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I love YA since I fell in love with Twilight. I am probably the oldest fan.

FREEBIE!

Reblogged from Cat's Books: Romance :
Where I End and You Begin - Andra Brynn

FREE! A 6-star read. MUST one-click. Where I End and You Begin by Andra Brynn

 

Purchase -> http://amzn.to/16Ky9KT


Review -> http://missconstruedsreviews.com/?p=48


Synopsis -> In Japan, they say there's a red thread of fate that binds people who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. It may tangle, it may knot, it may stretch or fray, but it will never break. It is a future as indelible as the past.

I hope that isn't true. I pity anyone destined to meet me.

 

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For Bianca Ray, the past is always catching up, one way or another. Now in her third semester at college, it's doing it again. Too much drinking has led to plummeting grades and rising absences, putting her scholarships in peril. When she makes it clear that she needs help--all over the floor of her history class--she's given one last chance to shape up: seek therapy and bring her grades up by the end of the semester, or she's out.

 

Enter Catholic seminarian Daniel McGuire. The last thing Bianca wants is an aspiring priest to counsel her on how to live her life, but the handsome graduate student is different from the holy rollers she fled from at home. Gentle and unobtrusive, he helps her pick up the pieces and find a new way to live: not running from the past, but facing it head on.

 

But opening up her heart to release the pain means that something else can come in. As Bianca and Daniel grow closer, their relationship moves onto dangerous ground. When they finally cross the line, the fragile courage Bianca has built up threatens to fail her. Can she exorcise the ghosts of her past, or will they catch hold and drag her down where not even Daniel can reach her?

 

Source: http://missconstruedsreviews.com/?p=48

This is probably my favorite book of all time

Afternoon of an Autocrat - Norah Lofts

I am finding this site to be very difficult.

 

This book starts out in October with a description of Sir Charles Shelmadine's last ride and so sets a feel for the whole story.   Its slightly spooky but never gory and I love Norah Lofts descriptions.

 

I was very annoyed to learn that some think this story is just a romance novel!  It made me feel sick as I never focus on the romance aspect of this story.   The life and personality of Damask are of main interest to me.   I hope you will give it a try but don't tell me as I am overly sensitive about it.   (unless you like it and then I want to hear it)   I especially love the writing of Norah Lofts as I lived in Suffolk for a year and her work brings my time there back to me.

a review about my favorite writer

The House at Sunset - Norah Lofts

About different people living in the same house over several centuries. It really would have been better as a series of short stories, the connection between the different episodes is not strong enough to make a coherent novel. Still very readable and the history is not annoyingly wrong, which I appreciate greatly.

BookLikes -> Goodreads Synchronization

Batgrl here for this first bit: Note to GR folks - One Small Problem with this:

 

If you turn on synchronize, anything you correct here will be mirrored over at your GR account. I didn't know this and went in and edited some newly exported reviews (which had lost all the html in the export process) - and suddenly all that html was lost in my GR reviews as well. So if you want to do any editing here, turn off sync, unless you're completely ok with having your GR review mirrored as it is on this site.

 

In my case I'm going to have to add a lot of html here that was in my GR reviews (links to Gutenberg and wikipedia mostly), which will be a pain. But at least I now know to turn off the sync or lose the html in the original review on GR.

 

 Also that "I love GR" button isn't quite what I'm feeling at the moment. Am still waiting to see how much I'll be using GR in the future. I still like its ability to compare users book history.

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Good news for those who like BookLikes and Goodreads and want to stay active on both. Now you can synchronize your Goodreads profile with your BookLikes webpage. Just connect your GR account in Booklikes Settings/Import and fill up your both bookshelves at one go from your BookLikes webpage.

 

To synchronize your Goodreads account with your BookLikes webpage, follow these two steps:

1. Go to Settings/Import and connect your Goodreads account.

2. Enjoy shelving and reviewing books on BookLikes and have them published on both sites.

 

BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization includes:

  • adding books to shelf,
  • adding shelves,
  • posting a review,
  • rating books.

