Cover Wars : U.S vs The World Vol. 3

  Inspired by I Want To Read That and Not Enough Bookshelves as well as my own love of pretty book covers, Books and Sensibility presents: Cover Wars : US vs The World ...more

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Book Trailers

First rule of book trailers; the are always a little chessy. And it's usually because of a corny voiceover so, keep that in mind. Still, I love watching the trailers because they give you the jist without to much details. And if one is bad that's fine because I doubt anyone picks their books based on the trailers. What are some of your favorite or least favorite book trailers ? I've kinda become addicted to watching them....more

Book Review : The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

"Maybe there is hope in the fragments, that what is lost can always be filled in by someone who knows."- David Levithan, The Realm of PossibilityThis  summer I read   Will Grayson,Will Grayson a novel co-written by David Levithan. I got it because I had recently become a fan of  John Green and to be honest I didn't expect to like Levithan's writing. However, within a few pages, I fell in love with it. He is an amazing writer. Levithan's style is so unique and he is one of the few well known YA writers who is writing about gay and lesbian teens....more

Our Favorite Authors Who Give Back

 In the book world, authors are our celebrities. Books and Sensibility  put together a list of some  awesome authors who make a point to give back and connect with all their fans, even when they have already given us so much ! These are some of our favs, who are yours and more importantly why?...more

Book Review : Want To Go Private ? by Sarah Darer Littman

Book Review : Want To Go Private ? by Sarah Darer Littman "I can be anyone I want to be when I'm online and I don't even have to wear makeup."- Sarah Darer Littman, Want To Go Private ?Synopsis:  Abby knows she’s not supposed to chat with random guys online. But Luke isn’t random, and he isn’t a stranger. Best of all, he really loves her. So what if she never goes out with her friends anymore and her grades are slipping? All she needs is Luke. Luke is her secret, and she’s his — it’s perfect that way. So when Luke suggests that they meet each other in person, Abby agrees. And then she’s gone. Missing. Without a trace. And everyone is left to put together the pieces. If they don’t, they’ll never see Abby again...No amount of  Law and Order :  SVU could have prepared me for how deeply disturbing this novel was for me at times. What starts off as a cute scene of best friends arguing over whether Aragon or Legalos  is cuter quicklyturns into something much darker and more emotional....more
I've had this on my reading list for awhile. I really need to request it from the libraryand ...more

Books and Sensibility Meeting Night Circus Author Erin Morgenstern

Meeting Night Circus Author Erin Morgensten    Erin Morgenstern author of The Night CircusWe have been excited about attending this event at Politics & Prose ,after finding out about it online a few months ago. We wanted to be sure to get front row seats and a parking space ,so we arrived two hours early.It's a good thing Modern Time Coffeehouse, a charming coffee shop, is in the basement of the store. We had some hot chocolate and lemon macaroons while the booksellers set up for the event....more
I love that you took a picture of her shoes! They are quite fab.more

Support Your Book Blogging Habit, Without Breaking The Bank

  Let's face it, for some of us book bloggers adding a  a new book to our collection is an addiction....more

Give Thanks For Good Books : Kat Edition

 Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe is hosting a 19 book giveaway. To enter create a post about a book you are thankful for. Find more about the contest here.I had to think long and hard about this post. I've been reading books for a long time and it took me a while to think of a book I can truly show gratitude for. Finally it hit me, The Diary of Anne Frank....more

Give Thanks For Good Books : Jess Edition

Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe is hosting a 19 book giveaway. To enter create a post about a book you are thankful for. Find more about the contest here.    Click on the image for more info ! I imagine a lot of people are saying this, but the book I'm most thankful for is Harry Potter. I remeber being in the 5th grade at the school book fair, sitting on the floor of the gym as the librarian gave some book reccomendations. The last books she showed was a case of the first three Harry Potter  books. I wasn't interested becuase it was about a boy and it was a little pricey....more

Book Review : The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern

"The truest tales require time and familiartiy to become what they are."- Erin Morgenstern, The Night CircusSynopsis :The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors.I figured The Night Circus would be a good read following Water For Elephants. While Water For Elephantsdeals with the metaphorical illusions,The Night Cirus deals with the more fantastical and literal onesThe novel is filled with minimalistic and carefully nuanced prose with an almost dreamlike quality.  This isn't the kind of novel you should speed read through or you will miss a lot of things. To fully appreciate the story it has to be carefully consumed. ...more