Monday, September 14, 2009

Im in hastings right now. I see a lot of fantasy/scifi books in the teen section but i see no melissa walker or i wanna be your joey ramone! No offense to those books. But please reprensent all areas of the aspect. And please dont put too many copies if no one buys it. No offense but i want more copies of my books. They might be the popular ones if there is no copy so i guess i cant complain if the store doesnt order the right amount.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sorry Guys, Long Summer

I had to work all summer and did not have access to internet on my computer. I did not realize that I had 33 followers (publically) and even had people email to advertise them on my page. I feel so proud! If I had not responded to emails that you have sent to my gmail account, I will respond as soon as I can. I will try to get more reviews up as soon as I can. I hope to get active again!


Peace, Love, Vote Books!

Monday, May 4, 2009

I'm Sorry, Guys

I know I haven't been on for almost a month now. It's in the end of the semester so I have had a lot of homework to do. I just wanted to let you guys know what's going on. I am so sorry I never warned anybody before.

I hope to regularly post again. I am sorry for letting all of you guys down.


Friday, April 3, 2009

In my Mailbox (6)

This is the books from March 28-April 3, 2009. I probably will not get books tomorrow, so I'm uploading everything today.

Here are the books listed:

Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning (from paperbackswap)

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles (from Elizabeth Scott's countdown. It was Day 3 or Day 2 from before her book Something, Maybe. It even came with a bookmarker/postcard)

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (ARC from Lisa Mantchev from a contest on Not-So-Closet-Geeks--forget it didn't have the pretty final cover)

Also Shown:

Necklace that came with Sophomore Switch last week and the Royal Mail labels that the package came with.

So what did you guys get in your mailbox this week?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thinkin' About Thursday - April 2

Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
Summary from Amazon:

Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. She is dating super hot football god Rob, and he actually likes her and asked her to prom! Enter Samantha—cheerleading goddess and miss popularity— who starts making a move for Rob. With prom in a few days, Mia needs to act fast. So she turns to her best friend, Candice, and decides to do a love spell on Rob. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus onto her whole class, making herself their leader! At first she is flattered that everyone is treating her like a queen. But then zombie hunter hottie Chase explains they are actually fattening her up, because in a few days, Mia will be the first course in their new diet. She’s sure she and Chase can figure something out, but she suggests that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.

I've wanted this one since her blog party. I found it once, but unfortunately, I could not afford it then. Sad, sad day. This book was published last month, I believe.

This book was published on March 5, 2009.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Book Signing

So as you guys saw in the 'In My Mailbox' post, I got to see Laurie Halse Anderson. There's a full story in the vlog so you gotta check it out. If you can't watch videos cuz your computer is slow, email me and I'll tell you the story.

What's even worse (on my part) is that I haven't finished Wintergirls yet. I know I should have read it on my way up there, but instead I was playing my Gameboy Advance SP (partly old-school, partly with the times). I told her that but she said that she wouldn't chatise me for it because I am a college student, so I need some time off from reading. Yea!

Here she is hugging me after she found out I was in college after writing her essay. I didn't know someone could get so excited: 

Here we are doing the "typical" book signing thing: 

And here is my favorite picture, the one with us showing off our Converse: 

Here is my signed copy of Wintergirls: 

Here is my signed copy of Speak: 

This is my hat with the Speak Up About Speak button: 

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox is memefied by The Story Siren (Kristi).

I went to see Laurie Halse Anderson, as you'll see in the blog. I will post the pictures in another post. I hope you guys enjoy this! I know I did!

Books mentioned in the blog:

Beautiful Americans by Lucy Silag from Book Chic (Thank you so much James)

The Diamonds by Ted Michael from Random Buzzers (forgot what publishing company that is right now)

Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald. I won it on with a contest on her blog. I got my first Royal Mail package. I am so excited!

Rest of books (Wintergirls and Speak, Signed. *Squee*) will be in the next blog (above me).


Thursday, March 26, 2009

In My Mailbox (4)

This was taken a couple of days ago. I will upload a new In My Mailbox with a couple more books that I have recieved. I know some of these books overlap, but I wasn't sure if I was gonna upload the other video or not. So now you know when the books were recieved! Yea!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In My Mailbox (3)

Just doing a catch up. Will post more videos after this one.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Review: Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend by Carrie Jones

Summary: Is it fair to be mad, mad, mad at your boyfriend for being gay? Anything but straight in small town Maine won't exactly be a walk in the park, even for invincible Dylan. But can't heartbroken Belle whine just a little? What's a girl to do when her perfect soulmate says Goodbye Belle, Hello Bob?

