Month: September 2013

Southern Book Carnival | Day 2

Posted September 7, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Welcome to Day 2 of the Southern Book Carnival   Today I want to talk a little bit about aliens.   This is what my son thinks aliens look like:   And this is what I think aliens look like:    The Lux series is not only my favorite alien series, but it’s also one of my favorite series ever! Jennifer L. Armentrout is a genius and if you haven’t read any of her books, you really need to pick them up, you won’t be disappointed. The Challenge For today’s challenge I want you to unscramble the words below (all words come from the Lux series) enter your guesses in the Day 2 option on the rafflecopter.  Also, there’s still […]

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Stacking the Shelves (25) & Weekly Recap

Posted September 7, 2013 by Christy / 18 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.     Here’s what happened on the blog this week:   Monday: I reviewed 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper for the Blog Tour (There’s a giveaway) Tuesday: I listed 10 books that I wish was taught in schools Wednesday: I reviewed Gated by Amy Christine Parker Thursday: I reviewed Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender Friday: I discussed how I blog     Here’s what I got this week:       Purchased:   Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson   Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout  (Already read and LOVED! Review coming soon!)   Anomaly by Krista McGee   Netgalley:     Sick by Tom […]

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CBA Discussion | How Do You Blog?

Posted September 6, 2013 by Christy / 14 Comments

Today I want to talk about blogging.  I have always been curious to know how all the other bloggers out there handle their blog along with their daily life.  So, I thought this would be a great discussion post.   Personally, I blog every single day.  As soon as I get home from work, I’m on my laptop checking my comments, transferring my posts from my flashdrive (that I use to write posts while I’m at work), returning comments, changing my currently reading picture, etc.  When I started this blog in the summer of 2012, I didn’t realize how much work actually goes into blogging.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my blog and if I could go back in time […]

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Book Review | Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Posted September 5, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Netgalley Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: September 24, 2013 Pages: 304 Goodreads | Amazon       Colette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots. But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours museums and palaces, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks suspiciously like Marie Antoinette. Colette knows her popular, status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they uncover a shocking […]

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Book Review | Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Posted September 4, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments
Book Review | Gated by Amy Christine Parker

 On the outside, Mandrodage Meadows looks like your ordinary suburban community.  But, Mandrodage Meadows isn’t as suburban as it looks.  All of the residents that reside there were hand-picked by a guy called Charles Manson Pioneer.  Pioneer is a prophet and he was given visions of the future and impending apocalypse by the ‘Brethren’.  Supposedly, the Brethren has sent him on a mission to gather certain people to live in The Community in order to build an underground bunker for when the end comes.  Or so he says.    Lyla and her family moved to the Community after her sister, Karen, was kidnapped.  Pioneer came to them after Karen’s disappearance and offered them a way to escape the ‘evils’ of […]

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Blog Tour: Review | 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper

Posted September 2, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

  Book Information: Release date: June 15, 2013  Age Group: Young Adult  Genre: Thriller, Scifi Tour organized by:AToMR Tours   I have 15 minutes to save my mother’s life…. 15 minutes is all the Rewind Agency gives you in the past, but for Lara Crane it’s enough time to race through the city, find her mother, and stop her from being killed in a mugging that happened over ten years ago. But that’s not how it happened. The story she’s been told all her life is a lie and when Lara takes a bullet meant for her mother, her future changes forever. The love of her life acts like a stranger. Her simple life is replaced with a giant house, […]

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Book Review | Stealing Parker by Miranda Keaneally

Posted September 1, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Series: Hundred Oaks # 2 Format: Kindle Source: Purchased Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication Date: October 1, 2012 Pages: 251 Goodreads | Amazon     Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan’s Hundred Oaks High. Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her. Now Parker wants a new life. So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself […]

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