Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Since my No 2013 reading challenges promise pretty much flew out the window, I've decided to join another one.

And actually I wanted to join a historical fiction reading challenge last year but couldn't find one, apparently I completely missed this one.
Which turned out to be a good thing since I didn't read as many as I did last year.

I currently have eight historical fictions on my shelf so here's to 2013.

2013 Audiobook Challenge



This post can also be known as In Which I Prove I'm A Total Hypocrite.
As I race to finish this year's challenges I continue telling myself "Next year NO CHALLENGES!"
And then I go and sign up for the first one I see.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tune In Tuesday - Grease

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.

Well the results are in and no one had a clue about my last Tune In post.
I'm with you, if I hadn't been given the DVD and CD I wouldn't remember it myself.

For this week I chose a musical I'm sure you all know.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Awakening (In the Shadow of the Moonlight) - Review

In the Shadow of the Moonlight - The AwakeningIn the Shadow of the Moonlight - The Awakening by J.J. Bidell
Published August 21st 2011 by Elke Becker
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Naomi Roberts finally receives a scholarship for a semester abroad in Maine. When Naomi’s grandmother suddenly claims that Naomi will soon be transformed into a panther, like her great grandmother Romina, Naomi believes it is a final and desperate attempt to keep her from departing to the USA.

Having arrived in Maine, Naomi enjoys her student life with new friends and her first love, Roman. Even though she feels magically drawn to a mysterious clearing in the woods, believes she is being watched and begins to sleepwalk, she does not remember the prophecy of her grandmother. Until her very first transformation. 
And - Naomi is not alone, which not only exposes her to mortal danger, but also Roman.

Stacking the Shelves {4}


I've learned something last week, never schedule a review during a holiday. I am so behind on posting here, I just realized that I've only had eight post this month, I had more last November and I said I wasn't going to be posting.
That lesson is much better than the one I was afraid of learning which was: If you see The Hunger Games trilogy for 10 dollars don't take the weekend to think about it.
Especially since the sale only runs the weekend.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Timeless (Remembrance #3) - Review

Timeless by Michelle Madow
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published November 14th 2012 by Dreamscape Publishing

IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME. 

In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together. 

In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path. 

Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make things worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help. 

Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began.

Monday, November 19, 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.

I'm off this week so it would be a great chance to do lot of reading, and somewhere in there remember to appreciate work and school. Which of course reminds me of the teacher I had that discussion with, we decided that vacations are really given for that purpose: to make you appreciate having somewhere else to go and something to do.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tune In Tuesday - American Mall

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.  

Still continuing with  the musicals, this week I give you the highly popular musical that no one probably remembers.
American Mall!
Look it's Elena!



Friday, November 9, 2012

The Newfoundland Vampire

The Newfoundland Vampire
The Newfoundland Vampire by Charles O"Keefe
Published April 12th 2012 by Penumbra Publishing

Like every other geek alive, Newfoundland native Joseph O’Reily secretly wants to be a superhero. At thirteen he fantasized about being a vampire, and ten years later he’s still fantasizing – but mostly about a beautiful redheaded woman who has eyes only for him. The one thing different about Joseph’s adult fantasy is that, amazingly, it comes true one night when he goes to a local university pub. 
Cassandra Snow, literally the woman of his dreams, invites him to her place for an evening of personal pleasure. Of course he’s not going to say no. But when strange things start happening afterward, Joseph quickly learns that not all dreams should come true. Cassandra has plans for him – forever. And those plans don’t include daytime activities. 
An animal lover and recent vegetarian, Joseph wrestles with all the weird changes he’s experiencing after his encounter with Cassandra. Eternal youth and amazing power come at a price that is perhaps higher than he can afford. The constant hunger for blood and the secrets Cassandra harbors test his resolve and his mental and physical limits. And then there’s the fact that a two-hundred-year-old vampire is after his head – literally. Joseph’s night vision improves dramatically, giving him a glimpse of the darker side of the world and the terrible evil of vampires who walk among humans. As he tries to balance his regular life with the new reality of his vampire existence, he is determined to hold onto his personal convictions and what he values most – his humanity.

Destiny Cover Reveal


 
Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness, Book 3) 
By P.T. Michelle 
Expected Release Date: March 31, 2013

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top Ten Books I NEED To Read

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

I've kind of come to the conclusion that I'm not one for reading books for reading challenges, actually I realized this sometime last year but I just didn't stop myself. Anyway since there's only a couple of months left to finish this years challenges, now would be the best time to get to those books.
And while yes I do want to read those books I can't help but look at the books that I really want to read and am looking forward to getting to.

Monday, November 5, 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.

I was told there was a book sale going on so I stopped by and all I found was Fifty Shades of Grey... I just felt like sharing that.
I didn't buy it, and I left a little disappointed that I didn't get to buy any books.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday Snapshot [5]

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

Alright let's try this again. My power was cut off during my last post so there were a few details missing.
So lets try this again!

Verona, Italy 2006.