Tuesday, December 31, 2013


New Year Inspiration Neil Gaiman
Source: clipzine
2013 has been quite the year, a bit of good and a bit of bad-Can't believe that an entire year is over!
 So anyway, there will be a lot of changes to look forward to in 2014-Lots of new stuff and I'm definitely excited for it. :)

What's a New Year without Bucket Lists, New Year Resolutions and plans right? So I'll be back with those in January.

I want to thank each and every blog reader for visiting Say It with Books *VIRTUAL HUGS TO ALL OF YOU*
A huge thank you and a cookie for all those amazing people who stopped by and left lovely comments-You guys made my day!
And all my book-ish buddies on Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook and all those awesome-sauce fellow bloggers - I ♥ you.

Before I say good-bye to 2013 I'd like to share some of my favorite posts on the blogs with you guys-Enjoy! :)

Favorite Discussions:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

5 Things That Will Make Your Blog Standout

Blogging with Nuz is a feature over here at Say It with Books where I'll be talking with you guys about my experience as a blogger and share the best and the worst of the blogosphere.
According to feedly I have subscribed to 800+ blogs - I don't even remember subscribing to some of these blogs! After doing a lil spring cleaning for my feed reader I was left with less than 30 blogs. What came to me as a surprise was that 75% of these bloggers were the ones that started out only recently. So what was that element X that made these blogs standout?
Honestly, it's pretty impossible to point out one but I did narrow it down to 7 factors that got me to notice these blogs.
1. More than just reviews
Yes, I do feel that books blogs require reviews. But if I just wanted to just read reviews I'd log into Goodreads. A book blog for me should give much more than that. Creative content is the way to go if you are newbie who wants to get the word about your blog. Discussions, debates, rants and new features are the kind of posts that will get readers to give your blog a chance. Not only do these posts generate traffic they also get your readers to speak out. And isn't that why most of us started blogging? To share our love for literature and to chat about it?
2. There's more to life than just books
Well, not much really. ;) I'm first and foremost a book blogger but sometimes I feel that this term 'book blogger' is a little confining. There are so many other things that I'm passionate about but I don't get the opportunity to share those things on this blog because I feel that it sorta goes against the idea of a 'book blog'. This view is something that I'm trying to overcome because I'd love to bring all the other things I love into this blog. 
“Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.” 

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Look at the Characters & Giveaway: Across the Wire - Stella Telleria

Title: Across the Wire
Author: Stella Telleria

Published Date: November 2013
Buy the book: Amazon .  Smashwords  .   Kobo

When Mia Mitchell, a hardcore but lonely former Marine, steps into an alley to pull some thugs off an unlucky foreigner, she walks into a fight she expects. What she doesn’t see coming is the foreigner making her a job offer any sane person would refuse. So, she takes it. She thinks she’s headed for some third-world country; instead she’s mysteriously transported to an Earth-like parallel world. That’s a mad left-hook.
Mia discovers a matriarchal dystopia where freedom doesn’t exist and fighting for it means execution. Lethal force bends all to the law; women fear for their families and un-wed men suffer slavery. Mia’s job is to train an underground syndicate of male freedom-fighters for a violent revolution. However, the guys don’t want a pair of X chromosomes showing them the way.

Eben, an escaped slave, is encouraged by Mia to become a leader among the men. But when he turns his quiet determination on her, it spells F.U.B.A.R. for cynical Mia. Their unexpected connection threatens more than her exit strategy; it threatens the power struggle festering with in the syndicate.

Haunted by nightmares and post-traumatic stress, unsure who to trust or how to get home, Mia struggles to stay alive as she realizes all is not what it seems.

Meet The Characters

At 26, Mia Mitchell has had her fair share of tragedy. During her first tour in Iraq, she was badly injured in more than just the physical department. A few tours later, an emotionally detached Mia is honorably discharged from the Marines and struggles to remember what life should feel like. Nightmares and PTSD are all she knows and the motto “keep moving” has kept her afloat amidst the psychological storm following her. 

When she’s approached by Vuri, a strange man with an agenda of his own, she decides to take on the stranger’s cause. A cause that will take her to the parallel world of Gaia and into an entirely different fight. A fight that highlights the holes in her life and helps her find the softer side she thought died in a ranger grave long ago.

I’ve always envisioned Rhona Mitra as Mia. She’s just so believable in that kick-ass hardcore female role.