For starters, she makes a list on how to deal. (from inside cover of hardcover)

Review: I thought this book could help me get over my gay ex-boyfriend. It seemed really intriguing. It made everything seem like it could really happen. It was a sweet story, but it involved a lot of people that were mean and some things that seemed impossible. For one thing, if she loved Dylan so much for two years, why does she automatically start liking another guy?

It seemed like the tone of the voice of more of an immature person than a senior in high school, more like a freshman. This story has more than one list, but not all of them seemed to be good ones. They just seemed to be something for her to distract her and not really help her.

I also hated what they said the word "fag-hag". Jones used it in a context where only the "bad" people said it, but I still find that word a little offense.

I would give this book 3 coins.
5 = best
1 = worst

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thinkin' About Thursday and Geek Fest

There is not Thinkin' About Thursday this week because I am a different computer and do not have the book list. I am truly sorry. TaT will continue next week without fail!

The Not-So-Closet Geeks are having Geek Fest right now and there are three contests of particular interest to me (and maybe to you):

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
(ends March 15)
How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro (ends March 17)
Kiss Me Kill Me and Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson (ends March 19)

Make sure you go enter these wonderful contests and more throughout Geek Fest, which lasts all March!


As my blog is new, I never thought I would be getting an award. Well, I did get an award. And I didn't get it just once, I got it three times!

The first time was Tuesday by cupcake witch.
The second time was Wednesday by Musings of a Fledging Writer.
The third time was also Wednesday by Bites.

Wow! Now here are the rules:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog

2) Add a link to the person(s) who awarded it to you

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4) Add links to those blogs on your blog

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

Well, here are my nominees:

Book Chic

The Not So Closet Geeks
The Brain Lair
Pub Rants
Melissa Walker's Blog
Hope's Bookshelf
I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell do I read?

Review: Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Naomi <3 Ely.
And she's kinda in love with him.
Ely <3 Naomi.
But he prefers to be in love with boys.

Naomi and Ely have been inseparable since childhood--partially because they've grown up across the hall from each other in the same Manhattan apartment building, and also because they're best friends. Soul mates. Or are they? Just to be safe, they've created a NO KISS LIST--their list o people who are absolutely off-kissing-limits for both of them. The NO KISS LIST protects their friendship and ensures that nothing will rock the foundation of Naomi and Ely: the institution.
Until Ely kisses Naomi's boyfriend. and a fateful piece of gum in the wrong place at the wrong time changes everything.
Soon a rift of universal proportions threatens to destroy their friendship, and it remains to be seen whether Naomi and Ely can find their way toward new soul-mate prospects...and back to one another. (from back of paperback)

Review: I have to admit, when I first picked up this book, I thought it was a just another middle grade book about "backstabbing friends", but I found it later on a GLBT book list and changed my mind. I am glad I later went back and got this book. I do not regret it.

The book is told similar to Nick and Norah's Infiinite Playlist where it has alternating chapter views. There was even one chapter where it alternated within that chapter! It was kind of confusing sometimes because I did a little lost as to I am reading the point of view from. I liked how Naomi used pictures instead of words all the time.

This book reads like a diary. It even has a playlist from the night doorman. I think because Naomi has the hots for Ely, she doesn't want anyone else, which I think why Ely kissed her boyfriend, Bruce the Second. Ely didn't want him to passed on as another Naomi trash.

It is a real growing up for these two NYU freshman. They have to grow apart in order to them to grow by themselves. It is wonderfully written and Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written yet another book that teenagers will like. This one has less profanity than Nick and Norah, but defintely more "gayness" (please excuse the politically incorrectness there). But it truly is many loves stories within one love story. Between Ely and Bruce. Between Naomi and Gabriel. Between Robin and Robin. Between Naomi and Ely. But most of all between each character and themselves.

I would recommend this book for fans of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and also for fans who want to read a love story with all the mushyness and sex scence.

