Friday, July 11

Housekeeping

You may (or may not) have noticed that I have been completely MIA for about a month now. June was absolutely crazy pants.  CRAZY.

I am reorganizing my life right now.  Getting new planners and setting priorities and goals. I thought hard about letting Books Devoured go again.  But ultimately I have decided to just be realistic instead.  I figured out what has been making me get so overwhelmed with the blog: Review requests.

As a result I have a new policy for the foreseeable future. I am no longer taking review requests.  At all. From anyone.

I started this blog in complete ignorance of the (4 years ago, much smaller) community that existed.  I started by just reviewing whatever random book I was reading at the time.  I am going to start by going back to that place. I am going to read whatever strikes my fancy whenever I feel like reading.

I know that I might lose a lot of people who want to read the newest YA and only that. I understand that so I promise to read new stuff from time to time.  I hope though that you will take a chance and maybe discover something different with me every now and then.

With that said, if I have already accepted your request and I have the book I will honor that and get the review up as soon as possible.

Another thing that has changed is that I now have 2 blogs! I know, that's crazy when I couldn't keep up with one right? Well, yes and no.  Instead of changing Books Devoured like I was starting to do before I went MIA (remember the post about makeup?) I decided to leave Books Devoured purely about Books. Then I can have another place to post about my other passion: healthy living.  I have become an Independent Wellness Guide with Radiantly You.  I am so excited about their products but I am most excited about the opportunity to work from home and keep my family healthy and toxin free at the same time. I will of course from time to time cross promote but I promise it won't be too much.  My new blog will be HealthyLifeDevoured.com.  The tag line there is "Because Life is too short just to live it."



Lastly, this design has got to go.  Things are no longer showing up or working. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED it when it was first done by Parajunkee.  I still do actually but it is way past time for a change.  So I enlisted the creative skill of Lori from Imagination Designs and she is creating something fabulous! I am so in love with it and I can't wait for you to see it.

You should start seeing new posts from me next week!  Thanks so much for those of you that are still around to chat with me about books!




Thursday, July 10

DAC July LinkUp, June Winner

I know I am late on this but of course the fabulous Jana at Artsy Girl was on it like always! I was on vacation with NO INTERNET!!! Crazy right?! I loved it but I missed everyone!



Link up your July reviews below. Please leave a direct link to your review and include the title of the book and your blog name.

For more information about the DAC just click the link in the bar above.



I know why you are really here though. To see the winner for June! The winner is ~ 



Amanda with Late Nights with Good Books!

I will be contacting you soon Amanda! 




Saturday, June 7

Debut Author Challenge June Link Up


Thanks to everyone who participated in the May Link Up! You can link up reviews for June on this post or on the one over at That Artsy Reader Girl! Questions about the Challenge? Check the bar above and click on DAC.

(The Link is not working for me right now.  Please feel free to post at the above link for my cohost! I will try to have this fixed ASAP)

Sorry this is a bit late in getting posted!

I can also announce the winner for May: Congratulations to #10


#10 on the link up was Bibliophilia: A Love Story   ~ I will be in contact with the winner soon!

Tuesday, May 6

Release Day for Misunderstandings by Tiffany King

I am so excited to be even a tiny part of this big day for Tiffany! She is so nice and talented and I wish nothing but amazing things for her and her book! So go buy it!!  

Misunderstandings
A Woodfalls Girls Novel
by Tiffany King

Available Now
Purchase Links


“Funny, real, moving and passionate, Misunderstandings is a MUST-READ for NA contemporary romance fans."--New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young

“Super sweet and swoon-worthy!”— #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Just when she thought things were going up…

Two years after a devastating breakup, Brittni Mitchell has moved on from Justin Avery—or so she tells herself. But when she returns to Seattle for her best friend’s engagement party, Brittni finds herself the victim of a disastrously timed elevator breakdown. She’s trapped with the last person she wants to face, and forced to recount the past she desperately wants to forget.

She’s going to have to look back…

When Brittni left her podunk hometown for a big city college experience at the University of Washington, hooking up with a guy like Justin Avery was not part of her plan. Between Justin’s attention-grabbing tattoos, cigarette smoking, and bad boy attitude Brittni quickly chalked him up as “Mr. Wrong.” But his charm was unrelenting, and Brittni’s decision to give Justin a chance quickly turned into the worst choice she ever made.

So that she might be able to move forward.


Now she’s stuck with Justin—literally—and the complicated web of misunderstandings that tied up the truth for two years is about to unravel.



USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iPhone and iPad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

For information on any of Author Tiffany's titles, visit her blog at www.authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com







Where to connect with Author Tiffany
Twitter- @AuthorTiffany
Pinterest- Tiffany King
Goodreads- Tiffany King
Email- authortiffany@yahoo.com.

"Dreams do come true...Dream big."

Sunday, May 4

Sunday Stew ~ The Return

Sunday Stew used to be a weekly feature here on Books Devoured. It started out as just a way for me to share fun stuff I found on the internet or fun stuff that was going on around me.  Eventually it turned into a meme which was an epic fail.  Epic.  Honestly, I never intended it to be a meme anyway so I am ok with this failure. 

Now I am bringing it back (not as a meme).  I need a day to share some stuff that is not a review or a discussion post about books.  This week I have 3 fun things to share and one is book related! 


Happy May the 4th! 

I was so excited to get the following from Quirk books:


In case you can't make it out from my horrible picture that is the first two books in the 

 

The last book in the trilogy is due out in July! 


Influenster Mary Kay Glam Box

Now for some non book related fun! I was chosen to receive the Mary Kay Glam box from Influenster! Excited does not even cover it.  It is my very first VoxBox from them and it was a great one to start out with! 

I recorded an unboxing video!  Or you can scroll down to see the pictures and skip the video! 



Here are the pictures of everything in the box:















Subscription Boxes!!!

I am so impressed by everything that I got in the box.  I will have to get all made up and take some pictures! 

*(Links below are affiliate links. I don't get "paid" when you click them but I do get points on my account which I can use towards the purchase of future products)* 

I so loved getting a box of fun stuff in the mail! I saw on FB that a friend was on the wait-list for Ipsy.  I went online and started looking for reviews of Ipsy and I discovered the fabulous Ramblings of a Suburban Mom.  From there I entered what I like to call an Internet Black Hole. 

I was stuck for hours researching all the boxes and then looking at reviews of past boxes to see what I wanted to get.  I ultimately chose Ipsy and BirchBox.  The main deciding factor was price.  I could get both of those for a total of $20 a month! Each one is just $10! 

I am on the wait-list for Ipsy but I am convinced it is worth it! Here is what was contained in the April 2014 Ipsy bag:

I think that is well worth $10! That includes the cute bag and the shipping! 

Ipsy seems to lean more towards make-up while Birchbox seems to lean more towards skin care and other beauty products. 

This is an example of what was contained in the April Birchbox:

Picture credit: Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

From what I can tell, not every person gets exactly the same box.  You take a short survey about your skin tone, hair color and other info and that information determines what will be in your box. 

I also really wanted the Wantable box or the Social Bliss Box! But alas, I am not rich. (*those are not affiliate links) 

I'd love to know if you get any subscription boxes! Tell me which ones you love! 



 
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