When Time Flew Away - November Recap

Monday, November 30, 2015

Paper Bindings - When Time Flew Away - November Recap

November was a blur.

Between working, packing for a move, and playing only 9 hours of Fallout 4, I have no idea what happened this month. I did a whole lot of nothing, and yet didn't get anything accomplished reading wise.

I am on target to hit my Goodreads goal of 200 books, so that's something at least. Just don't click the "read more" link below and find out how little I read, because I might have to cower in embarrassment.


A Muggle's Guide To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Part Two: Secrets And Hidden Lore

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Paper Bindings | A Muggle's Guide To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Part Two: Secrets And Hidden Lore

Note: This guide is for both parks.

Welcome back Muggles, I see you've evaded Filch and successfully found The Room of Requirement without losing anything of importance. 

Well, except for you in the back.

I do hope that toe grows back.

Anyone need a refresher of why I had you sneak into Hogwarts this tempestuous night?

No? Good.

Now listen closely because I am going to share with you some secrets you and you absolutely do not want to miss a word.

A Muggle's Guide To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Part One: Wands, Rides, and Butterbeer

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Paper Bindings | A Muggle's Guide To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Part One: Wands, Rides, and Butterbeer
Note: This guide if for both theme parks.

Calling all muggles! (And witches and wizards in disguise.) 

Paper Bindings has been over taken by The Four Houses. Today we pleased to feature part one of a special two part guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Now maybe you are too young to apparate there on your own or maybe you're allergic to floo powder, but I firmly believe that every good little witch and wizard out there will find their way home to Hogwarts at least once in their lives.

So don't despair!

Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving From Our Blog To Yours

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Paper Bindings - Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving From Our Blog To Yours

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Even if you aren't celebrating today (or at all) I do hope you take moment the hug all the people and pets you are thankful for having in your life today.

And if all the people you are thankful for in your life happen to exist in your heart and in books, just watch out for paper cuts as you hug them.


What are you thankful for this year? Any special books you have to give a shout out to?


I'm Waiting For The Book Three Kickass Ladies Wrote (Waiting on Wednesday)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

TITLE: My Lady Jane
AUTHOR: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
RELEASE DATE: June 7th 2016
Genres: Young Adult - Historical
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
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“For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey.

Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong.”

We liked this movie. Real or Not Real? (Book Club at the Movies: Mockingjay Part 2)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Paper Bindings | We liked this movie. Real or Not Real? (Book Club at the Movies: Mockingjay Part 2)

It’s the end of a (somewhat short) era. The Hunger Games series comes to an end with Mockingjay Part 2. Did you like it? Hate it? Read below to see what we at Paper Bindings  thought about it.

Spoilers Below the cut

Ten Fictional Families I'd Like to Celebrate Thanksgiving With (Top Ten Tuesday)

Paper Bindings | Ten Fictional Families I'd Like to Celebrate Thanksgiving With (Top Ten Tuesday)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


01. The Weasleys - Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I have always wanted to be apart of a big family. The Weasleys are fun and welcoming. Remember when Mrs. Weasley gave Harry her brother's watch? All the feels.

The Time I Geeked Out And Spent All My Time Playing Fallout 4- November 9th Through November 22nd, 2015 Recap

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Paper Bindings - The Time I Geeked Out And Spent All My Time Playing Fallout 4- November 9th Through November 22nd, 2015 Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

You may have heard that a little game called Fallout 4 came out, and well, that's where all my time went. My reader self took a break so my inner could go take over the world one post apocalyptic city at a time. 

In other news, no wait, these past weeks were all about Fallout.

Hysteria on Paper - Book Club Recommends: Salem Witch Trials

Friday, November 20, 2015

Paper Bindings | Hysteria on Paper - Book Club Recommends: Salem Witch Trials



It began with the screams of two young girls, Abigail Williams and Betty Parris in 1692 and ended with the deaths twenty people accused of witchcraft in Salem and its surrounding areas. Was it due to some lost girls trying to grab some power in a society that rendered them powerless? Psychological hysteria or just some spoiled bread? The Salem Witch Trials are a unique time period in American history. This tragic tale has captivated people for centuries. Here's a list of some of the best books about the Salem Witch Trials.

Finish Him! Character Q&A With Sonya And Jaxon

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Paper Bindings - Finish Him! Character Q&A With Sonya And Jaxon

Please welcome Sonya and Jaxon to the stage

So thanks for stopping by today. Tell us a little about yourselves.

Sonya: Sure. My name’s Sonya Black, and I’m a proud gamer and geek. Video games are a passion of mine, which contrasts nicely with my history major. I love being around my friends because they understand me and make me feel like I matter.

Kill the Beast, Win the Girl (Waiting on Wednesday)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Title: The Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgins
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen

“Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.”

