Archive for January, 2012



Announcement! The Great Move!

Posted: January 6, 2012 in Discussion Post

Hi everyone!  I’m your new blog master.  On January 1 the original Keeper had to step down due to personal reasons.  I wanted address a slight issue I had when I took over….I’m a VERY eclectic reader and I was handed a VERY paranormal book blog in addition to a “jack of all trades” book blog.  In the next couple of months I have some VERY BIG life changes happening (I can hardly wait for my niece to arrive! She isn’t even here yet and she’s spoiled!) and after thinking on the situation for 6 days I have come to the realization that something has to give.  I just don’t have the time to effectively maintain 2 book blogs.

Which brings me to my announcement….

Over the next couple of weeks I will be transitioning posts that were originally posted here to be posted over on The Book Junkie’s BookshelfStarting effective February 1, with the exception of Reading Challenge link up’s I will be blogging exclusively at The Book Junkie’s Bookshelf.  I hope to see some of you there.  I have basically the same ways to follow the blog available but the Feedburner option is more readily available on that blog.  I will be keeping the twitter account as well (@paracryptkeeper).  Basically, all that is changing is the blogger and actual blogging location.

RULES

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  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.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

So now for this weeks question: 

Q: Go count the number of unread books sitting on your shelf. How many?

I lost count at 200 and that’s just physical books, that doesn’t even include the books on my nook.  Add another 217 if you want to include those into the total too. How about you?  What’s your magic number?

For this wonderful giveaway I will be giving away 1 copy of Bloodlines (click the cover to go to Goodreads page) by Richelle Mead. 

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

Here are the rules for this giveaway:

1. You MUST fill out the form (there are optional entires available but they are just that optional).

2. Open INTERNATIONALLY to anywhere The Book Depository ships to.

3.  Giveaway concludes January 12 at 11:59 pm CST.

Other Giveaways in the Hop:

Please visit this LINK to see the complete list of participants. NOTE:  WordPress apparently doesn’t allow wordpress.com blogs to use javascript so I wasn’t able to post the actual linky in my post.  Sorry about that.

In My Mailbox # 7

Posted: January 1, 2012 in Meme's
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In My Mailbox is hosted by the lovely Story Siren.  In My Mailbox is our opportunity to show off the books that we got during the week.  I haven’t participated in a little while so I have a whole bunch of books to show off for both of my blogs. Don’t forget to drop by my other blog The Book Junkie’s Bookshelf to see what books I got for that blog. 🙂 I hope your able to find your next “must read” book through your travels!  Leave me a link to your IMM and I’ll be sure to drop by.

Santa brought me a brand new Nook Tablet.  LOVE IT!  I’ve been reading and watching movies like crazy on this thing!

Bound Books

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

Legend (Legend, #1)

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’ death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Pre-Ordered

Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)

The Ultimate Sacrifice.

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.