29 March 2010

In My Mailbox (003)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren and it explores the contents of my mailbox or shopping bag on a weekly basis. Here's what I acquired this week:

From the library:
  1. A Season of Eden by: J.M. Warwick
  2. How to Hook a Hottie by: Tina Ferro
  3. The Lucky One by: Nicholas Sparks
I heard about A Season of Eden through YA Vampire Books blog and it sounded really interesting. I'm not much into the "drama" types of books where people start trouble knowing what they're getting their selves into...especially the adult of the book! But with the summary on the back, a small excerpt from the book, it was so well written that I could just really get into this book!
Plus, how creepy is that cover? I love it. Ha ha. 
I found a trailer for the book that is sub-par acting, quite lengthy, but worth a watch click here for the YouTube video.
Also, check out the author's blog for frequent (and I do mean frequent) contests. (Click here for the latest one.) 
I'm quite excited to read this one!

I have been looking for a book that looks quick, fun, and carefree. And most importantly...will keep my interest throughout the entire thing! I read about How to Hook a Hottie on YA Vampire Books' blog and thought it'd be just that. It's about 196 pages, so it'll be a day reader and hopefully a great follow up to A Season of Eden which seems quite dark. Tina Ferraro has written two other books that seem to be just as carefree as this one, and if I enjoy this one, I'll be putting those on my reading list! 

I am quite a big fan of Nicholas Sparks books and have only been disappointed with one: Dear John. Though I was a little bit more satisfied with how the movie end....that's for a different blog!
I picked up The Lucky One before and began reading it, I really don't remember why I stopped reading it. So I decided to pick it up again.
Mmy two favorite books of his are A Bend in the Road and A Walk to Remember. Purely amazing! I feel his earlier work completely outshines his later stuff. Which, in my opinion, is always the opposite of authors. Usually their work gets better as they continue to write. But I thoroughly enjoyed The Last Song!

I'm about 95 pages away from finishing All Together Dead by: Charlaine Harris and I'll be starting A Season of Eden as soon as I'm done!

In the list of books: if you click the authors name it'll take you to their official website; clicking the book name will take you to the Amazon.com listing!

22 March 2010

New Template!

I have a small secret to admit...I'm kind of obsessed with squirrels...weird, I know. But hey...they're fascinating little rodents! I found this (click here) blog involving the cute little buggers, but decided to go ahead and go with my favorite color at the moment this teal one! So, thank you yummylolly.com!

I most likely won't have a "Mailbox" post for awhile because I'm reading the books I have collecting dust on my bookshelf. All Together Dead & From Dead to Worse both  by Charlaine Harris and Dreamland by Sarah Dessen.
Next month I'll post another Mailbox post!

Anyways, love the new template.

06 March 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting(001)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a feature for bloggers to swoon over upcoming releases they can't wait to get their hands on.

This week's pick:
The Body Finder by: Kimberly Derting
Release Date: March 16th, 2010

From Goodreads.com: "A serial killer on the loose. A girl with a morbid ability. And the boy who would never let anything happen to her.
Violet Ambrose can find the dead. Or at least, those who have been murdered. She can sense the echoes they leave behind... and the imprints they leave on their killers. As if that weren't enough to deal with during junior year, she also has a sudden, inexplicable, and consuming crush on her best friend since childhood, Jay Heaton.
Now a serial killer has begun terrorizing Violet's small town... and she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him."


This is my first "Waiting on Wednesday" post, and I've noticed that people usually post these on a Wednesday, but I'm not really one to follow the rules. I was actually confused why it's called "Waiting on Wednesday" when books are usually released on a Tuesday...but I know that people usually buy the book the day after their release...ergo "Waiting on Wednesday." 

Though I'm more of a fan of the teen romance kind of books (i.e. Sarah Dessen, Susane Colasanti...etc.), I do enjoy the occasional paranormal style book. And by the description there seems to be romance in the book anyways. There's a longer description on Goodreads.com.
I might even do a review of this book.

04 March 2010

In My Mailbox (002)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren and it explores the contents of my mailbox or shopping bag on a weekly basis. Here's what I acquired this week:

From the library:
  1. Intertwined by: Gena Showalter
  2. Gone by: Lisa McMann (Wake trilogy)
  3. Bad Apple by: Laura Ruby
  4. Good Girls by: Laura Ruby
I didn't expect to get Bad Apple and Good Girls for awhile because I just put the books on hold last night! I've never read a book from Laura Ruby, but I saw Bad Apple on the Border's upcoming list and figured I'd check it out. I happened to go to her website to see what other books she has and decided that Play Me didn't sound as interesting, but I'd like to read Good Girls. She has a couple books for adults and a few for kids.

Gone is the final book in the Wake trilogy--sadly. I really enjoyed the originality of the first two, and by the end of the second, Fade, I'm afraid to see what's going to happen! My mom is actually interested in starting this series. I just put Wake on hold for her!

Intertwined is another book that was just released and though I'm kind of burned out on the extreme paranormal...this one seemed pretty interesting. A guy who has four souls living in him: one who can time travel, one who can raise the dead, one who can tell the future, and one who can possess another human; I figured it'd be a good read. See how he'd fight the battle of four souls. Especially when he can't quite control them! Plus it's a series...and I love a series! The next book is Unraveled.  Showalter has a lot of books, all listed on her website, that I may want to check out in the future.

From the bookstore: (Borders)
  1. All Together Dead by: Charlaine Harris
  2. From Dead to Worse by: Charlaine Harris
  3. Dreamland by: Sarah Dessen
I have read the first books in the Sookie Stackhouse series and though it was hard to get through the last one, Definitely Dead, I enjoy the series by Charlaine Harris. The main reason I wasn't so into the last book was because of Quinn. I just don't like him. I'm a confliction of teams: Team Eric, Team Alcide, and sometimes Team Bill. The show makes it hard not to like Bill, but book Bill is--for lack of a better word--a total douche/tool!

I am a big Sarah Dessen fan, my favorite book of hers is This Lullaby! Definitely the next book of hers I'm buying! I wanted to get a book I haven't read and of the three choices (That Summer, Just Listen, and Dreamland), I decided on Dreamland

The best thing about buying books is that I don't feel in a rush to read them! But I'm getting antsy and I can't wait to read these. So after I finish my library books I won't be visiting the library until these three are done! Although my: Books I'd Like to Read list is growing!

What's in your mailbox?

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