

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Books Read Last Week

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney – 4/5 – MC was mildly frustrating at times but beautifully written.

The Wicked Wolf by Kelly Apple – 3/5 – Fun at times but during “happy time” it felt off, weird.

Fungus of the Heart by Jeremy C. Shipp – 5/5 – Review on Monday!

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons – 4/5 – MC whined/obsessed over love interest a bit much, but great story.

Pivot Point by Kasie West – 5/5 – (Review above)

Coffin Nails and Other Beasts by Angela Kulig – 4/5 – Enjoyed it quite a bit, definitely worth checking out.

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday – Fungus of the Heart by Jeremy C. Shipp!

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday – Reading Wishlist!

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #16

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #15

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This was a tough week as it was my second battling sickness, but book-wise it was another excellent one. I am still a tiny bit ahead on my challenges, this was the first week of the spring semester for college (I got ahead and did my homework for the month), and I enjoyed all of the books I read. Pivot Point made the week by itself, so freaking good!

Stop by tomorrow for Mini Review Monday to read about one of the best anthologies you’ve probably never heard of! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #13

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

Books I Bought

I only bought one book this week, an eBook that just came out on the 5th, The Wicked Wolf by Kelly Apple. The Wicked Wolf by Kelly Apple

This is book two of the Monstrous Tales series, a naughty Adult series with paranormal fantasies. I read book one, The Wicked Woods, as part of an event in the Bout of Books readathon and really liked it so I can’t wait to check out this one too!

You’ll likely be seeing both of them appearing on the blog soon for Frodo’s Frisky Friday. ^.^

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Bout of Books 9.0 Signup/Goal/Update Post

Tuesday – Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for 2014

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #14

Thursday – Killing My Kindle – Giggles by Michael Crane

Friday – Review of Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Saturday – Book of the Week – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Books Read Last Week

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson – 4/5 – Tough, slow start but came together very well in the end.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – 5/5 (Review Above)

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan – 5/5 – I really, really enjoyed this one, my favorite of the series so far!

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West – 5/5 – I didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did, but it was great.

Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger – 5/5 – I LOVE this series so much! Humor, cool steampunk machines, and fabulous dresses!

Unhinged by A.G. Howard – 4/5 (Review Above)

Giggles by Michael Crane – 2/5 (Review Above)

Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan – 5/5 – This was such a great book, review on this week’s Killing My Kindle!

The Wicked Woods by Kelly Apple – 5/5 – Hilarious, naughty, and a special review of it to come Friday!

Scorch by Gina Damico – 5/5 – This was almost my Book of the Week! Really enjoyed it and can’t wait for Rogue!

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Bout of Books 9.0 Recap/Thoughts Post

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #14

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This was a great week! I enjoyed almost all of the books I’ve read, I’m a tiny bit ahead, and the readathon has been so much fun! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #12

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

This begins my weekly posting of Sunday Post so that I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week.

Books I Received for Christmas

 Reboot by Amy Tintera – I was on the fence for this one, but I liked the premise enough to put it on my list and I got it, sweet!

 Resist by Sarah Crossan – I still need to read Breathe, but I have a good feeling about these books and was thrilled to see the pretty cover of Resist after I tore off the wrapping paper.

 The Future of Us by Jay Asher – This was my gift to me because of how much I loved Thirteen Reasons Why, can’t wait!

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Last Week on the Blog

Goals and Challenges for 2014 – Also includes my weekly schedule for this year!

Killing My Kindle: The Sorcerer’s Daughter by Larry Kollar – My first post on the new eBook feature!

Frodo’s Frisky Friday: Taken by the Centaurs by Celestia Dew – Things get a bit naughty and very humorous.

Book of the Week: Bang by Lisa McMann – Another new feature and me gushing like crazy!

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Books Read Last Week

The Sorcerer’s Daughter by Larry Kollar – 5/5 (Review above)

Bang by Lisa McMann – 5/5 (Review above)

Taken by the Centaurs by Celestia Dew – 5/5 (Mini-review above)

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally – 3/5 – I thought this was pretty good but the MC kinda drove me nuts in the 2nd half.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth – 4/5 – Same thing with Catching Jordan except I liked the story and dialogue a LOT, the MC was just incredibly whiny and indecisive.

Fantasy Life by Matthew Berry – 5/5 – I enjoyed taking a break of fiction to read about fantasy football. Yes, that totally makes sense.

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Bout of Books Readathon Goal Post

Tuesday – Release Day Review of Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #14

Thursday – Killing My Kindle #2

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week #2

Sunday – Sunday Post #13

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It has been a pretty good start to the year! I’ve enjoyed all of the books I’ve read, I’m a tiny bit ahead, and with the readathon next week I should get even farther. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #11

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

It has been ages since I last participated in a Sunday Post! I’m just going to focus on the ones I bought in December, though I will mention buying two favorites of Epic Reads, that being Another Little Piece and Tiger Lily. ^.^ On to the books!

Because of the Hype

 In the After by Demitria Lunetta – I’ve heard on multiple Tea Time broadcasts  that the first 100 pages of this book are AMAZING so I finally gave in.

                       Amazon Sales Are My Weakness

 Breathe by Sarah Crossan

 Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

 Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

 Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrcik

 Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

 The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

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The common theme with all these books, you may have noticed, is that they are all book 1 in a series. All of these are series I have considered diving into in the past, but the sale Amazon had was the deal breaker, I think I got all six (not including In the After) for ~26$ which is pretty great especially with Breathe being hardcover. ^.^

I’m looking forward to trying these series out and hopefully I’ll like all of them and then I’ll have even more books to buy since these have been out for quite a while.

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Last Week on the Blog

Top Ten Books in my Winter TBR

Waiting on Wednesday #12

This Week on the Blog

Mini Review Monday

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #13

Frodo’s Frisky Friday

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I’ll probably do my next Sunday Post after Christmas so look for that! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Sunday Post #10

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

It has been almost a month since the last Sunday Post I participated in. The amount of books I’ve received is a tad on the crazy side so alas I won’t be including pictures this time, but hopefully you’ll enjoy anyway. On to the books!

New Releases

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

Fear the Reaper edited by Joe Mynhardt

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

Once We Were by Kat Zhang

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Vicious by Victoria Schwab

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Long Overdue to Read

The Program by Suzanne Young

Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Fallen by Lauren Kate

The “I Love This Series and I Need to Own All of it NOW” Section

Artemis Fowl Books 1-8 by Eoin Colfer

Random

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Book Haul Talk

So this haul is pretty crazy and that comes from a few areas. The Artemis Fowl series buy was because I mentioned it as part of a Top Ten Tuesday post and realized that I had stopped reading that series for no good reason, I’m now working on fixing that. The Screaming Staircase and a couple of the “long overdue” books, as well as Steelheart were bought at a book signing I went to. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is one I saw at Target and had to grab. As for the rest, well, the “new releases” section is essentially all pre-orders with the exception of The Brokenhearted (awesome premise & cover buy) and Fear the Reaper (Has Jeremy C. Shipp in the anthology and I want a complete collection of his work). So ya, that’s why I got so many freaking amazing books in this haul. However, I may not do another one of these until sometime in early November because, besides pre-orders, I don’t plan on buying many books in the near future. So ya.

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to stop by! Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you in about a month for another Sunday Post! ^.^


Sunday Post #9

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

If you saw my Sunday Post a couple weeks ago you would know that I had planned for it to be a monthly feature. This would allow me to have plenty of books to share as well as news and a good overall recap. Well I’ve accrued 15 books in the last two weeks and if I don’t post this now I’m a bit scared of the number I’d be trying to share by the end of the month. So here we go.

