Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop!

Giveaway Hop Hosted by Stuck In Books

Happy October! What better way to start the month than having a giveaway!

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Top Ten Tuesday! Books That Were Hard For Us To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This one was kind of difficult for us this week because it was hard trying to think of books that were really hard for both of us. But we did it.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - I loved this book, but it was extremely disturbing. It deals with sensitive subject matter and when my parents recommended it I didn't expect what I found within its pages.

Butterfly Kills by Brenda Chapman - This was another that dealt with hard subject matter; I.e. honor killings. It was very true to some of the crimes happening around the world and it was hard to comprehend that.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - Okay... I'm not saying I didn't like it. I did. I really did. But the language wasn't the easiest.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - It's only of my favorites, but I get choked up just thinking about it!

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin - It was very hard for me to accept this concept. I know it happens, but I couldn't just forgive Rachel. I couldn't.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - The subject matter broke me. Charlie was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. I found myself stopping many times.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - Cath's dad is what did me in. With him being Bipolar and having family members who suffer from it as well, it was just hard to stomach.

The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll - I first saw the movie so I knew how graphic it would be with drug use and sex but the book took it to another level. It was gritty and real.

World After by Susan Ee - This wasn't bad and I finished it but this dystopian world was very dark and creepy. 

All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy -  Okay, I will say this, I hated this book soooo much. It felt horrible to me. And the way it was written was terrible. It was a very male driven book.

Until Next Week!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Review: Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books
Source: Netgalley

My Rating:

From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that's John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep school.
Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.
Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus--something about her parents' top secret scientific work--something she shouldn't know.
The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Post #15

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I'm getting this up a lot later than usual. I would like to say there was a good reason behind that, but truth is, Nikki has gotten me addicted to Scandal and I was up all night watching that, then this morning I got busy with the kids and simply forget before we went out, so... Keira fail. 

Surprisingly, neither of us was up to much this week. Nikki has this school project where she has to make a children's book and it is absolutely adorable, but has taken a lot of her time, and me, well my cold was in full force most of the week, so I had many lazy days.

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Saturday, Sept. 27th
The Thirsty Thursday topic this week is: Top 3 things you have to have in erotic-esque books!

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Have a great week! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #22

Stacking The Shelves, a weekly meme hosted Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Letting Nikki have this one. My puny stack can't match this! LOL 

The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I was really surprised to get this at Chapter by Chapter. It wasn’t one I expected but I’m glad to have gotten it. I will now read this after I finish the Covenant series.

Be With Me by J. Lynn - I had Wait for You so now I can read this right after I finish the other.

All Broke Down by Cora Carmack - I love sports and sequels. I was hella excited to nab this one up.

Rowdy by Jay Crownover - I legit ran to get this. And I don’t run unless I’m getting chased. I devoured it in a day as well. Might be one of my favorites of the series.

Between by Megan Whitmer - I saw the author at Chapter by CHapter and it was an impulse buy cause the cover was so pretty.

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid - A friend gave this to me cause she had a copy already and I hear great things about it.

Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto - I hear bad things about this book but I wanted it for so long, I’m still going to give it a chance.

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris - I adore Rachel for giving this to me at Chapter by Chapter. It was one of my WoW books a few weeks back and I love the cover.

Ride, Rev, Thrash by JC Emery - This author was so nice. I was at her table and found out I was a blogger and gave me a set of her series. It seems so awesome!

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas - This was the first book I picked when I won a raffle. The cover is another one that draws me to it. Plus, I’m pretty clueless anyway.

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg - I’ve wanted to read this book FOREVER! I was happy to finally meet her.

Blackbird by Anna Carey - This is one book I want to give a chance this fall. Second POV is something you don’t see often and I want to see if it is doable.

Down and Dirty by Ash Johnson - I was feeling in a sports new adult mood so this got added to the pile. LOVE anything dealing with extreme sports so I hope this is good.

Boarded by Love by Toni Aleo - I wanted to read something by Toni Aleo and this was a new release so add!

The Hookup by Kristen Callihan - I kept seeing this at chapter by chapter but didn’t pick it up. When I saw it was sports, I had to.

Sweet Home by Tillie Cole - More sports!

Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover - I wanted to try something different by Jay and people have been telling me this is really good. So into the pile it goes!

Until next time,