Around the Book Blogosphere #11 — Swiftober, Bookish Travel, & Feeling Gif-y

Around the Book Blogosphere #11 — Swiftober, Bookish Travel, & Feeling Gif-y

“Around the Book Blogosphere” is a feature to share posts from other book blogs or other book-related websites that I have enjoyed reading.  Book blogging is all about sharing the love, right?

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PLAYLIST FACTORY: Rockin’ Fall Edition!


Book Rock Betty and Books With Cass have an two awesome posts with playlists and their favorite fall things!! I love their posts so much!

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WHY DO YOU READ?

Carmel from Rabid Reads asks, “Why Do You Read?”  I’d like to hear some of your answers? Reading is an escape from the stresses of everyday life. It allows me to be transported to a different world of my choosing with fictional charcters who have their own set of problems. I love to see how those characters solve their problems.  I love reading romance novels, in particular, because I simply like to read about people falling in love. I just love it.

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TEN SIGNS YOU’RE A BOOK JUNKIE

Parajunkee posted this funny list! I think she was peering into my soul when she wrote this.  Number one is totally me!! 1. You Rejoice When The Rain Comes”  I do. I’m only happy when it rains.  For real.

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SUM UP YOUR BOOK FEELS IN A GIF-Y


There is a new Book Tag floating around.  This post over at Rosie Reads is SO MUCH FUN! Basically, you have to pick 10 books and sum up your reactions to each of them in a GIF! I think I might do this tag soon. No one tagged me, but that hasn’t stopped me yet! Case in point: HERE!

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KNITTING IN THE CITY READING ORDER

The Book Bosses are freaking amazeballs! JJ and Hildy put together a reading order for a series that everyone has been telling me I need to read!! Checkout the reading order for Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City series!  Have YOU read this series yet?

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MOCKINGJAY STILLS!

Page to Premiere has some new stills from the third installment of the Hunger Games trilogy!! I still haven’t read this series, but everyone raves about how great the movies are!

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TOP 10 Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

I loved this week’s Top Ten Tuesday pick (meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish)!  The setting of a book can sometimes have a huge impact on the story as a whole! Check out some of these blog’s picks for The Top 10 Places Books Have made Me Want to Visit!

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SWIFTOBER at NOVEL SOUNDS

Novels Sounds is one of my absolute FAVORITE book blogs! She mixes in music and pop culture and other fun things. This months he’s doing a Taylor Swift feature! How cool is that! Check out her post on Books for Taylor Swift Fans and then FOLLOW HER BLOG!

You can read all of her SWIFTOBER posts here!

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WE DEMAND A MORE EPIC COVER!

I absolutely LOVED Bewitched Bookworms’ post this week called “YA Books that Deserve a More Epic Cover”.  Check out their list! Can you think of any other books that didn’t make their list? For one, I think the Vampire Academy series books need more dramatic/better covers.

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COVER REVEALS

* Click on the links to check out some of the cover reveals you may have missed! *

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Reviews I enjoyed reading!

GIRL OF VENGEANCE BY CHARLES SHEEHAN-MILES — 5 stars
Reviewed by K&M’s Book Haven

“Girl of Vengeance was the last book in The Rachel’s Peril Trilogy. These books, especially this one, truly blew my mind. They were full of so many twists and turns, action-packed to the brim and overflowing with emotional turmoil.”

AFTER I DO by Taylor Jenkins Reid — 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Under the Covers Book Blog

“This is definitely a book I will recommend to everyone!  It was beautifully written, it was captivating in a way I didn’t think it could get to me, and I will be seeking more from the author immediately.  I’m amazed at the fact I can be both heartbroken and happy when I finished this book.”

THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater — 5 stars
Reviewed by Rabid Reads 

I loved every bit of it, I can’t wait till my next pay day so I can get the next book . This is the kind of book I would love to see turned into a movie. Please go read this one if you haven’t yet, I promise its worth it!!”

RUIN by C.D. Reiss — 4.5 stars
Reviewed by My Book Muse

“The fact that CD can cohesively piece together each storyline in the way she does just goes to show her true weight as an author.I, for one, had my mind blown. And the second element, is CD’s version of California. It is gritty and raw and so complex in politics, legal and otherwise, it’s became the third star in this series.”

BURYING WATER by K.A. Tucker — 5 stars
Reviewed by Mostly YA Book Obsessed

“I’ve read almost all books by this author (I still need to read One Tiny Lie) and my favorites would have to be a tie between this one and Five Ways to Fall.  I’ll always look forward to any books by this author.”

MAKE IT COUNT by Megan Erickson — 5 stars
Reviewed by Addicted 2 Novels

“Overall, MAKE IT COUNT surprised me in a way I wasn’t expecting it to (but in a good way). I really loved it and would recommend it to fans of BOOMERANG by Noelle August and anyone out there looking for a genuinely funny, sexy, and light-hearted book.”

DAMSEL DISTRESSED by Kelsey Macke — 4 stars
Reviewed by Nick’s Book Blog

Damsel Distressed was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I liked the idea of a contemporary “Cinderella-esque” story, only told in the POV of the ugly stepsister. Add to that that gorgeous cover, it was honestly hard to resist the book. Damsel Distressed has to be one of the best written debuts I’ve read this year. It was raw, emotional, but most importantly honest.”

THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu — 5 hearts
Reviewed by I Heart YA Fiction

“Not for the faint of heart, The Young Elites is a dark, moody collection of antiheroes fighting to control their own fates in a society that views them as demons and villains. An absolute pleasure to read from beginning to end, this is one book you do NOT want to miss!”

REIGNITE by J.M. Darhower — 5 stars
Reviewed by Forever 17 Books

“The writing was gorgeous and the characters were beautifully captured. I’m so in love with this duology. Whether you side with Heaven or Hell, the Extinguish series has a fiery passion that burns bright in all its glory. I was left feeling all tingly inside and couldn’t be more pleased with how it ends.”

DIRTY ROWDY THING by Christina Lauren — 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Once Upon a Twilight

“There’s one thing about Christina Lauren, their characters never disappoint. I’m engaged within the first few pages of reading it and I won’t put it down until I’ve finished. They slowly introduce you to them; always leave a bit of mystery, and always leaving you wanting more. Finn was hot, like my fingertips started burning while reading this book, hot.”

UNETHICAL by Jennifer Blackwood — 4 stars
Reviewed by Three Chicks and Their Books

“As if being in a class together isn’t enough- they both bag the same internship and it forces the feelings that have been dormant to come to life.  I really enjoyed the plot line, along with the fantastic characters. I loved Payton and Blake- they definitely belonged together. And this book was super angsty for me, for sure.”

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