Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: Month of May {1}

Stacking The Shelves started at Tynag's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit
  • Tynga posts Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!
  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!
So this Month I have been lacking on my Sunday posts of all the books I've received in the mail. I was holding off until I found another meme to take part in because of the whole Story Siren issue I didn't feel comfortable partaking in "In My Mailbox" any more. BUT! Through some wonderful suggestions from fellow Bloggers, Tynga's Reviews I have found and have been loving her posts and her Saturday meme - "Stacking the Shelves"! So without further adieu I give you an entire MONTH of books ... the month isn't even over yet and I already have 31 books (I think that is basically a book a day! lol)

Romance Novels:
Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
Blood Bound & Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Between & Hell Transporter by Cyndi Tefft (AUTOGRAPHED!!)


Half Blood & Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (sent by Brenna @ Esther's Ever After)
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (sent by Brenna @ Esther's Ever After)
Eona by Alison Goodman (sent by RazOrbill)
Blackwood by Gwenda Bond (sent by Strange Chemistry)
Shift by Kim Curran (sent by Strange Chemistry)

Bought/Birthday Presents:
The Demon King by Cinda William Chima
The Taker by Alma Katsu
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 
Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I was SO incredibly excited for these two come May!!

RazOrbill Fall Releases:
The Friday Society by Andrienne Kress
(You) Set Me On Fire by Mariko Tamaki
Stony River by Tricia Dower
Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass
Flash Point by Nancy Kress
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
Rift by Andrea Cremer
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Venom by Fiona Paul


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (14): Kristin Cashore Obsessed!

Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The Teaser:

Today we have a treat! I thought I wold post some of my favourite quotes from all three Kristin Cashore novels, "Graceling" "Fire" & "Bitterblue"

“I know you don't want this, Katsa. But I can't help myself. The moment you came barreling into my life I was lost. I'm afraid to tell you what I wish for, for fear you'll... oh, I don't know, throw me into the fire. Or more likely, refuse me. Or worst of all, despise me" ...
Character: Po
"Graceling" by Kristin Cashore

“Brigan," she said, annoyed that he had not understood.
"I’ll always be beautiful. Look at me. I have one hundred and sixty two bug bites, and has it made me any less beautiful? I’m missing two fingers and I have scars all over, but does anyone care? No! It just makes me more interesting! I’ll always be like this, stuck in this beautiful form, and you’ll have to deal with it."
He seemed to sense that she expected a grave response, but for the moment, he was incapable. "I suppose it’s a burden I must bear," he said, grinning.” 
Character: Fire
"Fire" by Kristin Cashore

"Queen Bitterblue never meant to tell so many people so many lies... It all began with the High Court case about the madman and the watermelons"
Character: Bitterblue (Intro)
"Bitterblue" by Kristin Cashore

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Divergent Club: Desirable Divergent Beaus

In loo of "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth publication this week on May 1, 2012 a couple blogger friends and I have decided to put together a couple postings about or excitement over Divergent and express our upcoming love for this series! I decided to do a post on (3) main hotties from Divergent, including a photo of who I thought the actor should be to play them, and of course their stats & a brief description! I hope these boys make you swoon, and weak in the knees like they did for me throughout the book! I cannot wait to see what Veronica Roth has in store for us in "Insurgent" (in stores now!)

