Book Spotlight/ YouTuber’s Books


For the past two weeks I have been sharing my reviews on some Youtuber’s who wrote books (that I had on hand) and I thought today as I wrap my my posts I would share with you some more youtuber’s books that I don’t currently own.

This is on my radar.

This is also on my radar.

Michael is interested in this one.

This has been on my radar since first hearing about it.

I just found out that another vlogger I follow Estee Lalonde is in the process of writing a book called Bloom. She is a Canadian Vlogger currently living in London, England.

I think I managed to cover alot of the YouTuber’s with books and as I was doing this post I didn’t realize how many actually had books out or coming out. It seems like its almost every other day when another youtuber is announcing a book deal.

What do you think of this trend? Has anyone of the books this past two weeks interest you?

Book Spotlight/ YouTuber’s Books I Never Got to Read


Its been such a few two weeks sharing with you all the YouTuber’s books I have read recently and the books that are either out or are coming out shortly from some more Youtubers that I don’t currently have in my possession but I hope that I will soon as there is some I would like to read.

Since its hard to read and review every single book for this YouTuber’s two week special in such a short time frame, I thought I would share with you four books from YouTuber’s that I didn’t get the chance to read but I will be getting to them shortly.

From internet stars Elle and Blair Fowler comes a scintillating new novel that takes readers Beneath the Glitter of the glitzy L.A. social scene.

Welcome to a place where dreams are made. And where nothing–and no one–is ever what it seems.

After their make-up and fashion videos went viral on YouTube, sisters Sophia and Ava London are thrust into the exclusive life of the Los Angeles elite. Here fabulous parties, air kisses, paparazzi and hot guys all come with the scene. Sophia finds herself torn between a gorgeous bartender and a millionaire playboy, and Ava starts dating an A-list actor. But as they’re about to discover, the life they’ve always dreamed of comes with a cost.
Beneath the glitter of the Hollywood social scene lies a world of ruthless ambition, vicious gossip…and betrayal. Someone close to them, someone they trust, is working in the shadows to bring the London sisters falling down. And once the betrayal is complete, Sophia and Ava find themselves knee-deep in a scandal that could take away everything they care about, including the one thing that matters most–each other.

Step behind the velvet ropes of Fashion Week and enter an exclusive world of opulent parties, hot guys, designer style…and new lies.

In Hollywood, there’s no such thing as bad press, especially when you’re Sophia and Ava London. Despite their very public scandal, the London sisters are hotter than ever. Sophia’s finally in the perfect relationship with the perfect guy…even if can’t she get the memory of Giovanni out of her head. And Ava’s taking a break from dating to focus on her career–while a new love interest is trying to disrupt her carefully laid plans. Best of all, Sophia and Ava have just been given a chance to create their own fashion line for New York Fashion Week. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity… but only if their ruthless rivals don’t destroy them first.

The same unseen enemies who tried to ruin them back in L.A. are in New York to finish the job. And a new competitor is hiding in the shadows of the runway, waiting for a chance to steal everything Sophia and Ava have worked so hard for. In the cutthroat world of high fashion, it’s impossible to know who your real friends are. At least Sophia and Ava can count on each other–but will it be enough to keep them from losing it all?

From internet sensations Elle and Blair Fowler comesWhere Beauty Lies, the dazzling sequel to Beneath the Glitter
A riotously funny collection of boozy misadventures from the creator of the YouTube series, “You Deserve a Drink”

Mamrie Hart is a drinking star with a Youtube problem. As host of the bawdy cult-hit, “You Deserve a Drink,” Hart has been entertaining viewers with her signature concoction of tasty libations and raunchy puns since 2011. Finally, Hart has compiled her best drinking stories—and worst hangovers—into one hilarious volume. From the spring break where she and her girlfriends avoided tan lines by staying at an all-male gay nudist resort, to the bachelorette party where she accidentally hired a sixty year old meth head to teach the group pole dancing, to the time she lit herself on fire during a Flaming Lips concert, Hart accompanies each story with an original cocktail recipe, ensuring that You Deserve a Drink is as useful as it is entertaining.

Today, Carrie Hope Fletcher is living her dream as an actress and YouTube star. But not long ago, she was trying to survive the many perils of the Teen Age . . .

  • The Rumor Mill: The more a rumor is spread, the farther it gets from the truth. It’s like a giant taffy pull.
  • The Disgusting Business of Falling in Love: I’ve never known something to be so gleefully wonderful and soul-crushingly exhausting.
  • The Twitter-Sphere: If the Internet is starting to crush your soul . . . close the laptop!
  • Bears: Self-explanatory.

Thankfully, she made it through! And although memories of her struggles, woes, and foibles stick around (as Soul Shrapnel, if you will), they look a little different today, thanks to The Amazing Goggles of Hindsight.

So, in All I Know Now, Carrie shares, well, exactly that—heartfelt advice and hopeful thoughts on growing up. She just did it herself. She has the stuffed animals to prove it!

Have you read any of these books? Do they interest you? Do you think we will see more books from YouTubers?

February 2016 Book Unhauling


Good  Monday morning everyone. Its that time of the month where I show what books I am unhauling this month. I had so much success last year unhauling books that I thought I would continue this again for 2016.

I decided way back in  January (2015) that I wanted to document how many books I was giving away each month to see if I was making any kind of dent in my book collection.

I know last year I probably brought in more then I was actually giving away so this year I am trying to be cautious with my book buying and I am giving myself a budget each time I go shopping in hopes that it will curb my spending.

