Autumn #NinjaBookSwap – Go Sign Up!

Earlier this year I became acquainted with #NinjaBookSwap when I participated in the Valentine’s Ninja Book Swap back in in February. That’s when I met the awesome Sarah @ Flood of Books, etc. who sent me such an awesome package. Of course I didn’t meet Sarah until after I recieved the package, because each person who participates in any swap is partnered with someone completely different from who has them. It’s like a secret Santa thing. It’s really cool and wonderful.

The second time around I participated in the Summer Mini-Swap this past May which was run at the same time as the Persephone Summer Mini-Swap. I did not participate in that one. Although, I could have in addition to the Summer Mini-Swap. The mini-swap I got a book and cute card from Boo @ Boobellina Blogs.

Both times that I have participated in the swaps I have enjoyed shopping for my partners as well as looking forward to what my other partner has in store for me. And each time I have not been disappointed.

So with that said, I have most definitely signed up for the latest Ninja Book Swap which is the Autumn Ninja Book Swapautumn-swap

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Sunday Post #24

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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Thanks Vivacious Hobo!

A while ago I entered a contest on Kaitlin’s website – The Vivacious Hobo – the Penguin Random House Sampler Signed Poster Swag giveaway. I received it last week.

There was a lot of items in the box. I tried to take a photo of all of them in one picture. I some-what succeeded.

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Thank you Kaitlin for the wonderful items. I look forward to reading the Chuck Palahniuk book and all the samplers.

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Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

I don’t do too many tags, but not only was I tagged by Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf, but it also looked very fun and interesting to do.

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THE RULES:

  1. Randomly choose 3 books. (Use the ‘random’ option on your Goodreads read shelf.)
  2. For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread.
  3. Repeat until you completed three rounds.
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Sunday Post #23

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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Book Review: Stars Above

Book Review: Stars AboveStars Above by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4.5
on February 2nd 2016
Pages: 400
Goodreads
five-stars

The enchantment continues....
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
--The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The PrincessThe Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century...

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Book Review: Winter

Book Review: WinterWinter by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicle, #4
on November 10th 2015
Pages: 832
Goodreads
five-stars

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

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