Thursday, October 3, 2013


... So it has been a while... 

Hi. (Sheepish grin)

I'm ashamed that I have been MIA on DeLibrarie lately. However, over the past couple of weeks I have been reading like crazy. So, I'll have a few reviews to put up in the next couple of days. YAY! While I've been reading constantly over the past week, of course I haven't even begun to make a dent in my ever-growing "To-Be Read" pile. Sigh... the life of a reader. I feel like over the past couple of months I've been playing catch up. Everyone has been obsessed with City of Bones and Divergent for years and I finally have gotten around to reading them. AMAZING, as I'm sure all of you already know because I'm super late to that train. 

Basically, All of my free time has been spent reading. I literally just finished Divergent and stopped myself from going to my bookshelf and picking up another book to start. Instead, I put The Little Mermaid in my DVD player and grabbed my computer to catch myself up in the bloggerverse. :) 

Be on the lookout for some reviews. 

Happy Reading. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Time to Say Goodbye...Sort of

Well the time has finally come...
When I first joined DeLibrarie, Del had already gotten it up and running. She came to me and told me about how excited she was to start a book blog and when I expressed interest in it, she invited me to join her blog to see how I liked it. I always intended on breaking away and creating my own book blog (once I realized how much I loved it) but it was always just easier sharing the blog with Del. We're both SOO busy that it was nice to have someone there to pick up the slack when we needed it. But for the past several months I've been working on developing my own blog and I think it's finally time for me to leave DeLibrarie and officially move to Reading By Moonlight.
DeLibrarie and Reading By Moonlight will always be sister blogs and I'm sure we'll be doing a lot of posts, giveaways, challenges, tours, and all sorts of activities together as time goes on.
So keep an eye out for the changes that I'm sure Del will make here on DeLibrarie (now that I'm gone and half her page isn't taken up by my stuff). And feel free to come check out my new place over at Reading By Moonlight!
I've had SO much fun here at DeLibrarie and I'm glad that it's not necessarily over because otherwise I'd be WAY too sad over leaving right now.
So thanks for following and please continue to do so! DeLibrarie will continue to be as awesome as it has ever been under the careful watch of Del.
Happy Reading!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Review'd: Relations that Suck: The Story of Eva and Dries by Marilyn Yu

So, I wrote up this review a good year or two ago I think... and for some reason it never got posted. I don't know what I was waiting for but I came across it today and thought that, I don't know, maybe it should be posted? :P SOOO my huge apologies to the author and the blog whom I won it from. This was supposed to be posted a LONG time ago. But here it is now! I hope you all enjoy it. It was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it! Yay!
Book Review:
Title: Relations that Suck: The Story of Eva and Dries
Author: Marilyn Yu
Published: August 2009 by Art and Lenny
Stars: 5 Stars

Goodreads Summary:
 Relations that Suck: The Story of Eva and Dries is a fable about friendship and destiny. Eva is a creative vampire who likes people and Dries is a traveling spider; their story portrays denial and guilt.
DeLibrarie (Nic) Review:
I really enjoyed this book. At first I felt like I was just reading a picture book (a really good picture book mind you) but as I got more into it, I realized that the pictures are so much more than just pictures to go along with the story; they are unique pieces of art that create the story on their own by coming together. Each picture is so intriguing and different, with different models, backgrounds, and styles, that it made me eager to see what was on the next page.
The story itself was also incredibly well done in that it was short and sweet but moving and deep. It addresses subjects like guilt and loneliness and friendship and desire and life and several other things. The end is so heartbreaking yet meaningful and necessary that it makes you re-think life and what you (should) hold dear. It also makes me look at all of these teen vampire books coming out and how not many of them address some of these vital issues which Yu brings up and deals with beautifully; or at least gives us a view into what issues a vampire might have. If I were alive for that long, I would be having the same problems and I don't know what I would do if I were in that situation. The story is fairly simple but the connotations within are intrinsic to our own lives, even though the situation is so foreign to our own. I've read books that are longer than this yet have no meaning or are unbelievable. This book was believable and realistic and creative.

