Friday, September 24, 2010

When procrastination prevails... faithful readers (you) are rewarded with crap like this.

Currently I have 8 reviews I could be writing, a business plan that I should be writing and a mass of posts that need to get done at some point in time.

And yet here I am drivelling away on all I'm supposed to be doing, yet not actually doing any of it. Productive I am not, but good at finding excuses? That I can do.

I had a dream last night that when I got back from my holiday I had an exam (which I do) that I hadn't studied for (which I haven't) and so I crapped my pants and was thinking about excuses that I could come up with....

(an hour later after playing a board game, no BS I seriously left it and came back...I can't even write a post about procrastinating while procrastinating!) get me out of having to do the test that night.

Just as I was thinking up a lovely excuse about recent Queensland floods and my text books drifting out to sea unexpectedly whilst simultaneously fretting about a sick relative and my cat who had started talking and was suicidal,

a team of photographers poured into the room and although I hid from the limelight, scrunching up to the side of the room behind everybody, they picked me out (hey, it was a dream!) to go do an immediate photoshoot in a tower.

For some reason it had a Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair feel tossed in with a little bit of Lady Gaga fashion.

During which I walked out to go to the loo (of all places) in my underwear.

The bathroom was dual sex (either that or I walked into the mens - which wouldn't be the first time) and sitting in the middle of the doorway was a bunch of guys that I used to know at school, one of which used to have a crush on me (which I didn't reciprocate).

So there I was sitting on the loo (it was a typical high school or public toilet, water everywhere and everything was concrete)
with everybody waiting outside (no pressure), finishing up I had to all but fight my way out (not easy in a tiny toilet block), once getting outside Mr. Crushing-On-Me follows me out and hands me two strawberry yoghurty, ice-cream drink things that actually look really nice and we both just stand there eat-drinking as we watch clouds cover the setting sun in preparation of a storm.

All of this taking place whilst I was still in my undies, wanted at a photo-shoot and missing an exam.

When I woke up I was both hungry, and in need of a pee.

Hopefully something as equally eventful as my dream occurs on the night of my exam...only I hope I will be fully clothed.


And there you have it, what happens when I'm supposed to be studying.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Book Review: Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Review: Living Dead in Dallas
Series: Sookie Stackhouse – Book 2
Author: Charlaine Harris
No of Pages: 279
Release Date: 1 April 2004

Cocktail Waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no-one seems to care. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly creature which gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it).

The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the blood-suckers asks for a favour, she obliges – and soon Sookie’s in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave, and let the humans go unharmed. But that’s easier said than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

My Thoughts:

Back into the world of Sookie Stackhouse, and it’s only just heating up.

Sookie Stackhouse is called to Dallas for her newest assignment as Area 5 Telepath. She must help to find a missing vampire who disappeared from a bar a week earlier. With the threat of the Fellowship of the Sun looming, Sookie must work quickly to find out the information she needs.

I really, really like Sookie. She is human, and understands that but she still has the guts to stand up to anyone who tries to mess with her, including very old vampires. Sookie is getting used to her new role as Telepath even though she misses her day job of waitressing and can’t wait to get back home. After hiding her powers for so long, she still isn’t used to using them but Sookie is learning quickly and with constant practise is becoming quite powerful.

I am over Bill. Sookie freely admits that she’s not in love with him, or even sure she loves him. It’s easy to see why. Bill is never there, insults her relentlessly, and is just plain arrogant at times. He blames it on not being human anymore but that is starting to just sound like a cop out for I-can’t-be-bothered-treating-you-right.

Eric is still Eric. Witty, handsome, and there for Sookie when she needs help. Eric will continue to grow on me as he plans to on Sookie, only I shall welcome the “fungus” as she calls it.

One thing about re-reading these books after watching True Blood is that in True Blood, with the vast changes in characters and the diminished focus on Sookie I loved the other characters going into Living Dead in Dallas. So when Lafayette dies on the first page, I got sad, even though he is a nobody in the books. I still got sad.

I can’t wait to get back into Club Dead and back into Sookie's world. Team Eric all the way.

Others in this series:
Dead Until Dark
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Dead as a Doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead
From Dead to Worse
Dead and GoneDead in the Family

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Who Wants to Name My Bookstore?

