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Goodreads Monday – Winter Is Coming (No Not That…)

Floppy Ear Wanted to Say hi!   Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading. This week's choice comes from a blog tour that made the rounds through my feed just over a month now, although lord …

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Six For Sunday: (Because Of The Fireplace I Now Have And Will Never Use) Books To Snuggle With

Six for Sunday is hosted by A Little but A Lot  and this week's theme is books to snuggle with and I think most people are doing books they've already read (except one person has Queen of Nothing already - what.ever. and included it). However, since I've never done Six for Sunday before (I can't seem to decide …

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Saturday Top 5: Authors I Have To Read: AKA: Kristoff Haunts My TBR

Saturday Top 5: Books by Unread Authors You Want to Read  From Devouring Books (Last Week's Survival List Linked Above Because I'm Heading To Work And Wan't To Make Sure I Link Back!):Update: Welp. I WAS going to work today. Until the hot water boiler blew up and flooded the apartment below me and now …

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Friday Favorites: Books Worth The Hype Machine

First Line Friday isn't going anywhere but I did want to try something new that might get added from time to time and this week's Friday Favorites' topic seemed like a good time to try it out. Side note: I've been trying to catch-up on everyone's sites today and over the weekend! I'm going to start …

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Autumn Book Tag- Are You Ready For Sweater Weather?

Autumn Book Tag: Are You Ready For Sweater Weather A Tag! Yay A Tag!!! I was actually tagged by three different insanely incredible bloggers with two different versions of this tag. So, I am going to mash them together and make them one of my own! I'm sure no one is surprised that I'm going …

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Tackling Government Corruption, The Chicago Flash Mobs Of 2011 And PTSD, Every Stolen Breath By Kimberly Gabriel Is A Thriller Grounded In Timely Issues

Summary (being highly plot-driven, I felt it necessary to provide):  The Swarm is unrecognizable, untraceable, and unpredictable—random attacks on the streets of Chicago by a mob of crazed teens that leaves death in its wake. It’s been two years since the last attack, but Lia Finch has found clues that reveal the Swarm is ready …

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Prophecies Point To Saviors, Of Course. But Kel Kade Doesn’t Care For Your Tropes. Fate Of The Fallen Is Out And It is Genius.

Disclaimer: I've never read anything by Kel Kade before. Fact:  I must read all the things by Kel Kade NOW. What can I say about a book that is impossible not to spoil and yet I want to scream about? Absolutely nothing and absolutely everything. I'm gonna give it a go. Because I have to. Because …

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Life And Move Update- Good News! Thank You- Please RT (If You Are Comfortable To Do So)

Just finished The Toll. I need to ask Leigh Bardugo if I can borrow Kaz to go have a nice civilized conversation with Neal Shusterman.   I will right this review after... Also... apparently this happened while I was in the middle of moving... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRKJiM9Njr8 And I can honestly say of everything that has happened …

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Opening Up Conversations Around The Intersectionality Of Society, Fame And Sexuality, Emily Roberson’s Debut Lifestyles of Gods And Monsters Released On 10/22

Emily Roberson's debut Lifestyle of Gods and Monsters takes inspiration around the famous and that which has made them not just famous, but multi-billionaires. What are the societal structures and cravings that have created the atmosphere necessary for the Kardashians to sustain for fifteen+ years? Crossing these modern realities with the ancient roots of Greek Gods, …

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Top Five Spectacularly Titled Books Maybe I have Read Or Just- Well Dayum That Title- Top Five Saturday

Top Five Spectacularly Titled Books Maybe I have Read Or Just- Well Dayum That Title- Top Five SaturdayTrick or Treat Freebie Week From Devouring Books (Linked Above):This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that …

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Cover Reveal: Dark Skies By Danielle L. Jensen – Out 5/5/20 -Dark Shores’ Second Installment Allows New And Returning Series’ Readers To Jump Right In

I know this greatly resembles Wednesday's post but that is because of a mix-up over when the cover was supposed to be revealed. Danielle Jensen was SO supportive and gracious about my post Wednesday that she asked me to participate in the actual cover reveal today.