Ze Book Haul

New Releases

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Rogue by Gina Damico

Main Haul/Sequel Mania

A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards

Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Deception by C. J. Redwine

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Fire With Fire by Jenny Han

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Needed It In Print

Attic Clowns by Jeremy C. Shipp

Book Haul Talk

If you read my last Sunday Post two weeks ago you may be wondering why I’m doing another one so soon. The answer is quite simple, I already had built up such a large amount of books that had I waited until the end of the month to do a book haul it would have been a mile long. This haul has new releases (Antigoddess!), ones I’ve read before but wanted a print copy of (Attic Clowns), and a ton of books that I’m really looking forward to. The top section of the stack of books is made up of sequels and while I am looking forward to all of them I haven’t even read book one of any of those series. XD I just couldn’t help myself! Also, at the bottom of the stack are two MG books, Doll Bones and Liesl & Po which I got purely because Kat @ Katytastic really enjoyed them. ^.^

The Last Two Weeks

I am hosting a giveaway (still open!) as part of the Off to Oz Giveaway Hop and am giving away 3 Amazon Gift Cards!

I wrote about the Top Ten books that I wish were taught in schools

Read and reviewed Croak by Gina Damico (which I loved)

Gushed over my pretty new pictures for my weekly features created by the amazing Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal!

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to stop by! Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you in a couple weeks for another Sunday Post! ^.^


Sunday Post #8

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I have decided to make The Sunday Post a monthly feature at the blog and will use it to do a book haul and do a recap of what’s gone on around the blog during the last month.

Ze Book Haul

Bought

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Scorch by Gina Damico

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller

Elemental by Antony John

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

Perdition by Ann Aguirre

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

Vacation, Fungus of the Heart, Cursed & Sheep and Wolves by Jeremy C. Shipp

Won

Fantasy Life by Matthew Berry

Contaminated by Em Garner

Bought and Read Already

Indelible by Dawn Metcalf – 4/5 (Review to come)

Croak by Gina Damico – 4/5 (Review to come)

August was a pretty good month in terms of new books. The Wall O’ Books, aka my print TBR, continues to grow and taunt me as if it knows I can’t read all of the pretties anytime soon. Most of the books in the first picture are ones recommended by Kat over at Katytastic and I love her for it since I really needed some contemporaries to go with all of my fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal stuff. Keeper of the Lost Cities & The Treachery of Beautiful Things were both just released in paperback form so I thought it was a great time to grab them. Perdition, The Beginning of Everything, Gated & Indelible were all brand new releases I had on pre-order. All of the Jeremy C. Shipp books were ones I had been meaning to get for a while and now I finally have them on my shelves! Fantasy Life (all about fantasy football) I won by signing up for a fantasy sports website which was pretty cool and Contaminated was won in a giveaway over at My Shelf Confessions!

Month in Review

I hosted a giveaway as part of the Summer Road Trip Giveaway Hop that was very successful in terms of entries!

Participated in The Books, Brains ‘n Blood and Bout of Books readathons!

Revealed my brand new blog schedule!

I also published 8 reviews including one of the best I’ve ever written, Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin!

What’s Happening in September?

The new schedule is here and begins this week! The only exception will be no Mini Review Monday due to this monthly post going up the day before. However you will get Totally Random Tuesday, YA Wednesday, Frodo’s Frisky Friday and Standard Review Sunday this week! I hope you’re excited for all of that because I’m pumped to get those features going in full swing. ^.^ I will also be hosting a giveaway as part of the Off to Oz Giveaway Hop on September 10th! Finally, my review as part of the Nemesis Blog Tour will go up on September 16th and I’d love for you to check it out! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to stop by! Enjoy your Sunday and see you next month! 🙂


Sunday Post #7

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I post my books that I receive in my Saturday Stacking The Shelves post so for my part I focus on the recap/preview parts of Sunday Post.

