Posts made in November, 2012

TIS THE SEASON: Bookish Favorites

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 | Comments Off on TIS THE SEASON: Bookish Favorites

So, it is OFFICIALLY the holiday season, and shopping has begun!  However, to give our wallets a break.. I would just like to discuss some of our SEASONAL favorites, that happen to involves books!  
What are some of yours?

#1- Reading by the fire
[photo by me!]

#2- Reading with family!
-This only happens during this season with my family!-
[photo by me!]

#3-Reading Books about the City!
[photo by me!]

#4- Reading books where it IS Christmas Time!, duh!
-any suggestions greatly appreciated!-

#5- Shopping for books for others! (and……….myself ;] )

Photo from here

What are some of your seasonal faves? Let me know!

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Top Ten Tuesday- Most Anticipated of 2013

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Top Ten Tuesday- Most Anticipated of 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the FABULOUS Broke and the Bookish, be sure to join in!

This weeks topic is:

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2013
The Program- Suzanne Young
This sounds SO intriguing, AND its gonna be a series! I can’t wait!
Requiem– Lauren Oliver
What will the end mean for Lena?
Divergent #3- Veronica Roth
Feed me a conclusion to this dynamic dystopian!
Walking Disaster– Jamie McGuire
Travis’s side of the story.. IN.
I. cant. wait.

This Girl-/Untitled Colleen Hoover
More Will and Layken? YES PLEASE. However, the title is now gone!
Another GO TO author.  I adored Anna and Lola, give me more!
All That Was Lost– Trish Doller
I will read anything by Trish, ever.  Because she is that amazing.
This Is What Happy Looks Like– Jennifer E. Smith
This concept sounds adorable! Plus I loved Jen’s last book!
The Retribution of Mara Dyer– Michelle Hodkin
I need to know what the heck is going on, PLEASE.

There can’t even be THAT many more covers here because half of them have yet to be revealed!  But needless to say, 2013 is going to be a year of AWESOME.
What are you looking forward to? Sound off below and let me know!

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REVIEW: Sam Cruz’s Infalliable Guide to Getting Girls

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 | Comments Off on REVIEW: Sam Cruz’s Infalliable Guide to Getting Girls

Note: Click the book cover to go to the GoodReads page!

Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls

by: Tellulah Darling
Why the hell can’t chicks be more like guys?

That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn’t change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam’s best friend, Ally Klinger, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw around then screw off. No risk of heartbreak that way. It’s Sam’s chance to create the perfect female AND cheer up his best friend. Armed with Sam’s Three Step Guide to Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought she would and before long, Sam has his wish: the female version of himself. Too bad it’s driving him nuts. Told from Sam’s and Ally’s alternating POVs, Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is a fast-paced romantic comedy that follows these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship. 

Provided by: Netgalley for review.
Buy Your Copy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

A Quick Rundown:
This book very easily could have been a romantic comedy movie released for all us teens and adults alike who want to fall in love with the player and root for the couple that is the underdog.  Sam and Ally have been best friends for like, ever.  She’s never been the pretty girl, but suddenly she finds herself feeling like she needs to change a bit (can we say EVERY rom-com ever?, starting with Grease) to impress the opposite sex.  Enter Sam, the bffae-aeaeaeae to give her a magical makeover that makes her some sort of Goddess.  [Who knew makeup and wardrobe could change a person?] What happens next is to NEVER be expected… (sarcasm, ladies and gents!)

Its not that I didn’t like this book, because I did.  It was a light read, and it was cute.  Nothing intense, nothing unpredictable.  I would have preferred some unforseen moments, however.  Meaning.. I would like not to be able to write my books myself due to the cliche romantic comedy stereotype.  Sam and Ally were great characters, and each had a sassy little attitude and personality about them that were unique and quirky. I loved the “rules” that Sam had, and how he pretends to be a little hardass, but in reality.. the kid has a heart.  Ally was just adorable, I felt she could be my little sister that I had to help through the hard times and pressures of high school.  

Who Should Read This?
Anyone looking for a light, quick, fast-paced read should give this book a shot.  It is definitely cute, and for sure an easy read.  The characters are loveable, the only issue I had was for the younger audience (15 and below) this book definitely had some sexual moments that may not be appropriate.  Therefore, I would advise that you should be at least sixteen to dive into this one.  Tellulah Darling definitely has potential as an author, and I would not hesitate to pick up something else from her in the future!  My biggest gripe with the book – like I stated before was the predictability.  But, still a cute, light-hearted read!

-Because I received this book for review, I wasn’t aware of the WAY awesome price!  For both Nook and Kindle the book is only $3.99! A bargain for sure, so definitely makes it even more appealing!-
Cute and sweet, a good one for any reading slump

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Black Friday Giveaway!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Black Friday Giveaway!

In honor of Thanksgiving, and Black Friday.. I will be offering a giveaway for all of you to enjoy!  The prizes are an ebook of your choice.  This prize is available for either Amazon or Barnes and Noble eBooks.  The choice is yours!

And they are as follows..

Happy Entering!
[Disclosure: The giveaway is US and Canada Only, and ends 11/26]

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Cover Lovin! (5)

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Cover Lovin! (5)

So; Cover Lovin went on hiatus.. kinda like a May Sweeps kinda thing, but in the fall.  But we’re back!  For a nice THANKSGIVING edition of Cover Lovin! And my my my, do we have some beauties here!
[Click the covers to go to Goodreads synopsis!]

First up, we have the FABULOUSLY fabulous …

Point of Retreat : Colleen Hoover
This book was seriously amazing.  The first in the series, Slammed is definitely a MUST read.  And this one, while the cover looks simple, it  has much significance!  So.. give it a shot!

Just One Day: Gayle Forman
Ah, Gayle Forman!  You slay me.  This is just perfect.  Its so mysteriously gorgeous and leaves you wanting to know every emotion going on through this lovely girl’s head!  I can’t WAIT for this to come out in JANUARY! Ever since I finished Where She Went months and months ago, I’ve been missing Adam and Mia! And now I get a whole new story with all new romance!

I’m NOT Digging…

The End of Your Life Book Club: Will Schalbe

Can we say, boring?  I mean, what the heck is this!? However, this book is on many lists for best of the year! I will definitely be reading it. However, it just goes to show.. covers aren’t everything!

That’s it for this week!  What do you think of these covers? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!

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