Category: IFTTT Thursday

Introducing the Summer Blogger Promo Tour

Posted July 2, 2015 by Emily in Blog Tour, IFTTT Thursday, Special Feature / 1 Comment

Interrupting our regularly scheduled TTT Thursday post’s I’d like to introduce you to the Book Bratz’s Summer Blogger Promo Tour. 

 

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I’ve been really busy this summer, traveling all over the country. I teach braille in the summer with the National Federation of the Blind’s BELL program. I also just got back from an amazing road trip vacation.

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San Francisco

Selfie at the badlands Badlands National Park

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The Grand Canyon

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So I’ve been really busy. I signed up for the blogger promo tour too and I’m really excited about participating. So every Sunday until the end of August, I will be posting an intro to a different blogger. On Thursday’s instead of TTT Thursday, I will be posting a picture an description of where I am and what I’m doing, since every week I will be somewhere new. It will be busy, but I know you will love getting to know these bloggers as much as I have.

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TTT Thursday: Cuddly but Deadly

Posted June 25, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 0 Comments

Did you like Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races? If you did, you are in the majority. That book has inspired serious loyalty in it’s fans. I enjoyed it immensely, but perhaps not to the degree everyone else has. You can check out my review and see for yourself. 

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
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In The Scorpio races, the Cappail Uisce come on land every November and the bravest Thisby Islanders catch them for the race. The luckiest racers live through it, other die trying. Puck Connolly never wanted to race, but this year, due to circumstances beyond her control, she has to. Sean Kendrick races every year and wishes he didn’t.

What I really loved about the book was the Water Horses and how deadly they were. I really enjoyed how the author took a much loved animal and turned it on its head. She turned horses, a beautiful, noble animal that every little girl loves into something to be feared. The Cappail Uisce are wild and uncontrollable. They are both magical and horrifying.

If you liked The Scorpio Races, then you might like…

Rampant by Diana PeterfreundLibrarything | Goodreads | Amazon

In Rampant, unicorns are real. However, everything you think you know about them is wrong. Unicorns aren’t beautiful, peaceful, magical creatures. No, they are ravenous, indiscriminate killers who love human flesh. Luckily, there is a secret sect of girls uniquely suited to battle these ferocious beasts.

If you loved how Maggie Stiefvater turned the love of horses upside down in The Scorpio Races, the you will probably love Rampant. Peterfreud’s descriptions and classifications of unicorns are both creative and chilling. I loved how there were different levels of unicorns. They are all evil, but some they have different abilities and strengths and weaknesses depending on what kind of unicorn they are. I have always loved unicorns and I really enjoyed reading about the myth in a totally different way.

Happy Reading!

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TTT Thursday: Gritty Steampunky Westerny Fantasy

TTT Thursday: Gritty Steampunky Westerny Fantasy

I really struggled with this post, because the comparison IÂ’m about to make has been done and done. However, IÂ’m still going to do it. 1. It really is the best comparison. Both these books are very good and comparing them honors them both. 2. IÂ’ve thought and thought and I really canÂ’t come up with anything better. I try to compare a well-known book to a book that deserves to be known better and both of these books fit perfectly into those categories. 3. You probably donÂ’t know about this book and you should. You really really should. The Gunslinger, by Stephen King begins “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” You really canÂ’t go wrong with a beginning that strong. This book was written as a short story sparked The Dark Tower series, which King considers his magnum opus. The Gunslinger is good and has some quotable one liners, but my favorite has always been The Drawing of the Three. Librarything | Goodreads | Amazon In the drawing of the three, Roland, the last Gunslinger ventures through doors into New York at different time periods. Each door leads him to meet different people who will help him on his way to the Dark Tower. The Drawing of the three is a small part of RolandÂ’s quest to the Dark Tower but it is the chapter where […]

Posted June 18, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 0 Comments
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TTT Thursday: Books that make me laugh

TTT Thursday: Books that make me laugh

DON’T PANIC If you just finished HHGG and you don’t know  what to do with the rest of your life, its OK. I have another option for you. Librarything | GoodReads | Amazon  First of all, if you haven’t read Douglas Adams’ classic space adventure that catalogs Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect’s adventures thumbing it across the Universe, stop reading this and go read that. You will thank me.  The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is witty and timeless. If you are a fan of any British comedies (Monty Python, IT Crowd, Black books) you will definitely love this series of books. Its also fairly ubiquitous. Most people know and love HHGG. So if you like this, then you might like… Librarything | GoodReads | Amazon In Another Fine Myth, Skeeve is a Magician’s apprentice. At least he was until an assassin killed his Magician just as he completes summoning a demon. Luckily the demon doesn’t want to kill Skeeve at all. It turns out that Demon is just a short name for Dimensional Traveler. There are unlimited dimensions all with Magicians of their own. This particular Demon, Aahz,  a PerVECT from the Dimension Perv, is more than willing to take Skeeve on as his own apprentice. Even if Skeeve is just a Klahd. Let me warn you, Robert Asprin loves puns. I’ve never been a huge fan of puns […]

Posted June 11, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 0 Comments
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TTT Thursday: Live

