WWW Wednesday: March 16, 2016

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading but is now hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

So here we go…


Currently reading:

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Screwdrivered is still waiting…

I doubt you remember, but a while back I started All of It. I wasn’t really into the storyline, so I set it aside for a while. Now, I’m doing a buddy read of it, so I hope that helps me get excited about it.


Recently finished:

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Thankfully, I got all of the books at the top of my TBR list read. I stayed up way too late several nights this past week to get it done, but it’s done! 😉 It was worth being tired. I had one book that had to go back to the library, two I agreed to read for authors, one book I won from Goodreads a while back, and a Goodreads buddy read to do. I was still able to fit in one book just for fun, too. Crazy, I know. Luckily, two of them were pretty short and quick to read.

Here are the books I read:

Glass Sword

Sex Lies & Fruit Flies

Dancing on a Moonbeam Part 3

Porn Star

Extraordinary Means

Kissed By a Cowboy

You can read their reviews by clicking on the titles. The rest of the reviews will be coming soon!


Reading Next:

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After I finish my buddy read of All of It, I am going to read Beathe, Annie, Breathe. It’s one of the library books I have that need to go back soon.


What are you reading next?

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Top Ten Tuesday: I Need To Read These Books Like Now!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books On My Spring TBR, or as I like to call it I Need to Read These Books Like Now! All book blurbs are courtesy of Goodreads.


22055480 1. Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer

What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain is not only alive, but might be your real father? This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut will keep you guessing until the end.

Nico Cavan has been adrift since her mother vanished when she was four—maternal abandonment isn’t exactly something you can just get over. Staying invisible at school is how she copes—that and listening to alt music and summoning spirits on the Ouija board with her best friend and co-conspirator in sarcasm, Obe. But when a chance discovery opens a window onto her mom’s wild past, it sparks an idea in her brain that takes hold and won’t let go.

On a ferry departing Seattle, Nico encounters a slight blond guy with piercing blue eyes wearing a hooded jacket. Something in her heart tells her that this feeling she has might actually be the truth, so she follows him to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. When she is stranded there by a winter storm, fear and darkness collide, and the only one who can save Nico might just be herself.


17378527 2. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: “Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close.”


25663637 3. When We Collided by Emery Lord

Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.

Vivi and Jonah couldn’t be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi’s zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there’s something important Vivi hasn’t told him.


26030697 4. Fellside by M.R. Carey

The unmissable and highly anticipated new literary thriller from the author of the international phenomenon The Girl with all the Gifts.

Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.

It’s a place where even the walls whisper.

And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess.

Will she listen?


 

17876897 5. One with You by Sylvia Day

Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.

Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.

We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws … and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.

But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free … or break us apart.

Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire® saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.


28185836 6. Good Girl by Lauren Layne

Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.

Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.


26115812 7. The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine

Cassidy Emmerich is reeling from a sudden, humiliating breakup. The last thing she wants to do is stick around and be reminded of her ex everywhere she goes. On impulse, she decides to spend the summer with her father and his family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. A different scene and a new job working as a camp counselor seem like the perfect recipe for forgetting Gavin as quickly as possible—not to mention for avoiding him until he leaves for college.

Bryan Lakewood is sick of nevers. You’ll never walk. You’ll never surf. You’ll never slow dance with a girl and have her put her head on your shoulder. Last year he made one false move—now he’s paralyzed and needs to use a wheelchair. But this summer, he’s back at his camp job and is determined to reclaim his independence—and his confidence.

Cass is expecting two months of healing her broken heart.

Bryan is expecting a summer of tough adjustments.

Neither is expecting to fall in love.


EH AMazon8. Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras

Victor Reuben.
Most sought out divorce attorney in LA.

Nicole Alessi.
Soon to be ex-wife of Hollywood’s biggest star, Victor’s latest client and his boss’s daughter.

In such a high profile divorce, they can’t afford any extra drama. Luckily, neither one of them has anything to hide.
Unless you count the mind blowing sex they had…
Once…
Twice…
Three times all those years ago.

As long as they leave the past where it belongs, they’ll be fine. But with her wearing those tight dresses and him giving her those heated glances, keeping their hands to themselves is proving to be more difficult than either one of them realized.

It won’t be long before the paparazzi start to smell smoke, and where there’s smoke…


Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge, #3) 9. Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis

SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN…

After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease—and tempt—him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.


26259196 10. Porn Star by Laurelin Paige and Sierra Simone

You know me.

Come on, you know you do.

Maybe you pretend you don’t. Maybe you clear your browser history religiously. Maybe you pretend to be aghast whenever someone even mentions the word porn in your presence.

But the truth is that you do know me.

Everybody knows Logan O’Toole, world famous porn star.

Except then Devi Dare pops into my world, and pretty soon I’m doing things that aren’t like me—like texting her with flirty banter and creating an entire web porn series just so I can get to star in her bed. Again. And again.

With Devi, my entire universe shifts, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize that Logan O’Toole isn’t the guy I thought he was.

So maybe I’m not the guy you thought I was either.