Ok, so I'm doing a hypothetical business plan for a bookstore run by me that doesn't exist.

Not only do I need to figure out how many books I can sell per month, but if the bookshop would even survive in my area.

So the last thing on my thinking of a name.

So I need your help.

I need something catchy with a good acronym, just in case my empire takes off...and I can rule the world! Mua ha ha ha ha.

But seriously...could really use your help.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Book Review: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Review: Cry Wolf
Series: Alpha & Omega – Book 2
Author: Patricia Briggs
No of Pages: 294
Release Date: 29 July 2008

Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack...and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer – and son – of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.

Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it’s Anna’s inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf – a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all of the pack...

My Thoughts:

Patricia Briggs has definitely redeemed herself in my eyes with the awesomeness that is, Cry Wolf.

Cry Wolf is actually the second book in this series with On the Prowl (a short story) being the first, detailing the events leading up to Cry Wolf. Although I didn’t read On the Prowl before I read Cry Wolf, it in no way detracted from the story and it was easy to pick up the events of what had happened previously.

Cry Wolf follows the story of Anna and Charles and their quest to find a rogue werewolf. Anna who is traumatised from living with her previous pack who abused her in more way that just physically is struggling to adjust and Charles who is an assassin for his father and not used to being close with anyone is new to the experience as well.

Anna and Charles wolves chose each other before Anna and Charles realised what was happening. So they have a strong attraction to each other even though they barely know one another. Anna is also a rare Omega wolf, which is neither submissive nor dominant and who doesn’t have to follow orders from anyone. Being an Omega also comes with special powers which Anna and Charles know nothing about.

Anna is a strong, extremely likeable character. She is traumatised but doesn’t try to act tough, she does however, let her wolf take over. Anna’s wolf has been protecting her ever since she was turned, I felt sorry for the wolf because she has taken on all the abuse suffered by Anna so that Anna can live day to day. Anna’s wolf is definitely very strong and although it’s confusing to distinguish between the two I think I loved Anna’s wolf for being strong enough to take all the pain away from Anna.

Charles was a little erratic with his behaviour because of Anna’s Omega effect on him. One minute he was calm and rational, the next he was growling at someone who looked at either him or Anna the wrong way.

After reading Moon Called what I loved most about Cry Wolf was the insight we got into Samuel and Bran. Charles is a lot younger than both of them and although Samuel seems at odds with the world seeing him in a different light, through his brothers eyes made him a well rounded character instead of the one we saw in Moon Called.

Cry Wolf was very character driven and I loved it. Anna and Charles were well developed, as were the secondary characters. We had a little bit of the trademark Briggs repetition, but it definitely wasn’t as bad as Moon Called.

I don’t know how the story will continue as it was wrapped up so beautifully at the end of Cry Wolf, but I do want to go back. Cry Wolf was action packed with its hunt for the rogue but also very sweet with its beautiful development of characters.

Others in this Series:
On the Prowl
Hunting Ground

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Droolworthy Covers: Bitten: Dangerous Girls & The Taste of Night by R.L Stine

This cover is absolutely stunning! And I reckon the chick on the front kind of resembles Jessica from True Blood.

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am alive!!! and Sunburnt!!

So...2 weeks gone...4 more to go.

I went for my first tan (ooooh naughty!) a couple of days ago and went unsurprisingly red...

And today...I got internet!!!


So hopefully we will go back to normal posting within the next couple of days.

Just a quick update, I haven't read a lot of books so far on my holiday because I am concentrating on reading long books while I have the time.

So far I have read:
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind (764 pages)
Elizabeth's Wolf by Lora Leigh (301 pages)
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (224 pages)
Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham (401 pages)

Question: What book took the longest to read?

Up next is The Host by Stephenie Meyer and The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Holiday Update: Things are great! I am getting on with my little brother!!! Current Record: 36 hours! (that is quite an achievement as far as my little brother and I are concerned lol.

We went shopping yesterday and I spent a lot. I also achieved a new record by not buying any books! As you guys know I took a heap of books with me.

I am currently re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender re-runs on Nickelodeon in anticipation of seeing the movie on Friday (maybe!) with my brothers - oh and for those who care...I am the Avatar fan in the family...even though I am probably too old to watch it hehe.