TTT Thursday: Live

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenLibrarything | Goodreads | Amazon Now there’s a movie. Everyone has heard of The Fault in our Stars. Still, I loved this book. I read it before the movie came out and I didn’t know much about it. Since I didn’t know much about it I was finishing it up on an airplane. If you’ve read this book, then you know. If you don’t, I will just tell you. I bawled. I unabashedly cried my eyes out while I kept getting sideways glances from the people sitting around me. Be warned, read this book in the comfort of your own home. The main theme in The Fault in our Stars is living every day as if its your last. For Hazel Lancaster, any day might actually be her last. She has Thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs and she is dying. She has given up, she knows she is going to die but don’t know when so she just continues on waiting for the inevitable. Forced by her parents to attend a support group for cancer survivors at a local church, she meets Augustus Waters. If you liked The Fault in Our Stars, you might like: Every Day by David Levithan Librarything | Goodreads | Amazon In Every Day by David Levithan, every day is always different for A. Every single day, […]

Posted June 4, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 0 Comments
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IFTTT Thursday: Fantasy

IFTTT Thursday: Fantasy

In my opinion, the ultimate escapist books are High Fantasy. In a fantasy novel, everything is different. The people, the country, the languages, the culture and everything else are up for the author to invent and describe. When its done well, a reader feels like they have stepped into the pages and are off on the adventure with the characters. I love fantasy novels. I thought long and hard about what books I wanted to highlight today. There are so many good ones and then there are so many popular ones and sometimes, in my opinion, those are two different things. I even thought about mentioning Game of Thrones, which I love, but I couldn’t think of a series to compare it to. I’m going to start with an incredibly popular series of books: The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. This series was the first fantasy series I ever read… well after Tolkien of course.  Is this a 90s cover or what?Librarything | GoodReads | Amazon The Wheel of Time is an exceedingly complex story that stretches over 14 volumes plus a prequel. This series has very elaborate world building with everything you would expect in a fantasy series. The magic in the world is interesting and original as is the religion and the prophesies. The story follows 5 main characters, 3 boys and 2 girls, from a very […]

Posted May 21, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 0 Comments
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TTT Thursday: I won’t keep you in suspense…

TTT Thursday: I won’t keep you in suspense…

Don’t worry, I will run out of stupid pun titles soon. I’m not a huge mystery fan. Mostly its because I’m impatient and I can never wait til the end of the book to find out who did it. I like to flip ahead and see if I’m right. Getting a kindle has curbed my vice of skipping ahead, but in some ways technology makes it worse cause I can find reviews or read wikipedia if I’m really stressing out over not knowing. So mystery isn’t my favorite. Oddly enough though, I love suspense! My choice this week is Rules of Prey… or really the entire Prey series by John Sandford.   I picked the old style cover, since this is how it looked when I first read it. These were the first suspense novels I ever got caught up in. The reason is because the main character, Lucas Davenport, is kind of a jerk. I’m not sure if you are supposed to like him as a character at first. I didn’t. He’s a tough cop. He likes to punch people. He feels that he can basically do anything he wants as long as the end justifies the means. Still, Lucas is a good guy and you can understand his reasoning for what he does even if its not necessarily ‘right’. Every book has a killer who is stalking a […]

Posted May 7, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 0 Comments
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Triple T Thursday: Horror Lovers Unite!

Triple T Thursday: Horror Lovers Unite!

I’ve been thinking about this post all week. I had a lot of ideas, which I wrote down to use in the future. Ultimately though, I decided to go back to my first love: Stephen King. I’ve been fascinated with Stephen King for as long as I can remember. My parents had tall bookcases lining the walls of our house and the shelves were covered with titles like The Stand and Misery. I was told early on that those books were not for me; that I could read them when I was older. I eagerly anticipated it and longed for it and that day finally came in middle school when I picked up:   As a middle schooler, this book changed my life. I probably would be just as much an odd duck without having read it, but it definitely made me feel better about my oddities.  In Stephen King’s IT, evil has taken up residence in a small town. Strange things are happening, people are disappearing, monsters are real and the only people who notice are seven children who have bonded over their mutual oddities and how they never fit in.  These seven best friends named themselves The Losers Club. Who wouldn’t love that? As a misfit myself, I carried IT around and read it and loved every terrifying chapter. If you liked IT or really any other […]

Posted April 30, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 0 Comments
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First Ever Triple T Thursday

First Ever Triple T Thursday

Hopefully this will be a regular thing. I’m going to describe a popular book that you might know. Then I will talk about a different book that you might like if you like the first book. These two books will have something in common that makes me think that you might like one if you like the other. If you like this, then you might like that. Let me know if you agree with my picks! Lords of the Underworld Book 1 Darkest Night by Gena Showalter This is the first book in a larger series. That’s what first attracted me because I love series. I’m nosy and I want to know what happens next. Always. This is Paranormal Romance. Remember Pandora’s box? In this world Pandora was protecting the box. Some men were jealous so they opened the box. Their punishment is being cursed with housing  one evil inside themselves and keeping the world safe. In the first book there is lots of exposition and also a very well written love story between Maddox (Keeper of Violence) and Ashlyn a girl with a superpower of her own. Maddox and Ashlyn start out as mortal enemies who learn to trust each other as they fall in love. There’s lots of side stories introducing the other characters as well. If you like this, you might like: Demonica book 1 Pleasure Unbound by […]

Posted April 23, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 1 Comment
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