Thursday, December 30, 2010

Yay!! 100 Followers!!

Today I reached 100 Followers. Woo-hoo! I'm so excited and I was going to do a giveaway but since my blogoversary is only 45 days away, yeah only, I'm going to combine the 2 when the date gets closer. Thanks to all my followers for reading my blog! It's really appreciated!

Question Thursday (2)

I created this meme because sometimes I'm curious as to what other bloggers think of blogging and how their personalty reflects their blog by their personal life. I love blogging about book but sometimes you need a little advice or a break. So every Thursday I'll ask a question and you can answer in the comments. Hopefully, if it catches on, I'll add a Mister Linky so you can do your own posts.

This week's question: What are your New Year's resolutions?
  • not miss school unless I'm sick
  • do ALL homework
  • become more social--go out more than 2x a month
  • be more respectful to my father
  • forgive and forget
This question is inspired by it almost being 2011! Yikes. These resolutions tell you a lot about me. I don't know if I like it....Lol :-)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Follow Friday (1)

This is my first tme participating in Follow Friday and I'm very excited! Because this is my first time I'm going to go through the rules:

  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - none today.
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button from her post and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If your new to the follow friday hop, comment and let her know, so she can stop by and check out your blog!

The last question of 2010:  What are you plans for this fabulous day?
My plans are simple: watch my little 2-year old sister while my mom does some last minute Christmas shopping. Then my grandmother, aunt, and her 2 kids are sleeping over so I have to help my mom clean. Like everything, Except my room of course! ;-)
Thanks to any new followers I may get and my old ones! Merry Early Christmas!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2011 100+ Reading Challenge

This year's 100+ challenge is hosted by Amy J at My Overstuffed Bookshelf! Hopefully I'll do better this year because I only started the 2010 one in May. Good luck and you can enter here. I don't think I have to explain all the details because it's pretty straight forward but you can still enter if you don't have a blog.

Question Thursday

I created this meme because sometimes I'm curious as to what other bloggers think of blogging and how their personalty reflects their blog by their personal life. I love blogging about book but sometimes you need a little advice or a break. So every Thursday I'll ask a question and you can answer in the comments. Hopefully, if it catches on, I'll add a Mister Linky so you can do your own posts.

This week's question: How do you get the majority of the books you read?

I always wonder if the blogs with more followers are swimming in books from publishers because they're always having giveaways and posting reviews of brand-new books. Are they rich or something? Cuz I get most of my books from the library. I do own a lot of books but I've read most of them. Every once in a while I'll win a book or get a book for review in the mail, though!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Discussion Wednesday

I created this weekly meme because although I love reviewing books, when I write my reviews I can't write all that I want because it would be spoilery. So the point of this meme is to be able to talk about the books I've reviewed during the week in the comments. I'm really excited for this! I hope this catches on, so if you can help me advertise this, that'd be great. Thanks in advance!

This week's books: Torn by Amanda Hocking, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer, Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

First, I want to talk about Torn by Amanda Hocking.
Finn: How many of you were sad at the end of Switched? Were you thinking, why did Finn have to leave? Why can't they just be together???!? Well, I know I was thinking that. So I was so excited when Finn came back into the story almost immediately in Torn! And when they had that moment in her bedroom...sigh. It was great. When Finn was positioned back into the palace after the arrival of Loki, I thought he would be all over Wendy, but alas, he wasn't. I undertood why but a girl reading the book can hope. Then things changed when Wendy becomes engaged. Like Wendy, I was so frustrated that he was all hunky dory about her being with Tove and didn't even act jealous.Then the emotions and hormones were running on high speed and they both just broke. I though it was a great, hot, very well-written scene. And his stupid father had to interupt! Stupid stupid stupid! How can he say anything about making out with a royal!?

Rhys and Matt: The brothers. It was weird how Matt's kind of focused on Wendy and ignoring Rhys but then, when Wendy really does need his help, he's trancing around with Rhys and Willa. It just seemed to me that relationship was falling a little flat. But I did love that they met, and were getting along. And even though it's weird, I'm glad Matt's with Willa.

