Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What I've Been Up To.

So what I've been doing while not being on here is:
Buying books and reading books.

Here is a list of books I've bought to read:
Fallen by Lauren Kate*
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins*
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
The Sight by Judy Blundell writing as Jude Watson
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Paparazzi Princess (Secrets of My Hollywood Life Series #4) by Jen Calonita
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Scandal by Kate Brian
Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Note books with * have not been received yet through the mail.

Arc for book clubs (Barnes and Noble First Look)
Before i Fall by Lauren Oliver

Dark Flame (Immortals Series #4) by Alyson Noel
Sweet Deceit (Privilege Series #3) by Kate Brian
Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3) by Suzanne Collins
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Plus I recently won a book from the Bloody Bookaholic, which is Numbers by Rachel Ward.
Oh and I still have not read the stack of Christan fiction books my mom got me for Christmas. My boyfriend got me The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and a family friend got me Beautiful Creatures.

I'm slowly making my way through the pile. Some of the books I have already read and maybe during Spring Break I will post my reviews of them.

The Last Song Review

The Last Song by: Nicholas Sparks
In celebration of the movie here is my review of The Last Song. I'm excited for the movie TOMORROW!!!!
Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.

The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

Book details:
Published: March 2010 originally published 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 480

My Review:
This book is one the greatest books I have ever read in my entire life. Nicholas Sparks did a spectacular job with this book. He captured a story of life beautifully in The Last Song. Readers will finish this book with a new understanding and look on life. This book also hit close to home for me. I've had a similar life compared to Ronnie. Only I wasn't mean to family members or got in trouble with the law. Everyone should read this book. I must warn everyone though that this book is a tear jerker and I cried for like a week after reading this book. I even cried while pouring myself a drink of apple juice. hahha :) Needless to say my mom thinks I shouldn't read anymore of his books. Even if this book is my first Nicholas Sparks book.

There is Always A Contest Going On in the Blogosphere

Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm is holding a contest full of books. Be sure to check it out and enter! Here is the link:

Jekel Loves Hyde

La Femme Readers is having an arc contest for Jekel Loves Hyde. Since its kind of a spin off from a classic I can't wait to see how the author wrote this book. Here is the link to the contest:

Oh, and one more thing its an international contest. :)

Pick Your Publisher Contest By:

The Undercover Book Lover is holding yet another wonderful contest. The contest is one where you get to pick a publisher's set of books. Here is the link to the contest:

If the clickable link did not come up here is the link to copy and paste. Sorry about this the link thingy is not working for me lately.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sing Me To Sleep

The Hiding Spot is having a contest for the book Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison.
Here is the link just copy and paste into your web browser.
Here is the book trailer.