Sunday, January 19, 2014

Book Haul #48




Stacking The Shelves
[hosted by Tynga's Reviews]
is a weekly feature where we share the books we've bought, borrowed, received for review, or were gifted in the past week.






Brownies and Broomsticks
(A Magical Bakery Mystery #1)

by Bailey Cates
Goodreads synopsis:
EASY BAKE COVEN

Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees.

While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy's cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!

When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer..

Yep, just one this week. I've been wanting to read it for awhile though. This will be one of the books I read for my Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge. You get any cool bookish things this week?
♥... Heather

Monday, January 6, 2014

Kickoff: Bout of Books 9.0 Readathon


Bout of Books 9.0
Read-a-thon

Hosted by...
Amanda @ On a Book Bender
&
Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

Jan 6th - 12th
Click HERE to sign up!
Twitter: #BoutOfBooks



Yesss! It's started! Not too late to sign up though if you wanted to join! My goal for this readathon is to finish up Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead & A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) by George R.R. Martin - that book is huge. If I get through those, maybe I'll read one shorter book after that & start another. Anyway, yeaaa, let's do this! I'm gonna go check out the challenges now! They look fun!



Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) by George R.R. Martin
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

♥... Heather

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Wishlist Stack #1




Wishlist Stack

Happy 2014 everyone! I didn't get any new books this week... or last week, come to think of it! Yeah, no books for xmas - crazy hahaa. I have way too many to catch up on though anyway, so I figured I'd share some books that I recently added to my wishlist!










Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory
Monster Island (Zombies #1) by David Wellington
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms... by Allie Brosh
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
The Last Vampire (The Last Vampire #1) by Christopher Pike


I'm so excited to finish up the Legend series - I almost ordered Champion as soon as I saw it, but I'm holding off for now. I added Raising Stony Mayhall & Monster Island 'cause they sound like great zombie books. Hyperbole and a Half seems pretty funny so far of what I previewed on Amazon. I Am Malala sounds like it will be really interesting & looking forward to reading & learning more about her. The Last Vampire sounds like a great vampire book that I'll enjoy & plan on reading for part of the Vampire Reading Challenge (check out my Reading Challenges page). You guys discover any great sounding books lately?! ^_^
♥... Heather

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Read-a-thon: Bout of Books 9.0


Bout of Books 9.0
Read-a-thon

Hosted by...
Amanda @ On a Book Bender
&
Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

Jan 6th - 12th
Click HERE to sign up!
Twitter: #BoutOfBooks



Hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve & New Year's Day! I'm going to be participating in this upcoming read-a-thon to get a head start on 2014! There's still a few more days to sign up! Happy reading everyone!

♥... Heather

Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 & 2014 Reading Challenges


I was off to a good start this year on my reading challenges for the first month or two, but my reading just tapered down as I got busier. I probably did sign up for way too many challenges though while picking up additional hobbies that took time away from reading anyway. I thought I'd be okay though since I kinda killed at most of my 2012 challenges.

Well, I'm going to do better next year. I'm going to actively make sure I read more whether it's just at night before going to bed or setting aside a block of time during the weekends. I don't see myself doing too many detailed reviews on the blog, but maybe a few short & sweet recommendations hopefully. I found a great site that lists some 2014 reading challenges: A Novel Challenge I'm going to look through here (& not go nuts) & sign up for a few for next year! I'm thinking I need to focus on at least one TBR Challenge 'cause I'm starting to hate telling people, "Oh, I've been meaning to read that one!" Here's my (sad) progress from 2013 if you're curious! ;) I'll be updating my reading challenge tab in the next week. Got any other challenge recommendations?

♥... Heather

Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Reviews Link-Up


2013
Books-In-A-Series
Reading Challenge


Click HERE for more details & to sign-up!


Link-up your your reviews for any books you've read during December for the challenge!







♥... Heather

Friday, November 15, 2013

November Reviews Link-Up


2013
Books-In-A-Series
Reading Challenge


Click HERE for more details & to sign-up!


Link-up your your reviews for any books you've read during November for the challenge!







♥... Heather