ARC Review: Panic

Oh, The Book Feels!

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Release Date: March 4, 2014

 

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Lauren Oliver’s highly anticipated next young adult novel: Panic. Being that I’m a huge fan of her delirium series (as in, I have a delirium tattoo) I seriously could not wait to get my hands on this book! (thanks to my little book angel for getting me this, you know who you are, and you’re amazing and i love you.) Panic was also on our Most Anticipated for 2014 list, back at the beginning of the year. (See it here, and it’s not too late to join our book challenge!)

Panic has been compared to other best selling dystopian books, like The Hunger Games Divergent, and Lauren Oliver’s best selling Delirium series, but it is honestly not those things. The world of Panic is set in the very…

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The Iron King

Bookworm Reviews

Hello, hello.

Today’s review is from the challenge: Read a book suggested to you by a sibling or a librarian.

I live out in Hicktown. Nowhere, Middle Of. Okay, not that far out, but far enough out that I would have to schedule a trip to the library. I don’t have any relationships with the librarians at any location I could go to, either, so going with a sibling recommendation was less of a hassle.

Except that it wasn’t.

A week before this Birthday Bash, I’d finally gotten out of my contract with my merciless dear sister to read Confessions of an Heiress by Paris Hilton.

I had heard her mention liking the Iron King, so I suggested to her that she could suggest this book to me.  This worked out, and she even had the book on her Kindle. I had never used a Kindle before reading the Iron…

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How Do You Write?

Unputdownables

ed5339aab4b6a9ab09ce8d69262fa0c0 Those of you who blog or write (or both), how do you structure your work schedule?

Recently I read to just sit at the computer for a specific amount of time no matter what. If you’re writing, great – if not, still sit there. After reading that advice I was given it by someone other than who had written it.

Oddly, I’ve treated my desk and computer much the same as I’ve treated the bed for sleeping:  go there when it’s time for it to serve a function. I’ve always heard to use the bed for sleeping, not hanging out or watching TV. Without giving it much thought I’ve realized that I do the same with my work space… I use it when I’m ready to work. I’ve never thought of just making myself sit here until something to write comes into my head (I always thought that would be…

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Fiction in 50 February Challenge: Love in the time of…

The Bookshelf Gargoyle

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Welcome one and all to the February Fiction in 50 Challenge!  Every month for Fi50 we ask brave and creative fleshlings (like you!) to take on the challenge of creating a piece of fiction based on a prompt in 50 words or less.  Last month we had a number of new faces that threw their assorted headwear into the ring and as a result we had a nicely diverse range of responses to the prompt.  If you would like to participate or find out about future months’ prompts, click on that delightful image up above.

To add your contribution to the linky, simply click on the little froggy dude below:

This month’s prompt was an open-ended invitation to fill in the blank with…

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Being a lover of wordplay in most of its many forms, I have chosen to fill in the blank with one of my personal favourite things.  I give…

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You’re Not Weird—You’re Just An Introvert

For all my fellow Introverts XD
~Introverts UNITE!!!~ ❤

Carrie Rubin

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Let’s start with a short quiz:

When the doorbell chimes, you:

1. Leap from your chair, tap dance to the door, and welcome an unexpected social interaction.

2. Scurry to a place of maximal concealment, hold your breath, and pray the caller goes away.

When the phone rings, you:

1. Grin widely, pump your fists, and chirp “hello” before the answering machine picks up.

2. Startle like an idiot, stare at the device while your pulse normalizes, and let voicemail do the rest.

If you answered #2 to both questions, welcome to my world.

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Avoiding doorbells and phone calls are vices I never would have dared admit B.S.C. (Before Susan Cain). But since reading Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, I understand the stunned-rabbit response is not a weird-Carrie thing.

It’s a…

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