Tackle Your TBR Readathon 2017 #TackleTBR

Tackle Your TBR Readathon 2017


I need a little push on my reading right now, so I’m going to sign up for the Tackle Your TBR Readathon hosted by Wishful Endings.


The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon begins Monday, September 11th and ends Sunday, September 24th, with a wrap-up (including giveaway winners) on September 25th.


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August FairyLoot Unboxing




The theme for August’s FairyLoot box was Otherworlds.  If you haven’t checked them out yet, FairyLoot  is awesome.   I was only going to buy two months to try, but I think I’ve purchased four months already.  They just all sound so good.

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Cinderella Necromancer Release Day Celebration & Giveaway



Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan

Publication Date:  September 5, 2017

Publisher:  Month9Books


Giveaway Details:


  • One (1) winner will receive an  Echo Dot


Link for Rafflecopter Giveaway


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Goodreads Monday 9/4/17

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  You choose a random book from your TBR on Goodreads to share.




The Darkest Part of the Forest  by Holly Black


Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?


Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

#ARCstravaganza 9/4/17



This meme was created by Krysti from YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader.  It is now hosted by Flavia the Bibliophile.    It is a way to show off an ARC.


I haven’t been lucky enough to get many physical copies of books, so I’m going to post about a digital ARC I have with a basic picture. I hope that’s ok.

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Massive August Book Haul

I purchased and received a lot of books in August.  I decided not to take pictures of everything because there are so many, but wanted to share what I got.

I do have some pictures that I took to share.  For the rest, I’ll use the goodreads cover photos.


My first stack.  Want, Miles Morales, and A Fiece & Subtle Poison were purchased at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL.  Miles Morales is signed.  The Love Interest, Frostblood, Lost in a Book, and In the Afterlight were purchased at Half Price Books.


How to Disappear was pre-ordered from Barnes & Noble.  The author sent the bookmarks and signed book plate.

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Norse Mythology Tag

I was tagged by Anatomy of a Book Thief for this tag.  Hopefully I can think of an answer for each one.  There are a lot!

The Rules

  • Link back to my original post on Kyera’s Library so I can see all your answers! (Be sure to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my URL)
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you…show the community some love!
  • Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
  • Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!


Odin is the All-Father, the leader of the Norse Gods. He is the god of wisdom, poetry, battle, death, wine, and war, among other things.


Not YA, but my favorite book is The Bell Jar.



Thor is the god of thunder, weather, warriors, strength, and storms, so his might packs a punch. He is married to the beautiful Lady Sif.



I’ve cried twice reading this year and both times were books by Adam Silvera.



Loki is the god of mischief, thieves and thrives on chaos


I can’t say who this is about, but there was a character in this book who wasn’t who they said they were.



Frigg is Odin’s wife, the goddess of love, marriage, fertility and fate.

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I adored Kate and August in This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet.



Heimdall is the god of loyalty, faithfulness and he is who protects the bi-frost, the bridge that connects all nine worlds.


I’m not sure if it’s my favorite second book, but it was one I gave 5 stars.  There are still so many popular YA series that I haven’t read yet.



Baldur is the beloved son of Odin and Frigg, twin brother of Hodor.


Another one that was tough for me.  But I really love Adrian Ivashkov.



Lady Sif is known for her beautiful golden tresses, although she is also the goddess of the harvest and is married to Thor.


Not sure it’s the most beautiful cover, but I love this one.  Maybe not my favorite, but definitely a stand out for me.



Frey is the lord of weather, god of light, summer, master of agriculture, fertility, and brother of Freya.


Not sure that it makes me happy, but I do laugh a lot in this series. It’s pretty serious, but the humor is great, too.



Freya is the goddess of love and beauty, fertility, war, wealth and growth, and sister of Frey.


Hard to pick anything other than Hogwarts.  But there are quite a few cool book settings I love.



Uller is the god of death, winter, archery and hunting.


There may be others that bothered me more, but I don’t want to post any spoilers for books.  So I’ll go with this one since we all know they both die at the end.



Njord is the god of the wind and the sea.

I’m not sure on this one.  If I think of one, I’ll come back and edit it. I can think of some I haven’t read yet, but nothing I’ve read is jumping out at me right now.



The Valkyries, much like the Amazons, are strong female warriors.


There are so many strong female leads that I love, but I went with Rose Hathaway.



The Aesir and the Vanir are two groups of Norse gods, believed to be old and new gods.


Might not be my favorite, but I love the group from the House of Night series.



Seipyrts is Odin’s trusty eight legged steed, yes you heard that correctly – eight legs. I promise that he is the god’s horse companion and not a giant spider that he rides around on…although that would probably strike more fear in the hearts of his enemies than a pretty horse does.


Not really a sidekick, but I love the dragons in this so far (still reading this one right now).  I really want a pet dragon.


