Another Culling of My TBR Pile (DNF Edition Part Two)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Paper Bindings | The Eh Files

For all those books rated from DNF to, but not including, three stars, I present to you The 'Eh' Files. At the end of each month I'll be listing all those books that make this category. Since I am aware that some books that are not my cup of tea, but may be something other readers enjoy, I'll include a couple of sentences explaining my rating choice.

The DNF Edition


Welcome to part two of 2015's DNF edition of The Eh Files. (see part one here)

I have too many books on my TBR to keep reading books I am just not interested in. Putting books down goes against so many things I used to believe, and my curiosity pesters me nonstop to get answers, but I'd rather mark a book as not for me than to end up hating reading because I forced myself to read the wrong things.

I Gave These Books A Fair Shot (The Eh Files)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Paper Bindings | The Eh Files

For all those books rated from DNF to, but not including, three stars, I present to you The 'Eh' Files. At the end of each month I'll be listing all those books that make this category. Since I am aware that some books that are not my cup of tea, but may be something other readers enjoy, I'll include a couple of sentences explaining my rating choice.


So here is the latest batch:
* Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - DNF
* Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles #3) by Kresley Cole - 2.5/5 stars ***contains spoilers***

Let Me Strike A Pose - Dumplin (Waiting on Wednesday #109)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Dumplin by Julie Murphy
Title: Dumplin'
Author: Julie Murphy
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Genre: YA-Contemporary
Publisher: HarperCollins
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“Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.”

The Week Of Exhaustion And Fireworks - Sunday Post #135 - July 26th, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
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How was my week, you ask?

Well.....it started out like this:

And Then There Were Books - July Mini Reviews

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Paper Bindings- Mini Reviews


There have been quite a few books that I've liked, or disliked, lately that haven't inspired me to write a lengthy review. But I wanted to say something about the books.

So here is the latest batch of mini reviews:

  • Killer Frost (Mythos Academy #6) by Jennifer Estep 4/5 stars
  • Fragile Darkness (Midnight Dragonfly #3) by Ellie James 4/5 stars



I'm Intrigued At The Possibility Of Cowboys - Vengeance Road (Waiting on Wednesday #108)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Title: Vengeance Road
Author: Erin Bowman
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
Genre: YA - Historical
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

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“When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.

In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation. ”

Best Television Show Adaptations from Books (Book Club Recommends)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Paper Bindings | Best Television Show Adaptations from Books (Book Club Recommends)
Books have always received a lot of love from the silver screen. Whether you loved the book first and then dived into the show, or vice versa, here are a few of our favorites that we would recommend:


The Week Of Book Mood Swings - Sunday Post #134 - July 19th, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.


Well, things have happened this week.

Work wise things have been busy and looking up, so *crosses fingers*

That's a huge weight off my shoulders as they say. It's amazing how your outlook on one thing can change how you feel about everything.

ARC August - BOOM! Let's Do This

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Paper Bindings - ARCAugust

I saw this thing called ARC August and had to join in.


ARC August is hosted over at Read.Sleep.Repeat and it's all about tackling that ARC pile.

I am doing okay on my own, but this seemed liked it would be a fun way to motivated me to get into gear.

The Excitement Level Is Extreme - Winter (Waiting on Wednesday #107)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Winter (the lunar chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
Title: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: November 11, 2015
Genre: YA-Scifi-Retelling
Publisher: Macmillan

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“Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?”

TTT: Recent Additions To My Shelves

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Paper Bindings | TTT: Recent Additions To My Shelves

A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.



This week's theme is the Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession:


The Week I Just Want To Crawl Into A Good Book And Never Leave - Sunday Post #133 - July 12th, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.


Ever have one of those weeks where the shit gets real and life takes over?

Yup, my week.

Move Over Clark Kent Lois Lane Is The Name To Know - Lois Lane: Fallout (review)

Saturday, July 11, 2015


Lois Lane Fallout by Gwenda Bond
Title: Lois Lane: Fallout (Lois Lane #1)
Author: Gwenda Bond
Release Date: May 1st, 2015
Publisher: Switch Press
“Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won’t be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They’re messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it’s all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy.”




