Sunday, December 16, 2018

Twelve Days of Giveaways: Day Three!

Hello fam! Today is day three of the Twelve Days of Giveaways. I'm doing twelve days of bookish giveaways, with a giveaway posted each day until December 25th. 

Today, I'm sharing a new giveaway! I've partnered with Penguin Random House to bring this giveaway to you. You have the chance to win You Always Change the Love of Your Life (for Another Love or Another Life) by Amalia Andrade! This book is an interactive roadmap for getting over a breakup or mending a broken heart. Here's more information:

You Always Change the Love of Your Life (for Another Love or Another Life)
You Always Change the Love of Your Life (for Another Love or Another Life) by Amalia Andrade
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: December 31, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

A delightful interactive roadmap for getting over a broken heart, with quirky illustrations, song lyrics that totally get it, recipes for eating your feelings, the unique comfort of making lists, and much more

A broken heart can feel like the end of the world, but bestselling author and illustrator Amalia Andrade knows this simply isn't true. Change is not a defeat or a surrender, but rather a promise. Because if the "love of your life" doesn't work out, there is always a chance for something new--a new love, or a new life.


When Amalia was faced with her own heartbreak, she knew she couldn't let herself get lost in despair. With her sunshiny outlook, electrifying energy, and unique sense of humor, she constructed the ultimate first aid kit: an interactive guide to getting over someone through reflections, recipes, and lots of ingenious ideas for transforming a negative experience into a liberating one.


In these pages, you'll find the secret code for interpreting text-message read receipts, loving odes to Beyonce, the ideal playlist for crying in the shower, and much, much more. You Always Change the Love of Your Life reveals the secret to mending your heart and maybe even opening it up again: in love and in lovelessness, we are never alone.


Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository | The Ivy Bookshop


The Giveaway:

Win a paperback copy of You Always Change the Love of Your Life (for Another Love or Another Life) by Amalia Andrade! USA only, due to country restrictions. Ends 12/31, midnight EST. Good luck!



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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Twelve Days of Giveaways: Day Two!

Hello fam! It's December 15th, day two of the Twelve Days of Giveaways. I'm doing twelve days of bookish giveaways, with a giveaway posted each day until December 25th. 

Today, I'm sharing one that I posted already. It's my December New Release Giveaway!


Click on the image to go to the post. Tomorrow, I will post a brand new giveaway!

Stacking the Shelves (#312)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, in which bloggers share the books and swag they've received in the past week!


So, what did I get in the week of Sunday, December 9th to Saturday, December 15th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



All unsolicited - thank you, publishers!


Queen of Air and Darkness pouch
Witchlands pin

Thank you, Alexa and Kiara!


That's it for shelf-stacking for this week! Not a bad week for me. It was a slow one at work and I'm glad the weekend is here. Happy weekend, friends!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Twelve Days of Giveaways: Day One!

Hello fam! It's December 14th and I've got an exciting post for you all. I'm doing twelve days of bookish giveaways, starting with today and ending on December 25th. Each day I'll be sharing a new giveaway.

Today, I'm sharing one that I posted on December 12th. TWO winners will win a book from my #diversereads stack, plus a mystery book! You must enter on Twitter. You get two chances for bonus points:


Good luck!




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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Swoon Thursday (#307): Not the Duke's Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt


- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting


This week, my swoon is from Not the Duke's Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt!



He didn't care anymore. He yanked her into his arms and kissed her.

She opened her mouth of him. Teeth clashing, lips snarling together. Anything but yielding.

Freya.

How could this be? That slim girl, running wild over hills so long ago, her flaming hair a banner. This woman, volutuous and furious, her hair still a flaming banner.

He thrust his tongue into her mouth, confused and angry. How had this happened? Why was she here?

But those thoughts melted away as he explored her hot mouth, felt her hands clench in his hair, pulling him closer.

Freya.

- eARC, page 82



This is Elizabeth Hoyt's latest book, which will be available on Tuesday!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (#311): Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

The New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things and What to Say Next delivers a poignant and hopeful novel about resilience and reinvention, first love and lifelong friendship, the legacies of loss, and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Sometimes looking to the past helps you find your future.

Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a few smallish exceptions: her famous alter ego, Baby Hope, is the subject of internet memes, she has asthma, and sometimes people spontaneously burst into tears when they recognize her. Abbi has lived almost her entire life in the shadow of the terrorist attacks of September 11. On that fateful day, she was captured in what became an iconic photograph: in the picture, Abbi (aka "Baby Hope") wears a birthday crown and grasps a red balloon; just behind her, the South Tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing. 

Now, fifteen years later, Abbi is desperate for anonymity and decides to spend the summer before her seventeenth birthday incognito as a counselor at Knights Day Camp two towns away. She's psyched for eight weeks in the company of four-year-olds, none of whom have ever heard of Baby Hope. 

Too bad Noah Stern, whose own world was irrevocably shattered on that terrible day, has a similar summer plan. Noah believes his meeting Baby Hope is fate. Abbi is sure it's a disaster. Soon, though, the two team up to ask difficult questions about the history behind the Baby Hope photo. But is either of them ready to hear the answers? 



I've read two of Buxbaum's books and really loved them! I can't wait for something new.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday (34)


Happy Tuesday! Today I've decided to participate in Top Ten Tuesday, formerly hosted by Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish, now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today's topic is:

Freebie!

So I'm doing one that I missed... Longest Books I’ve Ever Read!
(Specifically, Young Adult fiction)

  
  
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Freedom's Slave (Dark Caravan Cycle, #3)  Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2)  Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands, #2)


There are plenty more books with 500+ pages that I've read and enjoyed! These are just a few of them. While I tend to stay away from longer books (I have zero patience!), I never regret reading them!