Saturday, June 30, 2012

All That Audio

I don’t know about the rest of you but I really enjoy listening to audio books. I have actually gotten in the habit of listening to audio books while I’m doing mindless house work and when I go to the track instead of listening to music. I do however have a bit of a harder time reviewing audio books. I don’t know what my big struggle is with reviewing them, but I thought because it is difficult for me, today I would let you know about some more recent books I have listened to and give you my very short opinion of them.

 Naked in Death (In Death, #1) 

In hardcover for the first time, here is the novel that started it all-the first book in J. D. Robb's number-one New York Times-bestselling In Death series, featuring New York City homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke.

It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion.

When a senator's daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she'd been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washing-ton politics and society.

Further complicating matters is Eve's growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome... and the leading suspect in the investigation.(Goodreads)

My Source: Library

My thoughts

I have really fallen for this series. It is one of those series that people had told me I would like and I kept putting it off because there are so many books in the series. A lot of times in mystery books I know from very early on who did it, but in Naked in Death, and in its sequel I was questioning myself, which I loved.

I do think as the series continues that it probably will get a bit repetitive, but the relationship between Roarke and Eve has me not too worried about that at the moment. I want to see these two total opposites grow together in this new thing between them.

I also loved how gritty Naked in Death is. The author didn’t pull any punches when it came to the crimes in the story line, or to Eve’s past.

I will be listening to the third book in this series very soon.

Playing With Fire (Silver Dragons, #1)

Starring the Dragons Of The Aisling Grey, Guardian Novels

Gabriel Tauhou, wyvern of the silver dragons, has found the one woman who can withstand his fire. Too bad May Northcott is already bound to a demon lord. But when the demon orders May to steal one of Gabriel's treasures:An immensely important relic of all dragonkin - Gabriel has to decide which to protect: his love or his dragons.(Goodreads)

My Source: Library

My thoughts

I have been all about some dragon books lately. And you all know I love paranormal romance, so I thought this would be a perfect fit for me. Add the fact that my library has this entire series on audio, and the spinoff after…no brainer right!?! Well not so much:(

I thought the reader did do a good job at keeping the pace but her voice for the male lead really grated on me. I did like the leading lady, May. I enjoyed learning all the things May could do as a doppelganger and what her limitations were. I had never read a story with a doppelganger in it before. But the story line itself fell a bit flat for me. I don’t know if it was that there were so many different characters that I didn’t know where to put my attention, or if it was the fact that a lot of the characters I just didn’t care for.

I had really wanted to like this, but as of now I won’t be continuing this series.


What happens when an antisocial cinephile meets up with the worldly new guy at school — a quick-witted artist who's savvy enough to see through her sci-fi disguise?

Meet Egg. Her real name is Victoria Jurgen, but she's renamed herself after the kick-ass heroine of her favorite sci-fi movie, Terminal Earth. Like her namesake, Egg dresses all in white, colors her eyebrows, and shaves her head. She always knows the right answers, she's always in control, and she's far too busy — taking photos for the school paper, meeting with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, and hanging out at the creature shop with her dad, the special-effects makeup wizard — to be bothered with friends, much less members of the opposite sex. As far as Egg is concerned, she's boy proof, and she likes it that way. But then Egg meets a boy named Max, a boy who's smart and funny and creative and cool...and happens to like Egg. Could this be the end of the world — at least as Egg knows it?(Goodreads)

My Source: Library

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My thoughts

I have recently gotten into contemporary books and I really enjoyed Boy Proof. Victoria has not just boy proofed herself she doesn’t let anyone in, that way no one can hurt her. I thought Victoria was a bit whiney at the beginning but as the story progressed I found myself really liking her character. Victoria makes a LOT of mistakes but she grows from them.

This book took me back to that idealistic mindset of my teenage years when I was on the verge of everything and ready to change all the wrongs in the world. At the same time Boy Proof is also very funny, and I loved the way Cecil Castellucci dealt with different relationships.

If you like YA or contemporary give this a go. I thought it was great! I am actually going to go out and buy my youngest sister a copy very soon.

