When Life Gives You Books... and Earrings?


It is hump day, and you know what that means?! We are halfway through the work week, people! This week has just dragged, and it feels like the last thing I want to do is go to work. I wonder if that feeling is because of these lovely things: 
Books. Oh, how I love them. I have to tell you guys a secret - my blogging has been lame lately because I've had my nose constantly stuck in a book. But... when life gives you books, you read them. Right? 

Just this year, I've read Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (the sequel to Delirium), The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear, The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory (for blogger book club... have you read it yet?), and Motor Mouth and Metro Girl (both by Janet Evanovich). I'm reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld right now, and it's good. Like, really good.

Anyway. I made it a goal to read 100 books this year, and by golly, I am determined to reach that insane number! So... while I'm off reading and being a little nerdy-faced bookworm, I have a very special treat for you - awesome earrings. And when life gives you the chance to win earrings, you keep on reading. Right? Right. They are available for YOU to win from an awesome blogger.... who you will meet right.....  


Hey Every Day is a new Adventure readers! I'm Eryka, the writer behind the blog ABCDE and the owner of the little shop Made with Love, & that handsome guy up there is my hubby hubs! I love pretty things, blogging, date nights with hottie of a husband, and good hair days. I blog about my life as a wifey as well as share things I love. I started my shop a few months ago as a fun hobby. I love making pretty things, so I thought, why not share them with everyone?!

You are in for a treat! I am giving one of you lucky readers a pair of earrings from my shop Made with Love. So awesome right? 
That's it! Good luck and thanks for letting stop on over Alyx!!!
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Anonymous said...

I love those red ones! I have a pair of beautiful red heels that I love wearing, but I have ZERO accessories to match them. So cute!

Maria Larsen said...

Ooh, I wish I had the time to read 100 books this year. I've got 27 books to read for school alone.
xo, Maria

Niamh said...

Asking a book lover to pick a favorite book is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child...Have you read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society? That's definitely one of my favorites.

Denise said...

Dang thats a lot of books already this year! I love Janet Evanovich. Cute earrings :)

Deanna @The Peony Princess said...

That gives me inspiration for reading! I'm currently reading Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul, corny right? It's actually a great book because all of the stories are told from a loving owner. Next on my list is BossyPants by Tina Fey

Diana, Down Home Traveler said...

It's been a while since I've read a book so I give you a lot of props! I loved The Help! Some others - The Secret Life of Bees, Good in Bed, A Thousand White Women, Cold Sassy Tree, and Joy for Beginners. Let me know if you read any of them!

Kym said...

That's awesome! I read Delirium & Uglies (well, the whole series actually) last year. I'm currently reading The Other Boleyn Girl, and Pandemonium is on my to-read-very-soon list. We really have similar taste in books. Woot!


Unknown said...

I started The Other Bolelyn Girl yesterday and I am LOVING it so far! Can you remind me again when we need to post our reviews?

Tasia said...

Delirium is one of the books on my list for this year...I can't wait to read it! I've also read The Uglies series, but I want to re-read 'em sometime this year since it's been forever since I've read 'em. I spy Divergent among your books!!! I loved loved loved that book. I think you will too!

Chelsea Oliver said...

Wow, 100 books?! I read 12 in 2012 and thought that was amazing haha! However, I wanted to up that number this year and I finished my first book of 2013 last night, Room by Emma Donoghue and have to say it was a not so awesome way to start the year...booo.


Why Girls Are Weird said...

OMG I LOVED Uglies. Such a good series.

Damn, now I want to reread it.

Unknown said...

100 books!?!? Good for you girl! I'm doing 50 and feel like that's a lot.... haha

Megan said...

I don't read very often, but I finished a book called "The Lost Art of Listening" for one of my school classes. It's a self-help book that really changed my perspective on how I listen to others! It's a really good book!

RadiantKristen said...

I know this sounds just like every other comment, but "Wow! That's a lot of books!" You can do it. I would totally do it too, if not for that whole "school" thing. It ruins all of my best ideas. Oh well. When I stop going back to school over and over again, I'm totally tackling this many books. It will be a blast.

Brittany T. said...

it's not my fave, but really good..i just finished reading Safe Haven by Nicholas sparks..pretty lovey, drama/slash WOW factor surprise at the end lol..the movie is coming out on valentine's day :)

kim @ a positive peace said...

yes i think you NEED to add Divergent & Insurgent to your list for 2012!

I read the whole Uglies series and I really liked it!!

I just found out I can check out books from the libraries in the schools i work at (my old school didn't have a library). ...being that it's all YA fiction, I'm basically in heaven. And I can check out by e-readr too!


Madison said...

OMG I LOVE UGLIES!! It's such a great book series. I only wish it had been out when I was 12!!

Scott Westerfeld also wrote a steam punk ya trilogy that I loved actually even more than Uglies. If you're interested in an alternate retelling of wwi, then totally give Leviathan a try! :)

Good luck on your 100 book goal! My goal of 50 books last year didn't work out so well so I made this year's goal a more realistic 30

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Franny & Zooey

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

11/22/63 by Stephen King, but maybe next year when you have time, because it's super long! :)

The Night Circus is also good. Only 387 pages and it's a fast read.

You go girl, with your reading self! :)

Jamie said...

ahhh...All the books sound so good and I can't wait to pick up more books after I finish the stack.

You should pick up any Jennifer Weiner book. I love reading her books. I think that you will definitely relate to her book Little Earthquakes.


Sara Louise said...

100?! Did I read that right?! That's a helluva lot of books! I can't wait to find out about all of the new books you're reading so I can pop them on my goodreads (I've become SO addicted to that thing!)

Eryka said...

Thanks for letting host a giveaway!!! I just finished Delirium and now im reading City Of Bones. But, I am dying to read Pandemonium {however you spell it!}

Unknown said...

Honestly you've earned the right to do some things for yourself so read away! Nothing relaxes me more than reading (okay, wine is up there too!)

Have a great weekend Alyx!

Deidre said...

The earrings are seriously adorable!

Read a 100 books! That is such an amazing goal! I don't know how you do it all? Blog! Read! Grow a baby inside of you! Seriously.

Katrin said...

Love the earrings and Eryka's blog! I follow!
And I love to have tons of books to read! I started to read the second book of the Carl Morck series by Jussi Adler-Olsen today and I love it! It is a thriller/crime novel and I can't stop reading!

Danielle said...

I LOVE the uglies series! SOOO good!

Unknown said...

If you've never read Little Women, it's a must-read.

Also, the final book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series is basically lifechanging.

Tuesdays with Morrie and the Five People You Meet in Heaven are also wonderful.

I love to read. I could go on for days.

Amanda Schroeder said...

The Lucky One. Nicholas Sparks. Seriously. Amazing.

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