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The Start Of Something New #2015

Posted 2 January, 2015 by katheryn13 in Updates / 0 Comments

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You wouldn’t believe how fucked up WordPress has been lately. I wrote a long post yesterday only for it to not save and then I lost it…

And I almost lost my shit, too. I mean, it’s like the site thought “Nah, mate. This is crap. Start again.” So I am.

I wanted to try video blogging. I made a video. I rambled my way through 6 minutes. I watched it back. I deleted. Seriously, I can’t stand the way I look or sound. Yet the reason why I wanted to try it is because I want to be like those girls on youtube who are funny and out-going and smart, and pretty. I’m never going to be pretty, or any of those things, but a girl can dream, right?

Also, I noticed I constantly put myself down. I just did it, see? You can tell I don’t think much of myself. I’ve never been told otherwise. When I was a kid, I didn’t have people telling me I was clever or destined for greatness, or that I’d be the Chosen One.

All jokes aside, I haven’t exactly had a very encouraging upbringing.

And it comes to this: I want to change. I just don’t know how.

I tell myself I’ve learnt to live with the way I am, but deep down I haven’t. It worries me. I don’t have a job, and I’m often torn between being ashamed of that and not really giving a fuck. I’m an Aries. So sue me. I want to be a writer, but I’ve never really had the ability to keep going even through the hard times. I tend to give up. But writing is the only thing I’m semi-good at, and most of the time I still think I’m bad at it.

I’m kind of like Cath from Fangirl. Except I never went to Uni. In the sense that, I hoped reading and writing could be my life for years to come. But I’ve been doing it for six years now and have achieved nothing.

I often feel like I’m stuck in this time warp of never moving forward. Sigh. Anyway, enough with the depressing personal stuff. Back to basics.

My goal for 2015 is to blog more. I want to review and post random stuff about books and myself or events I’ve been to. Perks started off being only book related, but I’m thinking it’s going to expand to other media things. Because there’s only so much about books one can write about. I’ve never been able to bullshit my way through posts about stuff, and I wish I could. It’s a talent that so many people have, and I’m jealous.

Now, I’d love for people to comment. Tell me your goals or if you have advice for me on how to improve my posts?

Sorry for the long rambles. Here’s to a new year!

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Update: why the silence?

Posted 4 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Updates / 0 Comments

Hi, 

I’m just writing a lil note to say I’m sorry that there won’t be any reviews up this week. I’m in a bit of a ‘new book’ reading slump and I have been REreading books. 

I suppose I could update you:

I reread The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer 

and I’m rereading Fangirl now. 

I want to reread Anna and the French Kiss after, but also I’m half way through rereading Hush Hush.

See the problem is, the more books I have to read that are new(er) the less likely I want to. It’s a weird thing, but yeah.

I’ll try to get something up next week but I’m going to be away for a few days so may not have time. 

Let me know what you’re reading, yeah? 

BYEEEEEEE

XX KAT XX

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I’ll Be Doing “Write On Review-a-thon” Will You?

Posted 23 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fun, Updates / 0 Comments

HEY HEY HEY!

  Look at this cool thing below…

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st. Let’s get those reviews done!

Write On Review-a-thon is a great way to get you motivated when you have a whole list of reviews that just need to be done because someone’s gotta do them, right?

I’m taking part because I will by then have a few to write, including:

  • Idols review
  • The Iron Trial review
  • Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 1 review (I’m going to a screening of it at the cinema as opposed to at home…) Although this might well be reviewed before the 30th since it’s showing tonight (23rd)

I’m sure I’ll have more to write up in the next week, but for now..that’s my to-do list. Once I’ve read them, that is. 

Kat

 

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#BoutOfBooks11 update Day 5

Posted 23 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Dystopian, Fantasy, Fun, Middle Grade, Sci-Fi, Updates / 0 Comments

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Here’s my update for DAY 5!!

Friday 22nd August:

  • I managed to read about 100 pages of Idols by Margaret Stohl. I’m really enjoying it but I probably won’t get it finished until (Sunday)
  • I have also been reading an early copy of The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassie Clare from NetGalley. Only on chapter two, but really into it so far. It’s different. Plus, it’s ebook, so my brain isn’t computing. haha
  • No books finished yet.

My mantra:

Kat

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My Summer Challenge…that may or may not work.

Posted 16 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fun, Uncategorised, Updates / 0 Comments

I thought I’d indulge you all on what I like to call The Book Readers Collecting Obsession From Hell.
You know the type. The girl or guy buys and buys and tells themselves they WILL read these. But alas, sixth months to a year later (or in some cases, several years later) the books are still there. You’ve maybe read two or three of your stock pile but over all…yup, you’re just not making a dent.

I severely have this problem. Oh, you don’t believe me?  Well…uh….TOUGH!

*hugs self*

I have about 70 paper backs to be reading but every time I read a couple, I find I’ve added ten to the pile!

Does anyone else have this problem?

Right, so. As part of my OWN summer challenge, I’m going to try and get through as many of the books I already have WITHOUT buying more!

Ha. Ha. You don’t think I can do this, do you?

You may have a point.

At the moment I will read Ruins by Dan Wells, the third and last in the Partials Sequence.

What are you reading?

Tell me in the comments. :))

-Kat

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My #YALC experience (including some wickedly cool GIFS!)

Posted 16 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fun, Uncategorised, Updates / 0 Comments

 

HELLLOOOOOO THERE!

I’m calling to you, my readers, to tell you what I’ve been up to.

You might have heard of London Film and Comic Con. If you’re into your comics and/or your movies and books then perhaps you’ve gone to conventions.