Are of these on your spring TBR list?

 

 

 

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

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Thanks to Joey, the genius behind Thoughts and Afterthoughts, for tagging me for the Totally Should’ve Book Tag. I’m totally excited to give my thoughts on what should’ve gone down with some of my favorite or not so favorite books.


3798703Totally Should’ve Gotten A Sequel

 This will probably be an unpopular opinion, but I would like a sequel to The Spectacular Now. The ending was totally frustrating and I would like to find out how life turned out for both Sutter and Aimee.


18807019 Totally Should’ve Had A Spin-Off Series

Waiting on the Sidelines had a sequel (Going Long), but I would totally like to see a spin-off series about secondary characters Sean and Becky. I think it would be fun to watch their relationship unfold.

 


13528340 Totally Should’ve Ended Differently

Can we just turn back time and erase the last third of Daughter of Smoke & Bone so I can forget about Madrigal and enjoy Karou again? Maybe then I’d totally read the rest of the series.

 


23253863 Totally Should’ve Had A T.V . Show

Hello, Kurt Sutter, I think you totally need to adapt Nine Minutes into a T.V. show. It would make your next Sons of Anarchy-ish show. And if you could also cast Charlie Hunnam as Grizz, I would be soooo happy with you. Pretty please?

 


 

18246727  Totally Should’ve Had A Film Franchise

I think Mud Vein would be a totally killer movie. It’s would make a gritty thriller. I can already picture it all dark and disturbing.

 

 


 

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1) Totally Should’ve Had One Point of View

One point of view I totally loved in Pivot Point. The other I hated. I get why both were written but I wish it had only had the one. It would have been much more pleasant to read.

 


26045052 Totally Should’ve Had A Cover Change

I don’t know if you can tell by the small picture, but the cover model has this totally weird smile on his face. It’s kind of creepy, part smirk or something. The smile just didn’t fit Reckless Temptations for me.

 


 

Allegiant_DemiJacket_WetProofTest.indd Totally Should’ve Stopped Reading

I totally should have stopped reading the beginning and just skipped to the end of Allegiant because the first two-thirds of it was so boring and drawn out.

 


6567017 Totally Should’ve Kept The Cover

I’ve seen a couple of other covers for Will Grayson, Will Grayson and none of them are as good as this one. They totally shouldn’t have changed it.

 

 


23253863 Totally Shouldn’t Have Pre-judged

And I’m back to Nine Minutes again! Look at this cover. It’s not the most eye catching. The description also didn’t necessarily make me want to read this book. I only did it because I was heavily encouraged to do so. Now, it’s totally my favorite psychological thriller series out there.

 


I don’t know why I felt to include totally  in every answers. So silly.

Totally Tagged:

Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm

Arec @ Rainy Thursdays

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Beth @ Betwixt These Pages

Carrie @ Reading Is My Superpower

Claire @ Art and Soul

Kelly @ Kelly’s Rambles

Maren @ The Worn Bookmark

Maria @ Big City Bookworm

Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

Sara @ Freedom Library

The Orang-utan Librarian

and anyone else who would really, really wants to do this tag!

 

 

 

 

This or That Tag

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Thank you to The Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me for the This or That Tag. It looks like so much fun! If you haven’t checked out The Orang-utan Librarian, do it now!


The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

One: Reading on the couch or on the bed?

I actually read in a recliner. Sometimes, I will read in bed before I go to sleep.

Two: Male main character or female main character?

I like both. I can, obviously, identify with females easier. But males tend to be funnier.

Three: Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

Sweet, for sure. Although, lately I’ve been into popcorn.

Four: Trilogies or quartets?

Can I say standalones? I guess quartets. Usually they aren’t about one main character but four different ones.

Five: First person point of view or third person point of view?

I love first person when it’s done well. I also like multiple first person POVs so I get to know both sides of the story.

Six: Reading at night or in the morning?

Night. It’s when I actually get to sit down and do it. But I’m good with any time.

Seven: Libraries or bookstores?

Both! I like free books, so library. But I love looking around bookstores.

Eight: Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

The best are books that can do both. Otherwise, it depends on my mood.

Nine: Black book covers or white book covers?

Black ones look really cool, but I’m more about the description of a book than the cover. Unless it has hot guy abs. 😉

Ten: Character driven or plot driven stories?

I have to fall in love with a character before I can fall in love with a plot.


 

I don’t think I did a good job choosing in this one. Sorry, not sorry! 🙂

I tag:

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Claire @ Art and Soul

Carrie @ reading is my superpower

Jesse @ Books at Dawn

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

 

Pixar Book Tag

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I think I’ve watched more animated films and television shows in the last eight years as a mom than I have my entire life. Some of those films have definitely been from Pixar. I’ve seen the Toy Story movies and Monsters, Inc. more times than I can count! So I have to thank Lois @ My Midnight Musing for tagging me for this fun Pixar Book Tag. If you haven’t checked out Lois’ blog, please do. It’s a lot of fun. 🙂


TOY STORY: A BOOK WHERE YOU WANTED THE CHARACTERS TO COME TO LIFE.