Wendy: I've always liked Wendy and this book made me like her more. She's the first female character in a YA novel that I actually believe could be real because her actions are real and not just written into the book to further the story.

The King and Queen: They didn't seem like the normal royalty but I think that's part of their charm. I only had one kind of problem with the King--he was so relaxed. It was hard for me to believe anythign anyone was telling Wendy. I feel like they got away too easily and that there was this big thing in the beginning of the book and then nothing happening at the end. The author could be doing that on purpose though.


Now Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.

Calla: I think Calla is a great character! She's sassy but sensitive and I think she's really smart. She's a cross between Rose from VA Series and Bella from Twilight. I loved the whole story and a lot of the scenes in the book were pretty steamy, i.e. the club scene and the scene in the bathroom. Was anyone else disappointed when the nurse interrupted and that Calla and Shay didn't have enough time to finish that bedroom scene...?

Ren and Shay: Both sexy and smart. But I always, for some weird reason, love the underdog. This time that means I'm Team Ren just like I'm Team Jacob.

Ending: I can't believe all that shtuff happened! I can't believe she left Ren and he let her leave! I can't believe we all have to wait for another book!


Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder.

So so sad. I was happy the book started after most of the grieving was going on. I think it would've been too much to read if we had to read through all those emotions. I know I was so emotional and thinking about what I'd do if that happened to me and I can't even imagine it. I knew from reading the description that Brooklyn and Gabe would end up together but I didn't think about the process they would have to go through to get there. I thought the ending was happy and very hopeful and I can't wait to read more of Lisa!


Lastly, my mini-reviews!

The Sky is Everywhere: A French guy named Joe? That's all I have to say...

Tell Me A Secet: Like I said in my review, it's not what I was expecting. I think the buzz and the blurb on the book is a little misleading but it's still a great book.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How To Ruin Series by Simone Elkeles Review

I just saw a review at Cem's Book Hideout and remembered how much I loved this series: My favorite of Simone Elkeles' books. These books are so amusing and fun. I'm gonna skip the Goodreads description and just do it myself this time.

Amy Nelson is an American teenager with an Israeli father and a blond mother. She hasn't seen her father in years but now that her grandmother in Israel, that she didn't know existed, is sick, he wants to drag her all he way to Israel for the summer! As if she wants to go to the war country! But she's forced to go and doesn't expect to mature and find out more about herself and her cultural background.

Amy kinda reminds me of Cher in Clueless. She's a spoiled, brand-obsessed American teen who doesn't like getting down and dirty to do work. Nonetheless, I love her. She's hilarous--so funny that she sometimes is so naive I cringe while I'm reading. Not only is this story about love, family, and adventure, it's also about culture. I loved learning about Israel and the Jewish culture. I recommend this series to everyone!!!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. All you do is:

1) Grab your current read and open to a random page.
2) Select a few sentences from anywhere on the page- try not to include any SPOILERS!
3) Make to tell the name of book and the author so others can add the book to our TBR pile!

I turned on him. "And you--you say you want to keep our existence a secret, yet you practically set this whole hotel on fire?" (Page 78)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mini Reviews: The Body Finder, The Sky Is Everywhere, and Tell Me A Secret

So I was voting on a list on Goodreads and saw that it was Kristi from the Story Siren's list for the 2010 Debut YA and Middle Grade Authors. So here are some mini-reviews for some book I've read and loved butt for some reason I don't remember, didn't review.

Rating: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Ending: 5/5

This book is so original and well-written you can't help but love it. I remember reading this in class for days because I couldn't put it down! Violet is just the everygirl teenager and I felt like I related to her--you know, besides being able to smell murderers and track dead things. And then, like any YA novel, the romance. Jay is a great guy and I wish he was real! He and Violet definetly belong together and I loved the tension and the scenes with them. One of the reasons this book is different is because there's an adult's perspective, in this case the murderer. I think it was great that we got to see his side of things and experience his life--it made the story more rich and real in my opinion.

Rating: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Ending: 5/5

Such a sad topic but a fun, intense read. After Lennie's sister suddenly dies, she and her grandmother don't know how to move on. Lennie's situation becomes even more confusing when she starts having little trysts with her late sister's boyfriend, Toby. But wait, there's more. She's also falling for the new French boy, Joe. They both fufill her but for different reasons. Lennie needs help to accept her sister's death, fgure out who she really loves, and get back to her life of music


Rating: 4.5/5
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4.5/5
Ending: 4.5/5

Like many of the debut novels of 2010, there was a lot of buzz surrounding this novel. I think I was expecting something a little different going into this book. I thought Miranda was really in love with her boyfriend and that the story would be a little darker but nonetheless, the book was great and emotional and I loved it! I cried and was so tense while I was reading this book. I felt so bad for Miranda and wanted to slap all the people who hurt her! My mom was a teen mother so I was wondering the whole time what her experience was like. But I recommend this book to everyone it just might not be what you expected.

Movievision Monday (2)

This is my new, second meme that was originally about all the lovely movies I watch. But then I wanted to also add tv shows too because it seems too repetitive to have movies one day and tv the other. So I might as well put it all together in one post!

Skins: I heard about this show on BBC when they had a promo for it. I had no idea what it was about but, hey, it has British teens so I may as well. After I watched the first episode on YouTube, I watched the rest of the season on Netflix-it's free! Now I'm on to the 2nd season and I couldn't be any more fufilled. I love this show! It's exactly the kind of show we need in the US but I'm sure it wouldn't be alooud because it is kind of graphic and a little inappropriate.

Deadly Women: I'm addicted to this show and it's host station, ID, in general. Iit's so great but you kind of go a little crazy if you watch it all day-like I can't help but do some days. It's basically a crime show that showcases women who've murdered or raped or done something criminal. And the part I like best is they reenact the person's life but don't show the crime. And they also don't show the real person's or the victim's face. Which is great because then you feel a little less like it's real.

Edge Of Darkness: I honestly didn't want to watch this movie because it seemed like a rip-off of Taken with the wonderful Liam Neeson. But I realized it was very different from it but that doesn't mean I liked it. I though Mel did an alright acting job but I didn't believe what he was putting off. The story was pretty good- a father finding out about his daughter's life after she's killed while she's visiting him. Just something about this movie turned me off. Could it be his real life? Maybe.  

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Top 5 Sundays (8)

1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme chosen (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention Larissa's blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Fell free to use the Feature's image.
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments on her blog.

This week's theme: Best Books {Series} of 2010
This is the 2nd book in the series and I love the whole story!
Alright, so I haven't read this book yet. But I loved the first one and know I'd love this one!
The last book in Ellen Hopkins Crank series. I love her writing and her books always make me so emotional and I have to stay up all night to finish them. :-)
If you read my review, you know I loved this book and I'm so excited for the rest of the books in the series!

The last book(ahhhh!) in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series. I've had it since the day it came out but I can't get myself to read it. I don't want it to be over!

Song Stuck In My Head Saturday (8)

Unfortunately for me, this week's song is one I don't like. I hate it when that happens. Of course, I have other songs stuck in my head but the bad ones always overpower the ones you like. So this week's song is No One by Alicia Keys. I don't dislike all of her songs but she and John Legend just annoy me sometimes. I don't know why. Though, no doubt, they're still good artists.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Newbie Blog Hop for new (and not so new) bloggers!

This Hop runs from Dec, 10th to the 31st and is hosted by Lazy Girl Reads! I think this is a great Hop for bloggers who are new to the world of blogging. I've been blogging for about 10 months but I only really started being committed to it about 6 months ago.

What's your favorite feature of online book blogging?: My favorite feature of blogging so far are the contests. I love re-create a cver contests because they're really fun, even though I may not always have the best covers because I'm not too saavy with the computer image shtuff.

This challenge, hosted by Lazy Girl Reads, goes from Jan. 1st 2011- Apr. 1st 2011
Rules: Choose 4 books according to the following guidelines:

1. Something old

2. Something new

3. Something borrowed

4. Something blue

What number challenge is this for me? 97? I don't know but I couldn't pass it up because it's so original!

1. I know I'm reading My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

2. I'm thinking one of the books I'm getting for Christmas...I gave my aunt a list so I don't know which ones she's getting :-(

3. I've been planning on borrowing Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler from my friends

4. I'm gonna try to read A Blue So Dark! It's a double whammy with a blue cover and blue in the name!

Book Chick City is hosting this giveaway in which the goal is to read a minimum of 12 thriller/suspense novels in 2011. I'm honestly most excited about this challenge than any others because Thrillers are my newest favorite genre of books! You should go participate and if you do you'll get an ARC of The Survivor by Sean Slater courtesy of Simon & Schuster  UK!! That's one book down and  11 to go!!
I'm not sure of which books I'll be reading but I'll let you know when I do my reviews!

Book Blogger Hop: December 17-20

Book Blogger Hop

So this week's question comes from Alex of Geek on the Brink: What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?

Ooh. I like this question! Let's see...I think the characters are a lot more important because even if there's a bad storyline the characters make it better. But if there's bad characters and a good storyline, i.e. Fallen by Lauren Kate-sorry, had to say it-, then you finish the book wishing it was better.

Can't wait 'til next weeks' hop!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kimberly Derting's HUGEEEEEEEEEE Contest!!!!! GO GO GO!

Ok, so Kim is having an amazng contest on her blog to celebrate the Desires of the Dead widget!!! It's so amazing and the widget is gorgeous so why wouldn't you want it on your blog? Here are the amazing prizes!!:

FIRST PRIZE: A signed ARC of DESIRES OF THE DEAD, a signed copy of THE BODY FINDER, and a complete Desires of the Dead swag pack (including a signed DotD poster, bookmarks, stickers, rubber bracelets, and buttons).

SECOND PRIZE: A signed copy of THE BODY FINDER, an ARC of UNEARTHLY, and a complete DotD swag pack.

THIRD PRIZE: An ARC of THROUGH HER EYES, a $15 gift card to the online bookseller of your choice, and a complete DotD swag pack.

If you ask me, all these prizes are great and I'd be so excited to win any of them! Go enter. Now!

Is it Just Me Or...?

Is it just me or are there a lot less posts being made? I'm blaming it on the holidays but has anyone else noticed this? I feel like I've been posting a lot when I usually feel behing because other blogs post more than me. Am I right or just delusional?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder Review

From Goodreads: Restless souls and empty hearts

Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

Rating: 4.5/5

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4.5/5

Ending: 4/5

My blog should be named The girl who loves sad, emotional books! because they really are my cup of tea. Most people who've heard about this book have read Lisa Schroeder's companion-like book, which is on the same topic: loved ones dying. I'm a very sensitive person so I cried at least 3 times while reading and just thinking about this book. But don't let that turn you off! It's not just a book about the sadness of dying but also dealing with death and finding happiness.

This story was so sad and heartbreaking. I cannot imagine what any of these characters went through when Lucca died. I found it hard to relate to the characters only because I haven't experienced death when the person was someone I was truly close to. I did, though, understand the feelings of the characters. I think I like novels written in verse better than the normal, story writing because they somehow evooke more emotion, Saying that, Lisa's writng was so wonderful and I cannot wait to read her other books!

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer Review

From Goodreads: Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Rating: 4.5/5

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4.5/5

Ending: 4/5

There's been so much buzz about Nightshade around the blogosphere that I was honestly a little turned off by it. I thought it was just some cliché, Twilight-like book that was way too long. Seriously, how thick is it, right? Anyway, I was so wrong!! Nightshade is now one of my favorite books! Andrea Cremer wrote a superb novel and it was different and new. I loved her characters and the whole story scheme. It was so good!

Characters like Calla are becoming very common in YA books nowadays but I thought she still had her own thing going on. She's strong but also can submit to her sensitive, feminine side; which I haven't seen in a lot of books. And, oh, the love triangle…I loved it. It kept me entertained and made the book very sexy. I’m a mature teen so I was glad that, unlike most books, the author pretended like teens don’t know a lot about sex. (For anyone who hasn’t read the book, there is NO sex!)

There’s nothing that I didn’t like about this book. I wasn’t annoyed or bothered; which, believe me, is not something that usually happens. Every page held me and I was not disappointed.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Torn (Trylle Trilogy #2) by Amanda Hocking Review

From Goodreads: Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her.

She's caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is meant to lead.

Rating: 4.5/5

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4.5/5

Ending: 4/5

If you read my review of Switched, it should be no surprise that I also loved Torn. Amanda Hocking keeps jumping up my list of favorite authors. The world she creats is so complex but also simple, just like her writing.

In the second book in the series, Wendy is learning more about the trylle world and her family secrets. As if her secret family history isn't enough to deal with, she's forced back into her complex raleationship with Finn and struggles to find out where she belongs. Torn picks up exactly where Switched left off. Wendy and Rhys are visitng Matt and Wendy naively believes they'll be able to stay with no problems. I just laugh when she thinks like that! If I were her, I'd want people following me everywhere I go, especially if I had family surrounding me.

I loved this book but I though t was more like a mini-story. I think it was a little too short to be a whole book. The ending was good and very intriguing but my mind kept thinking there should me more coming. Overall though, I loved this book and Amanda Hocking is a fantastic writer! I mean, did you notice how many times I wrote "I loved..."? Really now...!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Top 5 Sundays (7)

1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme chosen (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention Larissa's blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Fell free to use the Feature's image
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments on her blog.

This week's theme is: Books YOU Want For Xmas!

The Body Finder was one of the my favorite books of 2010 and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

There's no cover yet for Succubus Revealed so I just have a picture of the lovely Richelle Mead.  I need some more Georgina and Seth and Roman!

Thanks Larissa for introducing me to this series! I looked it up on Goodreads and want to read it. Bad!

I loved the first 2 books in the series and for some reason never got around to buying the 3rd book so it'd be amazing to get this book for Christmas!

This book is my kind of book. It's a hard topic and very emotional.
This was a good Top 5 Sunday! I love this meme and want to thank Larissa for hosting it.

2011 Debut Author Challenge

Can I mention how awesomely pretty this button is?

Yay! It's sign-up tme for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge! The challenge is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and is an awesome incentive for readers to read debut author's YA and MG novels. I was so excited about the 2010 challenge and actually won the October month! It was so exciting to win and have people come visit my blog and read my review.

Join here!
YA of the 80s and 90s Reading Challenge

The Book Vixen has created a challenge about something I've always wondered about! I love the YA books these days but always wondered what my mom and aunts read when they were teens. And this challenege is designed for that. From January 2011 to December 2011 you try to read as many YA books of the 80s and 90s as you can and/or want. I honestly don't have a lst of what I want to read so I think I'm just gonna go along and see what happens. I'm gonna have a goal of at leats one a month though. I think I might ahve read 3 books from the 90s. It was when  first got into reading and had to borrow old books from my aunt's basement.

I hope others join in at The Book Vixen! Have fun!

2011 Show Me The Free Challenge

This is lke the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Here is how it works:
•Should you choose to participate in this challenge, your goal is to read at least twelve (12) legally obtained e-books which you got for FREE for your e-reading device. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit.
•Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States.
•Any E-Reader will work for this challenge, including: iPad, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, enTourage.
•Please Note: If you don't have an e-reading device, you can still join in with Amazon's Free Kindle Reading Apps which you can download for your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Blackberry and more.
•The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. You can join at anytime.
•e-books in ANY genre count for this challenge as long as it was FREE at the time that you downloaded it.
•Every month in 2011, I will make a post for the Show Me The Free Reading Challenge so you can link your reviews.
•Those that link their reviews will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a different prize each month, such as an Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card, a bookmark, or a GelaSkins for your E-Reader. Winners will be announced at the end of each month.

