Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make Me Pick Up or Buy A Book

TTT again hosted by the broke and the bookish. Today is Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make Me Pick Up or Buy A Book. I couldn't think of enough words, so I'm focusing more on topics.

i have an obsession with asian culture, mostly oriental. but ever since i read the interpreter of maladies i have been picking up some fiction about indian culture.

this is a topic and a word that will make me pick up a book. i am so interested in hearing different sister stories whether it is sisterhood or family members. i think it is because i have a sister 4 years younger than me but we grew up almost like twins.

i'm addicted to ya fiction. i do read grown up fiction, but i like reading new adult fiction. books about people in college/early 20s probably because i fall into that category. but as my boss at work says, i'm going to be a married lady soon so i have to start reading more grown up books >_<

any book about a far away kingdom where some magic and mystery happens is one that i will pick up.

i am enchanted by a retelling of a fairytale or a folktale. i will pick up and read it in an instant.

idk if this is considered a topic, but i love books that are written from multiple points of view (pov). i really like ya written from the guy's perspective and the girl's perspective to hear both sides of the story.

i will absolutely pick up a book about werewolves and read the blurb. i blame it on blood and chocolate >_<

i am intrigued by books from the male perspective. they don't gush over a girl the way girls gush over a guy. it is refreshing to read.

i absolutely adore short stories. i think they are so difficult to write and so fun to read.

this is more of a word thing than a topic. if "flower" is in the title i will pick it up and read the blurb, if there is a flower on the cover i will pick it up too. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: All I Need

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

My "can't-wait-to-read" this week is:

title: All I Need
author: Susane Colasanti
book birthday: May 21
The last night of summer is only the beginning.
Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it's obvious to both of them that this is something real.
But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

TTT again hosted by the broke and the bookish . today is top ten books i thought i'd like more/less than i did. i couldn't think of ten i liked more or ten i liked less so i combined the lists.

5 books i thought i'd like less than i did:

1. dash and lily's book of dares by rachel cohen and david levithan - i read this because i really wanted a christmas story to fit the happy holiday mood i was in. this exceeded my expectations and currently owns a place on my shelf ^_^

2. forest of hands and teeth by carrie ryan - i hate zombies. i hate that my fiance wants to make me watch 'the walking dead' >_< i can do vampires and werewolves tearing each other to pieces but i cannot handle zombies eating people. (i am convinced there will be a zombie apocalypse!) with that being said, it is soooo weird that i love the forest of hands and teeth series. idk what it was, i was swept away by the story.

3. splintered by a.g. howard - i was intrigued by this one. "what if alice really went to wonderland and her descendents were cursed?" i went into this one scared of what was done to the classic story and i loved what i found.

4. eleanor and park by rainbow rowell - i went into this one blind. i read the advanced reader copy in november because i wanted to read some mindless teen fiction to clear my head before finals. eleanor and park is not a book i would typically read but i am so glad it found me.

5. the lover's dictionary by david levithan - i was curious about this book. david levithan writing adult fiction. i guess i read it because i was in the awkward dating phase of my relationship. this book was soooooooo much fun to read. every time i read it i discover something new and i love that ^_^

5 books i thought i'd like more than i did:

1. tiger lily by jodi lynn anderson - OMGSH this book -__- it was one of the most frustrating novels i have ever read. ok first, i am such a sucker for peter pan retellings and needless to say, i was fiening for this book from the minute it came into the store. i even broke my 'borrow it from the library first' rule and bought it before reading it. tiger lily was such a disappointment. there are no other words.

2. fire by kristen cashore - i simply adored graceling so naturally i read fire. i really wanted to like this one, but just wasn't as exciting as graceling.

3. looking for alaska by john green - ok, i think i am the only person in the world who does not care much for john green books (no offense to him). he is very talented. looking for alaska was the first one of his i read because people told me it was his best at the time. i wanted to like it, but i was bored. sorry world :(

4. honey, baby, sweetheart by deb caletti - i had read the nature of jade and loved it so i was looking for another deb caletti book to read. this one seemed pretty popular. i was looking forward to reading this especially because of the title and it was a let down. i was bored >_<

5. city of fallen angels by cassandra clare - i was warned before i read this that it wasn't as good as the first 3 in the mortal instruments series. but i was like, "nah, i'll give it a try".... i should have listened to my peers :/

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Cold Spell

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

My "can't-wait-to-read" this week is:

title: Cold Spell
author: Jackson Pearce
book birthday: November 2013
Kai and Ginny grew up together–best friends since they could toddle
around their building’s rooftop rose garden. Now they’re seventeen, and
their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with
stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together.

But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora–a
beautiful girl with a dark past and a heart of ice. Refusing to be cast
aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never
imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is
not enough.

If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she still be the girl he
loved–and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character

Today is TTT rewind. I decided to do 'Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character'

1. Peter Pan from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie - I have always loved Peter Pan. I still want to go to Neverland.

2.  Naoki Irie from Itazura Na Kiss by Kaoru Tada - smart, sexy, hard exterior but mushy inside that was exposed when he met the right girl.

3. Tamahome from Fushigi Yugi by Yuu Watase - *swoon* I am speechless on this one >_< you'd have to read it for yourself.

4. Sodapop from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - I have yet to met a girl who read this book and did not gush over Sodapop.

5. Silas from Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce -  hot fernis fighting woodsman ^_^

6. Gerry from P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern - sad to say this has to do with the movie :/ I did see the movie before I read the book, so I had Gerard Butler in my head while I was reading.

7. Morpheus from Splintered by A.G. Howard - devious, charming, scary beautiful.

8. Henry DeTamble from The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

9. Howl from Howl's Moving Castle by Diane Wynne Jones - hot tortured wizard. who wouldn't want to save him?

10. White Bear from East by Edith Pattou/Isbjorn from Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George - I would be that girl to fall in love with the Beast.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

From the Library (4)

here is my list of library books i have borrowed for this month. i will not get to write reviews for them all so i have included the blurb from bn.com in case you want to look into them.

1. goose girl by shannon hale
 On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.

2. every you, every me by david levithan
 In this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs—some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him . . . messing with him . . . threatening him. Every You, Every Me is a one-of-a-kind departure from a one-of-a-kind author.
Worse, ever since his best friend Ariel has been gone, he's been unable to sleep, spending night after night torturing himself for his role in her absence. And as crazy as it sounds, Evan's starting to believe it's Ariel that's behind all of this, punishing him. But the more Evan starts to unravel the mystery, the more his paranoia and insomnia amplify, and the more he starts to unravel himself. Creatively told with black-and-white photos interspersed between the text so the reader can see the photos that are so unnerving to Evan,

3. seraphina by rachel hartman
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

4. twenty boy summer by sarah ockler
 According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

5. starters by lissa price
In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party—her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first—the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a
cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again. Callie's neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It's a fairy-tale new life . . . until she uncovers the Body Bank's horrible plan. . . .

Top Ten Books I Read Before I Was a Blogger

Wow, it's really been a while. Sorry I haven't been around. It has been sooooooo busy with school, work, wedding planning. Right now blogging seems like a great distraction from the chaos.

that being said, it is TTT again. this week is: Top Ten Books I Read Before I Was a Blogger.

1. east by edith pattou

2. tithe by holly black

3. shiver by maggie stiefvater

4. take me there by susane colasanti

5. green angel by alice hoffman

6. bloom by elizabeth scott

7. wintergirls by laurie halse anderson

8. the outsiders by s.e. hinton

9. a kiss in time by alex flinn

10. water for elephants by sara gruen