Sunday, August 31, 2014

Long Live the King and Queen

Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #12
Published Date: 26 August 2014
Source: Publisher

In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood . . .

Wrath and the Brotherhood are locked in an epic battle over his throne and the very future of the vampire race.

Review: The King - J.R. Ward 

After I finished Twilight I was on the hunt for less sparkly and more kickass vampires. I found them in J R Ward's The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Once I finished Dark Lover, I binge-read the rest of the books. Every year I eagerly anticipate the moment when Ward announces a new addition to the series.
Yes, BDB is that addictive - Run while you can guys. I know that I am far too gone and can't save myself.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

12 Tearjerkers That Will Bring Out The Ugly-Crier in You

Confession: A Walk To Remember, P.S. I Love You, My Sister's Keeper, The Notebook, Titanic and Marley & Me had me sobbing. And I loved them all. 

Every once in a while we need a good cry so a good ol' tearjerker is something that I adore.

So why do we love tearjerkers? I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt says it best.

“I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me.” 

Today, I've put together a list of 12 tearjerkers that are guaranteed to move you to tears.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

20 truths from a part time blogger

01) The first few months you will fluctuate between yay-i-am-officially-a-blogger excitement and only-two-pageviews-fuck-this-i-am-done disappointment. Stay strong. The best is yet to come, it just takes time.

02) On SEO - Is it just me or does this feel like algebra all over again??

03) You will hit your 100 followers mark and damn, doesn't that feel good?

04) You will discover that sleep becomes a rare luxury when you have to juggle that full time job, your never-ending college assignments and a blog. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

She Shoots, She Scores?

Author: Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: July 1st 2014
Source: Publisher

She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.

Review: On the Fence - Kasie West 

Kasie West's books has always been a sure win for me. Her dystopian debut, Pivot Point captivated me with it's time travel angle. When she followed it up with The Distance Between Us, another smashing success West became one of my auto-buy authors.

When it was revealed that she was releasing another contemporary this year Kasie West cult (including moi) went like Hallelujah. Tomboy falling in love with boy next door?? GIMME. The pre-release reviews were promising so I was definitely hyped up for the book.

I thought that I could count on West for a contemporary novel that would make the reader swoon, giggle and re-think. In short, I expected a mind blowing, coming of age read that I could would add value to the genre. And yes, majority of the readers thought that the novel succeeded in this aspect. Unfortunately, I'm with the minority saying nuh uh.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Currently ... August

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Hey guys! Another month just flew past and here we are. July was a blur so I'm hoping that August is a bit more relaxed. 

So here's what I am currently... 

MAKING lists with Any.Do - So addicted to this app!

WATCHING Teen Wolf. Missed a couple of episodes so I'm going to binge watch and catch up.

READING very little! Found it very difficult to fit in some reading time so more of that in the upcoming weeks. Loving J R Ward's The King now though!

LISTENING to Fall Out Boy's Sugar, We're Goin Down. I love their new sound but there old stuff is still epic!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

You, me and a cup of coffee

Hello my lovely peeps! Hope this week is treating you well. I remembered that this November I'll be celebrating my second blogversary so that got me thinking about my current state as a blogger. Ask any blogger and they'd swear that one of the best things about blogging is the people
It is the people in the blogging community and you readers who make this whole experience a beautiful one.

I have had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful bookish people thanks to blogging. Last year I met up with Mishma of As the Page Turns, another Sri Lankan book blogger at the Annual International Book Fair where we did some book shopping, chatted over pizza and had an absolutely fabulous time! This year I got the opportunity to meet Savindi of The Streetlight Reader, another Sri Lankan blogger from Canada when she visited Sri Lanka. Despite the short visit, we were able to have an enlightening and lovely chat about books, diversity, publishing and whatnot. 

Fangirling with Amelia of The Authoress, co-blogging with Rachel of The Book Empire, hosting guest reviews from Jules of Jules Bookshelf and getting into some INSANE conversations with the peeps on Twitter. Fun times. ;)

So where am I going with all this? Communication. Friendship. Connection. I'd like you to meet the girl behind this blog. And I'd like to get to know the reader behind that screen. Maybe one day we'll get the chance to sit across each other and talk books. And maybe not. But I'd still like to know you.

So picture this, we meet up for the first time and get start chatting. Me with a cup of coffee and a slice of heavenly blueberry cheesecake. You with a cup of bubble tea/latte and book on table between us. We start exchanging thoughts, swooning over those fictional hunks and giggling over some awful puns

So take a sip of that drink, sit back and lets talk.