Teaser Tuesday (4)

teaser tuesday 14 Comments 29th March, 2011

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB Should Be Reading, a weekly meme where you post two sentences from your current read, as long as they are not spoilers. So let’s get started! My teaser this week is actually a small paragraph, because I just loved the image it created in my mind. “Slowly, I paddled away from the roped-off beach, to a quieter world. Soon I reached a carpet of round shiney leaves. A few of the water lilies had blossomed and looked like white teacups sitting on green saucers. I rested my chin on my hands as the mattress floated… Read more »

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, C.C. Hunter, first in a series, review, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 1 Comment 28th March, 2011

Born at Midnight by C.C. HunterPublisher: St Martin’s GriffinRelease Date: March 29, 2011 (Tomorrow)Source: Arc from Publisher for honest reviewRating: 3/5 stars – It was okay.Cover Comments: I love the cover, the atmosphere. It’s perfect for where the story takes place as well.Purchase: Amazon / Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever.  Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.”  Here at Shadow… Read more »

Did not finish: Quicksilver by Joy Spraycar

did not finish 2 Comments 27th March, 2011

It used to be that I could never not finish a book. If I started one I’d have to finish it no matter what. The last couple of years though I’ve slowly transitioned to being able to stop reading something I’m not enjoying. Because life is too short. This is the first post of its kind on my blog, but don’t expect it to happen often, because I’m usually pretty good at knowing what I’ll enjoy. So, on to the book. Quicksilver by Joy SpraycarSummary from Good Reads: A recurring nightmare holds Serry Miller in its grip and has for… Read more »

In My Mailbox (11)

in my mailbox 8 Comments 26th March, 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, showcasing what you received in the mail, bought, or borrowed from friends or the library for that week. So here’s what I got this week! All links lead you to their Good Reads page. Dragon Haven (The Rainwild Chronicles #2) by Robin Hobb The Forests of Hands and Teeth (#1) by Carrie Ryan Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip Wither (Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano – I had to ask the clerk for this one because even though it was a couple days after release they hadn’t even put… Read more »

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Winner!

giveaway 0 Comments 25th March, 2011

Sorry for the delay, but finally here is the winner for my Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway! Mary of Book Hounds! Congratulations, I’ll be emailing you momentarily to get your choice for the second book as well as your address. For everyone else, look forward to the Carnival Hop in May! I’ll also be participating in that, and it will also be open to any country that the Book Depository ships to. Have a great weekend everyone! Also, did you take a look at my Waiting on Wednesday post this week? Could be a very good book!

Follow Friday (9)

book blogger hop, follow friday 4 Comments 25th March, 2011

Follow my book blog Friday is a weekly meme where you go around and meet other bloggers and follow each other, hosted by Parajunkee’s View. This weeks question is: “Q: Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme, give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.” Hmmmmm, let’s see. 1. My first is the same as one of Parajunkee’s, in that my own physical TBR pile is also 100+ books, and yet just today I bought five more home from the bookstore. No wait, six. Nearly $80 spent today…2. I do find it harder to read at home, when I have… Read more »

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

waiting on wednesday 0 Comments 24th March, 2011

This is a bit late in the day, but better late than never, right? Also, before tonight is over I’ll be announcing and notifiying the winner of the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop. Sorry for the delay. Work has been emotionally draining the last week or so. But here’s what I’m waiting for! Glow by Amy Kathleen RyanRelease date: September 27, 2011 by St. Martin’s Griffin Summary from Good Reads:What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you’d been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue? Out… Read more »

Teaser Tuesday (3)

teaser tuesday 6 Comments 22nd March, 2011

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB Should Be Reading, a weekly meme where you post two sentences from your current read, as long as they are not spoilers. So let’s get started! “When their interest in food waned, the man of her dreams gathered her in his arms and carried her back to the bed. The robe was flung to the floor.” Page 70 of Quicksilver by Joy Spraycar What are your teasers for this week? Let me know!

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Colleen Houck, first in a series, review, Splinter, young adult 3 Comments 21st March, 2011

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen HouckPublisher: Splinter (Imprint of Sterling)Release Date: January 11, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 4/5 – It was really really goodCover Comments: It is one of my favorite covers of all time. I would stop and just stare at it for a few minutes while I was reading. Summary from Good Reads:Passion. Fate. Loyalty. Would you risk it all to change your destiny? The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face… Read more »

In My Mailbox (10)

in my mailbox 10 Comments 20th March, 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, showcasing what you received in the mail, bought, or borrowed from friends or the library for that week. So here’s what I got this week! All links lead you to their Good Reads page. Only four books this week. I really need to stop buying them, although two I didn’t actually buy. But still. I have a very large to be read pile right now, definitely not lacking in having something to read. Anyways, here’s what I got this week! From the library: The Red Garden by Alice… Read more »