Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blog Awards!

I'm definitely a little behind on this, but I wanted to let you guys know that I was rewarded with two more blog awards a few weeks back!

From Tina @ Book Couture

  1. Thank and link back to the person that gave this award.
  2. Answer the 10 survey questions.
  3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
  4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked to let them know about the award.


1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
I definitely don't blog anonymously and I don't think that I ever could. The way I look at this blog is a personal blog with my opinions on books I enjoy. For it to be personal, you have to let out a little of yourself so people can relate.

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side:
I don't think a day goes by where I don't show my stubborn side, so I don't think it's all that "inner". My husband and I are both this way, so it's a constant battle of wills around this house! ;)

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
I just see me. There's nothing special about me, but I am who I am and I love myself for that.

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?
Oh, that's easy. Strawberry Smoothies!

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
This will be completely obvious, but I read or write. Those are my two favorite things to do, so when I have "me time", I go for what I love.

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
There are a lot of things that I would like to accomplish, one of those being to become a published author. I don't care how long it takes me, I really want my stories out there!

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching?

I was definitely the shy girl to most - unless you were one of my close friends, then I definitely wasn't. My senior year was also full of me being "the ditcher" with some of my friends. I still graduated with a 3.75 GPA, though.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?
I have many moments in my life that stand out and inspire me. I don't think I could pinpoint a singular one right this moment.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
I put a lot of myself into the blog because I feel like it's the only way to really gain the readers' trust. But I also like posting about others and events as well.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
No brainer: sit down and read. I'm not much of a telephone person to begin with ... I like seeing someone in person to talk to them, or just e-mail or text.

The Recipients:

Skye Blogs Books
Suzy Turner
Library Mosaic
Rabid Reads
story on a page
Reading Lassie
Bitsy Bling's Book Review
The Phantom Paragrapher
Reflections With Coffee
Words Roll Ever On and On
Frazzled Book Nommer
The YA Lit Six
The Bibliophile's Journal

From Melissa @ Books and Things

  1. Thank the person you received this award from.
  2. Pass it on to 10 other bloggers.
  3. Contact the bloggers to let them know about the award.


Books With Bite
Inside of a Dog
Puss Reboots
Down The Rabbit Hole
Blkosiner's Book Blog
Supernatural Snark
Must Love Books
Mina Burrows
Reading Through Life
The Crescive Library

A HUGE thanks to both Tina and Melissa for these awards!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

by Lauren Destefano
Hardcover, 356 pages
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

To Be Released:
March 22, 2011

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays!

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

· 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 author and title, too, so that the other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Minder, by Kate Kaynak

The minds of other people in the room faded slightly into the background as I concentrated on Drew.

Oh, good. She's not going to pass out. She'd probably be better looking if she were taller and had a bigger rack. She's probably another charm... like we need another stuck-up bitch around here. Maybe if I'm nice to her before she gets the shot, she won't force me to do crap later on.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday, Monday!

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly event - hosted by the wonderful Sheila - to share what we are reading this week, as well as what we read the previous week. Feel free to share in on the fun, or just click on the link to see what others are reading!

How's The Reading Going??

My epic series re-reads between review books is going well! I'm starting to post more reviews of books I've already read, as well as getting a refresher on each of the books! 

What Did I Finish Last Week??
Gothic!, by Various Authors [review]*
Revelations, by Melissa de la Cruz [review]*
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer [review]*
Arson, by Estevan Vega [review]
The Darkest Night, by Gena Showalter*
The Darkest Kiss, by Gena Showalter*

What's In The Plans This Week??
Torment, by Lauren Kate
Minder, by Kate Kaynak
Adversary, by Kate Kaynak
New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer*
Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer*
Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer*

* All books part of re-read for a better and more accurate review.
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