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A Poll

Published 23/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

I don’t know why I keep thinking on this, but I do.

My mum breaks the spine on books when she reads them while I always support it, so it doesn’t break. My bookshelf full of books looks almost like they’ve never been read, apart from the ones that were previously owned when I bought them.

So I just thought I’d ask this to see if I’m a little crazy for how I treat my books or whether I’m not alone.

P.S. And it turned out the book I had to read for today ended up as a DNF. It started off good but then I got a little bored and I was 34% in.

Demon Trappers Series

Published 19/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

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Look what’s just arrived in the post. Ebay can be a Godsend sometimes when you want books. These were cheaper (they’re brand new) than on Amazon and they’re only £3.85 each on there.

I just need Foretold now, the final book in the quartet, and I’m sorted.

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I so need to know what’s going to happen between Riley, Simon, Beck and Ori.

I’m routing for Beck though!!

I was thinking…?

Published 12/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

I was thinking yesterday of letting my readers and other people send me their books/short stories in exchange for an honest review, like I do the more well known authors via NetGalley.

I know how hard it can be to get your books noticed so I’d like to help get the word out. I’m pleased to say that I get a fair few views a month (thank you all!) and my blog is linked to my Facebook page and my Twitter account so the message would reach quite a wide audience. I’m also an avid user of GoodReads and try to review every book I read. If you’d like, I could also post my review to Amazon.

This is just an idea at the minute, mainly because of my already really long reading list (still over 700 books), though it may come to fruition in a couple of months. If you like the idea, keep an eye out for the post, which will be a sticky.

I should say, though, that I only really read romance. It doesn’t have to be all lovey-dovey. It can be a side-plot to a series or a really small part of the story.

So what do we think? A good idea? A bad idea? Would you send me your work for me to review?

More Paperbacks

Published 08/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

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Well as a new fan of the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones, you can imagine I was very happy when these arrived in the post earlier. Just waiting on book 2, Second Grave on the Left, now and then I can start on them. Ooh, giddy at the thought.

Also just picked up If I Should Die by Amy Plum from The Works for £1.99. Pity it’s book three in the series :/ Will keep an eye out for the first two though now.

This is not good…

Published 14/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

…On several accounts.

One: My list of books and my obsession with them :/ It is ever increasing and my asking for all these books off NetGalley is crazy. Luckily for me, I’ve been turned down a few times 🙂

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Two: I was supposed to finish Chapter 1 of *Wolf Claimed* (title may change depending on whether I make Brent demanding enough to “claim” Misha) and instead started writing an entirely different story based on Hart of Dixie, which I am equally falling in love with and getting annoyed at (with the whole Wade liking Zoe and Zoe being oblivious because of her feelings for the engaged George). If you watch it, you’ll most likely understand that last bit, if not it doesn’t matter. It just means it’s a kind of love triangle.

Three: Related to two in the fact that Hart of Dixie is distracting me from my writing. It’s addictive. I only started watching it three/four days ago and I’m hooked: episode 16 already, of 22. I feel the need to catch up on it but like I said, such a distraction! (In fact, I’m watching episode 16 right now) :S

I know what i said…but…

Published 07/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

…how could I not buy these!? One story I loved and one I haven’t read from Travis’ viewpoint? How could I refuse when they were 2 for £5?? New Adult paperbacks?!!? I could not resist them!

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I got them from The Works, which is a shop that sells books cheap. I love the shop and go there all the time and the one in my hometown could probably stay afloat with just me as a customer 😛

Anyway, you can find them at this link if you’re interested: http://www.theworks.co.uk/search/disaster

Look what’s just arrived!

Published 07/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

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Even more books to add to my ever growing pile 😛 (And Love Lust Faith + Dreams by one of my favourite bands, 30 Seconds to Mars!)

I am seriously going to stop downloading/buying books for a while because it is getting kind of ridiculous–nearly 800 to read now–though most are on my kindle (and not filling my already stuffed bedroom with more stuff).

I’ve also received another ARC to read, Gaming for Keeps. It’s fairly short and I’m already 41% into it and will be leaving my review later on when it’s finished.

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More ARC’s

Published 05/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

I’ve received two more ARC’s off NetGalley.

One is Faking It, the follow on to Losing It which I loved. This doesn’t follow Garrick and Bliss but Cade–Bliss’ best friend. If it’s anything like the first, I’m going to fall in love with Cade in the first two chapters and will them on as a couple throughout 😀

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16172634-faking-it?ac=1

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The other is Acid, a young adult dystopian story that sounds interesting.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17287497-acid

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I’m just starting Through the Ever Night, the second in the Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi and then I’ll be reading Savage Nature and then Dreams of a Dark Warrior before I even attempt these three ARC’s I have. To keep up to date with my reading just check out the “Reading List” tab above or if you’re on GoodReads add me as a friend.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6569083.Leanne_Crabtree

I’ve decided…

Published 19/05/2013 by leannecrabtree

…to only review the books that I’ve received as ARC’s or gifted through the Goodread’s group – New Adult Book Club’s – Read it Review it program. This is just because I have over 700 books to read, most on my kindle and a handful of paperbacks and it would completely take over my blog.

So far I’ve received/been gifted the following titles, which all fall under the New Adult genre of books:

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So far I’ve read and reviewed two books, Soul Stripper and No Flowers Required, neither of which were New Adult. One was a paranormal/mystery/romance and the other was a contemporary romance erotica.
I’ll be reviewing the books mentioned above as soon as I read them and hopefully in the future I’ll receive more great books 🙂

Started Chapter 15

Published 16/04/2013 by leannecrabtree

Well I’ve started it, I’m about 15 lines in, and at this point in the story, it all starts to unravel. I don’t want to give much away so I’ll not go into detail but at the minute I’m trying to think of a way to bring down the bad guy and I’m struggling a bit. There will be about 20 chapters in all and I think that when I figure this one and the next one out that it will flow smoothly again.

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In the meantime while I’m trying to figure it out, I’m working on a few other things. I’m unsure if they’ll work out so I’ll not mention what they’re about.

I’m also reading a lot too–my kindle was the best present ever! Though I still have a good heap of paperbacks to get through too.

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