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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This weeks teaser is from.....
Monday, May 30, 2011
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons
And that's how Lisa becomes a part of the Horsemen.
Now, I'm not really familiar with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse story but from what I figure it's about 4 traumatic things like war, death, famine, and this other one that starts with a "P" but I totally can't remember (book 3 everyone! hahahs) and they roam the world making loads of trouble till the world is just a dessert.
This wasn't the most well written book but its short and I super loved that. You can easily zip through it in two days (even with piles of laundry, a sink full of dishes, and crazy furball coughing cats - just like I did)
The idea of the book is brilliant and Death is done so fabulously that you want to keep reading just to see if he'll show back up the moment he poofs away.
To see what Darkfallen thought click here!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Pick up you copy today at Amazon, B&N, or your local indie!
Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.
R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.
Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.
"I don't want to hear music, I don't want the sunrise to be pink. The world is a liar. It's ugliness is overwhelming; the scraps of beauty make it worse."
Friday, May 27, 2011
Hosted by Jen
Every week there's a new question, and it's a great way to get to meet new bloggers!
"What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?"
For me this is tough, because well, I don't watch a WHOLE lot of TV. But here are a few movies that I liked, however I DIDN'T read any of these books.
I Am Legend
Charlis St. Cloud
Greta stop rolling your eyes at me. Its not my fault you hate the Notebook!
Hey cut it OUT!!!
Of course I read & watched all the Twilight Saga, while I love the movies, the books are better...DUH. lolz
As for a movie that I didn't like, well that one is a bit easier. ABC Family made a 2 part movie called Fallen. Based on the series Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski. I feel it is my job to tell you that the books are just as horrible. Seriously those are prescious hours I will never get back. Thank goddess I finally figured out that I can say NO and put a bad book down, back then I would suffer through it. It was aweful!!!
What have we been up to this week?
~Come see what we have our our nightstands in this edition of In My Mailbox
~Greta taught us a thing or two about stiching, and bitching with Stich & Bitch: Knitters Guide
~Darkfallen broke your heart with this weeks Teaser Tuesday
~Greta captivated us at the circus in Waiting On Wedsnday
~You met a sexy wolfy in Darkfallens review of Hunting Human
~ And stop on by tomorrow! There was a zombie, a living girl, some gore, and alot of love in Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.
Have a great weekend...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we just can't wait to get our sticky fingers on.
Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Expected Publication: September 13, 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
How cool does that sound? Sure it reminds us a bit of Cirque Du Freak with the circus just showing up in town with maybe with some tiddles of Beautiful Creatures flair... but how cool is that?!!!
And what can we say about a book that just makes us want to ride dangerous motorcycles in the Cage of Death?
We needs it!!
We wants it!!
We can't lives without it!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
This weeks teaser is from...
Monday, May 23, 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads
Knitting is hot, with 4 million newcomers in the last few years joining a core group of 38,000,000 knitters nationwide. And these are primarily young, creative, connected chicks with sticks who are coming together in living rooms, knitting cafes, and chic yarn stores, and making everything from funky hats to bikinis.
In Stitch 'n Bitch, Debbie Stoller-founder of the first Stitch 'n Bitch knitting group in New York City-covers every aspect of knitting and the knitting-together lifestyle: the how-to, the when-to, the what-to, the why-to. Writing with wit and attitude (The Knitty-Gritty, Blocking for Blockheads), she explains the different types of needles and yarns (and sheep, too) and all the techniques from basic to fancy, knit to purl to cast-off. She also shares her special brand of corrective surgery for when things go wrong, and offers fun and informative sidebars on such topics as how to find the best yarn for less, how to make a buttonhole, knitting etiquette, and what tools to keep in your knitting bag. At the heart of the book are forty stylish patterns: Alien Scarf, Big Bad Baby Blanky, Mohair Hoodie, Kitty and Devil Hat, Cell Phone Cozy, and Wonder Woman Bikini. And for anyone interested: how to start a Stitch 'n Bitch group.
I learned how to knit in 2004. I have to admit I wasn't very good.
It all started with me taking a knitting class at Michaels. There I learned how to do the basic knit stitch, how to cast on, and was intorduced to the most wonderful book.
"Stitch 'N Bitch" was what made me want to knit. The easy to follow directions, awesome illustrations, and just too cute patterns are to die for. Team that up with Knitting Help's website (not associated with Stitch 'N Bitch) I was a knitting machine after just a few months.
I know I know... Knitting is such a grandma hobby!
That's so UNTRUE!!'
Knitting can be sexy!!
This is by far my favorite "HOW TO" knitting book.
If you are interested in learning how to get your knit on I totally reccommend this book.
So, I learned a hobby from a book... Have you?
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I bet you can already guess since I can't even decide how to rate this book that my review will be equally all over the place;) So ummmm just hang on tight and we will try to make it through this together.
In my experience there are books you love, books you hate, and books that were just *shrugs*. Well now there is a new kind to add to that list. Books that leave you confused....
I mean Maggie is awesome. I love her and how she deals with her less than stellar life. Having to play the parent to her drunk of a mother. Worrying if today is the day that she will come home to find the house burnt down because drunko passed out with yet another cigarette in her hand. Getting lost in her own world inside her sketch book.
I even love the idea of Cole. Who at this point I'm not even quite sure what he is, but I'm gonna go with some kind of male succubus. Does that make him an incubus? Yea I don't know but once you read this, if you do, and you figure it out PLEASE come knock on my door and tell me!! I mean at the end of this story I still didn't get what he was. Or more importantly what was the lesson here. The relevance of this story escapes me.
Also the best way to describe the writing style is poetic gymnastics, or maybe a lyrical marathon of sorts. As for my feelings on that....much of the same, at times it was genius, at others it was forced and confusing leading me right back to befuddled.
Have I left you feeling befuddled at how many time I used the befuddled? LOLZ Well then maybe you know how this book left me feeling...
Friday, May 20, 2011
Are you an Immortals After Dark fan like me? Are you just bursting with anticipation to find out what Lothaire's cover is going to look like? I know I am!!
The cover is going to be revealed on Tuesday on Kresley's Facebook Page but I simply can't wait that long. What will it look like.
There's a lot of possibilities.
This is the direction I think the cover should go in.
I mean... it's Lothaire! I don't expect him to be as beefy as Aiden or as rippling as Malkom (down girl!! Ok Darkfallen! I'm ready for you to throw cold water on my like you promised!!)
I think he's going to be our leanest character but to me that's going to be super duper sexy!! I'm soo looking forward to the cover!!
Tell me ladies, what do you think Lothaire has going on under there? I'd love to hear what everyone thinks.