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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Heroine Tag

I was tagged back in November by Haley and Cari over at My Addiction: Books!  I'm trying to catch up on my tags so if you tagged me a while ago, don't worry, I'm getting to it!  So anyway, thanks Cari and Haley and lets get started!

Camp NaNoWriMo!

Hey guys!  So I just joined Camp NaNoWriMo after delaying... and delaying...  But I'm in!  Are any of you guys doing it or just participating in NaNoWriMo in November?  If you want to find me, my username is Laura33!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Movie Review: Into The Woods

IMDB Blurb:
"A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree."

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review Sunday: Tell No One Who You Are: The Hidden Childhood of Regine Miller by Walter Buchignani and Regine Miller

Goodreads Blurb:
"During the days of Nazi terror in Europe, many Jewish children were taken from their families and hidden. Régine Miller was one such child, who left her mother, father, and brother when she was 10 years old. Utterly alone as she is shunted from place to place, told to tell no one she is Jewish, she hears that her mother and brother have been taken by the SS, the German secret police. Only her desperate hope that her father will return sustains her. At war’s end she must learn to live with the terrible truth of “the final solution,” the Nazi’s extermination camps.

The people who sheltered Régine cover a wide spectrum of human types, ranging from callous to kind, fearful to defiant, exploitive to caring. This is a story of a brave girl and an equally brave woman to tell the story so many years later."

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (20) and A Week In Review

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It features books you've recently added to your shelves, be it from the library, bookstore, or ebooks.

Friday, March 27, 2015

R&R Review Friday: The Endangered by S.L. Eaves

Goodreads Blurb:
"S&D Industries is a prominent pharmaceutical company based in New York. It has, for many years, appeared to exist only for the benefit of humanity, and this year's chief product seems no different. The company's CEO, whom we know only as Striden, announces the imminent delivery of a powerful flu vaccine. The true purposes of S&D are anything but philanthropic, however. The newly-engineered drug does not protect against flu. It turns people into werewolves.

The only group which stands a chance of resisting this change is a population of vampires. The foremost of them, who go by the name of The Endangered, are determined to turn back the mass werewolf infestation. Among them are an ambitious rebel named Catch and Lori, Catch's newly-turned protege. Catch has brought this treacherous world to Lori's doorstep and both their worlds are turned upside-down in the process. Secrets are exposed, alliances are formed. Blood is spilled as the vampires must do everything in their power to preserve both their own kind and that of their food supply.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bookish Discussions: Reading at Night

Today's topic is reading at night!  I'm sure many of us are in the habit of reading at night after work or school or whatever you had to do that day to relax before bed.  I'm also sure a lot of us have stayed up into the wee hours of the morning trying to finish a particularly intense and mysterious book!  Since I just did the Bedtime Book Tag on Tuesday, I'm continuing with the whole nighttime theme :D

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WWW (8)

WWW Wednesday's is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading!  All you have to do is answer three questions:

1.  What are you currently reading?

2.  What did you recently finish reading?
3.  What do you think you'll read next?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Bedtime Book Tag

I saw this tag over at Lauren's blog Always Me a couple months ago and thought it looked pretty fun so here we are!  You just answer a bunch of questions related to sleeping and books!  I'm not going to tag anyone in particular but if you'd like to do it, be my guest!  It's a really fun tag!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Review Monday: Significance by Shelly Crane

Goodreads Blurb:
"Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating - barely - and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.

Then she saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.

They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive.

Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him.

Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?"

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Review Sunday: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Goodreads Blurb:
"I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt."

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (19) and A Week In Review

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It features books you've recently added to your shelves, be it from the library, bookstore, or ebooks.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Review Friday: The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Blurb:
"Contains all five novellas.

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out."

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bookish Discussions: Books and Their TV Show/Movie Counterparts

Today's topic is books and their TV show/ movie counterparts.  Sometimes, the movie is better than the book but sometimes, it's the book that's better than the movie.  Let's expand on this shall we?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It features a book every Wednesday that haven't been released yet and you're anxiously awaiting!  My book this week is:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Liebster Award Part 4

I was nominated again for the Liebster Award back in November by Cari and Haley over at My Addiction: Books!  Thanks so much gals and sorry it took so long *smiles sheepishly*

Here are the rules:

1.  List 11 facts about yourself.
2.  Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3.  Nominated 5-10 bloggers with less than 300 followers and leave them a comment that they have been nominated.
4.  Ask 11 new questions for your nominees.
5.  You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you.

So since I've already done this and nominated blogs, I'll just be answering Cari and Haley's questions and saying 11 facts about myself.  Here we go!

Monday, March 16, 2015

London Bound by Amy Daws Cover Reveal, Giveaway, and Interview

Book 3 of the London Lovers Series
An interconnected stand-alone adult contemporary romance series.
Release Date: May 14th

Sunday, March 15, 2015

R&R Review Sunday: But the Angels Never Came by Eric James-Olson

Goodreads Blurb:
"Before the world ended Abraham was a young successful lawyer with a wife and child. He was no different than anyone else. That all changed suddenly when the old nation was taken over by a hostile foreign power, and Abraham was forced to make the most important choice of his life. Stay and be subject to the arbitrary whims of the invaders, or abandon his home for the unlikely prospect of freedom."


Hey guys!  So I finally figured it was time to join Bloglovin and claim my blog and all that jazz.  So this is me doing that and I'll have a link up soon where you can follow my blog via Bloglovin (for now there's just one below)!

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (18) and A Week In Review

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It features books you've recently added to your shelves, be it from the library, bookstore, or ebooks.

I just got one new book this week.  It was a freebie from Amazon!


