Booktube-a-thon 2014

So I discovered Booktubeathon about 4 hours ago & within minutes of watching Jesse The Reader’s TBR video, I decided ‘I Wanna Do that’!

I spent the remaining hours watching Ariel’s Booktubeathon informational videos on this weeks event & FAQ, and realising I was addicted, started watching a bunch of participant TBRs. I checked out the Twitter hash #booktubeathon & cheered a few people on as they started reading. I also cooked & ate dinner somewhere in all that. A multi-tasker or just a really excited reader who got hungry?

Reading Challenges

In the last hour, I have been trying to figure out what books I’m going to read this week that fits the 7 challenges. They are:-

1. Book with pictures: Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling.
2. Start & finish a series: Forgiving Lies & Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams.
3. Red on the cover: Breakfall by Kate Pavelle.
4. Someone else picked for me: The Gardener by Rudyard Kipling.
5. A book from least read genre: Animal Farm by George Orwell.
6. A book to movie adaptation: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
7. To read 7 books!

Video Challenges
I’ve never done a booktube video before so I can’t do Day 1… But expect to see an attempt at the rest.

Day 1. Show top 3 books I’ve read because of booktube
Day 2. Find the items on three covers
Day 3. Draw a better cover
Day 4. Write a short story using the words of 3 titles
Day 5. Make a rainbow of fave books
Day 6. Find 5 items from 1 book I read this week
Day 7. Show everyone where I’ve read this week

Oh, have I mentioned that Book Depository are sponsoring? There is a list of 100 books that you can get a discount on! Amaze-Balls! Choose any book from the 100 book list, add it to your basket, and then when you’re checking out type “BookTubeAThon” into the coupon code area and you’ll get 10% off! The image below is linked up to Ariel’s so you’re helping her out too! Make the most of the discount & stock your shelves with some great reads!

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

and with that great news, I bid ye Good Night!

final love sharlene

Swoon Worthy Saturday #2

SWSSaturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday, hosted by staybookish, is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy! Because we all need another book boyfriend.

Without further ado, this week’s #SWS and your future book boyfriend goes to:

~ COLE MURPHY! ~

» The Gist
You can find Cole in Claire Contreras’ Darkness series.

The story of Blake, a young woman who suffers heartbreak at this loss of her parents and is going through a journey to discover the truth. It’s an emotional ride and Cole becomes the light at the end of her tunnel. Cole looks good in a suit & tie, has a smooth voice and very protective arms. Blake describes his long brown eyelashes, green eyes, golden cheeks, defined jaw, short brown hair, muscular arms, taut stomach… do you need more convincing?

Cole has a mischievous grin and he’s a little bit of a rule breaker. Does that explain his personality? Not really… but he’s a fun guy to be around. He knows that Blake has trouble sleeping, so he wraps her up in his arms and sleeps with her. There is plenty of sexual innuendo that Blake doesn’t deny, but Cole keeps his distance when asked. He has a heart of gold which shines in his relationships, especially with his brother Aubrey and in the events that take place in their back story. The story really overwhelms your senses, so if you read the series, expect to be flinging your book across the room and then once you’ve calmed your nerves, running to go pick it up. It’s that good.

» Swoon Worthy Moments
Cole says some very sweet things,

“I’m in love with you, Blake. I’ve been in love with you from the moment I saw you. I’ve been in love with you from the day I was born and possibly even before then. I belong to you. My body belongs to you. My heart belongs to you. Please let me make love to you.”

you will fall in love with the phrase,

“I love you to the moon and back.” 

and some very naughty things. This might be the most PG-13 quote:

“Fine. I’ll go back to my room,” he says gruffly, his blazing eyes boring into mine. “Just know that I’ll be thinking very naughty thoughts and doing very naughty things to myself while I picture you naked and wet.” 

Fiction and Fashion list some even better quotes from Cole, so make sure you check out why they recommend Cole as their Book Boyfriend too.

» Celebrity Dreamcasting

The hair, the jawline, the arms, the body… oh my!

 

Enjoy!

final love sharlene

Swoon Worth Saturday #1

SWSSaturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday, hosted by staybookish, is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy!

Without further ado, my first SWS goes to:

~ RUSH FINLAY! ~

Rush features in the Too Far series, which is part of the Rosemary Beach series. He also plays a smaller role in the Perfection and Chance series. He was “brought to life” by author Abbi Glines. Everything she writes is amazing!

» Rush does not leave anything to the imagination! We get an idea of how the author visualizes Rush from the cover. He is the son of a famous rock star, has tattoos, body piercings, and a rock hard body.

» Putting physical characteristics aside, Rush is introduced as a ladies man, a party-thrower, sleeps with all the ladies and doesn’t care for an estranged step-sister who ends up on his doorstep. However that hard-ass attitude doesn’t last long as Blaire starts to get under his skin. He transforms into an affectionate, caring, giving man who caters to Blaire’s EVERY want & need. You know what I mean… it’s mind-blowing!

» Rush has many Swoon Worthy Moments, most are of the panty-dropping variety. But as I’m trying to keep this clean, I will leave you with one of the many notes that Rush leaves for Blaire on their wedding day.

“Blaire,
This was my grandmother’s. My father’s mother. She came to visit me before she passed away. I have fond memories of her visits and when she passed on she left this ring to me. In her will I was told to give it to the woman who completes me. She said it was given to her by my grandfather who passed away when my dad was just a baby but that she’d never loved another the way she’d loved him. He was her heart. You are mine.
This is your something old.
I love you,
Rush”

― Abbi Glines, Forever Too Far

Vote for #TeamRush in the upcoming #NACrushTourney14

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