Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bookcase? Chair?

OK, so I was googling bookcases and I came across this. I am not quite sure what to say about it, especially after seeing the price of it!!

So, what do you think? Would you use something like this? I personally think it doesn't look too comfy, but I don't know, that's just me...Not sure I would want a chair "in" my bookcase...but again, that's just me...

Click here to see the page about this bookcase/chair/reading nook.

Annual Book Sale!!

I am so excited, but at the same time I am not. My library is having their annual book sale this weekend. Tomorrow is only for friends of the library and then it is open to the public Friday and Saturday.

I have only been to one of these, which was years ago when I didn't have any money, because my daughter and I happened to be at the library one of the days it was going on so we didn't really look. Anyway, I am not sure exactly what they are going to have. I don't know if they will have many YA books because I know anytime I go to their thrice weekly sales that they hold in one of the rooms of the library, or when I go to Goodwill or Salvation Army they hardly, if at all, have YA books. So this is where I draw this assumption.

I hope that I am deeply disappointed and that I hit the jack-pot when I go tomorrow but I am not going to lose any sleep over trying to visualize what will be at this annual sale. (OK, so maybe just a little bit of sleep)...

I am bringing my scrapbooking tote on wheels with expandable handle to haul all my new found treasures. I also have a decent budget set aside for this excursion tomorrow. Hopefully you will have an awesome haul to watch/read tomorrow evening.

Until next time, Have a good "read"...

Waiting for Wednesday (1)

Waiting for Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This is a meme where you post an upcoming book that you are eagerly awaiting.


Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 19, 2010

(from Amazon)

The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush! 
Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Until next time, Have a a good "read"...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Kissed by an Angel-Elizabeth Chandler
"I can't talk about it. Look, I appreciate your concern, but I can handle this myself. If you really want to help me, then don't say anything to anyone, all right?"-pg. 103

Book Festival??

I don't know why I didn't realize that there was a book festival. Why not when books consume so much of our lives.

Anyway, Saturday was the 10th Annual Book Festival and here is a little bit of info you may not have known.

Until next time, have a good "read"!

BEAUTIFUL LIES-Lisa Unger Review

(from Goodreads)

If Ridley Jones had slept ten minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. She would still be the privileged daughter of a doting father and a loving mother. Her life would still be perfect—with only the tiny cracks of an angry junkie for a brother and a charming drunk with shady underworld connections for an uncle to mar the otherwise flawless whole.

But that’s not what happened. Instead, those inconsequential decisions lead her to perform a good deed that puts her in the right place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that brings a mysterious package to her door—a package which informs her that her entire world is a lie.

Suddenly forced to question everything she knows about herself and her family, Ridley wanders into dark territory she never knew existed, where everyone in her life seems like a stranger. She has no idea who’s on her side and who has something to hide—even, and maybe especially, her new lover, Jake, who appears to have secrets of his own.

Sexy and fast-paced, Beautiful Lies is a true literary thriller with one of the freshest voices and heroines to arrive in years. Lisa Unger takes us on a breathtaking ride in which every choice Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of consequences that are impossible to imagine . . . .

I really enjoyed this book a lot. It had mystery, murder and romance. This was told from the pov of Ridley, a young woman who finds out some things about herself. Things she wasn't trying to find out.

This book was also about choices. Ridley tells us how you shouldn't regret anything in your life, because your life is made up of choices that you decided. Everyone is free to make their own choices and the choices that they make will determine the path their life will take.

The author, Lisa Unger, did a good job of character development. We not only get to know Ridley, but we also get to know the people around her. Her parents, her brother, her "uncle" and of course, her new love interest, Jake. Everyone in this book was involved in this mystery some way.

It was a very good book that kept me hanging on until the very end!

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Monday, September 27, 2010


IMM is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Usually this is done on Sundays but since I work on most Sundays and because I don't have any patience to wait and cannot contain my enthusiasm for the new books that I get I will be doing this anytime I get a few books (or maybe even just one like I did the other day)....

So anyway....I received all of these books from Goodreads from 3 different people. I love Goodreads! I am so addicted to that site and it is making me soooo broke! LOL.... There is a page on there that you can go and see all your purchases...yeah, I don't go there.... :)

So here is the video I did on youtube for my IMM....

1. The Rest of her Life-Laura Moriarty
2. Damaged-Cathy Glass
3. The Healing Spell-Kimberely Griffiths Little
4. The Dark Hills Divide-Patrick Carman
5. Generation Dead-Daniel Waters
6. Kiss of Life-Daniel Waters
7. Dance with a Vampire-Ellen Schreiber
8. Gathering Blue-Lois Lowry

I am really excited about reading these books, but of course I have 20,000 ahead of them. I don't know why I keep buying books, but I just can't seem to stop. Which I am sure you already know. I am sure that I am not the only one out there with this addiction. I try to reason with myself and make it OK, by telling myself that since I do not drink, smoke,  nor do drugs or have any other hobbies that I am spending $$ on, that as long as I pay my bills I can reward myself with as many books as I want. Right? Yeah, well, my family seems not to think the same as I do, but that is a story for another day.

