Saturday, February 28, 2009

weekly mail call

My signed book from the author herself :)

An Arc :)

Thanks Hope :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Fab Friday

This week we have my good friend Lexi here with us. Her blog is located at:

When asked why she started her blog she said: "I started the blog because when i joined BookDivas I noticed that a lot of people had them. I thought they looked cool and I thought they would be a lot of fun. And it turned out that they are."

She had 24 followers at last count :)

She had good advice for new bloggers. "I think that the advice that I would I would give to new bloggers is to not be discouraged. To dive head first into your blog and try to tell a lot of people about it. Sometimes it takes awhile for your blog to pick up, but when it does its amazing."

Her favorite review was for 13 Reasons Why. Here is a snipet:
"The first love of Clay Jensen has recorded her last words.

One day after school, Clay returns home to find a mysterious box sitting on his porch.

His name is on it but there's no return address.

When he opens it he finds seven cassette tapes.

Recorded by his crush and classmate, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide two weeks before.

On the tapes, Hannah's voice tells that there are 13 reasons why she killed herself.

There's people. There's stories. There's Clay."

Her last words: "Thanks for letting me do this Ashley. =]
Anyone who wants to finish reading my review can just click the link for my blog.
You can comment, talk to me, or ask me any questions you might have for me."

Thursday, February 26, 2009


"You're in?"
Claire By Lisi Harrison
Grade: A
Rating: G
Claire has always wanted to compete in the Miss Kiss pageant. Who would have known that the first year she was eligible would be the last year she was eligible. When she is asked to judge Miss Kiss as the celeb judge it’s a dream come true… Until Massie shows up and decides to enter using Claire’s address. How can Claire decide which friends to help and which friends to leave in the dust?
Some people may say I’m too old for The Clique series but it is one of my book loves and has been since fifth grade. I found this to be one of the better summer collection books, as the summer ones were my least favorite in the series. The Claire book was entertaining yet clean at the same time. The drama was funny yet still has seriousness that was necessary to it. The girls had you laughing at many points and felling sorry at others shortly after. I will forever be grateful to Lisi Harrison for creating a series that got my formerly anti-reading sister and her just as anti friends loving books. I’d rate this novella ages 9 plus because as I stated before it was fairly clean.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday Wishlist

Cover Image The third installment of the series that began with The Dating Game, Can True Love Survive High School? by Natalie Standiford, continues to focus on Holly, Madison and Lina and their matchmaking Web site, as the friends wonder if love can "last all the way to graduation, and beyond." The book again features silly flourishes-the girl's horoscopes, some quizzes from their site and a new feature: Mad's online diary.
Cover Image In the fourth book in The Dating Game series, central figures Mads, Holly, and Lena find the popular high school dating Web site they created challenged by their school principal after the three sophomores appear on a radio show to talk about their site. The "Ex-Rating" feature of the site-in which students submit assessments of former boyfriends or girlfriends in a sort of backwards personal ad-becomes the point of controversy, and after the principal receives a call from a parent angry that his daughter has been described as "bangin'" by a former boyfriend, the girls' "Dating Game" site is removed from the school's server. With Holly and Lena distracted by their own romance-related dramas, Mads takes the reins and organizes a student free-speech rally in hopes of reinstating the Web site. Unlike the aesthetically similar and competing A-List and Gossip Girl series, the Dating Game series as evidenced in this installment is not well realized. The characters are broadly drawn and difficult to discern from one another, and although it is clear that the author's intent is to introduce a diverse group of central and supporting characters, the friends of the main characters rarely deviate from stereotype.
Cover Image What happens in Paris . . .

Secrets-PJ's deep blue eyes and angelic long blond hair conceal a truth that's anything but. Will her dark past stay where it belongs in the backwoods of Vermont, or haunt her in the city of light?

Passion-Always the good girl, Olivia plans to twirl her way to the top of the Parisian ballet scene. But that's not supposed to include dancing on a table all night . . . or stumbling into the arms of the wrong boy.

Lies-With his emo-trendy bedhead, hilarious comebacks and Southern drawl, Zack could win over anyone. Too bad he's after the only one who's forbidden . . .

Scandal-All Alex wants from Paris is to nab that berry-red Dior coat and seduce the perfect penny-loafer-wearing boy - and Alex always gets what she wants. But will her scheming pay off? Or is she risking more than she knows . . . ?

