September 30, 2011

Recommendations Needed: Classic Children books

As a kid I’ve always loved to read. I wasn't an only child but I was the youngest by thirteen years. So I spent a lot of time on my own. I enjoyed reading and was quite obssessed with the fantasy worlds that the books created. When I was about ten my mom took me to Santa Cruz, California to visit my oldest brother (who at the time was 29). He introduced me to the world of C.S. Lewis and all hope was lost. We drove from thrift store to thrift store looking for old copies of the series. It was the best trip and I came back with a whole set of new books and an even stronger need to read.
My oldest daughter shares my passion because often I’m looking for her and find her sitting in a corner reading a book. My youngest daughter on the other hand doesn’t care much for books. They just don’t seem to hold her attention.

I’ve been thinking about creating family reading time. A time right before they go to bed when we as a family can read a classic children’s book together. I’m hoping this will help spark my youngest daughters attention and maybe help her find a book that she will love.

So I’m asking for your help. My girls are ten and seven what books would you recommend we read? What books did you love at that age? What was your fondest moment as a child who discovered your first favorite book?


So far my list consists of three books:

  1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  2. The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little PrincessThe Secret GardenThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

September 27, 2011

Tune in Tuesday(9)

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This meme is hosted by Ginger at GReads & showcases music that you love and would love to share with everyone. Each week you can post an old or new song so that it gains more interest! So if your a music buff like I am you should head on over to her site and link up.




I usually listen to music while I clean the house. Saturday while I was cleaning I had the tv on a music channel (what MTV used to be) and it was playing nothing but videos. I heard this song and was instantly attracted to it, then I saw the video and I fell in love with it. Watch the video completely to the end, it was so sad. Reminds me of West-side story.

On another note I can't believe the main girl in the video is the little girl from Kick-Ass the movie she looks so old.

September 26, 2011

CLP Blog Tour: Guest Post/Interview with Author Lacey Camey



Norah Johnson is at a crossroads and is in desperate need to heal after a highly publicized breakup from her major league baseball player boyfriend. To escape, she moves to her summer home at the beach with her sister and best friend where she journals, attends therapy and works on her pending clothing line. When a gorgeous stranger finds her lost journal, he seeks to find the author and make her fall in love with him. But is Norah ready to love again?









Thanks Lacy for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by the blog. Some of the movies listed below were my favorites.

Lacy's book The Last Page was a light, easy, romantic read. Check out my review here.


Now on to the Guest Post and Interview:



GUEST POST:


Recently, it dawned on me that out of my top favorite five movies, three of my favorite feature female protagonists who are writers.

These movies are “Little Women”, “Something’s Gotta Give” and “Anne of Green Gables”. These three movies also give me such a cozy feeling and I often find inspiration just by watching them from the beautiful settings to also character traits I admire.

From Little Women, I admire Jo’s bravery. Jo went against the status quo of her time (settling down, getting married) and sought adventure in New York and sought to be published. She also cut off her hair to earn money so their ill sister could see their mother in her time of need.

From Anne of Green Gables, I’m inspired by Anne’s uniqueness. Anne is always set on being set apart and different with all of her introductions as always, “I’m Anne with an E”. She also seems to have a strong strength about her. She doesn’t care what others think about her and her uniqueness.

From Something’s Gotta Give, I admire Erica Berry’s humor. She sure suffered heartache from Jack Nicholson’s character, but she turned her heartache into success by penning an award winning play.

Each movie inspires me aesthetically, as well. I’ll take the simpler life we see in Little Women any day from the hustle and bustle from the city of Houston I live. Their beautiful home in Massachusetts is also gorgeous.

In Anne of Green Gables, I’ve always adored Prince Edward Island. It’s always been a dream of mine to visit Prince Edward Island because it’s so gorg! (gorgeous).

In Something’s Gotta Give, OMG! - HER HAMPTON HOUSE – I love it. The interior design is so incredible. I love the d├ęcor and have often referred back to the movie for inspiration for my own personal style. Not to mention the incredible beach-The Hamptons. The beach is one of my favorite places on earth. Now on to memorable quotes because we love quoting movies, right? (or is that just my husband and me? :) )

In Little Women, Jo is told, “There is more to you than this if you have the courage to write it.”

