Wednesday, December 21, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 11

Day 11 - Book from your favorite author?
This one is insanely hard. I have many favorite authors and many favorite books by each author. So I will just name a few.

J.K Rowling- Harry Potter Series. And in the series I would have to say Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows are my favorites.

Sherrilyn Kenyon- This is tough, I'll just name the series. Dark Hunter Series and The Chronicles of Nick.

J.R Ward- Black Dagger Brotherhood series (can't really pick a favorite book)

Kristin Hannah- On Mystic Lake, Between Sisters, Firefly Lane (I haven't read all of her books yet)

Cassandra Clare- The Mortal Instruments series, probably The City of Fallen Angels being my favorite and The Infernal Devices.

Gena Showalter- Lords of the Underworld series

Lara Adrian- Midnight Breed series

I seriously have so many, so I'll just stop with this list.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 10

Day 10 - Book that changed your life?
Hm, I really feel like this is coming up a lot but it has been with me for like 12 years of my life and I grew up with it. Of course I am talking about Harry Potter. I got the first 3 books for my 11th birthday. It took me awhile to read the first 2. I wasn't that big of a reader then. But by the 3rd one I loved them. It took me only 2 weeks to read book 3, (for a 13 year old who goes to school thats not bad). The first 2 took me 6-9 months each. Ever since that 3rd book though I have been an avid reader. So it changed my life in that I now do things like this for the love of books.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 9

Day 9 - Book that makes you sick?
Okay, this question kind of threw me, I don't know. So I will answer with the book that disturbs me. And that, of course, is The Hunger Games. Whats more disturbing than your government making kids kill each other so they can survive. And then watching it on tv and calling it entertainment? Ugh, I guess you can say that makes me sick, the idea of it.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 8

Day 8 - Book that scares you?
This question, I don't think I can answer really. I don't read scary books, so theres non specific I can think of. I guess in general I'm just plain scared of scary books. Haha. I know I'm a chicken but I have never been into horror/scary things. So I am gonna just, in a way, skip this one. lol

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 7

Day 7 - Book that you can quote/recite?
Well, I don't know if theres any book I could completely quote/recite but theres a few that may be close. I feel like this is coming up a lot, but Harry Potter. haha, I guess it is the series I have read the most and its one of my favorites.

Another one, sort of is The Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

30 Day Challenge: Day 6

Day 6-Favorite Young Adult Book?
I have a lot of "favorite" young adult books. Its one of my favorite genres. But I guess my favorite young adult series is The Hunger Games series.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Know Me Better [4]

This Week's Questions are Holiday Related. If you don't celebrate Christmas feel free to modify the questions to apply to the holiday you do celebrate

Red or Green?
Favorite Christmas Carol?
What do you want for Christmas?
Favorite Holiday Treat?
Favorite Holiday Tradition?

Red or Green?
Green is my favorite color! (Along with pink!)

Favorite Christmas Carol?
Hm, good question. I don't really have a favorite.

What do you want for Christmas?
Every time I was asked I said "I don't know, nothing really." I can't think of anything really, except more books, haha, and just to spend a great Christmas with my family!

Favorite Holiday Treat?
Sugar Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms. I just love Holiday treats! :)

Favorite Holiday Tradition?
Since I've been with my boyfriend, its pretty much the same every year. Christmas eve we go to my mom/sisters (whoever decides to host that year) around 5pm. We stay there for a few hours, then around 8pm or 9pm we go to his dads just to see them and exchange gifts with them. They don't do their Christmas til morning but they do open some gifts while we're there. Then on Christmas morning/afternoon we go to his moms house and spend the day with his mom and grandparents. I love the family time! :) And usually at his moms, after dinner and opening presents, we play cards. :D

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Book you wish you could live in:
Wow this is a hard question. I'm not really sure. There are a lot of cool books with cool story lines. I mean, I guess Harry Potter was the one series that got me into reading and I just love the story and the characters and I tend to re-read the series a whole lot! Haha So I guess maybe that series.

30 Day Challenge: Day 4

Day 4 - What book makes you cry?

