Book Event: The Writers Block Book Store Grand Re-Opening

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I have been looking forward to this day for a long time. I found out last year that they were relocating the book shop and I couldn’t wait for this day to come. Today was the grand reopening of the Writers Block Book Store here in Las Vegas, Nevada. What an amazingly beautiful day it was for this special day. I have so much to share with you all about this lovely book shop and trust me they did not let us book lovers down.

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The Writers Block was located at a different spot downtown and was a lot smaller of a book shop last year. With the new and approved location that is still downtown, they added more features and also kept some old features. One thing that they added was a coffee shop with some amazing goodies which is a lovely addition to any book shop. Not only is the shop a book shop but it is also a Bird Sanctuary which makes this book shop very unique.

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They really did a wonderful job bringing this book shop alive. When you walk in you will notice right away a big bird cage with a gift shop/ register where you check out when you purchased your books with the coffee/ tea being served with some delicious snacks available for your taste.

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With the new location, the best part is that the book shop is way bigger than the old location they had. Bigger space means more books. I was extremely excited to see how this place came together. Extremely beautiful from the outside to the inside of the shop. I loved how detailed everything was from top to bottom and the fact that you can tell that they truly put their hearts into this book shop. Everyone was extremely nice and made you feel welcomed.

With it being a full house for the grand reopening of the shop I did my best to get as many photos as I can with being 7 months pregnant with a big belly and of course I did run into people Because I was so amazed at how everything turned out. Here are the lovely shots I captured of this amazing grand opening of this one of a kind book shop.

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My favorite section

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I absolutely love how they did the children’s section, very gorgeous!

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They had a section for every book lover out there. I was blown away and very satisfied as a book lover. Fingers crossed for some of my favorite book authors to possibly do a book signing here also and hope for a YA book club too! One more thing, I didn’t leave this book shop empty handed my boyfriend purchased the book I been wanting for some time…

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If any of you book lovers are in Las Vegas and want to stop at a unique lovely book shop I highly recommend this book shop, you won’t be disappointed.

Click Here to check out The Writers Block website. Happy Reading All!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader Girl

I’m gonna give you my top ten things I look for in a book in order for me to actually bring that book home to read.

Number One

The book cover! If the book has anything shiny, swords, crowns, or just looks very interesting I’m gonna pick it up right away to see what it’s all about. What catches my eye is what I’m gonna pick up first. But not all pretty book covers have an interesting story…

Number Two

WHAT THE STORY IS ALL ABOUT! If the story sounds interesting, something I have not read and has some originality to the story I will take it home.

Number Three

The villain’s story. I am obsessed with books that tell the villains side of the story and how they became who they are. It is my all time and still number one favorite type of story.

Number Four

Retellings! I love a good story of a retailing of a fairy tale we all grew up and enjoyed, nothing better but a twisted side story of the original story.

Number Five

A strong female lead. Do I really need to explain this one? I absolutely love when the main character (especially women) can whoop some serious butt!

Number Six

Royal drama. I’m a sucker for these type of stories. Anything with a royal family always has some crazy drama in the story.

Number Seven

Character building. I like to see the main character start with nothing and is nothing and grows to be something when deep down they were that person the whole time.

Number Eight

You know sometimes having mystical creatures is always good! Dragons, Mermaids, and Jabberwockies!

Number Nine

Love, Love, Love! Yes, romance! I love a good romance. A good romance for me is the one with crazy adventure and they are in dangerous situations and they end up falling in love in the end or you know something like that.

Number 10

Minus the type of stories they are and what’s on the cover for me to even actually pick the book up and READ it would be the weather. If it’s raining outside I’m automatically reading outside on my porch. I live in Las Vegas so the weather is always nice (Usually) and if it’s cold outside then I’m stuck indoors and sometimes I can get destracted when it comes to being indoors all the time. I feel like I read more when it’s hot outside then cold.

That will be my Top Ten reasons why I pick up a book. Happy Reading!

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The Big Scoop

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The big scoop? I am the big scoop! I need a big scoop of Cookies And Cream Ice Cream, I also look like a scoop of Ice cream. I’m officially 7 months pregnant this week and I’m losing the days. Time is going by fast and I feel like I need to read all my TBR books on my shelves before my daughter arrives while I also have cravings to go on a book haul at Barnes And Noble to add to that TBR list.

Right now my 2019 Reading Challenge on Good Reads is 100 books for this year and I only have one book completed. I know I am so behind right now but I’m hoping with a new baby on the way (First child) I can still complete the challenge!? Only one can hope.

Right now Las Vegas weather is amazing where I am back on my porch reading again. I organized my bookshelves just a bit, nothing too much new with them besides throwing away the Owlcrate and Fairyloot boxes that were taking up all the space I had left on the shelves. Well, I did keep one box each to keep all the treasures that come within the boxes (The Art Cards) I have yet to decide how to display the cards.

I came over my fear of reading in my bathtub! I used to hear people doing it all the time but I have such a fear dropping my book in the water and trust me it would be the end of the day and people around me are going to hear it for a lifetime if that was to happen. Bath time became an everyday thing more than showers now that I’m pregnant it helps with the back pains and it’s really relaxing so I gave it a go and now It’s my favorite thing I look forward to every day.

