Saturday, February 21, 2015

Love-A-Thon Kickoff! An Introduction Post

Hi everyone!
We're so excited to be participating in the Love-A-Thon once again this year! There's so many fun posts planned, we can't wait for you all to see them. Since Sarah & I do this blog together, we'll both be participating in the challenges. So you may have me doing a post, Sarah, or both of us!

First up is the questionnaire! So here's a little bit about me!

1. What’s your name? Lindsay :)

Me. And my no-longer-this-tiny littlest boy
2. Where in the world are you blogging from? The thriving metropolis of Amarillo, Texas.

3. How did you get into blogging in the first place?
My friend Sarah & I were constantly sending books back and forth and talking about them, and I was also frequently bombarded with questions from friends about what books to read, etc. So one day I texted Sarah and asked if she would want to start a blog with me, and here we are!

4. How did you come up with your blog name?
We like books. Books cost money. So we are broke because of books. Simple as that.

5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
I read YA epic fantasy the most, but I've been reading a lot more contemporary since I just had a baby 3 months ago. Contemporary doesn't require nearly as much focus from me, so I'm able to read it in the middle of the night when I have to get up with the little guy.

6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
Well.... since it's been a while since I've done any actual posting, it's hard to say. I do like to make cookies based on books, so let's go with that.

7. Best blogging experience so far?
The epic response we got from our March Madness Book Boyfriend Edition last year! We're planning on doing it again this year with a few changes.

8. Favorite thing about the blogging community?
The friends I've made! Seriously though, I don't know what I would do without Kristina, Sarah, & Emily.

9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015!
ONLY 5?!? Okay then, off the top of my head:
A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas (I read it already and it is AMAZING), Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, and The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May.

ETA: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo & Winter by Marissa Meyer

10. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
Not nearly enough people have read Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Get on it people!

11. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF?
Ohh tough question. The guy I would love to be friends with is Roar from Under the Never Sky. I loved his relationship with Aria. The girl is Francesca from Saving Francesca & The Piper's Son. I love how fiercely loyal she is.

12. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I'm a cookie decorator! You can see some of the cookies I've done here.

13. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
I love shopping for stuff for my kids-clothes, books, toys. It's so much fun.

14. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?
I love classic rock, so I'll have to go with Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi. More recent would have to be Shake If Off by Taylor Swift (I'm not even sorry. That song is freakishly addictive).

15. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.
Hands down, I would LOVE to see The Lunar Chronicles made into a tv/mini-series. I feel like that's the only way to do it justice. I don't think a movie would be able to encapsulate everything that story would need.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The Lunar Chronicles would make a great series.

  2. Hey girl! I love this - so glad we are getting back into the blogging world together. I also lost it over your last GIF -- so perfect, so Lindsay. :)

    Also even more glad that our friendship persists in high and low blog times -- so glad we met, sister! <3

  3. Nice to meet you! I found your post through Twitter where you mentioned you had a Cumberbatch gif, so I had to stop by. Now I learn that you make cookies based off books, you love Roar, and you shake it to Shake It Off. I like you.

  4. Oh dear, a Benedict Cumberbatch GIF!! What a wonderful way to end your post! ;)
    And a cookie decorator?? I'd love to see your work! I've taken a few classes but I feel like I'll stick with my decorating cupcakes!
    And yes, the friends you make in the book blogging community are simply amazing!!

  5. Now I want cookies! lol :)

    I also put Roar down on mine because he's just so awesome! I love the name of your blog because I think we're all broke or would be if we had money to buy more books.

    I also am excited about Rae Carson's new book, I am DYING for more of her writing.

  6. Awwww girl! Thank you for the sweetest shout out ever!! I'm so glad to have you (and your amazing gifs) in my life!! xoxo

  7. I enjoy YA when I read it, but never know what to pick. So many people are anticipating the Sara Maas book, I'm putting it TBR.

  8. Yeah, March Madness Book Boyfriend edition was so fun! I'm so glad you're hosting it again!

    I'm so excited for all the 2015 books that you mention! It's hard just picking 5! This is going to be a great year for reading!

    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  9. Happy love-a-thon!! I love your cookie designs, they are so awesome and too good to eat ;)
    ACOTAR was completely amazing and I agree about Livin on a Prayer.. I don't actually even like Bon Jovi too much (don't hate me) but when that song comes on, I just have to play it loud and sing!

  10. That GIF is perfection <3 Also, I love your cookies! And Livin' on a Prayer is a great song to jam too, though I wouldn't say no to some Taylor Swift ;) I also cannot wait for Queen of Shadows, especially because I'm curious what kind of emotional torture we're in for with the next chapter of the story!

    Thanks for joining the Love-a-Thon!

  11. Hi, Lindsay! :D

    Oooh, March Madness Book Boyfriend Edition sounds AWESOME. I'm sad I wasn't around for that last year, but I'll definitely look out for it this year! :D

    Ahhhh, I really need to read the Lumatere Chronicles! Everyone on these posts is saying how good they are.

  12. Hi Lindsay! MARCH MADNESS BOOK BOYFRIEND EDITION? I'm going to have to keep a lookout for that! I've only read Cinder, but I do think it could be an awesome TV show. Thank you for sharing! :)