Posts Tagged: books

Feb 19
2017 Love-a-Thon Mini Challenge: X Meets Y Challenge

2017 Love-a-Thon Mini Challenge: X Meets Y Challenge

Love-a-Thon is a two day event hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Kristin of Super Space Chick & Mel of The Daily Prophecy. This challenge is all about combining books and movies and tv shows. I’m a big believer that people who claim they don’t like to read, it’s because they haven’t found a genre or author to enjoy. I thought about a few of my favorite books and who they’d appeal to. If you end of reading one of these recommendations, I’d love to know what you think even if you end up disliking it. For the cult movie fan / occult fanatic: Misha Pessel’s Night Film Synopsis: Everybody has a Cordova story. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public… Read more »

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Feb 18
2017 Love-a-Thon Mini Challenge: Book Spine Poetry

2017 Love-a-Thon Mini Challenge: Book Spine Poetry

Love-a-Thon is a two day event hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Kristin of Super Space Chick & Mel of The Daily Prophecy. I love book spine poetry, but never really do it on my own time. I really need to get into the habit of doing it often. I’m currently an Avon Addict and I’ve been a terrible participant. I wanted to highlight a few titles I’ve received and what better way than to showcase them to you during Love-a-thon. Here we go… Into the Fire Sweet Little Lies Dangerous Games Till Death The Trouble with Mistletoe You May Kiss the Bride A Date at the Altar How the Duke was Won

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Apr 10

Romantic Times (RT) Convention Teen Day + Interview with Erica Cameron

Each year, Romantic Times holds a Booklovers convention. This year it’ll be in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Rio Hotel & Casino (only minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip!). One of the highlights of the convention is the annual Book Fair where attendees can meet their favorite authors and get their books signed. I’m so glad RT doesn’t exclude teen readers! On Saturday, April 16th, there will be a Teen Day and teens can participate in workshops and meet their favorite authors. There’s even a Teen Party! If you register early enough, you can get a pretty cool tote filled with some great swag and books (I’m so jealous of those who get a tote!). If you find yourself in the Las Vegas area with some free time, do… Read more »

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Mar 14
Dear Secret Sister #7

Dear Secret Sister #7

#OTSPSECRETSISTER is hosted by On the Same Page. It’s a six month “Secret Santa” type of set up, but instead of focusing on gifts, it’s a cheer club. Everyone is paired up and throughout the round, cards, little gifts, and cheer are sent. For more information about the set up and how to join the next round, see this post over at The Book Addicts Guide. Dear Round 4 Secret Sister: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I’ve quit my job to go to Hogwarts! Just kidding! 😉 Haha, but it’s been fun so far and I know we’ll have lots to catch up on! February Ah, what a fun package! I hope you don’t mind, but I shared the chocolates with the Veterans that came into the office. They loved being offered candy, so… Read more »

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Mar 09
Blogging Extravaganza: Interview with Myself

Blogging Extravaganza: Interview with Myself

Rachel over at Beauty and the Bookshelf created Blogging Extravaganza and it’s a short series of challenges to help bloggers think outside the box. I know I’ve written a few posts regarding my blogging slump and I’m hoping this will help get that mojo back. The first challenge, An Interview with Yourself, started today, but you can still join if you’re interested. Since this is a book blog, I decided to take a few questions I ask in my Books Ahoy! feature and apply them to me. My favorite book as a child: I drove my parents crazy with Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. I really liked that book! I also loved Scott O’Dell’s The Island of the Blue Dolphins. It’s based on the true story of Juana Maria,… Read more »

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Mar 08
Dear Secret Sister #6 (Round 3)

Dear Secret Sister #6 (Round 3)

