Saturday, December 31, 2011

In My Mailbox [#21]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where we share new books we bought, received, won etc.

This Week I Bought: 
So I found these at my local Indie bookstore and I only planned on getting one copy (Witch & Wizard) but then I found an ARC of it and we all know ARCs shouldn't be traded into stores so I picked it up too. 

Library Haul Party I:

Library Haul Part II:

 For those of you who didnt get to see last week because of the holiday my biggest gift was getting a Kindle. Just wanted to make sure everyone got to share in some of my holiday joy.

My mom got me a 2012 calendar. I totally wasn't expecting my mom to buy me this.

What in your mailbox?

TBR Intervention Challenge [#12]


TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by Dani@RefractedLight, Anayami@Whatever You Can Still Betray & April@Books4Juliet

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

Here are the rules:  

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one).

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers.
Last weeks TBR book:
Leviathan
Author: Scott Westerfeld

I'll be honest, due to the holidays I didnt even come close to finishing Leviathan. Lol. So I'm gonna continue it for this week! But I am still gonna pick another book for this week because I'm super SUPER excited to read it!









The OTHER book I'm committing to read this week is:
Shift
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready

Summary from Goodreads: 
Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to.
Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift. 

As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.

Ok, so we all know I really enjoyed Shade and I've been dying to get my hands of Shift since then! So even though I only picked it up today I'm making it my other TBR book because I'm so excited to read it!!!!!!! And I must share my excitement with you guys! :D :D And plus I know many of you guys will love the fact that I'm reading Shift. :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Follow Friday [#20]

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)

Q. The New Year is here -- and everyone wants to know your New Years Blogging Resolution! What are you going to try to revise, revamp and redo for 2012 on your blog?

I have a few things. The first is to keep blogging. I know I slack sometimes, not reading to my full potential for reviews sometimes but hey. We all need a little down time. But my blog has become such a big part of my life and I cant see myself not blogging now.

The second, GIVEAWAYS!!! Yes, you heard right. I really hope to do many giveaway in 2012! I know I havent done any this year but thats because I've been flat broke. Any of the books I've bought this year my parents in some way helped me out with. Lol. So once I have my own money I definitely plan on hosting giveaways!

The third is to use social networking to its full potential! I'll admit. I am slacking a little in the social networking department. I do tend to talk to some people on Twitter but that's because their like my best blogger friends that I've made so far. I could definitely talk to a lot more people. And don't be afraid to talk to me either (@xDarkPrincess17)! I'm always open for conversation! And I always try to get back to people ASAP unless I'm sleeping or not home. Then you have to wait til I wake up or if I have my iPod on me, wait til I get wifi when I'm out. Lol. I also really wanna use my Facebook page to its full potential (my blog page that is). Lol. I promise in the New Year I'll start updating it more, like a lot more. So its not just my new blog posts on the page. Lol. (And if you guys haven't followed me on Twitter or liked my Facebook page and want to the links are right over there on the side. --------------------------->

And last but not least, I definitely want to keep making new friends through the blog :) You guys are awesome you know that right? :)

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads. Theres a weekly question and then we do a re-cap of the weeks posts.

Q. First & Last: What was the first book you read in 2011 and the last you finished in 2011? How do you feel about these books? Would you recommend them to other readers? 

The first book I read was City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. I loved it and I would definitely recommend it to others because its part of one of my fave series!!!!! 

The last book I'm reading this year is Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. I would also recommend this to others, especially since Scott Westerfeld is one of my fave authors. 

Weekly Recap: 
TBR Intervention Challenge [#11]
In My Mailbox [#20] Christmas Edition!!
Teaser Tuesday [#20]
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read In 2011
Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
2011 End Of Year Book Survey
Waiting On Wednesday [#19]

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday [#19]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Wings of the Wicked
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Expected Publication: February 14, 2012

Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

She’s been warned.
Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian’s new plan to destroy Ellie’s soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian’s schemes , the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.

She’ll be betrayed.
Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay.


