For What It's Worth

Thursday, March 8, 2018

tell me something tuesday


Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

*Keeping with this weeks theme of posting a feature on the wrong day….lol

I’m sure I’ll pull it together next week. Maybe.

Question: What are your spring picks for 2018

I’m really bad at looking ahead for books. I’m barely keeping up with what I have now, and I’ve already said several times that this year is all about clearing that old TBR pile.

I did receive this Spring 2018 box of arc’s from Macmillan/Fierce Reads though (thank you!) so I’ll feature that because there are a few titles in there I’m looking forward to reading.

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The Traitor’s Ruin (Traitor’s Circle #2) by Erin Beaty – I did not read book #1 but I believe this is historical fantasy??

Google It! A History of Google but Anna Crowley ReddingAn odd choice to throw in with a box of YA but sure – I’ll give it a go.

How to Breathe Underwater by Vicky Skinner -  “Kate’s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate’s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she's been a part of her whole life.” Sounds like there may be cheating involved with the LI?? He’s a boy that already has a girlfriend. It is from their Swoon imprint and I usually like that line because they are low angst. But not usually my thing so we’ll see.

Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley – “Debut author Alex Evansley delivers a sweet summer romance in this inventive novel about a young heartthrob and teen author falling in love.” – Sounds potentially cute has quite a few good reviews.

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful boy by B.T. Gottfred – I read Gottfred’s The Dirty and the Nerdy last year and thought it was wonderfully frank and sex positive but didn’t love it so we’ll see with this book that explores “gender, sexuality, and identity”

Summer Skin by Kirsty Eager “Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked college girl gang are going to get even.” 

Eep – not sure about this one. Neo riot girl falls for sexist pig? I hope there’s more to it than that…we’'ll see.

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo  - I had a few issues with the heroines erratic (& I felt dangerous) behavior in Goo’s debut novel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, but I adored the writing and sense of family, so I hope this is as adorable as it looks.

And I’ll add one book that I do not have -

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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett. I love her writing and can’t wait to read this one!

What spring reads are you looking forward to?

42 comments:

  1. Looks like a good box of ARCs from Macmillan/Fierce Reads. Definitely some in there that catch my eye.. Hope you like Starry Eyes. I love her YA books!

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    1. I hate that you have to pick a box now. I mean yay! arc's but I didn't' want that many lol

      I love her books too!

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  2. 😍😍😍 I love these covers, stunning colors!

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    1. They really are. It's as if they color coordinated the box :-)

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  3. That's so cool that you got a box of ARC's. Some of those covers look really interesting.

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    1. They do it quarterly. Pretty covers int his batch!

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  4. Ohh Starry Eyes, I hope it will be good, I think I requested it

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    1. I didn't get approved for that one but I'll buy it. I love her books.

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  5. I know just what you mean about that big old TBR mountain and yet, determined to say no to so many requests, there are just so many authors out there with great sounding books which is another reason why I'm notoriously bad at looking ahead for any books except those written by my most read authors of course.

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    1. I don't request much anymore so at least I don't feel like I'm drowning in books lol

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  6. I'm not very good at looking ahead for books either. I always think I'm going to read something and then something else inevitably gets in the way, lol. I don't participate in a lot of challenges because of it.

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    1. There are just too many books and hype so that when it rolls around to release day there are MORE books to look forward to so I don't bother anymore lol

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  7. Lol, I'm a pantser too and whenever I do manage to 'bank' a few posts in advance I always slack off and then realise it's been a week since I last posted... Nevermind, eh?

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    1. Yeah... just gotta roll with it I guess lol

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  8. I have a ton of those on my list of "books I wish I had". You are so blessed to get one of those Fierce boxes. Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  9. STARRY EYES. YES. I love Jenn Bennett and cannot wait to read this--SO EXCITED. If you haven't started it yet, we could buddy read!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I don't have it!! Do you? If not we can read when it comes out.

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  10. Wow! They did give you quite the spring haul. Hope some of those are great reads for you, Karen. The new Jenn Bennet has my attention after I just listened to Love, Approximately last fall.

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    1. They have 4 different set boxes and you have to choose one. You used to be able to just pick from their catalog which I loved because I would only ask for 1-2. But I guess I can't complain about getting a box of books lol

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  11. Oooh what a colorful box! I hope you love all of them!

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    1. Very color coordinated aren't they?? :-)

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  12. Right now I am trying to finish up some books I borrowed from people. Then- I may treat myself to some new books. But I am guessing by the time I finish this pile it will be closer to summer. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Hope you are able to get the new ones you're looking forward to.

      I don't think we ever catch up though do we?? lol

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  13. Hi.

    Books! My heart flutters whenever I see book posts in blogs. Lol. Who's your favorite author? Receiving an ARC box is so awesome! Did you get to read some of he books already?

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    1. Not yet. It will be several months before they come out so I have time.

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  14. That is so awesome! What an amazing book mail package. I'm horrible about upcoming releases too. Like you said, I have enough going on in the now, I rarely look forward to releases that are a ways out. The Handsome Girl and Her Beautiful Boy are on my wishlist. I can't wait to read your review on it.

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    1. I'd be happy to pass it on to you when I'm done Kristin.

      I just kind of don't even follow that anymore. I just wait for other bloggers to tell me what I should try lol

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  15. ohh "love scene, take two" does looks appealing to me, also !

    i'm a mood reader, so I don't wanna pay too much attention of what imma pick up next x) I get the struggle ! also.. hard to think of spring books when we are still covered in snow and having several snowstorm in a row ;-;

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    1. I'm the same and even more so now that I'm focusing more on my TBR pile that request/arc's.

      We've skipped winter/spring and jumped straight to summer in FL lol

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  16. I'm so excited for Love Scene, Take Two! I'm hoping it's a quick, cute, fluffy read. Same goes to The Way You Make Me Feel, although I haven't read I Believe in a Thing Called Love yet.

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. There are a few int here that sound good. Just have to get the urge to read...#bloggerproblems lol

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  17. I think Kirsty Eager is an Aussie writer so I'm definitely curious to see how you like that one!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

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    1. I didn't know that. I know Aussie writers have this almost mythical following!

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  18. Starry Eyes does look nice. All those covers together just scream spring. lol Happy reading!

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    1. They really do. They remind me of summer and ice cream ha

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  19. I'm going to have to check these books Karen! MOI [aka clueless creature that usually dwells under a rock] had not heard of any of them! :S

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    1. I had only heard of one or two myself before the box came lol

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  20. Ohhhh Summer Skin is one of my favouritest books since ever. Now that's a well constructed sentence if ever I've heard one. It's about finding your girls, supporting, creating opportunities for girls at university that cater to make students and feeling free to be sexual and liberated. It takes place in Queensland in Australia by an Australian author so now I'll have to nag and nag until you read it Karen.

    Pleeeeeease reeeeeeeeead iiiiiitttttt <3

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    1. Ha! I definitely will read it. I need to see when it comes out and schedule it.

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  21. I love that your books actually look very "spring." Like, all these bright colors and pastels lol.

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