Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2015


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!



Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2015 -- bookish, blogging or otherwise!

1-5 bookish/blogging
1. Simple reach my reading goal of the year. I haven't sat one yet, still working that part out. This year I started late, and sat it at 45. But I'm thinking of 60/75 as I've got work and other stuff. What's your reading goal?

2. Blog more. But I don't mean just more reviews. I would love to write more book related and non-book related posts.

3. Try and read more then just YA books. I read a lot of YA as it is my favorite kind to read! But I think I would like to try and read more.

4. Keep up on my reviews I seem to always get behind on writing them.

5. Keep an layout and blog look. I keep chancing it. I would like to keep one and not spend time having/wanting to change it setting up a new one.




6-10 Otherwise
6. Work more on Double Decker Books. Think of new ideas and help authors more.

7. Drink less sugar stuff.

8. Work more on my writings. Take time to write. Do writing promos... ect.

9.  Go through my cloths. I have lots of cloths, lot I don't wear...

10. Clean my music library. I have over 2,000+ songs and would love to go through setting it up, deleting the doubles and so on.






Monday, December 29, 2014

If You Believe Blog Tour





If You Believe by Mya O’Malley
Release date: November 18, 2014

Sometimes love only comes once in a lifetime. For some lucky people, it is possible to love again.

Melody and Jack had shared an unforgettable love story that abruptly came to an end. Melody, left picking up the pieces, finds herself alone years later, with no hope or desire to date again. With the holiday season approaching, Melody finds it particularly difficult to get Jack out of her thoughts.

Jack isn’t sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, but his mind is set on one thing only, finding a new love for Melody by Christmas Eve at midnight. Easier said than done, with many obstacles to tackle, Jack underestimates how difficult the task is. With conflicting emotions, Jack takes it upon himself to find a man for a woman he still loves.

With the clock ticking as the holidays approach, this charming story of finding love the second time around will have you laughing and crying, but ultimately, it will have you believing in true love.


All I Want for Christmas- If You Believe
*Based on character Melody’s point of view from new release- “If You Believe”
Guest Post (From Melody’s Point of View)

Once upon a time, not so long ago, my heart was filled with Christmas cheer and joy around each holiday season. As a child, my eyes sparkled with happiness as I felt the magic of the season. Years later, as an adult, Jack and I would share the season, Jack made me feel the delight and magic that I experienced as a child. Now, with Jack gone, I find myself surrounded by family and friends, but without Jack my heart is empty and the light has gone out of my eyes.

All I want for Christmas? For years, all I’ve wanted was my husband, Jack back in my arms. Forget about fancy gifts, the parties and decorations, the only thing on my mind around the holiday season is Jack’s smiling face, his sparkling blue eyes and warm smile. Will my Christmas wishes come true? I know in my heart that it’s not possible, it can never come to be. But this year, the air seems to be filled with magic and intrigue as I am lucky to have met not only a new friend, but also a man who is slowly warming my heart.

Will I let love in? Will I keep Jack in my heart but make room for another? My feelings run deep and I’m torn. Will I get my Christmas wish? Will I finally experience love and everything the most special gift in the world has to offer? Somewhere deep in my heart, I know there’s still hope…I’m wishing for a Christmas miracle.

Have a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season.

Buying Links
Barnes and Noble If You Believe Book Trailer

Social Media

Review Coming Soon!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday Review: A New Darkness




A chilling new trilogy from the author of the internationally bestselling The Last Apprentice series! Tom Ward is an apprentice no longer—now he is a fully fledged spook battling boggarts, witches, and other creatures of the dark. This three-book arc will introduce brand-new readers to Joseph Delaney’s haunting world, and delight longtime fans.
Tom Ward is the spook, the one person who can defend the county from ghosts, ghasts, boggarts, witches, and other bloodthirsty creatures of the dark. But he’s only seventeen, and his apprenticeship was cut short when his master died in battle. No one trusts Tom’s skill, not till he’s proven himself. And a fifteen-year-old girl named Jenny knows more about the three mysterious deaths in the county than Tom does. She is a seventh daughter of a seventh daughter and she wants to be Tom’s first apprentice—even though a female spook is unheard of. Together, Tom and Jenny will uncover the grave danger heading straight toward the county, and they’ll team up with a witch assassin to confront it.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20877380-a-new-darkness






