Oh hello folks! Now you may be asking (or maybe not) “Where have you been for the past week?” Well classes have really taken a toll on me and I don’t haveenough energy to post… More
I can’t wait for…
Title: Rebellion (The 100 book 4)
Author: Kass Morgan
Blurb (GR): Book four in the New York Times bestselling series The 100. Now a hit TV show on E4.
Centuries after nuclear war has destroyed our planet, humanity struggles to rebuild. It’s been a month since the dropships landed and the rest of the Colonists joined the hundred on the ground. The teens, once branded juvenile delinquents, are now leaders amongst their people. But suddenly, a new threat looms on the horizon – something neither Colonists or Earthborns have prepared for. In this thrilling fourth installment, Clarke, Bellamy, Wells and Glass are pushed to the limits as they fight to protect their people…and to survive.
OMG OMG! I love this series! I finished book 1 and 2, and currently reading book 3. I am super excited for the cover reveal!!
This was supposed to be Tea With The Blogger #10, but I skipped last week because my first day of class, and I was busy. But I have an interview with Jill from Rant and Rave About Books. Jill might be my favorite person that I interviewed so far, because her answers show a lot about her.Check out her blog, and give her a follow!
The answers a bit long, but they are really interesting!
B: What is your favorite part of blogging?
J: The people are my favorite part of blogging. I’ve met so many wonderful people who are supportive and encouraging about my blog and my writing, and I’ve built some relationships with certain bloggers that I know will last a lifetime. One thing I didn’t expect when I started my blog was to meet so many people from around the world. I love learning about their cultures, and I have learned so much from certain people that it’s been a real eye-opener. And as a writer, I started my blog with the idea that I’d use it as a way to communicate with the bookish community while strengthening my writing skills at the same time. It’s very important to keep a daily word count when you’re a writer. Some writers stick to 500 words per day, and while I don’t have a set word count, I do like to use my blog as a way of forcing myself to write about books even when I’m struggling with a nasty case of writers block, which is something I’ve struggled with over the summer.
B: What was your favorite subject in high-school?
J: Science and English were my two favorite subjects in high school, but I’d have to go with Science over English, especially because of Biology lab. I was in college track classes in school, and because of that, I had to do a lot of dissections in biology lab, which was my favorite part of any class I’ve ever taken, apart from arguing my grades with law professors in college. The fetal pig was the easiest of all my dissections, even when I had to take Bio II in college, but it was also one of the saddest because I’m an animal lover and pigs are one of my favorite animals. I actually asked the teacher if I could take them home our first lab because I didn’t want anyone to touch the pigs. It still makes my stomach hurt when I think about it. Those poor pigs.
B: *shudders* Lets move on to something other than dissected pigs. What was it like being a new blogger?
J: In one word I’d say overwhelming. I’m no stranger to HTML coding and IT because I’m a systems analyst and work with more complex systems than WordPress, but some days I swear WordPress really makes me wonder about my crazy IT skills. As a new blogger, it was hard trying to figure out where to start. I don’t know how I figured Twitter was the best place to start but it turns out that I was right. I started a Twitter account after I made a very basic blog design, and within a few days, I was already participating in group chats on Twitter with other book bloggers. That was where I met my first few Twitter and blog followers. And I’m still friends with those people today.
The girls I met on Twitter, who are also my co-creators of Hype or Like Friday, also helped me figure out what memes were popular, how to blog hop, where to meet new people, and how to deal with the massive reading slump I was in when I first started blogging. I was in a slump the first two months, which is why I decided to write mostly rants of books I’d already read along with other discussion posts. I soon became known as the Rant Queen, and I’ve been told I write some of the best rants, which was also very encouraging in the beginning and still is today.
B: Well Rant Queen what is your favorite movie?
J: The Godfather is my favorite movie of all time. It’s also one of my favorite books. The characters Mario Puzo created in his novel are so spectacular that it’s no surprise that actors like Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Robert Duvall delivered one of the best performances of their careers. I’m not Italian but I’ve always been a sucker for all things Italian, including their food, which is the only good thing I make, and I’m also a sucker for Mafia movies and TV shows. The Sopranos was like an obsession for me along with Goodfellas and The Godfather. If it were possible to break my TV from watching something so much it would’ve happened with one of these. I’ve seen Goodfellas at least 100 times. I’m just as obsessed with it as The Godfather.
B: I actually heard of The Godfather! My friend likes the second one the best. What is the first book you remember reading?
J:I’m sure it was a children’s book, one of the books with the gold binding every child had, but I recall Nancy Drew being the first real book I read. I owned a ton of Nancy Drew books. For a while, I even wanted to be a detective because of Nancy Drew. I also read the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine and was reading Stephen King by the time I was about 8. I wasn’t afraid of anything scary as a I child. In fact, I loved it, so my mom let me read a lot of horror books. To this day, I’ve never been afraid of a book, although I will admit if any book could’ve scared me, it would’ve been IT by Stephen King.
