December 14, 2014

The Snow Queen- A Holiday Gift from Audible

A holiday gift from to all its members is this beautiful classic fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen performed by Julia Whelan.

"Except ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."

The Snow Queen

Written by: Hans Christian Andersen
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
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Publisher's Summary

This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.

December 13, 2014

Stacking the Shelves

This past week was all about Secret Santa. I'd wrapped and sent my secret person's books and things off previously and it was so nice to see that she received them, but today I got my Secret Santa's gift . Super exciting! So a big Thank You to Kelsey@ kelsey'sclutteredbookshelf for sending me these books and socks.

2 books from the Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee

The Complete DVD sets of Season 1,2, and 3 

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I have been a little obsessed with The Game of Thrones lately. After watching the TV series seasons 1-3, I had to have the books because I am in love with this series! Admittedly I don't like the books as much, even when listening to it on audio. It's disappointing because I'm not a fan of the narrator Roy Dotrice.

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Wal-Mart had The World of Ice and Fire on sale so I got it . The book is gorgeous and makes me very happy to add it to my shelf.

Hard To Come By by Laura Kaye came in the mail this past week also


I won some Harry Potter bookmarks in the Harry Potter Re-Readalong from Donna at

I even bought some Pop vinyl dolls of my favorite Game of Thrones characters.

Jon Snow

Tyrion Lannister
Daenerys Targaryen

November 10, 2014

Hired Gun #3 is LIVE!

Hired Gun #3 by A.J. Bennett  

***Adult Paranormal Romance this is not intended for Young Adult readers.***


Just when Thorne thought things couldn’t get any more complicated, Athena throws another wrench into the mix. The mystery of Kataya Clarke has been solved, and Thorne’s not quite sure how he feels about this revelation.
Have the gods played a joke on him or done him a favor? Either way he has to come to terms with the information.
Meanwhile, The Sicarii assigns Thorne a hit that will be more challenging than any he’s faced before. Even he’s not sure if he’ll have the ability to take down a powerful demon hell-bent on revenge.
This is a Mark My Words book publicity

November 8, 2014

What's New On My Shelf

I don't have a good camera and the lighting is terrible I know but I ordered the first three books in Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas. I've heard nothing but good things about these books and I love their covers. I can't wait to start reading them

I bought Talon by Julie Kagawa, Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan and In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken. I took a peak at what's inside Talon and the last book of The Darkest Minds trilogy and I like what I see so far.

November 5, 2014

Secret Santa Sign-Ups

The Broke and the Bookish : 5th Annual Secret Santa

Sign ups are open until November 14th . This event is sure to get you into the Christmas Spirit. If you want to give a few or more books to a special person this Christmas please click the link or the image and follow the steps.

UPDATE: Sign Ups are closed for Secret Santa but here is what I've put together so far in a tweet #TBTBSanta. All the gifts are wrapped , all I have left to do is send it off to that lucky person . . . and that's a secret .

October 30, 2014

Harry Potter Re-Read/Readalong

"May I have your attention please?" 

"As a member of the House of Ravenclaw and a participant in the Harry Potter Re-Read, I am thereby obliged to make an announcement. If you are a fan of all things Harry Potter, and wish to visit your favorite characters at Hogwarts again then you are especially invited to participate. Starting in November, the lovely lady over @Book Journey, (her name is Sheila) will be hosting a fun and exciting readalong of the Harry Potter books with promises of prizes and opportunities to gain House Points." You will also get to choose which house to join OR let the sorting hat do it for you. How cool is tha hat?

The Schedule is as follows . . .

Nov 1 – Nov. 16 – The Sorcerer’s Stone
Nov 17 – Dec. 6th – Chamber Of Secrets
Dec. 7 – Dec. 29th –  The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Dec 30th – Jan 20th – The Goblet Of Fire
Jan. 21st – Feb 13th – Order Of The Phoenix
Feb. 14th – March 7th – The Half Blood Prince
March 8th – March 31st – The Deathly Hallows

As I have already read all the Harry Potter books I am considered a seventh-year student. However, I still haven't learned how to be as witty and clever as those Weasley twins. I am up for the challenge though , and I do hope it will be more of a fun and relaxing way to spend the long winter months. I will be dreaming of Hogsmeade and Honeydukes Sherbert lemons. So, are you in? Sign up HERE