So for those of you who didnt see my Teaser Tuesday post it has quotes from Angelfire because it's one of the books I'm currently reading. And I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm definitely already looking forward to Wings of the Wicked! 

What are you waiting on?

2011 End Of Year Book Survey

It's time for Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner's end of year survey! I've been looking forward to this so I can actually have a little discussion about books! :) Yay!

1. Best Book You Read In 2011?

I'm gonna separate this into genres like Jamie did.
YA Contemporary - Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (best contemp I've read by far though Simone Elkeles Perfect Chemistry comes in at a close second)
Dystopian - Divergent by Veronica Roth
YA Paranormal - Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready (Thanks to April at Books4Juliet and practically all of my TBR Intervention friends for getting me to read it :D)
Adult - Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

2. Most Disappointing Book/Book You Wish You Loved More Than You Did?

Shadowland by Alyson Noel. I found it so hard to get into and overall it was kinda boring. I finally made myself read it for a TBR Intervention to finally finish it. I loved Evermore and Blue Moon and I feel like Shadowland fell flat compared to them. I thought Evermore and Blue Moon were four or five star ratings and Shadowland fell to a two and a half three star. Though I still found one more book worse. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. I really liked the concept behind the book. And I thought the writing was good. But I just found it boring (more boring than Shadowland) and I felt no connection to the characters whatsoever. At least with Shadowland I still felt connected to Ever and Damen. Halo only got maybe one and a half stars because I couldn't even finish it. 

3. Most Surprising (in a good way) Book Of 2011?

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I honestly didnt think I'd like this book. I thought it was just gonna be another Wolf book with the same things I've already read about but after reading it I found I was wrong. I enjoyed this book way more than I expected to and the wolf thing was in its way unique in Shiver. It definitely surprised me.

4. Book You Recommended To People Most In 2011?

Theres more than one. Lol. Lets see, the ones I've recommended most are Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Gallagher Girls books by Ally Carter, and any Cassandra Clare, L.J. Smith or Scott Westerfeld books.

5. Best Series You Discovered In 2011?

Um, I have two. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins & The Perfect Chemistry Series by Simone Elkeles! :D

6. Favorite New Authors You Discovered In 2011?

Suzanne Collins, Stephanie Perkins & Simone Elkeles. :D

7. Best Book That Was Out Of Your Comfort Zone Or Was A New Genre For You? 

The Host by Stephenie Meyer. It had some Sci-Fi in it. I didnt really read any books that had Sci-Fi in it until The Host. It was really cool though. I really enjoyed it and I'm definitely looking forward to pick up some more Sci-Fi like books.

8. Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book In 2011?

For me it was Divergent by Veronica Roth. That books kept me sucked in until the very last page!

9. Book You Most Anticipated In 2011?

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I was dying waiting for this to come out!

10. Favorite Cover Of A Book You Read In 2011?

I just absolutely love Le tour Eiffel in the background. :)

11. Most Memorable Character In 2011?

√Čtienne St. Claire!!!!!! Duh!

12. Most Beautifully Written Book Read In 2011?

Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr. It was so beautifully written especially for the ending of the Wicked Lovely series!

13. Book That Had The Greatest Impact On You In 2011?

It was definitely by far Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher! I was very connected to this book because in the past I dealt with depression and feeling like Hannah did. This book really hit home with me because I really understood what Hannah was going through.

14. Book You Can't Believe You Waited UNTIL 2011 To Finally Read?

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins! I seriously cant believe I waited so long to read this!!!

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2011?

From Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare:
"Whatever you are physically," he said, "Male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy-all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lamp remains the same. You are that flame."

I absolutely love love love that quote! It is so amazing! 

16. Book That You Read In 2011 That Would Be Most Likely To Reread In 2012?

Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! This book makes me so dang happy!

17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Someone Else About It? (A WTF Moment, An Epic Revelation, A Steamy Kiss, etc. etc.) Be Careful of Spoilers!

Anna and the French Kiss (so many moments between Anna and Etienne), The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (The End, I was seriously looking at the page like WTF!), Passion by Lauren Kate (I was in awe of the ending, totally not what I saw coming and now I'm dying to know how it ends!) & Divergent (some Four & Tris moments! and a few moment just of Four. Lol.)

Book Blogging/Reading Life in 2011

1. New Favorite Book Blog You Discovered In 2011?

OMG! Its so hard to choose just one! I've discovered so many great blogs! Um, I'm gonna go with Book 4 Juliet. I forget when I discovered April's blog, I know it was a while ago when I was just starting to get into meme's. I think I discovered it when I started participating in WoW (Waiting On Wednesday). I absolutely love her blog. First of all, its so cute! Second of all me and her enjoy so many of the same books! And not to mention, she's been one of the people that's supported me and my blog since she discovered mine and she leaves awesome comments on a regular basis. :)

2. Favorite Review You Wrote In 2011?

I have two faves. First being Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - I think this was more gushing about the book more than an actual thorough review but I just had the best time ever writing it!

The second being Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - The first half of this was gushing and insanity and all that stuff about the book more than a review. Lol. The second half was more reviewish but ya. Lol

I enjoyed writing those review so so so so much!

3. Best Discussion You Had On Your Blog?

Uh...... Hmm... I really dont know. I think my best discussions came from Book Blogger Appreciation Week. The questions I posted about that week definitely got some great feedback and caused some great discussions.

4. Most Thought-Provoking Review Or Discussion You Read On Somebody Else's Blog?

It would take me literally forever to find this to link it but It was a post on Parajunkees blog about commenting on other blogs and whether or not you like just general comments or well thought out comments. (Which if you all wanna know, I enjoy both. It just makes me happy that you took the time to actually comment on my blog.)

5. Best Event That You Participated In (Author Signings, Festivals, Virtual Events, Memes, etc.)?

Well. I actually enjoy participating in many memes (you all know which ones I participate in and who the credit goes to for them. Lol.). But I really enjoyed participating in The Broke and The Bookish's Secret Santa this year. It was so much fun. It wasn't the only secret santa I participated in but it was the one I enjoyed the most! My Secret Santa (Yani @ The Secret Life of an Avid Reader) got me one of the best presents I recieved this year! And I also enjoyed shopping for the person I was Secret Santa to (Magan @ Rather Be Reading). I really enjoyed this event (The giving and the recieving) and after the experience I had with it this year I will definitely participate in it again next year. :)

6. Best Moment Of Book Blogging In 2011?

I have two actually. The first one being the first time someone else featured my blog on theirs! Sam @ Books For All Seasons was the first person to ever feature my blog. It made me so incredibly happy that he liked my blog so much that he featured it on his blog! The second being hitting 200 followers before the year ended. I never thought that many people would be interested in my blog especially in just half a year! 

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (Whether It Be By Comments Or Views)?

Lets see, the most popular post by comments was my Waiting On Wednesday #5 post where I featured Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer. The most popular post by views is my Review of Passion by Lauren Kate. Ironically it has the most views but no comments. Lol.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I wish my reviews of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin and Nightshade by Andrea Cremer got a little more love. They feel a little left out like many of my earlier reviews. 

9.Best Bookish Discovery (Book Related Sites, Book Stores etc.)?

For me it was NetGalley. I had no idea it existed until I really got into blogging.

10. Did You Complete Any Reading Challenges Or Goals That You Had Set For Yourself At The Beginning Of The Year?

I completed my Goodreads goal of reading 50 books this year. (I surpassed it actually). I also surpassed my goal of reading 40 YA books this year for the 2011 YA Reading Challenge.

Looking Ahead...

1. One Book You Didnt Get To In 2011But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2012?

Dearly Departed by Lia Habel. My Secret Santa Yani got this for me but I just havent had the time to get to it this year! But I plan on it being one of the first books I read in 2012!!!

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2012?

I have like 5 I'm anticipating. 

Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2012?

I hope to start having GIVEAWAYS on the blog! :) :) :). I know many of you are excited to hear that. Lol. :)

Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: December 6, 2011
Pages: 502
Source: Hardcover/Own

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends. 

