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 :)


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Once Upon a Read-a-thon Suggestion List

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

Click the image to learn more & to sign up for this event.

Have you ever participated in a read-a-thon before?  I know I haven’t (I’m lazy).  But that’s all about to change, since I’ve been asked to participate in one now.  The Once Upon a Read-a-thon is occurring next Monday, July 12, and will last until Wednesday July 14th.  Which means I'm giving you all fair warning that, aside from Cover Wars!, Monday, Tuesday the 13th and Wednesday the 14th will have one post each day dedicated towards my read-a-thon status.  On Wednesday, I'll also be hosting one activity on my blog, so even if you decide to read for one day during this event, come and participate! 

This post is here to not only provide a list of book suggestions, but also to shamelessly promote for the event (because holy crap, if you knew how many authors have contributed prizes, and how much stuff they’ve got, I think you would be set for a year or two book-reading-wise [If you got all the books. Maybe even longer])

So first thing’s first: what’s your goal for this?
A) Read as many books as you can within x-amount of hours?
B) Stay up for x-amount of hours and read, read, read?
C) Get through a decent amount of your TBR pile & review?
D) Read new books you otherwise would not read?

If you answered:

A) I don’t have any guaranteed strategies for doing this successfully, but if you’re going for quantity, you’ll probably want to read novellas.  Unfortunately, I’m not a huge novella person.  I will, however, suggest some books I either own (yet have not read), or know about:

1. Into the Dark by Gena Showalter.

Into the Dark
Three short stories in one—how can you resist?  If you’re unsure of this one, check out my reviews:

2. Deep Kiss of Winter Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter

Deep Kiss of Winter
Two wonderful authors.  Would suggest reading Kresley’s story if you are familiar with her IAD series.  If you’re unsure of this one, check out my reviews:

3. The Bodyguard Anthology

The Bodyguard
It comes out June 29th.  Will be reading this one also if I manage to buy it before the read-a-thon date (read: if i have $$ to buy it)

4. The Crescent by Jordan Deen

The Crescent
Haven’t read this yet.  It’s got werewolves in it, and the cover is pretty… how could you resist?  I will be reading this book at one point during the read-a-thon.

B) If you want to stay up for 24 hours or so, you’ll need COFFEE (which I will be chugging throughout one of these days (probably the one when I have nothing to do the next day [to the point where I guarantee you I’ll end up having a panic attack when I overload my system with caffeine]), sugary products, air conditioning (if it’s hot, the heat will suck away all your energy), and ice showers.

Maybe I’m overreacting with that list.  Books I’d suggest:

Anything you know will have action in them.  You don’t want to read anything boring, otherwise you might end up falling asleep!  Will abstain from listing books, simply because what I deem heart-thumping action scenes might not necessarily work for you.

C) Well this just depends on what’s in your TBR pile.  If you’ve managed to score any of these ARCs (they may or may not be released yet), and you haven’t read them, I would suggest:

1. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


This one’s not out for a while, but I’ve heard amazing things about it.  (refraining from reading until closer to release date, or until I get an e-reader)

2. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


Werewolves.  This is one paranormal-YA that I believe everyone will be fighting to read.  (Hell, I was before I got my copy at BEA).

3. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

Shadow Hills
Another YA book.  It comes out on July 13th, so you can always run to the bookstore for a quick break to pick up a copy :)  (would probably be smart to reserve a copy before the read-a-thon)

4. Anything by Moira Rogers

Cry Sanctuary Crux
Each cover listed above = the first book in that series. 

5. Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines

A wonderful Urban Fantasy with a new approach towards “Others”.  If you’re unsure about this one, check out my review.

6. Insatiable by Meg Cabot

This is a wonderful beach read.  It’s hilarious, and will keep you glued to the pages until the very end.  If you’re unsure about this one, check out my review.

7. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna R Hieber

A wonderful paranormal romance/historical fantasy set in England.  The writing is beautiful, and well worth the read.  Check out my review if you’re unsure.  I also suggest checking out the second book in the series also.

8. Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

There’s vampires.  There’s witches.  There’s a strange young Native American woman who shares her body with Beast.  Lots of action, there’s a bit of seduction.  Loved this book, and the second book in the series.  Check out my review.

9.  The Demonica Series by Larissa Ione

This is the first book in the series.  It’s a wonderful paranormal romance series—5 books total—that I guarantee you’ll enjoy.  Each and every character is well developed and unique.  Not sure about this series?  Check out my Pleasure Unbound review.

D) Please refer to all the other books I've suggested, or check out my Thirsting for Thursday post to see month releases.


  1. I am so excited for Monday...hopefully I will get TONS read!

  2. How long before we have to make a definite decision? I'm still swamped with this paper, but that AND my class will be over Thursday night and I'll be FREE (except for work..which is full-time but w/e). So I'm interested in participating, but I probably won't get around to looking at the event/rules until this weekend.

  3. Yeah I hope I get a lot of reading done. Got my fingers crossed that I also get back into reviewing mode by then!

    I'm not entirely sure if there is a required date. Personally, I would just sign up now and get it done with. They don't have any required amounts of reading that you HAVE to do. And I also think that the sign-ups are for the giveaway portion of the event, but I could be wrong. All in all, if you only get around to one book within the days set for this, it's no biggie ;)

  4. Okie dokie!! Let me just get through all these blog posts that built up and I'll head over!

  5. I didn't really like Insatiable, but I think I might try Hunted by the Others! It looks good! thanks for pimping us out ;-)