Month: May 2013

Armchair BEA Day 4: Ethics and Non-Fiction

Posted May 31, 2013 by Christy / 5 Comments

  Today’s topic is Ethics & Non-Fiction.   Here’s is the questions from the Armchair BEA website “We get back into discussions on Friday with the heavy topic of ethics.  Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due?  Have you had an experience with plagiarism?  How did you deal with it?  What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow?”   Personally, I have never had an issue with plagiarism (Or I don’t know about it) and I can only imagine the shock and hurt that I would feel if someone had copied/stolen my words or pictures that I had created without asking.    The guidelines that I personally follow as […]

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Day 3 of Armchair BEA: Giveaway and Literary Fiction

Posted May 30, 2013 by Christy / 32 Comments

  Day 3 of Armchair BEA is all about giveaways and Literary Fiction.  This giveaway is open only to US.  Please review my Giveaway Policy for my rules before entering.  You can find it HERE   One lucky winner can choose one of the below ARCs            a Rafflecopter giveaway   Now on to today’s topic: Literary Fiction.  I must say that when I read the topic for today’s discussion I got a little nervous because I wasn’t really sure what exactly Literary Fiction was.  So after searching Google and Wikipedia for the definition I take Literary Fiction to mean books that made an impact on us, ones that made us sit back and think long after […]

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Angels of the Knights Book 3 by Valerie Zambito

Posted May 30, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Angels of the Knights – Nikki (Book 3) by Valerie Zambito Coming Soon! Summary not available yet… *** Angels of the Knights – Fallon  (Angels of the Knights #1) by Valerie Zambito Summary from Goodreads: When Fallon Angell died at the age of sixteen, her life changed forever. The hallowed world of Emperica is everything she had ever hoped for as a mortal—immeasurable beauty, unconditional love and light. But, with affection for humankind still burning within her, she joins the Knight Caste to train as an angel warrior. As a Knight, she will give up her wings and return to the place that killed her to use her unique powers to search out and destroy the evil Kjin that roam the earth. […]

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Review: Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid

Posted May 29, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

Format: E-ARC from Netgalley Pages: 321 Publisher: Month9Books Published: April 23, 2013 Goodreads Link: HERE Buy This Book: Amazon From Goodreads: It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Posted May 29, 2013 by Christy / 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases books that we are eagerly anticpating. My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is:   The Distance Between Us by Kasie West   Expected Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013 by Harper Teen       From Goodreads:   Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop. So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite […]

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Day 1 of Armchair BEA: Introductions

Posted May 28, 2013 by Christy / 9 Comments

  BEA is going on now in NYC and I had hoped that I would get to go for the first time this year, but unfortunately life got in the way and I wasn’t able to attend.  But I was so excited to learn that there was such a thing as Armchair BEA, that I could participate in from the comfort of my favorite chair!  Armchair BEA is kicking off today with introductions, you can find mine below 🙂     1. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? I just finished The Fault in Our Stars by John Green which is absolutely amazing, and I am getting ready to start […]

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Top Ten Tuesday (2): Freebie

Posted May 28, 2013 by Christy / 6 Comments

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish   This week was a freebie, so I chose to do Top Ten Books I’m dying to read   Here’s my list in no particular order:    1. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa   2. Requiem by Lauren Oliver     3. If I Should Die by Amy Plum       4. The Beautiful and The Cursed by Page Morgan     5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo     6. Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins     7. Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter     8. Crush by Nicole Williams     9. The Rules by Stacey Kade     […]

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Get Addicted Tour

Posted May 27, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

I’m so excited to participate in the Get Addicted Tour! Addicted To You sounds amazing and I will defintely be picking it up when it comes out.  Check out the summary below along with a teaser and a giveaway and be sure to drop by the other stops on the tour! Book Summary from Goodreads:Release Date: July 1st, 2013 No one would suspect shy, Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own. Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. […]

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Stacking the Shelves (11)

Posted May 25, 2013 by Christy / 15 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that showcases what books we have got the past week. Here’s what I got this week: Bought: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey The Selection by Kiera Cass From Netgalley: Gold by Talia Vance Dare You To by Katie McGarry Won: Golden by Jessi Kirby (Thanks to Jen @ YA Romantics) What books did you get this week?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Waiting on Wednesday (12)

Posted May 22, 2013 by Christy / 8 Comments

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases books that we are eagerly anticpating.     My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is:   Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn   Expected Publication: June 11, 2013       From Goodreads:   The spine-tingling horror of Stephen King meets an eerie mystery worthy of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series in Kate Karyus Quinn’s haunting debut. On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished. A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn’t know […]

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