Monday, August 31
I tend to stick to guys my own age. I had a two year time frame. I would not even consider a guy good looking if he was any older or younger than me by 2 years. I have made an exception for celebrities. As my mom would say, celebrities don't count. HAHA! Thanks Mom!
This week's boyfriend is
Wentworth was born in England and raised in Brooklyn. He was born June 2, 1972. He is a graduate of Princeton! You may remember him from movies such as The Human Stain and Underworld. You might have also seen him in tv shows such as Joan of Arcadia and Ghost Whisperer. He was also a guest on Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Where do I remember him from? I can remember the very first time I seen him. He was on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I remember thinking to myself, "who is that guy?" he wasn't well known back than and I couldn't figure out much about him besides his name. I later came across him again watching Dinotopia.
And than I started watching Prison Break. Wentworth plays Michael Scofield! Prison Break was my guilty pleasure. I cried and cried watching the series finale a few months ago. Have you checked out that show? If you haven't, run to the video store right now and pick it up. I am addicted to Prison Break. Add it to your netflix que. The show is amazing!!! You won't regret it! Just to warn you, you will be swooning for Michael Scofield! Wentworth Miller is an amazing actor.
He deserves to be my boyfriend of the week because he is a truly talented actor and he deserves my #3 spot!
Want To See Prison Break? Watch a Clip HERE!
I was browsing my old pictures and completely forgot I took this one a year or so ago!! Just wanted to share with everyone. HAHA!
Me Kissing Me some Wentworth Miller!!!!
Sunday, August 30
I am glad to participate in Jaime's feature so here I go!
Inspired by Jaime
I'd Like To See What My Blogger Friends Look Like, Wouldn't You???
I just think it's fun to share what we look like with each other Sure we have our profile photos, but they are tiny! Let's have some fun and see what we look like!
If We Were A Movie Poster (After I photo-shopped us) LOL
Saturday, August 29
It was a slower week which is good because of all the new books that come out in September.
Hollywood Is Like High School With Money by Zoey Dean
How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean
From PBS Games:
Braced2Bite by Serena Robar
Fangs4Freaks by Serena Robar
Zombie Queen of Newberry High by Amanda Ashby
Simply Irresistible by Jennifer Banash
Friday, August 28
Summary: The rules for a young English woman in 1799 are simple: Do what youÂ’re told; stay out of the way; and donÂ’t, under any circumstances, ask questions.
But Constance Blackchurch is insatiable, headstrong, and complex; and the quest to find her missing mother is too much to resistÂ…Â…as is Alexandre Sans-Nom, the pearl diver who steals her heart, uproots all of her social expectations, and can either ruin or save the family she loves.
My Thoughts: I'm not a huge fan of of any kind of historical romance or setting. Usually I just pass them up because I'm more of the in the now type of girl. But this was a very cute book. We meet the main character Constance. She is very likable. Her mother left her father and her a long time ago. Her father wants to find her mother. So does Constance. So she sneaks upon his ship upon departure. She than meets a boy name Alexandre. He is in a much lower social standing than herself and she knows he is not "suitable" for her. I actually liked this book lot more than I thought I would.
Overall: Took a little while for me to really get into, but I'm glad I spent the time reading it. Its a good choice if your in the mood for historical romance between forbidden lovers.
Cover: I think the cover is cute. I especially like the water and how it just adds to the cover of the book. It is very beautiful! Good choice!!!
I don't think it has been published yet.
It has a girl on the front of it, and she is drinking coffee and in her coffee there is a heart shape.
Thanks for answering, you guys are a lifesaver! It is The Expressologist!!!
I already have Coffeehouse Angel. LOL
Thursday, August 27
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott finally has a summary!!! I'm so happy!!!!
Everyone knows the unwritten rule. You don't like your best friend's boyfriend."
Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He's easy to talk to, supersmart, and totally gets her. Lately it even seems like he's paying extra attention to her. Everything would be perfect except for two things: Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend, and Brianna is Sarah's best friend.
Sarah forces herself to avoid Ryan and tries to convince herself not to like him. She feels so guilty for wanting him, and the last thing she wants is to hurt her best friend. But when she's thrown together with Ryan one night, something happens. It's wonderful...and awful.
Sarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can't stop herself from wanting more.
I so can not wait for this book!!! Its one I'm looking forward to most!!!!! It sounds great!!!
Wednesday, August 26
Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine!
Tangled by Caroline Mackler
Release Date: December 2009
No Summary On Amazon Yet!!!
Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
Release Date: May 2010
My Boyfriend's Dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall
Release Date: February 2010
No Summary Yet on Amazon!!
ALL 3 OF THESE BOOKS LOOK AMAZING!!! I want them now! I can't wait, I'm so excited just looking at them! Yay!
Don't forget to link your Waiting On Wednesday
Tuesday, August 25
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper
Tall Dark And Fangsome by Michelle Rowen
Ghost Huntress 2 by Marley Gibson
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
On The Edge by Ilona Andrews
Dark Visions by LJ Smith
Never Slow Dance With a Zombie by E Van Lowe (really really want)
Alphas by Lisi Harrison
Vampire Academy 4 by Richelle Mead
What to buy?????
Any others that you know that are coming out in the next month???
I started to clean out my bookshelf today on books I nolonger want. Am looking to get some new titles to read! if anyone has any they want to swap through pbs or bm that are on my reminder or wishlist, shoot me an email peeps! I am a swapping fool!
Tv and Movie Tuesdays consist of upcoming movies and tvs shows that must be seen!
This came out last week but I'm anxious to go see it! Our theater got it, so I will be going to see it soon and giving you my thoughts on it!!! Every time the preview comes on, I want to sit and watch it! I hope it's as good as it looks!!!
The Time Traveler's Wife
Release Date: August 14, 2009
Starring: Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana
Summary: Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler--cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry's travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.
Monday, August 24
This Weeks Boyfriend Is:
Oh Robert..where have you been all my life?? .. swoon........
See An Update On One Tree Hill: Check It Out Here
See Robert In A Clip On Lipstick Jungle: Check It Out Here
Sunday, August 23
From Contest 2:
The Winner Of The First Contest (18 books including Catching Fire, plus giftcard) is: Jessica (megcabotluver) Please get back to me asap, so I can get your choice of the second book from amazon before I preorder Catching Fire!! I got the box all covered in tape and ready to go!
The Winner Of 2 Arcs (2nd contest) To A Second Person is: Bri@whatbrireads(Email Me)
You will get these 2 ARCS-
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima AND Sleepless by Thomas Fahy
The Winner Of the 3 Books (3rd contest) (where you sent in the answers the pictures) is: Sharon55180 (all your answers were correct, I threw your name into the file once, because apparently I could not find your comment?? but you did email me answers!!!)
You Won 3 books Of Your Choice (email me back)!!!
The Winner Of the 4th contest: ReadingNook (Please Email Me Your Address)
You won Liar By Justine Larbalestier
The fifth contest I did a little different to spice things up. I took all the entries through email for the picture contest and choose one of those so peeps would have more of a chance!!! The Winner of The 5th Contest was Katie (I emailed you)!!!
You Won Gire To The Core and Shadowed Summer!!!! EDIT: Katie has alerted me she already has those two so she gets to pick out 2 others!
Winner Of Mystery Box is: jdfish (please email me ASAP)
Ok I'm tired now. LOL
All Winners Need to Email Me Within 48 hours
From Contest #1
The Winner Of My Big Nose And Other Disasters by Sydney Salter is:
First Winner Did Not Email Me Within 48 hours another has been chosen and emailed! Please get back to me asap!
The Winner Of 2 ARCS: I choose One, You Choose One is:
You won Purge by Sarah Littman and a choice Of An ARC.
Both Winners Need to Email Me Within 48 Hours!
Saturday, August 22
1. If you could choose any career besides writing, what do you see yourself doing? Why? Like many YA author friends, I have another career. My 9 to 5 is working as a librarian. For years, that was my focus: so much so that in 2006 I won lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association for my making libraries more accessible to teens. So, to be writing teen fiction is exactly what I want to be doing because it combines a lifelong love of writing (and the thrill of publishing) with my career long commit to teen reading. The only other thing I could imagine wanting to do would still be writing – either as staff writer for the Daily Show, or as one of the writers for World Wrestling Entertainment (another lifelong obsession). The why is simple: because it is fulfilling / cool to be in a profession that entertains people, and for a few hours gets them out of the place they are, and takes them somewhere else. Writers are travel agents.
2. Where did you get the idea to write The Tear Collector? I was visiting a librarian friend in Fort Wayne IN on March 15 when a teen girl came into the area. She was browsing for something to read and the librarian handed her one of my books to read. The girl read the back jacket, and then returned it saying, “I only read vampire books.” I decided – mostly out of spite and greed – to write a vampire book, but knew I needed to tweak the formula. I flipped it – the girl is the creature; the boy is the human, but they fall in love, and complications ensue. The idea of tears came from many places, including my first novel Things Changed where the Johanna characters talks about her grandmother saying every tear has a different taste. Before Tear Collector (which was called Cannibal Tears until my publisher reported that the word “cannibal” wasn’t testing well), I was working on a book about rumors in high school. It came together: what if the tear-inducing drama in high schools was because of creatures who lived on tears. I wrote the book in my head in three hours driving between Fort Wayne IN and Flint MI. While lots changed, the core elements of the story, the characters, the key scenes, and the themes all came together driving on the highway on 15 March 2008.
