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Booking Through Thursday (10)

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Cathy De Los Santos asks:
If you could write a book, what would it be about, and why?

Over the years I've started writing a few but always lost interest with them. I did have a fairly established saga started about two years back. It was an epic fantasy which I intended to unfold over three books. I had maps, lineages of the characters, a whole notebook of slang used by the main female. It was really aggressively written for about a year and then I lost interest for whatever reason and now the story is sitting on a shelf collecting dust somewhere. I can still remember the dream I had about it and having that strong urge to just get up immediately and write. Maybe someday I'll pick it back up and complete it even just for myself but as of now I have no plans to.

My husband has always said I should write about Zombies but I've honestly never tried to.

Have you ever wanted to write a book of your own? If so, what type was it? Let me know in the comments below, I love readi…

Waiting On Wednesday (16)

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* Breathe by Sarah Crossan.

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . .

The world is dead.
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

ALINA
has been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If she’s careful.

QUINN
should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it’s also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn’t every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

BEA
wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they’d planned a trip together, the two of them, and she’d hoped he’d discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days’ worth of oxygen …

Trailer Tuesday (16)

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Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released.

This Week I will be showcasing Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo


Author: Ransom Riggs
Publication Date: June 7,2011
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594744769 (ISBN13: 9781594744761)
Goodreads Page: Click Here

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores it…

Weekly Wrap Up (16)

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Welcome back to My Weekly Wrap Up!!! Each Week I will share My Weekly Wrap Up of Books (reviews,bought,won etc..). So let's get to it shall we!

E-Books For Review

Flesh Eaters by Alisha Adkins

*Thank You Alisha Adkins for providing an E-Copy to review.

Books For Review

Spartacus by Ben Kane

*Thank You Ben Kane and Random House UK for sending me a Hardcover copy to review.

Books Won/Gifted

Ave Judas by Cassian Brown (Goodreads Group Giveaway)
Baxter Mariah by Cassian Brown(Goodreads Group Giveaway)
A Short History Of The World by Christopher Lascelles(Gifted in Ebook form from Author)
Batman Super Villains Strike Adventure Book by Michael Teitelbaum(Won for my son from The Bookish Babes Giveaway)

E-Books Purchased
Solstice by Donna Burgess (Still Free On Kindle woot!!)
Year 50 by Geoff Bluske
Hourglass by Myra Mcentire

Books Purchased

None :(

Books Review

None :( I've been sick all week and got little to no reading done.

Book Giveaways

None but Tomorrow starts my way past due 200 Follow Givea…

Zurvival Saturday (16)

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For this week's Zurvival Saturday I wanted to share some of my favorite Zombie movie trailers. In no particular order they are:

Fido
This trailer has that leave it to beaver charm, while comically incorporating zombies into the mix.

Shaun Of The Dead
Do I really have to explain the awesomeness of this trailer? Not only is Shaun Of The Dead one of my personal favorite movies but this trailer really highlights spot on what makes this movie so great.

Dawn Of The Dead 2004
I still get a chuckle when I see the neighborhood overview in the beginning of this trailer, if you haven't noticed most of the houses have no driveways lol. While I do think this trailer needed a great soundtrack to it, it still does a really good job of setting up the movie.

Zombieland
I really like how this trailer blended the Zombies with Comedy. Plus Zombie kill of the week is so hilarious, love it!!

Deadgirl
This trailer is just creepy and really sets the pace for what this movie is about.

Now for this weeks q…

Sick-cation :(

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I wanted to apologize about my lack of posting this week. If you don't follow me on twitter than you probably haven't seen my whiny tweets about being sick. I don't know how you are but when I'm sick I want to do nothing more than lay on the couch and stare at the pretty pictures on the box in front of me and even that is sometimes to much effort. Anyway just wanted to say something in case I don't manage to get anymore posts up this week. I'm going to lay back down cause this whole sitting up thing being functional sucks.

If you have any good remedies for getting over a cold let me know in the comments below. I have medicine but anything that can flush it out faster would be awesome.

On a totally book related note, Chris Howard the Author for Rootless confirmed he will be handing out ARC's at BEA if you were interested in the book and attending you should totally check that out.

Freebie Friday (16)

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page.

Year 50 by Geoff Bluske

Solstice by Donna Burgess

The Reawakening by Joseph Souza

The Blood That Bonds by Christopher Buecheler


*Though free at time of posting, please verify that the “Kindle Price” is actually $0.00. If you see a price for “Prime Members” or “read for free”, then the book is NOT free any longer. Please leave a comment if you notice this so I can replace with another :)

Waiting On Wednesday (15)

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* Dualed by Elsie Chapman.

Would you live through the ultimate test of survival?

Expected Publication: February 26,2013
Publisher: Random House
Author: Elsie Chapman
Goodreads Page: Click Here

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West's confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she's no longer certain that she's the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance o…

Trailer Tuesday (15)

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Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released.

This Week I will be showcasing Witchblood by Emma Mills and My Super Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris.

Author: Emma Mills
Publication Date: January 9,2012
ASIN: B006VD5QLI
Goodreads Page: Click Here


When Jess steals a glance at a gorgeous guy in a Manchester nightclub, little does she realise how he is going to change her life…or should that be death? Yet, the vampire clan could never have predicted what they were taking on.

With Luke pronounced ‘off-limits’ and the blood of a vampire simmering in Jess’s body, can she forget the love of her life and move on? If not, she will risk exposing the entire Northern vampire clan to untold dangers, in order to live her life the way she wants.

Can Jess be sure that Luke is all he appears to be? Will she succumb to the a…

Book To Movie Monday (14)

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For this weeks Book to Movie Monday I have decided to cover the movie The Hunger Games.

First Let's Discuss The Book, Below Is The Cover.

Now for a little back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. The Hunger Games was written by the Author Suzanne Collins and was released September 14,2008 by Scholastic. The Hunger games became a New York Times bestseller in just over 2 months and remained on the list for over 100 consecutive weeks. The Hunger Games is also given the honor of being the best selling Kindle book of all time. The Hunger Games has at least 26 million copies in print and has been translated into over 26 languages.


Let's look at some of the characters in the book.

Main Protagonists

Katniss Everdeen- Katniss is a 16 year old girl living in District 12 along with her mother and sister Prim. When it comes time to draw names for the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss makes the ultimate sacrifice by taking the place of her sister whose nae was drawn. Kat…

{Review} The Intruders by Logan Rutherford

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Author: Logan Rutherford
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: April 6,2012
ISBN: 9781475099669
Goodreads Page: Click Here

The White House has been engulfed by the shadow of a mysterious ship. Days go by, and the Visitors make no contact, until one day, they leave. Suddenly the Earth goes still. Billions of people disappear at once. There’s no trace as to where that vast population has gone.

Seventeen-year-old Charlie Freeman and his cousin Alex, are two of the few left behind. While fighting for survival they join a girl named Sarah on her journey to Washington D.C. to rescue her little brother. The path they walk is riddled with the horrors, and strange creatures. They must overcome great obstacles before ending their treacherous journey.

I received this E-book for review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.

Review:

Charlie Freeman is your typical teenager, he goes to school, plays video games and sometimes he even gets in troubl…

Weekly Wrap Up (15)

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Welcome back to My Weekly Wrap Up!!! Each Week I will share My Weekly Wrap Up of Books (reviews,bought,won etc..). So let's get to it shall we!

E-Books For Review
Witchblood by Emma Mills
The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter(netgalley)
Supercritical by Shawn Kupfer(netgalley)
The Ultimate Survival Manual by Rich Johnson (netgalley)
Eden's Root by Rachel Fisher (kindly sent a copy while awaiting the paperback to arrive)
Timeless Innocents by Janis Susan May (netgalley)

Thank You Weldon Owen, Carina Press, Harlequin, Emma Mills and Rachel Fisher for providing copies to review!

Books To Review
Jericho 3 by Paul Mckellips

Thank You Paul Mckellips for sending me a copy to review!

Books Won
Fire (Elements of the Undead Book 1) by William Esmontt (Librarything Giveaway)

E-Books Purchased
Breakers by Edward W. Robertson
Eden by Keary Taylor
The Mers, a YA Mermaid Dystopia by Ami Blackwelder

Books Purchased
Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeline Roux
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Masque Of The Red Death by Betha…

Zurvival Saturday (15)

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For this week's Zurvival Saturday I wanted to share my favorite movies usually mistaken for Zombie movies. I have to admit that I tend to lump these movies into the Zombie genre but if one wants to get technical they really aren't. In no particular order my choices are:

28 Days Later&28 Weeks Later
I love these movies!!! Though technically a viral plague after infected they behave much the same as your traditional zombies with the exception that they eventually do perish and they don't gorge themselves on the flesh of their victims.