As writers, we have to have courage. There will always be fear waiting to be invited into our mind- fear of opinions, fear of reviews, fear of ranking, but what a horrible way to live. People will always have their opinions. At the end of the day, courage is a must for every writer. Fear has to leave and courage has to take its’ place. The courage to write. It’s just the way it has to be.

From Anne of Green Gables my favorite quote is, “Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive-it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half as interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for the imagination then, would there?”

Even though it’s been said, “nothing new is under the sun”, our world is still a very interesting world. No one knows everything. As writers, we get to explore such an exciting world and bring fresh, new perspectives. That’s incredibly fun.

My favorite line from Something’s Gotta Give is where Erica Berry is at dinner and is discussing with everyone about her play she’s writing: Erica Berry: [on her play] It’s about a divorced woman, a writer. She’s this high-strung, overamped, controlling, know-it-all neurotic. [Everyone stares at her]

Erica Berry: …who’s incredibly cute and loveable.

That’s one of my favorite “laugh out loud” moments, for sure. As writers, we can’t help at times but interject a little bit of ourselves into the character, but of course we make them cute and loveable, fluffy and cuddly, right?

Funny again, how my favorite quotes revolve around writing :)

Analyzing my latest release, “The Last Page”, because that’s what writers do, we look for any tiny holes to thread a link, attaching ideas together- I see how three of my favorite things from the movies tie in for my main protag, Norah. She had the courage to create in a peaceful serene environment, at a simpler pace of life. She let her unique business idea create a new opportunity for her. And out of chaos, her greatest opportunity presented itself (like Something’s Gotta Give). Beauty was created out of her ashes and she arose happier than ever before (Little Women).


INTERVIEW:

Since I love twitter, I think it would be fun to see how you would describe your book Twitter-style. How would you describe it in 140 characters or less?

Oh fun! A great marketing strategy for sure that I’ll use. Here’s my 140 characters. : What’s a girl 2 do when her world crumbles apart? She gets back up again in style & goes on the ride of her life #thelastpage norah’s story


When did you know you wanted to become a writer or have you always known?

I’ve always been a dreamer. I’ve always imagined stories and ideas. As most people, my earliest memories of life are limited quite a bit. But besides remembering being in kindergarten and crying because I didn’t want the “sandman” to come and put sand in my eyes (like the teacher said would happen), falling out of my desk in the first grade, and also gluing my hands together and one day being the line leader and being extremely excited, there are a few memories in my earlier years that stood out to me and made me fall in love with writing. I remember 2nd grade. I remember we had to describe a scarecrow’s picture for a writing prompt and I really enjoyed that. I also remember writing scripts with my neighbor and wanting to “put on shows”, like little comedy acts that you see on Saturday Night Live. But at that age, I wasn’t watching SNL, I watched Nickelodeon’s “RoundHouse” and I loved the skits and thought skits were fun to write. Then, there’s 5tth grade. 5th grade is the moment that really stands out forever in my memory and seems like that pivotal moment in my life where I had that epiphany of , ”Aha, I want to be a writer.” I wrote and illustrated a story about a kitten in the snow and titled the book appropriately, “The Snow Kitten.” I drew and wrote it on notebook paper and put it in a three-leaf folder with the illustrated cover taped neatly on top. Then I wrote a book about two sisters who escape their evil stepmother and venture out into the Australian outback. They have to cross a distressed wooden bridge and face all sorts of things-snakes, scary animals, etc. My favorite teacher in the whole world, Mrs. Jetters (3rd grade teacher) let me come back to her class and read my book to her students. That moment made an impression in me and I think that was one defining moment in my life when I knew I wanted to write stories for others to hear. Also, I was obsessed with reading and reading competitions when I was younger. I also alphabetized all my books, which were held in three white wooden shelves in my closet. I had “dreams” of one day having a huge library in my own home,-the kind that “Belle” in Beauty and the Beast would go and visit and borrow books. Books have always been a part of my life. I would write stories on scraps of paper and my favorite were notebook legal pads. After writing a few pages, I remember at night before I drifted off to sleep, I would dream about going on, “Regis and Kathie Lee” (at that time Kathie Lee was hosting, not Kelly Ripa) and promoting my book. I’d dream of them saying, “Wow, you’re so young and accomplished for a young girl to write such a book!” So I was always a dreamer J I went into my undergraduate studies knowing that I wanted to be a writer. That’s why I majored in English Literature. The University that I went to did not have a creative writing program or I would have majored in that. I loved English Lit though. I loved reading and analyzing and giving my point of view. The writing stories continued all throughout college and I’d often pretend I was taking notes but really I would be penning a story in my notebook. I’ve always written, always journaled, (I have about 30) and have always romanticized books. I guess I have always had it in me to be writer.

