Some YA Book Giveaways to get into the Holiday Spirit! [closed

So, I love you guys and want to give you some stuff that’s neato burrito to show my appreciation. So, books essentially. I have a few that I would love to send your way! I have Three finished copies, and one ARC!

Here’s how it’s going to work. To win, you have to be subscribed to my blog in some way. Either Bloglovin, another RSS reader, or by email. Then you can get bonus entries for doing other things. You know, the usual. However, this time, it’s only for those who are actually subscribed to the blog—the other stuff is extra.

Although I love you no matter where you live, this contest giveaway is only open to subscribers in Canada and the US. If I was rich, I would send them ANYWHERE! But, alas, I am not. Even the US is stretching it really.

Thoughts on "November 9" from a Colleen Hoover Virgin

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Fiction, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published November 10th, 2015 by Atria
[Goodreads] [Amazon] [Indigo]

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

As the title of this post implies, this was the first book by Colleen Hoover that I had ever read. I had obviously heard of her before, considering I spend a lot of time online, but I had never picked up one of her books before. If you're a fan of hers, you might be scratching your head and thinking, WHY? WHY ON EARTH HAVE YOU WAITED SO LONG?! And that is a good question.

When Deciding What to Read Next

How do you decide what to read next? For me this is often a time-consuming problem. I'm a mood reader--and I can be very moody.

Sometimes I know right away what I want to read next. But this is pretty rare. Often I might have a vague idea of what I want--like maybe a genre--but it takes me a while to narrow it down. I'll go through the books in my personal library, pulling out anything that even remotely piques by interest.

I then often find myself sitting on my floor, staring at my shelf, surrounded by a pile of books. I'll pick one up, flip through it, put it back down, pick up another, read a few pages, put it down, and the cycle goes on. There may even be some hair pulling.

After Alice by Gregory Maguire Tour Review + Giveaway [closed]

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Retelling, Historical Fantasy
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 27th, 2015 by William Morrow
[Goodreads] [Amazon] [Book Depository] [Indigo]

Note: I received an ARC of this book for my participation in the TLC book tour!
From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's beloved classic

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

Author Pintip Dunn on Her Writing Quirks! │ Guest Post

Earlier this week (November 3rd), the first book in Pintip Dunn's new series was released. It's called Forget Tomorrow and it is a YA Dystopian. I read this book in October, and, I gotta say, I loved it. You can check out my review here!

Today Pintip is here to tell us about her writing process and quirks!