All in all, I thought that this book was surprisingly (and pleasantly) deeper than I was expecting and beautifully done. I truly enjoyed it and I'm so thankful I won it because it is a unique treasure. Now, it wasn't the longest or incredibly in-depth story I've ever read, and yet it works just as it is... It doesn't need a lot of detail. It would actually be a bit boring if this were in too much detail simply because a lot of time is spent in bed staring at the ceiling etc. But I still felt like there could have been a little more... I don't know what, but just something. Maybe more talk about why she didn't want to be a vampire anymore and why Dries does what he does in the end and just overall more explanations. I realize that Yu's style (from what I understand of it) is generally meant, in all her creations, to make the reader think about life and the story and their own selves etc... and I got that, it made me do that with myself, but I still got attached to the characters and wanted to know a bit more about their story and why the things that happened to them happened. But seriously, go check it out. Especially if you're into vampires. But if you're not, it's still a unique view on life and what it means to be alive so check it out! Give it a chance :) It's not your average type of story, but it's a good one. I totally recommend it.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review'd: Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter

Book Review: 
Title: Chosen at Nightfall (Shadow Falls #5)
Author: C.C. Hunter
Published on April 23rd by St. Martins Press

Goodreads Summary: 

Kylie Galen's life hasn't been the same since her world was turned upside-down in Born at Midnight, Shadow Falls #1, and now an epic conclusion to her journey—not to mention a tough choice between two guys!—is brewing in Chosen at Nightfall:

When Kylie Galen left Shadow Falls, she thought it was the hardest decision of her life. Heartbroken and separated from everyone she loves, she has to embrace her abilities and what it means to be a chameleon. But as Kylie's journey comes to a close, she must return to the camp that started it all...and she must finally chose between the two boys who love her. The werewolf who broke her heart when he chose his pack over her, and the half-fae who ran from their intense attraction before they ever really had a chance. For Kylie, everything will finally be revealed and nothing will ever be the same.

DeLibrarie Review: 
Sigh. I love this series... I'm sad it's over... BUT guess what?!!? A spin-off series!! Yay! It's supposedly about Dela, which is cool, but I hope that Kylie and Lucas are still very present in this new series. Shadow Falls is just such a breathe of fresh air. It's a good idea, with great characters and it is never boring. I will definitely be picking up any C.C. Hunter book that I can find.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

It has been a WHILE since I've posted a Teaser Tuesday post. I haven't had internet in my house this school year so I really only get to blog when I have my computer with me around town...which isn't incredibly often as I'm sure you have noticed.

Right now I am reading The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross. Funny/sad story: I received this in the mail a few days ago from Harlequin teen and it doesn't say anything on the ARC about it being a third book... SO... I started reading it. Today I'm about 100 pages into it and I go to update my goodreads info and that is when I see that it is a part of a series... and it's the end of it... sigh. I can't just stop after reading this much already... So i'll probably finish the third one and then go back and read the first two. Luckily it doesn't really seem like the last one ended on a cliff hanger... :) Check out the giveaway tab for a chance to win an ARC of this book! :)

Anyway... I have two Teasers for you today because I am currently reading two books. (gasp! I know I never am reading more than one at a time!)

The first one is from The Girl with the Iron Touch:


 " If this was a young one, she hoped its mama didn't come looking for it. It thrashed against its prison like a child in the middle of a tantrum, but Griffin's power held fast. He refused to allow Finley to support him, and wavered slightly as he stood on the dock, pale-faced."

" I gulped and nodded. Though I didn't understand Clarence's panic or his secrets, I knew he would tell no one what we'd seen. Yet someone needed to know."

That's all I got for you today folks. 

Review'd: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Book Review: 
Title: The Sweetest Dark
Author: Shana Abe
Published on April 2nd, by Bantam

Goodreads Summary: 
For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time.
“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.” 
Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.
England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.
Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.
Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.

