Monthly Archives:: September 2014

Sep 30
Goals/Resolutions for 2014 – September Update

Goals/Resolutions for 2014 – September Update

Description:      Rose’s List of 2014 New Year’s Resolutions/Goals: To be fair, only a few of my resolutions are book related. Here they are in no particular order:   Walk Maddox at least once a day, every day. For those who do not know, Maddox is my 1 year of Doberman puppy. To say he is full of energy is an understatement.  I have taken him for an off leash walk around our walking trails in our community. It takes about 45 minutes. I come back exhausted. He comes back spritely and with an exuberant spring in his step…. Read more »

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Sep 30
Who Doesn’t Love A Handsomely Hot Hero? Guest Post by Denise Moncrief

Who Doesn’t Love A Handsomely Hot Hero? Guest Post by Denise Moncrief

  Guest Post: Who Doesn’t Love A Handsomely Hot Hero? by Denise Moncrief Who doesn’t love a handsomely hot hero? Well, at least I do. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. If they were all the same, that would be boring, and then these guys wouldn’t be heroes, would they? When everyone is the same, no one stands out. When I begin writing the hero, I have to confess, I don’t have a mental picture of the man yet. Maybe that’s because I’m a certified pantser—I usually don’t outline or do character sketches before I write. I have the… Read more »

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Sep 29
2014 Challenges Q3 wrap up post

2014 Challenges Q3 wrap up post

Description:   As you can see, I signed up for way too many challenges this year. Since I’ve been super busy with the move, reading time hasn’t really been easy to find. So I thought I’d do a quarterly wrap up rather than monthly wrap up posts. Goal:  Easy Listening Listen to and review 12+ audio books. [Requires linking up reviews] Progress: I’m surprised I’ve met my goal already, but I guess I picked an easy goal for this one. So here’s the list so far: Starters by Lissa Price All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry The Diviners… Read more »

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Sep 28
Chat Between Chapters: If You Listen to Audio Books, Do You Read the Book, too?

Chat Between Chapters: If You Listen to Audio Books, Do You Read the Book, too?

 Do you still read the book after listening to the audio book? Do you listen to the audio book after reading the book?  Julie: I don’t think I’ve ever read the book after listening to the audio version. I tend to let the audio version be the version I read and move on to the next. I’ve said before I don’t re-read very often. However, I have listened to a few books after reading them in their print or electronic counterparts if I choose to re-read. This typically happens right before a movie comes out for a book I read… Read more »

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Sep 26
Sharing the Bookish Love – Sept 26, 2014

Sharing the Bookish Love – Sept 26, 2014

Sharing the Bookish Love is our newest feature where we share some of our favorite posts we have recently come across on the book blogosphere. If there’s a recent post you want us to share, feel free to let us know.   Thought-provoking Discussions: Parajunkee dishes on bad narrators in audiobooks. A Night’s Dream of Books defends Stephenie Meyer’s writing. So Obsessed With shares why you should be true to yourself in your book selections. Notebook Sisters shares 28 reasons why being a bookworm actually sucks. Do you agree? Rabid Reads asks, could you/would you buy books blindly? A Reader of… Read more »

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Sep 25
That’s what HE said Thursday- September 25, 2014

That’s what HE said Thursday- September 25, 2014

Every Thursday we are hosting a brand new meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Julie’s Quote: –David to Tally (Uglies by: Scott Westerfeld)  I think what is extra cool about this quote is the quote in relation to the plot line. Since Tally is considered an “Ugly” until she has the operation, having David call her beautiful because of how she perceives and understands the world around her is quite awesome. Please leave a comment after linking up. Don’t forget to hop around and visit other… Read more »

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Sep 24
Uglies Review

Uglies Review

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Series: Uglies Publisher: Simon and Schuster Date Published: 2011-05-03 Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Format: eBook Pages: 406 Rating: Description: Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license – for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally… Read more »

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Sep 22
Top Ten Places I Most Want to Travel To, Guest Post by Sarah Mäkelä

Top Ten Places I Most Want to Travel To, Guest Post by Sarah Mäkelä

Guest Post: Top Ten Places I Most Want to Travel To by Sarah Mäkelä  I’m probably a little different from most people in my choices. I’m not crazy about beaches or hot weather. I’m entirely fascinated with snow and Scandinavia and Russia. With that out of the way, here we go… Yellowstone National Park – I went as a child, but I’d love to go again now that I can really enjoy the beautiful scenery. Transylvania – I’ve been to other parts of Romania, but I’d love to visit Transylvania and see Bran Castle. There’s so much history, and well… Vlad… Read more »

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Sep 21
Chat Between Chapters: Who Prefers First? What about Third? and What the Heck is Second…

Chat Between Chapters: Who Prefers First? What about Third? and What the Heck is Second…

 When it comes to points of view in books, do you prefer first or third? And what the heck is second person? Have you read a book in second person?  Julie: I think it really depends on the type of book for me to like the third or first person perspective. Some books are really well done in first person and you the reader really get a good feel for the main character. I also enjoy first person in POV changes so you get inside the mind of both/each character. Sometimes though when the main character is annoying as hell,… Read more »

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Sep 20
The TBR Tag

The TBR Tag

The TBR Tag I was tagged by Jessica at Strung Out on Books. How do you keep track of your TBR pile? Well, I use the Goodreads to-read shelf, but it has mostly become a shelf to show interest in a book since there are just more books there than I can read in a lifetime. I mentioned needing to become immortal, right? I have a separate to-read-soon shelf for books I actually recently purchased and should read soon. But of course there are books I don’t own yet but still really want to read, so I’m not too sure… Read more »

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