The Sunday Post {Readathons, Author Drama, & Outlander}

The Sunday Post {Readathons, Author Drama, & Outlander}

September 14, 2014 Meme 2

  The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.   Recently & Coming Up Recently: Review: The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Jennifer Got Married! Discussion: Jennifer hates getting Goodreads notifications now!   Coming Up: Discussion: Domain migrations Some reviews, but we still need to write them! #slackers   Book Haulin’! Jennifer received for review: We’d like to thank the following publishers… Read more »

Discussion: I Hate Getting Goodreads Notifications These Days

Discussion: I Hate Getting Goodreads Notifications These Days

September 11, 2014 Discussion 17

  I don’t know about you, but these days, I hate signing into Goodreads because I know my notification icon is going to be full-up with stuff about “attend XX online event for XX book” or “READ MY BOOK YOU WILL LOVE IT” and I’m going to be all like, DELETE. I used to really like Goodreads, because I wanted to chat about books and get excited about books and basically, I wanted to squee about books.  But I don’t love it anymore. Lately, it feels like a marketing machine.  I even get that feeling from other bloggers and readers!  If you are a blogger, you might be pimping your blog tour of the month; and if you are a… Read more »

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-A-Thon Sign-ups!

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-A-Thon Sign-ups!

September 10, 2014 Read-A-Thon 7

Back by popular demand, Kimba from The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and I are once again hosting the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon! So break out the cocoa, the coffee, and cookies! Grab those holiday theme books and bring your holiday spirit. Prepare to enter challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and Twitter chat with us. You can join for a day or sit by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participate the more entries you will earn for the Participant Giveaway. We love holiday themed reads from the covers to the warm & fuzzy tales on the inside. For this read-a-thon you must read holiday themed or winter setting reads. For bloggers, we have spoken to most of the main… Read more »

I’m Back and Married!

I’m Back and Married!

September 9, 2014 News 19

I’ve actually been back for a couple of weeks, but I decided to migrate the blog before doing any posts, because I wanted to get it out of the way before returning to work.  And then I just basked in the glory of not having any wedding planning to do (now I need to write my thank-you notes!). And I know you really just want pictures, so here ya go!  All photos were done by Jasmin & Matt Photography, who were amazing to work with!  They are one of the funnest couples we’ve ever met, and if we ever get back to Mexico, we have to meet back up with them, because they rock! Why we decided to do a… Read more »

We are moving!

August 22, 2014 News 0

That’s right!  We are moving domains!  Find us over at BookShelfery and please excuse the mess while we complete construction!

Audiobook Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Audiobook Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

August 20, 2014 Book Review 3 ★★★★

When I find an author I like, I tend to devour everything he or she has ever written. And then, with authors that I absolutely love (here’s to you, Stephen King and Karen Marie Moning), I read and re-read, and read again. So when I read Eleanor & Park a couple of months ago, and loved it, I knew I had to read everything by Rainbow Rowell.  I was excited when I got an email from the library telling me that the audiobook of Fangirl was ready for me to download. I immediately liked Cather. She was quirky and nerdy, but in a completely good way.  She and her twin, Wren (their mother wasn’t expecting twins and only had one… Read more »

ARC: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

ARC: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

August 18, 2014 Book Review 0 ★★

I thought I had this one figured out from the very beginning. And unfortunately, I was right. This book reminded me a whole lot of another book (whose title I will not reveal, as not to spoil any plot points). I was hoping it was going to go in some other direction that would totally throw me off, but there were no surprises. The book is told from the view points of three characters: Mia’s kidnapper, her mom, and the detective who is trying to solve the case. It also switches from “before” and “after”. In the advanced copy I was reading, there was no differentiation when the character changed.  This could be pretty jarring, because it would sometimes happen… Read more »

Book Review: The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen

Book Review: The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen

August 13, 2014 Book Review 2 ★★★★

I found this book in the big box of awesomeness that Jennifer sent me from BEA. I picked it up first because a blurb on the cover informed me that it was a great beach read, and I just happened to be headed to the beach. Right away I was pulled into the story and I was completely hooked. This was one of those books that I couldn’t read quickly enough, that I was disappointed when I was reading in the car and it got too dark to see, and that I finished in record time because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. Ruby was a bit of a downer, but she was also interesting, complicated, smart, and… Read more »