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blog news 2 Comments 3rd July, 2012

Guys, I usually hate doing these kinds of posts, but I’m doing one now, just because you the readers deserve to know what’s going on. I’ve been given more responsibility at work the last two months while the department manager was out on medical leave (I work in a grocery store produce department), so I was one of two acting managers for the department. But now she’s back and there’s more to do than ever, especially this week with the fourth. Also add in the fact that today is day five of giving up soda, so my caffeine intake is… Read more »

The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes

2011, Jessica Fellowes, nonfiction, St. Martin's Press 0 Comments 26th June, 2012

This is less a review and more of a gushing post, over this book as well as the series in general. I discovered Downton Abbey around November 2011, if I’m recalling correctly, and stayed up well into the night watching the first five episodes of season 1 on Netflix. I love everything about this show, especially that opening music. I always get a thrill when the opening first comes on, even though I’ve watched both seasons multiple times now. The World of Downton Abbey was released in December from St Martin’s Press, but I didn’t pick it up until after… Read more »

Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

2012, Balzer and Bray, Diana Peterfreund, review, stand alone, young adult 3 Comments 22nd June, 2012

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana PeterfreundPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease date: June 12, 2012Source: Purchased The only book by Jane Austen that I’ve actually read was Pride and Prejudice, after watching the A&E version with Colin Firth in fifth grade, so it was so long ago I don’t even compare anymore. With Persuasion, obviously I’ve never read the book, but I’ve seen the movie starring Ciaran Hinds, so there were comparisons between that and For Darkness Shows the Stars. Thankfully not many, since this book holds it’s own and only draws inspiration, and doesn’t copy.  Overall I liked all… Read more »

Cover Reveal: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

cover reveal 0 Comments 21st June, 2012

I have Shatter Me, but I haven’t read it yet. Though if they redo the cover for the paperback release to match today’s cover reveal for book two, I might have just wait until I can get the paperback copy! Unravel Me is a stunning cover! No synopsis as of yet, on Goodreads at least. Releases February 5, 2013 from Harper Teen!

Waiting on Wednesday {25} The Summer Prince

waiting on wednesday 5 Comments 20th June, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to its Good Reads page. This book just sounds absolutely amazing. Jungle with technology that’s greater than what we have today. Futuristic books are always fun to read. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one, I’d probably devour it in one day. The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn JohnsonPublisher: ScholasticRelease date: March 2013 Four hundred years ago, the world ended. And now, on the coast of what was once… Read more »

Review: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

2012, Dial Books, Kristin Cashore, review, third in a series, young adult 2 Comments 14th June, 2012

Bitterblue by Kristin CashorePublisher: DialRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Graceling Realm I’m not gonna lie, it’s been a few years since I read either Graceling or Fire. And since I have so many books I want to read, re-reading books is no longer a priority when new sequels come out, unfortunately. Maybe if I had reread Graceling, and even maybe Fire, I might have loved Bitterblue. As it was though, I only liked it. Fair warning, this review does contain spoilers, so if you have not read it yet, please do not highlight the next paragraph. It has been… Read more »

On being sick

blog news 0 Comments 12th June, 2012

Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days guys, I’ve been sick and not feeling up to much. I actually had to leave work early yesterday and call in today. I hope to get back at this soon though. See you all in a few days!

Waiting on Wednesday {24} A Fractured Light

waiting on wednesday 2 Comments 6th June, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to its Good Reads page. I haven’t done one of these since January! I thought it was about time I did one, since I definitely have books I’m waiting for. Like this week’s. I absolutely loved A Beautiful Dark, so I really cannot wait until A Fractured Light comes out. Now, last time the girl on the cover was in a white dress, and this time she’s in black. That’s interesting, because… Read more »

Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

2012, first in a series, historical fiction, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, review, Robin LeFevers, young adult 3 Comments 4th June, 2012

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtRelease date: April 3, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: His Fair Assassin #1 Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she… Read more »