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Book Unhaul Giveaway

Posted July 8, 2017 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

This giveaway will be ending on July 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

This list took 5 years off my life to compile.. you’re welcome.

Unless otherwise stated with below labels, books are in new or like new condition:
L – library binding
U – bought used; may have some wear to the cover, spine, pages
MM – mass market paperback
BO – book outlet purchase so may have permanent marker mark on outside of pages

Finished Copies (Paperback-trade paperback unless otherwise noted):
– A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (MM)
– The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (MM, U)
– The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
– Everbound by Brodi Ashton (BO)
– The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherine M. Valence (BO)
– Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Septeys (U)
– Eon by Alsion Goodman
– Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios (new cover)
– Rebel Heart by Moira Young (BO)
– Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
– The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King by Michael R. Miller
– Soulless by Gail Carriger (MM, U)
– Changeless by Gail Carrier (MM, U)
– Dreamless by Josephine Angelini (BO)
– Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (BO)
– Updraft by Fran Wilde
– The Young Elites by Marie Lu
– The Rose Society by Marie Lu
– By Your Side by Cassie West
– Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (U)
– The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter (U)
– The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter (U)
– The Distance Between Us by Kasie West (BO)
– Looking for Alaska by John Green (U)
– An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Finished Copies – Hardcover:
– Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers (L)
– Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind Of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes
– Of Triton by Anna Banks (BO)
– Of Neptune by Anna Banks (BO)
– Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen (U)
– Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
– With Malice by Eileen Cook
– Born of Illusion by Teri Brown (BO)
– The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
– Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (BO)
– Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (BO)
– The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott
– Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
– I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil
– Soundless by Richelle Mead
– #famous by Jilly Gagnon
– Goddess by Josephine Angelini (BO)
– Star-crossed by Josephine Angelini (BO)
– The Brides of RollRock Island by Margo Lasagna (BO)
– City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster (BO)
– The Takedown by Corrie Wang
– Ronil & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin
– Resistance by Owen Shears (U)
– Sekret by Lindsay Smith (BO)
– To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
– Cloudbound by Fran Wilde
– The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
– Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul
– Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
– City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
– Looking for Group by Rory Harrison
– Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
– Dove Exiled by Karen Bao
– Harmony House by Nic Sheff
– All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (signed)
– Wintertown by Stephen Emond (L)
– Juliet by Anne Fortier
– Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfruend (BO)
– The Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
– Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (BO)
– Wandering Star by Romina Russell
– Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay (BO)
– The Sin-Eaters Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (BO)
– Ask the passengers by A.S. King (U)
– All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (signed)
– Velvet Underground by Teri Brown
– Every Day by David Levithan
– Ruby Red by Kirsten Gier (old cover, BO)
– Sapphire Blue by Kirsten Gier (old cover, BO)
– Emerald Green by Kirsten Gier (old cover, BO)

– Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuka (U)
– Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
– Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
– Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
– The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
– Firewalker by Josephine Angelini (signed)
– Fallen Land by Taylor Brown
– The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (with swag stickers)
– The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
– Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind
– The Rising by Heather Graham & Jon Land
– Zodiac by Romina Russell
– Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian
– The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett
– Martian’s Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
– Smell’s Like Finn Spirit by Randy Henderson
– Velvet Underground by Teri Brown
– A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery
– Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios (signed)
– To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
– The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
– Lailah by Nikki Kelly
– Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter (signed)
– Firebrand by A.J. Hartley
– The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
– Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
– Taking Aim by Michael Cart
– Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
– The Arsonist by Sue Miller
– The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan
– The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch
– The Bone Sparrow by Zana Frailly
– City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
– Progeny of Gods by Geoffrey Storm
– The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

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Back from Hiatus!

Posted April 13, 2016 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Hello all! I’m finally bringing this blog out of temporary and unplanned hiatus.

