Friday, March 28, 2014

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 last week, and I am truly sorry for that!  If you follow me on twitter then you know the pain we have been going through with this issue. We moved when we got married, but we bought the first place we looked. Dumb we know but the view was breathe taking, and we THOUGHT the location was a great choice. We did our research this time and looked at ALOT of houses......ALOT. We finally found a house that we both love. We got the amazing news that the house is ours, and now we are waiting on the house inspection. Again I am so sorry for the lack of posts and I promise I will be trying my best to keep the posts coming. I do promise once we get the move done which will be soon since we made the closing date in early April posts will be on the regular once again!
Let me know your picture for this week and a link to your blog. If you are a new follower let me know =)

Friday, March 21, 2014

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 me wrong, but I have enjoyed branching out. After reading Anna and the French Kiss I give contemporary books more of a chance. One genre that has not changed and I don't see it ever changing is my love for paranormal romance.   
 
My habits of reading really hasn't changed. I read through the day when I can which sadly isn't often. So I read at night. I read while I am soaking in the bath. I read right before bed and since I have a really hard time sleeping I read a lot through out the night.
 
 Do you guys have any recommendations for YA fantasy or just any books for me to read? I love all your recommendations so don't be shy =) Thanks for reading my posts, and if you're a new follower make sure to let me know. Leave links to your blogs and F&F. Have a great weekend!

 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking 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


"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 unknowable future."



If you don't know that I am in LOVE with The burning Sky then you must be new to the blog. The Burning Sky is wonderful and such a great YA fantasy! Finally we get a synopsis for The Perilous Sea and It's killing me I cant read it right now. I need this book so bad that I would be tempted to give my first born for it. The cover! Can we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty?  What book are you waiting for? Make sure to let me know in the comments below =)


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 read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be 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.”
 
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 =) 




Monday, March 17, 2014

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 mature as individuals. Books provide the inspiration and knowledge for that growth.
Prisoners simply have to send us a letter and we send them books. While the Open Books book store has a wide selection of new and used books, the selection that has been donated to the Prison Book Project is limited. We do our best to find something that fits the interests of the prisoner.


  • Hawsey's Book Index  This store started in June of 1968 and is still in business! Hawsey's started out with selling a variety of things such as furniture, jewelry, and used books. I love why the put the word index in the stores name. "The idea of the name "Index" well, it's where you go to look for things!" So cute right? In 1980 the store became a full on bookstore, but it still had the feel of everyone can come in and find something for themselves. No they don't have furniture or jewelry, but they have a book for everyone. that's the reason I had to put this on the post. The store look like a decent size store, and they carry a large selection from  gardening,  Military history, to Teen (YA) reads. Oh and they also Buy, sale, trade books SWEET!  

Gainesville
 
  • Book Gallery West Holy crap this store looks HUGE!!! This store has ALOT going on. Used and new books, gift, cards, personal care products, women's accessories, school reading, and gifts wrapped for FREE!!! Have you ever been out with someone who dosent like to read, and you are just dying to go to the bookstore? This is the kind of store that you could go to and that person would be content browsing around, while you go crazy over the books. This my friends is what we call a win win situation store. 

 
Jacksonville 
  • The BookMark Okay so I HAVE to visit this bookstore! If I am ever in Florida I will be at the store and probably spend most of my vacation lounging in the store. First off this store is so beautiful looking, and it is only ONE block from the ocean. The website even says "if you get wet you went too far" how cute! They are known for being very picky about what books they decide to put in their store, and they are always having events such as book signings and readings! They also have gifts for bookish gifts, journals, pens, and more. This store sounds like a must see!
  • Chamblin Bookmine Apperenlty this is the place to be if you are a book lover. Chamblin Bookmine is known for their rare and used books. They have also opened a second store with a cafĂ© (yay coffee & books). Can't travel to this store? That's okay if you want to support this indie bookstore you can buy books online! Sadly there is only 40,000 books to choose from online instead of the 2 MILLION PLUS books that are at either both or at least one of their stores, but still 40,000 books is ALOT.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you have a indie bookstore you like please leave a comment below telling me so I can put it in a post =)




Sunday, March 16, 2014

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.”
 
 
 
"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 just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, Audra and Vane start to realize that the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them."
 
This book is so fantastic and original. In this book you have Audra who is one of your main characters who can control the wind AMAZING. I have read books with characters having elemental powers, but never have I read a book like this. The powers these characters have are fascinating to me, and cause me to think of the wind differently. I know that sounds crazy, but the detail in this book makes the kid in me wonder if the wind is alive. Don't judge me, read this book and see if you don't go outside and wonder if the wind is trying to tell you something. Oh and Audra I love her she is strong yet vulnerable and she watches over Vane. That's right in this book the woman is taking care of the man. I love it! Then you have Vane who is the boy who has his world turned upside down, and I have to say he is too cute and funny. This book gives you everything you want. Action, romance, comedy, suspense, drama, betrayal, and so much more.
I loved this book and I devoured it. I refused to do anything until I finished it. Who needs to worry about a clean house or dinner when you're reading an amazing book like Let the Sky Fall . You need this book and you need it now. While you are picking up this book go ahead and pick up the second book since it just came out. You wont be disappointed when picking up this book!
 Let me know if you have read this book. Also, let me know if you're a new follower ,and leave me a link to your blog so I can check it out. Happy reading!
 
 



Saturday, March 15, 2014

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, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner."
 
I loved Cinder so much so I am super excited about this book now I have had this for awhile BUT I put it in here because I plan on reading it today. I thought since I would start it today I should put it in here.
 
