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Archive for February 2011

Best Book Sites (1)


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I love websites about books!Not like blogs, but websites! One of my FAVE sites is called http://www.paperbackswap.com ! You list books you want to trade, then you choose books you want. Once you send out a book, you get a credit! You use the credits to request the books you want! :D Check it our now!! Its like free books, well except for the fact that you need to pay the shipping for the books you mail out. :)

Library Makeover


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So my spare room is....bad. Boxes and bags..mostly storage. I've decided that i'm going to clean it out and make it into a library! Im still planning the particulars... but i have found some inspiration in this picture. What do yo think so far?

Book Haul (2)


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So i was meeting up with my boyfriend, and he was late...as usual! So, i decicded to check out the Book Trader store near the restaurant. This place is awesome!!!! You can trade your books and shell give you 1/3 of their cost as store credit. Then when you buy books they only cost half the pub price! So long story short i got these two books for only $5.45! Sweet!!

Now for the books:

1) Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

2) The  Awakening by Kelley Armstrong!

Ive listen to both these on audiobook but i didnt have copies, so i wanted to get them!

Sorry for grammar/spelling stuff! Posted from my phone via Blogaway. hard to edit...

BookPerk (1)


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For $20.99 ..Sweet Deal!
 So i found this site called BookPerk. Its amazing!! It gives you book and book-related merchandise at deals! The current offer is for the newest Melissa Marr book! You get:

  • Signed Hardcover of Mercy (book 5)
  • Paperback of Wicked Lovely
  • Essie Nail Polish

All this for $20.99! Its a prettyyy sweett deal! Here's a link: BookPerk.

Im thinking this would be a great giveaway!!  
                                              

Reading on my Android Phone


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I recently got this new phone. Its mooosst amazing. I love android! The first thinf i did, of course, was look at ereaders. I have about 200 ebooks on my computer, so i wanted to use them on my phone.

When you first look at ereaders its sort of confusing because all the options. I wanted only the best with all the options!!! Ive tried about 6 different readers and decided on *congrats music* Aldiko for android!!

I choose aldiko for 3 mains reasons: bookshelf view, dictionary lookup and the homescreen shortcut option.

Once you import your books (or buy books from the market) you have a bookshelf view and a list view. The book shelf view is just beautiful, plain and simple. The list view lets you filter and sort your books with more options. I also like how you can edit the book details, like title/author or rating then filter them (like only 5 star items).

Once you open the book, the page rendering is beautiful!  Images and everything show up beautiful. If you hold your finger on a word , it highlights and a popup will give the option to search the book or lookup in the dictionary! If you highlight a whole line, you can export it to a facebook, twitter or other social media app you have installed!!! Wowowowo! One thing comes to mine: "quote sharing"!

Lastly, shortcuts! With android (unlike iphone) you have homescreens. This are similar to your desktop on a computer. You can add widgets shortcuts and a plethora of others things here. If you have aldiko you can add a shortcut to any book here! The icon will be the bookcover and when pressed youll go the the exact spot in the book you stopped at before.....wow.

So if i have excited you about ereaders yet, stayed tuned because i plan on talking about some other good ones. Sorry if i gushed too much here, i just really really very much love my aldiko! If you have any questions about aldiko, other erading apps or ereading in general, add a comment and ill try to research and answer!

Thank you soo much for visiting my blog!!

Ps. If you use overdrive from your local library to checkout ebooks, you can read then return them directly from inside aldiko. Omgosh...love this!

Sorry for grammar/spelling stuff! Posted from my phone via Blogaway. hard to edit...

Book Haul


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The Vampire's Promise by Caroline B. Cooney

While i was at Walmart, i saw a new book! ... I know that sounds typical, but when i see new books at Walmart its sort of a big thing for me. Walmart has all the same books, barely any are new and excited. When i saw this book i knew i had to have it....for three main reasons: 1) It's YA/Paranormal. 2) Its cover is beautiful and 3) Ive never heard of it...ever. Not even on Goodreads. It looks like it was published in 1993 then re-published this month. It's three books in one!!!

From Goodreads: A vampire lives in the tower of the creepy old house in town--a vampire who makes promises and grants wishes. Few know he exists. When Althea, Devnee, and Lacey meet the vampire, he offers them the things they want most--popularity, beauty, freedom.

Link to Buy on Amazon.

Waiting On Wednesday


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Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
I so so so enjoyed books 1(Shiver) and 2 (Linger). The are amazing!! Before i started them i was like "blah...werewolves". I suppose i was thinking too much of Jacob vs Edward (where i prefered the vamp). After getting into it though, I really starting liking the love story as well as all the twists and turns in the plot. I really appreciate series that make you antsy for the next book! This is definitely one of those for me!

From Goodreads: In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

Here's a Preorder Link if you like! I've already preordered, gaww hurry up July 12!