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Expectations for NYC/BEA 2014

Expectations for NYC/BEA 2014

So, umm, BEA is happening. We are now ONE WEEK AWAY PEOPLE. ALERT. ALERT. I’m pretty sure all fellow attendees are in full fledged panic mode, packing, getting ready to fly (or drive), and getting way too freaking excited about all the epic bookishness about to go down. I have reached levels of being UNABLE TO CAN, but at the same time, I’m trying to hold everything together. I’ve been fully packed since Sunday, although I’m not leaving till Saturday. I have a schedule. Prioritized. And I have a buttload of expectations, some slightly exaggerated, some not, but whatever, this is my blog, I do […]

Posted May 22, 2014 by Debby in Columns / 7 Comments
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Book Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

At it’s close-to-600 pages (seriously? was all of that necessary?), The House of Hades took me an upsettingly long time to read. Clearly I read the rest of the series when I was not on a semi-strict reading schedule of two books per week, heh. Also I had more free time then. But all in all, Rick Riordan delivers again. I don’t think he could write a seriously disappointing book for me. While this isn’t my favorite in the series, it was truly awesome. Although it had already been roughly 15 months since I read The Mark of Athena I had no trouble picking this […]

Posted January 27, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Haul #5: The One Where I Flail About Contemporaries

Book Haul #5: The One Where I Flail About Contemporaries

I’ve finally accumulated enough books again to be worth sharing and YES I decided to show them to you in a VLOG. *screams* This is my first vlog since September or so. So that’s interesting. But it was actually really fun, so I’m going to try to keep doing this for book hauls. Also, book hauls with 9 books = so much easier than book hauls with 24 books. So let’s not do that again. Purchased How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer Graceling by Kristin Cashore The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan Being Sloane […]

Posted January 19, 2014 by Debby in Book Hauls, Vlogs / 14 Comments
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Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Is it that time again? Let’s look back at my Fall TBR… Hmm. 6/10. Ouch. Mood reading definitely took over this season. Anyway. Hopefully I can do better this time. I’m still waiting to, one of these days, get 10 out of 10. *is a bit of an optimist* 1. Split Second by Kasie West Remind me to pre-order this about.. yesterday. Um, obviously, knowing my undying love for Pivot Point, Split Second is at the absolute top of my TBR. I must have this. I […]

Posted December 10, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 18 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #24: 2014 Releases I’m Dying To Read

Top Ten Tuesday #24: 2014 Releases I’m Dying To Read

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Top Ten Twelve 2014 ReleasesI’m Dying To Read I’m just going with a bare bones list for this one. Obviously there’s sequels here whose predecessors I’m obsessed with. There’s authors on my auto-buy list. There’s massively hyped releases/debuts. I mean. It’s all rather self-explanatory, isn’t it? Click on the cover to go to its Goodreads page. 🙂 Which books made your list?Let me know in the comments!

Posted December 3, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 29 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2013

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2013

November 2013: the month of the snuggly comeback! Bonjour people! I know it’s weird to have a monthly wrap-up since I only came back on November 25th, but you know what, I still have a book haul to show you, and some milestones that can be talked about. So here we go! In November I read 7 books, which is kind of sad. But The Bone Season was massive, and so is S., which I’m working my way through now, and the move to WordPress did take up a lot of time as well. So I’m still relatively proud of myself. The blog itself has […]

Posted December 1, 2013 by Debby in Book Hauls, Monthly Wrap-Ups / 9 Comments
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Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

When I saw this listed on the Book Depository, I just knew I had to buy it. It had to happen. I love the Percy Jackson series so much, so I honestly didn’t care that it would be the exact same story. The illustrations would make it a whole new and wonderful experience. In a way, I was correct, but still this could have been better. In terms of the adaptation, this graphic novel is extremely close to the original, so no worries there. If anything, it begs the question why the movie couldn’t be a closer adaptation, but I think we’ve all established what a […]

Posted October 10, 2013 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

First off, I AM IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION. (Because the ending. Yeah.) *cough* So after devouring the original Percy Jackson & the Olympians series in May and the first two books of The Heroes of Olympus in June, the time finally came that I had to wait for the next installment. Ew, waiting. However, I was not totally convinced by The Heroes of Olympus – I didn’t like it as much as PJO. I didn’t feel like it was quite at the same level. So waiting was not too awful. But The Mark of Athena changes things. Obviously, looking at the title, Annabeth […]

Posted November 13, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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