Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Ready or Not" Time for Another Giveaway

Since for my last giveaway I gave the choice between Meg Cabot's All-American Girl or it's sequel Ready or Not, it's time to giveaway the second half.

Paige the winner from the last giveaway chose All-American Girl so this time we have Ready or Not.
Ready or Not (All-American Girl, #2)
A year ago Sam Madison saved the President of the USA from assassination. A year ago she became a teen celebrity - and started dating David, the First Son. Now, one year on, everyone thinks Sam is ready - for just about anything. Her art teacher thinks she's ready to draw naked people. The President thinks she's ready to present his Return to Family bill to the American people on live TV. And scariest of all, David seems to think he and Sam are ready to crank their relationship up to the next level. They are ready to Do It Everyone thinks Sam is ready - except Sam herself. 
But will David be prepared to wait for his All American Girl?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Meg-a-Readers Quotable Quotes Part 2

Quotable Quotes is my way of sharing some of my favorite quotes from books, movies and songs.

I've decided to continue with the Meg Cabot quotes, for this week I'd like to share some quotes that make me laugh, when I read them the first time or whatever number of times I have.
These are only a small, but great, part of what makes Meg Cabot so awesome.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The "Meg Effect"

The Meg Effect, you know that after feeling a book will leave you when you finish it. Call it what you want, but in 9th grade I referred to it as the Meg Effect. Well the Meg Cabot Effect to be exact, mainly because it only ever occurred when I read her books.

Although looking back at that year everything I read was by her, except maybe 4. One was before I started reading outside of The Princess Diaries, and another was a Meg Cabot Recommendation.

But because of her books I have multiple, or at least plenty, journal entries going on and on about how her books are so great and how I couldn't stop thinking about them, and that I'll never ever find any other book to top it... until the next in the series is published that it.

Don't believe me?

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The book has received rave reviews and is on sale for only 99 cents on Amazon Kindle from June 25th-29th!
In addition, Andy is doing a big giveaway, including a $100 gift certificate to Amazon, signed copies of his books, video games, posters, and more!

Get your 99 cent copy of The Darkening Dream today on Amazon only.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Challenge Winners

Winners for the Who Said It? Read-a-thon Challenge:
Caitlin & Jessica

1) "I've never even been to Long Island”
- Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch from Jinx
Jinx

Friday, June 22, 2012

Airhead 1-3 Reviews

[Hint hint some of the reviews I'm posting might hold answers to some of the challenge quotes.]


Airhead (Airhead, #1)Airhead by Meg Cabot
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I just didn't think it was realistic enough, and I don't mean the obvious parts, (view spoiler)[of course a brain transplant isn't suppose to be realistic. (hide spoiler)]
I mean everything else, the life styles of all the characters, something just didn't fit right.
Hopefully the rest of the series gets better.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Who Said It? Challenge Part 2

Instead of putting up another challenge I've decided to add on to the previous "Who Said It?" and make it one big challenge with 2 winners.

Why?
I really don't know.
If you already entered the first part you can enter this time for another chance to win.

So basically you'll have two entries.

The Princess Diaries 1-4 Reviews

Since The Princess Diaries is what pretty much encouraged me to continue faithfully writing in my journals, I'd like to share a few thoughts I wrote down after reading the first four in the series.

Except for the first these are all original thoughts I wrote in my journal at the age of 14.

Which is another perfect reason to thank Meg, if it hadn't been for The Princess Diaries I probably would have stopped writing sometime around 9th grade and I wouldn't remember being such a weird teen.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Who Said It? Mini Challenge #1

Time for a mini challenge Meg-a-Readers.
Well Meg-a-Readers participating in the read-a-thon to be exact.

But since this is me, I can't ever have a post about one topic.
The winner for the All-American Girl Giveaway is:
Paige

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

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

It's kind of funny that I'm making this list since I almost never (alright never) accomplish them.

Perfect example: last summer's TBR list. I read two, from the series of 10 that I was planning on finishing. The problem was that I collected a lot of books last year. I used to be a go to the book store a couple times a month type of girl because I didn't have anything waiting for me. But then almost two years ago exactly I realized that it was nice knowing that a book was waiting for me... and now there's a whole shelf waiting.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Meg-a-Readers Read-a-thon

We have arrived at the halfway point of the Meg-a-Readers blog hop! That's... weird.

Although the way the last few weeks went for me I'm not surprised.
It's also the end of the Mythology Challenge. How did everyone do?
I myself made it to a demigod level, I get to hobnob with Perseus and Psyche. Which are the only two I can name.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quotable Quotes - Meg-a-Readers Special

Quotable Quotes is my way of sharing some of my favorite quotes from books, movies and songs.

Since I've been totally absent in the Meg-a-Readers department lately I've decided to dedicated this week's Quotable Quote to a few of my favorite Meg Cabot quotes from The Princess Diaries.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tune In Tuesday - For Good

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

Picking another song from Wicked, For Good.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Reading

I've actually gotten a lot of reading done lately, I'm halfway through my goal of reading 51 books this year. 21 to go!
But even with that I'm slightly blah, when it comes to reading lately, well what better way to get out of that funk or dive deeper into it (I do get antsy when it comes to timed challenges) than with a summer reading challenge!

Kate at Kate's Book Club is hosting a summer long reading challenge, that sounds like so much fun I can't help but try to join in.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I'm Back! and with a Giveaway!

I know right. With a title like that you're probably going "You were gone?" Or most likely: "GIVEAWAY!"

But yes the last two weeks have just been illusions of me, with the exception of a few post. As I shared in my "It's Monday... post; last week I almost literally slept through and this week I've been unplugged from the cyber world.
Alright that's not true I do have a laptop, but the way I write things don't work out as well.

But now the giant desk is gone, my computer is where it belongs and all is right with the world.

We have a winner for the Abandon Giveaway:
Meg-a-Reader #30: McKenna @ Young at Heart

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Healing Heart - Review

A Healing Heart A Healing Heart by Melissa A. Hanson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published February 14th 2012 by Melissa Hanson

On a bitter cold winter night Bailey Walsh’s family was killed in a traffic accident. Two years later as she lives with her aunt and uncle in Southern California, Bailey is still plagued by the nightmares of that terrible night. Everywhere around her are reminders of what she lost. Even her aunt, in a cruel twist of fate, is not just her mom’s sister, but her identical twin. Babysitting Riley, a spunky two-year old, is a sweet distraction and one constant light in her life. One day as she takes Riley to the park she meets Collin McKenna, a senior at her high school and her life is changed forever as he helps her find herself and realize her life is worth living. As the romance between them grows her broken heart begins to heal. However, still nagging in the back of her conscious is the fear that her new found happiness could come crashing down and she could lose everything she loves, yet again. Outside forces begin to tear them apart and Bailey must learn to trust in herself and realize that she is worthy of happiness. That sometimes love and healing comes in unexpected forms.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dusty Reads (12)

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.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Like To See Made Into Movies

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

The way I would decide that a book should be made a movie is how vivid the details are, and how long the story sticks with me that I feel like I need to revisit the story, only thin time without actually reading and quicker.

The Top Ten Books I'd Like To See Made into Movies

Monday, June 4, 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.

Another week and yet another month. I practically slept through last week (almost literally) and wasn't focused enough to write anything. I wanted to do so much, like share my new blog I'm working on and I also have a giveaway winner to announce. Iwas hoping to make up for it this week, but on Friday I decided to move the giant desk out of my room, long story short the giant thing didn't make it very far.