Friday, August 31, 2012

August Wrap Up/ September TBR Pile

Here's the books that I read in August
My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long 
Supernaturally by Kiersten White 
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 
My Soul To Keep by Rachel Vincent
The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
To Ride a Puca by Heather McCorkle
Heist Society by Ally Carter 
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

I am so proud of myself, having read 16 books!
 Lets hope I can read as much if not more next month. :}

 Here's the list for September
For review:  
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke 
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

To read:
Stolen by Lucy Christopher 
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols 
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Divergent by Veronica Roth 
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater 
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
Uncommon Criminals y Ally Carter 


Knock off the shelf:
Tithe by Holly Black
Legend by Marie Lu
13 to Life by Shannon Delany
Switched by Amanda Hocking
Hush, Hush by by Becca Fitzpatrick
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson


That's what I'm planning reading September. Wish Me Luck! (=



TGIF #6


TGIF is a meme hosted by Ginger over @ GReads! Every week there's a question to answer. 


Q:   Choose Your Next Read: How do you go about choosing 
what you read next? Do you have a schedule you follow, or do you read whatever makes you happy at the moment?

A:  
The way I normally pick out which books to read each month depends really. 

I try to get my books for review done first, but I can only read them when I'm home because they are ebooks (NetGalley doesn't work for the Nook and I don't have a Kindle) so the only time I can read those are when I'm off work and have some time to myself. When I'm not at home it's either a library book or a book that I own. I read the library books faster than my own books. I try each month to pick some books to knock off my shelf but they never seem to get read. 

But most of the time it depends on my mood.



Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Time Will Come #28

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join? Sounds good. 
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book  
-Link the post in the linky 
-Visit other blogs  
This weeks book is... 
Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, #1)
Synopsis:
It's all she's ever wanted to be, but it couldn't be further from her grasp...

Dana Hathaway doesn't know it yet, but she's in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides shes had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl, she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she'll never have a chance with...until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn't sure where she'll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again.

*Photo from Goodreads*

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #21


Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.  

Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)

Title: Venom 
Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1
Author: Fiona Paul
Release Date: 10/30/12

Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancé, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.

When Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, killers, and secret societies. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin... and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cassandra find the murderer, before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?

Beauty, love, romance, and mystery weave together in a stunning novel that’s as seductive and surprising as the city of Venice itself.

Why I need it:
It sounds like the kind of stuff that I love, historical, romance and all. And look at that cover!


*Photo and description from Goodreads*

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday & Teaser Tuesday 8/28/12

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish 

Top Ten Bookish Confessions
I'm so OCD when it comes to books I could make a top 50 or even top 100 list, but I'll stick to top 10. ':)

10) Judge books by their covers.  Unfortunately I do judge books by their covers, I know I shouldn't but I can't help it. I didn't read The Hunger Games for a long time just because of that reason.


9) I'm a horrible speller. I can not spell to save my life, honestly. If you ask me to spell a big word, you won't get an answer, but if you write it out and ask me to read it I'd be able to. I'm not very good at grammar either, sorry if any of my reviews or anything else I write on the blog is wrong, grammar wise.                                                                                                                     


8) I Like to shop for books alone. I don't like people going to the store with me while I shop for books, mainly because I feel like I'm in a hurry with other people there. Maybe it's just because I'm a loner like that. (:


7) I travel for the library. I don't like to check books out at my hometown library, instead I go to a library that's about 45 minutes away from my house. My hometown library is a historic building, it was built sometime in the late 1800s, and while it is a beautiful building, the books don't seem like they have been updated, ever. No offence to anyone there, they are all very nice people. 


6) Dog Earring drives me crazy! I can't stand it when people "dog-ear" books. Even if I hear someone say they dog ear pages I cringe, no joke. Every time anyone borrows one of my books I always send a bookmark along with it, just so that they won't dog ear or bend any of the pages. I sound like a snob, but I like to keep my books in good shape.
If I don't have a bookmark on hand I'll use anything I can get my hands. From cd cases, and remotes to hair ties and currently it's a fabric softener in one of the books I'm reading. 


5) Don't break the spine! I don't like breaking the spine of books, I guess it goes along with the dog-ear problem where I like to keep books in good shape. 


4) My Series has to match. I like to get book covers in series to match. Or if I have the first book in that series a hardcover I like the rest of the books to be a hardcover as well.


3) I'm an awkward person. And I'm a really shy person. I'm not very good at commenting or responding to comments on the blog, most of the time you'll just get a "Thank you for stopping by!" or "Thanks for the comment!" from me. I'm sorry about that. I've always been like that. I really do enjoy reading your comments and hearing your thoughts.  


2) I skim at times. Sometimes I skim through the book that I'm reading, if the book is boring or I'm just in a hurry to get done with it.


1) I don't read the books I buy. I mean, it takes me so long to read books that I own. But I love to collect them. Maybe I'm just an impulsive buyer. 
If I check out books (from a library that's 45 min. away, see #7) I tend to read them fast, even the humongous books (like the book thief). I just think to my self, I own these books, I have all the time in the world (at least until 12/22/12)* to read them. I will get around to reading them, it'll just take time. But I do seem to read a lot of the books that I own in the winter time, when I can not or don't want to brave the ice and snow to get to the library. 

*Yes I do believe in the 2012 world ending. I don't like to watch shows or movies about it, like the movie 2012, but I like to read post-apocalyptic books. Yes I already know I'm strange! 


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab you'r current read
Open the book to a random page
Share with us two (2) "teasers" sentences form that page
Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like   

Today my teaser comes from... 
  Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) 


"Over a million? A Million books?" Her heart leapt and danced, and she cracked a smile. "I'd die before I even got through half of that!"

"You like to read?"

She raised an eyebrow. "Don't you?" Not waiting for an answer, she moved farther into the library, the train of her gown sweeping across the floor. She neared a shelf and looked at the titles. She recognized none of them.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
~page 55

*Photo from Goodreads*

Monday, August 27, 2012

Review: The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer


The Demon Catchers of Milan 






Title: The Demon Catchers of Milan
Series: n/a
Author: Kat Beyer
Publisher:  EgmontUSA
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal 
Reading Source: provided by the publisher 
Format: ebook
Publication Date: August 28th 2012  
Cover Art: 3.5/5



Gooreads:  
 Mia's ordinary life is disrupted in the most horrifying way possible when she is possessed by a hungry and powerful demon--and only saved by the arrival of relatives from Italy, the country her grandfather fled many decades ago. Now her cousins Emilio and Giuliano say the only way to keep her safe is for her to come back with them to Milan, to live, to learn Italian, to fall in and out of love, and to master the family trade: fighting all demons with the lore of bell, book, and candle. Milan is not what Mia expected, but it will change her forever, in this stunningly well-written novel about an American girl who, fleeing an ancient evil, finds her only salvation in her ancestral home.

Review:
Mia, the main character, is just you'r average American teenager.


When something happens to Mia in the beginning of the book and she is sent to live with her relatives in Italy.


I liked the dark and creepy aspect of the book. But I found myself getting lost a lot of the time while reading the book. One minute I was into the story then I had no clue what was happening. The ending felt unfinished to me, I did not like that. 


The crush on her cousin was a little weird, more than a little, a lot weird. 


Thanks to Egmont USA and NetGalley for this eARC!




It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Journey.

Read last week: My Soul To Keep (Soul Screamers #3) by Rachel Vincent

Currently reading: The Maze Runner by James Dashner & The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

To read next: Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by Ally Carter  

Friday, August 24, 2012

TGIF #5



TGIF is a meme hosted by Ginger over @ GReads! Every week there's a question to answer. 


Q:Back to School Reading: Which books would you like to see in today's high school Literature classrooms?  

A:  
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling 
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 
Before I fall by Lauren Oliver

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Time Will Come #27

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join? Sounds good. 
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book  
-Link the post in the linky 
-Visit other blogs  
This weeks book is... 
Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)
Synopsis:
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 with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

I bought this book a long time ago, it sounds great, I really think I'll like it, I just haven't had the time to read it yet. 

*Photo from Goodreads*

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #20




Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.  


Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls, #2)

Title: 
Sweet Shadows
Medusa Girls #2
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: 9/4/12

Three teenage descendants of Medusa, now united, must claim their heritage to fight the monsters escaped from the abyss.

Gretchen may have known she was a descendant of Medusa long before her sisters--after all, she's spent her life fighting the monsters that escape the abyss--but that doesn't mean it will be easy to teach the other girls the ropes.

Greer has pressing social commitments on her plate and precious little time to train in her newfound powers. But that wretched second sight won't leave her alone, and her fabled heritage seems to be creeping into her fashionable life.

Grace has worries closer to home--like why her brother, Thane, has disappeared. He's hiding something. Could it possibly be related to the secret heritage the triplets share?
Why I need it:
Again this is the second book in the series, and I really liked the first book, Sweet Venom. Sweet Shadows comes out next month, so I don't have that much longer to wait for it! 



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday & Teaser Tuesday 8/21/12

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish 

Top Ten Book Favorite Books You've Read During The Lifespan Of Your Blog 

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers ~review


The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa ~reivew~

Legacy by Cayla Kluver ~review~

Ashfall by Mike Mullin ~reivew~

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ~reivew~
 
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Journey.

Read last week: All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin & The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) by  Michelle Hodkin 

Currently reading: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

To read next:  Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass or My Soul To Keep (Soul Screamers #3) by Rachel Vincent

 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stacking the Shelves 8/19/12

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews is just that, it's all about adding  (stacking) to you'r bookshelves.  

Library:
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson  

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass  
Such a Rush
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols  

This is Not a Test
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

That's what I got this week, what'd you get?

Friday, August 17, 2012

TGIF #4


TGIF is a meme hosted by Ginger over @ GReads! Every week there's a question to answer. 


Q: Pimp Your Review: Feature a favorite book review you've 
written in the past that you feel deserves more love! 


A:
Legacy (Legacy, #1)
Legacy by Cayla Kluver (posted: Saturday, December 31, 2011) - review-
 

I really enjoyed this book but I haven't seen it around all that much 

 
 

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