Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This weeks book is:

Silver Linings Playbook!

Excerpt: "My mom has a library card, and she checks out books for me now that I am home and allowed to read whatever I want without clearing the material with Dr. Timbers, who, incidentally, is a fascist when it comes to book banning. I start with The Great Gatsby, which I finish in just three nights.
The best part is the introductory essay, which states that the novel is mostly about time and how you can never buy it back, which is exactly how I feel regarding my body and exercise - but then again, I also feel as if I have an infinite amount of days until my inevitable reunion with Nikki." -from page 9 of Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. 

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Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Goodreads Synopsis: "You have to kill him." Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.
Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside. 
Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was. 

I gave this book 4 stars. It was incredibly entertaining, and I sped through it. The premise was interesting from the start, and I am happy to say it continued to keep me intrigued throughout the whole book. The characters were pretty good in this novel, but I felt they could have been better for me. I didn't feel as strong of an emotional attachment to them as I could have. The unique plot is definitely what makes this book. The rest of it was nothing extremely special if I am being honest, but it wasn't a bad book by any means. Would I read it again? Probably not. Would I recommend it to others? Definitely. I still thoroughly enjoyed this book, and if you are looking for a quick easy read about time travel, this is the book for you!
So in a nutshell, my four star rating was due to the unique plot, the fact that I had to know what would happen in the end, and the fact that I would recommend it to others in the end. 

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Kindle Haul!

I have not done a proper e-book / kindle haul in a very long time. I have accumulated MANY books since my last haul, and it would be impossible to show you every single book I have gotten since then. So, instead, I will show you the most exciting e-books I have gotten within the last month or so. Reviews of the books shown will hopefully be coming soon here on the blog! Find all the books on Goodreads and Amazon with the links at the end of the post. Ok, here we go!

Books I bought:

Won from giveaway(s):

Received for review:

Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe: Goodreads | Amazon
The Initiate by Megg Jensen: Goodreads | Amazon
Stitch by Samantha Durante: Goodreads | Amazon
Eve and Adam: Goodreads | Amazon
Easy by Tammara Webber: Goodreads | Amazon
Shadows (Ashes book #2) by Ilsa J. Bick: Goodreads | Amazon
Timepiece (Hourglass book #2) by Myra McEntire: Goodreads | Amazon
The Savage Blue (The Vicious Depp book #2): Goodreads | Amazon
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill: Goodreads | Amazon
One Moment by Kristina McBride: Goodreads | Amazon
Ink by Amanda Sun: Goodreads | Amazon
Splintered by A.G. Howard: Goodreads | Amazon

 Have you gotten any good Kindle books lately?
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 Us booktubers make Friday Reads videos every Friday to show what books we will be reading this weekend. Check out my video here!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #9

I've decided to come back from my hiatus with a Waiting on Wednesday post! Enjoy!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's title being featured here is:

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone?
Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

How amazing does this book sound? I absolutely loved Eleanor and Park, so I have a feeling I will love this one as well.
Expected publication date: September 2013.

What are you looking forward to this Wednesday?
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