Tuesday, July 28
Yay, I am hosting a contest! My Birthday is coming up (August 2) and wanted to host a contest for all you cool people out there!!!
There will be 2 winners total!
I am giving away one copy of My Big Nose And Other Disasters by Sydney Salter, be on the lookout for my review of it! One person will win it! It is signed, which is so cool!
I am also giving one winner a choice of arcs (advanced reader copies). The winner gets to two of any of the following( you pick one, I get pick one)!!
Contests Ends August 22nd at 12:00 AM
WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED!!!!!
The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
Release Date: September 17, 2009
Summary: When her mother moves them from the city to a small town to open up a cupcake bakery, Penny’s life isn’t what she expected. Her father has stayed behind, and Mom isn’t talking about what the future holds for their family. And then there’s Charity, the girl who plays mean pranks almost daily. There are also bright spots in Hog’s Hollow—like Tally, an expert in Rock Paper Scissors, and Marcus, the boy who is always running on the beach. But just when it looks as though Penny is settling in, her parents ask her to make a choice that will turn everything upside down again
I can't wait to get my hands on this book! I adore the cover and it sounds really good!
By Rachel Vincent
Summary: I'm on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend—and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride—along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.
I'm two for three. A goner.
Now we've discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It's up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc's help, I think I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.
My Thoughts: This book is great! This is the third book in her series and its as great as the other two! The storyline is pretty unique (werecats). I enjoy learning more and more about each of the characters as the books go along. I also enjoy how Faythe is a strong and indepent women. Faythe is part of a pride and they are mostly men so she learns to stick up for herself and hold down her own! I love her and Marc's chemistry. He is sort of a jerk sometimes but that attracts me to him more. He's stubborn and I just love that. If you like any sort of paranormal or even romance, this book is for you. It is really good. You will get hooked and end up staying up all night like I do when I read this series. I love Faythe and Marc together. Their relationship is intense and I enjoy that. Great great book, and great series! One of my favorites!
Overall: Great Great Book! Love this whole series! Can't wait to start the 4th book!
Cover: Totally adore the cover. Fits well! Even like the scratches along her stomach. Attractive cover!
Sunday, July 26
By Rachel Hawthorne
Summary: Hello, mate!
(Practicing my Australian.* How am I doing?)
I'm so glad the timing worked out for this couch exchange. I'll be crashing on yours by the time you get to mine.** If you run into any problems, just find Alyssa. She'll help you out with whatever you need.***
Your couch-swapping mate,
*That's cute. Go have fun in Australia and leave ME—your girlfriend for an entire semester—to waste away on campus, alone.
**Um, think again. Your couch is already taken.
***Great. Now I've got to find a place for the (unbelievably hot, it turns out) Aussie to crash. But there's only one couch available: the one in my dorm room. . .
My Thoughts: Another cute book! I totally love reading Rachel Hawthorne and this was the one I have been looking forward to most! It was so cute! I liked the whole idea of a guy coming and sleeping on her couch. Its always the weirdest ways people fall in love. Especially when they least expect it or want it. I like reading about the mysterious ways love works. This was a pretty fast read but I enjoyed each and every page of it. I felt her boyfriend who arranged the couch swapping was a little bit of a jerk, but the hot Aussie that came to visit her totally made up for it. A definite read for anyone who likes romance and I definitely recommend this book. It was a light and breezy read. Aimed more at young adults but I love young adult books so I enjoyed it very much! The best out of all her books I've read so far~
Overall: Fun light easy read! Another one of Hawthorne's books I loved!
Cover: I thought the cover was really cute!
Wednesday, July 22
My Thoughts: This was a pretty quick easy read for me. I liked the character of Parker and the whole time I was wondering what exactly her secret was. Why was she acting like such a jerk to everyone even when people tried to be nice and help her out? Why did she go from being popular to this socially outcast person? It wasn't exactly what I was expecting which is good because it threw me for a loop and I don't like to know what is going to happen. I especially felt myself drawn to the character of Jake (does it help that my boyfriend's name is Jake, lol). He seemed like a really nice sweet caring guy and at first Parker was shutting his attempts at going on a date with her down, and I just wanted to them get together already. Overall, this was a good book, and worth reading. Courtney has another book coming out which is called Some Girls Are, so I will be reading that too!
Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine!
Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe
Release Date: Sept 19, 2009
Todays pick is Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe. I'm really looking forward to this one!
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.
But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.
As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance….
Sunday, July 19
Cody buys the Russell farm with an impossible-to-refuse multimillion-dollar offer, then relocates Jolie and her dad to the Copper Creek Estates. But the country club atmosphere isn’t ready for Jolie’s kind of country. As her two worlds collide, Jolie wonders how she can ever hope to capture Cody’s heart without giving up her grits.
Just wanted to tell everyone hi and I have some new reviews coming this week plus a special surprise!
Also need some help from my fellow bloggers! The other day I saw this book I wanted to remember, now I can't remember the name of it! Darn it!
The only thing I remember is it had a girl on the front, her legs at least, and she had on pink slippers. I think they were bunny slippers. Anyone have any idea what it is? I can not remember the name of it at all!!! Anyone????
EDIT: TRIN: Nope, not that book (but thanks alot now I have another book I want to read, lol)
Anyone else? I can not remember the darn name, I have been draining my brain trying to remember!!!! I'm thinking its not out yet and I saw it on a Waiting on Wed post!
EDIT: YES YAN! That is it, you found it, yay!!!! Thank you, thank you! Guess the carpet is pink, not her slippers. I'm lucky I even remember they were bunny slippers. LOL
It is An Off Year by Claire Zulkey
Thursday, July 16
Summary: Army brat Megan Meade does not want to leave the States to follow her parents to South Korea, so, she agrees to stay with the McGowan family, where she will be the only girl among seven sons. Naturally, this causes more than a little disruption: she's accused of hooking up with Evan, makes an enemy of Doug, and falls for Finn.
My Thoughts: I got this book a few months ago and put off reading it until now! What a mistake! This is one of my new favorite books! It is so cute and adorable. The writing style is really easy to follow and the words just flow on the pages. Even with 7 boys as main characters you get to know them and get to like each one for their own unique personalities. I instantly liked it within the first 10 pages and read it all one sitting! Great book! Go get it now!!!!
Wednesday, July 15
Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine!
Todays pick is The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks! He is one of my favorite authors of all time! I can't wait to read it!!! I'm not sure which cover I like best but i believe they are coming out with two covers. And an movie is also in production that stars Miley Cirus!
The Last Song
Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.
Publication Date: Sept 08, 2009
Monday, July 13
I would like to thank Jenn from "Trin @ Bloody Bad Book Blog" for honoring me with this award. This is the Kreativ Blogger Award and the rules state that
Once you receive this award you are to list seven of your favorite things and then nominate seven other blogs. I have nominated new blogs I have found recently or ones that have a smaller following.
My 7 Favorite Things:
1. My Boyfriend
3. One Tree Hill
5. Chad Micheal Murray
7. Taco Pizza
The 7 Blogs I would like to Nominate are:
1. Writing About Reading
2. The Book Pixie
3. The Tainted Poet
4. Books By Their Cover
5. Sharon Luvs Books and Cats
6. Wendy's Mining Spot
Friday, July 10
Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott
Summary: It's summer. It's hot. And it's time to hook up. Cousins Ella, Beth, and Jamie are at their family's beach house for the summer, and they're gearing up for the wildest time of their lives. Sassy Ella is majorly crushing on a sexy older boy--who just happens to be her sister's new boyfriend. Meanwhile, practical Beth is surprised when she finds herself falling for her best friend George. And shy, creative Jamie gets her heart broken when her summer love abandons her. Three girls, too many boys, and some seriously stormy romances...it all adds up to one unforgettable summer.
My Thoughts: This is the first book in a series. It started out a little confusing for me but quickly picked up. There are 3 girls and it was hard to distinguish between them. I kept having to flip to the back of the book to remember who was who. The three guys in the book I had no problem remembering. But they had very easy names for me to remember and they were each so different. The girls are cousins and each one has their own distinct personality but their names I had a hard time remembering. By the end of the book I knew who was who and could keep each story straight. We learned a little bit about each girl and their relationships. This book is definitely a light summer read. One you would take to the beach and enjoy it with a best friend or while your scooping out a love interest. I related to Beth the most. She reminded me a lot of myself. I also felt more connected to the boy she was crushing on. I also like the cover. It is plain but just the right kind of plain. We see the girl in clear focus and the boy is faded into the background. It also fits the book because the story takes place in a beach area. This book didn't take too much serious thought but was a fun read. I will be definitely be reading the rest of the series once I get my hands on them.
Summary: Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.
My Thoughts: I enjoyed watching this movie. It reminded me a lot of Jumper though. I liked seeing the abilities they had. I also liked seeing Chris Evans (I adore him) and it was neat seeing Dakota Fanning as a teenager. I really liked her character too! Those were my two reasons for watching it, Dakota and Chris! This movie is a good movie and I'm glad I did watch it. It is definitely a rent movie, but you have to really sit down and watch it or else it would be really easier to get lost on what is going on.
Wednesday, July 8
Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine!
Today's Pick is Coffeehouse Angel! It is being released in just a few weeks! I can not wait to get my hands on this book!!!! I really want it! I love the cover and it sounds so good!
Release Date: July 21, 2009
Description: From the author of Saving Juliet comes a romantic comedy that is good to the last drop. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be . . .
Monday, July 6
Summary: When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone…exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so…right?
My Thoughts: I picked this book up because of the cover. I absolutely adore the cover but once I read the back of the book I knew it was a must read. Maybe it was their feet that I found so cute or the way he is holding her! I'm a romance junkie! This is an amazing book! Once I started it I could not put it down, reading it long hours into the night! Grace is devastated to find out her sister is dating her ex-fiance and in the heat of the moment tells her family she has a new honey! She gets a new neighbor who has a sketchy past, such a sketchy past that he's been in prison and knows how to handle himself! This is the typical good girl falling for bad guy.... but is he really a bad guy??? If you enjoy romance and have ever been to the place where you needed to make up a boyfriend or had a crush on a cute neighbor (haven't we all?), than this is the book you HAVE to read!!!! I loved it!!!!
Buy this Book Here
Friday, July 3
The winner of The Twilight necklace is:::::::::: LadyVamp2U
The winner of the School For Dangerous Girls is::::: Chelsea (page flipper)
An email has been sent, please respond!!!!!
Happy fourth of July everyone!!!!
Thursday, July 2
Going to reformat it tonight, will see you all tomorrow! Have a good night!
Wednesday, July 1
I was tagged by Sharon to show you what is on my desk! The rules are 1. I can't clean my desk. 2. I must say what 5 bookish things on my desk are. 3. I must say what 5 non bookish things are. I have to post a picture and tag 5 more people! This picture is horrible, I took about 10 of them, I think I need a new lamp that produces more light because no matter how many times I tried, they look bad! Any other room in the house it looks fine! Oh well! I don't really keep much on my desk since it is my computer desk and theres not much room on it to begin with! I don't have 5 things of each category though! LOL Bookish Items: 1. My Twilight Edward and Bella bookmark.
2. The pink thing is my booklight.
3. My Textbook for my English class (does that count, lol)
4. Stamps to send books out
5. The book Getting To The Third Date (it needs shipped out)
1. My cell phone
2. My cell phone case, it hard to see, in that cubby between my moniter and keyboard
3. My Computer
4. An itunes giftcard
5. My laptop charger (on the end of the desk)
As you can see I don't keep a whole lot on here!
Briana aka The Book Pixie
Kristi AKA The Story Siren
Falling Off The Shelf
June 22- June 27
Tall Dark and Dead by Tate Halloway
Allie Finkles Rules For Girls Moving Day by Meg Cabot
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover by Ally Carter
The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler
I'm really looking forward to reading them!
What did you get?