May 26, 2015

Cover Discover Tuesday: MASKS



If you're new to Cover Discover, it's a feature about book covers, both frontlist and backlist, just for the fun of it.  There is a poll on which covers are your favorites!  The poll is at the bottom of the post and next week I will post the results!

Sorry I have missed two weeks.  First I had computer issues then I was feeling under the weather. 

Here are the results from last week's poll for GREEN.


Your Favorite Book Cover


Second Place:
TIE



Did your pick get top honors?

I also asked if you guys would prefer more or fewer options to choose from each week. 

60% voted I like having lots of options.
40% voted I'm good with either
0% voted I like fewer options
0% voted Change it up

So I will be happy to continue providing you guys with more options!


The topic you picked for this 

week: MASKS
 












I'm kind of glad I don't vote.  This is a hard one!

This week you get to choose 2 faves, PLUS your least favorite cover.  

Remember: for this, it's just about the aesthetics, not the story!


May 25, 2015

What I'm Reading 5.25.15


Hello, readers! Happy Memorial Day! Please remember those who sacrificed their lives so we could have freedom to read the books we want, go to barbecues, and visit with friends and family.  

I have felt under the weather most of the week and did not get nearly as much reading done as last week.  I read just under 200 pages. Hoping for a better bookish week this week.

What did you read this week?  Tell me about it!


FINISHED READING:

none

CURRENTLY READING:

REVIEW BOOKS/ARCs:


At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
*For Review from Publisher and Net Galley*
This Week: 39-48%
Pages Read: 33
Thoughts: Honestly, I don't know if I want to read any more.  It's sooo blah.  What do you guys think?



 The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
Goodreads Link
This Week: 5-13%
Pages Read: 25
Thoughts: Like it so far. I can tell it's gonna be a spooky, creepy one for sure.



I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet by Leora Tanenbaum
Goodreads Link
This Week: 5-5%
Pages Read:0
Thoughts: Did not get to it this week.
 
  

Guyana by Elise Turcotte, Translated by Rhonda Mullins
*For Review*
*Travel the World in Books*
This Week: 0-12%
Pages Read This Week: 18
Thoughts: So far so good. This is a new culture for me to explore. The character who is from Guyana is dead before the story even starts, but hopefully the exploration into her life gives good glimpses of Guyanese life.


NON-ARCs (For Fun):



The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
*Needed a NF Fix*
On pg. 107 of 592
Pages Read:0
Thoughts: Didn't get to it this week.



Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
*Needed a YA dystopian fix*
On pg. 238 of 305
Pages Read This Week:41
Thoughts: er, that sounds familiar.  #tropefail




A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
On pg. 68 of 332
Pages Read This Week:40
Thoughts: Interesting. It took me a bit to get back into Hemingway's rhythm.  It's unique.



BOOK CLUB BOOKS/READALONGS:


Peace Like a River by Lief Enger
On pg. 34 of 312
Pages Read:34
Thoughts: Oh no.  Did they get Swede? Gotta keep reading.


STATS:

Total Books Currently Reading: 8
Total Books Read in 2015: 34
Pages Read This Update:191
Total Pages Read in 2015:10331


REVIEW BOOKS UP NEXT:

  







 ~What are you reading right now?  
~What did you just finish?  
~What book are you looking forward to reading next?  
~Have you read any of the books I'm reading?  What did you think of it?




Share in the comments!!!

May 23, 2015

Blogger Shout-Outs!! It's Edition #34: George Sands, TED Talks, and Armchair BEA



Shout-outs to book reviews and bookish posts that entertained and enlightened me this week.  Plus, check out upcoming events and current giveaways going on in the community.

I have posted like 3 times in the last two weeks.  Between life being busy and my computer having issues (again) it's been hard to blog.  I am a day late with this (busyness!) but I hope you enjoy this week's shout-outs all the same!

 Please let me know what links you visited/are visiting in the list! The links all open in a new window so you can visit them and then come back to visit more places.  Be sure to consider leaving love wherever you visit!

-xoxo Becca


ENTERTAINING BOOK REVIEWS:

DreamThe Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

AWESOME DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS:



1. TED Talks Every Book Blogger Should Watch: Tracy Chevalier on Finding the Story Inside the Painting @ guiltless reading

2.  Is audio the future?  @ Booker Talk

3Rethinking My Morning Pages @ Ms. Bookish

4. Pros and Cons of Scheduled Reading @ Doing Dewey

5.  Food for Thought: Confessions of a Book Snob @ That's What She Read



UPCOMING/CURRENT EVENTS:



Register for Armchair BEA, which starts May 27th, this Wed.


WIN! GIVEAWAYS!
Click on photos to go to the giveaway link.

02_The Holy Lance_Cover
 Words and Peace




Alices-Portrait
Amazon Gift Card

 Ann B Ross
 Bermudaonion's Weblog


http://booksnob-booksnob.blogspot.com/2015/05/benjamin-percy-guest-post-giveaway.html
Book Snob


Five Night Stand by Richard Alley Book Review and Giveaway! 
Mom's Small Victories 



MY COMMENTERS ROCK!
Seriously, you do.



Belle Wong
Bermudaonion (Kathy)
Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy
Emma @ Words and Peace
Fictional 100/Lucy
Freda Mans
Guiltless Reading
Irene McKenna
Katherine P.
Katsheer Noar (What's next)
marireads
Melissa (My World in Books and Pages)
Michelle @ That's What She Read
Nancy
 Reading WenchSarah's Book Shelves
Savvy Working Gal
Shainareads
Tasha B.
Ti Reed

Thank you for leaving me comments this week!



2015 COMMENTER LEADERBOARD

NEW! Top Commenters of the Month
MAY
Check here at the end of the month!


Top Commenters for Year of 2015
The top six (6) winners at the end of the year will receive bookish swag!
The top (1) winner will receive a paperback book from Indiebound or The Book Depository!
(Possibly more, will know closer to end of year.)
Just my way of showing my appreciation!

1. Freda Mans
2. Bermudaonion (Kathy)
3. Belle Wong
4. Tasha B.
5. Sarah's Book Shelves
6. Ryan
7. Irene McKenna
8. Trisha Dandurand



YOU! Could be on this list and win for 2015!
Leave comments, win prizes as thanks!