I read pretty much any chance I get. I mostly read YA books but some adult ones as well. To me all books are precious gems and are meant to be treasured.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Away Til June. . .

Hey everyone!

I know it's been forever since you have heard from me. I wanted to let you know that I will still be away for a while, at least til June. I have been very busy, and I'm going to be even more busy moving soon. That is why I haven't had the time to write or even read much. I promise when I come back there will be a lot of new and exciting things on the blog. I am already working hard to give the blog a new look.

I hope everyone is having a good year so far, and that you are reading a bunch! I miss you guys a ton, and will talk to you soon.


Laura Koehler

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hugs & Kisses Giveaway ! ! ! !

Ok, so I am a little late posting this. It was supposed to be posted on Valentines, but I have decided to make the whole month of February Hugs and Kisses Month ! ! ! What that means is for the rest of February all of my posts will be focused around LOVE! What does that mean for you? Well it means that all of my reviews and memes will be focused on books with love and relationships. Which of course could be almost any book, but I will be focusing on my favorites.

And what is the best way to show love to my fellow bloggers and followers? A giveaway of course ! ! !

So what's up for grabs? Books from one of my favorite authors....

Abbi Glines  <3

One person will win these!!! 

Paperback copies of The Vincent Boys & Because of Low...


A signed paperback of one of my favorite books BREATHE !!!


Some yummy love inspired candy !

How awesome is that???? I will also be giving two others some swag and yummy candy as well. Hope you all had a wonderful Valentines and good luck !

Contest Rules:
  • Enter by leaving a comment with your email, and an answer to this question. Who is your favorite book couple or  what is your favorite love story?
  •  One entry per person.
  • You don't have to be a follower, but it's greatly appreciated.
  • Contest will end March 3rd, midnight
  • US only.
  • Must be 13 years or older, and must have parents permission.
  • I will be picking the winners using random.org.
  • I am not responsible for damaged or lost products.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WoW (19): Forever Love Edition !

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its about what books you just can't wait to get your hands on.

City of Lost Souls:
Series: The Mortal Instruments #5
By: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: May 5 2012

Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge.
Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

~ Barnes & Noble Description

Series: Fallen #4
By: Lauren Kate
Release Date: June 12 2012

The sky is dark with wings. . . .
In RAPTURE, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel in the FALLEN series, Luce and Daniel are together . . . but for how long? Can history be rewritten? Or are some punishments eternal?

~ Barnes & Noble Description

My Thoughts:

WoW ! ! I can not wait for these two books! When I think of eternal love, these two series come to mind. I absolutely love these covers as well. I totally want posters of them! They both have very unique story lines, yummy male characters, and strong kick-butt female leads. If you have not read these series yet you defiantly need to give them a try. I TOTALLY CAN"T WAIT ! ! ! ! !

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Long Awaited Update Letter:

Dear Everyone,

I just wanted to say sorry it has been forever since I have posted. I know I have been gone since before Christmas, and I have missed you. Yes, I have missed my followers, fellow bloggers, and fellow obsessed book worms. I am posting today to let you know where I have been, and also what to expect from Books Are Precious Gems in the future. I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season, and that you all got a bunch of new books to read. I know I have! And I will be updating you on that next Sunday on my IMM.

So where have I been for the past couple of months? Well, I finally got a job after two years of being unemployed, and I have been super busy with it. I now work for a company called Classic Granite and Marble. We fabricate and install granite counter tops. I am really enjoying the job so far. Also my husband has gotten a promotion, and we will be moving into our own apartment really soon. So I have just been super busy, but I am here to tell you that I am now back!

Changes? Well with a new year comes a new book rating. I don't want to go into to much detail, but you will hear much more about that very soon. I will still be posting a few memes here and there, including WoWs, Cover Love, Monday's News, and IMMs. I am a super busy women now so I can't promise that I will be as active as before, but I will try my very best. I miss communicating with fellow book lovers, and sharing my bookish knowledge.  I can't promise I will have as many book reviews posted as before, but I am going to try to at least have one or two a week.

I can't wait to get back in communication with you all. Hope everyone has a great week, and that you all enjoy watching the Super Bowl tonight.

Laura @ Books Are Precious Gems

P.S. Be looking for my next post in the next few days, and Happy Reading ! ! ! !