I read this back around Halloween and found it really enjoyable. Even though it's more for middle school ages and was a bit board at times; I liked it. The lead Tom Ward is a strong lead for the story that brings out the action and mystery. Jenny brings such a lightness and helps developed a more dangerous side to the story; as she's just fifteen. During the last few chapters was hard to put down not know how it was going to end. Throughout the book there's parts that I held my breath and 'biting my nails' as I wasn't sure who was going to live or die. The creatures in the book are described so well that I could see they in my head. The writing style is full of description and action. I think that if I was younger I would of liked this book so much more. There was a few parts that I loved and others that I didn't, I just felt that this book could have more to it in a way of getting to know the characters and world better. This is a book for readers who enjoy more action and creatures.




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Book Review: The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas


  
The dinosaur fossils in the museum come to life (and sing, dance, and eat gingerbread) in this rollicking twist on the classic poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. And with the enclosed CD, children of all ages can enjoy dinosaur-themed Christmas party music, and hear the story read aloud by the Today Show's Al Roker! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book goes to support the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where the story is set.
                                  By Anne Muecke

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3712389-the-dinosaurs-night-before-christmas?ac=1


This was a cute story that children will enjoy. Children who like dinosaurs will really enjoy this book and the clear play on words. At the end of this book there is a few Christmas songs that have been chanced and replace with dinosaurs names. It's a clever twist on a story I grew up with. I'm not a fan of dinosaurs but I did enjoy this book. I also played the CD that come with the book, there was music and the read along that's great for all ages of children. I enjoy the read along and the story plot.



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ten Books on My Christmas Wishlist



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!




Ten Books on My Christmas Wishlist


Sorry but this is going to be a cover only post as Tuesday came to fast and I've gotten a long list of stuff to do. So sorry its just a cover list this week.




































Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Review: The Giver





Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3636.The_Giver








The Giver, let's see. I've been waiting to read this from when I first heard about this back in high school and even more when I seen the movie trailer. I finally read it. I was a little disappointed. I still enjoyed it but I felt like there was something missing.
The lead character was, to me what keeper me going. I found that this story did have many important messages throughout the pages but I found that some parts were a slower pace then I'm use to. So with this in mind there's was part of the book that I was like, wow I didn't see that come; witch is one of my top must have for books. Over all for a classic story I found it good and enjoyable. There was parts of the story that made the story's plot a whole; webbing all the parts together. 


If you have read The Giver, what did you think of it? 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Books I Read In 2014



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!



December 16: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014


I'm going with just Top Ten random books I've read this year! There from different genre... so here's my Top Ten!



The order doesn't matter.... So here we go!

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 Susan EE is easily one on my new favorite Authors I have found this year. Her writing style is simple but pulls me in making me have to read, needing to know what is going to happen next. 






The Raven Boys is on that seem to being getting read more and more. I'm glad about that because I enjoyed this story!

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Legend! What can I say it only took me a few days to finish this book. That is how much I enjoyed it! The lead characters is strong & able to hold the story with no boring parts.



Far From You is one I read at the start of the year and still think about it. I enjoy this book as a whole. There were a few parts that felt like it was repeating itself but it fits into the story and plot making it a whole.

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The Giver... The review is coming this Friday! So, come back to learn what I thought of it!


Fangirl! I'm suck a fangirl when it comes to this book. I even have Fangirl background on my tablet right now! There are so many line from this story I just love!

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 Cinder... man where to start! I love, love, love this book and the world, its characters! I  mean, there wasn't a part of the story I found to be slow or unneeded. This story is a whole with a cliffhanger! 




Kat Green is one of my favorite top ten authors I've found this year! I just love her, her book, and writing, I can NOT wait for the next book. Review coming soon!

