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Monday Musing – I want to read “Into The Still Blue” NOW!

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

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So Today I’m going to MUSE about a book I just saw pop up on Edelweiss today —

That’s Right Guys — “Into The Still Blue” by Veronica Rossi

It’s out on Edelweiss to request for ARC review – WHAT??!!

I almost tumbled out of my chair this morning clicking request it NOW..  To say I’m excited is… less than – I’m psyched for this sequel, how about you guys??

Either way, now I wait – and you all know how it goes with Edelweiss – sometimes I get them and sometimes I don’t. There doesn’t really seem to be any rhyme/reason or logic to it base do what I see, I think it’s all the person who reviews the content that day, but I am REALLY hoping I get this one, this is the first book since “Panic” (which I never got or heard word from) that I’ve really wanted like this and to think I could read it NOW – I would stop what I”m doing this very second and read it cover to cover if it was approved. Seriously – Cannot wait.

The other half of the coin is what I will do if I DON”T get it, I will have to wait until next year, which will seem like forever! So cross your fingers for me and if you love it as much as me, get on there and request it asap!

I’ll put the cover and the synopsis for everyone below – if you have not checked this series out – check it out – Veronica Rossi is amazing and her stories are wonderful – one of my all time favorite series!

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

Summary from GoodReads:

The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi’s “masterpiece” Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).

Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it’s time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.

The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together.

Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won’t even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.

Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because Cinder isn’t just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he’s also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.

In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

With all that being said – Happy Monday Everyone!

Kelley

 

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Monday Musing – August 26th

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

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Happy Monday Everyone!

I’m not sure what to muse about today to be honest – so I’m just going to “vent” a little – speak up if you can understand where I’m coming from…

Blogging was something I started for fun and to get books early so I could review and get the word out to everyone else – it also helps support my book habit..

I have been on a whiz lately – Reading like a crazy woman, but now I have the question – how do I get all of these books reviewed? I read 5 books within the past week (It was a crazy reading week – not normal) but now I’m faced trying to get these things reviewed and to be fair to everyone that allowed me to read early in exhcange for these reviews.. Hmm… Plus I do have a full time job – which pays my bills so kidn of have to respect that.

Anyway, having too many books to read, reading too many great books is never something I complain about but the busier the blog becomes it’s hard to sometimes manage my time – what do you think? Do you set aside days just for reviews, review right after you read something? How do you make it work – always open for advise!!

Happy Monday!

Kelley

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Monday Musing – August 5th

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then

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Today I’m going to muse about a few books I’m desperate to read, but haven’t gotten approval for the ARC from Netgalley or Edelweiss —

1. Panic by Lauren Oliver

2. Just One Year – Gayle Foreman

3. The new Katie McGarry book out in November I think…

The new Katie McGarry is not on the sites yet, but the other two are on Edelweiss and I have the hardest time getting things approved there… Lately, I’m not having great luck on Netgalley either – I would love any tips from anyone?

I’m hoping to catch an ARC tour for these and get to read early, but sometimes the best books or the ones I want the most are the most difficult to get… so frustrating!

Bottome line – if you have some advice how i can improve my profile for Netgalley or Edelweiss and get better books approved or more books approved – or even better how I can get paperback books from the Publisher – HELP! I would love to know how you get started on getting books directly from the publisher..

Happy Monday!

Kelley

 

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Musing Monday – July 15th

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Today’s Musing Mondays asks…

What do you think of books that give you recommended reading lists? Do you read them? Do you use their suggestions? Why/why not?

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Hmm – this is a very interesting topic today and nice to have some change up!

To be honest, I don’t usually pay attention to these things.. BEFORE I was a blogger when I read books I always purchased, I would from time to time check these out – especially when it listed books by the same author if I enjoyed the book I read, but now that 90% of what I read is an ARC, I don’t see these much anymore.. So I would say right now, no.. Not only because I don’t really see them but also because my TBR list is insane and I only add things at this point that I’m absolutely dying to read!

