Thursday, November 21, 2013

What Does the Fox Say...the book?

The popular Norwegian song has millions of views on YouTube, and is in the Top 100 on iTunes. The weird, funny, and catchy song has been heard all over the world and now you can buy it as a book.

In December "What Does the Fox Say" comes out as a children's book. I'm curious to what is actually in the book and will probably take a trip to Barnes and Nobles to check it out.

It's really smart to make a children's book out of the hit song. I'm sure many people will be finding it as a gag gift under their tree this Christmas, or giving it to kids who enjoyed the song. Which is a smart move by Simon and Schuster.

But, I just found it pretty funny and thought I would share this with you.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Confession of a Literary Shopaholic

Every here someone mention how every girl is a shopaholic? While this might be a stereotype, for me it's also VERY true. I own more books, shoes, clothes, and make-up and purses then any person should. Online shopping is one of my favorites because you don't even have to leave the house. 

I thought I should turn my addiction into a fun weekly post! I'm also starting this at a good time to use for Christmas ideas if any of you are looking for book related Christmas gifts. It's hard to buy an avid reader a book, because there's a good chance they've already read it. However, I'm always finding cute book related items that I can't wait to share with you!

I'm going to start with some AWESOME jewelry that came out today. I'm sure you've heard of Out-of-Print clothing by now. If not they make cute shirts, totes, phones cases and now JEWELRY! The best part of these products? They are all related to classic novels. 

What I love about these I how wearable they are. A lot of book related jewelry is really tacky, or gaudy.  These necklaces are actually made out of brass with 14k gold plating!

A perfect gift for anyone who loves these classic novels. My favorites are Scout and Boo, Down the Rabbit Hole, and Slaughter House Five. 

Which are you're favorites? 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

In My Mailbox

This is for the late night readers, mostly because I forgot it was Sunday. College seems to do that, I completely forget what day it is (mostly during the weekends).  Does this happen to anyone else?

Anyway, here's the books I bought this week...

In Hardcover:

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

On my Kindle:

Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

(already read this one, I've always wanted to read this one)

More than Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

(The sequel)

Trust in Me by J. Lynn

Companion novel to Wait for You, which I absolutely LOVED.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Giving Tree (the song)

While I was studding in the library today I made a new radio to listen to, a Plain White T's radio. Then in middle of reading a book from class I heard some lyrics that sounded extremely familiar even though I know I never heard the song before. Then I played back the song to listen to it again to try to figure it out.

I notice the title is 'The Giving Tree' which was one of my favorite children's book growing up. 

Then I realize that the song revolves around the story. Since I missed band book week, and The Giving Tree is a commonly banned book (I know, people are weird), I thought I would share this song with you. And just in case you love this book as much as I do. 


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Writing with Today's Technology

I have never considered myself a writer. Sure I love to read, it's something I've always had a passion for but I've never really thought about writing a novel or poetry. Today in my Intro to English class we had a guest speaker who talking about writing with today's technology.

First the guest speaker (who is a creative writing professor) talked about how technology was ruining the writing world. (Which I COMPLETELY disagree with) Then she began to talk about how it does open up publishing to anyone. No matter who you are, you are able to publishing something online through self publishing or blogs for free. She talked about how blogs offer anyone the ability to write to an audience.

Then I realized that's what I do!


It made me feel like a writer. I put things (like this post) out there for people to read. Even thought it may not be a ton of people, it's something. Someone other then close friends and family are reading what I write because they chose too.

It made me feel special and extremely happy. This post is basically to say thank you to the very few readers I have left after my break. Love you guys. I love what I do, and I hope to truly get back into blogging. And start making more blogging friends (most of mine decided to stop their blogs).

Anyway, what I wanted to say is basically anyone can be a writer and you might not even know that you are.

Danielle <3 nbsp="" p="">

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

17623975Just One Day
By Gayle Forman

Summary:A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay

When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.
Review: The more you enjoy a book the harder it is to review. That's why I put off writing Just One Day for a little while. When I finished it I flipped back to read my favorite parts over again. Gayle Forman created  characters and a story that I wasn't ready to leave yet. Plus, she had one of the meanest cliff hangers I've ever read, even though I understand why she put it in there.

What exactly did I like about Just One Day? It was more then just a romance in Paris, it's a novel about discovering who you are. Which is something, as a college freshmen, I can completely understand. Allyson who will be a college freshman after her summer in Europe, is someone that is easy to relate to. She's someone who follows the rules but dreams of far off places and more exciting adventures like I'm sure many other readers do. Her journey in finding herself incredible to read about.

When I first picked up Just One Day, I thought it was going to take place in just that one particular day. I was surprised to find that it actually spans a whole year after that. This novel was more about the effect of that one spontaneous day then the actual day itself. There was a weird transition into the year. Part one (the one day in Paris) took up almost just as much as the whole year did. There were somethings that I felt could have been elaborated on and played out more then they were in the year.

I'm excited to see where Just One Year takes the story. I'm dying to know what happened to William and his side of the story. I hope it answers all the questions that Gaylee Forman left out in the open, and I hope there's a happy ending for all the characters that I grew to love in Just One Day.

**Anyone else motivated to learn a second language after finishing this novel? Just curious because I was!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Working at a Library

Over the summer I had a job at my local library. For the most part the job was just re-shelving books. During the 3 months that I worked there I got really good at the alphabet. (The first couple of weeks I was singing the ABC's inside my head) image
I was looking for gif of the ABC's or someone signing the ABC's but I couldn't find one anywhere so here's a cute minions gif. 
But while I was there at the library I notice a few different things. Some of them were normal and some just really strange.

Here are some strange things that I notice while I worked there...

Do you notice anything weird about this picture? Maybe that Heist Society by Ally Cater is categorized as Horror? The kick-ass, action novel that is a little suspenseful, but has no horror moments is categorized at horror. That was one of the first things that I couldn't understand about the libraries categorizing system. 

Here were just some of the funniest/cutest book names that I've seen on a book. They actually sound really interesting and I'll probably try and read them at some points. If you look to the left of the picture you might be able to see Rest in Pizza which is another food titled murder (by another author). I didn't realize how popular they were. 

Those are just some of the weird things that happened over the summer while I was working at a library.

Have you guys ever notice and weird things in your library?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

College Book Shelf!

Shelf. As in singular self. I don't have another other shelves to use for books here in my teeny tiny dorm room. (okay it's really not that small compared to other dorms) but the book storage is just one self for now. I'm sure book will be all other the dorm by the end of the year.

Here's a large picture of the shelf...

Holding up the other side of the book is a container of nail polish. (and yes that is a white collar poster on the bottom right) 

Slightly closer! These are all the books I was able to bring with me to school. It was so hard to narrow it down but in the end this is what I brought. 

Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling 
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood 
Gamebaord of the Gods by Richelle Mead
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Mar 
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma by Camilla Townsend (for school)
Fever by Lauren Destefano 
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken 
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian 
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Tender is the Night by F. Scot Fitzgerald 
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
The Great Gatsby by F. Scot Fitzgerald
Prodigy by Marie Lu

Just One Year by Gayle Forman
The Diviners by Libba Bray 
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
Can you Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella 
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 
How to Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas C. Foster (for school) 
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 

And that's my book shelf tour! (seriously just a shelf). For the most part these are books I haven't read yet besides the ones that I finished while I was here, or are my favorite novels that I couldn't leave at home. (Pride and Prejudice and The Great Gatsby). I also brought my signed copy of Insurgent (which is another favorite) but my roommate is currently reading it.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Emma Approved

Whether you are a Jane Austen fan, Vlog Brother fan, or just an avid Tumblr user you probably heard of The Lizzie Bennet Dairies (if not I'll post a link to the first video at the bottom of this post). Today the same production company, Pemberley Digital (who already have an EMMY from LBD), posted there next project Emma Approved!

Here's the video:

With LBD I had already read Pride and Prejudice and knew what was going to happen (for the most part) but I haven't read Jane Austen's novel Emma (I'm going to try to read it before the show ends). Even though I haven't read Emma, I suprisingly loved the first episode! I was a little concerned because Sanditon, Pemberly Digital last project really wasn't interesting and I couldn't even get through all the episodes.

I thought the acting and writing were spot on with Emma Approved. I can't wait to see where it goes from here!

Here's the Lizzie Bennet Dairies if you haven't seen them yet.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

In My Mailbox

It has been months since my last IMM, I considered doing a post about all the books that I have gotten in the past months that I've been gone but then I realized they are all at home and not here in my dorm. So I just did the ones that I bought this week. I actually have a Barnes and Nobles in walking distance from all of my classes, it's pretty dangerous.

Here are the book that I bought this week....


I'm reading this one today, and thoroughly enjoying it so far. You can expect a review up sometime this week.


I loved Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series, so I thought I would try some other ones by her.

When I saw this one in the Science Fiction aisle I didn't even read what it was about until after I bought it. Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors and I was so excited when I saw something new from her. The cover is gorgeous and now that I read the summary I'm even more excited to dive into this one.

Later this week I'm going to post a tour of my college book shelf. I could only bring a limited number of books with me to school since I only have one shelf for books. So I thought I would show which ones a brought since a few people had ask, or recommended books for me to bring on twitter.

I'm also going to try and post things I learned while working in a library. I saw some weird things go on with the books in the YA section and the adult sections.

Also, I'm curious if there's any new and active blogs around the book blog world. Many of the blogs that I was reading before I went on a break sort, also just stopped blogging. So I don't have many active blogs to read about any more. Feel free to suggest some!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: Prodigy

Prodigy (Legend, #2)Prodigy
By: Marie Lu
Sequel to Legend
Publish Date: January 2013

Summary (from goodreads): Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic's most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots - a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?

Review: It's been a long time since I read Legend, over a year, but some how Legend's story line was still fresh in my mind. While it was another dystopian novel, it had a different take. A more military stand than the others that I have read. When I finally had time to pick up Prodigy, I was beyond excited to see where Marie Lu was going to take the story. 

Surprisingly Prodigy was even better then  Legend. Now that the world has been set up, and the characters introduced, Marie Lu was able to dive right into the story line. The fast paced movement of Prodigy while learning more of the world as Day and June did was so much fun. Once I was able to pick up Legend it was extremely hard to put down.

14290364 As we gets deeper into this world we also get deeper into the characters. Lu was able to keep the aspects of the characters that we met in Legend but also dive farther into their thoughts and actions. June and Day also had some kick-ass action scenes that kept the suspense going. 

If you read Legend the sequel is one you don't want to miss. Prodigy will keep you on your toes, and unable to guess what will happen next.  The military and political side to this series is so different and exciting, it helps them stand out between the many other dysotpian novels that can be found of YA shelves. I'll be impatiently waiting for the third installment of this series until November. But for now here's the cover, which actually my favorite one in the series! 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

College Life and Blogging

Good Morning!

I know I've been MIA for about a year now, but I'm hoping this changes soon. I really miss interacting with other bloggers and readers. Now that I've been at college for a month (and it's been a great and exciting month) I think I got a pattern down for blogging, work, studying, and other activities. I've read a few books that I want to post reviews for, so hopefully I'm able to start making With A Book an active blog again.

Here's a little update on my life this past year I've been away. I applied to many difference colleges and decided to attend Rutgers University in NJ. I've been here for a little over a month now and have loved every moment of it. Classes are great, I'm actually going to try and take a writing class next semester all about blogging. I love how you can take classes that are for your own interests in college and you don't have to get a set schedule from the school. There's so many different classes to choose from and so many English classes that I want to take. Here's some pictures of my campus:

The brand new Barnes and Nobles on Campus!

I have a job here at school, it's in a library, but with the Archives for the University and not the library itself. Which is different from when I'm used to after working at my local library over the summer.

I've actually read a few interesting books for school so far and can't decide if I should review them or not. They are mostly non-fiction and historical. Any thoughts?

Another thing that I considered was reviewing more them books here on With a Book. Just other things I buy and run into that I feel like others would like to hear about, for example make-up, and beauty products. Is that something any of you would be interested in? Or should I leave With a Book strictly a book blog? This is something that I've considered for some time now. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Don't forget to follow With a Book on tumblr too! I can post more often there and reblog cute book quotes and pictures along with my own posts.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

City of Bones Movie Review

Yesterday I finally got to see City of Bones in theaters. I have been looking forward to this movie since Cassandra Clare tweeted about it being optioned for a movie. I was ready to go to a midnight premiere to this movie, but for some reason they didn't have any, so I went the Saturday after it was release.

What did I think? Personally I loved it! Sure it was cheesy at times, and predicable (with or without having read the books) but getting to see your favorite book on the big screen is a great feeling. I thought all the actors did an amazing job, which doesn't surprise me. Almost all of them are great in everything I seen them in. Especially the actors playing Clary, Jace and Clary's mom. The only actor that I did have a problem with was the one playing Magnus. He seemed to be trying to hard, he looked the part but I cringed a little bit during his parts. However he was only in the movie for a few minutes, and I'll wait until the second movie before judging him to harshly.

Speaking of a second movie, I hope they are able to make one. I would love to see them continue to the series. But I'm a little doubtful about them making enough to do that. The theater that I was in (on a Saturday night) was empty, which is really weird for its time placement. I felt that they didn't do enough advertising before the movies release. I see ad's all the time now, but I didn't see them as much before the movie. I guess we'll have to wait and see how the movie does.

Even if you haven't read the books, this is an easy movie to get into. There's action, adventure, fantasy and romance. You can tell it's geared towards teens but that's what I am, so I didn't mind. If you have read the books I'm sure you will love the adaption. They stayed as true to the books as they could. Only a few small things were changed. That's to help it movie at a pace of a movie and not a 600 page book. They had to change some things to make it work and I think they made some great choices.

The writer even used the same witty banter that was in the book. The same lines that made me actually laugh out loud while reading. Sadly I don't think they fit as well into the movie as in the book but it was still fun to see that they kept the sarcasm.

Did any of you see the movie yet? I would love to know what you thought too! I've hard mixed things so far.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge!

 Day 1: Make 15 book related confessions

1. If I’m bored while reading a book I’ll skim read until I get to an interesting part. 
2. I love fantasy novels
3. I always watch a movie before I read the book. 
4. I like to drink tea while I read
5. I can tell if it’s a really good book if I completely forget about the tea
6. I’ve never really cried while reading a book. They can make me sad or tear up but rarely a book will actually make me cry. 
7. I can’t sit still while reading. I have to move around every few minutes. Such as moving to the other side of the couch or from sitting up to laying down while I read. 
8. I’m a sucker for a colorful book cover. 
9. I hate covers with people on them. 
10. I own about 200 books that I haven’t read. 
11. I feel really bad that I haven’t been blogging the past 6 months. (I guess that’s more of a blog confession)
12. I only read the Harry Potter novels last year. 
13. I love to write in books as I read. 
14. I could care less if they changed the look in the series half way through as long as the books following the first novel are still as good as the first. 
15. I usually forget to keep up with a series unless if was mind blowing like Divergent, Delirium and City of Bones. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Adult Book Sampler

If you read my review of Wait For You yesterday then you know I found it on a New Adult book sampler. I thought I should share that sampler with you.

Summary from BN: Presenting Between the Covers, a free eBook sampler from the hottest New Adult books by the most popular authors in this emerging genre. This free eBook sampler is a curated volume of excerpts from new and upcoming titles from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors including Wait for You by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout); three books by Cora Carmack: Losing It, Faking It and Finding It; Dark Heroine by Abigail Gibbs; Foreplay by Sophie Jordan; three books by Molly McAdams: Taking ChancesFrom Ashes and Forgiving Lies; and The Registry by Shannon Stoker.

This sampler can be found on and for free! I loved this because it gives you the first few chapters of these new novels so you can decide if you want to buy them. So far I've read the samplers for J.Lnn, Cara Carmack and Jay Crownover. All of them have been great and now I have a list of books to read! 

I've already read J. Lynn's novel and the first novel by Cara Carmack (review up soon). I have yet to be disappointed. I read love the New Adult genre because they are about characters that are my age. If you have any to suggest let me know! I would love to read some more New Adult novels. :) 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)Wait for You
By: J. Lynn

Summary: Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Review: It's been such a long time since a book has kept me up well into the morning just because I couldn't stop reading. Wait For You was on of those novels that no matter how tired I was I just couldn't put it down. From the first three chapters that I got from a sampler book, I knew this novel was going to be amazing. When I finished those three chapters I automatically clicked the link to buy Wait For You. That was around 10 o'clock at night, I didn't go to sleep until 3 in the morning when I had finished Wait For You.

J. Lynn creates these rounded, believable characters that I grew attached too instantly. The main character, and narrator of the story, Avery has a secret past that's not to hard to guess in the beginning chapters even though she never comes out to say it. As you read Avery's story you can help but root for her, feel for her, and want to her to have a happy ending. Her narration made me laugh and cry. You just can't help but love her while reading Wait For You. 

The lead guy and supporting characters that J. Lynn created were also extremely likable. I couldn't help but love all of them especially Cam. From the second that Avery ran into him on her way to class, the humor and romance between these two was so much fun to read. Not only was Cam a great romantic lead because of the humor and romance, he also had his own past and back story that makes him believable. 

Wait For You is a novel you'll become attached too. It also has a sequel coming out next year that I can't wait to get my hands on. J Lynn created characters that I can't wait to read more about. But before you go and buy this book, it is a New Adult novel, not a Young Adult novel so it doesn't cut things out as a YA novel would do. Since I've only reviewed YA novels here I wanted to make sure I put that in the review for any younger readers of my blog. 


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Own Fault In Our Stars Shirt!

While I was MIA on the internet I was taking a Photoshop/Shirt Printing Class in school. When it was time for me to design my shirt I had just finished The Fault In Our Stars so this is what I made...

The picture is a little blurry but I was really happy with how the shirt came out. It was actually really easy to do, and now I have a shirt to wear to the midnight release of The Fault in our Stars. Till then it's my pajama shirt.


The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars
by John Green

Summary: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Review: On Goodread's The Fault in our Stars has 4.52 stars. That has to be one of the highest rating's I've seen on that site ever. Which must mean that it's universally like. Once I closed the last page I could see why. This is a story that sticks with you, it makes you think, makes you laugh and makes you cry. 

I put off The Fault in our Stars by John Green because I knew it would be an emotional story, and it was. With a story like this one you have to be in the right mind set to read it. When I finally got up the courage to pick this one up, I was glad I did. The character's are so likable. I was routing for the best, even though it's centered around Cancer patients. They had their flaws but that just made me like them even more. 

This is a novel that you won't be able to put down. John Green crafted a beautiful story that will keep you entranced until the very end. You will be dying to know what happen to Hazel and Gus. Green also keeps you on your toes. While you might think you know how this novel ends, I thought I did, but you're probably wrong (I was). 

No matter what age you are, make sure you pick this one up. Just make sure you bring some tissues with you. Because this will be you at the end... image


Monday, June 10, 2013

Hello Again!

Wow it's really been awhile! I'm not going to go on about where I've been, it was just senior year stuff but I'm back now!

