Month: January 2014

What to Read | When You Want A Good Dystopian

Posted January 31, 2014 by Christy / 3 Comments

  When You Want A Good Dystopian       In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories. Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as […]

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Life of a Blogger | Genres of Music

Posted January 30, 2014 by Christy / 5 Comments

  I’ve been following the Life of a Blogger posts for a while and they look like so much fun that I thought I would join in.  If you’re interested in joining check out Novel Heartbeat’s page.   Today’s topic is: Genres of Music   My taste in music has always been all over the place, I like everything from Alternative to Country.  Here is some of my favorites:     Puddle of Mudd is my all time favorite band.  I actually saw them in concert in 2010 and they were amazing!   Alternative:       Rap:       County:     R & B:       See, all over the place 🙂   What’s some of […]

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Discussion | Changing Ratings

Posted January 29, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

The other day after I had made new ratings for the blog I was trying to decide if I should go back through all of my other reviews and change those to the new rating system that I had made.  Then I thought, if I go back and change them to the new ratings I might want to change the rating all together.   The reason being is that I think in the past that I have been a little too generous when it came to rating books.  Just going back and looking through some of my reviews, I found some that I would drop from a 5 down to a 4, there are some 4’s that should have been 3’s […]

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Top Ten Tuesday | Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In / Characters I Wouldn’t Trade Places With

Posted January 28, 2014 by Christy / 10 Comments

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.   Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In   A world were you couldn’t make any noise at all?  No, thank you! I’m not good with someone telling me what I’m able to do or what I will be doing, so I wouldn’t last to long in this world. If I was living in the Hunger Games World, I would be in District 12.  We all know that’s not a very good place to be.            If I lived in this world, I would have died over 6 years ago so I think I would steer clear of this one. […]

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DNF Review | The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Posted January 27, 2014 by Christy / 3 Comments

Format: Kindle Edition Source: Purchased Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 14, 2006 Pages: 552 Goodreads It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given […]

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Cover Adoration | Masquerade

Posted January 26, 2014 by Christy / 6 Comments

    For today’s Cover Adoration, I decided to do a masquerade theme and show off some of my favorite covers with masks on them.         My Favorite: I’m torn between A Shard of Ice and Days of Blood and Starlight.  I love the colors on all the covers, but those two are the ones that I like the most.     Which is your favorite?        

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Stacking the Shelves

Posted January 25, 2014 by Christy / 8 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that allows us to showcase what bookish things we got during the previous week.   Here’s my haul:     Kindle Books:     Losing It by Cora Carmack (I’m reading this now and LOVING IT!)     Embers & Echoes by Karsten Knight     Well, that’s it for me.  What did you get this week?           

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Book Review | Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Posted January 24, 2014 by Christy / 5 Comments

Format: Kindle Source: Purchased Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: September 10, 2013 Pages: 433 Goodreads | Amazon From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park. A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every […]

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CBA Discussion | Character Deaths

Posted January 23, 2014 by Christy / 8 Comments

I’m sure that we’ve all been in that place where we have followed a series for a while and fell in love with the characters only to have them die in the end. And while I know that some people get really upset when this happens, usually it doesn’t bother me. I mean, yeah I will probably cry my eyes out and curse the world for a while but when I calm down enough to think about it, if the way a character dies fits with their personality, then I usually understand why the author went there. For example, in one of my favorite series, that I had followed since it first came out a few years ago, the main […]

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Waiting on Wednesday

Posted January 22, 2014 by Christy / 9 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows us to showcases upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. My Pick: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Expected Publication: March 4th 2014 by Farrar Straus Giroux Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s […]

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