Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
Publication Date: January 13, 2009
Versions: paperback, kindle

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens.

This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker. Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach.

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro starts out with Parker learning she didn't make the varsity team and is very upset about it and the fact that her friends are now leaving her out. So in order to get back into her friend group and on the Varsity team, she has to do something about it-and that something involves her neighbor. This is a really cute book, and it's about kissing-and who doesn't like a book about kissing?

Each chapter starts out with the name of a kiss (starting with A and ending with Z) and then it states the definition of that kiss. And within that chapter, that kiss happens-which is super cute and I loved how she followed the alphabet.

Will I reread it?
Most defiantly.

This book was just a really light, fun read that I suggest it to every age group including those younger teens and older teens. It was just very enjoyable.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Some Courtney Summers and Elizabeth Scott news!

First, the Courtney Summers news. I was going through my daily blog check when I came across some exciting news on her blog. She has mentioned the title of her third novel which is truly exciting since I'm a huge fan. She has written two awesome books called Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are-yeah, you know the ones. And without further ado:

drum roll please...
Fall For Anything

I love this title and can't wait for it to come out (and no, there is no sign of a release date yet-but it's still exciting. You can see the post she posted this in right here.

And last but not least, the Elizabeth Scott news. Everyone knows how awesome Elizabeth's writing and personality is, and if you don't-you should defiantly pick up one of her books. These titles include: Living Dead Girl, Perfect You, Bloom, Stealing Heaven, Love You Hate You Miss You, Something Maybe, The Unwritten Rule (which has just been released) and Grace (which is coming out on September 16th, 2010). Wow, she is such an over acheiver with all her amazing books. And while I was doing this daily blog check (of course she's on the list) I was looking under her books section and saw she has listed a title and dateish.

Second drum roll please...

Between Here and Forever
Spring 2011
More details to come...

Amazing, amazing title and I really like the: More details to come...part because I want more details! You can check this out here (it's on the way bottom). I can't wait for both of these lovely ladies to release these awesome titled books.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

This is my third week doing this lovely meme, and I love it! Jenn has just put up the new graphic, and it's just so cute, so you should defiantly grab it and post it on your own blog to help spread the word and find new blogs to follow.

What is it, are you asking? Well...."the book hop is a weekly event, hosted at Crazy for Books, where book bloggers and readers can connect to find new blogs to read. It's a great way to network with other bloggers and make new friends!"

You can find more information and sign up for it here.

Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark

Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
Publisher: Queered Fiction
Versions: paperback, kindle

Summary (from amazon.com):
Ayla Hammond has come home. After years as a lone wolf in a self-imposed exile she's rejoining the pack and trying to mend fences with her parents. She's convinced them to accept her girlfriend, but can a lone wolf change her ways? As if homecoming wasn't hard enough, Ayla also can't help getting involved in a missing person case. With pressure to solve the case mounting from the pack alphas, Ayla is starting to question where her loyalties lie - and if a return to the pack she left behind is really what she wants

Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark was one of the more unique books I've read. Werewolf books are pretty popular but she spun a story that hasn't been told before, one that defiantly holds your attention. Ayla Hammond comes back into the werewolf pack after she has left for a few years, and once she comes back she is weaved into a missing case that her girlfriend is working on. She suspects the missing girl has something to do with the drug called Silver Kiss. This book is filled with love, action, and some very good fiction. I was pleasantly surprised with Naomi Clark's writing ability. Her words flowed off the page and were so easy to read. I loved how she used so many great adjectives and her paragraphs weren't too overly descriptive.

Will I reread it?
I'm a great fan of werewolf novels so I'll defiantly be coming back to this one.

It was kind of nice to get into the whole girl werewolf topic, which is rarely seen in books. And I will defiantly stay on the lookout for more books by Naomi.

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review and no compensation

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

100 followers and an award

Wow, I'm going to sound like a beauty pageant winner for a second but I really could care less, becuase I'm so happy and thankful. So without further ado, thank you computer for holding this blog in the first place, thank you blogspot for having this wonderful site, thank you followers for following my blog! You know how when bloggers reach a certain amont of followers and they say: I can't believe I've been blogging for (insert number of months). Well, I can believe it. I've had this blog for about three months and at times I've wanted to quit. But I haven't and that's all because of you-every single one of my followers, so thank you, thank you , and thank you!

I appreciate all of you guys so much that I'm making my own award, and I don't even care if It's against blogger rules or what not, because I'm doing it anyway.

So here it is:
You've Made A Difference Award:

This award is given to followers who have been with you since the beginning of your blog, who have continually stuck with you, and who are still there.

The rules of this award:
1.) Link to the blogger you recieved this award from
2.) And then pass this award onto ten other followers or bloggers that have been with you since the beginning.

Wonderful followers I'm passing this award onto:
1.Corrine at Lost For Words
2. Lea at YA Book Queen
3. Juju at Tales of Whimsy...
4. Lena at Addicted 2 Novels
5. Kilee at Kilee's Closet
6. Sarah at Sarah's Book Reviews
7. Shantal at Booknerds are Pretty Too
8. S at Confessions of a Boring Girl
9. Josette at Books Love Me!
10. Darlyn at Darlyn & Books

So thank you guys so much, and one more thank you. This thank you goes out to Mg (LWS) at Loud Words & Sounds who actually featured me and tallked so kindly about me and my blog-so thank you, you'll never know how much that meant to me!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Princess Bookie's Remake A Book Cover Contest

I decided to enter this amazing contest that Princess Bookie is holding over at her blog. And to enter, you have to recreate a book cover of one of the nine books (including: Sea, The Naughty List, The Tension of Opposites, The Ghost and the Goth, Forgive my Fins, The Cinderella Society, Rules of Attraction, Anna and the French Kiss, and A Field Guide for Heartbreakers.) I decided to do a remake of Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles because I'm anxiously awaiting the release date.

Here it is:
Photo Credit: Brinaa

There's still more spots, so you can enter this contest and join in on the fun-but you have to hurry because they're filling up very quickly. Good luck to everyone else who is entering this contest!

Unique Bookends

Bookend-(dictionary.com): a support placed at the end of a row of books to hold them upright, usually used in pairs.

So I was bored (what's new?) and I was searching book related items on the internet and came across some really cool bookends. So I wanted to share with all my lovely followers what I found! I think they're really cool and if I ever end up buying bookends, these would defiantly be my first choice.

For the Star Wars lovers:                             Batman Vs. Superman:        
Pinocchio:                                           Arrows:                             
Fishbowl:                                           Falling books:

I found all of these bookends from the blog: Unusual Things.

I know you guys like Lord of the Rings:       For your flowers:
I found this one here.                                I found this one here.   

You guys, aren't these so cool? What really blows me away is the whole multi tasking thing going on with the flowers and fishbowls. Which one is your favorite?

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Publication Date: September 8, 2009
Versions: hardcover, paperback, kindle, audio

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.

The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

I have to announce that this was my first Nicholas Sparks book. I've only ever seen the movie adaptions of the books (including A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, and Nights in Rodanthe). And after seeing all these movies, I've never been in the mood to read that books because I already know what's going to happen. So before this movie (yes, there is a movie if you didn't already know and it's being released on March 31st) comes out I wanted to read the book, which is exactly what I did.

Ronnie and her brother's mom sent them down to their fathers house for the summer and Ronnie isn't too happy about it. She hasn't talked to him in three years and is still pretty upset about the divorce. So she finds friends with some bad people before she meets Will, who start up a romance even though both of them are opposites of who they would normally be attracted to.

This was a really good book, I have to say that Nicholas Sparks can write. And I loved the name Ronnie-it's very original and I haven't seen it in books before. I also liked that fact that Ronnie was very snappy and always said what was on her mind. Her brother, who talked a lot, was really cute too. And while reading about him-I wish I had a little brother.

Will i reread it?
I have no idea, but I'll defiantly be going to the movie.

Here's a trailer for the movie starring: Miley Cyrus (as Ronnie), Liam Hemsworth (as Will), Greg Kinnear (as her father), and Bobby Coleman (as her brother).

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop!

Let me just tell you that this meme was so fun last week that I decided to do it again! I learned about so many new blogs, and followed so many new ones and even learned about all these new books. It's really great, so you should really check it out!

And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, "the book hop is a weekly event, hosted at Crazy for Books, where book bloggers and readers can connect to find new blogs to read. It's a great way to network with other bloggers and make new friends!"

