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Feature & Follow

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted
by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read  this is my first F&F I couldn't be more excited!! This is a fun way for bloggers to get more exposer and followers. Best part is meeting new friends and bloggers! =) Feel free to join in all the fun just go to Parajunkee's or Alison Can Read blogs to sign up and learn the rules!











This weeks question: Snap it time! A picture is worth a thousand words. Anything and anything. Just give us pics!





So yeah..... we're moving! I have been so busy I didn't even find the time to take a picture of the for sale sign. I had to find one off of Getty Images, sad I know. The hubby is furthering his carrier in pharmacy and we needed to relocate. It truly is a blessing because if I'm being honest we don't have the best neighbors. ( I am so sorry if you have dealt with bad neighbors. I feel your pain!) This question for the week was perfect for me because it explains why I have been MIA the l…

Feature & Follow

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted
by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read  this is my first F&F I couldn't be more excited!! This is a fun way for bloggers to get more exposer and followers. Best part is meeting new friends and bloggers! =) Feel free to join in all the fun just go to Parajunkee's or Alison Can Read blogs to sign up and learn the rules!










This weeks question How have your reading habits changed in the past few years? Did you get interested in a new genre? Do you read more? Less? Why do you think your habits changed, if they did.  I use to read dystopian all the time. After The Hunger Games I NEEDED dystopian books and nothing else. Now I am loving YA fantasy I love feeling like I am in a different world and it really helps me escape the stress I have from a hard day. Dystopian went from me really loving it to almost making me paranoid of what the world could end up being, and that does not ease my stress. I still love a good dystopian don't get m…

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byBreaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.





Title: The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy #2)
By: Sherry Thomas
Publication Date: August 26th 2014 by Balzer + Bray
Goodreads
"After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unkno…

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading
Anyone can play along! Here's the rules: Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that pageBe careful not to include spoilers!!Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers: "Scarlet had heard wild wolves before, prowling the countryside in search of easy prey on the farms.
But never had a wolf's howl send a chill down her spine like that.” Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)  by Marisse Meyer  What's your Teaser Tuesday? If you did a post leave me a link, and if you don't have a blog you can still leave me a comment with a tease from the book you are currently reading =) If you are a new follower let me know so I can follow back =)    

Hidden Gems: Bookstore Edition (North Florida)

I am so excited to start these posts. I decided to do multiple stores in one posts. If you guys would rather have posts that feature just one store for each post let me know and I will change it. I picked cities from North Florida if you have been to any of these stores let me know your experience there.
Pensacola Open Books   As I was researching stores for this post I stumbled upon this bookstore and found it very interesting. Open Books is a non-profit volunteer-run bookstore. The proceeds that the store makes from sales goes to support the Prison Book Project. I got this off the website to let you guys know more about their mission. Prisoners are isolated in facilities that have insufficient libraries and educational opportunities. We provide these materials to improve the lives of prisoners and to greatly reduce the likelihood of their returning to the prison system. Our communities fare better when prisoners returning to society have had an opportunity to learn, grow, and matu…

Review Let the Sky Fall By: Shannon Messenger

Series: Sky Fall series #1 Average Reading on Goodreads: 3.91 Published: March 5th 2013 by: Simon Pulse       Pages: 416 Source: Bought Favorite Quote: “We were two broken, incomplete people. Now we're one. No one will ever understand me the way she will. No one will ever understand her the way I will.” Goodreads "Vane Weston should have died in the category-five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past - except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian - Vane's guardian - and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both their families, Audra has ju…

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves created by Tyngas Reviews  is a weekly meme all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

I am so excited for my first Stacking The Shelves!

Physical Books Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2 ) By: Marissa Meyer "Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, s…

I Need Your Help!

So if you have followed me for awhile then you know that I wrote a post about James Patterson's program where he donates his money to indie bookstores. I was really moved by the articles I read on this program. I think that we all can relate when it comes to our love of bookstores. I am not here to preach or make you feel bad for going to chain bookstores, ordering books online, or using your E-reader because I do all of these! I do however think it is important to help out indie bookstores.
I have had some great experience's with indie stores because most of these owners have to work their butts off just to compete with the chain bookstores in their communities. So I bet you are wondering why I need your help right?
Well I want to start doing posts on here about indie bookstores from all over! I want my readers to know what make these bookstores worth the stop, but sadly I cant travel all over the place no matter how much I would like to. So my friends this is where you com…

Feature & Follow

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Allison Can Read this is my first F&F I couldn't be more excited!! This is a fun way for bloggers to get more exposer and followers. Best part is meeting new friends and bloggers! =) Feel free to join in all the fun just go to Parajunkee's or Allison Can Read blogs to sign up and learn the rules!


