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Showing newest 6 of 11 posts from March 2011. Show older posts
Showing newest 6 of 11 posts from March 2011. Show older posts

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday...3/30


WOW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week is a new book and author to me.. I have heard some really great things about this book and can't wait to read it:)
Then I Met My Sister
Title: Then I Met My Sister
Author: Christine Hurely Deriso
Publisher: FLUX
Date: April 8, 2011

Summary(Goodreads)

Shannon has been the backdrop of my life since the moment I was born. 

Summer Stetson lives inside a shrine to her dead sister. Eclipsed by Shannon's greatness, Summer feels like she's a constant disappointment to her controlling, Type A momzilla and her all-too-quiet dad. Her best friend Gibson believes Summer's C average has more to do with rebelliousness than smarts, but she knows she can never measure up;academically or otherwise. 

On her birthday, Summer receives a secret gift from her aunt; Shannon's diary. Suddenly, the one-dimensional vision of her sister becomes all too solid. Is this love-struck, mom-bashing badass the same Shannon everyone raves about? Determined to understand her troubled sister, Summer dives headfirst down a dark rabbit hole and unearths painful family secrets. Each revelation brings Summer closer to the mysterious and liberating truth about her family,and herself.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros~ Book review

Goodnight TweetheartTitle: Goodnight Tweetheart
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Series:
Publisher: Gallery Books
Date: Dec. 14, 2010
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781439188156
Source: Crazy Book Tours
Purchase: Goodnight Tweetheart



Summary:   Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah’s stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she’s intrigued. What’s all the fuss?





Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, “MarkBaynard"—a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical—Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?


Or is he?





Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss—a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation. (Goodreads)


My Rating:




My Review:
  I normally don't read a lot of "normal" romance novels. But Goodnight Tweetheart was a book that I had heard nothing but great things about, so I knew that I had to at least give it a try seeing as I am a twitterholic and figured that this would be a lighthearted fun read.
 I can't believe how GREAT the book really was. I was expecting a fluffy romance where two people meet online and then meet in real life, instead what I got was a wonderful romance/comedy/tearjerker. I laughed at the DM's between main character's Abigail "Abby" Donovan and Mark Baynard. The story of Abby having trouble writing her second book, and her agent's push to get on Twitter is something that I can actually see going on in a writer's life.  With the imagery that Teresa Medeiros " paints" as Mark, makes me feel as if I am traveling to all the wonderful places that him and Abby talk about. Throughout the book, I began to fall for Mark just like I could see Abby doing. The twist toward the end of the book, had me almost in tears and I knew that I would have to keep the tissues handy, and I am so glad that I did.
  If you are looking for an amazingly romantic read, make sure you pick up your copy of Goodnight Tweetheart today!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Traveling Book Box Arrival!!!

So, I was going through my reader one day a while ago, when I caught a post from Lillie at Read My Mind. She had received this awesome box full of books called The Traveling Book Box which is the brainchild of Erika at Moonlight Book Reviews. Erika had this awesome idea to pack a bunch of books into a box, and send it off to someone. They could choose as many books from the box to keep. BUT the catch was, that the person had to put the same amount of books back in. Sort of like a hand of Rummy, there always needed to be a set number of books in the box. The books could be YA or adult, and from any genre, as long as they were in good condition. Then, the box would get sent off to the next person in the queue. And, each participant would then post about their Book Box experience.

This was how Erika created the Travelling Book Box.

My turn came last week, and let me say, I was really surprised by the diversity of books in there. I can't divulge the entire contents of the box; each recipient should be surprised by what is in there. However, I am posting about the books that I took out, and in turn, put in.

Here's what I decided to keep:
Other by Karen Kincy... I haven't actually heard about this book before seeing it in the box, but it sounds like a great read!!






Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski.. Again, I haven't really heard anything about this book, but it has been out for almost a year!!










Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson.. I love James Patterson and have most of his books, this is the only one that I was missing, so I had to have it:) Thanks to whoever stuffed it in the box!!!!









If I have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor... Even though this book has been out for almost 6 years, I haven't read it.. I have however purchased two of Melissa's other books and love them!! Once I saw this little gem in the box, I had to add it to the collection, it looks to be another great read!!






And here's a little peek at the books I stuck in... ( I also added a few other goodies..but those will be a surprise!!)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Book Review: Sorry I Peed On You by Jeremy Greenberg

Sorry I Peed on You: (and Other Heartwarming Letters to Mommy)Title:Sorry I Peed On You (and other Heartwarming Letters to Mommy)
Author:  Jeremy Greenberg
Series:
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Date: March 22, 2011
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781449401856
Source:NetGalley
Purchase:Sorry I Peed on You: (and Other Heartwarming Letters to Mommy)

Summary:

MSN's resident parenting blogger Jeremy Greenberg, who also travels the world performing stand-up comedy, combines cute, informative letters from 50 precocious toddlers with accompanying full-color photographs inside Sorry I Peed on You (and Other Heartwarming Letters to Mommy).
Wouldn't you love to know what your toddler's thinking when he refuses to stop jumping on the couch? Jeremy Greenberg's hilarious and thoughtful letters give parents a glimpse into the minds of their little ones. Finally, we can hear "first person" how a kid really isn't fooled by broccoli buried in cheese, how he'd really appreciate it if he could start going down the slide by himself, or how he'd like to apologize for peeing on you during the two seconds it took for you to reach for a fresh diaper.

From Daddy's latest four-letter vocab lessons to the dog's (not the toddler's) repeated milk dribbles on the carpet, this hilarious book answers a question every mother of a toddler wants to know: What in the world are they thinking?!(Goodreads)

My Rating:




My Review: As a mother of three one being just shy of 5, I can relate to so many funny, cute and even embarrassing toddler stories. This book was a wonderful quick read and had me laughing the whole time.
  The adorable photos and wittingly written letters were perfect. Anyone that has had any interaction with babies or toddlers will probably be able to find a familiar story. Definitely one to add to the shelf and pick up when you need a laugh!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Review: Fireflies by Lacey Reah

FirefliesTitle: Fireflies
Author: Lacey Reah
Series:
Publisher: iUniverse
Date: Jan. 12, 2011
Pages: 95
ISBN: 978-1450281638
Source: Author
Purchase: Fireflies


Summary: Linda is a calculating, career-driven woman whose perfect world is shattered when she is seduced and transformed by a vampire-like creature called a nymphomite. Linda becomes a beast, feeding off the energy of orgasmically-charged blood. Convinced that her humanity has faded away, Linda adapts to her new instincts of hunger and sex. She hunts women primarily, for their longer, and more frequent orgasms, and becomes a master at prolonging and intensifying their pleasure. But she never expected to find a woman like Jesse, and Linda's decision to spare her life instead of feed off her leads to a shocking turn of events that will make Linda question her beastlike identity and the humanity she thought she had lost. (Goodreads)

My Rating:








My Review: Fireflies by Lacey Reah starts of fast paced and just goes from there. The book is a little more erotic than I normally read, but not so over the top that it was impossible to read. Though I wouldn't recommend reading it around kids or at work:) My 9 year old grabbed it out of my purse and asked some awkward questions after reading two sentences.
  Linda is the main character and this story is told entirely in her point of view, while this works for most books, I was left wondering what was going on with other characters in the book ( Pierre, Natasha, and even Jesse), even though Natasha and Pierre are brought up towards the end of the book, I feel that more could have been done with them.
  The fast pace of the book can at times be confusing but the imagery that Lacey paints with her words is wonderful. At times I felt as if I was seeing what Linda was seeing and feeling what the other minor characters of the book were feeling. There is a lot of sexual acts in the book, but not so many that it takes away from anything in the book, a lot of the more graphic parts are really skipped over which is a great thing ( makes you imagine what you think is happening). The wording of the sexual scenes aren't graphic and Lacey uses so many different words to describe the anatomy  instead of the more common words used, which makes for a safer read in my opinion.
 The issues that Linda faces after she is turned into a Nymphomite, not knowing exactly what she is or how to really survive; not having money and having to scavenge for clothes from her victims, and in the end falling for Jesse only to have her turn against her; I could see her humanity slipping and then watching her gain it back after meeting Jesse was amazing.
   Fireflies is a very quick read at only 95 pages, but it will leave you wanting more!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

In My Mailbox (#3).. 3/12/2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by *Kristi* over at The Story Siren. It gives us bloggers a chance to share what we have bought/borrowed/ and received!!

I haven't done an IMM post in a few weeks, so we have a few books and goodies to go through:)

FOR REVIEW:
FirefliesFireflies by Lacey Reah 

Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance)Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione

Shiver of Fear (The Guardian Angelinos)Shiver Of Fear by Roxanne St. Claire

Face of Danger (Guardian Angelinos)Face Of Danger by Roxanne St. Claire

Surrender the DarkSurrender the Dark by L.A. Banks



MatchedMatched by Ally Condie e-book (thanks to IVY @ Ivy Reads)
Anna and the French KissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins ebook( Thanks to IVY @ Ivy Reads)

WON:
MojoMojo by Kris Sedersten (signed)

Love Script: Deluxe EditionLove Script: Deluxe Edition by Tiffany Ashley (signed)


Night RoadNight Road by Kristin Hannah ( my review)

Iron House by John Hart

Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely)Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr ( thanks to Teen Book Fiend)

Exit the Actress: A NovelExit the Actress by Priya Paramar

Dark Moon: A Wereling NovelDark Moon: A Wereling Novel by Steve Feasey

BOUGHT:

 I only allowed myself to buy 1 book for me this month.. I have bought a few for RAKs but I'm not planning to read those:)

If I StayIf I Stay by Gayle Forman ( got a great deal at b&n with my free 5.00 giftcard from Kembrel.com, so all I paid was 1.99 to get the book:)

So what all did you guys and gals get?? 


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