Wednesday, 29 August 2012

YA Book Review: 'The Spindlers' by Lauren Oliver



The Spindlers
by Lauren Oliver


Published: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: Received ARC from Publisher
Format: E-Book
Pages: 256

Book Chat: Literary Dinner Party!



Description

This tag was created by Youtube Channel  (original video here)


THE RULES: you must invite 11 guests, and there must be;

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

YA Book Review: 'This is Not a Test' by Courtney Summers



This is Not a Test
by Courtney Summers


Published: July 19th, 2012
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Format: Paperback
Pages: 323

Monday, 27 August 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 August's Monday Mailbox is '5 Minutes for Books'

Books I Bought

Sunday, 26 August 2012

A Book in Pictures: 'All Things Different' by Shawn Underhill




A Book in Pictures

Description

'A Book in Pictures' is an original feature, in which I ask authors or readers to choose pictures that relate to their own book or their favourite book in some way, be it photographs of the setting, actors who would play the characters in a movie, or pictures of anything that inspired them whilst writing/reading. I then ask them to explain why they chose those pictures.


Friday, 24 August 2012

YA Book Review: 'What's Left Of Me' by Kat Zhang



What's Left Of Me
by Kat Zhang



Published: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Received ARC from Publisher
Format: E-Book
Pages: 356

Thursday, 23 August 2012

August Giveaway!





August Book Giveaway!

I thought I would start being nicer and looser on the old purse strings and do a monthly giveaway at the end of every month!
  • This is an International Giveaway. Books will be shipped, brand new, from 'The Book Depository'.
  • The prize is one paperback copy of 'Anna Dressed in Blood' by Kendare Blake.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Authors Behaving Badly #13



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.



13. Emily Giffin, Plus Husband and Assistant, Run Amok on Amazon!

YA Book Review: 'All Things Different' by Shawn Underhill



All Things Different
by Shawn Underhill


Published: June 26th, 2012
Publisher: Independently Published
Source: Received Copy from Author
Format: E-Book
Pages: 267

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books During the Lifespan of My Blog!



Description

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly 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 Favourite Books You've Read During the Lifespan of Your Blog

Monday, 20 August 2012

Recommend A...Book By A Debut Author!




Description

'Recommend A...' is a feature by 'Chick Loves Lit' in which we recommend books based on the prompt for that week!

Recommend A...
 …Book By a Debut Author.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

YA Book Review: 'Defiance' by C.J Redwine



Defiance
by C.J Redwine


Published: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: Balzar + Bray
Format: E-Book
Pages: 416

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Book Chat: Playing With Your Emotions!



Playing With Your Emotions: Book Edition!


Description

This tag was created by Youtube Channel 'padfootandprongs07'. She asks us to name the books that really, ya know, get in touch with our emotions...'n' that.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Organising My Bookshelves!





Organising my Bookshelves!


I finally decided that action needed to be taken. My books, which have slowly been crawling out of their assigned shelves and invading the rest of my bedroom, needed to be controlled! I decided I wanted to arrange them into YA, Graphic Novels and Adult Fiction/Classics. I wanted them to be in height order, which rules out keeping authors and series together due to having a mix of book heights, paperbacks and hardbacks. This was sad but I MADE THAT SACRIFICE FOR SOME SERIOUS HEIGHT ORDER!

Before:

My boyfriend posing with my, as yet, unarranged shelves and book pile:

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Authors Behaving Badly #12



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.

12. Carroll Bryant Publishes a Blogger Hit List!

YA Book Review: 'Seraphina' by Rachel Hartman



Seraphina
by Rachel Hartman


Published: July 10th, 2012
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: E-Book
Pages: 480

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Recommend A...Book With a Blue Cover!





Description

'Recommend A...' is a feature by 'Chick Loves Lit' in which we recommend books based on the prompt for that week!

Recommend A...
 …Book With a Blue Cover.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Book Chat: Top 5 High School Books!




Top 5 Books I Read in High School!


Description

This tag was created by Youtube Channel 'incrdiblydeadlyviper' and challenges us to name the best books we were assigned in High School!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Recommend A...Book Someone Else Recommended To You!




Description

'Recommend A...' is a feature by 'Chick Loves Lit' in which we recommend books based on the prompt for that week!


Recommend A...
 …Book Someone Else Recommended to You.

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 August's Monday Mailbox is '5 Minutes for Books'

Books I Bought

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Book Chat: We Love Books!



We Love Books Acrostic!





Description

The 'We Love Books' acrostic tag was created by Youtube Channel 'RyanReadsBooks'. The Letters down the side spell out 'We Love Books' with a question for every letter!

Friday, 3 August 2012

YA Book Review: 'Slated' by Teri Terry




Slated
by Teri Terry



Published: May 3rd, 2012
Publisher: Orchard Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Authors Behaving Badly #11




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.


11. Alain de Botton Attacks a Reviewer!

'Waiting On' Wednesday!






Description

"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...