Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tune In Tuesday - Tim Burton Double Feature

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! The feature is hosted by Ginger over at GReads! but until further notice you can find it over at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands.  

Continuing with my musical post -that is post about musicals- and seeing as how tomorrow is Halloween; blah, blah, blah (I'm sorry I don't think I've ever cared for the day, I was an odd child. I mainly liked dressing up because, well I'm one of those girls, any reason to put on a dress and sing I Feel Pretty. Not that I ever did or have... recently.)

Anyway with Halloween being tomorrow this is a good opportunity to share a song from this musical.
Seems appropriate to feature the "demon barber."

Friday, October 26, 2012

Transcendent: Tales of the Paranormal - Review

Transcendent: Tales of the ParanormalTranscendent: Tales of the Paranormal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published December 1st 2011 by Robot Playground Inc

Discover the secrets of a siren, fly with a hawk girl over the mountains of Montana, and flee supernatural party-crashers as the d├ęcor comes to life in this magical journey through paranormal stories.

Along the way, watch for ghosts in a haunted house, or ride through the moonlight with a stranger. Save a comatose boy who has lost his soul, and don’t forget to bring your garlic and wolfsbane—you never know when the shadows will snag you.

Transcendent includes eight stories of magic, love, death, and choice by some of the newest names in young adult fiction.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday Snapshots [4]

For more Saturday Snapshots see Alyce’s blog At Home With Books. 

I totally forgot about this, which kind of makes sense since I haven't done this for almost a month. I have no clue where I've been. Other than read-a-thoning, lets blame those.
And that's kind of today's excuse too, I decided that I was going to attempt to finish my book. I have 200 pages to read, which is pretty much the lenght of a short book, I'm not going to try and wonder what went wrong.

Anyway since Saturday is almost over and in some places it's already Sunday I'm gonna keep this short.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quotable Quotes - Taylor Swift

I've had this one stuck in my head for a week now.

“You can write a book on how to ruin someone’s perfect day.”― Taylor Swift

Some people really can.

Got that from Taylor's song Tell Me Why from her Fearless album.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tune in Tuesday - Cell Block Tango

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! The feature is hosted by Ginger over at GReads! but until further notice you can find it over at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands. 

One night a while ago I couldn't sleep so I decided to name off musicals I've seen. You'd think that would put me to sleep but no.
I wasn't able to name them all but then I decided to feature them here and see how many I've seen.
I'll try to mix it up so it's not all musicals; I don't want anyone getting bored.

Monday, October 15, 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. 

There was a read-a-thon this weekend, so I managed to get a few books off my list. I think my final page count was about 400.

Stacking the Shelves (3)

I hadn't realized how long it had been since I last went to a library, that when I recently went I was pretty much a kid in a candy store. Unfortunately I wasn't able to check any books out.

Then I went to the store on the day they happen to decide to reorganize the bookshelves, as much as I would have liked to be in the way, there was already some guy doing that.

Fiction Frolic for All Hallow's Read + GIVEAWAY

Help Raise 1,000 books for charity and enter to win $200, signed books and swag!

We are excited to share about an ambitious blog tour—Fiction Frolic for All Hallow's Read—where ten authors from several genres are working hard to raise 1,000 books in three weeks for Books for America.

From October 1st to 19th, donate a new book (or books!) and earn extra bonus points in a huge giveaway that these authors are hosting.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dark Nebula - Cover Reveal

The sequel to W.J May's Rae of Hope is closely upon us. And now we have a cover and description for it:

Nothing is as it seems anymore.

Leery from the horrifying incident at the end of her first year at Guilder Boarding School, Rae Kerrigan is determined to learn more about her new tattoo. looks Her expectations are high, an easy senior year and a happy reunion with Devon— the boy she’s not supposed to date. All hopes of happiness fade into shattered dreams the moment she steps back on campus.

Lies and secrets are everywhere, and a betrayal cuts Rae deeply. Among her conflicts and enemies, it appears as if her father is reaching out from beyond the grave to ruin her life. With no one to trust, Rae doesn’t know where or who to turn to for help.

