Saturday, October 29, 2011

I'm moving!

I'm happy to announce that I will be joining Yani at The Secret Life of an Avid Reader. I'm so excited to have a partner in blogging and I love the blog that Yani has created. 

I'm still on Twitter as horriblybookish.

Look for my post at TSLoaAR soon!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Sequels We're Dying to Read


What a fun TTT! There are so many trilogies out right and the wait for them is killing me. But I am wondering what's wrong with a good standalone book? They're almost like an extinct breed of book-- one has to such very carefully for them.

Still, having even more of awesome writing, characters and plots is never  a bad thing. :)

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices)
Want. Steampunk. Will. Mangus Bane. I'm sold already.

I loved the angel mythology in Unearthly and I can't wait to see some more Team Tucker in this book. 

Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Two: The Son of Neptune
I love this series and how it combines Riordan's previous series with new mythology.

Sophie Mercer is one of my favorite YA characters, and I'm dying to see how this last plot twist in Demonglass is going to work itself out.

Crossed (Matched)
Crossed (Matched) by Ally Condie
I'm ready to see where Cassia is going to be taken and how she is going to find the one she lost. 

Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire) by Courtney Allison Moulton
Ellie is another favorite! I'm ready to see more of her world.
(Fun fact: When you google Wings of the Wicked, the first three images are of KFC :P)

And now three with no book cover!

Arise by Tara Hudson
I loved Hereafter and I can't wait to see where on earth Joshua and Amelia's relationship is heading.

Thumped by Megan Mccafferty
Bumped made me laugh. A lot. Hoping this one lives up to the first.

Unnamed third book of Firelight trilogy by Sophie Jordan
Vanish ended with huge cliffhanger--I want to know what happens!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Why, hello there!

I am a bad book blogger. But truthfully, for the last few weeks, I've been a bad reader. I've read like 2 books. Maybe.

I think I've hit a reading slump. Nothing sounds good to read. A new Meg Cabot and Louise Rennison book has been sitting on my pile and I haven't even touched it. I've sent a new ARC to someone I didn't even read yet. I haven't bought a book at all this month.

However, I have celebrated my two year anniversary with my husband, bought a new car, spent four full weeks working out at the gym, began rebuilding my photography portfolio and watched most of The Big Bang Theory. Again.

So until my reading slump is over I won't be posting reviews. But I'm going to try and at least post a few times a week about some bookish topics. :) Hope everyone has a great week. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Would Die to Meet

This week's list is the top ten authors you would dies to meet. They can be living or dead. There are several authors I would absolutely love to meet!

1.  Meg Cabot (When I started this list, I had no idea that Meg would be coming to Oklahoma. But she is! I'll be meeting her on Thursday--I'm so excited!)
2. Charlotte Bronte. I love love love Jane Eyre and I would love to ask Charlotte questions about her challenges on being published. 

3. Stephanie Perkins. A&FK is a favorite, and I've heard Stephanie is extremely funny.

4. JK Rowling. Two words: HARRY POTTER.

5.  Louise Rennison. When I met Maureen Johnson (who would have been on the list had I had not had the chance to meet her already), she talked a bit about Rennison and her story. Gah, pretty sure I would just listen to her talk for the British accent.

6. Jennifer Donnelly. Revolution was such an amazing book, and it's one I recommend to everyone. I would love to met Donnelly and ask her about the book.

7. Robin Benway. I've been reading her blog for a while, and she just sounds fabulous--just like Audrey Wait!

8. Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. The pair behind Dash & Lily, Nick & Norah and Naomi & Eli. 

9. Ayn Rand. Pretty sure I wouldn't understand anything coming out of her mouth, but I'd still love to met her.

10. Margaret Mitchell. Who wouldn't want to meet the woman who created Scarlett O'Hara?

Monday, July 11, 2011

What's in Your Beach Bag?

What's In Your Beach Bag is hosted by Jennie at Life is Short. Read Fast. and Kelly at Reading With Martinis. It's a summer linkup to showcase books that you're looking for ward to reading this summer and sharing it with others! Be sure to check it out by clicking the icon to the left!

Summer reading means rereading my favorites. I rarely ever reread things fall-spring, but in the summer I look forward to visiting my favorite characters and settings :) And not just YA, but also some adult fiction and nonfiction.

1. Rereading my favorite books by my favorite authors. Lots of Meg Cabot, Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han and I will definitely be rereading Stephanie Perkins this summer as well.
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched Princess Diaries, Volume X: Forever Princess Pants on Fire Along for the Ride Keeping the Moon The Summer I Turned PrettyIt's Not Summer Without You We'll Always Have Summer Anna and the French Kiss

2. Adult fiction and non fiction books that take place in Europe. I'm pretty much obsessed with Europe, some of my favorites are:

The Botticelli Secret (Reading Group Gold) The Glassblower of Murano The Paris Vendetta: A Novel The Venetian Betrayal: A Novel (Steve Berry's Cotton Malone series)My Life in France A Year in Provence

3. Christian fiction. I'm not sure why, but I only ever read Christian fiction during the summer. And only two authors. But every summer I pull these off the library shelf.

Peculiar Treasures (The Katie Weldon Series #1) Coming Attractions (Katie Weldon Series) Until Tomorrow/As You Wish/I Promise (Christy and Todd: The College Years 1-3) Home to Harmony (Harmony Novels) Christmas in Harmony Just Shy of Harmony (Harmony Novels)

What are some of your summer reads? Anything you read every year?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In My Mailbox (13)

Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey) Firelight Abandon

Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey) by Louise Rennison (I have been waiting for this book since I heard that Rennison had written a new series. I'm a few chapters in and I loved the reference to the Georgia Nicholson series. )
Firelight by Sophie Jordan (Also a few chapters into this book---it is SO GOOD)
Abandon by Meg Cabot (For a book signing this week! Ah!)

For Review:

Paired by Kate Sullivan (Kate contacted me about reading and possibly reviewing this book. I've been a fan of Kate's blog for a while and I can't wait to read this)

Torment ((Fallen)) The Gods Themselves The Screwtape Letters

Torment by Lauren Kate (Awesome co-worker #1 lent me book 2)
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (Awesome co-worker #2 told me to read this one)
The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis (And then read this one.)

What's in your mailbox this week?