Thursday, February 27, 2014

IMM/Book Haul *Signed* (19)

It has been forever since I went on a signed book splurge. Heck, I can't even remember the last time I bought even a single signed book. It was a lot of fun buying up these books. I really think you guys will enjoy this video. Let me know if you've read any of them!

My book hauls consist of books that I have purchased, were gifted to me, or sent to me for review. I mostly read Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal, but will read other genres. The ARCs will eventually be given away, so please subscribe to enter those!
List of my Book Hauls: http://bit.ly/Qxm9PX

Viewing this on Goodreads and can't see the video: WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE.


---- MY BOOKS ---
The Beast: http://bit.ly/17B6J90
Unpurchased: http://bit.ly/1c6inKq
The Jungle Cure: http://bit.ly/SdeMwJ

---- MY LINKS ---
Main YouTube Review Channel: http://bit.ly/1ag5dGm
Personal YouTube Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/14IH76t
Website & Blog: http://lindsaymead.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lindsay_Mead
Google+: http://bit.ly/qmtx7P
Instagram: http://bit.ly/M9agTT
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/lU0rlI
Business Inquiries & Review Requests email: exaulta@hotmail.com

Music provided by Royalty Free Music

---- DISCLAIMER ---
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

---- FTC DISCLAIMER ---
As mentioned in this video, some of these books were sent to me for review and some were purchased with my own money. I was not paid to review or mention them. Receiving review copies does not influence my review, all opinions in my reviews are my own.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This Year's To-Do List

I think it's important to set goals for the New Year. Not just resolutions cuz people tend to go into those expecting to quit. These are legitimate goals, so that I can progress my life, my health, and my career. I don't want to meet 2015 standing in the same place I am now.

They say that the difference between a poor man and a rich man is that a poor man plans for the weekend, but a rich man makes plans for the year. This makes a lot of sense to me. Since hearing this, I've been trying to change the way I look at the future. Start planning farther ahead and thinking about what it is that I want to get out of the year. It's a whole year for crying out loud, it seems like we should be accomplishing a lot. But how many of us really do? How many of us just live the day-to-day, standing in the same place, never moving forward?

I've been like that for the last few years and it's time to knock it off. No more slacking. No more coasting. Sure I've made small steps, but none of it has been enough.

So I'm setting these goals. When I complete one, I'll prove it (if I can) and mark it off the list. Hopefully by the end of the year, I'll be able to see how far I've come :)

Can't see today's video? Watch it on YouTube.


---- MY BOOKS ---
The Beast: http://bit.ly/17B6J90
Unpurchased: http://bit.ly/1c6inKq
The Jungle Cure: http://bit.ly/SdeMwJ

---- MY LINKS ---
Main YouTube Review Channel: http://bit.ly/1ag5dGm
Personal YouTube Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/14IH76t
Website & Blog: http://lindsaymead.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lindsay_Mead
Google+: http://bit.ly/qmtx7P
Instagram: http://bit.ly/M9agTT
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/lU0rlI
Business Inquiries & Review Requests email: exaulta@hotmail.com

Music provided by Royalty Free Music

---- DISCLAIMER ---
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

---- FTC DISCLAIMER ---
As mentioned in this video, some of these books were sent to me for review and some were purchased with my own money. I was not paid to review or mention them. Receiving review copies does not influence my review, all opinions in my reviews are my own.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

How To Be Positive When Life Sucks

So, it's great to be positive, but how the heck do you do that when life really sucks. Sometimes it just seems like one bad thing after another is happening to you and it's hard to keep that smile on your face.

I went through this just recently. I increasingly found it harder to keep my thoughts on happy things when one shitty thing after another kept happening. I recognized two things during this time: 1) That allowing myself to feel bad all of the time was only going to hurt me in the long run. 2) I had to figure out how to pull myself out of the spiral downward.