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

Review: **SPOILER WARNING** *I will let lose some spoilers so if you haven't read it don't read my review yet* Ok, first of all, lets get this out before I begin. AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *throws book at wall* *picks books up, reads some more, **Happy face*then throws book at wall again!!*  I swear! I was on an emotional roller coaster reading this book! Especially closer to the end!!!! I mean seriously I was all happy one minute then throwing my book the next! Clockwork Prince left me seriously torn! I have to start out talking about the boys for once! Again, I repeat. I AM SERIOUSLY TORN! I was slightly on Team Jem coming into Clockwork Prince but through out the book I kept swaying back and forth! I absolutely love Jem! He is so freaking sweet! I mean how can you not like Jem? He's such a genuine sweet amazing guy! There was so many moments throughout the book I was grinning during moments between him and Tessa. But then there's Will! I love Will so much! I mean come on, Will Herondale is so freaking hot! Despite how much I loved the Jem and Tessa scenes I always found myself rooting for Will! I mean, I felt so bad for him for having to push people away! It always saddened me so much knowing how he really felt and that he wasn't able to show it! I mean I absolutely loved the moment Will and Tessa shared on the balcony! I loved that more than all the Jem and Tessa moments combined. So I guess that makes me Team Will officially now right? Omg! The End!!!! This was where my emotional roller coaster started going out of control! Jem and Tessa engaged!!!! I thought it was so sweet but inside I was screaming NO!!!!!!! Don't hurt Will!!!!!!! AHHH!!!!!!! Especially after he found out he wasnt really cursed!!! It killed me!!!! I so badly want Will and Tessa together! (Sorry all of you on Team Jem.) I wanted to cry because of Will's reaction to Tessa telling him she's engaged to Jem!!!!!!!!

Ok, now that I got all that out, lets get down to the rest of the entire book! The magister aka Mortmain. First of all, I still find him creepy and disturbing. Second, I couldn't believe all the influence he had on people that were supposed to be allies of Will, Tessa & Jem. Jessamine! I couldn't believe she betrayed them for Nate! I honestly was only a little shocked about it but I desperately didn't want it to be true. I mean I get that she desperately didn't want to be a Shadowhunter but to betray them for Nate! AHHH!!!! Why? And then learning that Benedict Lightwood was under Mortmains control too! Wow! I'll admit I did love the blackmail Charlotte used on him after finding out the reason why he was letting Mortmain control him. I just absolutely loved it! And Gideon!!!! OMG!!! I cant believe what he did to his father! I mean his father deserved it after all the lies and the way he raised them but I still was shocked that he actually did it! Though I cant say I'm mad about it. Lol.

5 Stars!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read In 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It was created due to their love of lists.

This weeks topic is:
Top Ten Favorite Books I Read In 2011

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - This is like seriously my fave book I read this year. I mean I absolutely loved it! Its so cute and definitely my fave contemporary. :D

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - Again I ask myself, Why did I wait so long to read this? Its amazing!

3. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - Do I even have to explain why its a fave? Its Cassie Clare! I think its self explanatory! I couldnt wait for this to finally come out so I could get my hands on it! :D

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth - Um, Dystopian! Another one I dont think I really need to explain. But I will. This is definitely one of the best dystopians I've read this year.

5. The Host by Stephenie Meyer - I waited almost 2 years from when I bought the book to read it due to fear it might be like Twilight (don't get me wrong, I love Twilight, but I really wanted something much better than it.) It was nothing like Twilight. It was ten times better! Why did I wait to read it?!?

6. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles - It's a Simone Elkeles book, need I say more?

7. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - I was so excited to read this, even more so when I won an ARC of it. I really enjoyed the way it was written and overall it was definitely a good dystopian!

8. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh - I wasnt sure I'd even like this but I loved it! It was so interesting, especially with how much Edgar Allen Poe and his works were intertwined with the story.

