Sunday, May 27, 2018

Bookish Subscription Box: Owlcrate May Unboxing 2018

What is Owlcrate you ask.

Owlcrate is a subscription service that sends you magical monthly boxes tailored to a chosen theme. Each OwlCrate will contain one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish treats to help you get your nerd on.
The theme for Mays Box is "Fight Like A Girl"





All the goodies


Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (signed, exclusive OwlCrate Edition)
Exclusive Sky in the Deep Author Letter & Brass Pin.


Children of Blood and Bone-inspired Bath Bomb (Whipped Up Wonderful)

Signed Book

Six of Crows-inspired Inej Art Print (Artwork by Melie Scribbles)

A Court of Wings & Ruin-inspired Wall-Hanging Poster (designed by Evie Seo)

The Wrath and the Dawn/Flame in the Mist Double-Sided Tassle Bookmark (Artwork by Indigo Eleven)

Hermione Granger-inspired Enamel Pin (Out of Print)

Sneak Peek

Spoiler card 
Exclusive OwlCrate "Warrior Girl" Button


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Guy Names


Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 

Top Ten Tuesday Topic: Favorite Guy Names



Levi from Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Aelyx from Alienated, United, and Invaded by Melissa Landers (read)
Riden from Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (read)
Hayden from the Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West (read)
Cooper from Love, Life, and List by Kasie West (read)
Silas from The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salsibury
Kai and Jacker from Stealing Snow by Danielle Page (read)
Aiden from Illuminae by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (read)
Dax from By Your Side by Kasie West (read)

More TTT Name Lists
Characters Names I would name my children--http://www.bookaholicsanonymousonline... Character names I love--http://www.bookaholicsanonymousonline...






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Friday, May 18, 2018

Readathon: Bout of Books 22: Space Scavenger Hunt



Space Scavenger Hunt


You all like a scavenger hunt, right? This one is space themed. Use the guidelines below. Participate as much as you can. This is a challenge, so you don't have to get them all to win. If you have fun, you win.Thanks to Liz (@LizHannah25) for today's challenge. 

(The only books I haven't read on this list are The Faerie Ring And A Dog's Purpose, but I did see the movie.)


Mercury - Favourite short story/novella
The HON Novellas By P.C Cast


Venus - Favourite book with female protagonist
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


Earth - Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title
The White Rose by Amy Ewing


Mars - Favourite book with a red cover
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings



Jupiter - Favourite tome over 500 pages
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead


Saturn - Favourite book with circle/ring on the cover/in the title
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton


Uranus - Favourite book set in winter
Stealing now by Danielle Paige


Neptune - Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water
Daughter of the Pirate King by Trish Levenseller

Pluto - Favourite books featuring a dog/with a dog on the cover
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron


Moon - Favourite book set anywhere other than Earth
Alienated, Invaded, and United by Melissa Landers
These took place on Earth, and on another planet.



Sun - Favourite book set in summer
Life, Love, and the List by Kasie West


Space - Favourite book set in space
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman



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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Readathon: Bout of Books 22: If you like...

Read Alikes

If you liked a particular book, then recommend a book(s) similar to the one you liked. If you've played our "If you like . . . try . . . " challenge before, you've got the idea!
    Thanks to the Erica (@2020hines_sight) for today's challenge.

    I'm going to say if you have read and enjoyed Kasie West books like On the Fence then I would suggest Miranda Kenneally's Hundred Oak series.



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    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Readathon: Bout of Books 22: My Precious


    Show Me Your Precious

    Everyone has a book that they love; now is your time to bring out your precious and shine. Share your favorite book (in whatever format you choose)! You know the one that has that beautifully illustrated map, or gorgeous writing, or whatever it is that draws you to it. Share with the world what makes that book your precious!

    Thanks to Minx (@thegenreminx) for today's challenge.

    The Vampire Academy books are my most precious books so far. I will always push these books on people.

    Shadow Kissed
    Blood Promise
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    Bookish Subscription Box: Uppercase May 2018




    From the Uppercase Website  
    "Uppercase is a young adult book subscription box. Simply put: You sign up and receive a YA book and a bookish goody every month! Plus the subscription comes with online access to extras like a live book discussion & recommendations for similar books."
    All the goodies.
    The book

     A signed copy of the book
    Adorable fox socks




    I think these are some of my favorite things I've gotten.
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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Readathon: Bout of Books 22: The Year of IT

    Year of You

    Share a book that was published the year you were born. If you don't wish to disclose your age (that's fine; you'll get no judgment either way here), pick a book that was significant to your childhood.

    Thanks to Courtney Lynn (@ceelynnreading) for today's challenge!


    I was born in 1986
    When I went to find a book published in that year I came across a book known to most anybody 
    IT by Stephen King


    Derry: a small city in Maine, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own home town. Only in Derry the haunting is real...

    It began for the Losers on a day in June of 1958, the day school let out for the summer. That was the day Henry Bowers carved the first letter of his name on Ben Hanscom's belly and chased him into the Barrens, the day Henry and his Neanderthal friends beat up on Stuttering Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak, the day Stuttering Bill had to save Eddie from his worst asthma attack ever by riding his bike to beat the devil. It ended in August, with seven desperate children in search of a creature of unspeakable evil in the drains beneath Derry. In search of It. And somehow it ended.

    Or so they thought. Then.

    On a spring night in 1985 Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six calls. Stan Uris, accountant. Richie "Records" Tozier, L.A. disc jockey. Ben Hanscom, renowned architect. Beverly Rogan, dress designer. Eddie Kaspbrak, owner of a successful New York limousine company. And Bill Denbrough, bestselling writer of horror novels, Bill Denbrough who now only stutters in his dreams.

    These six men and one woman have forgotten their childhoods,have forgotten the time when they were Losers...but an unremembered promise draws them back, the present begins to rhyme dreadfully with the past, and when the Losers reunite, the wheels of fate lock together and roll them towards the ultimate terror.

    In the biggest and most ambitious book of his career, Stephen King gives us not only his most towering epic of horror but a surprising re-illumination of the corridor where we pass from the bright mysteries of childhood to those of maturity.
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    I'm not gonna lie. I haven't read this book for a few reasons.
    1. It's very intimidating. It's HUGE.
    2. I'm not much of a Horror Reader
    3. I saw the movie and it scared the crap out of me.
    4. It's still INTIMIDATING!
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    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Readathon: Bout of Books 22: Who I am in 6 words


    Introduce Yourself #insixwords
    The challenge is simple: introduce yourself on Twitter, Instagram, or on this post using six words, no more, no less. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #insixwords so we can learn all about you.

    Soul Owner

    Ranger Fan




    SweetTea Drinker



    OLDER BOUT OF BOOKS IN SIX WORDS CHALLENGES
    Bout of Books 18
    Bout of Books (May 2016)
    Bout of Books (January 2016)

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