Jun 30
2015 Audiobook Challenge: Q2 Update

2015 Audiobook Challenge: Q2 Update

Julie’s 2015 Audiobook Challenge Update: In my Q1 update post I mentioned that I am hoping to reach the Marathoner level. I know I can reach the lower levels of “My Precious” easily so I kind of want to challenge myself, since audio books are like the only way I read these days anyway. (Thank you 3 hour round trip commute Houston traffic!) Below are the two levels I’m looking at meeting. My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50 Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+ Currently, as of the end of Q2, I have read 26 audio books… Read more »

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Jun 29
Death, and the Girl He Loves Review

Death, and the Girl He Loves Review

Death and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones Series: Darklight #2 Publisher: Macmillan Date Published: October 8th 2013 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 272 Audiobook Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins Audiobook Narrator: Lorelei King Rating: Description: From Darynda Jones, the New York Times bestselling author of Death and the Girl Next Door and Death, Doom & Detention, comes Death and the Girl He Loves, the exciting third book in her new young adult series DarklightThe fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that… Read more »

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Jun 28
Chat Between Chapters: Books that made you bawl like a baby

Chat Between Chapters: Books that made you bawl like a baby

 Tell us about those books that made you ugly cry. What books made you bawl like a baby?  Julie: Honestly, I’m really not much of a book crier. No book has made me ugly cry, but maybe a few did make me tear up. I’d say The Fault In Our Stars is one such book. Another example is Wonder.  Rose: So the first book that ever made me cry while reading was in second grade and the name of the book was A Taste of Blackberries. That book was soooo sad. Then in fourth grade it was Beauty by Bill… Read more »

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Jun 26
Book Review – Be With Me (Wait for You #2)

Book Review – Be With Me (Wait for You #2)

Be with Me by J. Lynn, Jennifer Armentrout Series: Wait for You #2 Publisher: Harper Collins Date Published: February 4th 2014 Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance Format: eBook Pages: 384 Rating: Description: From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wait for You. Do Teresa and Jase have a real shot at getting together or will life get in the way? Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, life-changing kiss. Then she got… Read more »

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Jun 25
That’s what HE said Thursday- June 25, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday- June 25, 2015

Every Thursday we are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Julie’s Quote: “You knocked out Ben McCrary?” he asked, eyes wide. “It was an accident,” I said again. “I threw the ball harder than I meant to.” Dex burst into laughter. “Oh my God, that is the greatest thing I’ve heard all week. You are my new hero.” Squinting at me, he leaned in and said, “Serious, I might actually be in love with you now. Would it be awkward if we made out?” –Dex… Read more »

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Jun 22
School Spirits review

School Spirits review

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Date Published: May 14th 2013 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 304 Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins Audiobook Narrator: Cris Dukehart Rating: Description: Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy’s mom decides they need to take a break. Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been… Read more »

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Jun 21
Chat Between Chapters: Books that ruined you for other books

Chat Between Chapters: Books that ruined you for other books

  Have any books ruined you for other books? Did you read something just so amazing that other books just can’t compare? Do share!  Julie: I think there are some books that are so well-written that they can ruin you for other books in a similar genre/style. We can’t help but compare. I think Colleen Hoover’s earlier books ruined me for contemporary and NA romances. Colleen Hoover’s earlier works also ruined me for Colleen Hoover, since she set the bar so high at first. #Sorrynotsorry. I think The Hunger Games ruined me for other dystopias, since it led the way… Read more »

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Jun 19
Book Review – One Tiny Lie

Book Review – One Tiny Lie

One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #2 Publisher: Simon and Schuster Date Published: June 11th 2013 Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Women, New Adult, Romance Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Rating: Description: In this follow-up novel to the top-selling Ten Tiny Breaths, Livie Cleary faces a new set of challenges as she navigates freshman year at Princeton, wild parties, and the gorgeous rowing team captain who is everything she doesn’t want in a guy, or so she thinks…“Make me proud.” These were the last words Livie’s father ever spoke to her. In the seven years since her… Read more »

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Jun 18
That’s what HE said Thursday- June 18, 2015

That’s what HE said Thursday- June 18, 2015

Every Thursday we are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Julie’s Quote: “Not everything about me is cute.” “That’s true. Some things are cute. The rest are sexy.” His voice was low as he leaned toward me. “So amazingly, agonizingly sexy that it’s a wonder I can get anything done when all I ever think about is the taste of your lips and the touch of your fingertips on my skin and the way your legs feel when I—” “Adrian,” I interrupted. His eyes… Read more »

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Jun 17
Fifty Shades of Grey Book vs Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey Book vs Movie Review

Series: Description: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey. Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Stars: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson Writers: Kelly Marcel (screenplay), E.L. James (novel) Information from IMDB.                Julie’s Review –   Book:    Movie: The Fifty Shades books were so-so, addicting, but not all that great. The movie on the other hand was very well done. All the things that were special in the book were done very well on the screen. I was expecting more of a porno but all the sexual scenes… Read more »

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