Can’t Wait Wednesday – February 14th

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The aim of the post is to select a book, usually upcoming, that you can’t wait to read and discuss it.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least get some streams on her mixtape. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job, food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of her life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award!

sunshinebloggerawardThe Day’s Bright Today! I just got Nominated!

I would like to thank Sheila over at She’s Going Book Crazy for nominating me! You should check out her blog!

What is The Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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Arrow Review #96 – Dividing Eden

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Dividing Eden, #1
Length: 318 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [B&N]

Synopsis:
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.

But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.

As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.

With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?

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Book Buying Habits

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Everyone has a habit when it comes to buying books. Could it be pre-ordering and waiting for them to come out? Ordering online and waiting for it come in the mail? Or could it even be walking into the bookstore and buying them in person? No matter what kind of reader everyone is, everyone has a book buying habit.

When it comes to think what my book buying habits are, I immediately think about ways to save. I usually check out current book deals to see whats on sale and hope theres a book I’m interested in reading. I usually check GoodReads Deals and BookBub. (Note: These are only available for ebooks!) GoodReads Deals and Bookbub are both ways that you can be alerted when a book is on sale while offering other books.

When you sign up for both GoodReads Deals and Bookbub, you can select which genres you are interested in so both sites won’t send you books on sale that you may not be interested in. (If you want to get into GoodReads Deals, go to your account settings then select Deals.) You can even select books you want to be alerted on on BookBub. When said book is on sale, you’ll get an email notification. (On GoodReads, you have the option to have alerts based on your Want to Read shelf.) These has proven to be great ways to get books for my Kindle and now I have too many.

If I choose to buy an actual book, I’ll be buying the book in either of three ways. First, I’ll Pre-Order any book that is yet released and is a big want of mine. I would have to really want it in order to pre-order it. It could also be a sequel to any book that I already have on my bookshelf.

Second, I would order the book off of Amazon. I’ll usually try to go through sellers on used books, or new if the deal is right. I usually check for very good and like new conditions. I will not buy anything less of a condition, although I have made that mistake a few times.

Third, if I am in the mood to go out shopping, I’ll either stop at a Barnes and Noble to look around or go to a local used book store. I have found good deals and many interesting books this way. I find that when visiting the bookstores, it is a good way to find new books to read. I never know what the stores will have for books, especially the used bookstore.

My book buying habits always seem to be surrounding money and ways to save (pre-order saves money to!). Either way, I’m always finding books that are good and fun to read. It’s also very fun to walk into a bookstore and seeing what they have! What are your book buying habits? Are they any different than mine? Do you know any other way to save money on books?

Can’t Wait Wednesday – February 14th

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The aim of the post is to select a book, usually upcoming, that you can’t wait to read and discuss it.

The Oracle Queen by Kendare Blake

Synopsis:
Triplet queens born on the island of Fennbirn can be many things: Elementals. Poisoners. Naturalists. If an oracle queen is born, however, one with the gift of sight, she’s immediately drowned, extinguishing her chance at ever taking the throne.But that’s not how it always was. This cautionary practice started long ago, with Queen Elsabet—the legendary, and last, oracle queen—whose reign was tinged with blood and horror.

Paranoid, ruthless, and utterly mad, Elsabet’s mistrust led to the senseless slaying of three entire houses of innocent people. At least, that’s the unchallenged tale carried down from generation to generation. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who, though born with the gift of sight, could not foresee her swift and sudden fall from power . . . until it was too late.

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The Bedtime Tag!

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It’s time for bed, but not before reading!

I saw this over at Layla’s blog at Readable Life and I wanted to give a try. It seems fun and simple to do!

The Questions:
Describe your usual bedtime routine.
I’ll usually get ready for bed and once everything’s done, I’ll get on my bed and read for about an hour or until I fall asleep.

 What are your favorite pajamas?
I really love soft pajamas but lately I have been favoring a pair of gray pajamas pants of some different material. They have been extremely comfortable.
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Arrow Review #95 – Calamity

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
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Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: The Reckoners, #3
Length: 417 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]
Synopsis:
When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when the Reckoners’ leader struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

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How a Reader was Born…

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Everyone has a story about stories. Stories how books came into one’s life and the impact of them afterwards. How a life was changed just by reading story after story. Most people can usually say their reading adventure started young while in school and stayed with them. Some may even say they lived in a library. Others, like me, can thank a teacher for shoving a book in their hands to read because they had nothing else to do.

It was the year of 2012 when I was just a student in high school. The Hunger Games movie was latest buzz and everyone was talking about it wether or not if they were readers. When the movie came to my attention, I had to figure out what everyone was talking about. I borrowed the first book and read it. I borrowed the second book and read it. I loved it and now knew why people were talking about series so much.

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