Monday, February 16, 2015

Read Play Blog: February 2015

Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence & Read Me Away.
What video game character would you take on a Valentines date? Recommend the game with your favourite couple!
That's a really interesting question...... Link though, probably. Link is such a cutie, you know? I also like Lydia and Ulfric from Skyrim but I'm not entirely sure how Ulfric would act on a Valentine's date.. I just have to go with Link.

Honestly, I don't even think I have a recommendation for game with my favorite couple. All the games I play don't have couples. I don't think I.. wait!

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Favorite couple:
Yeta & Yeto 

See you guys next month ;)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Booking Through Thursday: February 12

Booking Through Thursday is a book blog meme presented by BTT2 at Wordpress. They post a question about books every Thursday and you have the whole day to reply back!  Let's look at this week's question:
No, no, I’m not asking if you like romances … what I want to know is what is it about stories that you love? Is it the stories themselves? The people? The plot twists?
Heather:  Um, I'm honestly a bit confused by the question.  Does it mean a.) what do we love about love stories or b.) what do we love about stories in general?
- If a.) To me it's the stories of how they get to be in love, which is why I don't like insta-love stories so much.  I enjoy seeing characters go from not liking / kinda liking / one character liking another to both characters falling in love and realizing it, and I really love being able to see the moment a character realizes they love another person.
- If b.) A combination of everything:  A plot summary will grab my attention and get my imagination going, but the writing and execution of the idea have to be good as well.  It helps to have someone I would like to be can root for and see the ups and downs of.  I do like plot twists, but they aren't necessary especially since, no offense to a lot of writers, sometimes they aren't set up well or I can see them coming a mile away.

Kaniesha: I'm going to answer that first question anyway: no. Romance novels are not for me. The whole story being about the boy and the girl ending up together? No thanks. However, romantic subplots, yes! I don't know what it is exactly, but something about the main character going through really awful things only to still be standing at the end of their journey, still able to love.. I don't know if that makes me a sucker or  not.. I mean.. I think it's just the ability to love that I really enjoy and I like seeing people fall in love and how it makes them better people and gives them a reason to make better decisions. It's just that love makes existing better, you know?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kaniesha's January 2015 Roundup

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken Rating: 4/5 stars
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Rating: 5/5 stars

Pantomime by Laura Lam

Still Reading:
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Amity by Micol Ostow

Our posts from January:

Reading Challenge Update:
Flights of Fantasy: 0/25
Dive Into Diversity: 0/12
Debut Author Challenge: 0/10
Fairytale Challenge: 1/5

I've finally gotten a job! Which actually means a lot less time for reading :( I don't think I'll hit my goal for 50 books this year. I don't even think I'll get CLOSE. I'm really bad at time management, but hopefully by the end of February I'll get my life together. At least now I have money to buy books : ) How was everyone else's January? Any new good releases?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Monthly Releases: February 2015

As of August 2014, Monthly Releases is a way for Heather and Kaniesha to spotlight their anticipated books for the upcoming month.


February releases for me should be fun! I've seen all the hype surrounding Red Queen and I can't help but be excited for it too, plus The Sin Eater's Daughter sounds absolutely perfect. Paper Things looks like it's going to be really sad but I'm irrationally intrigued-- Seeker and A Darker Side of Magic just have super cool covers. There's my reasoning. Mark of the Thief is written by Jennifer Nielsen. After that False Prince trilogy? Heck yea, sign me up.


I never seem to have as many as Kan!  I really love Gaiman and was wondering when he'd be releasing anything new (that wasn't a children's book), so I'm super excited about Trigger Warning.  I'm not sure what's the deal with Carswell's Guide to Being Lucky since it was only a Target-exclusive short story, but maybe it's getting an ebook release?  More Lunar Chronicles!  And ofc Richelle Mead's latest is featured here.  I really need to step up my reading speed and get through Bloodlines!