Archive for January, 2014

TBR (#3) – Ravens

Sadly, I have not finished Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I’m about 15% into the book, and I’m just not enjoying the characters. I did like the first chapter where Dash first discovers the notebook, but after that, the book lost my interest. Mainly because of Lily discussing how selfish her parents were to leave for a romantic vacation without her. I know it’s close to Christmas, but come on. Anyway, I will finish this story eventually, but I had to put it down for now.

During my break from Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, I did manage to read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. It might be a surprise what I actually thought of that book, but I will elaborate in my review to come. So on to my next task at hand, choosing another book to read. I decided to not use my TBR Container to change it up a bit.

Ravens – Kaylie Austen
Genre – Young Adult/Paranormal

What are Ravens, and are they as the world wants us to believe—sinister and without human qualities? When abruptly taken from their world, select humans are transformed into creatures of the night with penetrating eyes and uncanny abilities that most believe are a threat to mankind. Stripped from their mundane and ordinary lives, these creatures have no choice but to stalk the night and fight back in order to survive.

One such Raven is eighteen-year-old Liam, who uses his telepathy to communicate with Kendra in order to lure her into the transformation. It proves to be a double-edged gambit that turns into a tumultuous journey. Racing against time to save her sister, whom she believed to be dead, Kendra falls through a portal and into a parallel world where humans hunt her. She becomes a Raven with ill-controlled powers, trapped in a torrid affair with Liam, and desperately struggles to find a grip on her new reality.

*Description taken from Goodreads.

The synopsis sounds rather intriguing, and I’m interested to find out how this story plays out. Plus, I find ravens to be fascinating creatures (Edgar Allan Poe helped with that). I’m really looking for a good story, plot and characters. That’s all I ask for, is that so bad?

Book Art

As I was searching through BuzzFeed, I found an interesting post about an artist turning books into sculptures. While I’m not a fan of destroying books, I find the art quite beautiful. Some of my favorites are:

The Little Mermaid

The Night Circus

To Kill a Mockingbird

I find it fascinating the different things people can make out of everyday objects. I’ve always wanted to craft something as amazing as these book sculptures, but alas, I was born with average artistic skills. Anyway, let me know what your favorite one is or if you have found any cool book art.

Ender’s Game Review

Genre: Science Fiction/Young Adult

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is a science fiction novel that takes place in Earth’s future. Humanity has advanced over the years, but it has encountered an ant-like alien race called Formics, also known as the “buggers.” In order to deal with this new threat, the Battle School was created by the International Fleet to prepare intelligent young boys and girls for a career in the military.

The story follows a six year old boy named Andrew “Ender” Wiggin over the course of seven years. Ender is drafted into the Battle School due to his high intelligence and compassion based on him being a combination of his brutal brother Peter and his passive sister Valentine. He goes through vigorous training and education while at the school, and he’s presented many challenges that he must overcome in order to succeed.

Even though Ender’s Game was never intended to be classified as a young adult book, it’s a compelling story that young readers will enjoy. The story is deeper than most young adult stories, but it’s told in such a way that most will understand. The character development is well-established. Ender grows as a character as the narrative progresses; he goes from being a young boy to a teenager who has been through turmoil. The incidents at Battle School change him as a person, and the school and teaching methods force him to grow up quickly. At the end of the novel, he is no longer an innocent child but a scarred adolescent. Peter and Valentine are well-developed characters as well. Although the reader doesn’t spend a great deal of time with these two characters, the scenes they do have show their character and what each of them is truly capable of.

The plot is developed in such a way that it seems believable. If an alien race were to attack Earth, humans may act in a similar manner to defeat the enemy. The book is able to reflect how humans might react to a threat and how they will do anything necessary to survive. While the world development mostly involves being in space, the description of different areas keeps the reader’s imagination working. Ender is moved around throughout the book, and he must adjust to different surroundings. The reader is able to see the different areas through the eyes of a child, which gives an alternate perspective.

Ender’s Game is a captivating story that keeps the reader’s attention. There is no excessive fluff that is only there to fill space. Scenes are kept short and to the point without adding in unnecessary details. Ender’s Game has won both the Hugo award and Nebula award in science fiction, and it deserves all the positive recognition. Readers of all ages will be able to enjoy this book, and it’s possible that this will be regarded as one of science fictions best works for many generations to come.

