Once Upon A Read-A-Thon – Updates & Mini Challenges

Posted July 8, 2013 by Christy / 12 Comments

  This is the first Readathon that I’ve participated in and I’m super excited.   Once Upon A Readathon is hosted by Reading Angels, Candace’s Book Blog and Pure Imagination.  You can keep track of all the readathon happenings on Twitter by following @OUReadathon   My goal for this readathon is 3 books in 3 days.  I will be updating this post with my reading progress throughout the next 3 days so be sure to check back in.  Also, if you’re participating leave me a link so I can check out your progress.   The Books: Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles   Update: I’m so happy that I met my reading goals for […]

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Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Posted July 7, 2013 by Christy / 5 Comments

  Series: The 5th Wave #1 Format: Hardcover Source: Bought Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Pages: 457 Publication Date: May 7, 2013 ( Goodreads /  Amazon)   The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie […]

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Stacking the Shelves (17)

Posted July 6, 2013 by Christy / 9 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  This meme allows us to show off what books we got during the past week.   Here’s what I got this week:     Moonglass by Jessi Kirby (Traded)   Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Purchased)   Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter (Purchased)       For Review:     Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover       What books did you get?        

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Book Blast: SHARDS by Lisa Amowitz

Posted July 5, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass never expected to wake up in the hospital one morning with a broken leg. His crush, Susannah, has disappeared, and he doesn’t know where to look for her. What happened on the night she disappeared? Keep reading for a clue:    “For the past year, Susannah’s been inexplicably texting me with YouTube links to her haunting stop-action animations.” Dying to know more? You can download the full prequel with all of the beautiful artwork here: http://www.site.spencerhillpress.com/uploads/Shards_Amowitz.pdf Find Lisa Amowitz and BREAKING GLASS online: Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Posted July 4, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Series: Throne of Glass #1 Format: Paperback Source: Gifted Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Publication Date: August 7, 2012 Pages: 420 ( Goodreads / Amazon)    After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (18)

Posted July 3, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases books that we are eagerly anticipating.   My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston Expected Publication Date: September 17, 2013 From Goodreads: From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic. Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic […]

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Deal Discoveries (2)

Posted July 2, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Here’s a couple of great deals that I found on Amazon. All of these Kindle books are CURRENTLY 4.99 or under    Also, I found some great paperback and hardcover books on sale so I thought I would include them as well. Happy Reading! 

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Top Ten Tuesday (7)

Posted July 2, 2013 by Christy / 8 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This weeks topic is Top 10 most intimidating books Here’s my list in no particular order: 1. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling  – I feel like the only person in the world that hasn’t read this series or watched the movies.  I have yet to pick this up just because I’m afraid that I will be the only person EVER who does not like it.  Maybe Eventually I will get brave and give it a try. 2. The Host by Stephanie Meyer – The thing that intimidates me about this book is its size.  I’m the type of person that kind of gets bored […]

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Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

Posted July 2, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

This giveaway hop is hosted by Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and it runs from July 2nd until 11:59 PM on July 9th.  Winner will be chosen on July 10th using Random.Org.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will choose another winner. This giveaway is US only Be sure to check out my giveaway policy before entering.  You can find it HERE What can you win: One person will send me their top 3 choices from my For Sale/Trade list, I will then pick one book and surprise them with it.  Just enter below and then hop on over to the other blogs participating.  Loading…

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Review: This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Posted June 30, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Format: Hardcover   Source: Library   Publication Date: April 2nd, 2013   Publisher: Poppy   Pages: 416   Goodreads Link: HERE   Buy this book: Amazon From Goodreads:   If fate sent you an email, would you answer? When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary […]

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