Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Oct. 28

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  So go there to check out more info, link up and see the future topics. 

This week's topic is:
 Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit OR Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween 

I'm going with Top Ten Books to Read to Get Into the Halloween Spirit
  1. It by Stephen King - It is  my alltime favorite Stephen King and still scares me to death!
  2. Pet Semetary by Stephen King
  3. Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz, this still remains a favorite of mine because of the creepiness factor
  4. Suffer the Children by John Saul - I loved his books in high school and there is a definite creepiness factor
  5. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake - awesome YA horror!
  6. The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle - I haven't read this yet, but plan on reading it this week
  7. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by

Monday, October 27, 2014

Blog Ahead November

So I'm joining in November's 30 days, 30+ pre scheduled posts, a kind of NaNoWriteMo for bloggers hosted at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.  More information below and you can click on the banner or the blog name and sign up yourself!

A bloggery version of NaNoWriMo!
November 1-30th, 2014

The Goal
The basic goal is to get "ahead" in your blog posts.

At the end of the month of Nov you'll have 30 additional pre-schedules than when you started the month. 
ex--If you Start with 5 pre schedules--End with 35 pre schedules
     Start with 10 pre schedules-- End with 40 pre schedules

Who Can Join
Any blogger. New, seasoned, Blogger, Wordpress
Any heat level, genre or theme, etc
Types of Posts
Anything you want :)
meme, review, guest post, interview, discussion, etc. 
It doesn't have to be book related

What to do Next!

My Goal:

I plan on scheduling 30 posts, a combination of prepping my What Are You Reading Monday, Top Ten Tuesday and hopefully at least 20 reviews, I really need to get caught up.  We'll see how I do :)

What Are You Reading Monday #9

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and join in!

Books Completed Last Two Weeks:
  • Private: L.A. by James Patterson & Mark T. Sullivan (library)
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver (library)
  • Foolish Games by Tracey Solheim (for Ramblings from this Chick)
  • Mistress by James Patterson (library)
  • Visions in Death by James Patterson (library)
  • Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (library)
  • Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie Maguire (mine)
  • Elite by Rachel Van Dyken (mine)
Reading Now: 
  • Elect by Rachel Van Dyken (mine)
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (library)
  • Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (audiobook, review)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (just because) 
  • The Betrayed by Heather Graham (review)
  • Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (audiobook, review)
  • Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline (library)
  • Happenstance #1 by Jamie Maguire
Summary -
This is for two weeks since I forgot to post last week.  Week one was an amazing reading week even with the whole day on Sunday spent crocheting.  This past week started slow with a lot of tv watching Monday night.  We are trying to finish up season 4 of The Walking Dead so we can watch the first two episodes of Season 5 and then start in with Season 5 next Sunday.  And then there is The Voice which can't be missed. But I finished up the week on a reading binge by diving ito Beautiful Oblivion and  Elite.  Now I'm on and roll and should finish my audio of Black Ice today and can't wait to get into Ashes to Ashes to see how that series turns out!

So how was your week?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Oct. 21

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  So go there to check out more info, link up and see the future topics. 

This week's topic is:

Top New Series I Want To Start (New..let's say within the last year or two)

  1. Crossfire series by Sylvia Day
  2. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  3. Atlantia by Ally Condie (at least I think it's a series)
  4. Off the Record by K.A. Linde
  5. Happenstance by Jamie Maguire (it's a serial, but I'm going to count it) :)
  6. Redemption series by Sarah Castille
  7. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  8. His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers
  9. The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood
  10. Crewel World by Gennifer Albin

So what series interest you?  I would love to know!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Currently Reading: Panic by Lauren Oliver

Panic by Lauren Oliver
Obtained From: Library
Why I chose this one: I love Lauren Oliver and had to try out this new series

Date Started:10/14/14 (and I will f inish it today (the 15th), read over 300 pages just last night, that's how engrossing it is!)

About Panic:
Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Currently Listening: Foolish Games by Tracy Solheim (Out of Bounds #2)

Foolish Games by Tracy Solheim (Out of Bounds #2)
Obtained From: Tantor Media for review at Ramblings from This Chick
Why I chose this one: This series interested me.  I love sports romance books and the first one was amazing!

Date Started:10/9/14

About Foolish Games:
A Hail Mary play for the heart.

Bridal gown designer, Julianne Marchione knows better than to lose her head at a client’s wedding. But, much to her embarrassment, a mix of migraine medication and a smoking hot football player lead to a steamy one night stand resulting in a surprise pregnancy. Julianne has every intention of leaving her NFL hookup far in the past until her son, Owen, is born with a life-threatening blood disorder that requires a transfusion—and Julianne is not a match.

Will "William the Conqueror” Connelly grew up tough, shouldering the stigma of being a bastard child born on the wrong side of the tracks. He refuses to let any child face the same discrimination. When he finds out about Owen, he’s furious that Julianne kept his son a secret. But when he sees her again at the hospital, he realizes that his feelings for her go far beyond anger.

Will insists that Owen recuperate at his home in North Carolina, and he’s adamant that Julianne become his wife—even if it’s only a temporary marriage in name only. But will their simmering attraction ever lead to a real connection?  Or are they just playing foolish games?

Currently Reading: Private: L.A. by James Patterson and Mark T. Sullivan

Private: L.A. by James Patterson and Mark T. Sullivan
Obtained From: library
Why I chose this one: finish up my catch-up on James Patterson Private series (and his other series, I think this is the last one and I am caught up on his series until new ones release)

Date Started:10/12/14

About Private: L.A.:
Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood.

Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people.

When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast--and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene.