Posts made in December, 2012

Cassie’s Thought: The E-Reader Debate

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 | Comments Off on Cassie’s Thought: The E-Reader Debate

Let’s get one thing straight, this was a THURSDAY thing.  But today, its a Monday thing.
Got a problem with it?  No? I didn’t think so!
The Thought:  The E-Reader Debate.  Why the hate?
 
Maybe I’m seeing it more now that I’m more involved in the book-blog-o-sphere, or MAYBE its that I work part-time at a bookstore where people unleash their opinions on you unexpectedly.  Regardless, the issue is there, and I can’t seem to get why.
Can any of YOU tell me what it is that people have against e-readers?  Listen, I also need a good BOOK every now and then.  But, if I can carry thousands of books on one device rather than break my back trying to lug around a monster like Evolution of Mara Dyer, or The Diviners, I’m gonna download the ebook.
So, all I wanna know, is who uses an e-reader AND reads physical copies?  Who ONLY uses an e-reader, and who ONLY reads physical copies?  And can you tell me why?  I just would like to hear from all of you regarding this issue!  And taking it one step further…
Have you met those people that actually hold it against those who use e-readers?  Because recently I have.  And I mean really? How can you hate on something that is just a matter of preference?  Plus, e-books are cheaper than buying actual books [for the most part] so its definitely a money saver.  And with the $79 Kindle Paper White and $79 Nook Simple Touch, they’re pretty decently priced now-a-day.  Not like when they first came out for like $400.00!  That was crazy!  But yet, they still sold!  So, I’d like to hear as usual, from you guys!  Let me know.. what do you prefer?
or…
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Sound off below!  And Happy Early New Year Guys!!! 
 
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Review/Giveaway: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Review/Giveaway: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

 

Hopeless

By: Colleen Hoover

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried. Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.  

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Summary:

The thing about the above synopsis is that it DOES tell you the plot, yet it totally does NOT do this book justice.  Unfortunately, I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys.  So all I am going to say that this is a story of appreciation of life, in all its forms and meanings.  Sky is a girl who thinks she has it all figured out, and her best friend Six is right there next to her at all times, until she isn’t.. Sky is luckily able to find another awesomely-awesome totally witty best friend, Breckin.  As per USUAL, Hoover’s secondary characters are top notch, and I can promise you that you will be wanting some more Breckin in your life!  He’s so animated and so perfectly matched with Sky, its just great.  Anywayyy, (sorry, total Breckin obsession).. we bring Holder into the picture [the deliciously delicious specimen] and Sky is in for a rude awakening.  Everything she thinks she knows about life and love, is about to be turned UPSIDE DOWN by Holder.  And so the storyline continues.. *I’m sorry I can’t give you more, but I just.. can’t.  You need to experience this on your own, guys!*

Review:

OH MY FREAKIN GOD.  Number one, I can’t believe that it is possible for me to love characters as much as I loved in Slammed and Point of Retreat.  But honestly.. guys.  I just did.  I had to relax for a little after completing this book.  It was just so beautiful and poignant and perfect.  I can’t even think of anything that I didn’t like.  There were things that I had figured out shortly before I was told, but that always happens. And then there were the THINGS that I was like, “OH NO WAY! No, no, let me re-read that to make sure..”.  Seriously.  This book.  Just.. this book.  Sky and Holder captivate you from the first page, and they will not let you out of their grasp until you finish.  Its too good.  The thing is, Colleen Hoover knows exactly how to tie together a pretty little book just right every SINGLE time.  The woman writes like she’s written forty books before, not three.  Its mind boggling how good this book is.  Its just.. Love.  This book IS love.  I don’t live it, I love it.  [You’ll understand that part when you read the book].  AND for the amazing price of $3.99, I mean, you CAN’T pass this up, and if you do, you’ll have ME to deal with!

 

Who Should Read This?:

Anyone with a pulse.  Any fan of Slammed, Pushing the Limits, or My Life Next Door.  This book has heart and soul that is sometimes hard to find in a contemporary novel.  It leaves you with so many emotions, and it will stay with you for a LONG time to come.  I finished this and OFFICIALLY named Colleen my FAVORITE author.  There’s no one that competes with her anymore.  There just isn’t.  First she gave me Will and Lake, and now she brings me Sky and  Holder.  She can’t be topped!  The woman is unstoppable.

 
PS.- BECAUSE I adored this book so so much, I am doing a giveaway for it!  Anyone with a Kindle or Nook can win an e-book copy of Hopeless!
 
 
 
 

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Cover Lovin! (6)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Cover Lovin! (6)

Ahhh, this week I am lovin some covers! (As usual!) Wanna participate!? Leave your link in the comments!
*Click the covers to see the Goodreads Page 


I read and loved this book.  Seriously, if you haven’t read it, it is AMAZING.  I have the sequel (however, I don’t like the cover as much)
This cover is so representative of the story, which is SO unique in so many ways.  
Yes please!  That will be all.  This is ALREADY released on Amazon, and is coming for the Kobo and Nook sometime in the next few days! I just adore the Hopeless fading throughout the cover.  Plus the girl on the cover is super pretty.  (Jealous!)
The “eh” cover of the week?  
Yeah, I know.  Lots of people like this one.  And I have heard GREAT things about the book, but I just don’t like that the huge pink font takes away from the rest of the cover!  (Maybe its my aversion to pink..hmmm..)  Regardless, This one IS on my TBR and has great reviews!  
So as always, we should have learned!  Don’t judge a book by its cover!
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Stacking the Shelves + A Round Up

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Stacking the Shelves + A Round Up

This is a meme hosted over at Tynga’s Reviews.  Be sure to check her out and link up!
*Click the book covers to go to the Goodreads page
MOST of what I got this week was review books, however I also purchased some as well!
I purchased:
Ex-Mas by Kate Brian after reading a GLOWING review over at Rather Be Reading.  Those girls (Magan and Estelle) are awesome and have seriously amazing taste in books!

Avoiding Responsibility by K.A. Linde
There was NO way I could not buy this.  And i absolutely devoured and loved it! [review to come!]



For Review:




Thank you to the folks from Harper Collins, 
St. Martins Press, and Atria Books! 



I also finished reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman this week, & wow! What a read! Pretty interesting stuff and definitely unlike anything I have EVER read before.  I do recommend giving it a go! 

Also, on a separate note- I am sorry for lack of posts this week.  It is a bit time consuming having two jobs now, but I am surely trying!  A few reviews have been written, and some more exciting stuff coming your way!  Just stick with me 😀

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COVER REVEAL: Up to Me; M. Leighton

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 | Comments Off on COVER REVEAL: Up to Me; M. Leighton

It gives me so much pleasure to give to you the SECOND installment of the FABULOUS Michelle Leighton’s Bad Boys series.  Yep, that’s right.. its time for more Cash. And look at this gorgeous cover! 
*Click the image to go to the Goodreads page

Happily ever after doesn’t come easy.  But for love, it’s always worth the fight.
Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms.  He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest.  Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.
   Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time.  And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back.  Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.
Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises.  Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well.  She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option.  And this is one of them.  If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life.  But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.
Release Date: January 6th, 2013

Find Michelle: Website | Twitter | GoodReads

Sidenote; I am SO excited for this book.  Is anyone else? Because it hasn’t left my mind since I finished Down to Me!  Who’s excited!? Sound off below!

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