The thing that really draws me to this book is the cover. I love the girl’s face on the cover. That grin!!! It’s just so joyous. I’ve never seen a cover that exudes so much happiness. Past the cover, the book sounds perfect. Enemies to loves is always my favorite trope. I love the idea that these two kids have been promised to each other in an arranged marriage. However, they don’t know it and they don’t even like each other! Can’t wait to read this one!
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The Readalong is well underway and it’s going great! All the information is available for you to join in as part of #TEAMTHEO or #TeamPrinceling. The details are below as well. We are having a lot of fun in our private #TeamThea DM group with plenty of good natured #TeamPrinceling ribbing. We want to do Theo proud. We would love to have you join us! Check out this post for more information about the Street Team Competition. Readalong Details The schedule goes like this: Jan 15 – Jan 21 : Chapters 1-5 Jan 22 – Jan 28 : Chapters 6 – 10 Jan 29-Feb 4 : Chapters 11 – 15 Feb 5 – Feb 11 : Chapters 16 – 20 Feb 14 – The Union Release! Every week there is a special contest just for the #TeamTheo and #TeamPrinceling participants. This is above and beyond the Readalong. The special contests are well underway, but there’s still plenty of time to join up and help lead #TeamTheo to victory! Mini Challenge Schedule 9-15 Week 1 – Join a team (Win bookmarks) WINNER: #TeamPrinceling 16-22 Week 2 – Pledge to read (Win an ebook) WINNER: #TeamTheo 23-29 Week 3 – Instagram Competition (Win buttons) WINNER: TBD 30-5 Week 4 – Street Team FB group (Win Stickers) WINNER: TBD 6-12 Week 5 – Twitter Competition (Win a signed bookplate) WINNER: TBD 13-17 Week 6 […]
WE ARE BACK!! It’s been a long cold 9 weeks without a #BHPChat and we missed you! However, last night we returned for the start of a new year. Just like always, check out everyone who participated! Q1: Introduce yourself, your blog, and the first book you read in 2017! #BHPChat — Sarah K (@thebooktraveler) February 1, 2017 Q2: It’s a new year, so what are some goals you’ve set for yourself? (Reading, blogging, etc.) Request less books on NetGalley (I obviously have a problem) & try to find time to blog. The balance is getting harder 😭 #BHPChat https://t.co/2OtJ7tZEws — جاكلين (@JAtamanuk) February 1, 2017 A2: My goals for this year are to read more, blog more, come up with something original. #BHPchat — RI 🖤 (@Astaraya) February 1, 2017 My only goal is to just read as much as I can and finish the GOT series by the end of the year. #BHPChat oh and review more books 😂 https://t.co/vu1orXtVSr — Ʈris (Tris' Nook) (@Tris_Black2016) February 1, 2017 I'm trying to be more consistent this year with my posts and schedule them ahead of time. So far I'm doing a good job. #BHPChat https://t.co/dCmFL0RMwz — Ashley (@bookishrealm) February 1, 2017 A2: My health is the top of the list. Wanted to sketch & read than last year more but not to pressure myself. To try to blog […]
I have loved the movie Labyrinth since I was a small child so you can imagine that I see David Bowie the second you mention Goblin King. The cover, with it’s glass ball snowglobe also reminds of the balls that the Goblin King juggles in that movie. The colors look cold and the glass globe makes the rose look protected, yet trapped. Reading the description, I think the cover is perfect. I’m not sure that Wintersong has anything to do with Labyrinth. In fact, I think it’s more likely that it doesn’t. I’ve also heard that it’s a retelling based on the poem ,Der Erlkonig. I wasn’t familiar with the poem, so I looked it up. It’s haunting and beautiful, just like I expect this book to be. Really though, this book has a Goblin King. What else to you really need to know.
Once again I’m thrilled to report that I just participating in Bloggiesta, I’m co-hosting with MC at Blame it on the Books! She’s still my inspiration. This year we get to wrap up Bloggiesta with a celebratory trip! Next week we will be together in Atlanta for ALAMW! I can’t wait to see her. Bloggiesta is a challenge and a call to action. It is an opportunity and an excuse to improve your blog. You formulate a plan of blog chores and then you work to get the done over the course of a weekend. The other component is mini-challenges. Bloggers all over talk about different ways that they do things and then they issue a challenge. Past mini-challenges on time management, social media use and a variety of other topics are on the bloggiesta site. Mini Bloggiesta Goals Schedule WOW and TTT through the end of February Cross post review backlog (EW, GR, LT, Amazon) I know this is a short list, but it will be time intensive. I have a ridiculous review backlog to work through. Wish me luck!