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I really, really want Kate to be my BFF.


A BUG’S LIFE: A CHARACTER WHO GOES THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION.

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I’m going to say Lou Clark. I think she learned a lot about herself.


MONSTERS INC: A STRONG/SCARY CHARACTER DEVELOPS A SOFT SIDE FOR SOMEONE.

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Mean scary motorcycle gang member Grizz is all soft and sweet for Ginny.


FINDING NEMO: “P. SHERMAN, 42 WALLABY WAY, SYDNEY.” A BOOK THAT HAS AN ADDRESS OR QUOTE THAT’S BURNED INTO YOUR MEMORY FOREVER.

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“You’ll never find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”

-Colleen Hoover, November 9


THE INCREDIBLES: COOLEST BOOK FAMILY.

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The Garretts. I love all of them!


CARS 1,2,3: A BOOK THAT KEEPS GETTING SEQUELS YOU FEEL ARE NOT NEEDED.

The Mortal Instruments Boxed Set: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #1-3)

I have to agree with Lois on this one. There are way too many books in this series. I wish it would have ended after book 3. It would have been an awesome trilogy.


RATATOUILLE: A BOOK FEATURING A NON-HUMAN/HUMANOID.

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One POV is a squirrel. Another is a bench. It’s incredibly cute.


WALL-E: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU LONELY.

Gus (Bright Side, #2)

If you want to know why, then you need to read Bright Side first.


UP: A BOOK WHOSE CHARACTERS MADE YOU QUICKLY BECOME EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN.

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Cass Owens and Tyson Preeter. They each had their own handicap to deal with, and their individual and combined strengths sucked me in.


BRAVE: NAME A BOOK WITH A STRONG MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP.

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I love the bond Murphy has with her mom…and her dad.


INSIDE OUT: NAME A BOOK THAT COULD BE ONE OF YOUR CORE MEMORIES.

The Phantom Tollbooth

I can remember my 4th grade teacher reading this book to our class. I can picture the room in my head and where I was sitting and listening.


I TAG:

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Claire @ Art and Soul

Carrie @ reading is my superpower

Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

The Orang-utan Librarian

WWW Wednesday: March 8, 2016

Welcome to the first WWW Wednesday of March!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading but is now hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

So here we go…


Currently reading:

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Screwdrivered is still waiting for me to pick it back up. I will! I promise!

I had to push Glass Sword to the front of my TBR list because I got it from the library and only had a few more days left to read it.


Recently finished:

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Last week, I buddy read both Forbidden and More Happy Than Not with some Goodreads friends. You can find the review for Forbidden here. The review for More Happy Than Not posts today and can be found here. You’ll have to wait until the end of the week to read my review for If You Can’t Take the Heat.


Reading Next:

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As soon as I finish Glass Sword, I’m picking up Sex Lies and Fruit Flies. After that I’m starting another buddy read for Extraordinary Means. Then I’ll read Kissed By a Cowboy.


What are you reading next?

Top Ten Tuesday: I Love You/I Hate You

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike. I’m going to split the topic into 5 for each this time.


Five Characters I Love But Others Hate

1. Jacob Black, The Twilight Saga

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He may not have ended up with the girl, but it doesn’t matter to me. For some reason, New Moon endeared him to me. Plus, he’s LIVING.

2. Garrett Graham, The Deal

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Joey explained to me all of the reasons Garrett is a horrible love interest and I have to admit he’s kind of onto something, but I can’t help it. I love me some Garrett Graham!

3. Miles Archer, Ugly Love

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Miles can be a complete douchebag. I’m willing to look past it because of the reasons behind his douchebaggery.

4. Amy Dunne, Gone Girl

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She was an evil bitch, but dang she was crafty!

5. Ridge & Sidney, Maybe Someday

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I combined these two because you wouldn’t hate them if it wasn’t for their relationship with each other. I don’t condone what they did, but I still love them together.


Five Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t Get

1. Edward, Twilight

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Edward is DEAD. He literally sucks the life out of people. I wouldn’t want him for my boyfriend. I don’t hate him or anything, but I don’t love him. (Sorry, Jesse! I know I said I’d leave your bae alone, but I had a hard time thinking of characters to pick. Please forgive me! 😉 )

2. Four, Divergent

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I don’t know. I just didn’t connect with Four. There’s nothing especially bad or good about him to me. He’s just kind of blah.

3. Cricket, Lola and the Boy Next Door

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I loved Lola, but I thought Cricket was kind of lame.

4. Peeta and/or Gale, The Hunger Games

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I never rooted for either of these guys. Peeta just seemed too bland compared to Katniss and she never truly saw Gale as more than a friend. There’s no reason to be Team Gale or Team Peeta.

5. Étienne St. Clair, Anna and the French Kiss

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I don’t get why everyone is so gaga over St. Clair. I don’t want to spoil it for those people who haven’t read it, but I didn’t think he was a stand up guy. Maybe it would have helped if some of his point of view would have been included. Probably not.