What was the hardest part of the writing process?

The hardest part of the writing process for me is the temptation to want to spend more time studying the craft than actually writing. There is “this way to write, and that way”, and it’s very easy to put off writing in effort to study the craft more in hopes and effort to become “an expert”. Because let’s face it, there are a lot of great writers out there who have perfect form, dialogue, character arches etc., but I can’t let my love of learning keep me from “putting off” writing. The only way to be a better writer of books is to write more books. It’s like public speaking. The only way to excel in public speaking is to speak in public. You can read books all day until you’re blue in the face, but until applied knowledge takes place, that knowledge is just knowledge. Writing is like a skill. It’s like a surgeon who has to apply what he or she is learning into practice.


What inspired the concept for The Last Page?

I took a script writing class my senior year of college. We had to write one act of a screenplay for our final. This was five years ago. That’s why Norah’s story was created. Yet, Norah at the time was named, “Regan” J The story changed a little bit, and I think as I grew up, I found more of my voice as a writer. But overall the concept was there-the journal, heartbreak, moving on, healing, therapist, beach home, handsome stranger… :)

Can you tell us a little bit about your writing environment and/or and rituals you go through before sitting down to write?

Yes! Besides usually having hot tea to drink, which currently I am drinking Roobius white truffle and it’s delicious, or having coffee, I always begin the writing process in my mind. I tell myself that I have what it takes and it’s going to be a good day of writing. Then I imagine how it will feel after I have written the copy for the day. As far as environment, I’ll take writing outside any day! Yet I live in Houston and we get pretty hot days in the summer (and oh yeah, in the fall…and okay… in the spring.,…ok, so it’s hot pretty much all year minus 4 months or so). I like to write usually at a table of some sorts. I’m one of those writers that can write basically anywhere. I also free hand at times and enjoy doing that. I really like writing on airplanes, too, for some reason.

What is your favorite Book or Series?

My favorite book is “Redeeming Love” by Francis Rivers, although, I haven’t read it since I was 18. So my tastes may have changed a bit since I’m approaching my 28th birthday. Actually, I know my tastes have changed. But that book captured my attention in such a way, that for 48 hours my freshman year of college, I skipped classes, ate all my meals in my dorm, and did nothing but read until I finished the entire book. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before with any other book.

If you could be a character from one of your favorite books, who would you be?

I know this sounds funny, but I think it would be fun to be Samantha Sweeny from “The Undomestic Goddess” by Sophia Kinsella. She was a lawyer who was desperate to escape a situation at work so she got a on a train and rode it to a house in the country, outside of London. Somehow, she ends up getting a job as a housekeeper and has no idea how to sew, cook, clean, or anything. I think the reason why it would be fun to be her is because she’s in the country and she learns how to be domestic. Who wants to be a maid? Right? Well, I think the countryside would be so lovely and romantic. I think I’m a country girl at heart and would LOVE to have a garden and even a farm! So, I liked the environment Samantha was thrown into.

Do you listen to music while you write, if so what’s on your playlist?

