BookTube News: Frankfurt Meet Up, Goodreads, and Writing

Every Friday, I talk about all of the awesome that is happening in the BookTube Community with the help of fellow BookTubers!

TheBookJazz announces Giveaway and Meet Up
Frankfurt Germany, At the book fair, October 11

Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads Group
Started by GingerReadsLainey, the group has all the topics and people who are involved in making T5W videos.

My “Currently Reading” Problem by Pippity Bop
Pip talks about all of the books she’s currently reading

CassJayTuck is doing a video series called Sanderson Talks in which she talks about the BookTube critically acclaimed author Brandon Sanderson’s works. The latest one is on The Way of the Kings 

Channel Trailer by Bingereader [Reporter]

Authors I Wish I could write like by BookTubing Amy [Reporter]

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Heroes of Olympus Unboxing!

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

Source: the publisher

It’s time for my Heroes of Olympus Unboxing! I know y’all have been patiently awaiting this video since I posted a picture of the box a week or so ago on Instagram. It’s finally time to show you what’s inside! I’m sure if you’ve watched Christine, Kat, Jenna, and Tiernan’s videos, the contents will be of no surprise, but please stay tuned for the CLUE! Yes, a clue! If you have yet to see the previous videos, each BookTuber received a special clue as to “Who will survive the final battle?” and mine pertains to Piper.

The contents:
Rick Riordan’s Demigods of Olympus: Take a quiz of sorts to find out if you’re a spawn of a Greek god and then go on a journey with your new friend Sam.
Goodie bag: deck of cards with Blood of Olympus on the back, tattoos, pins, pens.
Heroes of Olympus frisbee
Camp Halfblood t-shirt
Camp Halfblood hoodie
Camp Halfblood lunch box
Heroes of Olympus series (so far): The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, and The House of Hades. (There are no ARCs or finished copies of The Blood of Olympus being sent out just yet)
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Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
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and of course CLUE NUMBER 5! *plays mumbo #5 by Lou Bega*

Blood of Olympus will be out on October 7, 2014!
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FTC Disclaimer: All of these things (except for my iPad) were sent to me by Disney*Hyperion. All opinions are my own and are honest.

BookTube News : September 12, 2014

Hello and welcome to a new episode of BookTube News! Every week, I (along with a handful of friends) talk about awesome videos and other happenings in the BookTube community.  Want to be a reporter? Click here.

Rank It video series by Books of Amber : A Song of Ice and Fire.
Amber ranks the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin, most favorite to least favorite. She plans on doing future videos on other book series.

Little Book Owl is organizing a Sydney Meet Up.
This meet up is set to happen at the end of September. It will involve book shopping and other fun times! If you live in the area, GO! It’ll be a lot of fun.

MarissaReadsaLot created the Murder Mystery Book Tag in which you can create your own episode of CSI! I watch quite a few crime/law shows, so I thought this was a great idea!

Upcoming releases by BlondeBookBee – September – December 2014 book releases Lisa is excited about!

Thank you Sabrina for your school advice clip! She talks about advice she has for freshmen.

Mia from Idleness & Mischief talks about Ron Lit’s video on Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. Ron always has a fun spin on her videos.

Jana from PenguinInABlueBox talks about MySecretBookClub’s video on 8 books under 300 pages! She said she’d recommend this video to anyone who’s currently in a reading slump.

Lindsay from Lindsay’s Library talks about the This or That Special Edition book tag from Niki LiveNow. You think it’s just a tag?! Think again! Definitely watch her video to see the awesome point she makes about listening to BookTube videos!

September Book Haul 2014

It’s that time of the month again! September Book Haul 2014! YAY. So, what books did I find in my mailbox (so far) this month?

Books:
Stitching Snow by RC Lewis
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
*Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove by Science Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
*Hello Kitty Baking Book by Michele Chen Chock
*Hello Kitty Crochet by Mei Li Lee
*I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
*Young Elites by Marie Lu

FTC Disclaimer: Titles with * to the left were received for review in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Enter the Young Elites giveaway by telling me your favorite trilogies or series on my video!

August Favorites | 2014

You know what’s awesome about doing a video and a blog post for my August Favorites video? The fact that I forget the obvious and I can just add them in on my blog!

Things I listed in the video:
If I Stay by Gayle Foreman : All. The. Damn. Feels.
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix [Review copy from publisher. All opinions are my own.] : Freakin’ scary. WHAAAT.
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White [Won from author. All opinions are my own.] : MAAAAGIC. Also, Jessa is a great main character / protagonist.
Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin : DIS BOOK. Oh man, I love this trilogy. I know I say that prematurely as the third is coming out in November, but oh man, I can’t wait. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I thought both the psychological aspects as well as the other weirdness (magic? powers? I don’t know what to call it) were really interesting.
Dragon Con: Best con I’ve EVER been to. Sure, VidCon is pretty fun, but Dragon Con has this really awesome vibe and wonderful people working on their staff. They had an abundance of volunteers and security, so I never felt unsafe.

Things I forgot to list in the video:
Warehouse 13: The reason why my reading list is so small. Such an amazing show and I’m so sad that we won’t get to see more from these characters. I went to all four of their panels at Dragon Con and loved every one of them.
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift: The first song from her that I’ve ever really been ecstatic about.
Newman’s Own Organic Vanilla Carmel Coffee: My mouth waters just thinking about this coffee. And I just so happen to be drinking a cup right now.

Videos I Made This Month:
[ Wonderly | Inspire ] [ Book Haul ] [ BookTube News 8/8/14 ] [ Let's Be Cops ] [ Isla and the Happily Ever After Review ] [ BookTube News 8/15/14 ] [ Her Tea Review ] [ ElizzieQuestions Part 2 ] [ BookTube News 8/22/14 ] [ BarkBox Unboxing ]