Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #1: October 31, 2015

Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Tynga's Reviews and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!

Happy Halloween everyone!  I had actually bought a couple of great books to read so check out these books!

Books Bought:

Books Borrowed from the Library:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #21: Happy Halloween!

The Feature and Follow Friday Meme isHOSTED by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read and basically what this meme is all about is that you get to new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogging Community by following eachBLOGGER!  All you have to do is leave your name and your blog name on the post on the main Feature and Follow Friday Meme page and then create your own post on Feature and Follow Friday and link back to the main page and then you visit as many blogs as you want and you tell the other bloggers "hi!" in their comments (on the post that has the Feature and Follow Friday Image). You follow that blogger and they follow you back!  Just make sure to follow back if that blogger follows you back!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!  I can't believe that Halloween is only a day away and I'm definitely planning on watching some Halloween movies over the weekend to celebrate, such as Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown! I definitely can't wait for this and I hope everyone enjoy their Halloween weekend too!

Question of the Week: What are your favorite books that have been made into a movie? - Suggested by Girl of 1000 Wonders

Some of my favorite books that have been made into movies are:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

5. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling




Blog Ahead (October 1 -31st) Update #2

Hey everyone! I'm making this post just to show everyone how far I have gotten on this challenge!

24 / 33 

1. [Book Review] Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: 10/1/2015 ★★★★★
2. [Book Review] Hey Willy, See the Pyramids by Maira Kalman: 10/1/2015 ★★★★★
3. [Feature and Follow Friday]  Feature and Follow Friday #18: I'm a Featured Blogger! : 10/2/2015
4. [Monthly Wrap Up]  September Monthly Wrap Up!: 10/3/2015
5. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (33) : 10/4/2015
6. [Old Book Review] Rude Giants by Audrey Wood: 10/5/2015 ★★★★★
7. [Top Ten Tuesday]  Top Ten Tuesday #19: Top 5 Bookish Things I want to Quit: 10/6/2015
8. [Book Review] The Fisherman and the Turtle by Eric A. Kimmel: 10/8/2015 ★★★★★
9. [Feature and Follow Friday]  Feature and Follow Friday #19: In the Aftermath of the Flood: 10/9/2015

10. [Sunday Post] The Sunday Post Meme (34): 10/11/2015
11. [Old Book Review] Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes: 10/13/2015 ★★★★★
12 [Top Ten Tuesday] Top Ten Tuesday #20: Top 10 Author Duos I Would Love to See Write a Book Together!: 10/13/2015
13. [Feature and Follow Friday]  Feature and Follow Friday #20: Things are Back to Normal...
: 10/16/2015
14. [Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays]  Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays #10: Pinocchio: 10/16/2015
15. [Sunday Post] The Sunday Post Meme (35): 10/18/2015
16. [Top Ten Tuesday] Top Ten Tuesday #21: Top 10 Wishes I'd Ask the Book Genie to Grant Me
17. [Teaser Tuesday] Teaser Tuesday #2: Another Romance Novel!: 10/20/2015
18. [Miscellaneous] Blog Ahead (October 1 - 31st) Update #1: 10/23/2015
19. [Book Review] Little Rooster's Diamond Button by Margaret Read MacDonald: 10/23/2015 ★★★★★
20. [Sunday Post] The Sunday Post Meme (36): 10/25/2015
21. [Old Book Review] The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss: 10/27/2015 ★★★★★
22. [Top Ten Tuesday] Top Ten Tuesday #22: Top 10 Creepy Books to Read for Halloween! : 10/27/2015
23. [WWW Wednesdays] WWW Wednesdays #4: October 28, 2015: 10/28/2015
24. [Blog Tour]  Touched By a Phoenix Blog Tour!: 10/30/2015

Touched By A Phoenix Blog Tour!


Title: Touched By A Phoenix

Author: Sophia Byron

Genre: Steamy Romance, Suspense & Action, Science Fiction

Military technology, shrouded in secrecy and isolation. So was the man that gave it life…or so he thought.
Playboy Brad Scott spent years avoiding love, his heart and mind dedicated to only one thing—global security. That is, until he meets the elusive Alexandria Saunders, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in military technology and the fiercest corporate attorney in the mixing bowl. Alexis tears Brad’s world apart the moment they meet and with a single touch, becomes the breath against his fire…his obsession.
Unwilling to trust any man due to her haunted past, Alexis has allowed her career to consume her life until nothing else seemed important. While Brad’s devastatingly good looks and charming ways do little to impress Alexis, his touch has managed to crack the walls—walls she had built to protect her heart. If Alexis can overcome her insecurities and fear, will she finally discover the man of her dreams—the man whose touch will heal her wounds and ignite the inextinguishable flame within her?
With an IQ of 229, Brad has been responsible for the most advanced developments in the history of surveillance systems. With Alexis at his side, he has realized the greatest breakthrough of the century in military technology. Now, the world wants what he knows and will stop at nothing to hunt him down.
In a game of betrayal, terrorists seem determined to destroy Brad but should they fail, they’ll opt to eradicate the next best thing—Alexis. In a race against time, can Brad swallow his pride and allow former CIA agent John Martin to help him save the only woman who has the power to save him from himself? Along the way, can they save the world from the horrors about to be unleashed?
*Due to explicit sexual content, Touched by a Phoenix is intended for Mature Audiences only*

