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WWW Wednesday – September 4th

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

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What Am I Currently Reading?

Alienated (Alienated, #1)“Alienated” By Melissa Landers

Summary From GoodReads:

Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. 

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet…

What Did I Just Finish Reading?

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)“Wait For You” By J. Lynn

I really enjoyed this book – Review will be up soon so keep checking back!

Summary From GoodReads:

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for….

What Am I Reading Next?

Louder Than Love“Louder than Love” by Jessica Topper

*Now I have tons of stuff I have gotten approved recently – so this is not 100% guaranteed, also have some blog tour dates coming up so may need to change, but for “this moment” this is my next planned read –

Summary From GoodReads:

In this powerful debut novel, a young librarian grieves the loss of her husband…and discovers a love that defies classification.

It’s been over three years since a train accident made a widow of Katrina Lewis, sending her and her young daughter Abbey back to the suburban town of her youth…the only place that still makes sense. Lauder Lake is the perfect place to hide and heal.

Recluse rocker Adrian “Digger” Graves survived the implosion of his music career, but his muse has long lain dormant. Until Kat hires him to play at her library—not on the basis of his hard rock credentials but rather, because of the obscure kids’ TV jingle he wrote years ago. In a case of mistaken identity, Adrian stumbles into the lives of Kat and her comically lovable daughter.

Using tattoos as a timeline, Adrian unfurls his life for Kat. But as the courtship intensifies, it’s unclear whose past looms larger: the widow’s or the rocker’s. Will their demons ever rest, or will they break these soul mates apart?

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So that’s it for my WWW Wednesday! Hope you all have a wonderful day!!  And share your WWW’s  – I want to hear what you’re reading, what’s up next, and what did you finish – always looking for great reccommendations!!

Happy Reading!

Kelley

 

 

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WWW Wednesdays- Check out my WWW’s for June 26th!

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Hey Everyone – Happy Wednesday! Hope it’s a great mid-week day for everyone! Check out my WWW’s for this Wednesday below and share the link with yours or comment with your answers – love to hear back from everyone and this one is so easy, just 3 little questions!!

1. What am I currently reading?

Well right now I’m reading “The Distance Between Us” by Kasie West and really enjoying it so far!!

The Distance Between Us

2. What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished “Tangled” by Emma Chase over the weekend – hilarious book with hot and steamy moments – absolutely reccommend! Review to post soon!

Tangled (Tangled, #1)

3. What am I going to read next?

Now – this is the question of the ages.. And I SWEAR it changes every time – I look back at these posts and I don’t think there is even one where I kept my answer true to form.. But as of this moment, my next planned read is “The Marriage Merger” by Jennifer Probst. I actually started it before this current book, but then I got my ARC in the mail for this and it’s due by 7/1 so I had to sideline that to get this one done – so I’m fairly certain this week I’ll keep with my next book – imagine that huh?

The Marriage Merger (Marria...

So that’s all everyone for this WWW Wednesday – Tune in tomorrow for Book Talk Thursday – a new series I’m working on for my blog – Love to have anyone join in on this MeMe if they want to!!

Keep reading!

Kelley

 

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WWW Wednesday hosted by Should Be Reading!

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I love this segment because we get to see what everyone is reading now and what’s next – and share some fun book gossip too! So here’s my list:

I am currently Reading: “Secret For A Song” by S.K. Falls – just one the first chapter so not really sure how I feel about it quite yet – but it’s an interesting idea for a book.

What I just finished Reading: “The Elite” by Kiera Cass – Loved it, although I did have some frustration through the middle – more to come with my review!

What I’m Reading Next : Now for right now my next book is “Lola And The Boy Next Door” by Stephanie Perkins but this could change at any moment – one thing that has changed so much since I stared blogging is the utterly difficult decision about what to read next… Last night when I finished Elite I swear I spent 30 minutes debating before making my selection – Before I was a blogger I bought one book at a time or maybe two and whent with those – now I have about 30 that need reviews and it is a little overwhelming, but in a good way, to be honest. I can never complain about having too many books!

So that’s my list for today – Happy Wednesday!

Kelley

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Happy Saturday Night Everyone!

I havne’t finished a book yet, but I am working on some good ones, so I thought I’d do a post “in reading” just to see what everyone else is reading.

Right now I’m reading “Pushing The Limits” and “the Under The Never Sky Novella about Roar and Liv.”

