Month: October 2011

Oct 23
Giveaway & Guest Post with Author Heather Marie Adkins {Blog Tour}

Giveaway & Guest Post with Author Heather Marie Adkins {Blog Tour}

Thank you so much to Heather for joining us today and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour. I loved her book The Temple, and my post will be up on the 25th.  Finding the Princess: One Little Girl’s Dress Heather Marie Adkins             I wanted to be a princess.             I mean, what little girl doesn’t at some point?  The tiara, the dress, the magic wand, the prince…             But for most of us, being a real princess just can’t be a reality.  Princes, after all, are few and far between—plus, the royals tend to keep it amongst themselves (ew?).  So, to compensate, we play pretend princesses at Halloween.             Don’t get me wrong; I love Disney movies.  But that’s just not the kind of princess I was going for at eleven years old.  Donning a bright blue Cinderella dress or a yellow, red, and blue Snow White gown just wouldn’t cut it for me.  It’s such an in-between age—too young for Historical Romances with… Read more »

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Oct 23
#WWreadathon Day 3 Updates and Challenges

#WWreadathon Day 3 Updates and Challenges

Ok so it is day 3 of the Wonderfully Wicked read-a-thon! I have had such a great time these past few days. Summary!   Last Call by Jennifer Schmidt  The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton Earth by Shauna Granger– im almost done with this one Deadly Cool Shatter Me I got done with my goal of 6 books! They were all good, but shatter me was AMAZING!! so amazing! I think for my free books today I am going to read Shatter Me and Deadly Cool. 🙂 I think I might actually be able to meet my goal! Yay! Ok challenge number one- Book in PicturesEarth by Shauna Granger Shay is an earth elemental so she can cause earth quakes. And then there is a lot of magic going on in the book which is pretty coolMy blood runs blueThere are vampires in this book and I like to imagine that they are like Eric from True Blood. heheh There is also a love triangle going on! … Read more »

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Oct 22
#WWreadathon Guess the Title- Picture Puzzle!

#WWreadathon Guess the Title- Picture Puzzle!

Hey read-a-thoners! This is for the Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon! I am hosting the 4pm-8pm (est time) challenge. It is open internationally! Come one, come all and play the super fun Book Title picture puzzle challenge. This is my second picture puzzle of the day. Check out my other one in the post below. Feel free to guess both book titles if you are daring 😉Ok, so how does this work? First you pick a book. Then you find pictures to represent the words in the book title. Then you put the pictures/clues together and try to guess what the book title is.  Get creative and make it as challenging as you want. Make a post with your Book picture puzzles and go around to different blogs and try to guess some of the puzzles. Make a post with your picture puzzle and then come back here and comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address/or twitter/or some way for me to contact you. Also leave a link to your… Read more »

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Oct 22
#WWreadathon & Deweys Read-a-Thon Updates and Challenges

#WWreadathon & Deweys Read-a-Thon Updates and Challenges

Two read-a-thons?! Am I crazy? Heck no, I was going to be reading anyway so let’s add another twitter party and challenges into the mix! 🙂 I’m going to be having updates for both challenges today on this post.  Challenges: Introduction (Deweys readathon) 1)Where are you reading from today? Tallahassee, florida2)Three random facts about me… 1. I love the smell of when it is cold out and someone has a fire going. 2. I can go through seasons of tv shows in an impressive/pathetically small amount of time. 3. Sometimes I like dogs more than people3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? I am going to try and get through 3 books today4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? my goals is to read most of my blog tour books and then at least 1 non-review request book5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for… Read more »

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Oct 21
#WWreadathon Day 1

#WWreadathon Day 1

#WWReadathon  This is where I will be posting my end of day updates as well as all the challenges I am participating in during the day. Hopefully, having only one post will not clutter up the readers too much.Creep me out challenge- hosted by Kindle Fever What would creep me out the most is family pets becoming evil/possessed and killing off everyone in the family. Or things coming out of my mirrors in my bedroom at night. Both would creep me out a ton!Book title sentence Challenge. – Hosted by Lovely Lit Mine is kind of creepy! Someone like you marked the faerie ring, outside, in blood. Day 1 reading summary: Books read: 1 (Last call)Pages read: 291total books read: 1total pages read: 301Today #in6words: twitter distracted me more than I liked. Come check out My Bookworm Santa! Giveaways, meet new people. It’s going to be a really fun event! Come Sign up 🙂

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Oct 21
Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-ton starting line!

