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Top Ten Tuesday: Red Rover, Red Rover let the Red Covers Come Over


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I’m sure you can tell what color I chose by my title and my blog. 🙂

Ensnared (Splintered, #3)

Ensnared by A.G Howard

Blood of Wonderland (Queen of Hearts Saga, #2)
Blood Of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes

The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex, #1)

The Murder Complex by Lindsey Cummings

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick, #2)

Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)
The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutoski

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)
Crash into You by Katie McGarry

Rumors (Luxe, #2)

Rumors by Anna Godbersen

The Tombs

The Tombs by Deborah Schaumburg

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor



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Bookplates: Where do you stick them?

While I was rearranging my books and bookish things I got the past couple of weeks I noticed I have  bookplates that are just stuffed inside the books or stuffed in boxes. This got me thinking what do other book lovers do with their bookplates?
If you don’t know what bookplates are: they are small printed labels that adhere to books usually inside the front cover, and let you know who the books owner is. Then there are the ones that the authors sign.
These are ones that people place in their books that say
something to this extent, but these are not the bookplates I’m talking about (I do however have some like these, and probably wouldn’t stick them in my books. I’m picky about things like that.)


I’m referring to the second type the author signed ones. Probably like most book bloggers or readers I love having my books signed by the authors, but sometimes I can’t go to signings to get them signed. I know you can buy signed books from places that have signings, or sometimes bookstores get a certain number of signed books shipped to them, but signing bookplates is sometimes simpler. I think Empty Mirror Books says it best.
I get quite a few bookplates signed by authors from book boxes (like lit cube and owlcrate) I’m signed up with.
Below are two that I got recently
As you can tell I haven’t put them in the books. When it comes to my books I’m pretty particular about what I do to them. I know it probably wouldn’t hurt the books because it’s the authors signature, but if I want the signature of the author I’d rather it be directly on the pages.
What do you all do with these type bookplates? Do you stick them in the books? How do you feel about sticking them in the books? Are you like me and just have them stuffed in the books not attached? If neither what do you do with your loose author signed bookplates?
I really do want to know. I need a better way to place or store them than just stuffed inside the book where they might get lost, ruined, or something else.

Top Ten Tuesday: What’s all this hype about?

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Hi everybody! How’s everyone’s week been going?
 If you want to see all the other top ten post head on over to The Broke and the Bookish.
Todays topic:
Hyped books I never read
1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I know..I know I need to get on this, but I’m afraid to read it and not enjoy it.
Is this worth the hype?
2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I’m not to behind on this one since it just recently came out. I might actually wait closer to when the second will be released.
Is this worth the hype?
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I just recently purchased the last book in the series so now I have no reason to not read them all straight through.
Is this worth the hype?
4.The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I meant to read this before the movie had come out, but didn’t get to it in time. I finally watched the movie a few months back, and now I might read the series.
Is this worth the hype?
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zakuso
I know when the movie came out it was kinda hyped up, and at one point I wanted to read it. Now I’m not sure. I still haven’t seen the movie either. So should I read it and then watch the movie, or what?
Is this worth the hype?
6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
I actually bought this book for my kindle when it was on sale, and was going to read it before I watched the movie. I didn’t do that instead I went ahead and watched the movie first which really didn’t hold my attention all that great.
Is this worth the hype?
7. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I bought this on my kindle and still have yet to get around to it. -shrugs-
Is this worth the hype?
8. The Selection by Kiera Cass
This was a toss up so  many people loved it and then so many hated it so I’m honestly not sure how I feel about reading it. I have the first on my kindle and the other two I bought at a signing I went to of hers.
Is this worth the hype?
9. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
I feel ashamed to even say anything for this one. I’ve been trying since this book came out to read it, but I never have finished it. Someone tell me that it gets better because I only got like 60 pages in.
Is this worth the hype?
10. The Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkien
I’m speechless really. I’ve just honestly never really cared for the books (or movies)
Is this worth the hype?
1984 by George Orwell
This is definitely an older one. I purchased it a few months back as well, and thought I would give it a try.
Is this worth the hype?
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Not big on fantasy, but I hear the MC is kick ass, and I love good characters.
Is this worth the hype?
Of course there are SOOOOOOO many others that are all hyped up that I’ve yet to read, but these were the ones that came to mind first.
Tell me what are some of yours?
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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I want to meet.

Hi everybody! How’s everyone’s week been going?
 If you want to see all the other top ten post head on over to The Broke and the Bookish.
Todays topic
Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet
1. Lindsay Cummings- She’s a Texas girl like I am so it would be awesome to meet her.
2. Ally Carter- I think she would be super fun to talk to if she has the quirkness of her characters.
3. Jackson Pearce- Her youtube videos are awesome.
4.Veronica Roth- why not?
5.Marie Lu
6. Maggie Stiefvater
7. Kendare Blake
8. Jennifer L. Armentrout
9. Becca Fitzpatrick
10. Ann Aguirre
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Follow Friday: The Dreaded Slumps

followfridaygraphicQuestion of the Week:
How do you cure a book hangover/blogging slump/reading slump? – Suggested by Take Me Away…
Book hangover: I’m not really sure if I have a good way to deal with book hangovers. Then again it could be that I rarely have one because it has got to be AMAZE BALLS to make me have that feeling of why…why is it over….
Blogging Slump: I get this every once in awhile, and to deal with it I mainly just take a step back and realize a bit. I know I could never truly leave my blog because I’ve put to much time and effort into it. 🙂 Oh, and the fact that I love my followers and reading.
Reading Slump: I’ve been in these before (sometimes to often), and to be honest I just put the book down that I was reading, and pick up another to see if it gets me back on top of the game.


