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Official Blogging Break

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Hi people!!! :D
Just a little something... I'm taking a 1 week hiatus people :D (I hope it's just ONE week hahahaha)
I'll be back next Friday!!! :D See y'all then!!!!!
Keep reading!!!

-BookPics Recommends- Contemporary #1

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I'll be trying to post these kinds of posts at least once a week.  Every week I'll try to spice things up a bit by recommending you different kinds of genres from different books and obviously different authors. The day I post it will be all about an specific genre and then an specific book or series from just one author so that I can have more authors to recommend later on when I go back to that genre :D
Beware though, it's hard for me to read recently published books so my recommendations might not be the most up to date ones but they will certainly be from all the books I've read :D
I haven't read THAT many but still I've got a few that I fell head-over-heels in love with and cannot get enough of them, never.
So here it goes.

To start...

Contemporary!

What better way to do this than by recommending you the first YA contemporary book I ever read!


If I Stay by Gayle Forman
***Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.
I open my eyes wide now. I si…

-A Little Letter For Me-

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Dear Me,
Don't forget to do things that make you happy every single day of your life.
Try and try and try.
Don't give up on doing these happy things just because you're shy.
Remember there's a world out there and not everyone will be mean to you. 
Just try. But be happy.
Always. Because it is the only selfish thing you get to do for the rest of your life!
Who benefits from you being happy?
Exactly! YOU!
Be brave :)
Sincerely,
Me 

-BookPics Is Curious- Traveling Books?

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So, I've been thinking.

If you love, like, and can travel and are a booklover just like most of us, how do you pick which books are coming on the trip with you and which aren't. (Remember we're talking printed editions here since I know eBook readers are kind of on demand right now I still like to take with me one or 6 hehehe depending on the period of time I'm going to be away from home. Anyway, PRINTED books people ^_^ )



I'm a stinker for rereads. If there is one thing that keeps me from reading new books is the fact that I can't get over my book hangovers... Specially if it's a book that's the last in a series or if it's a standalone book or idk, I have tons of reasons why I read and read the same book over and over again and never get tired of it.

So, if I love rereading books, how in the world am I expected to pick books to take with me for a long period of time away from home?


Simple, I don't take them. Out of all the books that are close …

-BookPics Is Curious- Canada&USA ¿Seriously?

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I seriously seriously shouldn't even say I'm a blogger anymore!!

It's been FOREVER since I posted and I feel awful.

Not because I haven't posted but because I have so much to say and I haven't taken the time to actually write it down somewhere, anywhere. And then of course comes the part where I completely forgot about my blogoversary last month and this month as well so I might as well just cry in a corner for the rest of my life.

I'm so so sorry -pets blog- my life has been completely and utterly hectic this year working on some paperwork and then moving and then moving again and traveling and dreaming and dreaming some more that I haven't even had the chance to read much which simply put, sucks.

I miss blogging. I miss rambling on and on about silly things and not so silly things.

I miss sharing with the world my thoughts on books I loved or didn't love that much, I miss stalking my favorite authors so much!! I miss stalking my favorite blogs and my …

USA here I come!! Wait What?

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I
AM
GOING
TO
THE
US
as in
USA!!

SERIOUSLY

I CAN'T

EVEN

EXPRESS

MY

OH MY GOD

-flips---flops---flips----

I look like a fish out of the water right now.

Thank you God T_T

I don't know if I'll be able to meet any authors while I'm there (I'm going to LA and probably try to visit some bookish friends that live like 6 hours away from there but shhh don't tell my uncle.) but I will try my very very best!!

If I die of happiness it'll be there so y'all have to make do and bury me in foreign land and all.

Anyway.
I'm alive, I'm reading and I'm a mix of all sorts of nervousness and excited-ness and giddiness.

-Middle Of The Week Reads- #4

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¡¡¡Middle Of The Week Reads!!!
It's wednesday!
Which means you're either overly excited because the week is halfway through... or you're completely depressed because you feel like the weekend is never going to come.

Either way I hope you're reading something and this wednesday what's currently keeping me up at night is,

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green


You know that book that everyone's read but you weren't able to get when it first got published?
You know that book that after published everyone's talking about and you still haven't been able to get it?
You know that book that a BookAngel gets for you because she knows how much you've been dying to read it?
You know that book that your BookAngel got for you and were planning to read but then everyone told you that it'd destroy you, specially since they know how sentimental and crybaby you are?
You know that book that's been sitting on the shelf for a year?
You know that book that whe…

-(Multiple) Cover Reveal- Thx To Epic Reads

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Woah there candy!!
Seriously??

I just HAD to be online when Epic Reads decided to post THIS on Facebook and I just HAD to click on the link and BOOM!
Instand BookCoverGasm! Seriously!!!!

(Click here to go to the original post if you all want to check it out.)

Look at the pretties!!!! LOOK AT THEM!!!!!


Deliverance by C. J. Redwine

Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez


Kiss Of A Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney

Beware The Wild by Natalie C. Parker

Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann

Remember Me by Romily Bernard

In A Handful Of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Empire Of Shadows by Miriam Forster

I AM HYPERVENTILATING!!
THESE COVERS!!

I LOVE ALMOST ALL OF THEM!!!!!!

Cannot wait to have some, if not all, on my shelves!!!!

-Middle Of The Week Reads- #3

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¡¡¡Middle Of The Week Reads!!!
It's wednesday!
Which means you're either overly excited because the week is halfway through... or you're completely depressed because you feel like the weekend is never going to come.

