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Friday Favorites: Greg Tocchini & Francesco Trifogli

Friday Favoritesis a weekly meme hosted @ Wishful Endings, that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog, etc. Basically whatever bookish thing that you love, recommend, and want to tell others about. 
I recently discovered a comic book cover I really liked. Then, when I went looking for a preview of the book I fell in love with the Greg Tocchini's and Francesco Trifogli's artistic style.

The human race didn't get a happily ever after.

After 300,000 years at the top of the food chain, it took only seven months for humanity to become an endangered species. 

The Blight killed nearly everyone, and changed everything. As skyscrapers sprouted forests and wild animals took over the deserted streets, the planet's new rulers emerged from their age-old hiding places: elves and trolls, faeries and fauns, centaurs and satyrs--all the forgotten races behind countless myths and legends returned to reclaim the world they had lost to mankind. 

Now, in a tiny vill…

Clearing Out My To-Read List

My Goodreads list has been troubling me for some time now. It's been over-packed with books that frankly, I don't even remember or I know for a fact I won't read for years. So my plan this week was to take off a bunch of books from my to-read list which I successfully did. I had 1613 to-read books and now I have 1048 books. That means I got rid of 565 books from my list which took forever. I found a few books that I didn't remember what they were about or when I even added them that I want to share with you all because they all sound really good.

Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her. 
Suddenly, Maddie feels some…

Friday Favorites: Little Book Owl

Friday Favoritesis a weekly meme hosted @ Wishful Endings, that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog, etc. Basically whatever bookish thing that you love, recommend, and want to tell others about. 

I've never really viewed any book vlogs before. I'm more of a book blogger type of person, but I've found a couple of vlogs about books that I've been liking more and more. Little Book Owl is one of those vlogs. Catriona posts book reviews, updates on her read-a-thons, monthly book club reads, monthly wrap ups, tbr lists, hauls, challenges, tags, and discussions about books. Her discussions are really fun and informative and it's kind of nice to actually see a fellow reader gush about a book they've just read.

Where you can find Little Book Owl:


Wishlist Wednesday: Hit by Lorie Ann Grover

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop, hosted @Pen to Paper, where I post one book per week that has been on my wishlist for some time, or I just added, that I can't wait to get off my wishlist and onto my wonderful shelves.

Wishlist Wednesday
After receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah's future is all laid out before her that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life on the UW campus seems very appealing, and Sarah finds herself using her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Haddings. Convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket one that will declare her feelings once and for all.

Mr. Haddings has noticed Sarah's attention; the fallout from any perceived relationship with a student is too great a risk, and he has decided to end all speculation that morning.

But everythi…

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Graphic Novel)

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1. Yen Press (Oct. 2013) Library
When Jacob Portman was a boy, his grandfather regaled him with stories of his fantastic life at Miss Peregrine's home during the Second World War, even sharing photos of the remarkable children with whom he resided. As Jacob grew up, though, he decided that these photos were obvious fakes, simple forgeries designed to stir his youthful imagination: Or were they...?

Following his grandfather's death -- a scene Jacob literally couldn't believe with his own eyes -- the sixteen-year-old boy embarks on a mission to disentangle fact from fiction in his grandfather's elaborate yarns couldn't prepare Jacob for the eccentricities he will discover at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children!

Artist Cassandra Jean, who rendered the graphic novel version of Beautiful Creatures, now turns her "peculiar" eye to this fully illustrated adaption of Ransom Rigg's international bestseller!

I r…

Blog Ahead: 30 Days, 30+ Pre-Schedules

A bloggery version of NaNoWriMo! November 1-30th, 2014 Hosted @Herding Cats & Burning Soup
The Goal:
The basic goal is to get "ahead" in your blog posts.
At the end of the month of Nov you'll have 30 additional pre-schedules than when you started the month. 
ex--If you Start with 5 pre schedules--End with 35 pre schedules      Start with 10 pre schedules-- End with 40 pre schedules
Types of Posts:
Anything you want :) meme, review, guest post, interview, discussion, etc.  It doesn't have to be book related
I'll be updating this post at least every week during November. I'll have a link all November on my side bar so you can check out how far along I am whenever you want. My goal is to have at least 30 pre-scheduled posts for December and possibly January. I'll let you know in the update section what type of post I've scheduled and if it is a review, what book I reviewed. I'm so backed up on reviews that are half way done so this will be really good for me…

Bird & Squirrel on Ice by James Burks

Bird & Squirrel #2. Scholastic - Graphix (Sept. 2014) NetGalley
Bird and Squirrel are back and ready for adventure!

After Bird and Squirrel crash land in the South Pole during a raging blizzard, a penguin named Sakari thinks Bird has come to rid her village of a hungry Killer Whale. But when Squirrel finds out that Bird will actually be fed to the Killer Whale as a sacrifice, they hatch a crazy plan to escape. With a good timing, a little luck, and help from Sakari, they just might make it out alive. Or they might end up as whale food!

Squirrel is extremely nervous when it comes to... well everything. So you can imagine how he feels when he crash lands in the South Pole. Bird on the other hand loves adventure. He's pretty much the most carefree bird around and is a goes-with-the-flow type of bird. So when this spear-carrying-warrior penguin arrives and declares him the chosen one, Bird is all for it. A little too much for his own good. Meanwhile Squirrel is trying to make sure Bi…

Blog Tour: Feral by Holly Schindler

Standalone. HarperTeen (August 2014)
The Lovely Bones meets Black Swan in this haunting psychological thriller with twists and turns that will make you question everything you think you know.

It’s too late for you. You’re dead. Those words continue to haunt Claire Cain months after she barely survived a brutal beating in Chicago. So when her father is offered a job in another state, Claire is hopeful that getting out will offer her a way to start anew.
But when she arrives in Peculiar, Missouri, Claire feels an overwhelming sense of danger, and her fears are confirmed when she discovers the body of a popular high school student in the icy woods behind the school, surrounded by the town’s feral cats. While everyone is quick to say it was an accident, Claire knows there’s more to it, and vows to learn the truth about what happened.
But the closer she gets to uncovering the mystery, the closer she also gets to realizing a frightening reality about herself and the damage she truly sustain…

Where in the World Have I Been?

I wish I could say I was traveling the world being the best thief the world has ever seen, but really I was mostly at school or at home being overwhelmed by what being an Education major entails. Compared to being a Psychology major I had no idea what I was getting into. It's actually been great working with kids. I'm generally shy, but after a day in one of the classrooms I'm doing field work in I was completely fine. I won't be writing about any experiences I've had in the classroom whether good or bad because of professional reasons. I just wanted to let you all know I'm doing well and I've been really dedicated to my career aspirations. I'm really happy that I feel passionate at times about my future career. I'm never passionate about anything. Being a teacher just might be my calling. But, I'm no natural and with a lot of experience I hope to be one of those teachers that kids remember learning and having fun in the classroom.

On to my readi…