Tuesday, September 2

Top Ten Tuesday ~ My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Here are the Top Ten 
Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table (you know...back to school theme):

Hmmm. Are we talking who would realistically be there? Or who I want to sit at the table with because I don't think those lists are the same! Are there enough band geek characters to fill the list? Because I think that is the most realistic I could be.  I was a flag girl in high school and therefore I sat with my fellow band geeks for the most part. 

That sounds like a boring list so let's have my ideal lunch table then, shall we?

10.  Arcadia Bell (Arcadia Bell series by Jenn Bennett) ~ Smart, Tough and fun. I'd love to hang out with her!

9.  Charley Davidson (Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones) ~ Same as above.

8.  Rachael Morgan (The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison) ~ Ok, Actually, I think there is a theme forming here.  Smart, tough and fun seems to be my kinda lunch date! 

7 and 6. Katniss and Gale {yes GALE, not Peeta!} (The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins) ~ Call me crazy but I always thought that a friend makes a better life long companion.  I think Katniss and Gale would be lots of fun.  Maybe they could even catch lunch! Ha!

5. Kitty Norville (Kitty Norville Series by Carrie Vaughn) ~ Seriously, I have a type don't I?

4. Karou (Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor ~ She is the same as the others but something more I think.  Mysterious-ness perhaps?

3. Gin Blanco (Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep) ~ Well I don't want to be on the bad side of an assassin do I?? 

2 and 1. Tris and Four (Divergent Series by Veronica Roth) ~ I really loved reading Divergent and I might be in the minority but I also enjoyed Insurgent.  I haven't read the last book yet )No spoilers please!) but I really think they could be fun.  I have a feeling that if they weren't in such dire circumstances they'd be interesting conversation seeing as how they both encompass so many character traits. 

Wishful thinking on my part for sure.  If they all managed to get along then I think we'd be the most popular lunch table around.  If not, well, we'd be the most entertaining. So who is sitting at your lunch table?

Monday, September 1

September Debut Author Challenge Link Up

Is anyone else excited for Fall?? Jana and I are! SO much so that Jana created a fabulous new button to celebrate the season.  

She is so talented! I love it! 

For more information on the Debut Author Challenge, click the button above to go to Jana's page or click DAC in the bar above.  

When you are ready with your September reviews just link them up here: (The Linky is the same on my page and Jana's so you only need to link up once)

August winner will be announced here after entries are verified.  

And the August Winner is:

Sarah from Confessions of A Bookaholic with her review of Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley! 

Congratulations Sarah! An email is on it's way! 

Tuesday, August 26

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I Want To Read and Don't Own

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Here are the Top Ten Books 
I Really Want To Read But Don't Own Yet:

10. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider ~ Just knowing that the title in the UK is Severed Heads, Broken Hearts is enough for me.

9. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin ~ I read the first in the series and liked it so I'd like to read book 2!

8. Four by Veronica Roth ~ This is cheating a little since I have not read Allegiant yet.  I have already heard that I am going to hate Allegiant (No spoilers please, I have somehow managed to remain spoiler free!) but I still think I want to know more from his perspective.

7.  Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins ~ I loved her first two books and I see no reason I won't love this one as well. 

6. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott ~ Something different and I can always use that. 

5. Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout ~ It is just getting ridiculous that I haven't read it yet.

4. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson ~ A story about friendship more than boys? YES, please!

3. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton ~ I have read A-U, I see no reason to give up now! I really love this series.  Kinsey is a nice change from all the teens I have been reading lately. Not better or worse mind you, just different.

2. Alienated by Melissa Landers - The cover draws me in.

1. Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller ~ I really loved Something Like Normal from her so I want to see what else she comes up with! 

Monday, August 25

Bout-of-books 11 Wrap Up

I am so glad that I participated in Bout-of-books this past week!

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 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I only managed to read 1 book but that was a victory for me since it is the first book I have finished since July.  Before that it was April.  I really liked having reading back in my life this week and I plan to add it to my to-do list for everyday.  Hopefully that will in turn create more reviews and content on the blog! 

My Final Stats:

# of Books Read: 1
Book Title: Insurgent

I know that there are some that didn't love Insurgent, but I really did.  I also know that I might be heading for heartbreak reading Allegiant but I am going to do it anyway because I just have to know! 

Sunday, August 24

My Doctor Who Birthday!

SO I already posted about this a bit on my other blog but I had to post about it here because I have a feeling that many of my fellow bookish friends are also Whovians!!!

Yesterday was my birthday and I was set up at a vendor at a local college. For those that don't know, I am an Independent Wellness Guide with Radiantly You!

After that I came home to this AWESOMENESS!

Doctor Who Party

There was even the theme song playing in the background! My son managed to find a 10 hour loop of the music!  When I walked in the house, I was so surprised! They sang Happy Birthday, which was made even more adorable because Tiny Minion is only 2 and she doesn't really know the words yet.

There was even a poem on our family message board!

Doctor Who Poem

My husband is a pretty talented artist, no? Ha! I loved it! But of course, the best part was the cake! It is for sure the best cake I have ever been given!

Doctor Who Cake

So, I didn't get any actually reading done but my minions used their own money to get me a $10 gift certificate to the book store in the mall! My family knows me so well! I found hardback copies of A Perfect Blood and Everafter both by Kim Harrison in the bargain book section for $5.97! SCORE!

So for the last day of readathon I plan to read A Perfect Blood so I can try and get caught up on the Hollows series before it comes to an end on September 9th! Ahhh! That is SO soon!

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