Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Knutty Knitter

I first heard about the Knutty Knitter at YALC, when my friend received a mini Olaf from her. He was absolutley amazing, and I may have stalked the Knutty Knitter's facebook page to see what else she made. When I saw a baby Groot I knew I HAD to have one. The Knutty Knitter replied to my comment on her page, and after payment was sent over, within a few days I had Groot in my hands.

I am still working on his placement in the pot, but look how cute he is!!!!!! He came with the pot and the leaves, but you have the option to not have him in the pot.

The Knutty Knitter has a lot of other great stuff on her page, below are just a few examples but please do follow the link to her facebook page under the picture to see more of her fantastic work

Monday, 1 September 2014

Book Blogger UKYA Awards: Best Character

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Hey Guys!
Today I am here with VERY exciting news! It is the shortlist of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards! This is the time for YOU to vote for your favourite from the list!

Voting is open until 21st September. Make sure you don’t miss out!

Voting will also be happening a little differently than the nominations. On this blog you will be voting for: Best Protagonist, Best Couple, Best Friendship, Best Villain

And then you will hop along to the next blog to vote for more awards!
There are five different awards to jump to (and five/six bloggers hosting each group, but you only need to visit five blogs!).
This doesn’t have to happen all at once, it gives you the chance to vote in your leisure – but make sure you do so before 21st September.

Jump To
(choose which blog for each category you want to visit!)

Best Contemporary, Best Historical, Best Crime/Mystery, and Best LGBT
Big Book Little Book
Fabulous Book Fiend
Feeling Fictional
It Takes A Woman
The YA’s Nightstand

Funniest Book, Most Heartbreaking Book, Best First Sentence, Best Ending
Ya Yeah Yeah
Cicely Loves Books
Queen of Contemporary
Luna’s Little Library

Best Horror, Best Sci-fi/Fantasy, Best Paranormal, Best Adventure
Winged Reviews
K – Books
To Another World
Bookish Outsider

Best Self-Published, Most Social Author (Online), Most Social Author (Offline), Author Whose Mind You Wish Was Yours
A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
This Fleeting Dream
Bookish Treasures
Escapism From Reality
Book to Basics

Book Wars! Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Book Wars a weekly feature hosted between two book review blogs – A Life Bound By Books & Much Loved Books!

It’s a fact that book lovers know all about the covers of the books they covet.  Often when a title is released here in the US, it’s sometimes vastly different across the pond in the US.  So, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and I have come together to create Book Wars to talk about the difference in covers when it comes to the US vs. UK versions.

We hope from time to time authors will chime in with their thoughts as well. We welcome everyone to comment and share their thoughts too! The more the merrier!

Before we get to this weeks Book Wars, we have a winner to announce. The Book Wars winner for Trial By Fire By: Josephine Angelini is.....US !  Thank you to everyone who voted for both books, and for picking a winner.

Also, there's a poll at the bottom of the post that we'd love to hear your input for the two covers! Tell us which one YOU love the most.

Left: US - Right: UK
Title: Pushing the Limits 
Series: (Pushing the Limits #1)
Author: Katie McGarry
US - Harlequin Teen, 392 Pages (July 31st, 2012)
UK - Mira Ink, 416 Pages (June 1st 2012)
Add to: Goodreads USA Version | Goodreads UK Version
Order online here:
USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository
UK: Amazon UK, Waterstones, W H Smith, The Book Depository

So wrong for each other …and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

About the author: 
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

Find  Online: WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Let the Wars Begin:
Its now time to make our decision, let's see what we think about the covers and pick our favourite cover.
Lisa T
his week was a bit easier for me to choose... and can I just say that I've LOVED all of Katie's covers! She's been very lucky with the art departments with her publishers, that's for sure! For me, this weeks choice is for the US cover. And I should mention that if you look around you'll see slight variations of these two covers and these were/are my favorite of BOTH of these variations.

So, for this week the US cover gets my vote. And now it's your turn to tell us which of these two is your favorite in the poll below.
This is an easy pick for me this week, I love this series so much and can't wait for the next instalment, that being said my vote has to go to the US this week.
I love how this represents Echo and Noah so much, and while I do like the basis of the UK cover, I'm not too keen on the effect used on it. To see what I thought of the story, check out my review here.

VOTE for YOUR favourite cover of Pushing the Limits By: Katie McGarry NOW!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Reading Queue: September

The Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month. You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide.
The Reading Queue is hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A true story.

Stacking the Shelves

[inspired by Pop Culture Junkie]
Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

This week I received…….

Friday, 29 August 2014

Review: Inferno by J.L. Bryan

Title: Inferno Park
Author: J. L. Bryan
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Horror
Source: Received from author
Publication Date: 13th August 2014

Tell Me About It
Carter was only twelve when he witnessed the disaster that killed more than a hundred people at Starland Amusement Park. Five years later, Carter’s hometown is no longer a busy Florida panhandle resort, but a slowly dying town full of empty motels and attractions rusting behind chains and padlocks.

Now something evil stirs in the ruins of the old amusement park...something with an alluring siren song drawing visitors into the dark mysteries of the forbidden world behind the gate. Something with an appetite for restless, yearning souls.

Carter reluctantly returns to the old park in the company of a new girl in town, who is obsessed with urban decay and pop-culture ruins, and discovers the evil at work. To stop it, and protect the children of the town, Carter will have to face his oldest and deepest fears.
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