Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesdays: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Publish Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

I'm behind in the Mortal Instruments series. I'd love to catch up and then read this new series!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

YA Quarterly Box #4 Unveiling

I always look forward to the arrival of my Quarterly Book Riot box. This was the fourth issue of the YA version of their regular Quarterly Box.

Book Riot is a very popular book blog and now has TWO Quarterly book related boxes. For $50 (each box costs $55 with shipping), they will send you a box filled with books and book related items every quarter. The YA box is obviously YA related, but the non-book items aren't really kiddish. They appeal to people of all ages. But at the same time, they aren't obviously adult - like a book related flask, which I received in the general box. The general box has adult books of all different genres (even a Ms. Marvel trade one time) and fun bookish items.

It took forever to get this box! It didn't arrive until two weeks after it shipped. At which time, I had already moved. So that caused an additional level of complexity (although only one additional day of delay).

After the last box, I said I was thinking of cancelling my subscription because I haven't been interested in the non-book items. I'm so glad I kept the subscription! This was such a good box! My favorite of the YA boxes and maybe my favorite of all the Book Riot boxes.

The subscription is staying, for at least a few more tries.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!

Defending Taylor (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally

Publish Date: July 1, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Miranda Kenneally is an auto-read for me. I'm surprised I haven't heard more about this.

Monday, February 1, 2016

TBR Challenge

Hey guys! Remember me? It's been a month since I last blogged. My longest break ever, I think. What's new with you?

It's been a busy month. We got back from our big trip to Paris and Dubai around January 13 (I'll have to post pictures!). Then we immediately started moving from our rental house to the house we bought at the end of December. So it was weeks of packing, moving, and now unpacking. Our new house is about 30 minutes from the old one, so I was doing a lot of driving back and forth.

Things are a bit calmer now although it will be awhile before we're fully settled into this new house. Years perhaps, since we're going to buy furniture a bit at a time.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

GIVEAWAY!! Blog Tour: This Song Is (Not) for You by Laura Nowlin

This Song Is (Not) for You by Laura Nowlin

Release Date: January 5, 2016

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Ramona fell for Sam the moment she met him. It was like she had known him forever. He’s one of the few constants in her life, and their friendship is just too important to risk for a kiss. Though she really wants to kiss him…

Sam loves Ramona, but he would never expect her to feel the same way—she’s too quirky and cool for someone like him. Still, they complement each other perfectly, both as best friends and as a band.

Then they meet Tom. Tom makes music too, and he’s the band’s missing piece. The three quickly become inseparable. Except Ramona’s falling in love with Tom. But she hasn’t fallen out of love with Sam either. How can she be true to her feelings without breaking up the band?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #286

Welcome to the Feature & Follow

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and ayou must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesdays: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

Publish Date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Look at the title! Enough reason to read this alone.
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