Friday, August 30, 2013

August 2013 Recap

August 2013 Recap

I just realized that I never did a recap post for July...huh. Summer has been really busy, that's all I can say about that! : )

Reviews:
Mini reviews for: Money Run by Jack Heath, 45 Pounds (More or Less) by K. A. Barson, and The Distance Between Us by Kasie West.
Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

TTT and WOW posts:

Top Ten Things That Make Your Life As A Reader/Book Blogger Easier

Waiting on Wednesday: Lost in London

Waiting on Wednesday: The Geography of You and Me


Other posts:
I'm back!
A to Z survey
YA subway art
Tea Time with Epic Reads!
Fan art 1

Fun Bookish News, Posts, Etc. Around The Web
(I forgot to bookmark anything I found interesting this month! I gotta get better at this!)
Well, have a link to Amy Mebberson's tumblr page, I love her Pocket Princesses posts! They make me laugh!

My Most Played Song This Month:
Because I did not do one last month, you get TWO songs this month! I'm sure you're thrilled. : P
I'm not gonna post a Taylor Swift or Hunter Hayes song because those songs would easily take over this post!

First off, Best Song Ever by One Direction!


I just keep watching that video over and over. : )

Next up is, Meant to be by the Teen Beach Movie Cast. (Anyone else love that movie?)


I love all the music in that movie!

Anyone have any comments? Questions? Also, anyone else love these songs? : D

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fan Art 1


This is something new I was thinking of doing on the blog once in awhile, whenever I have some new fan art to post. This is just some stuff I was messing around with using Pixlr. This is one I made for The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith! I love that book! Hope you like it!

What do you think?

Waiting on Wednesday: The Geography of You and Me

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine


This week I'm Waiting on: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

-summary and cover via goodreads

I want this book now! I love This is What Happy Looks Like (My review here.) and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by this author! I'm just very excited about this book!

This book will be released April 14th 2014!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tea Time with Epic Reads!

If you are not watching Tea Time on Wednesdays, you are seriously missing out! It is a lot of fun and one of the highlights of my week! It's full of book nerd fun! If you watch it you know what I mean. And if you do not watch it, tomorrow is a great time to start! Because not only will there be ONE Tea Time tomorrow there will be TWO Tea Times! That's double the dose of book nerd fun! The first one tomorrow will be at 3:45 and will be the regular Tea Time. The second one will be at 7:00 and be an interview with authors Rae Carson and C. J. Redwine. You definitely need to watch! For more information about where to watch click here! And here is a graphic I made about Tea Time!


Hope you watch it!

YA subway art

This is something I made on Pixlr. I thought it was fun! My mom helped me think up a few of the words. I hope you like it!

Tell me what you think!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Review: Prom and Prejudice

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.
After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn't interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be - especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.
Lizzie is happy about her friend's burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles's friend, Will Darcy, who's snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk - so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?

-Summary and cover from Goodreads


Plot: I've never read Pride and Prejudice. Which I know is horrible and I need to read it and I will one day. I have a basic understanding of the plot though from having seen the 2005 movie. But I can't really say if this book matches the plot that well to the original book.From someone who has not read the original I liked it a lot. It is fairly short though which was what I was looking for when I was trying to pick my next book to read. It was a lot of fun!

Characters: I liked Lizzie and Darcy! Darcy's sister Georgie was sweet. Jane was really nice. Lydia I just wanted to slap pretty much the whole book. I liked the characters for the most part.

The Cover: It is not a bad cover. Not my favorite, though if I saw it in a bookstore I would pick it up and read about it.

Overall: A fun and quick modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice! I recommend it most definitely!

I checked this book out from my local library.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Lost in London

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine


This Wednesday I'm Waiting on: Lost in London by Cindy Callaghan


A tween’s foreign exchange experience lands her in London luxury—and some hot water as well!Twelve-year-old Jordan isn’t unhappy, but she’s definitely bored. So when she gets the chance to take part in a London exchange program, she’s thrilled to ditch her small town in Delaware and see the world across the pond.

Unfortunately, Jordan’s host sister in London, Caroline, isn’t exactly enthusiastic about entertaining an American girl. Despite the chilly welcome, Jordan finds herself loving the city and Caroline’s group of friends, who are much nicer than Caroline herself.

And then a major misstep leaves Jordan and Caroline trapped together overnight—inside Daphne’s, the world’s largest department store. Given they have complete access to all the fancy shoes, designer dresses, and coolest makeup around, there are worse places to be stuck. But when the girls’ fun has not-so-fun consequences, Jordan’s wish for excitement abroad turns into a lot more than she ever bargained for..

This sounds like a really fun MG book! And I love books set in different countries so this book looks interesting!

This book will be released Oct. 15th 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Top Ten Things That Make Your Life As A Reader/Book Blogger Easier

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog

Top Ten Seven Things That Make Your Life As A Reader/Book Blogger Easier

1. My library
I love my library! I think about 95% of the books I read are from the library and I don't know what I would do without it.

2. Goodreads
It is perfect to help me keep track of what I've read and to help me find new books!

3. Other bloggers blogs
Before I started this blog, I read other peoples blogs for about three years. I would not have heard of as many books as I have without them.

4. Author websites
They help me keep track of when an authors books are coming out and I get to read author blogs!

 5. Twitter
Following authors helps me remember when books are coming out that I want to read.
 
6. Recommendations
My mom recommends books to me and so does the youth librarian at my library.
 
7. AOL Reader
It helps me keep track of all the blogs I read. It makes it so much easier!
 
I could only think of seven this week, so tell me what makes your life as a reader/blogger easier! Maybe I'll find some helpful tips.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Mini Reviews Featuring Money Run, 45 Pounds (more or less), The Distance Between Us.

Mini Reviews
I've seen other blogs do this so I decided to try it myself. Just because I'm doing a mini review of a book does not mean I did not like it, just that I can't think of anything new to add to a review that someone else has not already said in their own!

Money Run by Jack Heath

Review: I thought this was a pretty good book. I liked Ash and thought she was interesting. Peachey was...very creepy, which he was supposed to be. It reminded me of a more violent Heist Society, so if you like that book you should try this one or vice versa. Definitely recommended if you like action books!

45 Pounds (more or less) by K. A. Barson

Review: I was really looking forward to this book and I was not disappointed! I thought the main character was very genuine and her crush was sweet. I also liked that her family was a main part of this book and they all had different personality's that helped move the story along. It was a very good debut book, and I'm excited to see what else the author writes!


The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Review: I thought this was a very fun, nice, romantic book! I liked how it wasn't a predictable romance. It was also nice that Caymen and her mom had a strong relationship, you don't see that much in YA! I loved Xander! I thought the ending was a little rushed, but I probably just think that because I would love to see more of these characters and hear more of their story! Overall a very good book!

I checked all of these books out at my local library.

Friday, August 9, 2013

A to Z Survey


Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner made this fun survey and invited people do it. I love doing surveys, so I decided to try it!

Author you've read the most books from:
Ally Carter!

Best sequel ever:
Technically this is the 5th book in the series. But Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter is just so good I had to pick it!

Currently Reading:
I'm kinda between books at the moment, but I think I'm gonna start The Realms of The Gods by Tamora Pierce soon.

Drink of choice while reading:
Apple Juice or Water.

E-reader or Physical book?:
I have an e-reader but I prefer having an actual book in my hands.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in High School:
Logan from The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Hidden gem book:
Pretty much anything by Janette Rallison

Important moment in your reading life:
Discovering book blogs! Before I started blogging I read them for a few years. I would not have heard of as many books without it.

Just Finished:
45 Pounds by K. A. Barson

Kinds of books you won't read:
Anything really depressing or that makes me uncomfortable.

Longest book you've read:
I don't really know.

Major book hangover:
Out of Sight, Out of time by Ally carter

Number of bookcases you own:
2. Though I have a lot of books in boxes also.

One book you have read multiple times:
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George and Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Preferred place to read:
My room.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read:

“What does it matter
when I make mistakes?
They don't
make me
who
I
am.”

-Caroline Starr Rose

Reading regret:
I don't know if I really have any. But if I do it's not giving books I love now a chance sooner.

Series you started and need to finish ( all books are out now ):
I guess Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I loved the first few books and need to read the rest of them.

Three of your all-time favorite books:
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

Unapologetic fangirl for:
Ally Carter! Everyone should read her books.

Very excited for this book over all the others:
United We Spy by Ally Carter. It's the last Gallagher Girls book!

Worst bookish habit:
Not giving books a chance.

X marks the spot: ( Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book )
Trixie Belden and the Mystery off old Telegraph Road!

Your latest book purchase:
Pre-ordering United We Spy by Ally Carter! : )

ZZZ-snatcher book ( Last book that kept you up WAY to late. ):
I don't remember the last book that did that.

This was fun! Thanks Jamie for doing this!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I'm back!

I'm now back! We officially have Internet again.
I wanna start commenting again and I hope to have some posts up soon!
I'm really happy to be back!