#boutofbooks 17 | midweek update

Posted 25 August, 2016 by katheryn13 in Readathons, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

Hello everyone. So this week 22nd to 28th August I’m participating in the #boutofbooks 17 readathon challenge. It’s now half way and I just wanted to let you know my progress so far. 

On Monday/Tuesday I read: 

12 chapter sampler of The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. That is 148pages.

On Tuesday (once I finished the previous, obv) and Wednesday:

I began The Crown by Kiera Cass.  

113 pages read over those days. 

So that’s it for now. It’s currently Thursday, but the day isn’t over so I’ll update you on my final tally come Monday. 

I hope you’re enjoying your week. And if you’re doing this readathon also, let me know how it’s going for you!  XD 



Spotlight/Interview: WENDY HIGGINS #BookBloggers #NewReleases #NA

Posted 18 August, 2016 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Interviews, New Adult, Sci-Fi, Spotlight, Updates / 0 Comments

Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.
In this first instalment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.

PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Hey everyone, I wanted to do something different today. So it is an honour to be able to say I got to interview the wonderful, successful author Wendy Higgins. She’s written works such as the Sweet Evil series, The Great Hunt and See Me. Her latest novel, Unknown, is out now, and you can find links above with the description.
So without further ado, here we go.

  • Hi Wendy, it’s great to finally get to talk to such a wonderful author! How are you doing? I’ll say first that I really enjoyed the Sweet Evil series. So I was looking through the other books you’ve written, and you’ve written about romance, demons, fairies, magic, and soon an apocalypse (with your new novel Unknown), is there anything you’d really love to write about but for whatever reason you can’t? 
~ I would love to write something based on historical events, like during the civil war, but no story idea has hit me for anything like that. Maybe someday! 🙂
  • What is your least favourite part of the publishing / writing process?
~ Plotting. Coming up with cool twists and turns is so difficult for me. Either it hits me out of the blue, or it doesn’t.
  • I know that many writers struggle with certain parts of writing. For me, it’s action. Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others?
~Same. The action scenes are very difficult for me. Give me a kissing scene any day! 
  • Were you one of those authors that tried fan fiction before writing original or did you just dive right in?
~I never wrote book fan fiction. In seventh grade I wrote New Kids On the Block (NKOTB) fan fiction, but that was it, hahahaha.
  • Since you’ve dipped your toes in both categories, which would you say suits you better: young adult or new adult? Also if you had to stay with one genre forever, which do you think you’d choose? 
~This is a tough question, because both have felt similar to me. The only difference is that I’ve used more mature language and detail in the Unknown books. I have loved writing for teens, but I feel myself gravitating in an older direction at the moment. 
  • How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you use the name generators online? 
~I don’t pay any attention to name meanings. I try to choose interesting names that suit the character’s personalities with how they sound. I’ve browsed many baby name sites for inspiration over the years.
  • If you could have written any book in the world, what would it be? 
~Easy. Harry Potter. Love.
  • Okay, so characters often find themselves in sticky situations. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?
~Hahaha, I’m so boring. Imagine a soccer mom who works in her pajamas. The stickiest situation I get myself into these days is when I open the honey jar. I did lea quite an interesting life before I was married though. Like the time when I was a flight attendant and our apartment caught on fire in Jersey City, and I had to jump six feet from our window to a fire escape as windows blew open and sprayed us with glass (we were three stories up). Thankfully everyone made it out alive (seven of us flight attendants lived together). It was nuts. I was twenty-one.
  • You recently went to Scotland and Ireland, and I’m sure you’ve been to other countries: If you could have any other accent in the world, which would you pick? 
~English, London area. It’s just so lovely to me, hence the reason I gave Kaidan a London accent in the Sweet books.
  • And the last question for you: Are you working on anything else at the moment?
~I take the summers off from writing, but I will begin Unrest (Unknown #2) as soon as school starts back in September! 🙂


Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NY Times bestselling author of the SWEET EVIL series from HarperTeen, the high fantasy duology THE GREAT HUNT, and her independently published Irish Fantasy SEE ME.
After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until achieving her dream job as a full-time writer.
Wend lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Thanks again to Wendy, for agreeing for me to throw questions at you. 🙂 And don’t forget to check out her other books if you haven’t already.
I wish all the luck and success for Unknown! 😀

What’s this? What’s this? There’s something very wrong! #bookbloggers

Posted 17 August, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Updates / 0 Comments

Haha, got your attention! You like my Jack Skellington reference? No, but seriously, this is horrible. I’m in serious trouble. Reading wise.
I’ve not finished a book in 7 weeks! 
I mean, yes, I’ve read a few pages here and there, but of DIFFERENT books. It’s seriously getting me down. I think me reading 9 books in June properly ruined me.

So instead I’ve been editing my WIP, the one which I finished the first draft of a few years ago. It’s going…okay. So far. I’ve also been watching Netflix. 
And I mean. A lot. Of. Netflix.
I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls. I’m on to season 4 now and I must say, I can’t stop talking/thinking/dreaming of it. I’ve also been rewatching Once Upon A Time. Because, yknow, why not? 
The show is like crack for me. Anyway, besides THAT, I’ve been rereading bits of Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (cos usually contemporaries get me out of slumps…) and I’ve been sort of rereading An Ember In The Ashes. I’m supposed to be in a buddy read with @emmmmychan on twitter, but again, that’s kind of a lost cause as I’ve been slow. Slow as fuck. (excuse me. I’m frustrated, okay?)
Of course I’d fall into the slump of hell given that I recently acquired a shit ton of books. If you saw my latest book hauls, I have like…35 odd new books to read. On top of the 40 odd I had to start with. I know to some people that’s not a lot, but my god, my shelves are bursting at the…hinges? 
I don’t really have a point to this post, but I felt like I needed/wanted/should post something, since I’m also out of ideas for booktube. Not to mention energy. I’ve just had no enthusiasm, energy, motivation or inspiration, to do just about ANYTHING. Short of go to my nieces on the days I’m supposed to (like prison visiting rights, it’s Monday/Tuesday or nothing …-.-) I go nowhere. Not that that’s much different to usual, but it’s been worse since I got back from SDCC. I’ve been in constant ‘can’t be bothered’ syndrome for weeks. Ugh. It doesn’t usually last this long. 
ANYway, enough babbling on about my problems. LOL. Tell me about your days? 

#SBPT | Week 7: Brooke from The Cozy Little Book Nook @brookeevans2001 @TheBookBratz

Posted 14 August, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Blogging Challenges, Fun, Interviews, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

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Hey everyone! We’re nearly at the end of this fun tour organised by The Book Bratz. Again, thanks for having me! This week we’re talking to Brooke as she does the Epic Reads book tag. Enjoy! 🙂


Hi Everyone! I’m Brooke from The Cozy Little Book Nook and I’m so happy to be able to blog here on Kat’s blog today! So my post today is the Epic Reads Tag which is just questions about books (duh). Anyway, without too much of my blabbering, let’s get into the post!


  1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Ok I talked about this in another of these SBPT posts but I will talk about it again because I love it so much. Kiera Cass and her character, America Singer. I would love to talk with Kiera Cass about the thought process behind the book, how she came up with the idea, etc… Also America Singer is such a force to reckon with and a role model to like everyone. As to what I’ll serve… I guess cookies and coffee (because I dislike tea).


  1. What book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?
For some reason, i don’t have strong feelings about any authors having a prequel for their book. I don’t know if it’s just that I don’t want to (which actually is highly unlikely) or that I’ve just read so many books these last couple of weeks that I can’t remember any of them.


  1. Which two characters (NOT from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?
Two characters that would make a good couple and not from the same book. Taylor from The Way to Game the Walk of Shame and Finn from Summer of Sloane. Even though the two books both ended up with them having a happy ending, I feel like the two can really balance each other out with their personalities.