3. What is your favorite book? Why is it your favorite? Of my books, my favorite is the one I’m writing (see question six!). I like my first novel Things Change, not because it was first, because I hear all the time from girls about being in abusive dating relationships. They talk about seeing themselves in the Johanna character; that’s powerful stuff. I just got a message from a woman who runs a teen dating violence initiative in the DC metro area who wants to work with me. Of books I’ve read, my favorites are Ball Four by Jim Bouton, a book from 1970 about baseball. It changed my life when I read it as a teen. In fiction, probably Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut would be up there. Both books share similar elements: they are funny, foul-mouthed, rebellious, and while written by adult men, they have the sensibility of a smart –ass teen boy.
4. What advice would you give to teenage writers? Sadly, the advice they never want to hear: don’t hang your dreams on publishing a novel when you’re fifteen. It is too hard; for every Hinton, Paloni and Atwater-Rhodes, there are thousands of teens learning not to write, but read rejection letters. The real advice isn’t radical – read a lot, write a lot, and hang out with other writers. Publish locally at schools or at public libraries, but mostly write.
5. Tell us one random thing about you that you don't mind sharing? I’ve never read a word of a Harry Potter book, but I have every professional wrestling biography
6. Do you have any ideas for your next book? I have three ideas / books, all in different stages. Clicked is with my editor as we speak (August 2009) and I’ve had two excellent critiques from girls in the Teens Know Best program in St Paul. The book starts with the main character – Carson, a high school senior – coming home from his school’s homecoming football game. He’s a reporter for his school paper, so he goes up to his room to write the story on the game for the paper, but the word “homecoming” distracts him. Three years ago, his older sister Carrie ran away from home. Carson finishes writing the story, and then – well, he’s a teenage boy, he’s alone, he’s on the computer – he sees a picture on the porn web site he’s looking at: it’s a picture of his runaway sister Carrie. The book then becomes a “quest” for him to rescue her. The second book is in outline stage: it is a sequel to Tear Collector called Cassandra’s Turn. It answers some of the left hanging questions from the first book, advances the story, and sets up the final book. The last novel I’m working on is just in my head. I have a title (Crossfire Hurricane) and a theme (a girl with Borderline Personality Disorder), but nothing else…Yet.
7. Do you always know where a piece will end or do you wait to see where the characters take you? A decade ago, I wrote a book about R.L. Stine and one thing I learned is that Stine started with the endings and worked backwards. Now, I don’t do that, but I’d say by half-way through the writing, I know the ending, in part because I like a “holy sh*^!” endings. All of my books – except Nailed – think have those endings; certainly, you’ll find it in Tear Collector. Now, things change in the writing, but normally the fate of the characters gets decided early. In part, it is because I try so hard not to tie myself to the YA novel formula. My books – like Cheated don’t have happy ending all the time, like Stolen Car; the characters don’t become better people because of their experiences or therapy like in Chasing Tail Lights. My characters don’t always make smart decisions. That’s harsh; that’s life. 8. What influences you as an artist and author? I am the only YA writer more influenced by rock music and wrestling than the Canon of Western Literature. I’ll go to conferences with other YA novelists and I don’t even know the names of the writers – let alone have read them – they list as influences. My YA writer influences are Rob Thomas, Chris Crutcher, and R.L. Stine. Every book has a soundtrack – I’ve put up the play-list on my website for some of them – that helps me write the book. It’s my soundtrack filled with songs that I wouldn’t expect teen readers to know about or listen. For example, Van Morrison – who I guess most teens have never heard of – was a huge influence on Tear Collector, while Tom Petty provided the soundtrack for Stolen Car. All that said, my real influence for writing YA are teens – teens I met during school visits, or who contact me via facebook, myspace, or email. They tell me about why they liked my books, but mostly they tell me about their lives. I listen; I try to learn. No wonder this new book is about a creature that gets energy off the suffering of others. I guess I’m a tear collector too.
The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones
Release Date: September 1, 2009
Summary: Fans of urban fantasy should prepare for a new kind of vampire–one that feeds off of tears instead of blood. Descended from an ancient line of creatures that gain their energy from human tears, Cassandra Gray depends on human sorrow to live. Only Cass has grown tired of living this life and wants to live like a human, especially now that she's met someone worth fighting for.
Thoughts: This book was pretty much amazing. I am a huge fan of vampires and I was really intrigued to read this book for the simple reason its a different take on being different. This story is about a girl named Cassie who feeds off others pain and fears. She feds off tears instead of blood. She comes from a group called the "family." She is always there for everyone and it helps her survive since she needs tears to survive. I liked the whole aspect of this book. She has never known love. She has boyfriends but she never gets serious about them, though they do fall in love with her. But that all changes when she meets Scott. She falls in love and wants out of her way of living. She wants happiness and a future. Vampire books all seem to be the same anymore (which yes, I still do enjoy) but this was just cool in it's own way.
Overall: Awesome, a definite read for anyone who is already a fan of Patrick Jones and anyone who likes vampire/paranormal books! If there is one book you must read this year, it is The Tear Collector!!!! Run NOT WALK over to amazon and buy it right now!!!
Cover: I really liked this cover. As soon as I saw it advertised on amazon, I knew I had to read it. I love the tear going down the face and all the coloring ! Its got black coloring in the background which makes the face seem more vivid and stand out. Cool Cover!!!
Friday, August 21
Can't Stand The Heat by Louisa Edwards
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Paperbackswap From one of my favorite Buddies:
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Model, Incorporated by Carol Alt (from different person than rest)
Bones Of Fairie by Janni Lee Simner
Demon Inside by Stacia Kane
Personal Demons by Stacia Kane
Vamps by Nancy Collins
This week was pretty good, I want to read all those so bad!
Don't forget to enter my contests, they are almost over!!!!
Summary: There’s a gorgeous new guy at Nightshade High: Duke Sherrad, a fortune-teller claiming to have descended from Gypsies. Even though she’s psychic herself, Daisy is skeptical of Duke’s powers. But when a teacher who was the subject of one of his predictions ends up dead, she begins to wonder if Duke is the real deal after all.
Maybe if Daisy can track down the teacher’s killer, she can find out the truth. The only trouble is, all signs point to the murderer being of the furry persuasion. Is Daisy any match for a werewolf? Maybe she is . . . in more ways than she bargained for!
Thoughts: Another great installment from Marlene Perez! I liked this book a lot better than the first, it kept me wanting more and wondering what was going to happen. I especially liked the twist with Ryan. Lets just say, I did see it coming but it was still pretty great! I also was drawn to Duke, even though I shouldn't have been, but I always seem to like the guy we're not supposed to like. This book was another light read. Would be good for when you don't want to read that 500 page book and just want something light and funny!!!
Overall: Awesome book! Definitely held my interest and would recommend this series to everyone! I particularly like the characters, and they are all have their differences which make them special!
Cover: Another cute cover! I still like the first one best, but I think the third one will win out when I go out and buy it!
I just found the cover for Something Like Fate and I am absolutely in love with it!!! I can not wait to get my hands on this book!!!! When I saw the cover for Waiting For You, I thought that cover was great! But I like this one even better!!!!
Wednesday, August 19
Summary: Nightshade, CA, is downright strange and full of the unexpected. When the girl-to-be, cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, begins the school year with a completely new look, Daisy Giordano gets suspicious. The fact that Samantha appears dead doesn't seem to bother anyone, and before long looking dead becomes the rage. Being dead takes on a whole new meaning when a girl is mysterious attacked and turns up in the morgue, and other cheerleaders are stricken with seizures. Daisy and her psychic sisters get to work investigating the goings-on and learn that the culprit is really a vampire, and Daisy is determined to get to the bottom of things.
My Thoughts: This was a fun light read. It only took me a day to read, split up into little shifts of reading. I liked the character of Samantha a lot and I really like Ryan. Theres a new vampire in town who is basically feeding off energy and Samantha must find out who it is!!! There isn't a whole lot of depth to this story but that is what makes it so special. You do not get confused, its easy to read and would be good for anyone! Its a smaller book so easy to carry in your bookbag or purse. So far, there are 3 books out in this series. Not to mention as of right now this book is under $3.00 on amazon so run right over there and buy it now!!
Overall: Great Book! Fun read! Would be good for a young adult, even a really young adult. it's under 200 pages so its something anyone can read. Or a older person as well, its a cute book! If you like vampires or you just like a little bit of mystery with some romance this is the book for you!
Cover: It has a creative cover. When I picked it up, I had no clue what it would be about. But I'm glad I gave it a chance. I partically like the pink cover but I also love the color pink!
Tuesday, August 18
Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine!
Dark Visions by L.J. Smith
Release Date: September 8, 2009
Summary: Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider in her small hometown. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: She's a psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can have a fresh start and study with other psychic teens.
Learning to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, Kait discovers the intensity of her power -- and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is kind and athletic, and heals people with his good energy. Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious, a telepath concealing his true nature as a psychic vampire, feeding off of others' life energy. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces threaten the group's stability.
Release Date: April 10, 2010
Summary: Another sweet and funny coming-of-age novel by the author of bloom; Perfect You; Something, Maybe; and Living Dead Girl.
Release Date: November 10, 2009
Summary: Can a former fidelity inspector tear herself away from her old calling for the sake of the perfect guy, or is the temptation to conduct love under cover just too strong?Jennifer Hunter never saw herself as the relationship type. After all, she’d spent the last two years of her life as an undercover fidelity inspector, hired to test men’s faithfulness—not exactly the kind of job that lends itself to intimacy. But when Jamie Richards walked into her life, everything changed, and Jennifer vowed to trade in her undercover lifestyle for something more normal. That’s why she formed the Hawthorne Agency: five full-time fidelity inspectors, hired to carry out Jennifer’s mission while she manages the process from a safe (relationship-saving) distance. Jen's business is booming, and just when it seems like things can’t possibly get any better, Jamie proposes. Despite her lifelong issues with trust and commitment, Jen says yes. But can a woman who’s seen nothing but failed marriages ever come to terms with tying the knot herself? And when Jen receives a frantic phone call from one of her employees in trouble, she’s forced to make a choice. A choice that lands her in an all-too familiar place—a strange hotel room, kissing another man. And she knows that nothing will be the same.
Great Great Books! I can't wait to get my hands on all 3 of them!!!!
Summary: Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.
My Thoughts: Hmm, where do I even start? I have heard a lot of great reviews about this book, and it did turn out decent. This book has definitely been rounding the blogosphere! Everyone has been talking about it and wanting it so I was excited when I got my hands on it! I had trouble getting into it at first. I felt myself drifting and other thoughts popping into my head. It took a lot to stay motivated. I just felt like I couldn't really relate to Micah. But she did grow on me. I think a lot of it had to do with not knowing what she was telling the truth about and what was a lie. But I know that was the point of the story so its a good thing. And I felt bad for her throughout the story. I could feel what she felt for Zach and how she still longed for him even she wasn't able to be with him. For example, going into his room and smelling his shirt. She wanted to be close to him, she missed him. I was a little surprised by the end of the book, even though I should have seen it coming. I won't give away the twist of the story. By the end of the story I did feel like I got closer to Micah and started to understand why she always lied and how she was just used to doing it. I longed for Zach, I missed him. I wanted him here again.
Overall: A little slow at first but got better. There were a lot of details at the beginning but after a while I got used to them. The ending surprised me a little bit. Overall, it was interesting and though it may have a rough start, its worth it to keep reading.
Cover: I had the first book so it had the old cover. I must say I am more impressed with the second cover. I think that it is a lot prettier and I feel that is how Micah is supposed to look. She is supposed to be darker skinned and the second cover does her justice!!!
Did you read it? What did you think of it?
For my very first boyfriend, it is only right that it be
CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY
Chad was born in 1981 on August 24th in New York. The 6-foot tall star who resides in Wilmington, North Carolina is more known to audiences of One Tree Hill where he plays the good son, Lucas Scott. He has also been seen in tv shows such as Dawson's Creek and Gilmore Girls! We've also seen him in movies such as House Of Wax and A Cinderella Story.
I have a confession to make. I am in love with this boy!
I have adored this boy since I first seen him in Dawson's Creek as Jen's love interest back when I was a teeny and had posters of him on my bedroom wall! HAHA!! I have bought every movie and tv show he has been in! The rumor is he won't be returning to One Tree Hill which makes me get teary eyed! He is an amazing actor!
He'll always be my first boyfriend of the week!!!!
Monday, August 17
I have been working on a lot more features for my blog, and this is just another one I want to have!! As a lot of you know I am a movie addict. I love going to the theater with a bucket of popcorn and cookie dough bites! So every Monday I will be doing Movie Mondays!!!!
Movie Monday consist of upcoming movies I can't wait to go see!!!!!
Post Grad Release Date: August 21, 2009
Staring: Alexis Bledel and Zack Gilford I love Alexis from Gilmore Girls and Zack from Friday Night Lights! I can't wait to go see this!!!