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The Fault in Our Stars... well, lets just say this is one I could see reading and quoting for many more years to come!






Please leave you link I would love to read yours! Thank you for stopping by and reading my list!






Monday, December 15, 2014

Giveaway + Book Blast - for Author @underananchor vai @JeanBookNerd



Synopsis 
When the people of Tower City face a new subterranean threat, who do they call? What will they do?! They turn to the worlds first superhero, The Original!

This fun, all-ages, 30 page story focuses on an early adventure of The Original in his younger years and gives the secret origin of a popular character from the main series!

This issue was written by creator Sean Miller and drawn by the super talented Jeff Mitchell. It also features a pinup by Paolo Rivera!

ANCHOR COMICS




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I'm Sean Miller and I'm the founder and creator of Anchor Comics, based in Stockton, CA. My most notable work is on "The Original", a six issue series set in a dystopian future, focusing on the world's first superhero and his struggles coming out of retirement to face a growing threat to humanity.

I started my art career in early 2012 and have worked with other talented artists such as Ramon Villalobos, Travis Compton (editor at Anchor Comics), and Adam Messinger
Keep an eye out for the collected volume of "The Original" due late 2014. Other titles in the works and soon to be released are "The Hoax" and "Solar Max".

Author Website
Facebook
Twitter 
Store 


 

--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

1 Signed copy of The Extraordinary Adventure of the Original
1 RARE signed piece of original Art.
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Just give me a book and I'm happy. I do most of my reading in my living-room as that is where I'm at most of the time.
But really I mostly just read wherever; at the library, coffee shop, when waiting.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lily Paradis - Volition Cover Reveal



Back Cover Description:
You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach that stays with you, then tears you apart slowly at first, and all at once shreds every fiber of your being? It’s because you’re contradicting the universe. Everything lines up so perfectly that you couldn’t have imagined it to work out any better, but then you have to go and do everything humanly possible to ruin it because you can’t stand to have it go right?
That’s what I did. I did it because there’s a darkness that surrounds me, and I think I want it there. My name is Tate McKenna, and my soul is blacker than my heart.


Basic Information
Amazon Pre-Order Link
Goodreads Link

 Signed Paperback Pre-Order

Release Date: February 9th, 2015

Cover by Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations

Volition’s Tumblr Inspiration Page: http://ersatz-paradise.tumblr.com/tagged/tate


Find more information about Volition, Ignite, and Lily’s other upcoming releases at www.lilyparadis.com.

Lily’s Mailing Lists:

Street Team: http://eepurl.com/5dG65

Release Date Only: http://eepurl.com/5dTcf




Lily’s Social Media Accounts:
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Twitter
Goodreads Author Page
Instagram
Facebook
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Optional Mini-Reviews and Excerpts:

"A read that will keep you on your toes until the very end. Genius!" - Makayla (The Book Life)

"This is a twisted tale... that you can relate to." - Bryce (Novels to Song)

“Beautifully twisted...A novel that shocks and surprises, and is not your typical love story. A gripping read filled with complex characters, dark humor and lyrical writing that leaves you wanting more! Paradis produced a story that carried a lot of emotion that dealt with love, relationships, and the darkness that surrounds death and the mark it leaves on those who have escaped it.” - Ashley F. (Falling Down the Book Hole)

"The story was lined with black and drowned in glitter... Volition is one of those books that makes you reflect on life's past, present, and future." - Abbey (Books a la Mode)

"I could not put this beautiful and dark tale of Tate McKenna down! Be with her as she discovers the impact that free will, fate and the act of letting go can have on a person!” - Jaclyn (Living in a World of Book Quotes)

Excerpt #1:
Right now it’s not enough to have just a little bit of Hayden. I want all of him. I want to be engulfed by him. I want him to set me on fire and burn me until I’m nothing but ashes. And then I want him to set a flame to those ashes, because he’s the only one who can.

Excerpt #2:
I look up into the sky to see all of the drops falling on the ground before they make contact. I realize the drops have more in common with me than I think. We’re all just falling until we’re not falling, and we don’t really have a choice where we land.





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