  1. If you ran into your favourite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them, who is it and what would it be?
‘Oh My Gosh I love you’ (?) But knowing me, I’ll probably just stand there staring in awe at them trying to figure out what to say and then end up saying nothing to them.


  1. What book made you a reader and why?
There is no specific book that made me a reader; books were something that I always loved as a young child since I had all the friends that I could ever want in books. But when middle school started, I kinda lost that passion for reading due to my lack of time so when I read The Selection by Kiera Cass, I guess that’s what made me the reader I am now and the reason I started my blog.


  1. Incendio! Your bookshelf just caught on fire! Show us the one book you save.
Um why would you ever do this to me? I think the book I would save is The Unexpected Everything because I haven’t read it yet and I’ve been wanting to read it for so long. But let’s be real, I’ll be grabbing all the books that I have on my shelves if they catch on fire.


  1. Which dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one? Why?
Hmmm, which dystopian world would I like to live in. I’m not sure because the only ones that I’m thoroughly familiar with is the Hunger Games and The Selection so….. But they both have huge downsides so I think I like living in our current world… That’s also the reason I like reading contemporary books over dystopian books (but I still like reading them both).


  1. What is your most epic read of all time?
Why are all these questions so hard to answer? Actually I’m just indecisive. My most epic read of all time is One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swanker. But of course, that is just my choice for right now.


  1. Also, tag some friends to answer these questions!
This sounds utterly cliche but I tag all of you guys to do this tag! Also send me links to your posts if you do this tag so I can see it too!

Thank you so much to Kat for having me on her blog today! If you guys want to see more of my posts, go over to my blog, The Cozy Little Book Nook and check those out because I’m featuring another blogger on there as well!


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Thanks to Brooke for taking part. Make sure you look at the #SBPT hashtag to see others’ blog posts! 🙂 See ya next week.

Re-Readathon time!

Posted 9 August, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fun, Readathons / 1 Comment

Yooooo so I wasn’t intending on doing this, but since I’m in a reading slump, rereading stuff might be a good idea. (click image to go to original post announcement)

It starts tomorrow. Anyone else in?
Here’s the schedule for challenges, etc. 

Alright, I’m doing this! #BoutOfBooks17

Posted 8 August, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Blogging Challenges, Fun, Readathons, Reading Challenges, Updates, Video / 2 Comments

 It’s not for a while yet, but I plan on taking part in #BoutOfBooks17 and I plan on KICKING ASS!
What is #Boutofbooks17 you ask? Well…
Bout of Books
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.
As you probably are aware, I’ve been in a horrid reading slump since my fantastic June reading frenzy. Pretty sure I burned myself out. Since then I’ve not managed to finish anything in July or even this first week of August. Oh yeah, I’ve read a few chapters of different books, and I’ve been rereading stuff, but I’ve yet to finish ANYTHING. It is really getting me down, especially since I’ve bought so many new books in the past few weeks, and I just can’t get the enthusiasm to read, either.
I’ve not participated in any readathons since June, and I am really hoping this one will get me out of this slump and back in the saddle, so to speak. 🙂
If you’re planning on taking part, please let me know by commenting in the box below.
Also if you haven’t already seen, I uploaded 2 new book haul videos, so this will give you an idea of what I might be reading. 😛 Though nearer the time I’ll post what I will ACTUALLY be reading, HAHA.





So I’ll see you later, and remember, keep on reading! 🙂

#SBPT | Week 6: Flo from Book Nerds Across America @TheBookBratz @booknerdsblog

Posted 7 August, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Fun, Updates / 0 Comments

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Yo ho everyone! Week 6 on the Summer Blog Promo Tour and wow, I can’t believe we’re this far through the summer already! Jeez…Where is the time going?
Anyway, this week is all about Flo from Book Nerds Across America. Everybody should check out their blog! 😀
Today Flo will be doing the Bookish Identity Tag. So take it away!

Hi! *waves* Flo here. I am co-founder of Book Nerds Across America and…well…I’m a Book Nerd! When I was a little girl, my Mom literally took me aside one day and said, “…maybe you read TOO much?!” Yeah. True story. I devoured Lurlene McDaniel, R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, John Grisham, Michael Crichton. Fast forward to today, and you’ll get a girl who devours most anything YA and certainly anything that keeps my attention! I love falling into a book, where all I want to do with myself is read it. I love cute, quirky fictional YA guys. I literally need a new bookshelf, because my apartment is being overrun by books. Like Mary, I am a staff member member of Down With The Capitol and co-host of Haymitch Happy Hour. You can follow me on Twitter at@FloeticFlo.

– What dystopian/fantastical world would you live in?
My first thought was the Harry Potter world. How cool would it be to go to Hogwarts?! But I think Narnia was pretty cool, too, right?
– Who would your partner be?
Ooohh….hmm. Vague enough question that I’m swimming in possibilities. My first thought was Cress because she can hack me into anywhere I want to be, so I guess I’ll go with that.
– Who would be your godly mother/father? [Percy Jackson]
Dionysus! God of Wine 🙂 I mean….. ;-p
– Would you be a downworlder or nephilim? [Shadowhunter world]
Nephilim. Blood kinda grosses me out, so couldn’t be a vamp. I’m not clever enough with my words to be fae. And much as I love Jacob Black, Luke and other wolves, shapeshifting looks so uncomfortable, so I couldn’t be a werewolf. 
– Which house would you be in? [Harry Potter]
I’m Hufflepuff through and through! #PuffPride
– Which faction would you be in? [Divergent]
Amity. What is it they say in the beginning of the Insurgent movie? “Go in happiness”? Love it!
– What would be your daemon [Northern Lights]
I don’t know this one, so I’ll take a pass.

Thank you to Flo for taking part, and again to The Book Bratz for organising this wonderful tour! I’ll see you next week!
P.s. remember to check out the #SBPT tag on twitter for other bloggers! 😀

Review: 5 stars to The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan

Posted 2 August, 2016 by katheryn13 in Adventure, Fantasy, Funny, Reviews, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.
But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
What a beautiful gem of a book! Apollo is one of my favourite characters…or Gods, shall I say, that were introduced in the early Percy Jackson books.
I had been so excited to read this, and boy, was I NOT disappointed. haha. Had you thinking then, didn’t I? Sorry, my words aren’t coming out clearly.
Anyway, Apollo has been a naughty boy. But that’s another story. He’s being blamed for what happened at the end of the Heroes of Olympus series, and Zeus has no mercy. Not even for his own son. Wow, harsh! Apollo  gets sent to earth as a HUMAN teenage boy, no powers, nothing, and it’s no wonder he’s confused. I was right there with him – spiritually, of course.
It’s a real rollercoaster of batshit crazy and yet it’s absolutely captivating. I love his personality, how he’s so sarcastic and self centred yet there’s hints of humanity and sensibleness (?) about him at the rarest of moments. He’s a great character.
Meg on the other hand…well she was handed to him as a guide and ended up rubbing me the wrong way with her secrets and her avoiding things. I hate being given characters, made to like them only for them to stab me in the back. In any case, she was a handful. I wonder how things will turn out for her in the sequel, because it’s obvious Apollo cares a lot about her.
I loved that Percy appeared. Not to mention all of Apollo’s children as well. It was weird but funny how Apollo was now the same age as them. I only remember Will, though. He stands out more.
And oh my god… Nico. Nico! Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to see him in this, but it was still nice. I feel like I’ve developed a bond between all of them now and they’re like long distant friends. 🙂 I wish Annabeth had been in it, but oh well. 
Over all, I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for book 2! I’m sure it’ll be just as brilliant and full of witty remarks from Apollo. 🙂

