Friday, August 13, 2010

Read-A-Thon Starts Today!!

It's here! I know I'm posting late but my internet is very sucky. Plus, I'm at the Thirteenth Chime Twitter Party! Come join if you want: #The13thChime

My plan is to read as much as I can- especially library books. I know it's supposed to be books we own, but the library is like my home so I say it counts! I really want to finish at least a few of these:
Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
13 To Life by Shannon Delaney
Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel
Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

The first 3 are library books and I've read the first 2 Vampire Diaries books but I have yet to read the rest, and I've had this book for over a year and a half. So that's my goal. Good luck to me!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden Re-Create A Cover Contest

Cindy at Princess Bookie is holding a re-create a cover contest for Losing Faith by Denise Jaden. As you know, I love these so I had to enter. Here's the incentive:


Signed Copy of Losing Faith
Signed Bookmarks
Poetry Journal



Whaddya think???

The World Has Ended b/c of PAYA

Or at least mine. You might have heard of PAYA, the wonderful event happening in West Chester- only like 50 mins away from my house! There's going to be 18 authors signing books, a bake sale(!!!!!!), a book sale, and 2 great workshops. I was so excited to go. Nervous but extremely excited because nothing ever happens in PA around me!

But wait...did you notice the "was". Yeah. I can't go now! That's what happens when you have to rely on other people because you don't have a license. I am so freakin' pissed....I don't even know what to say. I'm so pissed I don't even know if the release of Mockingjay would make me feel better.........Ok, it would, but I'm still pretty pissed. I was hoping to have my first giveaway soon, and was depending on this event to get some cool stuff for it. And the other bad part is, my friends were relying on me for a ride. Now my friends are disappointed...I feel guilty... and life sucks right now. I'm in the middle of packing to move, and this was supposed to lift my spirits. My only solace is books right now. Whenever I get really upset I buy peanut m&ms and read read read! I'm nonstop. I found the silver lining, but it's not really helping. :-(

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

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!

"Okay. Interesting. But vampires-that whole thing of living beyond the life span of those you's so tragic." Page 94 of 13 To Life by Shannon Delaney

30 Days of Insight Days 6 & 7

Day 06- Earliest thing you can remember.

So hard. I always think I remember things but hard to tell if I just picture stories people have told me. The only thing I can think of at the moment is my first day of school. It was not a fun day consdering I was a shy kid.

Day 07- Favorite cover of your favorite song.

I honestly have no answer for this one :-(

Firespell (The Dark Elite #1) by Chloe Neill Review

From Goodreads: As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…

Rating: 4.5/5

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4.5/5

Ending: 4.5/5

Favorite line: “'I am not above hitting a girl.'”

I love Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Series, so I was psyched to read her new YA series. And it was pretty awesome! Lily was 100% a younger version of Merit. Actually, all the characters remind me of younger versions of those from Neill's Chicagoland Series. If they were dealing with vamps instead of magic, I mean. I liked most of the characters, although I guess you never get to know all characters too well in the first book of a series. I also loved the premise of the book. It was original from anything I've read and interesting. I did think that the first half was a little slow but kept me interested because I was entertained by Lily and Scout's relationship.  Everything, after the halfway point, I thought was perfect until the ending because I thought it was rushed. But I'm a very nit-picky person, so you guys might not think so.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Book of Luke by Jenny O’Connell Review

From Goodreads: Emily Abbott has always been considered the Girl Most Likely to Be Nice -- but lately being nice hasn't done her any good. Her parents have decided to move the family from Chicago back to their hometown of Boston in the middle of Emily's senior year. Only Emily's first real boyfriend, Sean, is in Chicago, and so is her shot at class valedictorian and early admission to the Ivy League. What's a nice girl to do?

Then Sean dumps Emily on moving day and her father announces he's staying behind in Chicago "to tie up loose ends," and Emily decides that what a nice girl needs to do is to stop being nice.

She reconnects with her best friends in Boston, Josie and Lucy, only to discover that they too have been on the receiving end of some glaring Guy Don'ts. So when the girls have to come up with something to put in the senior class time capsule, they know exactly what to do. They'll create a not-so-nice reference guide for future generations of guys -- an instruction book that teaches them the right way to treat girls.

But when her friends draft Emily to test out their tips on Luke Preston -- the hottest, most popular guy in school, who just broke up with Josie by email -- Emily soon finds that Luke is the trickiest of test subjects . . . and that even a nice girl like Emily has a few things to learn about love.

Rating: 2/5

Plot: 1/5

Characters: 2.5/5

Ending: 4/5

Favorite line: “And, just like that, my fantasy of shy, perfect Billy Stratton with the faraway eyes evaporated in a puff of pot smoke.”

If anyone saw my currently-reading shelf on Goodreads, you’d know I was reading this book since April. I hate not finishing a book, so it took some will power to get through it until it got better. It was just so boring the first half that I couldn’t get myself to read it. But I’m a sucker for any kind of romance, so once the story got rolling I didn’t mind it. The story didn’t flow very well. Once in a while Emily would start talking about a story from her past and, I don’t know if it’s because I was reading it on my computer or not, but I got confused a number of times. The story was very cliché but it wasn’t a total waste of time.

Can you tell how excited I am?