I would give this book 5 coins.
5 = best
1 = worst

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Description: When Coraline explores her new home, she steps through a door and into another house just like her own . . . except that it's different. It's a marvelous adventure until Coraline discovers that there's also another mother and another father in the house. They want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to keep her forever!

Coraline must use all of her wits and every ounce of courage in order to save herself and return home

Review: I have to admit that I read Coraline because the movie came out and I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. Since it was a children's book, I didn't think it would like it is. I like reading children's books, and usually they don't scare me like from R.L. Stine or Christopher Pike. This story was diffrent.

It had so much detail. It read like a children's book, with simple words and everything, but I could feel the sense from it. It was a fully developed story. It did scare me, a little bit. I finished it in the middle of the night, so I had to turn off the night to go to bed. Actually, I was reluctant to turn them off because the book felt so real. I feel like Coraline was telling the story about herself, and not a narrater.

Gaiman did a very good job on the telling of this story. I would recommend this to anybody skeptical that children's books are just that, children's books. This book is for all ages, whether you are starting to read, or about to stop. But be careful letting the little ones read the book. It might scare them a little too much and give them nightmares.

*Maybe Spoilers*My favorite scene in this book was...actually I had two. One them was when Caroline went exploring in the "Other Mother's world" and walked into whiteness, and then ended right back at the house. It just seemed so surreal. The other one was at the end when the hand went after the key and Coraline set up the perfect trap.*Maybe Spoilers Over*

I would give it 4 coins.

New Challenges. Yea!

Well, I know it's already about a quarter through the year, but it's never too late to join challenges. I have now joined 4 challenges.

They are:
Compass Challenge
The Young Adult Challenge
1st in Series Challenge 2009
Read 'n Review Challenge

I will make their own pages over the next few days, so watch out for those posts. Enjoy!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Break

I am on Spring Break (yea!) and so I do not have fast internet connection. I will be posting my In My Mailbox when I have time, either that or I will make a IMM double feature next week or a triple feature the week after. I am not sure.
I will not having one this week for I am not at my normal mailing address, so I won't get anything. Thank you for following my blog. I will try to post a couple of reviews up this week, including Coraline, which is overdue. Thank you for being patient with me.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thinkin' About Thursday: Wintergirls

This is similar to Waiting On Wednesday except that the books are necessarily not published at the moment. Some may be from a few years back and maybe even a rumored book every once in a while...

So this week's book that is for Thinkin' About Thursday is:

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

I loved Speak and the issue that it dealt with, so I figured that Wintergirls would be just as good. I have had to deal with that so many of the problems that Anderson writes about. I like how her stories make you relate to the characters. I can't wait till it comes out!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Meetin' Monday: Hope's Bookself

Hope from Hope's Bookshelf is my second Meetin' Monday. Yea! Remember, these questions are somewhat conventional, I guess. You are free to comment.

What is your real name?


What has been a promient interview that has stuck out in your memory?

I like all of the interviews I've done, but I think my favorites were the ones I did with Sara Shepard and Siobhan Vivian. They were the first few interviews I did, and they will always hold a spot in my heart... and cliched as that sounds.

What has been a promient book that has stayed with you over the years, even from when you were a child?

CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM! It has been my favorite book since I was four or five. I love it so much, I don't have to use the book anymore... I can recite it from memory. :)

Who are some people you looked up to growing up?

My mom and my grandma are two people I still look up to today. They are strong and independent women. They do many things to help the community, and I just really look up to them.

Were you nervous first contacting authors or them first contacting you?

When I first started blogging, I was scared to contact authors. After a while, I realized that they were real people, just like us, and I started to contact them, too.

Who was your first author you contacted and how did you feel?

The first author I contacted was... Sara Shepard, I do believe. I asked if she would like to do an interview for my blog. And then I got an e-mail back saying that she would love to, and that when she got final copies of the Pretty Little Liars book she would send me a signed copy. Let's just say that I was on Cloud Nine for weeks following that e-mail. :)

what is your favorite bite size candy?

M&Ms. The peanut ones or the regular ones... it doesn't matter to me. :)

Wasn't that fun? Keep watching back for more Meetin' Mondays with more interesting people!

