Hello bookworms! Today's post is a Holiday Book Haul, which will be all the books that I have received over the holidays. Well, I actually bought most of these with Christmas and birthday money. Without further ado, the books...
THE COVENANT SERIES- Jennifer L. Armentrout
GRACELING- Kristin Cashore
THE ENCHANTED ORCHARDS- Kristin Maddock
BLUE- Kasey Jackson
THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER- Megan Shepherd
THE EDGE OF ALWAYS- J.A Redmerski
WICKED- Jennifer L. Armentrout
CREED- Lindsay Currie and Trisha Leaver
DREAMWALKERS- Corinne Davis
THE MAZE RUNNER SERIES- James Dashner
As you can see, I have got a lot of reading to catch up on. My TBR pile just keeps getting taller and taller. Have y'all read any of these? If so let me know which ones I should read first!
So it's finally Christmas time again! I absolutely love the holidays and getting to spend time with loved ones. I hope all you bookworms get lots of books wrapped underneath the tree! To all you book-a-holics, whatever holiday you may celebrate, I hope it is filled with joy and pure happiness. Happy holidays book junkies. I love you all. <3
And a Happy New Year!
Hello bookworms! So I found this little book quote that I love and decided to share it with y'all. Thinking about doing book quote of the day posts to keep the blog constantly updated. I got the idea from my good friend Alex C. What do you guys think?
"I love books. That moment when you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that's way more interesting than yours will ever be." -Elizabeth Scott
Love this quote so much, because it is just so true...
Hello Book-a-holics! So today I have a Fun Friday interview for you! Even though it is a Sunday. I have a lot of school work and I apologize for not being so active, but with the holidays coming up I am sure to be updating the blog more! I'll also have a review for you guys soon. So without further ado, here is an interview with the lovely Kari Lynn, author of Just Breathe.
What is one of the best things about being an author?
It's a tie between falling in love with the characters I create and hearing about how others fell in love with them too!
Has anyone inspired or influenced you to write books?
I've always wanted to write, I started out with poems and short children's stories. My 8th grade teacher Mrs. Barrs was the first non-relative to really compliment me and in fact had me write and recite our 8th grade graduation poem. But again I have two answers. In addition to Mrs. Barrs, my youngest son has inspired me, he is a big YA reader.
Did you ever think you would be an author?
No! I just thought I'd make it a stress relieving hobby.
What was the hardest part when writing your book?
The aftermath! The PR and advertising is tough! I plan on this being my career so I feel stressed on becoming an overnight success BUT I also really want people to enjoy the stories so I try so hard to get them out in the public for the simple fact that my characters should be loved by more than just me! So yes, the writing was the easy part.
Do you have advice for other writers?
Just write what you love! If it doesn't appeal or interest you the reader will be able to tell and chances are they won't care for it. Plus, I personally think it's easier and more enjoyable when I get sucked into my own stories!
That is some good advice! ^^ Thank you so much again to Kari Lynn for taking the time to interview her! <virtual hug> Y'all should check out her novel Just Breathe! I have just started reading it and I love it already!
Yesterday, December 8, Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout came out! Happy belated book birthday to Jennifer's latest book!
BLURB: Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
Today I have an interview with author Corinne Davis of Dreamwalkers for y'all! Meant to put this up yesterday, sorry it's late!
Q: Has anyone inspired or influenced you to write books?
A: I've always loved to read and write, as far back as I can remember. I don't think I've ever met a book I didn't like. I would have to say I've been inspired by every book I've ever read.
Q: Do you have advice for other writers?
A: My advice for other writers is keep writing, even if you think it's awful. When you go back to edit you'll see that it's not as bad as you thought.
Q: What was it like having your first book published?
A: Very exciting! It was a lot of time and effort that went into it. Seeing it all wrapped up in paper and binding was literally a dream come true.
Q: Did you ever think you would be an author?
A: All I have ever wanted to do was write a book. It took some time for the right idea to come to me but I never doubted that it would.
Q: What's the best thing about being an author?
A: I love having an outlet for all of the weird stuff in my head. I've always lived in my own little world and now I can invite others to join me in it.
Thank you so much again to Corinne Davis for taking the time to answer my questions and letting me interview her! Y'all should check out her book Dreamwalkers.
A list of my December TBRs. Hopefully I'll get to read them...
THE ELITE- Kiera Cass
THE ONE- Kiera Cass
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS- Stephanie Perkins
THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER- Michelle Hodkin
Have y'all read any of these?
Hey y'all! I'm Grayson, a book enthusiast that loves reading and reviewing books. I hope you enjoy my little Book Paradise and read some great books! For more bookish things, you can find me on Twitter and Instagram @abookparadise_