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Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2016: Melissa of The Reader and The Chef


Hello readers!! Today is the 5th Sunday of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2016!! Today we are welcoming Melissa  of The Reader and the Chef  and ten of her favorite quotes!!  

1. “Sometimes, one must do the unthinkable, for it is the only way to accomplish the impossible.”

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen
2. “I cannot stop the world from moving. All I can do is be prepared for when it does.”

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
3. “Fear can be good, Laia. It can keep you alive. But don’t let it control you. Don’t let it sow doubts within you. When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it: your spirit. Your heart.” – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
4. “Maybe sorrow and its opposite, happiness, are like dark and light. One can’t exist without the other. And those moments of overlap are like when the moon and the sun share the same sky.” – Outsun the Moon by Stacey Lee
5. “I am what I am an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothern’ with.” – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
6. “Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal” – If I Stay by Gayle Forman
7. “Our scars make us know that our past was for real.” – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8. “Sometimes all we have is the knowledge that something extraordinary exists in the universe, even if we can’t be the ones to claim it. Sometimes that has to be enough.” – The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
9. “There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.” – Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
10. “I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick even in play.” – Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Melissa’s Bio:

Melissa (also known as Melissa de Montigny on Twitter) is a book blogger and reviewer, currently living in Mexico with a degree in Foreign Trade and Customs. Her favorite genres are fantasy, contemporary, and all things Young Adult with a hint of romance (if it has book princes, the better!). When she’s not reading, Melissa loves to hang around Twitter professing her love for books, eating sweets, and staring at her collection of books. You can find her at The Reader and the Chef (her blog), YA Books Central (staff reviewer), and on Kate Tilton, Connecting Authors & Readers.

Social Links: Twitter . Instagram . Facebook

Thank you so much Melissa for stopping by my blog!! 

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SBPT 2016: Michelle of Bookaholic Banter 


Hello everyone! My name is Michelle from Bookaholic Banter. I am excited to be a guest this week on Jaclyn’s blog and want to thank her for having me. This week I am sharing with you some of my favorite book quotes. I am really bad about remembering to jot things down so I had to do some research for this post. I got a little bit carried away with all the quotes, but believe me I could have shared even more. These quotes are all from books that I hold near and dear to my heart. All these quotes resonate with my soul. I hope you enjoy them. I would love to hear which one is your favorite. 

Let me know in the comments. Enjoy! :­) 

“I was always able to lose myself in reading. Books were a necessary escape I always gladly jumped into headfirst.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian 

“I don’t read too much. There’s no such thing as that.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian 

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian 

“I could always give you a teaser. You bookish people love teasers, don’t you?”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx
“Your mail could’ve waited.” Daemon followed me into the kitchen. “What is it? Just books?”
Grabbing the OJ from the fridge, I sighed. People who didn’t heart books didn’t understand.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx

“I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t.”
― Colleen Hoover, Confess
“God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted.”
― Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love

“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”
― Colleen Hoover, November 9

“Sometimes books don’t find us until the right time.”
― Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?”
― Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“The words you can’t find, you borrow.
We read to know we’re not alone. We read because we are alone. We read and we are not alone. We are not alone.
My life is in these books, he wants to tell her. Read these and know my heart.
We are not quite novels.
The analogy he is looking for is almost there.
We are not quite short stories. At this point, his life is seeming closest to that.
In the end, we are collected works.”
― Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.”
― Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

“My point is, it takes a special person to cry over a book. It shows compassion as well as imagination.”
― Alex Gino, George

“I meant it when I said I didn’t believe in love at first sight. It takes time to really, truly fall for someone. Yet I believe in a moment. A moment when you glimpse the truth within someone, and they glimpse the truth within you. In that moment, you don’t belong to yourself any longer, not completely. Part of you belongs to him; part of him belongs to you. After that, you can’t take it back, no matter how much you want to, no matter how hard you try.”
― Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces of You

