Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday [27]


If you are fond of lists, especially Top 10 lists, this feature is the one to go with! Every week, the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish post a topic of their choice. Participating bloggers are asked to list their top 10's. I like to participate whenever I can. I love this idea, and often go a little crazy with adding 15, even 20 in my posts. Hehe!

Top Ten Books: For People Who Don't Typically Read Books
 
Believe it, or not, this was not an easy list to come up with. I tried thinking of all the books that grabbed me and held me tight as I was reading them. Each of these books I rated 5 of 5. Might as well share the books that wowed me, right? So, in my typical fashion, my Top Ten is really a Top Twelve!

Listed in pictures {no links}


Did any of these books make your Top Ten? If so, and even if not, share with me in the comments!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Hiya! It's Monday, so this is what I'm reading...

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Heya Bloggers! It's Monday, how many of us are slagging and wishing for an IV coffee hookup? I always dread starting a new week. Who doesn't, right? It's the beginning of a new work week, or school week, or just a suck week altogether. One of the things I have that keeps me going is books. Without books I think I'd die. Maybe that's dramatic... yeah, not so much!

To start off this week, I'm sharing my current read, past read, and my future read! 

 


Shattered Dreams is SO GOOD!!! I can't post my review until the website I wrote it for clears it, but just know I recommend it. Ashes, Ashes is going to be my first favorite book this year. I have mad love going on for it. And, Slide is on the way to me. I'm really excited to read this, soon!

What books are you reading, already read, and planning on reading? Make sure to tell me in the comments.

Remember, reading is sexy. At least Rob thinks so. *wink wink*

Disclaimer: the pic used [above] is not made by me [here]. 
Also, it was taken from the movie Remember Me starring Robert Pattinson.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

IMM [40] | It's ALL About the Twilight, Today!

 This meme is hosted by The Story Siren. For all the deets click HERE.

In My Mailbox is a weekly feature that allows blogs to share what great book related things they got in the mail. DISCLAIMER: All ARCs are provided to me in exchange for a review, or as a giveaway prize. All tour books & borrowed books are provided out of love and blogging friendship. Finally, I in no way use this feature to brag or to make fellow bloggers feel bad. I acquire books & loot the honest way. This feature is only to share my love of books & to get the word out about them.

Friday, February 3, 2012

TGIF [24]

Happy Friday Bloggers! I'm ending another full book week by joining with other bloggers to share bookish pictures, lists, and excitements. This weekly feature is hosted by Ginger over at GReads! It's a fun way to spend a bookish Friday. For all of the details, and to get involved/participate click [HERE] and join in. 

Book Appeal:
When you're browsing Goodreads, the library, or another blogger's reviews, 
what grabs your attention to make you want to read it?


This will be a pretty quick and easy list.

  • COVERS: Hello, if the book is sporting a fugly cover I'm out. I hate that I judge books by their covers, but sorry... if a book makes me gag by the disaster on the front, I can't see myself enjoying what's inside.
  • REVIEWS: If the average on Goodreads (or other places) is 3.5 or higher, I'll definitely take a second look. The last thing I want to do is read a terrible book, especially knowing everyone else thought it was terrible.
    • Sometimes, I've read books that most people disliked and wound up loving them. I try to only let ratings slightly influence me.
  • FRIENDS: Let's face it, most of my friends, or blogging friends, share the same book tastes as me. So, if someone is bragging about a book, and I know and trust their judgement, it makes me want to read the book.
    • MOST of the books I've read since blogging are because they were recommended to me!

And that my friends is my list. What about books grabs your attention? Share with me in the comments!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Giveaway: Swag Pack for The Book of Wonders | International

24 Hour Giveaway!!!

Hey everyone, the tour hosts' for The Book of Wonders, by Jasmine Richards, are holding an international giveaway for a swag pack, and I get to pick the winner!!!

Magic, Djinn, Ogres, and Sorcerers. Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings, long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying usurper who, even with his eyes closed, can see all.

When her own beloved sister is captured by the evil ruler, Zardi knows that she must go to any lengths to rescue her. Along with her best friend, Ridhan—a silver-haired, violet-eyed boy of mysterious origins—and an unlikely crew of sailors led by the infamous Captain Sinbad, Zardi ventures forth into strange and wondrous territory with a seemingly impossible mission: to bring magic back to Arribitha and defeat the sultan once and for all.
  via Goodreads

The swag pack includes:
  1. Bookmark
  2. Bookplate
  3. Necklace
To be entered just leave your name and email in the comments below.

Rules & other information regarding this giveaway:

  • Leave your name and email address in the comments
  • International
  • No follower nesscessary
  • Giveaway from Thursday February 2nd - to - Friday February 3rd
  • One winner
  • Winner will have one day to reply back
  • The prize pack will not be sent out for several weeks
  • One entry per person
  • Winner chosen via Random.org

Good luck to all that enter!

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Cover Reveal: A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

A Midsummer's Nightmare, by Kody Keplinger, is the newest YA Contempt for fans to freak out over. As someone who is pretty new to Keplinger's works, I can say I'm looking forward to this one. I heard so much postive feedback on her debut The Duff, that I went out and bought it. After that, when I saw a book tour sign-up for Shut Out, I immediately jumped on securing a spot.

Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorce dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancee and her kids. The fiancee's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.

Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her stepbrother...at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.
  via Goodreads
Expected publication: June 5, 2012

I like this cover! What do you guys think? Is this book going to be on your TBR lists'? I've heard Keplinger mention that this book is her favorite, so far. I hope I can say the same thing.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Waiting On [24]: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by M. Jensen

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Title: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare 
Author: Melissa Jensen 
Publisher: Speak 
Release Date: February 16, 2012

Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming romantic comedy

Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?

via Goodreads 

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When I first heard about this book I automatically added it to my TBR pile. After reading more about it, I started getting really excited for it. So, I pre-ordered it! It comes out in just a couple of weeks! YAY! Hopefully, it will be as good as I'm wishing for it to be.

What book are you waiting on this week? Drop it in the comments.

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