Tuesday, October 25, 2011

top ten books to read during halloween

sooo today i'm participating in the broke and the bookish top ten tuesday again. the subject is books to read during halloween. im not so big on halloween considering i am a christian and ive never celebrated it. however, i do love a creepy book now and then ^_^. oh, one thing u must understand... i'm scared very easily lol so my list is books that are creepy or mind-bending to me.

1. the graveyard book by neil gaiman - i've recommended this to so many people at work lol it is such a creepy and beautiful story.

2. coraline by neil gaiman - the book is wayyyy creepier than the movie. it had me walking on eggshells and looking over my shoulder for a while >_<

3. sandman series by neil gaiman - again, neil gaiman. i dont think anyone can go wrong reading neil gaiman on halloween, but this series is the icing on the cake for me. the best part is that it is a comic book, so you can take in the art as well as the story.

4. the virgin suicides by jeffrey eugenides - it was hauntingly beautiful.

5. the phantom of the opera by gaston leroux - one of the classics. this book will have you looking around corners even in theaters on broadway. well... i did for a while anyway >_>

6. anna dressed in blood by kendare blake - i realllly want to read this book. my co worker and i are strongly considering it for our halloween read. it looks so creepy and on top of that, its a love story? sigh... a bundle of happiness.

7. the unbecoming of mara dyer by michelle hodkin - i want to read this one too. it just seems mind twisting and though i've heard some criticism about the writing, i've heard no complaints about the story except that it is number one a trilogy.

8. the complete tales of edgar allan poe - because its edgar allan poe.

9. the poison eaters and other stories by holly black - while i love the tithe series by holly black, i love her short stories more.

10. the ghosts of innisfree - i forget the author at the moment. but this is a book of ghost stories from ireland. as some of you know, i am obsessed with celtic myths and stories so this is definitely on my list.

Friday, October 21, 2011

waiting for...?

so every wednesday breaking the spine hosts "waiting on wednesday" where you post a book that you cant wait to come out. i was going to participate in it when i realized, i dont have any books that im excited about =/ there hasnt been a new release that i have been anxious to read or itching to get my hands on in a long time. ok well... mayb the night circus.... but i havent even gotten a chance to read it yet cuz im in the middle of 2 other books right now and it hasnt called out to me from my book shelf "reaaaadddd mmmeeeee" yet. mayb around halloween i'll get to it. idk.
i used to be excited about the maggie stiefvater wolves of mercy falls series, but then i got tired of the whole paranormal romance thing. and also melissa marr's wicked lovely series ended *tear* i still havent read the last book!
idk im just not motivated to read the whole paranormal romance thing lately. mayb something in realistic fiction. im not too crazy about sarah dessen or deb calletti. i have read a few of their books, a couple excite me, others fall flat. geez im so picky >_< lately i've read sarah zarr's story of a girl and water for elephants by sarah gruen. oh and im almost done with looking for alaska which has taken me FOREVER to get through because i felt the first half dragged onnnnnn. i do want to read levithan's every you, every me just cuz i havent read anything he's written himself. everything i've seen by him, he co-wrote.

anyways, i work in the teen/kids section in barnes and noble so i am up to date with the new releases and whats out in paper back n all that fun stuff. im keeping my eye out for anything that jumps out at me.

oh!!!! ps- if anyone wants to read a creepy book on halloween, i've heard anna dressed in blood by kendare blake is a good one.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Moving On

From Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin.

"you forget all of it anyway. first you forget everything you learned- the dates of the hey-herran treaty, and the pythagorean theorem. you especially forget everything you didnt really learn, but you just memorized the night before. you forget the names of all but one or two of your teachers, and eventually you'll forget those too. you forget your junior class schedule and where you used to sit and your best friend's home phone number and the lyrics to that song you must have played a million times. for me, it was something by simon and garfunkel. who knows what it will be for you? and eventually, but slowly, oh so slowly, you forget your humiliations- even the ones that seemed indelible just fade away. you forget who was cool and who was not, who was pretty, smart, athletic and not. who went to a good college. who threw the best parties. who could get you pot. you forget all of them. even the ones you said you loved, and even the ones you actually did. they're the last to go. and then once you've forgotten enough, you love someone else."

10 books that I've judged and bought based on their cover art and/or title

i'm participating again in the broke and the bookish  top ten tuesday. today is 10 books i've bought and judged based on the cover art or title.

1. living dead girl by elizabeth scott

2. wicked lovely by melissa marr

3. blood and chocolate by annette curtis klause

4. the night circus by erin morgenstern: though i do like the european cover better than the u.s. cover. 

5. speak by laurie halse anderson


6. hatchet by gary paulsen


7. wintergirls by laurie halse anderson


8. twisted by laurie halse anderson


9. tithe by holly black 


10. the wizard heir by cinda williams chima 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week its the top then books you wish you can read again for the first time.

1. east by edith pattou- this is my comfort book. i love this book. it was one of those that after i read it for the first time i just sat there hugging it to my chest for like 20 min.

2. blood and chocolate by annette curtis klause- this was the first paranormal romance book i ever read and i would read it again and again and again.

3. the man in the iron mask by alexander dumas

4. the outsiders by s.e. hinton- it was the first book i read and saw how special a book could be.

5. night by elie wiesel- it left me speechless. it is just so beautiful.

6. shiver by maggie stiefvater

7. the nature of jade by deb caletti- i was hesitant to read anything by caletti. but my bff insisted so i gave in and im so happy i did.

8. the things they carried by tim o'brien- one of the best books about war i have ever read.

9. harry potter series- who doesnt want to reread this?

10. the virgin suicides by jeffrey eugenides- it was so mind twisting and just creative genius.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

top ten book endings that left me with my mouth hanging open

so this is a weekly event on tuesdays that is hosted by the broke and the bookish n i just saw it this morning. sooooo im going to do it anyway ^_^

1. the hunger games by suzanne collins
2. forever by tabitha suzuma
3. my sisters keeper by jodi picoult
4. if i stay by gale forman
5. living dead girl by elizabeth scott
6. linger by maggie stiefvater
7. the uglies by scott westerfield
8. breaking dawn by stephanie meyers

ummm thats all i can think of for now.