Being involved in The Book Bratz Summer Blogger Promo Tour was a fantastic opportunity and I’m so grateful and honored that I had the chance. I loved getting to know the other bloggers. When I started this tour I felt so new and I didn’t know anyone. Now I feel like I’m a part of a big blogger family. I feel so lucky that I had the chance to do this and I’m already looking forward to next year! I wanted to include the posts that I did this year, just in case you missed one. I had so much fun talking to the other bloggers in my group and planning these posts that it would be a real shame if you didn’t have the chance to read them all. Week 1,Â Sunday, July 5th:Â Offbeat YA Roberta at the Offbeat YA has a very specific genre love. She loves Afterlife stories. Stories about what happens to people after they die. I thought this was fascinating and I was so pleased when she agreed to write a post recommending her favorite books in this genre. Week 2,Â Sunday, July 12th:Â The Book BratzÂ I asked The Book Bratz to allow me to repost one of their favorite blog posts. They sure chose a doozy for me! I didn’t even know about a slight blogging scandal last year that happened with a bingo […]
Breakout (Dred Chronicles, #3) by Ann Aguirre Published by Ace on August 25th 2015 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, General, Sci Fi Pages: 336 Format: ebook Source: Free for Review, Netgalley Goodreads All hell is breaking loose in the edge-of-your-seat follow-up to Havoc and Perdition from New York Times bestselling author Ann AguirreÂ… The prison ship Perdition has become a post-battle charnel house with only a handful of DredÂ’s soldiers still standing and now being hunted by SilenceÂ’s trained tongueless assassins. Forging an uneasy alliance with mercenary commander VostÂ—who is their only chance at escapeÂ—the Dread Queen will do whatever it takes to end her life sentence on Perdition and keep the survivors alive long enough to cobble together a transport capable of getting them off station. If Dred and her crew can win the deadly game of cat and mouse, the payoff is not only life but freedomÂ—a prize sweeter than their wildest dreams. Yet the sadistic Silence would rather destroy Perdition than let a single soul slip from her graspÂ… Ann Aguirre has done it again! Before I get into the review, I should mention that this is the series finale. There are two other books ahead of this one. The other two books in this series are below. Perdition and Havoc, Dred Chronicles 1 and 2 also I’ve been a huge fan of her Sirantha Jax […]
Welcome Marissa Nicole of Marissa Nicole Reads! I was really excited to interview her and hear all about her Book Blogging Basics 🙂 Â Enjoy! 1. Tell us a little about yourself. I am a YA book blogger. My favorite book genres include fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, and romance! Besides writing and reading, I enjoy binge watching TV shows, performing on stage, andtraveling. 2. How long have you beenÂ blogging and how did you first get involved? I started blogging approximately four months ago. Prior to book blogging, I was a booktuber. I stopped booktubing a while ago due to the start of high school but I still wanted to connect with my book friends. With that in mind, I started my book blog! I remember getting the idea of a book blog from reading posts of a travel based Instagram blog and thinking about how cool it must be to write about your interests and life. With this in mind, I created both a book and personal blog. 3. Tell me about some of the people youÂ’ve met while blogging? I have met an abundance of people throughout the start of my blog. I met a majority of them through Bookcon and this blog tour. Social media has been another major aspect of me meeting the people in the bookish community. I connect with a wide range of bookish people, […]
What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi Published by Sourcebooks on August 4th 2015 Pages: 320 Format: ebook Source: Free for Review, Netgalley Goodreads ItÂ’s all RydenÂ’s fault. If he hadnÂ’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, heÂ’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And itÂ’s not like heÂ’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. SheÂ’s fun and energeticÂ—and doesnÂ’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of MegÂ’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and RydenÂ’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he canÂ’t let go of the past? I’m so excited to have Jessica Verdi on my blog today. I really liked What You Left Behind. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of it and I wrote a review earlier this month. Thanks for having me on your blog, Emily! 1. Tell us a little about yourself and your […]
Now that school is starting on Monday and summer is over, I thought it would be a good time to wrap up my summer travels. I’ve talked some about how crazy my summer was and how I was gone almost the whole time. Looking back the best way to explain it is to look at this map. I drove from Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast to the Mexican border and almost to Canada. This is the map of my epic summer. We drove 9, 636 miles! We visited 20 different states! Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. We visited 9 national parks! Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Yosemite, Alcatraz, Yellowstone, Devil’s Tower, Gulf Island National Seashore. All in all we had an incredible summer. However, I was so glad to be home. What did you do this summer?
