Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

Loving this creepy book by Ilsa J. Bick!
I keep yelling EWWWW! Gross! while I’m reading!

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In other news, I love exclamation points!! 2012…the year of !!

Follow My Book Blog Friday by @parajunkee & @alisoncanread

Last week I had so much fun with this! I read so many great book-loving-blogs!

Yay for Parajunkee & Alison Can Read!

Now I’m back for more Follow Friday fun!

This week’s question is a tough one for me!

Q: If you had to spend eternity inside the pages of a book which book would you choose and why?

Wow! Just one? Boo!

My first two thoughts were Harry Potter & the world of Mortal Instruments! Both are amazing worlds full of endless depth & magic! Oh, how I long to be magical…for as long as I can remember, actually!

But to choose Harry or Jace…hmmmm. Tough call!

Both are magical, mysterious, and super awesome!

I may need to think on this for a while longer!

What book world would you choose?

2012 YA Contemporary Challenge! @katiesbookblog

I’m joining the 2012 YA Contemporary Challenge on Katie’s Book Blog!

I will be picking my books soon & updating this post.
I can’t wait to read new YA in 2012! I’m going for Level 3, which is 15+.
I hope you join me!
Check it out here: http://www.katiesbookblog.com/2011/11/2012-ya-contemporary-challenge.html

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012 @BaffledBooks – Count me in!

Lisa at Baffled Books is hosting the Speculative Fiction Challenge for 2012.

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012

I read a lot of Dystopian, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy. So, I figured I’d just go for it!

This year I decided to set a yearly goal to read 100 books + the year.

So, in 2011 I read 111 books.

In 2012, my goal will be 112 books.

With this in mind, I am going to pledge to read at the Nirvana Level of the Speculative Fiction Challenge. This is 24 novels. I have a feeling that I will probably end up in the Obsessed range (48 Speculative Fiction novels).

Why don’t you join me?!

Check out the Speculative Fiction Challenge at Baffled Books!

Rot & Ruin & Coffee & The Doctor!

I am reading Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. I love it! I just finished Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, so I guess you could say I’m on a bit of a zombie kick!
I love coming home after work, getting into my cozie clothes, making a cup of chai in my K-9 mug, & snuggling on the sofa with my book & my Yankee cat.

What are you reading?

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Clockwork Prince Bling! Also, a WITHER movie…yup! Totally happening! @cassieclare & @LaurenDeStefano ROCK!

Wow! I have been glued to Clockwork Prince & loving it! It is so awesome! Cassandra Clare totally rocks!

Clockwork Prince 5 Bling Book!

Also, Lauren DeStefano announced that Wither is going to be a movie. FOR REAL LIFE! A movie!

And, I just know it in my heart, that she will make sure it is a super awesome totallly Wither-worthy one, too!

Check out the announcement in Variety here: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118047405

Here’s some Wither Bling to get you excited!  Really, if you haven’t read Wither yet…well, get up and do it now! Right now!

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Wither Bling...too bad there is a 5 Bling limit!

YAY! I won awesome books from @YABookshelf

I went a little contest crazy the other night. I wan to have a contest here, so I wanted to see what the other awesome bloggers were doing. While I was there, I figure, HEY! I like to win stuff! So I entered away.

And I got some awesome news from YA Bookshelf: I WON, I WON, I WON! 

I can’t wait to read these awesome books by some amazing authors.

Check them out:

YA Bookshelf Books I Won

Thanks again to YA Bookshelf for the fun contest, great books, and super fabulous blog!

I can’t wait to host a cool giveaway soon!

 

A Few of My Faves Bling! TOMS, Books, Giving Back, & Bling!

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

This has Win-Win written all over it!

I bought a pair of Carpe Diem TOMS (which are totally adorable & comfy!), they give a pair of shoes to a kid who needs them, I get amazing shoes, AND they send me a book!

Oh. My. AWESOME!

How is that not the most fab thing EVER!

Get a pair of awesome TOMS here! 

Buy the book (they donate a book & 50% of the proceeds) 

 

Dear Bully-Can’t Wait to Read This!

I have been waiting for this book! I am so excited to read it and share it with others!

Bravo to these authors who share their stories of bullies and how they survived!

I know these stories will help so many people!

Dear Bully Bling!

What I’ve Been Reading & Loving or The End of My Reading Slump!

I was in a reading slump this summer. I don’t know why–I usually read like crazy all summer.  It was hard to book blog when I wasn’t reading (duh!).

Thankfully, that is behind me now! I’ve been reading some amazing books (and a few that were just ok). Here’s a quick pic post of what I’ve been reading and loving lately! Check them out, they are all 5 Bling Books (well, not the WordPress Books).

Quite possibly the reason why I quit reading good books! Not too many Blings here!

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More Blings Than Possible to Measure!

5 Bling Series! LOVE!!

5 Bling Stack!

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5 Bling Books!