B: Nancy Drew was one of my favorites when I was little.Aside from reading, what are your other hobbies?
J:I’m a tomboy and a massive sports fanatic! My basement is literally a sports hall of fame or a shrine, if you want to call it that. I have everything from autographed boxing gloves on my walls to framed Sports Illustrated covers and basketball jerseys. I have Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan jersey’s framed because they deserve a place on my wall. And Kobe Bryant even slapped my hand after a game in Philadelphia back in 2010.
As far as what sports I watch, I’m an obsessed basketball fan and have been since I was old enough to shoot a ball. I played basketball, softball, was a semi-professional bowler, and even played flag football on a team for a few years, only because they wouldn’t let the girls play tackle football. I saved that for when I hung out with my guy friends who didn’t mind treating me like one of them.
I LOVE hockey. It’s an amazing sport and I never miss a game. Go Flyers! And it was pretty cool to see the Penguins win this year, even though I’m a Flyers fan. I read a lot of hockey and football romance novels. They’re kind of a guilty pleasure for me because I love sports so much. I also bought a few boxing and MMA novels that I’m looking forward to reading.
I’m also really into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), which is the UFC if you’re into paying an arm and a leg to watch it on Pay-Per-View. And my love for MMA started with boxing when I watched my first Mike Tyson fight with my dad. I later became obsessed with Oscar De La Hoya and Kelly Pavlik. My dad has since taken me to see live boxing events in Atlantic City where I got to see some of my favorite boxers win their titles. And some of those guys still box today, which is pretty cool to say that I was at the fight where Miguel Cotto won his first belt. I also got to see a legend like Bernard Hopkins fight, which was worth every penny.
On today’s WWW post I will be featuring The Shadow Queen.
Title: The Shadow Queen
Author: C.J Redwine
Blurb (GR): Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.
In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.
But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
LIKE DOES THIS NOT SOUND AWESOME! I NEED TO READ THIS ASAP!!
Hello everyone.To make things less boring, I decided to create a tag called Dem Books. It’s just a bunch of fun book questions!!
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Answer the Tag
- Nominate 5-10 bloggers
The first book I remember reading is Goldilocks and The Three Bears. I rememver specifically struggling over the word breakfast. Continue reading “Dem Books Tag”
Don’t even know what happened. I walk into Barnes and Nobles, and then I find myslef in the checkout holding 9 books.
- The Conspiracy of Us – Review on Sunday!
- Map of Fates – The Conspiracy of Us BOOK 2 !
- The Crowns Game – I started reading it, and I’m thinkig of DNF’ing it. It’s getting so boring…
- Pretending To Be Erica – A thriller, a mystery! A pretty cover
- The 100- The Book of The Month! I am excited for this.
- The 100 21 days after – The 100 book 2!
- After The Red Rain – Sound Interesting enough.
- This Is Where It Ends – IDK why I picked this up, sounds scary
- The Almeist Council – Magic, elements, and war!
- The Sky Btween You and Me – An ARC from Sourcebooks!
- Marked In Ink – An awesome coloring book from Crown
That’s it for my week, how was yours?
August went so past, can’t believe it’s September already… SIKE! August was really slow for me, and I liked it. I also can believe it’s september because SCHOOL STARTS NEXT WEEK! And I don’t want to go to school, because then theres tests, and work, and stress, and a lot of blogging slumps ahead. But, I have to.
I’m running out of books to read, and I need suggestions, like fast because then I’m going to devour all the books I already have. And theres only so much you can do to get book, when your broke, and the libraries closed for labour day weekend. Sigh.
Everything, Everything – ★★★★☆
The Wicked Will Rise – ★★★☆☆
Witch Child – ★★★☆☆
The Way I Used To Be – ★★☆☆☆
Waiting on Wednesdas is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine,that puts the spotlight for upcoming releases.
A YEAR!! I HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR!! For what? FOR KING’S CAGE!! The 3rd book in the Red Queen series. Which is btw, the most gruesome, awesome, series EVAH! The first book was awesome, the second book was a meh, but I’m dying for the 3rd book!
Title: King’s Cage
Author: The ever so awesome Victoria Aveyard!
Blurb(GR): In the third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, Mare is forced to play a psychological cat-and-mouse game with an old and deadly enemy, where the stakes are not only the future of the Red Rebellion but the sanctity of her own mind. (NOT ENOUGH DETAIL!)
YES ALL WILL BURN! My heart,body,mind, and soul will be consumed into the fires of A) Rage (because the book was bad), B) Sadness (because too many feels, and to many deaths) C) Awe (’cause it’s awesome)
Am I not an awesome poet/major exaggerate-or (is that even a word)? Yes, yes I am.