“I have no need for a world without you in it.”
― Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces of You
“We cannot always control or avoid what happens to us, but we can control what it does to our spirit.”
― Jewel, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

“But really, they did it because every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true.”
― Andy Weir, The Martian

“I like that every page in every book can have a gem on it. It’s probably what I love most about writing—that words can be used in a way that’s like a child playing in a sandpit, rearranging things, swapping them around. They’re the best moments in a day of writing—when an image appears that you didn’t know would be there when you started work in the morning.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“As always, one of her books was next to her.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
“All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
“It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary ­ the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn’t get­­and never would get.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“You have to see the miracles for there to be miracles.” ― Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun

“I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.”
― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
Here are some quotes from my all­time favorite series ever! I just couldn’t help but include these quotes from the Stephanie Plum series:

“Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.”
― Janet Evanovich

“In my opinion, the only good spider is a dead spider, and women’s rights aren’t worth dick if they mean I can’t ask a man to do my bug squashing.”
― Janet Evanovich, One for the Money

“Calories don’t count if they’re connected to a celebration. Everyone knows this.”
― Janet Evanovich, Hard Eight

“Truth is, I think naked men are kind of strange looking what with their doodles and ding­dong hanging loose like they do. Nevertheless, there’s the curiosity thing. I guess it’s another one of those car crash experiences, where you feel compelled to look even if you know you’ll be horrified.”
― Janet Evanovich, Seven Up

“Babe, you’ve destroyed a car, burned down two buildings, stapled a guy’s nuts, and you have sixteen stitches in your leg. Take a night off. Have a glass of wine, watch some television, and go to bed early.”
­Ranger”- Janet Evanovich, Lean Mean Thirteen

Men are like shoes. Some fit better than others. And sometimes you go out shopping and there’s nothing you like. And then, as luck would have it, the next week you find two that are perfect, but you don’t have the money to buy both.”­”
― Janet Evanovich, Plum Lovin’

I hope you enjoyed my favorite quotes. Be sure to stop by my blog on July 31st, when Jacyln will be sharing her favorite book quotes.
Michelle 

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SBPT 2016: Fay of Bibliophile Soprano


Hello readers!

Today is the second week of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2016 hosted by The Book Bratz. Once again, I will be featuring different bloggers favorite quotes throughout the tour! 

For today’s post, you will get to read Fay of Bibliophile Soprano’s favorite book quotes. Be sure to check out her website! 

Here it goes: 

Quotes from the books that made me cry

I have a books-that-mean-a-lot-to-me shelf on Goodreads and currently, there are only 17 books on that shelf.
Books that make it to that shelf are usually the ones that made me cry (while reading the book – because there are times when I cry after). And what usually makes me cry are the quotes – words that just hit me so hard I can’t help but cry.
Below are the tearjerkers on my special shelf and the specific quotes where my tears fell down: (Warning: There might be spoilers.)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

“When her body first hit the net, all I registered was a gray blur. I pulled her across it and her hand was small, but warm, and then she stood before me, short and thin and plain and in all ways unremarkable – except that she had jumped first. The Stiff had jumped first.

Even I didn’t jump first.

Her eyes were so stern, so insistent.

Beautiful.”

Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana

“I don’t know if I’ll ever see you again, but you need to know that I owe everything I have to you. Everything. And you have to know that even if we never see each other again, that’s OKAY. What’s meant to happen will happen. And if it doesn’t, it wasn’t meant to be.
You’re living on in my heart, Haley, like I hope I’ll live on in yours.”

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

“Just live.”

Public Enemies
by Ann Aguirre

“Alive, I’m a liability. Dead, I’m your reason to fight. I love you.”

Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

“I have a theory, that life is gathering the raw materials, and when we die, we get to make patterns out of our lives and relive them in whatever order we want. That way I can spend forever repeating the days when I was really happy, and never have to experience any of the sad days. So that’s how you live a really great life. You make sure you have enough good days that you want to go back to.”

