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Blog & Reading Resolutions And Challenges For 2016

  Hello Readers I have resolved to set down a few resolutions in regards to  blogging and reading for 2016. I find, especially for blogging, it’s better to have a plan and stick to it for the most part. I am a newbie to blogging and although I’m pleased with how my blog is doing so far, I want to focus more on original content for 2016. Now, that does not mean that I won’t be doing Blog/Book Tours, Cover Reveals and or Blasts because I love doing these. It does mean, however that most of these will be promotional posts instead of review posts since I want to have time to read the books on my ever-growing TBR. So here are the resolutions I have set out for my Blog for 2016: One Review (not including those for Blog Tours) per week to be done on a Wednesday and will be given a name My Week In Books is going to continue to be a weekly feature and will be done on a Monday A new feature to be introduced for Friday Monthly Wrap-Up to include posts made and number of reviews TBR not to exceed 10 books ( subject to addition or subtraction depending on how my week goes) Take part in more challenges or memes ( maybe something for Tuesday) Learn more about how to promote...

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Challenge: Top 10 2015 Day 5:2016 Releases

Today is the 5th and final day in the Top 10 2015 Challenge and is my most anticipated day where I get to share 2016 Releases I’m looking forward to reading! I couldn’t stop at 10 so I have 10 honourable mention also. In no particular order here are my Top 10 2016 Releases I’m looking forward to: A Court Of Mist And Fury sounds delicious and I can’t wait to read it! Bloodfeud is going to be amazing…I just know it. I love all of Ben Galley’s books so far and I’m certain this is going to be awesome. If you haven’t read this series yet, I suggest you do so. Simply can’t wait to read and review and rave etc. Nevernight is the first in a new series by Jay Kristoff , author of the Lotus War series which I loved so I’m curious to read this one. Paper And Fire is the second book in the Great Library series and I loved Ink And Bone and I’m hoping the sequel is even better. A Gathering Of Shadows is the second book in the Darker Shade Of Magic series and I loved the first book and I’m eagerly awaiting this new release! The Crown’s Game is the first in a new series and the summary sounds like something I will enjoy. A Torch Against The Night, the...

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To 10 2015 Day 4: Book Boyfriends

Welcome to day 4 in the Top 10 2015 Challenge hosted by Fiktshun , and co-hosts Jaime of Two Chicks on Books, Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader! Today’s Top Ten takes us into Swoonland where hearts palpate and pulses race and the heat gets ‘turnt up’! Book boyfriends! Sounds simple right? I struggled to find 10 book boyfriends. This one was a real challenge so forgive me if some of these guys turn out to be a total waste of time. Book Boyfriends coming right up! Rowan in Queen Of Shadows. He is not only handsome, he is smart, a warrior and experienced, after all he has had centuries to master and hone his ‘craft’ 😉 Jason Moros in Fated. His confidence and experience makes his irresistible! Loki in Hour Of Mischief. I like his mischievous character. Ambit in Broken Prophecy. Yes he might be a shameless womanizer but he is good for a few laughs and he is not afraid to go against convention which is pretty cool. Tamlin in A Court Of Thorns And Roses. I plan to re-read this for the retelling challenge 2016, since my first read was kinda rushed . Bruiser in Dark Heir. He is bad-ass and can hold his own in a fight. He is also romantic and knows how to woo his girl. Cal from Red...

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Challenges: Top 10 2015 Day 3: Best Debuts

Hello Readers Today is the 3rd day in the Week- Long Top 10 2015 challenge. I have chosen to give you my Top Ten Debuts 2015.  Now, for the purpose of this post, ‘Debut’ here means not necessarily the first book written by an author but can be the first book in a series. I know I might be bending the rules a bit and hopefully I’m not offending anyone by doing this. Feel free to check out what the host Fiktshun and co-host,  Jaime of Two Chicks on Books,  Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader choices are. Without further ado here are my picks for Top Ten Debuts: Novice On Goodreads I loved this and I am dying to read the sequel. This had all the elements I love in fantasy. Walk On Earth A Stranger on Goodreads This was interesting and I am hoping the sequel will be better. The abilities didn’t really come into play much and I’m hoping to see that in the sequel.   A Darker Shade Of Magic On Goodreads Technically , this is not a debut since the author has other written works but it is the first in a new series :). I loved this too. Anything with magic will grasp my interest and the book was well written and entertaining and had enough action...

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Challenge: Top 10 2015 Day 2

Hello Readers For Day 2 in the week-long Top Ten 2015 challenge, I am going to share the 10 best book covers for books released in 2015! Here are my picks:   Untamed On Goodreads Winter On Goodreads     Ten Thousand Skies Above You On Goodreads Blood, Ink & Fire On Goodreads     The Sin Eater’s Daughter On Goodreads DreamStrider On Goodreads     Black Widow: Forever Red On Goodreads Crow Moon On Goodreads     The Conjurer’s Riddle On Goodreads Angel Of Storms On Goodreads These covers are beautiful!   http://Follow my blog with...

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