Booking Through Thursday: Most Beautiful…

What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever read?

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Bookish Temptations: 2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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Shout Out: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

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That’s what HE said…(3)

That’s what HE said Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Chapter Break, where you post a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine….

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Book Boyfriend I’d Most Like To…(the sweethearts)

Normally on Sunday mornings I post a topic from 18 and Over, but sadly the host has decided to put that feature on hiatus for a while.

So for now on Sunday’s I’ll share some of my favorite book boyfriends in a different way…this week…the sweethearts…

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Katiebird reviews: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Losing Hope

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Amazon book summary:

Sometimes in life, in order to move forward you must face the past…

#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover held readers spellbound with her novel Hopeless, the story of what happened when a troubled girl named Sky encountered a long-lost childhood friend, Dean Holder. With Holder’s help, Sky uncovered shocking family secrets and came to terms with memories and emotions that had left deep scars.

Hopeless was Sky’s story. Now, in Losing Hope, we finally learn the truth about Dean Holder.

Haunted by the little girl he couldn’t save from imminent danger, Holder’s life has been overshadowed by feelings of guilt and remorse. He has never stopped searching for her, believing that finding her would bring him the peace he needs to move on. However, Holder could not have anticipated that he would be faced with even greater pain the moment they reconnect.

In Losing Hope, Holder reveals the way in which the events of Sky’s youth affected him and his family, leading him to seek his own redemption in the act of saving her. But it is only in loving Sky that he can finally begin to heal himself.

So I needed to share my thoughts about this book as well, even though Tamie and Elena did their own review about Losing Hope, earlier this month.

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Gabriel Emerson from Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard and Holder from Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Today I start a series of posts where I talk about my favorite fictional crushes. You know those male characters you can’t stop thinking about, that make you swoon with their words and weak at the knees? Yes, those ones 😉

Today I’ll talk about two of my most favorites: Gabriel Emerson from the Gabriel’s Inferno series by Sylvain Reynard and Dean Holder from Hopeless and Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover.

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