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Friday, April 24, 2015

Feature & Follow #25

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & 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 & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

 How did you come up with your blog title and address? Does it have a special meaning for you?

The only special meaning the blog title and address have to me is that they're mine. I didn't really think about my blog URL or name when I decided to start it up, but it's mine now and I love it.


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Friday 56 #37



This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56 

 Rules:
 
 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it

The Door to Lost Pages



Summary:

Step through the door to Lost Pages and escape a life you never wanted...

On her tenth birthday, Aydee runs away from home and from her neglectful parents. At first, surviving alone on the streets is harsh, but a series of frightening, bewildering encounters with strange primordial creatures leads her to a bookshop called Lost Pages, where she steps into a fantastic, sometimes dangerous, but exciting life. Aydee grows up at the reality-hopping Lost Pages, which seems to attract a clientele that is either eccentric or desperate. She is repeatedly drawn into an eternal war between enigmatic gods and monsters, until the day she is confronted by her worst nightmare: herself.
  
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 200 pages (Paperback)
Publication Date: May 3rd 2011 by Chizine Publications (first published January 1st 2011)            

My 56:

On the table, there was a spread of breads, fruit and cheeses, on which Lucas and Aydee nibbled while Lucas recounted his story. There were large bowls of dog food and water on the floor. Aydee couldn't keep track of the number of dogs that came in and out of the kitchen to eat, drink, or get their heads scratched.

What's YOUR 56?

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cat Thursday #68

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s) and then link up at the host's site: The True Book Addict. It's all for the love of cats!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #139


 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.
 
A Thousand Nights
 
Summary:
 
LO-MELKHIIN KILLED THREE HUNDRED GIRLS before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.
Summary & Cover taken from GoodReads.com
Length: 304 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: October 6th 2015 by Disney Hyperion
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love fairy tale retellings and I especially love the cover of this one.
 
Hunter
 
Summary:
 
Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc; destroying entire cities in their wake. Now, people must live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the evil creatures constantly trying to break in. Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magical abilities can protect the populace from the daily attacks.

Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes.

With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems. She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in. Soon she finds that her fame may be part of a deep conspiracy that threatens to upend the protective structure built to keep dark magic out. The monsters are getting in and it is up to Joy to find out why.
  
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 384 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: September 1st 2015 by Disney-Hyperion (first published August 19th 2015)            
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I've been thinking about giving Mercedes Lackey a try for ages and this YA title by her has an awesome summary and I love the cover.
 
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Friday, April 17, 2015

My Absence

I can't believe that my last post on the blog was December 1st 2014. I used to look forward to blogging on a daily basis but at some point in November my posts were dropping off. This was due to the fact that my mother was in the hospital whilst the doctors were trying to figure out what was causing her to need transfusions all the time. Then we had our answer, she had stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Not what we wanted to hear, obviously. However, my mother had a wonderful doctor looking after her who believed because of my mother's strong constitution and how sturdy of a woman she was that she had an extremely positive outlook on my mom's prognosis and Chemo was scheduled to begin in the first week of December. Unfortunately, my mom who has always been susceptible to pneumonia and the day after seeing her doctor and receiving her chemo schedule she was in the hospital on a respirator where she quickly went down hill. On December 7th at 8:32 p.m. surrounded by our family my mother was taken off life support and the single greatest person I have ever known and the woman I had the privilege of calling Mama for 24 years passed away at age 60.  Needless to say, my world along with my siblings, and father's worlds blew apart and were irrecovably changed. Suddenly the one who was holding us all together was gone and me being the youngest of my siblings was suddenly jettisoned into an existence I didn't know how to cope with and still don't. Which is why I've taken this time off from blogging. I've read 12 books since my mother died. The one thing that I've always been to self medicate with, my reading no longer held any joy for me. I used to seek comfort amongst the pages of my books or here in the book blogging community but until about a week ago I didn't even consider coming back. Darren AKA Mr. Turning the Pages has had to talk me off the ledge many times these last few months since I wanted to delete Turning the Pages. However, since I'm now living in a new place I've been coming back to myself and thus I've been wanting to bring the blog back to life. My mama while she never read my blog supported it wholeheartedly and would have been so pissed to know I stopped doing what I love just because I was sad over losing her. She wouldn't have stood for it and that's why I'm back because my Mama is probably giving me hell for being so foolish. I'm not saying that Turning the Pages will be back at full capacity right away, I might just start with meme's and work my way back into reviewing but I am back and I'm glad to be back and I can only hope that you'll all welcome me back as warmly as you welcomed me when I began this bookish journey and thank you for your patience.

Kimberly