Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Art of Lainey

WoW is a weekly meme showcasing books we can't wait to get our hands on. It is hosted by Jill over at BreakingTheSpine so check out all the other posts and be prepared to add lots of new books to your tbr!

Author: Paula Stokes

Release Day: May 20th, 2014

Summary: (goodreadsSoccer star Lainey Mitchell is used to getting what she wants, and when her boyfriend Jason breaks up with her for no reason, what she wants is to win him back before the start of their senior year. Lainey and her friend Bianca check the interwebz for tips and tricks, but the online dating advice is all pretty lame. 

Then the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. Didn't someone once say that love is a battlefield? Jason isn't going to stand a chance once Lainey and Bee go all Zhou Dynasty on him... 

Old school strategy and subterfuge meet modern-day dramarama in the story of a girl who sets out to win at all costs and ends up discovering what's really worth fighting for.

My Thoughts: The synopsis sounds a bit cheesy, but I haven't read a light-hearted book in a while. It sounds like it will have some really interesting situations, a good dose of humor and a cool MC. Sounds just like the kind of book I need right now!

What are you most looking forward to this week?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop was originally a part of Jennifer's Crazy for Books Blog and is now hosted by Billy at Ramblings of A Coffee Addicted Writer.

Each week, participants answer a question from those submitted. Here is this week's prompt:

3/21/14 Prompt: What is your favorite weekly meme? Asked by Kisha.

I don't really participate in memes all that often. In my earlier blog days, I enjoyed going through the Mailbox Monday posts, Teaser Tuesdays, and Waiting on Wednesdays. The meme I have stuck the longest to (on and off) has been Waiting on Wednesday, because I absolutely love adding new books to my tbr pile. Even when I haven't had time to blog, the WoW posts have allowed me to stay somewhat connected to the blogosphere and in the loop on upcoming releases making waves throughout.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is now hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer after it originally ended over at Jennifer's Crazy for Books blog. 

Each week, a question is picked from those submitted to be asked. You answer on Fridays and spend a week looking through other responses! In an effort to keep writing, I hope to become a regular participate of this meme.

3/14/14 (PIE DAY) Prompt: What is the most creative thing you have ever done with a book? Asked by Veronica.

Although they were not my books, just two weeks ago in lab, my lab partner and I were doing an experiment which required a beaker to be clamped onto a stand about a foot in the air.

In order to stabilize our set-up, she pulled out a copy of Lemony Snicket's The Bad Beginning, a book on theater, and her kindle stacking them up to create a makeshift stand for our chemical-filled beaker. It had been quite a while since I had seen non-textbooks, so I think I might have shed a tear or two at the sight.

I was also extremely worried we would spill something on them but the books were safe and our experiment went well. We couldn't have done it without you darling books!

Is it Spring Break Yet?


This blog has not been updated in several months. Mostly because I haven't read anything for the last two terms. But Spring Break is coming up! I will be busy eating, sleeping, and reading novels for FUN. Things which I have not done as much (or at all as is the case with reading) as I would have liked to.

Couple of things:

-If you want to find out about some new books I am interested in reading and hopefully you will be too, request me on Goodreads or follow me on Twitter (links in sidebar) since I regularly add books to the to-read list. My free time consists of napping and ogling all the books I wish I had time to read. I also read a lot of the excerpts on Amazon and such since that is all I really have time for.

-One thing that has stood out to me about being away from my blog, is that I don't write much anymore. Writing is a skill that needs to be practiced everyday. Blogging is a great way to improve. I think that my writing quality has diminished since I am not doing it as frequently. I find it MUCH harder to write reviews or critique work now. My point? Write and read as much as you can. Even if you aren't showing your writing to anyone, you develop a sense of intuition on what looks and sounds right. Reading also helps you develop your writing skills.You need the skill to get into university or grad school, to get scholarships for school, to express your concerns on legislation or other public matters in text, to write an e-mail asking for a letter of recommendation, to BS your way through your science paper on blood pressure...all while sounding like a coherent, confident and credible person that deserves to be listened to. Yup.

It is 3am. Near the end of Dead week. Forgive me if I sound anything but coherent!

-First book I will be reading and reviewing (sometime in the next two weeks) is INK by Amanda Sun. My first impression based off the first three pages is that the main character sounds sassy. I think I will like it!

-I will likely be writing all of the Waiting on Wednesday posts I have missed out on purely because I can go through my to-read list and pick out the top books I really want to buy and/or nag people to buy for me, and also because of cover lust. Covers!

That is all. The end. I struggle with conclusions. Smh.