But I do appreciate that some authors take the time…

Now – reading lists I see on GoodReads or Top Ten Tuesday lists are totally different animals – I know it’s not “technically” part of this musing session, but I have to admit that I do pour over these looking for my next “great” read – and to see if there is anything I have missed out on completely doing my own searching.. I’ve gotten some great reads like this like “Tangled”  by Emma Chase – Loved, loved, loved this book and got it from someone’s Top Ten Tuesday – totally off my radar. I think that’s the best part of doing those Top Ten Tuesday, and even any other MeMe like this one and the Tuesday Teaser — it gives me a chance to get what I’m reading out there as well as see what everyone else is doing!

Happy Monday Everyone!

On another note, I read an AMAZING book this weekend – “Tumble & Fall” by Alexandra Coutts – actually read this whole book (365 pages) in one day yesterday if that tells you how awesome it is – check back for my review today!

 

Kelley

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Monday Musing June 24th

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

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Happy Monday Everyone! Here is my Musing for this Monday!

hmm…what to discuss.. I think I’ll talk about a reading habit this week – if you guys know what i’m talking about, chime in! Love to hear your feedback!

My most annoying reading habit since becoming a blogger is my TBR list and how insane I have grown it.. Since I can see books on Netgalley and Edelweiss and know what’s coming down the pike, I request them and then magically there they are on my kindle.. At first it was super magical and awesome, and trust me it still is! But now i’m dealing with a TBR list that is unmanageable – and overwhelming to be honest. I have over 50 books on my TBR list right now, not including the ones I have bought myself to add to the list. I love blogging and I LOVE reading and I just don’t want it to ever become a chore, and having too many books is NOT a problem – but I think I need to learn to better manage it.. Any tips would be amazing! Right now I’m on a hold up – not adding anything else until i get a plan to review what I have already — and again – 100% not complaining about the over abundance of books, I’m lucky for that matter! My annoyance is more with myself and for choosing so many and not considering the time to read and review each one, and I truly want to be fair to the authors. So, my solution is this for now, and again PLEASE post any suggestions if you have them(!): I will not purchase or request any further books at the moment, and I’m going to start scheduling reviews for my blog to give myself dates, and ETAs to get this done —  Needing to schedule reviews is new and exciting and means I must be doing something right ot get these books to review, right? I think so – so that’s the plan and I’m sticking to it — Sorry for the ramble.. Hope everyone has an awesome Monday! Since I didn’t inlcude anything from a book here – thought I’d include a quote from the book I just finished: “Tangled” By Emma Chase – if you don’t have it – get it NOW! It’s hilarious and wonderful writing and an awesome POV. See  ya!

Quotes (Please note there are 5 quotes below – the first being my favorite and I think this shows how hilarious this book is.. If you don’t laugh at this guy’s insane thoughts, not sure what would make you laugh then – but anyway it has adult language so be warned!) from “Tangled” By Emma Chase:

Quote 1

“Edward Cullen can take his stupid heroine and OD on it. Kate is my own personal brand of Viagra.”

Quote 2

“You ever seen A Christmas Story? You know toward the end when Ralphie beats the ever-loving shit out of the bully? I hope to God you’ve seen it. Because then you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say I’m about to go real fucking Ralphie on this son of a bitch.” 

Quote 3

“I once heard my mother tell my father that she shouldn’t have to explain why she was pissed. That if he didn’t already know what he’d done wrong, then he wasn’t really sorry for it. What the fuck does that even mean? Newsflash, ladies: We can’t read your thoughts. And frankly, I’m not entirely sure I’d want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.”

Quote 4

“No man wants to f*ck a skeleton-and nibbling crackers and water like a prisoner of war at dinner isn’t attractive.”

Quote 5

“Fine’s a funny word, don’t you think? I don’t think there’s another like it in the English language that says so much while actually saying so little.”

Hope those leave you laughing! Happy Monday!

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