Dauntless through and through, Four is one of our 3 delicious book boyfriends of Divergent. Deep-set dark blue eyes, lean and tame looking Four is one of the deadliest, and yet attractive boys in the Divergent series. Four is introduced to us when Beatrice/Tris is the first to jump down the dauntless entrance as an initiate. Noticeably the first thing we are introduced too about “Four” is his lips - spare upper lip and full lower lip (irresistible and kissable); and of course his deep set, dark blue eyes, and luscious eyelashes. As one of the first boys to be seen as a love interest in Divergent, Four made us (me especially) swoon at first read. Although he makes us weak in the knees he can be cruel and almost “tyrant” like as Tris had described him in Divergent when in training. He is known to be one of the top trainers although he differs when it comes to training techniques and morals in the Dauntless Faction compared to that of his rival Eric, a dauntless leader. Among the top dauntless initiates to be accepted as dauntless he is very quick and smart when it comes to computers. Noticeably, he has a lean build not appearing to be as blatantly “dauntless” as some in his dress and demeanor, he almost has a tame look to him but is still extremely deadly when holding a gun, knives or hand-to-hand combat. Decorated with many tattoos running along his spine, he is a mysterious and dark individual with a sweet, gentle side that not many see. With a slightly arrogant and ferocious side, Four is by far one of my favourite bad boys of the Dauntless faction. My actor of choice to play him in a movie would be none other than, Matt Dallas.

  • ·      Dark Blue Eyes
  • ·      Long Eyelashes
  • ·      Spare upper lip, and full lower lip (kissable)
  • ·      Tame looking; lean tight build; Intimidating demeanor
  • ·      Hidden Tattoos
  • ·      Talent with Computers
  • ·      First place overall his initiation
  • ·      Divergent
  • ·      Faction Change: Abnegation – Dauntless

Eric:  Described as being a ruthless, cunning, and “scary” individual Eric is our second boyfriend of the “Divergent” world. Although not portrayed as anyone’s love interest and more of an antagonist of Tris’ and all initiates, he still has his strong points as being an attractive book boyfriend. A one of a kind bad boy through and through, Eric is on the verge of being labeled dangerous within his Faction, which is exactly what they expect from the youngest leader ever. Pushing and breaking initiates seems to be a joy of his and seeing how far he can push their limits in training and within the Dauntless compound is “fun” to him. Eric embodies everything the “new” dauntless is suppose to be – ruthless and feared. He despises Four for having old Dauntless ways set as his guidelines and antagonizes him more than anyone. Not described as being a “hottie” or attractive Eric does have long dark hair, and a couple of facial piercings, which in my mind only intrigues me more about him. Within “Divergent” we only see Eric as a bad boy leader, bent on bringing Fours demise, and seeing the fall of Abnegation. But, I think Eric has potential to be a steamy book boyfriend, he just needs to show everyone a little more peace and a lot less intense all the time. My actor of choice if I had to choose would be Samuel Larsen – extremely attractive even with long dark hair, and facial piercings!

  • ·      Cold Eyes
  • ·      Calculative & menacing
  • ·      Dark longer (greasy) hair
  • ·      Piercing’s cover the majority of his face
              • Eyebrow
              • Lip
  • ·      Power hungry
  • ·      Insecure
  • ·      Youngest Leader of Dauntless
  • ·      Second place overall his initiation
  • ·      Faction Change: Erudite to Dauntless
   Caleb Prior: A selfless and sweet hottie, Caleb Prior is our last delicious guy of “Divergent”. Who doesn’t love a sweet, selfless, honest guy with brains too boot! Caleb is sister too Beatrice/Tris, and a shocker to his family for choosing Erudite over Abnegation. Good at hiding his genius mind from his entire family, and bookworm tendency, Caleb is any sweet girls dream. Not a lot is given to us by Tris regarding her brother although if in any other faction Caleb would have been gawked at by the other girls. With dark hair, and green eye’s he is a definite cutie to be on the look out for in the future. The one thing that stood out for me about Caleb was his pure instinct to be the utmost selfless individual, but still have something that is all, his books. Also the fact that he is a total book nerd definitely makes us weak in the knees for a fellow book lover! If Caleb were to be played by any actor of my choosing I would choose, Lucas Till. Although not a dark haired individual, his gentle smile, and innocent look to him says it all.

  • ·       Dark hair
  • ·       Hooked nose
  • ·       Green Eyes
  • ·       Selfless
  • ·       Kind
  • ·       Book Smart
  • ·       Good at hiding his true self
  • ·       Faction Change: Abnegation to Erudite to Factionless

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