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My 7 Deadly Sins of Reading

I saw this feature over at In Libris Veritas. It looked cool so I decided to join in. It's basically like those surveys that go around so that the blogger can let readers know a little bit more about themselves. 
Greed
What is your most expensive book? What is your least expensive?
Huh. My most expensive is probably one of Rick Riordan's books because I always get them right away and they are nice and bulky hardbacks. So I will say The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan at around $21-$23 at the time. My least expensive is probably one of those free books from Amazon but I won't count that. If you don't know already there is a county store near me where I get books for ten cents each. When I went there last time I got a book called Sorcery & Cecilia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot. I've read it before and was totally entranced by it. It's written as letters from the two main characters and is full of magic. Great combinations. I've gotten more but that's one…

Cover Love Sunday: Girl on the Cover

Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. 
This week's theme is... GIRL ON THE COVER!



There's a lot of great covers with girls. They are everywhere! But I love Chantress because it shows the magic that surely is in this story. I love the motion it has on the cover and the heart clasped in her hands. The Originals cracks make this cover look so pretty and so damaged. The three girls looks so pretty together.

I love Poison's and The Elites' grassy background. They both look very magical and the heroines look strong like they could take on anyone, anywhere.

What are your favorite books with a girl on the cover?

Sunday Post: 9/22/13

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, showcase books and things received and share news about what's coming up for the next week ahead.
This Week:
I had a feeling I wasn't going to be able to read/review as much as I wanted to. There was this whole thing with an online professor where I made a mistake and was confused by an assignment. The professor wasn't telling me what exactly I should do... they wouldn't respond with a direct answer until the last minute. It was a headache. I have an online exam that I have to do soon. The math exam was switched from Friday to Monday so more studying time for me. I have a draft for an essay due soon too. It doesn't sound like much but it's been a pain. I did get to read a couple of books in the beginning of the week so that was great. Really good books too that I can't wait to share with you all. Hope everyone'…

Loula is Leaving for Africa by Anne Villeneuve

Standalone. Kids Can Press (September 2013) NetGalley Loula has had enough of her terrible triplet brothers and decides to run away to Africa. Luckily, her mother's chauffeur, Gilbert, knows just how to get there. Together, Loula and Gilbert ride camels, cross a desert and, most important, use heaps of imagination in this heartwarming adventure. Loula is tired of her mean, stinky brothers antics so she decides to run away to the farthest place she can think of - Africa. Her brothers will never go there in a million years because they are scared of snakes and even if they did come a piranha would surely eat them. So off she goes but not before telling her parents mind you but all they do is brush her off not even seeming to know what she is saying. That definitely seals the deal. She's going to Africa! The chauffeur catches wind of her plans and decides to help her on her journey. What ensues is a whimsical journey about running away and finding your way back home.

Loula is unders…

Choker by Elizabeth Woods

Standalone. Simon & Schuster (January 2011) Library Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has been a loner ever since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, years ago. She eats lunch with the other girls from the track team, but they're not really her friends. Mostly she spends her time watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her, and avoiding the popular girls who call her "Choker" after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria.                                                                                                 Then one day Cara comes home to find Zoe waiting for her. Zoe's on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With her best friend back, Cara's life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and next thing she knows, she's getting invited to parties and flirting with Ethan. Best of all, she has her BFF there to confide in.
But just as quickly as Cara's life came…

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

Age of X #1. Penguin (June 2013) Own In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.
When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of Xseries, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vam…

Cover Love Sunday: Eyes

Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 
I saw this feature at the hosts blog and couldn't resist! 
This week's theme is... EYES!


Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday and Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh I love Deadly Cool's icey blue eyes looking up at me and Whispers in Autumn's innocent, sweet and simple design.

Crash by Lisa McMann and Infinite Days by Rebecca Maize The Fire in Crash's eye doesn't look strange or out of place but it screams read me! I will have a protagonist with real spark! Infinite Days is beyond my favorite. I could stare at it all day...
I've never read any of these myself. Have you?

Sunday Post: 9/15/13

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, showcase books and things received and share news about what's coming up for the next week ahead.
This Week: 

I was able to get three reviews up this week which I'm pretty happy about. (I realize now I am talking about last week but I always count Mondays as the beginning of the week so it doesn't really matter...). I've been busy for the last couple of days because of school work. Mainly online classes. My first big "test" is coming up on Friday. I have to study a bunch this week but hopefully I can get some reading and reviewing in. Hopefully.

What's been happening to you this week? Or should I say last week...?
Last Week on the Blog:
I reviewed all the books I wanted except for Gameboard of the Gods. I finished reading and reviewed One for the Murphys (the author commented with a sweet message which I'm grate…

Book Blitz: Sia by Josh Grayson

When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.




Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville, Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.

Josh currently works as a medical driver, shuttling peo…