2014 saw the arrival of the UK’s first ever Young Adult Literature Convention (or YALC for short. Which made me think of talc…I dunno.) And it was not at all as bad as I expected.  Don’t get me wrong, I know the authors that went are so good and well respected,  but when it comes to the UK and conventions, I’m always a little sceptical. Run by Malorie Blackman, it was certainly impressive. She truly deserves a medal for the organisation and set up. My first comment though would be that I actually wished it had been bigger. More stalls, more…bedazzle, I guess. I’m hoping there might be another YALC sometime in the future but in its own venue because sharing the chaos that is LFCC was horrendous.

I went to quite a few talks, mostly all on the Sunday (I was ill and didnt fancy the crowds) and wow, the panels were fun. With the likes of Sophie McKenzie and Meg Rosoff…what could go wrong? The conversations went deep sometimes, but also there was much funny banter between the authors which is always nice to see. And hear.

When it came to signings, I was both successful and not. The organisation for LFCC was awful, especially for space and so it was hard to know where to queue for what. Luckily I had my mother in tow so she queued for me while I ended up stuck somewhere.

I missed seeing Rainbow Rowell (I am a massive fan of Fangirl) because I thought I had time to go to the toilets (the queues for those were enormous!) And by the time I found mum again, she’d already had the books signed for me.

To say I broke down after all the stress of the day, the HEAT, and the tiredness, would be an understatement.

 

Oh, yeah i mentioned the heat thing, right?  Was it hot in there? WAS IT?

 

Uhhhhm…. you could say so!

Hehe what a cool use for SPN gif! Burrrrn baby burn, DISCO INFERNO! Sorry…going off track.

So okay, it wasn’t all bad in the end. Sunday was better, as I’d said. I got some books. I also got some freebies, which is ALWAYS nice. At the end of the Sunday, they were giving loads out, but because of time…well, I couldn’t KEEP going around and around in the queue just to pick up 1 at a time. I mean, come on!

I wanted to browse the merchandise but sadly we ran out of time and had to leave. 🙁 But it was one of those experiences where I both hated it but also loved it because being surrounded by so many people who enjoy the same things as me makes me proud and happy. I saw so many cosplayers it began to freak me out. I think there must have been hundreds of spidermen. Haha.

So now you know. And oh, just in case you’re wondering, I am recovering from my cold. I’ll be able to actually get some reading done soon. Oh, I almost forgot.

It’s GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

I’ll have more information up soon, but if you fancy winning signed copies of Fangirl and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, I suggest you keep checking this site.

Just sayin’.

But for now, GOODBYYYYYYYE!

XX Kat XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE!!!

Posted 7 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Updates / 0 Comments

Sorry if the site looks different lately.

I’ve decided to get my own domain and am having a bit of a revamp of the site in general.

Although, depending on how the stats go when it’s set up, that may change. I dunno, I’m an amateur with websites and such, so bear with me. I’ll still post reviews, etc, but the layout/background, etc, may change.

 

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YA BOOK RELEASES 2014

Posted 10 January, 2014 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Dystopian, Fantasy, Mature, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

WELCOME TO 2014!

Once again we find ourselves in another year and more wonderful books to anticipate! Here is our list for the first half of the year  (January thru June) of books WE think you should check out!

JANUARY

  • 28th

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3) by Veronica Rossi

FEBRUARY

  • 4th

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

Alienated (Alienated, #1) by Melissa Landers

Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine

  • 13th

Vengeance (Fracture #2) by Megan Miranda

  • 25th

Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood #1) by Victoria Scott 

  • 27th

Evertrue (Everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton

 

MARCH

  • 4th

Let the Storm Break (Let the Sky Fall, #2) by Shannon Messenger

Death Sworn (Death Sworn #1) by Leah Cypess 

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Half Bad (Half Life Trilogy #1) by Sally Green 

Sing Sweet Nightingale (The Dream War Saga #1)

  • 11th

Ruins  by Dan Wells (USA release)

  • 18th

Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam 

APRIL

  • 1st

Illusion (Chronicles of Nick, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  • 29th

Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy, #3) by Wendy Higgins (USA RELEASE)

The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting

MAY

  • 6th

The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass 

  • 13th

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller 

  • 20th

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes 

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

  • 22nd

Sweet Reckoning (Sweet Evil #3) by Wendy Higgins (UK RELEASE)

  • 27th

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

JUNE

  • 19th

Ruin and Rising (Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo

We may add more as the weeks go by so make sure to keep checking back!

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Posted 21 March, 2013 by katheryn13 in Updates / 0 Comments

Hi guys,

Just a quick update to say that we’re very sorry for the slow reviews. We’re currently bogged down with books to read (and some are studying a lot for school, etc) so we are doing our best to be as quick as possible so that you’ll have something to read and have new books to enjoy.

If you have any queries or would like to submit a review, please see the email address in the right hand side of the home page and send us an email whenever you like.

Much love,

Kat.

xx

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COVER REVEAL: BLURRED (KISSED BY DEATH #2)

Posted 21 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Cover Reveals, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

We are very pleased to be part of the cover reveal for Tara Fuller’s upcoming sequel in the Kissed By Death series:

BLURRED!

So here you go…

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Synopsis:

Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’s beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.

Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.

The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?

How pretty is this cover?

I cannot wait for this.

You can purchase BLURRED (Kissed By Death #2) from: GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleThe Book Depository and many other book retailers.

 

About the author:

Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.

Website: http://www.tarafuller.com/

Blog: http://tara-fuller.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tara25Fuller

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tara25fuller

Kissed by Death Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KissedByDeath?fref=ts

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3471272.Tara_A_Fuller

Be sure to add Blurred to your Goodreads to-read list!

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Entangled Publishing are also hosting a giveaway for the very first ARC of Blurred when it becomes available.

PLEASE NOTE: ARC’s aren’t ready yet but when they are the winner will get the first one.

Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

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