Hey Nerdy Peeps! I am having ink therapy withdrawals, meaning a need a new tattoo and soon! I have four tattoos so far, but of course getting a few more won’t hurt. Just gotta keep that fact from my momma. (Yes, she reads these posts.)
Five Bookish Tattoos I am Dying For
Out of all the tattoos I have, none of them are based on books. Being a nerd that should probably change soon. So, here are 5 tattoos I would love to get.
A tattoo that gives all the nerdy vibes!
I think I’ll get this one behind my ear!
Guess what? I was a girl scout and the troop I was in had nicknames for all the girls. Mine happened to be Pooh! So, why not get a Winnie the Pooh tattoo!
This is an amazing tattoo that has all my fave fairy tales!
Now, last but not least this drawing would be the best addition to all of my tattoos. I love the Beauty and the Beast and this tattoo would be perfect. The only thing I would add inside the mirror is “tale as old as time.”
These tattoos will be a beautiful addition to the ink I already have. And before you start judging me in the comments, just know that everyone one of my tattoos means something very special to me. I love each and every one of them, and I will be adding more. If you have any bookish tattoo ideas you can always share them with me.
Hey Nerdy Peeps! So, my all-time favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast, and after watching the real-life remake I am obsessed with reading retellings. I’m also a Netflix junkie and I’ve been binge-watching the Beauty and the Beast series, and let me just tell you I am in love! Now, onto the books!
Beauty and the Beast Retellings
Let’s start with the book I am currently reading and can’t put down. Now, this book is a twisted retelling and so far it’s ah-mazing! I mean just read this book blurb!
As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father’s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle’s mother returns—a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern.
But Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind—images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast must work together to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is twenty-one years in the making. (Goodreads)
Who wouldn’t want to read this book? Oh, and there will be a review as soon as I’m finished reading!
Beastly by Alex Flinn
I loved this movie, so I know I will probably love the book! And everyone knows the book is better than the movie, so I have to read it. You also can’t pass up these covers, I mean come on!
I am a beast.
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.
You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly. (Goodreads)
This movie was beautiful, and I loved every second of it.
The Vixen and The Vet by Katie Regnery
Now, I just came across this one but the cover is pretty hot so, I read the blurb. This blurb made me want to buy the book and read it. So, guess what book just got onto my wish-list!
Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah, and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other’s hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they’ll have to decide if the love they found in one another’s arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after. (Not the whole blurb but you get the point!) (Goodreads)
I mean that sounds enticing, right? Yeah, I thought so too!
Mistress to the Beast by Eve Vaughn
This was another good one I couldn’t pass up. The blurb pulled me in and the cover’s not so bad to look at either.
A serious accident left Hunter Jamison’s body scarred. A bitter split from his latest lover has left the former playboy without faith in the female sex. Yet, confronted with Lila’s fiery beauty, he finds himself offering her a deal: If she’ll be his mistress for three months, he’ll allow her father to keep the shop. (Not the full blurb, but hey you can find it here!)
Another one added to my wish list! Amazon is going to be getting all of my money soon!
As you can see I’m a little obsessed when it comes to Beauty and the Beast, but hey what girl isn’t. Plus, I really feel like I relate to Belle. I mean not with the whole dating the Beast thing, but the whole book nerd thing. Have you seen her library? It’s amazing! I need one!
Hey Nerdy Peeps! Today I am bringing you a cover reveal for the oh so talented author Jessica McCrory! This is the book 2 of the Bastard of Corruption Series! Check out the cover reveal for THe Runner’s Daughter!
The Runner’s Daughter By Jessica McCrory
Cover Reveal Date→ January 26th, 2018
Release Date→ February 15th, 2018
FBI agent Caid King has fought long and hard to end the corruption within his organization. After the fall of Clayton Matthews, he returns to New York with his head held high and his eye on the next target. He never could have imagined that the dangerous man he’s set his sights on would have ties to the beautiful blonde he found himself instantly drawn to.
Jemma Saige thought she had it all figured out. Her rules for survival were simple. Keep your head down, your bags packed, your running shoes on. But when she meets a man at her local gym, their attraction threatens to break the last and most important of those rules: don’t get tied down.
Now with Jemma’s secrets out in the open and both her and Caid’s lives on the line, can they find a way to work together? Or will Caid turn his back on the runner’s daughter?
Jemma stared out the window as Caid drove away. She couldn’t help but feel the added stress with each second he was gone. She looked down at the phone he had given her. He said he wouldn’t be able to answer for about two hours because his other was in his desk, but that he would text her when he got to work.
Then if she needed to hear his voice, she could call. The man who was watching the house seemed nice. He waved at Jemma from the driveway, and Jemma waved back. Caid said the agent was a good one, and wouldn’t enter the house unless he thought necessary.
That gave her a small comfort. She stepped away from the window and walked over to the bookshelf that held a few leisure books. She lifted a Nora Roberts from the collection, and took a seat on the couch.
She hadn’t even been sitting on that couch long enough to finish the first chapter when gunshots rang out, and Jemma’s heart began to pound. She ran to the window and saw the agent who had waved at her not minutes before lying face down in the driveway, while three armed men came for her.
Although both books stand by themselves, it is recommended you start with The Charitable Bastard. Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!
” I have always had a love of stories and the different worlds you are able to explore when you crack open the cover to a good book.”
I was born in California and moved to Texas with my family when I was a teenager. I have always been an avid reader and have been writing stories since I was a kid! It has always been a dream of mine to have my stories published and it is beyond exciting to see that dream coming true!
I have a caffeine addiction, I am a wine (red!!) lover (my favorite being Crush by Dreaming Tree!) and I love T-shirts (the kind with the hilarious sayings on them). I am OBSESSED with the TV show Scrubs and I watch it constantly. I have an amazing husband who is more supportive than I could have ever hoped for, two sweet kiddos (who keep my life wonderfully eventful), three dogs, a rabbit, and most recently Hefty Smurf the beta fish.
Growing up, reading was my way to escape reality whether it was good or bad at the time and I want my stories to offer readers the same kind of adventure I have sought out in between the covers of a book.
Hey Nerdy Peeps! Back in August, I brought you a post on books I bought because of the cover. Well, today I am bringing you part 2. Sit back, relax, and let’s get to the books.
Presenting the Covers
Book Number One!
Ouija by Katharine Turner!
So Books-a-Million was having this amazing sale and I ended up picking up 3 new books. The first one I want to tell you about is Ouija! This book was totally away from my normal go-to reads. It’s not a love story. It’s not even a cute, fluffy, pull at your heartstrings kind of book. Ouija is a paranormal, ghost story kind of read and it’s amazing! Don’t read this book if you’re scared of paranormal activity.
Book Blurb: It’s not just a game.
As far as Elaine Morris is concerned, the Ouija board is just a game she played at sleepovers as a kid. But her best friend, Debbie, has been messing around with one recently–and claims she’s starting to hear strange noises around the house. ‘Laine thinks Debbie is a total dork for getting spooked until Debbie dies in a horrible and haunting way. Desperate to figure out what really happened to her friend, ‘Laine starts using the Ouija board to uncover its mystery. She soon learns that something sinister has come through the board, and it’s not ready to say GOOD-BYE.
Book Number Two!
Belle’s Library by The Walt Disney Company, Linda Woolverton
My all-time favorite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast and when I came across this book I knew I needed it! I walked away from it twice, thinking maybe I would find something different, but I ended up taking it home!
Full title – Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Library: A Collection of Literary Quotes and Inspirational Musings
Book Blurb: Disney’s Belle is one of the best fictional bookworms around. But what exactly is on her reading list? In this unique literary journal, enjoy inspiring quotes from some of Belle’s favorite books, as well as her insightful notes and colorful drawings.
Includes a forward by noted Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton.
So there you have it two new books that I bought because of the covers! Also, I love both of them and they are so worth the read.
What books have you bought because of the cover? I’d love to have new books ideas!