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-ton starting line!

#WWReadathon Finally the Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon is about to start and I know you’ve all been waiting for this weekend with excitement! I know we have at least. Not only will there beplenty of challenges to attend throughout the weekend with prizes for the winners, but there are also a whole lot of awesome prizes waiting to be shipped to a huge number of you who’ve attended this event! And of course, it’s not too late to sign up yet!  To sign up go HERE or HERE I haven’t seen anyone do any starting line posts yet, but I have a few errands I need to run early tomorrow morning so I wanted to get this up early. I will be participating the whole weekend! 🙂 (minus a few errands and a few hours on friday night. I am going to a murder mystery party! fun!!) Goals: I would really like to read six (6) books. I have the first few picked out and I will choose the rest as I go along. I’m… Read more »

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Oct 20
Review- Wishless by Louise Caiola

Review- Wishless by Louise Caiola

Wishless by Louise Caiola Paperback, 220 pages Published August 28th 2011 by L & L Dreamspell Age Group: YA Source: Author Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Can strangers become sisters, a long-lost father become a dad, and can love really conquer all? The challenge is extreme-the stakes have never been higher. The fortune cookies tease her: You will lead a long and happy life. Those dumb things are never right.Chessie Madrid wants to fall in love, she wants to fly airplanes, and most of all she wants to live longer than 6752 days. With a fatal disease camped inside of her wreaking havoc since she turned sixteen, the doctor’s predictions are far more sinister. Preparing for death is a total drag.Instead, Chessie makes a list of her deepest desires, keeping her impending demise a secret, and being pretend-well. When the list suddenly starts to come true, sending Chessie’s life and everything in it reeling, it’s a case of being careless what you wish for.With a new sister she’s always dreamed of,… Read more »

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Oct 20
Review- Eve by Anna Carey

Review- Eve by Anna Carey

Eve by Anna Carey Hardcover, 318 pages Published October 4th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley ARC Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Where do you go when nowhere is safe?Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and… Read more »

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Oct 18
Blogger Lift!

Blogger Lift!

Blogger Lift: Blogger Lift Is Hosted by Jude @ In Between Reading and Writing. and in Goodreads on YABC. Blogger Lift is a new feature that promote blogs I follow and that I recommenced you. If you’d like to be feature in The Blogger Lift, contact Jude 🙂JudeHnd@Gmail.com or message me on Goodreads Jude. Hey everyone! I am going to be hijacking blogger lift for this week! I’m a dirty rotten thief and I stole the blogger lift feature to have a special birthday post. So everyone can come and say Happy Birthday to me. Just Kidding! This week blogger lift is featuring Jessie from Remarkable Reads! Thank you so much Jessie for joining me today! Let’s get to know her: (and happy belated birthday to her!) 1.- In Between Writing and Reading What do you like to do?       I love hanging out with friends and family.  I’m also still attending school so I do a lot of homework and studying but, I wouldn’t count that as something I like to do 😉 … Read more »

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Oct 12
Review- Remembrance by Michelle Madow

Review- Remembrance by Michelle Madow

Remembrance by Michelle Madow Paperback, 314 pages Published July 27th 2011 by Dreamscape Publishing (first published July 25th 2011) Age Group: YA Source: Author Summary (from Goodreads) New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England … but she doesn’t know it yet. Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie’s school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can’t stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can’t she seem to get him out of her mind? Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair… Read more »

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