Thursday, July 30, 2015

Feature and Follow

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted
by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read  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:
If you could get an ARC of any book, already published, or not yet, what would it be?  – via Words I Write Crazy
 
Okay this is a great question! I decided to pick a couple books because I have SO MANY I am waiting on! Look at me being a daring rule breaker!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Make sure to leave your links down below so I can see the book you pick! As always if you are a new follower please let me know so you can make my day =)
Happy reading y'all,
Ashley
 
 
 

New Shop! Elegant Door Decor

So I am pretty sure the title of this post pretty much sums up what I am fixing to talk about but..I have an Etsy shop!
Now I know what you are thinking wow is it all about books? Well, no it isn't. I would LOVE to be a person who could create amazing art decals that are inspired by books or carve a book character out of wood. My creativity comes from something else.
 
I make wreaths!
 
 
 
 
(Although some people have said it reminds them of 50 Shades of Grey.)
 
I love making wreaths but I have started to fill our house up with them, I make them for friends and family. I have had so many people tell me I needed to open a shop so I thought why not! I did a lot of research (of course that means reading books!) and I decided to give it a go!
 
NOW WHY AM I TELLING YOU GUYS THIS? THIS IS A BOOK BLOG NOT A ETSY BLOG!
Yes I know, and I am NOT turning this into anything but a book blog. Why I am telling y'all is because I plan on doing book themed wreaths! I wanted to let you guys know because you are family and I wanted to tell you why I have been MIA, and also because if you did like the book themed wreaths I really wanted you guys to know and get dibs first!
 
DO NOT feel pressured to buy or even look at the shop if you don't want to, it wont hurt my feelings I swear. I just wanted to share with you guys =)
If you do want to check it out you can find my shop by clicking HERE
If you do go please let me know what you think. =)
Also now that I have the shop actually up I will be getting back to blogging YAY!!!
 
ALSO if you want to follow updates but do not have an etsy account I just started a Instagram for the shop you can follow at ElegantDoorDecor
 
 
I have missed you guys!
Happy reading y'all,
Ashley
 


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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: Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #3
Release Date: July 28th 2015
 
 

Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…
 
 
Why am I Waiting....
Oh my I LOVE this series, and I am so ready to know who Layla ends up with! I LOVE anything JLA writes, and this book has a unique twist, the fans got a say in who Layla ends up with and I love that she gave us the chance to vote on it how unique! Bottom line JLA wrote it and that means it will be amazing, and a great anticipated read!
 
What are you guys waiting on? Make sure to leave you links in the comments. If you are a new follower please let me know so you can make my day =)
Happy reading,
Ashley
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
July 14: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies)
 
 
  The ebook was on sale for $2.99 so I thought it was the perfect time to see what all the fuss was about =)
 
 
 

 
 
I just got the audiobook, and it is pretty good so far.
 
 I received this book from netgalley for free for a honest review.
 
 
 
 
 
 
What books are you guys sharing this week? Don't forget to leave me the links to your posts! If you are a new follower please let me know so you can make my day =)
Ashley
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, July 13, 2015

Audiobook Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before


 
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1
Author: Jenny Han
Narrator: Laura Knight Keating
Overall Goodreads rating: 4.09
Length of Audiobook: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Published: April 15th 2014
My overall rating: 5/5 Stars
 
In A Nutshell
I knew this was going to be a great book because Jenny Han wrote it. Han did not let me down in this book and I have to say I liked it better then The Summer I Turned Pretty and that is saying a lot!!! I fell in love with this book and listening to it was the best part of my day. If you want a great, fluffy, happy, funny book then this is for you. I highly recommend this book during a stressful time (anyone else getting ready for finals)? This book will make you feel better. The next book is coming out in May so you can marathon the first two books! I love a fluffy contemporary but sadly many of them are predictable. The author normally just relays on the angst. This book is different than any other fluffy contemporary I have ever read! This book really kept me own my toes. I couldn't figure out exactly how it was going to end, and I really enjoyed that aspect.
 


 
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.  

I cannot believe I loved this book more than The Summer I Turned Pretty! I think it is because in some ways I related to Lara. I think we all relate to Lara Jean in some way. Here is this girl who has a heart of a nerd, walks to her own beat, speaks her truth, I mean what is not to love?! I loved listening to this audiobook and hearing Lara Jean pour her heart out in her letters. They were so raw and comical at times. I LOVED how this book never let me know exactly how this book would end. I love a fluffy contemporary but sadly many of them are predictable. The author normally just relays on the angst. This book is different than any other fluffy contemporary I have ever read!
We get to see Lara as a young girl learn what she wants in life, what she doesn't yet understand, and all the growing pains young girls go through in todays society. What I really loved about this book was the family Lara has. In YA we are use to having the main character be on their own, their family in the background or nonexistent all together. In this book your heart melts over all the sweet family moments and memories shared in this book. It left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside like it was Christmas time!
I want to keep this short and sweet because this is a book that should be treasured and not spoiled in anyway. I really hope you guys pick this book up and go ahead and grab the second and final book in this series because you will not regret it you have my word!
Let me know your thoughts on this amazing book, I love hearing from you guys =)
Happy reading,
Ashley