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Book Photo Sundays (#4)

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Hello everyone! Welcome to “Book Photo Sundays” where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!

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YAAAAAAAAAY, book pictures!  I just… I can’t even!  Uhm…so, let’s jump right into this, because…I post a lot of book pictures?! which means there’s not much room to chitchat.

So….in fact, I think I’m just gonna pick my favorites from the last week, because there are a lot and WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT?!  So yes.  My favorites.  TOOOOOTALLY easier, that!

I cannot believe I missed this last week, penguins–where did my brain go?!  I’m SO sorry!  So this week, I’ll include pics from the last TWO weeks, to make it up to you.  Forgive meeeeee?!

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I picked this up the other day at a local ShopKo, because I’ve seen the cover around and when I read the back blurb, I ABOUT DIED over the first sentence.  This sounds like it’s super entertaining and right up my alley; I can’t wait to dive in!

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Another Feehan book I just couldn’t help but nab when I had the chance!  I…keep buying books even though I’m supposed to be moving soon?!  What’s WRONG with me, penguins?!

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I was tagged to do the #bookishcrown madness over on instagram.  I’m not very good at book crowns…but I had fun with this one, the graphics make it super cool to look at in my opinion.

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And…this was for the #bookishdesert tag over on instagram!  There’s just something about this cover that calls to me, penguins–isn’t is SUPER gorgeous?!

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There you have it–my favorite book pictures from my bookstagram this last week!  Are you participating in Book Photo Sundays?!  Feel free to link me to your post below, or find me on instagram RIGHT HERE!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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The Friday 56 (#8)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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Welcome to another #friday56 , book penguins!!!

I’m buddy reading #theneverlandwars by#audreygreathouse with the wonderful PandaPants @anneliselestrange , so figured why not use this#book?!

His eyes were steady in their intensity, but impish in all other manners. They impulsively surveyed the room, never lingering on any particular aspect of it, but always coming back to Gwen. A vine of ivy was wrapped around his waist and strewn across his shoulder like a belt and sash, just barely holding his tattered shirt and shorts to him. His clothes seemed held together with bits of twine and magic. He moved fluidly in his own skin. Gwen wasn’t even conscious of how much she envied his playful motion. Even with his gangly, broad shoulders, he stood tall with a childish sense of confidence.


My thoughts: I’m really going to enjoy Audrey Greathouse’s imagery! This initial introduction to Peter is so gorgeous and enlightening! I can’t wait to see what else this book brings to the table.
The Neverland WarsMagic can do a lot—give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home.

However, Gwen doesn’t know this. She’s just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn’t know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though—and when she does, she’ll discover she’s in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.

She’ll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won’t be the only one. Peter Pan’s constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. Soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she’s going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight for eternal youth… or if she’s going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance.

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Until next time, happy book-ing!
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The Friday 56 (#7)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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Today’s #friday56 comes from #gregorymaguireand #afteralice !!!

I am so wanting to drop everything and #read this #book this second, but alas, it must wait! Have you read this one ? Thoughts on it, if so?


“Let me think,” said Rosa Rugosa. “No. Rosinathorn, Rosadolorosa, have you seen an Alice?”

Perhaps they didn’t know what an Alice was. Rosinathorn and Rosadolorosa refused to reply.

Ada hurried on. “It’s just that–well, if she’s here, I seem to have lost her.”

“Perhaps SHE has lost YOU,” said Rosa Rugosa. “You aren’t much in the way of sparkling companionship so far. You’re new here, aren’t you?”

My thoughts: first off, wow with the rose names. I think it’s safe to guess these are the lovely singing flowers. Secondly, I forgot how much I looooove Gregory Maguire?! Everything he writes is so entertaining!

After AliceFrom the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this brilliant new work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings — and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late — and tumbles down the rabbit hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Euridyce can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is After Alice.

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Until next time, happy book-ing!
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Book Photo Sundays (#3)

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Hello everyone! Welcome to “Book Photo Sundays” where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!

