Monday, August 19, 2013

Review: The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

Title: The Bookstore

Author: Deborah Meyler

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! (24)

Hello Readers!
Thank you to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly meme. I love reading what everyone has on their lists and I hope you do too!


This week's question is: Top Ten Books with X Setting.
I chose the setting of Dystopian settings.


I don't think I talk about of Dystopian books enough. I do read them and I like them, but they have to truly be special for me to mention them.

So here are my Top 10 Dystopian worlds where I sat back and thought - Wow.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: Tear You Apart by Megan Hart

Title: Tear You Apart

Author: Megan Hart

Publisher: Harlequin Mira

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Monday, August 5, 2013

Review: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

Title: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

Author: Jessica Sorensen

Publisher: Forever

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider




Title: The Beginning of Everything

Author: Robyn Schneider

Publisher: Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review: Through To You by Emily Hainsworth

Title: Through To You

Author: Emily Hainsworth

Publisher: Balzar + Bray

Publication Date: October 2012

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (23)

Hello fellow Book Worms!
Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
This week's question is:
Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings In Books
Wow. So many, so many, so many.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

Title: September Girls

Author: Bennett Madison

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Two scoops of Blogversay (with sprinkles)

Hey everyone!

Quick note-

My two year blogversary is in August (YAY!) and to celebrate, The Windy Pages will be getting a big make over!

1. I'm moving over to Wordpress for one.
2. Well, you'll just have to see the changes to believe them.

So stop by again to see the brand new Windy Pages!
And during the month of August, there will be lots of giveaways. 
So stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer of YA- Glendale Event!

Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble at The Americana
210 Americana Way 
Glendale, CA 91210

Top Ten Tuesday! (22)

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday!
And thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this awesome weekly meme!

This week's question:
Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book

Hmmmm...
These are more like general topics that may make me shy away from a book. There are exceptions to every rule!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Title: Another Little Piece

Author: Kate Karyus Quinn

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Young Adult Horror

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Out and About! (12)

Hello!


And welcome to another Out and About.
This is a weekly meme I host with a picture about where you have been reading!
Sadly, I have slacked in the past but I hope with the summer now in full swing, I'll get some great pics of reading outside and I hope you share your pictures with us too!

The local public pool and me, happily reading in the sun!



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Review: The Rules (Project Paper Dolls) by Stacey Kade

Title: The Rules

Author: Stacey Kade

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Publication Date: April 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Sci-Fi

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Giveaway and Review: The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag

Title: The 9th Girl

Author: Tami Hoag

Publisher: Penguin Dutton Adult

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Adult Mystery/Thriller

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Four


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! (21)

Why, hello there!
And welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly meme!

This week, I am listing my Top Ten Authors who Deserve More Recognition.

In no particular order:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Title: Viral Nation

Author: Shaunta Grimes

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Publication Date: July 2013

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia/Sci Fi

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book one

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

Title: The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die

Author: April Henry

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Thriller

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Out and About! (11)


Hello fun friends!
Had a bit of a couple of quiet lunches this week. I managed to visit my local library and read for a few minutes...



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Blog Lovin!

Hey Everyone!


Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Don't miss out on giveaways, interviews and reviews! Make sure you follow me via Bloglovin!

Especially because there may be some major site changes in the near future!

Review: Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt

Title: Right of Way

Author: Lauren Barnholdt

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Publication Date: July 2013

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! (20)

Welcome to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by the awesome Broke and the Bookish blog.

This week, this list is my top ten for
Best Movie Adaptations


Wow.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Once Upon A Read A Thon 2013

I am participating in the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon hosted by Pure Imagination, Candace's Book Blog, and Reading Angels!

This Read A Thon runs from July 8th to July 10th.

Click any of the above links to sign up!

Review: The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Mistress

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Publisher: Harlequin Mira

Publication Date: July 3013

Genre: Adult Erotica/Romance

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Four

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Giveaway! Win a Kindle Fire HD!

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

Title: Faking It

Author: Cora Carmack

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Adult/YA Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Vamps vs. Zombies Giveaway Hop!

It's here!
Well, almost!

I've signed up for the Vamps vs. Zombies giveaway hop, hosted by My Shelf Confessions

Go here if you want to sign up too. All the information can be found on that page.

There will be giveaways, guest posts, challenges- all zombie and vampire related!
And if you have ever read my blog or been unfortunate enough to meet my sorry ass in person, then you know what a soft spot I have in my heart for vampires. (And a real terror of zombies!)

I'm going to do a giveaway during this time too! And it will be zombie or vampire related.
No, crazy peeps. I can't tell you what it is yet. Jeez. It's only July!

Anyway, watch out because I will be reading a bunch of zombie and vampire books during August too!

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! (19)

Hi Everyone!
Happy Tuesday!
Welcome to another post for Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week-
Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

Monday, July 1, 2013

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Bookhounds.

Thanks to our hosts for organizing.
I have a great giveaway for you!

Another day of cleaning off my shelves. Slow going and hard work, but I am really excited that this means more giveaways for you guys!

So that means you can win a box of books!

Review: Always Watching by Chevy Stevens

Title: Always Watching

Author: Chevy Stevens

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway!! -July Sign up NOW!


Sign-ups are now open for our Kindle Fire Giveaway Hop. Book bloggers and Authors can sign up for $10 per Rafflecopter spot. The funds collected will pay for the prizes; there may be more in addition to the Kindle Fire if we exceed the cost of a Kindle Fire HD.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Giveaway and Guest Post: Sea Change by S. M. Wheeler

Title: Sea Change

Author: S.M. Wheeler

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: June 2013

Synopsis can be found here.


