Myers-Briggs Book Personality Tag

What's your Myers-Briggs book personality? I saw this fun bookish activity over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction. If you want to do this prompt, first take the Myers-Briggs test, then grab the questions that match your results (originated by Jaded Reader) and answer them in your own post. I had to take the test because I didn't know my type. Apparently I'm an ISFJ-A (the A is for "assertive" which, haha yeah, that's accurate). I can definitely see myself in these adjectives, although I think I'm not very traditional. And yes, I may follow rules, but I can see right through unjust rules and will seethe about it internally (or ignore it completely, depending on how it affects others). (I) INTROVERT:…

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Flash Readathon Wrap Up

Andi and Heather made a couple of innocent "I need a readathon" comments within my earshot (or whatever you call it online). Which got me thinking...why not have a casual, impromptu one? No need to have a formal host or organizer really (though the three of us kept an eye on the hashtag and answered questions). The idea was to have a very laid-back, free-for-all kind of readathon with real no rules, just lots of reading and chit-chat.Apparently we weren't the only ones needing this little "reading flash mob" because wow, so many of you went along with this last-minute idea! It was a whole lot of fun, as you can tell from Twitter and Instagram! I know I'd love to do this again.I…

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2-Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

In celebration of the 2nd anniversary of my blog, I'm hosting a double giveaway! I chose two of my favorite reads from 2014 as prizes:Fiction Giveaway: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami [my review]Nonfiction Giveaway: Violins of Hope by James A. Grymes [my review]Two winners will receive one book each. This giveaway is open to readers in any country the Book Depository delivers to [see list]. Winners have 48 hours to respond to the notification email in order to claim their prize.a Rafflecopter giveaway

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10 Favorite Book Covers in 2014

It just so happens that all of my favorite book covers from the books I read in 2014 were also released this year, with the exception of To Kill a Mockingbird. That particular cover is the 50th anniversary edition (released in 2010) and when I saw it on the bookstore shelf, it stopped me in my tracks. Even though we already had a copy here at house, I couldn't help but buy this one. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's favorite covers!

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Giveaway: Four Before Their Time by Timothy Spillane

  I very, very rarely cover books I haven't actually read, but this one is a special case. When Christine from New Shelves contacted me about this book, well . . . most of you know C is a preemie. She wasn't a micropreemie and relatively speaking, she had a fairly easy time of it. But prematurity still sucks, and now, five years later, I'm glad to say I'm finally in a very good place when I look back at it. I love that this book is written by a preemie grandparent: C's grandparents were a vital part of our NICU journey. I read sample pages and connected with what I read. But as much as I wanted to accept a copy for review consideration,…

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Bout of Books 11 Wrap Up

Well, we've reached the end of Bout of Books 11. I met all of my goals. Participated in a Twitter chat and a few of the challenges. I wanted to read at least 100 pages a day, but ended up averaging about 233 pages a day. I went a little free-range on the books I'd planned to read (that's part of the fun!) and read 8 books total, which tallied up to be a total of 1,631 pages! Here are the books I read this week:A Brief Moment of Weightlessness was my favorite read of the week. It's a collection of short stories, and every single one (EVERY SINGLE ONE!) ripped my heart out and took my breath away, in…

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Favorite TV Shows, With Book Recommendations

Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt is "other types of stories" or, specifically, favorite movies or TV shows. I'm putting a bookish twist on it by recommending titles for fellow fans of some of my favorite shows (past and present, in no particular order). 1. I'm a huge Doctor Who fan (David Tennant, drooooool). My spouse and I tried to watch the classic episodes in order, starting with William Hartnell, but didn't get very far. So I found Adventures with the Wife in Space, Neil Perryman's chronicle of doing the same with his wife, who was not a fan of the show to begin with, pretty entertaining! 2. Something I appreciate about watching Orange is the New Black is connecting with each character through her background story. Wally Lamb (yes, the Wally…

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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

You can read my full review for all the details, but I guarantee you will love Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy. Yes, it's middle-grade fiction, but Karen Foxlee's writing is so stunning, sparkling, and magical, I promise it will appeal to all ages. This one is timeless.I'm offering one lucky reader a brand-new copy of the paperback version. Contest is open internationally to anyone in a country The Book Depository ships to.a Rafflecopter giveawayBe sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who are participating in this Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!LeeswammesThe Misfortune of KnowingBibliosueToo FondUnder a Gray SkyRead Her Like an Open Book (US)My Devotional ThoughtsWildmooBooksGuiltless ReadingFourth Street ReviewNishita's Rants and RavesWord by WordWords And Peace (US)Ciska's Book ChestFalling LettersRoof Beam ReaderReaderbuzzThe Relentless…

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Bout of Books 10 Wrap Up

My goals for Bout of Books 10 were:- Read. A lot.- Participate in at least one Twitter chat- Participate in at least one challenge- Find a new-to-me blog to followI had a fantastic readathon! I read 1,225 pages and finished 6 books (don't be too impressed, there were novellas thrown in to the mix). I participated in three Twitter chats, a bunch of challenges, and I started following shoutame reads.Here are the books I completed last week:If I had to pick a favorite from the week, it would be The Unfinished Child, hands down.As for my current read, I'm about halfway through The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma. After that, I'll probably start The Sixteenth of June by Maya…

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Pensacola Flood Damage: Let’s Help Open Books

Most of you probably heard on the news that we had a huge storm Tuesday night here in Pensacola, with flooding in many areas of the city. Last week I posted about a wonderful not-for-profit bookstore in town, Open Books, a prison book project. They are completely volunteer; no one there gets paid. 100% of their proceeds go to sending books free of charge to prisoners throughout the state of Florida.Open Books had extensive damage to the store. They lost close to 3,000 books. The photos below were shared on their Facebook page:Right now they are cleaning up and drying things out. What they really need right now is money. They will be needing to replace bookshelves, their computer, making…

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