Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Divergent Contest Now Open!

Hi folks,

Please watch my Vlog on how to enter the Divergent Giveaway below and then leave your comment on yesterday's post about the contest.

Good luck!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Divergent Contest Opening tomorrow!

Tomorrow I will be putting up the contest rules for the Hardcover copy of Divergent that I will be giving away.   This contest is going to be for US only.  So if you are interested in entering the contest for this book, I'll give you a head start and let you know that one of the rules is that you must subscribe to my blog here.  So feel free to subscribe now and the rest of the information on the contest will be in my Vlog tomorrow on my Youtube page!

Looking forward to getting started on my first giveaway, hope to see you there!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Review : Slide

Author : Jill Hathaway
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published : March 27, 2012
Pages : 256
My rating : 4 Stars

This book was very entertaining. I loved the concept of our main character being able to slide into the bodies of others and experience what they are seeing and who they are talking to etc. I though it to be a very unique idea. On top of that, this turned out to be a murder mystery and I really enjoyed that aspect of the story. Imagine being able to see someone being murdered but not knowing who's body you were in and you are the one doing it!

This was a fast paced, keeps you guessing "who done it" till the very end kind of book. It definitely held my attention, I read this in one day because I just had to know who did it! I enjoyed Jilly Hathaway's writing style and the characters that she created and I will look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Here is my Vlog review if you care to check it out!

Review : The Alchemy of Forever

Author : Avery Williams
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: January 3, 2012
Pages: 256
My rating : 4 Stars

I liked this book a lot.  It told the story exactly as it was described in the synopsis.  I did not know when I started reading this that this was going to be a series so when I got to the end I was surprised in how it left off.  I was glad to find out that there would be more to come, whew!  I read this right after I read Slide by Jill Hathaway as I wanted to compare them because they had similar plots.  However they were nothing alike so I could not compare them at all.  I really liked our main character who goes by several names, but her first, Seraphina.  I felt that she was a very likeable character and one that anyone would want to have as a friend.  She is honest, has a heart and is genuine in her feelings.  We only get to know her friends a little bit, but I think we will get to know them more as the story continues.  I was able to relate to Seraphina and could see where she was coming from in the choices that she was making and in her feelings for Cyrus.  I liked that the book had a fast pace and that there was always a situation that you were on the edge of your seat to see how should face it.  I will definitely be reading the next book in the series!

Divergent Giveaway!

Happy Sunday book friends!

I wanted to pop on the blog and let you know that I am still trying to figure out the logistics of this giveaway and how I want to run it.   I will have it figured out and hope to post the video by Tuesday on just what you have to do to enter. Do no fear!!  The rules will be simple, hence the reason this is taking me so long to figure out.  I want to figure out the best way to handle this and make it as easy as possible for you.

So until next time, Happy Reading!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi Booklovers,

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!  I know alot of people don't celebrate this day, but I simply love love, so I do celebrate!  Give someone you love a kiss today, even if it's your pet, they need love too!  I work up a bunch of balloons, flowers, card and Barnes and Noble gift card!

I have the best hubby!

This week's book haul

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review : I Am Diving

I was provided a copy of this book very kindly by the author, Joseph Valentinetti. 

I think this book was very interesting. It is the story of a ex military man who is having trouble dealing with the experiences of war/ fighting. Its the story of the planned assassination of a Navy secretary but also twisted into the assassination of President Kennedy. It was a short story and historical fiction. There is a lot left up to the reader to connect the events and how you think things transpired. If you like historical fiction and also the story of the assassination of President Kennedy, then this will probably be something you will like. I like that the book sort of suggested that because of one event this led to another event, it was sort of a mystery and left to you to figure out. It was interesting and I'm glad that I got the chance to read it.

Review : The Pregnancy Project

This book was a little difficult to review because it is essentially the true story of a girl who pretended to be pregnant for her Senior Project in school.  I think that I was a little removed from this since it has been so many years since I was in high school.  When I was reading this I was able to shrug off the things that were said to her but that is probably because I am way past high school and those things would no longer affect me.  However if I was still in HS I would probably be affected by other people's feelings on my pregnancy.  So here is my youtube review on both the Lifetime TV show or half of it and of the book.

Book Crafts : Home made bookmarks!

Hi Everyone,

Here is my most recent post on some home made book marking that I tried out this weekend.  Since then I have made 7 more so I'm going to be filming another video with those this week.  It is so much fun and I'm thinking about making some to give away!