A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Once Upon a Read-a-thon Day 3 (plus a mini-challenge!)

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

Part I: The Mini-Activity

I actually found this little activity thanks to another blogger from a different reading challenge, so thank you nomadreader.

So where in the world have you read the past few days?

Follow these steps to participate:

1.  Go to this link (you'll need a Google account)
  • Zoom in to find the location you want.
  • Hit edit (it's at the top right corner to the left of the map)
  • You'll now have the ability to add a pin mark to the map.  To locate the pin mark, look at the top left hand corner of the map.  It should be the middle button.
  • Enter the location(s) of where your books took place!  Be sure to include the author's name & the title of the book and your blog name & address.
  • Click OK to add your pin to the list.
  • Click DONE in the left sidebar.
  • Check out all the other locations.
2.  Come leave a comment telling me you posted your pin(s) & your email address.

So what's there to win?

  • ARC At the Gates of Darkness by Raymond E. Feist
  • Shadowfae by Erica Hayes
  • 13 to Life swag
Mini Challenge ends at 11pm tonight.  Winners will be announced with my Favorite Trio giveaway sometime after that on Thursday.

Part II: Book Status

  • I Married a Dragon- Beverly Rae (55% complete)
  • Eve of Samhain- Lisa Sanchez
  • Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow
  • Phoenix Rising- Jo Lynne Valerie

To Read:
  • The Phantom Diaries- Kailin Gow
  • Whisper of a Witch- Suza Kates
  • Phoenix Rising- Jo Lynne Valerie
  • The Crescent- Jordan Deen
  • Nocturnal- Anthology
  • Tidal Wave- Vivian Arend
  • Whirlpool- Vivian Arend
  • Under the Northern Lights- Vivian Arend

Part III: Updates
  • 8:00 PM: Just finished Phoenix Rising by Jo Lynne Valerie.


  1. OK, I've searched and searched and can't find the edit button! DM me on twitter and let me know what I'm doing wrong...

  2. I posted my pin :D

    Braintasia Books

  3. Great idea Tori, the only thing that I'm a bit confused about is the location we have to pin is where WE reside or where the stories take place (I went with the 2nd).

    Placed my pins :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. I posted my pins! This is such a cool idea!

  5. I left my pin, but did not say that Clockwork Angel takes place in London. Oops!


  6. I did it but for some reason, it said my comment was posted by Tori (instead of Book Soulmates).

    Anyhoo, I'm reading Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt. It takes place in St. Giles in London's east end.

    Today is our Mini-Challenge too :) Stop by our BLOG to enter for a chance to win "Our Highlander Romance Swag Pack". Enter today because a winner will be chosen tomorrow!

    Book ♥ Soulmates

  7. Cool challenge! I just posted my pins. :)


  8. OK, I got my pin posted! Thanks for hosting this!

  9. posted my pin!

    Raelena (Throuthehaze Reads)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  10. I posted my pin in Marblehead, MA.

    I loved this idea. It's very different and fun to see (on a map) where the different stories take place.


  11. I posted my pins! All in Britain. One in Ely, Cardiff, for Philippa Pearce's The Midnight Garden. One in London for Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarcanda. And another in Midhurst, near Southampton, for The Sonnets by Warwick Collins.

    Best mini-challenge so far!


  12. I posted my pin.


  13. Just posted my pin! :-D

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

  14. How fun! I posted mine!

    Emily (ebdye1 (at) gmail)

  15. Stella: It's where the story takes place

  16. Fun mini-challenge! I placed pins for:
    Seaglass Summer (San Juan Islands, WA)
    Code Talker (Arizona)
    Vast Fields of Ordinary (Iowa)
    The Ghost and the Goth (Decatur, GA)

  17. Awesome mini-challenge! I'm reading Dark Flame by Alyson Noel which I think takes place in LA.


  18. So seriously technologically challenges today. Not sure if I did it right or if the pin was added in the right place.


  19. YAY So I added mine to it. It is The Cinderella Society In Mt Sterling Kentucky.


    valorie at truthbetold004 at gmail dot com

  20. I posted mine for Proud Book Nerd.


  21. I posted mine for Proud Book Nerd.


  22. What a fun challenge idea! :) Hopefully I posted my pin correctly. Mine is is Chicago for Simone Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry.

    - Violet @ The Eager Readers

  23. I posted a few pins on where my books took place! :D

    spazzydragon13 at yahoo dot com

  24. I just posted my pin! It's over in Great Britain, in Ludlow.

    i heart reading

  25. I posted my pin - I'm the only one so far in Michigan!

    packpeep05 at comcast dot net

    Urban Girl Reader

  26. Took forever but I did it!

  27. I posted my pin, Australia!


  28. Apparently I'm not smart enough to do this lol. I would have added Collingsworth, TX, the town where the Harlequin online read "A Daddy For Christmas" by Laura Bradford took place.
    malleybean at gmail

  29. I posted my pins!

    Angela Z