Tada! The new Purple Booker design has arrived….well mostly.

Once upon a time…

 

Okay, so I announced on the previous teaser Tuesday that you would likely find the place was a little bit changed here at The Purple Booker. Or a lot changed, depending how you look at it. The bottom line though is after almost 11 years of this blog being a blog, it was time to really spruce up the place. And to work on getting a little more savvy with the times.

I have loved books my whole life. I am sure that is a statement that will strike a chord with just about any reader of this blog. Trips to the library growing up for me were like trips to mecca. Getting to go to the used bookstore and select a few books as a treat was better then any fancy doodad or pair of designer shoes that other kids preferred.

I simply devoured books from an early age, summers I was usually found curled up on the porch reading a book I would also beg my Mom to take me back to the library so I could swap out books. I read under the covers with a flashlight all the time. And finding out that I would never ever be able to read every book in the world was truly a sad event for me. It was an event that I literally grieved for.

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Teaser Tuesday 5/21/19

Teaser Tuesday Time

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR! You can also just share what you are currently reading. We make it very easy to play along, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1: Grab your current read
2: Open to a random page
3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Ambrosia’s little note:

I want to thank everyone who participated last week and for the kind comments about the new look of the blog. It’s been kinda fun to revamp things a bit. .

I do want to note one thing about when you don’t see your comment come up right away. I have software that looks for spam comments and will automatically put them in Spam. Sometimes the software isn’t sure about a comment so it will place it into the pending spot, which means I have to manually go through and approve it or mark it as spam. This pending spot is where posts that don’t appear right away are. I check in as much as I can to approve as fast as I can, but somedays I can’t be glued to my computer. Trust me if I didn’t have this spam software on, there would be thousands of pointless comments weighing down the blog.

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Teaser Tuesday 5/14/19

Teaser Tuesday Time

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR! You can also just share what you are currently reading. We make it very easy to play along, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1: Grab your current read
2: Open to a random page
3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Ambrosia’s little note:

Welcome to Tuesday again. You may be looking around and noticing a bit of a change to the theme here. I am still doing some tweaks and adding bits back in but for the most part, Welcome to the new look of The Purple Booker. I hope you like it, I felt it was a bit cleaner and more modern to go this route. I still have a few little tricks up my sleeve though. I had hoped to have everything done by today but there have been a few delays.

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Teaser Tuesday 5/7/19

Teaser Tuesday Time

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR! You can also just share what you are currently reading. We make it  very easy to play along, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

 1: Grab your current read
2: Open to a random page
3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Ambrosia’s little note:

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday! There is my impression of the Sunday, Sunday, Sunday guy, meanwhile people have run for the hills. LOL. I hope everyone is well this week and life is treating you kindly. Similarly, has anyone else noticed the year fly by? Firstly, its hard to believe it is May already! Secondly, I had a birthday Saturday and it took that for me to really pause for a moment. Consequently, I then went, wow where has the year gone so far? Above all, I also pulled out the trusty Wonder Woman planner and made a big note to self, that says remember to enjoy yourself more.

I often have a hard time remembering to take time away from the hustle and stress of things, and remember to do self care things. Self care things of course which include read more. I used to “chew through” books so fast, now I feel bad for my TBR and even my currently reading books sometimes, because they don’t get the attention they deserve.

Sorry if that got a little heavy for Tuesday, what can I say I start babbling sometimes when the time comes to prepare this post for everyone. One step I took to take a baby step towards more ME time was to pop on one of my favorite Audio books while I’m working, and while I have read/listened to this series a lot I still adore it every time I dive in and I am always happy when I get to share a teaser from this series.

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Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han

To all the boys I've loved before
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

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Teaser Tuesday 4/30/19

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

What a weekend this last one was. Between Endgame and Game of Thrones, WOW! Don’t worry this is a totally spoiler free zone right here, but Wow! Amazing on all accounts. Talk about epic all around. I can’t help but wonder if the battle of winterfell will end up as good in the book since GOT the show is ahead of the books now, lol. Life is still hectic so not as far along on my reads as I would like, alas nothing new but hopefully in the next month or so that will change.

 

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Teaser Tuesday 4/23/19

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Hello Tuesday my old friend. I hope everyone is having a good week thus far and that your weekend wasn’t to tough. Still working on turning lemons into lemonade for my part, but things are a little better then they have been. A bonus is this week Avengers Endgame comes out, something my little fan girl heart has been eagerly waiting for, even though I know emotionally it is going to make me a train wreck. LOL.

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Teaser Tuesday 4/16/19

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Tuesday is here again. I hope everyone is having a good week so far and had a good week last week. I know it doesn’t always seem like it, because life is giving me lots of lemons to make lemonade with right now and I don’t have the time I wish I did for blogging like I used too. BUT, I really do love this blog and community. I look forward to making this post every week, I truly do. I read every reply and check out everyone’s teasers, even if I don’t manage to reply to everyone because of time. I just wanted to let you guys know that I do look and I do enjoy being able to host this weekly post.

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Teaser Tuesday 4/9/19

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Happy Tuesday book friends. I hope you had a good week last week and that so far this week you are having an alright time. Last week ended up being a bit of a train wreck for me, but that’s okay, it happens. New week new chance to work on some more goals. Like getting back to my reviews here. I have so many to catch up on! Ack! Anyways I am still playing juggle with several of my reads, lol. To relax a little bit this week I have visited an old friend while waiting on the new novel to come out.

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Teaser Tuesday 4/2/19

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Welcome back my fellow book friends. It is already April. Wow. Is it just me or is that a little bit insane and the year is just flying on by? Last month was a rough one, with the passing of my friends Gran who was like another Gran to me. The loss really hit me harder then I thought it would. I am finding my way out of the woods with that one though. Still crocheting like a mad person though. Phoenix comic con is now less then 2 months away and I feel like I will never have enough stock for my vendor table. Ack! I am looking forward to the event though. I wish I could get into audio books more, or I wish I would stop forgetting to set my kindle to read to me while I try not to laugh at the robotic voice. Alas, I will just have to slightly bore you with another teaser from one of my 4 current reads. *insert facepalm emojoi here* I won’t bore you with the story how it got to me so many since I usually try to read just one book at a time, lol.

 

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