Last Week

NaNoWriMo: Day 4 – Waiting For Night

The Infects by Sean Beaudoin – Review (5/5)

NaNoWriMo: Day 5 – Science Interlude

Waiting On Wednesday #6 – River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

NaNoWriMo: Day 6 – Election Interruption

NaNoWriMo: Day 7 – The Day of Zero

NaNoWriMo: Day 8 – Slacking Off

NaNoWriMo: Day 9 – The Second Day of Zero

Stacking the Shelves #9 – Book Haul for the Week (eBook madness)

This Week (Planned but subject to change)

Today – NaNoWriMo: Day 10 – The Return to Awesomeness

Monday – NaNoWriMo: Day 11

Tuesday – NaNoWriMo: Day 12

Wednesday – NaNoWriMo: Day 13 & Waiting on Wednesday #7

Thursday – NaNoWriMo: Day 14 & Mystery Review – Reader’s Choice

Friday – NaNoWriMo: Day 15

Saturday – NaNoWriMo: Day 16 & Stacking the Shelves #10

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NaNoWriMo kicked into full gear this week so that kept me quite busy, or at least it would have had I kept on my daily word count schedule. You can check them out if you can’t get the gist from the short description or just want to read what happened on any given day. This week it will continue and based on my pace I should have no problem “winning” (hitting the 50,000 word mark) sometime during it. To find out where I currently am at and a bit about my most recent day click on the link for today’s post (Day 10).

I did manage to get one review in since The Infects consumed one of my days the week prior. I generally try to keep my reviews to books that have recently come out if at all possible so that they appeal to potential readers. I can do that with this week’s review (I only guarantee one a week since NaNoWriMo takes up so much time) or I can do an older one (think 2011 not 2003). So I will leave it up to anyone who would like to comment leaving their pick for what review I do on Thursday. I will accept feedback both today and Monday.

The Choices:      Outpost by Ann Aguirre

                           Ascension by Sable Grace

                           Sweet Sofie by Elizabeth Reyes

                           Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

                           Lancaster House by Taylor Dean

                           Crewel by Gennifer Albin

                           Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz

                           The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

                           Crank by Ellen Hopkins

                           Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

I am really looking for feedback on what book you want reviewed so that you all will hopefully be as interested in reading the review as possible. ^.^ Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to stop by! Enjoy your Sunday. 🙂


Sunday Post #6

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I post my books that I receive in my Saturday Stacking The Shelves post so for my part I focus on the recap/preview parts of Sunday Post.

Last Week

Haunted Week: It Came From the Web – Five Amazing Book Blogs

Haunted Week: Tricked or Treated – Five Books That Surprised You

Burn For Burn by Jenny Han – Review (4/5)

Haunted Week: Written in the Tombstone – Last Line(s) of Five Books

Waiting On Wednesday #5 – Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid

NaNoWriMo – Initial Post

NaNoWriMo Day 1 – Insane first day of writing!

Stacking The Shelves #8 – Book Haul for the Week

NaNoWriMo Day 2 – The journey continues!

This Week (Planned but DEFINITELY Subject to Change)

Today – NaNoWriMo Day 3 – The day “off”

Monday – Review of The Infects by Sean Beaudoin & NaNoWriMo Day 4

Tuesday – NaNoWriMo Day 5

Wednesday – Waiting On Wednesday #6 & NaNoWriMo Day 6

Thursday – NaNoWriMo Day 7

Friday – NaNoWriMo Day 8 & Feature and Follow? – maybe

Saturday – Stacking The Shelves #9 & NaNoWriMo Day 9

This last week has been crazy as usual! I do want to apologize for only doing the one review last week but I haven’t had the chance to read much lately which makes doing new reviews pretty difficult! I had a blast during Haunted Week which wrapped up, I can’t wait to do something like that again next year when Halloween rolls around. NaNoWriMo, or for those not familiar with it otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month, kicked off this week and my daily posts recapping my days writing began as well. It has been challenging to write as much as I want to and that will be made pretty obvious if you decide to read my Day 3 post which is already up here.

