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Sunday Updates

Why We Are Here

Hello everyone, Veronica here. Today’s post will be one of updates, and life rambles.

The end of September and most of October has been hard for both Anjie and I. It has been difficult to blog and we apologize for the inactivity of it all.

The Good Stuff

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with my new lovely friend Kayla (who is The Thousand Lives) and she let me borrow some books which I am very excited to read!

Also, you guys I finally have a FULL TIME JOB. Yes!! I am super excited! I start at the end of this month so it will be great! I’m also moving to a new place at the end of this month so many new life changes are happening… All at once! I’m so happy that it is all coming together. I can feel peace again. PTL!

Also, before I knew I was moving and that I got the job, I had signed up for NANOWRIMO so… November is going to be crazy!

What To Expect

Even though all of this good craziness is happening, I will be reading a lot this coming week in preparation for my future hectic schedule. The rest of October you’re going to see a lot of activity on this blog which may lead you to think I am not sleeping. (I assure you, I will be. ;] )

I will post likely queue some posts for the future as well.

That is all I have for this update and I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

– Veronica


NetGalley Readings

I was approved and given a copy of each of the following books in exchange for a review. Both books are currently in your local bookstore so if they seem interesting, go check them out or buy them! I will be posting a review on each book in the next few weeks.

Happy Reading!


Goodreads Summary:

Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop.

Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours.

They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.

A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.

‘Perfectly strange, and absolutely comical and heartfelt … Jaclyn Moriarty is one of the most original writers we have.’ – Markus Zusak


Goodreads Summary:

The new guy at Tracy’s school is handsome, intense, and desperately needs her help—but there’s something about him that isn’t quite right 

High school junior Tracy Lloyd is unsure about the new guy in school. Brad Johnson is attractive, smart, and polite, but Tracy can’t help but feel he watches her too closely. Then one day Brad confides in Tracy a horrible secret: His little sister Mindy has been kidnapped by his stepfather, and he needs Tracy’s help to get her back. But even as Tracy commits to a plan to help her vulnerable new friend, details emerge that suggest nothing is what it seems.
The Twisted Window is a zigzagging thriller that keeps readers guessing up until the final page. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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April Book Blast from the Past Preview

That Summer by Sarah Dessen
That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I will be doing Book Blast from the Past on That Summer by Sarah Dessen. If you guys want to know what it is about here is the Goodreads Summary:

For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

Happy Reading!

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UPDATE: Currently Reading?

Hello everyone!

I am writing to you today from my cave [aka my dorm room]. I’m sorry there hasn’t been that many reviews the past couple of weeks. I have a very valid reason, University. Yes, you read right. My excuse is school, but I am still trying to update and read for “fun” as much as I can so here are the books that I am currently reading:

  1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  2. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
  3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  4. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare [ebook]
  5. Capital Girls by Ella Monroe [ebook]
  6. Imperium by Robert Harris (This is a hybrid book. I am reading it for class and fun.)

Which book will I be reviewing next? My money is on Delirium since I am about 80% done with it, but it can be anyones game. I’ve never had so many books on hold before. I used to be a person that could only read one book at a time but that has changed. I promise to give you guys a book review within a week so hold on to your horses, the Talking Bookworm is back!

Happy Reading and Have a Blessed Day!

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Online Book Haul

Online Book Haul
Online Book Haul

Another Book Haul!

This book haul was planned for, not like the previous one I posted a few days ago… Oops.

I bought two books on amazon that I could not find in any of the bookstores near me, including those that are 30 and 50 miles away. Yes, I traveled that far for books. The books are:

  1. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
  2. Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney

This coming Saturday “Book Blast from the Past” debuts and I’ve chosen to do it on Both Sides of Time, a book I read in my tween years that started my development into becoming the full blown bookworm I am today. When I first read it, I borrowed the book from my school’s library and wasn’t able to obtain a copy of it at the time. Both Sides of Time was first published in 1995, that was 18 years ago. For my generation, that was a long time ago. It definitely qualifies as a blast from the past type of book.

Saving Francesca is a book I stumbled upon while browsing GoodReads. It seemed interesting and I probably won’t be reading it soon as I have a bunch of other books to read already on my currently reading and to read lists.

I am going to try my best to update this blog frequently even though I am currently in the last semester of my college career. It is very hectic at the moment but it is in a fast-paced environment that I thrive.

Happy Reading!

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Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet

Etiquette for the end of the World by Jeanne Martinet
Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet

Liza Dawson Associates has approved my request to receive a ebook copy of this book in exchange for a book review. I will be reading this after Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead. I’m really excited for this opportunity. Synopsis of the novel is below:

GoodReads Summary:


It’s not the end of the world. That’s what 39-year-old Tess Eliot has to remind herself after losing her newspaper column (“Tess Knows Best”) and being dumped by her boyfriend for a younger woman (a feng shui expert? Really?). Then Tess is hired to write an etiquette guide preparing readers for the Ancient Mayan doomsday of December 21, 2012, and she has to ask herself: Could the world really be coming to an end? At first, Tess fakes her way through chapters like “Boundaries in the Bunker” and “Cannibalism: Yes or No?” But after uncovering a secret plot for world destruction, she is forced to embark on a life-changing odyssey of her own—involving all-too-close encounters with touchy-feely survivalists, conspiracy theorists and one handsome guy who seems way too perfect.

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Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead


Good News Everyone!

I was approved to read Gameboard of the Gods, the first book in Richelle Mead’s new adult series Age of X. Excepted publication of the book will be Jun 4th, 2013. Depending on what Penguin/Dutton tell me, I will post a review of the book if they approve it.


In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.


A/N: I’m really excited to read this book!

Happy Reading Everyone!

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Random Book Things

My First Edition Signed Copy of Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
My First Edition Signed Copy of Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Today I went to Redondo Beach, California, to a Ally Carter Book Signing Event at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore next to the South Bay Galleria (Mall).

This was my first time ever attending a author signing event and it was… awesome. It was like a bookworms united meeting or something. I was amazed by the huge turnout to see Ally Carter [and Gail Carriger].

I think I will be making these type of events a regular thing now. Well, when authors come to bookstores near me that is.


To-Read: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth


The next book I am tackling in my “to-read” pile is Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I couldn’t wait to know what happened next in Tris’ and Four’s journey in their dystopian world. I am currently halfway through the book and oh boy is it good! As soon as I’m done, I’ll be posting a review on it.

Other books in my “to-read” pile are The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead and Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter. If you have any suggestions on what other books I should read, just leave me a comment below and I’ll add it to my to-read list!

Happy Reading!


Happy Monday!

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To-Read: Divergent by Veronica Roth

I gave in.
I admit it, I gave into the hype. The reviews, the recommendations. They all convinced me, so I made a trip to Barnes & Nobles yesterday and bought the book. Couldn’t find the hardcover edition so I bought the softcover edition instead.
See, I have proof!

The book Divergent by Veronica Roth.
The book Divergent by Veronica Roth.

I’ll be reading this book after I read Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus.

Happy Reading!