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read in 2015 (Top Ten Tuesday)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read in 2015 (Top Ten Tuesday)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

01. Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash - "I didn't like drawing attention to myself in any way. I was wary of even raising my hand in class - even when I knew the right answer. Instead, I sat there, the unsaid words scalding the inside of my mouth. It wasn't that I had nothing to say, but I didn't know where to start. I was a coward. Worried about being wrong all the time, terrified of failure. I watched my peers with barely contained fascination, as if they were exotic pets - how they spoke in class, their entitlement palpable. I was never so sure about anything."

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things - #TheShelfieHop

Monday, November 16, 2015

Paper Bindings - #TheShelfieHop

I could take a picture of my lovely books shelves for The Shelfie Hop, I really wanted to, but that would mean taking pictures of some ugly brown boxes. Why? Because my books are all packed away from my multiple moves.

Never move guys, it's like you're parted from your souls, and all you want to read is the books you have in storage.

So instead of sharing my shelves with you, I promise to spam you all on Instagram with them later, I am going to share with you a few of my favorite books. At least the few that I currently have in my possession.

I Guess It Really Does Rain Gorgeous Guys After All - Storm (Review)

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

TITLE: Storm (Elemental #1)
AUTHOR: Brigid Kemmerer
RELEASE DATE: April 24th 2012
PUBLISHER: Kensington
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“Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming . . .”



*4.5 stars rounded up*


Who Knew College Could Be So Steamy? - Wait For You (Review)

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Wait For You by J. Lynn

TITLE: Wait for You (Wait for You #1)
AUTHOR: J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
RELEASE DATE: February 26th 2013
PUBLISHER: Initial Self Published - Avon/William Morrow
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“Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…”




Boy Crazy! Book Club Recommends: Best Books with Male Protagonists

Friday, November 13, 2015

Paper Bindings | Boy Crazy! Book Club Recommends: Best Books with Male Protagonists

This edition of Book Club Recommends covers our favorite books with Male Protagonists!
 

Popcorn to Paper: “Private Peaceful”

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Paper Bindings - Popcorn to Paper: “Private Peaceful”


“Private Peaceful” is a 2003 novel by Michael Morpurgo. It was also adapted into a play in 2004 and 2014 and into a 2012 film of the same name that was directed by Pat O’ Connor. All three interpretations focus on Tommo and his older brother Charlie Peaceful. Both brothers grew up in rural England with their parents and their oldest brother who was born with a learning disability. Throughout Tommo’s life his brother has always come to his aid and has helped to shield him from anything that might stand in his way. That’s until Molly comes into their lives.

What If You Knew A Deadly Secret (Waiting on Wednesday)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz
Title: Secret Sisters
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Release Date: December 8th 2015
Genre: Contemporary - Mystery
Publisher: Berkley - Penguin

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“Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters—until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves.

They knew his name, the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother's hotel. They thought they knew his fate. He wouldn't be bothering them anymore...ever. Still their lives would never be the same.

Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother's mysterious death. And at the old, abandoned hotel—a place she never wanted to see again—a dying man’s last words convey a warning: the secrets she and Daphne believed buried forever have been discovered.

Now, after almost two decades, Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Unable to trust the local police, Madeline summons Jack Rayner, the hotel chain’s new security expert. Despite the secrets and mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she trusts...and wants.

Jack is no good at relationships but he does possess a specific skill set that includes a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds. With the assistance of Jack's brother, Abe, a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth....”

Up On The Silver Screen (Top Ten Tuesday)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Paper Bindings - Up On The Silver Screen (Top Ten Tuesday)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week's theme is the Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch:

*In no particular order*

**Apparently I'm in the mood to torture myself. Either I've heard bad things about the movies, the books, or I'm going to end up crying.**


the hostthe great gatsby


01. The Host  - I have heard every possible bad thing about this movie, but somehow I still want to watch. But I'm not paying for it, so I'm stuck waiting for it to come on tv for free. The book aggravated me a lot less than the Twilight books did, so there's that going for it. 

02. The Great Gatsby - I don't know why I want to see this movie. I read the book in school a long time ago, but I can't recall actually liking it.

I Finished A Book Club Book Ahead Of The Curb But Did I Waste My Time - Sister's Fate (review)

Monday, November 9, 2015


Sister's Fate by Jessica Spotswood

TITLE: Sisters' Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #3)
AUTHOR: Jessica Spotswood
RELEASE DATE: August 14th 2014
PUBLISHER: Putnam Juvenile - Penguin
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“A fever ravages New London, but with the Brotherhood sending suspected witches straight to the gallows, the Sisters are powerless against the disease. They can’t help without revealing their powers—as Cate learns when a potent display of magic turns her into the most wanted witch in all of New England.

To make matters worse, Cate has been erased from the memory of her beloved Finn. While she’s torn between protecting him from further attacks and encouraging him to fall for her all over again, she’s certain she can never forgive Maura’s betrayal. And now that Tess’s visions have taken a deadly turn, the prophecy that one Cahill sister will murder another looms ever closer to its fulfillment.”