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky, #0.5)

 

I’m hoping I can finish these. And tonight I actually took some time to do something – not sure if all of you do this, but to organize the list of what i want to read next/when. Between Negallery/Edelweiss and the normal books being published my list is getting piled up fast – Wow i idn’t relaize how wuickly this stuff can come up so i’m “trying” to organize this stuff tonight and get an idea of what next when.

I also took a good hard look at my blog, and some things I might want to change.  First of all I have realized to my utter disbbelif that I have not published my review for the second Under the Never Sky, for Forever Black, for Beautiful and Walking Disaster – not to mention I would love to review the Dilerium series.. So at least I have some content to work on until I can get my next set of books read. Anyway, so where I am on a Satruday night truding away on this, so you can def take away that I love doing this.. Its my relief from my everyday stuff.

One other comment before I’m off of here for today. Another blogger I really like posted something today about friendships and how h ard they are to cultivate and keep and I agree with her 100%, so either I just had some bad luck or i’m not meant to have that clsoe connection.. I don’t think i’m not menat to have it because I love people and I strive for communication – but what can I do to change this? I was also thinking that maybe me coming on here wsas a way to find friends who had more in common with me, so we could share our love of books and maybe even more – so who knows. Does anyone else knwo what I mean? I would love to develop a clsoe knit circle of fellow bloggers where we could keep up via blog, emial, maybe text message.. and maybe have some type of book group, I just could see it growing more maybe?? I can always hope anyway..

 

Well everyone, have a great Satruday and Pre-Mother’s day night – look for some reviews to be posted tomorrow!

Night  Ya’ll – thought I would leave you with a post from one of the books i’m reading!

Kelley

“If you’re scared, tell me.  If you need to cry and scream, then do it.  And you sure as hell don’t walk away from us because you think it would be better for me.  Here’s the reality, Echo: I want to be by your side.  If you want to go to the mall stark naked so you can show the world your scars, then let me hold your hand.  If you want to see your mom, then tell me that too.  I may not always understand, but damn, baby, I’ll try.” From Pushing the Limits – can you say “swoon”?

 

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Friday Finds Sponsered by Should Be Reading @ Wordpress.com (May 10)

Books 2008

Books 2008 (Photo credit: // Denise //)

Hello Readers! And Happy Friday! Today is my first time parcitipating in my Friday finds and I did have a few good ones this week.  I’ll list them below – but i’m excited to hear what did you find too?

For this week my finds were The Blackstone Affair, Ten Tiny Breaths (have to read before the sequel comes out soon!), The Summer I Became A Nerd, Our Song, and The Distance Between Us, and OCD Love Story. I felt like there were so many more this week – but these are the top of my “new read material” list for right now. So let’s check them out!

Naked (The Blackstone Affair, #1)Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)The Summer I Became a NerdOur SongThe Distance Between UsOCD Love Story

This is just a small sampling of the new books added to my list this week. If i don’t stop fast – my list will be longer than… well let’s just say way too long!

I thought I would pull one quote randomly from one book just as as teaser and of course as I read/review – be sure to check that out!

So here’s the quote — ta da! From Ten Tiny Breaths –

“Just breathe. Ten tiny breaths … Seize them. Feel them. Love them.”
—                  K.A. Tucker                  (Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1))

“I don’t hate you. I could never hate you. Give me your heart, Kacey. I’ll take everything that comes with it.”
—                  K.A. Tucker                  (Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1))

Just from those quotes, I know I want to read that book and it has just escalated itself from my list on my Kindle/etc. I am in the middle of two books with two in the wings, well 3, but now this one takes the cake – it may even be next. So thanks to http://shaninsanfran.wordpress.com/ for reccommending this – can’t wait to discuss with you – she is one of my newest friends in Blogland and if nothing else this week – I have found that great begining of a friendship!

Happy Friday Everyone – read on and let me know what you’re reading too!

