Friday, August 26, 2011

Rock'n'Roll is Undead

Rock 'n' Roll is Undead (Veronica Mason, Book 1)
Rock 'n' Roll is Undead by Rose Pressey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Veronica Mason—lead singer of the rockabilly band The Voodoo Zombies—discovers her vampire bass player staked through the heart. A vision of the murder flashes in Veronica’s mind and she wonders if she’s going bonkers. Up until now her supernatural skills consisted of a few botched love spells.
Using her sexy voice and pin-up style has paid off, she’s about to land a record deal. But suspicion soon turns to her when another vampire turns up as nothing more than a pile of ashes a vacuum would have a hard time sucking up. Veronica has another vision, and she has to hone her paranormal powers or lose her deal—and possibly her life.
When an utterly delicious mystery man steps in as the new bass player, Veronica can’t figure out if he’s there to help or cause more problems. What she does know is she can’t resist his good looks and sex appeal. She wonders if they’d make rockin’ music together. But helping the undead could stop her from finding out and leave Veronica dead—permanently.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bool Trailer Thursday: Starcrossed

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, ant to read or have never even come across before.

This week I've chosen Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thoughtfull Thought: Same Song Different Tune

I guess that title also works with country music as someone once felt the need to point out that "it's all the same." And I guess they were kind of right, but that goes with all music and all forms of story telling really.

Someone left me a comment saying that they were tired of "the romance crap that is getting published;" while I'm sure they didn't mean much from that comment it actually got me thinking.
First off I sort of have to agree with it in the sense that yeah a lot of books being published now seem to be... not what they used to be?

Although the question also arises, maybe I think that because I'm older. Maybe if I had read them when I was 15 I'd have loved them as much as everyone else.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bucket List #1

This is something I've been wanting to work on for sometime now, a list of things to do in my life. I'm actually not sure when I started referring to it as a bucket list, but I guess that's basically what it is, things to do before I "kick the bucket."
Yeah I'm really going to have to reconsider that name. How 'bout I just leave it at as My Life's To-Do List?
That works.
I'm not sure why actually writing it out made me rethink it, same way I didn't say "things I want to do before I die." Although that's not why I want this list, I'm making it because I'm big on life experiences, the end doesn't matter it's everything before.
Or something like that, I'm really just writing without thinking right now.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Book Trailer Thursday: The Karma Club

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.

It's been about a month since I've posted one of these but hopefully I can get back to my regular postings like I've been trying.

This week I've chosen the trailer for The Karma Club by Jessica Brody.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thoughtfull Thought: Female Authors vs Male Authors

I'm starting to think that I prefer female authors to male authors. This is a theory I've been working on for a while now but recent experiences have really got me thinking.Growing up it kind of made sense that I was so focused on books written by women, since I would look for characters I could relate to, and who better to write about the problems of a teenage girl than someone who actually was one once. Although through most of my teen years I focused mainly on books written by Meg Cabot so I guess that also steered me to chick-lit, which of course is mainly women. I say mainly but I really can't think of any men writing in that field.
But as I've gotten older and have slowly moved past all the young adult and chick-lit, I can't help but notice that I usually struggle to finish books written by men while a book by a women is a little easier to work through.

I can't help but wonder why? What is it that makes me shut down when I see a man's name on the cover? Are women just better writers (no offense to any male authors reading this)?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Septavalent Stone

I have to apologize to this book and it's author, not for what I'm about to say, but for waiting a while to write this. It's a constant mistake I make after I finish with a book I take some time to process it, maybe eat, take a shower or if I finish it at night I'll even sleep on it and write my review in the morning.
This I'm pretty sure I finished in the evening, which means I could have written it all in the same day.

What happened?
HAIRSPRAY at the Hollywood Bowl.
Everything from the day before and about 4 or 5 days after is kind of a blur.
Well except most of the comments I made about the Jonas Brothers and John Stamos, I was actually planning on posting about it but was afraid it would just be me gushing.

So I'm sorry for mixing you in with my Hairspray buzz.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lucy Week Day 3


It's the third day of what I've decided to call Lucy Week, which was suppose to be this whole thing surrounding Lucille Ball's 100th birthday this weekend; lucky for you I've been lazy so I haven't posted anything.

This week I'd like to blame a book that I've been struggling to finish.