In My MailBox (2)

Second Vlog:

List of Books, as promised:

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Hardcover, but with water stains) from

Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend by Carrie Jones from my local library in town

Ranger's Apprentice-Book One: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan from Penguin

What a Girl Wants by Liz Maverick from my college library

The Deadly Diet: Recovering from Anorexia & Bulimia by Terence J. Sandbek, Ph. D. (Non-Fiction for school project) from my college library

Eating Disorders by L.K. George Hsu (Non-Fiction for school project) from my college library

Friday, February 27, 2009

Unbelievable by Sara Shepard

Description: Our pretty little liar's charmed lives have turned into living nightmares. Emily's been shipped off to Iowa to live with uberconservative cousins. Aria's boyfriend is behind bars--because of her. Spencer's afraid she was involved in Ali's murder. But Hanna's fate is far worse: She's clinging to life in the hospital because she knew too much. If these girls don't start listening to me, Hanna's going to look like the lucky one.

Review: This is the fourth in the Pretty Little Liars series. I read the first three during the beginning of last year. It really got me hooked and wondering who A is. It is so well written.

Sara Shepard did such a good job of keeping the suspense going about what is gonna happen to the girls next. It has alternating chapters, which each one focusing on one of the girls. Even when Hanna was in the coma, it had her chapters. I really liked it because that way you can feel for all the girls. The only problem I had with the alternating chapters were that if something exciting happened to one, I would want to know what happened to them right away and not have to wait for it come up again, which sometimes it didn't happen for a few chapters.

The book is really well written, as I have said, and the suspense that Shepard creates is marvelous. The stuff that happens to the girls is so marvelous that it would take such a strong imagination to create them.

I would give it 4 1/2 coins.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thinking About Thursday - Feb 26

This is similar to Waiting On Wednesday except that the books are necessarily not published at the moment. Some may be from a few years back and maybe even a rumored book every once in a while...

So this week's book that is for Thinkin' About Thursday is:

Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher

In a sentence or two: clay receives a box of cassette tapes (yes, apparently they are still around) from his classmate and crush Hannah...who died by suicide two weeks ago. There are 7 cassette tapes with a total of 13 recordings on them - the 13 reasons why Hannah gave up.

Hannah was the new girl her freshman year, with a clean slate. She was funny, smart, pretty, and socially capable of doing pretty well for herself. She makes friends with the other two new kids that year, and they find themselves supporting each other as newbies while spreading their wings socially among the other students. And that's about the end of what goes right for Hannah. Her two 'closest' friends betray her and a path of seemingly unrelated events and rumors tear her down piece by piece until she can't stand it anymore.

Clay is the latest recipient of the tapes that Hannah recorded the day before she died. He can't remember a single malicious thing he did to her, in fact, he was pretty smitten with her so he can't figure out why he would be one of Hannah's 13 reasons. But in order to find out, he has to listen to all the tapes in order, hearing each other person/reason why. Each story is heartbreaking and hauntingly familiar to clay. He saw/heard the rumors Hannah is talking about but is hearing the truth from her now. The way he sees his classmates, his town, his teachers, even himself, changes with each tape he plays.

I'm been hearing about this book for a long while. It just seems like a book that I would totally enjoy.

Booking through Thursday: Collectibles

  • Hardcover? Or paperback?
  • Illustrations? Or just text?
  • First editions? Or you don’t care?
  • Signed by the author? Or not?
I like hardcovers better, even though sometimes the paperbacks aren't bad. I like text with some pictures, just to give me a little tease. I would love first editions, but you can't always get them. Signed by the author is just a wonderful thing!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blog Party: Amanda Ashby

Yes, I just said. Blog Party. For a book. How awesome is that?

Don't forget to enter all previous posts for chances to win. The contests are only open for a couple of days!

Teaser Tuesdays: Coraline

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Please avoid spoilers!

Page 103 of Coraline by Neil Gaiman

"She realized than that, terrifying through the thing on the wall that had once been the other Misses Spink and Forcible was, it was attached to the wall by its web, encased in its cocoon. It coulf not follow her."

Hope You Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Meetin' Monday: Book Chic

Book Chic has graciously offered to my first Meetin' Monday! Yea! I've got to start somewhere, right?
Well, as you might figure out. These are not typical questions you read all the time. Well, they are in a way, I guess. So here he is. Don't forget to comment on what you guys think about it! Thanks!

What is your full name?

