Hoppity hop Galore #7: My bookish pet peeves…

Categories: #FF, book blog hop, meme
Feature & Follow Friday: This is the awesomest blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week's blogs to follow are Lauren @ Lauren Gets Literal and Fic Book Reviews.Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don’t like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!Ah...this is gonna be a long post...Ok, let's make this into a list, I love lists, like any respectable OCD-ish creature out there xDDD1 - Insipid characters:You might start throwing things at me, but hey, it comes with the territory. Strong Read more [...]

Guest Post: Writing to Impress Women is Stupid and Other Things I’ve Learned by Jonathan Cook

Categories: book tour, guest post, Jonathan Cook
Hey guys! As I'm sure you already know, Jonathan Cook is the author of Youth and Other Fictions, of which you read my review yesterday. I'm very happy to tell you this is the first ever guest post on my blog, and I feel it's a fabulous way to start.So without further ado, feast your eyes on...     "Writing to Impress Women is Stupid and Other Things I’ve Learned"“Writing to impress women is stupid.”This appears in one of my notebooks in large block letters, underlined and circled repeatedly. I recall writing it one night after sending out Read more [...]

Book Lover’s Holiday Giveaways Hop ~ Int, 13 prize packs

Categories: events, giveaway hop, I am a reader not a Writer
Book Lover's Holiday Giveaways HopHosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer& Kid Lit Frenzy2 - 6 DecemberSo, guys, this is my Holidays giveaway, so I did my best to make it EPIC. And it is that way because of all the fabulous authors that wanted to donate their ebooks to this event. We've got a grand total of 13 prize packs and 48 titles for the loot. I'll list the prizes lower, and then the rules & form, cool? You guys just click the suggestive spoiler title on the pink row bellow for the long list of prizes to show up, ok?Click to read more...» Read more [...]

Review: Youth and Other Fictions by Jonathan Cook

Categories: 4 butterflies, book tour, drama, fiction, Jonathan Cook, RBR, review
    Youth and Other FictionsJonathan Cook; Kindle EditionPublished September 23rd 2011Jonathan Cook's debut novel looks at the horrors of a school shooting and its psychological effects on those involved. Told from two perspectives--one a student's and one a teacher's--the story reveals the inner concerns leading up to the moment when the world falls apart and the anxieties of coping with the broken pieces afterwards.- GoodreadsWow...you know, I sometimes wonder why it is that we're so often fascinated with killers, and twisted minds, and despicable Read more [...]

Why I love…series AND stand-alones

Categories: book blog hop, meme, why I love Wednesdays
         "Why I love..." is a meme hosted by Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns  whether we love book Series OR Stand-alone novels.Ahhh...well, I'm the kid that when asked if she wanted chocolate or vanilla ice-cream would say "both", lol. My policy on making choices has always been, why not go with AND instead of OR? Yes, very mature of me, I know, I know...The truth is I love both, by large. There are series that I love and there are stand-alones I wouldn't go without.I'm Read more [...]

In my Mailbox #5

Categories: book blog hop, in my mailbox, meme
Hello my dear fellow readers! I'm having a peppy day, so be afraid, be very afraid, lol. Well, last week's grabs was somehow more modest then the XXL grab of the previous one,but considering my TBR&R pile has gotten back to 70 titles, it's more of a good thing then a bad one. But I've made a resolution for 2012 to read more of my own books and reduce the TBR&R pile to under 30 or less, so I have every confidence I'll fail make it. On with the goodies show, right? Right.NetGalley grab:This looks really really good, I can't wait to read it xDDD And Read more [...]