Bookish Bing Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I thought this was a fun challenge and I have 3 months to do it. You can sign up at Pretty Deadly Reviews!

Rules: Get as many bingos as you can. Bingos can be 4 going horizontally, vertically, and diagnally. 1 book can only fill 1 box.

  • Standalone – 
  • Back List – 
  • Multi POV – Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan Read 9/1/16
  • Killers – 
  • Suspense – 
  • Animal on Cover – 
  • Sea Creatures – Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
  • Green Cover 
  • Revenge – 
  • Rec’d to You – 
  • Purple Cover – 
  • Horror/Paranormal – 
  • Illustrated – 
  • American History – 
  • Dragons – 
  • Friendship – 
  • Retelling – 
  • Weapon on Cover – And I Darken by Kiersten White
  • Fall Release – Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  • Creepy Cover – 
  • Short Story – The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  • Graphic Novel – 
  • College – 

Top Ten Books I Wish Would Become a TV Series

Link up here

This week's TTT theme is all about tv. Now, I've got to confess, I don't watch much tv. I mean, unless you want to hear about preschool shows that I watch with my son. I typically save my down time for reading instead of watching tv. It just doesn't hold my interest easily. So, I decided to go with books I would love to see be created into a tv series. I feel like turning books into a tv series over a movie is the way to go. You are able to put so many more details in. Game of Throne and Outlander have both done a nice job and impressed readers and nonreaders alike. So, I do have some books I'd love to watch on tv.

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1. Throne of Glass Series - This one is supposed to be coming to tvs near you someday. But it is taking FOREVER! I basically need it yesterday.
2. Percy Jackson Series - I finally read this series while I was on my blogging hiatus, and I loved them. The movies are horrible though, I'd love to see this series, or world in general recreated as a series.
3. Covenant Series - I have a think for greek mythology and kickbutt girls. This book has both. I could see this series being aired with the popularity of Teen Wolf or Vampire Hunters.
4. Rock Chick - I found a contemporary I think would make for hilarious television. Honestly, I don't know how good this would do... but I'd watch it for the hot guys alone.
5. A Kingdom of Dreams - With the popularity of Outlander, I think we are all open to watching more kilts on tv. No? Just me? Well, I would so watch this. 

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6. It Ends With Us - I could see this being a great drama... with an actual real message behind it. TV that has a meaning. How awesome!
7. Mandie Series - This historical mysteries would be so great for tween girls. Empowering, exciting, and treating kids like they have brains. I have some issues with the stupidity of the shows geared at tween aged kids these days.
8. The Raven Boys - Oh my gosh, if you got the perfect cast, these books as a tv series would be perfect. But, this is so character driven that you REALLY need the perfect cast to pull it off.
9. Harry Potter Series - Okay, don't get me wrong. I LOVE the movies. They hold a special place in my heart. But, I think 10-15 years down the road, it'd be awesome to see the series remade on tv. You could add all of the little details that the movies didn't have time for. And, the world is so complex, you could easily create believable and wonderful side stories about the minor cast. I want to know more about Seamus, and what the Hufflepuffs do for fun. GIVE ME MORE!
10. Pete the Cat Books - These books would make such a great preschool aged series. I'd so be willing to watch Pete get up to his antics with DS. Bright animation, catchy songs, funny characters. What more could you aske for?

What books would you love to see made into a tv series? Inquring minds want to know.

Stacking the Shelves {14}

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Link up at Tynga's Reviews

I got quite a few books over the last few weeks. Like, more than I meant to. I am short term placing myself on a book buying ban (except for a few new releases), but with my birthday next month, hopefully it won't matter much. Here are the books I have bought in the last month.

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I also got this new coloing book

As you can see, this was a big book buying month. I made a pretty big bookoutlet order during their sale, then B&N had a good deal last week that I bought some from. But, I'm so excited to read these books. September should be a lot smaller. Like, 4 or 5 books. Should be.. We'll see. 

Have you read any of these books? Or do you plan to? Let me know!

August 2016 Wrap up

Friday, September 2, 2016

Hi guys! I know, I'm like never here. This Summer has been so busy... no, no it hasn't. I jave absolutel no excuse. I'm just a flaky blogger. But, I'm back, or I hope I am. I think I am. I'm going to try to be back and actually stay.

Anyways, let's get onto my reading month. I had a pretty goof month. I finished 10.5 books. I'll only talk about 10. Of those 10, I had 5 5 stars books, 3 4 star books, 1 3 star book, and 1 2 star book. I really can't complain about those ratings. I read mostly YA and romantic fantasy. I've been soaking up that genre all year. Seriously, I can't get out. I try, but I just keep coming back. I've just decided to accept it and read as much of it as I want. Now without further ado, here are the books

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1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne (5/5 very biased star)
2. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat (4/5 stars)
3. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (5/5 stars)
4. Prince's Gambit by C.S. Pacat (5/5 stars)
5. All I Need is Love by Marie Force (3/5 stars)

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6. The Kiss of Deceptionby Mary E. Pearson (5/5 stars)
7. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson (4/5 stars)
8. Broken Dove by Kristen Ashley (2/5 stars)
9. Starflight by Melissa Landers (5/5 stars)
10. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

Favorite Read This Month

My favorite was hands down It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. It was just so beautiful and tragic. I loved it. I've always been a huge Hoover fan, but this was definitely my absolute favorite of her books so far. Everyone needs to go and read it right now!

Biggest Let down
I was so sad about not enjoyind Broken Dove by Kristen Ashley. I really loved the first 3 books in this series, and I just couldn't get into this one. I did other things, to avoid reading it. It was just not interesting to me. I was so sad. Now I'm nervous to read the final book in the series... we'll see.

I'm Back, Again.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hello, everyone! Juct a quick update and apology. I haven't been on in so long. I kind of took a break when I realized I barely had time to type a full post, much less visit other's blogs. I have been so. busy. May was just crazy for me. Like, I'm pretty sure May 1st was yesterday... but here it is June somehow.

even my reading was low in May, I only got through 5 books.. which is lower than I've been reading this year. I was just busy with life and other things. In other words I was working a lot. And packing. and on vacation. But, we don't know how to do the nice relaxed vacation... so I was even too busy on vacation to read.

But, the school year is over! I'm home from vacation! And, I will hopefully get to spend a lot of time reading this month. I have some great new releases to catch up on, so I hope to get a lot of them read.

I'll also be back to blogging regularly, and even getting unlazy and writing reviews hopefully. I'm not sure on the last one actually. I have to spend the Summer job searching. It is time for me to go back to work full time... or I'm trying to convince myself that it is time. I'm not excited about it, but we need more monies for all the trips we have to take this year. I still have 2 things that are non-optional. My BIL is graduating college in December and my Best Friend is getting married in November. Both of those include cross-country flights. Luckily, not for awhile... I'm airplaned out for a bit.

So, sorry nothing super bookish in this post. Just wanted to let you all knw that I'm still here and I still love you all... and I have about 300 emails I need to go through. Oops!

Stackng the Shelves {13}

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Link up at Tynga's Reviews

Have I mentioned recently that I fail at any sort of book buying ban? Because, I do. I cannot stop looking for deals on books.. and when I find the deals, I MUST buy them. It's a problem. Anyways, I've gotten a few books over the last couple of weeks. More than I meant to buy, but not as many as I have been, so go me! Here are the books I bought.

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Seraphina Series - I am really excited to read these books. I've wanted to for a long  time. I'll get to them soon.
An Ember in the Ashes - Another one, I just cannot wait to read. This has gotten such great reviews. I need to pick it up before the sequel comes out in September
The Heart of Betrayal - I wanted to wait until I had this book before I read the first book. Now that I have it, Kiss of Deception will be read very very soon.
One Plus One - I love Jojo Moyes. Enough said.
Joyride - I actually really enjoyed this author's Of Poseidon series. I have heard she does contemporary better than she does paranormal, so I'm excited to read this.
Salt to the Sea - I have been wanting this one since before it came out. I had $12 in gift cards at target and it was $13, so I had to get it. It is very high on my to read list.
The Raven King - I have already read and finished this. It was the perfect ending to the series. I just loved it.... only problem is, I want more!
The Rose & the Dagger - Another sequel I had on preorder, I can't wait to get to this one very very soon.
The Creature Vault - These books run at about $30 in retail... sometimes more. I got this on bookoutlet for a fraction of the price... it is so so so so cool! I want the rest of them now, but I have to wait for deals. Man, having to buy food enough to feed a toddler stinks sometimes.

I also got books signed! I met Maggie Stiefvater and got the first and last book in the Raven Cycle signed. Sadly, they put a 2 book rule because there were a gazillion people there. Oh, and Maggie is so funny! I laughed through her whole spiel, but she is also really sweet and ust genuine. I loved her... I want to be her when I grow up!