I'm going to try to start posting every day again or just about everyday. I have about 40 something books that I've read and need to review. So I have a bunch of work to do! There was also a bunch of news, movies, and new books while I was away. It might be a little late for a Great Gatsby movie review but you can expect one up soon, and other posts like that.

If you went to BEA I would love to hear how it was!!!! I was really upset that I couldn't go this year but I've been so busy with my senior year. Plus one of the requirements for BEA is posting twice a week, which I obviously was not doing. But there's always next year!

One more thing! With A Book is now on TUMBLR!

I wanted to switch from blogger because it was annoying the heck out of me but I really don't know my way around computers. But I love tumblr. I have an addiction. So I decided to also put With A Book on Tumblr.

Plus so many authors have tumblr websites, this way I can reblog them, comment, and stuff like that.

Basically everything on this site will be on tumblr, but also fun book gif's and pictures! Make sure you go check that out.


Review of Fault in our Stars by John Green tomorrow

p.s. if I own anyone a book review expect it to be up with in the next month, sorry about the wait.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently

I came across this poem in my AP Lit class recently and I just had to share it with you guys. I think it captures the essence of reading perfectly. Let me know what you think :) 

And a cute reading gif :)

is not silent, it is a speaking-
out-loud voice in your head;  it is *spoken*,
a voice is *saying* it
as you read.  It's the writer's words,
of course, in a literary sense
his or her "voice" but the sound
of that voice is the sound of *your* voice.
Not the sound your friends know
or the sound of a tape played back
but your voice
caught in the dark cathedral
of your skull, your voice heard
by an internal ear informed by internal abstracts
and what you know by feeling,
having felt.  It is your voice
saying, for example, the word "barn"
that the writer wrote
but the "barn" you say
is a barn you know or knew.  The voice
in your head, speaking as you read,
never says anything neutrally- some people
hated the barn they knew,
some people love the barn they know
so you hear the word loaded
and a sensory constellation
is lit:  horse-gnawed stalls,
hayloft, black heat tape wrapping
a water pipe, a slippery
spilled *chirr* of oats from a split sack,
the bony, filthy haunches of cows...
And "barn" is only a noun- no verb
or subject has entered into the sentence yet!
The voice you hear when you read to yourself
is the clearest voice:  you speak it
speaking to you.

                        ~~-Thomas Lux


Friday, February 8, 2013

Breaking Waves Tour - Review!

Today I have the pleasure of being apart of the Breaking Waves tour! Breaking Waves is the sequel to Danielle Sibarium's Heart Waves. You might remember my review from last year here. For the tour I'll be doing a  review of Breaking Waves!

Breaking Waves by Danielle Sibarium (Heart Waves #2)
Publication Date: January 10, 2013
Publisher: KFR Communications

Book Description:
From the moment they met, Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, but she never dreamed it
would happen like this. Jenna is left shattered and broken. When life becomes too painful to deal
with and she feels completely alone, there’s only one person to help her pick up the pieces and
move on. The one person she doesn’t want to turn to. The one person she promised to stay away
from. Tyler.

Can Jenna put aside everything she knows about him and let Tyler help heal her broken heart?

Goodreads Link to Breaking Waves
- Amazon Kindle
- BN Nook

Review: Nothing but perfection should be expected from this novel after Danielle Sibarium's first book in the series, and that's what you get. All the characters and story lines have been set up, the reader already loves these characters and there relationships. After reading Heart Waves you can't help but yearn for the sequel to find out what is in store next for Jenna and Reece, and Danielle had so much planned for those two.

The twists and turns in Breaking Waves starts right off in the beginning. Event's that the reader never expects throws them for a loop. The emotion that Danielle puts into these scene's had me tearing up a few times throughout the novel. Breaking Waves is one of those novels that should have tissue warning written on the front cover. You'll want to have those close by when you start. Yet, all the best novels should have those warnings. The emotion behind the characters and they're actions is what made Breaking Waves so addicting.

Another new twist in Breaking Waves is the love triangle. Which is really hard to explain without any spoilers. The love triangle is only a partial love triangle, since you need all three characters to make a triangle. However, that 'almost' love is another quality that made Breaking Waves new and exciting to read. Personally, I'm completely torn between the two guys. I think either one would be perfect for Stephanie. I can see myself happy with either outcome.

In my opinion, the best way to categorize Breaking Waves and Heart Waves, is as an contemporary novel with a supernatural flare. Reader's who enjoy contemporary will still be able to enjoy this series. While it does have a supernatural touch to it, the characters and their relationships are the main focus. If you are a fan of supernatural novels, you will also love the series because it's so mysterious. No matter what you like, it's easy to fall in love with the world that Danielle created. This is one that you don't want to miss.

More About the Author:
Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.

Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.

Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.

In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody. In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released Heart Waves and the second book in the Heart Waves series, Breaking Waves. Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (Kind of)

The Indigo Spell

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch—a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood—or else she might be next. 

I adore all of Rachel Mead's novels. And I've always been the biggest fan of Adrian, so I love this spin off series. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Related Coupons And Bargains

Books, and fun book accessories can be so expensive! Well I recently received a few coupons, I thought I would share them with you guys!

Valentines coupon from Barnes and Nobles!

Coupon Code Online: 728VS7F13RAVS

Out of Print Clothing is celebrating 3 years. They have also fund raised 440,000 books to donate. Some of those even went to Hurricane Sandy Victims.
To celebrate they have a 20% off coupon!

I plan on purchasing one of this sweatshirts in my next Out of Print Clothing purchase. I have a few shirts but I have yet to purchase a sweatshirt from them. Pride and Prejudice and Little Women are some of my favorite books too. 
And as always amazon has some great books on sale for kindle owners!

I have always loved this small contemporary romance novels. They are fun to read and a great when you are stuck home in a snow storm. Anything by Rachel Hawthorne is a feel good romance that you will become addicted to. 

Now this was an exciting Vampire novel. The sequel recently came out, so this one is perfect to pick up. You won't have to wait long after you read the cliff hanger at the end of Infinite Days. 

Jane, is the retelling of Jane Eyre. I really enjoyed this new interpretation of the classic story. 

Blue Bloods is another vampire novel that you don't want to miss. Melissa De La Cruz created a world of magic and mystery that you won't want to leave. 


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy New Year! (about a month late...)

Yes! This is actually me (Danielle) posting something! I've really missed you guys. I've missed posting. I've missed talking about books, and I've really missed being in the know about every new book on the shelves at Barnes and Nobles.

I was spending my Christmas gift cards at Barnes and Nobles and I realized that there was so many new books I had never even heard of! Then I started thinking about how I  missed running With A Book. I was going to wait until after finals this week to come back, but I just couldn't wait anymore.

I'm so happy to be back!

Where have I been? 

Well in the past few months I have got to do some really great things! You probably know that I'm in my schools marching band. Well this year we were in the Rose Bowl Parade in California! It was such an honor and so much work went into it. It made it hard to post anything.

Why didn't I come back after that? Well after the Rose Bowl Parade our band was invited to the inauguration parade for Obama! That was a long, cold day but it was worth it to see the president in person.

I have one last reason for why I've been gone for so long. I applied to college! Going through all the application and keeping up with my school work was surprisingly hard. However it all paid off. I was accepted to very school I applied to, some even gave me a good scholarships. I don't know where I'm going to go yet but the stressful part is over.

 Now that I gave you a bunch of excuses, I'm going to give you a late New Years Resolution. At first I was going to post every day, but I want to do something a little more practical. I'm going to post 5 days a week! At the moment that schedule looks like it will be Sunday, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's.

I'm so excited to be back! I hope all of you had a great holiday and New Years! See you again tomorrow!


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