THIS WEEK TOPIC: Spring is in the air! show off your favorite outdoors reading spot. If you didn't go outside...well where else do you read that isn't inside your house? We want pics!



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My favorite place to read is on our back porch. I have been lucky enough to be able to be out on the porch a lot this week. It has been so pretty!! The sun has been out ( I almost forgot what sunshine looked like.) I am taking advantage of the warm weather cause it's hard telling how long it will last. Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite spring reading place is. If you are a new follower let me know, and if…

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byBreaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.





Title: Deception's Princess

By: Esther Friesner

Publication Date: April 22nd 2014

Publication: Random House Books for Young Readers

Pages: 336










 Goodreads
"Some lies lead to true adventure. . . .
Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it's her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father's favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle--it's easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom.

Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she's determined to win the right to decide her own fate. In the court's deadly game of intrigue, she uses her wits to keep her father's friends and enemies close--but not too close. When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid, Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her famil…

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Here's the rules:
Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that pageBe careful not to include spoilers!!Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:
"But if Langdon didn't phone the embassy, then who the hell did he call?
It was at that moment, eyeing his cellular phone, that Fache realized the answers were in the palm of his hand."

The Da Vinci Code  by: Dan Brown

Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks

 Series: They Syrena Legacy #2 Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.05 Published: May 28th 2013 by Feiwel & friends Pages: Hardcover, 246 Source: The hubby bought it for me =) Favorite quote: “My dad always told me that holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.”
Goodreads




Video Wrap Up

So I've decided to start putting my videos in one big post once a week. That way I'm not blowing up the blog every other day with a video. I have had some people tell me they like me posting my videos on the blog because they cannot comment on YouTube because they don't have a google+ account. So here is a recap of the most recent videos I have done.

*HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT* In this video I let people know I will be doing blog posts on indie bookstores, and ask for people to let me know their favorite indie bookstores. *Top 5 Wednesday: Friendships* Top 5 Wednesday is open for any booktuber/blogger to do and it is so much fun! ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL I HAVE THE LIST OF BOOKTUBERS/BLOGGERS THAT DO  T5W AND THE GOODREADS GROUP LINK IF YOU WANT TO JOIN *Goodreads tag*

Feature & Follow

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Allison Can Read this is my first F&F I couldn't be more excited!! This is a fun way for bloggers to get more exposer and followers. Best part is meeting new friends and bloggers! =) Feel free to join in all the fun just go to Parajunkee's or Allison Can Read blogs to sign up and learn the rules!


THIS WEEK TOPIC:Recommend some of your favorite books (books that are at least 5-10 years old rather than classics.)






These are in no particular order:
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer













One for the Money by Janet Evanovich                                                              













Island of the Blue Dolphins by: Scott O'Dell















Holes by: Louis Sachar














Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by: J.K Rowling






















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Review: Legacy Lost by: Anna Banks

"He is a mer-prince, she is the mermaid princess that his family orders him to marry so that their kingdoms unite. Grom dreads this arrangement, until he meets Nalia — both beautiful and smart, she's everything he ever wanted. But just when their connection grows deeper, tragedy strikes.

Legacy Lost is a prequel story to Anna Banks' debut novel, OF POSEIDON."


I loved this prequel it was so sweet and funny to see Grom and Nalia's story. I feel like it was for sure something that we as readers needed so we could feel more connected to these two characters since they are playing a huge part in Of Triton. I laughed and had a few tears shed. This was amazing that this got emotions out of me like it did since it is so short (32 pages). The length of the prequel was the only downfall for me. Even as a prequel it could have been longer then just 32 pagers, but at the same time Banks got her story and point across in a beautiful way. I highly recommend this prequel I have …

James Patterson Fighting For Bookstores & You Can Too!

How many times have you got on the internet and sure enough there is yet again another article talking about how they believe there is no room for bookstores in the future? Well I don't know about you but it makes me wish that there were more articles about how to save bookstores instead of the depressing ones saying they believe our beloved bookstores may soon be extinct. So when I woke up this morning to a text from my mother in-law telling me that she found an article about James Patterson starting a program to help save independent bookstores I knew I had to check it out and then share the joy with you guys.
From my understanding over a course of six months Patterson is taking his own money (one million dollars) to divvy out to multiple independent bookstores to help them improve their stores, and also to be able to give their employees advances on their pay. There is a lovely interview from The New York Times and Publisher's Weekly  with Patterson that is so eye opening,…