I am asking everyone to please support and spread this post in all ways possible. Thank you!!!

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Fridays Can Be Almost Feral. This Friday Is. You Can Smell It All Over First Line Friday.

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Psst I found this at Becky's Book Blog. Please go check her out! Pick a book off your shelf …

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We Set The Dark On Fire Book Tag (That Started Sober And Maybe Possibly Didn’t End There)

Ok Leelynn. Seriously.  I feel like I deserve like --I don't know. What do they call it when someone gets a degree from a college they didn't even go to? Oh! Right! An honorary degree.... I think I deserve one of those for THIS tag. I mean but who told you? Who warned you? I …

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Tag- Maybe It Impregnated Me…Or Burst My Ovaries… You Never Know These Days

Well. Unlike Sammie at The Writerly Way, (all art credited to her post).who tagged me, I do drink Pumpkin Spice everything- lattes, fraps, all the things! So I am thrilled to have been tagged in this thread. Lord I wish Starbucks delivered. Especially now that everything is packed. But let me not get started on …

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Follow Me To Ground By Sue Rainsford

This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up …

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FORGET WWW- Crown Of Oblivion Pre-order Campaign and Giveaway Reminder- ALSO-Why didn’t someone tell me last week’s post looked like I was having a stroke??? It is fixed, now- I think. I hope. Or I did have a stroke. Carry on WWW….

It is Wednesday and that means WWW World of Words, hosted weekly by Taking on a World of Words. What is WWW Wednesday? What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next? HOLY HELL. Look I know I suck at designing a website- although I am …

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Top Ten Tuesday: Build Your Zombie Killing Squad!

It has been a while since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s (October 22nd, 2019) topic: Books I’d Give Different Titles To but when I saw the twist  TBR and BEYOND put on it, I decided I had to …

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Fall Bucket List Tag- Because I really Suck And Need To Apologize To Siobhans Novelties

Let me tell you why I suck. I made this folder of tags on my phone to keep for the time over the next couple of weeks when I would need a lot of tags... and saved them and fed them lean cuts of meats and sent them to the finest... no wait I'm slipping …

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Goodreads Monday–Just A Song Before I Go— Well If CSNY Had Anything To Do With It, Which They Didn’t

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading. Here's something fun that has been happening to me lately on Edelweiss and Netgalley... Me: Poking around where my eyes shouldn't be poking... Me: reads summary of a book. …

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Eight Will Fall Isn’t A Multi-POV Heist Book. Author Sarah Harian Will Die On That Hill- Being The Author? Let’s Hear Her Out? Eight Will Fall Releases 11/29 And I’ve Got Harian Here Today.

If you didn't see my Can't Wait Wednesday post that featured Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian,  go check it out. It will provide context for: Why Sarah Harian has been stuck with me nipping at her heels for literally a year, by the time Eight Will FallEight Will Fall unleashes itself unto the world on …

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Kardashians, Greek Mythology And Social Media Set Up A Cataclysmic Sequence Of Events In Emily Roberson’s Deliciously Dark Lifestyles of Gods And Monsters- Out 10/22

Interview with Emily Roberson will post Sunday, 10/27! Remember that show unREAL? It ran mostly on USA and then the last season was on HULU. I was riveted by it. Maybe because I was never a big fan of reality TV. And unREAL basically shined the light on all the cockroaches and sent them scurrying. …

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Top Five Books Coming To Creep Me Out And I’m Here For It! Saturday Top 5

Top Five Books Coming To Creep Me Out And I'm Here For It! Top Five SaturdayTop Five Creepy Books That I Have Read Or Want To Read   From Devouring Books (Linked Above):This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is …

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Themes Around Prejudice, Fear and Public Shaming Intersect In Rafi Mittlefehldt’s Sophomore Novel, What Makes Us (Out Now). Part 2 of Blog Tour (Review) Rafflecopter Giveaway Information Included

First and foremost, let me say something before I begin, while I will obviously talk about the themes of What Makes us, by Rafi Mittlefehldt, because they are so intricate to what makes it riveting and timely. I have a very real understanding of having to reconcile that I am not my father, nor do …

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What Makes Us (Out Now) Author, Rafi Mittlefehldt, Takes Time For An Interview To Kick Off The First Of A Two Part Blog Tour Stop with Novel Lives- Rafflecopter Information Included!