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  About The Author:
SOPHIA BYRON IS a Virginia native and wife to a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran. She and her husband have three adult children. Sophia divides her time equally between family, day job, and writing.
During her free time, you will find her playing with her grandson, reading, baking, fishing or playing a round of golf. She believes that readers deserve the very best she has to give.
As a new author, she utilizes a unique blend of talents to create complex layered plots; weaving a tale of electrifying romance and sizzling passion combined with a unique blend of action, cutting edge science, mystery, suspense, and thrills all of which take readers through may twists and turns, in an effort to keep her readers engrossed until the very end.




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Guest Post: The Inspiration Behind Touched By a Phoenix

Some might already know this and I’ll definitely be giving away my age here but before computers existed, I had hand written a novel.  Yes, that means pencil and paper!  I ended up setting it aside as our family and responsibilities grew.  After the house was empty, my husband was the one who reminded me how much I loved to write and encouraged me to get back to it.  I really think he wanted me to stop buying books to read so he could play more golf!?!  Just teasing, he has been my biggest fan and supporter and I couldn’t have done it without him!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WWW Wednesdays #4: October 28, 2015

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

I've been waiting for a long time to read this book and now I finally got the chance to read this book and it's pretty good so far!

Oh my god! I loved this book! I can't believe I waited so long to check this book out and Daemon Black is so hot in this book!

Since I just picked up this book and it's been recommended to me a million times, I've decided to read up on this book next!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #22: Top 10 Creepy Books to Read for Halloween!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

So today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a Halloween Freebie and I chose my top 10 creepy books to read for Halloween, which includes both children's books and adult books!

So, here's my top 10 Creepy Books to Read for Halloween (in no particular order).

1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

This is like the darker and edgier version of "Alice in Wonderland" and it's a fantastic book that every young horror fan should check out!

2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

 Another creepy book from the imaginative mind of Neil Gaiman! This book seriously has some of the most dangerous and intense monsters ever created!

3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

 Being raised by ghosts?  Who could not love a book that has that theme as apart of the book!

4. The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters by Judy Sierra

 A fantastic little book for children and adults who love reading about different monsters around the world and how to avoid them!

5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

This old time classic is definitely worth reading aloud during Halloween time!

6. American Vampire by Scott Snyder

 This is a fantastic graphic novel series that truly shows the scary side of vampires!

7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Awesome, awesome series of spooky stories that will easily terrify both adults and children for many years!

8. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam

Probably one of the spookiest children's books that deal with learning your ABCs  in a creepy way!

9. Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi

 Two ghoulish characters who don't like each other is seriously one book you should check out!

10. Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci

An awesome retelling of the classic "Cinderella" story with a spooky twist!

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015



[BOOK REVIEW] The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss

Title:  The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

Author:  Dr. Seuss

Genre:  Magic / Royalty / Fantasy

Year Published:1938

Year Read:  2006

Publisher:   Random House Books for Young Readers

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 6+ (Threats of Death)

Buy on:  Amazon  //  Book Depository 

 “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” is one of Dr. Seuss’ earlier books as it is not written in the rhyming text that Dr. Seuss has been well known for. “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” is about a young boy named Bartholomew Cubbins who discovers that everytime he takes a hat off his head, a new one sprouts up on his head, which cause trouble for him when the king finds out about it. This book may be a bit too dark for smaller children, but older children will definitely enjoy this classic tale from Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss’ early book is not written in the traditional rhyming text that he has been known for, but is instead written in a splendid narrative that is told in an extremely exciting and effective way. The story is also extremely creative as hats appeared on Bartholomew’s head with a real explanation which makes the matter mysterious. Dr. Seuss’ illustrations are once again in black and white with the exception of Bartholomew’s hats which are colored red, which effectively show how the hat has a huge importance to the story.

Parents should know that the scenes where the King threatened to cut Bartholomew's head off because Bartholomew could not take the hats off might disturb some children. Parents might want to read this book first to see if their child could handle such intense subject matter.

“The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” is a wonderful tale that is both exciting and suspenseful for many children and will be enjoyed by many children for years to come. I would recommend this book to children ages six and up because of the extreme dark tone that this book presents that would scare smaller children.