This is hard because I don't think I have ever actually cried while reading a book. I guess I have been close but never actually cried. The two I was closest to crying while reading was:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Book Review: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Amy And Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
344 pages
5/5 Stars

Goodreads Description: 
Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew—just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road—diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards—this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

Okay, so where to start. I had never heard of this book until a friend of mine had read it and begged me to read it. Haha. And I am so glad she told me about it! I absolutely loved this book! The book starts off with Amy at home in California explaining how her road trip to Connecticut was arranged. This takes place only a few months after her father's accident. Her mother has a new job in Connecticut, her brother is in North Carolina. She has been home in California by herself for a month, and she needs to get to Connecticut. Her mother wants her to bring their car by road trip, but Amy refuses to drive since the accident. So Amy's mother enlists in Roger to drive since he will be living in Pennsylvania with his father for the summer. So thats how it all starts. Roger and Amy then set off on their road trip which was planned out, city by city, stop by stop by Amy's mother but as they start their trip they decide to take a different path, a detour. So starts Amy's path to finding herself. They stop in lots of different and cool places across the US. Both Amy and Roger start with having certain things they want to do on this trip. Roger has a (ex)girlfriend he is trying to track down to figure out what happened with their relationship and Amy has a few places she wants to see for reasons involving her late father. This story goes on to tell both of their stories (although it is in Amy's point of view, Roger has a little story too). I loved how it had receipts from restaurants and hotels in the book as well, along with Amy's notebook for her trip. Cool little extras. The story, I thought was very well written and the characters were relate able. I kind of want to re-read it again already. Once I got through the first 50 pages or so the book just flew by for me. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys young adult books. Its a very good book about a girl finding her way through life and tragedy and learning how to talk through things with loved ones and even new people. So, yes a very, very good book!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 3

I am doing this one a little sooner so I don't forget. Haha.

Day 3: What book makes you laugh out loud?
Quite a few books makes me laugh out loud but I think theres one series of books that does it to me a lot. And that is non other than

The Stephanie Plum series!

If you have never heard of them or read them you should check them out! Its a series following Stephanie Plum. The first book starts off with Stephanie getting a divorce and losing her job. She can't seem to find a job so she ends up black mailing her cousin to be a bounty hunter for him. And it all goes from there. The story follows Stephanie and her friends in a lot of hilarious antics. Stephanie is not a very good bounty hunter, but she does get her man! They are fast reads and good books to cheer you up. So seriously, check them out if you haven't yet!

30 Day Challenge: Day 2

So I am already messing up. Haha I just remembered this. I am 2 hours and 20 minutes late. Lol. Oh well, I haven't gone to sleep yet so it still counts for me. :D

Day 2: What is your least favorite book?
Okay so this is a hard question. There were a lot of books in high school that I was forced to read and I ended up hating them.
Such as:
The Lord of the Flies

And Animal Farm

But I don't know if it was the fact that I was forced to read them and at that point I just didn't want to or what. Since they are classics and some people really love them. Because there was one book that I was forced to read in school that I absolutely loved and thats To Kill A Mockingbird.

So I guess my answer is Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies, and maybe 1984. But I may give them another shot some day just to see if it had anything to do with being forced to read them. Since I don't like to be told what to read. Haha.

Friday, December 9, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 1

Hi guys! I have decided to try to do a 30 Day Challenge about books. I am hoping I will be able to do it every day but if not I will be as close as possible. So I will start right away.

Day 1: What is your favorite book?
This is a hard question for me. I have 2 favorite series.

Harry Potter


The Hunger Games

Now of each series I have can't say I have an exact favorite but I do like some better than others. For Harry Potter I would have to say my "favorites" are Prisoner of Azkaban, and Deathly Hallows. If you were to ask me which one I preferred I don't know if I could answer that. PoA was my favorite until DH came along. They are so close. PoA introduced us to my favorite characters but DH was such an epic ending!

With The Hunger Games, I guess The Hunger Games is my favorite but I love them all. Of course I do, which is why its one of my favorite series. But I think I love The Hunger Games a little more than Catching Fire.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gift Card Giveaway

Thanks to Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Attack of the Book for hosting this blog hop!

I absolutely love the Holidays and this spirit of the Holidays and I love to give. So I will be giving out a $10 Amazon gift card (sent through email) or a book up to $10 from The Book Depository for my international followers (as long as TBD ships to you)! All you have to do is be a follower, but there are extra entries! Just fill out the rafflecopter below and then keep hopping! :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays [3]

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser this week:

Pg 52 of Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
-Oh, momentarily wondered if it would be possible to get one of the bears lurking outside to come in and kill me.
-"Oh, right," I said, trying to force my voice to stay upbeat.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Another Giveaway Coming Up!

