Month: June 2014

Musing Mondays #22: Cliffhangers

Musing Mondays #22: Cliffhangers
Posted on June 30, 2014 in Discussion, Musing Mondays / 3 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) that […]

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The Nano Experiment by Richard Brawer

The Nano Experiment by Richard Brawer
Posted on June 28, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing was fine. The various POVs were done really well, I thought. Plot: This was kind of a scary book. It is not for the faint-hearted. The beginning and the end were the worst. It starts off right away with death and tragedy and with Eileen being disowned by her mother. It was horrible and I couldn’t believe she would actually do that, but she did and never actually changed her mind. Then Eileen goes off on a miserable death-hunt, basically, and becomes a prostitute. It’s some dark stuff. I […]

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The 13th Prophet by T. Lucas Earle

The 13th Prophet by T. Lucas Earle
Posted on June 25, 2014 in Book Review, Short Story Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: I absolutely love Earle’s writing. It’s so succinct and meaningful. I love the witty dialog. The pacing was also excellent. Plot: Once again, I am amazed at how much story Earle can cram into a short story. There is so much in it. I loved how Burke’s struggle with his age was evident. (Burke is the main character, a PI) I liked seeing all the different Personalities and Prophets. I liked Burke’s attitude and confidence that never wavered. I loved his interactions with people. The story was very entertaining with riveting action […]

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Bookish Survey: The Hunger Games Part 2

Bookish Survey: The Hunger Games Part 2
Posted on June 24, 2014 in Survey / 0 Comments

Another fun survey by Jasmine from Flip That Page! See Part 1 here. See my Harry Potter Survey Part 1 and Part 2 here. Disctrict 1: Cashmere and Gloss Favorite fictional siblings: I have to agree with her on this one- Fred and George Weasley. They were always so funny. District 2: Cato Favorite bad boy character: Um, Cato. (blushes) I know, he’s not really anything more than a killing machine. But if he had a heart, I’d be all into that power/muscle combo. I find physical power attractive. District 3: Beetee and Wiress Favorite genius/geeky character: The first one I can think of is Atticus […]

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Musing Mondays #21: Book Blogger Quiz

Musing Mondays #21: Book Blogger Quiz
Posted on June 23, 2014 in Musing Mondays / 7 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) that […]

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Queen of Souls by Jennifer Kohout

Queen of Souls by Jennifer Kohout
Posted on June 21, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: Jennifer Kohout is very good at writing. I noticed when I read another of her books, The Bride of Devil’s Acre. She’s brilliant. The writing immediately connects you to the characters. Plot: The relationship between Caedus and Balthazar was most of the story, but it was incredibly intense. They had a really strong bond, but like with all strong bonds, there was doubt and their bond was tested. Clearly Balthazar was the softer and happier one in the relationship, and Caedus was full of intensity and dark emotion. They were a […]

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Feature and Follow Friday #18

Feature and Follow Friday #18
Posted on June 20, 2014 in Feature and Follow Friday / 6 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: What are your favorite books of 2014 so far? This was a recent Top Ten Tuesday question, so I’ll use the same books. Note: The first 7 are in chronological order (of […]

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Favorites Friday (Character Edition): Best Couples

Favorites Friday (Character Edition): Best Couples
Posted on June 20, 2014 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

I’m switching the format for Favorites Friday to make it easier to read. Don’t freak out. Also, I haven’t had one in a while, so you probably don’t remember what this meme even is. Well, it’s simple. I take a category of books (or settings, or characters, or covers) and choose a few books from that category that I like. It’s a lot like Top Ten Tuesday, but there doesn’t have to be ten, you can choose whatever category you want, and there isn’t a linkup. It’s more of a private meme for now. This […]

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Blogosphere Travels #7: Moving to WordPress (Lessons Learned)

Blogosphere Travels #7: Moving to WordPress (Lessons Learned)
Posted on June 20, 2014 in Blogosphere Travels / 1 Comment

Today I’m going to talk about how I moved from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress, because it was a huge decision to make and it was a really good one. I was inspired to do it when I heard about the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin created by Ashley of Nose Graze. It looked so amazing. I was disappointed to find that it was only for self-hosted WordPress- it wouldn’t work with Blogger. But still, it was months before I decided to move over to WordPress myself. I knew it would cost a lot of money, first […]

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Desperate Endurance by Kasey Riley

Desperate Endurance by Kasey Riley
Posted on June 18, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing is enjoyable. At times it is a little explicit but mostly it’s wonderfully vague. Very few errors, but a little distracting at times. Plot: This book stayed with me days after I read it, even if it was a little slow to start. It took about 100 pages to really capture my interest. But once it did, it was really hard to let the characters go at the end. I soon fell in love with Bethany as a character- she reminded me of myself a lot, even though we’re […]

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