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

“Despite everything, I’m so glad I took Jessa to the park on October Twenty-seventh.”
It’s 2:59 a.m. as I finished typing the last one, and to be honest, while typing these quotes, tears are forming in my eyes. These books and the characters in them mean so much to me, and these quotes made their mark on my heart. And I think this is when a book becomes so powerful – when it touches your soul and you can’t imagine life without that book. When a feeling so strong fills your heart and you just know the book will be special. I love that feeling, and it’s one of the reasons why I read a lot: to search for the books that will mean the world to me.

 Fay Sebastian

BIBLIOPHILE SOPRANO

Book reviews and bookish songs from Mileventwelve.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the other blogs on the tour! 


SBPT 2016: Carlisa of Confessions of Carlisa!!


Hello readers! Welcome to the first Sunday of The Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2016 hosted by The Book Bratz !! Each Sunday, bloggers will be featured on my blog during the month of July. First up will be the lovely Carlisa of Confessions of Carlisa    

During the first stop Carlisa will be sharing her top ten book quotes. I can’t wait for all of you to read her favorite quotes! 

Top Ten Quotes from 2015–2016

I’m a big fan of beautiful quotes. I love words and the way they can change perspective, teach, move someone to action, invoke emotion. Words have so much power, and so when I find a particularly powerful quote (at least to me) and sometimes when I find a particularly amusing quote (at least to me), I always write it down. So here are some of my favorites quotes from books I read in 2015 and 2016! 

1. “Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps…perhaps…love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted Rose slipping from its green sheath.” -Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

2. “When you meet the one who makes you smile as you’ve never smiled before, cry as you’ve never cried before…there is nothing to do but fall.” -The Wrath and the Dawn by Reneé Ahdieh

3. “Hope? Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” -The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

4. “It’s awful, telling it like this, isn’t it? As though we didn’t know the ending. As though it could have another ending. It’s like watching Romeo drink poison. Every time you see it you get fooled into thinking his girlfriend might wake up and stop him. Every single time you see it you want to shout, ‘You stupid ass, just wait a minute,’ and she’ll open her eyes! ‘Oi, you, you twat, open your eyes, wake up! Don’t die this time!’ But they always do.” -Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

5. “Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” -Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

6. “I woke naturally before dawn and went to stand watch at the water’s edge. The sky lightened from the color of stone to the soft purple of lavender blossoms, then to the rich blue and orange of a gas game, all reflected in the mirror of the morning sea. As the sun began to glow gold, Kashmir came to stand beside me, very close but not touching, giving me space. Flecks of foam washed out feet. Words came to mind and then melted away like spun sugar on my tongue. Last night, there had been so much to say, but tomorrow had become today, and everything was different.” -The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

7. “It was a small library, two stories high, with thin ladders and impractical balconies and an expensive ceiling featuring a gaggle of naked Greeks. It was the sort of library you’d marry a man for.” -The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

8. “You’ve had your cry, but now you’ll pick yourself up and keep living your life. Doubly, for that sweet boy. Love extra, even if it means you hurt extra, too.” -The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

9. “Maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” -Cress by Marissa Meyer (Kind of cheating because this was a re-read)

10. “Lace held the truth cupped tight in her palms. It fought and fluttered like a moth, but she would not part her fingers enough to let it out.” -The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Thank you so much for sharing your favorite quotes Carlisa! 

Stay tuned next week!


2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour Wrap Up

8d118-sbpt152bmemeHello readers!

So today is the final stop of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour where I will be talking about my opinions about the tour as well as reposting the bloggers that I featured, as well as the bloggers that featured me on their blogs. Here are some suggested questions that The Book Bratz provided us to answer:

Q: What did you like about the SBPT?