— See their latest post RIGHT HERE! —

YAAAAAAAAAY, book pictures!  I just… I can’t even!  Uhm…so, let’s jump right into this, because…I post a lot of book pictures?! which means there’s not much room to chitchat.

So….in fact, I think I’m just gonna pick my favorites from the last week, because there are a lot and WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT?!  So yes.  My favorites.  TOOOOOTALLY easier, that!

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This cover is soooooo gorgeous, I drool over it every single time?  LOVE the color choices made here.

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DOBBY!  Because he’s the best example of cute-ugly I’ve ever seen and I love him.

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And Izzy Malone.  I just love how sweet this cover is; you can tell, just looking at it, that it’s a middle grade read.  There are also SO many elements from the story used in the cover art, it’s beautiful.

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There you have it–my favorite book pictures from my bookstagram this last week!  Are you participating in Book Photo Sundays?!  Feel free to link me to your post below, or find me on instagram RIGHT HERE!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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The Friday 56 (#6)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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Today’s #friday56 post is from #midnightpredator by #ameliaatwaterrhodes . I swear, she is #writergoals for me!

“Exotics. It sounded like a sign that should be in a pet store, advertising parrots or rare snakes. Hearing Ravyn apply it to herself was sickening. Knowing Ravyn’s burgundy hair and eyes made the description appropriate was worse.”

Have you read any of her #books ? Which is yourfavorite if so?!

Midnight Predator (Den of Shadows, #4)Though she was once a happy teenager with a wonderful family and a full life, Turquoise Draka is now a hunter. In a deadly world of vampires, shapeshifters, and mercenaries, she’ll track any prey if the price is right. Her current assignment: to assassinate Jeshikah, one of the cruelest vampires in history. Her employer: an unknown contact who wants the job done fast. Her major obstacle: she’ll have to hide her strength and enter Midnight, a fabled vampire realm, as a human slave. . . .
Are you participating in #Friday56 ?!  Link me below if you are, or find me on instagram at betwixtthesepages !
Until next time, happy book-ing!
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Book Photo Sundays (#2)

Hello everyone! Welcome to “Book Photo Sundays” where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!

— See their latest post RIGHT HERE! —

YAAAAAAAAAY, book pictures!  I just… I can’t even!  Uhm…so, let’s jump right into this, because…I post a lot of book pictures?! which means there’s not much room to chitchat.

So….in fact, I think I’m just gonna pick my favorites from the last week, because there are a lot and WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT?!  So yes.  My favorites.  TOOOOOTALLY easier, that!

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We had another bought of warm weather recently, and I took advantage of the mild winter in Wyoming weirdness to host an outdoor bookish photoshoot!  This was for a prompt on instagram–#blackspines.  There’s just something about those naked books with the flowers and the skull that calls to me, I guess!

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Another shot from the outside fun–I really love how you can sort of see the sparkles on the book cover for this one.  And the dead/dried out plants underneath, paired with my trusty basket of roses… Perrrrrfection, I think!

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And finally, a post from this morning–the prompt was #snugasabugsunday (and so far as I can tell, it’s basically just another version of #socksunday).  Either way, I had a TON of fun doing Christmas colors…and showing off one of my many pairs of toe socks!  Because toe socks make me feel all kinds of cozy.

There you have it–my favorite book pictures from my bookstagram this last week!  Are you participating in Book Photo Sundays?!  Feel free to link me to your post below, or find me on instagram RIGHT HERE!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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The Friday 56 (#5)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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Technically from page 57 but eh, who’s keeping track?! Besides, I liked this better than page 56. Don’t judge me !

Charlotte: Really? Really? Let’s talk about heroines. What IS up with Catherine? “Oh, we have the same soul, I’m going to haunt you forever, boooo, life is a prison, poor me!”

Emily: Right, and it makes so much MORE sense to collapse into a coma because of the color of a ROOM??


