Mar 30

ARC Review: Runes by Ednah Walters

ARC Review: Runes by Ednah WaltersImmortals Series: Runes #2
by Ednah Walters
Published by Firetrail Publishing on August 5th 2013

 Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something… 
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them. 
So Raine comes up with a plan...
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again. But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.




Mar 29

Task it Tuesday (1) Let’s Get My Life in Order!

Task it TuesdayWelcome to Task It Tuesday! created by the Awesome The Geeky Blogger

Hosted by Michelle at Because Reading is better than real life!

What is Task It Tuesday? It is where every week I list a task or tasks that I would like to accomplish on my blog or in Real Life before next Tuesday. It can be big or small but the goal is to get something done that will make my blog/reading life/challenges run smoother, faster, or more efficient and/or get those simple or complex tasks done in my real life. I will also be sharing organizing tips and linking with posts from bloggers that have some great tips and tricks for keeping you and your blog/real life organized.

Mar 28

Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking

Review: Switched by Amanda HockingSwitched Series: Trylle #1
by Amanda Hocking
Published by Macmillan on January 3rd 2012

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world, and Switched is the book that started the phenomenon. Prepare to be enchanted...
When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She's not the person she's always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.
Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken...though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she'd ever admit. But it isn't long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he's come to take her home.
Now Wendy's about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that's both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she's meant to become...
As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, "The Vittra Attacks," set in the magical world of the Trylle.




Mar 28

And the Spring #Bloggiesta 2016 Comes to a Close! :(

You may remember I posted back here about my participating in my first official Bloggiesta and committing fully to it.  And I had posted this big old ambitious list of goals:

  • Finish up and schedule all of these drafted posts.
  • Participate in Twitter chats
  • Participate in Mini challenges
  • Do some serious blogger networking and commune with my fellow book lovers.
  • Clean up my blog roll
  • Clean up my sidebars
  • Add missing tags and categories to posts

I had decided to break tasks down to daily things I needed to accomplish, so it ended up looking something like this:

Mar 27

My Piece of the Puzzle (1)

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Each day and each experience when living with a child with autism is different.  Each child with autism is different.

For those who don’t know what autism is:

Autism is a developmental disability, which is defined as a syndrome. A syndrome is simply a mix of signs or characteristics that can be used to show a particular condition. Autism is a lifelong condition that combine both developmental and behavioural features.

Translation: Autism is a series of developmental issues in socialization and communication that affect each person differently.

The Journey to Diagnosis

Mar 26

Bloggiesta Saturday Goals/Updates

You may remember I posted back here about my participating in my first official Bloggiesta and committing fully to it.  And I had posted this big old ambitious list of goals:

  • Finish up and schedule all of these drafted posts.
  • Participate in Twitter chats
  • Participate in Mini challenges
  • Do some serious blogger networking and commune with my fellow book lovers.
  • Clean up my blog roll
  • Clean up my sidebars
  • Add missing tags and categories to posts

I decided I needed to break it out a bit. and do it day by day.  So this is what I did for

Mar 25

Spring #Bloggiesta Friday Goals/Updates

You may remember I posted back here about my participating in my first official Bloggiesta and committing fully to it.  And I had posted this big old ambitious list of goals:

  • Finish up and schedule all of these drafted posts.
  • Participate in Twitter chats
  • Participate in Mini challenges
  • Do some serious blogger networking and commune with my fellow book lovers.
  • Clean up my blog roll
  • Clean up my sidebars
  • Add missing tags and categories to posts

I decided I needed to break it out a bit. and do it day by day.  So this is what I did for

Mar 25

Book Blogger Hop: (1) How much of your day is devoted to your blog/reading?

Book Blogger Hop

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended December 31, 2012.

 

I didn’t want the hop to come to end, and with Jennifer’s permission, I’ll relaunch the Book Blogger Hop on Friday, February 15th, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt just like before. The hop’s purpose will remain the same as it will give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This is my first time participating in this particular hop, and I am excited to be a part of it.  This week’s topic is how much time do you spend each day on your blog and how much time do you spend each day reading.
The short answer to the first part is not enough and the second part is too much!
Let me expound on that a bit, haha.
I should spend a bit of time each day working on the blog, scheduling posts, cleaning things up, but I don’t.  I am really, really bad about that.  And then, I get into a reading slump, and you see things get all quiet and there will be no posts for like, a month or more.  If I spent a little time each day working on things, that wouldn’t happen because the content would be all scheduled and ready to go.  I am participating in Bloggiesta this week, so hopefully that will help me get into a better rhythm, and I signed up for a blogging mastermind group, so hopefully that will help me stay accountable.
As to the reading part, I tend to read when I should be doing other things.  But then at other times, I can’t seem to read at all.  Lately it seems to come in spurts and it is hard to find that book that really hooks me and I end up re-reading a lot of my favorites to get the juices going again.  I need to learn to DNF books so that I can move on to the truly good books again!
What about you guys?  How much time do you spend reading and blogging?  Has your reading and blogging life become all consuming?  Some days I think mine has!
Mar 25

Feature and Follow Friday: (5) #FF : Short Story Companions

 

Feature and Follow Friday is a Blog Meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee’s View.  The basic concept is that each week, there is a post prompt, and we each post on that topic. And each week, a blogger is featured  on the host’s blogs.  The point of this whole thing is to help grow followers and to generally create a sense of community and we all get to know each other and follow each other, et cetera.  There is a more elaborate list of rules on the hosts’ sites if you want to read more specifics!

Mar 24

Spring #Bloggiesta Thursday Goals/Updates

You may remember I posted back here about my participating in my first official Bloggiesta and committing fully to it.  And I had posted this big old ambitious list of goals:

  • Finish up and schedule all of these drafted posts.
  • Participate in Twitter chats
  • Participate in Mini challenges
  • Do some serious blogger networking and commune with my fellow book lovers.
  • Clean up my blog roll
  • Clean up my sidebars
  • Add missing tags and categories to posts

I decided I needed to break it out a bit. and do it day by day.  So this is what I did for