Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I'm sure you will not be surprised when I say:

"I need to take a break from book blogging."

My blog is getting more and more boring and sporatic. My heart just isn't into it right now. I may come back to it in the future, but for right now this will be my last post.

I am on goodreads and am going to keep up reviews there. If you'd like to be my friend or follow, here I am.

Thanks to everyone who has read my blog! It's been a pleasure. I'll be hovering around, reading and commenting on blogs here and there. So I won't completely disappear.

And as for the winners for my giveaways from a few weeks ago, Romeo Redeemed went to Lexie@bookbug, and The FitzOsbornes at War goes to Stephanie. Thanks everyone for entering!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ALA recap and GIVEAWAYS!

I went to ALA last weekend. It was wonderful. I got a lot of books signed by cool authors and spent a lot of money buying books and picked up a lot of really exciting ARCs. Probably the highlight was stumbling across Maggie Stiefvator and the two readers for her book, The Scorpio Races. The Scorpio Races is one of my all time favorite audiobooks, and there, on the stage, were the voices of Puck and Sean! They WERE Puck and Sean (or also known as Steve West and Fiona Hardingham). It was surreal. And completely awesome. I am so sad I didn't get a picture taken with them! Really, so sad. Why didn't I? I don't know!

This is the best I did:

Sean is so handsome. Especially with that voice. Sigh...

I picked out the books I was most excited to read, and here they are:

They taunt me. Since ALA I've only read three books. I need more time in a day!

That brings us to my giveaways. Two of them. How awesome am I?

GIVEAWAY #1: The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper
This is the third and final book in the Montmaray Journals, historical fiction that takes place during WW2. I have really enjoyed this series and was so excited to get this book the very first day of ALA. I started it that night when I got back to the hotel. It was so meticulously researched and Sophie is so witty and the story was engrossing. I laughed a lot. I was disappointed in the character's attitudes towards sexuality, sex, and physical relationships. It did not ring true to the 1940s, it felt more like a soap opera from 2010.

There is a stipulation on winning this book: You have to have read at least the first book of the series. This is the third and I really like the series and I want to give it to someone who will actually read it, and won't leave it on a shelf to rot. Especially if I'm paying to ship it.

US only. Ends Sunday July 15

ENTER HERE for the FitzOsbornes at War

GIVEAWAY #2 Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay
I'm not sure why I picked this one up before all the others. I didn't like Juliet Immortal, but I got this one at ALA because I was interested to know what happened to Romeo. Where his story leaves off in JI was much more interesting than Juliet's story. So I read it. Liked it better than the first, but now it's time to pass it on to someone who cares.

Anyone can enter. As long as you live in the US. Ends Sunday July 16.

ENTER HERE for Romeo Redeemed 

Stay tuned! If I ever get the time to read the books I brought back from ALA, I'll probably have more giveaways. Unless I love them and want to keep them forever and reread them till they fall apart. Then not.