My Rating: ★★★★★

I won’t make up any more excuses for buying books and movies because I love finding bargains on different items. Plus, I could have bought a lot more than I did, so I would call that a win. We spent several hours in town and found great deals everywhere we went. If you came across some great deals recently, let me know what you got (It doesn’t have to be books or movies).

*All descriptions for books taken from Goodreads and all descriptions for movies taken from IMDb.

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
Genre – Classic/Romance

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity.

She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.

With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte’s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.

The Unidentified – Rae Mariz
Genre – Young Adult

Kid knows her school’s corporate sponsors not-so-secretly monitor her friendships and activities for market research. It’s all a part of the Game; the alternative education system designed to use the addictive kick from video games to encourage academic learning. Everyday, a captive audience of students ages 13-17 enter the nationwide chain store-like Game locations to play.

When a group calling themselves The Unidentified simulates a suicide to protest the power structure of their school, Kid’s investigation into their pranks attracts unwanted attention from the sponsors. As Kid finds out she doesn’t have rights to her ideas, her privacy, or identity, she and her friends look for a way to revolt in a place where all acts of rebellion are just spun into the next new ad campaign.

Rating – PG

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writers: John Logan, Gore Verbinski

Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant


Rating – PG

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world — and ours.

Director: Chris Wedge

Writers: James V. Hart (screenplay), William Joyce (screenplay)

Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé  Knowles

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole

Rating – PG

When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with new-found friends and seek the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.

Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: John Orloff (screenplay), Emil Stern (screenplay)

Stars: Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham


What About Bob?
Rating – PG

A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a highly manipulative obsessive-compulsive, tracks him down during his family vacation.

Director: Frank Oz

Writers: Alvin Sargent (story), Laura Ziskin (story)

Stars: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty

Five Film Collection (Comedy)

Blazing Saddles (R)
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Caddyshack (R)
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

National Lampoon’s Vacation (R)
The Griswold family’s cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Grumpy Old Men (PG-13)
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (PG-13)
A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.

Here is the first installment of my favorite movies. I decided that I would start off with Pixar, and I know that Pixar is a part of Disney, but since there are so many in this category, I figured I would make a separate post. Plus, it’s amazing, so it deserves its own post. So enough about my love for Pixar, let’s continue to the list and don’t forget to let me know your favorite Pixar movie(s).

*All descriptions taken from Disney Movie Guide

Toy Story
Rating: G

The first production from Walt Disney Pictures’ Pixar Studios is the ground-breaking computer-animated Toy Story. The film was the first feature film to fully utilize CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), and is nearly unanimously hailed as the benchmark film for animation.

Aside from being technically revolutionary, Toy Story features a virtual “Who’s Who” of contributors, from executive producer Steve Jobs, director John Lasseter, music by Randy Newman, and voicings by such iconic performers as Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Tim Allen and Jim Varney. The film also introduces such unforgettable characters as Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Mr. Potato Head.

Thoughts: As a little kid, I remember wanting my toys to come to life so we could all play together. There’s something about toys coming to life that is exciting for a child (well except for Sid’s toys, that was just scary). I was an only child, so when my parents were busy, I didn’t really have anyone else to play with. I would just play with my toys by myself, so when I saw Toy Story for the first time, it was amazing to me. For a week afterwards, I would shut the door and wait for a few moments before I would burst in to catch my toys coming to life. Of course, it never happened, but it was still really fun. 

Toy Story 3
Rating: G

Toy Story 3 is the third installment of the popular series about a group of children’s toys that come to life and engage in all sorts of wild adventures. Toy Story 3 brings back all of the characters from the previous two movies, including Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Woody (Tom Hanks). In this installment, Andy (The child who owns the toys) is all grown up and preparing to enroll in college. The toys are supposed to be put into the attic for storage but are thrown away by accident. The toys end up on a new adventure looking for a new place to call home. Toy Story 3 captures the magic of the previous movies while introducing some new twists. This is a wonderful family movie that everyone can enjoy.

