July 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday | Series that I really need to start

This is a weekly list meme hosted by the wonderful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish.

I am going rogue this week and writing about a different topic. This week's topic was supposed to be books set outside the US, but I did that a couple of months ago for a freebie. So, I am doing an old topic that I missed.

I am talking about series that I really need to start reading. Some of these are classics that everyone and their mother have been harassing me to read, and others are just ones I never seemed to get to.

July 18, 2016

Real Neat Blog Award (feat. Peggy the Pegasus)

Thanks to the outstanding Carlisa @ Confessions of Carlisa for nominating me for this award. You can see her post here (with a wonderful story about a brave mountain goat named Billy). If a that does not catch your eye, you should check out her blog for the amazing reviews, discussions, and my personal favorite, Fairytale Fridays!

To get back on topic, here are the rules for this tag:

real neat blog award
1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you (the aforementioned Carlisa and her awesomeness).
2. Answer the seven questions.

3. Frame seven questions for your nominees.
4. Nominate seven(ish) deserving bloggers for the award.

Now for the questions that Carlisa borrowed from Ali @ The Bander Blog.

July 13, 2016

Mini Reviews | A Round of Mediocrity

Since I do not have a Time-Turner, a TARDIS, or a cloning machine, I just do not have time to write a full review for all of the books that I read. So, I have decided to write mini-reviews to discuss the books that I do not have as much to say about. That does not mean that I did not like these books, but sometimes, as creative and amazing as my brain is, I just cannot think of that much to write about a book.

This installment of mini reviews deal my various book disappointments. It includes a hyped debut novel without a sturdy foundation, a fantasy novel that was 200 pages too long, and a contemporary with characters that could not make up their minds.

July 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday | Books we love but you probably never heard of

This is a weekly list meme hosted by the wonderful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish.

Max here! This week's top ten Tuesday is an interesting one. Today, we're discussing some of our favorite hidden gems--specifically, books that have under 2,000 ratings on Goodreads. This week's topic really provides an opportunity to discuss some books that are just as great as those that receive tons of hype, but don't really get much attention when they're published. 

July 4, 2016

How I Conquered Mount Everest (Also Known As My TBR)

I started my Goodreads account many, many moons ago. This was before I decided to start a book blog. Before I got a Twitter account. Before Divergent was published and the world went dystopian crazy. Before I knew the dangers of accumulating a massive TBR pile. 

Once I got over the novelty of a website solely for book lovers like myself, I decided to start adding books to my shelves, mostly my to-be-read shelf. I quickly learned how to use Goodreads nefarious recommended reads feature, as well as the thousands of interesting lists in the listopia page. I added anything and everything that even sounded remotely exciting to me in the first few weeks on Goodreads. And I am currently paying the consequences. 

I currently have shelves full of physical books that have been on my TBR for years and do not even get me started on my digital ebook shelves *cringe*. 

I have finally admitted to myself that my TBR is a bit out of control (which is the first step to recovery, right? At least I hope...). I started to tackle the source of the issue: my Goodreads to-be-read list.

July 1, 2016

Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Spoltight + Giveaway


I am happy to introduce to you the Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Party! My stop of the party includes an excerpt of Stone's Kiss by Lisa Blackwood as well as a HUGE giveaway. First place prize is a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card, but we also have 12 runner up ebook and paperback prizes! Entering will connect you with 21 paranormal romance and urban fantasy authors for more great deals, freebies, and giveaway, so in a way, everyone wins!

Before you enter the giveaway, check out an excerpt of STONE´S KISS by Lisa Blackwood, one of the authors sponsoring the giveaway!