#SBPT | Week 5: The Book Bratz @thebookbratz

Posted 31 July, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Blog Tours, Blogging Challenges, Updates / 0 Comments

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Hey all. It’s week 5 and I have the wonderful creator of this promo tour joining me today. Meet Amber from The Book Bratz. Here she talks about juggling both life and blogging, and just what kinds of things one can do to ease the pressure.
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For those of you that don’t know me that well, I always seem to be busy. I’m involved in tons of extracurricular inside and outside of school, and I try to keep up with blogging whenever I can. Now that I’m out of high school and it’s summertime, you’d think I’d have more time to get blog work done…but I actually have less. All of my free time is spent dorm shopping, at college orientations, preparing for college, working at my summer job, doing my summer assignments, etc. So you might be asking yourself how the heck I do it, which is my intentions for this post: to explain to you how!
I have a few key pieces of advice that help me to multitask with blogging and my everyday life. So without further ado, here they are:

#1: Set aside a certain time to get blog work done.

Most of the time for me it ends up being Sunday mornings, where I’ll set aside an hour or two to make sure that I finish setting up and scheduling all of the blog’s posts for the week. I sit down (away from distractions, which I mention more in #2), and I focus on setting up posts, updating the blog’s review archive, being active on the social media, replying back to comments, entering giveaways and visiting other blogs, etc. I actually factor “blog work” into my daily planner for the week to make sure that I have a set time to get work done without worrying that I’ll be interrupted somehow.

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#2: Distance yourself from distractions!

I am well acquainted with the rabbit hole that is social media. When I’m doing blog work (such as I am right now), I usually stick my phone in the other room or facedown across the room on silent, and I only check it during breaks. Because the minute I cave and answer one text, I’ll answer them all, and then check Twitter, and then Instagram, and then snapchat…and then, before you know it, all of my preciously scheduled blog work time is over.

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#3: Make social media a priority.

Okay, I know this sounds like the complete opposite of #2, but hear me out. Since I’m constantly running around all day, by the time I get home I tend to be pretty exhausted and won’t check the blog’s Twitter. Then I’ll notice that for five or so days in a row, all I did was Tweet the post links. Part of being a blogger is interacting with your followers. You’re literally nothing except an empty space of internet without them. So what I’ve started doing is taking a lull in my day and setting my phone timer for ten minutes, and then I spend those ten minutes scrolling through the blog Twitter’s feed, replying to Tweets, entering giveaways, etc. It’s my goal to be active on the blog’s Twitter for at least ten minutes each day, which is barely anything when you’re super busy. It’s easy to do, and I love interacting with you guys.
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#5: Read every waking chance you get.
As book bloggers, reviewing will always be our top priority, even when we do other posts (such as this one) or promotions and such. When reading time is sparse, I learn to read every chance I get. I throw my book in my bag and cart it with me wherever I go, so I’m never without it. I’ll read on line at the post office, in a waiting room, while getting a pedicure, etc. Stealing ten or so minutes of reading time everywhere you go will eventually add up and help you finish a book a lot faster than just trying to speed-read every night after a long, exhausting day.

*this post was taken from The Book Bratz blog with permission. To read the full original, see this link

Thank you to The Book Bratz for taking part and also for organising this tour. It’s been lots of fun so far and I look forward to the rest of it. 🙂
Remember to look at the #SBPT tag on twitter to find other blog posts. 
I’ll see you next week! 😀

#SBPT | Week 4: Peyton of A Bookish Mess

Posted 24 July, 2016 by katheryn13 in Updates / 0 Comments

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Hey guys, it’s week 4 of the #SBPT and we were in full swing of it. This week it’s all about Peyton from A Bookish Mess.  She’s going to be doing the Ultimate Reader Tag. Take it away!

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car? Not at all 🙂
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Emery Lord… I have just now begun to read outside of my normal genre and she is the first author I have truly loved in her genre. She writes about things that people face on a daily basis. Real life issues that are sensitive to most – she isn’t afraid to tackle them and she does it with a grace that is amazing and so well written .

