Thursday, June 30, 2011

Book Trailer Thursday: Overbite

Where has the time gone?
I genuinely can't believe it's been almost two weeks since I've written anything. I wrote last week's post at the same time as the last two, -I have a tendency to just randomly start writing  I still have a review from April that I haven't finished- that's why it was so short, I meant to go back and add more but didn't get to.

I really hate when that happens I start doing something and have it all set up than I suddenly stop. It's the reason I never work out, I plan it out, do it for a week than something occurs that makes me stop. Usually it's my sister coming to visit, which is kind of upsetting since she only comes twice a year. Kind of makes me wonder what I do in those six months between visits.
Mostly nothing.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Trailer Thursday: Queen of Kings

Every Thursday we (all who wish to join and the host Quillcafe) welcome everyone to join us in celebrating the awesomeness that is book trailers.

To participate, on a Thursday you post an entry in your blog with an embedded book trailer of your choice (note: the trailer can be fan made but please no movie trailers of book adaptations) with your thoughts and comments underneath. It can be a book you have read, want to read or have never even come across before.

This week I've chosen Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Wish There Was Room in My Beach Bag

In an earlier post this week I mentioned a link-up party celebrating summer and the books we plan to read. Than I went on to list the books on my summer reading list and mentioned that I was going to have another for what I would like to read if I get the chance.
Well after realizing last night that most of those books are somewhat long and don't exactly fit into the "light fun summer reads," category I'm going to make an effort to throw some of these in:

Sisterhood Everlasting (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #5)
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
The final book of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, how can I resist? Especially since it was said that the fourth was the last, I love and hate when authors do that. On the one hand it's great to have more in a series but then, at least for me, they come out just when I'm getting over them. But I do want to see the Sisterhood now that they've grown up, kind of like catching up with old friends. And it's funny since I read one book for each year of high school so I really would be going back.


Book Trailer Thursday: The Faerie Ring

Every Thursday we (all who wish to join and the host Quillcafe) welcome everyone to join us in celebrating the awesomeness that is book trailers.

To participate, on a Thursday you post an entry in your blog with an embedded book trailer of your choice (note: the trailer can be fan made but please no movie trailers of book adaptations) with your thoughts and comments underneath. It can be a book you have read, want to read or have never even come across before.

This weeks book trailer is for The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What's In Your Beach Bag?

Summer time, going to the beach, sitting around watching the waves (and if you're like me maybe checking out some surfers, it's alright you don't have to admit to it.) Or if you don't live near any beaches maybe you'll go to the lake or pool. Whatever works for you, either way they'll most likely be a book or two in our beach bags, and hopefully a lot of sunscreen, although you should really put that on before going out.

As for me I'll actually be doing most of my reading in the backyard, there's no pool but it's quiet. I'm not that big a fan of water so I try to avoid it, I'm like the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. Or for those of you who've read or seen Wicked you'll know her as Elphaba.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

What I'm Reading This Week

Normally a weekly post of what I'm reading would be considerably a somewhat good idea, since I can usually finish a book in two weeks or less. But lately that hasn't been happening as much.
What's the problem?
Well I've gotten used to finishing books in two weeks or less, of course that's going to be a problem especially if I pressure myself to do it.
Not that I do that... much.
Ignore the fact that last year I read 36 books and in the last six months I've already reached 31.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games #1)
Published October 1st 2008 by Scholastic Audio Books
Audio CD
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I know I know, everybody has been anxiously waiting to know what I think of The Hunger Games, it's the reason so few have read it, you're all going around saying "No I'm going to wait for Diana to give her review, that way I'll be sure." 
Nice little world I live in right?

Of course I'm one of the last people to read The Hunger Games, I technically didn't even read it since it was an audio book. By the time I discovered it everyone was very obsessed with the first two and the third was just about to come out, so really this review is mostly for me. I shouldn't even consider it a review since well I'm not reviewing. Plus I decided to wait a while to write but then I never got to it so ended up waiting a little to long, now I'm not sure what to say.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book Trailer Thursday: The Hunger Games

Every Thursday we (all who wish to join and the host Quill Cafe) welcome everyone to join us in celebrating the awesomeness that is book trailers.

To participate, on a Thursday you post an entry in your blog with an embedded book trailer of your choice (note: the trailer can be fan made but please no movie trailers of book adaptations) with your thoughts and comments underneath. It can be a book you have read, want to read or have never even come across before.

This week's book trailer is for The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

What I'm Reading this Week

A few months ago I went a little book crazy, and pretty much filled up my bookshelves with "new" used books. I actually started feeling bad for the mailman since he had to deliver most when it was pouring rain, I even wondered if he was going to start hating my house.
It didn't take me too long to become overwhelmed with so many books, I usually go to the bookstore once a month or just buy them on my nook, I can't remember the last time I did either of those.

So I've been working on those not to mention a couple I've won in giveaways; and have finally made it to 6 left. I'm currently reading four books so the progress isn't going that fast. One book was given to me by someone moving across the country, she didn't want to pay to take them so she gave them to me to do whatever I wanted with them. It's a book that I had seen in the store and might have been interested in but never actually considered buying.
The second is an ACR that I wanted to read because I've been obsessed with it's genre and setting this year. The third is a collection of "short" stories by the Master of Horrors (at least I think that's him). And the fourth is actually an audio book which I started just to have something to listen to while I worked, it's highly popular and I've been all but forced to read it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Book Trailer Thursday: Cleopatra's Daughter

Earlier this week I was introduced to Book Trailer Thursday hosted by Quill Cafe -I'm adding a link to their post so you can see what it's all about, since it's my first time I don't really feel like it's my place to explain it like I'm an old prop or something. I don't know about you but it always bugs me when a newcomer comes along acting like they know what they're talking about. Although really I think it's pretty much self-explanatory.

Thursday + book trailers you want to talk about = book trailer Thursday.

The book trailer I've chosen is Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran