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