Happy reading…err listening,

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: Auraria: A Novel by Tim Westover

Auraria: A Novel
"Fact and fancy are intertwined cleverly and seamlessly in a top-notch, thoroughly American fantasy."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Water spirits, moon maidens, haunted pianos, headless revenants, and an invincible terrapin that lives under the mountains. None of these distract James Holtzclaw from his employer’s mission: to turn the fading gold-rush town of Auraria, GA, into a first-class resort and drown its fortunes below a man-made lake. But when Auraria’s peculiar people and problematic ghosts collide with his own rival ambitions, Holtzclaw must decide what he will save and what will be washed away.

Taking its inspiration from a real Georgia ghost town, Auraria is steeped in the folklore of the Southern Appalachians, where the tensions of natural, supernatural and artificial are still alive.

"Auraria is like nothing I’ve ever read before except maybe Through the Looking-Glass. Envision Lewis Carroll on a romp through the mountains of Georgia, discovering a land of shimmery mystery and spirits, humble monsters, quirky characters, singing trees and vengeful fish. This whole world has sprung from Tim Westover's brain yet remains firmly and lovingly the real thing, the actual Georgia landscape. The best part is that Tim Westover can really write. I’d give an Aurarian pot of gold to do what he’s done with language in the service of imagination."
--Josephine Humphreys, Hemingway/PEN Award Winner, author of Dreams of Sleep and Rich in Love.

Paperback, 398 pages
Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by Q&W Publishers
ISBN: 0984974806 (ISBN13: 9780984974801)


I was really excited to read this.  When Tim contacted me, I was instantly drawn to the story of Auraria, GA. 

Holtzclaw, though a little on the naïve side of things, does his best to do exactly what Shadburn asks of him: buy up all the land in Auraria.  Holtzclaw did not anticipate the awkwardness of the people and his interactions with them—the citizens of Auraria are a different breed of people.  And things get weirder from there.  At times I felt genuinely bad for Holtzclaw; mindless obedience generally causes problems.  Other times, I was really frustrated with him.  Even later into the book [spoiler] after he joins forces with Ms. Rathburn to build their paddle boat hotel, he still tries to be the loyal doormat to Shadburn. I could sorta kinda understand where he was coming from, but at the same time, I couldn’t.  I could never quite figure out who he was looking out for—himself, Shadburn, or the Aurarians.

I dislike Shadburn very much.  “Loath him” may be the better way to put it.  Selfish, egotistical, maniacal.  Really annoying.  Though he did redeem himself at the end of the book.  No details, just read to find out.

I had a hard time reading Auraria.  The middle third of the book was the hardest for me.  I think it’s because Tim put so much effort in the research and making a realistically-set fantasy novel.  It wasn’t hard to buy into the story, it was hard to digest it.  I found it best suited to take in small chunks.  I, however, devoured the final third of the book in one sitting.  [spoiler] The undoing of the Queen of the Mountains, and ultimately Holtzclaw were marvelously well-written.  Even though he and his work are unraveling at the seams, and I felt bad for him (remember how loyal he is?), it’s all so absurdly funny. 

The last chapter of the book…a masterpiece.  I got such satisfaction from the ending—it left me feeling relieved and exhausted.  And redeemed.

This is a crazy, quirky read, full of descriptive language, unusual characters, and a story so unique I haven’t seen anything like this before.  Y’all, seriously, check this book out.

Thank you, Tim, for letting me read this!

4 Moons: Equal parts intelligence and insanity, and worthy of the moons gods

Get to reading,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Mind Games by Kiersten White

"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My Pick This Week

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)

Title: Mind Games
Author: Kiersten White
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 19, 2013
ISBN-10: 0062135317
ISBN-13: 978-0062135315
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In a world where psychics and mind-readers are the ultimate tools in corporate espionage, two teen girls try to save themselves and their future.(Goodreads)

“You might think you know Kiersten White, but here is a darker, more dangerous Kiersten White. A sharp, heart-wrenching, lightning-fast, and fabulously fun read in which twining narratives weave a trap around two extraordinary sisters. Fia may be the angriest narrator I’ve ever loved. I bet you will too.” (Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and National Book Award finalist Lips Touch, Three Times )

Why I’m Waiting

I LOVED Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy series! I can’t believe it will be ending next month with Endlessly…tear.

