Month: January 2016

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb EXCERPT

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb EXCERPT
Posted on January 27, 2016 in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

Excerpt “Wait,” I looked around.  “There’s a bathroom here? You’re telling me I used a dumpster out in the open like a jerk?” Debra poked her head out of a broken window. “You say that like it’s a big fat joke,” she said.  “And it’s not.  Just because we’re going through a hard time doesn’t mean we have to live like savages.  You can still be picky about a bathroom.”  She paused, then took a deep breath.  It seemed she was doing everything she could to keep her shaky emotions in check.  “So just for […]

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Dream of Me by A. Star

Dream of Me by A. Star
Posted on January 27, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was just as excellent as the first, if not more so. I had to refresh myself with the last chapter of the first book but it wasn’t too difficult to catch up on. The plot kept getting more complicated as the book went on, but it was possible to keep up with, even if it wasn’t incredibly easy. I think more complex plots are better anyhow. Glory is just as funny and sassy as ever. She’s a very relatable character. I love how she speaks her mind even in the face […]

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Goodreads Tag

Goodreads Tag
Posted on January 24, 2016 in Tag / 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I found this tag on Lois’s blog. I also love Goodreads to death (what book lover doesn’t?) so here we go! It’s been ages since I’ve done a tag, hasn’t it? What is the last book you marked as “read”? The Righteous Rules for Being Awesome by Jake Black. It’s an Adventure Time book (one of my favorite shows) that I read sometime last year. What are you “currently reading”? Hmm. Well, on Goodreads it says I’m reading The Complete Grimm Chronicles by Ken Brosky, but truthfully, I started that book early last […]

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Why I Use HostGator

Why I Use HostGator
Posted on January 23, 2016 in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Note: All links to HostGator in this post are affiliate links. That means I get a small commission if you buy anything using these links. I still use RFE Hosting on this blog, but soon I think I’m going to switch to HostGator. I already use HostGator on my online shop. It’s a great hosting company. great prices fast and helpful customer service easy to navigate And those are just the features you’d expect from any hosting company. They offer 3 types of hosting: WordPress, VPS, and Dedicated hosting. Obviously I use WordPress. Check out […]

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The 2016 Bookies: The Ultimate Bookish Awards Ceremony

The 2016 Bookies: The Ultimate Bookish Awards Ceremony
Posted on January 22, 2016 in Survey / 0 Comments

This is my idea for a different sort of End of the Year survey! We’ll be doing it award-ceremony-style. I talked a little about this in last year’s End of the Year survey, but I’ll sum up the main points here. The awards are going to be Bookies. (Like Grammys or Oscars.) “Oh, that book? Yeah, I think I gave it a Bookie last year for best contemporary romance.” Isn’t that cute? I think it’s a cute name for an award. (And it rhymes with cookies.) Fun fact: bookie apparently means bookmaker, which could have […]

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Do YOU want to be interviewed on my blog?

Do YOU want to be interviewed on my blog?
Posted on January 20, 2016 in Interview of the Month / 0 Comments

calling all bloggers. and readers. and writers. I’ve seen a few other blogs do this and I thought it would be a fun idea. I’ve been a bit lazy about my Interview of the Month feature, so instead of seeking out people, I’m letting you guys volunteer yourselves. Below I’m putting a number of questions that you can answer and send to me via email (ANotarainni@yahoo.com). In addition to your answers, please send me: Your name Your blog or website name/URL Any contact information/social media links that you want me to put in the interview post Your […]

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Bookshelf Tour! (booktube video)

Bookshelf Tour! (booktube video)
Posted on January 16, 2016 in booktube / 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I decided to make another quick video in order to give you guys a tour of my bookshelves. After a recent inventory, I discovered that I have 495 physical books and about 100 Kindle books. I re-organized my bookshelves to properly accommodate all of them. On another note, I have been granted Librarian Status on Goodreads! This means I can add/edit data for nearly anything in the database. It’s a volunteer thing but it’s a lot of responsibility. Here’s the video! Yes, I did have to script it because there would be SO […]

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The Divide by E. J. Mellow

The Divide by E. J. Mellow
Posted on January 14, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 4 Comments

Main points This book was a fantastic sequel. Like, unbelievably good. Worth every star. It had an incredibly heartbreaking ending, but I’m confident things will wrap up in the next book. It was just hard to deal with in the moment. It was one of those Murphy’s Law moments—you knew what the worst thing that could happen was, and you knew it was going to happen. Well, I did, anyway. I’ve noticed a pattern. If there’s a confrontation at the very end of a book, and it’s not the last in the series, it’s probably […]

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Handmade miniature book charms!

Handmade miniature book charms!
Posted on January 11, 2016 in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

Hi guys! I’m doing my big crafty reveal today. I mentioned that I had some bookish crafts to show you guys and here they are! Since I already have tons of info on my actual online shop, Alicia Craft, I just copied this post from my introductory post and tweaked it to make it more applicable to you guys. Say hello to the future. Okay, maybe it isn’t earth-shattering, but I believe this is a new thing in the craft world- or at least something not commonly done. I introduce…..miniature bookbinding. Completely hand-bound miniature book […]

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Informant by Ava Archer Payne

Informant by Ava Archer Payne
Posted on January 8, 2016 in Book Review / 3 Comments

Main points I LOVED this book! It was fantastic. A new favorite. I wasn’t sure I’d be up for another contemporary romance, but this one had enough crime drama to keep me interested and excited. It was very easy to become invested. I have to say, the characterization was fantastic. This is not so common in books with great plots. The main character, Kylie, was awesome. She was smart, hilarious, and knew how to get things done. Though she wasn’t able to hide her emotions well, she knew how to play the part. She was […]

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