My Little Pocketbooks: 2015   

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Edition of Book Blogger Hop: Trick or Treat Books

Happy Friday everyone. 
TGIF!!!!
*doing the Friday dance*
As you can see from the image above we are going to talk about scary and Halloween theme books this month.

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

October 30th - November 5th:  Halloween Edition: If you could give away books instead of candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween Night, what would the titles be? 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Halloween Edition - Book Characters

Happy Friday everyone. 
TGIF!!!!! Everyone! 
*happy dance*

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

October 16th - 22nd - Halloween Edition: Your having a costume party with the theme "Book Characters." Who would you go as? 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Review: Allegiant

Allegiant
Author: Veronica Roth

Genre: YA
Publisher: Harper Audio
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Audiobook: 11 hours and 55 minutes
Narrator:  Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford
Source: Free from E-Library

Friday, October 9, 2015

Halloween Edition: Book Blogger Hop: Halloween Snacks

Happy Friday everyone. 
The other day I was just thinking...WOW!  It's October already.  When did that happen?  I feel like I was just at June getting back from BEA15.  Now we are talking about Halloween.  Say what!?

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

October 9th - 15th: Halloween Edition: What's your favorite "Halloween" snack to munch on while you're reading? 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Review: Inferno

Inferno
Author: Dan Brown
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Random House Audio 
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Audiobook: 17 hours and 12 minutes
Narrator: Paul Michael
Series: Robert Langdon (Book 4)
Source: Free from e-Library

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cover Characteristics: Airplanes

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!
This week the cover characteristic is all about airplanes.  Old and new.  This one was hard to find.  I thought there were ton of book with planes on them until now.  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page.

~ Airplanes ~
 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Edition of Book Blogger Hop: Scary Kids Book

Happy Friday everyone. 
Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all had a great and productive week.  As you can see from the change in meme image we are going to talk about scary, Halloween theme books and things this month. 

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

October 2rd - 8th:  Halloween Edition: You're volunteering to read a book to a group of young children at a library. What scary themed book for kids would you read to them?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Diversity on the Shelf 2015: October Review Link-Up and Giveaway

Welcome to the October review linky of Diversity on the Shelf 2015 Reading Challenge.  
Every month I will post a linky for you to add your reviews.  Please have a direct link to the book you are reviewing to the linky.  No links to blog home pages please.  If you don't have a blog, please link to your Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, LibraryThing or other account where you are reviewing the books for this challenge.
Books that qualify for this challenge are by people of color or with a main character of color.  All shades and races of color are welcomed and encouraged here.  If you still need more clarification on what a person of color is Click Here.
If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet, don't fret you still have time.  Just sign up here! 
If you need a few suggestions on what to read for this challenge check out the list of links to blogs, book list and more. (Links here)
  September Stats
(as of 9/26)
  15 books read and reviewed
First book read, reviewed and linked up from Shan @Curled Up with A Good Book and Tea
http://goodbooksandacupoftea.blogspot.ca/2015/09/a-brief-history-of-seven-killings-by.html

 ~ October Review Linky ~


Now for the giveaway part.

I hope this makes sense.
If you read, review and link up a D.O.T.S. approved book (book by a POC author or with a POC main character) you will get one (1) point.
If the book has a scary theme with a monster (ie. vampire, witches, werewolves, ghost, shapeshifter and all the things that go bump in the night) you get another one (1) point.
POC book = 1point
Scary POC book = 1 point
Total = 2 points

Read, Review and Link

At the end of the month come back here and leave your total number below along with your sign up number and your email address.
Winner will be the person with the highest number.
If there is a tie then Random.org will pick the winner.

So What is the Prize?
Any book you want up to $15.00USD
YOU PICK IT!
 Rules
1.  Must be a D.O.T.S. participant
2.  Must include your number of books linked up to this page.
3.  No links to homepages.
4.  Must leave your sign up number and email address below as well.
5.  Giveaway will close on November 6th, 2015 at 1:00am
6.  Winner announced on November 8th.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shelf Control: Happiness Like Water

http://bookshelffantasies.com/
Welcome to the a new weekly feature from Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies called…  

Shelf Control!

Shelf Control is a weekly blog meme where we blogger talk about the books we have.  From the Lisa's blog.."Instead of looking ahead to upcoming new releases, Shelf Control focuses on already released books that I want to read. Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, books that are either on my shelves or on my Kindle!"
God knows I have tons and tons of books to talk about.  
My Shelf Control pick this week is: 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Write Up Review A Thon: Wrap Up

Hosted by Book Bumblings

I think this is the first time I had a huge pile of books to review.  I am telling you now, I did not finish the pile but I got a few (very few) things done.  There are just not enough hours in the day honestly.  So I will be joining this event again next month for sure.  Here are my wrap up stats.

Review: The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol
Author: Dan Brown
Genre: Thriller
Publisher:  Random House Audio
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Audiobook: 17 hours and 51 minutes
Narrator: Paul Michael
Source: Free from E-Library

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Cover Characteristics: Purses and Suitcases

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!
  You know this was soo up my alley.  I loved, loved, loved look for purses on book covers.  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page.

~ Purses and Suitcases  ~

Saturday, September 26, 2015

New Home: Write On Review-A-Thon

http://www.bookbumblings.com/review-a-thon-signup-2015-09/
Hosted by Book Bumblings
Hi all!  Remember back several months ago when I was blogging on the regular and I was participating in a few blogging events.  Well, one of them Write On Review-a-Thon was hosted by The Book Vixen now it has a new home.  
Book Bumblings is now hosting the event now.  
From Brittany's blog and sign up page

Welcome to Write On Review-a-Thon’s new home!

From here on out, I will be hosting the review-a-thon on the last weekend of each month. Signups will be posted about a week ahead of time, we’ll review our hearts out from Friday to Sunday, and the wrap-up post will be posted on Monday.
The next review-a-thon will be this Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Book Sites

Happy Friday everyone. 
TGIF!!!!!  So glad today is Friday.

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

September 25th - October 1st: Do you belong to Shelfari, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and other similar sites? If so, can you list all of the book sites you belong to so others can take a look at them? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

October 2015 Blog Ahead Challenge: Goals

Hosted by the awesome ladies at Herding Cats and Burning Soup and Caffeinated Book Reviewer
 
Hi everyone!  I am soo thrilled to announce this blogger event coming up next month called BLOG AHEAD!  What's the big deal about it?  Well for one, think about all the times you wanted to have a blog post go up but life, work, school, your friends and family came first.  Now just image if you had scheduled out a month of post before the cray-cray started.  That would be one more thing off your mind since your blog would be on cruise control.  
Example: Today I am writing this post on 9/17/15 but you will not see it posted until... wait for it...9/23/15.  Voila!  I blogged ahead.  
Get it! So here are my goals for this awesome, much needed and super wonderful event.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Review: Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker
Author: E.L. James
Genre: Erotica
Publisher: Random House Audio
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Audiobook: 19 hours and 48 minutes
Narrator: Becca Battoe 
Source: Free from E-Library

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Cover Characteristics: Water

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!

OMG!  I was soo shocked at the number of books with water on the covers.  There are millions out there.  Women swimming in it.  Men's chest covered in it.  So I thought I would focus on a color.  The color of water for me is blue.  And of course I made it extremely diverse adding POC authors and POC characters.  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page.

~ Water  ~ 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stuck in A Good Book Giveaway Hop 2015

http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2015/09/stuck-in-good-book-giveaway-hop.html

I haven't done a giveaway in a long, long time so I thought this would be the perfect one to get back into giving away books, bags and gift cards.  
So far I have read a few really great books and audiobooks that were perfect 5 star reads.  
One lucky US winner will get a paperback ARC copy of Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. This book is amazing and helped me get up and out of my reading slump.  I was hooked and you will be too.  I have an ARC of this book that was never opened so it's a new old copy.  LOL!