REC 2
I really didn't like REC 2 in comparison to the first movie but finding out that the "zombies" were actually possessed individuals now that was cool! Plus if this series does one thing right it's creepy kids.

The Crazies
This infection wasn't spread by bites but through tainted water. What makes these "zombies" so much fun is how they literally go crazy and not all crazy is created equal. The virus whate…

{Review} Swipe by Evan Angler

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Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?

Author: Evan Angler
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: May 8,2012
ISBN: 140031836X (ISBN13: 9781400318360)
Goodreads Page: Click Here

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . a…

Freebie Friday (15)

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page.

Eden by Keary Taylor

Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar

The Mers by Ami Blackwelder

Breakers by Edward W. Robertson

Right Ascension by David Derrico


*Though free at time of posting, please verify that the “Kindle Price” is actually $0.00. If you see a price for “Prime Members” or “read for free”, then the book is NOT free any longer. Please leave a comment if you notice this so I can replace with another :)

Blog Tour!! Swipe by Evan Angler

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Purchase Swipe:
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Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?


Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.

When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able…

{Review} The Ultimate Survival Manual by Rich Johnson

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Author: Rich Johnson
ISBN: 1616282185 (ISBN13: 9781616282189)
Publication Date: May 15,2012
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Goodreads Page: Click Here

When disaster strikes, time is of the essence. The people who survive are those who know what to do . . . they have their earthquake kits packed, their travel essentials saved, their family prepared, and their cars gassed up and ready to go. Everyone wants to believe that they are that person—the one who would prevail whether they found themselves facing a tornado, an angry bear, or a revolution in a third-world country. Filled with clear, concise instructions, helpful diagrams, essential checklists, and inspirational first-person stories, this book is a fascinating armchair read that might just save the reader’s life. Sprinkled throughout are real-life “extreme survival” stories of amazing feats (“I Punched a Tiger in the Face!”) that inform and entertain. Even if the most terrifying thing you’ve ever survived is a traffic jam on the 205, thi…

Booking Through Thursday (9)

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abookandashortlatte1 asks:
If you had to choose to live within a novel, which would it be?

Such a fun question this week!! I actually have several that I'd want to live within not just one. In no particular order they are:

1. The Lord Of The Rings- I don't care if I was from Rohan, an elf or a Hobbit I'd want to live in this world. This desire grew even more after seeing them come alive onscreen. I mean Seriously just look at the picture below,Gorgeous!!

2.Wizard World Of Harry Potter- No muggledom for me, I want to be a witch!!! I think it would be so fun to grow up in that world and attend Hogwarts. Plus who wouldn't want to see a game of actual Quidditch, visit the Weasley's Shop or just laze around on the Grounds of Hogwarts.

3. Pride and Prejudice (or really any Austen Book)- I wouldn't necessarily want to be any of the characters, but I think it would be fun to dress up and be a proper lady with knitting circles, high tea and nothing to worry about exc…

Waiting On Wednesday (14)

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* Rootless by Chris Howard.

Expected Publication: November 1,2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Author: Chris Howard
Goodreads Page: Click Here

17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree--they were destroyed more than a century ago-his missing father used to tell him stories about the Old World.

Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo-a map to the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts . . . the locusts that now feed on human flesh.

But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, h…

Trailer Tuesday (14)

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Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released.

This Week I will be showcasing Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter and No Safety In Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

Author: Aimee Carter
Publication Date: March 27,2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 0373210450 (ISBN13: 9780373210459)
Goodreads Page: Click Here


KATE WINTERS HAS WON IMMORTALITY.

BUT IF SHE WANTS A LIFE WITH HENRY IN THE UNDERWORLD, SHE'LL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Tit…

Book To Movie Monday (13)

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For this weeks Book to Movie Monday I have decided to cover the movie Carrie (1976).

First Let's Discuss The Book, Below Is The Cover:

Now for a little back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. Carrie was written by the Author Stephen King and was released April 5,1974 by Doubleday. Carrie was Stephen King's fourth book but the first to actually be published. The Book is loosely based on Cinderella. The Hardback of Carrie only sold 13,000 copies but the paperback was a huge success selling over 1 million copies in it's 1st year.


Let's look at some of the characters in the book.

Main Protagonist

Carrie White- Carrie is a shy,lonely 17 year old girl with a Christian Fundamentalist mother who abuses more than loves her. Carrie's telekinetic powers are presents throughout her life but only really manifest after an incident in the shower involving her 1st period. Carrie starts to rebel against her mother and is even asked to prom. Unfortunately…