Quote of the Week!

“Aren’t we forever?”
― Cassandra ClareCity of Heavenly Fire

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Slowly Adjusting…

We started college about 3 weeks ago and we are still trying to adapt to this lifestyle. Not that being in college is really hard right now (it’s only our first semester and it’s only been three weeks), but it is so different compared to high school. I’m taking 6 classes this semester, but in a day the most I’ll have is 3 classes on some days I’ll have 2, but some days I work before or after classes, so my schedule constantly changes. I really didn’t expect having to adjust this much, but not having the same classes everyday makes it harder to remember your schedule and to do your work. I feel like I’m starting to adjust to my new class schedule so hopefully soon both of us will be able to post when we originally planned to post. I know that both of us feel bad for pushing our bookish accounts to the side, but we’re going to slowly ease our way back into our regular routine soon.

Hopefully we’ll be able to post again on Thursday, but until then have an ALMIGHTY day and rest of the week, if we aren’t able to post again for a while.

-Wilmarilys    

Quote of the Week!

“I just want to know—are you rooting for me? Are you hoping I pull this off?”

Cath’s eyes settled on his, tentatively, like they’d fly away if he moved.

She nodded her head.

The right side of his mouth pulled up.

“I’m rooting for you,” she whispered. She wasn’t even sure he could hear her from the bed.

Levi’s smile broke free and devoured his whole face.”
― Rainbow RowellFangirl

My Bookish Playlist!

Sometimes while I’m reading I really like listening to certain songs or cds because they help me concentrate while I’m reading and just put me in a good mood. Normally I can read through really loud noises or if people are talking if the book is really interesting but sometimes I have some trouble concentrating if I’m just really not that into a book so I’ll just listen to some music so that I can just block out everything and concentrate on what I’m reading.

I thought that it would be kind of cool to share with everyone some songs that I like listening to while I’m reading and that just help me relax a bit. Below I’ll be listing some songs that put me in a good mood and that help me concentrate while reading as well as the links if anyone is interested in checking them out which I highly encourage. By the way these aren’t all of the songs that I listen to while reading because I listen to a lot more but these are just a couple of them. (Click one them to listen)

P.S. Volume 1 & 2 of the Outlander soundtrack are fantastic and I listen to those two albums the most while I’m reading and just in general.


Have an ALMIGHTY Day!

-Melissa

 

 

 

Category Jeremy Book Tour!

 

Title: Category Jeremy (Chronicles of Dover’s Amalgam Book Two)

Author: Elizabetta Holcomb

Summary from Amazon:

Jeremiah Cameron Tremaine

Within the body of Jeremy is a weapon of mass destruction. Being the strongest host in Dover’s Amalgam, he is a hurricane of a class all by himself. The strongest host alive. Living between two time periods: one life in medieval Dover and the other in modern Louisiana, England, and the Cayman Islands, he finds life becomes a cluster of unfortunate events that bring him face to face with the girl he left behind.

Beau Angelle Benoit

Eight years ago, something happened to Jeremy. After being lost in Hurricane Libby, Beau was there when they found him naked, half starved, and surrounded by dead animals. She could hear him speaking without ever opening his mouth and when he touched her, she could feel the energy he contained. But instead of trusting her with his abilities, he left her to face government officials who probed her mind and a town that thought her a lunatic.

Reunited

Jeremy is back in his hometown of Gueydan, Louisiana to help with church reform and to dismantle host formation as the dawn of mega storms comes to the south coast. When he sees that Beau is in need of hero, he is more than happy to be that person. Wanting to see her reputation restored, he will do anything to make right the wrongs he is responsible for in her life—even if it means to lie to her so he can protect her from becoming a target for the enemies of Dover. The Hun’s are back and forming an army of host of its own, plowing down anyone that stands in their way of power and complete control of Dover’s Amalgam.

 


Graphics are from Elizabetta Holcomb’s Official Facebook page.


About the Author:

Elizabetta Holcomb is a YA Historical Romance/Time Travel Author who lives in South Louisiana with her husband, children, and cats. When she isn’t working nights as a nurse, she is in her writing room creating more adventures surrounding Dover Castle. The best part of becoming a published author is connecting with readers and sharing the amazing world that all starts with a medieval duke and a small town modern girl. Elizabetta loves to travel and spend time with her family. Mother to 5. Marmee to 1. Connect with Elizabetta on social media by clicking the icons on this web site!

Note from the author: The Chronicles of Dover’s Amalgam beginning was a group of stories I wrote for my daughter, Jillian. Her love for reading inspired me to pick up my pen again and the result was our very first hero, Sir Jareth Tremaine. When Jillian and the rest of her siblings became obsessed with Smallville on the CW, enter the superhero factor. Jeremy came into the family of Dover’s Amalgam, giving the series a twist of paranormal with host and the dangerous lives they are forced to live. I hope you become immersed in the lives of my charcters as did my children. Each one, from Jareth to his youngest daughter, Honor, will warm your heart and make you wish Dover’s Amalgam was nearer to your door. To quote Sir Jareth in the final page of The Guardian: May I be the first to welcome to you the age of Dover’s Amalgam!