Due to how much time and energy NaNoWriMo takes my reviews will definitely be sporadic as I have mentioned a couple times in my daily NaNo posts. I hope you can forgive me for that! I do have one planned for tomorrow but after that they will be relatively random so I won’t be fixing reviews to dates like I usually do. I will continue to participate in the memes since those are relatively easy to do and hopefully those along with my daily NaNo updates will be enough to tide you over for now. ^.^

Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment on anything I’ve mentioned here and I will make sure to read and possibly reply as well, I do love to read them! Feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to stop by! Enjoy your Sunday. 🙂


Sunday Post #5

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I post my books that I receive in my Saturday Stacking The Shelves post so for my part I focus on the recap/preview parts of Sunday Post.

Last Week

Random Read-A-Thon – Hosted by My Shelf Confessions, it was a blast!

22 on 22 Read-A-Thon – Hosted by Pages of Forbidden Love, went on all week!

Stitch by Samantha Durante – Review (5/5)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – Review (4/5)

Waiting On Wednesday #4 – Fade to Black by Francis Knight

Ghosts of Books Half-Read – Haunted Week Post #1

Owlet by Emma Michaels – Review (2/5)

Bats in Your Book Pages – Haunted Week Post #2

Skeletons on My Bookshelf – Haunted Week Post #3

Stacking The Shelves #7 – This week’s haul!

Back From The Grave – Haunted Week Post #4

This Week (Planned but Subject to Change)

Today – It Came From the Web – Haunted Week Post #5

Monday – Review of Burn For Burn by Jenny Han & Tricked or Treated – Haunted Week Post #6

Tuesday – Written in the Tombstone – Haunted Week Post #7

Wednesday – Waiting On Wednesday #5 & Beware of Book Review – Haunted Week Post #8

Thursday – Crewel Review & NaNoWriMo Begins!

Friday – NaNoWriMo Update #1

Saturday – Stacking The Shelves #8 & NaNoWriMo Update #2

It has been an insane week here and I honestly don’t know how I managed to do it all, but it was a blast! I think I’ll be taking November off of read-a-thons so if there are any I hope those who participate have a blast but I won’t have the time for it this coming month. I hope you enjoyed all of the extra posts with Haunted Week (which will continue a bit longer) and my updates of how the 22 on 22 read-a-thon was going. I was honored last week to have been made a part of the Stitch Blog Tour and am glad that those who have read that particular review enjoyed it. ^.^

As for this week it is another really busy one! There are five more days of double posts not including today which is also one (if you include this post). Starting Thursday the insanity that is NaNoWriMo will begin! For those of you who don’t know you can find out more about it here. The quick summary of NaNoWriMo is it stands for National Novel Writing Month where the goal is to try and write a novel of 50,000 words or more in the month of November. Now you certainly don’t have to write that much but it is the benchmark for the event. It is designed to give people a reason to write as much as they can and to try and achieve their goals, this is for those who have written things of this length before as well as those who haven’t written anything besides what was assigned to them back in school, all levels are welcome! This will be my first NaNoWriMo and I am very excited to participate though I haven’t the foggiest idea how I will write ~1,667 words a day and blog every day as well but I’ll give it my best shot!

It will be another fun week here as we wrap up Haunted Week and participate in the usual memes. I’ll also be doing two book reviews this week. I hope you stop by throughout the week and check up on my NaNoWriMo progress as well as read my other posts! Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment on anything I’ve mentioned here and I will make sure to read and possibly reply as well, I do love to read them! Feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to stop by! Enjoy your Sunday. ^.^


Sunday Post #4

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I post my books that I receive in my Saturday Stacking The Shelves post so for my part I focus on the recap/preview parts of Sunday Post.

Last Week

Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer – Review (4/5)

The Reanimation of Edward Schuett by Derek J. Goodman – Review (4/5)

Random Post about Reminiscing and Books – Check this one out if you haven’t already! Please?

Waiting On Wednesday #3 – The Racketeer by John Grisham

Here Lies Death by Harlan Vaughn – Review (4/5)

Feature and Follow #2 – Stepping out of the “usual” genre(s)

Halloween/October Events – Bonus post about what I’ll be doing in the next two weeks!

Stacking The Shelves #6 – This week’s haul!

