I’m the book lover who is subscribed to a bunch of book deal emails and is always finding cheap books for my Kindle most of the time but Amazon in general has physical book deals as well. I just recently bought and read All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven for FOUR DOLLARS. What a steal, it was paperback by the way. Anyway, I get this question occasionally: how do you buy your books? So, here…I’ll tell you my secrets!
Goodreads just added Young Adult books to their Deals subscription. It’s a free email subscription and you can check the genre you would like to get deals from. I really love this because it shows popular Young Adult books that I may want to pick up. This applies to every e-reader platform: Kobo, iBooks, Kindle, Nook and Google Play.
This is one that I use frequently and I have gotten e-books off of here. This is the same, an e-mail based book deals. Go to the BookBub website and enter your email, fill it out and you’re set! Beside the email, you can also go to the website and browse! These are usually from Amazon but they should apply to every e-reader platform.
Book Outlet is my favorite website. I always order because they are usually doing a sale and have popular books relatively cheap! However, they do have expensive shipping prices if you’re out of the US. An alternative is Book Depository which has free Worldwide shipping and prices that are reasonable – plus if you want a UK edition of a book that’s your place!
I hope this post helped you find some cheap deals for books and new book email subscriptions!
Where do you usually buy books in the store or online?
Hi, everyone! I hope you all are having a great day and had a great holiday. I’m starting my Books of 2016 posts while I’m taking a week off of making videos on my Booktube channel since I did Vlogmas this month.
This reading year has been up and down for me. I have read some good books and some disappointing books. I’ve only given out a few 5 stars to the books I’ve read. Here are the books that I disliked this year. All the books listed I gave a rating of 2-3 stars on Goodreads.
DISCLAIMER: These are all of my honest thoughts and opinions on these books. If you enjoyed these books, I am so glad for you because I didn’t. Please be kind in the comments and respect my opinions. Thank you!
1. Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan – I did not finish this book really because of Lily’s character which was only about a few chapters in. I couldn’t stand her and to be honest I think I want Dash & Lily to be by itself rather than a duo.
2.The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – 2016 was not the year of reading great sequels. Are sequels in duologies even good? I didn’t like this because Rosie was making me mad, I know she’s hormonal but how do you NOT want Don in the future of your lives?? Ugh.
3.The Haters by Jesse Andrews – I was very disappointed in this read. I was so excited to read another Jesse Andrew book because Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was so, so great! However, I went into this thinking road trip and they really only stopped at a few places. Also, the dirty jokes were TOO excessive.
4. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – This book was a good book to pick up because it was diverse (POC, f/f relationship) and it was informative. If you were unaware, this book is about a school shooting in multiple pov’s of students during the time it’s happening. However, it fell flat for me and I know we couldn’t get too much character development or anything since it was set during a short period of time. I don’t have experience of witnessing a school shooting but I just felt it was predictable and did not have much of a surprise or shock factor.
5.The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner – This book is set during the few days after 9/11 of a boy who meets a girl with wings on the streets of NYC after the first building as collapsed and so forth. I haven’t read a book set during 9.11 but I wanted to. I liked being able to read a character who has experienced 9.11 since I was so young, I don’t know too much. However, the romance tie-in was what threw me off and I just couldn’t get into it. I felt as such a serious topic, romance was the last thing we needed to be worrying about.
6.With Malice by Eileen Cook – I did enjoy this book very much. It was super thrilling and I devoured it. But, it’s on this list because I gave it a low rating due to the fact of the ending. I’m going to be brief about this because of spoilers. But, it just didn’t satisfy me and I wasn’t happy.
7.The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood – I was sent this book from Macmillan to honestly review and I wasn’t a fan of it. It was pitched as a time travel contemporary and the time travel was more of wormholes to memories than time travel. I liked the overall message of grief and how you can be a different person when you’re grieving and I really liked the ending. Just fell flat for me, really.
8.Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman – This was my first Western-like book that I have ever read. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I felt like it was just a story with a beginning, middle and end that was all the author wanted to accomplish. I just wanted more to the story, really. I did like the overall Western vibes and #girlpower.
9.Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – Oh man.. I never say I disliked or hated a book but this is one I could NOT stand. I actually hated it so much. Which was sad because I never want to say that about a book. I didn’t like the world of the after life and I didn’t agree with the rules. Also, the main character was very whiny and so mean to her grandmother who she never knew!! She was so rude. Oh, I couldn’t stand her.
10. Never Never Part #3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher – I was really excited for this because YAY!! last story! finally know what happens!!! THE ENDING MADE ME SOOOOO ANGRY. LIKE, WHY! I READ ALL OF THESE TO FIND OUT AND THAT’S ALL YOU GIVE ME. WHAT. Omg, this made me so angry…as you can see.
Okay, enough ranting for this post! Let me know your kind thoughts on any of these books! What was your most disappointing read of the year? xx
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From December 5-9, 2016, Entangled TEEN is celebrating the release of Backstage Pass: The Complete Series with a release week blitz. Guys!! I am so glad to be apart of the Backstage Pass Series Release Week! I read Abby and the Cute One, the final book in the series. You can check out my review here.
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I am joining many bloggers in The Thanks U Give thanksgiving celebration inspired by The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas coming out in 2017. This was created by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales and Hazel @Stay Bookish. Many bloggers, bookstagrammers & booktubers are participating, click here to see the other posts! You can sign up until November 25th if you’re interested!
Today, I’m sharing the top ten things I’m thankful for this year, bookish and non-bookish. Happy Thanksgiving!
I am thankful for the new book friends I’ve met this year and have made already.
I’m thankful to have gotten to meet my best friends this year that I’ve made on Booktube.
