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Liebster Award #1, #2, and #3

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I know this has been a long time coming. First of all, I would like to thank Emmanuel @ Emdawg’s Book Blog, Monique @ Something to Browse, and Anissa @ The Bookworm Central for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Check out their posts by clicking on their websites.

The Liebster Award is a great way to feature new blogs and to get to know new book bloggers in the process. There are variations as to the guidelines of how to proceed with this award but here are the basics:

  1. Link back to the person/blog who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions they set for the blogs they nominated.
  3. List 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10 blogs (preferably those with less than 200 followers) and be sure to let them know with a link to your post.
  5. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

 

I decided to do just one post for the Liebster award, combining all my answers here.

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THAT’S A WRAP, DECEMBER 2014!

This is a monthly feature where I give a run-down of what had transpired in the blog during the previous month. I’ve basically borrowed the format from Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews.

 

Books I’ve read:

 

5 stars

  • One Night of Trouble by Elle Kennedy
  • The Trouble With Love by Lauren Layne

4 1/2 stars

  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

4 stars

  • Razed by Shiloh Walker
  • Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway

3 1/2 stars

  • The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting

3 stars

  • The Vampire Will See You Now by Cassandra Lawson

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Top Ten of 2014: Day 5 – Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2015

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Top Ten of 2014: A Week of Looking Back is a year-end meme hosted by Jamie @ Two Chicks On Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader

It’s Day 5, the last day of this awesome week talking about the best of the best, and I’m counting down the Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2015. I’ve actually done this list earlier this month as part of a weekly meme and you can check out my list HERE. But I’m tweaking that list a bit for this post and included even the books I’ve already received the eARCs of.

There are so many good books to look forward to in 2015. It’s going to be another amazing year for reading!

 

the winner's crime

 

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoksi

I have the eARC of this one and I can’t wait to find out about the next chapter in Arin’s and Kestrel’s lives.

 

 

 

vision in silver

 

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

I really liked Written in Red, though it took a while before I got into the story. But by Murder of Crows, I was in love with all these characters that I can’t wait to find out what happens to them next. And, Simon and Meg, of course.

 

 

of silk and steam

 

Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

I also have an eARC of this one and I’ve been waiting for Leo’s story since the second book, I think, so I cannot wait to read this one. Plus, hello there enemies-to-lovers trope.

 

 

 

once upon a rose

 

Once Upon A Rose by Laura Florand

I need me some new Laura Florand every year (or twice a year, or thrice a year!). If she writes it, I’ll read it. It’s as simple as that.

 

 

 

Flirting with fire

 

Flirting With Fire by Kate Meader

I’ve been without a full-length Kate Meader read for far too long. I can’t wait for this first book of a brand new series. I’ve read the novella that serves as a prologue to this series and I really loved it.

 

 

 

shards of hope

 

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Oh my, we’re now on Book #14 of her Psy-Changeling series and it’s poised to be the ending of this particular story arc. I can’t wait to read it! It’s Aden and it’s a Psy-Psy pairing, or more specifically, an Arrow-Arrow pairing. I really can’t wait!

 

 

once upon a marquess

 

Once Upon A Marquess by Courtney Milan

A brand new series from one of my favorite HR authors. I am excited about this one. I know she’ll give her readers unconventional and yet achingly beautiful stories and lovely characters again.

 

 

i'll meet you there

 

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I’m so excited to read a Heather Demetrios book. I’ve heard great things about this one and her other book. I hope I’ll love it.

 

 

 

crushed

 

Crushed by Lauren Layne

I so want to read Michael’s story already. He’s been breaking my heart since Isn’t She Lovely and even more so in Broken. I want him to get his own HEA.

 

 

 

chase me

 

Chase Me by Tessa Bailey

I need more Tessa Bailey stories in my life. Seriously. The premise of this book sounds so hilarious and sexy, I can’t wait to read it.

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

Anticipation by Sarah Mayberry
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan
Trade Me by Courtney Milan

 

There you go, the top 10 (++) books I’m looking forward to in 2015. Do we have the same books to look forward to? How excited (or impatient like me) are you to read these books? What would you have in your list?

 

Top Ten of 2014: Best Book Boyfriends of 2014

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Top Ten of 2014: A Week of Looking Back is a year-end meme hosted by Jamie @ Two Chicks On Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader

It’s Day 4 and I’m counting down my top ten Best Book Boyfriends of 2014. This list includes characters from books I’ve read this year and were published this year.

There were so many to choose from that I can definitely say that 2014 has been a great year for falling in love with fictional characters. lol 🙂

 

Patrick

chocolate temptationfrom The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand: Passionate, sexy, and so emotionally reachable. (My review)

“I should never have recommended you for this job,” Patrick said. “But… you did deserve it. And I had only met you for the length of one workshop, when I was pretty busy helping all kinds of students besides just you. I knew I was attracted to you, but I had no idea what working in close quarters with you was going to be like.”