This Week (Planned but Subject to Change)

Monday – Review of Stitch by Samantha Durante & Initial post about Read-a-thon

Tuesday – Review of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater & 1st update post about Read-a-thon

Wednesday – Waiting On Wednesday #4, 2nd update post about Read-a-thon & Ghosts of Books Half-Read

Thursday – Review of Owlet: Society of Feathers #1 by Emma Michaels, 3rd update post about Read-a-thon & Bats in Your Book Pages

Friday – Feature and Follow #3, 4th update post about Read-a-thon & Skeletons on My Bookshelf

Saturday – Stacking The Shelves #7, 5th update post about Read-a-thon & Back From the Grave

As usual it has been a pretty fun week here! I finally got to read Dark Light of Day which I had been looking forward to for months and really enjoyed it. I also read both of the books I had received in exchange for reviews and hopefully Derek and Harlan were happy with them! 🙂 The usual memes were a blast this week and I received plenty of great books both in the mail and in eBook format so I’ll be diving into more of those soon too!

This week will have the usual combination of memes and reviews including my review of The Raven Boys which I received an eBook copy of last week and tore into like a madman…or hobbit. I wonder what a madhobbit would look like…maybe like Gollum? Anyway, I digress. So I made a bonus post (link above) on Friday about the two Halloween/October events I will be partaking in. As you can see from the schedule above, and as I am slowly starting to fully grasp, I’m going to be really busy…and updating a lot. I hope that is a good thing for you. o.o Seriously though, I think the next couple weeks will be really fun and I can’t wait to experience all the bookish awesomeness that I know will await me. I really encourage you to go check out that post and if either event seems interesting to you please do join up and have fun with us! You don’t have to be like me (in other words a total nut job) and do every single thing, just reading one book during the read-a-thon or posting on one of the Halloween events would be fantastic! Anyway, there should be something fun for you to read every day so make sure to stop by! ^.^

Thank you for reading! I would love it if you leave a comment either with your own Sunday Post or what you think about what I posted last week or what I will be doing this week! Oh, and how many of you have participated in a read-a-thon? If you have what is your favorite part and if you haven’t what has held you back? Enjoy your Sunday! 🙂


Sunday Post #3

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I post my books that I receive in my Saturday Stacking The Shelves post so for my part I focus on the recap/preview parts of Sunday Post.

Last Week

Fraterfest: My Thoughts & Results – Recap of what happened during the amazing Fraterfest!

The Red Serpent Trilogy by Rishabh Jain – Review (DNF)

Waiting On Wednesday #2 – Masquerade by Sarah-Jane Lehoux

Feature and Follow #1 – Jeremy C. Shipp’s Attic Clowns books

Stacking The Shelves #5 – This week’s haul including an impressive amount of print books!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – A Read-A-Thon held in honor of Dewey, still ongoing!

This Week (Planned but Subject to Change)

Today – Review of Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer

Monday – Review of The Reanimation of Edward Schuett by Derek J. Goodman

Tuesday – Random Post about Reminiscing and Books

Wednesday – Waiting On Wednesday #3

Thursday – Review of Here Lies Death by Harlan Vaughn

Friday – Feature and Follow #2

Saturday – Stacking The Shelves #6

If you have followed me long enough to have read my Sunday Post from last week you would know I had planned to post both the review of Dark Light of Day and The Reanimation of Edward Schuett last week. I am so sorry, I’m a bad blogger I know, try to forgive me! 😦 If I had slept enough lately I could explain exactly why I was unable to post them on-time but alas. I believe it was a combination of adding Feature and Follow to my growing list of memes I participate in (now at 4!), the discovery of Dewey’s Read-A-Thon and my attempt at visiting all of the WoW & FF posts to interact with other bloggers that just had me crazy busy and exhausted. I will bounce back this week though I swear!

