November 2, 2016

About Aubrie L. Nixon- Indie Author Demon Extraordianire

Posted in Author intros, Books at 8:49 PM by Rockin' Rita

I am super duper beyond excited for this author and my partnership with her! That’s right I said PARTNERSHIP!!! More details to come on all the goods later but to wet your whistles, I decided to introduce you to her.*

Aubrie L. Nixon plays mom to the cutest demon topside. She is married to the hottest man in the Air Force. When she isn’t writing she is daydreaming about hot brooding anti-heroes and sassy heroines. She loves Dragon Age, Game of Thrones and reading all things fantasy. She runs a local YA/NA bookclub with 3 chapters, and over 200 members. Her favorite thing to 14925798_10154815832767176_2060059593297110834_ndo is eat, and her thighs thank her graciously for it. If she could have dinner with anyone living or dead it would be Alan Rickman because his voice is the sexiest sound on earth. He could read the dictionary and she would be enthralled. Her current mission in life is to collect creepy taxidermy animals because she finds them cute and hilarious. She resides just outside of Washington DC.

Follow her:

on Goodreads here

on Facebook here

on Twitter here

on Instagram here

on Amazon here

*Source: 100% About Me

November 1, 2016

Books for Trade (updated)

Posted in Random at 3:02 PM by Rockin' Rita

This is my most up to date list of books I’m trading. I also have a few CDs and DVDs I’m looking to get rid of. ​For books I want for check out my Goodreads to-read page or just inquire as I am not always up to date on updating or organizing the GR lists. Please note all books are in good-excellent condition if not new and are hard cover unless noted with [pb]. I also have a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, and $15 Radio Shack gc that I can trade. And I am constantly getting more BN gc’s so if I don’t currently have and you want just let me know and I will make sure you get one emailed to you the second I get it.

Treasured Tales: Nursery Rhymes (CD/Book)

Read, Rhyme, & Cuddle (DVD)

WonderPets: Save the Nursery Rhyme (DVD)

Tom Sawyer (animated DVD)

Fraggle Rock: Where It All Began (DVD)

Let’s Sing with Popeye (DVD)

Things You Can Do with a Useless Man

George Orwell- Animal Farm [pb]

The Baby Sitter’s Club (Mystery #10): Stacey and the Mystery Money [pb]

(Illustrated Children’s Classic) Gulliver’s Travels

(Illustrated Children’s Classic) Treasure Island

(Illustrated Children’s Classic) Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Coin Collecting as a Hobby

(Great Illustrated Classics) Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Nicholas Sparks- The Notebook [pb]

Nicholas Sparks- At First Sight

Judy Blume- Smart Women

Hansel & Gretel

(Early Readers) Puss in Boots

Jimmy Buffett- A Salty Piece of Land

Jimmy Buffett- Swine Not? [pb]

Bette Greene- Summer of My German Soldier [pb]

J.R.R. Tolkien- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [pb]

(children’s book) Mary Blount Christian– The Phantom of the Operetta [pb]

Charles Dickens- Christmas Stories

Billie Letts- Shoot The Moon [pb]

E.B. White- Charlotte’s Web

Lisa A. Koosis- Resurrecting Sunshine {ARC- 9/2016} [pb]

(children’s book) Liza Baker- I Love You Because You’re You

Erich Segal- Oliver’s Story

James Lasdun- It’s Beginning to Hurt: Stories

Sarra Manning- Diary of a Crush: French Kiss [pb]

Sophie Kinsella- Confessions of a Shopaholic [pb]

Rain Mitchell- Tales from the Yoga Studio [pb]

Beverly Cleary- Henry Huggins [pb- 50th Anniversary Edition]

(Edited by:) Cor van den Heuvel & Nanae Tamura- Baseball Haiku: The Best Haiku Ever Written About The Game

Bianca Bradbury- The Girl Who Wanted Out [pb]

Norma Fox Mazer- A. My Name is Ami [pb]

