Sep 30
October 2013 Read-a-Thons Challenges

October 2013 Read-a-Thons Challenges

  Julie’s October Read-A-Thon Challenges: October is an exciting month because of HALLOWEEN! YES! So since I’m already planning on enjoying some spooky reads (and since paranormal is my genre of choice anyway) I figured I’d join in with some fun Read-a-Thon Challenges and interact with others enjoying some good spooky or creature-filled books. I figured since I’m doing several that run during the same time frame that I would just do one intro post for them all. Hope no one minds too much. I just thought having so many individual posts would be a bit overkill. I’m going to list the challenges… Read more »

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Sep 27
Losing Hope Review

Losing Hope Review

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover Series: Hopeless #2 Publisher: Atria Books Date Published: July 8, 2013 Genres: New Adult Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Rating: Description: In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts. In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery. Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing… Read more »

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Sep 27
Feature and Follow Friday – Sept 27, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday – Sept 27, 2013

Feature for Sept 27, 2013 –  Activity! Reading Nook Tour: Give us a tour of your favorite reading spots.   Rose: okay so my fave reading spots are the usual… in the bath, in bed, at work, in the car, on the couch, on the sofa in my library…. But I really wish I had better reading spots… like wouldn’t it be cool to read a book under the tree that overhangs the pond at the horse barn with my horse, Kissy quietly grazing nearby? Yeah I thought so too! However, the reality is bird poop, humidity, sweaty skin with damp grass… Read more »

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Sep 26
That’s what HE said Thursday- September 26, 2013

That’s what HE said Thursday- September 26, 2013

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.   Rose’s Quote: “I just . . . want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress. Just for a few minutes more.” –Will Traynor to Lou Clark (Me Before You by: Jojo Moyes) I liked this Will.  This side of Will was one that we only caught glimpses of here and there.  I felt so much for Will. This was the first quote that really made me take a… Read more »

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Sep 24
Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels Ever

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels Ever

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme run by The Broke and the Bookish Top 10 of the best sequels ever:    Rose’s Top Ten Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander) Insurgent (Divergent) Catching Fire (Hunger Games) Barely Breathing (Reason To Breathe) Where You Are (Between the Lines) Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry) Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman) The Winter Rose (The Tea Rose) New Moon (Twilight) Faking It (Losing It)      Julie’s Top Ten Catching Fire (Hunger Games) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter) Shudder (Stitch) Insurgent (Divergent) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) Rogue (Shifters) The… Read more »

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Sep 23
Book Tour: Pure and Sinful by  Killian Mcrae

Book Tour: Pure and Sinful by Killian Mcrae

Pure and Sinful Pure Souls Book One Killian Mcrae Genre: paranormal romance Publisher: Tulipe Noire Press Book Description: When it turns out your ex was actually a sexy demon sent by the devil to seduce you to evil, you’d think the next guy, no matter what he’s like, couldn’t be a worse decision. Enter Father Marc Angeletti, a smooth talking piece of forbidden fruit with onyx eyes and a razor wit, and Riona Dade may as well start packing her luggage for damnation now. But come Hell or… well, Hell, Marc, Riona, and demigod Dee Zitka have a mission: serve… Read more »

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Sep 22
Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon (Sept 8 – 21, 2013) Wrap Up Post #TackleTBR

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon (Sept 8 – 21, 2013) Wrap Up Post #TackleTBR

The lovely ladies from Colorimetry and Tressa’s Wishful Endings hosted The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon from September 8th to September 21st. Here’s my wrap up post so you can see how I did.   Julie’s Read-A-Thon Results: My goal was to read 8 books. I actually read 9 books. Below is a breakdown of when I finished each of these books. September 8:  Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake (paperback, 316 pages) Eyes Ever to the Sky byKatie French (ebook, approximately 194 pages) September 9: n/a September 10 Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover (ebook, approximately 336 pages) September 11: n/a September 12: n/a September 13: The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (audio,… Read more »

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Sep 20
Anna Dressed in Blood Review

Anna Dressed in Blood Review

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Series: Anna #1 Publisher: Tor Teen Date Published: August 30, 2011 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Paperback Rating: Description: Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead, keeping pesky things like the future and friends at… Read more »

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Sep 20
Feature and Follow Friday – Sept 20, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday – Sept 20, 2013

Feature for Sept 20, 2013 –  What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them?   Rose:     If you Give A Mouse A Cookie, The Tiny Seed, Where The Wild Things Are, The Monkey and the Crocodile. The Monkey and the Crocodile was one of my all time favorites. My grandma used to read it to me every night before bed.  Sometimes she even fell asleep reading it to me. I chose this book for show and tell in first grade and we were required to read to the class. This… Read more »

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Sep 19
That’s what HE said Thursday- September 19, 2013

That’s what HE said Thursday- September 19, 2013

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.   Rose’s Quote: “Hey,” he says again, sitting down next to me as though he knows me well. “Need rescuing?”  –Jace to Samantha (My Life Next Door by: Huntley Fitzpatrick) I liked Jace from the moment he said this to Samantha.  Jace is an amazing book boyfriend. This is an awesome book.   Julie’s Quote: “I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.” and “Sleep,” he says…. Read more »

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