To sign up for this meme, just spread the word on your own blog and go here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday

I know, Wednesday's almost over (it's ten oclock) but I really wanted to participate in this meme. I really like looking at all your wishlist items as well, so I would love it if you commented and posted a link so I can check yours out. This meme is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

One Night That Changes Everything
TWO-WAY STREET author Lauren Barnholdt’s ONE NIGHT THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING, about a shy sixteen-year-old girl whose private notebook listing all the things she wants to do but is afraid to falls into the wrong hands, and in order to get the notebook back she must do all the things on her list in one night.

This book comes out: July 20th 2010 and I'm defiantly liking the summary (sorry if it doesn't say much but it was the only one I could find)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Major Crush (Simon Romantic Comedies) by Jennifer Echols

Major Crush (Simon Romantic Comedies) by Jennifer Echols
Publication Date: August 1, 2006
Versions: paperback, kindle

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Marching to the beat of a different drum...

Tired of the beauty-pagean circuit, Virginia Sauter tosses her tiara, pierces her nose, and auditions for the most unlikely of roles — drum major of the high school marching band.

Virginia wins, but is forced to share the title with Drew, whose family has held the position for generations. Sure, Drew is hot, but because of his superior attitude, he and Virginia are constantly arguing. That is, until they share more than just their half-time salute...

But as the drum major's heated competition turns to sizzling romance, explosive rumors threaten everything — including the band's success. Love seemed to be a sure hit, but Virginia and Drew may be marching straight into disaster.

 Virginia Sauter, a once beauty pageant participant, leaves the dresses, gets her nose pierced, and becomes drum major at her school. Let me rephrase that for you: Virginia is drum major along with Drew. 1)Virginia is the first girl drum major, ever, 2) Drew hates her (and of course Virginia "hates" him too even though she has a major crush on him) and 3) people say that Virginia slept with the band director just to get the position. So overall, things aren't looking up for Virginia. And things aren't looking up for the band either, due to their first performance. Can Virginia and Drew both pull it together for the sake of the band? And will they end up falling for eachother?

Another Hate/Love story, gotta love them. I know I do. Virginia is such a likeable character. She doesn't take anything from anyone. She back talks to Drew when he's mean to her (which turns out to be a lot)-she's just very strong.

Jennifer Echols is an amazing writer and her writing has so much laugh out loud quality. Her characters are rediculously embarassing and overall realistic. This is a must read. You'll read it once and then come back to it again and again because it's that entertaining.

Will I reread it?
Now speaking of this book, I do-right now! Maybe I'll grab my Kindle and get reading!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Everafter by Amy Huntley

The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
Versions: hardcover, paperback (coming in August), kindle, audio

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Madison Stanton doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this — she is dead. And alone, in a vast, dark space. The only company she has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts, she can reexperience — and sometimes even change — moments from her life.

Her first kiss.

A trip to Disney World.

Her sister’s wedding.

A disastrous sleepover.

In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and sometimes frightening truths about her life — and death.

This is a haunting and ultimately hopeful novel about the beauty of even the most insignificant moments — and the strength of true love even beyond death.

The Everafter by Amy Huntley is one of those rare books. It touches your heart while turning each page and even after that last page is turned, it still captures you. I've been thinking about this book ever since I read it. And trust me, reading it didn't take that long. I picked it up at nine on a school night (I know, not the best idea) and I couldn't put it down so I finished it until the end (long after midnight). I was tired the next day but thought it was well worth it.

It makes you think about a lot of things especially death. The plot line was amazing. Loosing everyday objects when you were alive and then finding those same items when you die is so remarkable- I can't even put it into words.

Will I reread it?

To learn more about the author, her writing style, and how she came up with the idea of this book-YA Addict had an interview over at her blog. Check it out, it's really interesting. And one last thing, isn't the cover amazing? I think it's absolutly gorgous and can't help staring at it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Reading Stereotypes (and why I'm sick of them)

So today I was in science class (Biology, if you were wondering) and we were potting plants. I know, I have no idea why either but we were. My friend and I were standing side by side and she asked: What did you do last night? So I told her the truth, that I read.

She then waited a few seconds before she replied with: You know you're kind of a nerd- And she was totally serious, no sarcasm intented. I didn't know what to say, because what should you say? I was just like: Yeah. And then we dropped it, but still it kind of upset me a little bit.

I'm sick of people thinking Readers are some big losers or big nerds that don't have a life (even if I truly don't). I mean what's so bad about picking up a book and reading to get out of my own world for a few seconds and go into a world that an author has created? Why would you be calling me a nerd, when alll you do is go on Facebook and talk to people all night? I just don't understand why reading isn't acceptable to people.

