Month: March 2015

What Do You Consider Spoilers?

Posted March 22, 2015 by Christy / 20 Comments

Christy: Spoilers…it’s a subject that I’m sure everyone knows about.  I’m also sure that everyone knows how easy it is to come across a spoiler that wasn’t marked and I don’t know about everyone else, but that can absolutely ruin a book or movie or TV show for me.  I always try to watch what I say on social media or on the blog because I know how bad I hate when someone spoils something for me.  Personally, I think revealing a major plot point or saying who a character ends up with is a spoiler.  I don’t necessary think that stating that a book has a cliffhanger is one, nor do I think that mentioning something that happens within the first […]

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Stacking the Shelves (71)

Posted March 21, 2015 by Ink Ladies / 30 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that allows us to show the books that we received the previous week. Christy’s Haul I wasn’t expecting much this week, but Erica surprised me with a package (THANKS, ERICA!!) Look at all these goodies she sent me!  Parallel | Rebel Belle | Legacy* *Erica loved this one so I can’t wait to read it 🙂 Traded: Breakable  Erica’s Haul Just like Christy I wasn’t expecting a lot this week, but when my boyfriend came he also surprised me with plenty of books which was amazing 🙂 After | Every Day | 13 Little Blue Envelopes | My Heart and Other Black Holes | Confess and the last book is for review ; Until You’re Mine What did […]

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ARC Review | Second Chance Island by Jenny Schwartz

Posted March 20, 2015 by Erica / 1 Comment

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publisher: Escape Publishing Publication: February 8, 2015 Pages: 48 Genre: Romance My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars She’s escaped to a tropical paradise, but her past is going to find her. Laura Robertson is working at a tropical resort on the Great Barrier Reef, biding her time and nursing her wounds when her ex-lover Phil Cooper arrives on Topaz Island. She’s betrayed him, broken his trust, and shamed herself. And yet it seems that he’s the one man she can’t let go. She’s spent her whole life fighting to save the reef, and her time on Topaz Island fighting for her self-respect. Does she have enough fight left to fight for a second […]

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INKED | Rosie from Rosie Reads

Posted March 19, 2015 by Christy / 7 Comments

  Today on INKED, Rosie from Rosie Reads is showing off her ink!   Name: RosieWebsite: Tell us a little about yourself: I am a 24-year-old American with a reading and blogging obsession. I’ve been working in the developmentally-disabled/autism field since 2011, and I am currently dubbed an ‘educational tutor’ full-time. Besides books and blogging, I love spending time with family and friends, and generally exploring the world!        When did you get your first tattoo? Ah, I had just turned 18, and what better way to show my ‘independence’? 😉   When did you get your last tattoo? I think it was around my 21st birthday.   Do you have a favorite? Yes! My favorite […]

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Interview | Sarah Tomp

Posted March 18, 2015 by Christy / 0 Comments

Interview | Sarah Tomp ; Author of My Best Everything My family moved a lot when I was growing up, as my father, a geologist, pursued his love of research and teaching. The houses, neighborhoods, and scenery changed with each move, but inside our home there were always more books than anything else.  My childhood summers were spent on an isolated lake in Maine. My father was busy mapping the geologic formations of the state while my mother, two brothers, sister and I were given the luxury of avoiding boredom. We read, swam, hiked, climbed trees and boulders, designed clam farms, caught frogs, picked leeches and blueberries, made sand candles and other things from shells, driftwood, rocks, or whatever else […]

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Trivia Tuesday (16)

Posted March 17, 2015 by Ink Ladies / 11 Comments

Reminder: We are going to do a giveaway connected with this feature!! This is how it’s going to work. Please be sure to read all of the below rules! The first person to guess ALL 3 answers correctly will be entered to win a surprise book off of their wishlist Their will be 2 giveaways a year, one at the end of June and one at the end of December This will be INT (as long as The Book Depository ships to you) Everyone is welcome to play each week, no matter if you’ve won the week before.  However, since this is the case, the winner will no longer be able to generate a question for the next week, but […]

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ARC Book Review | None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

Posted March 16, 2015 by Christy / 13 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Publisher: Balzer & Bray Publication Date: April 7, 2015 My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between. What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant? When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She’s a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and […]

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Stacking the Shelves (70)

Posted March 14, 2015 by Christy / 22 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that allows us to show the books that we received the previous week. Christy’s Haul This week wasn’t such a great week for me personal wise because of some things at school, but it was a good book week so that cheered me up some. Won The Winner’s Curse | The Winner’s Crime Purchased Mockingjay | Confess | This Girl | Hopeless* | Losing Hope* | Boy Nobody *I’ve already read these on Kindle, but I wanted physical copies for my CoHo collection For Review I Am Her Revenge – Thanks to Razorbill for the review copy!  Kindle Books Lost and Found | Finders Keepers* | Unraveling You* | The Body Electric […]

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ARC Review | Some Kind of Magic by Adrian Fogelin

Posted March 13, 2015 by Erica / 4 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publication: April 1, 2015 Publisher: Peachetree Publishers Pages: 192 My Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars It’s the summer before high school starts for Cass, Jemmie, Ben, and Justin, the neighborhood kids readers met in Crossing Jordan. Ben worries the break will be routine, until his little brother Cody finds a hat left by their missing uncle. The hat leads them to a lost house in the woods. They don’t suspect the house with a tragic past might nudge them toward the future. My Review Something to Note: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.   The Characters: The boys (Ben and Justin): The guys in the group were my […]

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INKED | Lauren from Bookmark Lit

Posted March 12, 2015 by Christy / 3 Comments

  Please welcome today’s INKED guest, Lauren from Bookmark Lit!     Name: Lauren from Bookmark Lit Website: Tell us a little about yourself: Hello! I started up Bookmark Lit back in July because I wanted to connect with other readers and share my thoughts on the different books I read. I mostly read YA, especially contemporaries, but am trying to get back into some fantasy and paranormal. I love books about time travel and parallel universes! Other than reading, I’m obsessed with the Carolina Panthers and football. My friends don’t try to make plans with me on Sundays/Mondays/Thursdays during football season.   When did you get your first tattoo? November 2013 – the star one   When did […]

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