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter. Hands Down. — 1. The books are more realistic and can be easily related to.. 2. The books are REAL. I know some think Twilight is something that is possible – but as much as I loved it, I know it is completely unhealthy to have a love like that… 3. You WANT to be in the Potter world. Everything about the world just draws you in. There are so many aspects of the story and so many characters that there is someone you can relate to, someone you can see as your spirit animal and someone you can see yourself visiting the Harry Potter World with!… and point number 4 just because – You can actually visit the Harry Potter World!
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?

I do! It’s also known as my purse. Aside from my kindle and whatever actual book I am reading at the time – it holds my phone, wallet, an extra bookmark, baby wipes, an extra pull-up or two and whatever it is that the kids decided they didn’t want to hold on their own that day lol.
5. Do you smell your books?

I do. Yeah, I am that person. There is nothing better than the smell of a book!
6. Books with or without little illustrations? Gah! — Without for the most part. but I love books that give a little family tree or a map or something important like that – if it pertains to the story!
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

Well.. way to just throw that one in there! — Honestly – Fifty Shades of Grey.. I read it when all the hype was going on – all 3 books. While I still like them and I even liked the movie, though it was lacking — going back and re-reading those books I couldn’t even imagine what I was thinking the first time! I was like, “OMG! why did I think this book was the business back then?!”
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share! I was reading Are You There God? It’s Me, Margret by Judy Blume. In the book she does this exercise to “increase her bust.” — It just so happens you have to move both arms back and forth while changing, “I must, I must, I must increase my bust!” — So while doing this one day, because I thought it was really going to make my boobs big (which, btw – I ended up with TOO big of them, but that’s another story!) — My brother and his friend.. who I was totally crushing on – decided to walk by my room. I didn’t close my door so they saw and heard me and just proceeded to stand there laughing and mocking me. My brother still does it to this day!
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

Candy Store by Bella Andre — it’s only about 120ish pages.
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – over 700 pages!

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I do write sometimes. I would love to publish my own novel, but I do not think I am there quite yet.
12. When did you get into reading?

When I was about 11 or 12.. I remember picking up the Clearwater Crossing series by Laura Peyton Robers.. I have been hooked every since then!
13. What is your favorite classic book?

Pride and Prejudice.. Along with Romeo and Juliet.. I was reading one for school and one on my own.. It’s a toss up as to which I love more.
14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?

I aced them both 🙂
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?

I have had this happen to me before! I actually gifted it to a friend who likes to read as much as I do.. I let the person who gave it to me know and she said she understood! I read so much that sometimes it’s hard for people to get me actual books!
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

This isn’t really lesser known – but The Maze Runner really reminds me a bit of The Hunger Games! Again, not too lesser known – but the Percy Jackson books sometimes remind me of things in The Potter world!
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?

Blast music.. I don’t think this is a bad habit -but other people in my house do lol
18. What is your favorite word?

Totally not blogger friendly – but growing up in a military family.. living around military bases.. having a military brother and now being married to a military man.. I am very fond of the F word lol
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

I’m a legit book reading, gamer headset wearing nerd!
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires.. better stories 🙂
21. Shape-shifters or Angels? Why?

That’s a toss up.. Are we talking about white robe wearing angels? Or fallen angels? There is a difference here! I have read some excellent books about fallen angels and reapers.. is both an option?
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Werewolves – because.. hotness.
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

GAH! Again, is both an option?! I guess if I HAD to pick – Forbidden love.. but I love them both!
25. Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed?

I love the romantic suspense – but it’s an equal amount. If I am reading a romance novel, I want the romance in there! I do love me some action though!

Thanks to The BookBratz for letting me take part in this promo tour and thanks to Peyton for being on my blog. See you next week. 


I apologise for the decline in quality this week.  I am away at comic con and I hadn’t done all the editing in time.