Monday, August 06, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (4)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.

What happened this week?

Okay, let's face it, I suck at keeping time. For the last week I haven't been posting reviews. At all. But I'll do my best to not let my contstantly-overheating-and-shutting-down-laptop get to me, or I'll feel like carp (typo intended).

Below are some books that I've read and re-read this past week, listed by date.


Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Enchanted by Althea Kontis
A Midsummer's Night by Kody Keplinger
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

If you have a suggestion for, say, what I should read next, or what other memes I should participate in, shoot me a comment down below.


Friday, August 03, 2012

Booking Through Thursday (3)

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Deb at btt2. Every Thursday, a book-related question is posted and fellow bloggers answer them.

Overall, what factor most influences your choice of your next read?

I always read a synopsis before borrowing/buying a book. If my TBR pile at home is growing high, it has to sound really good before I get it; if my TBR pile is super low, even a moderately good synopsis would make me borrow it. If it's in a series, I almost finish the series just to know what happens because it just bothers me so much if I don't know the outcome. It also depends on my mood; if I'm feeling bubbly, I'd go for contemporary, if I feel slightly unstable I like reading horror.

What is it that makes you want to read a book by an author you have never read before?

Like my answer to the question above, it's the synopsis, although if another blogger or a friend thought it was good I'd read it. I also like new topics, which drew me towards Kimberly Derting and many dystopia authors.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (3)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine. It shines a spotlight on upcoming releases that we are very, very excited for.

By Beth Revis
Release Date: January 15, 2013

The final book in the trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis!

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience. But this new Earth isn't the paradise that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. But as each new discovery brings more danger, Amy and Elder will have to look inward to the very fabric of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been meaningless.

WWW Wednesday (3)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading

Just to play along, answer the following three (3) questions . . .

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

My answers:
What are you currently reading?
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce.

What did you recently finish reading?
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. I know, I've been reading it for a while, but I was just so scared. Not because I get queasy at murder scenes, but because I was so scared of the outcome, what Jazz would choose and do.

What do you think you'll read next?
The Selection by Kiera Cass. I've heard so much great stuff about this one!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (3)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following

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

My teasers (another slightly longer teaser):

"At that moment, I would have given anything for the hunt-lust, the restlessness, the purpose I'd felt the night before. Every other day, I was a demon hunter. i was powerful. I was something.

But now?

Now I would just lost and lonely and dying, and the closest thing I had to company was the creature that was killing me."

~ p. 97 ~ 98 "Every Other Day" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. So you pretty much make up your own list of the top ten _______ and link back.

Top Ten Preteen/MG Authors I'll Always Love

I love YA books and their authors, but hey, MG authors also deserve to be recognized for getting me into reading. Note: the list is not in any particular order. (The links go to Goodreads.) BEWARE OF MILD SPOILERS

01. Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz, creator of the oh-so-very-badass Alex Rider of the Alex Rider series (the first of which eventually became a movie starring the oh-so-very-adorable Alex Pettyfer) and also other books and series including the Diamond Brother mysteries, Granny, and The Switch. His protagonists are always resourceful, smart, and totally awesome.

02. Gordon Korman
Publishing his book in seventh grade, he became a bestselling childrens' author of the MacDonald Hall series and other trilogies plus several standalones before writing several YA books, including Born to Rock, Pop, Son of the Mob, and Jake, Reinvented.

03. J. K. Rowling
This one's a must. Although I personally think Harry Potter is aimed toward MG readers, anyone can read it.

04. Arthur Slade
So far, the only book of Arthur Slade I've read is The Hunchback Assignments, but it's absolutely amazing and also a great way to introduce younger readers to the steampunk genre.

05. Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society is just so cute, and epic in its own little way. It's not very widely known, but Trenton Lee Stewart written it in a way that it would appeal to younger readers. The protagonists are all superheros in their own way, minus the superpowers.

06. Kenneth Oppel
Kenneth Oppel is not exactly a MG author, but I would personally classify his Silverwing trilogy as MG, while his Matt Cruse trilogy and This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein I'd consider as YA.

07. Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer is the author of the Artemis Fowl series. The last Artemis Fowl book, named The Last Guardian, just came out a while ago. Other books of his include Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, The Wishlist, and Airman.

08. Rick Riordan
As the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus series, he definitely deserves a spot on this list.

09. Eric Walters
Eric Walters doesn't write glowingly happy stories. They're not exactly MG, but I'd let my eleven-year-old sister read them. (Well, at least some of them . . .) He writes books about the reality of life, some sad, some happy, and never glosses over the truth.. Some of them include We All Fall Down, Bifocals, Sketches, Camp X, and Elixir.

10. Lemony Snicket
Lastly, may I present Lemony Snicket, author of the totally macabre and awfully genius Series of Unfortunate Events.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Musing Mondays (2)

Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Every Monday a reading related question would be posted, and all you have to do is answer it, and link back.

This week's musing asks . . .

What question(s) would you like to see asked in future Musing Mondays posts?

Well, let's just say that I'm not exactly 'creative' . . .

  1. How is your bookshelf organized? (Alphabetically, size, random etc.)
  2. What is the weirdest/strangest/craziest book you've read?
Thank you so much for wanting to leave a comment! I read every single one of them, and respond to most of them!

I'm honoured that anyone would want to nominate me for an award, but I just don't have time for that anymore. This blog is award and tag free.