July & August Book Haul

Hey guys! So in my last Book Haul I mentioned how I’m probably going to be slowing down and not buy so many books. Well that’s just what I ended up doing. I haven’t bought much between July and August so I decided to combine the two posts. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “July & August Book Haul”

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you so much Destiny for nominating me for this! I am so excited to be doing this again. I love answering these questions and picking questions to ask others. I am super excited for this. So let’s dive in!


TO ACCEPT THIS AWARD, I MUST:
  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Destiny’s Questions

What was the first book you reviewed, and what star rating did you give it?

 

1 Eleanor & Park

So I honestly don’t remember the first book I ever reviewed. I’m sure I could go on goodreads and find that out. I decided to do the first book I ever reviewed on my blog. That is Eleanor and Park By Rainbow Rowell. You can find the review here.

Would you rather DNF a book, or give it a poor star rating?

I honestly rather DNF a book. I don’t like giving books poor ratings. It’s such a crappy feeling when I don’t like a book. I hate when it was something I was looking forward to.

Where do you primarily acquire your books from? (i.e. specific bookstore, library, Amazon, etc.)

I have to say I do usually order books from amazon. I will also go to Barnes and Nobles. I also really like walking to the library so I’ll go there as well.

Have you ever/would you ever name a pet after a bookish character?

I have never named my pet after a bookish character. I can see myself naming a pet after someone from a book though. I’m still not really sure who I’d name the pet after though.

Is there a song that makes you think of a specific book?

Gemina

When I first read this question I didn’t have an answer but the song from Gemina By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff just popped into my head. I believe the song is from that one. It’s the oh yeah wanna lick your lollipop song.

What was the last book to make your mouth water with its food descriptions?

Destiny, I was just telling you that Anna and The French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins had me craving crepes. I was dying for one the other week. I still haven’t gotten one and now I want it again lol.

What was the last blog you followed? Give them a shout out!

I am so bad at this. I honestly don’t remember the last blog I followed. I am sorry 😦

Do you like BookTube? If so, who are your 5 favorite BookTubers?

Yes I do like BookTube. I do have a couple of favorite youtubers whose videos I try to watch when I go on.

Here they are:

  1. BooksandLala
  2. Emmmabooks
  3. Readbyzoe
  4. ChapterStackss
  5. Jadeyraereads

I think I’m going to do a post soon about my favorite youtubers. These are just a few of the people whose videos I try to watch when they upload. I do have others I really like as well. Plus I haven’t been watching as much lately.

Is there a bookish theme you refuse to read about, or a genre you won’t touch?

Um I don’t think so. I mean I’m willing to give everything a chance as long as it interests me. Sure there are some books I know I don’t want to read just cause I’m not into what they’re about.

Bookish candles: burn them or preserve them?

I currently own one bookish candle. I haven’t burned it yet. I feel I probably will once it gets colder out. I love burning candles.

What was the last book you hauled?

I ended up recently hauling The Last Time I Lied By Riley Sager and Somebody’s Daughter By David Bell. I went to their book signing event last Wednesday.


My Questions

  1. If you could meet any author who would you meet?
  2. What is the last book you regretted buying?
  3. If you had the chance to write a book with any author who would you pick?
  4. What book made a really big impact on you?
  5. Where is your favorite place to read?
  6. If you could turn any book into a movie, what book would you pick?
  7. Which bookish character do you look up to and why?
  8. If you could live the life as any character who would you pick and why?
  9. Would you ever get a bookish tattoo or do you already have one? What would you get?

You’re only allowed to read one more book and that’s it, what book do you pick?


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WWW Wednesday: July 11 2018

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and to participate all you have to do is answer the three W’s listed below. Once you’ve posted your WWW, drop a link to your post in Sam’s comments <3’s!

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “WWW Wednesday: July 11 2018”

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018

Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.This week’s theme is, Best Books I’ve Read In 2018. I have read 53 books so far this year. I have to say I have been a bit picky with what I’ve really enjoyed. So far I think these 10 books were really enjoyable. So let’s dive in and see what those books are! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018”

Blog Tour: The Last Time I Lied | Review + Giveaway

The Last Time I LiedThe Last Time I Lied By Riley Sager

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 384 pages
Published: July 3rd 2018
Publisher: Dutton Press
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she–or anyone–saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.

Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings–massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.

Yet it’s immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp’s twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present. And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.

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pseudonymABOUT THE AUTHOR

Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer who previously published mysteries under his real name.

Now a full-time author, Riley’s first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, became a national and international bestseller and was called “the first great thriller of 2017” by Stephen King. Translation rights have been sold in more than two dozen countries and a film version is being developed by Universal Pictures.

Riley’s next book, THE LAST TIME I LIED, will be published in July. It was inspired by the classic novel and film “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and one horrible week Riley spent at summer camp when he was ten.

A native of Pennsylvania, Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. When he’s not working on his next novel, he enjoys reading, cooking and going to the movies as much as possible. His favorite film is “Rear Window.” Or maybe “Jaws.” But probably, if he’s being honest, “Mary Poppins.”

Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Last Time I Lied | Review + Giveaway”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers

Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.This week’s theme is, Books with Red, White and Blue Covers. For this challenge I decided to find books I haven’t read that have red, white and blue on the cover. Some of these books are my most anticipated books of the year. Other books I only just found out about this year. They all sound amazing and I can’t wait to get to them. So let’s dive in!Th

The Woman in the Window1. The Woman in the Window By A.J. Finn


The Cheerleaders2. The Cheerleaders By Kara Thomas


The Last Time I Lied3. The Last Time I Lied By Riley Sager


The Broken Girls4. The Broken Girls By Simone St. James


The First to Know5. The First to Know By Abigail Johnson


After Anna6. After Anna By Lisa Scottoline


Broken Things7. Broken Things By Lauren Oliver


Children of Blood and Bone8. Children of Blood and Bone By Tomi Adeyemi


I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You9. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You By Ally Carter


The Wife10. The Wife By Alafair Bruke


Have you guys read any of these? If so what did you think? If not, are there any you’d really like to read? I would love to hear from you guys!

Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Used Words In Thriller Titles

Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.This week’s theme is Frequently Used Words in [Insert Genre/Age Group] Title. Since I am a big fan of thrillers I decided to pick that genre. So many thrillers have the same words in the title. I decided to pick 2018 releases that are on my TBR. I will be italicizing the words that are used frequently in thrillers. So let’s get started! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Used Words In Thriller Titles”