The Week I Broke My TBR Pile And My Shelves Threatened To Revolt - October 26th Through November 8th, 2015 Recap

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

A bunch of things happened I'm sure.

Mostly I spent the time trying to play blog catch up, finish the books I've been delaying, and prepping for NaNoWriMo.

I did develop a little bit of a FunkoPop Figure addiction. I now have 14 of them. Somehow they keep breeding like dust bunnies and ending up on my shelf. No idea how something like that could possibly happen.

The Time A Book Was Spoiled For Me And It Took Me A Year And A Half To Read It - Ruin And Rising (review)

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Ruin And Rising by Leigh Bardugo

TITLE: Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3)
AUTHOR: Leigh Bardugo
RELEASE DATE: June 17th, 2014
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt and Co - Macmillan
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“The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.”




Five Blogging Mistakes I've Made And The Hard Lessons I've Learned Along The Way

Friday, November 6, 2015

Paper Bindings - Five Blogging Mistakes I've Made And The Hard Lessons I've Learned Along The Way
It is hard for me to believe that I have been a book blogger for three years.

Confession:

I still don't know what I am doing.
But...I know I've made mistakes.


To err is human, isn't that what they say? You live and learn?

Over the years I've certainly had my fair share of blunders. Some were easily brushed aside and no one ever noticed them. Others, well I'm still suffering the consequences from a few of them.


A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still Just As Lovable - After The Red Rain (Review)

Thursday, November 5, 2015


After The Red Rain by Barry Lyga

TITLE: After the Red Rain
AUTHOR: Barry Lyga
RELEASE DATE: August 4th 2015
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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“On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard for. But one day she comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river--a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet.

But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the Magistrate's son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.”




Sometimes The Best Route Is The Rogue Not Taken (Waiting on Wednesday)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

the rogue not taken by sarah maclean
Title: The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel #1)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Release Date: December 29th 2015
Genre: Historical - Romance
Publisher: Avon

“LADY SOPHIE'S SOCIETY SPLASH

The youngest of the infamous Talbot sisters scandalized society at the Liverpool Summer Soiree, striking her sister’s notoriously philandering husband and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. And we thought Sophie was the quiet one…

When she finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, Sophie Talbot does what she must to escape the city and its judgment—she flees on the back of a carriage, vowing never to return to London…or to society. But the carriage isn’t saving her from ruin. It’s filled with it.

ROYAL ROGUE'S REIGN OF RAVISHMENT!

The Marquess of Eversley was espied descending a rose trellis—escaping an irate Earl and his once-future countess. No lady is safe from Eversley’s Engagement Ending Escapades!

Kingscote, the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, a quality that results in a reputation far worse than the truth, a furious summons home, and a long, boring trip to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the trip becomes anything but boring.

WAR? OR MORE?

He thinks she’s trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn’t have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, and suddenly opposites are altogether too attractive…”

Please Sir Publishers Can We Get Some More (Top Ten Tuesday)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Paper Bindings Please Sir Publishers Can We Get Some More - Debut Authors (Top Ten Tuesday)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week's theme is the Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Us Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel:

the last leaves fallingthe witch hunter


01. Sarah Benwell - I thought The Last Leaves Falling was beautifully written and had a unique setting and premise.

02. Virginia Boecker - I loved The Witch Hunter and was super lucky to be able to get my copy of her book signed when I met her at the Books Of Wonder event she attended.

This Just Isn't Working For Me Anymore - Ten Signs It Is Time For A Blogging Change (Discussion)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Paper Bindings - This Just Isn't Working For Me Anymore - Ten Signs It Is Time For A Blogging Change (Discussion)

If you are anything like me, right about now you are having a Blogger Midlife Crisis.

How does 3 years equal a blogger midlife anyways? What would you guess is a blogger’s midlife?

I am writing this post from my shiny new Lego Corvette because that’s all I can afford on the nonexistent blogger’s salary.

Another Month Time Stole - October Recap

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Paper Bindings - Another Month Time Stole - October Recap

October Was Full Of Emotions.

To start, my sister was chosen at Ollivanders' to get her wand. 

It was like that moment in Mulan where Mushu was crying and saying "my baby's all grown up and saving China." Out of all the people I've ever known who love Harry Potter, my sister is the ultimate fan. So for her to be chosen, was a dream come true.

It Is Perfectly Acceptable To Waste Away A Month Reading - November TBR Goals and October Recap

Paper Bindings - TBR Accountability - October's Recap and November's Goals

Each month the girls at Paper Bindings take a look at their overflowing shelves and come up with a reading plan. Sometimes we are victorious, often we fail, but this accountability keeps us moving forward. Onward! We will slay that TBR beast!

Last month we said we would read these books, and collectively we did okay.

Now for November we hope to read: