First Lines Fridays

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Hello again fellow book lovers! Time for another First Lines Fridays so let’s get to it.

FIRST LINES FRIDAYS IS A WEEKLY FEATURE FOR BOOK LOVERS HOSTED BY WANDERING WORDS. WHAT IF INSTEAD OF JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER, ITS AUTHOR OR ITS PRESTIGE, WE JUDGED IT BY ITS OPENING LINES?
  • PICK A BOOK OFF YOUR SHELF (IT COULD BE YOUR CURRENT READ OR ON YOUR TBR) AND OPEN TO THE FIRST PAGE
  • COPY THE FIRST FEW LINES, BUT DON’T GIVE ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE BOOK AWAY JUST YET – YOU NEED TO HOOK THE READER FIRST
  • FINALLY… REVEAL THE BOOK!
COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT AND BANNER (OR MAKE YOUR OWN!) ABOVE FOR YOUR OWN FIRST LINES FRIDAYS POSTS. MAKE SURE TO COMMENT YOUR FIRST LINES BELOW SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN CHECK THEM OUT!

 

I desperately wanted a broken heart. I wanted to experience that infamous intensity of emotion that had inspired beautiful prose since the beginning of time. I wanted a beauty and the tragedy of it all. I wanted to feel it because I loved every single part of being alive. I wanted the absolute confirmation of humanity and life in which only an emotion as powerful as heartbreak could validate.

In order for a heart to break, of course, there first must be love. And ultimately, that’s what I wanted.

I didn’t just want a love with the capability to rip me apart. I wanted that love to prove it.

 

 

 

 

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Almost there….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a little more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soulfullofstars

Independently Published August 22, 2017 

Paperback, First Edition, 347 pages

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“I’m the sweat pooling between your shoulder blades, the sheets tangled among your calves, the tongue at your collarbone, and the sigh caught between your lips. I am everything you dream about when waking, aching.”

I sent that poetic sext to a complete stranger.
And you know what the best part is?
He sent one back.

This is the story of what happens when a spark ignites and stars collapse. When words are heartbeats and poetry is a promise.

This is Sonnet Cole’s story, and it’s just the beginning.

This book sounds so incredibly swoony and super cute. Those few lines already has me completely intrigued about what the story is going to be. I absolutely cannot wait when I finally get to this. A Soul Full of Stars is written by one of my dear blogger friends, Bree Lauren,  over at In Love & Words. When I found out she wrote a book and I read the little blurb, I knew it would be something I’d LOVE so I immediately went to Amazon to buy my copy. Hopefully, I can cuddle with this pretty next month. I have quite a few more books I need to read for blog tours and reviews.

If you’re not following BREE just yet, then go right now and check out her gorgeous blog. She writes amazing reviews and I always end up adding plenty books on my never-ending TBR because of her. LOL


Will you be adding this book on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!!!

sincerelykarenjo2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookchella 2018

Hello loves! It’s almost BOOKCHELLA time and I’m so incredibly excited to see some of my favorite authors and meet my fellow booklovers!

LA Times Festival of Books 2018 will be held April 21 and April 22 at the USC campus. It is the largest book festival in the country and this year will be my second time going. Two weeks after that, Yallwest will be held Saturday, May 5 at Santa Monica High School with a preview event on May 4.

I’m still waiting for LA Times Festival of Books to post their line-up and schedule, but I’m sure it would be epic! Last year was my first time going and I had so much fun. It’s not as hectic as Yallwest, but you definitely still need some planning. There were so many booths, signings, and panels that my friend and I got lost a few times.

Yallwest is an absolutely fun-filled day of book singing, panels, free ARCs, games, food trucks, and general geeky shenanigans. This year will be my 3rd time going and I CANNOT WAIT! The Author Line-Up was posted a few days ago and IT IS AHHHMAAAZZINNNGGGG!! Marissa Meyer (AHHHH I finally get to meet her!!!), Marie Lu, Tahereh Mafi, Jenny Han and Kasie West are just some of the authors I can’t wait to see. For the full Line-Up, click HERE. There are so many other awesome authors on the list and I’m already hyperventilating thinking about how I can do everything. The first year I went, the festival was two days and you were able to do a lot. Last year, they made it only 1 day and it was just CRAZY!!! I had my crew (mom, boyfriend, brother, and friends) help line up for signings and grab freebies. It was MADNESS… but the BEST KIND! Don’t believe me… just see for yourself Loads of pictures and extreme fangirling about to happen right now! (Excuse my awkward posing and smiles.)

YALLWEST 2016

 

 

All the books I got signed!!!!

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FREE BOOKS AND GOODIES!!!

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LA TIMES BOOK FESTIVAL 2017

 

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YALLWEST 2017

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BECAUSE SHE’S SUPER POPULAR, WE WEREN’T ALLOWED TO TAKE PICS SO THAT EVERYONE COULD MEET HER AND GET THEIR BOOKS SIGNED

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Ahhh I love Kasie West!

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No pics with Bardugo, but my friend was able to get one of her just smiling and she’s so beautiful and such a lovely person!

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Our trunk on the way home! 

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Have you attended any book festival? If so, what do you love most about going?

Hope you enjoyed reading this post. One last thing, if you’re in the Los Angeles area and planning to go to these events, let me know!!! I’d love to meet up with you.

sincerelykarenjo2