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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Let's Discuss Scribd | Discussion Video

Here is my BookTube channel's Discussion Topic which is about Scribd's older version of itself. If you used Scribd's older version, way back when (unless it's still that way), would you trust it now? Even though others are raving about the new audiobook subscription services that the site offers. Hmmm ... ??

Comment Away ... let me know your thoughts!!


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Week #22 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @ChristyEnglish

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.
  • Please mention From Me to You ... Video, Photograph, & Book Reviews as to where you heard about this collaboration meme.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Cover Reveal - Carter : Summers of Love by Pepper Paris | Spreading the Word & GC #Giveaways


Today I'm showing off Pepper Paris' "Carter : Summers of Love," which is the FIRST novel in her Summers of Love Series. In addition, I am showing off her novel's Preorder Book Sale happening on Amazon's Kindle! Links to get a copy for yourself are down below!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY(s)!! [Giveaway will run until March 14, 2019]



"Carter : Summers of Love"
[Summers of Love Series, Book 1]
by Pepper Paris

Author's Book Description :
    Roxy: It was supposed to be our last summer of freedom before we all parted ways. When our plans changed forcing me to make a decision on our last night together. How could I choose between the four of them and what if I didn't have to?

    Carter: Roxy thought the four of us couldn't love her, but I think we'd all been in love with her for years. The others were all gone and it was my turn to prove that I was more than just the boy next door.

    A Why Choose Contemporary Romance




Diversity on Booktube: Michelle Obama's Booktube | Fangirling @TheArtisanGeek

I have recently found another eloquently spoken video to bring you all. Though this video is again about diversity on BookTube I feel you should hear Seji, from The Artisan Geek, out as she takes on the topic after hearing about Michelle Obama's upcoming YouTube interview with some well known "BookTubers." I was unaware of the interview until Seji posted this video and I do agree that the ones who set this interview up could have done better. Hear her out than check out her website if you have a chance.

Diversity on Booktube: Michelle Obama's Booktube
by The Artisan Geek


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Booktubers aren't original and creative anymore. | Fangirling @richardxdenney

Okay, I know I'm a little late to the party when it comes to this video but I really enjoyed watching what Richard had to say about "being you." I know he was discussing BookTube in particular but I feel this goes for any social media outlet that you want to put your stamp on, blogs included. In addition, Richard had asked (at the very end of the video) to share his video around and because I have been known to do that throughout my social media platforms, here you go! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Booktubers aren't original and creative anymore.
by Richard Denney


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Monday, January 7, 2019

BookSwapAThon 2018 | My BELATED #BookSwapAThon Wrap-Up Announcement


In 2018 I participated in my FIFTH read-a-thon and because of life getting away with me I only read one book. BUT that's okay ... please enjoy my antics. ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜Š

BookSwapAThon 2018 :


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Where You'll Land by Jacqueline Simon Gunn / @DrJSimonGunn | #GuestPost, Spreading the Word, & #BookSale


Today I'm showing off Jacqueline Simon Gunn's "Where You'll Land," a post that she originally shared on her website here, and her novel's Preorder Book Sale happening on Amazon's Kindle!! Links to get a copy for yourself are down below!



"Where You'll Land"
[Where You'll Land Series, Book 1]
by Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Author's Book Description :
    After a bad breakup, I packed up my life and moved to Miami to study for my doctorate in psychology. I made one promise to myself: Do not get romantically involved while I was in school. I needed to heal.

    And then Will Easton came into my life. He was warm and sweet and intelligent. And he got me. What I didn’t know was that Will was running from a tragedy of his own.

    When you try to escape your past without confronting your emotions, you repeat those same past patterns over and over. And that’s just what happened to Will and me, along with a few others who got swept up into the storm that was our relationship. Then came the awful secret. The one that changed everything.

    Sometimes the most painful relationships are the ones that help us grow into who we are and to find the love we had been searching for all along.

    Which begs the question: Can we choose who we love?

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Secret Christmas Mom Box Swap 2018 | #SecretSanta @mommymiahsc

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

As 2019 is now among us Jess still tries to finish this massive website update completely, so she can get it more "user friendly" and have her posts become "live" again. But until then here is one of Jessica's Secret Santa that she participated in this holiday season. Originally she was going to show the unboxing of the package Jess sent out to the other YouTuber but it seems (even so long after the deadline) that participant still hasn't posted her video ... so I'll leave you with Jess's live video of her choosing a book for the package she put together and Jess's own Secret Santa unboxing that was put together by Rokxy over at Home Sweet Home!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Yiddish Gangster's Daughter by Joan Lipinsky Cochran / @WordsByJoan | Spreading the Word #BookSale

Today I'm showing off Joan Lipinsky Cochran's "The Yiddish Gangster's Daughter," which is Book 1 in her Becks Ruchinsky Mystery Series, and it's Hanukkah Kindle Countdown Book Sale on Amazon's Kindle from December 3 - 8, 2018!! Links to get a copy for yourself are down below!



