Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #3 & Top Ten Tuesday #2

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•Share the title &  author, too

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

"One time, when I was in a blind tree, waiting motionless for the game to wander by, I dozed off and fell ten feet to the ground, landing on my back. It was as if the impact had knocked every wisp of air from my lungs, and I lay there struggling to inhale, to exhale, to do anything.

That's how I feel now, trying to remember how to breathe, unable to speak, totally stunned as the name bounces around inside my skull."

Page 21 - Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I chose a quote from the beginning of the book because I have not made it very far, and I don't want to spoil the book for myself. Wish me luck!!

Hey there! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish

Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving

Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage HeroA Hopeless RomanticWings (Wings, #1)My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, #1)
Anatomy of a BoyfriendTwo-Way Street
Labyrinth (Languedoc Trilogy, #1)Looking for AlaskaBrother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)White Oleander

1. Unlikely Angel - Ashley Smith

This book is on this list because it was just plain awful. I couldn't get past the first few chapters. From the description I thought it would be a fast-paced account of her experience of being a hostage. However, it turned out to be a rant about her finding god, and talking about her drug habit/losing custody of her daughter. 

2. A Hopeless Romantic - Harriet Evans

The cover for this book is great, it's even got glitter!! I couldn't even finish this book it was so bad. I hated the main character, and the summary wasn't adding up to what I was reading. It was boring and completely not what I wanted it to be. 

3. Wings - Aprilynne Pike

The cover is what through me off about this book. I thought that it would take place near the water and that she actually would get like butterfly wings. Not what I imagined, but it was definitely better than I expected though. 

4. My Blood Approves - Amanda Hocking 

I had this book for over a year before I actually read it. The cover is just so "blah" that I didn't feel drawn to it. I was SO wrong. I was so good. Not to mention, not part of this book takes place at any sort of scene that resembles this. 

5. Anatomy of a Boyfriend - Daria Snadowsky

The cover art is awesome, but it definitely wasn't what I expected. The main character meets her first boyfriend and has a lot of "firsts" with him, but it didn't seem to translate to what the cover says.

6. Two-Way Street - Lauren Barnholdt

I had an image of the main characters from the cover, but the descriptions from the book didn't match the cover. Also, the major secret that was mentioned on the back wasn't that big. I mean, it was meaningful, but not a super big deal. It was a good book though.

7. Labyrinth - Kate Moss

From the summary, I thought I would really enjoy this book. I mean, it involved Egypt, magic and secrets. I was totally on board. I started reading though, and it was just dragged and dragged. I have been trying to read it for a year and I still haven't made it halfway through. 

8. Looking for Alaska - John Green

I love John Green, he is amazing. The cover AND the summary are both deceiving in a way. From the cover, I thought maybe darkness and candles would be prevalent, but I don't remember seeing any. The summary makes the reader think that Alaska is Miles's love interest and that isn't the case. But, the book is great, definitely a must read.

9. Brother Odd - Dean Koontz

This series is great, but this book was a major disappointment. The cover makes you think that Odd himself had become a monk, but he was just living at a monastery. I think my main reason for choosing this book is because the summary made me think I would enjoy it, and I hated it. 

10. White Oleander - Janet Fitch

First of all, I have read this book twice and I love it. The cover is what confuses me. The main character, Astrid, is a teenage girl who has long blond hair. I have no idea this person is supposed to be. No scene like this takes place anywhere in the book. It's a good cover, it just doesn't fit the novel. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Musing Monday #1

This meme is hosted by Should be Reading.

Every week a new 'musing' question is posted by the host for all participants to answer in their own posts.

This weeks muse is:

What do you think are the top 5 books every woman should read?

That is an extremely hard question, but here are some ideas.

A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1)

A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
This book is an incredibly moving book. It's high on my list because it is a true story about a bout who is physically and emotionally abused by his mother. I think women and men would benefit from the power of this book.

Saving Max

Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten is not a very well known book where I'm from. This is a book about a mother's struggle to prove her son's innocence, when he is accused of a murder that he doesn't remember if he committed or not.

These two book are an example of motherhood, and how it makes some women stronger and turns some into monsters.

Someone Like You

Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen is always a great go-to author for women. Her books are meant for us and capture us. I chose this one in particular because it covers a wide array of issues. Loss, love, teen pregnancy, drugs and problems with family. There are just so many reason to love this book.


Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
An incredibly good book about a teenage girl suffering in silence. Her friends are all mad at her, her family barely speaks to her and she retreats from people. Art and a few budding relationships give her the strength to deal with her trauma.

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)

Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles
I read this book in a day it was so amazing. I mean, who doesn't love a star-crossed love story? Very Romeo and Juliet, but without the suicide. This is a pure pleasure read that will keep you wanting more. I think everyone, male or female, should read this book, it's that awesome.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #2 & Top Ten Tuesday #1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•Share the title &  author, too,
"Your all four. You're constantly bitching about things under your breath; you come across stupid because you don't speak; on a particular angle in that uniform on an overcast day with your hair up, you've got that butch thing happening; plus, you're pashing other girls' boyfriends, which makes you a slut."

Page 126 
Saving Francesca by Melinda Marchetta

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of their bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with them and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
Top Ten Books to Read In a Day
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
This was a great read, fast paced and different from other books in this genre. Her love interest is also a hot piece as well.
 Hanging on to Max by Margret Bechard
This is a short book, but it's incredibly moving. It's about a teenage boy, who is a single father.
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
This is the first book I had read that centered around dragons. The characters are great.
Will is definitely a guy worth reading about.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
ALL TIME FAVE BOOK!! It's just amazing.
Who doesn't love a book about star-crossed lovers?

 Waiting For You
Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti
With characters and situations you can relate to, this book does not disappoint.

Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Epic. The nerdy kids finds friends, and suffers a tremendous loss.

Two-Way Street
Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
This book wasn't amazing, but it was cute and fluffy.

Marked (House of Night, #1)
Marked by PC Cast & Kristin Cast
A different take on vampires that I found refreshing.
From what I've seen, people either love or hate this series.

A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1)
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
Nothing could have prepared me for the power in this book.
It's a true story of a child, abused by his mother.

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Just a hilarious book, full of fun and laughs.