Review: Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires #14) – Rachel Caine

Review: Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires #14) – Rachel Caine

Fall of Night is the 14th book in The Morganville Vampires series, and though I love this series, I didn’t think it could surprise me anymore… But I was blown away completely, and could have never seen the impact coming! The ending was so awesome I wish I could now be a fly on the wall in Rachel Caine’s office (or wherever it is she’s writing) so that I could know sooner what will happen next! Fall of Night starts with the almost-rising sun over the horizon, just outside the city-limits of Morganville, where Claire is waiting for her dad to come and pick her up. She has snuck out of the Glass house to avoid a teary goodbye with […]

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Feature and Follow #46 – Meet a Blogger?

Feature and Follow #46 – Meet a Blogger?

Feature and Follow #46 – Which fellow Blogger would you like to meet? YAY it’s Friday! Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature and Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature and Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee’s View and Alison ofAlison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to meet more new bloggers! What sets this Hop apart from others, is that our hosts […]

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Armchair BEA – Non-fiction / Ethics

Armchair BEA – Non-fiction / Ethics

Non-fiction Welcome to day 3 of Armchair BEA, I hope you are having as much fun with this as I am! Yesterday, I participated in my first ever Twitterchat, and I loved it. I also checked out the live video-stream from BEA, and while that was fun as well, it was also a little confusing, becuase it is also a live video chat, with lots of people talking at the same time 🙂 Today, we are talking about non-fiction. When I first saw this as a topic, I was thinking to myself that I don’t read non-fiction apart from course-books in linguistics, so maybe I shouldn’t participate today. However, it is just not doable for me to not participate, I […]

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Cover Reveal: Lucky Number Four – Amanda Jason

Cover Reveal: Lucky Number Four – Amanda Jason

Book Blurb: Pandora Ann Phillips’ life is just normal-crazy. Her mom’s psychic, her dad’s mom is a snob, her mom’s parental units are ‘too down to earth’ and her best friends are newlyweds. Okay, so her best friends being newlyweds isn’t really abnormal, but living with them in a cramped two-bedroom apartment definitely is. Sex, sex, sex, is totally on their brains. Actually, it’s not only on their brains, but it’s on the kitchen table, couch, on top of the washer…well, you get the picture. Being a celibate (not by choice, mind you) full-time college student, and working as an almost full-time barista, Pandora can’t afford to lose anymore sleep. So, she decides to seek out a new place to […]

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Armchair BEA – Giveaway!

Armchair BEA – Giveaway!

Armchair BEA – Giveaway What a great idea for all of us to host a Giveaway during Armchair BEA – I haven’t hosted many giveaways so far, but I do have my rafflecopter account, so that’s very handy 🙂 Because I have decided to give away some of my favorite books by favorite authors or in favorite genres – I have to stay on topic with the past few days! – there are three books in four different categories, and the rafflecopter reflects this. Let the fun begin! Here are the four different prizes that are up for grabs :     Hardbacks of Maeve Binchy’s Scarlet Feather, The Glass Lake and Nights of Rain and Stars.     Paperbacks […]

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Armchair BEA – Literary Fiction

Armchair BEA – Literary Fiction

Literary Fiction Today in Armchair BEA, we are discussing Literary Fiction. Literary Fiction isn’t all that different from genre fiction in my mind, but I do see a slight difference, as if literary fiction is maybe a contemporary fiction that might one day become a classic. As I said, this is how I see it in my mind – you might see it quite differently! So, today we’re discussing books that have somehow changed our lives. Books that touched us in a way that made us see things differently, or want to live our life differently. There are books that have made me feel like something just clicked inside me, as if the narrative shared some deep, universal secret with […]

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Review: All He Ever Dreamed (The Kowalskis #6) – Shannon Stacey

Review: All He Ever Dreamed (The Kowalskis #6) – Shannon Stacey

*I received a free ARC of All He Ever Dreamed from Carina Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* All He Ever Dreamed is the story about Josh, the youngest Kowalski brother, and Katie who grew up with them – and who is practically one of the guys. She hangs out with the guys during ball games, and is just as good at shouting at the TV as they are. She is the town’s barber, and the one who usually cuts Josh’s hair. When Katie’s mom is sick, and conspiring to get Josh and Katie together, it is decided that Katie should stay a while at the lodge – and that’s when the sparks start flying – even […]

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Armchair BEA – Becoming a Better Blogger / Genre Fiction

Armchair BEA – Becoming a Better Blogger / Genre Fiction

Becoming a Better Blogger I have been blogging for almost a year – actually my blogoversary will be on Sunday – the last day of Armchair BEA. During that time, I have changed quite a few things. First, I started out on Blogger, but I didn’t like to feel so enclosed, there were a lot of cool widgets and layouts it was just not possible to have there. So, after just three months under my belt, I moved to a self-hosted wordpress blog. And I’m so happy about that! I can choose different plugins for so many different things. I mean, really, if I think of something I want on my blog, I do a plugin search, and chances are […]

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Armchair BEA – The Classics and Me

Armchair BEA – The Classics and Me

  Armchair BEA, The Classics and Me It’s funny that we’re talking about the classics, because when I was younger, I did everythig I could to avoid reading any classics at all. Yeah, I wanted to be the one saying (sagely, I thought) that I didn’t need the classics to understand neither life nor literature… Now, though, I love the classics, and I think that one of my favorite parts of going back to university is having the opportunity to discuss different classics with other students. And there are many different reasons why I love the classics now. 1) There are some things that seem to be universal when it comes to human condition. I was especially touched by this […]

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Top Ten Tuesday #13 – Freebie :) Paranormal Creatures

Top Ten Tuesday #13 – Freebie :) Paranormal Creatures

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten paranormal creatures This week on Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie! And I have chosen to share my Top Ten Paranormal creatures – and which character made me pick that particular paranormal creature. Top Ten Tuesdays is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we share our excitement for books, and I really like how this meme makes me think about the books I read, why I read them, and who to recommend my favorite reads to. So, here we go : As usual, my list is in no particular order : 1) Vampires!! I love vampires, because they add a certain danger to a narrative, they can be mean, […]

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