Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top Ten Authors On My Auto-Buy List

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Look at that a chance to gush about our favorite authors. (Cough, cough Meg Cabot.)

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Goddess Inheritance - Review

The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published: February 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.

During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.
In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.
With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.
Even if it costs her eternity.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Black Moon Book Tour + Giveaway

Black Moon by Jessica McQuay

Bye Bye Love-a-thon

And we've reached the end of another love-a-thon, I don't know how those of you that have been doing this all day have done it. But my eyes are about done looking at this screen. Although chances are that they are bothering me because I took a quick book hunting break in a store that was not only freezing but so dark I couldn't even see the book titles in front of me.

I don't know how many comments I left but I think somewhere in the middle there I might have been posting duplicate comments on some blogs. Sorry if that was you, my connection kept cutting off so I wasn't sure if the comment went through and ended up hitting the button twice. I think in once case it might have been three.
Extra love!
Even if it was redundant.

Mini Challenge #5 - My Top Blogging Moment

To quote myself in my interview, when asked my "best experience:"

Other than getting to discover a lot more amazing books. I'd say my best experience would be last year when Mandy at The Romance Bookie asked if I'd co-host a Meg Cabot blog hop (the Meg-a-Readers), which she tweeted about, and Meg herself ended up not only helping to spread the word about it but sponsoring the giveaways we had throughout the two month event. It was so cool being mentioned on her blog and looking at the Referring URLs section on my blog and seeing megcabot.com. I think I have a screenshot of it.

Turns out I do have the screenshot.

(And a moment of not-so-shameless promotion this year's Meg-a-Readers hop was announced this morning.)

Love-a-thon Mini Challenge #3

I've mentioned before that not only do I love music but I love it when authors give their books playlist. And when I saw this was going to be a challenge I wanted to come up with something. But I didn't.
And now as late as I'm writing this post, (I honestly don't know where the last 24 hours have gone. Well other than this.) I've still got nothing.
So I owe you a new playlist.

For now I figure it'd be a good time to share some past playlist.

Top Ten Books I'd Give a Song
Sentence to Song Challenge from the Wicked Winter Read-a-thon (the song choice here was also shared in my top ten list, but this post had a Disney video.)

Meg Cabot Fans Reunite!

That's right!
We're back again with the 2nd Annual Meg-a-Readers Blog Hop!

Last year's Meg-a-Readers was so successful and so much fun, that there was no way we couldn't not do it again this year!

A Hard Day's Night

I just feel like now would be a good time to listen to The Beatles.

Just don't tell my parents. I recently bought a shirt with them on it and have been listening to them more than usual so it might freak out my parents a bit.
But then again I'm always scaring people with my music choices.
I think if they could they'd blame it on a guy, but they know the randomness in my choices is about 90 percent all me.
The other 10 are books.

Love-a-thon Mini Challenge #2

Alright my response for this challenge might be more sentence than poetic but I was working with what's in front of me, that being the collection of books at the bottom of this blog.
So I gave myself the added challenge of only using my 5 starred books.
Insatiable (Insatiable #1) Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange, #3) Now You See Her A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court Cleopatra's Daughter

Insatiable, tempestuous,
now you see her a great and terrible beauty,
the second empress: Cleopatra's daughter.

Love-a-thon Mini- Challenge #1

This is a "Best of" list but I'm calling these blogs "My Favorite" instead.

The Book Vixen
Fantastic Book Review
Literary Meanderings

Book Discussions
For Those About To Read...
The Irish Banana
(As hard as I tried I could not think of a third.)

Blog Layout:
Ruby's Reads
Book Chick City
Workaday Reads

Random Weekly Post (I really couldn't come up with a better way to phrase that)
The Starry-Eyed Revue - "Covers by Katie" is adorable.
Tales of Whimsy - "Random Loveliness" perfect for those who love having multiple pages open aka procrastinators.
Tynga's Reviews - "Daring You To Read" I was actually recently trying to come up with something like this, but I'm always trying to come up with things I'll rarely do. So yay, someone already does it.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fellow Blogger Interview

Because why should we just interrogate authors?
I mean interview.
I shouldn't even being joking like that, since I just snapped at someone for doing that to me.
I know it's an unfamiliar concept but I'm eating. Food goes in my mouth, I chew, swallow, and am less crabby when you ask me such obvious questions like what am I doing, when you can clearly see I have food in my hand.