Alex, Olivia, Zack and PJ are spending a year at the prestigious Lycée de Monceau in the sparkling city of Paris. This is their chance to sip cafe au lait in Le Marais, throw secret parties in their host families' Versailles-size apartments, and have the time of their lives. But when the secrets they thought they left behind come out, everything could be ruined . . .
Cover Image Angela's parents think she's on the road to ruin because she's dating a "bad boy." After her behavior gets too much for them, they ship her off to Hidden Oak. Isolated and isolating, Hidden Oak promises to rehabilitate "dangerous girls." But as Angela gets drawn in further and further, she discovers that recovery is only on the agenda for the "better" girls. The other girls -- designated as "the purple thread" -- will instead be manipulated to become more and more dangerous . . . and more and more reliant on Hidden Oak's care.
Details summer is a time to grow
Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.
Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all. . .
Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products. It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


"Is she always that obsessive?"
Cover Image Frenemies by Alexa Young
~Breaking it down~
Characters 10 themes 8
uniqueness 10 cover 10
plot 10 back 10
setting 10 feelings 10
well developed 10 Creativity 10
98% A
Sex 10 Self Destruction 10
kissing 10 Gore 10
swearing 9 Mental 10
F-Bomb 10 challenge 8
violence 10 drinking/drugs 10
97% G
Halley and Avalon have been besties forever. Halley just got back from art camp but their friendship seems to have dimmed. They have now become worst enemies and are in an all out war. Team Avalon or team Halley?
My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this charming-yet-catty novel. I felt in some ways it was Aniston VS. Jolie all over again. Halley was more Aniston, behind the scenes back stabbing. Jolie could compare to Avalon. They don't stab you in the back, because they will make sure you know they hate you. Overall, a clean novel.

Monday, February 23, 2009

coming soon must monday 10

Wow I'm on time today :)

Cover Image I actually received Sophomore Switch from the author. It was pretty good but a little slow for my taste buds. I know many people who have liked it though. Buy it March 10th.
Cover Image I have seen two release dates for Slept Away. One is May 26 and one is May 1. Anyone know for sure? This is also a different cover then I have seen.
Laney Parker's a city girl through and through. For her, summertime means stepping out of her itchy gray school uniform and into a season of tanning at rooftop swimming pools, sidewalk dining in the Meatpacking District, and—as soon as the parents leave for the Hamptons—parties at her classmates’ apartments.
Now, splattered with tie-dye fallout, stripped of her cell, and going through Diet Coke withdrawals, Laney is barely hanging on. But when she realizes her summer crush is untouchably uncrushable in the real world, she has to start asking herself some serious questions. Can camp cool possibly translate to cool cool?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weekly Mail Call- Late

Okay I'm late so I'll just post titles :)

Flowers in the Attic

all by VC Andrews

New Moon

"I've never had much patience for Romeo."
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
~Breaking it down~
Characters 6 (Why oh why must it be all Jacob?!)
Uniqueness 8 (it was the same old thing)
plot 5 (there hardly was one)
Setting 8
well-developed 6 (there was nothing to develop)
themes 5 (there was none)
cover 10
Back 10 (makes it sound better than it is)
feeling 5 (it was boring)
creativity 8
71% C
Sex 10 Self destruction 7
kissing 8 gore 8
swearing 8 mental illness 10
F bombs 10 challenge 7
violence 5 drinking/drugs 10
83% PG
If I gave an honest interpretation of this summary I would say its about a depressed girl and a crazy, obnoxious, immature guy. There hardly even is a plot. It's just a big bunch of blah-blah-blah.
This was a stupid book. This would prove King right about S. Meyer. I wanted to rip it, shred it, the spit on it. Maybe that's a little intense but honestly a waste of time. If this was the first twilight book I would have given up.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fab Friday!

This week we have Hope of

I asked her why she started Hope's Bookshelf and she gave me a great answer. "I started Hope's Bookshelf and reviewing YA books because I loved to read! And what's better than discussing books with other people who love to read?"

She had 51 subscribers at the time of the interview. That's a lot!!!

She had some fabulous advice for new bloggers! "Just to stick with it. Don't get discouraged. Also, get your name out there. Ask for link exchanges with other bloggers, comment on other people's blogs. The YA blogging community is a really nice one. If you want help with an idea or need advice, e-mail someone whose blog you love. I'm 99.9% sure that they'll help you out with whatever you need and give you wonderful advice."

Her favorite, recent review was of Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis. Here's what she had to say, "I have very mixed feelings about this book. I can't decide whether I really liked it or hated it. I think I stand right on the middle line, where i didn't really like it, and didn't really hate it, I just tolerated it, I guess a word for it is.