Michael J. Fox- Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

Howard Pyle- The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Rugrats: At The Movies (based on the Nickelodeon cartoon) [pb]

Ron Fontes and Justine Korfman- Wild America [pb- former library book; Novelization of the movie]

Melinda Metz- Roswell High: The Outsider [pb- Novelization of the tv show]

Jenny Markas- One Tree Hill: The Beginning  [pb- Novel based on the tv show]

Anna Lotto- One Tree Hill: A Heart So True [pb- Novel based on the tv show]

Just My Luck [pb- Novelization of the movie]

Ken Lipman- The Secret World of Alex Mack: Bad News Babysitting [pb- Novel based on the tv show]

Diana G. Gallagher- The Secret World of Alex Mack: Mistaken Identity [pb- Novel based on the tv show]

Cathy East Dubowski- The Secret World of Alex Mack: Take a Hike! [pb- Novel based on the tv show]

Diana G. Gallagher- The Secret World of Alex Mack: Go for the Gold! [pb- Novel based on the tv show]

Winning London [pb- Novelization of the movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]

When In Rome [pb- Novelization of the movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]

The Challenge [pb- Novelization of the movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]

New York Minute: There’s Something About Roxy [pb- Novelization of the big- screen movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]

New York Minute: The Secret of Jane’s Success [pb- Novelization of the big- screen movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]New York Minute [pb- Novelization of the big- screen movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]

October 31, 2016

Release Day Party

Posted in Random at 10:23 PM by Rockin' Rita

Join the Demon party! There are prizes to be stolen from my grips, what are you waiting for?

-Rockin’ Rita

October 29, 2016

Where Do You Put Your Book Swag? An Organized Solution To This Answer!

Posted in Random at 8:13 PM by Rockin' Rita

Binder – noun. A cover for holding loose sheets of paper, magazines, etc., together. I use a binder to hold all my swag. Here’s a list of reasons why it’s extremely efficient, ord…

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September 12, 2016

Kids Of Appetite Manicure (+Review + Giveaway)

Posted in Books, giveaways, Random tagged , , , , , at 9:32 PM by Rockin' Rita

Super excited about this giveaway! And I loved the review so I’m reblogging it.

22466429Kid Of Appetite by David Arnold
Publishing Date September 20th 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Source: arc

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.
It begins with the death of Vic’s father.
It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it.
But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.

This is a story about:

1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey.
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter.
3. One dormant submarine.
4. Two songs about flowers.
5. Being cool in the traditional sense.
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites.
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country.
9. A story collector.
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk.
11. Falling…

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August 28, 2016

#BooksForTrade/ #Free To Good Home

Posted in Books, trades tagged , , , at 1:57 AM by Rockin' Rita

I was going through a friend’s bookcases for her the other day and she only wanted to keep certain books. I picked out what I wanted but the rest of the stuff is up for grabs. Local pickup Cherry Hill, NJ or West Windsor, NJ only. Cannot ship unless we trade. If adult novels below the line are not claimed soon they will be donated to a local library or put up for sale on eBay in groups. For books I’m looking for check out my Goodreads or you can just inquire as I haven’t recently updated the GR list. Please note all books are in excellent condition if not new and are hard cover unless noted with [pb]. I also have a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, $12 Dominos gc, and $15 Radio Shack gc that I can trade.

  • Treasured Tales: Nursery Rhymes (CD/Book)
  • Read, Rhyme, & Cuddle (DVD)
  • WonderPets: Save the Nursery Rhyme (DVD)
  • Tom Sawyer (animated DVD)
  • Fraggle Rock: Where It All Began (DVD)
  • Let’s Sing with Popeye (DVD)
  • Things You Can Do with a Useless Man
  • George Orwell- Animal Farm [pb]
  • The Baby Sitter’s Club (Mystery #10): Stacey and the Mystery Money [pb]
  • (Illustrated Children’s Classic) Gulliver’s Travels
  • (Illustrated Children’s Classic) Treasure Island
  • (Illustrated Children’s Classic) Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Coin Collecting as a Hobby
  • (Great Illustrated Classics) Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Nicholas Sparks- The Notebook [pb]
  • Nicholas Sparks- At First Sight
  • Judy Blume- Smart Women
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • (Early Readers) Puss in Boots
  • Jimmy Buffett- A Salty Piece of Land
  • Jimmy Buffett- Swine Not? [pb]
  • Bette Greene- Summer of My German Soldier [pb]
  • J.R.R. Tolkien- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [pb]
  • (children’s book) Mary Blount Christian– The Phantom of the Operetta [pb]
  • Charles Dickens- Christmas Stories
  • Billie Letts- Shoot The Moon [pb]
  • E.B. White- Charlotte’s Web
  • Lisa A. Koosis- Resurrecting Sunshine {ARC- 9/2016} [pb]
  • (children’s book) Liza Baker- I Love You Because You’re You
  • Erich Segal- Oliver’s Story
  • James Lasdun- It’s Beginning to Hurt: Stories
  • Sarra Manning- Diary of a Crush: French Kiss [pb]
  • Sophie Kinsella- Confessions of a Shopaholic [pb]
  • Rain Mitchell- Tales from the Yoga Studio [pb]
  • Beverly Cleary- Henry Huggins [pb- 50th Anniversary Edition]
  • (Edited by:) Cor van den Heuvel & Nanae Tamura- Baseball Haiku: The Best Haiku Ever Written About The Game
  • Bianca Bradbury- The Girl Who Wanted Out [pb]
  • Norma Fox Mazer- A. My Name is Ami [pb]
  • Michael J. Fox- Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
  • Howard Pyle- The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
  • Rugrats: At The Movies (based on the Nickelodeon cartoon) [pb]
  • Ron Fontes and Justine Korfman- Wild America [pb- former library book; Novelization of the movie]
  • Melinda Metz- Roswell High: The Outsider [pb- Novelization of the tv show]
  • Jenny Markas- One Tree Hill: The Beginning  [pb- Novel based on the tv show]
  • Anna Lotto- One Tree Hill: A Heart So True [pb- Novel based on the tv show]
  • Just My Luck [pb- Novelization of the movie]
  • Ken Lipman- The Secret World of Alex Mack: Bad News Babysitting [pb- Novel based on the tv show]
  • Diana G. Gallagher- The Secret World of Alex Mack: Mistaken Identity [pb- Novel based on the tv show]
  • Cathy East Dubowski- The Secret World of Alex Mack: Take a Hike! [pb- Novel based on the tv show]
  • Diana G. Gallagher- The Secret World of Alex Mack: Go for the Gold! [pb- Novel based on the tv show]
  • Winning London [pb- Novelization of the movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]
  • When In Rome [pb- Novelization of the movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]
  • The Challenge [pb- Novelization of the movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]
  • New York Minute: There’s Something About Roxy [pb- Novelization of the big- screen movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]
  • New York Minute: The Secret of Jane’s Success [pb- Novelization of the big- screen movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]New York Minute [pb- Novelization of the big- screen movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen]
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  • James Patterson/ Hal Friedman- Against Medical Advice
  • James Patterson- Double Cross
  • John Grisham- The King of Torts
  • John Grisham – The Testament
  • Stuart Woods- Beverly Hills Dead
  • Lisa Scottoline- Look Again
  • Lisa Scottoline- Dirty Blonde
  • David Baldacci- The Whole Truth
  • Hal W. Lanse- Penelope Quagmire and the Planet of the Zombies [pb]
  • John Kennedy Toole- A Confederacy of Dunces [pb]
  • Marcia Rose- Nurses [pb]
  • Shelley Katz- Family Passions [pb]
  • Dean Koontz- Fear Nothing [pb]
  • Stephen White- Critical Conditions [pb]
  • Deborah Chiel- Sabrina  [pb]
  • Dona Vaughn- Rivalries  [pb]
  • Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave- A Dangerous Liaison (The True Story of a Fairy Tale Love Gone Bad) [pb]
