Sunday, May 26, 2013

Participation Challenge 2013

Participation Challenge 2013

New challenge at Worth Reading It? and it's an easy one. Well, at least I think so. I wanted to bring a challenge back to the blog for awhile now. Here's how it works:

Starting June 1st to December 15th
  • One entry for every book you link up using Mr. Linky below (leave a comment to this post only containing your name, the book you read, and the date you read it for those who do not have a blog)
  • One entry for following Worth Reading It? blog
  • One entry for liking I Love Reading Challenges Facebook page
  • One entry for following me on Twitter
  • One entry for every time you use hashtag #WorthReadingIt (limit 4x a day per person)
  • Five entries for every trivia question you answer
    • Trivia questions will always come from a book I have read. Leave the answer to the trivia question in the comment section for that book.
  • Mini challenges will be announced per a blog post and twitter a few days before they start. Number of entries will vary depending on the mini challenge.
Entries are for a drawing on Sunday December 15th 2013 to win a $25 Barnes & Noble or Amazon gift card. Just in time for Christmas!

*Linking books:

  1. You can use Mr. Linky to link each book you read for the challenge by using the url for your review posts 
  2. You can link you Participation Challenge post page (post where you are listing all you books for this challenge)
  3. You can leave you name(doesn't have to be your real name), the book you read, and the date you read it in the comment section of this post

Link up here

List of posts where trivia questions are located (remember leave answers in the comment section of the book post):

Cover Candy 35

#lustingforcovers #covercandy

stunning don't you think?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cover Candy 34

Shattered Souls (Souls #1)
#lustingforcovers #covercandy

Friday, May 17, 2013

Freestyle Friday 8 - Vampires

I don't even know why I am doing a post on Vampires. The fasnication with vampires have been going on for centuries. People are drawn to them for varies reasons mostly because they leave forever, that is if they are not staked in the heart (the most common way to kill a vampire). They have been depicted in several ways from the gruesomely scary to the glamorous and beautiful. Vampire who feed and kill their victims to those who can feed and keep them alive, to variations of different type like Christine Feehan's Carpathians.

What are your favorite vampire novels other than Twilight? And if you have given Christine Feehan a try start with Dark Possession which is by far my fav Carpathian novel by her. As I write this I just realize that I haven't written a review for this book.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cover Candy 33

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
#lustingforcovers #covercandy

Payment in Kind by J.A. Janice

Payment in Kind By: J. A. Jance

From Kobobook:


It looks like a classic crime of passion to Detective J.P Beaumont: two corpses found lovingly entwined in a broom closet of the Seattle School District building. The prime suspect, Pete Kelsey, admits his slain spouse was no novice at adultery, yet he swears he had nothing to do with the brutal deaths of the errant school official and her clergyman-turned-security guard companion. Beau believes him, but there's something the much sinned-upon widower's not telling—and that spells serious trouble still to come.
Because the secret Pete's protecting is even hotter than extra-marital sex. . . and it could prove more lethal than murder.

My Review:
In this quick pace novel, J.P. investigate the death of two people whose bodies were found in a closet. On first glace it seems that the two were engaged in misdeeds but something about it just doesn't seem right. As the story unfolds we learn who the victims were as well as their family life. Even J.P. and his nemeses Max interact differently. It is not until the end of the book that we find the killer and the real reason for these puzzling murders.

This is an enjoyable read. The characters were all relate able. You are on the case with J.P. Just when you think you know who the killer is something happens to lead you in a new direction. The detective personality of digging deeper than what is the obvious is what make this novels so good. Then again if he only went with what was on the surface there wouldn't be much to the book. If you are new to the J.P. Beaumont world I think this is a good book to start with. For the most part these can be read out of order but there are times when reference of things that happen in past books come up.

2013 Audio Book Challenge
50 States Reading Challenge
2013 Book Bingo Reading Challenge

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Shoot the Breeze 5

#promo #shootthebreeze

Today Shoot the Breeze is a promo

Kobo is having 2 sales this weekend. The first is for today only. 30% off selected books. The send is on Arkane series books. Up to 75% off. This sale I think lasts a week. Click on the pics for savings.


*I have a Kobo ereader and have bought books from Kobo.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Freestyle Friday 7 - Zombies

#FF #freestylefriday

Who haven't watch a zombie movie? The walking dead with rotting flesh and limbs falling off. Slow moving zombies who you can easily run away from. Moaning zombies with arms outstretched. Zombies with dragging bad legs. Zombies who run. Zombies in mass numbers. The new thing now-a-days are biological warfare zombies. What do all theses zombies have in common? We just can't get of enough of them.

There is something so terrifyingly compelling about them. Especially the biological/viral ones. Perhaps because anyone can become one. Maybe its the fact that when the outbreak happens lawlessness occurs and people are free to unleash their inner hero (or for some freely kill). Whatever it is, I prefer to watch them than read about them. I haven't written reading about them off yet as I haven't read enough to make up my mind. Do you have any suggestions of some great zombie reads?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cover Candy 32

#lustingforcovers #covercandy

Has a fairy tale look to it right.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Follow Friday 7


Q: Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail scene in your current read.

This is the second week I can't answer this question. I am currently reading a murder thriller and it's going along well. I guess this could be considered a kind of fail. In one scene it states that they (the characters) had a discusion at lunch but are on the boat but then it goes back to the scene at lunch. The why it was written causes momentary confusion. 
*Reading The Abomination by Jonathan Holt on sale 06/2013

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  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
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  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
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  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Freestyle Friday 6 - Dystopian

#FF #freestylefriday

It seems that Dystopian novels are the most popular genre in Young Adult fiction. I must admit that I love them. It's a chance to explore a world that is similar to our own but one decision shaped it into something completely different. Some authors seem to rant or preach but all seem to have a message. If you do this then this "reality" may happen. So far I haven't gotten tired of dystopian novels and have many on my tbr list. They raise questions, can change your views, change your habits, or at the very least be a very entertaining read.

So what are your favs?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dismissed with Prejudice by J.A. Janice

J. P. Beaumont book 7
mp3 audiobook 8 hrs 49 min
rating 3stars


Top ten New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance′s classic tale of suspense featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont and his desperate race to track down a twisted killer.
Japanese businessman Tadeo Kurobashi had many passions, including computers, poetry, money, and Samurai lore. So his suicide method of choice would naturally be the ancient art of seppuku - what the uninitiated call ⧡ra-kiri.⟂ut despite the bloody Samurai sword Kurobashi clutches tightly in his lifeless hand, Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont senses the dead software magnate played a less active role in his own demise. Because glaring errors have been made in the time-honoured Asian death ritual - which has Beau looking for someone with a less traditional passioner cold-blooded homicide.

I think care for this book as much as the other ones.  The book as always flowed nicely. And I love the narrator. I can't really put my finger on it but there was just something off about this novel. This one is about people who think they know each other only to discover that they only saw what the other wanted them to. Kurobashi and his wife went through something as a young couple that had negative effects on their relationships with their daughter and friends. During the course of the investigation we learn more about who the Kurbashi's are and why Tadeo was murdered. We also find out as does J.P. why he wakes up with splints on his fingers.

2012 Support Your Local Library
All About You Challenge
2012 Mixing It Up Challenge