I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to do this one, consider yourself tagged. Please make sure you post your link in the comments so I can read your answers, too.




Cover Reveal: The Missing by Jerico Lenk



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The Missing by Jerico Lenk

Publication Date:  October 10, 2017

Publisher:  Month9Books


It is 1890, and London has secrets. For sixteen-year-old Will Winchester, born Willow Winchester and raised as a young man, the safety of his own secrets rests one atop the other. Hiding his gender queerness is important. But so is hiding the ghostly voices of the Missing, which Will hears when no one else can … until the Spiritualist Black Cross Order of Occult Occurrences wants him in their service to keep peace between London’s living and dead.


The freedom to be himself may come with a price. Working alongside a patchwork team of misfits and unlikely allies, Will finds he isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Someone does not want him to uncover the truth about the ghosts who aren’t just missing from the world of the living, but missing from history itself. Can he find the Missing before he ends up becoming one of them?


Jerico Lenk

Undergraduate studying Creative Writing, Classics, Russian and Western European History. Unabashed weeb probably burning incense and drinking too much coffee at this very moment. Out for queer representation and great sex hair. Beyond ready for the upcoming Vampire Chronicles TV series.

Lenk writes Young Adult/New Adult, spec fiction, poetry, and screenplays. He is currently unagented.

His poems have appeared at/in USF Tampa’s Thread Literary Inquiry, biannual 6×6 creative writing showcase, and placed second in National Poetry Month 2015; Tethered By Letters’ F(r)iction Spring 2016 poetry contest finalist; winner of the 2017 Bettye Newman Poetry award.


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First Lines Friday 8/25/17


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Copy and paste the text and banner (or make your own!) above for your own First Lines Fridays posts.  Make sure to comment your first lines below so that other people can check them out!


I have left everyone I love.  For good.

My mind shoved the thought back into a corner and tried to focus on counting dollar bills, expecting them to decompose any second from the impossible humidity of summer in America. “Good luck here, sweetheart.”  The driver of Princeton’s airport shuttle took the money and thanked me with a wink.  “You’ll need it.”  Then to prove the point, he drove off through the alleys of an empty campus. 

Deep breath.  Ignore the falling dusk.  They know you’re coming, somebody will show up soon.


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Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova


For every world, there is an underworld

Arriving at Princeton for her freshman year, Thea Slavin finds herself alone, a stranger in a strange land. Away from her family and her Eastern European homeland for the first time, she struggles to adapt to unfamiliar American ways and the challenges of college life—including a young man whose brooding good looks and murky past intrigue her. Drawn to the elusive Rhys and his equally handsome and mysterious brother, Jake, she ventures into a sensual mythic underworld as irresistible as it is dangerous.

In this shadow world that seems to evoke Greek mythology and the Bulgarian legends of the 2, or “wildalones”—forest witches who beguile and entrap men—Thea will discover a family secret bound to transform her forever.

From debut author Krassi Zourkova comes the beginning of a lush, darkly imaginative saga of a world where dead doesn’t always mean gone, and love doesn’t always distinguish between the two.

Published October 13th 2015 by William Morrow Paperbacks

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Guilty Reader Book Tag

I saw this tag on Thrice Read who saw it on Coffee, Cocktails, and Books.  I thought I would give it a try.

The Questions:

1. Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?

I’ve given away books, but not really as an official gift.  Sometimes I get books I know I’ll never read.  So they are donated or given to a friend.

2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

I don’t think I’ve done this.  At least not on purpose.  Sometimes I can’t remember, especially if it was high school or earlier.  So it’s possible I thought I read something and later realized I didn’t.

3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

I’m sure I’ve done this before.  Not recently though.  Probably when I was younger.

4. Have you ever read a series out of order?

No.  But I’ve skipped books before or read a book two first and never read book one. Nothing fantasy where you absolutely need to read the first one.  I sometimes get a contemporary book two approved from Entangled Teen and I haven’t read the first book. It usually doesn’t matter because they are focused on different side characters.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

Not on purpose, but I’m sure I have.  I try really hard to keep things to myself though.

6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?

Probably when I was a kid.  But not as an adult that I can remember.  Possibly in my early twenties (I’m 39) with a paperback. But I’m pretty good at having a bookmark or using anything I see as a bookmark.

7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

I don’t think so.  At least not on purpose.  I don’t always remember what I have.

8. Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?

Not that I can recall.  I doubt it though.

9. Have you every skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

No.  Only if I dnf a book.  But I can’t skip a section or I feel like I cheated.

10. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

I don’t think so.  Maybe a little bit, but nothing major.  If I like it, I generally admit it even if it’s not the popular opinion.

Are you doing this tag?  If so, make sure you comment with your link so I can read it, too.  Do you have any other guilty reader confessions?