Sunday, September 27, 2009

Relationships and Friendships

I reconnected with an old friend today. We've been friends for about 15 years. Like any friendship, we've gone through our ups and downs. I must say after my talk with her today, I realized why we've been so out of touch. A Man. Her choices, in my eyes, are not the correct ones, so I must turn a blind eye and just not dwell too much on the past. Reading this quote below, reminded me so much of her, and the reason why I think she has such a hard time with relationships.

"Women are the worst. They zero in on some guy. Oh boy, he's the one, gotta get me that one. So they do. Then they spend the rest of their time trying to figure out how to change him. Then if they manage it, they're not all that interested anymore, because guess what? He's not the one anymore." — J.D. Robb

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My latest reads....a quick overview.

I blogged a few weeks ago about some books that are on their way to me. They got here, they've been read, and now here's my unbiased reviews in order from worst to best.

Worst Read / Intertwined: 1 out of 4 stars. This book had way too much going on. To read my Goodreads review, click here.

Not Too Bad Read /The Truth About Forever: 2.5 out of 4 stars. It was a mushy little love story about a girl whose father dies. I think the book is very appealing to YA fans, and if I was 10 years younger, I would have absolutely loved it.

Beautiful Read / Shiver: 4 out of 4 stars. Amazingly written. I loved being able to see and hear from both sides of the "coin". Maggie S. wrote a true masterpiece. Something very poignant to me, were the temperature readings at the beginning of each chapter. It enabled me to really feel the suspense over Sam and his inner struggle. Beautiful love story. Don't miss out on Linger, the sequel.

A kick in the gut never felt so good Read / Lament: 4 out of 4 stars. A kick in the gut never felt so good. Another Maggie masterpiece. The moment Luke arrives into her life, Dee is swept away by his "Homicidal Faerie Assassin Good Looks". At first, it seems like this is your typical YA paranormal romance, but it's so way beyond that, I'm embarrased to have even considered it. It's a story about survival, love, and sacrifice. When you have love in the middle, it makes for GREAT storytelling. That's what Lament is, a great story. Don't miss out on Ballad, the standalone sequel to Lament.

Most Favorite Read / Graceling: 5 out of 4 stars. Epic. Liberating. Sensual. Driven. Love. Loss. GIRL POWER. This book is so far beyond amazing, it's difficult for me to write any coherent thoughts beyond 1-word sentences. Po stole my heart. Katsa had both my envy and my respect. This story will go down as one of the greatest Mythical Fantasy romances I've ever read. Don't miss out on Fire, the prequel and standalone, which I read is even better than the first.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


My second favorite book for 2009. The author's playlist is below:
1. "The Ocean" - The Bravery (the general thematic song)
2. "Sundrenched World" - Joshua Radin
3. "Run" - Snow Patrol
4. "Cemeteries of London" - Coldplay (hunt scene)
5. "Make This Go On Forever" - Snow Patrol
6. "Matroshka" - Dredg
7. "Underwater" - Vertical Horizon
8. "Star Mile" - Joshua Radin (making quiche)
9. "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" - Snow Patrol
10. "Jeremiah" - Starsailor
11. "Bug Eyes" - Dredg
12. "Everything'll Be Alright" - Joshua Radin (bookstore scene)
13. "Hide and Seek" - Imogen Heap (car scene near end)
14. "A Clock is Ticking" - Snow Patrol (Jack scene near end)
15. "Peter Returns" - James Newton Howard (last scene)
16. "Wake Up, Open the Door, & Escape to the Sea" - Blaqk Audio (ultimate nookie scene)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Upcoming books that will make themselves at home on my bookshelf....

Items shipping soon:
Delivery estimate: September 8, 2009

Intertwined (Harlequin Teen

The Truth About Foreve



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Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
Dark Slayer
Devil's Kiss

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Shipping estimate: October 9, 2009


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Shipping estimate: October 13, 2009

Wuthering Heights

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Shipping estimate: October 19, 2009

The Twilight Journals
Hush, Hush

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Shipping estimate: December 7, 2009

Beautiful Creatures

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Shipping estimate: December 28, 2009

The Dark Divine