In some ways this book is wonderfully crafted. You get bits and pieces of Mazzy's life in the present, while learning things from the past: about what drove her mother into a depression, why her dad moved away, and about Olivia. The way Mazzy deals with things seems somewhat normal for what she had been through. The writing style is also almost like a verse novel, which I enjoy, so I liked that part of it.

On the other hand, though, there were parts of this book that I didn't enjoy. The first is that you never really get a real description of Mazzy. You never find out how old she is, or what she really looks like. I didn't like that, because I couldn't picture the story going on in my head as I read because of that. You get descriptions of all the other characters, just never really Mazzy. The way Mazzy dealt with some things also seemed. . . out of sorts for teenagers. Since you never really find out her real age, it's hard to understand if she's a younger teenager, or even a pre-teen. Some of her actions make her seem like a pre-teen, but the back of the book says teenager.

Overall, this book was okay -and just okay. Not good, not bad. Just in the middle. I might still check out Ann Dee Ellis's other novel, This Is What I Did, but it's not too high up on my list of books to get from the library.
Everything Is Fine is released March 1st.

"Thanks again for asking me, Ashley."

Thanks to Hope for coming! If you'd like to be spotlighted email me at

Thursday, February 19, 2009


"No it's worth everything."
Cover Image Faketastic by Alexa Young
Breaking it down:
characters 10 theme 8
uniqueness 10 cover 10
plot 10 back 10
settings 8 feelings 8
well developed 10 creativity 10
94% A
Sex 10 self destruction 10
kissing 6 mental 10
swearing 8 gore 10
f-bombs 10 challenge 9
violence 10 drinking/drugs 10
93% G
Avalon and Halley are back! That is until they both want things their other friends have. They decide to get into a fake fight, and help each other get what they want. One simple misunderstanding just might ruin things for good.
My Thoughts:
Faketastic was a great book. The fashion column was hillarious. It really did have me laughing out loud. This novel had me staying up late, just to finish a chapter. Way to go, Alexa!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday Wish List 14

Wow, 5 great books this week.

Cover Image Prada and Prejudice by Amanda Hubbard (June 11,2009)
Cover Image Marley & Me by John Grogan
John and Jenny were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy—and their life would never be the same. Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound steamroller of a Labrador retriever who crashed through screen doors, flung drool on guests, stole women's undergarments, devoured couches and fine jewelry, and was expelled from obedience school. Yet Marley's heart was pure, and he remained a steadfast model of love and devotion for a growing family through pregnancy, birth, heartbreak, and joy, right to the inevitable goodbye.
Cover Image The Dating Game by Natalie Standiford
Meet Madison, Holly, and Lina, the stars of this smart, sexy new series. When the Dating Game Web site they create for a sophomore class project is a smash hit, they become the matchmaking masters of their school and, they hope, their own lives.
Cover Image Breaking up is Really, Really Hard to Do by Natalie Standiford
Holly wonders whether Rob is really her "It Guy," and decides to break up with him. Lina's crush on a high school teacher leads her to more madcap adventures -- and an unexpected friendship. Meanwhile, Mads tries to make herself into a "woman of the world" to attract the brooding 11th-grade artist she's fallen for. In the end, the three put friendship before hormones and help each other to a feel-good ending.
Cover Image Parallel Parking by Natalie Standiford
Holly, Lina, and Mads have mapped out a plan to definitely get the guys of their dreams. But are they moving too fast? Is it time to put the brakes on the ultimate search for love? Friendships are tested when Holly's boyfriend, Sean, offers to give Mads some much needed lessons in parallel parking. It turns out driving lessons are not all Sean is willing to offer Mads.
Whats on your wish list? Tell me here!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Books To Movies Part 2

Today there will be two books to movies that I thought were great!

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PS I Love You was flat out amazing. It was cute yet sad at the same time. I really loved it so much!
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I love The Clique so much. I have read Gossip Girl to try and top it but it just cant be done. The movie was so funny but they sweared more than in the book.
What do you think was great? Should I do this again sometime?

Coming soon must monday- LATE

Wow I'm horrible. I was going to post this yesterday but I got distracted by a boy :) I admit it, boys are my 3rd love after books and clothes. So here I am today with two things to post.

Cover Image Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it's all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.

But Annika's plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly fi nds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?
Cover Image Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
There were no details on my site for this but its by Sarah so we know its amazing. I shall try to wait :) Not like I have a choice!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Best Books to Movies- 1

A brief 2 part feature where I will talk about 2 books to movies that I liked in each.