1) How did the idea of What Makes Us come about? There was an article after the Boston Marathon bombing that mentioned in passing the 3-year-old daughter of one of the bombers. As awful as the events themselves were, and the aftermath, I kept thinking about that girl – she was too young to understand …

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This Week’s First Line Friday Is Twisted And Secretive – So Much So That I had To Move It To Thursday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Psst I found this at Becky's Book Blog. Please go check her out! Pick a book off your shelf …

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Oh What A Week It Has Been! What Did You Finish? What Are You Reading And What Is Up Next?! Gomez, Who Is Apparently More Famous Than I Even Knew- Is DYING To Know!

It is Wednesday and that means WWW World of Words, hosted weekly by Taking on a World of Words. What is WWW Wednesday? What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next? Ok so this week is still going to be a little thrown off because …

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Shatter the Night By Emily Littlejohn

This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up …

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Without Sacrificing Character or Plot Development Kelly Coon’s Debut Gravemaidens Is Beautifully Deadly But Bonded Forever By Sisterhood- Out 10/29 – Blog Tour Stop Two

There is a certain amount of pressure when you are waiting for a book before, well it is in the infancy stages because, well you just have an instinct about it. And then the pressure doubles down because you commit to supporting it before you even get to read the ARC because, well, now you’ve …

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Goodreads Monday– The Devil Made Me Do It

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading. I have seen a few amazing bloggers that I follow feature this post on their site and so I wanted to give it a shot! And last week was …

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Into The Crooked Place Blog Tour Stop Part Two: Author Spotlight- When Teachers Dare To Stop 4-Year Old Alexandra’s Dreams. PLUS Pre-order Campaign Ends Tomorrow- See Details

Alexandra Christo is no stranger to the young adult world. Her debut hit To Kill a Kingdom left fans feverishly awaiting for sophomore effort, Into the Crooked Place. With her rapscallions unleashed into the world on October 8th, Christo took a moment to discuss some fun stories. Teachers be damned, she was going to be …

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Five Books To Come That Cast A Spell Strong Enough To Break The “Move From Hell” Curse

 5 Books To Come That Cast A Spell Strong Enough To Break The Moving CurseTop 5 Books That Read Or Want To Read That Cast A Spell On Me  From Devouring Books (Linked In Title Above):This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But …

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Mystery, Magic And Guinevere As An Unreliable Narrator? YES! PLEASE! The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) By Kiersten White Rides Into Camelot 11/5

For what seems like the entirety of my forty-two years on this planet I have been waiting for what I’ve dubbed the fab five. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig The Guinevere Deception Toll by Neal Shusterman Queen of Nothing by Holly Black After banging down doors, offering up …

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I Know You’ve Been Waiting ALL Week! It’s Time For First Line Friday! BREATHE!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Psst I found this at Becky's Book Blog. Please go check her out! Pick a book off your shelf …

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Devastatingly Honest, Entwined With Magic, Ninth House, By Leigh Bardugo Unapologetically Takes No Prisoners

Just a note before I start: I am under no guise that this review begins to do any justice to Ninth House. I have tried desperately to not ramble my way through this review in a stream of conscious. I waited until I was mostly through Kingdom for a Stage to write it, so I …

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up …

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HELP ME CATCH UP WITH YOUR WEEK AND GIVE ME ALL YOUR LINKS!!! Here’s An Approximation Of My Week! In Which Case Ninth House and Kingdom For A Stage Rules It All!

