Friday, April 18, 2014

Feature and Follow 8

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The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read 

  What is feature and Follow? A weekly Friday topic (or activity) is given to share and we all take turns blog hopping, leaving comments and following one another.  If someone leaves a comment, be sure to comment back.  If someone follows you, follow them.  Always follow the hosts and the featured blog (see host site for more details). 

Spring Break. Where would be your favorite destination spot if you could join the Spring Break festivities?

 

I would rent a lake cabin up in the mountain.  Might or might not invite a few friends alone.  I am torn.  time alone to read and relax or fun, swimming and BBQ with friends.  Or a good mix I think is best.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (review)

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1) 
Warm Bodies (1)
by Isaac Marion


Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult, Romance, Horror
Published: April 2011
Pages: 239
Published by Atria  



Summary:  "R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse. Just dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a burst of vibrant color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that R lives in. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world...

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead and the blurry line in between."

Review:  What an entertaining delight! I first heard of this book through the movie trailer. I was very skeptical about this, yet oddly curious at the same time. A zombie who falls in love.... I did not know what to expect getting into this. What I ended up experiencing was a story like no other.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday 18



Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren't Books) That I'd Like To Own
Well, my number 1 thing would have been my own library setup but that dream is in the works right now and will be completed within the next few months so here are some things to go along with it in no particular order:
  
1) I am always loaning books out to people.  So lets make it more official plus up the chances of me getting my books back.  

 
2) Card filer for my books.  Yes I am listing them on goodreads but I also love this old-fashioned system, plus if a site goes done, I have this still and this can tell me more specifics (book condition, where it is, etc).  I have enough books to make this work.

Wow. I would love to just lie there and read a book 
3) A reading sanctuary.  Love this one.
4) Bookish shirts!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rainy Day Reads Giveaway

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So this hop is all about what we like to read on a rainy day.  Honestly, I do not have a particular favorite title but i am a sucker for a good mystery.  By it a cozy mystery, or something darker, or even some gothic romance with a bit of mystery.  Just curl on on the couch with some hot cider or tea and delve into the unknown.  Keeps my mind active and distracted with the clouds outside are gray and gloomy.  

So I am offering up a chance for you to win your own mystery.  Any mystery book of choice from The Book Depository, up to $15, as long as they offer free shipping to you.  Or an ebook mystery of choice for those who do not qualify for a print copy or prefer eBooks.

April 2014 New Release Giveaway Hop


Pick any book that is released this month (April 2014) and enter for your chance to win it!   Win any book up to $20.  Win a print book from the book depository if they offer free shipping to your address or win an eBook copy of the title you want.   Here are some possibilities but do not feel limited by them. 
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1)Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy, #3)Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #3)