When Your "Go To" Genre Fails You | Paranormal DNFs

Monday, September 26, 2016



For all the books I have liked or disliked that haven't inspired me to write a lengthy review, I present to you the latest batch of mini reviews.

The books I want to talk about:

  • Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells - DNF
  • Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur - DNF
  • Dark Protector by Morgan Alexis - DNF
  • I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase - DNF



Biweekly Recap : September 12th Through September 25th, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

New to the Wall of Shame (AKA TBR pile)

I bought most of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews this past week. As well as a few Sarah Dessen books, and three manga books. 

Let’s Organize That TBR! | How I Mastered My Wall of Shame Part Two

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Being a book blogger means having an out of control TBR pile. Or does it? I'm sharing the methods of organization I used to tame my Wall of Shame, finishing with my love of spreadsheets.


Paper Bindings | Let’s Organize That TBR! | How I Mastered My Wall of Shame Part Two


Part Two: Let’s Organize Our TBR Pile!


Earlier this week, I showed you how to clean up your Wall of Shame TBR pile and input it into Goodreads.

Now, for some, that is going to be enough to keep them organized and ready to read. But if you’re like me, you’ll want lists: List of series your reading, lists of books you’ve read, list of books you still need to read, etc.

There are as many combinations of methods to organizing your books as there are readers out there.

My Successful Attack On My Wall Of Shame And My Advice To Help You Tame Your Own TBR Pile | Part One

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Being a book blogger means having an out of control TBR pile. Or does it? I'm sharing the methods of organization I used to tame my Wall of Shame, starting with how I mastered my Goodreads shelves.

Paper Bindings | My Successful Attack On My Wall Of Shame And My Advice To Help You Tame Your Own TBR Pile | Part One


Part One: Let's Re-identify Our TBR Pile!


You can’t get your TBR (To Be Read) Pile under control if you don’t know what you’re working with.

Pick which methods work best for you, and stick with them.
  • Charts
  • Goodreads
  • Physical Lists
  • Spreadsheets



I Really Tried With This One | Rebel Genius (ARC Review)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Paper Bindings | I Really Tried With This One | Rebel Genius (ARC Review) | TITLE: Rebel Genius AUTHOR: Michael Dante DiMartino RELEASE DATE: October 4th 2016 PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press | DNF (Did Not Finish) @ 10%
TITLE: Rebel Genius
AUTHOR: Michael Dante DiMartino
RELEASE DATE: October 4th 2016
PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press
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“In twelve-year-old Giacomo's Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. Every artist possesses a Genius, a birdlike creature that is the living embodiment of an artist's creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punished akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he's in serious trouble.

Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools--objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path--Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.”


Did Not Finish (DNF) @ 10%

#TheInstaAwards! Let's Vote For Your Favorite Bookstagramers!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Paper Bindings | #TheInstaAwards! Let's Vote For Your Favorite Bookstagramers!


Have you ever seen an Instagram and thought “man that person deserves an award?” Or maybe you just regularly check your feed for updates from your favorites because they brighten your day?

Whatever the reason you are a fan of Bookstagram, I need your help to celebrate the bright and bookish among us.


Pull out those phones and load up Instagram, because the Voting Round has begun.


Are You Sure There Is Going To Be A Wedding? | Patron Saint For Junior Bridesmaids | ARC Review

Monday, September 12, 2016


Paper Bindings | Are You Sure There Is Going To Be A Wedding? | Patron Saint For Junior Bridesmaids | ARC Review | TITLE: A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids AUTHOR: Shelley Tougas RELEASE DATE: October 11th 2016 PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press ★★
TITLE: A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids
AUTHOR: Shelley Tougas
RELEASE DATE: October 11th 2016
PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press
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“A bully, a wedding, and a larger-than-life family add up to a hilarious and heartfelt middle-grade novel.

Mary Margaret Miller is going to be a junior bridesmaid--that is, if she isn't grounded for the rest of her life. She's feuding with school bully Brent Helzinski, and her cousin Eden, aka The Bride, is clashing with her grandmother about wedding plans. Mary knows it's her job as a junior bridesmaid to make the day run smoothly, but she sure could use a little help from above.”




Biweekly Recap : August 29th Through September 11th, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Paper Bindings - Biweekly Recap : August 29th Through September 11th, 2016
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

New to the Wall of Shame (AKA TBR pile)

I got two books from Nalini Singh's Psy-Changling series that I have been reading. One book I have already read, but wanted to own for my collection. The other I haven't had the opportunity to read before.

I also got the first three manga volumes of S.A. I haven't read the series, but it came highly recommended to me.