A: I liked how many different bloggers that were able to meet. I would say that I definitely had more views on my blog as well. I really liked the different and unique posts that the bloggers featured. I especially liked (and thought it was pretty funny) how many bloggers wanted to know my favorite quotes because that is a lot of what my blog is about besides reviewing books.

Q: What would you have changed?

A: I wouldn’t have changed anything about the tour itself, but I wish that I came up with better topics. I felt that I was kind of stuck by just coming up with top 10 posts.

Q: Would you consider joining next year?

A: Absolutely! I just need to come up with better topics for the bloggers

Q: Why do you think your followers should take part in the tour next year?

A: I definitly think my followers should follow next year, because its a great opportunity to meet other bloggers as well as opening your blog to new and different ideas for posts.

Q: What was your favorite part of the entire experience?

A: I’ll say it again.. my favorite part was getting to know and meet new bloggers!

Here are the links for all the posts that I did over this tour:

Week 1: July 5th: Next Page Please! : Top 10 Series

Week 2: July 12th: Booknerd Canada : Top 5 Book Boyfriends

Week 3: July 19th: The Book Bratz : Top 5 OTP’s

Week 4: July 26th: Time Turning Reads : Top 10 favorite sidekicks/secondary characters

Week 5: August 2nd: Ohana Reads : Top 10 Fierce Females

Week 6: August 9th: Crossroad Reviews : Top 5 moments of GeekyCon and Indie Fest

Week 7: August 16th: Reading is my Treasure : Top 10 book to movie adaptations

Week 8: August 23rd: Ana Loves : Top 10 favorite quotes

Here are the links for all the blogs that I was featured on throughout this tour:

Week 1: July 5th: Ana Loves : Infinite Book Challenge

Week 2: July 12th: Reading is My Treasure : Favorite 5 Book Quotes and Why

Week 3: July 19th: Crossroad Reviews : Favorite Book Setting

Week 5: August 2nd: Ohana Reads : Bookish Tattoos (one of my favorites, because it was my favorite quotes but with a twist)

Week 6: August 9th: Time Turning Reads : Favorite Quotes

Week 7: August 16th: Booknerd Canada : Top 5 Book Recommendations

Week 8: August 23rd: Next Page Please! : Guess the book


I hope that you have enjoyed participating and or reading the Summer Blogger Promo Tour and I hope that you join me next year for the 2016 Summer Blogger Promo Tour!!!


2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour 8th stop: Top Ten favorite book quotes!!

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Hello readers!! Welcome to the 8th stop of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour!! Today I will be featuring the lovely and talented Ana of Ana Loves.

As Ana will tell you in a bit, I’ve known Ana for over a year now. We actually met through the BookCon 2014 app and even though I didn’t get a chance to meet her at the event we continued talking. I was able to get the chance to finally meet her when my family and I went on vacation over New Years close to where Ana lives. She will be sharing with us her Top Ten favorite book quotes. Yes, I am kind of bias, but I wanted her to share her favorite bookish quotes because they mean a lot to me.

Without further adieu, here is Ana!!

Hello everyone! My name is Ana and I blog over at Ana Loves…  I am so excited to be here on

by blogger bff’s blog! Jaclyn and I have known each other for a year so she has graced me with

the most fitting SBPT post ever- my top ten favorite quotes! Warning: There’s a whole lot of

Harry Potter quotes!

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our

friends.

– J.K. Rowling

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you

might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.

– J.K. Rowling

Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.

– J.K. Rowling

‘One must always be careful of books,’ said Tessa, ‘and what is inside them, for words have

the power to change us.’

– Cassandra Clare

Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re

quoting.

– John Green

Just before folding up the piece of paper she’d used to write her message, she said, “Even

when it feels like the world is ending around us, clocks still move, and hearts still beat. We

run in circles – small repetitive circles that define our lives. Where mine ends, yours begins.

And we will never separate, because we are one story.” She looked out into the crowd and

met Larson’s eyes. “All four of us. Forever.”

