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Monday, October 31, 2011

Musing Mondays (October 31)

Hosted MizB at Should Be Reading
I've decided that this will be a regular thing on my blog. It's a lot of fun and she comes up with good ideas for questions. So here we go!

Today's question is:

Would you say that you read about the same amount now as when you were younger? More? Less? Why?

I would say I read less when I was younger. (Also just as a side note, I'm not really that old. I'm 15.) 
I haven't been reading for very long. I just got started reading, like two years ago. 
It started with Twilight. I found it because it was so popular then, and my friends were reading it. I grew to love them so much, that I would only read them and no other books. Which was very, VERY stupid of me, because there are so many good books out there. 
It took me getting rid of the books and not thinking about them anymore to get me to stop and move on. With a little help from my friends. ;)
It eventually happened and now I'm where I'm at right now! I'm constantly finding new books to read, and that lead me to do a book blog when I grew to love books. 
Anyway, I'm ranting. This will get to the question soon. :P

My Dad, when I was little, would always read to me. I remember my dad reading me all sorts of books and I still remember them.  As I got older I read some chapter books sometimes, and not much else. As I got to my teens I read a bit but not a lot. When I was about 13 I had a lot of problems, with friends and myself, I was a mess. I didn't really have time to read much. Then Twilight came into the picture and I would always read those. I think I have Twilight to thank for getting me to read. It got everyone to read and now it's not so popular anymore. Which is ok with me because I got better things to read! haha 
Anyway I think that answers the question. I'm reading a lot now, and I'm glad I am. :)


Note: Sorry about the font. It's all messed up...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mystery books!

For some reason, I've been obsessed with mystery books and I don't know why... Maybe it has something to do with hot detectives and arsenic.... I don't quite know.
Anyway, yesterday we went to Atlanta (aka Buford) GA, went and got a car, and went to the mall. We also went to Barns & Noble. Let me just say, that it's one of my favorite stores of all time. There is so much books there that it hard to decide which section to go to! Apparently my subconscious told me to go to the mystery  section... I got out one of those flyers everyone at the mall tries to give you, stole my friend Kaila's pen, and wrote down a few books I wanted to check out... I have a problem.

Ok heres the plan: I'll give you a list of the few books I found, because everyone like lists right?

1. "The Ice Princess" by Camilla L├Ąckberg
She is a Swedish author and this is one of the books I found at Barns & Noble.
It's about a girl named Erica, and she finds her childhood friend dead. She decides to write a book about her friends life. She was very remote when she was alive and Erica doesn't know much about her, but she decides to do it anyway. Soon she uncovers secrets about a deeply disturbing past....





2. "The Marx Sisters" by Barry Maitland.
Another mystery book... All the books in this list are mystery. haha
Detective Kathy Kolla's first case is one for the books.  A great-granddaughter of Karl Marx is found dead, and they don't know why she was killed. Then another Marx is killed and they bring in detective, David Brock, from Scotland Yard is brought in to help with the case. They both work together to find the killer. Can they unravel the mystery before Kathy first case is her last?





3. "Bellfield Hall" by Anna Dean.
This book is said to be like Jane Austen books, but aren't. It's set in the time period I love to read about. I'm all for it!
The year is 1805. There is an engagement party for Mr. Richard Montague and his fiancee Catherine. They are dancing and a man appears to communicate something to Richard without saying a word, and he breaks off the engagement. Catherine is very worried, so she talks to her aunt, Miss Dido Kent. She pleads with her to find her fiancee and discover the truth behind his disappearance.



That is just a few of the books I found but I don't want to list them all because I'm lazy....haha But you get the point. I've been pretty crazy about mystery lately. Now I just need to get to the library to check them out! :D

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WWW Wednesday (October 26)

Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
This time I will not forget WWW Wednesday! haha so here we go...


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...
• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading? 
I'm reading "My Heart Stood Still" by Lynn Kurland.
I've already read this book before but I'm reading it again because I'm trying to read all of Lynn Kurland's books in order.
This is a great book, and I love it. :D





What did you recently finish reading?


"Love Came Just in Time" by Lynn Kurland.
This is a bunch of short Lynn Kurland books in one. 
The story's in this book are from different anthology's.
I like this book because it's all the short story's you need to read to get the rest of the books, but in one book. Now I don't have to find three separate books, I can just read one! 