Summary: Ryden Malby (Bledel) had a plan. Do well in high school, thereby receiving a great college scholarship. Now that she's finally graduated, it's time for her to find a gorgeous loft apartment and land her dream job at the city's best publishing house. But when Jessica Bard (Reitman), Ryden's college nemesis steals her perfect job, Ryden is forced to move back to her childhood home. Stuck with her eccentric family – a stubborn do-it-yourself dad (Keaton), an overly thrifty mom (Lynch), a politically incorrect grandma (Burnett), a very odd little brother (Coleman) – and a growing stack of rejected job applications, Ryden starts to feel like she’s going nowhere. The only upside is spending time with her best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford) – and running into her hot next-door neighbor, David (Santoro). But if Ryden's going to survive life as a post grad, it may be time to come up with a new plan...
If you want to participate in Movie Monday, please feel free to do so!!
Saturday, August 15
I guess I'll start linking the in in my mailbox like Kristi does. If you want to leave yours, please do! But don't forget about linking at Kristi's. She's the most awesome person ever! And I'll still be linking mine over there too!!!!
This was a great week for me! I hardly ever get this many!!!! I didn't buy any this week which is probably a good thing because of all the new books in September that come out that I will be buying. LOL
Cutting Loose by Susan Anderson
Fast and Loose by Elizabeth Bevarly
The Secret Rights Of Butterflys by Lizabeth Zindel
Max by James Patterson
Friend Me by Cathy Hopkins
From Buddies through PBS:
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
As You Wish by Jackson Pierce
After by My Efaw
Immortal by Gillian Shields
What Did You Get This week????
Friday, August 14
I was laying in bed last night unable to sleep and I was thinking about the best thing that has happened to me this year. I always have random thoughts like this. I was trying to think of everything I've done. Movies I've seen. Events I've witnessed. College assignments I've done. People I've talked too. And as I lay there, I made a note mentally in my head of everything I've done. And I came to a conclusion. I haven't done as much as I wished I would have!!! I mean sure I did write a 15 page paper for My English Composition class and let me tell you, that was a pain in the butt!!! But other than that I haven't done as much as I should have. I've watched amazing movies, I've read amazing books but what have I really done?? I celebrated my 4 year anniversary with my boyfriend. We've been together for 4 flipping years! It feels like we're an old married couple!!!!!
Like that isn't amazing enough, than I think back to the fall. And I think this hits a close top second!!! I went to a concert and it was the most amazing concert. I found out last minute that this artist was coming. When my boyfriend told me in the truck, I literally screamed and bounced up and down!!!! He said to me, "Cindy, I think you just broke my eardrum!"
I couldn't help myself. I was so excited. So over the next week, I hyped myself up. I turned the radio up all the way and I listed to his CD over and over again! I sung to his songs at the top of my lungs. I was so excited. I even told my mom, "I think if I could get within 10 feet of him, I'd faint."
Yes, I totally became fan-girlish. I was already a fan but when I found out he was coming to my town. hoooorrraaayyyy!
Yes, I know this picture of me is horrid. But I was on the verge of passing out and could barely say my name so I'm lucky I was standing up when the picture was taken!!!!! And my boyfriend was nice enough to take it, so lets be thankful my head isn't chopped off (he does not like my hot pink camera at all.) LOL
So, I've told you my story! So tell me yours! +5 into main contest
What was the most amazing thing to happen to you in 2008-2009?
Summary: Dylan Shoenfield is the princess of L.A.’s posh Castle Heights High. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new “it” bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog: selfprofessed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan’s bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Can Dylan—with Josh’s help—pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?
My Thoughts: This book took a little longer than I expected it would. Usually I can zoom right through YA novels. They are so fast paced that the words flow right off the page but this one took some serious thought. I had to really think about what was going on, but that is a good thing! I liked the character of Josh, he reminded me of a lot of the boys I hung out with in high school. Always got along better with the "nerds." And it is awesome being a nerd. I can honestly say looking back to the days of high school, I was kind of a nerd. You know, the girl who sits with her head in a book all the time and carries one around to class with her incase she has time to read after she does her work. That was me! Dylan started off snotty and acts like she's queen of the world, but we learn how sensitive she really is and how she has dreams/fears like everyone else.
Overall: Neat book and makes us think about the "popular" girl falling for the "unpopular" boy. As much as I wish cliques didn't exist and everyone got along, they do exist and its something we learn to live with. This book reminds us that everyone has a soul even if they act like they are "all that." I recommend it!
Cover: This cover is AWESOME. It is really shiny and sparkly. The covers are bright and it is eye-catching!
Oh by the way, I discovered a cool thing!!! Robin has a new book coming out soon. It is going on my wishlist!!!! It is titled Little Miss Red!!
Thursday, August 13
The ARC's I read and really love, will be bought in hardcovers to put on my keeper shelf! My main source of books are from the internet (bookmooch, pbs, Amazon and Wal-Mart). No Borders or Barnes and Noble here so choices are limited! I've been reading for as long as I remember, from the days of Goosebumps to The Babysitters Club!
I have gotten alot of the arcs I own by 2 certain friends, I will refrain from mentioning their names or they will have loads of emails to answer. I have traded books, I have mooched books! I do not go to publishers very often! Granted, that it would be totally rad if they sent me books but I don't like to ask so when I do, its a huge thing for me!!
Also included is that a lot of the books aren't reviewed yet in the contest. They are scheduled posts, and haven't published yet. I've been super busy all summer and have been scheduling posts so each week it evens itself out. I am a college student and I took 4 classes this summer and have been extremely busy. The reviews will be posted, so stay tuned.
Sorry that this is rather long, I just kind of got sad when people were getting mad at me. I just wanted to share all my books with you fellow bookies.........
Wednesday, August 12
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Release Date: August 25, 2009
Summary: How far will Rose go to keep her promise? The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them... including Dimitri. He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa—the one she has sworn to protect no matter what—and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?
Confessions Of A First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway
Release Date: Sept 1, 2009
Summary: Morgan Abbott has no social life and no privacy, and her one major talent is screwing things up. Unfortunately for Morgan, every mistake makes front page headlines—because her mom is the president of the United States. To top it all off, she's been assigned a brainiac secret service agent who's barely older than she is and won't let her out of his sight (never mind that he's kind of cute). Torture!
Demon Chick by Marilyn Kaye
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Summary: Jessica may not have the warmest relationship with her mother, aspiring presidential candidate Margaret Hunsucker, but it still comes as a shock when she discovers that her mother has sold her to the devil. Will she have to spend eternity in hell with one of Satans minions, a demon named Brad? Brad takes pains to explain that they live in one of hells better neighborhoods, and he seems like a nice enough guy but still! And things only get worse when Jessica learns the full extent of her mother's evil plans. Can she and Brad come up with a plan to save the world?
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Monday, August 10
Summary: AJ Ashe isn't your typical seventeen-year-old vampire—as if there is such a thing! She's stuck in the middle of a huge fight between her two BFFs. Her ex-boyfriend—whom she's still totally in love with, by the way—is now her stepbrother. A former classmate—who, um, she may or may not have turned into a vampire—is stalking her. And now, apparently, the fate of humankind lies in her little undead hands. What ever happened to the good old days, when all a vampire girl had to worry about was the occasional zit and hiding her taste for blood?
My Thoughts: Whoa. This book was amazing. I love a good vampire story and lately have been left longing for a really good one. This book was that. I loved Bite Me. It started off with AJ's mom marrying Ryan's Dad making Ryan her stepbrother. Of course AJ is totally in love with this boy so that puts a damper on things. she starts doing research on her family history and it leds to some amazing discoveries. Later in the story we find out Ryan's family history which fits really well into AJ's family. This book was a really good one and I really enjoyed reading it. It does not dissapoint at all! Its detailed and explains alot. And the characters of AJ and Ryan make the story magical!!!!
Overall: I loved this book! It was really great and I will reread it! Great Great Great novel!
Cover: I really loved the cover. It is very colorful and catches the eye quickly. It stands out of all the other young adult books on the shelf. I am now a huge fan of Melissa Francis!
Saturday, August 8
From The Week of August 3-8
Are You There Vodka, its Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
The Tear Collector (arc) by Patrick Jones (stay tuned for an interview and my review)
The Cinderella Society (arc) by Kay Cassidy (thank you thank you thank you)
Carpe Corpus (got in a game)
Storm Glass by Maria Snyder
Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead
Neck and Neck by Elizabeth Bevarly
Destined For An Early Grave by Jeanne Frost
Loves me, Loves Me Knot by Heidi Betts
I surprisingly bought 4 books this week. Our Wal-mart never has books I want, and we do not have a Borders or actual bookstore which I wish we did!!!!! There are so many new books that are coming out in September its going to drain my bank account. The book I was happiest to get was The Cinderella Society.. I have been WANTING this book so bad. I love the cover of it and I love the storyline, and I love the title. If you didn't know, everyone used to call me Cinderella because of my name, and the way the girls in the book are called the Cindy's makes it even more ironic. Thank You Yan!!! You totally rocked my world when I got this!!!!
So thats it folks, what did you get?
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Summary: In this often astute, occasionally awkward take on family and unwanted fame, Hannah Jackson James tries not to live in her parents' dubious shadow. Her father is an aging reality TV star with a Hugh Hefner-esque castle full of girlfriends. Her mother, a minor actress and former girlfriend of Jackson's, now makes her money hosting a webcam show in skimpy underwear. Five years later, her concerns include staying unnoticed at school, making sure her mom can pay the bills, and deciding how to approach the object of her affection, a fellow student named Josh who works next to Hannah at the drive-through call center for a fast-food chain. Her relationships with her peers are less believable. Her interest in Josh never quite seems genuine, and readers realize long before she does that Finn, a kind but irreverent goofball, is a better match.
My Thoughts: So its been a while where I really get sucked into a book. Where I lay in bed and don't want to turn off the light because I'm still reading and I want to know what happens next. Where the thought of putting the book aside makes me sad. Until now.. Well, this book totally amazed me! This is now one of my favorite new books. When I first saw this book I had no clue what it was about. With the title Something, Maybe it could be about anything. I loved the storyline. The characters were awesome, every single one of them. They all had an appeal to them. Hannah is a very likable character. You feel like you know what she's been through and you can relate to her so easily. My favorite was Finn!!! I adored him! I was in love with him from the very beginning. I did not like Josh at all, he rubbed me the wrong way. This book hooks you from the very beginning, its that good.
Overall: GREAT GREAT book! One of my new favorites! Recommend it to everyone!!!!
Cover: Totally fits the book! I love her hat and her bracelets. Its the right color of blue! A little low key but fits wonderfully.
Friday, August 7
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Miranda is not exactly thrilled when she gets the news that her parents are shipping her off to boarding school. It's not like she did anything that bad -- all she did was wreck her dad's car and max out her step mum's credit cards. So, off she goes, from Chicago to Bard Academy, an exclusive prep school that treats troubled teenagers with a healthy dose of higher learning and old-fashioned discipline. But all is not what it seems at this educational institute, and Miranda and her classmates soon discover that the teachers are actually ghosts, stuck in limbo, some of them famous authors who died before their time, including Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, and Charlotte Bronte. And what's even more disturbing is that not all the ghosts have good intentions. Miranda and her friends must stop one evil instructor's plan to bring down the school -- and the entire student body with it.
My Thoughts: I loved the first two Bard Academy novels. Still need to get my hands on the third one. I really enjoyed Wuthering High. I liked the conecept that all the troubled kids go to this school made especially for them.Didn't have to worry about fitting in too much since everyone is there because they have gotten into trouble. I liked Miranda and her friends very much. I especially liked Heathcliff. He was mysterious and we never really knew what was going on with him or what he was thinking. Ryan was a major jock and of course Miranda was in love with him. He's the guy every girl wants but nobody thinks they are good enough to have. I also liked her roommate. This was a thin lightweight fun read. Only took a few hours but still enjoyed it very much!
Overall: I enjoyed it, never knew it existed until a few weeks ago. I picked the first and second book up and read them both quickly.
Cover: Its a cute cover. A little plain but just the right amount to be enjoyable.
The Scarlet Letterman by Cara Lockwood
Summary: After a heroic first semester, Miranda's got Bard Academy's ghost faculty in her debt, a new boyfriend in hot basketball player Ryan Kent, and she's just turned in a paper about The Scarlet Letter that she's sure is A material. But when the Bard Queen Bee, Parker Rodham, claims she's attacked in the woods, Ryan is all too happy to play bodyguard. Then teachers start disappearing and the campus is abuzz with news of the Hooded Sweatshirt Stalker -- not to mention sightings of a monster in the woods. But it's Miranda who feels like a moving target when she is accused not only of plagiarism but of suspicious involvement in the attacks!
My Thoughts: Welcome back to Bard Academy!! I liked the Scarlett Letterman more than Wuthering High. I think its because we really get to know the characters better. We learn their little quirks and get to know them, really know them. This book starts out with Miranda and Ryan dating and Miranda still crushing a little bit on Heathcliff. It expands the story more and I can't wait to read the third book.
Overall: A definate read if you've read the first. Read in order. The books tie together nicely and a must read if you want to know what happened to Miranda and all her friends!!
Cover: I loved this cover. It shows us a girl with a letterman jacket and it brings me back to my high school days. All the girls wearing their boyfriends letterman jackets to football games. This cover is awesome!
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