March Reading List!

So I have a decent reading list for this month! I’m already done with two books and I’m starting the next book today! Go me!

I’m also on track with my Goodreads Challege! Go me again! I made a new video for this week on my March TBR and I hope you guys like it!

ALSO THE CRIMSON GATE CAME OUT TODAY!!! GO BUY IT!

Happy Reading,

Aly

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ARC of The Crimson Gate!

So I recently had the privilege of reading an advanced copy of The Crimson Gate by Whitney Miller! I met her last year at one of the signings I went to and really adored her. I was excited to finally read her book The Violet Hour and it’s sequel The Crimson Gate. I decided to do a video review of both and I posted it this past Saturday! If you haven’t had the chance to watch it, do it! I was really excited that the author loved it so much and has been sharing it like crazy on twitter!

If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter! Alyjoshaver

ALSO! I had one of my really good friends make me an intro to my videos! YOU HAVE TO SEE IT! I adore it! 🙂

Enjoy! Sorry if I scare you! Haha!!! Please like and subscribe! I’ll love you forever!

Happy Reading!

Aly

P.S. New video on Saturday on my March TBR!

February Reads

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So February is coming to an end and I figured I would recap my reads from this month! I read a total of 7 books this month which is pretty good. Especially since I started a new job this month and I’m a full time student. I am only one book behind on my Goodreads challenge which is confusing because at 1am this morning I was on track…? Anyway here is what I read this month!

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

2. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

3. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

4. The Violet Hour by Whitney Miller

5. The Crimson Gate by Whitney Miller

6. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

7. Switched by Amanda Hocking

I was really pleased with all my book choices this month! I’m continuing the Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking right now and then I plan on finishing the Maze Runner books after. Then I have a 14 book series called The Wheel of Time that a friend loaned me that I plan on trucking through.

What about you guys? How was your February reading?

Happy Reading,

Aly

2015 YA releases!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying 2015 so far! I have enjoyed what I can, as I have been really sick. I finally managed to get my first video up of the new year! Hope you enjoy!

What books are you guys looking forward to this year? And John, I already know you’re not looking forward to any… hahaha!

Happy Reading,

Aly

Wow November is over!

Well November has come to an end and I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! I will be blogging a bit more in the coming weeks because finals will be over after next week, thank goodness! Because of the craziness with school I haven’t been writing or reading much.

I recently finished The Retribution of Mara Dyer which was the final book in the Mara Dyer series and it was AMAZING! The ending was so perfect, props to Michelle Hodkin on that one. I’m currently reading Waterfall by Lauren Kate which is the sequel to Teardrop. She is also well-known for her series Fallen, which is so good!

I am very behind on my Goodreads goal which is 75 books this year which I’m only at 53. I hope to get closer once I’m done with finals. Any recommendations? I have a mile long list of TBR’s but I’m always looking to add more!

Though I haven’t been reading as much I have been gaming quite a bit. My wonderful future hubby bought me an Xbox One recently so we can game together. I got the Sunset Overdrive special edition Xbox One which of course came with Sunset Overdrive.

149364_10154763988740717_6647769558550364987_nThis is our current set up, mine is on the left and his is on the right. So far I have Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, and Assassins Creed Unity. I really want to get the Master Chief Collection as I haven’t played Halo 2 since I was in high school! And there’s no beating some good old Matchmaking!!!

Any other readers out there that love gaming too?

Thank you for those of you who still read my blog even though I’m not super active as of late! I promise I will post more frequently in the coming weeks!

Happy Reading!

AJ

The NaNoWriMo fence

Okie Dokie! So I’ve been in a bit of a reading funk… mainly due to going back to school. I’m doing relatively well in my classes so YAY! But since I’ve been so busy I haven’t touched either of my WIPs since before classes started. However even though I’m on the fence with the whole NaNoWriMo thing, I think I might sign up and try to do it in hopes for motivation.

In the new Westerfeld book his main character Darcy essentially does NaNoWriMo and cranks out a book. I think it inspired me a little to try to do the same thing even though I doubt I can sit down every day and manage to write. November is one of the craziest times of year for me because of family gatherings so it will be interesting to see what happens.

Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo? or thinking of it?

Here is the link to NANOWRIMO if you’re interested in more info! Like I said I’m on the fence and still deciding if I will even sign up.

On the fangirl side of things, it’s almost Halloween!!!! I’ve got my costume ready and already had a party I attended in it. My fiance and I decided to do a couples costume since we’ve never really found a couple we wanted to dress as until now!

I don’t have a picture with him but I do have pictures of my trial run…

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For those of you who don’t know what I look like this my before!

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Here’s my after! I also am in the midst of making a giant mallet . I don’t have my hair colored obviously for my trial but I will have it lighter with the red and black tips. My fiance is obviously going to be dressed as my puddin’, the one and only Mistah J 😉 If you still don’t know who I’m talking about… GO WATCH BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES LIKE NOW and if you do, High-five to you sir or madame! So far I’ve been told I pull of crazy really well… which I’m not sure is a good thing necessarily haha! Anyone else big into Halloween?

Comment, like, and share!

happy  reading y’all!

AJ

Scott Westerfeld!!!

First off. I’ve never fangirled so hard in my entire life. I shook like a Chihuahua when I talked to Scott, I was so excited and nervous. The only other time in my life I have ever been so nervous was when my fiance proposed…

Scott talked for about an hour and it was awesome! He has such an awesome personality and really interacted with the audience! He showed his attack video at the beginning which was hilarious! If you haven’t seen it yet here is the LINK! 

Scott also brought his LOVELY wife, Author Justine Larbalestier! Which I was so glad I checked his facebook today and saw she was going to be with him since I have Zombies vs. Unicorns and it reminded me that Scott and Justine both were part of the book! Justine was hilarious and my fiance and I got to talk to her quite a bit and she told us a little about her upcoming book, which is quite BLOODY!

When he signed my books, which I had nine to get signed, he was so friendly and nice! I told him I had been a fan since I was 14 and he couldn’t believe I was 22! He asked which of his books was my favorite of course it was Uglies but Afterworlds is kind of taking it’s place! When I was leaving the signing table he shook my hand and said “Thanks for buying pretty much all my books” and gave me a huge smile! haha, I definitely had the most books out of everyone there! Here are my pictures!

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Scott Westerfeld!

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Afterworlds signed!!! Definitely recommend it!

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Peeps and The Last Days Signed!

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The ENTIRE Uglies Series signed! AHHHH!

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Zombies vs. Unicorns! Signed by Justine and Scott Westerfeld! Justine said she was taking up the whole first page so Holly Black can’t if I ever get to meet her! hahaha! When she finished she goes “Winning!” & Scott signed his short story with added dialogue from his zombie 🙂

In case you couldn’t tell, I had a blast! I’ve dreamed of meeting Scott Westerfeld since I was 14. His stories helped me through the toughest times of my life. Uglies is the reason I love reading, the reason I’m going to school to be a Librarian, and the reason I am a writer.

Have you guys read anything by Scott Westerfeld?

Happy Reading,

AJ