Monthly Archives: August 2015

Summer Blogger Promo Tour Wrap-Up

Hey everyone! This is actually my first official post since I went on hiatus and I suppose it marks my official return as well? 🙂 More on that tomorrow, though.
Here’s my wrap up post for the Summer Blogger Promo Tour that I participated in for the past two months.
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~What I Liked~
I liked the idea of promoting other blogs and being promoted on their blogs.
I liked getting to discover new bloggers and finding things I had in common with them.
I made new friends! 
~What I Would Change~
I would make the groups smaller to begin with, maybe only four to six people rather than eight. It was hard to keep track of everyone’s emails and Twitter DMs.
I would possibly put co-bloggers in their own groups just because if you have co-bloggers in your group, you kind of have to worry about talking to two more people.
I would make sure everyone was fully committed to the project, I know life circumstances come up,but it really sucks when a post is planned only to discover the poster is quitting SBPT.
~My Experience~
My experience was overall okay. I don’t know if I would do it again, there were a few complications in my group which made it stressful for me. I still enjoyed joining in on this summer event, it was fun, what went well. 🙂
I loved coming up with posts, especially two, which I’ll link below. I was kind of a bad poster, I know two days I wasn’t able to post on my blog until hours after the designated time. I generally wrote all my posts at last minute or wrote them ahead time, then wanted to edit it the night before I was scheduled. Lol. 
I hope you enjoyed all the posts. 🙂
If you want to a recap on all the bloggers who guest posted, here they are:
SBPT #1: A Game with (Nicole and Sophia @ Quality Fangirls)
SBPT #2: Top Five Book Boyfriends with Kim @ Dreaming In Libraries
SBPT #3: The Ultimate Book Blogger tag with Patrick @ The Bookshelves
SBPT #4: Favorite Disney Movies with Sarah @ Words With Sarah
SBPT #5: Seven Deadly Sins Tag with Milly @ The YA’s Nightstand
SBPT #6: A to Z Survey with Dana @ Danasquare
SBPT #7: This/That with Amber and Jessica @ The Book Bratz
SBPT #8: The Places You’ll Read with April @ Between The Pages
If you would like to see my guest posts for their blogs, here they are:
My Favorite Musicals @ Quality Fangirls 
Q&A @ Dreaming In Libraries 
My Favorite Disney Movies @ Words With Sarah 
The Reading Habits Book Tag @ The YA Nightstand 
How I Organize My TBR @ Between The Pages  

SBPT #8: April and The Places She’ll Read

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Hi everyone! Here is my eighth and final post for the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by Amber and Jessica from The Book Bratz. I am so sorry this is a day late, but I totally forgot until last minute. Anyway, this week’s post is featuring April from Between The Pages and she’ll be talking about the places she’ll read. 🙂 

 “Oh the Places you will Read”
So after talking with Amber, I decided to do a post on the places I like/end up when I read. Honestly I only have a couple. I usually read either while I’m in bed at night or on the couch during the day. These seem to be my most comfortable places to read, whether it’s on my kindle, phone or holding the actual book. It all mostly depends on my mood and if the book is so good I can’t stop reading it. Like my last read: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, I started reading it before I fell asleep and then ended up finishing it the next day while sitting on the couch.
A lot of times if I’ve started reading something on my Kindle and don’t take it with me, I will start a new book on my phone or IPad instead of going back upstairs to get my kindle. Sometimes the couch is just too comfy. LOL I also tend to read in the car if someone else is driving and I really want to finish a book.
When I was traveling for work, planes and trains were my choice spots to read. I could almost read an entire book on a flight since most of them where to places in the Midwest and I live on the east coast. Trains also worked because they were a great way to pass the time, especially if the train stopped at every stop between Virginia and wherever I was going.
So those are my favorite places to read. I’d love to hear some of yours.

Thanks for the great post April! If you want to hear more from April, you can visit her blog, follow her on Twitter, follow her on instagram, and follow her on Pinterest.

SBPT #7: Amber and Jessica (The Book Bratz) – This/That

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Hi everyone! Here is my seventh post for the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by Amber and Jessica from The Book Bratz. This week’s post is featuring Amber and Jessica themselves. 🙂 I came up with a similarity type post set up as “If you like this TV show, then try this book”. I hope you all like it.