I'd rather not reveal my full name, but my first name is James.

What has been a promient interview that has stuck out in your memory?
Well, Lauren Barnholdt's was the first one I ever did, so that's a great memory. I'm also proud of my interviews with Meg Cabot- I'd been a fan for like 3 years and then I had the chance to interview her for my blog. It was a dream come true.

What has been a promient book that has stayed with you over the years, even from when you were a child?
I don't know, lol. I have SUCH a horrible memory. In fact, a mystery that I had solved several months back now has to be solved again, lol. Luckily, I found the answer on a blog entry from September. One of the series I LOVED to read as a child was the Billy and Blaze series, about a boy and his horse and they do amazing things or something along those lines. A more recent one would probably be the Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, as it was the first YA book I read and it got me started on reading YA.

Who are some people you looked up to growing up?
Here's the thing... I didn't look up to people. I mean, yeah, I had favorite actors/actresses, authors, etc. but no one I really looked up to. I didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life until I was already pretty much grown up, so yeah. Probably not the best answer ever to this question, lol. Right now though, I guess I look up to authors, particularly ones like Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen, who now write full-time as their job. It's something that I want to be able to do someday. 

Were you nervous first contacting authors or them first contacting you?
A tiny bit, but not really. I mean, barely a week passed from starting my blog that I went and contacted the queen of YA Meg Cabot to ask for an interview. Authors are people too, though I do still get WAY excited meeting them and also tend to clam up because I'm scared of saying something stupid in front of them, so it shouldn't be a huge deal contacting them. The worst thing that can happen is that they don't reply or say no, but in my experience, they'll do so politely. The YA community is so kind and caring- it's a pleasure to be part of it all. 

I don't think I was nervous if an author contacted me since they were seeking me out. I generally became more excited when that happened, lol. The nervousness occurred when contacting authors, as mentioned above.

Who was your first author you contacted and how did you feel?
Technically, Lauren Barnholdt was the first, but it was for an entirely different reason. It was to help promote her new book (at the time) Two-Way Street and she was looking to her LJ friends to post reviews of it on their blog or on Amazon. She was also willing to do interviews if people wanted to include those. Well, I have a Livejournal, so I had just planned on doing it there, but in the course of coming up with questions, I thought to myself "This is really fun. I want to do this more often." and I decided to make a book review blog. I had never read any review blog before, so I had very little idea of how to go about it and how to contact people, but that was the beauty of being on Myspace since lots of authors are on here. It made contacting and showing off my blog easier. 

What is your favorite bite size candy?
Yay, a short answer finally! hehe. I love Skittles. In fact, I'm going to go have some right now. :) 

Thanks so much for having me on your blog!! I loved these questions! :)

Book Chic

Man, isn't he just the awesomest? I love making up my words or using ones people have already made up, ha!

In My Mailbox (1)

My first vlog, Yea:

Please, please tell me what you guys think! I did this over so many times, trying to find something to do this with. Finally, I figured out how to use my webcam, after having my computer for almost 6 months! Epic fail...

Anyways, sorry it's late. Please comment on it!

Oh, I hate how I sound and my room is way too messy!

Let's Do the Shuffle (game...)!

I got this meme from Musings of  Fledging Writer. Yes, I know this has been around the internet for a while...The instructions are pretty simple:

1. Set your iTunes, iPod, Windows Media Player to shuffle.
2. Answer each question with the next song that comes up.

If someone says "Is this Okay?" You say:
"Rip Her to Shreds" - Blondie
Very Nice!

How would you describe yourself?
"Never Wanted to Dance" - Mindless Self Indulgence
Not really....

What do you like in a guy/girl?
"God of Wine" - Third Eye Blind

How do you feel today?
"It's Gonna Be Love" - Mandy Moore
That sounds about right...

What's your life purpose?
"Mobile" - Avril Lavigne
That totally does seem right!

What do your friends think of you?
"Radio" - Smash Mouth
Windows Media Player really does not get me....

What do your parents think of you?
"It's Gonna Be Me" - *NSYNC

What do you often think about?
"The Perfect Scene" - Mercy Mercedes
I guess this is better...

What do you think about the person you like?
"Angeles" - Enya

What is your life's story?
"Anything" - PFR
...middle child...

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Clock Shop" - Ronen (For the short play When Fatty Eats Time, or something like that, on Celtx)
That is so totally random!

What will you dance to at your wedding?
“Thank You" - Simple Plan
That is so horrible!

What will they play at your funeral?
“This Bitter Pill" - Dashboard Confessional
Wow. Windows Media Player really does hate me!

What is your biggest fear?
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - Johnny Cash
That's what I'm really scared off! Rawr!

What is your biggest secret?
“Doctor Finkelstein/In the Forest" - Amiina (Nightmare Revisited)
I like this part. It was so cute. The whole movie was.

What do you think of your friends?
“Girlfriend [Remix]" - *NSYNC

What is your future going to be like?
“Stoned" - Smash Mouth
I don't understand...Is that a warning?

What do you see in the person you like?
“Far Away" - NickelBack
Why must it always be this way?

What will the song be for you and your spouse?
“You'd Better" - Sony Ericsson
That's so funny because it's the ringtone where it tells you to answer your phone. Ha!

Now go and try it for yourself! No Cheating!

*I swear, Windows Media Player really hates me. I really need to get an iPod.*

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Books In Their Natural Habitat

I saw that Book Chic posted a few pictures (even getting the manager mad at him...), so I thought I would snap a few.

I don't really have bookstores near me. All I really have are Hastings, Wal-Mart, and Target. So here are a few from Wal-Mart:


Above, we have Geek Charming by Robin Palmer and Confessions of a Shopaholic (Movie Tie-In)by Sophie Kinsella


Above, we have You Are So Undead to Me by Stacie Jay; Masquerade (Blue Blood Novel) by Melissa de la Cruz; and a Gossip Girl: The Carylies book.


Above, we have Evermore by Alyson Noel with a The Clique book trying to "hide".

Last, but not least:


We have a lot here:
Cross My Heart, Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'll Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
Just Listen by Sara Desson
Envy: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen
You can also see Harry Potter books, Eragon books, and a few mangas on the bottom.

Well, I hope you enjoy this and I hope to find more good Books In Their Natural Habitat!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thinkin' About Thursday - Feb 19

This is similar to Waiting On Wednesday except that the books are necessarily not published at the moment. Some may be from a few years back and maybe even a rumored book every once in a while...

So this week's book that is for Thinkin' About Thursday is:

Flash Burnout by LK Madigan

Fifteen-year-old Blake has a girlfriend and a friend who's a girl. One of them loves him, the other needs him.

When he snapped a picture of a street person for his photography homework, Blake never dreamed that the woman in the photo was his friend Marissa's long lost meth-addicted mom. Blake's participation in the ensuing drama opens up a world of trouble, both for him and for Marissa. He spends the next few months trying to reconcile the conflicting roles of Boyfriend and Freind. His experiences range from the comic (surviving his dad's birth control talk) to the tragic (a harrowing after-hours visit to the morgue).

In a tangle of life and death, love and loyalty, Blake will emerge with a more sharply defined snapshot of himself.

I honestly don't know where I found this book. It was a review on a blog, but I can't remember. (Please let me know if you know. I am not trying to take credit. Please help me give it.) It just sounded so interesting. I will have to find this somewhere because I just wanna see what happens!

Booking Through Thursday

This week’s question is suggested by Kat:

I recently got new bookshelves for my room, and I’m just loving them. Spent the afternoon putting up my books and sharing it on my blog . One of my friends asked a question and I thought it would be a great BTT question. So from Tina & myself, we’d like to know “How do you arrange your books on your shelves? Is it by author, by genre, or you just put it where it falls on?”

I would have to say that my books (and movies) are organized alphabetically. Books are organized by author, movies by title. If I run out of room, then I just try to find a spot for it somewhere.
Honestly, they really need bigger bookshelves in college. I hope they realize that we don't just read textbooks. How else would we have gotten this far? Duh!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Please avoid spoilers!

Page 88 of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

"But already my heart rate is acclimating, slowing down, easing up, released from the suffocation of that club and that noise and so many people inside, who surely all know of my humiliation and my regret.
She's the reason I could not break through to Nick and I want to know why."

Hope you enjoy!


I am not holding the contest, but Melange's Book Reviews is!

All you have to do is become a follower. You could be 1 of the lucky 6 (sounds like Willa Wonka +1...) who could win 50 books!

