Sunday, December 29, 2013


Hey lovelies!

I know it's been about a week and we haven't updated and we are really sorry about that. We haven't disappeared or anything but as you all probably know, the holidays are a bit CRAZY. By the way, I hope everyone's been having a great holiday and gotten tons of awesome books for Christmas!! (I didn't, which blows but I can always buy myself some!)

Hopefully, as soon as the holidays are over, we can get back to our regular postings (with a few random ones here and there). 

However, at the moment I, Kristy, am visiting Judith for the weekend (up in North Carolina). It's been a crazy few days, but awesome! 

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what was going on and we'll be back to posting soon so don't you worry!!

We'd love to hear from you lovelies! Leave us a comment, let us know what books you are reading or got as presents, or what you want to see in our blog, etc. 

Happy Holidays to all our lovely readers!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Kristy: Christmas Booktube-a-thon Wrap-Up!

So you've's over and the results are in!

As the clock struck twelve, I'm sorry to say that the carriages turned back into pumpkins, the horses back to mice, and Cinderella, well, she lost a shoe. I guess, if you were Cinderella, of course, that's what would have happened, but here it was a different story entirely. For us here at The Cozy Corner, and I'm sure for many of you book lovers out there, twelve signified the end of the Christmas Booktube-a-thon for the year. Here is how it went...

It was a stormy day, dark clouds filled the sky....and there was NO rainbow! Ok, that's not entirely true. There were no clouds or rainbows and the sun was glowing hot in the sky...and many things were going on around me. I had just gotten home right before 12 midnight (Thursday-Friday) from Santa's Enchanted Forest (which my novel of choice was way more enchanted) ready to dive in to a new book. Honestly, I didn't think I would even get to read much because I was so tired from walking and laughing, and riding sketchy carni rides the night before, but alas, as soon as i opened the book I was transported into a world that I just couldn't deny. So I read and I read and I read, until I knocked out at 4 or so in the morning.

It took me all weekend, but I finished all 418 pages of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It was magical. I hated that throughout the weekend I had to put it down so many times.

I'm sure you read Judith's account of my mini spazz-attacks I had throughout the challenge. (I think that in itself was a challenge). Let me tell you, they were more like "unparalleled spazz-attacks of the internal membrane," at least that's how I put it at the time. I think I may even be having withdrawals, however, more about that in my book review, so keep your eyes peeled!

Unfortunately, I only got to the one book, though I'm happy I got to read at all, with all the work and preparations for the holiday festivities going on.

And my lovely partner in crime, Judith, is way too fast at everything. I wanted to freeze her just a bit so that I could catch up to her, but oh well, it was still fun and I got a good fill. Now I just wish that I had the next segment because after such an intense read, I don't think I can sleep or read anything else. (Here lays Kristy is fetal position, rocking back and forth, while caressing my baby--I mean book!)

In other news, Judith and I are going to escape reality, hide out in a library, create a fortress of books and create our own secret tongue. You are all welcome to join in on the fun and if any of you awesome readers decide to actually build a book fortress, take a pic (with you [and friends] inside) and send it to us!

Anyway, keep an eye out for next week's posts:

1. Judith's review for Demon Glass, Catching Fire, and Legend .
2. My review for Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
3. Genre Spotlight: Fantasy

That's all for tonight (or morning, depending where in the world you all are). I hope you all had fun with this challenge and read as much as you could. Keep on reading and let us know with a few comments what you all will be reading in the week to come, books you hope to get for the holidays, or just anything at all that you would like to tell us. 

Judith: Christmas Booktube-A-Thon Wrap-Up!


The end of the Booktube-a-thon that is! Well, really as I am typing this there is still 30 more minutes left before it officially ends but by the time I stood in front of my bookshelf and picked what book to read next and picked a bookmark to match it, and got comfortable, time would be up anyways! So instead I am taking those last thirty minutes to tell you lovelies how it all went. AND I mean, I am technically reading this as I type it...that counts for something right??? No? Fine...

The weekend didn't go necessarily as planned. I had initially picked out three books to read during the Booktube-a-thon, one for each day but I didn't account for all the distractions I would have! My days turned out as follows:

FRIDAY: Read about 100 pages total from Catching Fire.
SATURDAY: Finished reading Catching Fire and read about 90 pages of Legend.
SUNDAY: Finished reading Legend.

NOTE: I did also manage to listen to about 2 hours worth of the Audiobook for Three Little Words by Susan Mallery.

I really wish I would have gotten to a third book but I am not too disappointed considering I did finish Demon Glass on Thursday right before the Booktube-a-thon! I am so happy though because all three books this week were incredible and I am itching to pick up all the sequels to them!!

I'm not sure if I will be reading anything else tonight, I might just catch up on some videos and TV shows for the rest of the night. Either way I had quite a blast participating in this Booktube-a-thon and I can't wait until the next read-a-thon comes a long!