Yes! I absolutely love the soundtrack of “Something’s Gotta Give”. It’s super French, Brazilian and Jazz. Lots of fun. Also, SGG is one of my favorite movies. I probably listen to the soundtrack every day because it really makes me feel “just happy”. I that feeling when I write. When I was writing “The Last Page” I listened to “Shut up and Let me Go” by The Ting Tings because I felt like that really portrayed Norah at the beginning of the book. The song, to me, exudes confidence (and Norah really needed to be confident at that moment). She was so bold to approach Truett and was pretty awesome. When The Last Page is made into a movie J, I would love for that song to be played as Norah exits the bathroom! Now that I’m writing book 2, my song for Chloe is by Kelly Clarkson-“Mr Know it All”. Chloe has always been prejudged her whole life because of her family and money. I feel like the lyrics to this song are perfect for her and her situation. Other than that, I love a good Coldplay mix, as well as Damien Rice Pandora playlist (his happy folk songs, not melancholy songs). I definitely listen to a lot of music that makes me happy- “Benny and the Jets” “Bitter Sweet Symphony”-the Verve, U2…etc. I do listen to Henry Purcell playlist at times when I need to really concentrate. It’s relaxing and I feel like it makes me more creative, or smarter. (Or is it that what studies tell us and therefore, I think I’m smarter and more creative because of the study?)


If there was one thought or feeling you would want readers to take away from reading The Last Page, what would it be?

Honestly, I would just love my readers to have fun, feel good, and when they are through with the book, feel like they went on a momentary vacation. And to just enjoy life for a moment. You know how you watch those certain movies, and there is something about those movies that make you “feel good? For me it’s “Something’s Gotta Give”…”Little Women”…”Confessions of a Shopaholic”. I just really would love for readers to feel that way when they read a book by me. Thanks for having me! :)

You can purchase a copy of The Last Page at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.



September 20, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

 
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created & hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me



This is my first week participating in this meme and i'm very excited about it. I can't tell you how many times I've been on twitter and someone is having a conversation about a book that I've heard a thousand other people talking about and I feel absolutely lost. I seriously need to remedy this situation soon.

Here's my list:

  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare- Read the first three books in the TMI series but then I got distracted and have yet to pick up this book.
  2. Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning - Didn't hear about this series until someone on twitter told me about it.
  3. Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalther- Didn't know about this series until Jess @ Gone With The Words and Isalys @ Book Soulmates pimped it out and convinced me that I was missing out if I didn't read the series. Yes, I now own the first four books but I haven't read it yet. :(
  4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- I swear I'm the only person left who hasn't read it. I own all of the books and I'm not quite sure why I haven't read it yet. I am going to try to read it before I see the movie or maybe that would be bad.
  5. Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent- I loved the Shifter Series and I'm pretty sure I would love this series as well.
  6. Any books by Simone Elkeles-I have Perfect Chemistry on my tablet but haven't read it yet.
  7. If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman- I bought the first book after I read so many rave reviews but have yet to pick it up.
  8. Firelight by Sophie Jordan-  The premise of the story sounds awesome.
  9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver- Excited to read this book, I've been hooked on dystopian books lately. So I'll have to make time to read this soon.
  10. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead-  I really want to read this book but, I am hesistant to pick it up. I really loved VA and I felt so bad for Adrian. I'm not sure how I feel about diving back into a world where Adrian is still hurt. I know i'm being silly, I'll eventually pick this book up to read and then scream at myself for not reading it sooner.
What books do you feel like everyone else has read except you? Leave a link and I'll check it out.

September 13, 2011

Tune in Tuesday(8)

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This meme is hosted by Ginger at GReads & showcases music that you love and would love to share with everyone. Each week you can post an old or new song so that it gains more interest! So if your a music buff like I am you should head on over to her site and link up.






I love Corinne Bailey Rae, I usually listen to her music when I'm stressed out and need to relax. I hit play on my ipod and shuffle both of her albums. There's something magical about her voices that helps me de-stress and not care about whatever it is that made me stressed out to begin with.








So what song did you pick this week? Leave a link and I will stop by. Happy Tuesday!

September 10, 2011

In My Mailbox(14)

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In My Mailbox is hosted weekly by The Story Siren.  We highlight books we have received  for review, purchased, borrowed, or Won. You can find out more here.
 
 
This week I got some great books to review as well as my library is the best because I was able to get a few books that I was dying to read. I have so many books that I have yet to read, I decided that I will go on a book ban until I can at least make a dent in my TBR pile. If you click on the titles it will take you back to goodreads. *Sorry about the crappy pics I took it with my phone :(
 
 
Review:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Library:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bought:
 
Blood Bound (Unbound, #1)
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you Kensington Publishing, Ominfic Publishing, Candlewick Press, and Little Brown!
 