K

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Review of “Screwed” by Laurie Pilssner

In the Grace of Your Love

In the Grace of Your Love (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Fetus at 38 weeks after fertilization 3D Pregnancy (Image from gestational age of 40 weeks). Retrieved 2007-08-28. A rotatable 3D version of this photo is available here, and a sketch is available here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Published by: F+ W/Adams Media and Merit Press

Published Date: May 18, 2013

Source: Netgallery E Book (ARC)

The Story

Per Goodreads Summary

Flattered by the attentions of Nick, the cutest guy in school, seventeen-year-old Grace Warren, captain of the math team, lets down her guard and gets pregnant the night she loses her virginity. Hopeful that Nick will drop to one knee and propose when she breaks the baby news to him, Grace is heartbroken – Nick wants nothing to do with her. Her best friend, Jennifer, thinks she should get an abortion, but Grace is certain that her morally upright parents will insist that she keep the baby. After she comes clean to her super-religious, strait-laced parents, they surprise her by insisting that she terminate the pregnancy to avoid humiliating the family. But when she sees the fetus on the ultrasound, she decides she can’t get rid of it. Deciding to save the tiny life growing inside of her, Grace must face the consequences of being that girl – the good girl who got knocked up.

The Characters

To be honest, in the begining it was hard to connect with the characters.  Once I connected with Grace, however, I felt strongly about her situation and her strength of character – she just did not give up, no matter what.  I out right dispised her parents – they exemplified every radical religious view which was totally unfounded behind their own doors, or to be frank they were hyppocrittes.  I loved Jennifer as her best friend. I really enjoyed Grace getting to move in with helen, it was just what she needed and of course if you believe in fate, it brought her Charlie too. You had to love Charlie as he waited patiently getting to know Grace despite the fact she was pregnant from her one mistake.. and despite everything he fell in love for her because of her strengths and who she was, not what she had done. Grace in the end allowed herself the happiness to receive this love in return, and that was my favorite part. I really admired her taking the time after Molly  was born to go off of the grid and really figure everything out before going to college, to not just act as nothing had happened and move on – Overall though this was a difficult subject, the characters the author constructed played out realistic roles and made the best of the situationa nd highlighted the strength of especially Grace and Charlie as they navigated this diffiult situation together.

What I Though

Over all, I very much enjoyed the book. As i said above, it was a slow start, but then again right from page one you are jumping into some pretty deep issues, including abortion and being desserted by your own  family.  Once I got past the begining and got to know the characters I could really appreciate them and the story. I saw the main character’s struggle and was amazed at how she kept finding her way through, maybe not the perfect path, but a path that would get her where she needed to be and allow her to be proud of her accomplishments. I thought the writing and the story flowed well, and I didn’t feel like there werew any parts that draggedat all. I would reccommend this book to anyone – with a clear idea of the story. For my personal rating I would say 5/5 stars. It’s just something different, and i enjoy reading books that are not all about the same thing. It had a great deal of gushy romance, but it also had a strong story line and message – and i enjoyed that.

The Short Skinny on the Story Overall

If you like what you’ve heard so far, get the book and you won’t regret it. I did re-read the last chapter once over just because i liked the ending so well, but this is not a book i will rea over and over, so not something a keeper if you buy physical books – but still worth having. I reccommend the Eversion if possible. But, eithier way – get it and read it – you won’t be sorry!

Quotes I Adore

Conversation between Grace and Charlie, and I thinkn it sums up the best part of the end to this story

“I love you, too.  I always have, but I didn’t want to ruin your perfect life.  I didn’t want you to love me because you knew my parents didn’t love me anymore and I was all alone, or that I was some lost lamb who coudln’t fend for herself.” Grace sat down on the grass and Charlie knelt in front of her in the grass.

“That’s not why I love you, Grace.  I know you don’t need me to take care of you, but I wan tto.  There’s a huge difference.”  “But I do need you.  You make me feel like me, like the person I want to be, and when I was away, it just wasn’t the same,” Grace said.  “I dont want to be away from you anymore.” “So don’t leave again.” Pushing her back into the grass, Charlie stretched out next to Grace and kissed her forehead, her nose, both cheeks, her chin, and finally her lips. “it’s so short, ” he said, running his fingers through her close-cropped hair. “I chopped it off myself. Low maintence.”  “I like it, ” Charlie whispered into Grace’s ear.  “I didn’t think you were coming back to me, but Helen said I just had to be patient.” “Your aunt is the smartest woman I’ve ever met,” Grace suddently sat up. “I should tell her I’m back.  We have to tell her about Dartmouth.  She’ll be so excited.” “I have a feeling she alreadys knows,” Charlie laughted and kissed Grace again.”

I don’t have many other quotes for this – so read it – you won’t be sad!

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