-Bettering Candace Reads Books-

I asked my followers on the Candace Reads Books Facebook page how I could better their experience, the response was great!

Side Note: I need to come up with a name for my “followers,” because it feels extra weird referring to y’all as followers.

I’m making this list as more of reminder for myself 😅:

•Weekly question from followers. (Ugh, that word again.)

•Interactive Posts

•Bookish Products

•DIY Crafts of the bookish variety.

•Book Giveaways

•Poetry Book Recommendations

•My Current To-Read List (It’s like 189 books, lord help me.)

•Facebook Book Club (This makes me so nervous 😂.)

•What I’m currently reading.

•Book Trivia

•Book Lists

•Person of The Week

All of these suggestions are amazing, and will absolutely be implemented! If you have a suggestion, go here:

I would say comment on this post, but comments are turned off automatically after 24hrs. Why, you ask? Because the Bots have figured out how to jump through hurdles and comment 300 times with Viagra ads.

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In 2017, PassionFlix announced they bought the rights to Wicked for a TV series. Since then, it’s been pretty quiet, excluding this sneak peak of the script in 2018.

(Haven’t read it? You should. It’s basically Buffy the Vampire Slayer but in New Orleans: https://amzn.to/2TnKn8)

If you’re wondering WTF is PassionFlix, no worries- think Netflix but ONLY BOOKS TO SCREEN. Amazing, I know.

Sign Up Here: https://www.passionflix.com/signup#09923


Filming and casting of Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout has been CONFIRMED for 2020!

Taryn O’Neill will be the director. She’s a self-proclaimed sci-fi geek 🧬 according to her Twitter.

I can’t find any ‘paranormal romances’ on Passionflix’s website, so I’m eager to see how they do with CGI, Tink, and all the creatures.

I’m also eager to know if this is still going to be a TV series, or a movie. Wicked was originally announced as a TV series, but their recent posts have me skeptical.

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-Florida Officials Refuse To Carry The NYT Due To Trumps Opinions-

Whether you support Trump or not, I hope we can all agree this is bullshit. 
The Men in Suits have denied a Florida libraries request for a digital subscription to the New York Times. Here is how their conversation went during a public meeting: (you can’t make this shit up)

County Commissioner #1: Do we really need to subscribe to The New York Times?

County Commissioner #2: I actually was going to say that. I’m going to be a ‘no’ for this. Fake news. I agree with President Trump.

County Commissioner Scott Carnahan: I will not vote for this. I do not want The New York Times in this county. (Okay, Hilter.)

County Commissioner #3: I know you have 140 readers, but those guys can subscribe and have it in their home. I support Donald Trump. (I think this commissioner has forgotten the mission of libraries, and who their demographics are.)

County Commissioner #4: When I saw $2700 a year for a digital format for a newspaper- how many people are actually reading that for the $2700? (4 million readers last year.)

County Commissioner #5: Why the heck would we spend money on something like that? (To gain knowledge and think critically. Derp.)

Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith said in a statement after their meeting hit headlines… “Basically, a subscription to something we already have in print is a redundancy that we didn’t need to spend money on.

The only sane person, Advisory board Chairwoman Sandy Price said “Someone’s personal political view does not have a place in deciding what library resources are available for the entire county.” (70,000 PEOPLE!)

Where will they stop? Will the The Hate U Give be next? Will Obama’s books be removed? Will democratic websites be banned? Political censorship is a problem, an age old one that only ends in war. And honesty, Commissioners, you don’t want to go to war with Book Nerds.




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-Review: The Burning Shadow By Jennifer Armentrout-



What’s It All About? 

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux—only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.

Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is—and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.

Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.

And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.

My Thoughts?

Without fail, every JLA book provides the romance, action, and humor. This book being no different. I’m still diggin’ the dystopia vibes, and the world building involved hasn’t missed a beat thus far. Lots and lots of death, which is my (probably unhealthy) guilty pleasure.

Reviewers are told to not compare books to each other, but y’all, it’s hard. Is this as good as the Lux Series? No. But is it worth the read? Yes.

I cried, I laughed, I enjoyed the amped up romance being center stage, but I feel like I’ve been here before. I’ve read all of JLA’s books, and the similarities in characters personalities, plot-pacing, and humor, is very much the same, but longer.

The problem with pacing being similar, but the book being longer, is you have to wait quite a while for the story to truly take off. But when it did, it DID.

Also, I really like the hidden message here- you know, the whole being a racist a-hole thing NOT BEING OKAY.

Solid 3.5

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-Free For A Limited Time: Tonic By Staci Hart-

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Love this Cover & love Staci Hart !

What’s It All About?

Joel Anderson doesn’t take anything seriously.

Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he’s not the kind of man you cross, or you’ll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists.

Annika Belousov takes everything seriously.

Like her job as a reality television producer, given that she typically has something to prove. Or her love life, which is defined by a series of requirements — affluent, ambitious, accomplished, to name a few. Definitely her family, who worked their whole lives to afford her every opportunity, a sacrifice she doesn’t take lightly. When she’s tapped to produce a reality show at Joel’s shop, she doesn’t think twice, just goes in for the kill, as if there were any other way.
The second Annika walks into Joel’s shop, he makes it his mission to crack her open, but she’s not having it. He’s all wrong — too crass, too hairy, too un-serious. But it doesn’t take her long to find out there’s more to him than smirks and tattoos. And what she finds could put her career and his heart on the line.

Not that Joel cares. Because for the first time in a long time, he’s found his tonic.

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-How To Hang a Witch By Adriana Mather-

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What’s It All About?

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

It’s the Salem Witch Trials meets Mean Girls in this New York Times bestselling novel from one of the descendants of Cotton Mather, where the trials of high school start to feel like a modern-day witch hunt for a teen with all the wrong connections to Salem’s past.

Salem, Massachusetts, is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials—and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves the Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real, live (well, technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries-old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself.


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-Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Socks on Amazon-

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Question Time
Have you read the book? Watched the movie(s)? Or both?
Do you prefer the 1990 film, or 2017?

Also, my bonus-muggle loves these socks: https://amzn.to/2FUgkyb

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-Bookish Clothes & Things On Amazon-

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So many ‘Out of Print’ bookish items! O.M.G.

It won’t let me link to their entire page, but here’s an awesome bag, you can find all their items from there ♥️ https://amzn.to/32aREL7 .

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-The Beholder By Anne Bright-

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Epic Reads shared this & I wish they’d stop because it’s like they want me to go broke.

What’s It All About?

Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match.

But after an excruciatingly public rejection, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic to visit a series of potential suitors—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.

From the gardens of England to the fjords of Norge, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding below decks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.

Lush landscapes, dazzling romance, and captivating intrigue await in this stunning alternate historical YA debut—perfect for fans of The Selection or Caraval.


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-VERY Small Excerpt of ‘Red, White, & Royal Blue-

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What’s It All About? 

What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?

Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.

Read me: https://amzn.to/2Jc7FZU

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