Monday, March 02, 2015

Fun Book Clothes!

Fun Book Clothes!

This week while I was online, I found quite a few fun things to wear- book nerd style! Here are a few of my favorites that I thought were super creative- enjoy! 

The "I like big books and I cannot lie" sweatshirt. Perfect for winter and letting everyone know that the bigger the book the better: 




This ridiculously cool "book skirt." I don't know whose idea this was, but I approve: 




A print scarf. Um, yes please: 



This awesome Divergent shirt. Perfection down to the last faction: 



And, finally, this amazing Harry Potter tank that reminds us all where the series started:



I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did! I want to see some of these things on shelves, and certainly in my wardrobe.

Best and happy reading! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Indie Publishing

Indie Publishing Fun 


So I went scrounging around on the internet and found a few articles that answer some FAQs about Indie Publishing. They're awesome and quick reads that shed a little light on the Indie world, and thought that they might make for a good post! Here they are: 


1. Self-Publishing FAQ with Sarra Cannon


This is an awesome, technical article that answers some frequently asked Indie questions. Super helpful!


2. My Self-Publishing Journey: On Becoming an Indie Author


This article from Publisher's Weekly is a really cool story about one author's self-publishing journey.



3. Indie Publishing, Independent Publishing


This article from Abbott Press gives a few good pros of going Indie! 


So there are a few articles about Indie Publishing! There are tons of good resources out there that go into detail about the Indie world, and these are just a few short blurbs about it.

Best and happy reading! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Books to Movies

Books to Movies with Ashley

There are many new movies out lately based on books, and I thought it would be interesting to review a few of them here. So, without further ado, here are a few book-to-film translations and how I feel about them: 


1. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One




Four out of five stars. This movie was amazing and stuck to the book really well, and I thoroughly enjoyed the action and emotions. The camera angles were awesome and the scenes in the districts were heart-wrenching; Jennifer Lawrence is truly amazing. I did miss the action of the arena though, but all in all this was a fantastic adaptation.

2. Gone Girl 




Five out of five stars. I had not read the book before I saw the movie, which I never do, and I was blown away. The entire film was hilarious and gut-wrenching and just a twisting plot-rollercoaster. I highly recommend this movie to any and everyone (adults, that is).

3. The Maze Runner




Four out of five! I loved the movie so much, and the special effects were fantastic. The fact that the first book and the second book were pushed together a little helped forward the plot so well- the ending included a bit of book two, and it really did add to the ending. The boys were hilarious and the acting was spot on!

And there you have it, a few book to movie adaptations I loved. Of course, Gone Girl is for mature audiences only, but the other two are YA and good for all ages. Enjoy!

-Ashley 

PS: Here is a wonderful article on books to movies:


Thursday, February 19, 2015

CJ Omololu's The Third Twin Blog Tour has begin!

The Third Twin releases next Tuesday.


Tour Schedule

WEEK ONEFebruary 16th: Fictitious Delicious REVIEW
February 17th A Dream Within A Dream REVIEW
February 18th Bookish REVIEW
February 19th Novel Novice REVIEW
February 20th Good Choice Reading SPOTLIGHT

WEEK TWO
February 23rd: Once Upon A Twilight REVIEW
February 24th Fiktshun REVIEW
February 25th Two Chicks On Books SPOTLIGHT
February 26th A Midsummers Night Read REVIEW
February 27th Me, My Shelf and I REVIEW

Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liarsmeets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they'd never, ever be with in real life.

Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn't exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.

If you can,  join us in Oakland next Tuesday, Feb 24th for the launch!