TTT: Shining Stars of 2014

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | 9 comments

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All Adult, are we surprised? This year was a HUGE adult fiction year for me and I LOVED it so much!  On this list alone we have two Historical Novels!  I Shall Be Near to You and Necessary Lies.  They are amongst my favorite novels, ever.  I adored Erin’s writing in I Shall, and Diane’s storytelling and plotline weaving in Necessary Lies was simply outstanding.  One Plus One by JoJo Moyes shouldn’t shock ANYONE.  It is beautiful, and it brings together people from all walks of life, which is why I love it so very much.  The Girl Who Chased the Moon is SO different from anything I’ve read before.  Lost Lake was close to making this list, but I decided I truly enjoyed this one a SMIDGE more.  The magical realism, and family secrets drew me in and didn’t release me til the very last page!  Finally, Shotgun Lovesongs was Nickolas Butler’s debut.  I JUST read it and simply fell in love.  Male friendship is so rare to find in a novel, and this was done perfectly.  I will be picking up WHATEVER he puts out next!

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Tech Talk: Evernote for Audiobooks

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 | 3 comments

TECH TALKUp this week: Evernote for Audiobooks and Blogging

Evernote for AudiobooksFirst, let’s go through the video:

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Hail To The King: A Year With Stephen King

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 | 15 comments

HAIL TO THE KING

So, Leah and I have been PRETTY good at being secretive about this.  We’ve been looking for a feature to do together, and then it dawned on us.  THIS IS PERFECT.  So, we present to you, a year with the master, the wonder, the amazing, STEPHEN KING.  Simply: it is a year long readathon to read as MUCH Stephen King as you so desire.  You choose your goals, and its NO PRESSURE.  What could be better? I’ll tell you!

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Audio Adventures: Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 | 5 comments

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Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews and it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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Favorite Factor: The Gift Guide

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 | 1 comment

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The Gift Guide

 

For this edition, Hannah and I will be compiling gift sets based on some of our FAVORITE adult fiction books.  Each set has a bunch of awesome items that relate in some big, or small way to the novel!  We had way too much fun with this and hope you enjoy it!

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TTT: Top New to Me Authors!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 | 7 comments

NEWTTTI couldn’t possibly resist this topic!  This was the year of SO MANY new to me authors!  It was hard to narrow down this list, but I DID IT guys!  I read so many amazing books this year, and so many amazing SERIES!  Some were older, but they were nonetheless, new to me!  I hopped on some old trains and fell in love with some debut authors as well!  It was overall, an absolutely wonderful year.

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Guys, I fell in love with not one, but TWO fantasy series this year!  Thank you to the fabulously talented Laini Taylor, whose words are like music to my ears. And of course, the ever lovely Sarah J Maas for giving me CHAOL.  [I still have to finish Heir of Fire, shhhh!]. In addition to fantasy, I found my love of country music immersing itself into a beautiful novel of love and friendship – Emery Lord, you are a goddess!  Open Road Summer is among my favorites of the entire YA contemporary genre, never mind just 2014!

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Audio Adventures: Stay by Allie Larkin

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 | 4 comments

audioadventures
Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews and it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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