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