I'm sick of not talking more about books, which is something I genuinly like to do. Sometimes I may ask if someone has read a certain book that I have loved but they give me a wierd look and say no. I then feel stupid for asking and drop the topic, soon. Maybe, just maybe, I would like to talk about a boy book character that is suuuper cute instead of a guy that has just walked past in the hallway.

And that's why I have this handy dandy blog. So I can share and explore books with all of you guys and we can talk about books. I just wish I could do that with my friends and fellow classmates.

Book Blogger Hop

"It's that time of the week again! With the hugely successful first week, I'm happy to announce that the Book Blogger Hop will be a weekly feature over at Crazy-for-Books! So, get those party shoes on and let's start the Hop!

Her  designer is working on the graphic and she should hopefully have it next week!!

Missed out last week? Here's what the Hop is all about!

Every day I seem to find another book blog that I start following. In the spirit of the Friday Follow, I thought it would be cool to do a Book Blog Hop to give us all bookies a chance to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!"

This was all copied and pasted from Crazy From Books, where she has started this wonderful meme.

I really liked the sound of this meme after seeing it on other blogs, and I think it's a great idea and a way to follow new or old blogs that you haven't heard of. So I'm joining in on the fun and you should too! For more information, go here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1

Yes, Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 is coming out on very soon. March 16th soon. I'm not a big manga (or graphic novel) reader. Actually I don't think I've read one in my entire life-but Twilight is very close to me so I'll be buying my very first one close to the  release date (March 16th-I know I just posted this above but I wanted to make sure you got the date right, and hopefully I have it right too.)

Here are a few pictures from the graphic novel:
 So will you be buying this one? I'm kind of excited especially after seeing the Eclipse trailer. How did you guys like the trailer, and how many of you can't wait for June (when the movie finally gets released?)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What I Did for Love: A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

What I Did for Love: A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Publication Date: January 27, 2009
Versions: hardcover, paperback, kindle, audio

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
How did this happen? Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating.

What should a down-on-her-luck actress do? Not go to Vegas... not run into her detestable former costar, dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard... and not get caught up in an ugly incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Before she knows it, Georgie has a fake marriage, a fake husband, and maybe (or not) a fake sex life.

It's a paparazzi free-for-all, and Georgie's nonsupporting cast doesn't help. There's Bram's punk-nightmare housekeeper, Georgie's own pushy parent, a suck-up agent, an icy studio head with a private agenda, and her ex-husband's new wife, who can't get enough of doing good deeds and saving the world — the bitch. As for Georgie's leading man, Bram's...

Boy oh boy. Georgie's a one of a kind character. She grew up on television starring in one of the most popular television shows with her costar Bram. Bram was always doing drugs and getting drunk on set-she never fully forgave him for ending the show for them. And then years go by before they meet or talk again and by that time, they still hate eachother. And then Georgie goes to Vegas after her husband dumps her for some other actress that's prettier and better than her. Bram ends up in Vegas too and then something none of them expected happens.

I really enjoy the plot line of this book. There's a love/hate relationship going on between Georgie and Bram. The writing was superb and Susan Elizabeth Phillips captured me into this book through all 401 pages.

Will I reread it?
Most defiantly. When I'm looking for a fun, cute read that will make my heart stop-this will be the one.

I'm usually not drawn to books with older characters (because I'm a teenager) and I relate to teenage characters better than thirty something characters. But this book pulled me in, chewed me, and then spit me out at the last page where my heart collapsed in satisfaction.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Publication Date: May 14, 2009
Versions: paperback, kindle, audio

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?
I picked up this book (from borders of course) because everyone seemed to really enjoy it. So I started reading the book, right? And I was like, Yeah! A kick butt girl character that fights monsters-totally unique. And finally a girl character that's stronger than the male. So as my likeness for the book was growing, all of a sudden I hit the middle and it went up in flames. The book couldn't hold my attention anymore and it just got way too "out" there with all the non human creatures and such.
I guess I won't be picking up the sequel but I really enjoyed how different it was. These types of books really aren't my type anyway but I give them a try. Which is probably a good thing, and I'm glad I got to experience this writer because she was so different. And how tired are you of reading about that perfect main character with the perfect looks and the perfect wardrobe-blah. I'm so sick of it and Drew, luckily, wasn't like that at all. So thank you Lili St. Crow for your amazing characters.
Will I reread it?
Nah, but if she comes out with another series, I'll defiantly give it a try.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Awards and some other very good news!

I've gotten a few awards from you guys, and I just want you to know that I smile every time I see one, and they totally make my day. But unfortunatly school has been dragging me down from all the homework and tests so it's hard to be able to post the awards and pass them onto other wonderful bloggers. That is until now, becuase there's no school today. Yeah!

So here are the wonderful awards I've gotten (oh my, over the last few weeks):

Humane Award:
This lovely (isn't the green, gorgous?) award was given to me by two amazing bloggers: YA Vampire Books, and Corrine at Lost For Words. I continually check both of these lovely blogs becuase I love vampire novels and YA Vampire Books, continually posts some amazing books that I contstantly add to my Amazon.com wishlist. Her reviews are always thorough and grab me into buying the books, so thanks YA Vampire Books for your great blog. And Corrine: You are a darling, always leaving the most wonderful comments on my blog that make me smile. I absolutly love your header by the way, its gorgous with the book making a heart.

This award is for those rare and kindhearted followers and friends who leave the sweatest comments and remind me why I love blogging in the first place.

So here are the bloggers I'm passing this award onto:
1. Taylor at The Library Lurker
2. Melissa at I Swim For Oceans
3. The Book Spot
4. Shantal at Booknerds Are Pretty Too
5. Juju at Tales of Whimsy...
6. Lea at YA Book Queen
7. Sara at Alog For the Ride
8. Amanda at Daydreams and Wanderings

Blogger Buddy Award:
This one's adorable and so awesome becuase blogger friends are the best, and in a way-I think of all of you guys as my friends. So this one's to all of you, every single one of you!

Splash Award:
This wonderful, splashy award was given to me by Corrine at Lost For Words. She's really just an awesome blogger. She takes the time out of her, I bet busy schedule, and comments on other peoples blogs which shows just how kind she really is. And guess what guys? She's at 96 followers. NINETY SIX-so please bring the kindness back to her and get her to 100!!!

 "This award is given to the blog that is alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring."

The Rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog/post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your Splash award.
6. Have F~U~N.

So here are some bloggers I'm passing this splashy award onto:
1. Lauren at Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
2. Shweta at Book Journal
3. YA Vampire Books
4. Andrea at Loud Words & Sounds
5. Liz at Cleverly Inked

Honest Scrap Award:

I just love to look at this one. It's not exactly pretty, but it kicks butt! Thank you so much Amanda at Daydreams and Wanderings for passing this award onto me. You guys, seriously-she already had 7 bloggers she passed this onto and she added me as a 7b. She is so sweet! I can't say enough about this amazing blogger. But I have to mention that she's having a Shooting For 100 Followers Giveaway. So lets all help her out, and get her to 100 followers!


List ten things about yourself that not a lot of people know and then pass it along to seven other bloggers.
1. I used to have an Edward poster on my ceiling
2. I have a Kindle
3. I'm a vegan (since December and am still going strong)
4. Like bad boys
5. Like country music
6. I love the fall
7. I love BBC movies (my favorite one is Pride and Prejudice)
8. I went to the midnight showing of Twilight
9. I went to the midnight showing of New Moon
10. I went to the midnight DVD release of Twilight at Borders
-Wow, I'm so nerdy! And sorry for those last three lame things, I couldn't think of anything else.

Bloggers I'm passing this onto:
I'm passing this award to all the bloggers I passed the Splash Award onto. I know, there are only five, so I'm also passing this onto:
6. Taylor at The Libary Lurker
7. Jamie at Bookmarked

One Lovely Blog Award:
And last but not least, this award was given to me by Shantal at Booknerds Are Pretty Too. I adore Shantal's blog, the layout is beautiful and I have to say, blue is my weakness. And I love the blog name: Booknerds Are Pretty Too, it's so true! Thanks Shantal for this lovely blog award.

The rules are:

•Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
•Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
•Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

You guys are probably sick of this post, so to make this one easy-I'm passing this one onto every blogger I passed the previous awards onto.

Thanks again to you guys, and I'm sorry for posting these so late after I got them, I don't want you to think for one second that I took them for granted, because I don't. I love them!