So I started working at little things. Bit by bit, thought by thought, things started to come around. I only realized just days ago how much happier I am and how much better my life is. The best part is that my happiness is coming from me and not from any other outside force (Like chocolate or a new boyfriend). While outside influences that make us happy are nice and all, they generally aren't long term. And they can't be controlled. Learning how to change your thoughts and raise your mood on your own is, I think, the most important thing a person can do for themselves.

I am living proof of that, so far. Last year was one of the crappiest ever. It produced nothing of note-- except for heartache. This year seems to have done a one eighty. My books are coming along quickly. Not only does it look like I might publish two books THIS SPRING, but publishing four or five books this year seems completely doable. I'm posting videos again. My views and subscribers are going up. And I'm all around just enjoying life more. I've still got a long way to go and I have yet to tackle my health issues, but I have more hope and confidence now than ever before.

In today's video, I give tips and advice on how to be positive, especially when things get tough. This video is part of a 'How To Be Positive' series that I'm working on. For more help on being positive, check out my playlist: http://bit.ly/1nQFyup

Can't See the video? WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE!


----TOPICS MENTIONED---
How To Be Positive In 2014: http://bit.ly/1bOYGJF

---- MY BOOKS ---
The Beast: http://bit.ly/17B6J90
Unpurchased: http://bit.ly/1c6inKq
The Jungle Cure: http://bit.ly/SdeMwJ

---- MY LINKS ---
Main YouTube Review Channel: http://bit.ly/1ag5dGm
Personal YouTube Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/14IH76t
Website & Blog: http://lindsaymead.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lindsay_Mead
Google+: http://bit.ly/qmtx7P
Instagram: http://bit.ly/M9agTT
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/lU0rlI
Business Inquiries & Review Requests email: exaulta@hotmail.com

Music provided by Royalty Free Music

---- DISCLAIMER ---
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

---- FTC DISCLAIMER ---
As mentioned in this video, some of these books were sent to me for review and some were purchased with my own money. I was not paid to review or mention them. Receiving review copies does not influence my review, all opinions in my reviews are my own.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Scholastic BOOK HAUL

Woot! Time for another book haul! I've got so many awesome books to share with you guys over the coming weeks, but I'm trying really hard to spread them out and not overload you guys. Book hauls are special and we want to keep em that way.

Quickie update before you watch the video though. I hit 40k last night in UNPURCHASED (I've officially dropped the 'The', as you may have noticed). I'm exactly at 40,520 words as of the writing of this post. Still in second for the #AuthorWars, but I'm closing in on Amber. As far as THE BEAST goes, I haven't gotten enough editing done to really mention it. A couple lines here a few paragraphs there. The #AuthorWars competition is keeping me pretty distracted. Don't worry though, TB hasn't been forgotten. Good news: At this rate, I most definitely can see myself publishing both books THIS SPRING! WHAT?!!!! EXCITING!!!!!!

Ok, back to today's video, which you can watch below. Hope you guys like it! My book hauls consist of books that I have purchased, were gifted to me, or sent to me for review. I mostly read Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal, but will read other genres. The ARCs will eventually be given away, so please subscribe to enter those!
List of my Book Hauls: http://bit.ly/Qxm9PX

Can't see the video cuz of Goodreads? WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE!

----BOOKS FEATURED---
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott: http://amzn.to/1geuPaz
Defy by Sara B. Larson: http://amzn.to/1fvL41l
Safe With Me by Amy Hatvany: http://amzn.to/1biiqEP
Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines: http://amzn.to/1gRqMCN

1,500 Subscriber Giveaway Page: http://bit.ly/1kSbNwk

---- MY BOOKS ---
The Beast: http://bit.ly/17B6J90
Unpurchased: http://bit.ly/1c6inKq
The Jungle Cure: http://bit.ly/SdeMwJ

---- MY LINKS ---
Main YouTube Review Channel: http://bit.ly/1ag5dGm
Personal YouTube Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/14IH76t
Website & Blog: http://lindsaymead.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lindsay_Mead
Google+: http://bit.ly/qmtx7P
Instagram: http://bit.ly/M9agTT
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/lU0rlI
Business Inquiries & Review Requests email: exaulta@hotmail.com

Music provided by Royalty Free Music

---- DISCLAIMER ---
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

---- FTC DISCLAIMER ---
As mentioned in this video, some of these books were sent to me for review and some were purchased with my own money. I was not paid to review or mention them. Receiving review copies does not influence my review, all opinions in my reviews are my own.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Twitter Convo Among Authors - #AuthorWars

#AuthorWars is just a friendly game between writers. We compete on word counts, each one trying to get to the finish line first. We may talk smack, but really we're rooting for each other. These gals are the best, I highly recommend you check them out.
     I gotta say it was so hard to say some of this out loud, as you can see by the bloopers. I don't think I could ever participate in smack talk in real life while keeping a straight face. I guess that means that a career in acting is out of the question. Damn ;P
    Btw, the writing is coming along very well. I plan to reveal the cover for The Beast very soon. I just gotta wait for some things to arrive before I can do it. Unpurchased, which is my #AuthorWars project, is also coming along quickly. I can't wait to share it with you all. Late spring baby!

----TWITTER AUTHORS---
Trisha Wolfe: http://bit.ly/1fk6ZZe
Amber Troyer: http://bit.ly/1gzHGUY
Me: http://bit.ly/13pE188

CAN'T SEE THE VIDEO? WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE.


---- MY BOOKS ---
The Beast: http://bit.ly/17B6J90
Unpurchased: http://bit.ly/1c6inKq
The Jungle Cure: http://bit.ly/SdeMwJ

---- MY LINKS ---
Main YouTube Review Channel: http://bit.ly/1ag5dGm
Personal YouTube Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/14IH76t
Website & Blog: http://lindsaymead.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lindsay_Mead
Google+: http://bit.ly/qmtx7P
Instagram: http://bit.ly/M9agTT
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/lU0rlI
Business Inquiries & Review Requests email: exaulta@hotmail.com

Music provided by Royalty Free Music

---- DISCLAIMER ---
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

---- FTC DISCLAIMER ---
As mentioned in this video, some of these books were sent to me for review and some were purchased with my own money. I was not paid to review or mention them. Receiving review copies does not influence my review, all opinions in my reviews are my own.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Amazing ARC Book Haul/Unboxing

I was so excited when I got this book. Blown away and the first thing I thought was, "I have to share this on youtube!". In general, my book hauls consist of books that I have purchased, were gifted to me, or sent to me for review. I mostly read Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal, but will read other genres. The ARCs will eventually be given away, so please subscribe to enter those!
List of my Book Hauls: http://bit.ly/Qxm9PX

----FEATURED BOOK---
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski: http://amzn.to/LSlcVg

CAN'T SEE THE VIDEO? WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE.


---- MY BOOKS ---
The Beast: http://bit.ly/17B6J90
Unpurchased: http://bit.ly/1c6inKq
The Jungle Cure: http://bit.ly/SdeMwJ

---- MY LINKS ---
Main YouTube Review Channel: http://bit.ly/1ag5dGm
Personal YouTube Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/14IH76t
Website & Blog: http://lindsaymead.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lindsay_Mead
Google+: http://bit.ly/qmtx7P
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/lU0rlI
Instagram: http://bit.ly/M9agTT
Business Inquiries & Review Requests email: exaulta@hotmail.com

Music provided by Royalty Free Music

---- DISCLAIMER ---
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

---- FTC DISCLAIMER ---
As mentioned in this video, some of these books were sent to me for review and some were purchased with my own money. I was not paid to review or mention them. Receiving review copies does not influence my review, all opinions in my reviews are my own.

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Forgotten Wrap-Up

I filmed this video last October and, for some reason, never posted it. I figured I should probably do that cuz there are some really good books in here that I want to share. So I think you should watch the video. I really, really, do :)

My Wrap-Ups are always Spoiler-free and to the point. I primarily focus on Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal, but sometimes read Adult Fantasy/Sci-fi/Paranormal/Romance. If you would like to see my Yes/No Checklist, Star Categories, Protagonist Meter, or the descriptions for these books follow the below links.

Can't see the video? WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE.


---- BOOKS FEATURED ---
-- London Steampunk Series --
Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster: http://amzn.to/MyndGL
- Review - http://bit.ly/1f2gHzf
Tarnished Knight by Bec McMaster: http://amzn.to/1iD6BbL
- Review - http://bit.ly/1iD68Gm
Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster: http://amzn.to/Myo3TX
- Review - http://bit.ly/1gUtpXx
My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster: http://amzn.to/1bDT6Hp
- Review - http://bit.ly/Myo9Lp
-- Covenant Series --
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout: http://amzn.to/1fPPbsw
- Review - http://bit.ly/1lHroAb
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout: http://amzn.to/1iD8wwN
- Review - http://bit.ly/1ez9iwj
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout: http://amzn.to/LFjfeP
- Review - http://bit.ly/1klDld8
Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout: http://amzn.to/1ngWOc0
- Review - http://bit.ly/1ezaoZ4
-- Misc. Reads --
Perdition by Ann Aguirre: http://amzn.to/MyqENU
- Review - http://bit.ly/1cbUr4Z
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory: http://amzn.to/1cbUZYC
- Review - http://bit.ly/1bDWdit
Horde by Ann Aguirre: http://amzn.to/1fPSYpG
- Review - http://bit.ly/1iDbMIx
Dark Wolf by S.E. Black: http://bit.ly/1d3jKdI

List of my other book reviews/Wrap-Ups: http://bit.ly/Rja3ym

---- MY BOOKS ---
The Beast: http://bit.ly/17B6J90
Unpurchased: http://bit.ly/1c6inKq
The Jungle Cure: http://bit.ly/SdeMwJ

---- MY LINKS ---
Main YouTube Review Channel: http://bit.ly/1ag5dGm
Personal YouTube Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/14IH76t
Website & Blog: http://lindsaymead.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lindsay_Mead
Google+: http://bit.ly/qmtx7P
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/lU0rlI
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/gtIx9a
Business Inquiries & Review Requests email: exaulta@hotmail.com

Music provided by Royalty Free Music

---- DISCLAIMER ---
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

---- FTC DISCLAIMER ---
As mentioned in this video, some of these books were sent to me for review and some were purchased with my own money. I was not paid to review or mention them. Receiving review copies does not influence my review, all opinions in my reviews are my own.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I OVERSLEPT!

Ever oversleep and end up being really late for something important? Yeah, that's what I did. I'm also a night owl anyway, which doesn't help. What are your sleeping habits?

So I took a week off. I hadn't planned on it. It just happened. I'm back though and I've got some really great video ideas planned.

The writing is coming along so well too. Right now in the #AuthorWars: Amber is in the lead, I'm in second, and Trisha is in third (but gaining). If you enjoy smack talk, you should follow us on Twitter. It gets pretty entertaining. Otherwise, Unpurchased is coming along and I edited 2 chapters in The Beast last night, bringing it up to chapter 5. I have to work the next two days, which will make it harder. But I really want to win and finish The Beast, so I'm gunna stay focused.



DON'T FORGET TO WATCH TODAY'S VIDEO!
Can't see the video? Watch it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch

---- MY BOOKS ---
The Beast: http://bit.ly/17B6J90
Unpurchased: http://bit.ly/1c6inKq
The Jungle Cure: http://bit.ly/SdeMwJ

---- MY LINKS ---
Main YouTube Review Channel: http://bit.ly/1ag5dGm
Personal YouTube Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/14IH76t
Website & Blog: http://lindsaymead.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Lindsay_Mead
Google+: http://bit.ly/qmtx7P
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/lU0rlI
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/gtIx9a
Business Inquiries & Review Requests email: exaulta@hotmail.com

Music provided by Royalty Free Music

---- DISCLAIMER ---
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

---- FTC DISCLAIMER ---
As mentioned in this video, some of these books were sent to me for review and some were purchased with my own money. I was not paid to review or mention them. Receiving review copies does not influence my review, all opinions in my reviews are my own.