And I won the last two games of Monopoly...yes, that is what we do on holidays - endless games of monopoly

Tomorrow we are off to the beach once again for a tan. Yay!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Review: Thicker Than Water by Carla Jablonski

Review: Thicker Than Water
Author: Carla Jablonski
No of Pages: 246
Release Date: 11 January 2007


Kia is searching for an escape. From her mother’s cancer. From her father’s apathy. From her own rage.

The pressure is building. There’s a craving in her veins, a secret urge. She needs a way to let the inside out. But she knows she must resist. She knows she must find another way.

When she becomes immersed in an underground scene – Goths who live as vampires – Kia thinks she’s finally found that way.

At the centre of everything is sexy and mysterious Damon. With his otherworldly presence he pulls Kia deep into the night, into a world where the unbelievable can be believed, the unreal made real, until Kia herself can no longer draw the line.

My Thoughts:

Although not what I expected, Thicker Than Water drew me in and kept me coming back for more.

Kia is struggling. Her mum is dying of cancer and her Dad doesn’t really know what he’s doing. She has a couple of close friends but she can’t even tell them her deepest thoughts or troubles. One day at the hospital she meets a girl who invites her to a vampire party.

Kia is intrigued by the idea so goes along with her friends and for the first time in a long time, feels accepted. As Kia gets pulled deeper though she starts to reorganise her priorities, the feeling she gets when she is with the “vampires” is too good, and she always wants more.

Kia starts to forget about everything else with her obsession with the vampires and it doesn’t go unnoticed, but she doesn’t care. Until Kia is so far in she doesn’t know where the line between real life and make believe is drawn.

Kia is both a likeable and an unlikeable character. She is strong in the fact that she puts on a good face when it comes to dealing with people and doesn’t burden people with her issues. But on top of that she is also quite selfish. She thinks only of herself and even when she realises that she hasn’t gone to see her dying mother in over two weeks she still carries on doing whatever she wants.

The other thing I didn’t like about Kia was her willingness to push her new vampiric beliefs on everyone after telling her best friend Aaron that Wicca was stupid.

Thicker Than Water was a very interesting dive into the world of a vampire cult. They bit each other, drank blood (mostly fake though), had houses with “Royal Courts” and even almost a pecking order. Kia quickly rose through those ranks through her association with Damon, a vampire DJ who ran a lot of the parties, DJ at most of them and even hosted some very exclusive ones.

Thicker Than Water held an unrelenting mystery of is it real? Through Kia’s eyes it is definitely understandable that she started to fall into the trap. Even I did.

I think that’s why I got through Thicker Than Water so quickly, even though Kia was a bit annoying, I had to know if it was real.

Thicker Than Water pulled me along with its very clever lure, Kia grated on my nerves a little but other than that it was a very fast-paced, extremely interesting read.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Book Review: The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey W. Hill

Review: The Vampire Queen’s Servant
Series: Vampire Queen – Book 1
Author: Joey W. Hill
No of Pages: 373
Release Date: 3 July 2007

Lady Elyssa Amaterasu Yamato Wentworth is a thousand-year-old vampire in need of a new servant – now more than ever as she’s suffering the signs of a mysterious ailment that threatens to consume her. As a gift she’s been given Jacob, an extraordinary physical specimen, but all wrong when it comes to being...used. A total alpha male, he’s not accustomed to submitting to any woman’s wishes.

Lyssa soon learns that what really binds Jacob to her are not her sensual midnight hungers, but something far more provocative. It stirs her blood, renews her life, and awakens her soul like only true love can. And the passion between Lyssa and Jacob is about to yield something else unexpected – a shared history that reaches back through the centuries and is fated to challenge their destiny like nothing ever will again...

My Thoughts:

Although I really enjoyed this story, I wouldn’t call it Hardcore BDSM as it has been coined.

The Vampire Queen’s Servant follows the tale of The Vampire Queen, Lyssa and Jacob her newest prospective human servant. Jacob was sent by Thomas, Lyssa’s previous servant who got to know Jacob in the final months of his life.

Lyssa is originally wary of Jacobs’s prescience as she doesn’t feel she can go on living after Thomas’s death and therefore doesn’t feel the need to get close to another servant. Jacob persists though, through everything Lyssa puts him through he continues to be there and be strong.

Lyssa is an interesting character, she is in a way broken and yet she finds a way to continue on day after day. She is definitely very strong and very stubborn refusing to show weakness even after getting a very degenerative disease.

Jacob on the other hand gets what he’s supposed to do, but throws a lot of it out the window to favour looking after Lyssa instead of just serving her as she pleases. They get on each other’s nerves and are constantly try to make the other give in, yet they are both as stubborn as each other.

The themes in Vampire Queen’s Servant weren’t really as BDSM as I expected after hearing various reviews. I found it more to be a love story rather than a master/slave situation. Yes there definitely were slave issues but it was clear that if Jacob really didn’t want to do something he would either just not, or Lyssa wouldn’t force him.

She started out very hard on him, chaining him down but by the end they were more companions rather than servant and mistress. Jacob truly cares a lot for Lyssa and only wants her to be happy and well. Lyssa we could see started feeling the same way for Jacob even though she tried to keep herself composed and Queen-like.

Although it was very romantic, Jacob still was a slave and he was treated like one, especially in front of other vampires. Even though Lyssa could see Jacobs discomfort she pushed him into a situation he didn’t want to be in involving two other women. But Jacob submitted and they both knew that if he didn’t she would be seen as weak.

Lyssa forced Jacob to come to terms with things about himself sexually, that he never would have realised. She didn’t break him but he did change his way of thinking although still retaining most of his Irish charm and bravado.

The Vampire Queen’s Servant was definitely a hot read, but it was also very romantic which for me was a nice surprise at the time. I definitely can’t wait to delve deeper into Lyssa’s world and see where her and Jacob’s relationship goes.

Others in this series:
The Mark of the Vampire Queen
A Vampire's Claim
Beloved Vampire
Vampire Mistress
Vampire Trinity
Vampire's Keeper

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Two Cents: The Twilight Haze

The review for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner went up yesterday and guess made me want to re-read Twilight.

This is due to the effects of "The Twilight Haze".

The Twilight Haze is the state in which logical people fall into when they read the Twilight Saga. We know it's not plausible, we know it's not possible and we know it's downright stupid at times, but that doesn't stop us from being sucked in whilst reading Twilight.

When away from Twilight and its haze, I can fully see how stupid Bella is and how controlling Edward is, but watching the movie, reading the books or spin-offs I fall back into that trance that blocks all logical thought and get caught up in the story once again.

In a way, although it's really bad's also brilliant. How can something so bad be so good?

It's like Maccas really, you know you're killing yourself with every bite of burger, but you really don't care at the time. There is no special taste or nutritional benefit from eating Maccas and it is inevitable that you will feel regret and possibly nausea after eating it...but when you are eating, nothing else in the world matters.

Same goes for Twilight. It is a reused story line with a crazy stalkerish spin put on it, there is no nutrition because it melts your brains and leads you to believe that controlling boyfriends are ok. There is no English value because of the writing style and the obvious absence of a Thesaurus at the time of writing, but you just can't help it.

I know that after I read it I will be wondering why...but for now...there might be an upcoming plunge back into Forks, Washington.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Book Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Series: Twilight Saga – Novella
Author: Stephenie Meyer
No of Pages: 178
Release Date: 5 June 2010

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits.

Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood... life before she became a vampire.

All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don't draw attention to yourself and, above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn't know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.

Then Bree finds an unexpected friend in Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they know only as "her". As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagined, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?

In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullen’s, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

My Thoughts:

Seeing through the eyes of someone other than Bella was definitely refreshing, but there were still traces of complete and utter stupidity on a woman’s part.

Bree Tanner as we all know dies in Eclipse. This book follows her second life of vampirism before her demise. Bree as a character is quite interesting. She was a runaway before she became a vampire so already had some survival techniques. When she became a vampire she quickly learned to stay out of the way if she wanted to live. She learns to keep a low profile behind Freaky Fred who has some sort of special power making it hard to look at him.

Bree lives in a large nest of very young, very violent vampires. Their leader Riley doesn’t have much control over them, only by way of scare tactics. They believe they are true vampires, burning in the sun, can’t go into holy places type vampires. On a late night hunt with her group Bree and one other know they won’t make it back in time for sun up, so they hide in a cave.

