Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Where I Play Short 'N Sweet Book Review Updates!

It's been a really busy month so I haven't been keeping up on my book reviews like I want. So I'm just throwing short versions out of all the books I've read this last month or two!

1. Bloodshot by Cherie Priest (read March 19-April 7): Fun story and premise but Raylene (vampire protagonist) was really annoying but no "Angel," which was a nice change. Overall a fun story and I look forward to more in the series. 3.5 stars.
Genre: urban fantasy
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2011
Pages: 359
Content: Bloodsucking violence and language!

2. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (read April 6-15): Zusak can write, that's for sure. But I didn't enjoy the moral ambiguity in this one. The ending was lackluster for me. I enjoyed The Book Thief more. 2 stars.
Genre: Young adult
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2002
Pages: 356
Content: Mild violence, sex, and language.

3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (read April 15-22): Fabulous! This one was just pure pleasure and fun. Anna's journey is one to be remembered! 4 stars.

Genre: Young adult
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2010
Pages: 372
Content: Language and sexual themes.

 
4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman (listened from April 21-26): This is the sequel to If I Stay. This was a perfect ending to the story. Forman really knows how to punch out emotion and make you feel like you've been crying all night. Beautiful, just beautiful. 4 stars.

Genre: Young adult
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2011
Pages: audiobook on 5 discs
Content: Language.

5. Matched by Ally Condie (read April 27-30): Not my favorite dystopia teen novel. Characters were a bit boring, and I have a good idea how it'll end...but it was an overall decent read. 3 stars.

Genre: Young adult, dystopia
FTC Disclosure: borrowed from friend
Published: 2010
Pages: 366
Content: Implied violence.

6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safron Foer (read May 11-17). I loved following Oskar on his journey to discover the last vestige of his father after his tragic death in the 9-11 terrorist attack. Beautiful writing, beautiful characters. It's weird and different, and I loved it! 4 stars.

Genre: contemporary fiction
FTC Disclosure: library
Published: 2005
Pages: 326
Content: Language and violence.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Movie Meme- Epic Battle Scenes!


Feature Presentation...
MONDAY MOVIE MEME
hosted by Molly of The Bumbles Blog.

This week is all about those awesome epic battles!

1. Back to the Future (1985): OK, no big battle scenes here but I love how epic the scene is with Marty's father and Biff, where he finally stands up to Biff and sends him flying! Sorry, but that's just epic in my mind.

2. Braveheart (1995): Awesome, awesome epic battle scene in the end with Mel. It's a classic.

3. The Matrix (1999): The scene where Neo finally realizes what he can do with the Matrix is awesome. Buh-bye Agent Smith.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Movie Meme- Gifts That Keep On Giving...

Feature Presentation...
MONDAY MOVIE MEME
hosted by Molly of The Bumbles Blog.

This weeks theme is all about movies that involve the giving and getting of gifts....

1. A Walk to Remember (2002): Shane West changes his ways as he falls for the dying preacher's daughter and ends up making her a telescope!

2. Stardust (2007): Young Tristan wants to prove his love for the local snob girl and sets outside the Wall to find her a star...ends up being a gift of coal dust.

3. Return to Me (2000): David Duchovny gives Minnie Driver a new bike with all the trimmings and basket and bell ringer! She even takes the fabulous gift over to Italy.

4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937): One of the most wicked gifts is the infamous poisoned apple by the wicked witch!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Winner Is..........................................

Thanks to everyone who signed up for my giveaway! I really enjoyed the book and hope.................................................................................................................................................................
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Phastings!!!!! enjoys the book!!!!

Thanks again to everyone for participating!

Heather

Friday, June 3, 2011

On Stranger Tides Giveaway Ends Tonight!

Just a reminder that you have till midnight MST to sign up for my giveaway! Thanks to all who are participating! Good luck to all!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Classics Bribe Summer Challenge!

Molly from The Bumbles Blog and Quirky Girls Read is hosting The Classics Bribe Challenge and giveaway this summer!

Details: Check out any of these links for more details!

Summer Reading Classics Challenge & Giveaway:




  • Read at least 1 Classic over the summer – between June 1st and the end of Labor Day Weekend, September 5th



  • You can have begun the Classic prior to June 1st, but it needs to have been completed between the challenge dates above


  • Post a review on your blog of each Classic that you read during the challenge period and reference a link to this The Classic Bribe challenge page


  • Link to each of your reviews separately by clicking on Mr. Linky below


  • Each linked review counts as 1 entry – no entry limit per blogger – read and review as many as you like


  • Each entry builds up $1 toward an Amazon gift card – the more entries the higher the balance can grow – capped at $35


  • Random winner selected Labor Day weekend from all entries- no restrictions on region


  • Winner receives the full Amazon gift card balance accumulated based on entries received


  • I have a huge shelf full of TBR classics, including a shelf on my Nook! The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Persuasion, and Middlemarch have been on my mind lately....so these are my top three this summer! Join the challenge and join the fun!

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