While I’ve been ill, I’ve continued to upload on my channel but I had to let the blog fall behind a bit. It was unplanned, and by time I realized I had to put it on hiatus, it had already been that way for a little while. But now it is up and running again. I’ve queued up a number of reviews, including reviews that had been posted on my channel during this hiatus, as well as new written reviews.

I also plan on doing some spring cleaning, and sprucing up the design a bit, so if anyone has recommendations for some good places for layouts, I’d be grateful 🙂

Thank you all for sticking with me!


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ARC Bundle Giveaway!

Posted December 3, 2015 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

In celebration of the holiday season, I decided to give away some ARCs that have been collecting on my shelves for just such an occasion. This giveaway is only open to US residents, due to shipping costs, but don’t worry international friends! More giveaways will be open to you in the future.

Giveaway will run through December 20, 2015. The winner will be randomly chosen via Rafflecopter and contacted via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to me before another winner is chosen.

Good luck and happy holidays!

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  • A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
  • Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
  • The White Rose by Amy Ewing
  • Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
  • Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
  • A Thousand Nights by EK Johnston
  • Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul
  • Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales
  • Sky Key by James Frey


Book Community Shoutouts!

Posted July 24, 2015 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

This is an extension of the Booktuber Shoutouts Tag, which I did here on my channel today. I felt that a lot of the questions could be carried over into the rest of the book community and wanted to shout out some of my faves from other platforms as well.The questions aren’t exactly the same, as I tweaked them a little for this!

1. Who inspired you to start a blog/booklr/bookstagram/etc?

I don’t have any answer for this one, as it was very much a group effort. Once I started booktube and discovered all of the other platforms people discuss books on, I wanted to be involved in all of them! A lot of the people who inspire me are listed in the other questions.

2. Whose creativity do you love?

Blogger: I adore Tiffany‘s blog from About To Read. She is also a booktuber. Her blog posts are always super creative. She has a Fairytale Fashions feature where she talks about bookish related merchandise that she’s found that I really enjoy.

Booklr: How can I not mention the edits of the amazing Scarlett? Her photosets are always so stunning, and I always reblog whatever new work she puts out. She typically posts a lot of sets for the Throne of Glass fandom, but she’s having to take a break as another blog keeps stealing her work. :(((( I hope she is able to get back to it soon!

Bookstagram: There are so many creative bookstagrammers out there. Some of my favorite photos come from Tracey of youngadultbookaddict, Christine of weereader, Ziba.Reads, and Ursula of ursula-uriarte.

3. Whose positivity do you love?

Alexa from Alexa Loves Books stands out to me with her positivity. She organized this year’s Book Blogger Love-a-thon, which is a week long event for bloggers to spread the love and positivity. It was one of the first blogging events I took part in and was a lot of fun.

4. Whose honesty do you admire?

Lauren from Love is Not a Triangle. As it is probably obvious from her blog title, she is not a fan of love triangles. While I personally don’t have a problem with them, and sometimes love them, she is not a fan and even has a whole system in place for how to rank them. She also has a scale for cliffhangers in different series, which is really helpful.

5. Who always makes you laugh?

Kat Kennedy from Cuddlebuggery. She is hysterical and we have a very similar sense of humor, so I’m always cracking up when reading her posts. She recently did a post on how to request ARCs… as a dinosaur. She is a gem. All of the lovely ladies who run that blog are awesome!

6. Who is super friendly?

Jamie of The Broke and the Bookish. Another blog run by a lot of awesome people. Jamie is someone I see often around twitter, chatting with anyone and everyone, and I love how social she is. She is a very welcoming person.

7. Who always makes you add books to your TBR?

Honestly, who doesn’t? Everyone I follow makes me add books to my TBR. Most recently though, Sarah from What Sarah Read has consistently made me add books to my TBR. It seems like everything she mentions lately is something I want to get my hands on.

That’s all for today! I also shout out posts from other members of the book community weekly in my Sunday Survey posts, so if you like my recommendations, feel free to check out more there.

Let me know who some of your favorite content creators are in the book world!

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