Book/ Movie one: Harry Potter
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They did a great job of capturing all the details in the first movie. As for 3,4,5.... :(
What do you guys think? Will 6 be good?
Book/ Movie 2: The Theif Lord
I read the book in 3rd grade (yes I was an advaced reader even back then :P) and again in 6th grade as a class. We proceeded to watch the movie and I must say it was FANTASTIC!!!!! Have you guys read or seen it?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Weekly Mail Call

Okay so when I'm writing this its not Saturday. I am going away to my beach house until Monday and will be with out Internet. Thanks to Laina for teaching me how to set times :)
These are mostly likely not all I will receive this week but it's what I got before I left. May my mailbox be filled upon my return!

The Clique Summer Collection: Dylan, Massie, Claire, Kristen, Alicia.

I'm not going to post covers, I'm sure you all have heard of The Clique.

Big thanks to the Story Siren for completing my collection :)

Friday, February 13, 2009


Its friday again! This week Amanda of is joining us!

I asked her why she started it and I think her answer was great! " I started it because I was inspired by other book bloggers. I absolutly {SP} love to read, and figured, why not put my thoughts public? After observing other book blogs, I knew what to do. I absolutly {sp} love keeping track of the books I read, and want to read. I also love putting out my opinion to other aspiring readers.And I also like hearing their thoughts just as well!"

She has 25 followers and 17 other blogs listed. She wants more followers, so guys get on it! :)

Her advice for new bloggers was fantastic. Might have to have her write the blog tips for the newsletter one of these times. " The best adivice {SP}I could give to new bloggers, is to be different from other blogs/bloggers. If there are too many of the same blogs, how will anything be interesting out there in the blog world? If you learn from other people's blogs, and reviews, you can learn the basics. But give it your thoughts, not just what other people think about the book. I guess that's all I could say, because if I said anymore, I'd be running your blog! Keep it different!"

Some of her favorite reviews she has written: "All of them are special to me in my own way. Some of my best reviews, in my opinion include, The Rule Of Won, Rebel In Blue Jeans, and all of the recent ones. Because, I have been blogging for almost a year, and I have been getting more into this whole book blogging, and I think my reviews are getting better too."

Lastly, a snipet!
" it's just Rebel and her animals. But don't forget about the over-protective Garret boys.
They live close enough to Rebel to destroy her life but bring her happiness through the rough times. They live to protect her, and invade in her private life with other boys. Especially when she meets Rick. He goes to college, and has a body every girl dreams their boyfriends should have. When they begin to date, Sully and Will defend and warn her that he is not all he is made out to be. Drugs, parties, and other things that make him a negative person don't bother Rebel. Everyone has their faults. But she believes he is a better person now."

Thanks so much for coming Amanda!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

"Keep the change."
Cover Image Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
~Breaking it Down~
Characters 10 theme 9
uniqueness 10 cover 7
plot 10 back 9
setting 9 feelings 9
well developed 10 creativity 10
92% A
Sex 8 Self Destruction 10
kissing 7 gore 10
swearing 8 Mental Illness 10
f-bombs 9 challenge 8
violence 10 drugs/drinking 6
86% PG
Becky has a problem. She has a love of all expensive things, yet doesn't make enough money to buy them. That sure doesn't stop her. She will max out every credit card before she would ever stop shopping.
My thoughts:
I thought this was a really cute novel. It was far better and much cleaner than I ever expected. There was still a sexual aspect to it, but it was implied not detailed. To put that in prospective, it wouldn't bother me if my 11 year old sister read it. The characters were quirky and the plot was fun, yet inspirational.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday wishlist 13

Wow great books this week :) As always!

The first book is Normal Girl. The cover wouldn't save here for some reason. Here is a clip:

"Randa, what's wrong with you?"

"Nothing. I mean, I'm a crazy cocaine addict with a hankering for heroin, but other than that, I'm just a nice Jewish girl from the Upper East Side with Prada shoes. How could anything be wrong?"

Cover Image Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee. (I have this but the author sent me a computer copy so I'll buy the real thing :P)

The world expects perfection from seventeen-year-old Shawna Gallagher, and for the most part, that’s what they get. She dates the right boys, gets good grades, and follows her father’s every rule. But when her estranged lesbian mother dies, it’s more than perfect Shawna can take. Suddenly, anger from being abandoned ten years ago is resurfacing along with Shawna’s embarrassment over her mother’s other family. As she confronts family secrets and questions from the past, Shawna realizes there’s a difference between doing the perfect thing and doing the right thing.

Along for the Ride is next. I couldn't find the cover on barnes and noble. :(
Lastly, the death by series. Here are the covers of all three books and what book one is about.
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Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family's resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends-much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo arrives with his parents, she's immediately drawn to him. Sure, he's a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won't say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable. Then a famous rock star's girlfriend turns up dead on the beach-strangled by her own bikini top-and alarm bells sound. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth's family turned up just one day before a murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces. . . .

