Archive for January, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday! Marie Lu Edition :)

Posted: January 23, 2013 in WOW


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


13414446June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.

Releases January 29, 2013



What are you waiting on?  Feel free to share in the comments below. 🙂



2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Posted: January 21, 2013 in blogging

2013 TBR PILE Challenge

Challenge Guidelines…


***This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013***

+ Anyone can enter! You don’t have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you’ve read! (On your blog, Amazon, Goodreads or Shelfari!)

+ Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that’s been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Only books released in 2012 or earlier! NO  2013 ARCs or 2013 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!

+ You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood suits you.

+ When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge.

+ You can move up levels, but no moving down.

+ Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.

+ On the 20th of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will be a unique theme, and include a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from that month. For each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of your choice from The Book Depository. It’s open to INTERNATIONALS. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e., the entire year).

+ If you miss a wrap-up post + giveaway, you can link up your reviews next month. Do not, however, try to link up one review twice – we will be checking.

+ December is a wrap-up for the whole year. All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you’ll link up in December will be entered into a HUGE giveaway for a box of books.

You don’t have to follow all the hosts to join the challenge, but you do have to follow all of us to be entered in the giveaways!

My Level:

21-30 – A Sweet Kiss

My Books:

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Posted: January 21, 2013 in It's Monday


Welcome to It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I’m coming back from a 3 month blogging vacation and have moved from Blogger over here to WordPress.  So hi to all those new-to-me peeps who happen to stop by!

What I’ve Read:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

What I’m Currently Reading:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

What I Plan to Read:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Yup, I’m just now getting around to reading Harry Potter.  Have the first 2 books read and I’m about 200 pages into the 3rd book.  The writing is getting so much better!

New Blogging Goals

Posted: January 21, 2013 in blogging, Discussion Post

I’m back blogging after a couple month vacation.  To keep it fun for me I’ve decided to come up with some goals for myself.  Do you have goals for your blog?  What are some of your goals?  What do you do to prevent blogger burnout?

My Goals:

  • Get my reviews for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets written and posted.
  • Only post when I have a review or something to post about – to prevent blogger burnout.
  • Try to visit and comment on at LEAST 10 blogs a week.
  • Re-build my readership.
  • Clean up my google reader…it’s VERY scary right now