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Monday, October 14, 2013

First Post of 2013

Phew!

Took me a while to update everything....just kidding. I haven't really updated anything, just removed a few things and updated what books I read in 2012 and 2013.

Still need to update a few other things, mostly the "Series I'm Reading" page because that list has gotten out of control! I keep adding and adding and don't even bother finishing series that have ended years ago. Though, mostly series I've started have stopped at book 1 because it didn't really make me want to even bother with the rest.

My goal for 2013, is 150 books. I've already reached that mark, a long time ago!!! So yay me!

I've decided to change the way I do this blog, it will mostly just be for me to remember what a book was about, esp. one in a series because I'm having to go back and reread book 1. So it will be filled with spoilers and more spoilers. And I'm pretty sure no one follows my blog anymore, so that is okay too.

I'm excited to get back in the habit of book blogging.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

I just finished reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Right now, I still riding the way of excitement from the book. The ending, just got my heart pumping. I jumped out of my bed and ran to my computer, to see if book #2 was out. Sadly, it doesn't come out until October 23, 2012. I must wait patiently, or just awkwardly twitch and go insane waiting. Either or.

I am out of practice when it comes to book reviewing, I don't really remember my style or what I really did, so ignore the sloppiness of this entry.

Book: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer
# in Series: 1

5/5 Stars

Please excuse all the crazy hype I will be typing.

First, I start with the cover. I think the cover is stunning, though I didn't really pay much attention to it. I gave it a simple glimpse and found it beautiful and dark. In my room the lightning isn't all that great, so at first I didn't notice that they are underwater, but the biggest thing is, I didn't notice Noah. I don't know how I missed that but I did. I only realized it when I was taking a breather from reading, and was staring at the cover and was thought "Someone is holding her."

In the picture to the left you can clearly see more details, but when the book from the library, I can't see anything in the water. The cover is wrapped in plastic to protect it but the plastic has a lot of scratches on it, so I can't see stuff in the water. There is a word for that right? Laminated? No?

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"I backed away from the closet and peered into the bathroom. The faucet was off. A single drop of water fell, sounding like a bomb in the stillness. The bathroom had overflowed, making the ceramic tile reflect the light like glass.

I didn't remember turning the water off.

But I must have.

But there was still no way I was getting in."
Page147-148

"Everything was fine. I plunged my arm in.

For a second, I could not think. It was as if all the feeling beneath my elbow had been cut off. Like the rest of my arm never even existed.

Then the scalding pain clawed at my skin, my bones, inside out, outside in. A soundless scream misshaped my mouth and I struggled to pull my arm out but it wouldn't move. I couldn't move. I crumpled against the side of the bathtub. My mother found me there an hour later."
Page 148-149

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So the book starts with, I guess a diary entry? She says her name is not Mara Dyer, that her lawyer had to told her to pick a name. A "nom de plume", in all honestly, I could not read the word pseudonym, because it was in cursive. Sure my brain recognized it but I wasn't 100% sure if that was the right word I was seeing, so I just ended up googling "nom de plume" and came up with that, a pen name. Why she had to choose one, well I guess we find out in the next book, because we don't find out in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Mara wakes up in the hospital and instantly loses it. She sees all these tubes attached to her and starts ripping them out, and ends up right hooking one of the nurses. Mara is confused to why she is in the hospital and asks her family what happened to her? They tell her an accident happened, and she sums it up to be a car accident. Instead she discovers that the abandon building collapsed, killing her best friend, another friend and her boyfriend. In all that, she came out of it unharmed except with some bruises and unconscious for a few days.

*Getting annoyed. My brain can't put together sentences I want.*

From the accident, Mara can't seem to remember anything. Why was she at the abandon building? What happened? Let alone what day it was, still thinking it was Wednesday, when instead it was Sunday. Mara's family ends up moving to Florida to escape the accident, hoping it will do some good for Mara's mental state. She was diagnosed with PTSD. She hallucinates. She does things, she can't explain; leaving her mother to hover over her until she feels suffocated. She pretends to be fine when in reality everything is becoming a lot worse. To make matters worse she has to start at a new school and ends up face planting, giving her a nosebleed in front of the entire classroom, all due to the fact she was hallucinating. A great way to start at a new school. 

Mara meets Noah and her world begins to change. She gets pulled deeper into the darkness of her nightmares and hallucinations. Never knowing what was real or fake, not being able to ask the people around her if something really happened or happening due to the fear of being sent to a psych ward. 

She goes on a quest to try to remember what happened that night at the asylum. To find out what is happening to her.

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The number one thing that bothered me about the book was not knowing what was wrong with her. Or what she is. Or could be. Or if she is anything at all. I NEED to know. And for the ending of the book to just get so so so exciting? Thrilling? Heart pounding? I can't think of a word to describe how the ending felt, though I guess heart pounding will just have to do because my heart was racing with excitement, see those two words, but they aren't the words I'm looking for, but they will have to do.

I saw on goodreads, someone put the book under some kind of tag like "readers who enjoyed Hush, Hush" so I was thinking angels of sort? Crap, I can't even remember that book really, so fallen angels / angels, but I don't know. 

I just know I want book #2. 

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Whenever I book blog again, I'll try to find my brain, because it seriously wasn't here at all when I was typing all this. I'm just to excited, but I need to write when everything is so fresh and excitement pumping through my veins. 

Plus the whole time, I'm rocking my head to k-pop (korean music), T-ara - Lovey Dovey, freaking addicting as hell. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I've started to read again.

I've started to read again.

