Month: July 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Sign Ups!

Posted July 29, 2013 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19 and runs through Sunday, August 25 in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I have attempted the Bout of Books readathons on and off for the last few times and I have to say that I absolutely love them! I may not always be able to finish and complete my goals but I always have a blast trying to do so. I am very excited to start up this one because that just so happens to be the week that I am house-sitting so I will have a bunch of time to read (hopefully)!


Top Ten Tuesday [16]

Posted July 23, 2013 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish. Each Tuesday, they have a new topic for a Top Ten List. Click here for more information and how to participate!

[[This week I have a challenge for you. Try to change my mind. Recommend a book to me that you think is fantastic and will have me changing my mind about these topics that turn me off. I’m up to the challenge.]]

Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book:
1. Chick-Lit: I hate this term. Do I read it, yes. But I do not like this term. I hate when a book says chick-lit.
2. Pirates: Boy, do I love watching Johnny Depp be a pirate in the POTC movies, however, when it comes to reading about pirates….mmm not so much.
3. Auto-biographies/Biographies: There are only a few that I will pick up. Like anything about Audrey Hepburn and Bossypants. I really want to read Bossypants!
4. Time Travel: I like the idea of time travel but I haven’t really read much that deals with time travel.
5. Non-fiction: Not for me. The only time you will see me pick up Non-fiction is when I am doing research. Yes, I have liked some of the things that I read that is non-fiction, but I don’t openly pick it up for the fun of it.
6. Young MC’s: If the main character is under 16 years old, I won’t read it. I guess I am just weird like that. But I read books where the characters are 16 to a whole bunch older. But under 16, I just feel that they are too whiney and immature.
7. Aliens: I love anything sci-fi, but I haven’t picked up anything about Aliens…I guess I could give it a try.. But I don’t know.
8. “The Next Twilight”: Oh my lord, absolutely not. If your book says that it is “the next twilight” I run for the hills! Please get a little more creative than that…
9. Zombies, Unicorns, or Fairies: Okay, I love zombie movies… But for some reason I haven’t really picked up anything about zombies. Unicorns, I just don’t understand. Fairies… I want to like, honestly, I do. I just haven’t gotten into it yet…

10. Christian, Bible, God, etc: I am a catholic but for some reason when it comes to books that I read for pleasure, I don’t want the main focus to be on religion. If the character has faith, that’s fine but I don’t want it to be ALL about it. 

Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Posted July 23, 2013 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Click here to check out the rest of the stops!! Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she […]

Reading Road Trip: Illinois + a Giveaway!

Reading Road Trip: Illinois + a Giveaway!

Posted July 15, 2013 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

I am very happy and excited to be the Illinois stop! It’s the state that I live in and I have some awesome facts to share about Illinois! The name “Illinois” comes from a Native American word meaning “tribe of superior men” 21st state to enter the union in 1818 Slogan: “Land of Lincoln” The […]