~This/That~

  • If you like Game of Thrones, then try reading this bookSiren’s Fury by Mary Weber – I haven’t watched GoT yet (I will eventually) and from what I hear it is a high fantasy and very twisted! I think The Storm Siren trilogy would go pretty well with this. 
  • If you like Orphan Black, then try reading this bookPerfected by Kate Jarvik Birch – Orphan Black is about genetically modified clones and Perfected is about Genetically modified people. 
  • If you like Pretty Little Liars, then try reading this bookThe Lying Game by Sara Shepard – it’s the same author and it’s another great rich-girl-gets-murdered story!
  • If you like The Fault in Our Stars, then try reading this bookMe and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – It’s another cancer book, but in a whole different way – instead of making you cry the entire time, this book tells the story in a way that has you laughing nonstop.
  • If you like The Bachelorette, then try reading this bookThe Selection by Kiera Cass – It’s the same situation, just reversed – there’s one guy and a whole slew of potential princesses to choose from!
  • If you like Peter Pan, then try reading this bookTiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – It’s actually the story of Peter Pan BEFORE the story we all know and love starts! Before Peter and Wendy’s paths collided, his heart belonged to another girl – Tiger Lily.
  • If you like science fiction TV shows, then try reading this bookCinder by Marissa Meyer – It’s the epic sci-fi story! It has space, cyborgs, androids – all of that cool stuff!

Here is some more information about them. 🙂 –

Amber and Jessica The Book Bratz

Amber and Jessica are two teenage girls who spend all of their time reading, blogging, and texting (Duh). They’re co-owners of The Book Bratz and the hosts and creators of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour!.
Their Blog / Their Twitter / Their Goodreads

SBPT #6 – Dana from Danasquare with the A to Z Survey

Hi! This is the sixth week for The Book Bratz’s Summer Blogger Promo Tour.
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Today I have Dana from Dana Square who will be doing the A to Z survey. She found the survey, here

A to Z survey

Author you’ve read the most books from:
Jennifer L. Armentrout with a whopping 16 books. I just adore her fun and fast paced storytelling.

Best Sequel Ever:
Right off the top of my head, Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers. I read Grave Mercy and wasn’t a fan, but Dark Triumph blew me away.

Currently Reading:
I’m currently reading Truly Madly Deeply by Rebecca Serle

Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coffee or water!

Ereader or Physical Book?
I’ll read a book anyway I can get it, but I prefer print.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
I wish I could have had a Levi, from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell,  in High School.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Play On by Michelle Smith I hadn’t heard of this one until BEA and I’m so glad that I read it.
Hidden Gem Book:
Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
When my brother gave me Twilight and told me I had to read it. A night of insomnia made me fall back in love with reading.
Just Finished:
A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I’m not saying I won’t, but I am less likely to pick up voluntarily anything that is non-fiction.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon with 896 pages
Major book hangover because of:
Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Only 2 tall ones!
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead! I’ve read it three of four times.
Preferred Place To Read:
In bed!
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
N/A
Reading Regret:
Never finishing series!
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Jennifer L. Armentrout! I really need to get caught up on all of her books!
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Worst Bookish Habit:
I start a lot of books and never finish them. Different from DNF more of I forgot I was reading this sort of thing.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Your latest book purchase:
Reflected In You by Sylvia Day also the last book in the series, but it hasn’t arrived yet.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry I was up until 2am reading this!

This is a great survey, I’ll have to look into it sometime. 🙂

If you’d like to see more of Dana (that doesn’t sound creepy at all):

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A Brief Hiatus

Hello everyone! I have sort of unfortunate news. I am going to be taking a hiatus from blogging. Long story short, there’s just a lot of drama at home right now and it’s hard to deal with. It’s sucking my energy and making blogging a chore.
Besides that, I’ve also been in a reading/blogging and commenting slumps for months now and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because of all the ARCs I requested without pacing myself or I just really don’t have the energy to do any of it right now. I don’t know.
Anyway, for at least the next two weeks this blog will be on hiatus. It may last until the end of the month though. I really hate to do this, I don’t want any new viewers to forget me. 😦 But I just need to do it. I’ll try to be back by September. I just need a break from whatever this is going on.
While I’m on my hiatus, I will still be on Twitter, so feel free to hit me up there, always. I’ll be working on finishing some reviews, reading and possibly visiting some blogs. Mostly friends’ blogs that I’ve neglected.<3 I may continue doing my Wondrous Covers Wednesday feature though, I’m not sure yet.
I am participating in the Summer Blog Promo Tour so I’ll still be posting those until the end of August as well as writing posts for the other bloggers in it. Then on the 31st of this month, I’ll do my wrap up post. Hopefully by then I’ll be ready to get back into blogging again.

Looking Forward To: August ’15

Looking Forward To is a monthly feature that I do at the beginning of every month and talk about things I’m looking forward to. 

~Books~

August 4:
From Where I Watch You Mechanica Never Always Sometimes Not After Everything What You Left Behind Matt's Story Of Dreams and Rust Trouble Is A Friend of Mine
August 18:
The Boy Most Likely ToBefore We Were StrangersCourt of FivesA History of Glitter and Blood
August 25 
Another DayUntil Friday NightLegacy of KingsThe Accident Season
I’m going to take Holly’s format that she uses for the new releases. 
For Review: I have A History of Glitter and Blood and Another Day for review, which I still need to read.
Excited For: I’m super excited for Not After Everything, Matt’s Story and The Boy Most Likely To. Unfortunately, I won’t be receiving The Boy Most Likely To until late October because I pre-ordered it with books that don’t come out until September/October. 😦 Matt’s Story is actually a really short companion novella to The Night We Said Yes. I loved TNWSY so I can’t wait to read Matt’s Story.