#OTSPSECRETSISTER is hosted by On the Same Page. It’s a six month “Secret Santa” type of set up, but instead of focusing on gifts, it’s a cheer club. Everyone is paired up and throughout the round, cards, little gifts, and cheer are sent. For more information about the set up and how to join the next round, see this post over at The Book Addicts Guide. Dear Round 3 Secret Sister: I’m so excited to get to know who you are! I’ve been waiting on pins and needles and you’re taking your time revealing who you are. It’s okay, but I just want to thank you properly and give you all the virtual hugs you deserve! November What a fun package! I’ve heard a lot of great things about Dumplin’… Read more »

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Mar 06
Confessions of a Hogwarts Newbie: The Goblet of Fire

Confessions of a Hogwarts Newbie: The Goblet of Fire

As several of you know, I’ve never read Harry Potter! I read The Sorcerer’s Stone in February 2014. I’ll admit, I sort of found The Goblet of Fire to be a dead bore especially with regards to the quidditch section. I did appreciate the set up because it answered a few questions I had, but overall, I just didn’t like Goblet of Fire that much. The Triwizard Tournament was interesting especially the introduction of the other European Wizard schools. Overall thoughts as I read: • Poor Harry! I wish he had some support from the Dursleys especially when it comes to his scar. • I enjoyed picturing Dumbledore sunbathing on a beach somewhere. LOL • “Their attitude had changed since they had found out that Harry had a dangerous murderer… Read more »

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Jan 13
Ten Most Anticipated Romances for the First Half of 2016

Ten Most Anticipated Romances for the First Half of 2016

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is co-hosted by Jess @ Gone with the Words and Danielle @ Love at First Page. Part of the reading challenge are monthly topics and this month’s topic is: 10 Most Anticipated Romances for the First Half of 2016. Here are mine and in no particular order. I’m really excited about these. What romances are on your list? Love in the Light | Summer Days and Summer Nights | A Billionaire After Dark | Beyond the Stars | The Heir and the Spare The Billionaire Bachelor | One With You | Ignite | I Wish You Were Mine | You’re Still the One

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Jan 12
Confessions of a Hogwarts Newbie: The Prisoner of Azkaban

Confessions of a Hogwarts Newbie: The Prisoner of Azkaban

As several of you know, I’ve never read Harry Potter! I read The Sorcerer’s Stone in February 2014. I really enjoyed The Prisoner of Azkaban and so far it’s my favorite of the four that I’ve read. I had all sort of thoughts regarding Sirius Black and I won’t ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read the books, but I’m really satisfied with his character. I was worried about Harry for a bit especially in the beginning, but he can hold his own. Overall thoughts as I read: • Harry studying witch burning in the 14th century and this little gem had me grinning, “Wendelin the Wired enjoyed being burnt so much that she allowed herself to be caught no fewer than forty-seven times in various disguises.” • Errol, the… Read more »

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Jan 03
Non-Fiction Reading Challenge

Non-Fiction Reading Challenge

The Non-Fiction Reading Challenge is hosted by Angie @ Lady Knight Reads. If you have any questions about the way the challenge works, please visit Angie’s blog. I love history and I’ve made no secret of my love for it. I don’t read much non-fiction because I want to highlight and check facts as well as spend my time arguing with the author! I do want to read more and outside Medieval History so when Angie posted this challenge, I knew it would be a great one for me! Here are the basics if you want to join in the fun (for full details and to join click the link above or below): 1. The challenge starts January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016. 2. Any non-fiction book counts!… Read more »

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Jan 03
Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is co-hosted by Jess @ Gone with the Words and Danielle @ Love at First Page. While I read a lot of romance, it tends to me mostly historical. I want to read a bit more contemporary and this is the prefect challenge for me! Here are the basics if you want to join in the fun (for full details and to join click the link above or below): 1. The challenge starts January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016. 2. You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is contemporary romance (sadly, romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller). 3. There will be a… Read more »

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Dec 12
One Liners: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

One Liners: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick up line, would you give it your number, agree to a date, let it buy you a drink, or do you walk away? Today’s book is Jane Austen’s Pride and… Read more »

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