What do you think you'll read next?
Well for right now I'm just gonna stick to Lynn Kurland books because that's what I'm in the mood for, and their light reads so I'm able to put them down when I want to. 
The next book in the series is "A Garden In the Rain" by Lynn
Kurland and I'm going to read this next.
I think this was one of my favorites but I don't remember... We'll have to see!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Musing Mondays (October 24)

Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
Again, I usually don't do meme's but I decided to do this one!
Today's question is: 


Do you read audiobooks? Why, or why not?


Most of the people I've followed have done this meme and said that audiobooks were not their thing. 
I have a different answer. : D
I love to listen to them. They are great for long trips! It makes the time go by faster. 
I often call them the lazy way to read. My thing is, though, that the narrator has to be good.  I can't go through an audiobook if I don't like the reader. 
I like listening to them at night when everyone is asleep because I'm able to concentrate on the book more when there isn't any distractions.
I like to listen to books I've already read. I can't listen to an audiobook when I haven't read the book first. I find it hard to concentrate on them that way. 
But sometimes having the book in your hands and being able to read it for yourself, is the best way. : )

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sorry. :(

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging lately! I haven't been reading at all... I've actually been a social teenager these past couple of weeks. Oh and I'm sorry I missed WWW Wednesday. I think it's a little too late now to do it otherwise I would.
I've been keeping up with my Lynn Kurland books, but other than that, there hasn't been much reading going on here. I wish I could update you on more....
I found a couple if new books (like I need any more TBR books...) I'll name off a few and give you a summary of each of them.

1. "The Book of Fires" is about a girl pregnant with an unwanted child and she has to make her way in London, and she meets a guy who makes fireworks. It seems like a cool story.








2.  An Enola Holmes Mystery: "The Case of the Missing Marquess".
This is a book told by Enola Sherlock Holmes little sister. Her mother has disappeared so she goes to London to search for her. 

















3.  "1Q84"  I really don't quite know what's it's about actually but it looked cool. I know the basic story line but not a lot about it.  Here's the Goodreads page.
















Anyway, I think that's it for this blog. Till next time and keep reading! : )

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WWW Wednesday (October 12)


Meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?
Today we're gonna do my text in purple! XD

What are you currently reading?
I'm reading  "Nightshade" by Maryrose Wood.
This book is the second book to The Poison Diaries trilogy. I read the first book and loved it! Which I'll talk about in the next question, but I'm excited to read the second. :D








What book did you recently finish reading?


I recently finished The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood which is the first book of the trilogy.
  I loved this book! I'm going to do a review on both these books when I'm finished with the second one. I'm not gonna tell you much about it, because you'll find out in my review! 










What do you think you'll read next?


I have tons of books sitting by my bedside right now, and plenty to read, so I don't know. Whatever I'm in the mood for I guess! haha


Look out for book reviews soon! :D

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Update!!

I just want to thank everyone again for commenting and following me! I know that this is probably the fifth time I've said thank you but I can't say it enough. Now time for the update.
I'm pretty sure I've already told you this but I bought a few new books recently. I usually don't buy books, I just get them from the library cause it's cheaper that way. But I had some extra money to spend, so I have those books that I have to read.
I've also been re-reading all of Lynn Kurland's books. I have all of them and I'm trying to read them in order, but it's hard because I don't know which order to do it in! So I went on Lynn Kurland's site and found that there are several ways to read her books. I picked one, and I'm almost done reading them all.  I love her books because they are so unrealistic. I'm sure you can't travel through time and meet hot Scottish lords but.... A girl can dream...
Ok I got a question to ask. How many of my followers have read The Phantom Of The Opera. I know that many of you have seen the movie, and I have too, I just don't know if it's gonna be any good... So if you've read it, let me know what you thought of it!

I don't know what it is with me and Jane Austen books, but I love them! I think I've read Pride and Prejudice and Emma (My two absolute favorites) a thousand times! I don't know... there's something about them that is so lighthearted, that it's easy for me to read them over and over again, and still feel excited about it! I just love them. : )
Ok I think that's it with the updates for now. Happy reading!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blogger award! XD

Ok so like any normal day, I go on to check my Blogger account to see if anyone has commented or posted anything recently. And I go to find that Bookish gave me an award! I was sooooo happy, you have no idea.
After so many times of posting and not getting any comments, I LOVE when I get them because it lets me know who's reading and if they like it or not. Sometimes when I don't have any comments I get a little discouraged. I'm always asking myself: "What if I did something wrong?" "What is wrong with my blog??" To get an award really made my day! I was so happy that someone was reading it and liked it so much that they put it as there second person to award it to! XD So a BIG thank you to Bookish for awarding this to me!

Now here comes the hard part. I was told that I needed to thank the person who gave it to me. That's easy, check! Then I need to tell 7 things about myself. Which is also easy, so here we go! (I don't know if these things about myself should be book related or not... )

1. I cry very easily. It doesn't matter if I'm happy, mad, or sad.
2. Reading is my passion. Well, no duh because I have book blog! :P
3. I don't do well in big crowds. I tend to get claustrophobic...
4. I like to bake. A dream of mine is to have a bakery and live in Asheville.
5.I'm a very emotional person. I feel things deeply and I'm very sensitive.You could say I wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm an open book and I lay everything out on the table. Which means I don't have a lot of secrets but when I do, they tend to come out sooner or later.
6. I'm VERY clumsy. I'm always tripping over my feet, or bumping into stuff.
7. I HATE being in the center of attention. It freaks me out.

Ok that was easy. I don't mind telling other people about me. Now the REAL hard part begins... I have to give this award to 15 other bloggers. Now I'm going to tell you right off the bat, that I don't follow a lot of blogs yet, so I don't think I can give it to 15 people. I would if I could but I do have a few that I would like to give the award to.

1. Can I give the award to Bookish even though they already have one? Well I'm gonna do it just because.
2. Bookzilla. I love her reviews because they are short sweet, and to the point. Plus she reads a lot of Jane Austen. ;)
3.Randomize ME I love her blog because it's not just book reviews, it's music reviews and a whole bunch of other stuff. AND she always has free Kindle, Nook, and other book deals which are help me find new books!
4.Should Be Reading because she's the one who has all the great meme's! Plus, she's also the one who helped me find other people to follow. :D

Ok, so I have a question. Can I award this to other people besides book bloggers? Cause I got a few that aren't book bloggers but have really good blogs.... I'm going to do it. haha

5. Book Harbinger I love her reviews! They are very detailed. I also love that she's read Silent In The Grave and loved it! XD
6. Just Another Book Loving Girl. Her reviews are really good, and she has a lot of contests which is awesome!
7. Crystals Book Reviews Crystal lost most of her followers because she changed her URL. But her blog is great! Check it out. :)
8. Obsessed With Books She has great book reviews, very insightful. :)
9. Lilie's Blog and Books This girl is a book blogger from France!
10. Ramblings Of A Teenage Bookworm She does mainly YA books. Great reviews!

Ok, Now for the blogs that aren't about books:
11. A Series Of Stupidity  Ok this is my sisters blog, but I love it! When I suggested that she do a blog, I knew it was going to be good. She doesn't have a whole lot of followers but check her blog out!
12. Life According To That Girl This is a great blog, of my friends. :D
13. Layneman's Terms This is a blog about computer safety. It's a great blog for beginners.
14. 642 Things To Draw This is a blog from a book called 642 Things To Draw, and this is about her doing the pages of the book.
15. TLC (Tucker's Little Corner) This is my friend Tucker's little corner of the world.

Hey, I did do 15 blogs! :D  Again I want to thank Bookish for giving me this award. Thank you so much! and I hope you all have a good day. : )

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WWW Wednesday (October 5)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...
• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading?
I'm reading a whole bunch of different books. It depends on my mood. I'm reading Emma by Jane Austen (Again), I'm also reading "Lady Of The Glen" by Jennifer Roberson, and "One Magic Moment" by Lynn Kurland. 
What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished reading The Very Thought of You by Lynn Kurland. This book is part of a series of books. It's kinda hard to explain. Lynn Kurland follows two family's. The De Paiget family, and the MacLeod family. She starts with one book and it's the girl and the guys story, and the next book goes into another family members story.  There is no order specifically that you read them in, and you can read them just fine, stand alone. It's really up to the reader which order they want to go in. They could do it by order of publication, or they can do it in chronological order. It's up to them. I really enjoy these books. For more info you can go on Lynn Kurland's site.

What do you think you'll read next?
I don't know yet. I got a couple books in the mail recently and I've been reading those. I have yet to go to the library, so I'm sure I'll find books there. For right now I'll just stick to my books I bought. I've got a lot of reading ahead of me! XD