Bookend Events, Winter 2018

Christmas Readathon & December TBR

Happy Fri-YAY Y’all!!!!

I honestly am so stocked for November to be over and done with because December is JAM PACKED with crazy amounts of goodness that I can’t even begin to tell y’all how stupid excited I am for! One of the things I’m crazy nuts for is Bookend Events first winter event– Bookending Winter!!!

This has been Clo and I’s baby for quite some time and we are so excited that tomorrow it will be alive and out there in the lands for you all to meander and play in! If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about you can check out my announcement post (Bookending Winter 2018 Announcement) where I discuss in greater detail everything about Bookending Winter 2018 and where you can sign up to participate!

This December Bookend Event is also participating in Amy @ The Little Booknerds in the Corner‘s annual Christmas Readathon! This readathon is for the entire month of December and consists of twelve challenges–you can click here to be taken to Amy’s post where she delves further into the details, BUT I AM SO EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU MY TENTATIVE TBR FOR THE READATHON AND THE MONTH OF DECEMBER!!!!

So grab your popcorn, make yourself some tea, get cozy and watch as I explode candy canes and jolly ranchers all over the place. Continue reading “Christmas Readathon & December TBR”

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5 Books I Want To Read Before 2019

Hello Story-Tellers! Can you believe we only have a little over a month left until 2019 is fetch status but a real thing?

Image result for mind blown gif friendsYeah I know, I’m shocked too. But with this news in mind, I started thinking about the books I have read and haven’t read so far, and realized there are a few that have been on my TBR this entire year, that I promised myself I would read in 2018…and…haven’t yet. So in complete, Sam like fashion, I then said:

What books am I most ashamed I haven’t gotten to yet?

This is that list.  Continue reading “5 Books I Want To Read Before 2019”

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I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills [ARC Review]

I Bet YouGenres: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: October 25th, 2018
Source: Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Format: eARC
Rating:fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars.5

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.

Sexy AthleteI bet you…
Penelope GrahamBurn in hell, quarterback. 

The text is random but Penelope figures out exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn’t take his wager.

Ryker Voss.
Football star.
Walks on water and God’s gift to women.
Just ask him. 

His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he’ll realize what he’s missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?

Penelope Graham.
Virgin.
Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.
His mortal enemy.

Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.

Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secrets mean everyone loses this game of love?

  Continue reading “I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills [ARC Review]”

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October Wrap-Up & GIVEAWAY WINNER

I feel like I say this with every wrap-up, but honestly where did the month go? Where has the year gone?! I cannot believe that we are only sixty days away from ringing in 2019!

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October was a whirlwind month for me. Blogoween kicked off for the first time and was a HUGE success (all thanks to you guys), I hosted my very first giveaway (which the winner will be announced below!), and I have made so many new friends here in the book blogging world! Honestly, October was a great month filled to the brim with different events and different emotions. I can’t even believe this but hot damn I read a crap ton too. How I found the time to host, co-organize, work, read, and you know–breathe, I will never know! But flipping flapjacks does it feel good.

Before we get into what exactly I read, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that participated and hosted Blogoween. You guys are simply amazing. None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for your enthusiasm and participation! Thank you to everyone who posted for it throughout blogoween, and to all the hosts for giving us a piece of your week/blog throughout the month of October and promoting the shiznits out of this event! YOU ARE THE REAL MVP!!!

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-OCTOBER WRAP-UP-

5-4 Stars

  • Can’t Text This by Teagan Hunter – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Fall by Kristen Callihan – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Fence #10 by C.S. Pacat – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Fence # 11 by C.S. Pacat – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2-3.5 Stars

  • Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐

1 Star

  • Playmaker by L.P. Dover – RTC – ⭐

DNF

  • Off The Ice by L.P. Dover

-MUSIC WRAP-UP-

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This month has been a nostalgic month in the music department as I have found myself venturing back into a country mood. Maybe because it’s fall and cool weather has decided to sporadically visit the city I live in that has got me into my southern roots and what not. I don’t really know, but man oh man have I been loving these songs like crazy this month:

  • Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
  • Hi-Low – Bishop Briggs
  • Lullaby Love – Roo Panes
  • Neon Church – Tim Mcgraw
  • Lose It – Kane Brown
  • Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs
  • To A T – Ryan Hurd
  • Burn the Ships Album – For KING and COUNTRY
  • Dead Man’s Arms – Bishop Briggs
  • Taki Taki – DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Ozuna
  • Without Me – Halsey
  • Sweet But Psycho – Ava Max
  • She’s Got the Best Of Me – Luke Combs
  • Simple – Florida Georgia Line
  • Talked You Out of It – Florida Georgia Line
  • Whiskey Glasses – Morgan Wallen

 

-BLOGOWEEN GIVEAWAY WINNER-

And finally, the moment most of you have probably been waiting for–the winner of the 2018’s Blogoween Giveaway is….

Shalini @ Book Rambler

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Congratulations Shalini! Please check your email you provided for all the details to claim your book! Please note that if you don’t respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. And thank you to everyone who entered! I’ll most likely be doing another giveaway soon (because I had way to much fun with this) So keep on a look out for that!

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How was your October? Let me know!

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BLOGOWEEN FINALE: The Veil Is Thin

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! I can’t believe today is the last day of Blogoween! You guys have made this event into something amazing and far beyond anything me, Clo or any of the hosts imagined it being. so THANK YOU. Honestly, you guys are the best and I seriously can’t wait to see what is next to come!

Don’t forget today is your LAST DAY to enter our Blogoween Giveaway! Head on over to my previous post: Blogoween Day 5: Giveaway! For all the info on how to enter to win a book of your choosing from Book Depository! This giveaway is open to the U.S. AND Internationally! So please go enter!

Our final prompt for Blogoween comes from our illustrious co-organizer: Clo @ Book Dragons. 

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-TODAY’S PROMPT-

The Veil Is Thin

The 31st Oct is supposed to be a day when the veil between our world and the otherworld, is at it’s thinnest. As such, it was originally a day to ward of evil spirits; what spirits are you hoping to ward off? (e.g. paranormal characters, evil characters, writers block, procrastination etc.)

Continue reading “BLOGOWEEN FINALE: The Veil Is Thin”

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RELEASE BLITZ: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Title: I BET You
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: New Adult Romance (Standalone)
Release Date: October 29, 2018
Photography: Wander Aguiar
Model: Steven
Cover Design: Shanoff Formats

Continue reading “RELEASE BLITZ: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills”