Friday, August 25, 2017

Java and the Librarians by Robin Roe Ep:7

Check out last month's Java and the Librarians ep: 7 A List of Cages by Robin Roe. If you have not read it go and read it before you watch because it is filled with spoilers!




Ep: 8 will be next Tuesday at 6:30p.m.CST 7:30 EST. We will be discussing our thoughts and opinions on The Girl in 6e by A.R.Torre. It will be filled with spoilers!



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Update

It has been a good couple of months since I last did anything blog related. This has not been a good reading year for me and I have been in the biggest reading slump ever. However, I am slowly getting out of the slump. I have read some books including some books that I was sent to review. I will have those posted within the next couple of days. I know that this is towards the latter part of the year but I have been brainstorming some different ideas and approaches to give good content without getting "tired" of the same old. But I wanted to let you guys know that I have not forgotten about you nor this blog but I felt I needed to stay away for a while for personal reasons.

I feel better and more refreshed. As I said before look out for some more reviews that will come up in a couple of days.

💓-Ericka

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Slump Madness




First, I want to apologize for my absence. I have absolutely no idea what is wrong or where my motivation has gone to. The things that I love to do I haven't done which is reading, blogging, drawing, panting, and journaling in a month...A Month. I've never gone that long without posting anything on my blog.

I know that a lot of people have these moments and when I usually have them its never this long. I hate feeling like this. Absolutely hate it because this is something that I love to do. I have a live show coming up next Saturday and I will have the book read by then but I'm no where near finished reading it.

Most of all I don't want to feel obligated and make something forced because that will take out the fun for everything. I want to be happy and give good quality posts and content and I want that to have a good reflection on me as well.

I just have not had the urge or motivation to do any of that. So my question for you guys.What is it that you do whenever you feel yourself losing motivation or in a slump that is affecting everything that you have a love for? I'm open to any and everything and desperately want to get out of this yuck feeling.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Borrow-A-Thon Round two Challenges!

I had so much fun participating in borrow-a-thon last year and I'm excited to participate again. Before I show you my tbr I will give you the list of challenges.

This is a week long challenge that encourages you to utilize your library. I work in a library so I am always using one but this makes it more fun.

March 19th 12:00AM-March 26th 11:59PM

  • Try before you buy
  • A Graphic Novel
  • Try a new-to-you author
  • A book recommended to you
  • A book with your favorite color on the cover
  • A book that involves a library in some way

My borrow-a-thon tbr in the order of the challenge
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  • To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
  • Rule by Jay Crownover
  • Ink and Bone (The Great Library) by Rachel Caine
When you pick out your TBR use the hastag #Borrow-A-Thon on twitter or your social media platforms.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Podcast: Java and the Librarians Ep:1 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Ep:1 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Urban vs Epic Fantasy Week

This post is what I am excited for. If you love fantasy this is for you but which side of the fantasy spectrum are you on? I am definently #TeamUrban but I do love a good epic as well.

This is for all of you guys to stand together with your sides and unite as one. There are some great Urban Fantasy and Epic Fantasy books coming out this year and I can't wait to devour those.

Here is the schedule for this week.

Urban Fantasy vs Epic Fantasy Schedule: 

  • Wednesday Mar. 1st: Bloggers post a feature with authors who ascribe to #TeamUrban
  • Thursday, Mar. 2nd: Bloggers post a feature with authors on #TeamEpic
  • Friday, Mar. 3rd: Bloggers and authors can write / share related posts, including: why they’re Team Urban or Team Epic, their Top 5/10 Fave Urban or Epic Fantasy Reads, and/or the Top 5 Reasons They Loved _____ (an urban or epic fantasy read)

For more info head over to Entangle Teen to check it out. There is also a cool giveaway going on too. 

Which team are you on?

#TeamUrbanFantasy or #TeamEpicFantasy 


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spotlight: Meeting Lydia by Linda MacDonald

About the Audiobook

Author: Linda MacDonald
Narrator: Harriet Carmichael
Length: 8h 43m
Publisher: Essential Music⎮2016
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release date: Nov. 17, 2016
Synopsis: “Edward Harvey. Even thinking his name made her tingle with half-remembered childlike giddiness. Edward Harvey, the only one from Brocklebank to whom she might write if she found him.”
Marianne Hayward, teacher of psychology and compulsive analyser of the human condition, is hormonally unhinged. The first seven years of her education were spent at a boys’ prep school, Brocklebank Hall, where she was relentlessly bullied. From the start, she was weak and frightened and easy prey for Barnaby Sproat and his gang. Only one boy was never horrible to her: the clever and enigmatic Edward Harvey, on whom she developed her first crush.
Now 46, when Marianne finds her charming husband in the kitchen talking to the glamorous Charmaine, her childhood insecurities resurface and their once-happy
marriage begins to slide. Teenage daughter Holly persuades her to join Friends Reunited, which results in both fearful and nostalgic memories of prep school as Marianne wonders what has become of the bullies and of Edward Harvey. Frantic to repair her marriage, yet rendered snappy and temperamental by her plummeting hormones, her attempts towards reconciliation fail. The answer to all her problems could lie in finding Edward again... But what would happen if she found what she seeks?

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About the Author: Linda MacDonald

Born and brought up in the town of Cockermouth in the Lake District in England, Linda MacDonald has a degree in psychology from Goldsmiths’, London University, and a PGCE in biology and science. She retired in 2012 from teaching psychology in a 6th Form College in order to focus on writing, and has now published three print novels, the first of which is now an audiobook. She lives in Beckenham in Greater London, and travels to speak to various groups about the inspiration behind the ‘Lydia’ series and the psychology of internet relationships.

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About the Narrator: Harriet Carmichael

I've always loved doing voices.  I grew up with Radio 4 being on constantly in the background. Somehow the voices and accents broadcast over the years soaked in. And now I do voices. Or if you ask my agent, I'm a "voice artist".

For the last seven years I've spent most of my days in front of a microphone: as myself; as seven-year-old boys; talkingbaboons; angsty teenagers (usually American); androgynous talking cats; Glaswegian Grannies; the cast of The Archers...  

After university I trained at The Oxford School of Drama and then acted mainly with touring theatre companies - some brilliant, some not so... I had a lot of fun, but once I started doing voiceovers in warm studios with good coffee, being on the road lost some of its appeal.

And the voice can do much more than people think. Tone, timing, pitch and accent can all
vary depending on the job. From commercials and corporates to cartoons, computer games and audiobooks, it's a brilliant job and, really, I owe it all to Radio 4.