Friday, June 18, 2010
Rachel Vincent, the author of the Shift series and the Soul Screamers series will be appearing in the Chicago area the last weekend in June...Check out the Event Postcard for more details. I hope anyone in the area can go and meet her, talk to her and if anyone gets any pics with her I hope they post them for all of us to enjoy =o)
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Wow so I've been away for quite a while...Both of my lap tops caught a nasty virus that booted me off the web =o( I got someone to fix one of them for me and was able to get back on line with some sites just running so slow that a turtle could have walked the mile before they would have loaded, unfortunately this was one of those sites so I never got to update. But my boyfriend being the amazing guy that he is got my a new netbook for my birthday!!! Woohoo lol, So now I will be able to update on past books I've read since the virus hit and will be able to keep up to date from now on! *Squee* I won't be updating to other than this post its going to be a busy day between getting the little one ready to go see a live showing of Curious George and birthday dinner and cake after that. But I promise tomorrow I will get some of my past read books up here =o) Have a great day everyone!!
Friday, April 30, 2010
It is that time again...Time for another Blog Hop...This will be my third week doing the blog hop and I hope to find many more great blogs to read and enjoy!!! Hope everyone has a great Friday and a great Hop!!!
I have been missing for a little while...I had some weather related post surgical pain in my knee but am all better now, but am having issues with my good lap top having a virus...I will try to get all my reviews (there are quite a few) up tonight or tomorrow it just takes so much longer from my old lap top. But until then I hope you all enjoy the hop and have a great day/weekend!!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Roc Hardcover; First Ediition/First Printing edition (November 4, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451462343
Blurb: Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden confronts his latest and most dangerous challenge in the person of a ghost of an evil wizard who possesses the power to invade people's nightmares and uses other ghosts to wreak havoc on the living.
My Thoughts: Jim Butcher has to be one of my favorite authors...I love the sarcasim, wit and snarkyness of Harry, he has an answer for everything even if he should be keeping his mouth shut. This book had me sitting on the edge of my chair trying to figure out what was going on. I really didn't expect what happened with Susan but we will see where that finally ends up. Bob as always is teriffic! I give this book 5 stars and can't wait to dig into the next
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Gone By Lisa McMann
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Simon Pulse; 1 edition (February 9, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416979182
Blurb: Things should be great for Janie--she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she's totally in love with. But deep down she's panicking about how she's going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people's dreams is really starting to take its toll. Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time--and he's in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.
My Thoughts: I read the first 2 books in this series last year and spent a long time waiting for this book to come out and was not disappointed. I admire Janie and the choices she has made through not only this book but this whole series. I really like the way this series ended and have to admit that towards the end I was worried how Janie was going to decide to live her life...I knew how I wanted it to end but was afraid it might go some other way. I hope that somewhere along the line everyone gets a chance to pick up this book/series and give it a try I doubt you will be disappointed.
My Soul To Keep by Rachel Vincent
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (June 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373210051
My Thoughts: I was fortunate enough to get a review copy of this book and I am so glad that I did. I was iffy on this series at the start but I pressed on and as I went on I became hooked on this world and these characters. I have to say I found myself upset by some of the choices made by some of my favorite characters in this book, but in the end I was impressed with Kaylee and how she managed to push through everything. This is a series that I think everyone could enjoy it is different from most traditional Young Adult fiction and has a great cast of very likeable characters. I really think everyone should give this series and try!!