Winter Break Book Blogger Challenge: Day Seven

Challenges, Food For Thought, Random

16DaysofBloggingHello Readers!

It’s Day Seven of Andi and Amanda’s Winter Break Book Blogger Challenge. Admittedly, today’s challenge was a tough one for me – it really made me think about the books I’ve read and the characters in those books. So, without further adieu, here’s:

Day Seven: Favorite Book Family/Friendship


I recently read Out of Easy by Ruta Sepetys. I loved it … a lot.  Besides the writing and the storyline, what I loved most about this book were the relationships that were present within this book.

I loved main character Josie’s relationship with Willie, a tough as nails madame of a brothel. Willie doesn’t overtly show her love and affection for Josie, instead she teaches her life lessons that will help her grow into a person she could be proud of, one that’s going to make something out of nothing.  Josie doesn’t have a lot – a mother who is useless, little to no friends, and a lacking wardrobe – but she has Willie, and that’s all she needs to be a family.

Besides Willie, Josie has a particularly special relationship with Cokey, Willie’s driver. It’s apparent that Cokey has filled a small portion of the void of an absentee father made in Josie’s life. He loves her unconditionally as if she were one of his now. He supports and encourages her dreams no matter how far fetched they seem to everyone else. He’d do just about anything for her.  And Josie, well, she’d do anything for dear ol’ Cokey.

Wrapped Reads Giveaway # 4

Contests, Food For Thought, Random

Hello Readers!

Today is Friday December 27th, and today marks the last week of my Wrapped Reads giveaway. Here are this weeks clues:

With The Band:

Book 1:

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How do you play this thing?!

Pop-music club: every high school should have one.

J-Pop Rocks!

Book 2:

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According to Goodreads this book is: “Almost Famous Meets This Is Spinal Tap.”

You’re out of the band, dude!

When the tought gets goin’ the tough go on tour.

The fine print:

Giveaway is open from today December 27th, 2013 and will run until Friday January 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.. Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents ages 13 years and up.

To enter simply comment on THIS post telling me what you hope 2014 will bring. When commenting please make sure to tell me which book (one or two) you are interested in winning, and please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address. Also, if you by chance guess what the wrapped reads are, please do not spoil it for everyone else. Please do not mention the title or author anywhere in your comment.

Winner will be selected on January 3rd, and will have until January 5th to respond to e-mail with shipping information. If no response is received by the following Sunday a new winner will be selected and notified.

Good Luck readers!