Friday, August 26, 2011


This Friday's Question:
Book Associations: 
Which genre, authors, or particular books do you think 
people associate with your reading style?
Q: I think I'm more associated with the Twilight Saga just because I'm the one who got all the women in my family hooked on it. Thanks to me they're all obsessed with the movies and some have even read the books. And I'm also the person they all come to when they want to know something about the series. I'm even gonna go as far as to say that I've gotten some of the men in the family to like it as well. And that's really hard to do since just the mention of sparklilng vampires makes them dislike it instantly.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Q. In books like the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish would come out of the closet, for real?

A: Werewolves! But the cool kind, not the icky monster ones. I would love to meet one! I would ask so many questions about them and how they came to be. I'd want to know everything!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

In My Mailbox

I found this cute mailbox picture over at Call Me Crazy  book blog
In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren

This week I got :

  Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barret.
 Its release date is September 19, 2011.

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Review : The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Its really hard to describe how you feel about a book that you love so much without seeming like a total fan girl. That's how it is for me with this book. I'm gonna try my best to not sound like a babbling fool.

This book is the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I am so glad that I listened to my friend (the one who recommended Fallen as well). She knew what she was talking about. I read this book in two days. I would have finished it sooner but I was trying to make it last as long as I could. Everything about this book is amazing. The writing, the characters, the action scenes that kept me on the edge of my seat. Everything is incredible. Katniss is officially on my list of all-time favorite characters. She's brave, smart, and overall just bad ass!

Once again, The Hunger Games is incredible and absolutely amazing. It has set the standard for all other books I read. Its screwed me for life but I like it! If you haven't read it yet, then what are you waiting for?! Do it now!

Rating : 10

Friday, August 19, 2011


This Friday's Question:
The Reviews We Don't Write: 
Have you ever read a book and not wanted to review it? Are some books too personal that we want to keep our thoughts our own? 

When I love a book, I do write a review for it because that's how I can express how I feel about it. Its how I can explain my love for it. But when I don't like a book, then its hard for me to review it. Why? Because I end up just saying a bunch of negative stuff about the book and then I feel rude and bad because of what I wrote. So I'm actually the opposite of the what the question asks.

Follow Fridays


Q. If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?

A: If I had a part in a book, my part would have to be epic. I'd want to be a total Bad ass character. And if possible, a werewolf. I love werewolves, so if I could be a werewolf in a book that would be pretty cool. For example, if I could be one of the werewolves from the Twilight Saga, I'd love that. I think they're the luckiest werewolves out there. They don't eat people, look like giant wolves,not monsters, can phase whenever they want, and don't age until they decide they want to. Very lucky compared to other werewolves. So I wouldn't mind being one of them.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

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Q: You’ve just had a long, hard, exhausting day, and all you want to do is curl up with something light, fun, easy, fluffy, distracting, and entertaining. What book do you pick up?

A: Honestly, when I have an exhausting day, any book is good for me to curl up with. Books are my escape from reality. They make me forget about my problems and worries and let me live a life thats not mine. Books in general relax me.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
Its a Freebie this week and chose to do
My Top Ten Favorite books!
(In no particular order)
    This book is responsible for my love of reading. If not for it, who knows how long it would have token me to discover the joy of reading.

    Whenever I tell someone about what this book is about, they look at me like I have issues. But this book is SO much more than about kids being ripped apart. It made me think about things I hadn't put much thought into before. I love it.

    Usually when I read books about wolves, I always wish to be a werewolf but these books made want to stay human instead. I really like it when a book can change my mind about something that I like so much. Plus... I LOVE SAM!

     There's something about this book that warms my heart. I want to be like Jacob Jankowski. I wanna have something amazing to remember when I'm  in my 90's. Or 80's at least.

    I cannot believe how amazing this series was. The word " Epic" cannot describe how incredible this series is. I was completely mesmerized by it.
    I love it. It makes me shed a few tears every single time I read it.

     Yes, Its on my favorites list. I don't care what anyone says. I love it!

    It was so good! I hadn't read something that good in a while. I cannot wait for Insurgent!
Well I've only got eight. So I guess its my top eight favorites.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow Fridays

Q: How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen? Or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?

A: Well since I'm still technically a teen, I'm gonna think back to when I was a kid... As a kid, I didn't read to much. I read a couple books but that was it. Then around 14 or 15 I started to really get into reading. Right now I'm really starting to like Dystopia. It just appeals to me for some reason.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine! Each week, bloggers spotlight what upcoming release they're eager for.