– Megan Duke

I would kill for a cheeseburger.  Honestly.  If I stumbled across someone eating a

cheeseburger, I would kill them for it.

– Rick Yancey

The world is not a wish-granting factory.

– John Green

“Jesus!” Luke exclaimed. “Actually, it’s just me,” said Simon. “Although I’ve been told the

resemblance is startling.”

– Cassandra Clare

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.

– J.K. Rowling

Thanks so much for having me on your blog Jaclyn!


I hope that you all enjoyed the last post featuring another blogger on the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour!!

Tune in next week where I will be doing a wrap up post sharing my favorite part of the tour, what I wish I did differently, etc.

 


2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour 7th stop: Top Ten favorite book to movie adaptations

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Hello readers!! Welcome to the 7th stop of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour!! Today I will be featuring the talented Kaitlin of Reading is My Treasure.

She will be sharing her Top Ten book to movie adaptations!! I hope that you enjoy:

Hello to Jaclyn’s readers! I’m excited to share my top ten book to movie adaptations with you! These aren’t in any particular order, though the first six are based on books I’ve read and the last four are based on books I haven’t read.

Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter is a given, huh? I loved both the book series and their movie adaptations. The movies stayed true to the story and breathed life to the characters and world.

The Maze Runner

I loved this! It was intense. And pretty memorable. I’ve seen it twice and both times, I felt the urge to read the sequel just so I could see what happens next sooner. The movie was better than the book for me, which doesn’t happen often.

Catching Fire

When I watched this movie in theaters, I walked out knowing I had just seen a truly impressive YA book to movie adaptation. It was more exciting than the first movie. The arena was also done really well. I loved seeing it come to life on the screen. It was neat to see!

The Great Gatsby

This is another movie that I liked better than the book. (Maybe that’s because I saw it first?) It seemed a bit ridiculous at times, especially when modern music played at 1920s parties, but it just worked for me. I found the movie to be pretty weird, and that made the story memorable. 

Holes

I actually recently rewatched this one! It’s fun. I loved the story of the Stanley Yelnats curse and I really liked the cast. I’ve seen this one many, many times over the years and I still don’t get bored watching it.

The Giver

I remember almost nothing about this book, so I don’t really know how it compares to the movie. I was really impressed with the film. I loved the way color was gradually added into the scenes. It was really cool to watch new colors appear or for certain ones to become brighter. The costumes, set, and cast were all great too. (I really want to rewatch this one now!)

Water for Elephants

This book and the next two are actually movie adaptations I haven’t read the books for, but I intend to try them! I liked the story of Water for Elephants. I don’t remember it very well, but I was left with a great impression.

Never Let Me Go

Keira Knightley is one of my favorite actresses, and that was pretty much the only reason I even watched Never Let Me Go in the first place. The story and the characters turned out to be fascinating and I’ve been meaning to rewatch the movie for a really long time. I bought the book earlier this year (not knowing it was what the movie was based on until after I brought it home), though, so I’ll probably revisit the story by reading the book.

Lord of the Rings

I love love love this series! I believe I got into these movies before I was even a big fan of the Harry Potter ones. Frodo, Gandalf, battles, a blonde Orlando Bloom, walking trees, hobbits, great scenery . . . there’s so much to love about the movies.

The Help

The Help is definitely one of my favorite adaptations on this list. Even though I haven’t read the book (yet), I’m in love with the story, characters, and themes. The movie was entertaining, but carried so much meaning and importance. It was amazing!

What are your favorite book to movie adaptations?


2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour 6th stop: Top five moments of GeekyCon and Indie BookFest 

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Hello readers!!  Welcome to the 6th stop of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour!! Today I will featuring the wonderful Jessica of crossroadreviews!!

She recently had the opportunity to attend GeekyCon and Indie BookFest and wanted to share her top 5 pros and cons of both events. I hope you enjoy!!

