Sunday, November 23, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Making Up for Monday: Book Purchases

Each week, there will be a book-related theme or game, or something fun to do that week. And you can play along! All you have to do is find the question for that week and write a post that day based on that question.

This Week's Topic/Question:
How do you choose a book to buy (recommendations, book covers, back summary, etc.)?

My Answer:
My answer is D, all of the above. Or more like E... I need the excetra.

  • Favorite Authors: There is a select few whose new books get an automatic buy no matter the subject matter Jim Butcher, Nalini Singh, Lorelei James, Richelle Mead and Molly Harper White. I've got everything they've published, quite a few in multiple formats.
  • Favorite Narrators: Same goes for my favorite narrators. I've been exposed two a lot of new authors and genres because of my love of audiobooks. Wil Wheaton and James Marsters are my two favorite male narrators with newcomer Luke Daniels making the mix. And I have quite a few more female - Emma Galvin, Cynthia Holloway, Angela Dawe, Scarlet Chase, Cassandra Morris and Amanda Ronconi.
I'm no stranger to all the traditional ways. Recommendations are huge a source o influence, especially now that I follow vloggers and blogger, as well as belong to multiple in-person/online book clubs.

Also I'm a sucker for beauty; covers, that is. I've read many a crap book because the cover was shiny. 

Excluding the word buy, browsing libraries is also a driving force. I always leave with too many to read in the alloted check-out timeframe. Doesn't stop me though...

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Making Up for Monday: War/Battle Novels

Each week, there will be a book-related theme or game, or something fun to do that week. And you can play along! All you have to do is find the question for that week and write a post that day based on that question.

This Week's Topic/Question:
Do you enjoy war or battle novels? If so, which is your favorite? If not, why?

My Answer:
Hmmm. I suppose the answer would be yes, because I enjoyed the single book I finished, lol. The only war book I've read, and I'm going out on a limb here, would be the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, Game of Thrones. If that doesn't count, then a hesitant 'no' is my answer. I've strayed from books like this in the past because they then to be long and heavy like high fantasy. Yes, Game of Thrones is high fantasy, but I was motivated to read it after how amazing the first season of the HBO's adaptation was.

I may give it a whirl, but I dunno... A noncommittal maybe, final answer. 

Game of Thrones is my favorite, based on it being the only one I read but an equally amazing read at that.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Audiobook Review: Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin #8) by Jennifer Estep

Title: Deadly Sting
Book Series: Elemental Assassin, Book #8
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Format: Audiobook (AmazonAudible)
Narrators: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 11 hours & 6 minutes
Release Date: March 26, 2013

Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot.
Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place

Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:: i love the book cover and how it ties with this story. No question, you can see that this is a story about one badass chick.

Chapter One was cute. Nice introduction back into the world of Gin and Finn. I love their banter, and Finn in general. He takes being self-conceit to a whole new level, but still remains loveable and charming.

Top 5 Best Book Covers: November 2014

Top 5 Best Book Covers is monthly meme created by The Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The rules are simple: on the first Saturday of every month, post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!

Title:  The Silence of Six
Author:  E.C. Myers (Twitter)
Genre:  YA, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date:  November 5, 2014

“What is the silence of six, and what are you going to do about it?”

These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein’s best friend, Evan: Just moments after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school, he kills himself.

Haunted by the image of Evan’s death, Max’s entire world turns upside down as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting to prove his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no one to trust and too many unanswered questions.

Max must dust off his own hacking skills and maneuver the dangerous labyrinth of underground hacktivist networks, ever-shifting alliances, and virtual identities — all while hoping to find the truth behind the “Silence of Six” before it’s too late.

Cover Characteristic: Road Trips

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Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite cover’s with that characteristic.