I am drawn to books with nice covers, it's how I discovered Vampire Academy and Twenties Girl (both on the Must Reads list). So I will try to post a Droolworthy cover (in my eyes) every couple of days.
I love interesting covers also because they make for colourful additions to my Bulging Bookshelf.
Ok, so I have had a bit of a change of plan in regards to this blog.
One day I may want to get published, and if I have my stories in full on this blog, they will be rejected by publishing companies because technicaly they've already been published (public site) - which is a handy bit of information for any aspiring writers out there :) - so anyway, I am going to focus more on book reviews now. I will still post a bit of writing now and then, but not as often.
That is why I have been adding so many booklists lately:
Currently reading - self explanatory;
On the Bookpile - books I have already bought and are sitting there waiting to be read;
Books I'm Hoping to get Soon - I always have about 10 books at a time that I want to get around to buying, they come directly from the Books I'm Planning to Read list, so if you have any requests from the planned list, they go onto that pile
Books I'm Planning to Read - I am constantly adding to this list, everytime I see an interesting book, it goes there. Any suggestions anyone may have will also go onto that list. Its standing at about 380 books at the moment.
Must Reads - these are books that I have read, I will try to get reviews up about all of them, but seriously, it takes a hell of a book to make it to this list, you must read them otherwise life is not complete.
On my Shelf (right down the very bottom of the page) - these are books I have read over the years. I own most of them so if you flick through and see a book you want some information about just leave a comment on one of the posts, or email me, and I will get a review up or any information you want about it as soon as I can.
So yeah, that is basically what I aim to do. I will try for one review per week, considering that I have a full time job and night college in the new year, but of course, if I can get them up faster I definitely will :)
Ok, so over the last couple of months, the back of the house has been having some work done. My room, to be exact. This meant that I had the fun task of packing everything into boxes and bags, and shipping them out to storage.
Last weekend I got to put everything back, JOY!!! The room is now twice as big, which means twice the cupboard space (shopping anyone) and a brand spanking new bookshelf (in my world, a reused cupboard). So this cupboard is normal size, about seven feet tall, something one would usually hang clothes in.
Now I knew I had a lot of books I have had some of these since I was five years old (The Muddle Headed Wombat) but I thought ok, this will take up about two of the five shelves, leaving the rest for future collecting space.
I was WAY off:
This is what happened. AHH I have no space, AGAIN!!!
That top line of books, is just what I’ve read in September (granted I was on holidays, but hey)
So I have very much underestimated how much space I was dealing with. Good thing there are two more cupboards arriving soon. :)
I'm so happy!!! Nothing could dampen my mood at this very second in time. I have finished tech for the year, which means I have a lot more free time on my hands to write. I don't have to go back until February...YEAY!!!!!
Author: Cassandra Clare
No. Of Pages: 442
Release Date: August 2007
It’s after dark in New York City, and Clary Fray is seeing things. The best-looking guy in the nightclub just stabbed a boy to death – but the victim has vanished into thin air. Her mother has disappeared, and a hideous monster is lurking in her apartment. With her life spiralling into darkness into an invisible war between ancient demonic forces and the secretive Shadowhunters – a war in which she has a fateful role to play...
I changed my url last night, and thought I had completely screwed over my followers because they would have still been following The Storyteller, but this morning, i look, and everything is fine.
And when they refresh their blogrolls, my link will be up and working again off their pages.
ok so as we have all seen, i changed my layout...and everything is washed out because of the opacity setting...i am trying to fix it...if any one can fix it without changing the current wrapper opacity i will be eternally grateful.
Author: PC Cast; Kristen Cast
No. Of Pages: 319
Release Date: October 2009
“This blood smelled too dark. Too thick. There was too much of something in it that wasn’t human. But it was still blood, and it drew her, even though she knew the wrongness of it deep in her soul.”
Dangerous secrets come between Zoey and Stevie Rae, putting the House of Night at great risk. Stevie Rae, with her super red vamp powers, thought she could handle keeping stuff from her BFF, but her latest secret is a big one. Zoey’s left with trust issues while she needs her friends – and boyfriends – like never before.
Zoey banished malevolent immortal Kalona from Tulsa, but the battle is far from over. He now seeks power at the highest levels, and the Vampyre High Council is falling under his thrall. Without Zoey’s help, the world could still burn in the fiery hell of Aphrodite’s visions. And will Zoey’s connection with A-ya, a Cherokee maiden who tempted Kalona in ages past, help or hinder her resistance to the dangerously seductive immortal?
Two girls walk a tightrope between good and evil. And their choices will see everything they love saved – or destroyed.
Ok so I received a review request about the book I’m currently reading, City of Bones. And it got me thinking, I need something to write about when my own creative juices aren’t flowing, so why not do a couple of book reviews now and then?
I love reading more than I love writing, because although in my own stories, I get to create the picture, I am human and humans by nature are lazy so if people out there are willing to create a world for me to escape in, I'm there, I have loved the escape of books since I first started reading (around age 2 or 3), and I get through them extremely quickly. So although I probably won’t have time to do reviews on everything I read, I could do some aye?
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