Apr 09
City of Bones review

City of Bones review

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Series: Mortal Instruments #1 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date Published: March 27, 2007 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Paperback Rating: Description:  Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the… Read more »

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Apr 06
Giveaway: Signed Copies of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Giveaway: Signed Copies of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire came to Katy Budget Books to do a signing and we picked up a copy of each book, Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster, to giveaway to *one* lucky reader!  See, they’re signed! This signed copy and its mate will soon be in the hands of one lucky reader!  See that photo below? That’s her signing one of the copies. Look how excited she is to be talking with her fans! Goodreads description of Beautiful Disaster: INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE. Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby… Read more »

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Apr 05
Why I started this blog – Julie’s story

Why I started this blog – Julie’s story

 Hey everyone. I’ve been a reader on and off during my life. I would read a book a night back in elementary and middle school. But at some point in high school I lost my way. I’m happy to say I got back on track toward the end of college and have been making up for lost time ever since. When I was first introduced to Goodreads several years ago I started tracking how many books I read per year. I went from reading mid-30s number of books one year to over 100 books the next and have been keeping… Read more »

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Apr 04
Walking Disaster Review

Walking Disaster Review

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire Series: Beautiful #2 Publisher: Atria Books Date Published: April 2, 2013 Genres: New Adult Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Rating: Description: Can you love someone too much?Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brin…more Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died:… Read more »

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Apr 04
Dallas Book Signing

Dallas Book Signing

On Sunday, January 20, 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a book signing at A Real BookStore in Fairview, Texas, just north of Dallas.  Was this signing close? Not exactly. I made the 4.5 hour (300 miles) trip by car and stayed overnight with a friend in Sherman, Texas which is just over 20 minutes away from the book store.  I know, crazy, right? Well, not really when you consider that Jamie McGuire, Tammara Webber and Colleen Hoover were all going to be under one roof to sign books and answer questions and WOW! But still, 300 miles, Rose! Well, sheesh, there was a woman who… Read more »

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