Thoughts: When Pixar announced the release of Toy Story 3, I saw a quote from the internet that stated “Move out of my way children! I’ve been waiting 11 years to watch this movie!” This was basically my mindset because I really had been waiting for this movie. I was not disappointed, and I have to say that I felt many emotions while watching this. For those who have seen it, I’m sure you know what I mean. I also heard that there might be a fourth installment, so I’m excited to watch that one when and if it comes out.

A Bug’s Life
Rating: G

Flik is a big thinker with bad luck. After years of watching his colony of ants work hard to stockpile food for the winter and then have a greedy group of ferocious grasshoppers sweep in a steal it all, Flik decides it’s time for a change. Even though no one believes in him, Flik is determined to find some new fighters who will help him stop the evil grasshoppers and their ruthless leader Hopper.

Thoughts: This was such a unique idea and that will most likely be the theme of this favorites list because every movie is just so original. I enjoyed the idea of looking into the lives of bugs and seeing the world from a different perspective. I mean it doesn’t sound exciting but when mixed with funny, quirky characters and an entertaining plot, it provides a thrilling movie. Besides, it was great to see Kevin Spacey as an evil grasshopper.

Monsters, Inc.
Rating: G

Disney’s Monsters, Inc. will easily resonate with practically every parent (and child) that has experienced the unique sensation of “things that go bump-in-the-night.” This Pixar Studios animated comedy production takes viewers to Monstropolis, that shadowy and mysterious land that can only be accessed via closet doors in children’s bedrooms.

Two-year old Boo accidentally wanders into Monstropolis and sets off pandemonium in both the human and monster worlds. With the help of two Monsters, Inc. (Monstropolis’ power plant) employees who’ve become charmed by the tyke, a series of thrilling chases and calamities ensue as they attempt to hide Boo from the power plants’ security staff.

Thoughts: This was such an interesting take on the fear that monsters lived in the closet. I loved how the monsters were freaking out because of Boo and how the monster world went into panic mode over it. Plus, I always tend to sing “Put that thing back from where it came from or so help me” any time I see the quotes. I bet you sang it in Mike’s voice, didn’t you? It’s okay, you can admit it.

Monsters University
Rating: G

The prequel to the smash animated comedy hit, “Monsters, Inc.,” is “Monsters University,” which takes place roughly ten years prior to the original and relates the story of how the film’s two main characters first met.

We meet college-bound Mike Wazowski as he prepares to further his education at fabled “Monsters University” (MU). From childhood, Mike has dreamed of someday becoming a “Scarer,” (the epitome of monsterdom) which happens to be MU’s curriculum specialty. One of his first acquaintances at MU, Sulley, turns out to be not only a B.M.O.C,. but is also the absolute definition of a “Scarer.” Both are competitive to a fault, which leads to the pair being expelled from MU’s distinguished “Scare Program.” Chastened, but now forced to either “toe the line” or abandon their dreams, the duo are thrown together with several other misfit wanna-be “Scarers” as they attempt to regain their formerly elite status.

Thoughts: At first, I was really skeptical about this movie. I was not happy there was a prequel coming out when I clearly wanted a sequel so I could find out what happened to Boo. One day I just sucked it up and decided that I would watch this movie to see if it lived up to my “Pixar” expectations. I have to say that it exceeded my predictions. This was such a wonderful film that stayed away from predictable plot points and told an amazing story. I loved everything about this movie. I still want a sequel though.

The Incredibles
Rating: PG

Mr. and Mrs. Parr, also known as Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, gave up their crime fighting careers as superheros to raise a family under the long arm of the government protection program. Life as an every day citizen was great for Mrs. Parr, but Mr. Parr longed for his glory days as a superhero. When temptation gets the best of Mr. Incredible, can Elastigirl and the rest of the Incredible clan save him?

Thoughts: Speaking of sequels… I want one for this movie so bad. As I grew up, I still enjoyed “children’s” movies, but I didn’t love the ones solely targeting children. I liked the ones that had jokes for kids and adults. The Incredibles entertains a wide range of audiences. Jokes that were making me laugh were also making my parents laugh. It was a modern family twist on the superhero genre.

Rating: G

Fine food, fine dining, and fine restaurants are all fine for people, but not so fine for rats. Unfortunately, Remy Rat thinks he’s just as entitled to eat in a nice French Restaurant as anyone else. Maintaining his restaurant home and reaching his dream of being a chef both seem like long shots, but Remy is committed to making it happen.

Thoughts: Ratatouille is a movie that’s cute and will make you crave food. While watching it, my thoughts consisted of “Wow, I want an omelette,” “Remy is so cute. I would want to be his friend too,” “I really want to eat now.” While this movie made me hungry, I will say that thinking about rats preparing my food disturbs me. If real rats looked like the ones in the movie, then it would be a little better, but rats are not adorable (not as cute as mice). Besides rats cooking food, I enjoyed everything about this movie.

Rating: PG

Some dreams never die, they just grow older. When an elderly man pushes to make his lifelong dream of being a real life Indiana Jones adventurer come true, he finds determination and perseverance may be all the tools he needs.

Thoughts: During the beginning of this movie, I almost cried. I looked over at my fiance with a look of “What on earth is going on? I’m not prepared for this.” It was a better love story then most I have seen, but wow, it was sad. After the initial “I think I might cry” moment was over, the story was amazing. It did have an Indiana Jones feel to it and a real sense of adventure. Up is such a beautifully crafted movie that I think everyone should watch.

Rating: PG

Set among Scotland’s legendary rugged Highlands, where epic battles between warring factions have taken on near-mythical proportion comes the Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studio’s production of Brave, a fantasy adventure film featuring 3-D animation. Co-written by Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi (who co-wrote The Lion King and Hercules), and jointly directed by Chapman and Mark Andrews, Brave relates the tale of an impetuous and headstrong princess, Merida, who, quite innocently, creates chaos and upheaval in the kingdom by offending the Lords of the Land with her audacity. Merida’s quest to atone for her actions form the foundation of the film.

Thoughts: I know there are mixed feelings about this movie. However, I kind of liked the focus on the mother/daughter relationship in the story. I also thought it was a great idea to have a headstrong princess be the main protagonist. It fits the generation of no damsels in distress, and if they are, they take care of it themselves. I’m loving the recent Disney princesses that are able to handle situations by themselves. It’s a refreshing change of pace.

Slated Review

Genre: Young Adult

*Slight spoilers in the 5th paragraph

Slated by Teri Terry is described as a psychological thriller. The story is set in a dystopian London in the near future around 2059 or so. In this world, when a person under the age of sixteen commits a crime, the government has him or her taken away to be slated. Being slated is where the person’s memory and personality are wiped blank, and he or she is given a second chance with a clean slate. Besides having memory and personality taken away, everyone who is slated is required to wear a device known as a Levo, which monitors the person’s emotions. The levels range from 1 to 10, 10 being overjoyed and 1 being extremely angry or miserable. If a person were to go below 3, there are consequences for not being able to control his or her emotions.

The protagonist is a sixteen year old girl named Kyla who has been slated. Even though she has no memory of her past, she is different from the others who have had their memory erased because of her intense nightmares and her ability to observe things around her. She notices that criminals are not the only people disappearing. Innocent people are being taken away for no real reason. She wants to ask questions about the disappearances, but she knows that if she wants to continue to live with her new family, she must play by the government’s rules.

Terry brings up some appealing ideas about what to do with young people who have committed a crime or who need a fresh start to try again. The concept of the story is interesting, and it had a lot of potential; however, it seems to fall short on what it was attempting to accomplish. Slated is considered to be a thriller, but it doesn’t live up to the genre. Of course, there are a few moments of suspense, but they don’t make up for the lack of thrills in the story.

The plot moves slowly and tends to focus on Kyla being placed with her new family during the first half of the book with many dull conversations. The last twenty some pages are full of excitement, and the story would have been better if the book was more focused on the action of the plot. It seems the action was placed in such a way to make readers buy the next book to find out what happens, and hopefully, it explains more about the plot, the government, and the terrorists. This book felt as if it was only setting up the plot for the second book and that’s where the real action and story will begin.

Kyla, as a character, is monotone and can be boring. She has nightmares that she believes are memories, but it’s obvious what they are intended to be. Kyla also seems a bit fickle when it comes to her decisions. Throughout the book, she wants to know who she used to be, and when she is presented with an opportunity to find out more, she changes her mind. Another example would be when she is trying to stop Ben, her love interest, from doing something dangerous and then decides to help him do it better. Ben and Kyla’s relationship seems forced so that the plot can move along for the second half of the book. During this part, her motivation to worry about Ben and to do whatever she can for him doesn’t completely make sense. There was little connection between the two characters besides that she liked the way he looked and that she felt as if she knew him from another time.