Challenge Guidelines:
•If you blog, create a post announcing your participation in the challenge. Please include a link back to this post.
•Non blogger must publish reviews on some type of public domain such as Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble to enter the monthly giveaway.
•When you post your book review, you MUST say how you obtained the free read. Please make your source clear.
•You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them.
•Crossovers to other reading challenges is acceptable, but galley e-books DO NOT count. Again, this is a Reading Challenge to read as many of the FREE e-books legally offered for your e-reader. To get started, check out the Top 100 Free books on Amazon, or the Free e-books on Barnes & Noble.
•Any linked reviews that do not meet the guidelines will not be entered into the monthly drawing for the prize of the month.

Coupon Clipper: 12 Books
Penny Pincher: 24 Books
Super Saver: 30+ Books

This is exactly the kind of challenge I'm in need of! I don't know how many free books I have on my Kindle just waiting to be read and reviewed! You can come and join too!

Richelle Mead Signing!!!!

 December 8th. 2010. Something amazing happened. Richelle Mead came to Doylestown! I live about 15-20 minutes away and my dad, twin brother, and grandmother actually live in Doylestown so I was os freakin excited when I saw on Richelle's blog that she was coming to the Mercer Museum. I had such an awesome time. After the signing I took my friends to the best library ever, right across the street!, the Doylestown Library. It was probably one of the best nights of my teen life-so far, at least. :-)

The wonderful, gorgeous Mercer Museum where I took my 5th Grade Field Trip and the signing was alos held. It was hosted by The Doylestown Bookshop. A place I frequently shop at and love!

I was having such a good time tlaking to Richelle. I asked her what Team she was on- Adrian or Dmirtri- and she told me I ahd to finish the book to know. I asked her how she felt about my friend and I, and other teens, who read her adult series. She told me, and I love this because most adults don't agree, that she read mature books as a teen and it's fine with her. How cool is that??? But then as soon as we got the picture-taking time, I got so nervous that I couldn;t smile or else I probably would've passed out! :-P

very nice pic of me I think.....yh right...

This really cool lady was stationed at a table giving people temporary tattoss; and surprisingly, there was no one going to the table. SO I dragged my friend up there wiht me and we got some tats!! Here's the molijna mark and then the VA sign on my hand!

Richelle read a great excerpt, not that any would be bad, and she had us all laughing. She's so funny and personable and I love her midwestern accent! We could also ask questions and I think we had some really great ones. Richelle enlightened us about the VA movie. She said authors don't usually get much input in the productions of the movies but she trusts the company who she sold the rights to. She also said just because thye were bought, it doesn't mean that it will actually be made into a movie. It's just a possibility. We also found out, and it's true!, that the 3rd book in all her series are always the most emotional. I ahd a ton of fun there!

Waiting in a long line. Although, because I pre-ordered my book with The Doylestown Bookshop I got a bracelet that let me into the room early, where I got a 4th row seat, and got to get in line early also. Condidering there were at least 8-9 rows and people standing up all around the room, I wasn't in a bad spot!
My wonderful signed book! We were allowed 3 signed books and 1 that could be personalized.
The awesome, cool, funny, amazing, I wish I was friends with her lady who did the tattoos gave us a whole pack of them! How nice of her?? It was just an amazing night!
If I can get Richelle Mead to read this, I would be so happy! Because in all my excitement I forgot to ask her a queston: Does she think the girl on the original Vampire Academy novel looks like Angelina Jolie? Is it Angelina Jolie?

In My Mailbox (4)

This wonderful meme is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. I've sadly been neglecting this meme and I have so many pics of books to put up that I'm just going to actually mention books from the past 2 weeks. Here goes:

For review:
Hating Olivia by Mark SaFranko (Harper Perrenial)
Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield
Call Me Mimi by Francis Chalifour
 Folly by Marthe Jocelyn
Avalanche Dance by Ellen Schwartz
No One Must Know by Eva Wiseman
Toxic Love by Linda Holeman
Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar
would you by Marthe Jocelyn
Stained Glass by Michael Bedard

Hero by Mark Lupica
Unraveled by Gena Showalter
Party by Tom Leveen
Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
God is in the Pancakes by Robin Epstein
The Best and Hardest Thing by Pat Brisson
Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden
Library(my dream house):
too many....

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins