Month: October 2011

Oct 21
Book Review: Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

Book Review: Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★★

This is one of those times where the cover doesn’t do the book justice. At first glance, I definitely wouldn’t be attracted to this book. After reading the synopsis, it did sound of kind interesting so I might have given it a read then. But after diving into, I found out I loved it. The book revolves around Carmen, a professional violinist who strives to be the best and win… Read more »

Oct 20
Project BG2, Week 33 – I Like Making Daddy Work

Project BG2, Week 33 – I Like Making Daddy Work

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I’m so late with this, but Happy 33 weeks BG2! I keep lamenting that you need to stop growing, but that’s life! I see pictures of your younger self flashing on my laptop screen and smile, think back through these past few months and just awe in amazement. I also revel in the now and how you’re such a playful baby, drools like a you’ve got a hose in your… Read more »

Oct 18
Countdown to Breaking Dawn: The Soundtrack

Countdown to Breaking Dawn: The Soundtrack

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I got my Breaking Dawn ticket the day people were able to purchase it on Fandango and I’m impatiently waiting until the day I finally see it in all its glory. The Wedding… The Honeymoon… The Birth… SO EXCITED!!! I’ve been trying to distance myself from all BD news so I can get the full effect of the movie when I do watch it. I have watched the official trailer… Read more »

Oct 17
Book Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

I went into this thinking it would be slow-paced and dragging like the first book, but I was pleasantly proven wrong. Maggie did a great job writing this book and I found myself very interested and eager to see what would happen between Grace and Sam. I think I enjoyed this book more than the first because there were more things going on. You got to see Sam and Grace… Read more »

Oct 14
Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★★★

I loved this book. I didn’t know what to expect going into this book because I haven’t read any fairy books before, but I am highly intrigued by Melissa Marr’s world and characters. I always love when a character knows who she is and where she stands going into the book, and Aislinn is just that. She’s not a pushover and her interactions with the fey were a delight to… Read more »

Oct 13
Project BG2, Week 32 – I Can Wear Shoes Now!

Project BG2, Week 32 – I Can Wear Shoes Now!

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How does time just keep on flying by like this?!?! BG2 is already 32 weeks, in one sense she’s already 8 months! Sigh, before you know it she’ll be 1 year old! I want my baby back! Okay, moving on… This week has been a bit temperamental since I think BG2 is going through a growth spurt or having growing pains, teething pains, or just plain cranky because she’s been very short… Read more »

Oct 12
I’m Working On it!

I’m Working On it!

Blog Related, On My Mind 0

Hi everybody! (Say it like Dr. Nick, please!) I bet you’re all DYING to know what’s been up in my life. Okay, you don’t have to pull my arm, I’ll tell you. 1. The date is set for December 19, 2011 at 9AM – THE BIG EXAM. This, of course, means I will be scarce on the blog front for the next couple of months. Oh you’ll see a few… Read more »

Oct 11
Book Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Book Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★

Knowing that Meg Cabot is a NYT Best Selling author and a favorite of many readers out there, including my sister, I kept kicking myself for not reading any of her books to date. Then I heard about her latest release Abandon and how it related to Greek mythology/paranormal romance, I thought this would be a great opener to her world. Well, I was sadly mistaken. I’ve heard the Hades/Persephone… Read more »

Oct 09
In My Mailbox #11

In My Mailbox #11

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* In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren* If I Stay by Gayle Foreman Fat Vampire by Alex Rex Wildefire by Karsten Knight Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins Beauty Queens by Libba Bray Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson Lola & the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins Clockwork Angel… Read more »

Oct 07
Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★½

Divergent is the definition of a classic dystopian novel, but with Roth’s own creative genius woven into it. Roth creates this world unlike any other where she knows the reader will enjoy watching it all fall apart in a way only she can tell it. Roth shines through in creating each faction and developing them into five ways of life that isn’t too unbelievable. There were some twists and surprises… Read more »