Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New Shows of Fall 2013!

14th Jul 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New Shows of Fall 2013!

  I’m a HUGE tv show fanatic and each year, nothing gets me as excited as the new Fall line-up. There’s always shows I end up loving that get canceled (Super Fun Night!!) and then there’s the ones I love that make it and I just die of happiness. But that just means my DVR gets pretty full, but who cares, right?! So before I even begin to think about this year’s new shows, let’s take a look at my top ten favorite new ones from last Fall! I’m going to link the title to its network page so you can see more detail about it. I hope the clips I’ve found for you gives a sort of explanation of why I love these shows. :)  

About a Boy (NBC)


Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)


Chicago PD (NBC)


The Goldbergs (ABC)


(This is a very long clip, you don’t have to watch it all. But it gives you an idea of my favorite Goldberg, haha.)

Master of Sex (Showtime)


Reign (CW)


Sleepy Hollow (Fox)


Witches of East End (Lifetime)


True Detective (HBO)


Silicon Valley (HBO)


(This clip you should DEF watch to the end! LOL)



Ok, so this show premiers next month (Aug. 9th! Or 2nd! lol) but I am BEYOOOOOND excited for it! And if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here’s your chance!!  

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Earthquake by Aprilynne Pike – Blog Tour

14th Jul 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Blog Tours, Reviews, Reviews by Jess

Earthquake by Aprilynne Pike – Blog Tour

Earthquake by Aprilynne Pike – Blog TourEarthquake by Aprilynne Pike
Series: Earthbound #2
Published by Razorbill on July 8th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 383
Format: ARC
Source: Blog Tour
3 Stars
Tavia Michaels has discovered that she’s an Earthbound—a fallen goddess with the power to remake the Earth—and that a rival faction of Earthbounds, the Reduciata, has created a virus that is literally wiping swaths of the planet out of existence. 
Tavia is captured and imprisoned before she can act on this information, along with her eternal lover, Logan. Huddled in a claustrophobic cell, they lose track of the days, their attempts to escape proving as ephemeral as Tavia’s newly gestating powers. But then Tavia and Logan are mysteriously rescued. . . .

They’re brought to the underground headquarters of the Curatoria, another group of Earthbounds that Tavia doesn’t fully trust. There, she’s told that she can save the Earth before it disappears. She agrees.

Tavia quickly realizes that she isn’t like other Earthbound, and as her abilities continue to awaken, they begin to threaten her centuries-long relationship with Logan. When Benson—Tavia’s former best friend and romantic interest—appears at Curatoria headquarters, Tavia will again have to make a choice about who to be with even as she tries to stop the virus that is destroying the world and uncover the truth about the two Earthbound organizations that have her tangled up in their webs.
  Earthquake totally brought its A-game! This book was suspenseful and action-packed, and at times, very swoony too! Aprilynne Pike did a great job at making this big story easy to follow. It could have easily become a big mess but she makes all the magical and scientific aspects easy to follow. I still didn’t feel any connection to Logan/Quinn, which I was hoping to get more of in this book if he’s supposed to be the love of Tavia’s life. I won’t say what happens, but things get complicated when a certain someone returns. Meanwhile the virus is still spreading among humans and Tavia and Logan end up in the hands of the Reduciata first, then Curatoria. There she’s able to work on finding a cure and in all kinds of things are revealed. BIG SECRETS! Though ones I’d suspected. Action, suspense, and swoony moments made this follow-up a win!  

Check out the other blog tour stops!

JULY 8th: I Am A Reader – What’s On Aprilynne’s Desk/In Her Purse

JULY 9th: Such A Novel Idea – Review

JULY 10th: Wholly Books – 10 (Even More)Random Things about Aprilynne

JULY 11th: Ex Libris – Review

JULY 12th: Mundie Moms – Review

JULY 13th: Fic Fare A Day In The Life of Aprilynne Pike

JULY 15th: Fiktshun – Character Interview

JULY 16th: Fictitious Delicious – Review

JULY 17th: Me, My Shelf and I – Review

JULY 18th: Jean Book Nerd – Review


About Aprilynne Pike

aprilynne pike

Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates. Aprilynne Pike’s #1 New York Times best-selling debut, WINGS, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl with a not-so-ordinary destiny. In this tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions

7th Jul 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions

Bless me, Bloggers, for I have sinned…

I’m In Trouble Now!

I’ve only ever watched Gone with the Wind, but not read the book, even though this blog’s name is inspired by it. It was the first adult movie I watched as a kid, in the 80s, dubbed in Spanish, because I lived in Mexico at the time, but I fell IN LOVE.

TBR Shame

The amount of unread books on my shelves and in my ereaders is embarrassing. Yet! I can’t stop myself from buying more or requesting egalleys. What is wrong with meeeee?! :(

Some Progress

I’ve stopped requesting PHYSICAL ARCs, so that’s good, right? That’s one step closer to minimizing my TBR… right? ;) Also, I didn’t go to any conferences this year, which is where I would get the bulk of ARCs that end up at my house.


I stopped doing Waiting on Wednesday posts. I just…don’t anticipate books like I used to. I’m no longer DYYYYYYING for those pre-publications. You can blame my daunting TBR piles, lol.

Cool book, bro.

Back when I started blogging, I wasn’t all too concerned with getting ARCs. But that changed after a short time and I’d get the biggest cases of BOOK ENVY when I’d see other bloggers get ARCs I’d been coveting. I no longer get envious. I sometimes get a pang (I’ll Give You The Sun! Lola!), but then I remember that the book will be released when it’s released and in the meantime, here’s all those other books you’d been DYING to read, Jess. Read those. LOL

Speaking of…

I haven’t read many of my most anticipated books of the year. Or last year. Or probably the year before that. Send help.

Then there’s this!

I hardly ever (ok, never) stick to Top Ten Books I plan to Read this Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter lists. I think we can conclude I read what I want for the most part, but putting it in list form makes it homework in a way, so it turns me off. :/

No you didn’t!

Sometimes, I watch the movie first to see if I want to read the book. *runs away and hides*

Take my YA reader card. Just do it.

I’ve only ever read the first Harry Potter book.

But let’s be honest…

My most personal confession: I’ve thought about quitting blogging a few times this year, but I don’t think I could ever really do it. I think what I need is a break. A break to just enjoy reading without worrying about writing reviews, a break to rethink my whole blogging process so that it doesn’t feel like a chore sometimes, a break to just break. I’ve been doing this for three years now and I can tell you I never imagined I’d be here, but I also can’t image not doing it anymore. <3

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Gone with the Month – June 2014

3rd Jul 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Gone with the Month

Gone with the Month – June 2014

  Well the slow reading continues… but!! I’m not giving up hope that I will catch up! I may take a short, tiny break from the blog to binge read some stuff, but I’m thinking time is not the issue… I’m thinking TV is the issue! It’s ok though. I’m not stressing it. :) So let’s see what happened in June here on Gone with the Words!

Books Read

Books Read – Current Standing


Top Ten Lists

New On the Shelf

Song on Repeat


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Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want To Read

30th Jun 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want To Read

  I haven’t been a lifelong reader. I read as a tween and then again as an adult, but those years in between there was no reading. Sad story, yes, but it’s ok because now I know reading is MY THING. I love it, and I doubt I’ll ever stop again. (You guys have to hold me to that!)  So anyway, it left me with a lot to catch up on, including these following classics. I have watched almost all of the movie versions of these classics, except for A Tale of Two Cities and Wuthering Heights, and have loved all of them, which is why I chose them! I want to read the books that inspired some of my favorite movies ever. And I will!! Soon…ish. :)   TTT070114-01

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


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