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Help me?

Hey guys! April is going to be a special month on my blog. It is going to be all about child abuse. I know that's a tough topic but it's also important. What I need help with is knowing what books to read. Any ideas? Thanks

Child Anthology To Poetry

This book is full of to many stories to write a full review.

I know it has child in the title but it wasn't always child appropriate. Some references to people of a certain race would be politically incorrect in the present time. The poems were thought provoking and I would give it a B rating. Keep in mind, I usually hate poetry.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Coming Soon Must Monday 8

This week I have to books that I just cant wait for... :)

Cover Image Going too Far by Jennifer Echols. I just love this cover so much!
All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back.

John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge — and over....
Cover Image Being Nikki by Meg Cabot. Meg sent me an advanced copy of Airhead so I've been forced to wait to long for this! :)
Things aren't pretty for Emerson Watts.

Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac the body of a teenaged supermodel.

But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's gone mysteriously missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, a former best friend who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.
How can Em balance all that with school, runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. Johns - especially when she's got ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...

Not to mention trying to convince the love of her life that models aren't really airheads after all...especially one model in particular.

But then, nobody said it was going to be easy being Nikki.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Girl Like Me

Cover Image A Girl Like Me by Ni-Ni Simone
*This book will not get a full review, I basically hate it. I'd give it a big F!*
Elite has a rough life. She's in the ghetto with an addict for a mom and twin sisters. At least she has a good voice, but is that enough to save her and her family?
Honestly I thought this was a sucky, dull book. The plot was great but the way it was written ruined it for me. Reading should not dumb you down and make you lose braincells. This one felt like I was back in kindergarten reading Junie B. books. I'm not a gangster, alright? Stop talking to me like I am. English. That's what we speak in America!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Weekly Mail Call

Wow what a great week to get books. I got six this week!

Cover Image I bought Tales of a Hollywood Gossip Queen for $1.99! Brand new! By Mary Kennedy
Jessie's the queen of buzz... and she's about to get stung! Landing the star role in Reckless Summer-filmed at her high school last year-definitely had its perks for Jessie Philips. She shared romantic scenes with the superstar, Shane Rockett, and he set her heart aflame. Then he doused it when she caught him kissing a co-star. Jessie thought a summer like that could never be topped-but she was so wrong.
Cover Image Make Lemonade was also $1.99! By: Virginia Euwer Wolff
LaVaughn needed a part-time job. What she got was a baby-sitting gig with Jolly, an unwed teen mother. With two kids hanging in the balance, they need to make the best out of life -- and they can only do it for themselves and each other.
Details The Last Summer (of me and you) was also $1.99!!!!
From the author of the multimillion-copy, #1 bestselling series The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants comes a heartbreaking first adult novel that will resonate as clearly with readers in their forties as it does with readers in their twenties.
Cover Image I got Sea Change from the author, Aimee Friedman. Thanks Aimee!
16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.
There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship...and reality.
Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?
I also got Giving Up the V and Purge from the authors.

My bookshelf/ room

I saw this at Kelseys blog so here's mine!

Bottom three shelves: To read.

Top two shelves: Read books to keep

Books to review :)

What I shall wear today :) Couldn't resist. Clothes are my second love.

My room from the other side :)

My Room... Nice white bed spread, nice black dog.

This is My books for trade :)

Homecoming as promised about 4 months ago :P
Thats me and Riley.
Well there you have it :) Check back later for mail call!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fab Friday

Today we have Katie of KD's Library visiting. She just started blogging December 4th so she is still a little new to the blog world. The last time we talked she had 16 subscribers!

Her advice for new bloggers: "My advice would be to stick with it because once you get the hang of blogging it is so much fun! "

Her favorite review she has written was for Beauty by Robin McKinley.

I asked for a snipet of it so here it is.
I simply love retelling of fairy tales, and "Beauty" is one of my favorites. This version of Beauty and the Beast was wonderfully done.....

The characters in this story were also done well. Especially the Heroin of the story, Beauty. When you think of the character Beauty You probably Imagine someone well... Beautiful. However, our heroin is actually quite the opposite of her name. Beauty is not beautiful, but she is smart, clever, and interesting.

Thanks so much Katie!

January Reads:

Two posts today! Check them both out. Here is what I read in January!

New Moon
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Sloppy Firsts
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Hanging on to Max
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Confessions of a Shopaholic
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Poetry Book...
What a slow month :(