DeLibrarie Review: 
Holy monkeys! Now that's a long summary. I liked this book. It was interesting. It didn't really seem like very much happened in this book. It was your typical Book 1. A girl has a special gift meets someone who helps her understand who she really is. It was a unique story told in a cliche way. I did enjoy it though and I'm really interested to see where it goes from here. I'll definitely read the second one, which comes out in a few months.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Review'd: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Book Review:
Title: The Elite (The Selection #2)
Author: Kiera Cass
Published on April 23rd, 2013 by HarperTeen

Goodreads Summary:
The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

DeLibrarie Review: 
Holy Crap. I don't think I breathed while reading this book. I literally started reading it and didn't stop until I finished the book. It is soooo good you guys!! Cass does an AMAZING job of keeping her readers engaged. There were multiple times when I was SO mad at Maxon that I almost came onto the blog just to change my "Team Maxon" button... and then he would give me a reason not to. It is quite literally an emotional roller coaster. YIKES. I recommend this series to everyone.... all the time. This book in particular... I seriously considered reading it again right after I finished it because I love it so much.


YAY! A giveaway! Harlequin Teen sent me an ARC of The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross and I think it should belong to one of you! Enter below and I will select a "draw" a winner on the 25th. Super easy.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New and Exciting

I've pretty much been freaking out lately because every time I go into Barnes and Noble there is ANOTHER book that I've been waiting for FOREVER... or so it seems. ;) In the past week or two I've managed to snag a few that I've been SO psyched to read and one that I've needed to buy for a while... I'm sure some of you will agree when I tell you what it is.

First off:

I am in love with the Hex Hall series... so much so that it is the first series that I recommend to those who don't typically read young adult... the "gateway series" if you will. I was sooo sad when the last one was released but after I read it I had this suspicion that there was going to be a spin off series. I was elated when it was officially announced... and even more so when I got it in my hands... this book will get devoured.

:) I bought this book about a week ago and when Nic asked me if I had started it yet... and I replied no... she pretty much just stared at me in shock for a few seconds. I'm sooo excited to read this one... but I've mentioned more than a few times that I have a little problem finishing series'.... I just don't want them to end. :(

The One I should have bought ages ago:

I know, I know... I'm like the last Blogger on earth to buy this book. I've heard nothing but amazing things from all sorts of different types of readers. I also heard that this little novel was being adapted to the big screen... sigh... that means it gets pushed up to the TOP of my TBR list asap. I'll be reading this one soon... and I'm glad that I finally have an excuse to make myself read it.

That's what I've got for you today friends. Check back later... I've got TONS of reviews that I need to start posting. :) 

Book Signing Event: Susan Dennard

Hi guys... Just came out of the rock I've been hiding under for the last month... sorry about that. I would start to blog but alas... something would come up and I would think "I'll finish this later"... as you can see that didn't happen. Sorry... 

I did have a rather eventful day today however. As I have mentioned before I work at the local Barnes and Noble and from time to time we do off location book signing events. Susan Dennard author of Something Strange and Deadly came to our local library today and guess who got to be the Barnes and Noble representative...little old me! :) I was pretty thrilled. 

I'm about 140 pages into Something Strange and Deadly and I really am liking it. Honestly, I didn't know if I would, Zombie books just really aren't my thing, but honestly- it's really good so far. 

I got to meet Susan, and a few local bloggers. I actually even won one of the giveaway books... My original plan was to give it away here... but there was a little girl there who had saved up her birthday money... and I just couldn't resist. I HAD to give her my free copy. I got my copy signed and scored some swag that I will give away in a gift package later this year.

I had a really fun time at the book signing and I'm excited to be able to work the next one in July featuring: Anne Greenwood Brown.

