Sep 02

Book Blogging Bucket List

1. Go to a large conference like BEA or RT I’ve always wanted to do this. Not necessarily for the books (though that is a plus!), but for the experiences. I want to meet new people who like the things I do, see new places, and try new things! 2. Meet J.R. Ward She is quite possibly the only author that I still pre-order as soon as I hear about a new book. I know people have had their ups and downs with this series, but I am a die hard fan (even through Lover Enshrined!) and anticipate remaining one…. Read more »

Sep 01
I Want it That Way by @MsAnnAguirre

I Want it That Way by @MsAnnAguirre

This is my first book by Ann Aguirre, but I’d heard great things. I WANT IT THAT WAY did not disappoint my high expectations for Aguirre’s storytelling ability and characters. I was fully engaged, rooting for Nadia and Ty the whole way, along with loving all of the roommates and secondary characters as well. Aguirre kept me up way past my bedtime with this fast, sweet read. Nadia is struggling to get through school, become a specialty education teacher, and finally reach her dreams. All on a major budget. She is excited when she and three other friends are able… Read more »

Aug 28
All the Posters!

All the Posters!

My room is bare white walls, and it is driving me nuts! Therefore, by channeling my inner college kid, I went a little crazy with the posters. I got all the posters! Want to see the pretties? Of course you do! I’m looking for more book inspired ones so if you know of some PLEASE let me know. I’m highly irritated there isn’t one for Jericho Barrons yet, but I’ll be really upset if I don’t have it right now wait patiently. First up, my inner child comes out with these awesome Disney posters. And another Disney, Alice in Wonderland… Read more »

Aug 27
The Jewel by @AmyEwingbooks

The Jewel by @AmyEwingbooks

THE JEWEL was an excellent read. The concept was engaging and thoroughly executed. Our story follows Violet, a girl who was taken away from her family to train to become a surrogate for the royalty in their city. These girls are told they have it great. They will be rich, live lavishly, all they have to do is have a baby for the royalty. Unfortunately there are snakes hidden in the gifts the royalty gives, and Violet will be in the very center. This book does an excellent job of provoking emotion in its readers. I felt outraged for Violet and the… Read more »

Aug 26
Top 10 Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet

Top 10 Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet

A weekly feature to show off some awesome books, trends, authors, basically whatever the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish are in the mood for that week Check out their site to link up and join the fun! Wow. I am on a contemporary kick. Most of these are contemporary romance reads. (It isn’t out yet, but I’m already making grabby hands!) Stay with Me by J. Lynn At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things… Read more »

Aug 25
#Discussion: What Makes You Shine?

#Discussion: What Makes You Shine?

Bibliolatry Me (formerly Nocturne Reads) started about 3 years ago I think. I have put a lot into the blog, and I love watching it grow. However, I feel like there comes a point where if you don’t have something special that makes you stand out, you get lost among those power blogs. And don’t get me wrong, they are huge and successful for a reason. I need to find something that makes me stand out as a book blogger. I think and think, but I want to be original and be me. Sure, I’ve tried several things in the… Read more »

Aug 24
Sunday Post #17

Sunday Post #17

This is a feature hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Check her out! This Week in… On the blog Links I Loved/ News I have begun the fall semester! It is basically like going into a bat cave where nothing exists but homework and exams. Never fear, I will come out occasionally! Added to Mountain TBR Nothing new this week! What’s Up Next Week [25 Aug] Discussion: What Makes You Shine? [26 Aug] Top 10 Books I Want to Read, but Don’t Own Yet [27 Aug] The Jewel by Amy Ewing [29 Aug] Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Aug 23
Nothin’ But Trouble by Jenika Snow

Nothin’ But Trouble by Jenika Snow

Jenika Snow knows how to create an alpha male that will wet your panties, but this story was lacking a little “oomph” for me. I must admit that even though this is book 4 in the series this is the first one I have read. The lack of secondary character detail and introduction can be overlooked because of my lack of reading the other 3 books, but it would have been nice to have some kind of little recap. Aside from the editing errors what I found was a run of the mill alpha male shifter read. You have your… Read more »

Aug 21
Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

When I heard that Jamie McGuire was going to be revisiting her Beautiful series with a new Maddox brother, I was ecstatic. I loved BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, read it in one sitting, and I was very hopeful to experience that book love again. I was a little disappointed. I really enjoyed this book, don’t get me wrong, but there were so many aggravating factors that had me rolling my eyes or asking “really?” in a sarcastic tone. Let’s start with what I did enjoy shall we? Like BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, I really enjoy the way McGuire tells a story. She has a… Read more »

Aug 20
Hot Listens Talk About What Makes or Breaks an Audio @Lupdilup @mlsimmons

Hot Listens Talk About What Makes or Breaks an Audio @Lupdilup @mlsimmons

  By Lupdilup & Ml Simmons We often get asked who our favorite narrators are, and when Lenore asked us to do a guest post highlighting our favorites, we were thrilled to participate. My Favorite Narrators by Lupdilup When I review a narrator I always take in consideration certain elements that make the audiobook narration enjoyable. Below is a list of points that (IMO) must be achieved to deliver a great listen, and in our list of favorites you will find narrators that always accomplish that. On the other hand, I have narrators among my favorites because I love the… Read more »