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Stacking the Shelves #43

Posted May 18, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 24 Comments
Stacking the Shelves #43

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week. This week was a pretty good week in physical books. Up until today I had not received any e-books, and then this morning I got approved for a request that I had pretty much assumed was going to go unanswered. I am very excited but man, could you not have approved me sooner? Because now I am even further behind. GAH. Okay, but I’m really excited and I already more »

Waiting on Wednesday #24

Posted May 15, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Waiting on Wednesday / 12 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday #24

Welcome to this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase upcoming releases we are looking forward to.This week I have two kind of random picks, but they are both novels that sound pretty interesting to me, particularly the second. The first one is YA and sounds like it could be pretty scary, though the blurb kind of leaves me feeling lost and unsure what to expect. The second book is middle grade fantasy and that is very much the genre I am enjoying right now. I MUST have that one. Title: more »

KC and the Sunshine Chats (4): DNF Reviews and DNFing Books

Posted May 13, 2013 by Kara in Kara, KC and the Sunshine Chats / 37 Comments
KC and the Sunshine Chats (4): DNF Reviews and DNFing Books

Hey, everybody! Welcome to another edition of KC and the Sunshine Chats. Today we are going to be talking about DNFing books, and DNF reviews. For those of you that don’t blog, DNF stands for did not finish. This is a hot-button issue that has been discussed a few times in the blogosphere, but I don’t believe I have ever put MY opinion out there and it’s probably time I do that. I know that this is an important topic to many bloggers and it has caused a few arguments, so it’s a good one to talk about. So, my more »

Stacking the Shelves #42

Posted May 11, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 14 Comments
Stacking the Shelves #42

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week. Before I start the haul, I just wanted to say thank you for all the ‘feel better’ comments I got last week. I AM feeling better, but holy crap did I have some crazy dreams last night. And I didn’t even take my Melatonin. I wish I remembered them so I could write a book about them. Because I think if I ever do write a book, it will more »

Book Review of The Circle by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren

Posted May 10, 2013 by Kara in Kara / 6 Comments
Book Review of The Circle by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren

Publisher: Overlook PressRelease Date: May 2nd, 2013Pages: 608Genre: Young Adult, ParanormalSource: I received an ARC from the publisher. Description from Goodreads: On a night after the apparent suicide of high school student Elias Malmgren, a blood-red moon fills the night sky. Minoo wakes up outside her house, still in her pajamas, and is drawn by an invisible force to an abandoned theme park on the outskirts of town. Soon five of her classmates–Vanessa, Linnea, Anna-Karin, Rebecka and Ida–arrive, compelled the same force. A mystical being takes over Ida’s body and tells them they are fated to fight an ancient evil that is more »

Waiting on Wednesday #23

Posted May 8, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Waiting on Wednesday / 14 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday #23

Welcome to this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase upcoming releases we are looking forward to.This week I have two upcoming fall novels that I am looking forward to. One is definitely YA, and I think the other one is middle grade based on the age of the characters, but the cover doesn’t look very MG. *shrugs* One may possibly be at BEA, and who knows, maybe the other will too. Either way, I love the covers and blurbs on both of these, and I am excited to more »