Lots more posts coming super soon so keep a look out and thanks for sticking with me and my living-under-a-rock-ness. :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Review'd: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: 
Title: Requium (Delirium book 3)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Published on March 5th, 2013 by HarperCollins

Barnes and Noble Summary: 

This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway inPandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.
After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.
As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion.
DeLibrarie Summary: 
Wow. I need a massage after reading this book... I was gripping it so tightly and as a result my neck is SOOO sore. I love Lauren Oliver... she is freaking unbelievable and if you haven't ever read one of her books you need to remedy this at once! I love everything about this book... I love how it alternates between Hana and Lena's points of view, I love how I hate Hana because of it. I love the Julian- Lena- Alex triangle of emotions. I love how strong and human Lena is. I just love everything. THE ONLY THING that I wish was different was the ending. I wish that there was just a little more of a conclusion... Oliver leaves it a little open ended which makes sense because Lena still has life to live but I was just left wanted a little more at the end of the book. 

Review'd: Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Book Review:
Title: Supernaturally
Author: Kiersten White
Published on July 27th, 2011 by Harper Collins

Barnes and Noble Summary:

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.
But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.
So much for normal.
DeLibrarie Review: 
I really want to love this series... but I just don't. The way that Kiersten White writes is super conversational and entertaining...but I can't handle just snarky witticism for 300 plus pages. It seems like Evie doesn't ever take anything seriously because she handles everything with such a light sarcasm. It's just hard to relate to a character who is so impersonal, and well...unbelievable. I liked Paranormalcy enough but Supernaturally was a struggle for me... it wasn't my usual "OMG... when can I find time to read?!!?" it was more of a "Well... I suppose I should read so I can get through this book." I was never excited about the story and frankly I found it really predictable, cliche and safe. 

Review'd: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Review:
Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published February 19th, 2008 by McElderry Books

Barnes and Noble Summary: 
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

DeLibrarie Review: 
I have been meaning to pick this book up for a few years really. Ever since Jace won the Crush Tourney a few years back. I finally decided that it was time to pick up the series when I found out that they were making it into a movie. I have a thing about movies and books... if I see the movie I probably won't read the book but if i read the book I'll definitely see the movie. I can see why everyone loves this series so much. It's such an interesting premise and so fantastically written. I find that so many authors have a great idea and just kind of fail when it comes to the writing style. This is so totally not the case... I literally read this book in one sitting and didn't even realize it until I was finished. I'm really excited to see how the story translates to film!!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review'd: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Book Review:
Title: Splintered
Author: A.G. Howard
Published by Amulet books on January 1st, 2013

Goodreads Summary:
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

DeLibrarie Review: 
Wow... just wow. I don't know if I've ever read something so insanely beautiful in every way. You should know that I love me some Alice in Wonderland. It's my favorite classic book, maybe even book, of all time. I just adore it... That being said... I knew I was going to like Splintered. I just didn't realize how much. I love how A.G. Howard took a story that is very much ingrained into my brain and gave me fresh ways to look at the characters, and story itself. In particular, I thought the reimagination of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum into the two morbid Tweed Sisters of the dead was brilliant. I also like how the Mad Hatter took a backseat to the Caterpillar. In so many spin-offs, the Mad Hatter is portrayed as almost a love interest to an older Alice and I was prepared for the same thing to happen in Splintered. I was pleasantly surprised when the Caterpillar it the "dark love interest" roll.

Overall, I really have nothing negative to say about this book. It is just amazing... pure work of imaginative genius.

Oh I I could freeze time

I'm mega super crazy excited because for the first time ever!!!!! I am ahead on my reading. I set a goal on goodreads and so far I am a whopping 3 books ahead of schedule. However, I've been having a few internet problems as of late and so I am behind on my blogging...surprise...not. I have 2-3 reviews I need to get up, and 2-4 Happily Ever Endings that I need to type up... I'm trying to get them out asap but with work and this CRAZY Insanity workout that Jared and I are doing together...I'm beat. BUT I promise you I'll get all that jazz out as soon as I possibly can!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Review'd: Reached by Ally Condie

Book Review: 
Title: Reached
Author: Ally Condie
Published November 13th by Penguin

Goodreads Summary: 
After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.