I've only read 2 books this year so far. My goal right now is 50, but I'd be lucky to even get myself to read 25 books but I feel really excited to start reading again. I made a small book club with a few online friends, and its beginning to make me want to read and read some more. I've marked a lot of new books to read and requested a few from the library already!!

Right now, I'm reading Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead. I've should have read this book years ago! I could barely even remember what the last book was about, but I finally got myself to pick it up. I'm trying not to force myself into finish the book in a short amount of time. I read when I feel like reading, instead of forcing myself to read, like I did a lot last year. That way, I don't kill my love for reading anymore than I already have

Once I get back into my reading groove then I'll start blogging again!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I haven't posted since 2011!

It's been awhile since I've actually logged onto blogger.com. I couldn't even remember my password at all. Its very surprising, how I went from obsessed with books to I can't imagine picking up a book.

I become very obsessed with things and once I find something new, usually the previous obsession gets thrown away and never looked upon again.

There are so many books I want to read, but mentally I'm fighting myself just to even pick up a book from the library or to touch the ones I've recently bought. Sure I still get excited when I see a new book from a series I'm reading came out, but when it comes down to reading the book, I can't.

I had requested the new Pittacus Lore and Rick Riordan books from the library and both came in like a month ago, I had to re-request them. I'm now number 400 something for Rick's book, which made me so upset with myself, that I had waited for the first 100 people to read the book, then it becomes my turn and I don't even go check it out!!! I have checked out Lore's book TWICE now, its in my possession right now, I'm going to do my best to read.

Really, I want to find my love for reading again. Even blogging. I used to have like three blogs, now I can't even remember the passwords to any of them.

Books I will come back to you! I swear it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Reading Goal #2

I decided to give up on my reading goal. Even though I shortened it from 120 to 100 books.

I have started to hate reading. Like I was being forced to read. I become so obsessed when I set goals for myself, like no soda, reading goals, losing weight, etc.

I just become to obsessed and its not good for me.

From now on I will read for pleasure, not to make some goal or big amount of reading. I just can't stand it that I've come to loathe reading, when a lot of times it takes me out of my life into a better one where I'm not the main character.

So I'm done with reading goals!

I started reading a book today, and I practically felt relief flood through me when I picked up a book that wasn't one that is due back soon. It felt so good. Like that feeling when you bite into something really good, and your mind is just like "Ahhhh". I know I'm a weirdo. But getting rid of this goal is going to take a lot off me. Who knows without me going "Need to read need to read!" I could even make it to 100 books.

Whats odd is I had a goal of reading 100 books last year but it didn't feel anything like this. I don't remember thinking "I don't want to read." or "I'm starting to hate reading."

Such a relief!!!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 2011 Releases

Thought I would start listing the new releases each month that I'm looking forward to. That way I can some how remember them all!!!

Title - Author - Release Date - Italic = Released


High Lighted = Want To Read The Most


Just going down the goodreads list of May 2011 books and seeing which ones I marked to read and posting em.

May 01:

  • Skinny: A Novel (P.S.) by Diana Spechler - May 01
  • Are You Going to Kiss Me Now? by Sloane Tanen - May 01

May 03:

  • Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris - May 03
  • Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - May 03
  • Illusions (Wings #3) by Aprilynne Pike - May 03
  • The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2) by Rick Riordan - May 03
  • Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neill - May 03
  • Moonglass by Jessi Kirby - May 03
  • Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by  Kevin Hearne - May 03
  • The Magnolia League (The Magnolia League #1) by Katie Crouch - May 03
  • Exposure: A Novel by Therese Fowler - May 03
  • The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy - May 03
  • Blood Laws (Blood Moon Trilogy #1) by Karin Tabke - May 03
May 08:
  • But I Love Him by Amanda Grace - May 08
May 10:

  • What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen - May 10
  • Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum - May 10
  • Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs - May 10
  • The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski - May 10
  • Flawless by Lara Chapman - May 10
  • Bitter End by Jennifer Brown - May 10
  • The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin - May 10

May 17:
  • Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon - May 17
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin - May 17
May 24:
  • Blood Magic (Blood Journals #1) by Tessa Gratton - May 24
  • Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott - May 24
  • The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Cross - May 24
  • Angel Burn (Angel Trilogy #1) by L.A. Weatherly - May 24
May 31:
  • Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini - May 31
  • The Fallen: Demon (The Fallen #2) by Kristina Douglas - May 31
Top 5 Covers 





Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#3)

WoW is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Haven't done a WoW in forever! I'm so overloaded with books, that I can only think of a few books I'm waiting to be released, though I will have to wait even longer than the day they come out because I have 21 books checked out, though you can minus the cookbooks!

So here are my choices:

Book: What Happened to Goodbye
Author: Sara Dessen
Series: Not a series
Release Date: May 10, 2011

From Goodreads:
Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean's become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friends—in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean's ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?


Definitely can't wait for this to be released. I've read all of Sara Dessen's book and loved 'em!




I was so going to put the third book of the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins, but there is no book cover, release date or even title. So bummer. I am totally waiting for it though because that ending was just completely UNFAIR.


Book: Archangel's Blade
Author:  Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #4
Release Date: September 06 2011

From Goodreads:
The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…

Even though its not about Elena & Raphael, I can't wait for this book. Though the man on the cover is not how I pictured him to be, to me Dmitri is supposed to be dripping with sexiness and make every girl want him. Yeah sure thats part of his vampire side, but who cares! Gimme someone sexy! Not that the guy on the cover isn't good looking, just isn't living up to what I pictured him to be.

I'm sure I could more books that are on my TBR list but there isn't a lot of books I'm dying to read. And dying of the long torture of waiting for there release.


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