Just wanted to let you all know I will have another giveaway coming up in a few short days. Yet another one hosted by the wonderful Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer. So look out for that at the end of this week! :D

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway Hop Winner

Firstly I would like to say thank you to everyone who stopped by and is now following my blog! It means a lot and I hope you enjoy what I have to say. Also if you didn't win this time, I will be having another giveaway soon! So stop on by again to check it out! :D

So now on to our winner:

Stephanie Dunn :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Review

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Book 1 in the Hush, Hush series
Paperback, 391 pages
4/5 Stars

Description from Goodreads: 

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

So where to start..this book did take me awhile to read but it wasn't because it wasn't good. I just had so much going on while trying to read this book. When I started it I flew through the first 100 pages or so and then I had to slow down because of life. But anyways, I really enjoyed this book. I am a big fan of young adult paranormal books.I have read a lot of reviews where people say how annoying Nora is, and she kinda is but I think its annoying in a sensible way. If that makes sense. Not annoying in a Bella way. (I did like Twilight but c'mon, Bella is annoying.) Nora's annoyingness seems to make sense for what shes going through to me. She lives at home, her father was killed awhile ago and her mom has a job that takes up all of her time and she even isn't home at all for days. So Nora just has the housekeeper around her most of the time. Then she meets Patch and thats when things start to get weird. She keeps seeing this person dressed in black following her everywhere, she is forced to work with Patch in class and he tends to show up everywhere she is too. So she wonders if there isn't something wrong with Patch. The book goes on to show Nora and Patch's relationship change from schoolmates to friends or frenemies in Nora's mind and on. Along the way Nora has her best friend Vee and two guys she met at a cafe, Elliot and Jules. There is a kind of twist at the end but for me it wasn't overly shocking. I kind of saw it coming. I was never 100% sure but I thought there was a possibility. This is a good book if you enjoy young adult paranormal with angels and fallen angels.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednsday [3]

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.

So I have been falling behind on this weekly memes lately. I've been busy at work and tired when I'm home. And I'm going to cheat some on this one. The book I'm waiting on this week is actually already out. But, I won't get it til Christmas. I couldn't afford it so my sister bought it for me and said I had to wait til then. So I'm trying to patiently wait..Ha! So the book is...


Goodreads Description: 
Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

So many of you have probably already read this and think I'm crazy for having not read it yet, but really, I just read The Hunger Games this summer. And I haven't read any of the great books that are the "it" books with awesome reviews yet. I am behind. I wish I had like $500 for buying books so I could get them all. Haha. But anyways I am super excited to read this. I mean I have plenty of books to hold me over til then but I will probably start reading this right when I get it! :D

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Know Me Better [3]

Know Me Better is a weekly meme hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer so you can get to know me better. If you want to join in you can post your answers or go to I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and join the linky list.

Heres this weeks questions:

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Um, good question. Maybe how rebellious I have been at times.

Beach or Pool?
Pool I guess. No good beaches here.

If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it?
Um watching a good movie and reading a good book. Haha

Coke or Pepsi?

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?
This is a tough question. I honestly don't know.

Now it's your turn! Share an answer to one or more of these questions as a comment or post your answers on your blog and link up here!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
& All Consuming Books

November 17th to 27th

What is a giveaway hop?
Simple - Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.
For followers this means lots of chances to win free books.
For blogs hosting a giveaway it means lots of new visitors.
It's a win-win!

So this is my first giveaway! I'm so excited for this. I will be giving away a copy of Lover Avenged by J.R Ward. Its in brand new condition. This is a US only giveaway. Sorry to those international followers.

