2014 End of the Year Bookish Survey!

2014 End of the Year Bookish Survey!

December 20, 2014 Reviews 2

  Hi bookish peeps! It’s that time of year when Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner puts together the best (and longest) end of the year survey! I did the survey last year and while it always takes me forever to finish it is seriously so much fun! It gives you a chance to look back on the year and re-experience those books that made you laugh, cry, sob and rage. It’s also an awesome way to see what cool things you did and what awesome things you plan to do. So how about we jump right on in?! Number of Books Read Octavia {50} Shelly {159} As of 12/8/14….she plans to read even more! Number of Books Re-Read Octavia {None that I can think of } Shelly {4} Genre You Read the Most From Octavia {New Adult! 2014 was the year of sexy times and angst for me! I read more NA than I thought was humanly possible and I… Read more »


What do you want to see on RSR next year?

What do you want to see on RSR next year?

December 19, 2014 Announcements 0

We’re planning a whole array of wonderful things for Read.Sleep.Repeat. but we need your help as well! So dear readers, please fill out the quick survey below, let your opinions be heard! We want to know what you don’t want to see, what you do want to see, and any and ALL ideas you may have! This survey was totally inspired by the ladies over at Oh, The Books!


We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist [Mini Review]

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist [Mini Review]

December 18, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

We Should Hang Out Sometime is the (embarrassingly) true story of Josh Sundquist’s love life, or lack thereof. Josh has never had a girlfriend and now in his mid-twenties, he decides to figure out why. He recounts all his past experiences to figure out why his attempts at getting a girlfriend have failed, and reunites with these women to see why his attempts have failed. If you rarely read nonfiction, like me, I definitely think that you should make an exception for We Should Hang Out Sometime. Josh uses his love of math, something he actually understands unlike girls, to go through the past and hopefully come up with a reason to why he never had a girlfriend. And it works brilliantly, and hilariously. The different graphics (i.e. types of charts) were just a wonderful addition to the story. I loved reading Josh’s journey, and the overall conclusions he made were just awesome. Overall, We Should Hang Out Sometime is a wonderful and hilarious… Read more »


Shelly’s Holiday Reading List!

Shelly’s Holiday Reading List!

December 14, 2014 Random Ramblings 4

Happy Holidays, everyone! If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ve probably heard me mention that I’m going on a family vacation over the holidays. Basically, from the 16th-30th, I am visiting family during that time and am not counting on a good internet connection. Which is why my books will save me! I am bringing A TON of books, and my parents and sisters are judging me heavily for it but I plan to READ READ READ! (I really dislike family gatherings, especially since the only common language I share with them is Russian, and I am not very fluent in it) Now, here’s the reading list!   eARCS 1. Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 2. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Scneider 3. Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski 4. Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu ARCs 5. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black 6. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons 7. Stone in the Sky… Read more »


So You Want To Go To BEA? ~ Tip #1: The Buddy System~

So You Want To Go To BEA? ~ Tip #1: The Buddy System~

December 13, 2014 Features & Spotlights 12

Welcome back lovelies! Today we’re going to go over Tip #1 of my So You Want To Go To BEA mini series. And step one is one of the most important to me: Buddy System! When I say buddy system I’m not talking about just out on the convention floor (though that is CRUCIAL and will be discussed soon) but your hotel room too! If I wouldn’t have been able to split the cost of my room with Nikki there is no way I would have been able to go to BEA14. In fact if it weren’t for Nikki I wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun either. It was perfect that we split the room cost but once we put our heads together we actually had a solid yet fun plan of attack for BEA14! It took a while to get the signings and drops in order (BEA officials drag their feet with that list!) but the overall experience was… Read more »


Reckless by Priscilla West ~Mini Review~

Reckless by Priscilla West ~Mini Review~

December 12, 2014 Reviews 2 ★½

This is a mini review so I’m going to keep it short and to the point…and with as little rant as I can manage. You see I can sum Reckless up in one word… CLICHE! The sexy yet intangible rock star, the sweet yet sassy girl who “just can’t stay away” and a trip that “makes it impossible” for them to keep their distance. Usually a story that has been “done before” doesn’t bother me too much. I can see it for what it is, which is typically mindless entertainment, and can still find something good about it. I just couldn’t with Reckless! The characters, the sub characters, the plot, the logic. All of it just came together and forced me to roll my eyes so hard they were pretty close to being stuck that way permanently. There’s even a part where Riley (lady MC) complains about how badly her back hurts so Jax (rock god) comes up with the… Read more »


Waiting On Wednesday ~12/10/14~

Waiting On Wednesday ~12/10/14~

December 10, 2014 Features & Spotlights 1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we can share upcoming releases that have us excited!     Happiness shouldn’t be this hard… The Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto — miracle cure-alls don’t tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can’t forget how he’s grown up poor or how his friends aren’t always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it’s not enough. Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn’t mind Aaron’s obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn’t mind talking about Aaron’s past. But Aaron’s newfound happiness isn’t welcome on his block. Since he’s can’t stay away from Thomas… Read more »


Marked by Sarah Fine

Marked by Sarah Fine

December 8, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

Sarah Fine is one of my all time favorite authors. She has this amazing gift with world building and believable characters and her plots are original, captivating and just plain good to be honest. So it comes as no shock that when I discovered she was releasing an adult urban fantasy novel I squealed way too loud and did a happy dance. I mean this is the woman who brought me Malachi and a hell so real I legit was afraid for a sec. How could I NOT love it?! What kind of blow to the head would lead to such an unfortunate feeling?! So I sent a request off to Amazon (whom never approves me but I DIDN’T CARE) and less than 24 hours later I had an approval and had dived right in. In fact I stayed up till a little after 4 am reading as much as I could even though I knew I had to get… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~YA Love~

Stop & Chat ~YA Love~

December 7, 2014 Features & Spotlights 3

HAPPY SUNDAY! Today’s Stop & Chat hit me in the face while at work one day and I just have to jump right in ok? OK. YA Love Most of you are probably looking at today’s topic and are convincing yourself that I’ve gone off the deep end since this obviously makes NO sense. Well you’re wrong! Let me explain. So I was at work when my boss comes in talking about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie (which has now become an office outing) when one of the girls I work with says she hasn’t read the book. I, being the book nerd that I am say “in all honesty the book sucks major eggs but I’m still excited about the movie”. From here she says “I want to start reading more but need recommendations”…..   Needless to say I start writing out a full on list of books I think she’ll love, mostly contemporary, NA and PNR but… Read more »


Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

December 5, 2014 Reviews 5 ★★

And pretty cover syndrome strikes again! After reading Suspicion I really just wanted to put it behind me and never think about it again. But that would mean not writing this review and we just couldn’t have that could we Kelly? So how about we jump into this so I never have to relive this book again ok? Ok. Suspicion honestly started off on a good note. It was mysterious, the writing was beautiful and I really liked the MC Imogen. The story even opens up with some “peculiar” things happening to Imogen and her family. A flower, a fire, death. *insert dramatic music* The start of Suspicion was exactly what I hoped it would be and everything I needed it to be based on that synopsis. But then things took a turn for the “what is this fuckery” when a “boy” entered into the picture. Everything from that moment on just went up in flames and I’m not even… Read more »