DeLibrarie Review: 
It's crazy to think that we wait for books for SOOO long... years. I started the Matched Trilogy about 2.5ish years ago and now it's all finished. I am never really happy when I finish a series. I'm excited to see how everything turns out for the characters involved but I'm not too happy about the fact that there isn't more to know. I don't really know how I feel about Reached yet. I think it was a little too long... there is about 100 pages where nothing important really happens. I'm ok with how everything ended with Ky, Xander and Cassia but...I don't know I just feel like the conclusion to the series was a little underwhelming. It's worth reading of course but it just didn't quite meet expectations.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

It's Wednesday... that means exactly one week until my birthday... which also means... only 6 days until not one but TWO of my most anticipated releases will be released. *happy dance. So I thought that for this week's Waiting on Wednesday I'd use those two books.

This week I'm waiting (and not waiting very much longer) for...

Boundless by Cynthia Hand - I seriously CAN NOT WAIT for this book to be in my hands... I will devour it.

Everybound by Brodi Ashton - I just can't stop looking at this cover... it's so pretty.

So that's what I'm excited for... what are you waiting on?

Review'd: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep

Book Review: 
Title: Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy Book #4)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Published December 24th, 2012 by K-Teen

Goodreads Summary: 
For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes—the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki—the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will.

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming.

I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself…

DeLibrarie Review:
 It is no secret that I love this series. One of my favorite things about it is that she releases a new one about every six months.... I love that. :) I really think that if you like Paranormal based books... you will really enjoy this series... but don't go into it thinking that it is some epic saga of star crossed lovers... It isn't. It is light, and  quick and, yes, there is romance but that is not the whole point of the book. Also... total book crush on Logan... yummy.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Sooo, I know that this was the topic for LAST week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), but I didn't see this topic until after last Tuesday and I really wanted to post on it so sorry 'bout that. Plus I'm sorry that I still can't get any pictures on here... I'm working on it!!
So for this post I'm doing the topic of:

Top "Ten" Bookish Goals For 2013
1. Stop borrowing from people and libraries and read from my own TBR pile. I get sucked into borrowing because it's cheaper and easily accessible, but I keep pushing back the ones that I truly want to read: the ones on my bookshelf. It's high time I finally got to them all.
2. Try joining and accomplishing more challenges this year. They're such great ideas but I never join because I don't know how much reading I'll get done (some years I'm just too busy reading for school...). I really want to try them out though so hopefully this is the year for it!
3. Read more books before the movie comes out. There are just some stories that once I've seen it, they just aren't reading. Granted, for some movies/TV shows I immediately want to read it after seeing it like with Game of Thrones, but that doesn't always happen. So I just need to read it before I watch it. Especially now that Teen books are becoming the next big thing in the movie business. Teen books are almost always ruined for me after I've seen its televised version.
4. Do more blogging! We are SO remiss about this and we really need to step it up. This year we're both graduating so maybe we'll finally have more time for this instead of being forced to focus on our studies all the time.
5. Get more reading done. I just don't read like I used to, and I HATE that! I think there's just so much pressure to get reading done that it's starting to make me not want to read much anymore. This goes hand in hand with my goal number one. By taking the pressure off of getting a book back to someone or someplace, I can relax and read what I want, when I want without having to answer to anyone.
6. Read more than just Young Adult. I moved on from reading the Young Adult Genre to reading the Adult Fiction Genre (including Science Fiction and Fantasy and Historical Fiction) when I was 13 because I had read all the Young Adult stuff I could get my hands on. But lately I've been focusing on Young Adult because that's what we read here at Delibrarie and that's usually what I end up borrowing from others. Well, I really want to get back into the classics and fantasy and historical fiction because I miss them so that might be a change that's coming.
7. Go through my books and make sure there's nothing I don't want within my shelves. Sometimes I cling to books too much and I need to remember to only keep the ones I really want, so I should really go through and cleanse my bookshelves a little.
8. Do more giveaways. We never do giveaways. It's time we started delving into that part of the blogging world.
9. Be apart of a book tour. It looks like fun but we've just never done it and we should. So I'm going to work on that... look for a good blog tour to join.
10. Join Happily Ever Endings because it's such a great idea and I use it ALL the time. I want to be apart of that.
So that's my top ten, what's yours?

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