Teaser Tuesday #18

Teaser TuesdayTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

 

 

 

Boomerang

The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August

Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?

Teaser Excerpt:

bommerang “What?” I say and lift a hand to my lips. “Do I have something in my teeth?”
He laughs. “You’re so naked.”
I give him a smile. “Sorry, yeah. Is that okay?”
Between modeling for my mother, spending eight shows a week nude in a summer stock production of Hair, and being the go-to “drop trou” girl for my fellow film students, I feel like I spend half my life naked. Am I going to spend half my life blushing and apologizing for myself? No, I am not.

 

I know it’s a long teaser, but this whole first chapter, and so far the rest of the book is like this. Charming and funny. I’m lovin’ it :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish. Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.

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 July 15: Let’s talk about other types of stories! Top Ten Favorite Movies or TV Shows! (can break it down to top ten favorite romance movies or comedy shows etc. etc.)

Funny story, I was just writing down a list of all the shows I watch and was surprised to see that  I watch A LOT tv shows. Mainly series/seasons of stuff, but I binge watch a lot too, and it is during this binge watching stage where I get the least amount of reading done. :( 

1. Criminal Minds Matthew Gray Gubler aka Dr. Spencer Reid, so freaking cute! Oh and the story lines are great too…Binged watched all 9 season in less than a month, now that’s dedication people!

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2. Penny Dreadful It’s got everything! From vampires to witches and werewolves (what?!) But the best part, Dorian Gray and why is it the best part because I get the reference! Don’t you love when you get the reference, you’re like “hey! I get it cus I read that book! I’m so cool.” <– that’s me, all the time…

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3. Once Upon A Time I started a movement when I started watching this in school. We made it a Sunday dorm event, everyone would congregate in my room and we would watch and discuss this show. We’ve graduated but we still discuss the show. Elsa anyone?

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4. Teen Wolf no shame, I love this show, the humor, the action, mostly Dylan O’Brien. So hot!

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5. Suits Harvey, Louis, Donna, Rachel, Jessica, Mike, so many good solid characters, also men in suits what’s not to like. I want to be a Donna when I grow up.

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6. Supernatural Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, need I say more?

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7. Sherlock Okay so this show is genius, I know that, I knew that, but Benedict Cumberbatch took some time growing on me and Martin Freeman, he’s just awesome, they’re both exceptional actors and you know what? I say take your time making the next season, you guys are so good, you’re in demand, go make movies and on your downtime make another Sherlock season, I will wait.

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8. Hannibal also a purely genius story, I mean psychologically messed up but in the best possible way.

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9. Grimm why have more people not heard of this, Grimm Fairytales anyone? Watch the show, seriously!

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10. Parenthood will always be in my top ten, I love it, one huge family, so many different stories, something for everyone to relate to. I love it.

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Honorable Mentions 

Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mind Project, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black, Originals, Salem, Vampire Diaries, Bones, Arrow, The Flash, True Blood, Agents of Shield, Baby Daddy, Drop Dead Diva, Beauty and the Beast, Reign, The Fosters, Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Awkward

Yes I really do watch all those shows, in my defense they’re all seasonal so they’re not all on at once :D

Have you guys seen/watch any of these? Any new show suggestions? 

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REVIEW: Fangirl

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Series: N/A

Published: September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press

Source: Goodreads

Thoughts: 

I seriously don’t get what the hype is about surrounding this book. It was boring and it dragged on and on. There was more telling than showing:

“And he’d eaten two Healthy Choice meals for dinner. ‘That sounds like a healthy choice,’ Cath told him, trying to sound encouraging.” a) that did not sound encouraging, instead it sounded flat and droll. b) why reiterate healthy choice meals? We get it.
“Hey,Cath,” Levi said, kicking her chair. she could hear the teasing in his voice. (duh)

And yes I realize these aren’t the best examples but the entire book is a step by unnecessary step of whats happening or how someone is feeling. I can tell how they’re feeling by their actions no need to write it out for me.

Cath, yes, she has serious anxiety issues. I understand that, the portrayal of said anxiety issues was poorly executed. Instead of feeling sympathetic and understanding, all I could think was grow up. Having a twin is awesome but her inability to function without her twin is annoying, her semi-meekness is annoying, she’s snobbish, she’s a very unlikable character with traits that should make her likable.

We should cheer for the hidden spine she seems to have but only in her comfort zones, her clueless to how pretty or whatever she is, (side note: she’s an identical twin who mentally gripes about her twin being prettier and being identical she could be as pretty but chooses to hide because of her anxiety yet blames it on Wren, her twin, not cool)

Also, what is up with Simon Snow and all the gay references? I just feel like the author is pushing gayness like she has a problem with it and is overcompensating in her book by making Cath write gay fanfic. Which I know happens but was totally weird and there was no explanation why she chooses gay love.

Overall, I couldn’t get into this book it was too painful, the characters were dry and one-dimensional and my intelligence was being insulted. Yes its a YA NA cross but even as YA there is no need to hold the readers hand and tell them step by step what’s happening, how the characters feel and all that jazz. If you can’t do that without laying it all out there, you shouldn’t be writing.

*I’ve heard things about Eleanor and Park, I got that around the same time I got Fangirl, so since I already have it might as well give it a shot right? Hopefully its better than this. This also proves why I stay away from YA.

  1 STAR

I honestly didn’t get the hype. Maybe I missed something?

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Waiting on Wednesday – Stay With Me

Waiting On Wednesday“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Woo! 

 

 

 

 

Publication:  September 23rd 2014

It finally has a cover! I’ve been waiting with bated breath until I could post this. As you all know or maybe you don’t I have a teeny thing for J.Lynn and her Stay with me series can never go wrong in my eyes.

Goodreads Synopsis:

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But Stay with megrowing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom

 

What are you waiting on? 

 

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Amazon, Hachette, and flaming bullshit

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ATTN: Book Lovers! Read and be heard

Originally posted on Jay Kristoff - Literary Giant:

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Beautiful people, a moment of your time, if you will.

I won’t bang on at length about this (there are many who will), but there’s some important stuff you should be made aware of.

If you are a book lover, THIS SHIT AFFECTS YOU.

If you are a reader, THIS SHIT AFFECTS YOU.

I presume you’re one of these, because you’re on my blog. So please take 5 minutes of your day, and read on.

In short:

* There is a big French publisher called Hachette. They publish many amazing authors (not me, har har, ego joke) and many incredible books. If you look at your shelves, you’ll find books from Hachette or its imprints.

* Amazon.com is currently engaged in “business negotiations” with Hachette, and is seeking “more favourable terms” in their new contract. In short, Amazon want Hachette to lower their prices, so…

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