Bree and Diego get talking about their new lives and soon discover that they aren’t as vulnerable as first thought. After an accidental brush with the sun Bree and Diego start questioning if Riley knew all along that it didn’t affect them, and if he did, what else was he lying about.

After some detective work they realise they are part of an army going to take down “the yellow-eyes” a nasty, dangerous coven who keeps a pet human. It becomes a game of whoever kills the human wins.

Bree for being a smart and likeable character seems to have a dramatic change in her intelligence in the final pages of the story. Instead of thinking logically about why Diego has gone missing after talking to Riley, she heads off into battle to save him. A boy. She met four days ago and has had two conversations with. Sound familiar?

After an awesome beginning we fell back into the same old world of Twilight in which a girl who has just met someone who is potentially dangerous, risks her life to save him because she doesn’t want to live without him.


Lovely start, cop-out for an ending, but definitely a likable character. Anyone who has read Twilight will want to read this as it shines a normal light onto the world of vampires, well, as normal as you get where Glitter Pixies are concerned.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Book Review: 13 to Life by Shannon Delany

Review: 13 to Life
Series: 13 to Life – Book 1
Author: Shannon Delany
No of Pages: 308
Release Date: 22 June 2010

Everything about Jessie Gillmansen’s life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Junction is changing. Mysterious dark things are happening. All Jessie wants is to avoid more change. But while showing a hot new guy around Junction High, she’s about to discover a whole new type of change. Pietr Rusakova is more than good looks and a fascinating accent – he’s a guy with a dangerous secret. And his very existence is sure to bring big trouble to Jessie’s small town. It seems change is the one thing Jessie can’t avoid.

My Thoughts:

13 to Life was a quick, engaging read, even though it was missing a few details.

13 to Life follows the story of Jessica, a sixteen year old girl who recently lost her mother in a car accident. Jessica is given the assignment of showing the new kid, Pietr, around for his first weeks at school, a task she instantly takes a disliking to.

They clash instantly and the tension only rises when he becomes the centre of every female’s attention (including a couple of teachers’). Jess seems to be the only person immune to his powers of attraction, so therefore becomes the centre of Pietr’s attention.

Jessica is an extremely likable character, even though some things she does puzzle me. She is on the school newspaper, seems to have friends to sit with in all of her activities and is a fairly nice person. What I don’t understand is her friendship with Sarah, former Queen Bee turned nice, it just seems odd moulding somebody into what you want them to be, and it grated a little that she was trying so hard even though it is apparent that Sarah staying a nice person, isn’t going to happen.

Pietr came across as somewhat arrogant at the beginning of 13 to Life, not caring about school, ignoring Jessica or winding her up, but as we delve deeper into him, one can’t help but like him. Pietr is reckless, brave and a little innocent in his ways. Add that to the hotness factor and you have one sizzling male lead.

We are also given a smattering of secondary characters that were really well developed. Amy the true best friend is not only funny but brutally honest, Catherine, Pietr’s sister, is bright and really friendly (she actually reminds me of Alice from Twilight) and Annabelle Lee, Jess’s bibliophilic younger sister, who seemed extremely out of place with her love of old classics.

What I absolutely loved about 13 to Life was the relationship between Jessica and Pietr. With Jessica not wanting a relationship “like that” they fell into what became a close friendship helping each other through tough times when the loss of their parents hit them hardest. Of course that friendship had a couple of benefits, like sordid make out sessions in the stables when they were supposed to be shovelling horse poop. It wasn’t one of the I-must-have-you-now relationships, it was a friendship first which made it that much sweeter.

What I didn’t like was the lack of information about, well, everything. We didn’t find out about the werewolves until the last 100 pages which is when all the action started. We didn’t find out about the details of the car accident until halfway through, or the weird crush Jess had on Derek, which seemed to just disappear suddenly. There are still a lot of unanswered questions for me, and although I think a good 70% could have been answered just fine in the first book, I guess I will just have to wait until the second.

