Friday, December 24, 2010

25 Followers Winner

I contacted the winner and they have claimed their prize. I will be having another giveaway when I reach 50!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

25 Followers Giveaway

Since I have reached 25 followers I wanted to have a small giveaway.

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz this book is new.

A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson this book is slightly used.

You have to be a follower publicly.
Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win.
In the comment please provide the link if you tweeted about the giveaway.
This giveaway is US/UK /Canada only.

Extra Entries:
+1 for following me on Twitter
+1 for tweeting
+2 for adding me as your friend on GoodReads

This giveaway will end December 23rd.

Simple enough?

if I reach 50 followers I will have another giveaway.

My First Awards

Caroline at Words and Whispers gave me two awards, Thanks! I wasn't expecting to get any awards until I got more people or awhole lot more post!

Here is some questions I have to answer in order accepting these awards,

1. Thank and link back to the person that gave this award.
2. Answer the 10 survey questions.
3. Pass the award along to 10 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked to let them know about the award.

The questions:

1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
Actually I didn't know you could BLOG anonymously, I knew you could comment if the blogger allowed for people to do so, but even if I already knew, whats the point to blogging anonymous?

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side:
I'm not stubborn.....

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
A girl..... I don't really care about getting into specifics about myself.

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?
Strawberry Smoothie!

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
I always have time O.O so what do I do in my spear time from school? Stay on the computer too long doing NOTHING, watch TV and mainly QVC...... read if I don't let myself get to distracted... That's actually it. Oh, bug my mom lol.

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
Finish college, Lord help me, it's not for myself and I do NOT want to go to college, but the two men in my life will not take no for an answer when it comes to college for me....

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
I was the only one in class :P I'm homeschooled.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?
Really, truly, I can't think of anything right now at all... I'm sure there is some stuff but I just can not think of it.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
Depends what it is about myself that I'll share, I'm a pretty private person and I don't like people getting too close to me, period. So other people.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Talk on the phone.... because I like my boyfriend :)


Here are the rules to the award:

1. Share 7 things about yourself.
2. Pass the award on to 10 bloggers recently discovered.
3. Notify the blogger recipients.
4. Link to the blogger who gave you the award.

7 facts about yourself:

1. I like name brand clothes, purses, shoes. I ONLY buy name brand shoes... but I NEVER pay full price, I always get them either used or on sale.

2. I day dream about the house I want to build someday too much for my own good.

3. My favorite TV shows are Greys Anatomy and Vampire Diaries, choosing is super hard.

4. I have a black cat named Salem, and then theres Sookie and Hidie which isn't mine but I wag them around just as much.

5. I like watching TV shows better then movies sometimes.

6. I really like nailpolish.

7. and Halo 3 & Reach.

Now, to the 10 bloggers who I am giving these awards too,

1. Katie at Misadventures of a Teenage Bookworm

2. Small Review

3. Kirsty @ The overflowing library

4. Lauren at Books From a Shelf

5. Christi at the Teen Librarian

6. April at Book Geek Central

7. Cicely Loves Books

8. The Slowest Bookworm

9. Gina at My Percious

10. The Lady Critic's Library

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren


On another Bargin note, alot of people seem to like Sarah Dessen, I haven't read any of her books yet, but I plan on it. Well Books A Million has 5 of her books for $1.77 each,

Sorry I haven't been doing much on here, I accually just now picked up a book and started reading again. I get distracted alot :)

I seen someone on OPI's facebook do flowers with a dotting tool so I thought I'd try it, it's a bit springy but I like it.

I used OPI No room for the blues as the base, OPI Fiercely Fiona for the middle of the flower and Hard Candy The End for the pettles.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Authors Facebook
Reading Level Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings.

But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls in love with the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods. Will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him? Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There′s a new kid in town and he′s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he′s after Beth.

My Review:

Beth, her brother and sister are sent down to earth in human form, but still have wings. Her brother and sister are very unsocial so when it comes to making friends in this new town they see no need in it, that is not why they are there. Beth on the other hand wants to experience everything human as much as possible and doesn't see the harm of a friend or two, so as to not surprise when she goes to school she makes a new friend, Molly, that her family doesn't seem to happy about. Along the way she meets Xaiver who is very friendly, but wont let anyone love him because he lost someone who he loved very deeply. All the girls have tried. But, he seems interested in Beth, it isn't until Molly has a party and Beth need saving that they start to form something that they would not have thought on Heaven or earth would be their everything, power unbelievable, love that only Our Father knows.

If I linger on some things in this book that upsets me then I wouldn't like it so much, but they are just small things and it's mainly just because that I, myself, am a Christian so I see a Angel getting drunk I'm just like, what the the world?! But, thoughts things don't matter so much as the whole plot and the end REALLY makes up for anything upsetting or so on.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

There is mild language, and few kissing scenes but they do not get descriptive.
There is also talk about sex and well *spoiler* (the kinda lay in bed naked together)
Also use of alcohol and mention of people looking drugged.

Friday, November 5, 2010

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

NightShade by Andrea Cremer
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Wildwing by Emily Whitman

I can't wait to read Nightshade! I've been waiting for this book for months!

Also on another note, if you're interested in the Strange Angels series, Books A Million has 1&2 for Bargain, first one is $2.67 Strange Angels, the second one is $1.77 Betrayals.

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Author Sophie Jordan
Authors Website
Reading Level YA

Book description from GoodReads:

With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.

My Review:

Jacinda is a human who can turn into a Draki Firebreather, there hasn't been a firebreather in her Pride for as long as they can remember. The Pride has a Alpha, Cassians Father. Cassian is next to be the Alpha and they had decided that Jacinda and him will become a mated pare since Firebreathers are so rare. Jacinda and her friend decide to run off one afternoon away from the Pride to fly. But, Hunters spot them... The Pride finds Jacinda and take her home, but she has no idea this is her last few seconds at home.


When Jacinda and her friend ran off to fly the hunters spotted them, her friend is a Water Draki so she hide under the Lake but Jacinda didn't, she hide inside a cave. One of the Hunters jumps in the water to find her and he spots her in the cave he then swims to the cave and climbs in it. The Hunters are yelling for him asking if he found the Draki, instead Will says no.

Jacinda is a very selfish and confused. Her mom makes them run away to the dessert to kill Jacinda's Draki, but she loves that part of her too much. Later they are put in public school, which is her sisters dream, since she never manifested she had no care for being in the Pride. Jacinda hates school, until she looks up and sees Will. She starts to manifest right there, in the school hall, if her sister never caught her attention she would have.

Really, that's all of the good parts of this book. After this Will and Jacinda start talking a little but she runs away and they get back together and she runs again and it just keeps on going.. I felt like she just used Will because he stired her Draki alive (which to me that sounds like something that should be in an Adult book, but of course there is alot of scenes that shouldn't have been in this book. The Author is a Romance author...) I couldn't finish the last 50 pages. It felt like I was reading a twisted book about Twilight and that the characters where just totally clueless.

I did not enjoy this book at all, I was so looking foward to it too. But, you may like it where I didn't.

My Rating 1 out of 5

There is some language. Theres also quite afew kissing scenes in it and one part where he has his hand pressed against her thigh

Friday, October 29, 2010

Just something I made up...

A few weeks ago I wanted to make something small but different that I haven't tried or heard of, this is what I came up with.

Got a pan out sprayed some nonstick junk on it put a little bit of Extra Virgin OliveOil on it, cut up the potato

I used about 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (this was a big potato)
3/4 Tablespoon of Lemon Pepper
3/4 Tablespoon of Nature's Seasons

I put them in the oven for 15 minutes, got them out and pushed them around so they could brown a little better, put them back in the oven for 7 minutes then put it on High Broil (I did that just to brown the a little on top) for only afew minutes, if you leave them in there too long they will shrivel up.

And there you go..


I also went to the Library today to the little tiny Teen Corner...............

These are the two books I got
I have finished Firelight and wrote a review, but my "editor" has been working too much where he doesn't feel like making me look more smarter :P yet. So yeah.

Monday, September 27, 2010

On My Wishlist (1)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City

The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain

Release Date: Dec. 28th

Goodreads Summary:

A family destroyed. A love threatened. An enemy returns.

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven. Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot—a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel is put in danger—in more ways than one. Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her—not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung

NightShade by Andera Cremer

Relase Date: Oct. 19th

Goodreads Summary:

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything--including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Rampant (Killer Unicorns #1) by Diana Peterfreund

Goodreads Summary:

Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns... Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they've been extinct for a hundred and fifty years. Or not. Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries. However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student ... an attraction that could jeopardize everything.

Banished by Sophie Littlefield

Relase Date: Oct 12th.
Goodreads Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell can’t wait for the day she’ll leave Gypsum, Missouri, far behind, taking only four-year-old Chub, the developmentally-delayed little boy her cruel drug-dealing grandmother fosters for the state money. But when a freak accident in gym class leaves a girl in critical condition, Hailey feels drawn to lay her hands on the injured girl and an astonishing healing takes place. Before Hailey can understand her new powers, a beautiful stranger shows up…just in time to save her and Chub from hired killers. A desperate race begins, with Hailey as the ultimate prize: there are those who will stop at nothing to harness her gifts to create an undefeatable army of the undead. Now it is up to Hailey and a small but determined family of healers to stand up to the unbelievable and face the unthinkable.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Author: Kiersten White
Authors Website
Authors Blog

Book description:

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie's always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal. Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal.

My Review:

This story is unlike anything I've ever read or anything that I've seen on TV; it is very unique. Evie was found when she was eight years old wandering in a graveyard where she stumbled upon a vampire that the IPCA (International Paranormal Containment Agency) was in the middle of "tagging". Because she could see threw there "glamor" they were forced to raise her in order to keep her quite. She's now 16 and works for the IPCA bagging and tagging other paranormals such as, hags, werewolfs, and vampires. One night a boy, (water boy, aka Lend), breaks into the IPCA; Evie taszers him and puts a tracker on his ankle. They lock him up and try to find out why he was there and who he works for. Paranormals start dropping like flies and the IPCA has no idea what is going on. Water boy has his own theory but he will not open up to anyone about the prophecy he knows. The killing spree keeps getting worse and the IPCA goes on lock down. Two days later, everything changes for Evie, her world will never be the same.

This book goes right into action when you first open it, it has its funny parts, and sweet parts and so fourth. It's not that bad of abook at all, once you get use to everything about it, because the plot is the most weirdest one ever. It is fresh and a short read. The second book Supernaturally comes out the fall of next year.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

This is a very clean book, there is some kissing scenes in it but nothing bad. There's really no language in it, unless you want to count *bleep* or when they are referring to Hell.

Friday, September 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (1) and other stuff

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

The Books I got

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

The Thieft Queens Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon

The Secret Country by Pamela Dean

The Hidden Land by Pamela Dean

I was DYING to get Halo, but I'm reading Paranormalcy right now instead. I got Pretty Little Liars for only $3.95 :D

I got a dotting tool yesterday in the mail, and today I decided to attempt to use it.
OPI Alpine Snow and OPI Big Red Apple

Last night was the starting of season 7 to Grey's Anatomy, I just started watching this show, I rented every season last month. I love the show, and I have loved almost all of the episodes, but last nights wasn't what I expected, or hoped for. All I can do is wait and see if this season gets any better and Derek will straighten his butt out. hmph.

Well, that's pretty much it. Until I'm done reading Paranormalcy

Monday, August 30, 2010

Review Fallen by Lauren Kate

Author Lauren Kate
Young Adult
Authors website

Book description
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

My Review
rating 2 3/4
This book is pretty much about a girl, Luce, who is forced to go to reform school, she sees shadows and makes a few friends and of course, likes a guy…. Well two… Daniel and Cam, they’re both fallen angels. Cam is actually a psycho angel, he gets on my nerves. (I hate when a girl likes two guys or more.) Luce has had other lives before this one where she always ended up finding Daniel, and something always happens to her. So this time he tries to stay away from her as much as possible, which just makes her try to find stuff out about him. She starts to remember some things from when they are together in their past lives; Cam and Daniel end up fighting, like a real angel fight over her. It ends with her being with Daniel and with a lot of unanswered questions.
I really don’t care much for the book. If it wasn't for you actually wanting to know what happens next,it would be a very slow book to read. The first book is defiantly not the best, I’m hoping the second will make up for it, or at least it better.