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Jun 19
Top Ten Tuesday (2)

Top Ten Tuesday (2)

Happy Tuesday! Today I’ve decided to start participating in Top Ten Tuesday, formerly hosted by Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish, now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For upcoming topics, and more information on Top Ten Tuesday, visit Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. ——————————– Today’s topic is:   Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach  (This can also serve as your summer TBR) Click on the book covers for more information or to add it to your goodreads —————————– Here are some Young Adult books I’m hoping to read this summer. It’s a combination of romances and fantasies (with romance) because I am such a sucker for a good fantasy. I don’t care what time of year it is. And I am always in the mood for a good romance. Always. I’m reading Mistake of Magic right now and omgomgomg I love this series so much. It might be my favorite fantasy romance of all time. It takes the top honor on my list, but I am also super excited to… Read more »

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Nov 09
{Book Recs+Giveaway} Expelled by James Patterson and Emily Raymond @JIMMY_books

{Book Recs+Giveaway} Expelled by James Patterson and Emily Raymond @JIMMY_books

  HI book lovers! How are you doing today? In celebration of Expelled by James Patterson, I thought it would be fun to take a trip back to high school. So, today I have partnered with Jimmy Patterson Books to showcase some of my favorite contemporary young adult reads, set in high school! I also have an awesome giveaway of Expelled thanks to Jimmy Patterson book, so don’t forget to check that out below! High school Round up! Here are some of my favorite YA books set in High School Princess Diary Series by Meg Cabot 2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 3. Pretty Little Liars Series by Sara Shepard 4. Creative HeARTS series by Various Authors 5. The Hundred Oaks Series by Miranda Kenneally 6. The Superlatives Series by Jennifer Echols I have so many other favorites as well. But I want to hear from you… What are your favorite high school books? And now check out Expelled Visit JamesPatterson.com Follow JIMMY Patterson on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Follow James Patterson on Twitter, Facebook,… Read more »

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Aug 09
{Discussion+Giveaway} #TheReader by @TraciChee @PenguinTeen

{Discussion+Giveaway} #TheReader by @TraciChee @PenguinTeen

Discussion: What Does Reading Mean to You? The Reader explores a world without reading. What would it mean to you to live in a world without books? Oh my gosh! A world without books sounds terrifying to me. Seriously, it sounds like the start of a horror novel (or film). Reading means everything to me. Reading is my career (there is so, so much reading in the legal profession), my hobby, my love and my joy. I would be lost without books. A world without books is a world that I want no part of. It would be my version of H-E-double hockey sticks. Books offer an escape for me. They can cheer me up when I am looking for a smile. Make me feel all kinds of warm fuzzies. Give me a good cry when I need one. And most importantly, they can transport me to a different world within their pages. I get to become best friends (or heated enemies) with the characters, and I get to explore… Read more »

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Jan 22
{Discussion+Giveaway} Book Lover Wish: Favorite Reading Environment

{Discussion+Giveaway} Book Lover Wish: Favorite Reading Environment

Discussion Post Today I have a fun discussion post dreamt up by The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Kourney. (Note: I  am not getting paid by penguin. I was just given the prompt in celebration for this upcoming release and I thought it would be fun to talk about. all thoughts and opinions are my own.)  I thought it would also be a great opportunity to shamelessly show you my home library. 😉 So what the heck am I going to talk about? I know, I know, I should just get to it already! I am going to talk about what my perfect bookish environment would be. In the Forbidden Wish we are transported to the world of jinni’s. So what kind of bookish wish would I make if I met one? If I could have a book lovers wish and poof into my favorite environment, it would be a combination of what I already have, but with a very magical upgrade! ———————————— I have been slowly working on my home… Read more »

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Nov 11
{GIF Discussion+Giveaway} A Mad Zombie Party by @GenaShowalter @HarlequinTEEN

{GIF Discussion+Giveaway} A Mad Zombie Party by @GenaShowalter @HarlequinTEEN

To celebrate the release of A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter, Gena will be sharing each of the characters phobias and blogggers will be sharing their own phobias. Today I am going to talk fears and phobias with you. I have three to share, starting with the least of my top three and working up to my biggest phobia. Let me know in the comments below what your biggest phobia is! 3. Mirrors in the Dark Mirrors on their own are fine. But this is a very specific phobia. If I am watching a scary movie at night, I really hate to be in a room by myself…anytime after watching the movie that night with a bunch of mirrors. I am a pretty logical person, but I just cannot shake the feeling that I am going to see something moving in the mirror and it freaks me the F out! 2. Drowning Not this kind of drowning (but maybe a little…) I have asthma, so I think my fear of… Read more »