I most likely will not be reading the next book Fractured because Slated didn’t capture my interest enough to find out what happens next. This book had so much potential, and it’s disappointing that it fell flat for me. I would not recommend this book, but there are plenty of people who have enjoyed the book, so it’s best to do some research to see if you would like it as well.

My Rating: ★

The Hunger Games First Edition

As I was cruising through Youtube, I came upon a video about first edition books. Warning: this may make you want to buy first editions of books or make you search your entire bookshelf to find your own first editions, which is something I did. 

After watching this video, I found that I had quite a few first editions on just one shelf I looked through. Turns out I have been collecting them without even knowing. One of the biggest discoveries is that I have the first edition of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. A quick Google search showed me that the first book is worth a bit of money. I’m considering selling the copy. I also have the first edition of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, but it’s not worth as much money. I was excited about The Hunger Games, so I thought I would share. Maybe this will help other people find their own first editions and see if they are worth any money. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Book-Inspired Accessories

As I was looking through WordPress’ Freshly Pressed, I found a post about accessories for book lovers. This instantly caught my interest, so I decided to check it out. The post links to a page by Buzzfeed that discusses different book-inspired Etsy accessories, which can be found here. I think any of these book accessories would be great gifts for a book lover, but as I was looking through, I fell in love with three particular items:

Book Necklace

The Lord of the Flies Ring

The Hobbit Hand-Painted Snickers

For the book necklace, I would have to say I would choose Lord of the Flies. I mean it would just go so well with the ring. There are other cool accessories, but these three are my favorites. I’ll be adding them to my wishlist along with all the books and movies I want or someone could get one for me. Just kidding… or am I? 😉

What book would you want as a necklace or what quote would you want on a ring?

So much for my book buying ban. In my defense, my mom needed something ordered from Amazon, so of course I needed to add some books to my cart too. Plus, it’s only 3 books this time, so it’s okay, right? Right? On another note, I did get some movies last weekend as well. I can’t seem to pass up $5 or less movies. To stop buying books and movies, I’ll just need to stay out of stores and stay offline… I think that’s possible. Who am I kidding? I’ll probably buy something right after I post this. Anyway, on to the book and movie haul!

*All descriptions for books taken from Goodreads and all descriptions for movies taken from IMDb.

Pivot Point – Kasie West
Genre – Young Adult

Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre – Young Adult

*I finally bought myself a copy of this book. Now, I can add it to the rest of my favorite books on my shelf.

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.

Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
Genre – Young Adult

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket–a gifted inventor–steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Rating – PG

The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writers: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell

Titans Double Feature
(Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans)
Rating – PG-13

(Clash of the Titans) Perseus, mortal son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.

Director: Louis Leterrier

Writers: Travis Beacham (screenplay), Phil Hay (screenplay)

Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

Rating – PG-13

A Duke’s son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father’s evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor’s rule.

Director: David Lynch

Writers: Frank Herbert (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis

The Mummy Trilogy
(The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)
Rating – PG-13

(The Mummy) An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.

Director: Stephen Sommers

Writers: Stephen Sommers (screen story), Lloyd Fonvielle (screen story)

Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah

Books ‘n’ Bloggers Swap

Chaotic Goddess Swaps is hosting another book swap, and I’ve been accepted to participate. This will be my first book swap, and I’m really excited about it. I’ve watched other people participate in swaps on Youtube, so when I saw this one advertised, I wanted to give it a shot. Here are the goals and rules of the swap:

Send your partner THREE books:

  1. A book you love
  2. A book you haven’t read but are interested in
  3. A book from your partner’s wish list
Books ‘n’ Bloggers Swap Rules:
  • Packages must contain 3 books that fit the criteria stated in the Swap Objective.
  • Send books that fit your partner’s genre preferences.
  • You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.
  • Books MUST be mailed on or before February 1st, set to arrive by February 5th!
  • You must send a tracking number for your package to your partner and to us at Chaotic Goddess Swaps.
  • You MUST post and link up your swap reveal post. This is non-negotiable.

Sign ups are closed for this particular swap, but there will be another one in June.