Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day Read-a-thon

Letters Inside Out button

The last read-a-thon I participated in didn't go quite as I planned. Mainly because I stopped reading, my guess was that I tried to read too many books that I didn't actually want to read. There's only four months left I felt like it was time to put in an extra effort on this year's reading challenges.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dusty Reads (14)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme hosted by Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on a home shelf for some time.

Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quotable Quotes

I've chosen this week's quote in honor of the Sit Down and Write write-a-thon hosted by The Story Inside Me

Which I may or may not be participating in.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sit Down and Write Write-a-Thon

Someone somewhere is looking at this and going "Really? You?"

Well alright, I know who that someone is, and she isn't aware of this blog. Or at least doesn't read it... as far as I know.

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga from Tynga's Review

Last September my mom decided that we both needed to start waking up early and walk around the neighborhood since we don't do much the rest of the day. We even got the shoes, bought some pants, a jacket, (not matching, don't worry). We'd walk to Starbucks two blocks away, and then a few blocks over there are 3 thrift stores within a block of each other.
We'd go in my mom would browse around and she'd send me off in the direction of the books.
We stopped walking when summer came a long but we still go to those stores and I realized a short while back: My mom is my book enabler!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday Snapshot

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky below. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

I found this meme a while ago, but have always missed Saturdays. Until today, which works very well for me since I need to look through my pictures for my class.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Shaman, Friend, Enemy

Shaman, Friend, Enemy (Olivia Lawson, Techno-Shaman, #2)Shaman, Friend, Enemy by M.Terry Green

Patients with fractured souls, clients threatened by deadly ancestor spirits, and now the paparazzi–it’s all in a day’s work for techno-shaman Olivia Lawson. Livvy has rocketed to the top of the shaman world, bringing old friends with her but also attracting new enemies. Even as her career soars, her personal life spirals downward. Broken bonds and lost love finally force her to confront the terrible secret of her beginning in shamanism. Despite being attacked by dark shamans and navigating a spiritual plane that seems out of control, Livvy’s single-minded quest steers her into dangerous territory and puts her on a collision course with those dearest to her. No longer interested in walking a fine line, Livvy discovers that–when the one thing you need is the one thing you can’t have–you’ll risk everything.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dusty Reads (13)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme hosted by Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on a home shelf for some time.

Haven't done this in a long while. And in that while my shelf has filled up so much that I don't even have any space left.

Me and Orson Welles by Robert Kaplow

Monday, August 13, 2012

It's Monday. What Are You Reading?

It's Monday. What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we have been reading and what we plan to read this week.

A few months ago during a read-a-thon I asked, if there was such a thing as too many read-a-thons. I answered myself with a no, and many agreed.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Quotable Quotes - Marilyn Monroe

For this week's Quotable Quotes I've decided to stick with Tuesday's theme and pick some quotes by Marilyn Monroe:

'We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tune In Tuesday - Diamonds

Tune In Tuesday is a fun weekly post hosted by Ginger at GReads.

I'm not going to go into the obvious of why I picked a Marilyn Monroe video, other than I saw Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Saturday and have been singing this song ever since.
Word for word.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-thon Day 3

I gave up counting books during read-a-thons a long time ago, now I mainly focus on pages read. I just haven't done that lately so I'm not sure how much I've read. I haven't really been in the mood to sit down and read so I'm sure I've barely hit 100.

Cover Love Challenge
These covers really caught my attention:

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-thon

Totally forgot about this, again my days have been a little mixed up lately. Especially since I haven't been writing as much here. I noticed the last few weeks my post have mainly consist of read-a-thons.
But my computer is back and running normally so hopefully my posts will be too.

Here's what I hope to read this week:

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Fallout: Guradians Book 2 - Review

This review may contain slight spoilers from Book 1: The Girl
And by "may" I mean "will' and by "slight" well I'll try not to say too much.

Guardians: The Fallout by Lola St.Vil
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published July 25th 2012

Just because she has wings,
doesn’t mean she’s an Angel…

It's front page news on every Angel gossip rag:
“Marcus & Ameana: Gone The Way Of “Brad & Jennifer.”
So, Who Is The “Angelina?” Emmy Baxter—a mere mortal!”

Ameana tries to avoid her ex and his new love by focusing
on the other evil out to destroy the team. But soon her pain
turns to fury.

And before the end…a girl plots revenge, a leader is on the edge
and an Angel falls.