OK, back to Mind Games. First, look at this cover! Can you see the different images in that gorgeous face? Awesome right?!?! And I love what Laini Taylor has to say about Mind Games. Sounds like it’s going to be amazing to me.

Are you excited about Mind Games?
What are you waiting on?

Great News!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to tell you about something I am very excited about. Richard(my husband), from the blog
Bound & Determined to Find A Good Read, has decided to come over and join Bending The Spine. I feel like there should be a maniacal laugh after that…

Please join me in welcoming Richard! He is no stranger to the spine many of you may already know him. Now we will get all his great reviews:) Richard’s first review will be up this Thursday!

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Are You Buying? (June 26 Edition)

I love Tuesdays! These are some of the titles releasing today.

Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)

She's a mortal with dark powers...

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...

He's the Prince of Night...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.(Goodreads)

Tempest’s Fury (Jane True, #5)

Jane's not happy. She's been packed off to England to fight in a war when she'd much rather be snogging Anyan. Unfortunately, Jane's enemies have been busy stirring up some major trouble -- the kind that attracts a lot of attention. In other words, they're not making it easy for Jane to get any alone time with the barghest, or to indulge in her penchant for stinky cheese.

Praying she can pull of a Joan of Arc without the whole martyrdom thing, Jane must lead Alfar and halflings alike in a desperate battle to combat an ancient evil. Catapulted into the role of Most Unlikely Hero Ever, Jane also has to fight her own insecurities as well as the doubts of those who don't think she can live up to her new role as Champion.

Along the way, Jane learns that some heroes are born. Some are made. And some are bribed with promises of food and sex.(Goodreads)

Cannibal Reign

First the asteroid would come, slamming into the earth just north of the Montana border, followed by earthquakes, tsunamis, and unending night.

And after that . . . Hell.

Astronomer Marty Chittenden is the first to recognize the approaching doom--a discovery that makes him a marked man.

Green Beret Jack Forrest knows the catastrophe is inevitable, and begins stockpiling an abandoned missile silo with supplies while gathering together a small community of men, women, and children he prays can survive the apocalypse.

Then disaster strikes. In an instant the world they know ends forever, transformed into a nightmare realm of eternal darkness. Soon the few remaining humans are transformed as well, becoming savage things--raping, pillaging, and devouring their own.

And the time is approaching when Forrest and his people will have to leave their underground "Noah's Ark" to face a shattered world and the unspeakable terrors that dwell there--in desperate pursuit of one slim hope of survival . . . called Hawaii.(Goodreads)

Talulla Rising

When I change I change fast. The moon drags the whatever-it-is up from the earth and it goes through me with crazy wriggling impatience . . . I’m twisted, torn, churned, throttled—then rushed through a blind chicane into ludicrous power . . . A heel settles. A last canine hurries through. A shoulder blade pops. The woman is a werewolf.

The woman is Talulla Demetriou.
She’s grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake, whose violent death has left her alone with her own sublime monstrousness. On the run, pursued by the hunters of WOCOP (World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena), she must find a place to give birth to Jake’s child in secret.

            The birth, under a full moon at a remote Alaska lodge, leaves Talulla ravaged, but with her infant son in her arms she believes the worst is over—until the windows crash in, and she discovers that the worst has only just begun . . .

            What follows throws Talulla into a race against time to save both herself and her child as she faces down the new, psychotic leader of WOCOP, a cabal of blood-drinking religious fanatics, and (rumor has it) the oldest living vampire.

Harnessing the same audacious imagination and dark humor, the same depths of horror and sympathy, the same full-tilt narrative energy with which he crafted his acclaimed novel The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan now gives us a heroine like no other, the definitive twenty-first-century female of the species.(Goodreads)

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Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1)

Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless--and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost...until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation--or her ultimate damnation?(Goodreads)

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The Age of Miracles

“It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.”

Luminous, haunting, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles is a stunning fiction debut by a superb new writer, a story about coming of age during extraordinary times, about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.

On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, 11-year-old Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.