AUTHOR LINKS:


TOUR SCHEDULE:

August 29th:

Jen (http://www.happylilbooknook.com)

August 30th:

Jordan (http://www.readbyroe.com)

August 31st:

Tracy (http://wwww.thepagesinbetween.com)

September 1st:

Angie (https://www.instagram.com/mywolfs_booktaste)

September 2nd:

Tangled N’ Books (http://tanglednbooks.blogspot.com/)

September 3rd:

Wilmarilys & Melissa (https://bookalmighty.wordpress.com/)

September 12th:

Lisa (http://www.instagram.com/_the.bibliophile)

September 13th:

Priyanka (http://abooklionshideaway.blogspot.in/)

September 16th:

Michelle (http://www.bookaholicbanter.com)

September 18th:

Maia (http://silver-dagger-scriptorium.weebly.com/)

 

Blog Tour Organized by:

Happy Lil Book Tours

*Hosts were provided with a copy of the book for review purposes in exchange for their honest reviews and opinions.*

Will Grayson, Will Grayson Review!

So I finally finished reading the books that John Green authored. I have had all of his books for a while, but I have kept putting it off. I would always tell myself that I was going to add Will Grayson, Will Grayson to my TBR List, but it never happened until just recently. I’m glad that I finally read all of John Green’s books. I also really wish that there were more movie adaptations for his books. I went to go see The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns when they premiered.

 Will Grayson, Will Grayson is, sort of a weird book, well in my opinion it is. It is a co-authored booked, it’s written by John Green and David Levithan. David Levithan wrote a couple of books with Rachel Cohn, but the only one that I’ve read is Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List. I don’t know when I will read the est of the books that they co-authored but I probably will eventually. Anyways Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about a couple of friends who are trying to figure out who they are as individuals and how to balance friendships and relationships.

The story is told by two different characters, who oddly enough are both named Will Grayson. They don’t go to the same school or live in the same town, so it’s a coincidence or some would say it’s fate that they met. At first I was a little bit confused as to why the story seemed to be going in like a hundred different directions, I knew that two different people were telling the story, you can notice it in the writing styles. It was really easy to tell which author was which character because I’ve read other books that they’ve written and the style was similar to their other books.

One of the Will Grayson’s has a bestfriend named Tiny (if you read it or have read it you’ll know why his name is ironic). Will and Tiny have been bestfriends for a really long time, but they are nothing alike. Tiny has an outgoing personality, is an athlete, and is a relatively popular guy. Will is the complete opposite he prefers to hide and chooses not to talk, he will only talk if he absolutely one hundred percent has too. They drift apart because they think that their friendship isn’t “working” but they’re best friends who had a fight so they find their way back to each other.

The other Will Grayson, he is referred to as the other Will Grayson in the story is almost like the original Will Grayson. He’d much rather be by himself since he doesn’t really feel like he completely fits. This Will Grayson is angry at the world for something he can’t control. He comes off as a depressed character, who is very confused and doesn’t know what he wants in life. His mom really worries about him. He eventually gets out of the depressed state he was on to go on a mission to fix a mistake he made, which made him even more miserable.

I think that the way this story was written was kind of interesting. I actually like that there is a companion novel to the story. Tiny wants to put on a musical production at the high school he attends and the production was actually written out and made into another book; it’s called Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan. I haven’t read it yet, but I do plan on purchasing it later on to read. I think it’ll be an easy, most likely “funny” read.

I would definitely recommend reading this story if you haven’t already, especially if you’re a John Green fan because seriously John Green is amazing. 💚

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Have an ALMIGHTY Day!

-Wilmarilys    

August Haul/Wrap Up/September TBR!

In the month of August I read 7 books so I consider a pretty good month in terms of how many books I was able to read because even though I was in a bit of a reading slump lately I was still able to read a few books. I also went on vacation in August for a few days and didn’t read while I was gone so I’m quite happy with the amount of books I was able to read.

In August I read:

  • So Much Closer by: Susane Colasanti 4/5 stars
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by: Zora Neale Hurston 
  • Five Summer by: Una LaMarche 5/5 stars
  • I Almost Forgot About You by: Terry McMillan 4/5 stars
  • The Little Prince by: Antoine de Saint-Exupery 5/5 stars
  • It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays by: Shane Dawson 4/5 stars
  • Reached by: Ally Condie 4/5 stars

In August I also purchased a few books and had two books given to me. One was given to me by the co owner of this account for my birthday and the other was sent to me for free.

In August I bought/received:

  • Scottish Lore and Folklore by: Ronald Macdonald Douglas
  • Burned by: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  • All You Desire by: Kirsten Miller
  • The Infinite Sea by: Rick Yancey
  • Safe Haven by: Nicholas Sparks
  • June by: Miranda Beverly- Whittemore
  • Six of Crows by: Leigh Bardugo
  • And I Darken by: Kiersten White
  • The Loose Ends List by: Carrie Firestone
  • It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays by: Shane Dawson
  • George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior by: George Washington

For September I’m not sure how many books I’ll be reading because I’ll be starting college and I want to keep my TBR short so that I don’t feel overwhelmed since I’ll be adjusting to being a college student and dealing with my classes.

My September TBR is:

  • Enrique’s Journey by: Sonia Nazario
  • Six of Crows by: Leigh Bardugo
  • And I Darken by: Kiersten White
  • The Loose Ends List by: Carrie Firestone
  • The Age of Innocence by: Edith Wharton
  • The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald

-Melissa