Early Book Review | Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

Posted August 24, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments
Early Book Review | Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

I absolutely loved Simone’s Perfect Chemistry trilogy but I wasn’t too crazy about her Leaving Paradise series so I was a little nervous about whether or not I would like the first book in her new Wild Cards series.  After finishing this book, I’m delighted to say that Wild Cards is one of my favorites so far this year and is now my favorite book by Simone Elkeles.   Derek’s dad is in the Navy, so when Derek gets expelled from Regents Preparatory Academy in California he is forced to Chicago to live with his stepmom, Brandi and her estranged family that she hasn’t seen in seven years.    Ashtyn is used to being the tough girl that can hang […]

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Stacking the Shelves (23)

Posted August 24, 2013 by Christy / 13 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that allows us to showcase what books we received the previous week   I got quite a bit this week because I ordered some as a birthday present for myself and they came this week 🙂   Bought/Traded/Gifted     Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke (Bought)   The Program by Suzanne Young (Bought) Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally (Traded, Thanks Brandi!)   In the After by Demitria Lunetta (Bought)   If I Should Die by Amy Plum (Traded, Thanks Becca!)   Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn (Birthday gift from the hubs)   The Murmurings by Carly Anne West […]

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CBA Discussion | To Review or Not To Review

Posted August 23, 2013 by Christy / 10 Comments

As book bloggers we are expected to review books.  I mean, that is the main purpose of having a book blog, right?  But should we review EVERY single book that we read just because of the fact that we do have a book blog?   I can understand that if we request review copies it is expected that we write a review for those particular books and I try my best to read every single one of those books that I request and write reviews for them.  But what about the books that we purchase or borrow? Do we really need to write reviews for every one of those as well? I don’t know about other bloggers, but if I […]

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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 🙂 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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