I am thankful for having a library to go to and borrow books from.
I am thankful for having the opportunity to film videos about the books I’ve read and share them on the Internet for others to read.
I am thankful for the new authors I’ve read this year: Lucy Keating, Jeff Garvin, and many more!
I’m thankful for always having a book to read and discuss with other book lovers!
I’m thankful to publishers that approve for me to read books, you’re awesome!
I’m thankful for hitting 1k subscribers on my Booktube channel this year, something I wanted to achieve this year.
I am thankful for my boyfriend who supports me in everything I do, especially my bookish habits!
I’m very thankful to have gotten a job this summer that turned into another job for the school year since I was unemployed in January.
I’m thankful for Lin Manuel Miranda the creator of Hamilton: The Musical because it’s introduced me back into an admiration for theater.
I’m thankful for the boys in 5 Seconds of Summer because they’ve become a huge part of my life and just help me when I need it the most.
I’m thankful to have gotten to see them this year with my finances being tight. ^
I’m very thankful that I’m in good health and have a loving family and friends.
I’m so thankful for this book community, it’s been something that I really needed in my life and I’m so glad to be apart of it.
I was recently inspired by Eventbrite to share my favorite authors I would want to see speak on a panel at a book conference. There are so many authors I could answer for this! Book lovers I ask you to put together your dream panel of authors (or characters) through a post of your own or down in the comments below.
Eventbrite is the largest self-service ticketing platform in the world that helps people find and plan events. Plan and find book conferences in your area by going to their website! Signing up is free, then you can search away! This is how I found my very first author signing featuring Susan Dennard’s release, Truthwitch on Galentine’s Day. It’s a moment I’ll never forget.
If you’ve been to any book conference, most likely there are panels where authors are talking about certain topics in writing such as Diversity in Romance which was a panel at Bookcon 2016.
Now that you know more about author panels, I am going to create my dream panel!
Where would it be? This is the first and most important because the panel can’t happen without a setting! I really like panels that are set in B&N outside of conferences. It feels more unique when the authors are coming to you, rather than you’re coming to them!
Who would be on your panel? I’d love to see my favorite contemporary YA authors moderate a panel together. Jenny Han, Rainbow Rowell, Morgan Matson, Jennifer E. Smith, and Stephanie Perkins.
Now that I have the authors on the panel. What will the panel focus on? There are so many ideas from contemporary young adult lit. These authors all have something in common from their books which is family. This panel will be Families in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction. This is a topic that many readers talk about, where are the families? Why isn’t there just a mom and dad or f/f m/m? Most of the time I read this genre and see only the father present as a parental figure. I think this is a great topic for these authors to talk about since they all write families into their books. For example, Stephanie Perkins writes two fathers in Lola and the Boy Next Door.
Some questions that I’ve compiled:
Do you write your fictional families based off of your own families?
What is the most important thing when it comes to writing families in your novel?
Are there books you’ve read with little to no family present and what are your thoughts, is it a turnoff for you?
Of the families you’ve all written, which would you most want to be in (can’t pick your own that you have written!)?
Are there any fictional families that you base writing families in YA off of?
How do you make writing families into your novels relatable to your audience?
This was such a fun post and now I want this panel to come alive!! What is your dream author panel, leave a comment! Go check out Eventbrite to find more book conferences in your area! Thanks again to Eventbrite for contacting me, this was such a fun post to write!
Hey, everyone! You should know how much I am obsessed with the show, Gilmore Girls if you’ve followed my blog for the past year or so. As soon as it came to Netflix, I was there & binge-watched the whole show and became obsessed: I created a Book Tag, changed my Tumblr url, and started to become Rory/Lorelai Gilmore.
Well, it has been officially confirmed that Netflix is bringing the Gilmore Girl fans a revival series! OHMYGOD All the feels!
I’ve seen many posts/articles around the Internet with ‘what we hope to see’ in the revival series. So, I obviously had to jump aboard and share my own!
Here are the top 5 things I hope to see in the revival. Comment down below what you hope to see and your excitement about the news!
1. The Dragonfly Inn looking pretty AF and very successful. Really, just Lorelai super successful with her life’s plans. Add Sookie to this note, too b/c she’s part of the Dragonfly Inn. I know that Melissa McCarthy is really popular now and may not have time…but it’s not complete w/o her.
2. Richard Gilmore honored by the family, or just acknowledged for his greatness and gratitude. Possibly, Rory wrote a speech for him or something.. Yale honoring him? Many possibilities.
3. LANE/HEP ALIEN- I really enjoy Lane and Rory’s friendship, we are left off with Lane married to Zack with twins and I did see that she’s going to be in the cast. So, initally I need HEP Alien to come back to Stars Hollow.
4. JESS. – Ok, Jess was my favorite and I want to know what his character is up to. I hope he’s a famous author and married. He doesn’t have to be with Rory, but I hope that they are still good friends.
5. Luke and Lorelai – I think this is an obvious one, we need closure!! or for them to just be together and a power couple. I did read that we should be getting Luke’s Diner, so I just hope they still have their amazing chemistry!! & coffee.
Basically, I’m really, really excited!! Gilmore Girls is something that is really special to me & the characters are close to my heart. Can’t wait to see what they do with this, I’ll definitely be posting episode recaps once it airs!!
Hello! This is a different post. I usually only do this for topics on Top Ten Tuesday/Top5Wednesday. But, I was just thinking about how I’ve never read Matilda! So, here’s a compiled list of some of the classics I haven’t read that I want to read soon or in the near future.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum
1984 by George Orwell
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
I’d like to read these and then watch the movie. Hopefully this post will encourage me to start reading these.
Have you read any of these? (I’m sure you have!) If so, what’s your favorite?