Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New books and what's gonna happen next!

Hello everyone! How are you guys? It's been a while hasn't it?
I've been really busy. I know I always say that but it's true. Summer is here and I can't wait for all the fun I'm gonna have! Not to mention the summer reading. ;)
Anyway I went back to the library today for the first time in a while. I updated my Goodreads so you should see it in my Goodreads sidebar, but I'll tell you what I got anyway.

I got the next Lady Emily book, "Tears of Pearl" by Tasha Alexander.  I know, I know... I said I didn't really like the first three but I'm gonna read the forth one anyway. You can't just go through the first three without reading the rest! haha
I've heard good and bad stuff about this book so I'm hesitant about getting into it.
I also got "A Duty To The Dead" by Charles Todd. I had this book on my TBR shelf for a while, and I keep seeing it everywhere! I saw it as I was looking though the shelves trying to think of books I wanted to read on my Goodreads. I couldn't get on the computers because I had a fine, so I had to think of them off the top of my head. I'll give this book a shot. It seems cool!
Then I got this really cool graphic novel of Pride and Prejudice. It sooo awesome. The cover is like a magazine, with captions like on a magazine. Inside, it's just the normal Pride and Prejudice novel! It's epic. I can't wait to read it! :D

Then I got some non-fiction books, which I never get. I usually go strait to the fiction section but I figured I'd look and see what I could find. I found "Classical Music For Dummies". These books are great! My sister Lauren got one on piano playing.
It's an awesome book. It came with a CD to listen to also!
The other book is called "The Looks Book: A whole new approach to beauty, body image, and style". One of those girly books I like to get. hehe

Anyway I can't wait to read all of them. I'm gonna go read them now, but first let me tell you what my plans are for this summer.
I'm gonna skip the new blog thing. I already blog about random things on my Tumblr account and it's just too much for me right now to have another blog to update. Sorry. :(
If you care and want to follow my random posts, here's a link to my Tumblr:
Also, I'm gonna be updating this blog on and off. It won't be regular thing cause I'm not gonna be reading a whole lot. I was thinking about doing a review on all of "The Hunger Games" but it's really hard not give away spoilers.... I might figure out a way but I don't know yet. 
Did I tell you I finished "Mockingjay"? I think I posted it on my Tumblr but not on here. I wasn't real happy with it. For multiple reasons. But I'll go into that in a later blog. :P

Okay, I think that's it for me. I hope you guys have a wonderful summer! <3

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Again, it's been a while but I wanted to update you on some things.
I'm sure that most of my followers have left and got tired of waiting for me to post something but the wait is over!
 I recently went to Barnes & Noble and bought a book. I've had it on my TBR shelf for a while. It's "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. I read it in about two days. It was good! Very dark and gothic. I loved it!
I also finished "The Meaning Of Night" a while ago but I forgot to update you on it. It turned out to be a really good book! Like I said, I didn't think it would be good. But it was! The writing was really interesting. Different from most books.... I guess I'm used to romance novels. This book was definitely not one of those. It was like the hero wasn't exactly a hero. He had secrets and wasn't entirely the good guy. It was a nice twist to the way things usually are in books. I really felt sorry for him most of the time. haha it was really good. You should read it one day. : )

Okay now for the non-book related stuff.
You all have been reading this blog for quite some time now. This has been the only one I've had. Which was great when I first started out, because I was new to this whole blogging thing.
I think I'm gonna make another blog.
It's not gonna be about books though. I think it's just gonna be where I post random blogs about me. It's nice to have a blog where I can talk about my book obsession. Because despite the scarce blog posts, I still love books. It's just that having a blog about one thing can be a pain. Don't get me wrong, this blog is not going away. I still have a whole bunch of books that I want to read. But I'm gonna do another one on random stuff. You don't have to follow it if you don't want to, that's fine by me. My life is kinda boring. hahaha I just wanted to let you know that's what I'm gonna be doing. I'll give you the link as soon as I make it for anyone who wants to follow.

Anyway, I hope you guys all have a great week, and happy reading! <3

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I'm back! (Once again)

Oook wow. It's been a while, has it not? You know, I used to read all the time. Then I could write reviews and stuff but I'm just not reading! And it's sad. So this is the plan: I'm going to read all the books I've read half way through, and finish them. Then I'm going to work on my TBR pile, because even as I'm not reading, it's still getting bigger. I just need to start reading again along with other things.
Well in book news, (the only book news I have) I recently acquired "The Meaning Of Night" by Michael Cox from a friend, so I've been reading that. It's really good so far! I kinda expected that I would read a little bit of it and get bored like all the other books I've been reading lately, but it's not getting boring. If anything it's getting more interesting, and I didn't expect that.
Actually, I have more book news. I also started "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It's been sitting on my Dad's bookshelf for a while, so I took it and started reading. Other than that, I have no other books I'm reading. Which again, is sad. I need to get back into the swing of things.
Well I think that's it for now. I'll update you when I have more news. : )

Friday, February 24, 2012

Updates and my thoughts on "The Grand Sophy" by Georgette Heyer

Well I just got this sudden urge to blog, so I'm going to!
 For some reason, (and I think I've mentioned this before once) that when I see a book I want to read, I put it on my TBR shelf, and once I see it too many times and say I'm going to read it, I don't want to read it anymore. It's weird. I guess I just get sick of looking at it, so I'm not interested anymore. Which is odd, I know. I mean, I get a book that I've never seen before, and read it quickly but it takes me a week to finish a book that is about the same size, that I've been wanting to read for a while now. I don't know what my problem is. haha
Also I haven't got "Mockingjay" yet but when I do, I'm still going to do a series book review. Cant wait!

I don't know if I told you but I went to the library and got "Bellfield Hall" by Anna Dean. I've been reading that too, although I haven't got far in it. I'm sure I'll have to take it back soon, so I need to start reading it again. It's kinda hard though, when your Mom brings home a Georgette Heyer book home from the library, to read any other book.  She said I would like it, so I sat down and read it in two days. 
The Heyer book my Mom brought home was "The Grand Sophy". I think it's one of the most entertaining romance novels I've ever read. and I've read some pretty funny ones too. This book was witty, entertaining, and cute. I looooved it! It was written at just the right pace, it was quite funny and exciting. I've already read one of Georgette Heyer's books but I don't really remember it. It was one of those books my Mom tried to get me to read when she was trying to get me off my Twilight obsession. I think it was called "Venetia". I remember liking it. I want to read it again, so I can get a better opinion on it. 
I was reading some of the reviews on "The Grand Sophy" and this one girl said and I'm gonna quote her: "This is a romance novel that isn't a romance novel." I totally agree with this sentence. It was romantic yes, but it kinda wasn't. Sophy is constantly doing things to annoy the hero. But when you read it, you'll see that she never does anything without good reason or without thinking it thorough. She's not afraid to speak her mind, and she was the only one who could stick up to the hero. She wasn't really afraid of anyone, and I think that's what I liked most about her. Overall, I loved the book. I'm definitely going to read more Georgette Heyer books in the future. :D

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Updates once again.

Soooo wow. It's been pretty long since I've blogged and I just want to apologize for the irregular posts. I'm not really good at keeping a schedule. haha
So now I'm gonna update you on a few things. Well our home internet has been out for a week now, and I haven't been able to get back on until now. So that's one reason I haven't been blogging. The other reason is that I just have no time anymore. I've been pretty busy, and keeping a book blog is a lot of work. But I enjoy blogging a lot, so I'm not gonna quit, it's just gonna slow down a lot more. I simply cannot be the regular book blogger. Not only are you writing book reviews, your also getting books to read from publishers, and weekly events... There's a lot more that goes on. Me, this was just a way to rant about my book obsession. So this blog doesn't really hold contests, or gets books from publishers, I kinda just post when I want to. That's the good thing about having a book blog. It's up to you. : )

Well on a book note, my Mom got me the first Hunger Games book! I read it in one and half days. Three words: It. Was. Amazing. I loved it!! Then Mom got me the second book and I read that in one day. I have yet to read the third one. Hopefully I can get it soon and read it. I'm excited. I think I'll do a series book review on them. I have my thoughts on them but I'd rather do a review. I haven't done one of those in a while!
Another book I've recently read is "Ten Things I Love About You" by Julia Quinn. This was another book that was really good. It was a nice light read, and it was just what I wanted to read at the time. Very cute; I loved it.
Well I think that's all I have to update you on right now. Once I read "Mockingjay" I'll do a series book review. Until then, happy reading! <3

Monday, January 30, 2012

Musing Mondays and other stuff.

Well, again I skipped a week.  I just keep slacking! Well before I forget again, I'll do Musing Monday's right now and get to the other stuff later cause it's not as important.
Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
I had to use this picture again. It's so pretty!

Today's musing asks:

How far along are you in your current read before you start thinking about what you'll read next?

It depends on how good the book is. If it's really good, and it has more books in the series, I'm going to wonder when I can read the next one. But if it's a stand alone novel and I kinda like it, at about the end I start to think about what's next. Usually I don't worry about it too much until later or when I finish the book.

Now! Time for the other stuff.
I recently re-read the whole Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn again because I was bored. ( I don't know if I told you about this or not.) 
I just got done with "The Dark Enquiry" last night. The problem with these books is their endings. They always leave you hanging! It gets me mad, because she doesn't explain at all what's going to happen in the next book. She gives you hints and that all you get. Now I have to wait for 2013 for the next one because she's currently doing another stand alone novel. So I'll just have to be patient, :(

Now I'm just going to continue to read The Way of The Shadows until I either go back to the library or I find another book to read. Orrrr I could read the giant Sherlock Holmes book I have on my bookshelf right now. ;)

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Wow, I haven't posted since January 2. That's two weeks...I am a sad excuse of a blogger. But I have been pretty busy lately so I guess I have a reason. :P

Anyway, I got quite a few things to update you on.

First, I finished "The Book of Fires" by Jane Borodale. It was a pretty good book! Kinda dark, and interesting. The writing style was different from what I'm used to but I didn't mind. This book has tons of things about it that I could spoil, so I'm not really gonna go into detail about it. What I can tell you is that it was really good, but don't expect it to be all butterflies and rainbows. There are some happy parts but it is pretty dark. Overall it was pretty good. :)

Second, I got some books from my library that I thought would work out great, but didn't. I tried reading "A Beautiful Blue Death" by Charles Finch but I couldn't get into it. Same with "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. I just could not get into it! Maybe they didn't have the action, or adventure I was looking for... or maybe I just didn't care enough about the characters. I didn't have time to figure it out because they were library books, so I had to take them back. Maybe one day, I'll try them again. It wasn't like they were bad books either, but I think I was looking for something and didn't find it in these books.

Third, I'm still reading "The Way Of Shadows" by Brent Weeks. I like it so far, but I haven't really read much of it. It's very much like "Name Of The Wind" except the styles of writing are different. This book is more fast paced, where "Name Of The Wind" is kinda slow. I haven't really read much but that's what I'm getting from this book so far. I have a few problems with the book, but maybe those will go away once I read it more.

Forth, I was talking about books with my Grandma, (she loves reading too) and I told her about Deanna Raybourn's, Lady Julia Grey mysteries. I told her she would like them a lot and what it basically is about. She finished it in a day and came back for the second one. hehe So she likes them, and I have another person in my family on the Lady Julia Grey bandwagon. :D But while we were talking about books, she told me I would like some of Susan Wiggs books. So when she came to get the second book she brought me two of them. The first one is "The Charm School" and the second one is "The Horsemasters Daughter". I read through "The Charm School" in two days and now I'm just about to finish The Horsemasters Daughter". I like them both a lot! Their like Lynn Kurland's books but more romantic.

Anyway, I think that's it for the updates! I'll try and do Musing Monday's tomorrow. Happy reading! <3