Some posts to look forward to in the coming week:

1. My review for Demon Glass.
2. My review for Catching Fire.
3. My review for Legend.
4. Kristy's review for Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
5. Kristy's Booktube-a-thon wrap-up.
6. Genre Spotlight: Fantasy

Well lovelies, I am off! Let us know in the comments what you read this weekend! :D

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Judith: Christmas Booktube-A-Thon Update!

Howdy everybody!!!

I wanted to write up a quick update on how the Booktube-a-thon has been going on my end. As I had mentioned in my Cozy Reads post, I was reading Demon Glass and finished it Thursday night. It was soooo good!!! I think I have decided I will post the review of it and Hex Hall soon because it was just too good not to! I ended up totally wishing I had the third one with me to pick up right away! I finished reading it about an hour before the Booktube-a-thon was set to begin and had a snack and surfed the internet for a bit while I waited. I thought I was going to be able to read right away but kept getting distractions! One thing after the other led to me not being able to even pick up Catching Fire until about 1:30 or 2:00 AM. I read about 44 pages but by that time my eyes were hurting from all the reading I did earlier and doing work on the computer. I had to put it down for the night, which I was quite disappointed about! By the time I woke up and did some chores around the house it was already 10 PM! I was quite upset that I was so far behind on my reading but decided to power through it and just focus on my book. I had a couple distractions (one of them being Kristy completely having mini freakouts while reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I think she might have found her one true love! Hahaha) but I managed to finish Catching Fire at a bit past 6:00 AM today! Once I really got into it I couldn't stop reading!! Gah! Now I want Mockingjay! But I don't have it either! :( I really can't wait to have some more book resolution for this upcoming year will be to win the lottery and buy ALL the books! Sounds like a plan! I am sure that Kristy is totally down with me on this plan because she knows I would buy her ALL the books too! :) Anyways, I am off to see the wizard! By wizard I totally mean off to read something else!

Happy Reading!!!!

If any of you are participating in the Booktube-a-thon leave us a comment telling us which books you have read already. :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Genre Spotlight: Romance

Each week we have decided to post up two book recommendations for a certain genre of our choice. It's a good way for everyone to check out new books especially if you typically enjoy the genre of the week.

This week's genre is ROMANCE! So all you hopeless romantics out there can fall in love all over again.

Kristy's Romantic Recommendation:
1672727Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
This book is full of youthful romance, breakups, and an annoying car ride that's way too long for comfort. And as we all know and sometimes refuse to acknowledge, there are two sides to every breakup. That's what Courtney figures out on this long, heartfelt journey. You can't help but feel bad for Jordan having to make some pretty hard decisions and Court giving him crap for it because really, it's hard to stay friends with your exes, especially if you don't have all the facts. There's a BIG secret just waiting to be uncovered and once it's out, well.... You'll just have to read it and find out what that's all about.

You won't be disappointed by Two Way Street. You get the love, the fighting,the heartache, and the vengefulness of a real relationship and much, much more.

Judith's Romantic Recommendation:
My pick is Only Yours by Susan Mallery. "Wait, wait Judith, isn't this the 5th book in a series?!" Why yes, it is. This is the 5th book in Susan Mallery's Fools Gold Series, but don't fret BECAUSE this is one of those series that you can pick up any of them and read them out of order! Of course, you get to know the other characters better if you read them all but this is just as fabulous as a stand alone novel! I recently fell in love with Susan's writing and have read 9 of her books but this one stands out the most. What do you get when you mix a quirky, lovable, therapy dog trainer and a stubborn, kindhearted, scarred, gorgeous surgeon? A story so real yet utterly magical. This is a story about how love and friendship have the power to heal not only on the outside but most importantly, the power to heal the scars that can't be seen.

If any of you lovelies have any romances of your own that you would like to recommend, leave us a comment below. We'd love to hear what you guys are reading too!

Next Week's Genre Spotlight will be Fantasy. If anyone has any future genres they'd like to see or any ideas of their own, drop us a comment!!!

Kristy: The Christmas Booktube-a-Thon!

Hey all my lovely readers!

I'm pretty sure you read Judith's earlier post and how I got conned into doing the Christmas Booktube-a-thon Challenge. However, thanks to her I'll be joining in on all the book reading fun. You guys can check out all the details on Ariel's and Katy's youtube pages.

So from Friday the 20th to Sunday the 22nd, beginning at midnight, I will crack open a new book along with many of our fellow readers because obviously I don't need sleep. I'm not sure if I'll be reading 3 books like my partner in crime or even half a book, but regardless, it is the perfect opportunity to read (not that I need a reason for that) and cross off some of the books from my reading list.  I do have a few books that I want to get to and so I'll be adding them to this wonderful list!

8490112To start off this challenge, my first book is going to be Daughters of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I am a major buff for fantasy (and often live in my own little world) and have heard great things about this one. Star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who doesn't love stories like that, where you get to fall for the bad guy who is really a good guy? I know I do! I also heard that Laini Taylor does an amazing job at capturing and telling the story. And apparently it's filled with monsters, demons, and HOT guys!! (Insert fangirl scream.)

