Southern Book Carnival | Sign Ups Open!

Posted August 23, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Sign Ups Open For The I’m really excited about co-hosting the Southern Book Carnival with Rain from Rain’s Reading Room and Brenna from Two Tall Tales I’m am already planning the challenges that I’m going to be posting here on my blog and there will also be a giveaway đź™‚ The Details This carnival will consist of fun challenges and giveaways. You can post any day between October 11 – 14 Your challenge and giveaway (If you post one) can be anything you want as long as you spotlight at least 1 book, character or author in your post. You don’t have to have a giveaway or be from the South to participate. Want to join the fun? Grab one of the buttons to post […]

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Book Review | I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Posted August 22, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Series: Jasper Dent # 1 Format: Paperback Source: Purchased Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publication Date: April 3, 2012 Pages: 361 Goodreads | Amazon     What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad? Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a […]

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Southern Book Carnival

Posted August 21, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

I’m from a small town in Eastern Kentucky and every April we have a festival called ‘Hillbilly Days’.   Hillbilly Days is a mix of carnival rides, games, food, shopping, live music and a bunch of a few drunk people.  What does this have to do with book blogging, you ask?  Well, I have been trying to think of something fun to do here on the blog, but I wanted to do something that would also include more blogs in on all of the fun.  Well, last night I started thinking about Hillbilly Days and blogging an idea popped into my head.  Are you ready for it??? Southern Book Carnival!  Ok, here’s what I’m thinking.  Each blogger (you don’t have to […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (22)

Posted August 21, 2013 by Christy / 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.   My WoW pick this week is:   Up From The Grave by Jeaniene Frost   Expected Publication Date: January 28, 2014       There’s always one more grave to dig. Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war… A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from […]

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Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop

Posted August 19, 2013 by Christy / 49 Comments

  Welcome to my stop on the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop.  This hop is hosted by Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.    I’m very big on series, so I thought I would give one lucky winner a chance to win one of the below first books in a series.  Since I am shipping this out myself this is US ONLY.    The Rules:   *Must be 13 years or older to enter * Winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or I will pick a new winner *Must provide a valid email address *I am not responsible for books lost in the mail *Anyone found cheating will not be eligible to win   […]

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Name It (1) Favorite Books

Posted August 18, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

I have been trying to think of a fun feature to do here on the blog for a while and I finally come up with something that I think I will have fun doing.  I’m going to try to do this every Sunday so If you would like to participate, just link back to me and leave me your link in the comments so I can check out your post.   I’m going to come up with a topic and then I will have to choose my answer using my name.  If the first word is The, I will use the next word in the title.   Surprisingly, I haven’t read any books that start with a Y so I had to compromise […]

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Early Book Review | This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Posted August 18, 2013 by Christy / 5 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Netgalley Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: September 17, 2013 Pages: 288 ( Goodreads / Amazon)  Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing. Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and […]

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Stacking the Shelves (22)

Posted August 17, 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 the previous week.   Here’s what I got:         Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Gifted – Thanks Mom!)   Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Gifted – Thanks Mom!)   Prodigy by Marie Lu (Gifted – Thanks Mom!)   Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Traded)   Sylo by D.J. MacHale (Traded)       What books did you get this week?  

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Book Review | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Posted August 16, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

Series: The Grisha #1 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Publication Date: June 5, 2012 Pages: 356 Goodreads | Amazon The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to […]

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