I spend about $15 for all 5 books at the used book store, and all are like-new quality. No secret that the manga volumes were the bulk of that, but considering I got to use my credit there too, I did okay.

The Movie Version Was Not For Me | ARC Review

Friday, September 9, 2016


Paper Bindings | The Movie Version Was Not For Me | ARC Review | TITLE: The Movie Version AUTHOR: Emma Wunsch RELEASE DATE: Amulet Books PUBLISHER: October 11th 2016 - DNF (Did Not Finish)
TITLE: The Movie Version
AUTHOR: Emma Wunsch
RELEASE DATE: Amulet Books
PUBLISHER: October 11th 2016
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“In the movie version of Amelia’s life, the roles have always been clear. Her older brother, Toby: definitely the Star. As popular with the stoners as he is with the cheerleaders, Toby is someone you’d pay ten bucks to watch sweep Battle of the Bands and build a “beach party” in the bathroom. As for Amelia? She’s Toby Anderson’s Younger Sister. She’s perfectly happy to watch Toby’s hijinks from the sidelines, when she’s not engrossed in one of her elaborately themed Netflix movie marathons.

But recently Toby’s been acting in a very non-movie-version way. He’s stopped hanging out with his horde of friends and started obsessively journaling and disappearing for days at a time. Amelia doesn’t know what’s happened to her awesome older brother, or who this strange actor is that’s taken his place. And there’s someone else pulling at her attention: a smart, cute new boyfriend who wants to know the real Amelia—not Toby’s Sidekick. Amelia feels adrift without her star, but to best help Toby—and herself—it might be time to cast a new role: Amelia Anderson, leading lady.”


DNF (Did Not Finish) @ 16%

The Time I Should Have Listened To The Ratings | Diplomatic Immunity | ARC Review

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Paper Bindings | The Time I Should Have Listened To The Ratings | Diplomatic Immunity | ARC Review | TITLE: Diplomatic Immunity AUTHOR: Brodi Ashton RELEASE DATE: September 6th 2016 PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray
TITLE: Diplomatic Immunity
AUTHOR: Brodi Ashton
RELEASE DATE: September 6th 2016
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray
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“Aspiring reporter Piper Baird decides to write a scathing exposé on the overprivileged students at an elite Washington, DC, school, only for her life to change when she begins to fall for the story's main subject, in this new realistic contemporary romance from Brodi Ashton, the author of the Everneath trilogy.

Raucous parties, privileged attitudes, underage drinking, and diplomatic immunity...it’s all part of student life on Embassy Row.

Piper Baird has always dreamed of becoming a journalist. So when she scores a scholarship to exclusive Chiswick Academy in Washington, DC, she knows it’s her big opportunity. Chiswick offers the country’s most competitive prize for teen journalists—the Bennington scholarship—and winning will ensure her acceptance to one of the best schools in the country.

Piper isn’t at Chiswick for two days before she witnesses the intense competition in the journalism program—and the extreme privilege of the young and wealthy elite who attend her school. And Piper knows access to these untouchable students just might give her the edge she’ll need to blow the lid off life at the school in a scathing and unforgettable exposé worthy of the Bennington.

The key to the whole story lies with Rafael Amador, the son of the Spanish ambassador—and the boy at the center of the most explosive secrets and scandals on Embassy Row. Rafael is big trouble—and when he drops into her bedroom window one night, asking for help, it’s Piper’s chance to get the full scoop. But as they spend time together, Piper discovers that despite his dark streak, Rafael is smart, kind, funny, and gorgeous—and she might have real feelings for him. How can she break the story of a lifetime if it could destroy the boy she just might love?”


DNF (Did Not Finish)

When A Book About A Book Lets You Down | The Reader | ARC Review

Monday, September 5, 2016


Paper Bindings | When A Book About A Book Lets You Down | The Reader | ARC Review | ★★ TITLE: The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) AUTHOR: Traci Chee RELEASE DATE: September 13th 2016 PUBLISHER: Putnam
TITLE: The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold #1)
AUTHOR: Traci Chee
RELEASE DATE: September 13th 2016
PUBLISHER: Putnam
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“Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.”




The Eh Files | #ARCAugust Edition

Saturday, September 3, 2016

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:

  • The Dragon Waking by Grayson Towler
  • The Call by Peader O Guilin
  • Remnants of Trust (Central Crops #1) by Elizabeth Bonesteel
  • Thronghost by Tone Almhjell
  • Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow



The Month I Hoped To Take A Bite Out Of My TBR | August Recap

Friday, September 2, 2016

Paper Bindings | All Things Life, Books, and Blog Monthly Recap |
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

The What's What

After July's 31 books in 31 days reading success, I decided to once again try to complete a book a day personal challenge.