How many of you out there have the same problem as I do? How many of you cannot seem to get enough of books? How many of you seem to always need to buy "just one more"?

Well, until next time, happy "reading"!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A-Z Book Title Challenge

Hi guys! I have a new challenge that I want to start. I got this idea from a fellow youtuber The Metalhead Bookworm when she started a A-Z tag. You can view that video here: Alphabet Tag...

Anyway, after I did my tag (which you can see here: A-Z book tag) it got me thinking about what a cool and fun challenge this would be. But, I wanted to change it a little from how she did it and make it so you had to use only the book titles. is the challenge....

You have to read a book where the title starts with a letter of the alphabet. 26 letters in the alphabet, 26 books. You don't have to go in order like the alphabet, you can flip around, but keep track of the letters you already did. You can do it in as short of a time frame as you want or take as long as you want (hopefully w/in a year otherwise I think it will just get old).

I have quite a few books in mind already and am excited to get started on this challenge. Here are the few I am thinking of already....

A. Another Faust-Daniel and Dina Nayeri
B. Burned-Ellen Hopkins
C. Change of Heart-Jodi Picoult
D. Dismantled-Jennifer McMahon
E. the Eternal Kiss-Various Authors
F. the Forest of Hands and Teeth-Carrie Ryan
G. Gone for Good-Harlen Coben

and you get the idea....I think this challenge will also help me to figure out what book I am going to read next. I have so many books on my TBR pile that sometimes I can't decide on what to read next.

I know there are many other challenges out there and I know you may have a lot that you are already participating in, but if you have room for one more why don't you join this one. It will be a fun one!

Until next time, Have a good "read"...

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I am so excited right now! I just got a book that I have waiting for all week. I ordered it from and it is finally here! :D is in paperback with the cover I love! I didn't even realize that this cover came on some paperbacks also....boy, am I ecstatic right now because I perfer trade size paperbacks over hardbacks. I know hardbacks hold up better but they are also heavier, bulkier, etc...LOL!

I read "Promise not to Tell" by this author a few weeks ago and absolutely loved the book...("Promise not to Tell" by Jennifer McMahon review) and when I seen that she had another book I just had to get it....

(from Goodreads)

Henry, Tess, Winnie, and Suz banded together in college to form a group they called the Compassionate Dismantlers. Following the first rule of their manifesto--"To understand the nature of a thing, it must be taken apart"--these daring misfits spend the summer after graduation in a remote cabin in the Vermont woods committing acts of meaningful vandalism and plotting elaborate, often dangerous, pranks. But everything changes when one particularly twisted experiment ends in Suz's death and the others decide to cover it up.

Nearly a decade later, Henry and Tess are living just an hour's drive from the old cabin. Each is desperate to move on from the summer of the Dismantlers, but their guilt isn't ready to let them go. When a victim of their past pranks commits suicide--apparently triggered by a mysterious Dismantler-style postcard--it sets off a chain of eerie events that threatens to engulf Henry, Tess, and their inquisitive nine-year-old daughter, Emma.

Is there someone who wants to reveal their secrets? Is it possible that Suz did not really die--or has she somehow found a way back to seek revenge?

Full of white-knuckle tension with deeply human characters caught in circumstances beyond their control, Jennifer McMahon's gripping story and spine-tingling plot prove that she is a master at weaving the fear of the supernatural with the stark realities of life.

Can't wait to read this book...

Until next time, have a good "read"...

OTHER by: Karen Kincy (review)

(from Goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.

When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive.

Hello...let me introduce myself...

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself since I am new to blogging.

I decided to try and do a blog on books since I absolutely love, love, love reading! I have a youtube account already, but sometimes there are just things that I want to say that just doesn't warrant making a video. So....I thought this would be the next step after youtube...

I have been following quite a number of book blogs lately and it has really lit the fire under my *ahem* to get started on this. Some of the book bloggers that I adore are:

Lady Violet

Chapter Chicks

The Story Siren

just to name a few. I will highlight other book bloggers (and vloggers) in other posts on this site later on.

So, what I plan to do with this blog is to post reviews, hauls, book news and highlight some people (blogs, vlogs) that I think you need to check out.

I hope you enjoy my blog and if you have any comments or suggestions on what I should add or maybe tweak a little please let me know.

Until next time, have a good "read"....