BEA15 Giveaway Bundle #1

So this has pretty much been me since Book Expo America and NYC, especially with #ReadThroneofGlass then BookTube-a-thon and Bout of Books coming up. Books will consume my every waking moment but with purpose now – huzzah!

But I decided it was time that I start giving out the BEA pretties that I specifically picked up for you lovely readers! I’m excited because I managed to get seconds of all MY top convention books, so I hope you like the selection :)

There are three bundles altogether and the awesome-ness only increases with each one, so be on the lookout here on the blog and good luck!


I hope you have a great day with an even better book!


Book Expo America ’15 Recap

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The #BEAhangover is real. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Pure, unadulterated happiness

Pure, unadulterated happiness

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Currently Obsessed With…You’ve Got Mail

Currently Obsessed With...

You've Got Mail

Ah, You’ve Got Mail. A classic rom-com and one of my personal favorites. It’s so dated with it’s AOL dial-up tones and VCRs but I love that kind of stuff. I think that it’s pointless to try and make something “timeless” and forego making modern references. It is exactly those references to technology and culture in a book that gives a certain personality and awareness. But besides that, You’ve Got Mail is a quirky and enchanting film that makes me want to snuggle up and read Pride and Prejudice. I don’t know what it is about modern interpretations of classics, I’m like a moth to a flame. But let’s be honest, Meg Ryan (aka Kathleen Kelly) is no Elizabeth Bennet – not enough fire but completely enjoyable to watch her awkwardness.

Just a friendly reminder to never judge a book by its cover, or person for that matter. Sound off in the comments if you have seen and loved this nineties gem!

I’m a Little Rusty But Here It Goes…

Between some serious seasonal depression, new job/coworkers, and settling back into life with my beau, it’s been hectic to say the least. But with BEA and Bout of Books coming up, I really wanted to get back in the swing of things. So here I am, announcing to the world, I’m back bitches and stronger than ever!

Just last night, I was lying in bed thinking about my undergrad thesis. I graduated from Pratt Institute’s creative writing program. To complete the program, every undergrad had to write a 60 page work of fiction with a 10 page introduction. Yeah, that’s right, 70 pages total thesis for an UNDERGRAD program. Pratt don’t play when it comes to art. I was thinking back and remembering how little time I spent on revising and how much I’d love to go back and polish it up. Then I thought, well you have a blog dummy, go write something on that first.

It’s funny how things work out that way. I’ve missed you guys. I’ve missed writing. But most of all, I’ve missed reading. Here is my pledge to read every day, no matter how much, and to reach out more. The book blogging community is filled with such kind and passionate people. I definitely want to put names to faces when I see most of you at BEA next month!


Top Ten Tuesday: Movies To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

I’m quite the wimp when it comes to scary movies believe it or not. Yet time and time again I subject myself to watching horror/suspense movies because…well, I don’t know, residual masochism maybe?

I broke this week up into two groups, some films that make me…

and others that, well…

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Top Ten Tuesday: New Series I Want To Start

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish

Okay so I have a confession…


Well you see…

Most of these “new” series are books that I’ve had from Harper Collins for close to a year now. There were a lot of reasons: mood reading, my summer rereading kick, but most of all, I hate starting series when all the books aren’t published. I suffered through Harry Potter like the rest of the world and I never want to do that again. Besides I’m notorious for my impatience – if it takes too long for a series to be published, I just drop it like a hot cake. However these are in my Kindle so I will get to them…eventually.

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If We Were Having Coffee…{1}

This is a feature post created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner and inspired by Ashley @ Your Super Awesome Life.

My London Fog (otherwise known as an Earl Grey Tea Latte at Starbucks)

So sit back, relax, grab your own drink and let’s chat!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Parallel Universes, Oh My!

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that the book blogging community is eagerly anticipating.

This week I can’t wait to read…

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

//Why am I Waiting?//


I’ve been pretty much been sold on parallel universes ever since watching the cinematic masterpiece that is Back to the Future. The beau and I quote this movie trilogy all the time and will marathon it now and again when the mood strikes us. Sometimes thinking about travel through parallel universes gives me a headache (so many theories!). But it’s always a great “what if” conversation starter.

Blogging Slumps, All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

I’ve been conspicuously absent lately and you know what, I don’t care. I’m so tired of feeling guilty about things that I just didn’t want to do. I never want blogging to feel like a chore or an assignment – I’m almost twenty-five dammit and it’s high time that I start enjoying my spare time because it’s only going to get busier from here on out. Marriage, children, careers, 401K, it’s all looming on the horizon and I need someplace to be able to vent, fangirl, and just be me. If I can’t do that on this blog then I don’t know what else is left. Therefore, when I don’t feel like blogging, I’m not going to push myself to post something. Besides, I’m pretty sure that you, the reader, can tell when something is forced and when the writer is truly passionate about the subject. So in the end it benefits both parties.

There are three reasons why I wasn’t posting as much as I used to…



The fact of the matter is that I didn’t want to be on my computer more than I had to when the weather was so beautiful. For the first time in years I was living near the coast and had easy access to multiple beaches. I wanted to enjoy the season, period.


Uncertain future

While my relationship status is a whole hell of a lot better than it was in say February, there were still issues that we weren’t talking about. I wanted so badly to move back in with him but he was hesitant to discuss it and this really had to be his idea. I made the mistake once of deciding to move in without taking into account his feelings/doubts. I wasn’t about to do it twice. So I spent the whole summer in limbo, not knowing where we stood. I didn’t know what to do about us, my job, or how to bring it up. Basically it was a whole lot of worrying and anxiety for months.


I’m going to really honest – I don’t feel like I have any close friends at the moment. My closest friends are drifting away simply because we live so far away and none of us are great at keeping in touch. It’s definitely something I’m trying to improve but it’s a work in progress. I’m decently close with my coworkers but I don’t get invited to anything one on one – it’s always a work group outing. I keep trying to tell myself that deep, meaningful friendships don’t happen overnight but it’s hard when you don’t feel like you have one to fall back on while you make more.
Additionally, my family is causing a lot of anger and frustration. Passive-agressiveness reigns king and no one knows how to choose their battles. Guilt, hypocrisy, and constant arguing are only some of the wonderful things that I experience once I get back to the house. I keep picking up shifts at work because I need the money AND it’s an excuse not to be around my family.

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Bottom line, there was so much going on emotionally and mentally that I just didn’t have the capacity to blog. Reading, specifically rereading some old favorites, has been the only thing keeping me sane. But the beau has intimated that he wants me to live with him again, I’m avoiding my family wherever possible, and my job allows transfers between locations so things are starting to look up. I want to talk to you guys and use this blog as an outlet for my passions again. And I feel like I’m finally in the head-space to do so.

Have a great day with an even better book! 

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