I’ve never run or even really participated in a read a public read a long before. I’m really excited about this! We are going to have a #QWSush halfway through to discuss it. I really loved this book and this series. It sucks you in and gets better and better throughout the series. What is this Readalong? This is a month long readalong for The Island by S. Usher Evans, which is FREE. We’ll be reading 5 chapters a week (they aren’t that long really) in anticipation for the release of The Union, which is the trilogy finale, on February 14th. What’s this about teams? You absolutely do not have to participate in the teams but it’s highly encouraged! There are two teams, #TeamTheo and #TeamPrinceling based off of the two main characters in the books. I’m the team lead of #TeamTheo so I strongly encourage you to join that team. These two teams earn points by joining the readalong, tweeting, posting reviews and participating in other events we might have planned. The winning team will get some cool goodies and the top 2 point earners for each team will win an extra special prize! You can join either team, but I’m #TeamTheo, so, I’m definitely biased. The Thing I like best about this Street Team Contest is that every week has a different focus. This week we are focusing on joining […]
I’ve been waiting for this book for so long and the wait is almost over. Have you preordered yet? The preorder incentives are great. There’s a map, crayons and a string backapack. The real problem is deciding which book to preorder. There is the US one and then the UK version has 4 different covers, each is more beautiful than the last! Seriously, everything about this books sounds fantastic. There is a dark and mysterious game that is only played once a year and never in the same place. The game has a slightly sinister seeming leader who no one has ever met. The only reason that Scarlett chooses to play the game is to protect her sister, ‘Tella. Mystery, a dark game, a sinister leader and a strong sisterly bond. What else do you want?
January is the perfect time to start a new habit of #bookstagram in your life. Plus there aren’t an overwhelming number of challenges. You can really focus on one or two and do them right. Which challenge are you planning on doing? . Hosted by @the_infinite_book_dragon and @grimdark_dad Hosted by @WishfulEndings and @Rissi006 Hosted by @novelheartbeat, @darkfaerietales_, @eden-hammond, & @cbookaddiction Hosted by @mybookinggreatblog, @tinybookfort & @stellabookishart Hosted by @PagewithaView & @ReadwithMikee Hosted by @Lisa_lostinlit & @LostinLit_Becca Hosted by @watermelanies & @meganthemeganerd Hosted by @tiff_holme, @spinatale, @mo_the_bookish, @charli_the_book_princess & @tarasbookshelf Hosted by @Bookishgals
. Sometimes I want to read fantasy and sometimes romance. Less often though, I want to read something that kicks me right in the feels. This sounds like one of those books. Just from reading the description, I already feel terrible for Jackson and Griffin. I can’t imagine the grief of losing a loved one. I want to read this book in order to see if Griffin and Jackson help each other heal.
Ten Books or Bookish Goodies I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree The Harry Potter UK box set is so high up on my wishlist! They’re beautiful black and white covers with colored spines and they’re gorgeous. It would be a dream come true if Santa left my all time favorite stories under my tree. J.K. Rowling inspired Funko Pops! I am slowly building my collection of HP pops and now I have all of the Fantastic Beast characters to salivate over. Pops are so cute, but I rarely buy them for myself. If Old St. Nick stepped in, I would be a happy nerd. 🙂 Another wish to feed my HP obsession is the illustrated edition of the Chamber of Secrets. These books are so gorgeous and I definitely intend to read from them on my next reread. Eleanor and Park Exclusive Special Edition is a new edition with fan art. I lent out my copy of the original, so this would be a welcome treat for me under the tree. I really, really loved the first two books in Melissa Landers series Alienated and have been itching the read United. Etsy is a wonderful thing in the life of this booknerd. There are so many awesome book goodies on this site, one of which being the perfect ACOMAF pillow. It reads “Looking for my RHYSAND in […]