Okeydokey drama moment over.
These interviews were so much fun to do. I loved having to do them in school, the last time I did was for my journalism class, I remember my partner was so baffled by some of my answers I would have loved to seen what she wrote about me.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tune In Tuesday - Moulin Rouge

Tune In Tuesday Love Song Edition Button
Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! The feature was originally created and hosted by Ginger over at GReads! but can now be found over at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands.
I am so behind with these!
So much so, that the month is all but over and this is my first Love Song post. The days have run in on me. I had my song choices but they never made it past my head.
This might be the only Tune In post I do this month so I might as well stick to the usual musical blah, blah.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hereafter (Reaper #2) - Review & Giveaway

Hereafter by Jennifer Snyder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Release Date: February 18, 2013
Genre: Young Paranormal Romance

In Death I could finally see the importance of Life…

After being forced to become a Reaper Council member and being torn away from the one she loves, Rowan Harper must learn to accept her altered Fate as well as her death and move on. A task easier said than done, especially when witnessing those you love suffer in the wake of your death.

When an unlikely alli provides information that could change everything, Rowan sets out on a journey through Purgatory with her beloved by her side and a nonchalant Tracker to learn the true meaning of the word sacrifice. Another task which seems easier said than done, especially with the threat of Purgatory’s ability to corrupt your soul the longer you’re in its grip looming above their heads.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Get Stiched for Valentine's Day Blog Tour

Get Stitched For V-Day

Stitch (Stitch Trilogy, #1)Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa’s body screams at her to run… but yet she’s powerless to move. Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees – and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell – Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers. Because what Alessa hasn’t figured out yet is that she’s not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university’s idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface… The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.

Read a Chapter Sample of Stitch by Samantha Durante 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hating Heidi Foster - Review

Hating Heidi FosterHating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published October 25th 2012 by Alluvion Press

Mae McBride and Heidi Foster were the very best of friends. Tied at the hip from early elementary school, their relationship was the stuff of storybooks, legendary even, in the minds of their high school classmates.
That is, until Mae's father died while saving Heidi's life. When Mae finds out, she blames Heidi. She blames her father for putting Heidi ahead of her. She blames her friends for taking Heidi’s side. She begins to unravel amid that blame and her uncontrollable and atypical anger.
At the same time Heidi is beset by guilt, falls into depression and stops eating properly; wasting away physically and emotionally while waiting for Mae to let her back into the friendship she misses so dearly.
Mae, consumed by her hatred of Heidi, the confusion regarding her father’s motives, the perceived desertion of her friends and her mother’s grief, loses more and more of herself.
What could possibly bring these two old friends back to each other? A miracle?
Hating Heidi Foster, is a young adult novel about the place of honor true friendships hold in our lives. It is about suffering and loss and the ethics of grief. It is about a deep and painful conflict, the bright light of selflessness and sacrifice and the love that rights the ship and carries us safely to port.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Quotable Quote

Before I share my quote can we talk about Valentine's Day?

Some people are into it, some aren't. Am I the only one noticing that the people that aren't into it talk about it way more than the people that are?
These people will go on and on about why they refuse to acknowledge the day, but they are acknowledging it by doing so.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top Ten Favorite Romances [in Books]

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I don't read too many romances. For me a romance is just a sub-plot in the story.
But I'm totally the type to go on how I love their love. Recently I kept saying that a certain book (which I almost featured this Thursday because it) had me running or believing in "the power of love."
Thankfully I didn't sing the song.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wicked Valentine Update

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon

Pages read: sadly only 109.
It would have been more but on Friday, just as I was getting into it, I was asked to join in on a girl's night for Saturday.
I know I should have given the right answer: NO, go away I'm reading! But strangely enough one of the characters in my book was being very timid and going on about how she loved her solitude and couldn't dare to go for what she really wanted.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-thon

Wicked Valentine's Read-a-Thon

This post can also be known as me catching up on my posting from the last week and a half. Two reasons for that: 1. Besides telling you what I hope to read this week (as soon as I figure it out) and going yay read-a-thon! I really don't have much else to say. Which leads me to 2. I really did want to post but  I just didn't get to, so now that I'm here.
When in Rome, do as the Romans.
Or in my case start blacking out.