Others in this series:
Secrets and Shadows

Friday, September 3, 2010

August Releases

  • 1: Accomplice - Eireanne Corrigan
  • 1: Guardian of the Gate - Michelle Zink 
  • 1: The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #2) - Julie Kagawa  
  • 1: Betrayal - Gillian Sheilds 
  • 1: Sins of the Heart (Otherkin Trilogy #1) - Eve Silver
  • 2: Rae - Chelsea Rae Swiggett 
  • 3: Death's Excellent Vacation (Sookie Stackhouse #11) - Charlaine Harris
  • 3: Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld #11) - Kelley Armstrong 
  • 3: Infinite Days (The Vampire Queen, #1) - Rebecca Maizel 
  • 3: The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June - Robin Benway
  • 3: No and Me - Delphine de Vigan
  • 3: Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale - Patricia C. Wrede 
  • 3: Siren's Call (Dark Tide #1) - Devyn Quinn 
  • 3: The Demon Hunt (Dark Storm #2) - Kris Green
  • 5: His Last Duchess - Gabrielle Kimm 
  • 5: The Hunt (Dark Touch #2) - Amy Meredith
  • 5: The Empress of Ice Cream - Anthony Capella
  • 10: The Body at the Towr (The Agency #2) - YS Lee 
  • 10: Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble - Sarah Webb
  • 24: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) - Suzanne Collins 
  • 24: The Eternal Ones - Kirsten Miller
  • 24: You - Charles Benoit
  • 24: Hothouse - Chris Lynch
  • 24: Butterfly - Sonya Hartnett
  • 24: Girl Parts - John M. Cusick 
  • 24: Bone with Me - Anne Marsh 
  • 24: Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis 
  • 24: Mini Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
  • 24: Dangerous Neighbours - Beth Kephart
  • 26: The Julian Game - Adele Griffin 
  • 31: Radiance (Immortals World) - Alyson Noel
  • 31: Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
  • 31: Nevermore - Kelly Creagh
  • 31: Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) - Dianne Sylvan 
  • 31: My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours - Kristina Springer 
  • 31: Unraveled - Gena Showalter
  • 31: Born to Bote: An Argeneau Novel - Lyndsay Sands

Thursday, September 2, 2010

TBR Drawer: September

  • Just After Sunset by Stephen King
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
  • Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
  • Enchanted. Inc by Shanna Swendson
  • Night Rising by Chris Marie Green
  • Water Song: A Retelling of the Frog Prince by Suzanne Weyn
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
  • Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
  • Need by Carrie Jones
  • Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Claimed by Shadow by Karen Chance
  • Jessicas Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
  • Original Sin by Allison Brennan
  • Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks
  • Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham 
  • Elizabeth's Wolf by Lora Leigh 
  • Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks 
  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
  • The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K Hamilton 
  • Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton
  • Circus of the Damned by Laurell K Hamilton
  • Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
  • What's a ghoul to do? by Victoria Laurie
  • Soulless by Gail Carriger
  • Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
  • The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
  • Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian 
  • Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  • Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
  • Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
  • Bloody Jack by L. A Meyer
  • The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong
  • Dark Beginnings by Gena Showalter
  • Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
  • Stolen by Kelly Armstrong
  • Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready  RC
  • A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
  • The Taken by Sarah Pinborough
  • Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  • Lover Revealed by J. R. Ward
  • Bloodlines by Lindsay Anne Kendal

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2010

August is gone. Wow the end of winter and by the looks of it, the end of my reading slump. August was definitely a relaxing month for me. No work, more books and lots of free time. Definitely a nice rest. And now to concrete my current bludger status...I am going on a holiday!

In August I have felt better than I have in a good while, my reading is back, my writing is back and I hit six months with my boyfriend successfully (yeay!!). Things are definitely looking up :D

My Favourite book for the month would have to be: Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

In August I read 9 books.
  • Tracking the Tempest - Nicole Peeler
  • The Vampire Queen's Servant - Joey W. Hill 
  • Blue Bloods - Melissa De La Cruz
  • A Season of Eden - J. M. Warwick
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephanie Meyer 
  • Thicker than Water - Carla Jablonski 
  • Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs 
  • Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
  • 13 to Life - Shannon Delany

I reviewed 7 books.
I think I officially reached my personal goal for August, which was: READ MORE...well I definitely did that!

In other news - I'm an official Book Lover! I passed my internship, yeay!!! Here is my new signature to look out for on the site:

My Shelfari TBR Pile at the start of the month was 1,037 At the end of the month it is 1,042 - might have to do another cull soon.

My physical TBR pile took quite a blow this month with all the reading I got done :D we're down to 42 now.

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