As you probably read in the title, there is some "other very good news". Yes, there is. I WON ELIZABETH SCOTT'S CONTEST!!!!!! I'm so excited and have to thank all of you guys for leaving awesome comments on my entry which you can find here if you haven't already seen it. And for the prize: I won 35 books, a phonecall from Elizabeth Scott, herself, and my name in the acknowledgements of her 2011 book. I'm just really excited and have to thank my two best friends: Hannah and Stephanie for throwing that party with me. You guys are the best!

Everyone please have an awesome weekend, you all deserve it!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot
Publication Date: June 24, 2008
Versions: paperback, kindle, audio

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
But she can't exactly tell the truth, either—not when she's juggling two boyfriends, secretly hating the high school football team everyone else worships, and trying to have the best summer ever. At least Katie has it all under control (sort of). Her biggest secret, what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the junior high gymnasium wall, is safe.

That is, until Tommy comes back to town. Katie is sure he's going to ruin all her plans, and she'll do anything to hang on to her perfect existence. Even if it means telling more lies. Even if, now that Tommy's around, she's actually—truthfully—having the time of her life.

You know what? A lot of people and bloggers go around saying that Meg Cabot is amazing this and amazing that. But I've never once picked up one of her books before this; which is pretty bad if you think about it. Becuause I love the Princess Diaries movies and should have probably read those long ago.

But the summary of Pants on Fire, dragged me to purchase it at borders one day and I'm glad I did. I love how Katie lies alot, and has two boyfriends. It was hilarious at times and very serious at times (mostly when Tommy was around). It was just an overall fun read, and I didn't feel like I've read it before, like so many other teen books. It was unique, is what I was getting at.

Will I reread it?
You know, I dont' know.

But I know one thing: I will defiantly continue my Meg Cabot reading becuase everyone was right about her being...an amazing author. This was the perfect book to get me hooked on her charming writing.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Unwritten Rule Contest Entry

All of you guys probably already know, that Elizabeth Scott (one of my favorite authors) is throwing this humongous contest over at her blog. And hopefully Elizabeth you are currently or are going to be reading this post very soon. I'de first like to say that I adore all of your books and can't get enough of them so I'm suuuper excited for The Unwritten Rule. And I noted that you wanted us (as in the contestants of your giveaway) to get the word out or people excited for your upcoming book not just on the internet but out in the real world; which is what I did.

But in order to do that, my two best friends and I threw a The Unwritten Rule party to get us excited for the release. Here are some amazing pictures from the help of my sister, (thanks Taylor!).

First of all, we had a cake that I personally               These are my two best friends and me,
made. There's a picture of The Unwritten Rule         I'm on the way left. We're all having a
right in the middle.                                                   great time!

These are the shirts I made, they all have a     And on the back: yes those are character
picture of the unwritten rule on them and say:    names from your books. Mine (way left)
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott             says Team Will because he's my favorite
Out March 16th!!! I'm on the way left,            character in your books. My friend's (center)
once again.                                                     says Team Evan and my other friend's (right)
                                                                      says Team Finn-which were their favorite
This is just us having fun. I'm on the left again
and my eyes are all red (like every other picture, lol)      This is a closeup of my back and my
                                                                                 favorite book of yours. Team Will!                  
Us, jumping!!!                                                       The big sign I made
Us by the balloons and with our shirts!                   The cake (I'm on the right this time)
My friend is lighing the candles and if you count                        A closer picture of the candles
there are a total of seventeen candles. Seventeen is                being lit!
the number of days left until the Unwritten Rule comes

We all blew out the candles at the same time.          The eating of the cake, it tasted really good!
The inside of the cake had pink funfetti
(I thought it fit well with it being a romance     The party was so much fun and got me and
novel and all).                                        my friends pumped up for the release date of
                                                                       The Unwritten Rule!!

And to get the word out about The Unwritten Rule, and get other people pumped up for it, I went shopping at the mall (with tons of teenagers) with my shirt on.

Here's me at a shoe store.                  And then I went into Borders and here's a picture of me by
                                                        your book section (sorry the lighting was horrible there)
And a closer up one    

And then me and my friend went to school with our shirts on. And just for statistics, our school holds about two thousand teenagers and there were people asking me all day what my shirt was about and of course I happily explained to them that your book will be coming out.

Here's us on the bus with our shirts on (I'm on the right               And then heres another one
but it was super hard to get a good picture)
And then in class                                    Here's a close up of the shirts becuase you can't really
                                                                 get a good look of them in all the other pictures

I hope you enjoyed looking at all these pictures, I had a blast with it and am so excited for the release of The Unwritten Rule.