Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Budget: October 2014

It was originally thought up by Felicia at Geeky Blogger's Book Blog.
1) I can buy 2 books a month or spend a MAX of $20, whichever comes first.
2) Only accept/ask for 2 review books per month. Including NetGalley.

At the end of each month I will post a recap and we will see if I stayed within my limits.
*Prices are subject to change as I do not control sales and some of the books listed below are from online specials.

-Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham $19 (used my Costco rebate cheque to buy this so I'm counting it as $0)



-The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence (Zodiac #1) by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore and Andie Tong (from Hachette/Disney Press)


All I Want For Hallowe'en Is A New Zombie Book

It's Hallowe'en and I thought I would share some of the zombie books I need to read, since zombies have quickly become one of my all time favourite monsters to read about. These are all books I know I MUST read.

1. PLEASE REMAIN CALM by Courtney Summers (releases January 2015 and is the sequel to THIS IS NOT A TEST)
2. THE WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansigna
3. FEED by Mira Grant (it's been on my e-reader for quite sometime now)

What Hallowe'en moster are you most wanting to read about? Werewolves, vampires, zombies or ghosts?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

Pearl from DRINK SLAY LOVE by SARAH BETH DURST - she's a pretty snarky and bad ass teen vampire who can tolerate the sun.

Katarina Bishop from THE HEIST SOCIETY by ALLY CARTER - she is an awesome teen thief and she has such a hot British "boyfriend". She gets to wear different disguises, so I'd probably pick when she is all decked out in her pack and with all of her tools of the trade.

Lady Almathea/The Unicorn from THE LAST UNICORN by PETER S. BEAGLE - I would love to dress up as the Lady Almathea (you know when she is wearing her pretty clothes, not when she first appears in the book naked - that would be awkward).

Carrie Bradshaw from SEX AND THE CITY/SUMMER AND THE CITY by CANDACE BUSHNELL - I could go as either the young Carrie or the 30-something Carrie, but most definitely Carrie from New York, not her home town. I love that she mixes and matches clothing styles and doesn't really care what others think about it. I think it could be really fun to dress up with an awesome curly blond hair wig!

Avry of Kazan from TOUCH OF POWER (Healer Series) by MARIA V. SNYDER - I think portraying Avry would be fun. I'd get to pretend to practice healing magic!

Katniss Everdeen from THE HUNGER GAMES by SUZANNE COLLINS - side braid and carrying a bow? Would love it!

Frankie Stein from MONSTER HIGH by LISI HARRISON - a teenage monster with a great fashion sense would be so much fun. I mean all my friends could dress up as some of the characters too because there are so many great monsters to pick from.

Dawn from REVAMPED by ADA ADAMS - another kick ass teenage vampire that I would love to hang around, so dressing up as Dawn for Hallowe'en could be fun!

Betsy Taylor from THE UNDEAD SERIES by MARYJANICE DAVIDSON - yep, you guessed it, another vampire. This time Betsy is a quirky vampire - actually the Vampire Queen with a love of great shoes. 

Rose from TEMPTATION SERIES by KAREN ANN HOPKINS - a teenage girl turning Amish to be with the love of her life - I'd dress up in her new Amish clothes while she is deciding whether to be English or Amish.

Which character from a book would you want to be for Hallowe'een?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Don't Stress Out - Just Shake It Off

I have a tendency to let things bother me more than they should and after seeing a link to Taylor Swift's new video for Shake It Off via Nose Gaze, I have been playing this song and watching this video whenever I need a reminder that things shouldn't be so hard and to just shake off the bad and keep going. I let so many things in my life stress me out and that needs to change. Ashley posted about not worrying or stressing out about what others think about your blog posts because they are yours and I think this should apply to so much in our lives, not just our blogs. I'm starting to figure this out - finally.

Shake If Off is such a peppy little song with a "sick beat" and the lyrics are perfect in reminding me to let things roll off my back. And the video is so fun to watch - filled with different styles of dance, clothes and people. She's made a great song and video here. I'll be buying her new CD - 1989 - soon. PS -I even chair dance at work when this song comes on - that's how much it cheers me up.

What helps you stress less or get into a better mood and let things go?

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