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The Liebster Award, Pt. 10

I can't believe I've been nominated for the Liebster Award for the tenth time!  Thanks so much for the nomination, Erica @ Erica Robyn Reads!  Everyone should check out her blog, it's great and she's just getting started at that!

Since this award is generally for newer blogs, I believe I'll just be sharing my answers to the questions that Erica has set to me rather than nominating others as well.  Well, here we go:

My Answers:

1. Who is your all time favorite author?


I have so many, but honestly, it's pretty easy for me to select my all-time favorite - J.K. Rowling!  I don't know if there will ever be another author who's works will have the same effect on my life.

2. Does a particular color of book cover draw you in?



Well, blue is my favorite color, but I have also noticed lately that I'm also drawn to orange covers.  For example, I love the covers of The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

3. Do you ever read comics or graphic novels…

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017.  The books on my list cover this September through November.  I can foresee myself spending some of my hard earned money on these!  Here we go, in order of release date:


A Conspiracy in Belgravia (Lady Sherlock #2) by Sherry Thomas - Release date: September 5


Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu - Release date: September 12


Shadowhouse Fall (Shadowshaper #2) by Daniel José Older - Release date: September 12


Odd & True by Cat Winters - Release Date: September 12


A Poison Dark and Drowing (Kingdom on Fire #2) by Jessica Cluess - Release date: September 19


This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis - Release date: October 10


All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater - Release date: October 10


Retribution Rails (Vengeance Road #2) by Erin Bowman - Release date: November 7


Renegades by Marissa Meyer - Release date: Novembe…

Music Monday: Recent Favorites

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

"Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur (2016) - I had never heard of Arthur until my local radio stations started playing this song on repeat, but I'm hooked on this song now - he has a great voice.


"Good News" by Ocean Park Standoff (2016) - My local radio stations have started playing this one (not nearly getting the same amount of …

Sunday Funday: Memorial Day Weekend Book Haul

Happy Sunday and Memorial Day weekend everyone!  I hope everyone who celebrates it is having a good weekend with nice weather and cloudless skies (unlike the damp weather and threatening clouds overhead).  I was hoping to make it to a local ice cream festival today, but unfortunately that didn't happen.  Thanks, weather.  Tomorrow, though, looks like it will be a better day.

However, the weekend hasn't been a total loss - yesterday, I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - it was a lot of fun to be back with Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew and Javier Bardem was pretty great as the villain of the story, plus the effects looked awesome - and I made it to the opening weekend of the county's Friends of the Library Book Sale.  It's held at a warehouse which was absolutely packed with materials and shoppers and they had a $5 per stuffed bag special.  The books in the photo above are what I managed to fit into that plastic bag!
Giant by Edna Ferber - The mov…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio + 50/50 Friday

Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
These are the rules: 1. Grab a book, any book. 2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.


This week I'm spotlighting one of my upcoming reads, If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio.  I've been highly anticipating this April release and my hold at the library finally came in!  If you haven't already added this to your tbr, what are you waiting for?  It sounds perfect.  By the way, M.L. Rio, the author is also the Duke of Bookingham!

Beginning:

I sit with my…

Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Fantasy and Sci-Fi Releases I'm Looking Forward To

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is a Summer Reads Freebie, and I have elected share ten Upcoming Fantasy and Sci-Fi Releases I'm Looking Forward To that are being released this June - August, 2017, both YA and adult.  Here we go, in order of release date:


Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle - Release date: June 1st


Down Among the Sticks and the Bones by Seanan McGuire - Release date: June 13th


The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss - Release date: June 20th


The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee - Release date: June 27th


Spoonbenders by Dary Gregory - Release date: June 27th


Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine - Release date: July 11th


At the Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon - Release date: July 11th


The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova - Release date: July 11th


Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw - Release date: July 25th


The Dire King (Jackaby #4…

Music Monday: Zenith Salutes... The Teen Sound

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.


When I go to thrift stores, aside from looking at books I also like to check out the vinyl records they have.  I just happened to find Zenith Salutes... The Teen Sound which was released in 1966 as a limited edition at one of my last forays to a local thrift store.  When I went up to the register the cashier sure gave me a funny look... Anyway, the record feat…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Feel Me Fall by James Morris + 50/50 Friday

Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
These are the rules: 1. Grab a book, any book. 2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.


This week I'm spotlighting my next read, Feel Me Fall by James Morris.  I've received this paperback from the author in exchange for and honest review (which is my first print read to review from an author) and I can't wait to dive into this YA mystery because I really enjoyed his earlier novels, What Lies Withinand Melophobia.

Beginning:

I have tried so hard to…