Thursday, 31 May 2012

Follow Friday!



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Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. It's where mega-super cool people meet other megatrons of cool. JOINN USSS.



Authors Behaving Badly #5



Authors Behaving Badly: When Authors React Badly to Negative Reviews and Criticism!

OR: How NOT to Handle Bad Reviews!

When an author puts a book out into the world they must know it's not going to get completely positive feedback. All books, throughout history, from Hamlet to The Da Vinci Code, have people who love them and people who hate them. And most authors handle the negative reviews pretty well (even if they're crying inside).

However, some authors decide that they want to fight their critics. Some get personal. Some get downright nasty. Did someone say car crash?

I was originally going to post one article on this but so many authors have behaved badly that I thought I would make it a weekly feature! I bringz you all the drama every week from authors who have been a little naughty.



5. M.R Mathias has ideas above his station!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Graphic Novel Review: 'French Milk' by Lucy Knisley




French Milk
by Lucy Knisley



Published: March 16th, 2009
Publisher: Touchstone
Format: Graphic Novel/Paperback
Pages: 192


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years


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Top Ten Tuesday is a weakly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.


Top Ten Books Written in the Past 10 Years That I Hope People are Still Reading in 30 Years


This was a hard one. I chose books that I think WILL be remembered and definitely deserve to be. 

Monday, 28 May 2012

YA Book Review: 'The Golden Flute' by Catherine Lanigan


The Golden Flute
(Adventures of Lilli and Zane #1)
by Catherine Lanigan

Published: June 12th, 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc
Format: E-Book
Pages: 304


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Monday Mailbox!




Mailbox Monday!

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Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 

The host for May's Monday Mailbox is Martha's Bookshelf.

This Weeks Book Stack!


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Book Chat: 7 Deadly Sins of Reading!


The Seven Deadly Sins of Reading!


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This activity was adapted from beauty blogs by Booktuber Malayza. It's a great feature- thanks!

Authors Behaving Badly #4




Authors Behaving Badly: When Authors React Badly to Negative Reviews and Criticism!

Or: How NOT to Handle Bad Reviews!


When an author puts a book out into the world they must know it's not going to get completely positive feedback. All books, throughout history, from Hamlet to The Da Vinci Code, have people who love them and people who hate them. And most authors handle the negative reviews pretty well (even if they're crying inside).


However, some authors decide that they want to fight their critics. Some get personal. Some get downright nasty. Did someone say car crash?


I was originally going to post one article on this but so many authors have behaved badly that I thought I would make it a weekly feature! I bringz you all the drama every Thursday from authors who have been a little naughty.



4. Eoin Macken Wrote Something. Something Bad. Maybe?

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #8!





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

My "Waiting On" Wednesday selection this week  is...


Title: Eve and Adam
Authors: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012




Top Ten Tuesday: Blogs I Love That Aren't Book Related!


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Top Ten Tuesday is a weakly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Mailbox Monday!




Mailbox Monday!

Description

Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 

The host for May's Monday Mailbox is Martha's Bookshelf.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Beautiful Book Cover Artist #1 : Gregg Kulick


Beautiful Book Covers

Book Cover Artist: Gregg Kulick

I love Kulick's covers. They are so quirky and eye catching. If I had to pick favourites they would probably be Angelology, The Island and Beowulf. But I want them all. They would look mighty good on my bookshelves.

Find out more about the artist here.  His hobbies include pie making, beer drinking, hockey watching and writing in the third person. 





Do book covers really matter to you? If a book has a bad cover will it stop you reading it?

Friday, 18 May 2012

Follow Friday!




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Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. It's where mega-super cool people meet other megatrons of cool. JOINN USSS.



Thursday, 17 May 2012

Authors Behaving Badly #3



Authors Behaving Badly: When Authors
 React Badly to Negative Reviews and Criticism!

Or: How NOT to Handle Bad Reviews!


When an author puts a book out into the world they must know it's not going to get completely positive feedback. All books, throughout history, from Hamlet to The Da Vinci Code, have people who love them and people who hate them. And most authors handle the negative reviews pretty well (even if they're crying inside).


However, some authors decide that they want to fight their critics. Some get personal. Some get downright nasty. Did someone say car crash?


I was originally going to post one article on this but so many authors have behaved badly that I thought I would make it a weekly feature! I bringz you all the drama every Thursday from authors who have been a little naughty.


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Graphic Novel Review: 'Dioramas, a Love Story' by Ricketts Brizuela



Dioramas: a Love Story
by Ricketts Brizuela


Published: May 11th, 2004
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: Graphic Novel/ Comic Series/ Crime
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144

Monday, 14 May 2012

Mailbox Monday!



Mailbox Monday!

Description

Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 


The host for May's Monday Mailbox is Martha's Bookshelf.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Cover Reveal: 'Life & Death of Lily Drake' by T. Michelle Nelson




Title: Life and Death of Lily Drake
Author: T. Michelle Nelson


I meant to post this on May 10th but it completely slipped my mind...whoops!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Graphic Novel Review: 'Kick-Ass' by Mark Millar


Kick-Ass
by Mark Millar

Published: 19th March, 2010
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Genre: Graphic Novel/ Comic Series
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192

Friday, 11 May 2012

YA Book Review and Author Interview: 'Wheels' by Lorijo Metz



Wheels
by Lorijo Metz

Published: April 3rd, 2012
Publisher: Self- Published
Genre: YA/ Science Fiction
Format: E-Book
Pages: 329

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Authors Behaving Badly #2



Authors Behaving Badly: When Authors 
React Badly to Negative Reviews and Criticism!

Or: How NOT to Handle Bad Reviews!


When an author puts a book out into the world they must know it's not going to get completely positive feedback. All books, throughout history, from Hamlet to The Da Vinci Code, have people who love them and people who hate them. And most authors handle the negative reviews pretty well (even if they're crying inside).


However, some authors decide that they want to fight their critics. Some get personal. Some get downright nasty. Did someone say car crash?


I was originally going to post one article on this but so many authors have behaved badly that I thought I would make it a weekly feature!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

'Waiting On' Wednesday #7!





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

My "Waiting On" Wednesday selection this week  is...


Title: Kick Ass 2
Authors: Mark Millar & John Romita Jr
Release Date: 15th June, 2012


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Quotes!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weakly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Book Review: 'Shadow on the Wall' by Pavarti K. Tyler


Shadow on the Wall
by Pavarti K. Tyler

Published: May 1st, 2012
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
Format: E-Book
Pages: 248


'Holding Out For A Hero'- Author Guest Post by Pavarti K Tyler

I’m Holding Out for a Hero 
by Pavarti K Tyler

Author Bio:

Name: Pavarti K Tyler
  • She  is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. 
  • She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway.
  • Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry as a freelance accountant for several international law firms. She now operates her own accounting firm in the Washington DC area, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs. 
  • When not preparing taxes, she is busy working at Novel Publicity and penning her next novel.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Book Chat: 5 Desert Island Books!


Book Chat: Desert Island Books


This book chat was started by Misty at The Book Rat. She asks which books we would take to a desert island under 5 categories and mine are actually very similar to her choices!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

YA Book Review: 'Pretties' by Scott Westerfeld




Pretties

By Scott Westerfeld


Published: May 5th, 2005
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Second Book in the 'Uglies' series 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 370