Next Caller, You Are Live | We Own The Night | ARC Review

Monday, June 27, 2016


Paper Bindings | Next Caller, You Are Live | We Own The Night | ARC Review | TITLE: We Own the Night (Radio Hearts #2) AUTHOR: Ashley Poston RELEASE DATE: June 28th 2016 PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Spark  ★★★1/2

TITLE: We Own the Night (Radio Hearts #2)
AUTHOR: Ashley Poston
RELEASE DATE: June 28th 2016
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Spark
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“"Happy midnight, my fellow Niteowls..."

As a candy store employee by day, and mysterious deejay "Niteowl" by night, eighteen-year-old Ingrid North is stuck between rock 'n roll and a hard place. She can't wait to get out of her tiny hometown of Steadfast, Nebraska (population three hundred and forty-seven) to chase her dreams, but small-town troubles keep getting in the way. She can't abandon her grandmother with Alzheimer's, or her best friend Micah--who she may or may not be in love with.

But for one hour each Saturday, she escapes all of that. On air, she isn't timid, ugly-sweater-wearing Ingrid North. She's the funny and daring Niteowl. Every boy's manic pixie dream girl. Fearless. And there is one caller in particular-- Dark and Brooding--whose raspy laugh and snarky humor is just sexy enough to take her mind off Micah. Not that she's in love with Micah or anything. Cause she's not.

As her grandmother slips further away and Micah begins dating a Mean-Girls-worthy nightmare, Ingrid runs to the mysterious Dark and Brooding as a disembodied voice to lean on, only to fall down a rabbit hole of punk rockstars, tabloid headlines, and kisses that taste like bubble tea. But the man behind the voice could be surprising in all the right, and wrong, ways.

And she just might find that her real life begins when Niteowl goes off the air.”


& 1/2


See You Soon! | ALA and Universal Bound

Friday, June 24, 2016

Paper Bindings | See You Soon! | ALA and Universal Bound - "As the title suggest, my vacation time has finally arrived...."

As the title suggest, my vacation time has finally arrived. 

Instead of trying to worry about writing posts and promoting them while I am away attending the ALA Annual Conference and visiting with friends at Universal,  I am taking a weekend hiatus.

I will still be available on social media if you need me or want to talk:

Our regular schedule of posting will return next week.

I have some fun things planned for the rest of June/beginning of July, as well as an ALA recap post, so be on the look out for them. 

Are you attending the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando?

Maggie Stiefvater | The Raven King Tour | Event Recap

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Paper Bindings | Maggie Stiefvater | The Raven King Tour | Event Recap - "A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a stop on Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King book tour."

The Before


A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a stop on Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King book tour. Since I had to travel there early enough to get a copy of the book to participate in the signing, I decided to make it a whole day event.

A Dual Q&A Style Review | The Star Touched Queen

Monday, June 20, 2016


Paper Bindings | A Dual Q&A Style Review | The Star Touched Queen | TITLE: The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) AUTHOR: Roshani Chokshi RELEASE DATE: April 26th 2016 PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Griffin  ★★★★★/★★★★

TITLE: The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1)
AUTHOR: Roshani Chokshi
RELEASE DATE: April 26th 2016
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Griffin
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“Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself. ”


Carrie:
Stephanie:


Biweekly Recap : June 6th Through June 19th, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Biweekly Recap : June 6th Through June 19th, 2016
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

New to the Wall of Shame (AKA TBR pile)

I was doing very well these past two weeks...until I went to a bookstore for a signing and had hours to kill before hand. Fell off the book buying ban wagon, or I should say, my greedy little self got dragged off by the weight of my bags.

I Need Your Help! | Make Me Read It Readathon

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Paper Bindings | I Need Your Help! | Make Me Read It Readathon - "After thinking about it, I decided to sign up for the Make Me Read It Readathon hosted by Ely and Val."

After thinking about it, I decided to sign up for the Make Me Read It Readathon hosted by Ely and Val.

I had great success when I played Russian Booklet on Twitter. (You guys voted I should read This Shattered World and I loved it.) So I am once again reaching out to you guys to pick my upcoming books for the readathon.

Does The KonMari Method of Tidying Work For The Avid Reader?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Paper Bindings | Does The KonMari Method of Tidying Work For The Avid Reader?


Hi, my name is Carrie and I am a book hoarder.

If you saw my recent post about my updated (though, now happily out of date) bookshelves then you know all about my problem.

Over the years my shelves have changed a lot, and the amount of books I purchased has grown exponentially. I've gone through cycles where the amount of money I can spend on books has waned and waxed, but my collection has never really decreased.

Their Fractured Light | These Broken Stars Series Ended With A Bang

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Paper Bindings | Their Fractured Light | These Broken Stars Series Ended With A Bang | TITLE: Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3) AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner  RELEASE DATE: December 1st 2015 PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion  ★★★★★

TITLE: Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3)
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
RELEASE DATE: December 1st 2015
PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion
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“A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.

Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.

Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.

When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.”




Change Is Crucial To Any Blog But What Happens When You Change Your Mind On A Book Recommendation?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Paper Bindings | Change Is Crucial To Any Blog But What Happens When You Change Your Mind On A Book Recommendation? | "Being a blogger whose blog focuses on all things bookish, I get to recommend a lot of books to fellow readers.  Even if I didn’t blog, recommending books it is an occupational hazard of reading over 200 books a year for the last 5 years straight."


Being a blogger whose blog focuses on all things bookish, I get to recommend a lot of books to fellow readers.

Even if I didn’t blog, recommending books it is an occupational hazard of reading over 200 books a year for the last 5 years straight.

These phrases get used a lot:
  • “Read this book.” 
  • “Highly recommended.” 
  • “If you like ______ then I recommend this book.”

This Shattered World? More Like This Shattered Heart

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Paper Bindings | TITLE: This Shattered World (Starbound #2) - AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - RELEASE DATE: December 23rd 2014 - PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion - ★★★★

TITLE: This Shattered World (Starbound #2)
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
RELEASE DATE: December 23rd 2014
PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion
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“Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.”




What Is The Value Of A Star Nowadays | Ratings Over The Years

Monday, June 6, 2016

Paper Bindings - What Is The Value Of A Star Nowadays | Ratings Over The Years


When I first started reading, and later blogging, I was very much that proverbial kid in a candy store.



  • I accepted every review request that came my way.
  • I downloaded every single free ebook that was in a genre I read.
  • I cover shopped at the library like a boss.
  • I became best friends with the B&N sales lady who kindly asked this crazy lady (*cries*) if she needed a basket for her precariously balanced hoard as she wobbled to the check out.

If there was a remote possibility I would like it, I got it.

Biweekly Recap : May 23rd Through June 5th, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Paper Bindings -  Biweekly Recap : May 23rd Through June 5th, 2016
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

New to the Wall of Shame (AKA TBR pile)


Technically, all of those books pictured were acquired in the last two week period, but I never got a chance to photograph them until now.

Monthly Recap : The Merry Month Of May

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Paper Bindings - All Things Life, Books, and Blog Monthly Recap - The Merry Month Of May
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

The What's What

You may have noticed the blog's name changed to Paper Bindings. This has been a long time in the works, and I really hope you like the new direction the blog will be taking.