Feed Your Book Addiction

In the words of the great Professor………….

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As I was doing some book blogging research I stumbled upon a really fantastic deal on Barnes and Noble.com.
I’m not being sponsored here or anything of the sort. I just really love good deals and online shopping. It’s kind of an addiction.
Right now you can get 3 YA books for $30! For all of us who LOVE the YA genre, how can we pass up this opportunity? This deal is only good through September 15th. There was no way I wasn’t going to share this news with all of you. I love you guys too much to be that selfish 😉

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Not too long ago they had a similar deal of 2 YA books for $20.00. There was no one to inform me of this. I found it by chance. You can bet I took advantage of that though for as long as I could (only twice). The best part? It didn’t matter if the books I ordered were paperback or hard covered. They still came out to an even $20! I’m not too sure about that this time around but it’s information worth looking into don’t you think?
Downside? Pre-orders don’t qualify (at least they didn’t last time). So Heartless by Marissa Meyer that’s coming out? Totally separate. Still, not a bad way to start a nice big September Book Haul.

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Last thing for tonight, members get free two day shipping! Woo! Little to no waiting at all. And again, it’ll be an even 30 even after taxes…….pretty positive (I hope I’m remembering that correctly). So don’t wait too long to check it out! The deal will be over before you know it and there’s no way of telling when they’ll be doing this again.
Here’s the link 3 for $30 Select Teen Books.  Have fun shopping 🙂 I know I will.

What Are You Reading Wednesday

Hey guys!
So quick update. I’m finally making a dent in FanGirl. After what, three weeks? (and the embarrassment just keeps rolling off of me!) I actually decided “screw you life! I’m gonna read my darn book.” So that’s exactly what I did 🙂

Currently I’m on chapter 17 (embarrassed emoji). For those of you who have already read the book all I’m going to say is that I finished the chapter on Levi’s party and UGH!  I don’t want to give too much away but I have to vent a little!
What is going on??? What is Levi thinking? You can’t invite someone to a party, then do a certain something and act all nonchalant about it later! He’s supposed to be the upperclassman! With apparently very little class.
Firstly, whoa. Cath is not who I thought she would be. She’s a lot more pathetic actually. I can’t relate to her very much. There are moments I just don’t understand. How can someone be that anti-social. It bothers me a little bit. Of course this is clearly a coming of age book and Cath is just learning how to do things on her own, without Wren by her side to coddle her through all of it. Which brings me to my next point.

Secondly, I’m pretty disappointed in Wren. I understand the need for independence especially when you’ve grown up with someone and literally shared everything your entire life. I mean she’s a twin!

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(I always wanted a twin. A built in best friend for life? Uhm yes!) I get the need to be your own person, apart from just “the twin sister.” That doesn’t mean you can flip a bitch switch. Wren is acting like a completely different person. She’s starting tick me off a little bit and she’s not even my sister! I really hope she grows out of it by the end of the book.

Thirdly and finally. Does Simon Snow’s story remind anyone else of Harry Potter?? I’m not sure if that’s what the author was going for here. The snippets of the Simon Snow stories feel as if I’m flipping through the Harry Potter books. Granted there was never any mention of vampires or merwolves at Hogwarts. Somethings are quite obviously different, other times it’s like a rewritten scene right out of J.K. Rowlings writings. There are even little diamond shaped stars on the pages! The dialogue between Simon and the “Mage” (pretty much head master of the school) reads like Dumbledore and Harry in my head.

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Last but not least I just wanted to say that I finally understand the meaning of this….

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The cup with Cath’s name on the front of my hardcover. Of course now I want a Starbucks cup with my name on it. Especially with the Holiday’s coming up!

Well guys that’s as far as I’ve gotten in the book. Again I’m feeling loads of shame that it is taking me a month to finish this 😦 ohhh life, why must you constantly get in the way of books?

Top Ten Tuesdays

It’s Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and Bookish. Each week is something different but equally fun 😉 so head on over and check it out!
This week’s theme is Back To School Freebie — I decided to go with top ten books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher……

  1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
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    Other than the obvious epic adventure’s and fairy tale retelling’s, this book also has a lot to say about segregation and prejudices of lower class society. If I had a book like this to read in school homework would have been done in advance!
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
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    Again obvious, Nazis Germany. I also like that it promotes creativity and bravery. Let’s not forget survival. After everything that Liesel endured she trudged on, if only to tell her story.
  3. This Is Where It Ends by Nijkamp Marieke.
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    I know what you’re thinking, “Dark much? Trying to scare the children into being home schooled are you?” Why yes, yes I am. I’m kidding. Sadly the topic of schools being gunned down is a real threat each and every day in our world. Let’s face it, drills can only go so far. This book will get inside of student’s minds. It will put them in the “what if.” Plus it makes for a wicked discussion in class don’t you think?
  4. World War Z by Max Brooks.
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    This was actually an assignment for my college English class. See? I’m preparing students for college and the Zombie Apocalypse! It’s coming people. They aren’t making movies for nothing!
  5. Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
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    It teaches responsibility! Plus it’s a real tear jerker. I don’t think I could read this aloud in class without crying.
  6. Harry Potter (all 7 books) by J.K. Rowling.
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    I think I could pull out a few lessons from this. Lets see…….friendship, sacrifice, family…….magic!
  7. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
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    I shamefully have never owned this book.

    You can’t not have this in any given classroom.

  8. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
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    This is just a really good book. It has amazing world building that I think even some high schoolers would enjoy.

That’s my list! I wanted to throw in some classics but honestly if I had students I wouldn’t want to waste a single minute boring them out of their wits. I love classics! But I also remember that in high school I couldn’t appreciate them as much as I can now.

I hope everyone has had a great Tuesday! For those of you who participated in this weeks TTT I’d love to see what lists you came up with 🙂 leave a comment down below so I can check out your latest posts and show some love.

Thursday Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

I thought I would try something new today. So I looked up Thursday Book Memes and found a really awesome sight called The Master List of Book Blogging Memes. There’s something for everyday of the week! I don’t like not posting everyday (let alone every two or three days) and this site has so many ideas there’s no reason not to post often 🙂

  1. There’s a good chance I’m coming home from work tomorrow with a brand new computer. I’ve had the same laptop since December of 2008. It’s going on six years. For computers, that’s pretty darn old. Most laptops are built to last 3-5 years. Also my laptop keeps blue screening which tells me she’s dying, fast.
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  2. With my newer, faster and much smaller laptop I can now go to Barnes and Noble or Starbucks and blog 😉 I can leave the house guys. Fresh air is in my very near future. #winning!
  3. I’m freaking out about spending 500 dollars on a laptop. I know I know, it’s really not that much for a really good laptop. Whose normal price is $699.99 I don’t know if I’ll find another deal like this even with the holiday’s around the corner. Still, it’s a big chunk of money. Also my boyfriend wants to buy it for me, I insisted on half. So it’s really only $250 for me.
  4. FanGirl is taking way longer to finish than it should and I feel embarrassed. Life is kind of getting in the way of my reading time. I could explain all the details, but they would just feel like excuses. I miss reading. Image result for shame gif
  5. My boyfriend is going to Vegas next weekend. It’s for a bachelor party so strip clubs are a definite plan. I don’t even mind. I genuinely am not bothered by that. Boys will be boys and it’s like a tradition for bachelor parties. If anything I’m jealous that I’ve never been to a strip club and this is his second time going!
  6. Due to my boyfriends upcoming absence I will have real time to myself. I’ve decided to pay a visit to my dad, who lives a few hours away. Thanks to work I haven’t seen him in a few months (at lest 5). Bonding time! There will be pizza and football.
  7. About two weeks ago I cut 7 inches off of my really really long hair. Now I only have medium length hair. I love it. At the same time it’s a little too short and some days I miss my long hair. Plus side? Showers are 15 minutes shorter and getting ready is an hour shorter. Shorter Hair = Time Savor!
  8. Pretty sure I had a dream about Twilight last night…..I really want to watch Twilight. None of the Twilight characters were in the dream, but it was the same plot and there were vampires. Also, a vampire war.
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Well guys what do you think? Looks like it turned out to be a kind of update on my life right now. I think I like this meme. It’s a great way to get to know someone as more than just a book blogger.
Let me know what you think of the meme 🙂 thumbs up? Thumbs down? Sideways thumb?

Top Ten Tuesday

It’s Tuesday!:)
That means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This  is an original weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list that everyone is welcome to join. This week is Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet.
Let’s get started.

  1. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

    I was SO excited to get this book aaaand I can’t remember now why I haven’t read it yet. 
  2. Soundless by Richelle Mead

    I’ve heard mixed reviews about this book. I’m not sure how long it will be before I actually pick it up and read it.
  3. The Alchemist: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

    This was given to me by an old high school friend……in high school. About 8 years ago. It’s probably the oldest one on this list.
  4. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

    A good friend of mine recommended this about 2 years ago, and I still haven’t read it!
  5. ArchEnemy by Frank Beddor

    The last book in a trilogy. Again something I started reading in high school, but I only recently attained this as a gift last Christmas. It’s almost a year old and still in perfect condition.
  6. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

    I’ve heard so many good things about this author. I just haven’t picked this up yet.
  7. Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella

    Started reading this and then put it down. I think I’m just not used to the writing style. I plan on giving it a second try.
  8. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffengger

    Saw the movie, loved it! I really want to read this book but there are just so many on my TBR, I just haven’t found the time.
  9. All of the Jane Austen books except Pride and Prejudice

    I’ve read Pride and Prejudice sooo many times. I have all of these books, but haven’t read them due to laziness.
  10. Just One Year by Gayle Forman

    I read the first book and it was just ok. I’m not sure If I’ll actually get to this because I didn’t love Just One day. This is a retelling from a different POV. So we’ll see.

Some of these only came out a few months ago or at the beginning of this year, others I’ve had for a very long time. I want to read all of these!…….most of these! If you’ve read any of the books on this list let me know what you thought of them 🙂 maybe they’ll move up on my TBR. Most of the time I think I just need a second opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Five Favorite BookTubers

I’m back!!!
Hey there guys. Been a while and I absolutely feel it. Mid August was really busy for me but I’m happy to say I’m getting back on this blogging train 😉 woot woot!
Today I thought I would show some love to my favorite BookTubers that I subscribe to. So if you don’t know, BookTube is basically YouTube for book nerds like us! There are tons of people with channels gushing and raving about all their favorite books. It’s a great place to get all kinds of book recommendations, watch reviews before deciding to go out and buy that book you’ve been wanting. Heck it’s even a great place to watch fun book tags and stay caught up on exciting new book releases. I watch these five channels daily. They each post on different days so there’s always something to watch and I love it.

  1. Zoe at Readbyzoe

    Zoe was the very first booktuber I ever watched. I want to say she’s maybe the youngest on the list? It’s either her or Grayc. I’ve also found she’s one of the more mature booktubers. There’s nothing wrong with being goofy and having fun, Zoe just doesn’t over do it and I love that. Anyway I absolutely love Zoe’s channel. She has videos of book reviews, book tags, book hauls and even has vlogged her International trips!

  2. Jesse at Jessethereader

    This cutie is definitely on my list! He’s a riot. His videos make me laugh and he’s always up to date with the latest book releases. His videos also consist of reviews, hauls, tags and some random videos like his trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I really enjoyed watching his vlogs on Comic Con.

  3. Regan at PeruseProject

    Regan! I love her name. (Also one of the more mature booktubers) She’s really into Fantasy books, it’s pretty much her go to genre. It’s interesting to watch her videos because if I’m ever not in the mood for a YA book I know exactly who to go to for great recommendations.

  4. Kat O’Keefe at Katytastic

    She’s so adorable! Kat is also really funny and very entertaining. Lately she’s been in kind of a slump. Which I love! It makes her so relateable. We’ve all been there a time or two……or five. So hang in there Kat! We’re all rooting for you!

  5. Grayc at Lovingdembooks

    I just recently started watching Grayc’s channel and she’s already one of my favorites. While she does read a lot of YA she does a lot of unboxings of books that aren’t widely hyped. Which is refreshing because those kind of books don’t get enough love. She also does a little bit of fashion, showing off some of her stylish new clothes that she got from great deals.

That’s my list! I do watch a few others but these are the main ones that I actively seek out. Let me know if you have your own favorite booktubers that you love to watch. If you haven’t heard of anyone on this list I highly recommend checking them out 😉 trust me you’ll love them.

What Are You Reading Wednesday

Hey guys! So this week along with Fangirl, I picked up another book. That’s right I’m reading two books at once! I’m a little behind on my Goodreads goal and I have some catching up to do. I decided to start putting a dent in my Netgalley arc’s and this week I’m reading……….

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.
When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.
Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.
But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.

Let me know in the comments what you’re reading this week 🙂 I’d love to swap stories and recommendations. Let me know if you’re loving it or hating it.