"The Yiddish Gangster's Daughter"
by Joan Lipinsky Cochran

Author's Book Description :
    Since separating from her philandering husband, Boca Raton writer Becks Ruchinsky has struggled to build a closer relationship with her quirky and contentious father, Tootsie, who lives in a retirement home. One evening, as she and her father are relaxing on the home’s front porch, an elderly woman accuses Tootsie of having murdered her husband fifty years earlier.

    Tootsie admits to ratting on the man, who’d cheated their Jewish syndicate boss out of thousands of dollars, but denies killing the widow’s husband. He also admits to having friends in the Jewish mafia and shares stories about his experiences. But the more time she spends with her father, the more convinced Becks becomes that Tootsie is lying about his involvement. Determined to discover the truth about her dad’s past, she sets out on a journey to undercover his darkest secrets. She learns he worked for the Jewish mafia –running numbers for the Cuban lottery, beating up Nazi sympathizers, and smuggling arms to Israeli independence fighters. When she learns that he murdered his best friend and, possibly, his own brother, she must decide if she can accept his criminal past – or cut him out of her life.

    "The Yiddish Gangster’s Daughter" also explores the impact our parents’ relationships have on our own. Throughout the book, Becks challenges her father on his infidelity toward her mother and becomes frustrated by his refusal to acknowledge that what he did was hurtful to his entire family. She’s upset when Tootsie minimizes her husband’s affair and encourages her to take him back. Ultimately, Becks realizes that she cannot forgive her husband for cheating until she comes to terms with her father’s infidelities…and her mother’s willingness to put up with them.

    A gripping and thought-provoking murder mystery, this award-winning novel explores the colorful and precarious world of the 1940s and 1950s Jewish mafia . . . and the limits of familial love.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2018


In tradition (well mine at least) of today being Thanksgiving Day (the USA version of it at least), here is a list of ALL the books I've read thus far this year that I've given my highest ratings to (5 out of 5 stars), which means I'm VERY Thankful for finding/reading them! Be forewarned though ... because of a major state-to-state move I did in 2017 (which I had actually mentioned in last year's book list too) AND because of my virtual assistant business expanding quite a bit within the past year, ALL of the novels listed below do not have their official book reviews from me posted and promoted yet. Opps ... ain't life fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

➡️ So what are you getting out of this blog post you say? Well ... you are getting a glimpse of what my 5 star reads have been this year thus far (as even though their book reviews haven't been posted the first drafts of their reviews HAVE been written), some of my book reviews of these novels/novellas (if the FULL book reviews have officially been posted than they'll be linked), links for you to check out these novels/novellas for yourself, AND for the FIRST TIME ever I have a little video (at the bottom of this post) for you that compiles this list while inviting another BookTuber (ZaqLovesBooks) to share the two novels that she is thankful for this year too.


** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts.
All of these affiliate links are obvious as to which ones they are.
**


As requested here are all my 5 star reads listed in the order of when I read them this year:

Monday, October 22, 2018

Racist BOOKTUBE DRAMA? Reaction to Entitlement vs Elitism on #Booktube | @TheNovelLush

To quote Lauren, "We gotta do better."

Below I am showcasing Lauren, from The Novel Lush, recent video that was a mixture of a discussion video and a reaction/response video to another video that has been taken down. Lauren eloquently states her position, which I highly agree with, against what this other BookTuber said about BookTube and POC BookTubers themselves. I had not seen the full videos from this other BookTuber I had just heard about her videos but Lauren did track them down and included clips for us to understand both sides of the story more. What I saw from the clips is that this other BookTuber was quite ignorant and definitely has issues of her own. But I don't know her so for that I cannot be certain, yet it's hard to deny that her videos, for what I saw of them, were not something I would support at all.

So, the reason I'm posting Lauren's response video here is because this ties into my previous blog support posts that I did which were Christina Marie's Christina Marie's Black Bookish Peeps Database & More & Jo's IS BOOKTUBE RACIST?. In Lauren's video she covers it all including her response to the other BookTuber's videos. I wish I could get my thoughts across about the topic as well as Lauren does but since I know I cannot I'm showing you hers.

In addition, underneath Lauren's video I have included links to two other responses (one a youtube video and one a twitter post) that I feel should be checked out too.

Friday, October 12, 2018

A belated Week #21 of When & Where am I Wednesday & a Rant | #BookTuber #BookBlog @CherylCatMaster

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.
  • Please mention From Me to You ... Video, Photograph, & Book Reviews as to where you heard about this collaboration meme.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Week #20 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.
  • Please mention From Me to You ... Video, Photograph, & Book Reviews as to where you heard about this collaboration meme.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Week #19 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.
  • Please mention From Me to You ... Video, Photograph, & Book Reviews as to where you heard about this collaboration meme.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

IS #BOOKTUBE RACIST? | @jthegreatbiblio

I'm sharing Jo from Jo the Great recent video about her thoughts on if BookTube is racist. Like she states, this is not the first video of this kind to be brought up about diversity within the book world but more specifically the BookTube community nor will it be the last as everyone else keeps sharing their own stances. However, I do agree with most of her points and feel like I should share her video around as I did for Christina Marie a while back.

