I’m on a Book Blogger Blind Date with Nicole from The Booktrovert

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Hi everyone! Earlier in July, Jill from Rant and Rave about Books came up with an outstanding idea: the Book Blogger Blind Date. It started off with the basic idea of interviews with different book bloggers. But then, Jill decided she wanted the freedom of not having strict interviews, so it turned into a blind date.

We all signed up, and then got paired with someone with like tastes. I was paired with the awesome Nicole from The Booktrovert! (Click the link for her post!)

So…

Meet my date!

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Task It Tuesday! – 10 – Almost time for school / August

Task-it-Tuesday

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Task It Tuesday!

Taken straight from Michelle’s blog:

Hosted by Michelle at Because Reading is better than real life!

What is Task It Tuesday? It is where every week I list a task or tasks that I would like to accomplish on my blog or in Real Life before next Tuesday. It can be big or small but the goal is to get something done that will make my blog/reading life/challenges run smoother, faster, or more efficient and/or get those simple or complex tasks done in my real life. I will also be sharing organizing tips and linking with posts from bloggers that have some great tips and tricks for keeping you and your blog/real life organized.


 

July went by pretty fast! I did get a bunch done, annnnd I also got a lot of reading done! August is right around the corner, and I will be reading tons more because of ARC August. I’m excited to participate again. In two weeks, you might not see much done on my list because I’m going on vacation! Yay!

My Task(s) To Do:

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ARC August {2016}

Hey guys!

Not gunna lie. ARC April was pretty much a bust. I only read 3.5 books, out of my pledged 5. Hopefully this time around, I will hit my goal!

ARC August

Check out the post here for all the guidelines and what it’s all about!

Hopefully, this will give me just the boost I need to get my list lower! Wish me luck!

Here is a list of the books I hope to read during the month of August:

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Goodreads Book Tag

Goodreads Book Tag

Hi everyone!

I found this tag over at Book Coma and she tagged anyone
who wanted to do it, and it looked super fun!

So let’s get to it!

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

The Woman in the Photo. I finished it up Tuesday night. There’s still a couple days to enter my giveaway for a copy of the book!

What are you currently reading?

Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay

What was the last book you marked as TBR?

I Take You by Eliza Kennedy
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

What book do you plan on reading next?

Oh man, there is too many! After I finish up Better in the Morning, I’m hoping to get to
We Awaken by Calista Lynn.

Do you use the star rating system?

I sure do! My rating system is very similar to Goodreads.

Are you doing a 2016 Reading Challenge?

Yep. Right now, I am currently 2 books behind.
Hopefully, I will be able to catch up soon!

Do you have a wishlist?

Not on Goodreads, no. I do on Amazon though.

What book do you plan to buy next?

Oh, I have no clue!

Do you have any favorite quotes? If so, share a few.

YES!

“I cannot sleep unless I’m surrounded by books.” — Jorge Luis Borges

“Do for yourself, for no one else will.” — Johanna Lindsey

“Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
— Doris Lessing

Who are your favorite authors?

Left to right, top to bottom:

Sarah Dessen, Ellen Hopkins, James Patterson, Christine d’Abo, Amber Bardan.

Have you joined any groups?

Unfortunately, no I have not. I have looked into a bunch,
but I’m just not sure if it’s my thing…
Anyone want to convince me differently?😀

Who do you tag?

Everyone! Only because I’m cool like that!😉

Kendra

Release Week Blast – AJ Pine & Hayson Manning

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Summer is here, and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up out there! Entangled Publishing has two new amazing, sexy new Select Contemporary releases that are sure to heat up your eReader! Read on for all of the details about these amazing new books, and be sure to grab your copy today!

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About SIX MONTH RULE:

Taurus: Hold fast to your single-minded nature today—no matter how long her legs or how lush her red lips.

Gemini: You were a shining star last night, but reality can be a real—well, you get the picture. Just remember: Tall, dark, and British equals no corner office for you.

