Posts Categorized: Meme / Surveys

Jun 17
My Summer TBR List

My Summer TBR List

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: books on our summer to be read list. I’m hoping to get through a few books I’ve had for a few weeks. 01. Night Film by Marisha Pessl: I actually started this and am really enjoying the multimedia addition and lets the reader think they are looking at real media clips. 02. Questions of Travel by: Michelle de Kretser 03. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer 04. The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic: I’ve been sitting on this for a few days. Beginning was interesting and engaging, but soon lost steam. Hoping to finish this soon. 05. The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver: I started this over the weekend and it is slow… Read more »

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May 02
Feature Follow #10: My Current Read

Feature Follow #10: My Current Read

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail scene in your current read. I’m reading two books currently for review. The first is Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman. Sela had a crush on her best friend’s brother growing up and one day she kisses him and he announces she kisses like a corpse in front of the entire school! LOL!… Read more »

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Apr 30
Include these words and I’ll buy your book

Include these words and I’ll buy your book

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: words, topics that instantly make us buy a book Reunited Lovers Hands down without a doubt: long lost lovers reunited. I don’t know why this is my favorite, but maybe it has to do with second chances and the fact that sparks are still flying between the two. My favorite book that features this is Sherry Thomas’ Not Quite A Husband. It’s filled with tons of angst, but because I’m an angst whore, it’s perfect for me. Marriage of Convenience I do love a good marriage of convenience plot because let’s face it, our hero / heroine will get together despite their efforts to keep away from each other. If there’s an agreement of let’s say, go their separate… Read more »

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Apr 25
Feature Follow #9: Songs & Books

Feature Follow #9: Songs & Books

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book? Not really, but I do have to say that during the George Strait concert, when he sang The Chair I thought of Lynnette Austin’s Somebody Like You. The scene specifically when Cash goes to up Annelise and wants to sit with her while she eats lunch at the diner. This… Read more »

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Apr 23
Books I Thought I’d Like More (Or Less) Than I Did

Books I Thought I’d Like More (Or Less) Than I Did

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: books we thought we’d like more or less. I’ve divided the list to include 5 books that were a disappointment and 5 that I loved. Disappointment Down To You by Michelle Leighton: I remember when Leighton said she would NEVER write a book with a detailed sex scene then comes Down To You. No that’s not why it was a disappointment. It’s more along the lines of the theme of cheating and Olivia not knowing which brother she slept with, but happily goes around and sleeps with both? uh no thank you. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young: Back when I was with the ex-blog, this was the IT book among the rest of the blog members. Since six… Read more »

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Apr 19
Feature Follow #8: Author I’d Hang Out With

Feature Follow #8: Author I’d Hang Out With

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: If you could hang out with any author (living) who would it be and what would you want to do? I’m going to say Chelsea Cain because she seems like a pretty cool person to hang with. I’ve never meet her in person, but based on her tweets / FB posts and interviews I’ve seen, she looks like a fun person. As to what we’d do? We’d meet in Portland,… Read more »

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Apr 16
Books I Want to Reread

Books I Want to Reread

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: Rewind. Meaning we get to revisit a past top ten topic and I decided on books I’d want to reread. 01. Amanda Quick’s Slightly Shady. My reason for this has to do with the fact I read an ARC of her upcoming book, The Mystery Woman, and the hero, Joshua, reminds me a lot of Tobias in Slightly Shady. I just want to compare them and see why I kept insisting Joshua is like Tobias. 02. Liz Carlyle’s The Devil You Know. I love her earlier books, but lately I’m longing to read and get lost…okay be seduced by Bentley. I like to pretend I’m the heroine instead. LOL! 03. Brenda Joyce’s Deadly Love. Okay I want to reread… Read more »

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Apr 11
Feature & Follow #7: Book Conventions

Feature & Follow #7: Book Conventions

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: We are about to see a lot of posts & tweets about reader conventions, RT, BEA, ALA and many more are starting soon. Which one would you love to attend? Where and why? Oooh I wish I was attending BEA! I’m green with envy for those who are, but will live vicariously through their posts and updates. Bouchercon sounds like a great event-mystery writers are present and that means the… Read more »

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Apr 04
Feature & Follow #6: Book I Thought I’d Hate But Liked

Feature & Follow #6: Book I Thought I’d Hate But Liked

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate — ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that? Tiffany Resiz’s The Siren was one book people kept recommending and I just wasn’t looking forward to reading it for a read-along I was participating in. The first four chapters kept making me grind my teeth because I couldn’t… Read more »

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Apr 02
Can’t Date Him, He’s Not Real

Can’t Date Him, He’s Not Real

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: Fictional crushes you’d crush on if you were a fictional character. ahhhh! How cruel to narrow it down to 10 and trust me it was not easy. I know forgot a few and apologize to any fictional boyfriend I may have forgotten (it was not done on purpose and I still love you). The only thing that saddens me is that men in real life rarely mirror men in fiction. Who are are some of your favorite fictional men or women? Robb Stark (GRR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series) Oh what I can about our King of the North? Proud, valiant and very much a man coming into his own. I admit there are days I’m… Read more »

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Mar 26
Books I Recommend

Books I Recommend

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is: Books you recommend. A problem I run into when people ask others for book recommendations is, there is never a question of what books does the person asking like. If you ask them, it saves you the time from trying to find something they might not be interested in reading or hating. For Mystery / Thriller Fans A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch. I always recommend this to mystery fans especially those who are fans of a traditional detective novel. It does suffer from debut hiccups, but it introduces to gentleman detective Charles Lenox. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain. If you’re looking for a serial killer series, this is your book, but instead of a traditional male killer Cain… Read more »

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Mar 21
Feature & Follow #5: My Guilty Reading Pleasure

Feature & Follow #5: My Guilty Reading Pleasure

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It’s a fun way to find other blogs and meet new bloggers. You can follow Lit, etc via Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs, or subscribe to the blog via email. Please let me know if you’re a new follower and I’ll follow back. Q: What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book? I can’t say no to historical romances especially those set in Regency / Victorian times. I have to say, I LOVE long lost lovers reunited. There’s something about the angst of them being apart to the smoldering looks they give each other across the ballroom and the whole will they… Read more »

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