“What has it been like?” she asked, puzzled.

A rough laugh. “You can’t even imagine it. You can pull into yourself and shut me out, and I can’t do that, Sarah. You drive me crazy every single second of every day.”

 

Edward

the suffragate scandalfrom The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan: honorable, loyal, and gosh, how he loved Free and her mind. (My review)

“Everything about you matters to me.” He leaned in. “It shouldn’t. I keep telling myself it shouldn’t, that it’s only the lust talking. But every time we talk, you turn my world upside down.”

 

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Top Ten of 2014: Best Couples of 2014

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Top Ten of 2014: A Week of Looking Back is a year-end meme hosted by Jamie @ Two Chicks On Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader

It’s Day 3 and it’s Blogger’s Choice! For my post, I am counting down my top ten best couples of 2014. This list includes couples from books I’ve read this year regardless of publication dates.

I’m a romance junkie, no doubt about that. It’s rare for me to read anything that has no romance in it so I’m pretty familiar with all kinds of couples. I’ve ‘met’ a lot of them over the years and here are just some of the best from the bunch this year.

 

Juliette & Warner

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from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. Easily one of the best this year. This pairing felt like one of those things that I’ve dreamed about for so long since I started reading. I know not everybody agrees and I respect that. But I’m just so glad Tahereh Mafi decided to make this happen.  (My review of Ignite Me)

 

taylor and jonah

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from the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. The connection between these two, it will blow your mind. I’m not just talking about chemistry, though these two definitely have that. I’m talking about how their lives are so intertwined, there’s just no running away from each other. (My review)

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A to Z Bookish Survey

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Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner has got this amazing Bookish Survey on her blog. It’s got the most interesting of items and I decided to join and put my two cents in. So, here we go.

 

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Mary Higgins Clark. I’ve read 21 of her books. She’s one of my favorite authors back when I was in high school.

Best Sequel Ever:

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. This was beyond great.

Currently Reading:

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

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THAT’S A WRAP, NOVEMBER 2014!

This is a monthly feature where I give a run-down of what had transpired in the blog during the previous month. I’ve basically borrowed the format from Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews.

 

Books I’ve read:

 

5 stars

  • Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  • Leo Maddox by Sarah Darlington

4 1/2 stars

  • Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy
  • It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane
  • The Space Between by Kate Canterbary

4 stars

  • Mai Tai’d Up by Alice Clayton
  • The Duff by Kody Keplinger
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Holiday Anthology by Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, and Kate Meader

3 1/2 stars

  • A League of Her Own by Karen Rock

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THAT’S A WRAP, OCTOBER 2014!

This is a monthly feature where I give a run-down of what had transpired in the blog during the previous month. I’ve basically borrowed the format from Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews.

 

Books I’ve read:

 

5 stars

  • The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

4 1/2 stars

  • Never Judge A Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde

4 stars

  • Chasing Temptation by Joya Ryan
  • Making Headline by Erin Brown
  • Embrace the Heat by Cassandra Lawson
  • Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
  • Underneath It All by Kate Canterbary
  • Tall, Dark, and Royal by Vanessa Kelly

3 1/2 stars

  • Ruining Mr. Perfect by Marie Harte
  • What To Do With A Bad Boy by Marie Harte
  • The Love Match by Lily Maxton
  • On the Naughty List by Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Sugar Jamison, & Beth Ciotta

3 stars

  • Sometimes You Know by Melinda Harris
  • Tempting Her Fake Fiance by Julie Particka

 

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THAT’S A WRAP, SEPTEMBER 2014!

This is a monthly feature where I give a run-down of what had transpired in the blog during the previous month. I’ve basically borrowed the format from Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews.

 

Books I’ve read:

5+ stars

  • The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

5 stars

  • Asking for Trouble by Tessa Bailey

4 1/2 stars

  • The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan
  • Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh
  • Made for You by Lauren Layne
  • Officer Off Limits by Tessa Bailey

4 stars

  • One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy
  • Shameless by Nina Lemay

3 1/2 stars

  • Prima Donna by Laura Drewry
  • Staking His Claim by Tessa Bailey

 

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The Chocolate Book Tag

Chocolates and Books are two of my favorite things. They just make me very happy! 🙂 So I’m so happy that Keira and Nikki @ Lazy Book Lovers tagged me for the Chocolate Book Tag. Check out their post here.

 

Dark Chocolate — A book that covers a dark topic (abuse, domestic violence, rape, loneliness, bullying, death, etc): the topic of abuse, bullying, and discrimination is not the whole of Eleanor & Park but when it comes to the forefront on specific scenes, those just get you right at the heart.

eleanor & park

 

White Chocolate — Your favorite light-hearted/humorous read: this book was that perfect blend of hearty humor, laugh-out-load instances, sizzling chemistry, and incredible love story that will make you want to re-live and re-read it again and again and again.

match me if you can 

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