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Nov 02
{Mini Review+Discussion} Books you Feel Meh About

{Mini Review+Discussion} Books you Feel Meh About

  Fevered Souls Book 2 is a bind up of episode numbers 4, 5, and 6 in the Fevered Souls serial by S.K. Falls. I read, and mostly, enjoyed book 1 (which was a bind up of episodes 1-3) about 2 years ago on my blog. (review here) I liked the first volume well enough, but I wasn’t over the moon excited about it and as I recall the characters grated on my nerves, which is why I put off reading the second book for so long. I liked the second book, but I didn’t love it. In fact, I was kind of meh about the whole thing. Each serial reads pretty quickly, and has a dramatic vampire/demon soap opera feel to it. The episode read quick and have a flair for the dramatic, as well as a healthy dose of romance. The characters stayed largely the same from the first three episodes. It kind of felt like I was watching a later season of a show that has tons… Read more »

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Jul 23
{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch :Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets)

{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch :Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets)

Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I have asked other bloggers to share their tips, secrets, (YES! spreadsheets!) for how they stay organized blogging and how they get everything done that they want to! One of the biggest issues bloggers seem to run into is keeping track of their books. (their review books, their ARCs, their ebooks, etc. Not to mention all the new releases) I have shared with you how I keep Organized, and how I keep track of my upcoming ARCs, but let’s see how other bloggers do it. ————————– First, I want to say a HUGE thank you for all these great bloggers offering to share their tips and practices with us today on Book Briefs. And if anyone else would like to be featured, let me know in the comments… Read more »

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Jul 22
{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Essential Blogging Tools

{Discussion} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Essential Blogging Tools

Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I am going to share with you the tools that I could not blog without. Time management and scheduling are great. In fact they are the foundation of my daily life, and they are what I owe a lot of my success to. BUT I still wouldn’t be able to get nearly as much done with my blog, if I didn’t have these tools. And if you want AH-MAZING posts on some of these tools, and way more, you need to check out Brittany @ Book Bumblings blog. She is kind of a genius! Jump to the tool you are most interested in: Google Calendar Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin Tweak Me Theme ToDoist Pixlr PicMonkey Gmails Canned Response add-on Trello Better Click to Tweet Plugin Pin button plugin… Read more »

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Jul 21
{Discussion+Free Downloads} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Time Management

{Discussion+Free Downloads} #BloggingOnATimeCrunch : Time Management

If you want more information about the event, check out my introduction post HERE Be sure to check out all my other Blogging On a Time Crunch Posts here: Day 1: Intro Day 2: Time Management (printables) Day 3: Essential Tools Day 4:  Ask a Blogger (spreadsheet secrets) Day 5: The One with all the Resources ———————————- Today I am going to talk to you about time management. And really the title should more about finding a system that works for your. Because everyone has the same amount of time. You can’t manage time. You can only manage yourself. And in order to manage yourself, to be at your most productive and effective, and happiest, you have to find your sweet spot. Also known as balance.  Find Your Balance The thing you have to remember is that balance is different for everyone. You have to find what works for you.  There is no right way to blog. (or plan, or work, or anything really.) The key is to know yourself, and know how… Read more »

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Feb 04
{Gift Guide} Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Book Lovers in your Life

{Gift Guide} Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Book Lovers in your Life

Today I wanted to do a little something different on the blog. It is hard to believe, but it is already February, which means Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Chocolates, flowers and teddy bears are nice, but for the book lovers in your life, what about getting creative and finding something really bookish and cool for them to enjoy? Plus, I just love shopping for book related goodies. I always end up buying some for myself as well. Here are some things that I think would make excellent Valentine’s day gifts for that special book lover. (or for yourself!) ___________________________________________________________________ 1. Book illustration word posters Have you guys heard of PosterText? It is the coolest thing! I bought one for my office/library that I am slowly putting together in my new apartment and I absolutely LOVE IT! Click on the poster below to find out more about it! The posters are pictures from classic (and contemporary) books that are made entirely out of text from that book. Isn’t… Read more »

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