Friday, November 27, 2015

Have Yourself a Very Bookish Black Friday

Hey all, It is Black Friday again! Time to shop until you drop, check out these amazing book sites for deals to fill the shelves :)


BookOutlet: These People take their books seriously, Discounted already. But for Black Friday they will be going to even greater lengths to give us book nerds the power of books, they took 30% off their entire inventory! Now until Tuesday December 1st!


(Photo Directly from Bookoutlet.com Site)

Thriftbooks: This site has some insane deals normally, however they are having sales this weekend! and their customer service is some of the best I have ever seen, if you are unhappy they refund your money and will usually let you keep the book :) They specialize in readable copies, most are not new or like new condition but if you aren't fussy about format they are great!



BooksAMillion: These are all new books and are priced fairly, but they have a group of coupons out for this weekend only that can be found on their page. SO GO AND USE THE SAVINGS AND STOCK THE SHELVES OR FILL GIFT REQUESTS!




GO FORTH AND RECEIVE THE DEALS YOU NEED!

Happy Hunting! May your days be Merry and full of Books....

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks Book Tag!

Happy Thanksgiving! I you all are in the USA
If you are not in the USA I hope you have a splendid day!


  1. Name a book that makes you thankful you live in this world.
    1. Legend By: Marie Lu
      1. This novel is a fearful ride through a dystopian future with characters running from the government, who is trying to hold them hostage in a military base ( this is a series that I am due to reread soon).
  2. Give thanks to a book that has changed your perspective.
    1. Everyday ByL David Levithan
      1. This novel followed a being named A who falls in love for a girl, however he changes bodies everyday and is never just one gender. This gave me a perspective on what love is about, not between just a man and women but between two beings.
  3. Which character would you be thankful for if they were your significant other?
    1. Lady Vin (From Mistborn By: Brandon Sanderson)
      1. She is strong, sassy, and elegant in more than just figure.
  4. Which character you say thanks but no thanks to?
    1. Beatrice Prior
      1. She is reckless and dangerous, and downright clingy... 
  5. Name a book that made you laugh like your Uncle Earl at Thanksgiving?
    1. The Rat Queens By Kurtis Weib 
      1. The sass is amazing it will make you crack up and laugh.
  6. Name a book that made you angry like drunk Uncle Earle.
    1. Ignite Me By Tahera Mafi
      1. This series had a great potential to be a new amazing dystopian series but the final book just turned out to be a young whiny girl pining after a man who she could never have.
  7. Name one thing that you are thankful for about the book community.
    1. The friends that I have made from around the globe, and those who comment on the posts here make blogging fun.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Review: Kit's Wilderness By: David Almond

Hello Guys! 

I have finally finished a book worthy of reviewing on my blog, I know it has been sporadic with the reviews lately; however I am in University and finding the time to read has been harder than I thought. Every bookworms nightmare, however this stunning book is worthy of the Empire's Review and everyones time too.




Themes:

  • Death 
  • Family
  • History
  • Friendship

Plot: "The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. Written in haunting, lyrical prose,Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness."(GoodReads.com)

Characters:
Kit: He is the main character. A new kid in a town where his family has deep ties with. Coming into a "new" town is not always easy, but Kits outgoing personality and generally good nature has him making friends soon after he arrives to Stoneygate. His friends play a game called death,making the air to this book even more creepy.
Askew: The loner who sees the past and pays attention to his surrounding world. He is a true artist at heart, making drawings for the stories Kit tells on a daily basis. In the end Askew is the portrait of what you would want in a friend.
Allie: "The wonderful little Badlass" Allie is a friend, and most importantly an actress who wishes to grace the stages of the world. She is bubling with the nectar of life and is pure brilliance!
Grandpa: The Joyous old man who remembers his childhood and those who were in it even though most are dead and gone. Loving, Sick, shares the history of the town.

Writiing: Haunting,  beautiful, and eerie when heard in audio format...

Quote: "'One day,' he wispered,'I wont be here anymore. You know that, Kit. But I'll live on inside of you...'"(Almond 221).

Thoughts After finishing
  • Life is short, live it to the potential
  • History is all around
  • The past is worth remembering
  • Friends like these only come once in a lifetime!

Rating: *****/*****

Sunday, November 15, 2015

S.K Atkins Author Nomination!

Hello all,

My good friend Sabine Atkins is publishing a new novel, and she needs our help to get it published Via Kindle scout!

Sabine Is:

  1. Has potential to write amazing stories!
  2. And will be giving away free copies of her new book (Ebooks) to those who vote for her book on the kindle scout! 

Lets Go vote!

Her New Book!



Monday, November 9, 2015

Libraries and their importance to the book industry

Well I found that the town that my university is in has a great library! Which is where I am sitting now typing up this now. 

What classifies as a library?:

  • Loads of books in one place!
  • Usually a communal area for Book Nerds to gather and read.
  • The books are FREE!

Perks of a Library: 
  • FREE Books
  • A wide array of books in many genres
  • You can meet some nice folks while browsing.
  • You can use the computers and WiFi to get an enormous amount of studying done in the silence of the library...

Their Impact on the Book industry: 
  • Huge book orders come in from libraries to publishers, boosting sales.
  • The library holds events for publishers to come and peddle their books.
  • Exposing the masses to the many books that they publish.
I am in heaven right now, I am sitting at an old table with a friend to my left and a book to my right :) The library system allows all people to read regardless of social standing or ROOM LEFT ON THEIR OWN SHELVES! 

This is the equalizer of all, the library. 

If the library is not being utilized the town or municipality can cut funding and the system may eventually fade and die, go out and support your local library today! Every Book Counts...

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Haunting at Hill House By: Shirley Jackson REVIEW

In my college we had to read The Haunting at Hill House, and what a perfect time to review it just after halloween!

Plot:
First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. (Goodreads.com)

Characters:
Eleanor: A very unstable and confused women who has been sheltered her entire life because she has had to take care of her invalid mother. When the invitation arrives to go to Hill House Eleanor jumps at it as her mother has just passed and she is finally free. Her character to some is very weak and annoying, however if you understand her upbringing you will know why. Overall a very well written character with an overactive psyche.

Dr.Montague: The man who rents Hill House for the summer to study the paranormal activity in the house. He is a diverse character acting as father and friend to all those who he is involved with at Hill House.
Characters in general are written with many personalties and the depth of the ocean, making them feel as though they are real human beings.

Quote: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.” 

Rating: *****/*****

This books is eerie more than scary, but none the less a fun read for a chicken like me :)

Monday, November 2, 2015

November Nonsense TBR

Hello All, 
As you all know I am trying to read 15-20 books between October 25th and the end of the year so this is the month when I need to kick it into high gear and roll with the reading... 

What I plan to read includes:


  • Skin By: Ilka Tampke
  • The Alloy of Law By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Assassin's Apprentice By: Robin Hobb
  • Theft of Swords By: Michael J Sulivan
  • Heir of Fire By: Sara J Maas
  • Library of Souls By: Ransom Riggs 

This is an extremely ambitious TBR, however I am going to try to do it!

Would love to chat more, but I have to get on the reading :)