Follow Friday (5) & Book Blogger Hop (4)

book blogger hop, follow friday 5 Comments 26th February, 2011

Q. Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it… I actually like quite a few shows right now. Castle, where author Rick Castle trails Detective Cate Beckett on her cases for writing inspiration; Grey’s Anatomy, who doesn’t know about that show? Private Practice, the Addison Montgomery spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy. Glee is freaking awesome. Bones, I looooove Seeley Booth. I also like the new show Off the Map, by the same creators of Grey’s Anatomy, only set down in a clinic in the South American jungle.  “Do you ever wish you would have named your… Read more »

Stylish Blogger Award

blog news 5 Comments 25th February, 2011

Kelly at The Bookscape Report awarded me the Stylish Blogger award, and it’s my first one. Thank you very much. I have also since received two more, so I’ll be posting about those soon to get caught up on that. Here are the 15 other blogs that I’ve also chosen to give this award to! Midnight Bloom Reads Alexia’s Books and Such Bibliophilia – Maggie’s Bookshelf Christi the Teen Librarian Emilie’s Book World Far From Reality I Want to Read That Ink & Prose Just Another Story Lost in Literature My Bookish Fairytale The Naughty Book Kitties Overflowing Shelf The Reading Cat The Secret Dream… Read more »

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

2011, Kristina Springer, review, Square Fish, young adult 3 Comments 24th February, 2011

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer Publisher: Square Fish (Macmillan Imprint) Release Date: January 4, 2011 (Paperback) Source: Bought Rating: 4/5 – Really really liked it Cover Rating: 3/5 – It’s good. Purchase: Amazon Summary from Good Reads What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person… Read more »

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

waiting on wednesday 4 Comments 23rd February, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams Releases on March 15, 2011 Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother’s ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly… Read more »

Teaser Tuesday (1)

teaser tuesday 11 Comments 22nd February, 2011

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by 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! Since Miss Macklin couldn’t be avoided, Tory reached for the pot of gooseberry preserves. Facing a difficult teacher would be easier on a full stomach.~ Page 64 of Dark Mirror by M.J. PutneyI’m nearly done with this book, so keep an eye out for my review in a few days!

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

2010, Andrea Cremer, first in a series, Philomel, review, young adult 2 Comments 20th February, 2011

Nightshade by Andrea CremerPublisher: Philomel (Penguin Imprint)Release Date: October 19, 2010Source: BoughtRating: 4/5 stars – Really really liked it.Cover Rating: 4/5 stars – Really really liked it.Purchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very… Read more »

In My Mailbox (6)

in my mailbox 3 Comments 20th February, 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. Bought:  The Espressologist by Kristina Springer Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Cleopatra: A life by Stacy Schiff Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors The Demon Trappers Daughter by Jana Oliver Timeless by Alexandra Monir So what did you guys get this… Read more »

Follow Friday (4)

book blogger hop, follow friday 14 Comments 18th February, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted, as you can see, by Parajunkee. The question for this week is: If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven’t read Science Fiction before…any inkling to? Anything catch your eye? I love the Ender series by Orson Scott Card. Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Ender in Exile are the only ones I’ve read so far. I also really liked Building Harlequin’s Moon by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper. I haven’t read very much in the Science Fiction genre, but what I have read I… Read more »

In My Mailbox (5)

in my mailbox 9 Comments 13th February, 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 the GoodReads pages for the books. FOR REVIEW: Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney (Release: 03/01/2011) – Thanks SG @ St. Martin’s Griffin! Also, I’ve been given the privilige of holding a giveway of 2 additional copies of this book! So keep an eye out for that in early March! BOUGHT: Yes I caved and bought two books this week,… Read more »

For Keeps by Natasha Friend

2010, Natasha Friend, review, stand alone, Viking, young adult 0 Comments 12th February, 2011

For Keeps by Natasha Friend Publisher: Viking (Imprint of Penguin)Release Date: April 6, 2010Source: BoughtRating: 3/5 – It was okay. Cover: 3/5Purchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:For sixteen years, Josie Gardner and her mom, Kate, have been a team. It’s been the Gardner Girls against the world, and that’s how Josie likes it. Until one day, in the pet food aisle of Shop-Co, they run into the parents of Paul Tucci, Kate’s high school boyfriend—the father Josie has never met. If Mr. and Mrs. Tucci are back in town, it’s only a matter of time until Paul shows… Read more »