To enter this giveaway just fill out the rafflecopter form below. Its easy, you just have to be a GFC Follower. If you're not just click on the button on top or on the left sidebar. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The First Official Hunger Games Trailer! :D

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I feel like such a fangirl but omg! I am soooooo excited! I absolutely love the trailer and think everyone is going to be PERFECT!!!! I was kinda sad that we didn't hear some o the famous lines but maybe on the next trailer or tv spots when they come out! I got teary when Katniss yells "I volunteer" after Prim is chosen and Prim is screaming and crying. (That gave me chills typing it.) And when Gale says "They just want a good show. Thats al they want." and Katniss says "Theres 24 of us Gale, and only 1 gets out" gave me goosebumps. And at the end when Katniss is lifted into the arena and theres the countdown before the kids take off...*sigh* I'm just speechless! Is it March yet?!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday Favorites [2]

Sorry I am a day late on this! I was out of town last night and without a computer!

This post was started by Satins Bookish Corner. This meme is to tell you about my favorite book characters each week! Anyone who wants to join in can leave a link on their page and they will add you to the list each week so every can hop on over and check out your Friday Favorite. :) You can also check out Vanes Mate The Bookaholic

So my favorite character this week is:
Patch from the Hush, Hush series.


I have not even finished this book yet but I love Patch! I hate cocky people but he has this cute cockiness. :) I am excited to finish the book and read the others! I hope he continues to be so funny and sexy in an annoying way. ;)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Follow Friday [2]

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read. Visit either of their blogs for complete rules of the following fun!

This week's question:

"In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran’s Day tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life."

I would say my grandpa and my sister. My grandpa was back during the Korean War and my sister just got back from Afghanistan the end of this summer. Plus my brother's best friend (hes like a brother to me) has been serving in South Korea for years. He is finally coming home due to health issues. But I am thankful for all of them.

What are your answers? Please leave a comment or a link to your blog!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Know Me Better [2]

Know Me Better is a weekly meme hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer so you can get to know me better. If you want to join in you can post your answers or go to I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and join the linky list.

Heres this weeks questions:

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My year supply of food, my family and a pile of books.

What is one book everyone should read?

The Bible is a good answer. That of course, and maybe The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird. And The Hunger Games for fun and intensity.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

I always say read minds. But then I don't know if I truly wanna know what every thinks. Maybe to be invisible when I want to. You can hear them talk about you but no all their thoughts. Haha

Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry Potter. Its always been Harry Potter. I like(d) Twilight but never more than Harry Potter. Harry Potter is what got me into reading and I grew up with it.

Gum or Breath Mints?

Gum, I suppose.

Now it's your turn! Share an answer to one or more of these questions as a comment or post your answers on your blog and link up here!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday! [2]

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.

This week I am waiting on:
The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter. (Book 9 of the Lord of the Underworld series.)
Release Date: February 21, 2012.

Goodreads: Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive-but his potent allure comes at a terrible price. Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die. And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he’d thought was forever beyond his reach…until now.

Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet in Paris’s arms, the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up.

Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally-or tear them apart?

This series is so amazing. I am totally excited for Paris' book and that cover is just so beautiful and hot at the same time! :)

What are you waiting for this week?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays [2]

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"Do you sleep naked?" he asked.

My mouth threatened to drop, but I held it in cheek. "You're hardly the person I'd tell."

Pg. 14 of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

**I just started so I'm not very far so the teaser's not the best.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Meet Me On Monday

Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!


1. Are you excited for the holidays or are you dreading them?

I love the Holidays! I love the cheery music, the decorations and spending time with my family!

2. Do you hit the snooze button or get right up?

Depends. Usually get up right away but sometimes I hit the snooze button.

3. Do you still have your tonsils?

4. What was the last piece of candy that you ate?
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup

5. Do you shop at thrift stores?
Sometimes. I used to with my mom a lot. But now I do only when I need something I won't wear or use a lot and don't want to spend a lot of money.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

So in my Won category, its quite large. Most are ebooks but still very exciting. I hope I remember all or at least most of them. They were given to me from the many Halloween giveaways that were going on.