With spare, graceful prose and the emotional wisdom of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker has created a singular narrator in Julia, a resilient and insightful young girl, and a moving portrait of family life set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.(Goodreads)
Between the Lines

What happens when happily ever after…isn’t?

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.(Goodreads)
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A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful, #2)

Elise is a normal seventeen-year-old girl until the day she wakes up in a desert park, with no idea who she is.

After that episode, her life takes a bizarre turn. She’s experiencing unexpected flashes of insight into people’s lives—people she’s never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriend, she suddenly finds herself torn between two handsome but very different young men: Abe, the charming bad boy whose effect on her both seduces and frightens her, and the mysterious Harlin, who’s new to town but with whom Elise feels an urgent, elemental connection—almost as if they are soul mates.

Now Elise begins to question everything about her life. Why do these guys both want her so desperately? What are the Shadows? Why does the name Charlotte inspire a terrifying familiarity? And who is Elise, really?(Goodreads)

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Dust Girl (The American Fairy Trilogy, #1)

Callie LeRoux lives in Slow Run, Kansas, helping her mother run their small hotel and trying not to think about the father she’s never met. Lately all of her energy is spent battling the constant storms plaguing the Dust Bowl and their effects on her health. Callie is left alone when her mother goes missing in a dust storm. Her only hope comes from a mysterious man offering a few clues about her destiny and the path she must take to find her parents in "the golden hills of the west": California.

Along the way she meets Jack, a young hobo boy who is happy to keep her company — there are dangerous, desperate people at every turn. And there’s also an otherworldly threat to Callie. Warring fae factions, attached to the creative communities of American society, are very much aware of the role this half-mortal, half-fae teenage girl plays in their fate.(Goodreads)

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One Moment

"This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie's life. Now it's the one she'd do anything to forget."

Maggie remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party. She remembers climbing the trail with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can't she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below-dead?

As Maggie's memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of "The Tension of Opposites," "One Moment" is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.(Goodreads)

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So… do you plan on snatching any of these books up today? Is anything new to you?

Happy Bookday!!!
To all the author that have books out this week.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Review: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)

Title: Once Burned
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: June 26, 2012 
ISBN-10: 006178320X
ISBN-13: 978-0061783203
Source: Self Purchase
Goodreads   Amazon

She's a mortal with dark powers...

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...

He's the Prince of Night...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames. (Goodreads)



I have loved everything I have read by Jeaniene Frost and Once Burned was no exception. I will admit that I wondered if this new series would be so much like the Night Huntress series that I would feel like I was rereading the same storyline. But, in Once Burned Jeaniene Frost has a fresh new story with many new characters that I now want to read more and more of.

Mmmmm… Vlad, I feel like I have been waiting for his story for forever. I have always loved what I got to see of him in the Night Huntress series and in Mencheres book, Eternal Kiss of Darkness. In all of my previous glimpses of Vlad he was normally around those he counted as friends. In Once Burned I got to see just how ruthless, dark, and cold Vlad could really be. I liked seeing just how dangerous this powerful vampire could be. There was no question from me how Vlad has survived for so long, or how he commands all his people. Vlad protects what is his with an iron…errr fiery fist.

“When someone threatens me or endangers a person under my protection, I make an example of him.

Vlad is one vampire I would never want to cross, but I would love to be under his protection… Um, or just under him. LOL
He is HOT in more ways than one!

Leila is someone who knows all to well how to be careful. Leila shocks anyone she touches, but her touch is not just some static electricity, if Leila is not careful her touch can kill. I loved Leila! My heart poured out for her. She has an awful accident when she is young and because of that she can’t touch people or be touched by them. I pretty sure I would have gone completely insane if I were her.

My chest tightened with an ache that was as familiar as it was useless. Yeah, Dean knew why fantasizing about my legs—or any other part of me—was pointless, and I’d long ago accepted that there were some things I’d never have.

See! Don’t you want to give Leila a hug…not that that would be easy or anything. I enjoyed seeing Leila’s character grow as Once Burned progressed.