This book is hilarious, I definitely recommend if you’re looking for a good giggle!
Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to FacebookWhen humorist Sarah Schmelling transformed Hamlet into a Facebook news feed, it launched the next big humor trend-Facebook lit. This hilarious book is the first to bring more than fifty authors and stories from classic literature back to life and online. Schmelling uses the conventions of social networking-profile pages, status updates, news feeds, and applications-to retell everything from The Odyssey to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Lolita.

Every day 150 million active users of Facebook log on to reconnect with old classmates, add pictures, share quizzes, and post news stories, notes, and videos. In Schmelling-s network, Satan and Beelzebub connect using the fiend finder, Don Quixote vows vengeance against Superpoke, Jane Eyre listens to Jay-Z-s -Hard-Knock Life- on repeat, Ernest Hemingway completes the -Are you a real man?- quiz, and Oedipus works on his family tree.

A loving spoof of the most-trafficked social networking website in the world and a playful game of literary who-s who, Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don-t Float will have book lovers and Facebook addicts alike twittering with joy.

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Until next time, happy book-ing!
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Book Photo Sundays (#1)

Hello everyone! Welcome to “Book Photo Sundays” where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!

— See their latest post RIGHT HERE! —

YAAAAAAAAAY, book pictures!  I just… I can’t even!  Uhm…so, let’s jump right into this, because…I post a lot of book pictures?! which means there’s not much room to chitchat.

So….in fact, I think I’m just gonna pick my favorites from the last week, because there are a lot and WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT?!  So yes.  My favorites.  TOOOOOTALLY easier, that!

My feet, my Hatter, and my bear named Elizabeth.  No, really–that’s a TY bear, named Elizabeth, which is why my dad got it for me.

because who doesn’t love BOOK MAIL?!?!  I mean really, book mail IS the best mail.  You can’t change my mind on that.  And I am SO SUPER EXCITED about these three books, I can’t even!

I don’t know why, there’s just something so super pretty about these covers…and this picture?  If I weren’t myself, I’d be in awe…of…myself.  Which makes no sense but GO WITH IT, penguins.  Go with it!

This picture goes to prove…. I have a serious #fairytaleretelling obsession.  This isn’t even ALL of them for these two fairy tales!  And that’s not including the OTHER retellings I own, that aren’t for these specific two!  XD

And this one!  This is probably my absolute favorite from the last week, and I’m not sure I can even tell you why.  It’s just sooooo pretty!

There you have it–my favorite book pictures from my bookstagram this last week!  Are you participating in Book Photo Sundays?!  Feel free to link me to your post below, or find me on instagram RIGHT HERE!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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The Friday 56 (#4)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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#friday56 number four! I picked up #unlundun by #chinamieville at random for this post, and I’m so glad I did! If you love #aliceinwonderland , you should consider trying out this awesome #retelling

“They passed squat tower blocks, arches of brick and stone, the hotchpotch slopes of roofs. There were stranger things, too: sky-scraper-high chests of drawers in polished wood, spires like melting candles, houses like enormous hats and bats. Deeba pointed at gargoyles and pigeons on some of the houses, then started: some of the gargoyles were moving.”

About the Book:

Un Lun Dun What is Un Lun Dun?

It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people, too–including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas; Obaday Fing, a tailor whose head is an enormous pin-cushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Un Lun Dun is a place where words are alive, a jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets, and a dark cloud dreams of burning the world. It is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book.

When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go shockingly wrong.

Unfortunately, I read this BEFORE my days of review awesomeness started, so I can’t link you to my review.  I DID give this 4/5 Penguins, though!

Are you participating in #Friday56 ?!  Link me below if you are, or find me on instagram at betwixtthesepages !
Until next time, happy book-ing!
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The Friday 56 (#3)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another Friday 56!
I chose Between the Lines, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer.  This book is SUPER adorable and full of fun illustrations and artwork–such a blast to read!
My chosen quote:

“People in the real world would kill for a happily ever after, and you’re willing to just throw it away?”

I look away from her. “It’s hardly a happily ever after when you wind up right back at the beginning. I’ve never experienced ‘after’ at all.”

About the Book:

Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1)Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.

Want to see my review for this book?!

Click right here!

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Until next time, happy book-ing!
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