So thanks so much for having me.

Ok so this past weekend I not only got to go to Geeky 15 but also I was invited to Indie Book Fest 15.  So I got to go to two great events!  

So I’m going to give you the pros and cons of each one!  

If you want to see my pictures you can here. 

Indie Book Fest- Indie BookFest 16

Geekycon- GeekyCon 30

For Geekycon you can also see one of the panels here I took a video – Lets Make Out and Explore

Alright so both of these events have some great pros and cons!  I’m just going to do 5 of each.  

So for Geekycon the pros are the following:

1. Authors- if you are going to be doing the Lit Track and you want to see more main stream big publishing authors like Veronica Roth etc. Then this is the event to go to.  

2. Venue- This is always held at the Orlando Convention center so its right in the middle of everything.  So its a great time to take a vacation to sunny florida. Since you could hit up Universal, Disney, and Seaworld 

3 & 4. Signings and Panels- This event has a ton of panels that run from being published to others just about their books.  It changes every year! 

They also have a signing so you can get some of your books signed by the authors. 

5. Fandoms- If you are addicted to fandoms then this is also the place to go.  Because Geekycon is not just about books. There are some great actors, you tubers, etc there. 

Ok now into the cons.  This is where it gets kinda sucky. 

1. COST- To go to ONLY the lit track stuff is $125 alone!  That includes all the author panels and the signing and the market place.  But you can’t do any of the fandom things.  

2.  Attendies- Since it is such a big event there are always a ton of people.  So the odds that you will get everything signed is few and far.  But you should be able to get anywhere from 3-4 books done. 

3. General Work up.  Although this is not the first year I’ve been to this.  Past years its been called Leakycon.  This year though I have to say that it fell flat.  Panels were moved but we weren’t told.  The market places felt empty. And media passes didn’t include everything they did in the past and we also weren’t told. You would think that an event that has been going on for some time would have the kinks worked out. 

4. Panels- Although some of the panels were great.  There were a few that well just fell flat.  This year they did one on the hard topics of suicide etc.  I thought it was going to be about the books that these people wrote.  On how to write about these topics.  But it wasn’t it was about the authors personal experiences. 

5. Did I mention cost?  If you decide that you want to go to everything its $275 for Gen. and Lit and well if you want to be able to get in faster than its like $300 something for the Rock Stars.  

So for Geekycon you might just want to pay to park and hang out in the general area since you don’t need a ticket.  then just stalk the authors since they tend to hang around chatting.  That way you get all of your books signed and well its free.  I do have to say that I got a picture done with Veronica Roth so that was a happy day!  

So on to Indie Bookfest!  

Alright so pros and cons of this one are pretty simple I don’t know if I’m going to have 5 of each. 

Pros.

1. The authors have time to shoot the shit as the saying goes.  They have time to take pictures and chat about their stories.  Which is great! 

2. Cost- This event I think if memory serves was $15!!! So way cheap to see about what 50-60 authors. (I think it was about that) 

3. FOOD- If you were a VIP then you got a lunch which was AMAZING!! And they were so nice.  My girls and husband came with me and it was pouring all of a sudden so even through they didn’t pay to have the VIP.  They got to get lunch!  That was so nice of them to allow us to snatch 3 extra means.  

4. Panels- This of course has panels as well and they were great!  From first time authors to bloggers and readers these were great. 

5. Set up- I found out that they did this event in 4 months!  I was amazed at how well the event was!  I mean they out did GeekyCon hands down in that department. 

Cons: Ok so on to the cons.  

1. Authors- No offense I love my indies.  But if your looking for main stream authors than this prob isn’t the event for you.  BUT if you are looking for new books etc than check it out.  They will usually have 1 main author then nothing but indies. 

2. Books- This is another one.  Most of the books at this event were of the adult version.  It would have been nice to see more of a collection of age groups vs. a ton of just one.  

