Friday, June 28, 2013

Feature and Follow

Increase Blog FollowersThe Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee & Alison Can Read
What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. 

Question of the week: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover,eBooks, paperback...etc?
Answer:  I prefer to read paperback books (sorry trees), because I like to hold paper and I enjoy being able to visibly see how much I've read. I also enjoy the smell of new books and the sound books make while they are being flipped, but that is a story for another day. I'm not a big fan of hardcover though, because I feel as though I can't open them all the way for fear that the spine will break. Ebooks are comfortable to hold for long periods of time and I like that people don't automatically know what you're reading (sometimes book covers are embarrassing!). I guess each one has its perks, but overall, paperback is the winner for me.

***that's all for now lady and gents. Can't wait to read your answers too, leave a link below in the comments. :]
- V 
Ephesians 5:14

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Blogger Hop June 28

This week's question submitted by Aloi

Question: So would you read a book just because of the hype?

Answer: I have been known to follow the crowd every now and then.When the Water for Elephants movie came out, I made myself go read the book. I think it's fun to be able to connect with people through books. When I am reading I feel like I am in my own little world, so when I get to share that world with others its great. It's a good way to build relationships. 

** Can't wait to read your answers. Please leave comments down under. :D

- V

Cat Thursday Post #1

Cat Thursday is hosted by The True Book Addict and it allows us to share funny and hilarious pictures of cats that we come across. 

Haha love this picture! I saw it and I couldn't stop laughing. So if you're in need of a hug or a laugh, I hope this picture finds you well. 


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday...June 26,2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Picture taken from Google

I am impatiently waiting for the release of....Drumroll please...

Book: United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6)
Author: Ally Cater
Description: Hardcover, 304 pages of sweet page flipping.
Expected Publication: September 17, 2013 (Yay this year!)

My thoughts:

I am over-the-moon excited for this book to come out! If you've been following this series since the beginning- like I have, then you would know that this series has been a LONG process in the making (7 years to be exact, but it seemed a lot longer). Anyways this is bittersweet, because this will be the final installment in the series... R.I.P. But, lets not think about that yet. *sob* On a brighter note, the cover is just PERFECT, this whole series is just perfectly crafted. They belong on the wall of great covers! I could just gaze at them all day. Plus, might I add clever titles.  I am so excited to see what is in store next for Cammie and her set of seriously-awesome spy friends. I hope you'll stay tuned for an update once this book comes out!

      In case you have no clue what I've been rambling about, here is a synopsis from goodreads:

Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever.

If you want to check out the other books in this series, I've decided to list them here (feel free to fix your eyes upon their splendor): 

Book 1: I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you. 

*** Please follow if you like what you read, I'd love to follow you back. Can't wait to see what others are waiting for as well. Leave a comment with a link so that I can come visit. :]


Sunday, June 23, 2013

What I Wish I Knew When I was 20 Review

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads: 

Major life transitions such as leaving the protected environment of school or starting a new career can be daunting. It is scary to face a wall of choices, knowing that no one is going to tell us whether or not we are making the right decision. There is no clearly delineated path or recipe for success. Even figuring out how and where to start can be a challenge. That is, until now.
As executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig guides her students as they make the difficult transition from the academic environment to the professional world, providing tangible skills and insights that will last a lifetime. Seelig is an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, and popular teacher, and in What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 she shares with us what she offers her students—provocative stories, inspiring advice, and a big dose of humility and humor.
These pages are filled with fascinating examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving amazing success. Seelig throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our highest potential. We discover how to have a healthy disregard for the impossible, how to recover from failure, and how most problems are remarkable opportunities in disguise.
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 is a much-needed book for everyone looking to make their mark on the world.


Being 20 right now, I picked up this book on a whim at the library and I am glad that I did, because it was very inspiring! The author, Tina Seelig, is a professor at Stanford University, and writes about many inspirational experiences that she has had with her students and vice vera. Her whole book is pretty much about thinking outside of the norm to find creative ways to solve everyday problems. Each chapter had a theme that was accompanied by multiple examples of successful people in the corporate world. This book challenges people to make a difference, to follow their dreams and to be different.
To be honest I didn't read the whole book, I read the first 3 chapters and then skimmed the first and last paragraph of all other chapters, because I didn't want to read a bunch of examples. But, from what I did read, I felt as though I was able to take a lot away from it. After reading this book, all I wanted to do was volunteer for EVERYTHING! Over all I thought it was a terrific book, that opened my eyes to many new possibilities. This book pushed me to do more than I could have ever imagined (I know, I sound so cheesy, but it's true!).

Great quote from the book:

"Never miss an opportunity to be fabulous."

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Book Blogger Hop for June 21-27

Question of the week: When you are writing your reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you are completely done with the book?

               When I write reviews I usual wait until I finish the book. This way I can rate it and give it my overall opinion. I might start making notes as I go along, because I sometimes forget to include details to backup my opinions. 

*** That's it for this week! I look forward to reading what others wrote. Comments are more than welcome, so are followers. ;] 

- Much love,

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Library Haul

Hey everyone, I stopped by my local library earlier this week and got these three books(from left to right): The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead, The List by Siobhan Vivian, and School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins (the hyperlinks will take you to goodreads).

I am very excited for the summer. I have a mountain of books in my to be read pile  and I am ready to start turning those pages! Once I finish this these I will surely review. I love love love all of Rachel Hawkin's book covers, I think that they're all so wonderfully-spectacular!! :DD

- V


Friday, June 14, 2013

Burn for Burn by Jenny Hans and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)Burn for Burn by Jenny Han
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Review:

I finished this book last night and it was exciting! It was one of those books that when you finish you can't sleep because your mind is reeling and you want MORE! It was fun, entertaining, witty and of course dramatic. When I picked up this book at the library, I just wanted a fun read, and that is exactly what I got.The book is centered around three girls that live on Jar Island, a small and close-knit community, where everyone knows everyone. There is Kat, who wants revenge on her ex-biffle, Rennie, for spreading all these nasty rumors about her. Lillia wants revenge on her friend, who is a boy for taking advantage of her little sister. And lastly there is Mary, who is coming back to Jar Island to get even with the boy that sent her packing in the first place. These three girls team up to make their victims lives a living hell. While I was reading this I was thinking about how it's sort of like Pretty Little Liars, but from A's point of view. I enjoyed reading from each of girl's perspectives. I thought that they had distinct voices that made them distinguishable from each other. Lillia, was my favorite character, because her story seemed the most interesting, in-dept, and developed. I wish there was more interaction between the three girls. I feel as though I didn't really get to understand Mary all that well. Maybe this will change once I read the second book. The ending was very dramatic and left behind a big cliffy. At first I didn't know this was a series, but good thing for Goodreads, because I found that there is another book. I want it NOW! Anyways, happy readings. :] Come visit me at my blog

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