As I tell my own children no one is perfect ... we all have our flaws even if we don't realize what they are ... but talking about our thoughts, getting them out there into the world, and calmly discussing them with others IS the only way I feel that we as a whole can move forward. So, please hear out Jo ... follow her ... follow me ... comment wherever you like and lets get this momentum of communication to begin.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Christina Marie's Black Bookish Peeps Database too.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Week #18 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @LoriLFoster

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

99¢ #BookSale & Prize Pack #Giveaway | Spreading the Word @EntangledTeen



Summer may be winding down and the school year is kicking off soon. Beat those back to school blues with some of these great steals.



15 amazing YA reads on sale for just 99¢ each!



Fantasy, mystery, contemporary, paranormal and more! No matter what you are in the mood for you will find it here.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Firestorm by Solange Ritchie / @author_solange | Spreading the Word #Free #BookSale

Today I'm showing off Solange Ritchie's "Firestorm," which is Book 2 in her Dr. Catherine Powers Series, and it is FREE on Amazon's Kindle from August 20 & 21, 2018!! Links to get a copy for yourself are down below!



"Firestorm"
by Solange Ritchie

Author's Book Description :
    A year after the death of her ex-husband, FBI forensic pathologist Dr. Catherine “Cat” Powers and her young son, Joey, are trying to cope with the emotional aftermath of life without him. Joey is especially vulnerable after being kidnapped by the “Burning Man” and witnessing his father’s brutal murder.

    On a peaceful Saturday afternoon in Quantico, a mysterious manila envelope arrives in Cat’s mailbox. Inside, she finds a lock of Joey’s hair and a photograph of him taken during his abduction, his face twisted in fear. The photograph could have been taken by only one person. Cat immediately knows that the Burning Man is back—and she and Joey may never be safe again.

    When the Burning Man resurfaces in Southern California, a trail of the brutally mutilated bodies of young women left in his wake, Cat teams up once again with police detective Jim McGregor to hunt down the madman once and for all. But while Cat and McGregor methodically pursue one serial killer, Southern California’s beautiful neighborhoods begin to burn one by one. The investigators realize they must catch another killer: a serial arsonist who is happy not only to burn buildings but to watch his infernos consume people’s lives—a man obsessed with fire above all things, a man with a deep sense of hatred toward society. Cat and McGregor find themselves growing closer as they become enmeshed in a deadly game with two deranged killers who leave few clues and always seem to be one step ahead.

    As the death toll mounts and powerful Santa Ana winds whip the flames, the evidence reveals that the two killers are connected to each other—and that one of them seeks revenge for the sins of Cat’s past. In the fire-ravaged hills of Southern California, Cat wages an epic battle against an arsonist and a sadistic murderer. She promises herself that this time, she will not let the killers get away. This time, she will see justice done—for the victims, for their families, for Joey. But will Cat have to pay the ultimate price?

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ding Dong! Is She Dead? by Alathia Paris Morgan / @alathiamg | Spreading the Word #Free #BookSale

Today I'm showing off Alathia Paris Morgan's "Ding Dong! Is She Dead?," which is Book 1 in her Nova Ladies Adventures Series, and it is FREE on Amazon's Kindle from August 18 - 22, 2018!! Links to get a copy for yourself are down below!



"Ding Dong! Is She Dead?"
by Alathia Paris Morgan

Author's Book Description :
    After witnessing a Mob murder in NYC, Allie Foster is placed in the witness protection program. Starting a new life in Texas is hard enough—but finding a front door hanging on its hinges while delivering Nova beauty products makes it even more difficult. A grisly trail of blood leads her to a terrifying discover… a body. After a heart-stopping moment of fear, Allie realizes her friend is still alive, although badly beaten. When she rushes Megan to the hospital, it puts Allie right back where she doesn’t need to be—embroiled in yet another mystery.

    Allie offers to help her friend protect her daughter, even as a second attempt on Megan’s life reveals her husband will stop at nothing to prove he’s above the law. When it fails again, Megan’s abuser decides to take his anger out on Allie instead. With the help of a handsome stranger, Allie escapes, but now both women are in danger. Justin Greenley, the gallant protector, offers them a safe haven until the would-be murderer is caught. His family’s ranch seems the idyllic choice, but Allie isn’t sure if she should trust Justin with her life… even if her heart tells her she should.

    Curl up with this cozy mystery/thriller!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Second Sentence Saturday: Merry Christmas Baby | @MarieColeBooks #BookTeaser #RomanceNovels


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Merry Christmas Baby" by Marie Cole - [Amazon Book Link]