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{Meme} Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

1) Beautiful Bastard Series by Christina Lauren
I loved every minute of these series and I have only read each book once. Totally need to go back and revisit the characters

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2) Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
So the next book in the series is coming out soon and I might need to reread so I can remember what is going on again. It has been to long between books.
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3) Firebird by Sophie Masson
I usually reread this every year without fail. But every time I go to the library somebody already has it. Maybe next time…

4) Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Just so I can discover why I love this series all over again.
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5) Beauty by Robin McKinley
My favourite retelling of beauty and the beast so far
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6) Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Another favourite fairy tale retelling
ella-enchanted cover

7) Mad about the boy by Maggie Alderson
I first read this in high school and totally fell in love with it. I haven’t read this is so long.

8) Boy meet girl by Meg Cabot
This was the first Meg Cabot book I ever read and I only started reading it because the story is told my emails, IMs, phone conversations and not much actually story telling. Yet it is really well done.
boy meet girl front cover

9) Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Just because I haven’t read these in what seems so long. Plus I saw them in the book store the other day with new covers.

10) The Black Jewels Trilogy
I have reread them may times, but I haven’t for a little while so I’m in the mood to read them again.
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Plus so many more books, but I must stick with one 10.

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{Meme} Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

This week top 10 Tuesday is a very interesting topic indeed. It can be taken in so many different way. Therefore I am going to list 10 books and the reason of each one. They maybe different, but they were still all ‘hard’ for me one way or another.

1) Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
This took me like forever to finish. It just didn’t keep me interested enough to keep reading it. I always found something else instead.

2) Deviant by Callie Hart
This was the very first dark romance book that I read. It was totally left of field for me, yet strangely enough this genre has grown on me. I have read a few dark romances now. But this one will always be my eye opener to me.

3) Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
This may be a strange choice for some people, but when I saw this I was scared to read it. I loved Beautiful Disaster and was worried that it would be ruined by Travis’s side of the story. Boy I couldn’t be wrong. This turned out to be a five star read for me and added to much more depth to the first book. Combined they are epic goodness.

4) Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
Where to start. This is a fan-fiction released in stages on the internet by two author friends. That alone made to unsure if I should read it, plus some of the reviews were terrible. So I read it, in one sitting. Man it was soooooooo good. So ya, I loved it and have read and own the whole series to date.

5) The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop
This may come as a surprise because I absolutely love this series. However the first time I read it I was so confused and found it hard to follow in some parts. Yet now I try not to pick them up because I know that nothing else in the real world will matter til I have finished them. Who cares if I’ve already read them a dozen times, I don’t!

6) Of Mice and Men by
I know it’s a classic, but still. Nope I just couldn’t get into it.

7) L4yer Cake by J. J. Connolly
At the time of reading this it was totally left of field for me. I don’t read many crime novels, so it was a bit of a shock. It still don’t know why I read, maybe cause there was movie based on the book. That is the only reason I can think of. But I couldn’t get over the swearing. Every second word seemed to be ‘fuck’. It doesn’t bother me now, but before it did.

8) Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
No James Bond is not a hard book to read, in fact it was pretty easy really. It were was the mind set in getting in the mood to start reading these book. I love the movies so much, that I was afraid that the book would ruin it for me. And has it? Nope not at all. Well at least for a first one anyways.

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{Meme} Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Now this week Top Ten Tuesday should be pretty easy.  Well I thought so til I got side tracked by how many books I actually own. I have quite a few it would seem. I have been data basing my books for a while now because it was annoying me when I was buying doubles of things. I have also decided to count my eBooks in this list and not just my traditional paperbacks.

 

1) Ian Fleming (14 books)

Known for the original James Bond series

2) Anthony Horowitz (14 books)

known for the Alex Rider and Power of Five series

3) Sylvia Day (13 books)

known for the crossfire series

 

4) Kresley Cole (13 books)

known for the immortals after dark series

 

5) P.C. and Kristin Cast (11 books)

known for the house of night series

 

6) Anne Bishop (9 books)

known for the black jewels series

 

7) Cassandra Clare (8 books)

known for the mortal instruments series

 

8) Christina Lauren (7 book)

known for the beautiful bastard series

 

9) Lauren Blakely (7 books)

known for the seductive nights series

 

10) L. J. Smith (7 books)

known for the vampires diaries series

 

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{Completed} Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Karine has
completed her goal of reading 52 books in 2013!
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With two months still left for this year, I have completed my goodreads reading challenge with some time to spare. But don’t panic this is in no way the end of the reading year for me. Two months is still plenty of time to fall in love with many more books and the characters contained with in their pages. Let’s see how many more I can get in before the year is out.
Below are some interesting stats based on the challenge.

Books read: 52

Pages: 19 700

Shortest Book: City of Bones Movie – The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Longest Book: Beautiful Creatures

Book Series Started: Wicked Lovers, Gabriel’s Inferno, Beautiful Bastard, Heat Wave, On Dublin Street, The Dark Heroine, The Others, James Bond, The Mortal Instruments, Aphrodite’s Club, Warm Bodies, Crossfire, The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Immortals After Dark

Book Series Finished: House of Comarre

Book Series Completed in Challenge: Stark Trilogy, Thoughtless, Beautiful, Regency Draculia, The Vampire Diaries, Caster Chronicles, The Hunger Games

Favourite Book: Too many. But if I had to choose Beautiful Disaster maybe

Most read category: Paranormal and romance

3 Star Reviews: 6

4 Star Reviews: 29

5 Star Reviews: 17

{Review} Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1)

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Beautiful Bastard
Beautiful Bastard #1
Read March 2013
5+ Stars

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Synopsis:

An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.

As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other.

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789 and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites, Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

Series Reading Order:
Standalone series with interconnecting characters

#1 Beautiful Bastard
#1.5 Beautiful Bitch
#2 Beautiful Stranger
#2.5 Beautiful Bombshell
#3 Beautiful Player

Review:

OMG! Finished this in two days and still want more. It was so delicious, I just sunk in and stayed there. There is nothing bad I can say about this book. The story started from the first page and didn’t stop til I closed the book. The main characters were on fire and I love the clever use of different fonts to show both on their view points.
Don’t be fooled by the author; it is actually two different people. Nothing wrong with this, it didn’t stop me.
Will be waiting for the next one now