Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Happy Holidays; Update and Giveaway!

 Photo from I <3 It

Hey guys! After a 3 week reading slump, I am back and ready to blog! I have a lot of books that I have to read in order to reach my 73 book goal by the end of the year and I am ready to hunker down and do just that. Between reading and school, I am working in the library every day, working with a photography company to take Santa photos, and buying Christmas presents. I'm also prepping to go to Florida on December 20th to spend Christmas with my family! To celebrate what is sure to be a great holiday, I thought I would giveaway some christmas presents to my followers! So, in honour of a great year of reading, here are the prizes!  

Any 2013 release up to 20$
Any 2014 release up to 20$ (will be a preorder)

The first winner will pick which prize they want, and the second winner will receive the other! The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL as long as the book depository ships to you :) Good luck guys, and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Ontario Blog Squad Meet Up 2013: Recap and Haul

Hey everyone! Last Saturday, I went to the Ontario Blog Squad and had a blast! I filmed a video recap and haul, so here it is! You can watch it by clicking here! Thank you to all the ladies that helped with this day! I had a blast!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. It's hosted by Breaking the Spine
Pre-Order this Book: AmazonBarnes and NobleChapters

Goodreads Summary

What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? 

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.

Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most? 

Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.

I love the sound of this book! It doesnt come out until March 18, and is published by Baltzer+Bray (HarperCollins). I will be picking this one up! What are you waiting on? Let me know!


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I am not a huge series reader, but I'm getting more and more into them. So, here are my sequels, companions, and finale novels that I can't wait to read!

1. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins:
Seriously? I need this like I need air

2. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Guys, this is one of my favorite series and You best be sure im going to read it the day it comes out.

3. Sisters Fate by Jessica Spotswood
I can't wait to finish this series! Ugh, that cliffhanger! 

4. Just One Year by Gayle Forman
I really liked Just One Day and I want to know what happens next!

5. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
I loved how different and creppy Miss Peregrines Home was and I cant wait to see what happens next

6. Promise Bound by Anne Greenwood Brown
I feel like no one has read this series and it's one of my favourites! I have an egalley , and I can't wait! to read it

7. Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Caster Chronicles is one of my all time favourite series and I loved Ridley and Link, and I want to read about them so bad!

8. The One by Kiera Casss
I didn't like the Elite as much as The Selection, but I do want to know what happens next! #TeamMaxon

What are the sequels, companions, or finales that you can't wait to get your hands on? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks guys for checking out my TTT this week and make sure to link me to yours!


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Book: Attachments

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Dutton Adult

Pages: 323 Pages

Format: Paperback

Source: Bought at Chapters
Goodreads Summary
"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.
By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.
What would he say . . . ?