~Music~

August 7:

Chelsea Wolfe - AbyssLovers Know - The Myrnabirds

August 14:
Venom - Bullet For My Valentine Midnight - Grace PotterNew Politics - VikingsMelanie Martinez
August 28:
Badlands - HalseyFoals - What Went Down Beach House - Depression CherryAtlas Genius - Inanimate Objects
August 21st:
Jordin Sparks’ “Right Here Right Now” (not shown)

Carly Rae Jepsen - EmotionDisturbed ImmortalizedPop Evil Up

The albums I’m most excited for? Badlands, Emotion, Crybaby and Venom.

 ~Movies~

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (August 4th)

Okay, part of me is really ecstatic about this. Like thrilled. Beyond belief. The other part of me is really confused. How did I not know about this? Omg.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (August 7th)

I’m not sure how I feel about this either, but it looks interesting. Definitely has that whole indie vibe (it was at the Sudance film festival after all). It reminds me of Juno too.
Ten Thousand Saints (August 14th)
I can’t resist a coming of age movie. Plus Ethan Hawke is involved.
We Are Your Friends (August 28th)
It has Zac Efron! I don’t need to know anything else. It involves music too, so I’m totally sold.
Some Kind of Beautiful (August 21st)
I am just so indecisive about all the movies. This one looks like it could be entertaining.

~What Else I’m Excited For~

  • Participating in the Lunar Chronicles readalong that Brittany’s hosting
  • Shopping for my OTSPSecretSister and seeing what my other secret sister has for me.
  • Fall is coming! Kind of. 😦

~Have You Seen This~

Have You Seen This

I decided to make another “Have You Seen This” post here. 🙂 Have You Seen This is a feature created by Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide and Andi @ Andi’s ABCs. The purpose of it is to help bloggers find older arcs that they’re looking for.
Pre-2015 ARCs I’m looking for:
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith 
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Veronica Mars (#1) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 
Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
2015 ARCS (Previously published books)
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Pending)
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Veronica Mars (#2) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
None of The Above by I.W. Gregorio
Like It Never Happened by Emily Adrien
Even When You Lie To Me by Jessica Alcott
Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Let me know what you’re looking forward to this month, if you’ve read any of these books, if you’ve also heard the amazing Emotion album or what you think about the movie trailers. 🙂 

SBPT #5: Milly with the Seven Deadly Sins Tag

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Hi everyone. This is my fourth post for the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by Amber and Jessica at The Book Bratz. This week I have Milly of The YA’s Nightstand. She’ll be doing the Seven Deadly Sins tag. 🙂

~Greed~ What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?~
Well that’s a hard one being as I get 90% of my books for review so they’re kinda free. But If I went with my favourite book I’ve had sent to me it would have to be The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich. It’s insanely brilliant and had me guessing all the way through.. still don’t know what I think happened and it’s guiense.
The Dead House
Most expensive is probably my limited edition copy of Jane Eyre I got from waterstones it’s so pretty!!!
Jane_Eyre
~Wrath~ What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?~
That’s a list and a half! George R.R. Martin for two reasons… 1. He takes so damn long to write a book, I mean at this rate he wont even get the chance to finish the series. 2. Okay so I love the books, I do, but all that characters are so tiring. It was fine with the first few books but as he went on he introduced so many more points of view my head hurt!!!
A Song of Ice and Fire Game of Thrones
~Gluttony~ What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?~
Harry Potter… EVERY. SINGLE. ONE!!!
Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone
~Sloth~ What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?~
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness… I love this series but this last book is so big!!!! Laziness is the only reason I have for not reading this one.
The Book of Life
~Pride~ What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?~
I don’t have one… Oops.
~Lust~ What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?~
Tall, dark and handsome to start with. I like a bad boy, someone a little broken that you can see needs someone to help fix them. Normally a character that throughout the story finds redemption because of the main female protagonist. I really do have a thing for the bad boys… I just can’t help it. This Klaus from The Originals personality wise and the looks of Aidan Turner… the world would explode if this happened.
Klaus (The Originals)
~Envy~ What book would you most like to receive as a gift?~
Right now? The new Giovanna Fletcher book, Dream a little Dream.
Dream A Little Dream

Thanks for doing this post Milly. 🙂 
Here’s a bio for Milly:
The names Mily and I’m a total book nerd! I love to read and write and just about anything else you can think of to do with words… and yes that means talking (lots). I started my blog about 18 months ago because I had writers block and wanted to find another outlet for my writing. Currently a student in the UK studying textile design and working my way into the Bridal industry. I have a mild iced coffee addiction and find there’s nothing better than a frappuccino on a hot summers day with a good YA book to read. To find out more about me check out my ramblings on twitter @TheYANightstand

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