Seize the Tuesday #3: Reading in bed


Seize the Tuesday is a book blogger meme created by Adi Alsaid and the Let’s Get Lost Buddies Street Team, to share stories about how we’ve seized the Tuesday, with a special focus on the particular book we’re reading. We’ll post on as many Tuesdays as possible and share our posts online with the hashtag: #LetsAllGetLost. If you loved Let’s Get Lost then join the LGL Buddies on Facebook and help promote the book! 

Today I seized the Tuesday by reading in bed.

Reading. In. Bed.

Because that’s the only time I’ve had to read the past 2 days, is after I go to bed. It’s been a very busy week already, and I have soooo much reading to catch up on!

Right now I’m reading an ARC of Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers that I got from the lovely Miss Print. I freaking love this series, and I was super excited to win the ARC from her Twitter account. After I finish it I will be starting Glory O’Brian’s History of the Future, the newest book by A.S. King.

Tonight I’m playing Dungeons & Dragons via Roll20, which means no time for reading. Until I go to bed. And then I’ll be reading. As much as possible, until I pass out. I don’t usually read in bed because I just get tired waaaay too fast, but it’s become a habit lately and I think I’ll keep it up!

Does anyone else like reading in bed? Does it make you tired? What are your evening reading habits?

Seize the Tuesday! Read as much as possible!



Monday Memories: The Marbury Lens

The Marbury Lens, by Andrew Smith, is a book about a boy named Jack. Jack can never get away from anything. Jack travels to another world, called Marbury, full of horrors and death and awful things. In our world, Jack is struggling with his need to go back to Marbury, like an addiction, and with lying to his new girlfriend and also his best friend, Conner Kirk. Conner ends up going to Marbury, too. Will the boys ever get out? Will they get away from Marbury? Will Conner ever stop talking about how gay Jack is (not)? 
I love The Marbury Lens because I absolutely LOVE Jack and Conner. Conner Kirk is the best best friend ever in the history of best friends. And Jack, well, Jack is just Jack, and he can’t escape from himself. He’s a mess. He’s perfect. I read TML almost a year ago, and I was blown away by it. This year I reread it for the Book in a Day challenge. I’ve started writing TML/100 Sideways Miles crossover fanfiction. I’ll let you know how that goes. 
I’m sure that eventually I’ll end up doing all of Andrew Smith’s books for Monday Memories. They’re all very important to me!

Monday Memories is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by Miss Print and the Book Bandit. We created Monday Memories because we both love and collect books and wanted to talk about them. We hope you’ll want to share too.

mondaymemoriesAnyone can join. But please, if you join in the fun, link back to Miss Print and/or the Book Bandit on your own Monday Memories post AND add your name to the Link list included with our posts every week so that everyone can check out other posts! If you don’t have a blog, you can post your thoughts as a comment. And, of course, have fun!
Now that you know how it works, here’s what it is: Monday Memories is super simple. Just take a photo of a book from your personal library (or a library book that’s significant to you, etc.) and talk about why it matters. Is it your first ever signed book? The first book you reviewed on your blog? Whatever it is, write it up in a Monday Memories post and share it. 

Square Enix Might Develop A Hatsune Miku Game | Hi-Res Artwork


This is fantastic! I absolutely LOVE Nomura’s work, and this is just…I can’t…there are no words. None. At all. For how lovely this is.

Originally posted on SQUARE PORTAL:

We are back from our short holiday and it’s time deliver some amazing artwork and cool details about the latest events in Square Enix world.

Last week was truly special for the Hatsune Miku fans: she performed “Sharing The World” on David Letterman’s talk show and had a special art exhibition in New York. During the event, Square Enix revealed a collaboration between Tetsuya Nomura and Hatsune Miku, where Nomura had designed and illustrated a variants arts figure of her. Alongside the figure, Square Enix’s talented Visual Works studio had created a short movie for the Japanese humanoid superstar. Today, we are bringing you even more details behind this surprise collaboration with high resolution artwork!

Thanks to Siliconera‘s translation from Game Jouhou, we are able to share Nomura’s thoughts on the project. Previously the Kingdom Hearts director told the Hatsune Miku project was something he personally accepted…

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Books by the Banks 2014

BBTBtestI attended my first ever Books by the Banks event on Saturday! It was an amazing event, with a ton of authors, lots of fun panels and activities, a huge local library presence, and it was incredibly well-organized and run. I was impressed by the event staffing, the signage, and the space available for the crowds of people it drew in.

The Teen Scene was by far the coolest place to be at BBtB this year. I slipped into the room around 10:30am to see Mindy McGinnis yelling random words at the top of her lungs and flinging paper slips everywhere. Yes, Pictionary with a Teen Author was hilarious. Afterwards I chatted with Mindy and Bethany Neal. We took some silly shots in the photo booth (a free-use-it-as-much-as-you-want photo booth!) and headed back to the author tables room.

I also met Emery Lord and Bethany Neal who were a lot of fun. I snuck into the end of the Teen Author Speed Dating panel and listened to Mindee Arnett and Kristen Simmons talk about their books. I am super excited for both Polaris, the sequel to Mindee’s Avalon, and The Glass Arrow, a new stand-alone novel by Kristen due out in February. I also met Carey Corp and Jennifer McGowan, who I saw again a few days later at a Teen Read Week event at the local Campbell County Public Library!

It was amazing to meet so many YA authors in one place, particularly ladies like Mindy McGinnis and Mindee Arnett, who I’ve been following on Twitter for a long time! BBtB was a great event, and I’m really looking forward to next year!

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Fall 2014 Reading Schedule

I am attempting to keep track of what I need to read, and when. This will hopefully keep my reviews on deadline, and allow me to at the same time fit in more “fun” reading, and get those graphic novels and manga off my to-read pile!

October 12th-18th:

  • Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
  • The Graveyard Book graphic novel volume 1 – currently reading
  • Dragonar Academy volume 3
  • Seraph of the End volume 2
  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe (ROYAL Reviews)
  • Dragonar Academy volume 2

October 19th-25th

  • Stone in the Sky (ARC) by Cecil Castellucci (SLJ) – currently reading
  • Haganai volume 8
  • Willow by Julia Hoban (postponed)
  • Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass (ROYAL Reviews)
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Teen Book Club) – currently reading

October 25th-31st:

  • On the Edge by Alison van Diepen (ROYAL Reviews)
  • Lailah by Nikki Kelly
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

October whenever:

  • The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen
  • Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard
  • On the Move by K.V. Flynn


  • Unraveled by Gennifer Albin
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
  • This Shattered World (Starbound #2)
  • Fairest: Levana’s Story by Marissa Meyer
  • Perfectly Good White Boy by Carrie Mesrobian


  • Indelible Invisble by Dawn Metcalf
  • All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
  • The Starlight Crystal by Christopher Pike
  • How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon
  • 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Waiting on Wednesday

Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)

I. Need. This. Book. Right. NOW.

Unraveled (Crewel World, #3)

Last book in The Crewel World series. I need it!

Perfectly Good White Boy

Still haven’t recovered from Sex & Violence, but I still need this.

Lailah (The Styclar Saga, #1)

Seriously, this came out last week and I don’t have it yet. WHY.