It is Wednesday and that means WWW World of Words, hosted weekly by Taking on a World of Words. What is WWW Wednesday? What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next? Ok- SO! PLEASE Put links below of YOUR WWW's AND your favorite so far …

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Satanic Cult Training A Protege Assassin Provides Backdrop For Very Confusing Pivot by L.C. Barlow – Out 10/15

As many know, I make it a point not to read reviews before I write my own, in an effort not to taint my view beforehand. However,  when you come out having finished a book and have absolutely NO CLUE what you just read? You don't know if it was good or bad ... because …

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SURVIVE OR DIE PICK YOUR POISON TAG

I’ve been tagged by Sammie @ The Writerly Way for this tag- and after the stupidity that was The Walking Dead, last night? I'm in the mood. I'm gonna choose a bunch of characters and a bunch of worlds and mish-mosh them and see who survives and who dies... oh yes! Let's see how this plays out, …

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Goodreads Monday- And It Is A Real Pip- Wait For It…

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading. I have seen a few amazing bloggers that I follow feature this post on their site and so I wanted to give it a shot!   It is inspired …

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Happy Walking Dead Season 10 Day- Not-Wrap-Up Post. The Walking Dead Is What I Will Be By Moving Day- BTW.

Walking Dead Season 10 For the record, I have only been watching live since Glenn got his brains got bashed in by Negan (aka Jeffrey Dean Morgan aka Denny from Grey's Anatomy- HOW THE HELL do you go from Denny to Negan... that still blows my mind). Then again I'm sure Harry Potter fans are …

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Dark Magic + Morally Grey, Damaged Characters = A Combustal Ride Into The Crooked Place By Alexandra Christo, Out 10/8 Blog Tour Stop

Into the Crooked Place Review: Please note- Interview with Alexandra Christo will post next Sunday Ok. Look. Maybe my aura (soul, being... whatever your choice of words are) is just in a funny place right now) so whether it is the likes of There Will Come a Darkness, Into the Crooked Place or the soon to come Eight Will …

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Scariest Book Covers That HELL NO I Won’t Ever Read Plus Harry Potter Does Horror- Top 5 Saturday

Halloween: Scariest Book CoversTop 5 Books I Have Or I Want to Read With The Scariest Book Covers  From Devouring Books (Linked In Title Above):This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want …

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The Gilded King Author Josie Jaffrey Interview For Write Reads Ultimate Blog Tour Stop

The Gilded King (Sovereign #1) author Josie Jaffrey and I, like many authors and their readers, have a few things in common- a cat that likes to yell at us if we don't get up when the alarm goes off. Because apparently we are lucky to live with them. Cats- the struggle is real. Also, …

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Ghosts Cast All The Shadows In This Week’s First Line Friday.

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Psst I found this at Becky's Book Blog. Please go check her out! Pick a book off your shelf …

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Good Luck Girls Review, Rafflecopter Giveaway – Blog Tour Tour Stop

Charlotte Nicole Davis' debut the Good Luck Girls is one of the most unique books out this year. It addresses an incredibly heavy contemporary theme not addressed in YA- human trafficking, in a fantasy setting. Whereas Spin the Dawn is on the younger side of the YA spectrum, Good Luck Girls would be an example …

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FFBC Blog Tour Stop: Women Enact Justice For Women In The Athena Protocol By Shamim Sarif- Out 10/8

Welcome to my stop on the FFBC blog tour for the Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif! Do you remember the book The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes? It came out in February. The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif is an upgraded version of the Black Coats. And by upgraded, let me be clear. They aren't …

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Because it is Wednesday And Issa Mood And Because NEXT WEEK And Some GREAT Reads And Whatcha Reading (I know there have to be some similar reads coming up- yeah??) #WWW

It is Wednesday and that means WWW World of Words, hosted weekly by Taking on a World of Words. What is WWW Wednesday? What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next? Well this is gonna come a bit out of nowhere but that's because of …

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: We Unleash the Merciless Storm Tehlor Kay Mejia

This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up …

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Top Tuesday: Books/Series that Led Me to a Novel Life

I wanted to do a different spin on the Top <fill in the blank> Tuesday and so I came up with an idea. There was NO DOUBT that there was a landslide of Young Adult books that led me to start Novel Lives. I am not going to review or even attempt a mini-review of …

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ARC Review of A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

If poetry could be prose then Nova Ren Suma would be the Beatles of it. Her lyrical and often mesmerizing phrasing pulls beauty and atmosphere off the page and fills your senses. Much like an pointillist painter gives you a whole scene from afar but it becomes a blur of tiny points of paint the closest one gets to the portrait.