13580928Up next is Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter. Throw in a crafty family of thieves, a hunky male lead, and an elaborate con and you have yourself the third book in the Heist Society series. I have been a fan and faithful reader of Ally Carter's beginning with her Gallagher Girls series (which are amazing and a must read). I've had a copy for a while now but have yet to open it so perhaps this weekend I can take a crack at it. It's a perfect read that keeps you on the edge of your seat and that's what I love about Ally, she isn't scared to push you off (if need be).

Those are the books I intend to read for this challenge though I may add another (if I can find one I haven't yet read in my mini library). You know what this means don't you....I need to go buy me some more books! There is no way I can run out that fast.

Anyway, I hope you all are able to partake in this challenge and have tons of fun gushing over your favourite characters, I know I will.

Check the links:

Ariel's Video

Kat's Video

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Judith: Cozy Reads 12/18/13

Tonight's Cozy Read is Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins. This is the second book in the Hex Hall Series. I read the first earlier this year during Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon and really loved it! It was such a fun read but was also full of action. I must say I didn't see most of the twists at the end coming which I loved! I am about 125 pages into Demon Glass at the moment. It has taken me a lot longer to finish this one because with finals and family related stuff I just kept getting interrupted. BUT I am definitely hoping to finish reading it between tonight and tomorrow, before the Booktube-a-thon. I am thinking I might either post a joint review for Hex Hall and Demon Glass OR wait until I finish all three and then just do a series review. I am not sure yet, I guess it depends on how much I have to say about it once I am done! :D

Well lovely readers, I am off to snuggle on my couch and read the night away!

Judith: The Christmas Booktube-a-thon!

Hey everyone!!!

I have some exciting news today! I will be participating in the upcoming Christmas Booktube-a-thon! Yes, yes, I know that this is a blog and not Youtube, but there is nothing saying that I can't follow along! :) I thought this would be a great opportunity to buckle down and read some books! The booktube-a-thon will be from Friday the 20th-Sunday the 22nd. The great thing is that it will start at midnight Friday no matter where you are in the world! That means no having to worry about it starting at 4AM or something of the sort. I'll leave links down below to both Ariel's and Kat's video's discussing all the details!

Now, onto the books that I will be attempting to read during the booktube-a-thon! I thought I would do what everyone else is trying to do and go for the goal of reading 3 books, one book each day. I think this is pretty do-able considering I am done with school for the semester! I thought It would be fun to pick a theme for the books I'd be what's my theme? Books that I have been meaning to read for a long, long time! Or you can also call it, books the whole world has read but me. There are so many books that I have been dying to read but something always comes up when I am about to.  And these are all one's I am very excited to read!

First up, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins! This is the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. Please don't kill me for not having read this sooner! The thing is I read The Hunger Games a while before the movie came out and I absolutely loved it but it is one of those books that the ending wraps up so well that I was in no immediate rush to run and read Catching Fire. I guess I let time pass by and now the second movie is out and I feel like I can't see it until I read the book! I have heard this is a brilliant sequel and can't wait to jump back into this world!!

The second one I want to read is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This is another one people are going to kill me over! With this one, I was a bit apprehensive to start the series because I really wasn't sure if the plot appealed to me or not. It is kind of a hard plot to explain and get across and I couldn't make my mind up. I did the unthinkable and I watched the movie before reading the books! But on the bright side I completely loved the movie and the characters and was able to understand the idea behind it a bit more. This definitely sealed the deal for me and I knew I had to finally go and pick up the series!

Last, but certainly not least I want to read Legend by Marie Lu. I wanted to pick up this series since the first book came out but for some reason I just never did. Recently the third and final in the trilogy came out and I thought, what better time to start than now that I have them all at my disposal! And I know EVERYONE has mentioned this but AHHH some of the ink is gold! That is just too cool!

Okay! So that is it for the books I plan to read for the Christmas booktube-a-thon! Of course plans can always change and I could end up reading none of these but I really, really want to. Let me know if you guys are participating and what you are planning on reading! :) I'm in the process of trying to convince Kristy to participate as well! *bats eyelashes*


Ariel's Video

Kat's Video

Welcome to the Cozy Corner!

Hey everyone! I'm Kristy (or Kitten, I accept both lol) and I am crazy about books [and reading and writing]. I'm pretty random when it comes to what I read; from the classics to YA books, romance to sci-fi, and everything in between. I like to gush over leading male characters and tend to fall for them way too quickly. Yup, I'm going to be one of those crazy book-ladies who has way too many books (you can never have too many) and never gets married because she'll never find a guy quite like the fictional ones. So that's pretty much me....

Howdy fellow book lovers! My name is Judith and I am the better half of this duo! haha I kid, I kid! :D I have always been extremely passionate about reading and it has only grown as the years have gone by. I love to read everything, and won't ever turn down a book due to genre. I don't even know the genre of most of the books I read because I don't think it plays a key role in my choices. I am a very emotional person and a book that can make me feel something is a winner in my eyes. I too love gushing over my many many book boyfriends! (Let's not tell my real boyfriend this! haha) I love talking about books and thought this would be the perfect way for both of us to share our love with everyone! Hopefully you guys will enjoy the crazy ride that is Judith and Kristy!