Don't forget to tell her I sent you! There are 3 spots for those who added and 3 for those who refer!

Contest is open until February 26 so hurry!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

So Yesturday by Scott Westerfeld

Description: Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the innovators, the people at the peak of the coll pyramid.

Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque is a Trendsetter, on the second level of the pyramid. Hi job: find the newest, coolest thing for the retail market. His MO: observe, don't get involved.

But he has to get involved when he and his crush, Jen, discover his boss's cell phone in an abandoned building--and his boss missing. Hunter and Jen are soon snared in a web of brand-name intrigue: a missing cargo of the coolest shoes they've ever seen, ads for products that don't exist, and a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism as we know it.

Review: I got this book from Barnes & Nobles after I got a gift card from my boyfriend's grandmother. I didn't realize that it was older, but that didn't seem to affect it. Some of the technology was kind of out of date, but otherwise it was pretty modern.

I liked how Hunter didn't use name brands. That would have taken away the intergrity of the book. It kept me reading. I didn't want to stop reading, but I had to in order to do homework. The end was not what I expected, but I guess that was in it all along, just very underlined.

My favorite scene was the commercial of Poo-Sham, the fake shampoo. It was just funny!

I would totally recommend it anyone, especially people who always wonder where trends come from and what happens when something is way "too cool"

I would give it 4 coins.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thinkin' About Thursday

This is similar to Waiting On Wednesday except that the books are necessarily not published at the moment. Some may be from a few years back and maybe even a rumored book every once in a while...

So the first book that I for Thinkin' About Thursday is:

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Description: When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.
(Taken from faithful

I first saw the book trailer of this on Stephanie Kuehnert. She was talking about whether or not she should make a book trailer for Ballads of Suburbia. She had this book trailer as an example of a good one. I saw it and had to find it somehow. But I can't afford it! I hope I can get it soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Review: A Bride Most Begrudging

Description: When Lady Constance Morrow finds herself held against her will aboard a
ship bound for the American colonies—a ship filled with "tobacco
brides" and felons—she is quite sure that as soon as she arrives she
will find a reasonable man who will believe her father is an earl and
send her back on the next ship to England. Instead she meets Drew
O’Connor, a determined Colonial farmer who is nearly as headstrong as
she is. Drew wins Constance as his bride but soon realizes he has taken
on much more than he bargained for. (stolen from

Review: I got this book from my dad's book stash. I was reluctant about it because it was a Christian romance, but was I wrong. I thought it was a nice romantic story without all the sex interfering. It did have God and the Christian element in it, but it was preaching the message. It was showing more than telling. It also was pretty accurate, and I thoroughly enjoyed.

I would give it 4 coins.

Originally Posted on: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 1:32 p.m.

Review: Violet on the Runway

Description: A wallflower in the spotlight can do one of two things: wilt, or blossom...

Violet Greenfield's life changes forever when a lady in giant Chanel shades tells her she could be IT, the next Kate Moss-but taller, and without the PR problems. That's how Violet winds up with a business card in the front pocket of her jeans on her first day as a senior in high school. Angela Blythe from Tryst Models in New York City wants to put Violet on a plane and whisk her into the world of high-heeled boots and oversized sunglasses. Tall, skinny Violet, who's been P-L-A-I-N practically forever.

And guess what? She's going...(stolen from

Review: I had heard a lot of hype about this book and had wanted to read it for the longest time. Sometimes when a lot of hype is surrounded around a book that I don't like it. But I was very surprised. I actually enjoyed this book. I didn't want to put it down but I had to in order to finish my homework.

It started off good but after a while it kind of rushed. It didn't slow down a little after that but then rushed a little bit more. The end slowed down a lot and kept it open for a sequel, which I want to get soon. I really like it a lot. It made me really feel like I was Violet and living in her life. I actually felt at one point that I was her.

I would give it 4 Coins.

originally posted on: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 10:50 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Blog for Books

We have moved! I am now using this space for my book reviews and stuff. I hope to start putting up interviews and things. I hope to get Book Chic on here first and then go from there. Book Chic inspired me so that's why he's first.

All previous posts from MySpace will be moved here.

I review every kind of book when I get the time to read them. Please stay tuned and have fun.

Don't forget:
Peace, Love, Vote!