Tune In Tuesday (164)

Tune In Tuesday

HELLO!!!! I wanted to first apologize for missing last week. I had myself a super important interview and found myself totally forgetting about Tune In Tuesday. But the good news is, I got the job! *happy dance*

In other exciting news, I am going to Faster Horses Festival this weekend! It’s three days of camping and country music. This year the headliners are Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban. In honor of the upcoming concert, I decided I would share my favorite song by each of them. I hope you enjoy!

My Little Girl by Tim McGraw

Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert

‘Til Summer Comes Around by Keith Urban

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Tune In Tuesday

Hi there everyone! I am sorry that this post is going up so very late. The computer issues I was having this morning were headache inducing for sure (thank god for those 3 cups of coffee!!). I have been using my Pandora lately (I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed it!) and have found a few new-to-me-songs I wanted to share with you guys today. I hope you enjoy!

Empty Corridors by Ben Howard

 One Red Thread by Blind Pilot

Worth Wondering by Bronze Radio Return

Tune In Tuesday (162)

Tune In Tuesday

Hello, hello, hello!! How are you all doing on the fabulous Tuesday? I hope great! The good news is that I survived family vacation! Of course no matter what you’re doing with 11 people involved, it’s going to be a little louder, a little crazier, and a lot more hectic than your average sized family but we all managed to have a great time with each other so I think we can consider that a success. Since we were traveling with so many people, traveling by plane was out of the question due to expenses. We decided to do a good old-fashioned road trip. A road trip with my family means you are never quite sure what you’re going to be listening to. (Last year our trip down to Florida included all of us being forced to listen to the cheesiest, most horrible audio book of all time because my dad saw it at Cracker Barreland thought it would be all sorts of family fun.) Anyways, I decided for today’s post, I would share a few of our road trip songs that really stood out!

Should’ve Been A Cowboy by Toby Keith

I’m a huge fan of old school Toby Keith because that’s the kind of country music I grew up on. It I just so happens that my 10-year old brother is in love with this song. It came on a few times and we belted it out.

Rude by MAGIC!

My stepmom kept talking about this song and how much she loved it. It’s so catchy and fun!

American Pie by Don McLean

This is my dad’s all-time favorite song which means I have been listening to it since I was born. When it came on the radio, the whole entire family joined in.

Well those are my picks for this week; I hope you enjoyed! If you have a Tune In Tuesday post you would like to share, please be sure to leave your link in the comments section!!

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Well hello there everyone! I apologize for this post coming to you so late but that’s due to bad planning on my part. I’m currently in Myrtle Beach with the family and I didn’t have my post made up ahead of time. Also, the WiFi here is complete and total crap so I’m having to post off of my phone. Since I’m posting off of my phone, my post may look horrible and you have to click the link to go to my video, so that is yet another thing I’m apologizing for. Really, only one song is coming to mind today and I’ve got it down below for you. Hope you enjoy!!!

Tune In Tuesday (160)

Tune In Tuesday

Hello and HAPPY TUESDAY!! I have decided to kick it old school today with my tunes and have only selected songs on my very outdated iPod. They really aren’t that old but because I haven’t added any new songs to it in a few years, they all just seem a bit old. But I love them regardless. I hope you all enjoy!

When We Were Young by The Summer Set

I Don’t Wanna Be by Gavin DeGraw

Wrong Side of Love by Augustana

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Tune In Tuesday

Hi there everyone! How is your Tuesday going so far? I am still recovering from BEA but I must say it was such a blast! I was able to meet so many incredible authors, bloggers, and people of the book industry. Since I haven’t really had the time to prepare songs in advance for this Tune In Tuesday, it is going to be all sorts of random courtesy of my Spotify “Starred” playlist. I hope you enjoy!

Heaven by Boyce Avenue and Megan Nicole

Simple Man by Deftones

Everything Has Changed by Julia Sheer and Landon Austin

I guess today was the day of all the cover songs! If you have a Tune In Tuesday this week, be sure to leave your link in the comments section!

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Tune In Tuesday

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! This feature was originally created by Ginger over at GReads! but you can now find it here at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands. If you would like to participate in this weekly feature, make a blog post showcasing a song (or a few!) and link up at the bottom of this post by clicking the cute blue guy! While you’re here make sure to check out all the other awesome blogs that have decided to participate!

Hello there everyone! I apologize for this being a little late (two weeks in a row…whoops!) but I am a bit of a mess today. The reason why? I LEAVE FOR BEA TOMORROW!!! I have nothing packed, I have nothing even on my packing list, I don’t think I even have a piece of paper to write my packing list on. All in all, I am just a little bit overwhelmed and slightly (okay, EXTREMELY) disorganized.

In honor of all the book nerdiness that will be taking place over this next week, I have book-themed songs for you today. I hope you all enjoy!!!

Bookworm by Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s

Books and Letters by The Morning Light

A Book Like This by Angus and Julia Stone

Book Club by Arkells

A Quick Note and some BEA Blogger Fun!

Well hello there lovely bookish people! Some of you may be wondering, WHERE ON EARTH IS KATELYN!?!? I haven’t really been posting on the blog and my Twitter and Instagram posts have been far and few between lately but I swear I am still here…well kind of! A few things in life have happened lately (meeting a boy, my sister and niece staying with me for a few months, a computer that decided it didn’t want to work anymore, my crazy family becoming even crazier, and my mess of a job getting even messier) that have made my blogging time basically non-existent. I have been missing blogging and bookish nerdiness like crazy and I swear I am getting back to it but it will likely be another month before I am going to be up and running again. If you could all bear with me for just a little bit longer, I swear I will make it all up to you!

In other news, it’s almost time for BEA!!! I am going to BEA for what will be my 3rd year in a row. It is an incredible experience and is one I look forward to all year long. This year is going to be even more awesome because I am not only rooming with my favorite awkward twin, Alexa from Alexa Loves Books but I am also co-hosting TWO (yes, I said TWO!!!) events with her, Andrea from The Overstuffed Bookcase, and Jen from YA Romantics!

They all posted the information on the two events weeks ago but since I am just now getting access to a working computer, you are getting the info a little bit late from me! If you are going to be in and around the New York area during BEA time, we would absolutely LOVE if you could make it to one or both of our blogger events! I have all the info for each of the events below so take a look and if you can make it (or even if you can’t but plan on being at BEA) let me know in the comments section or on Twitter!


Andrea, the genius behind these events wanted to create something that would get book bloggers together so we could meet and get to know each other outside of our blogs and twitter. She enlisted the help of myself, Alexa, and Jen and we soon formed a team of founders that created and organized the first annual Book Blogger Picnic in 2013. For it being our first event together, the picnic was a great success. We were able to meet, chat with, and get to know lots of awesome book bloggers. This year we have our 2014 BEA Book Blogger Picnic and a whole new event, the 2014 BEA Book Blogger Meet and Drink!

WHAT: The 2014 BEA Book Blogger Picnic! There will be some snacks and drinks provided but you can also feel free to bring your own. We really want this to be a low-key, relaxed, and fun way for all of us book bloggers to hang out!

WHEN: Friday, May 30, 6-8pm. Keep in mind that it is totally okay if you have to come late or leave early!

WHO: ALL book bloggers are welcome, whether you’re attending BEA or not!

WHERE: The lawns outside Heckscher Playground (see map below) near the SW corner of Central Park in NYC. Andrea, Alexa, Jen and I will all be wearing bright pink BEA Book Blogger Picnic shirts so if all else fails, look for those!

IMPORTANT INFO: Like I said above, you can bring your own food and drinks to the event. Also, a few bloggers last year brought books that they wanted to giveaway and/or exchange so if that sounds like something you would like to do, be sure to bring those to the event as well! Don’t forget you are meeting us at the lawns outside the Heckscher Playground as you can see from the map of Central Park above. If you go into the park from Columbus Circle, you should be able to find us pretty easily, since we will be between Columbus Circle and Heckscher Playground. Be sure to look for us in the bright pink shirts! We may also have a sign.
Follow #BEABloggerPicnic for info and updates!

WHAT: We are brining you the first annual BEA Book Blogger Meet & Drink. It will be a great way for book bloggers to meet, chat, and have a few drinks!

WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 8-10pm. Keep in mind you can come late to this and leave early (or if we are having lots of fun, leave a little bit late!)

WHO: ALL book bloggers are welcome, whether you’re attending BEA or not!

WHERE: Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill, 315 W 39th St., between 8th & 9th Ave. There are two Tir Na Nogs in Manhattan, so make sure you go to the one on 39th! We will be in the front bar area, but just ask for the book blogger group if you’re not sure where we are!

Follow #BBMeetandDrink for info and updates!

I am beyond excited to be joining forces with these wonderful ladies this year to help plan these events and am even more excited to see you all there! Please feel free to grab any of the graphics in this post to share on your blog and on your other social media sites. The more we all spread the word, the more people who learn about it, and the more bloggers we all get to meet! Also please feel free to use #BEABloggerPicnic and/or #BBMeetandDrink if you happen to share these events on Facebook, add the graphics to your sidebar, write your own post, or whatever!
Be sure to follow #BEABloggerPicnic and #BBMeetandDrink on Twitter for any news and updates, and you can follow all the organizers as well: @alexalovesbooks, @JenRyland, @KatelynTorrey, and @OverstuffedBook.
Also, if you plan on coming, leave a comment below, or send us a tweet with #BEABloggerPicnic or #BBMeetandDrink and let us know! Come to one, or come to both!
We hope to see you there!

Tune In Tuesday (157)

Tune In Tuesday

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! This feature was originally created by Ginger over at GReads! but you can now find it here at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands. If you would like to participate in this weekly feature, make a blog post showcasing a song (or a few!) and link up at the bottom of this post by clicking the cute blue guy! While you’re here make sure to check out all the other awesome blogs that have decided to participate!

Hey there everyone! I am sorry this post is coming to you a bit late! I had my brothers all day long yesterday and they tired me out. I went to bed without even thinking about writing up a Tune In Tuesday post. I have three songs that keep getting stuck in my head. They are all way different but I love them nonetheless. I hope you are all doing fantastic and I can’t wait to see what tunes you have to share with us!

Ain’t It Fun by Paramore

Medicine by Shakira featuring Blake Shelton

Get Me Some Of That by Thomas Rhett

**Please comment below with a link to your Tune In Tuesday for this week!**

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Tune In Tuesday

Hi there everyone! How are we doing on this lovely Tuesday? Can you guys believe that we are almost halfway through May already? It’s crazy how fast the time is flying by. I am STILL without a computer and it is still KILLING me. I feel like I am so out of the loop with all things Tune In Tuesday but I reallllly hope to get a working computer this week. Since it’s still hard for me to put these posts together without the laptop, it’s going to be another randomized week. I hope you all have a fantastic day!!

On Your Own by Green River Ordinance

Why Can’t I by Liz Phair

Addicted by Simple Plan