Nobody's Princess (Nobody's Princess #1) By: Esther M. Friesner
 
"She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Not one to count on the gods—or her looks—to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with steely determination and a sassy attitude. That same attitude makes Helen a few enemies—such as the self-proclaimed "son of Zeus" Theseus—but it also intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi.

In Nobody's Princess, author Esther Friesner deftly weaves together history and myth as she takes a new look at the girl who will become Helen of Troy. The resulting story offers up adventure, humor, and a fresh and engaging heroine you cannot help but root for."
 
Now if you read my Waiting On Wednesday then you know I found a book I think I will LOVE written by Friesner. I have not read any of her books before so when I saw this I first fell in love with the description I mean hello they had me at Greek Mythology, and then I saw who it was written by and got even more excited. I have heard great things about Friesner so I had no choice I had to buy the book =)
 
Ebook
 
 
White Hot Kiss (The Dark Element #1) by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
 
"One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world."
Oh my sweet goodness you cannot understand how excited I am about this book. Armerntrout is one of my FAVORITE authors. I love her so much and I know that this is going to be amazing because hello Jennifer Armentrout wrote it!
 
Well that's all the books I have for this week =) If you have a Stacking The Shelves post then leave a link down below so I can check it out =) also if you are a new follower let me know and leave a link to your blog so I can follow back =)


Friday, March 14, 2014

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 come in I want you to tell me your favorite indie bookstores and if you could leave me their website link if they have one. Tell me what makes them unique and keeps you coming back. I tried to make a video on my YouTube channel to get viewers  to let me know what stores they loved, but sadly I didn't get many answers...try like none. I am hoping to get a better response on here because I truly believe that this could turn into something amazing and fun for viewers to read.
I know sometimes it feels like we can't make a difference because we don't have a lot of money to donate. Maybe you are like me and live in a small town so you feel like there isn't many opportunities to help. Just by spreading the word about these bookstores IS helping and making a difference. I hope some of you share this passion and can help me spread the word. If you sadly haven't found a indie store you like that's okay that's what these posts are for! Just stay tuned and hopefully we can find a indie store near you that you can fall in love with =) Thank you so much for the help and please spread the word!

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 you have a blog leave a link so I can follow you back =)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Waiting On Wednesday



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking 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












"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 family and to her own heart.

Award-winning author Esther Friesner has a remarkable gift for combining exciting myth and richly researched history. This fiery heroine's fight for independence in first-century Ireland is truly worthy of a bard's tale. Hand Deception's Princess to fans of Tamora Pierce, Shannon Hale, and Malinda Lo."
 

I have not read anything by Friesner, but this description really caught my eye. A princess who is strong, powerful, and strong headed? Yes I think that is a main character I would love to read about. I love mythology and history so Friesner sounds like an author after my own heart. What are you waiting to come out? Let me know in the comments below, and let me know if you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog. =)




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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 read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be 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

Monday, March 10, 2014

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


  

"In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?"


I really enjoyed Of Triton and thought overall it was a great book. I loved how the characters grew and learned how to overcome obstacles and boy were there some obstacles. I felt so sorry for these character because everything under the sun....and the sea (get it, get it??? I made a funny) was thrown at them. Every character learned their own lesson on trust and love. It was nice to really see who Nola and Grom truly are. This book was more action, drama, and all together more serious than Of Poseidon and even though it was a great book I did not enjoy it like I did Of Poseidon. I sadly had problems with this book and even though I did enjoy it I feel the need to tell you the whole truth and that includes the issues I had with it.
I understand the second book needed to be more serious but it almost seemed like a book from a different series. Of Poseidon was hysterically funny, the romance was precious, and could be described as a feel good beachy read. Then I read Of Triton and there wasn't really any funny moments, the romance was still there but not the sweet feel good kind of romance which was sadly disappointing to me. So in a nut shell you go from a beachy book to a faster pace drama. These types of books are great but do they go together?
For me this is a hard book to review because of it being so different than the first. When I heard there is a 3rd book coming out I almost.....cringed. I know that sounds awful but I feel like if this series is so disconnected already then what will a third book do to it? Have you read Of Triton do you have the same feelings as I do? Will you be reading the third book? I can honestly say I have no clue if I will read the third book or not. I may just reread Of Poseidon again and pretend it is a beautiful wonderful stand alone.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

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*

Friday, March 7, 2014

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 already started Of Triton and Legacy Lost really helps you not only feel connected to Grom and Nalia, but they also refer to some issues that happen in the prequel that may not make sence to someone who went straight into reading Of Triton after the first book. So I am leaving you with a question do you read prequels/novellas or just skip to the next book of the series?
Ps: Legacy Lost is only $0.99 !!!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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, and I feel like every book lover needs to read it. He talks about how bookstores can be in jeopardy because of eBooks. He has so many good points and it is so fascinating. Yes I have a e-reader and I love it truthfully it is so convenient, and at times my e-reader is a lot more budget friendly. However with that being said I still buy actual books.....a lot I mean have you seen my latest book haul? I love me e-reader but I cannot imagine my life without bookstores. I will walk into a bookstore and all my stress melts away. My mother and I use to have mommy daughter dates and we would always go to bookstores. I don't want a life without bookstores.
I know the majority of us don't have a million bucks to help out the bookstores we love and hold dearly to our hearts,  but there are other ways to help. You can go on Patterson's website and apply your favorite bookstore for one of his grants. This has inspired me and I hope inspires you as well please take the time to read the articles and if you have a bookstore that you love that needs helps then signed them up for the chance to win. I am so inspired I will be doing posts about unique independent bookstores all over the place. These bookstores are gems that not enough people know about. Hopefully these posts will help people find these gems and help keep our bookstores going. What are some of your favorite bookstores? Let me know in the comments below and I will look into them and do posts on them =)