 

Once you do one of those things on BookLikes, they will be published on your both sites: here on your BookLikes webpage and on your Goodreads profile. Please note that during this process we're dependent on Goodreads technology and some synchronization delays concerning adding books on your Goodreads shelf and posting a review may occur.

 

Please remember that BookLikes -> Goodreads book match is possible thanks to ISBN. If the book lacks the number or is unavailable on Goodreads with the given ISBN, it may not appear on your Goodreads bookshelves.

 

The synchronization will be active from the moment you connect your GR account on BookLikes. If you would like to fill up your BookLikes profile with your past book entries from Goodreads, you can do that by importing your csv file from Goodreads with your book collection, bookshelves, reviews and ratings in Settings/Import. If you have any questions, check our FAQ site or write to us

trying to figure this out - Customizing Shelf Sort Order

Reblogged from Steve McKinney:

By default, visitors to your Shelf page will initially see your books sorted by the date they were added, with the most recently added books first.  Want to change the initial sort order for your shelf page, for instance to show your most recently read books first?  Here's how:

 

1. Navigate to your template customization page (Settings -> Blog -> Customize).

 

2. Edit the template html for your Blog page, and add the following to the end of the element, right above the tag:

 

 

 

 

3. Save your changes.

 

4. Return to the template customization page, and scroll to the bottom of the settings pane.  You should see two new settings, 'Shelf Sort By' and 'Shelf Sort Order'.  Choose the sort order options your prefer, for instance 'Date Read' and 'Descending' and save the settings.

 

5. Edit the template html for your Blog page, locate the following:

 

{% if blog.isSiteShelf %}


{{ "Shelf"|l }}


{% endif %}

and edit it to read:

 

{% if blog.isSiteShelf %}


{{ "Shelf"|l }}


{% endif %}

6. Save your changes.

 

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for your Timeline, Followings/Followers and Page pages.

 

8. Edit the template html for your Shelf page, locate the following:

 

{% if blog.isSiteShelf %}


{{ "Shelf"|l }}


{% endif %}

and edit it to read:

 

{% if blog.isSiteShelf %}


{{ "Shelf"|l }}


{% endif %}

9. Save your changes.

 

And you're done!  Visitors to your shelf page will see your books initially sorted in the order you've chosen.  If you want to change the order, you can now do so via the 'Shelf Sort By' and 'Shelf Sort Order' settings on your template customization page.

 

How to like both from a link on Themis Athena's page

Reblogged from BookLikes:

Good news for those who like BookLikes and Goodreads and want to stay active on both. Now you can synchronize your Goodreads profile with your BookLikes webpage. Just connect your GR account in Booklikes Settings/Import and fill up your both bookshelves at one go from your BookLikes webpage.

 

To synchronize your Goodreads account with your BookLikes webpage, follow these two steps:

1. Go to Settings/Import and connect your Goodreads account.

2. Enjoy shelving and reviewing books on BookLikes and have them published on both sites.

 

BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization includes:

  • adding books to shelf,
  • adding shelves,
  • posting a review,
  • rating books.

 

Once you do one of those things on BookLikes, they will be published on your both sites: here on your BookLikes webpage and on your Goodreads profile. Please note that during this process we're dependent on Goodreads technology and some synchronization delays concerning adding books on your Goodreads shelf and posting a review may occur.

 

Please remember that BookLikes -> Goodreads book match is possible thanks to ISBN. If the book lacks the number or is unavailable on Goodreads with the given ISBN, it may not appear on your Goodreads bookshelves.

 

The synchronization will be active from the moment you connect your GR account on BookLikes. If you would like to fill up your BookLikes profile with your past book entries from Goodreads, you can do that by importing your csv file from Goodreads with your book collection, bookshelves, reviews and ratings in Settings/Import. If you have any questions, check our FAQ site or write to us

The Fault is in Our Stars

I enjoyed this one and can recommend it but it was too sad and he was too long winded!