  • Blanche Knott- Truly Tasteless Jokes Two  [pb]
  • Lisa Gregory- Sisters  [pb]
  • JC Pollack- Threat Case [pb]
  • Mark Baker- COPS  [pb]
  • John Grisham- The Innocent Man [pb]
  • Lisa Scottoline- Dead Ringer  [pb]
  • Kathy Reichs- 206 Bones  [pb]
  • Mary Higgins Clark/ Carol Higgins Clark- The Christmas Thief [pb]
  • True Crime: Serial Killers
  • American Red Cross: Standard First Aid Workbook[pb]
  • Teena Spencer- The Girlfriend’s Guide to Hockey [pb]
  • Hal W. Lanse- Penelope Quagmire and the Lizard Men from Outer Space
  • Josephine Tey- The Daughter of Time [pb]
  • Dominick Dunne- An Inconvenient Woman [pb]
  • Patricia Wilson- Guardian Angel [pb]
  • Anonymous (Edited by: Dr. Beatrice Sparks) Jay’s Journal [pb]
  • Janelle Taylor- Not Without You [pb]
  • Clifford L. Linedecker- Prison Groupies [pb]
  • John J. Nance- Final Approach [pb]
  • Janice Kaiser- Monday’s Child [pb]
  • Pete Early- The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison [pb]
  • John Grisham- A Time to Kill [pb]
  • Robert Graysmith- Unabomber: A Desire to Kill [pb]
  • Eric V. Lustbader- White Ninja [pb]
  • Francis Parkinson- Keyes: The Safe Bridge [pb]
  • Shannon Waverly- Three for the Road [pb]
  • Janis Flores- Done Cryin’ [pb]
  • Anne Marie Duquette- Finding Father [pb]
  • Bobby Hutchinson- Every Move You Make [pb]
  • Mary Motley Kalergis- Teenagers Talk About Their Lives
  • Robert V. Wolf- Capital Punishment
  • John Grisham- The Client
  • John Grisham- The Pelican Brief
  • Kathy Reichs- Deadly Decisions
  • James Patterson- Witch & Wizard
  • Jennifer Lee- Tarnished Angel [pb]
  • James Patterson- The 8th Confession
  • Greg Gutfeld- The Scorecard at Work: The Official Point System for Keeping Score on the Job
  • Eric Jerome Dickey- Drive Me Crazy
  • John Grisham- The Summons
  • The Practical Encyclopedia of Sex and Health
  • Sarah Ban Breathnach- Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
  • David Baldacci- Hour Game
  • John Grisham- The Chamber
  • John Grisham- A Painted House
  • James Patterson- I, Alex Cross
  • James Patterson- Alex Cross’s Trial
  • James Patterson- Swimsuit
  • James Patterson- 3rd Degree (2 copies- both HC)
  • James Patterson- Cradle and All
  • James Patterson- Fang (A Maximum Ride Novel)
  • Steve Schirripa- A Goomba’s Guide to Life
  • Lisa Scottoline- Devil’s Corner
  • Gregory McGuire- Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister
  • Stuart Woods- Dark Harbor
  • Stuart Woods- Dirty Work
  • Stuart Woods- Reckless Abandon
  • Stuart Woods-Short Straw (2 copies- both HC)
  • Stuart Woods-Fresh Disasters
  • Stuart Woods-Capital Crimes
  • Stuart Woods- Two Dollar Bill
  • Stuart Woods-Double Tap
  • Steve Martini- The Attorney
  • Jack Canfield- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
  • Olivia Goldsmith- Marrying Mom
  • 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth
  • Stephen M. Wylen- Settings of Silver
  • Sandra Brown- Ricochet
  • Robin Cook- Crisis
  • Bill Cosby- Love and Marriage
  • Jackie Mason- How to Talk Jewish
  • Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter
  • James Patterson- Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
  • John Grisham- Bleachers
  • Peter Hoeg- Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow
  • David Baldacci- The Camel Club
  • Erich Segal- Doctors
  • Eric Jerome Dickey- Between Lovers
  • Eric Jerome Dickey- The Other Woman
  • Eric Jerome Dickey- Genevieve
  • Danielle Steel- Daddy
  • Jackie Collins- American Star (2 copies, both HC- 1 black jacket and 1 white jacket)
  • Stuart Woods- Blue Water, Green Skipper
  • Andrew M. Greeley- Patience of a Saint
  • Jackie Collins- Hollywood Wives The New Generation
  • Jackie Collins- Vendetta Lucky’s Revenge
  • Jackie Collins- Dangerous Kiss
  • Jackie Collins- Lady Boss
  • Jackie Collins- Lethal Seduction
  • VC Andrews- Brooke [pb]
  • Margret Mitchell- Gone with The Wind (hc- really old copy- in fair condition)
  • Jackie Collins- Lovers &Players
  • Louis Begley- Schmidt Steps Back
  • Joan Collins- Prime Time
  • Joan Collins- Star Quality
  • Joan Collins- Love & Desire & Hate
  • Lauren Bacall- By Myself
  • James Patterson- Cat & Mouse
  • James Patterson- When The Wind Blows
  • James Patterson- Pop Goes the Weasel
  • Steve Martini- The Arraignment
  • George Burns- All My Best Friends
  • Kathy Reichs- Monday Mourning
  • John J. Robinson- Born In Blood
  • Eric Jerome Dickey- Chasing Destiny

