Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #91: Magic at Midnight: A YA Fairy Tale Anthology by Lyssa Chiavari




Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!







This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:





Title:  Magic at Midnight: A YA Fairy Tale Anthology
Author:  Lyssa Chiavari and Amy McNulty
Expected Publication Date:  May 29th, 2018


Once upon a time is eternal…

Turn the pages and fall into the enchanting worlds of beloved, age-old fairy tales made new again in this fifteen-story collection from Snowy Wings Publishing.

A girl with long, long hair is trapped in an attic, ensnared by promises of immortality, the radio her only companion. An android wants to believe in her life, that the feelings she has are real—and that she might be just as beautiful as her famous stepsister. A gamer must save her true love from the mysterious, dark entity that has ensnared him in their MMORPG. A modern teen is lured to the fantastical Land of the Dolls, and only her own cunning can help her escape. These are just a few of the bewitching tales found within Magic at Midnight

From sci-fi to fantasy, contemporary to historical, paranormal and more, there’s a fairy tale retelling in this collection for every reader. Featuring stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors as well as emerging voices, this anthology will take you to distant worlds and back again—all just familiar enough to make you feel at home.



If it has "fairy tale" in the title, expect me to automatically pick this book up!


So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bout of Books 22 Wrap Up Post!



**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 21. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**


Monday 5/14
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Books Read: 1 (This Savage Song)
Pages Read: 40 pages (pages 20 - 60)  
Notes:  I'm really loving this book so far and I can't wait to see the growing relationship between Kate and August!

Tuesday 5/15
Year of You

Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 0
Notes:  I haven't read anything for the day!

Wednesday 5/16
Show Me Your Precious


Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 0
Notes:  Still haven't read anything for the day!

Thursday 5/17
Read Alikes


Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 0
Notes:  Man! I'm really slacking off this time around!

Friday 5/18
Space Scavenger Hunt


Books Read: 1 (This Savage Song)
Pages Read: 30 pages (pages 60 - 90)  
Notes:  Finally back on track!  Now we are finally getting a better insight on both Kate and August's home life and I'm curious to see if Kate figures out that August is actually a monster!

Saturday 5/19
Share Your Favorite Bout of Books Moment

Books Read: 1 (This Savage Song)
Pages Read: 20 pages (pages 90 - 110)  
Notes:  This book just keeps getting better and better!  Now we are getting into the deeper myths of this story!

Sunday 5/20
Stretch Goal

Books Read: 1 (This Savage Song)
Pages Read: 50 pages (pages 110 - 160)  



Notes:  Now, I'm really curious about Callum Harker's true nature and how that will affect Kate as the story progresses. I'm really interested now!


I noticed that I haven't been reading as much as I should have this time around (missed 3 days of reading) but, at least I was able to get in much further in this book and I can't wait to see what happens to Kate and August next!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Sunday Post Meme (136)




Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a good weekend!!  I FINALLY  got the chance to watch the first "Deadpool" movie and I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!  The movie was so HILARIOUS and I loved Deadpool in the movie!  I also loved COLOSSUS!!! Colossus is one of my all-time favorite X-Men characters and I was always upset at the way that the previous X-Men movies portrayed his character (only having one or two lines).  This Colossus was AWESOME and he was probably my most favorite part of the film!  Did anyone else see the first Deadpool movie and are you going to watch Deadpool 2?  I'm thinking about waiting until Deadpool 2 comes out on DVD to get it.




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Book Photo Sundays Meme!

 

Looking for New Guest Posts! 

 

My TBR List!

 

  

Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2018 Sign Up! 



Cover Spotlight Meme






2018 Caldecott Medal Challenge Sign Up!



 






One Word: DEADPOOL!!!




 

What movies have you seen recently?



  Check out Paper Fury's post on ANNOUNCING MY SECOND NOVEL (THE BOY WHO STEALS HOUSES) COMING OUT IN APRIL 2019!


☆ Check out Feed Your Fiction Addiction's discussion on The Rain on Netflix: Danish or English? (Subbed or Dubbed?) Let’s Discuss.

★ Check out a GREAT read's post on Let's Discuss: What Makes You Laugh?




Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!



Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Cover Spotlight #13: May 20th, 2018 - May 27th, 2018



Hey everyone!  I just created a new book meme called "Cover Spotlight" where you get to showcase your favorite book covers!  It can be a book cover from a book you've read years ago, a book cover from a book you just recently read or a book cover from a book that you've never read before, but you still love the cover!  You can also feature multiple book covers instead of one for this meme! This is a weekly meme, which means that the meme starts every Sunday, but you have until the Sunday after that week to post your favorite covers!

To tweet your posts, use this hashtag here:





#coverspotlight







Just love the look of this cover!  Such a gorgeous dress that the protagonist is wearing and I really loved the white curling designs on the side!

Book Photo Sundays #79: May 20, 2018



Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!




#bookphotosundays




So let's get started!

Also, this will be tied into the May Book Photo Sundays Bookstagram Challenge over at Instagram, so please feel free to check it out!


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY EVERYONE!!! I hope everyone had a good weekend!  Here's my two photos for the week:  the first photo is mostly black and white, which I'm actually proud of the flatlay setting of this photo and I'm planning on doing more flatlay photos in the near future!  The second photo is a stack Saturday photo of my big books with a dagger in the middle!  I just love my little dagger!









Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #90: The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs




Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!







This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:





Title:  The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan
Author:  Gia Cribbs
Expected Publication Date:  May 29th, 2018


No one wants me to tell you about the disappearance of Sloane Sullivan.

Not the lawyers or the cops. Not her friends or family. Not even the boy who loved her more than anyone. And most certainly not the United States Marshals Service. You know, the people who run the witness protection program or, as it’s officially called, the Witness Security Program? Yeah, the WITSEC folks definitely don’t want me talking to you.

But I don’t care. I have to tell someone.

If I don’t, you’ll never know how completely wrong things can go. How a single decision can change everything. How, when it really comes down to it, you can’t trust anyone. Not even yourself. You have to understand, so it won’t happen to you next. Because you never know when the person sitting next to you isn’t who they claim to be...and because there are worse things than disappearing.



Oooh! A mystery about a girl who goes missing and no one knows where she is!  This sounds like an interesting mystery read!


So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!