What I'm waiting for: Catching Jordan By Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: December 1st 2011

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

I love the sound of a girl leading a football team. I can't wait to read this book! It sounds really cool!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Before I read this book, I had heard many mixed reviews. Many said they loved it and many said they despised it. So when a friend of mine told me about how much she loved this book, I trusted her and went a head and read it. And I'm so glad I listened to her.

At first I couldn't really get into the story. It just wasn't grabbing my attention like I wanted it to. But toward the middle of the book, the story began to capture my attention. I couldn't seem to put down the book for more than an hour before I was anxious to know what was going to happen next in the story.

What I enjoyed most in this book was the characters. I really liked the way they were developed. My favorite character was Cam. I think he's suppose to bad but I really liked him. And I also really liked the story. I found it very romantic and intriguing.

Rating: 8

Sunday, August 7, 2011

In My Mailbox

I found this cute mailbox picture over at Call Me Crazy.

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristy at the Story Siren

This week I bought:

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Endless Summer (The Boys Next Door & Endless Summer) 
 Endless Summer ( The Boys Next Door & Endless Summer) By Jennifer Echols

And that's it for this week.

Friday, August 5, 2011



This Friday's Question:

Q: Taking it Personal: Which books have effected you on a personal level and lingered in your mind long after you closed the pages?

A: The first book that comes to my mind is Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. I read this book a couple months age, a few weeks before my high school graduation, and its stuck with me. I loved everything that this book said. It went perfectly with the circumstances in my life. I felt like I was being told about how the world would be after graduation in an uplifting way, not in a way that would scare me and make me fearful. Oh, The Places You'll Go told me things that I needed to her. It made me want to never give up hope, to never give up on my dreams, and to pursue my happiness.

"So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains! . . . So...
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!"
Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

Follow Fridays

Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).

A: The book that most influenced me was the Outsiders.I read that book in the seventh grade. Before that book, I didn't really like reading. But after I read it, I realized how much I actually enjoyed reading. I remember actually being excited for school only because we were reading The Outsiders in class. It really changed me and turned me into the kind of person I am today, which is a book lover.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

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Q:  What’s the last book you were really EXCITED to read?
And, were you excited about it in advance? Or did the excitement bloom while you were reading it?
Are there any books you’re excited about right NOW?

A: The last book I was really excited to read was Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I'd been excited for it since last year when Linger was released. As soon as I was done reading it, I immediately became anxious for Forever.
Right now, the book that I'm most excited for is Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. Its the sequel to Delirium. It was so good and I cannot wait to know what's going to happen next.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Top Ten Trends You Would Like to See More or Less of


1.  Girls falling in love with supernatural boys. I'm tired of the same thing. I want something different. Let the girl be the supernatural one or maybe even both the boy and the girl be supernatural.

2.  Love triangles. Why can't there just be one love interest?

3.  Characters instantly falling in love. I hate this. I like it when the love in a story is developed correctly. You know, with time and special details that make me swoon.

4.  Parents who aren't around. Why are parents so clueless in some of these books. I wish the parents were involved a little bit more. Also, I want there to be siblings in books as well. I'm done with only child protagonist.

5.  Whiny characters. Especially teenage whiny characters. I don't want to hear that! As If I didn't hear enough of that at school!

6.  Books with series that never seem to end. *cough* House of night *cough*. I think three of four books in a series is enough.

7.  Broody, angsty love interests. I'm done with it. I want to see more funny, sweet boys in books.


8.  Alternative POV'S. Its so much more interesting to read a story this way. I feel like I understand things more. Like for example why to characters love each other.

9.  Guys who are funny and sweet and who don't hate themselves. No more angsty boyfriends.

10.  Amazing book covers.

Monday, August 1, 2011


So Guess what???

Today I got to meet one of my favorite authors, Maggie Stiefvater!!!

I traveled four hours just to say hi and have her sign my books and it was worth it!

She gave a talk for about 30 minutes and then answered questions from the audience. I was to much of a coward to raise my hand and ask any questions. I just sat there completely starstruck. And then when it got time to get your books signed, I was one of the first 15 people in line. Yup, I practically ran to the line. By the time I was next to meet Maggie my mind had gone completely blank and I had no idea what I was gonna say to her. So I just said Hi, told her my favorite book was linger, took a picture, She signed my books and I went on my way.

It doesn't sound so exciting but it was an incredible experience! Maggie was funny, entertaining, extraordinarily kind and over all just great! If Maggie stops at a city near you, I most definitely suggest you go and meet her!