August 9, 2016

Today’s my favorite holiday!!!!

Posted in book hauls, Books, Holidays, Saving/Couponing tagged , , , , , , at 10:44 PM by Rockin' Rita

Today is my favorite holiday!!! It’s National Book Lovers Day!!

I couldn’t allow the holiday to pass without celebrating. OK, honestly, I didn’t even know today was National Book Lovers Day until I searched for something on Twitter this evening and saw the hashtag trending. That’s right, when I picked up my latest book today I had no idea I was celebrating a very special day.

You’re probably thinking I went into my favorite bookstore or library but guess what, I didn’t! That’s right. I never set foot into a bookstore today, not did I buy the book online. No, nobody bought me the book. I bought it myself- from my favorite hidden gem– the dollar store! Yep, today’s addition to my TBR came from the book section of my local dollar store!

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*Seeker* by Arwen Elys Dayton is one of my largest finds at 432 pages and about a foot in length and 6 inches in width and it was released to the masses just last year! It is also the first in a series. The sequel *Traveler* was released in Spring 2016. It just goes to show you that you never know what books you’ll find hidden amongst the masses and messes.

In my personal opinion, the smaller the dollar store the better the selection of books they have. And often times they have multiple copies of one book!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??

Go find out for yourself! There’s no guarantee you’ll always find a great read or one in perfect condition, but it’s a little known secret that you can find some wonderful books right around the corner where you least expect them to be!

August 6, 2016

Quickie Post…Tradables

Posted in Books, trades at 5:32 PM by Rockin' Rita

Here’s a list of books I have available to trade right now. Please note all books are in new* condition:

  • Fire & Flood- by Victoria Scott—traded to Nori for a book of her choosing
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda- by Becky Albertalli (bought the pb because I desperately wanted to read the first chapter of Becky’s sophomore effort The Upside of Unrequited)—traded to Jackie for Children of Icarus
  • Summer of my German Soldier (pb)
  • It’s Beginning To Hurt stories- by James Lasdun (hc)
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Swine Not (pb)
  • Shoot the Moon- by Billie Lettes (pb)
  • I Love You Because You’re You (children’s hc)
  • Jimmy Buffett’s A Salty Piece of Land (pb)
  • The Last Little Blue Envelope- by Maureen Johnson (hc)*

*This particular book is in very good condition. I bought it from Thriftbooks but it came without its dust jacket.

July 29, 2016

BookItCon 2016: Interview with author Josh Berk

Posted in author interviews at 10:04 PM by Rockin' Rita

You may be asking yourself, what is BookItCon?
Bookitcon isn’t just your ordinary book event, it is a charity book event. We are working with the nonprofit Grace in the Mud* and two K-8 schools in Camden, NJ to help them grow their outdated libraries. The proceeds from this event will be benefiting them. There currently are 30 incredible authors** in the lineup this year for our second annual event (Chapter Two). The book event will include meet-n-greets with the authors, along with two panels and the opportunity to get all of your books signed by all the authors!

If you purchase*** the VIP ticket, you will also be invited to a VIP dinner/after party with the authors, along with getting an extra hour to get your books signed! Books can be bought at the event however if you are unable to attend and would like an autographed book from any of the authors you may buy them on our website.****

A word from our organizer, Nori on why she started UBUbiz.
I decided to start UBUbiz because I wanted a way to combine my passions for reading, business, and charity/community service. After wracking my brain for months, the idea of Bookitcon suddenly appeared! This is my second year hosting Bookitcon, and I can’t wait.

Where and when?
16 East Main Street Moorestown, NJ 08057
Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Some of the authors at the event include: 
Albert Borris
Amanda Foody
Anna Breslaw
April Lindner
AV Geiger
Barbara Dee
Beth Fantaskey
Charlotte Huang
Claire Legrand
Emma Chase
Eric Smith
Jodi Meadows
Josh Berk
Julie Chibbaro
Julie Eshbaugh
Karole Cozzo
Kathryn Holmes
Kendall Kulper
Kit Grindstaff
Lee Kelly
Lisa A. Koosis
Mackenzi Lee
Martina A Boone
Mia Siegert
Nancy Norbeck
Phoebe North
S Usher Evans
Sandy Hall
SJ Goslee
Victoria Scott

The full schedule can be found on our website: www.UBUbiz.com

 

The Interview

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Procrastinate Reader: Josh, do you have a “day job” besides being an author?

Josh Berk: Yes, I am a librarian! Specifically, I am the library director in Bethlehem, PA. I have worked in libraries for 18 years and love it.  

PR: That’s so cool! I’ve always wanted to work in a library since I was a child. I would like you to think back to your childhood… what was the first book you remember reading and falling in love with?

JB: This is actually an easy question! I speak to kids a lot and they love to ask this question. For me it was The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. I just loved the main characters and the magical world C.S. Lewis created. I spent a whole summer pushing on the back of closets trying to fall into Narnia.

PR: I love that book! The whole series is awesome but that book was my favorite out of all 5 books! It was on my to be read list forever before I got the chance to read it. Speaking of TBR’s how long is your list?

JB: It’s pretty long! I don’t really keep a list, but I’m always reading about five books at once. I read a lot of non-fiction (usually baseball books) and always have a novel going and also an audiobook in the car. A book I’m really into right now is Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein.

PR: That’s a lot to be “reading” all at once- I’m impressed! Now that we know about your heading habits let’s talk a little about your writing. Tell us about your latest release.

JB: Say It Ain’t So was the sequel to Strike Three You’re Dead. They are middle-grade baseball mystery novels with lots of jokes. It also has a scene at the very end that I very much love. Teaser!

PR: (FINAL QUESTION) Your twitter profile blurb says you are “Provocative Maury Povich question-asker.” What question would you ask Maury if you were to meet him and only ask him one question?

JB: Hey so that part of my Twitter bio (unlike some of the other parts…) is totally true! I was an audience member on Maury Povich in 1995. It was an episode about the O.J. Simpson trial. I asked a question (not of Maury, but of the panel) about race, class, and the legal system. Provocative! I really want someone to find that episode on YouTube and post the link in the comments. I will give a reward. (Of signed books.)

