Month: December 2013

2013 End of the Year Book Survey

2013 End of the Year Book Survey
Posted on December 31, 2013 in Survey / 0 Comments

Hey guys. So another year has gone by (oh who am I kidding I just started blogging this year, okay let’s just say another year of reading has gone by) and I read tons of books this year. I only started keeping track on Goodreads about halfway through, in July? August? Around there. So I only read 46 books. That’s going to change next year, believe me, but for this survey I’ve only got 46 books to choose from (which probably makes it easier). Anyway, this survey was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner, […]

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Top Ten Tuesday #3

Top Ten Tuesday #3
Posted on December 31, 2013 in Top Ten Tuesday / 1 Comment

To learn more about Top Ten Tuesday or see the future topics, click here! This week: Top Ten books I read in 2013Note: not in any order.Another note: copied directly from my 2013 End of the Year Book Survey.A third note (aren’t you tired yet?): these are most of the books that got a 5-star rating from me this year, and that’s why they’re on this list. Some are more deserving than others, but nevertheless, in one way or another, they all deserve to be here. 1. Attrition by S.G. Night (ARC)    Goodreads           […]

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Musing Mondays #8

Musing Mondays #8
Posted on December 30, 2013 in Musing Mondays / 4 Comments

Hosted by Should Be Reading Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… • Describe one of your reading habits.• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) […]

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Feature and Follow Friday #5

Feature and Follow Friday #5
Posted on December 27, 2013 in Feature and Follow Friday / 22 Comments

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.  I’m participating in this blog hop! See the rules here. Follow me however you wish! And if you do, be sure to stop by this post and say hi! Let me know you followed me and I’ll follow you! Isn’t it marvelous how that works? Question of the Week: Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! What books did Santa stuff your stocking with this holiday season? Do a holiday book haul for us! If you don’t celebrate just show […]

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Blogosphere Travels #5: Dropdown Menus in Blogger

Blogosphere Travels #5: Dropdown Menus in Blogger
Posted on December 26, 2013 in Blogosphere Travels / 4 Comments

I used to use Blogger and one thing it didn’t already have was a dropdown navigation menu at the top. I had to do some hunting around but I finally found a way to do it. Hope this helps you guys! What I’m going to do is basically copy all the HTML code you’ll need to use- there’s little other instruction on the original post, but I’ll put the link here anyway. http://xomisse.com/blog/add-drop-menu-can-styled-template-designer/ STEP ONE So first you’ll need to go to the Layout tab and put in a new HTML/Javascript Gadget and paste in […]

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Top Ten Tuesday #2

Top Ten Tuesday #2
Posted on December 24, 2013 in Top Ten Tuesday / 0 Comments

To learn more about Top Ten Tuesday or see the future topics, click here! This week: Top Ten books I’d like Santa to bring me   Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini- The explanation for this will be on the next Musing Mondays post. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen- I’ve read the 3 other books in this series and it’s time I read the last one. Divergent by Veronica Roth– it’s about time I jumped on the bandwagon. I expect to not be disappointed. The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – aahhh! I ate up the first two books. Why have […]

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Musing Mondays #7: DNFing

Musing Mondays #7: DNFing
Posted on December 23, 2013 in Discussion, Musing Mondays / 0 Comments

Hosted by Should Be Reading Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… • Describe one of your reading habits.• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) […]

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Favorites Friday (Cover Edition): Best Series Covers

Favorites Friday (Cover Edition): Best Series Covers
Posted on December 20, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

Note: due to the fact that this list is huge, I will not be doing summaries. Just comments.   The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart Cover Comments: These are so much fun! Notice the similarities- such as the fact that there’s always someone hiding in some part of the cover! Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray Cover Comments: I love her hair! It’s red! And curly! Color me jealous. Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage Cover Comments: I really can’t explain, they’re just all so fun. So beautiful. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard Cover Comments: Dolls. Always […]

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Feature and Follow Friday #4

Feature and Follow Friday #4
Posted on December 20, 2013 in Feature and Follow Friday / 14 Comments

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.  I’m participating in this blog hop! See the rules here. Follow me however you wish! And if you do, be sure to stop by this post and say hi! Let me know you followed me and I’ll follow you! Isn’t it marvelous how that works? Question of the Week: Pick a book in your favorite genre that you’d recommend to a reluctant reader. Well. I can’t say I have a specific FAVORITE genre. Although just from […]

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Blogosphere Travels #4: Blogging Tools

Blogosphere Travels #4: Blogging Tools
Posted on December 19, 2013 in Blogosphere Travels / 0 Comments

Today I am going to be sharing a lot of helpful organizational tools from Octavia at Read. Sleep.  Repeat. I’m also promoting her blog, so check it out if you want! I love Octavia, she’s amazing. Some of her ideas helped me TONS. I’m going to basically be summing up all of her organizational posts so far, but if you want to check out the originals, I will be providing links to those as well. APPS Octavia recommends using the apps Evernote and Wunderlist. I downloaded Wunderlist yesterday, and I LOVE it! It’s basically the ultimate […]

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