Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about what we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released, but don't have to be. It is based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous at Breaking the Spine

Release Date: October 24, 2017
Publisher: William Morrow
Author: Joe Hill
Genre: Horror / Short Stories
Pages: 448

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill


“Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.



A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in “Aloft.”


Why I'm Waiting: Because I love Joe Hill's work! They are the perfect fall read!!

HAPPY READING!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started by the Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they chose a new meme and bloggers pick their Top Ten Books, TV Shows, Movies, etc that fit that theme. This week the theme is:  Ten Books That Feature Characters That Have a Strong Female Leads. I chose books that I felt have some pretty kick ass female characters! Some are leads, some are secondary, but most of them are flawed. All of them never give up!

  1. Anno Dracula by Kim Newman 
  2. Delilah Dirk  by Tony Cliff
  3. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride


  1. Immortal Empire by Kate Locke
  2. The Crown Tower by Michael Sullivan
  3. Matilda by Roald Dahl


  1. Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  2. Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce
  3. Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

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  1. Handbook for Dragon Slayer by Merrie Haskell

HAPPY READING!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

How to Survive Your First Convention - Community Post

Greetings and Salutations, everyone!

Alright, so most of you don't know but I love going to conventions and expos throughout the year. Sadly a lack of a lot of money keeps from going to all the ones I want, but I budget enough to be able to hit a few good ones throughout the year. Ones like, Love N Vegas that will be in Vegas this October! Love N Vegas is a book convention that happens annually through the U.S. that brings together authors and fans. This year it's basically in my backyard and I won't be able to attended because I have no more vacation days!

However, the Love N Vegas event got me thinking! Since conventions have become year round events I'd thought I'd share some tips through my blog for those thinking of going to their first one. Which I highly recommend you do! There's no better weekend than geeking out with like minded nerds!

Some of the tips I wanted to share is what you should bring with you:


  • A backpack - Where else are you going to store all your goodies from your favorite vendors. It's also a really easy way to keep your personal effects organized, that way you don't lose anything when you sit down, or are waiting in line (and you will be waiting in line).
  • Cash - While some vendors will  have card readers, the convention wi-fi will be over loaded with everyone's cellphones. So cash is an easy and quick way to pay for all those goodies you'll find. Plus, if  you're like me, you budget your trip. Cash makes it easy to stay on course.
  • Charger - I always bring two because I'm the queen of losing things! Most conventions will have places for you to charge your cellphones. They want you to post those photos to help spread the word!
  • Water Bottle - Conventions are all day events and you'll want to stay hydrated because it's also a lot of walking and standing. I always pack my Nalgene bottle!
  • A Buddy - Do you have an exit buddy? While conventions are a great way to meet new people who love the same things you do, it's also an experience to share with a friend. I always try to bring someone with me to share in the good times. 
  • A good attitude - There's going to be a lot of people! So remember to have fun and that everyone is there to enjoy the weekend and the events! Lines are going to happen, speakers will run a little late, and sometimes staff will be dealing with an emergency. Be patient!
  • Budget - You don't miss out on that one awesome piece of merch, or chance to meet one of your favorite authors, celebrities, artists, etc. This is one reason I bring cash each day on the floor. This makes it easier to stay inside My alotted money for that day, but don't forget safe some for snacks and lunch! A great way to budget is to check online for flight and hotel deals. If you're interested in the Love N Vegas Convention, just click the image below to go their webpage and see what's what! You can also check out Vegas.com for flight and hotel deals for your trip. I always try to budget my trips so I have extra money to spend on the show floor!

Well, that's all for my tips on what to bring when off to a convention. Stay save and have a great week! And as always, HAPPY READING!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about what we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released, but don't have to be. It is based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous at Breaking the Spine

Release Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Author: Tori Telfer
Genre: NonFiction
Pages: 336



Lady Killers, based on the popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, disputes that claim and offers fourteen gruesome examples as evidence. Though largely forgotten by history, female serial killers such as Erzsébet Báthory, Nannie Doss, Mary Ann Cotton, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite for destruction.







Why I'm Waiting: There are two reasons honestly: I'm a sucker for any book labeled as "True Crime, and I love Tori Telfer's Jezebel column. So I will definitely be picking this one the day it comes out!

HAPPY READING!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started by the Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they chose a new meme and bloggers pick their Top Ten Books, TV Shows, Movies, etc that fit that theme. This week the theme is: Ten Books I Should Have Read During My First Year Blogging. Since I started Bookish Whispers in 2016, these are books I should have last year!

  1. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  2. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  3. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

  1. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  2. The Fireman by Joe Hill
  3. Last Days of Night by Graham Moore


  1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  2. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  3. Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson



  1. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher





Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about what we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released, but don't have to be. It is based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous at Breaking the Spine

Release Date: October 10, 2017 
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Genre: Young Adult 
Series: Berserker #1
Pages: 288


Her brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from the old gods, but Hanne Hemstad knows she is truly cursed. It's not Stieg's fault that their father is dead, their mother has left, and their brother Knut has been accused of a crime he didn't commit.


No, the fault lies with Hanne and her inability to control her murderous "gift"--she is a Berserker. When someone she loves is threatened, she flies into a killing state. The siblings must leave Norway for the American frontier or risk being brought to justice.





Why I'm Waiting: I was waiting on this because I love Norse Mythology, especially when it's a one of the myths that isn't seen a lot on the mainstream. Despite being lucky to currently be reading it, I want to keep on my list for Can't Wait this month. Because so far I'm loving it!!

HAPPY READING!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started by the Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they chose a new meme and bloggers pick their Top Ten Books, TV Shows, Movies, etc that fit that theme. This week the theme is: Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through.

  1. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  2. To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  3. Moby Dick by Herman Melville


  1. Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker
  2. Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin & Lisa Brown
  3. The Art Forger B.A. Shapiro


  1. The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton
  2. Queen of Thieves by J. North Conway
  3. The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salsibury


  1. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas


HAPPY READING!!

Monday, September 4, 2017

August Wrap up

As I sit here and try to think about what I do this month, I realize outside of work there wasn't much. Just the normal amount of a movie here, lazy day at the beach, or an afternoon paddleboarding here and there. It's also because I'm gearing up to go on vacation at the end of this month. So I've been trying to save my pennies for that. This road trip is one me and a friend have been planning for a bit, but every single time something gets in the way. Last time my friend got her dream job, and since she's still doing that and loving it. Plus, the bakery has been quiet. Fingers crossed for this time around!
Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 1220 pages
BINGO Books: 2 - Debut & Civil War Era
Currently Reading: Bersker by Emmy Laybourne
DNF: 0
Events: Make Me Read It Readathon & Bout of Books



Publisher:  HarperTeen
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Author: Zac Brewer
Genre: Young Adult 
Series: Stand Alone

Brooke Danvers is pretending to be fine. She’s gotten so good at pretending that they’re letting her leave inpatient therapy. Now she just has to fake it long enough for her parents and teachers to let their guard down. This time, when she's ready to end her life, there won’t be anyone around to stop her.

Then Brooke meets Derek. Derek is the only person who really gets what Brooke is going through, because he’s going through it too. As they start spending more time together, Brooke suddenly finds herself having something to look forward to every day and maybe even happiness.

But when Derek’s feelings for her intensify, Brooke is forced to accept that the same relationship that is bringing out the best in her might be bringing out the worst in Derek—and that Derek at his worst could be capable of real darkness.


Why I'm Excited: I love a book that sounds like it's going to mess with my head and maybe make my stomach churn. There's a reality to the story thing, and think that makes it a little scarier and lot more chilling.

HAPPY READING!