PR: Thanks so much Josh for taking the time to answer some of my questions for my little blog! I look forward to meeting you at the event! You can find Josh on Twitter @joshberkbooks, visit his website Josh Berk, Writer, buy his books on Amazon, and follow him and add his books on Goodreads.

PS. I tried to find a video of the episode and all I came up with was this with OJ’s ex-gf on the show. Happy hunting everyone! If you find the video please post the link in the comments .:)

*You can find more information on Grace in the Mud by going to their website (http://www.graceinthemud.org/home.html), facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GraceintheMud), or gofundme (https://www.gofundme.com/justforgirls).

**A full list of authors can be found here.

***Interested in attending? Great! You can buy a ticket here!

****Are you dying of jealousy because you’d love to be able to attend and get books signed by the attending authors but can’t? Don’t fear, because virtual signings are here! You can purchase books by any of the attending authors and get it shipped to your house, easy peasy!

Stay up to date with all of the latest Bookitcon: Chapter Two news
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Got questions for our organizer about the event?
You can contact Nori through http://www.UBUbiz.com or email her at: nori@UBUbiz.com

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July 25, 2016

It’s Finally Relaunch Day!!!

Posted in book reviews, Books at 11:29 PM by Rockin' Rita

Yey!!! It’s here!!! The big day is finally here!

Today is relaunch day
and it comes complete with a mini book review!

Welcome everyone to The Procrastinate Reader! I am super excited to be relaunching my old Rockin’ Tips blog in a completely different format- a book blog!

First thing’s first:
You may ask why didn’t you just wipe out your old blog or create a new one?
There’s a simple answer for this. I like my old blog but feel like I’ve grown so much as a person over the past 5 years since my last post. I’ve evolved and so will this blog.

Introduction:
This blog (TPR) will still be random just like my last one however it will be much more focused around the central theme of books. I’m looking for all kinds of people to interview for The Procrastinate Reader- authors, fellow book bloggers, bookstagramers, booktubers, booklrs, readers, even haters of books and reading. I am also interested in having guest posters and reviewing books. Easiest way to get in touch with me is a Twitter DM (@RockinRita03) as I’m most likely to respond to that method the quickest! You can also email me at RockinRitaBlogs(at)gmail(dot)com.

I also have another blog I’ve recently relaunched. Rockin’ Randomness can be found on Blogger.

Time for some fun!!

I recently finished reading YA Author/Clinical Psychologist Becky Albertalli‘s debut novel Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaI ordered my copy from Becky’s local indie bookstore FoxTale Book Shoppe as they had autographed copies and Becky had tweeted that anybody who ordered it from FoxTale could get it personalized by her. I typically go for discounted books as I’m the type of person who doesn’t believe in spending more than they actually need to. That being said to get not only an autographed copy but one that was personalized and from an indie bookstore–you just can’t put a price tag on that! Unfortunately Becky got busy and never made it to FoxTale before they shipped my book out so I didn’t get it personalized. But what Becky did afterwards more than made up for it! She sent me a bunch of SIMON Vs. swag!

SIMON vs

First thing I wanna say about Simon Vs. is why didn’t books like this exist when I was younger?! The writing is magnificent and the story is so enthralling! The characters come to life and you feel like you’re right there with them. SIMON vs is a LGBTQ love story that will have you playing a guessing game as you learn more and more about 16 year old high school junior Simon Spier, his friends, and Blue, the boy he fell in love with over email–oh and the kid who’s blackmailing him!! Yup- blackmail, romance, m/m, friendship, family.

This book has it all! As you delve deeper and deeper into the story you will go through many many bags of Oreo cookies (Simon’s fave)! The story is that good and intense! I myself went through two big bags of mini oreos while reading one short chapter! I can’t put into words just how good this book is except to say that it really is as good as everyone says! I will recommend it highly forever!

10 out of 5 stars for me!! 

Also, if you buy the paperback version of Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda you also get a sneak peek at Becky’s sophomore effort The Upside of Unrequited! These books are worth every penny but don’t take my word for it- go read it for yourself!

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