3. Timing: This year the event was at the same time as GeekyCon.  I know that for 2016 its going to be in Oct which is going to be much better.  But it would have been nice for it to be at a different time this year since I missed a lot of stuff. Since I was trying to do both.

4. Signing – It would have been nice if the signing and their selling would have been at two different times.  Because when your trying to see what books you want to buy etc it took us almost the entire 3 hours to get through all of the authors.  Then we ended up with some books that just didn’t appeal to us. 

5. I don’t know a 5th one hahahaha. 

So out of the two events I got to meet a ton of people.  My top  are the following:

1. Veronica Roth author of the Divergent Series 

2. Leigh Bardgo author of the Shadow and Bone series 

3. Holly Black author of Doll Bones and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (I got to meet her last year but didn’t get a chance to get books signed) 

4. Jana Oliver author of the Demon Trappers Daughter

5. Tahreh Mafi author of the Shatter Me series (her I got to meet last year in Miami but it was great to get the other two books signed) 

6. Jenny Han I got both my copies of the Burn for Burn series and To all the boys I’ve loved books signed. 

7. Stephanie Perkins. I didn’t know that the last Isla book was out in paperback I got my other two signed last year.  So I got her to signed a green post it haha

8. Marie Lu I got both my copies of the Legend series signed as well as the young elites. 

9. Sabaa Tahir author of An Ember in the Ashes. I got that signed to!  

So this was a blast! 

Thank you so much Jessica for stopping by today and sharing with us your top 5 pros and cons of GeekyCon and Indie BookFest!!

Tune in next week, where I will be featuring my blogger bestie Ana from AnaLoves, where she will be sharing with us her top ten favorite book quotes!!


2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour 5th Stop: Top Ten Fierce Females

Welcome to the 5th stop on the Summer Blogger Promo Tour!! You will get to hear from none other than Stephanie of Ohana Reads. She will be sharing her Top Ten Fierce Females!!! As a reader and fellow fierce female (haha), I really love when authors feature female characters that are gutsy and independent. In our culture, I think it’s very important that we emphasize that woman are strong and independent.  I am so glad that Stephanie is here to share her Top Ten Fierce Females.

Top Ten Fierce Females

Over the years I’ve encountered many Fierce Females in books, and obviously I’ve accumulated a list of favorites. So I’m going to introduce you to them. These ladies are in no particular order. (Be sure to click the book covers to be linked the the books goodreads website).

Eadlyn Schave

The Heir (The Selection, #4)

  In the first three Selection books we were introduced to Eadlyn Mothers and Father, and grew to adore them both. With Eadlyn we got both of their traits and more. Eadlyn grew up in a castle, and a country that still thinks woman are just a ornament, so she had to put up with all the crap which made her the girl who she is today. (Excuse my french) A girl who gives no fucks.

Feyre

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

Feyre grew up being the youngest but most responsible sister. She did whatever she could to help her family live, even if it meant a hard life. She couldn’t even catch a break when it came to getting stuff for herself, because her sisters could be very ungrateful and greedy. I found myself relating to Feyre a lot, and not just from a few of the things I said above. She’s absolutely one of my all time favourite Fierce Females.

Peyton Diamond

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)

Peyton was one of those girls who took all the crap so her sisters didn’t have too. She would never be seen as the hero, cause she hid all the good deeds she did or they wouldn’t be viewed as good deeds. One can not come to love her.

Cress

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

Cress was a Fierce Female to me because even from her position of being stuck in the spacecraft, she still held onto hope and her dreams, and when finally she was in the position to finally live her dreams. She fought for it. I strive to be like her, this way.

Tessa Grey

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

Her love for adventure and knowledge inspire me to be me, honestly I don’t think there isn’t anything one could learn from her.

Nerissa Marin

Waterfell (The Aquarathi, #1)

   Nerissa’s sass was what made me happy. One can never get enough sass, and when she used it to lighten her problems I could find myself always smirking at her character. Niss reminds me that even with a little sass or snarky replies you can change the mood of the room.

