Category: Events and Features

Waiting on Wednesday: Wintersong

Waiting on Wednesday: Wintersong

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.

Posted January 18, 2017 by Emily in WoW / 0 Comments
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Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta To Do

Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta To Do

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!

Posted January 12, 2017 by Emily in Events and Features, Special Feature / 5 Comments
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Island Read-along and Union Release Contest

Island Read-along and Union Release Contest

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 […]

Posted January 11, 2017 by Emily in Events and Features, Special Feature / 3 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday: Caraval

Waiting on Wednesday: Caraval

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?

Posted January 4, 2017 by Emily in WoW / 2 Comments
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#Bookstgram Roundup 1/17

#Bookstgram Roundup 1/17

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

Posted December 30, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features / 2 Comments
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WoW: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

WoW: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

. 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.

Posted December 21, 2016 by Emily in WoW / 2 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #3

Top Ten Tuesday #3

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 […]

Posted December 20, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features, Top 10 / 9 Comments
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#IndieMas 2016 Day Twelve

#IndieMas 2016 Day Twelve

Author S. Usher Evans created #IndieMas as a way to celebrate her favorite Indie authors. On the twelfth day of #IndieMas my author gave to me Terrifying Books Great Fantasy Series Humorous Romance Diverse Sci Fi Fate Interfering Music and Fairy Tales Three Books Today Favorite Fantasies Thrills and Romance, Pulse Pounding Action,  Two Adventures, And Sci Fi and Fantasy . a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted December 16, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie, Events and Features, Giveaway / 1 Comment
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#IndieMas 2016 Day Eleven

#IndieMas 2016 Day Eleven

Author S. Usher Evans created #IndieMas as a way to celebrate her favorite Indie authors. On the eleventh day of #IndieMas my author gave to me Great Fantasy Series Humorous Romance Diverse Sci Fi Fate Interfering Music and Fairy Tales Three Books Today Favorite Fantasies Thrills and Romance, Pulse Pounding Action,  Two Adventures, And Sci Fi and Fantasy . a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted December 15, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie, Events and Features, Giveaway / 3 Comments
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#IndieMas 2016 Day Ten

#IndieMas 2016 Day Ten

Author S. Usher Evans created #IndieMas as a way to celebrate her favorite Indie authors. On the tenth day of #IndieMas my author gave to me Humorous Romance Diverse Sci Fi Fate Interfering Music and Fairy Tales Three Books Today Favorite Fantasies Thrills and Romance, Pulse Pounding Action,  Two Adventures, And Sci Fi and Fantasy . a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted December 14, 2016 by Emily in Awesome Indie, Events and Features, Giveaway / 2 Comments
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