-Last Call by Jennifer Schmidt (ebook) from Books, Biscuits and Tea
-Blood Eternal by Marie Treanor from Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
- Touching Evil* from Ramblings From This Chick
-Demon Whisperer by Tawny Stokes (ebook) from Darkangel88
-Apocalypse Gene from Awesomesauce Book Club
-Signed copies of Vampyre Kisses and Werewolf Descent by Elizabeth Kolodziej +swag
- Ebook Pack from Romancing the Book
-The Mercy by Beverly Lewis from Short and Sweet
-Scary Stories Treasury from Slacker's Paradise
-Just for Chills by Dan Barbier (ebook) from Indie Snippets
-The Death Catchers* from Ashley Suzanne
-Signed copy of We Hear The Dead* by Dianne Salerni
-Something Inside of Me by Chitoka Webb from My Devotional Thoughts 
-Gleaming White by Terra Harmony
-Beasts: They Eyes Constance by Leanore Elliott (ebook) from Close Encounters with the Night Kind
-The Monster of Silver Creek by Belinda Buchanan from Books, Biscuits and Tea

I also won a $15 Book Depository Gift card from Books and Other Creative Adventures which I have yet to receive in the mail and it will be a surprise which 2 books she got me of the one I picked out :)
* Are books not yet received yet but I included anyways

This is my signed copies of Vampyre Kisses and Wolf Descent and book swag.

My Bought  category is a lot smaller.
I did just recently figure out that you can get Kindle for your PC so I've gotten a lot of free books the last few days but I'm not going to name them all. I'll just show the one book I bought today and its a physical book.

And I just do my reviews as I'm done with the book so I have none to post here but my latest one is on Marked by P.C and Kristen Cast.

Marked by P.C and Kristen Cast Review

Marked by P.C Cast and Kristen Cast
Book 1 in the House of Night series
Hardcover, 306 pages
 4/5 stars.

Description (from Goodreads)
The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed.  In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire -- that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do.  It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.  But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.  When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

I was reading another book when I started this so I only read like the first chapter and then I stopped for about a week. But once I picked it back up and continued to read I really enjoyed it. The only reason I took so long to read it is because of life getting in the way. :) Although the beginning was a little slow, which usually happens with the first book in a series because everything has to be set up, the rest of the book was great! Once Zoey gets to school  things really pick up. We meet Zoey's new friends and her new enemies. This book is mostly about Zoey transitioning into her new life as a fledgling vampyre. But she is a little more special than the average fledgling. 

I would say if you like young adult books and paranormal vampire stories, then give this book a shot. Its a nice quick read too (if you don't have a busy life like I did while reading it. :p)

Friday, November 4, 2011

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines and Kelly at Secrets of a Book Lover. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make new friends!

Question of the Week: What book shelf would you ask Santa for?
I would love a bookshelf that is built into the wall. Well that is the wall. My uncle has something like this where all four walls are book shelves! :)

What about you?? What book shelf would you ask Santa for??

Friday Favorites [1]

This post was started by Satins Bookish Corner. This meme is to tell you about my favorite book characters each week! Anyone who wants to join in can leave a link on their page and they will add you to the list each week so every can hop on over and check out your Friday Favorite. :) You can also check out Vanes Mate The Bookaholic

So my favorite character this week is:


Since the movie will be out in a few months I will start with Peeta! :) He is just such a wonderful friend and loyal person. As much as he and Katniss go through, he is constantly there for her and trying to save her. Even when Katniss hurts him, he still does anything he can to save her. Brave, courageous, loyal, compassionate--AMAZING!!

Follow Friday [1]

RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - & The Magic Attic.
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Today's Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read! Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

Okay so this is not my current read but I didn't want to take a picture right now. This is from this summer! I'll try to add a new picture later! :) And one with my face. Which I could do but it'll be non book related.

So this is obviously not book related but you can see my face! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Know Me Better [1]

Know Me Better is a weekly meme hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer so you can get to know me better. If you want to join in you can post your answers or go to I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and join the linky list.

Heres this weeks questions:

What's your favorite season/weather?
Spring. I love the warmer weather, and the blooming flowers and plants. Its just so pretty and the singing birds and the days start to get longer. :)

PC or Mac?
PC. My boyfriend is a computer guy so I hear lots about whats better and what sucks. And hes a PC man. :P

Favorite music?
I like a variety of music. Some bands/singers I like are Ingrid Michaelson, The Fray, Lifehouse, Daft Punk, Shonen Knife and Cobra Starship. Quite a variety.

Facebook or Twitter?
I use both but I'm on facebook way more.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you'd be embarrassed to admit?
I don't watch much t.v anymore but I have watched Jersey Shore a few times and I don't get the appeal. And I guess the book it Twilight. I still like the books but I am embarrassed at how much I liked them when I read them the first time. I was acting like a 13 year old girl at the age of 20. :\

Now it's your turn!

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