Raska Keller

Witchlight (Night World, #9)

Keller is a person I can always find myself thinking of. She’s always there on my mind, her need to give back to the people who took her in, her need to make sure her friends are safe. Everyone needs a Keller in their life.

Rashel

The Chosen (Night World, #5)

I don’t know what it’s about with Rashel that I like so much, but she sure is fierce.

Manon

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

Everyone needs to strive for their goals and dreams, Manon just takes it a little above and over when it comes to getting to them.  A Fierce Woman doesn’t necessarily mean she’s a good girl.

Yelena

Poison Study (Study, #1)

Yelena went through a VERY rough childhood and experience, but was very strong as she went through it. Just because something happens doesn’t mean you have to give up. She stood strong, and I love her for it.

Those are my Fierce Females, I hope you decided to read their stories and get accompanied with them!

Thanks Jaclyn for having me on your blog!”


Summer Blogger Promo Tour Schedule:

July 5th: Kaitlin of Next Page Please! Twitter: @nextpageplease_
July 12th: Giselle of Book Nerd Canada Twitter: @booknerdcanada
July 19th: Amber and Jessica of The Book Bratz
Twitter: @thebookbratz
July 26th: Preethi of Time Turning Reads
Twitter: @timeturningread

August 2nd: Stephanie of Ohana Reads
Twitter: @OhanaReads
August 9th: Jessica of Crossroad Reviews
Twitter: @crossroadreview
August 16th: Kaitlin of Reading is My Treasure
Twitter: @KaitlinS16

August 23rd: Ana of Ana Loves…Twitter: @analovesblog
August 30th: Wrap up post of highlights from the tour, what I liked, what I would change and my experience.


2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour 4th Stop: Top Ten Favorite Sidekicks/Secondary Characters

Welcome to the 4th stop on the Summer Blogger Promo Tour!! You will get to hear from none other than Preethi of Time Turning Reads. She will be sharing her Top Ten favorite sidekicks/secondary characters! I thought this would be an interesting topic because these characters really have an impact on the lives of the main characters. So I thought it would be a good idea to recognize these characters.

So here goes! Here are Preethi’s Top Ten Favorite sidekicks/secondary characters (in no particular order):

Sarah J. Maas ?

1. Lucien from A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas

 

The Fixer (The Fixer,

2. Vivvie from The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Cover Comparisons: Spies and

3. WWW Hale from the Heist Society series by Ally Carter

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4 Jalal and Despina from The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

V.E. Schwab A Darker Shade of

5. Holland from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

The Infernal Devices

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6. Magnus from TID and TMI by Cassandra Clare

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7. Nehemia, Rowan, etc. from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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8. Remus Lupin from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Shadow and Bone (Book 1 of the

9. Nikolai from the Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo

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10. Iko from Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I really hope that you enjoyed this post as much as I did. Be sure to tune in next week, August 2nd, where I will be featuring Stephanie of Ohana Reads. She will be talking about her Top Ten Fierce Females!!


Summer Blogger Promo Tour Schedule:

July 5th: Kaitlin of Next Page Please! Twitter: @nextpageplease_
July 12th: Giselle of Book Nerd Canada Twitter: @booknerdcanada
July 19th: Amber and Jessica of The Book Bratz
Twitter: @thebookbratz
July 26th: Preethi of Time Turning Reads
Twitter: @timeturningread

August 2nd: Stephanie of Ohana Reads
Twitter: @OhanaReads
August 9th: Jessica of Crossroad Reviews
Twitter: @crossroadreview
August 16th: Kaitlin of Reading is My Treasure
Twitter: @KaitlinS16

August 23rd: Ana of Ana Loves…Twitter: @analovesblog
August 30th: Wrap up post of highlights from the tour, what I liked, what I would change and my experience.


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