Guest Post by S.M. Wheeler!!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Book Diet to End All Book Diets!

Hey guys
So if you know me, you'll know that I tend to buy a lot of books. Like, a lot.
My poor husband doesn't know what to do with me. (Seriously. I feel bad for him. Because if he started collecting something like I collect books, well, he would be living in the garage.)
And I have to admit, even I get overwhelmed by the number of books I've accumulated recently.
Oh yes, lovely readers. I am going to admit it-

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Title: Charm & Strange

Author: Stephanie Kuehn

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Young Adult

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! (18)

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
I love lists. I may be a list maniac.
It's why I still have a physical planner I write in.

No digital planners for me!


This week:
Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon

Title: Strangelets

Author: Michelle Gagnon

Publisher: Soho Teen

Publication Date: April 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Sci-Fi

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Saturday, June 22, 2013

GIVEAWAY! Unravel Me and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Hello Book Nerds United!

How is your summer going? Are you reading a bit? I hope you are!

And here's a surprise giveaway I thought you may enjoy.
I am currently trying to clean up my book collection. For real. It's out of control.
My hubby has turned into a very grumpy hubby. 
I can't' blame him. When you are awoken in the middle of the night because an unsteady pile of books has come crashing down, I understand.

And with that, comes the pleasure of passing on some of those books to you!

Friday, June 21, 2013

GIVEAWAY, Author Interview and Review: The Wig In The Window by Kristen Kittscher

Title: The Wig In The Window

Author: Kristen Kittscher

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Middle Grade Mystery

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

GIVEAWAY & Review: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

Title: Gameboard of the Gods

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Dutton Adult

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Adult Fiction/Sci-Fi

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! (17)

Welcome to another Broke and The Bookish Top Ten Tuesday!

This week, the top ten is:

Top Ten books on my Summer TBR list!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Title: Hopeless

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: December 2012

Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Out and About! (10)

Another beautiful weekend.
Here I am, on our front porch, reading.
Hubby was at a bachelor party all weekend so I hadn't seen him for a few days. I'm sitting outside, waiting for him to come home. And enjoying a lovely Middle Grade mystery as well.
More on that later!

Where did you read this week?


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Review: Taken By Storm by Kelli Maine

Title: Taken By Storm

Author: Kelli Maine

Publisher: Forever

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Adult Romance

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday! (16)

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the awesome The Broke and the Bookish. This week's question is:

Top Ten Beach Reads!

How do I define a beach read? Hmm, hard to say. I think a little bit of romance, a little bit of thrilling adventure. Maybe a mystery?

Here are some fun beach reads I am looking forward to taking to the beach his year!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Title: Dare You To

Author: Katie McGarry

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Giveaway!!!: SIGNED copy of Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo plus swag!

Hello my fellow book crazy people!

I have a very special surprise for you!
So last Monday, I was lucky enough to attend the launch party for Siege & Storm!
It was amazing. Packed. Full house. Standing room only.

And there were so many YA and Middle Grade authors there it was hard to keep track of them all!
I saw Marie Lu, Melissa de la Cruz, Kristen Kittscher, Jessica Brody, Cecil Castellucci, Margaret Stohl, Lissa Price, the list goes on!!

This was at Hemmingway's Lounge in Hollywood, CA. A beautiful place with typewriters suspended from the walls and a beautiful collection of books for decoration.

No, really. I was there. Here are some pictures to prove it!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wicked Wildfire Read A Thon is Here!!! & Wrap Up!

Welcome! I'm participating in the Wicked Wildfire Read A Thon!
Hosted by My Shelf Confessions.

This is going on from June 7th to 14th. so it starts today!!

If you'd like to sign up, visit My Shelf Confessions to sign up!

So excited!
Here is the list of books I'd like to read during these next seven days!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Review: Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill

Title: Meant To Be

Author: Lauren Morrill

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: November 2012

Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Review: Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Siege & Storm

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two

Monday, June 3, 2013

Review: Spent (Miss Chatterley) by Logan Belle


Title: Spent (Miss Chatterley)

Author: Logan Belle

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Four


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap Up!

Hey Everyone!
May is OVAH!

A very special, heartfelt and HUGE thanks to Kimba over at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. She is super awesome and if you don't follow her blog, then you must have been stuck under a rock somewhere because it is awesome. Go now and click follow.

And a big hug and thank you to all the lovely bloggers out there who hosted mini challenges this month! If you haven't wandered over to their sites yet, here is the list again so you can check them out.


Barbara @ Basia's BookShelf
Thuy @ Nite Lite
Kristen @ My ParaHangover
Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Reviews
Ali @ My Guilty Obsession
Nicole @ The Reader's Antidote
Lola @ Lola's Review
Jenn & Mary @ YA Book Twins


You guys are so super awesome. 
By doing this challenge, I hope you made a dent in your ARC pile, and also discovered some fun and new blogs along the way.

I hope you had a wonderful reading month. Summer is here! And I'm looking forward to reading outside, swimming and taking some pictures at the beach. 

And remember, the Grand Prize Rafflecopter is going to close soon!
So put up your recap post, reviews and enter below!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

My progress
Here is my review of the month's reading.

Digital:
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Taken by Storm by Kelli Maine
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Physical:
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride
My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

Not bad.

And another HUGE WONDERFUL Thank You to all the readers and bloggers out there, especially the amazing Kimba.
Thank you so much.

Happy Reading.



Review: Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Title: Walking Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: April 2013

Genre: Young Adult/Adult (New Adult) Realistic Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two