The Time I Covered My Floor In Books For 15 Pictures | Find Me Tag

Friday, July 10, 2015

Paper Binding s| The Time I Covered My Floor In Books For 15 Pictures | Find Me Tag

I love getting tagged for various bookish tags both on the blog and instagram

But sadly, I do not get tagged as often as I'd like to be. So I do not usually do a lot of these tags since I don't want to be all "well, no one tagged me...but I'm going to do it anyways."

Except when I saw the "Find Me..." tag over at Beautiful Bookish Butterflies I pretty much said: "'...and YOU!!' means me, so....DOING THIS!"

I wanted to work more on improving my bookish photography some and this tagged seemed like fun, so off I went. (I wasn't sure if the tag meant for the images to be set up in groups like this, but I thought that was a fun way to do it, so I followed suit.)

Respect The Rules Join The Club | Nowhere But Here | Review

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
Title: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1)
Author: Katie McGarry
Release Date: May 26th, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
“Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.”




I'm Waiting For My Feels To Die A Thousand Deaths (Waiting on Wednesday #106)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Waiting on Wednesday - The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows
Title: The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Release Date: April 5th, 2016
Genre: Fantasy - OMG SOUL CRUSHING HEARTACHE
Publisher: HarperCollins

“Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.

HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.

HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.

HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.

In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.”

Nine Blogs To Rule Them All (Book Club Recommends)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Paper Bindings | Nine Blogs To Rule Them All (Book Club Recommends)

Welcome to out newest feature: Book Club Recommends.


Approximately every two weeks, the four of us will be sharing our picks for the current topic. Topics range from books to blogs and all things bookish in between.

If you have a topic request, feel free to suggest it in the comments below.

I Am Attending Author Events Like A Pro Now - Sunday Post #132 - July 5th, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.


This week started out with a crappy weekend at work, but quickly shifted into fun.

On Monday I attended a book signing at Barnes and Noble featuring Jennifer L. Armentrout, Shayla Black, Laura Kaye, and Tessa Bailey. (I shared a few pictures on my instagram page.)

With These Lesson Learned I Can Take Over The YA World - 25 Things YA Books Have Taught Us

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Paper Bindings | With These Lesson Learned I Can Take Over The YA World - 25 Things YA Books Have Taught Us (discussion)


Ever read a book and think: "Gee, this is familiar?" 


They say there is something like only 5 different stories out there and everything is just a variation of those few paths. It is no surprise then when things start to feel repetitive. After all, it is just life making sure you have sufficiently learned your lessons.

When Politics Becomes Deadly And Teenagers Are On The Case - The Fixer (ARC review)

Friday, July 3, 2015


The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Title: The Fixer (The Fixer #1)
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury
“When sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick is sent to live with her older sister, Ivy, she has no idea that the infamous Ivy Kendrick is Washington D.C.'s #1 “fixer,” known for making politicians' scandals go away for a price. No sooner does Tess enroll at Hardwicke Academy than she unwittingly follows in her sister's footsteps and becomes D.C.'s premier high school fixer, solving problems for elite teens.

Secrets pile up as each sister lives a double life. . . . until their worlds come crashing together and Tess finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy with one of her classmates and a client of Ivy's. Suddenly, there is much more on the line than good grades, money, or politics, and the price for this fix might be more than Tess is willing to pay.”




This Month We Have A Plan - July's TBR Goals

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Paper Bindings - This Month We Have A Plan - July's TBR Goals

So I made a tentative TBR goal last month. While I did not read ONLY from that list, it gave me a nice starting point. The girls at Paper Bindings thought we'd make it official and jump on the monthly TBR bandwagon.

I'm going to give Jennifer E. Smith One More Chance (Waiting on Wednesday #105)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Paper Bindings - Waiting on Wednesday - Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E Smith
Title: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Poppy
Genre: YA, Romance


“On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?... This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions”