Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bout of Books Sign-Ups

Bout of Books

Bout of books is here, and I can finally participate! It usually falls on a week when I know I won't be able to do anything, but this year it is my one free week! I am hoping this will help me get back into the swing of things and start my summer reading off right.

Edit: I ended up not getting any reading done this week. I thought it was going to be the perfect week for me, but I ended up getting some interviews (yay!!!) in a different city, so I haven't had much time to read. I am also in the process of packing for a trip.

Here's the blurb from the Bout of Books team telling you what it's about:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Are you going to participate? You can sign up here.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Drowning in my TBR Pile #3

Photo taken from here.

I have WAAAY too many books on my TBR pile (both physical and on my kindle). In fact, it's out of control. So, this post is going to become a monthly thing. You can check out my first post here.

Here's how it works:
At the end of every month, I am going to tell you how many books are on my TBR, how many I have added, how many I have deducted (either by reading or giving away), and my new total number of books on my TBR. This is supposed to help me keep this in check. We will see how it goes. (By the way-- this is only books that I own. They can be physical copies or on my kindle, but this does not include all the books on my goodreads list that I want to read. Just what I already own or have received for review).

In my first post I told you that I had 364 books on my TBR. Last month I got it down to 363 books. Since then I have added 4 more books. So, now we have a total of 367. But I have read 0 books. Which leaves us with an updated total of 367 books!

Not good to see that number going up! Hopefully I'll be able to get the ball rolling during the summer.

How many books do you have on your TBR? How do you keep track and keep things under control? I would love to know your secrets!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #10

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For Review:
Kiss Me by Susan Mallery (Goodreads)

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade (Goodreads)

Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu (Goodreads)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: May 26, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
When I first met him I resisted.
Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a crush, and it would pass.
That was a lie. It never faded.

And I never expected he would fall for me just as hard.

There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart, least of all, the decade that separated us. Growing up in New York City, I learned early on that love is a double-edged sword. Love broke up my parents, love took away my friends, and love — the big, intense, never-been-like-this-before love — landed me in therapy. Now I’m heading to college, and it’s time to give love a clean slate again. But, can I really start over when he’s still in my life Because the one man I’ve always wanted, is also the only guy I absolutely can’t have…And he wants me just as fiercely.

Can I settle for anything less than the love of my life?

Why I'm Waiting:
This is very intriguing! I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #9

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For Review:
The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen (Goodreads)

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (Goodreads)

Boywatching by Chloe Bennet (Goodreads)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is Not a Love Story by Keren David
Release Date: May 7, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that's impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father's unexpected death. So when her mum suggests moving to Amsterdam to try a new life, Kitty doesn't take much persuading. Will this be her opportunity to make her life picture perfect?

In Amsterdam she meets moody, unpredictable Ethan, and clever, troubled Theo. Two enigmatic boys, who each harbour their own secrets. In a beautiful city and far from home, Kitty finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But will love be everything she expected? And will anyone's heart survive?

Why I'm Waiting:
This sounds like a book I would really like! Except for the NOT a love story part. Makes me think it's not going to have a happy ending.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #8

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For Review:
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer (Goodreads)

After Hours by Claire Kennedy (Goodreads)

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi (Goodreads)