Either way I hope you're reading something and this wednesday what's currently keeping me up at night is,

Be With Me by J.Lynn

I started this yesterday and I'm almost done, you have no idea, NO idea how much I had been waiting for this tittle. I missed the chance to get the galley so I was impatiently waiting to FINALLY get to read Jase's story :D
And while I'm certainly enjoying it so far my favorite remains the first one, Wait For You. Hopefully something will happen in this book that'll make me change my opinion XD

What are you guys reading this Wednesday?

-Review- Legend by Marie Lu

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Goodreads Shortie:
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem...
*Goodreads* *The Book Depository* *Amazon*

My Thoughts? What in the world did I just read?
Where AM I?!
What's happened with the world the last couple of days?
Can someone please NOT wake me up?
I cannot comprehend... Why am I not inside L.A. with Day and Tessa right now?!

-... I make a silent promise to my brother's killer. I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out o…

-Middle Of The Week Reads- #2

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¡¡¡Middle Of The Week Reads!!!
It's wednesday!
Which means you're either overly excited because the week is halfway through... or you're completely depressed because you feel like the weekend is never going to come.

Either way I hope you're reading something and this wednesday what's currently keeping me up at night is,

Legend by Marie Lu
This is my second attempt to read this book. The first time I had to put it down without even finishing the first page because I had to read one book for review and I never went back to it again. Today I plan to start it and FINISH it since I just read the description and it sounds like a story I would enjoy.
Let's hope for the best!
What are you guys reading this Wednesday?

-Review- Picture Perfect by Alessandra Thomas

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Goodreads Shortie: ... When Cat faces her fears and bares it all for the class, she realizes that she's posing naked in front the most gorgeous, buffest guy she's ever seen in her life. He asks her out after the class, and after one steamy night together, Cat's absolutely smitten ...
Goodreads Amazon (It's FREE on Kindle!)
My Thoughts
(Recommend this book for readers 17+)
This was my first 2014 read and while it didn't exactly blew my socks off it definitely left an impression.

Being a big girl myself I gotta say it's normal for me NOT to find big-sized girls in the books I enjoy reading but now and then I find the rare book that features a girl like that and in this case the girl is the main character and the whole story/book revolves around her and her size/weight.

I'm being honest here when I say I really liked the author's writing BUT didn't like that main character's voice that much.

Picture Perfect is about not only love but the struggles a l…

-Middle Of The Week Reads- #1

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¡¡¡Middle Of The Week Reads!!!
It's wednesday!
Which means you're either overly excited because the week is halfway through... or you're completely depressed because you feel like the weekend is never going to come.

Either way I hope you're reading something and this wednesday what's currently keeping me up at night is,

First up,

Unteachable by Leah Raeder


This is a really good and great New Adult, ever since I read Easy by Tammara Webber I was doomed to love all things NA and when I saw a sale for this one and all the mixed reviews it had gotten I instantly pinned for it. Cue my BookAngel Elena buying it for me.

But even though it had been sitting on my kindle for a month I finally decided to pick it up at the beginning of the year.

Wow doesn't even begin to cover all the feels and gasps this book has inspired in me.

I'm thoroughly enjoying it and since I'm almost done I have zero clue as to what the ending might be, yes, I'm loving it THAT much.

(…

-BookPics Is Curious- What's Happened To Me, To Us?

Wow, I suck.

I haven't been posting as I would like to, I haven't been reviewing. AT ALL. I haven't been looking for galleys as I used to, I haven't been entering book giveaways, I haven't been visiting my favorite book blogs.

I, simply put, haven't done anything on the blogosphere lately, better said, since last August.
Sure I've been posting here and there but seriously, it wasn't something I completely put myself into, the only book review I last remember really wanting to write was the one for Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi because it completely blew my heart away.

I was amazing and up until now I really need to find that place again, the one in which I couldn't stop stalking my favorite bloggers, the time I stalked my favorite authors whether they paid me attention or not, the time when book bloggers formed this community and everyone was nice with everyone and all the drama and ugly didn't happen.

I want all that back, I want to blog again, sh…

-Book Blast, Spotlight + Giveaway- Destined For Love by Melissa Foster

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Synopsis 

You met Rex Braden in Lovers at Heart, Book One of the The Bradens (Love in Bloom Series). Jade Johnson is about to turn his comfortable rancher's life upside down. Don't miss this powerful love story.
DESTINED FOR LOVE is a hot contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.
Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town.
After ditching a horrific relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing…

-Blog Tour Stop, Excerpt + Giveaway- Crashing Into You by B.D. Rowe

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Crashing Into You by B.D. Rowe  Publication date: October 3rd 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Synopsis: Bookish college sophomore Sydney Baker wants Evan Taylor with every ounce of her being. The hottest stud on campus, Evan is six foot four, ripped, stacked with muscles. He’s even easy to talk to.
There’s just one problem: he’s her roommate Melanie’s boyfriend.
But when Melanie tragically dies after a night of wild partying, Sydney and Evan turn to each other in a time of intense grief. And it doesn’t take long for their close friendship to blossom into something more.
Unfortunately for Sydney, secrets from the past soon put her relationship with Evan to the test. Especially when a sexy blonde freshman makes her way into Evan’s life, and tries to rip away everything Sydney holds close to her heart.

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Excerpt
James pushed himself against me and slammed my back against the door. I gripped his belt with my left hand, and his ass with my r…