9. Wither by Lauren DeStefano - This is just an awesome book. I dont have to explain any more than that. :)

10. Pure by Julianna Baggott - This doesnt come out til February but thanks to NetGalley I've read it already and I really enjoyed how unique this dystopian was from others. (You all will see when you read it, and from my review to be posted in January).

BONUS ROUND: (You didnt think I could limit this to ten did you?)
11. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
12. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
13. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
14. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
15. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Teaser Tuesday [#20]

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

1. "His hands trembled a little as they cupped her face, which surprised her even as it made her intensely happy."

2. "And then he kissed her, and it was more amazing, more delicious, more real than any and every kiss that had ever come before it."

Quotes come from Galley/E-ARC of "The International Kissing Club" by Ivy Adams. I don't have a specific page number but its about 50% of the way through the book.

1. "I was smoothing my hand over the wide claw marks that ran down the length of the metal door when I heard the roars from somewhere deep within the cavernous textile plant."

2. "The angry wails shook the dusty floor beneath my shoes in desolate echoes, announcing the reaper's presence below."

pg. 16 of "Angelfire" by Courtney Allison Moulton

Sunday, December 25, 2011

In My Mailbox [#20] Christmas Edition!!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where we share new books we bought, received, won etc.

Bought:

NetGalley:

Now we're gonna get into the Christmas stuff!!!! Get excited everyone!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

From My Mom & Dad:
I already have The Iron King but I've been putting off reading it until I got these.

From my Grandma & One of my Uncles:
  • AN AMAZON KINDLE!!!!!!!!!! EEEPPPPPP!!!!!! I'M SO FREAKIN EXCITED!!!!!!!
So I already got a couple of books for it, those being:
All those being free I might add!

My parents also got me a membership to Barnes & Noble so I can finally get some cheaper prices!!!!!

I also got a nice Christmas Card in the mail from Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead.

Now for some fun stuff! So my neighbor got me a Dairy Queen gift card!!! I've been like dying to go to Dairy Queen lately so I'm fairly happy about this. And me and my bestie found these earring at Claire's! Look!!!!! They say I love to Blog!!!! I had to get them the moment I saw them!!! :D

One of my other Uncles got me a gift card to Kohls (which is where I buy most of my clothes!) and an iTunes card (I love my music). Lol. Yes theres another card in the background! It's my sisters, I kinda needed the card to put it in mine and hers iTunes account. Lol

Last but not least, SOCK PUPPY!!!!!! Isn't he cute????????? :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

What's in your mailbox?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

TBR Intervention [#11]


TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by Dani@RefractedLight, Anayami@Whatever You Can Still Betray & April@Books4Juliet

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

Here are the rules:  

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one).

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers.
Last weeks TBR book: 
Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

I enjoyed this book. Sorry I don't have my review posted yet though. I'm kinda behind on posting reviews so I haven't posted the last couple I need to. I'll try to get them up soon for you guys though. Ok? :)










This week I'm committing to read:
Leviathan
Author: Scott Westerfeld

Summary from Goodreads: 
Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.
This has been on my shelf since September 2011. It was one of the books my grandma got me for my bday. I wanted it because Scott Westerfeld is one of my favorite authors and the books sounds pretty cool. I just haven't had the time to really get around to it. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Follow Friday [#19]

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)

Q. If you had to spend eternity inside the pages of a book which book would you choose and why?

Um. Well the first one is simple. I'd either be in one of The Mortal Instruments books or one of The Infernal Devices books. Why? Jace, Will & Jem! Shadowhunters are freakin hot!!!! :D

Second, I'd love to spend eternity in Anna and the French Kiss! Why? Etienne & Paris! Hot guy in Paris! What could be better??? :D :D

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads. Theres a weekly question and then we do a re-cap of the weeks posts.

Q. Dear Santa: Which books made it to your Christmas wishlist this year?

Well, lots of books. But the ones at the very top are:

Weekly Recap:
Review: Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
TBR Intervention Challenge [#10]
Review: Cantrip by Rebecca McKinnon
In My Mailbox [#19]
Teaser Tuesday [#19]
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings
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