Today I am really excited to introduce you to Victoria, the Petite Book Blogger! Victoria is a homeschool student who lovesÂ museums, traveling and movies. I was so impressed to learn that she is fluent in English and Spanish and working on Italian! She’s obviously smart, working on genealogy with her mother and has remarkable convictions, being a vegetarian for ethical reasons. Besides blogging, her hobby is photography. She was kind enough to allow me to feature a few of her pictures on my blog today. Photography allows you to see through the artist’s eyes. With these pictures, Victoria gives us a glimpse of her unique vision. She uses lighting and texture in her compositions to create different effects. I especially like her picture of rocks with the intentional or unintentional hearts. I hope you enjoy this rare opportunity to experience a blogger’s other hobby! Enjoy. Â
Tied (Fire Born #1) by Laney McMann Published by J. Taylor Publishing on September 9th 2013 Genres: Fantasy & Magic Format: ebook Source: Free for Review, Netgalley Goodreads Normal people don’t believe their nightmares stalk them. They donÂ’t fall in love with boys who donÂ’t exist, either.Seventeen-year-old Layla Labelle, though, is far from normal. Her delusions walk the earth. Her hallucinations hunt her, and her skin heats to a burn every time her anger flares. Or is that all in her head? Layla doesn’t know what to believe any more because if none of thatÂ’s true, Max MacLarnon must be an illusion, and her heart must still be broken. No matter how much she wants to believe Max is real, doing so would mean everything else is, too. How, then, is that possible? The answers lie in an age-old legend the supernatural arenÂ’t prepared to reveal, and with a curse that could tear Layla and Max apart foreverÂ—if it doesnÂ’t kill them both first. Learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal of demons, and being with Max will put Layla on a path toward her own destruction. Just how far will Layla go to protect the one she loves? The answer may never be far enough… away. I read this series one right after another over the course of a week. I’m going to go through and review […]
Two Across by Jeff Bartsch Published by Grand Central Publishing on August 4th 2015 Genres: General, Historical Pages: 304 Format: ebook Source: Free for Review, Netgalley Buy on Amazon Highly awkward teenager Stanley Owens meets his match in beautiful, brainy Vera Baxter when they tie for first place in the annual National Spelling Bee-and the two form a bond that will change both of their lives. Though their mothers have big plans for them-Stanley will become a senator, Vera a mathematics professor-neither wants to follow these pre-determined paths. So Stanley hatches a scheme to marry Vera in a sham wedding for the cash gifts, hoping they will enable him to pursue his one true love: crossword puzzle construction. In enlisting Vera to marry him, though, he neglects one variable: she’s secretly in love with him, which makes their counterfeit ceremony an exercise in misery for her. Realizing the truth only after she’s moved away and cut him out of her life, Stanley tries to atone for his mistakes and win her back. But he’s unable to find her, until one day he comes across a puzzle whose clues make him think it could only have been created by Vera. Intrigued, he plays along, communicating back to her via his own gridded clues. But will they connect again before it’s all too late? I really wasn’t sure what to think […]
Hi everyone, I’m Mia from Mia in Narnia, and I’m really excited to be on Emily’s blog today for the SBPT! Today I’m going to be talking about favourite books/ book series. This was almost impossible for me to write there are so many books that I love, and my list of favourite books changes all the time but I finally managed to pick ten of my favourite books. Obviously, these books are massively recommended by me and I definitely think you should read them if you haven’t already! In no particular order… THE BOOK THIEF Â– MARKUS ZUSAK This book is so, so beautiful. The writing is incredible, the characters are unforgettable and theÂ ending will break your heart. If you want a heart warming, inspirational and emotional story setÂ against the backdrop of Nazi Germany then this is definitely the book for you. THE INFERNAL DEVICES TRILOGY Â– CASSANDRA CLARE I know I said these books were in no particular order, but The Infernal Devices is my favouriteÂ book series of all time. It has just the right amount of romance and action for me, and theÂ characters in it are some the best I’ve ever read about (Jem Carstairs is the love of my life). Also, IÂ love anything set in London or the Victorian Era, and TID has both! THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Â– JOHN GREEN You might be […]
In summer, one of the things that I do and I love is teach for a braille program. I think braille is so important for blind kids and I’m very passionate about it. This summer I spent three weeks traveling across the state working and teaching. Â I did one week earlier this summer before my Epic Road Trip and now I’m doing two more. Residual vision can be a hindrance when trying to learn to read braille with your fingers. Sometimes being able to see a little is worse than seeing nothing at all. While working this program the staff, both sighted and blind teachers as well as all our students use Learning Shades when we are reading braille. Here’s mine. I decorated my cane. 🙂 I just think kid sized canes are the cutest thing ever. Plus they symbolize something very important for our students. Independence! Plus, here’s my friend’s guide dog, Verna. We’re buds. I’ve been traveling like crazy this summer. I’m so ready to be home. I’m counting down the days. Unfortunately, even then, its only a week before school starts. Someone remind me to not overschedule myself next year!!