So what did you get this week? Don't forget to check out my giveaway here.

September 8, 2011

Our Four Cents- Q & A on Divergent by Veronica Roth

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A few months ago Linz (violethourbr)and I were chatting on twitter about books, we ended up talking about how neither of us had read Divergent by Veronica Roth. We decided to read the book together which is awesome because I actually had someone I can chat with about the OMG, WTH, Squee I love the character moments. We had so much fun coming up with the Q & A below that we have decided to a monthly read together. Check out our Q & A and Divergent playlist below.





Now for our Q & A:


There has been so much hype around the book since its release in May, why wait till now to read it?

Neri- I have no clue why I waited; I’m shooting myself in the foot now for waiting so long to read it. Seriously, I should have moved this book up sooner.

Linz- Oh, geez. Because we are DUMB, Neri! None of the answers I'm about to give are sufficient enough to excuse my poor choice lol. Lack of money, library STILL doesn't have it, never got around to it. And I've been KICKING myself for not reading it sooner.

Neri- I agree your excuses are not sufficient-lol J/K. I’m in the same boat as you.



How do you feel about the Main Character Beatrice?

Neri- What else can I say other than she’s freaking awesome! She was such a strong character. It’s like when your kid turns two and they pull the “why card”. That was how she was. In a society where you are only supposed to do as you’re told because “it’s right” she questioned everything, which I totally admire :)

Linz- I really, really liked Tris. She was just like any other 16 year old (or young adult/even some adults) who struggled with what she was expected to be, and what she WAS. I loved that she was able to think for herself throughout the whole story. Like you said, she questioned everything and then figured out the "correct" answer on her own.

Of all of the characters in the book who did you feel most connected to?


Neri- I really connected with Four. You meet his character and then you fall in love with him because you learn so much about his story and the trials that he has gone through throughout his life. You see him as such a strong, determined character but at the same time you see all of the emotion and motivation behind his actions.

Linz- And plus...he sounds really, really good looking! ;) Just kidding! Probably Tris, for me, because she ROCKED.

Neri- haha! Well now that you point that out, he gets brownie points.


Often relationship are rushed in books, did you feel that the relationship between Tris & Four was believable?


Neri- I really felt that their relationship was believable, they really understood things about each other and the situations they found themselves in that no one else could. The relationship wasn’t “I loved you since the first day I met you” and now “I will die for you if you asked me to” type.

Linz- Yes! Unlike A LOT of stories right now, Tris and Four had a TON of things in common. One wasn't better or more 'special'. They were equals, and that is really uncommon in YA literature right now.



About the writing... Was it easy to slip into Roth's new world?


Neri- I think Roth’s writing was excellent and engaging. This was my second dystopian read. The first book I read... I didn’t really like, so I was worried that maybe I wouldn’t like this book. I was totally sucked in from the first line. I felt connected to all of the characters and I became emotionally attached to them.

Linz- I thought so, too! She really knows how to build a solid, almost tangible world. I could clearly picture every aspect, and make connections with her characters.



What did you think about the whole idea of the five Factions?


Neri-I think the concept was really cool and I could see our world divided into the factions. Power is a strange thing and it definitely changes someone if they have way too much.

Linz- If you think about it, we all have to make choices every day that revolve around those 5 things (and more). How we act, our emotions, etc. But to have your whole life revolve around a single character trait...SHEESH. Talk about a boring existence... Unless, of course, you were Dauntless!

Neri- I could totally see Linz and I as Dauntless leaders, oh the trouble we will get into.


If you had to choose a faction right now, which would you pick? [Abnegation (the Selfless), Erudite (Intelligence), Dauntless (Bravery), Candor (Honesty), or Amity (the Peaceful)]?


Neri- Seriously, who came up with these questions, can I say I don’t know. (haha!)

Linz- *hides*

Neri-I think Dauntless is cool but I want my cake and eat it too! So I’ll say Divergent.