Has her destiny been written? Or will she becomes the one thing she hates the most-- her father’s prodigy.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Read-a-thon Hour 17 (And I'm Actually Still Going!)

I know right?! Although I did have that delay this morning so... whatever I'm still here!

I just finished my second book.  335 pages read.

I have no idea what I'm reading next. My main focus was the two I read and after that I was just gonna go with what I felt. But I have no idea what I'm feeling.
So either Tuck Everlasting (because it's right there) or Me and Orson Welles.

This will probably be my last update here, so I just wanted to thank everyone who commented cheering me on. And the host of the few mini challenges I joined, thanks for getting me away from the books for a while.

Read-a-thon Hour 14

Taking a quick dinner break, I started getting a little hungry around hour 12 maybe and small snacks would not cover it so, I'm actually eating now.

So far I've finished one book and am about halfway through my second. Hopefully I'll be done with that by hour 17.

Mid-Event Survey from Hour 13:
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I'm actually doing great, I can't say why which is probably why I see myself crashing in a few hours.

Read-a-thon Hour 10

Not officially my hour ten since I had to go to work for a few hours there, but I'm back now, I've eaten and have the house to myself.

I think I'm good to go until, maybe hour 14 or 15.

But real quick how about a mini challenge:

2) tell us about what you like to use as bookmarks and why.

Dewey's Read-a-Thon

This is my third time participating in this read-a-thon. I started last April, totally missed last October, but I made it back in April. So yes, this is my first October.

The only real difference I can see is that this time around I'm done with my reading goal, which I guess means I won't be super excited when I finish a book and see that I'm one step closer.
Now I can be super excited about not only surpassing that goal but reading more than I did last year.

I've woken up early so that will guarantee me a few good hours. During the read-a-thon last April I had reasons to be upset and couldn't enjoy myself as much. April was a very bad month.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Masquerade - Review

Masquerade by Rivka Spicer
My rating 3 of 5 stars
Published by Amazon Digital Services

Oceana is a hard-working, straight down the line indexer with an attitude. Tristan is the millennia old executioner for the vampire council. 
They meet when Tristan seeks her help on a case and she is unwillingly drawn into his twisted and violent world where nothing is as it seems on the surface. As she discovers through Tristan who and what she is, Oceana's life changes irrevocably and the only choice she believes she has left is whether or not to give her love to this charming, perplexing and dangerous man, but even that is twisted around her by the masquerade that is life amongst vampires.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dusty Reads [16]

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. 

Little note, since I have't been living in my room near my books, I noticed the other day these books really are dusty.

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Because I love my quotes.
Looking back at the last time I picked 10 quotes I'm not sure how I managed, although it does make sense when I added like 3 from one book.

Let's hope I don't "cheat" this time.

Monday, October 8, 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. 

Since my last "It's Monday" went up I have been finishing books so quickly I can't even explain why. I was pretty much finishing a book a day there.
I'm gonna miss that. Repeat performances are doubtful.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

FrightFall Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

Pages read: I'm calling it 460. I'm not sure why I lost count this time around. I'm usually pretty good at keeping track of my page count since that's usually what I focus on.

Books finished: 2

Thursday, October 4, 2012

FrightFall Read-a-Thon Day 4

Books read: 1
Pages read:... I'm really not sure, 4 hundred something?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tune In Tuesday - Footloose

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! The feature is hosted by Ginger over at GReads! but until further notice you can find it over at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands.

I wanted to feature this song since before that commercial ruined it and made me kind of sick of it.
I love the JaneDear Girls, so I was pretty excited when I saw they covered this song, and then was pretty upset when I realized I had to buy the whole album to get it.
BOO! iTunes!

Monday, October 1, 2012

FrightFall Read-a-thon

Last year during the FrightFall Read-a-thon I said that I might read Dracula for the required scary book and actually won Dracula in Love during the giveaway. And a few months ago I found Dracula My Love, so I thought it would be fun to devote this week to Dracula (I didn't get to read it last year) and Dracula retellings.