So each month I will be posting about what books I am unhauling and then another monthly post will be what books I physically bought in the month.

Are you a constant book buyer? Can you resist buying books on a weekly bases? Please tell me I am not alone in this?

This is what I am unhauling this month:

  1. Zodiac by Romina Russell (this is my very first DNF book. I got to chapter 12 and I just couldn’t continue. The story just wasn’t gripping me and I was strguggling to read it.)
  2. The Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich
  3. Find Your Hero Chapter Sampler
  4. Those Girls by Lauren Saft
  5. Walking Diaster by Jamie McGuire (this was a DNF book)
  6. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
  7. Monument 14 Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

Unless otherwise noted these are books I have read and I am passing them along to another book loving home.

So for February I am releasing  7  books this month.

Total for 2016 is 21
Total for 2015 is 211

Review/ Busy Bunny Days In The Town, On The Farm & At The Port

Review/ Busy Bunny Days In The Town, On The Farm & At The PortBusy Bunny Days by Britta Teckentrup
Published by Chronicle Books on February 25th 2014
Pages: 56
Genres: Animals, Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft, City & Town Life, Concepts, Date & Time, Family, Farm & Ranch Life, General, Lifestyles, Rabbits, Transportation, Young Adult

Join the Bunny Family for a busy day in their home town, on a fun-filled farm adventure, and at the port for an exciting outing in this seek-and-find book where there is always something to discover. From the time they wake up until the time they go to sleep, there is so much to see and do. Don't forget to keep an eye out for that pesky Benny Badger—he is always up to no good! With a fresh and adorable illustration style, and so many details on every page, this picture book begs to be read again and again.

What can I say about this picture book? We loved it. Its a beautiful picture book with fantastic illustrations. The illustrations are all bright and colorful in my opinion.

Upon looking at the book you instantly think Richard Scary and if this is anything like that then I know kids will love it just as much as we do.

Busy Bunny Days takes part in three different parts of the city such as in the town, on the farm and at the port at various parts of the day basically between a 6am to 9pm day. Which I thought was really cute.

Another thing I really enjoyed was that your child can basically tell the story because at the top of each page is a few questions and you have to answer them and I think you could get a different story each time or from different children.

Another great thing is that it shows the time so kids also get to learn about time of day. I love that this is a learning book as well.

There is many characters involved in the book but they all blend so well within the story line.

Review/ Lately Lily

Review/ Lately LilyLately Lily Format: Hardcover
Published by Chronicle Books on March 25th 2014
Pages: 32
Genres: General, People & Places, Young Adult

Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere! In this heartfelt picture book from illustrator Micah Player, Lily—a worldtravelling girl with boundless curiosity—goes on enviable adventures with her best friend Zeborah, travelling by plane, train, boat, and even by camel. Whether venturing far away or staying close to home, Lily knows that the joy of discovery is the best way to travel each and every day. Readers and fans of the apparel line Lately Lily will appreciate this chance to join Lily on a world tour and experience the many delights of travel through her eyes. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I have to start off by saying the illustrations are bright and colorful.

Lily and her best friend Zeborah (her stuffie) travel all over the world together with her parents. They explore new and exciting things in each place they visit. If you name it Lily probably has used it to travel with. If you name a place Lily has probably been there.

Its a super cute picture book that I think everyone will like.  I love how Lily documents all her trips so that she can remember them all.


Review/ At The Same Moment Around The World

At The Same Moment Around The World Format: Hardcover

When I first picked this up to read I have to say it was unique. It felt like a different kind of picture book. Which I think is always nice to encounter.

The book takes us around the world. The illustrations went perfectly with the story it was telling and I really liked that each picture works and flows with the following pages. Sometimes that never happens but this one did and I loved the book for that. I loved that the first illustrations was the same as the last with just a different text.

This is a great book that will teach kids about the different times zones we have in the world and what other people can be doing at that same exact time of day. We are all different but yet the same.

Another thing I loved about this book is that it comes with a map something you don’t see very often in a picture book and you can actually follow the story line with the map as it shows where the places are on the map.

Book Spotlight/ The Look Book


As a book lover and blogger I am always happy when I see publishers putting out the season’s upcoming titles in a sampler form. What a perfect way to discover a new book or perhaps books this spring.

Today I am excited to share with you #TheLookBook that Simon & Schuster Canada is giving you the chance to read. This is a few of the Spring 2016 titles that are releasing.

Complete with new beginnings and the promise of satisfying endings, The Look Book sampler offers the best in fiction from across the Simon & Schuster Canada Spring 2016 list. This array of debut authors and perennial favourites will allow you to step back in time with our historical fiction, time travel with our fantasy writers, fall in love with our inspirational romance, marvel at our literary stylists, and be enthralled by our dark thrillers.

With chapter excerpts from the following Spring 2016 new releases:

Dark Territory, by Susan Philpott
He Will Be My Ruin, by K.A. Tucker
Owl and the City of Angels, by Kristi Charish
Black Apple, by Joan Crate
Still Mine, by Amy Stuart
Glory Over Everything, by Kathleen Grissom
The Rivals of Versailles, by Sally Christie
Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, by Ann Y.K. Choi
Nightfall, by Richard B. Wright
Mannheim Rex, by Rob Pobi
I’m Thinking of Ending Things, by Iain Reid
Umbrella Man, by Peggy Blair

You can download your copy by clicking one of these retailers links:

I think this spring is going to be an amazing spring with all these fantastic titles to read.

Do any of these titles sound good to you?