'Bout of Books 10 Read-a-thon

  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, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

 Yay, another 'Bout of Books read-a-thon! This is actually the first time I will be joining that we have no classes for the whole week, though I have to go to my college for the freshmen orientation on May 12 and 13. Still, It's different from having to go to school 5 ouf of 7 days of the challenge. I will surely be taking it more seriously this time around, as I have more time in my hands. :D

  Here's the list of the books that I want to read for now. These might change later on, but it's good to have a goal. Also, most of these shall be review copies, because my Netgalley ratio is just 22% But I will be getting some books from Edelweiss too.

Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt (Edelweiss)
Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines by Codi Gary (Edelweiss)
Rush Into You by Brianna Lee (Release Launch)
You Make Me by Erin McCarthy (Review Opp)
Played by Liz Fichera (NetGalley + Blog Tour)
My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal (NetGalley + Blog Tour) 
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (NetGalley)
Me Since You by Laura Weiss (NetGalley)
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger 
Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock (NetGalley)

  I'm hoping to read at least half or 5/10 of the books. This will surely help my One Million Pages goal, my Goodreads challenge, and my Netgalley ratio! Yay! :D

Waiting on Wednesday

  The Pre-Sloane Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just... disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try... unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough.Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait... what?

  Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go Skinny Dipping? Um..

  The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

  America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

  From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.

Top Ten Characters Who I Want to be BFFs With

  Sam is hilarious and have a really strong personality, and so does Rose and Kim. Rose can kick asses for me, and I know that Kim will be there for me whatever I do. Adam would be fun to talk to about life goals and all that stuff. Ridge will just be fun to hang out with and waste time with. Katy is a blogger and have an awesome personality too. Also, wouldn't you just want to ask her about Daemon? Lola is this girl who is strong, independent, and could care less what others think of her. I would love to learn from her. I could just talk to Will on and on about my problems. I could learn a thing or two from Sam because he's just so wise beyond his years. Hector will be a loyal friend and would be fun to hang out with too. Like Kim, I know he'll support me in whatever I choose to do. :D

Meeting Mr. Wright Excerpt + Giveaway!

Meeting Mr. Wright by Cassie Cross
Publication date: April 17th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

  Callie Kirkpatrick promised herself she’d never fall in love again.

  After catching her boyfriend Ethan cheating on her, Callie decides to retire from the dating game at the ripe old age of twenty-four. Unfortunately for Callie, she’s going to have to see Ethan at her best friend’s upcoming wedding. Stranded in the airport during a weather delay on her way to the nuptials, Callie meets Nate Wright. He’s sexy and uncomplicated, and a one-night stand is just what the doctor ordered for a girl with a broken heart. Callie thinks she’ll never see Nate again —until he shows up at the wedding.

  Nate is hell-bent on making Callie forget about her ex, and he makes her question whether she was ever really in love with Ethan at all. As she begins to fall for Nate, Callie wonders if promises were meant to be broken…

  Gabby looks at me with wide eyes as she grabs my arm and leads me to a bench a few feet away where we can talk without worrying about anyone overhearing us.

  “What. Was. That?” she asks. “I was hoping you two would hit it off, but I never thought…”

  I’m not really sure what to do now. I know I should tell her, because she’s my best friend and I’ve never kept anything from her. I don’t think I could keep this from her, even if I tried. It’s bound to come out at some point, and at least if I let her know now I can be the one who’s in control of it. But once I tell her about my history with Nate, I know she’ll start waxing philosophic about fate or something equally ridiculous. Gabby’s such a hopeless romantic, bless her. 

  I might as well get this over with. 

  “Nate’s the guy,” I tell her. “The one from the airport.” 

  “Are you kidding me?” She’s so excited that I’m a bit worried that she’s going to hyperventilate. “What are the odds of that? Holy shit.”

  “I bet they’re pretty long,” I tell her. Seriously long. “But I know that look on your face, and it’s not-”

  “It’s fate,” she says, clasping my hands in hers. “How can you think it’s anything but fate, Callie?” 

  “I can think it’s a coincidence, Gab. Because that’s what it is.” It’s a delightful, scary coincidence. 

  “He likes you.” She’s not going to give up very easily.

  “Stop it.”

  “Maybe one day-”

  “No,” I say firmly. I don’t want her getting any more ideas or thinking that she can just bulldoze through my plans with her iron will. “You know I don’t want that.” 

  She rolls her eyes, but I shoot her a death glare that lets her know that I’m not kidding. 

  “He’s the best man and you’re the maid of honor. I paired the two of you up at the bridal party’s table and everything.” 

  I sigh. “As long as that’s all the pairing up you do, that’s fine.”   

  “It might be out of my hands. He’s super charming,” she says slyly, looking at me out of the corner of her eye. She’s always doubted my commitment to my new life goal of never having my heart smashed again by someone I stupidly fall in love with. I wonder what it’ll take to get her to believe that I’m serious.  

  “I think I’m aware of how charming he is,” I tell her. I mean, the man charmed my pants right off. “How come I haven’t met him before? I don’t even remember ever hearing about him.” 

  “You knew Ben had a brother,” she says in a not-so-subtle chastising tone. 

  “I knew he had a brother, but I didn’t know he was hot.” I didn’t know he was Nate. 

  Gabby rolls her eyes. “When was I supposed to tell you that? When you were dating Ethan or when you were swearing off men?” 

  “Swearing off love,” I correct her. She has a point though, I don’t try to argue that. 

  “Oh, excuse me,” she says, smiling. “He lives in Boulder and manages a chain of sporting goods stores, in case you wanted to know.” 

  “I didn’t,” I say, even though that’s a tiny white lie. I shouldn’t want to know, that’s the real issue here. 
“The way he looked at you, Callie,” she says dreamily, and I can tell that I’m not going to like where that train of thought is heading. 

  “Can we please stop talking about this now?” 

  “If we stop talking about this, I’m dragging you to the garage to help me make centerpieces.” 

  Arts and crafts time sounds like paradise compared to twenty questions. I stand and brush off my pants. 

  “All right, let’s go.”

Dress Up That Cover #4 - Doll Bookmarks

  Dress Up That Cover is a new feature where I create an outfit based merely on the cover, not the story nor what the characters would wear. Colors of the outfit will all be taken from the cover design, so the books may be ones that I haven't read yet. All sets will be created via Polyvore.
  I'm kind of cheating today. Instead of the usual posts, I would post bookmarks that I have made in Polyvore. Don't worry, they're based on the book covers too! These bookmarks have been made a long time ago, and I just want to get a chance to show them. There'll be three - Anna and the French Kiss, Divergent and Beastly. Just click on the images to be referred to the original set page.

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