CBA Discussion | Keeping Track of Books

Posted December 19, 2013 by Christy / 5 Comments

    Since I’ve been trading books on YA Book Exchange I’ve had a hard time keeping up with the books that I actually own. There was actually a time where I was getting ready to contact someone about a potential trade but luckily before I emailed them I double checked to make sure that I had a particular book from their wishlist only to realize that I had already traded that book and forgot about it. I know this probably wouldn’t be a big deal to a lot of people but it drove me crazy. I hate not knowing what books I own and what books I have for trade. So, I decided to fix me up a spreadsheet (you […]

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Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Posted December 16, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

Series: Shatter Me #2   Format: ARC Source: Traded Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: February 5, 2013 Pages: 461 Goodreads tick tick tick tick tick it’s almost time for war. Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible. In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. […]

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Cover Adoration (3) | Haunting Covers

Posted December 15, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

Cover Adoration is a feature here on the blog in which I get to show off some gorgeous covers that caught my attention.  Today I thought I would do a ‘Haunting Edition’ and show you some dark, ominous covers that caught my eye. I don’t know exactly what it is about the Fragile Spirits that grabs my attention but it’s hard to look away.  Maybe it’s the red hair, or maybe its all the feathers, or maybe it’s the fact that one of her legs looks kind of weird but this cover definitely has me intrigued. I wasn’t a huge fan of Masque of the Red Death and I probably won’t get around to reading Dance of the Red Death, […]

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Stacking the Shelves

Posted December 14, 2013 by Christy / 12 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that allows us to showcase what books we got during the week. Here’s my haul: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep (already finished) Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep (Currently reading) All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill For Review: After the End by Amy Plum E-Book from the Library: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak What did you get?

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Posted December 13, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

  Format: Hardback Source: Purchased Publication Date: October 22, 2013 Pages: 526 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Goodreads The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of […]

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Blogger Tips | Free Resources That I Love

Posted December 12, 2013 by Christy / 8 Comments

  As bloggers we all love those free resources that make our life a little easier.  So, I thought I would share some of the ones that I’ve come to love.     Picmonkey       Picmonkey is a great tool to use to create banners, collages, edit photos, add text or overlays to photos and so much more.  I use it constantly for my Top Ten Tuesday posts, and I’ve used it for everyone of my meme banners.  The best part is it’s completely free to use.   YA Book Exchange     I’ve been using YA Book Exchange since November of 2012 and I love it.  I don’t always have money to buy new books so its […]

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The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Miller

Posted December 9, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Format: Paperback Source: Traded Publisher: Entangled Teen Publication Date: May 7, 2013 Pages: 258 Goodreads On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a […]

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Cover Adoration (2) | Who Wore It Better

Posted December 8, 2013 by Christy / 9 Comments

For this Cover Adoration I thought I would spotlight 3 different covers in the same series/trilogy and let everyone decide which one they like better. The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass I must say that I think The One is my favorite.  I love the white and the silver colors together and the white dress makes me wonder if this trilogy will end with a wedding? Which one is your favorite?

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