Since I haven’t been going on my usual big book hauls for myself and been focusing everything on the baby girl I have plans to do a big children’s book haul for her in May (One month before she is here) and plans to paint a shabby chic style wall bookshelves for her room. I’ll keep you all posted with that plan.

I started my new Bookstagram account. I really missed taking photos and being creative with my books. I miss the book community and seeing everyone’s creative photos with their books. If you have a Bookstagram account give me a follow and comment or DM to let me know you got my account info from my blog, I’ll follow back!

Bookstagram – @Vivalareads

Well, I’m gonna get back to my current read right now and hope to finish it by the end of this week!

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TTT: My Most Recent Adds To My TBR

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Truth is I haven’t been going on my big book shopping hauls since I found out I was pregnant. So my TBR list is still the same with no add-ons to the list. With that being said I thought I could share with you all how I choose my next TBR book to read and what’s currently in my TBR list still since I haven’t added any new books to my bookshelf.

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TBR Jar

This is my TBR jar for books that I still need to read. What I do is I get a piece of paper and write down the title and the authors name on the paper and fold it up and add it to the jar. I recently started doing this for this year, Instead of staring at my shelf and trying to decide what to read next I just select a piece of paper at random. It’s a new fun way for me to pick my next book to read. I currently have 52 books on my TBR list and hoping to finish one book a week. I would like to select a new book every Thursday (That’s if I stick to my reading schedule)

Since I have 52 books on my TBR list I will share the top 5 books I’m really looking forward and finally finishing this year.

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Circe By Madeline Miller

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Caraval By Stephanie Garber

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Shadow And Bone By Leigh Bardugo

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Sea Witch By Sarah Henning 

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Small Fry By Lisa Brennan – Jobs

Well, I’m gonna leave it at that and get as much reading done as possible. Thanks so much all and look forward to seeing your recent books added to your TBR.

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TTT: Books I Meant To Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader

It’s been a while since I last did a Top Ten Tuesday, and I really miss doing this. Very excited to get back into it and look forward to looking at everyone else’s Top Ten Tuesday post.

Last year was amazing for me. I moved into a beautiful apartment that is down the street from my mother’s house and love that there is a movie theatre across the street from me. I also was working a pretty good job but the hours were horrible for me where it was hard to find time to read after work without getting so tired and of course I found out that I am expecting my first child.

With getting sidetracked there were some amazing books that I didn’t get the opportunity to read last year so here is my list of books from 2018 I meant to read but didn’t get to.

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Small Fry By Lisa Brennan – Jobs

I really can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! I got this right when it came out and have yet to read this. This is definitely on my top TBR list and my next read after I finish my current read.

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Sea Witch By Sarah Henning

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Circe By Madeline Miller

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Caraval By Stephanie Garber

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One Of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus

Have any of you read these lovely books? Let me know what your thoughts are.

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Holly Black The Wicked King released Date Today

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I have been looking forward to this day for many many months after I read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Today was the released day for The Wicked King by Holly Black which is the second book to The Folk Of The Air series.

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Last year I tried to get an ARC for this lovely gem and was unfortunate to get one. I heard so much and how wonderful this book is from the lucky ones that received an ARC. I was definitely the one counting down the days and even woke up early to head to my local Barnes And Noble to get my copy today, and trust me I gave them a call ahead of time to put it on hold for me that I will be there first thing in the morning to pick it up.

Now that I finally have my hands on this wonderful book, tonight is all about “Me Time!” Hot bath, Hot tea, and cuddles with my furbaby on my fluffy bed.

But before I can get that “Me Time” I need to take a trip to the mall to get a Cinnabon! Pregnancy cravings are little nuts right now.

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Outfit Of The Day

Shoes: Black Point slip-on from Target

Pants: Maternity Skinny Jeans from Motherhood Maternity

Shirt: Black and White Polka Dot Blouse from my Mother when I told her that I was pregnant and needed bigger shirts!

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Here is my review of The Cruel Prince By Holly Black if you didn’t get a chance to read it yet!

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Blogoween Day 19: October Book Haul

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Holy cow! It’s been nine days since I last posted! I swear there is a good reason, but a more personal reason that I will announce sometime soon. I went on my October Book Haul earlier than expected this month and here are all the goodies I purchased this month.

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The Wicked Deep By Shea Ernshaw

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The Face On The Milk Carton By Caroline B. Cooney

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The Black Witch & The Iron Flower By Laurie Forest

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Wires And Nerve By Marissa Meyer

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Furyborn By Claire Legrand

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The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein By Kiersten White

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Grim Lovelies By Megan Shepherd

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Miss Peregrine’s Series By Ransom Riggs

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Twisted Tales Series By Liz Braswell

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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland

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The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy By Mackenzi Lee

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Dracula Leatherbound collection

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Sailor Moon Series

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Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pop

See any books you read? Let me know what your thoughts are! TTFN.

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