The cover looked really interesting and it was free so why not?  In case you're wondering, it's no longer free although it is only $2.99 for kindle.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

A Week In Review:
BONUS Sunday: Discounted Books!
Wednesday: WWW (7)
BONUS Thursday: Discounts!

I hope you all have a lovely week!

Friday, March 13, 2015

R&R Review Friday: Becoming Us by Amy Daws

Goodreads Blurb:
"The dreaded friend-zone... The last place I ever want to be with college basketball God, Jake LaShae. I am losing my mind trying to figure out what this gorgeous and confident man wants from me. I need to break through his walls. What is it about me that makes him not go there? What am I lacking? When a mind-blowing betrayal knocks the wind out of me, and I think I can't feel any lower...Brody stumbles into my path-barefoot no less, and sexy as hell. His direct and mouth-watering swagger is a breath of fresh air. The feelings this man gives me are like nothing I've ever experienced. But Brody has a past. A past that makes it nearly impossible for him to trust me and let us become us in whatever capacity that may be. Just when Brody and I truly connect, just when I think that finding my soul-mate in college isn't a total joke, Jake comes back into my life...and messes things up...possibly for good."

Thursday, March 12, 2015


This is yet another episode of discounted books!  I'll get a graphic soon and make this more of a consistent thing soon guys!

Bookish Discussions: The Mary Sue's

Today, the topic is Mary Sue's.  You know, that typical YA (or really any genre) character that has these certain qualities and is beautiful and blah blah blah blah blah?  Today we're going to talk about how Mary Sue's even come into existence and what is annoying about them.  Sound like fun?  Let get to it!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WWW (7)

WWW Wednesday's is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading!  All you have to do is answer three questions:

1.  What are you currently reading?

2.  What did you recently finish reading?
3.  What do you think you'll read next?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Ultimate Book Tag

Hello there everyone!  So I saw this tag a while back on Veronika's blog at Reading is Dreaming With Open Eyes and it looked really fun!

All you have to do is answer 25 book related questions.  Here we go!

Monday, March 9, 2015

R&R Review Monday: Envious by Katie Keller-Nieman

Goodreads Blurb:
"Is friendship worth protecting when your best friend is with your soul mate? 

I am not like everyone else. I have dreams, visions of past lives, that haunt even my waking hours. My past lives are filled with danger, deceit, and fleeting moments of love. And they are beginning to rule every moment of my present one. Since meeting Eric, they have only grown stronger. They are telling me something I cannot ignore: that he and I belong together. 

I know it sounds crazy, but I can't help believing these visions are real. There must be a reason for them. But what does it mean when they show me horrible things? What does it mean when they tell me not to trust my best friend? 

I may not have much, not the greatest family or many friends, but I do have a best friend whom everyone adores. Aurora is kind, pretty, and popular, and we have been inseparable since childhood. Since she began dating Eric, though, things have changed between us. Aurora doesn't deserve Eric, or my friendship. 

But what if I'm wrong? What if I'm crazy? Is believing the impossible a sign that I am losing my mind, or could ignoring these visions be dangerous?"

Sunday, March 8, 2015

R&R Review Sunday: The Drifter by Jason P. Crawford

Goodreads Blurb:
"The drifter is a man out of time. Plagued by visions of historic events he never could have witnessed, he struggles to understand the strange abilities that seem so natural.

Then Death comes for him. With no choice but to run, he must find allies who can protect him until he learns why he is being pursued.

The keystone of a terrible plan. A society of demigods buried in the rolls of history. Deadly schemes older than man.

Welcome to the world of The Essentials"

Discounted Books!

Hi everyone!  I was scanning through my email and discovered more book deals that looked interesting!  I'm still deciding how often a month I'll post these kinds of posts and on what days but rest assured, more will be coming!

So I'm subscribed to BookBub which is a free site where you sign up and select your favorite genres of books and every day they send you an email with books in that genre/s that are discounted!  It's a pretty sweet deal.  Here are some interesting books from the last couple of days!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (17) and A Week In Review

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It features books you've recently added to your shelves, be it from the library, bookstore, or ebooks.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Review Friday: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Goodreads Blurb:
"Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back."

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bookish Discussions: The Beauty of Bookstores

Today's topic iiiiiiiiis... Drum roll please.... The Beauty of Bookstores!

Because of the rise of ebooks, bookstores everywhere are slowly closing!  Especially independent book shops where they have those old comfy chairs and you can sit and read all day and smell that awesome smell of old paper... Mmmmm :D

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It features a book every Wednesday that haven't been released yet and you're anxiously awaiting!  My book this week is:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much to Tanya at A Book Paradise for nominating me for this award all those months ago (yes, I'm finally catching up on... well everything)!  You guys should definitely check out her blog if you haven't already - her blog set-up is awesome!

Without further ado, here are the rules!

1.  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2.  List the rules and display the award.
3.  Add 7 facts about yourself.
4.  Nominate 15 other bloggers (or however many you like) and let them know on their blogs!
5.  Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you (although please don't feel obligated).

Let's get started then!

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Discussion: Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, and Colton Burpo

Goodreads Blurb:
""A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe."

--Ron Hall, coauthor of "Same Kind of Different as Me"

"Do you remember the hospital, Colton?" Sonja said. "Yes, mommy, I remember," he said. "That's where the angels sang to me."

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed--a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy's trip to heaven and back.

Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery-and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.

With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how "really, really big" God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton's uniquely simple words, "Heaven Is for Real" offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, "Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses."

"Heaven Is for Real" will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child."

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Review Sunday: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Goodreads Blurb:
"Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic's most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots - a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?"
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