Friday, July 31, 2015

Beach Reads in August Giveaway Hop 8/1-8/15

As the banner says, this awesome giveaway hop is hosted by Stuck in Books!

For me, there really is no specific type book that you read at the beach! Any book can do! So because of that, I'm letting the winner decide whatever book they want! Yep! YOU get to choose!
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
However, if I got to choose, it'd be A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas! It's a hot read for the beach and I need to work on my collection! Or an international edition, I LOVE the UK covers!

IMPORTANT: Review links in Reviews tab are all fixed!

Now onto the giveaway!
Giveaway Rules:

1. This giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships to you.

2. I will check entries. If I see any dishonest or cheating entries, I will disqualify you. Even if you ARE the winner.

3. The winner MUST respond within 48 hours, or I will pick another winner.

4. I am not responsible for lost or stolen items.

5. You MUST follow this blog in one way or another

6. This giveaway runs until August 15, 2015.

7. You must be 18 years old to enter.

8. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter.

Don't forget to check out the other giveaways!

Feature and Follow #25

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.
This Weeks Question:
If you could get an ARC of any book, already published, or not yet, what would it be?
Truthwitch. No questions asked, no hesitations. That's all I want. I'd sell my soul for an ARC of that book. I CANNOT wait to read it.
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
Six of Crows is another ARC that I'd love to get my hands on. I still have to read Ruin and Rising, but I love this trilogy and cannot wait for this spinoff!
There are so many other ARCs that I'd love to get my hands on, some where the book has been released others where the book hasn't.
By the way, I recently got an Instagram account. I'm still learning how to use it, but here it is!
As you can see, I also changed the name of my blog. It was previously Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde, and I discuss the change in this blog post.
What ARC(s) would you like to have?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Name Change

Hello, everyone!
As you can see, I recently changed the name of my blog. I have been thinking about it for weeks, and finally decided to do it. When I started my bog way back in 2013, I had no clue what I was doing. I saw all these people with these super cool blogs and wanted to join in on the fun. But when it came to creating a name, let's just say I had no creativity. My nickname is Lizzie, so I put that in the name, I am a blonde, so I thought I'd add that, and everyone tells me that I am very sarcastic and blunt, so I added sarcastic. With all of that, I came up with Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde, or Lizzie (The Sarcastic Blonde), depending on how I styled it.
Right after I made that my name, I hated it, but I stuck with it for about 2 years. I didn't know if I could change it, so I didn't. However, a couple weeks ago I decided to see if I could change the name. And I found out I could. It was just a matter of what to change it to. I'm not very creative with names, so that was really hard. I eventually ended up with Big Books and Grande Lattes. Big Books because I love long books and it's an alliteration. Grande Lattes because I start almost every day with one, or some other coffee drink, and it rhymes. I'm hoping I won't hate this name immediately.
So with this name change comes a lot of other changes that must be made. I have to change my name on other accounts and fix all of the links that need to be changed. I'm currently having trouble with Bloglovin', so that's not too much fun. If anyone can give advice or some help, it'd be greatly appreciated!
I think I've discussed everything I need to! I'll still be making changes here. I have yet to master making those social icons that you put in the side bar. I think I'm getting close to understanding the process, but I'm terrible with coding so it's still giving me some issues. I think I've rambled enough now!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

#TBRTakedown 2.0 (7/25-7/31)

This is my second time participating in this readathon, and I'm really excited for it. I didn't do so well the first time, but I'm hoping everything goes better this time around!
1. First Book in a Series-The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I won a copy of an ARC of the sequel from a giveaway, so I need to read this one first!
2. Sequel Book in a Series-Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I bought this book the moment it came out, yet I still haven't read it! Oops!
3. Book Out of My Comfort Zone-Wait for You by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
I'm not a huge contemporary person, but I want to give JLA's a try since I love her paranormal work so much!
4. On My Shelf for Over a Year-Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I checked out this book from my elibrary last year, but then I never read it. However, Stuck in Books is hosted a Dark Elements readathon leading up to the release of Every Last Breath!
5. From My Most Recent Haul-Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout
So I'm kind of cheating with this book. It hasn't been released nor have I gotten my hands on it yet. It's coming out on the 28th and I should be getting it 2 or 3 days later, so I should be able to read it for this readathon!
As you can see, that is a lot of JLA! I'm a huge fan and there are so many books of hers that I need/want to read, so I thought this would be perfect timing! It's a total of 1701 pages, with an average of 340.2 pages each. So for the 7 days, I should read 243 pages each day to stay on track!
Anyone else participating, and if so, what are you reading?