Monday, September 2, 2019

Tangled 'N' Books October 2019 Readathon

It's Labor Day (here in the US), Bookworms! Which means, we can reveal the October Readathon!! For these who are new to readathon. A readathon is essentially an event where we have different book challenges and we also do some other fun challenges and events throughout the week! It's a ton of fun!

We will be hosting the Changing Of Leaves Readathon from October 14th-20th!

There will be 6 reading & 7 photo challenges. For each challenge, you simply need to read a book & post a photo that applies to that challenge. 

We will be hosting reading sprints (where we all read as much as we can during a specific time frame) on our Twitter page during the challenge . These are a ton of fun and a great chance to up your reading for the day! We will likely host these in the evenings on weekdays and various times throughout the day on weekends!

There are 6 book challenges for this readathon. You can have 1 book count for as many challenges as you want and you can read the books in any order you want. 

  1. A Scary book
  2. A book with a Autumn colored cover
  3. A book published in Autumn
  4. A second book in a series
  5. A book with a number in the title
  6. 2019 new release

These are the photo challenges! You can share your phots on social media with the hashtag #tb2k19challenge

  1. Day1: TBR Stack - a photo of all the books you plan to read during the readathon
  2. Day 2: Seasonal Book Stack - a photo of a book outside
  3. Day 3: Spooky Vibes - a spooky photo featuring a book. 
  4. Day 4: Book Series - a photo of a book series
  5. Day 5: National Chocolate Cupcake Day (book + cupcake)
  6. Day 6: Green Books - a photo of green books
  7. Day 7: Book and Planner - a photo of how you planned for the readathon week. It can be your planner, a list pad, a spreadsheet, whatever.



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #76

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Title: Rage
Author: Cora Carmack
Expected Publication: August 27th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Princess or adventurer.

Duty or freedom.

Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.

If Aurora knows anything, it's that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.

In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different—they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent.

This feels like more than rage.

It feels like war.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.





Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #75

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Title: Vow of Thieves
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Expected Publication: August 6th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them―the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor's Watch will be a kingdom, and the two of them will meet all challenges side by side, together at last.

But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and in their rush to return to Tor's Watch, just outside the fortress walls, they are violently attacked and torn apart―and each is thrust into their own new hell.

Unsure whether the other is alive or dead, Kazi and Jase must keep their wits among their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies. And all the while, Death watches and waits.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #74

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Title: Hello Girls
Author: Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry
Expected Publication: August 6th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult




Best friends are forged by fire. For Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce, that fire happened the night they met outside the police station—both deciding whether to turn their families in.

Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.

Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and generations of barely getting by.

One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible to take them from Michigan to Las Vegas can’t hurt.



What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.





Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #73

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Title: Wicked Fox
Author: Kat Cho
Expected Publication: June 25th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology

A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.

Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.

But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead--her gumiho soul--in the process.

Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl--he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to humans. He's drawn to her anyway.

With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon's.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?  Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #72

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Title: Kingdom of Exiles
Author: Maxym M. Martineau
Expected Publication: June 25th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal

Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin's Creed in this epic, gripping fantasy romance from debut author Maxym M. Martineau.

Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep trouble. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and now there's a price on her head. With the realm's most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes him an offer he can't refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.

If only it were that simple. Unbeknownst to Leena, the undying ones are bound by magic to complete their contracts, and Noc cannot risk his brotherhood of assassins...not even to save the woman he can no longer live without.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?  Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio





Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Published: May 7th 2019 by Wednesday Books
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Page: 377
Rating: 4
of 5 stars
Review by: Tina


Synopsis

Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, but made zero friends and unhappy with her life. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.


Review
After following xtinemay on booktube for years, I was surprised to learn that she has published a book. The book is inspired by xtinemay's semester of studying abroad during her college years.
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Again, but Better is separated into 2 parts: year 2011 and year 2017. The story begins with a youthful Shane traveling abroad to England with big shining eyes and a bright smile. She makes long lasting friendship with her flatmates and meets a guy named Pilot who has her heart. Her journey is one of self discovery as she tries to follow a different path that's different from one chosen for her by her parents. A hiccup happens during her semester and it wasn't all roses and sunshine.


Now it's year 2017. Shane is brilliant in her career but lost touch with her cousins, no longer speaks to her parents, have an unfulfilling love realtionship, feels jaded. She thinks back to 2011 and wonders if she could do it all over again. What choices would she make? How would she heal her relationships?

She seeks out Pilot in 2017 and they were given a chance to redo and live 6 years again. Shane discovers so much about herself and those around her. She relives 2011 as a 26 year old knowing what she knows, she chooses her paths carefully and makes better informed decisions.

I think Again, but Better is a really cute contemporary romance. I can see the changes in Shane as she grows from a naive fearful child to a capable independent woman. I enjoyed the plot dramas and heavy conflicts. If I hadn't known this story was written by Christine, I would have thought it was written by any contemporay author. Well done for a debut novel.