Linz- Ugh... That's a HARD question. I have no idea how sixteen year olds were expected to make this decision. It's like being back in the 7th grade when we had to start planning the rest of our education on what we wanted to be. CRAZY. Anyway, part of me wants to say Abnegation, because thinking of others before yourself is an amazing trait to possess. The other part says Dauntless. They took a lot of risks in this book, but man did it look like FUN!



You can check out Linz review here. Mine will be posted this weekend.



Our playlist for Divergent:





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September 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (17)


Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcase upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


I am dying to read this book, the books I have been reading lately has changed a lot. I haven't been reading as many paranormal books but it doesn't mean I don't love that genre. I just wanted a change and I've read a few YA contemporary books recently and I'm in love with this genre now. This book looks like it could be a tear-jerker so I can't wait until it's released in January 2012.


Jill MacSweeney just wants everything to go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. You can't lose one family member and simply replace him with a new one, and when her mom decides to adopt a baby, that's exactly what it feels like she's trying to do. And that's decidedly not normal. With her world crumbling around her, can Jill come to embrace a new member of the family?

Mandy Kalinowski knows what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, she knows she wants a better life for her baby. But can giving up a child be as easy as it seems? And will she ever be able to find someone to care for her, too? ~Goodreads


What books are you anxiously waiting for? Leave a link and I'll check it out.

Happy Wednesday!

September 6, 2011

Tune in Tuesday(7)

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This meme is hosted by Ginger at GReads & showcases music that you love and would love to share with everyone. Each week you can post an old or new song so that it gains more interest! So if your a music buff like I am you should head on over to her site and link up.



I can't remember when I heard about this group but I remember where I heard the song and it was at the ending of a Gossip Girl Episode. I fell in love with their music and jumped on Itunes to download their music that night.

The band is called Carolina Liar if you haven't listened to their music before you definitely need to try them out. The album is awesome and I don't think I can say there is one song on their that I don't like.





September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox (13)

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In My Mailbox is hosted weekly by The Story Siren.  We highlight books we have received  for review, purchased, borrowed, or Won. You can find out more here.

This is what I got in my mailbox this week, this week I got some great books and swag. This week I am too tired to post the actual synopsis for each book, but if you click on the title it will take you to goodreads.



For Review:

Dark Parties by Sara Grant

Won:



Received from Author:

Spellbinder by Helen Stringer (signed to my daughter) Thank you Helen!

Swag:




Thank you Erica O'Rourke(Torn), Jennifer Estep (Touch of Frost), and Helen Stringer (Midnight Gate).

September Giveaway-Win a Pre-Order copy of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara DyerMara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.







Okay, so I'm REALLY, REALLY excited about the release of this book. I was lucky that the awesomeYani @The Secret Life of an Avid Reader let me borrow her copy back in July (Blogger friends are the best :). I fell in love with the book it had everything I could possibly want in a book mystery, romance, and a really creepy story. It definitely has the WOW factor and that ending literally was a WTF moment I never saw it coming.

I'm done gushing, I wanted to share this awesome book with you so I am giving away (1) pre-order copy of it. The book will be released on September 27th.

This is my first attempt at using rafflecopter so lets see how it goes *crosses fingers*.

Contest info:

  • You must be a blog follower to enter.
  • The contest will end at midnight on September 16, 2011. 
  • At this time the contest is open to the US only.

September 2, 2011

Follow Friday (8)


This weeks question is:
 
If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to What?
 
 
Off the top of my head I can't really think of a series that I would change the ending to it. I have to admit like everyone else I hated the ending of Breaking Dawn, I think it was thrown together and  hated the fact that everyone lived happily ever after.
 
 
 
****Spoilet Alert- Vampire Academy****
 
As I was thinking about it I wouldn't change the ending but I hated the way Adrian was treated, I think my heart broke a little when I thought about what he told Rose at the end. At the time I didn't know their was a spin-off series. Now that I know there is one I retract the fact that I didn't like how VA ended in regards to Adrian.

Now I just need to read Bloodlines. :)
 
 
So what books or series would you change the ending to if you could? Leave a link and I'll check it out.
 
HAPPY FRIDAY!
 
 
 
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