Leila and Vlad’s romance…

Oh, this was so much fun to read! Even though Vlad is scary as all get out, Leila will not be pushed around by him. So what does Vlad do to prove a point to Leila? He opens up vampire dating season on her. Y’all it was hilarious. I really enjoyed watching Leila try so hard to not be interested in Vlad. She really did try to feel something for another vampire while Vlad allowed there to be an open season on her dating rights, but in the end her pull toward Vlad was just too strong. Well, in all honesty I never expected anything else--He produces fire, she electricity…It kind of makes sense. That and the fact that they drive each other just crazy enough that as I was reading all I could think was HURRY UP AND GET TOGETHER!!!

“If your goal is to dissuade me from seducing you, taunting me with promises of failure won’t work.” He settled himself into his chair with an easy, arrogant elegance. “I enjoy challenges, but I don’t think it will be long until you’re in my bed.”  

Oh so hot, and the ability to back up all that arrogance! Why do I love that so much?

The supporting cast…

I love it when an author makes their supporting characters just as interesting as the lead characters. Jeaniene Frost is so good at this! Leila has been away from her family for some time, but she has found a stand-in father with Marty, a vampire who has been looking out for her for years. I loved Marty. He thinks of Leila as the daughter he lost and does everything he can to protect her. I want him to have awesome things happen to him in the future. I also want Vlad to start being nice to him. Another character I am wanting to see more of in future books is Maximus. Maximus has it bad for Leila. He was so sweet to her on their date, that of course didn’t go anywhere because she really does want Vlad, but I just can’t get enough of Maximus. I want to know more about him. I think he and Leila will end up being very close frinds, as long as Vlad doesn’t kill him for looking at Leila.

If you haven't read any of Jeaniene Frost’s other books you would be fine to start with this series and not be lost. Though I do recommend all her other work as well. If you like paranormal romance at all get your hands on this book. It is so good!!!

Happy Reading,

Awesome! Reread worthy.

Recommended For
Adults: For language, sex scenes, and violence.    

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Book Shop Stop #2

Hi everyone! A little over a week ago I did a post on an awesome independent bookstore I found while on vacation, Mermaid Books. After I wrote my post, I realized I have never posted about some of the book stores in my area…

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The Book Exchange is a great used bookstore that has books in about every genre.

The Book Exchange is literally covered floor to ceiling, row after row in books. Books are organized by genre, then by alphabetical author name.

I didn’t bring any books to exchange while visiting this time but I have exchanged books there before. The staff are very helpful and easy to work with.

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I did find a couple of books that have been on my to read list for a while, so I had to buy them.

I have had a lot of people recommend A Brush of Darkness. The author Christine Feehan has been an I–NEED-TO-READ-THIS-AUTHOR for a long time. These copies are in awesome shape.

The Book Exchange is located at 97 Phil Watson RD, Anderson SC
Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm
They are closed Sunday
They don’t have a phone or website, but if you are in the neighborhood you should stop by this awesome bookstore!

Do you know of any amazing bookstores I don’t know about? If they have a website let me know about it in the comments:) I live in the upstate of SC, so if you know of any bookstore gems in my neck of the woods tell me about them and I will do my best to give them a visit. I will be posting my bookstore adventures on Sundays:)

Happy reading,

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Follow Friday (43)

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This weeks question:

If you could "unread" a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?

Ok, so I really want to say Mockingjay, but I say that book to much for questions like this.

My answer for book I would like to unread because it was THAT bad is:
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
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I had friends tell me this author was amazing and that I needed to read him. Someone lent me Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and I read the entire book waiting for something interesting to happen… I never found it:( I know there are people out there that liked this, but it was not for me at all.

My answer for books I would like to start over and experience again for the first time:

There are so many books that I would love to experience meeting for the first time again, so I will just picture some of my favorites If they are part of a series you can bet I mean all of them.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)On the Island
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1)Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries Book #1)
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OK, let me just be honest, I am going to stop there because this could end up being my longest blog post ever with image after image of books I would love to go back and experience for the first time. There is really nothing like finding a book, or a whole series you can just fall in love with is there?

Other news

This is the last day to enter the current giveaway:
Enter to win your choice of book in:
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I LOVE this series!!! Good luck!
Happy Hopping,