As you can see it is another packed week here as I will be participating in my usual array of memes and I’ll also post three reviews including Dark Light of Day which will be posted sometime this afternoon/night. Participating in this Read-A-Thon has allowed me to finish all three of the books I’ll be posting reviews of which has been insanely helpful and MAYBE will even let me get ahead a bit so I’m not staying up for 48 hours and then crashing for ten repeatedly. ^.^

My blog does have “Randomness” in the title and I have thus far included very little of that spontaneity which will change with Tuesday’s post! I won’t give too much away but suffice it to say it will include a CRAZY large amount of books, so big that I chose not to even include them in my Stacking The Shelves posts, they needed their own day! So be excited for that! You can see I am excited for it too, look at all of those exclamation points. 😀

That’s all from me for this post. As I am typing this I am still participating in the Read-A-Thon so I will be mostly reading for another 8.5 hours including Burn For Burn which is my treat to myself for reading my books I got in exchange for reviews. ^.^ I hope this week’s schedule peaks your interest and if you would like to subscribe in any way that would be amazing! Oh, don’t forget to comment! I love each and every one of them, they seriously make my day! Enjoy your Sunday! 🙂


Sunday Post #2

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I post my books that I receive in my Saturday Stacking The Shelves post so for my part I focus on the recap/preview parts of Sunday Post.

Last Week

Conner by Miranda Stork – “Play-By-Play” Review (3/5)

Fraterfest Read-A-Thon – Main Post

Full-Throttle Space Tales #6 – Space Battles – Review (5/5)

Waiting On Wednesday – Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Shades of War by Sarah-Jane Lehoux – Review (5/5)

Fraterfest Read-A-Thon Schedule – Challenges & Reading List

Attic Clowns: Volumes 1 & 2 by Jeremy C. Shipp – Mini Review (5/5)

This Week (Planned but Subject to Change)

Monday – Fraterfest Recap & thoughts

Tuesday – The Red Serpent Trilogy Review

Wednesday – Waiting On Wednesday

Thursday – Dark Light of Day Review

Friday – The Reanimation of Edward Schuett Review

Saturday – Stacking The Shelves

As you can see it will be another highly active week from me. ^.^ I may also do my first ever Feature & Follow Friday next week but I have yet to decide on that, will depend on how I’m doing with my reviews and everything else going on prior. I’m really excited to read Dark Light of Day as I was able to read the first three chapters in an Ace/Roc sampler I won before it came out and it seems fantastic! You can likely expect a gushing review on that one unless something weird changes. =)

That’s all from me for this post, I hope the schedule for next week looks interesting and fun-filled enough for you to want to stop on by again! Follow me if you like via any of the usual methods, oh and comment! I read all the comments and if you have a Sunday Post feel free to link me up so I can check it out! As always thanks for reading, enjoy your Sunday! 🙂


Sunday Post

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Since I already post the books I’ve received in the last week in my Stacking The Shelves post I will use the Sunday Post as a way to give you readers a heads up as to what is coming this week and a recap of what has been posted in the previous one.

Last Week

Mirrors of Anguish by R.P. Kraul – Review (2/5)

Thief by Sarah-Jane Lehoux – Review (5/5)

Sparkles and Lightning 1000 Followers Giveaway

Stacking The Shelves – Book Haul

This Week (Planned but subject to change)

Conner by Miranda Stork  – Review

Space Battles courtesy of Flying Pen Press – Review

Shades of War by Sarah-Jane Lehoux – Review

Attic Clowns: Volume Two by Jeremy C. Shipp – Review

Stacking The Shelves – Book Haul

I may be participating in a couple more memes this week (think Waiting on Wednesday and the like) if I have the time but I can’t promise anything as I still need to read quite a bit in order to do this week’s reviews. 🙂 Oh and if you don’t follow me on twitter (@1FantasyFanatic if you’d like to change that :p) the review for Conner will be a bit different than my usual ones. I won’t give too much away but look for that either tonight or early tomorrow. Thank you so much for stopping by, if you like what you saw feel free to subscribe via email, networked blogs or linky followers! If you leave links to your Sunday Posts (whether in this meme or not) I do stop by every one! Have a great Sunday and happy reading!