Friday, September 17, 2010

A Little Time Off.

Sorry I haven't been around much, guys. September and October are busy months for me, and even more busy since I took on extra projects. I've been trying to re-organize my house this week and move things around, so I haven't been able to post. I'll be gone this weekend to visit my parents. Next weekend, I'll be trekking the three hour drive to see my best friends and stay at their new place. I might even be gone most of this week. However, I do know that I'll be home on Monday and Tuesday, so I'll try my darnedest to update and schedule some posts for the time I'll be gone. I have so many reviews to post! Until then, you guys enjoy your weekend! And don't give up on me - I'll be back before you know it!!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, Monday!

I just had the most relaxing weekend that I think I've ever had at my house this weekend! Unfortunately I think it may be the last that I have for a while with some projects coming up in my parents' hometown and a weekend trip up to see one of my nearest and dearest friends.

BlogFest 2010 was this weekend. I managed to do all of my rounds, finding fabulous new blogs to follow and spectacular giveaways to enter. I regret not signing up to participate, but there's always next time!

While Nick was catching up on his video games, I did a Vampire Diaries marathon in which I re-watched the complete first season and first episode to the new season. I think I actually appreciated the show more this time around than last - if that was even possible.

Aside from BlogFest and visiting some blogs on the Hop I tried to steer clear of all things blog- and book-related. However, my conscience got the best of me and I did manage to finish a book I received from an author for an honest review.

Week-Long Goals
I don't know if you guys have noticed the subtle changes I'm making around on my blog. I've changed my header just a tiny bit (okay, I changed the annoying curly-q font), and I'm customizing some graphics to use on my posts. Nothing big, just trying to make this blog a little more personal.

I have received four books in the mail this past week and I'm hoping to get them read and possibly reviewed. I don't have any review deadlines this time around, so I may continue posting some back-up reviews I've been meaning to get to. I also think I'm going to post most of my reviews Monday through Thursday, with more adult-oriented reviews on the weekend.

Besides the usual house chores I'll be doing this week, Nick has given me one mission: Be sure to pick up Halo Reach for him from the game store as soon as they open. I don't play the Halo games, but I'm thinking about cheating and practicing on this one while he's at work. That way, I can kick his butt when he gets home. =)

New This Week!

These are some of the YA new releases that are coming out this week!
Remember to click on the book cover for more information!

September 13

Crazy, by Han Nolan (Harcourt)
It Started With A Dare, by Lindsay Faith Rech (Graphia)
The Secret of Ka, by Christopher Pike (Harcourt)

September 14, 2010

Dark Water, by Laura McNeal (Knopf)
Dust City, by Robert Paul Weston (Razorbill)
Esperanza, by Trish J. MacGregor (Doherty, Tom Associates)

Fallout, by Ellen Hopkins (Margaret K McElderry)
The House of Dead Maids, by Clare B. Dunkle (Henry Holt & Co)
Hush, by Eishes Chayil (Walker)

The Kid Table, by Andrea Seigel (Bloomsbury)
King of Ithaka, by Tracy Barrett (Henry Holt & Co)
Low Red Moon, by Ivy Devlin (Bloomsbury)

Wired, by Robin Wasserman (Simon Pulse)
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