Will Evans never wanted a reason to stay.

Holly Chandler wants nothing more than for him to go.

But neither one is prepared for what can happen in six months. Because it doesn’t matter what you want when what you need walks out the door.

Holly’s been busting her butt to make partner at Trousseau, and there’s no way she’s going to let some stuck-up British arsehole get in her way—no matter how drop-dead gorgeous he is. But that doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun in the process. She has a six-month rule: date just long enough for the honeymoon phase to wear off, then walk away before anyone gets hurt. If they both know the rules up front, walking away will be a piece of cake. Or maybe not…

Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

 

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About A.J. Pine:

AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—authorshe’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, the books she writes have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes). And a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning sociopath detective. You’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago ‘burbs. AJ is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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About BOUND THE THE BOUNTY HUNTER:

Harlan Franco, Colorado’s busiest bounty hunter and security expert, lives by his own rules: be in control, be detached, and never mix business with pleasure. These rules are tested when the woman he’s being paid to secretly guard is none other than the sexy, unpredictable, pain in the butt, Sophie Callaghan––a woman determined to stay away from him. If Sophie finds out he’s in her life on an assignment, he’ll never get the info he needs. But those lips, those curves, that attitude… If he could only have her for one night where she’d play by his rules.

Freedom-loving private investigator Sophie Callaghan is on a mission. The daughter of a con-artist is not going to be used by a man again. What she doesn’t need is hot, broody, and controlling Harlan barging into her life. Her brain may say no, but her body craves this bad boy.

After a night where both live out their darkest desires, Sophie tries to fight the explosive chemistry between them. But the ties that bind her heart to this bounty hunter are tight and tangled.

Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Bound to the Bounty Hunter (3) #DONE #3

About Hayson Manning:

I love Princess Bride, Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives—the drama is deliciously addictive. Big Bang Theory but will take Wolowitz over Cooper. Star Trek not Star Wars. Undercover Boss, Secret Millionaire—any story that shows the little guy making it. I follow the Buffalo Bills like a religion. I am spellbound by showjumping and equestrian eventing. I love curling up and reading all books—no genre is off-topic. I like ironing, hate peas, love donkeys. I play a killer game of Scrabble, but usually lose. I will often be heading towards the fridge for another Diet Coke. I eat nothing with legs and believe wine goes with everything, oh and I’m an expert at finding new and inventive ways to avoid exercise.

I live in the sparkly beachside suburb of Redondo Beach in California with my fake Gordon Ramsay and two boys who speak in mystifying grunts.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Both of these actually look really good. I know I’ll be adding them to my TBR!
How about you?

Until next time,

Kendra

July TBR Update

July TBR

  • In His Corner by Vina Arno — read, review to come
  • Better in the Morning by Fern Ronya
  • For Her Protection by Amber Bardan — read and reviewed
  • We Awaken by Calista Lynne
  • Happy Ever After in Christmas by Debbie Mason — read and reviewed
  • The Lost Girls by Heather Young — read, review to come
  • The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan — 80% done

Task It Tuesday! – 9 – Mid-July

Task-it-Tuesday

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Task It Tuesday!

Taken straight from Michelle’s blog:

Hosted by Michelle at Because Reading is better than real life!

What is Task It Tuesday? It is where every week I list a task or tasks that I would like to accomplish on my blog or in Real Life before next Tuesday. It can be big or small but the goal is to get something done that will make my blog/reading life/challenges run smoother, faster, or more efficient and/or get those simple or complex tasks done in my real life. I will also be sharing organizing tips and linking with posts from bloggers that have some great tips and tricks for keeping you and your blog/real life organized.


 

We’re halfway through July. I have not gotten much done at all. Mostly because I’ve been reading like crazy. On the 8th of July, I had already read three books for this month. I still have a bazillion more to go, of course. But hey, at least I made a dent in my TBR for this month.

My Task(s) To Do:

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