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