How do you deal with these dreaded slumps?

Here are few sites I found with some insight!
For the love of the page

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Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes that inspire

Hi everybody! How’s everyone’s week been going?
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Todays topic

Here are some of the reviews they came from. If you have time go check them out and leave a comment. 🙂
Hate List Review

Delirium Review (There were a few from I really liked, but didn’t choose.)

The Day Before Review

Dare You To Review

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Bookish Weekly


Bookish Weekly is a schedule that I’m going to try and stick by that shows what will be happening on those days. Then down in the corner where it says sporadic are posts that will show up through out the week.

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Reverse Thursday: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

 Reverse Thursday is a feature/MeMe that I think I came up with. I haven’t seen anything like it around. If there is I’m sorry just let me know, and I can give credit where due. 🙂
What is Reverse Thursday you ask?
Well I started thinking that we give so much love to those books that we are waiting on that aren’t released yet that maybe we forget those that have been out for awhile. I know I’m totally horrible about this.That’s why so many older books go unread by me. So to fix that problem Reverse Thursday was born. It’s kind of like a TBT (Throwback Thursday for books)
What I picked this week?
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Published September 27th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Outline:Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hairactually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Why I picked this?
I’m a little late to the game on this one as well, but I’ve seen nothing but awesome reviews, and it’s a finished series so double yea!
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Cover Reveal: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

It’s time for another cover reveal. Todays is Every Last Breath by Jennifer Armentrout
So are you read to see it…are you?

We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for EVERY LAST BREATH, the hotly anticipated conclusion to the Dark Elements trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout!! EVERY LAST BREATH is a Young Adult Paranormal being published by Harlequin Teen and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Dark Elements Series. It is being released on July 28th, 2015. Pre-order EVERY LAST BREATH and then be sure to read the first books in this amazing series before its release!

Every Last Breath - Cover

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EVERY LAST BREATH Synopsis: Some loves will last ’til your dying breathEvery choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell… “Armentrout is a major talent…I just can’t stop reading!” New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter“Armentrout works her magic with swoon-worthy guys and a twist you never see coming.” –#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines onWhite Hot Kiss

And we have a surprise for you! The first books in the series have been given a new look too!!

Don’t miss the previous titles in The Dark Elements Series-now with new covers! Readers interested in downloading the new cover jackets for their previously purchased Dark Elements Series titles, can download them HERE!

For best results when downloading the new cover jackets:

  • Print on 8.5×14″ (Legal paper)
  • Use landscape or horizontal setting = 8.5″ tall x 14″ wide
  • Print at 100% scale or “actual size”
  • Print with the image centered on page
  • Fold and trim to fit

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WHITE HOT KISS synopsis: OnWhite Hot Kiss - New Covere kiss could be the last. Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul. But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

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Stone Cold Touch - New Cover  STONE COLD TOUCH Synopsis:Every touch has its price Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay… “Constantly entertaining…the narrative sizzles with as much tension as romance.”—Kirkus Reviews on White Hot Kiss

And the Prequel Novella, BITTER SWEET LOVE…

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Bitter Sweet Love - New Cover  BITTER SWEET LOVE Synopsis: In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series The Dark Elements, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons. Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally. And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again… “With her signature flare for combining humor, romance and action, Armentrout weaves a fast-paced read that will have readers’ hearts racing in more ways than one. Like Armentrout’s previous heroines, Jasmine is fun and full of attitude, while Dez is as snarky as he is sexy. This is a must read for new and old fans alike!” –RT Book Reviews

Author Photo  Jennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads| EVERY LAST BREATH Goodreads | STONE COLD TOUCH Goodreads | WHITE HOT KISS Goodreads | BITTER SWEET LOVE Goodreads

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Top Ten Tuesday: Heriones

Hi everybody! How’s everyone’s week been going?

 If you want to see all the other top ten post head on over to The Broke and the Bookish.

Todays topic is Heriones

  1. ROSE HATHAWAY from Vampire Academy
    This should be no surprise.
  2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
    Let’s face it without her the boys would have been lost the first year.
  3. Tris Prior from Divergent
    She’s Tris.
  4. Meadow Woodson from The Murder Complex
    I’m reading this right now, and I have to admit so far she seems pretty tough, and the blood.OMG
  5. Gretchen Mueller from Prisoner of night and fog
    Anyone who stands up against their family is tough in my eyes.
  6. Davy Hamilton from Uninvited
    She was accused of being a killer before she did anything.
  7. Mia from If I stay
    The girl had a hard decision when her whole family died.
  8. Ruby from The Darkest Minds
    I just love Ruby
  9. Carly from Raw Blue
    If you haven’t read this book it’s a hartbreaker, but Carly is definitely strong.
  10. Deuce from Enclave
    Anyone who deals with living underground, and wants to protect against the things above ground is strong in my book.

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