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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another one....

Ok, so I'm definitely in a challenging mood right now....I've taken to one more challenge......

The rules for this challenge are here:

Read 12 books you deem "dangerous." between January 1st and December 31st 2009. They may be banned or challenged books, new-to-you genres, books that seem to inhabit a permanent space on your stacks, or authors you're afraid of. The possibilities are endless! If it's dangerous to you, it's challenge-worthy to us!
*picture was taken from the site*

I found this challenge by finding it on this book blogger :

A challange for me!

So while surfing among my fellow book bloggers (all who have sites I dream mine will some day become) I realized much to my disappointment that I'm not trying enough and could be trying harder. So, I have entered this competition. I think it will be fun! It will also force me to chose books I might not have otherwise read. The rules are as follows:

  1. Read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009.

  2. You must have at least FIVE different awards in your ten titles.

  3. Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.

  4. You don't have to post your choices right away, and your list can change at any time.

  5. 'Award winners' is loosely defined; make the challenge fit your needs, keeping in mind Rule #2.

To sign up for the challenge the link is here :

I have until June to read 10 books!!! So, engines go!! And it helps that I work at a coffee shop! I'll need it for the months ahead!

I found the challenge on this book blogger's site

Monday, December 29, 2008

Update, so you don't think I lied about my promise...

So I am currently reading this book. The first impression it made on me is it has a feel to a Laurel K. Hamilton book. Like the main character Casey, is a young version of Anita Blake. It is good so far but I'll have to continue reading to see if it pans out to be a good book. Hope you stop by to see my final review!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Magic or Madness? good question.

Wow, I must say one of the very best books I have read to date! Of course for your followers *only 1 and counting :P* it would appear that my list of books read to date is lacking. HOWEVER I did finish the Twilight series, but never blogged about them :( too lazy.

I can't get over how incredibly good this book is! It kept me pondering everything! The author had view points from 3 people! And she kept them straight! If I were the author I know I would have had such a horrid time keeping everything straight. I thought this was going to be a book that in the beginning your like "oh, so its gonna be one of those stories". The one's whose plot is so obvious that it ruins the entire story. BUT IT WASN'T! Just when I thought I had this book figured out it throws a curve ball and continues to wind the story further and further into the twisting plot.

The story begins with a girl of 15, in a car on the way home. What could be so bad, right? But as the scene begins to unfurl you begin to learn that Reason hates the person she is forced to sit near...her grandmother. But who hates their grandmother?....but if your grandmother is a "wicked witch"? Her mother is now in a loony bin and can no longer provide for Reason. Just as Reason is about to runaway she goes through a door that forces her eyes to awaken the world her mother tired to shield her from : magic. She becomes friends with another stow-away Jay-Tee. The two run around New York together, just living the life until they run into the nemesis (and what a curve ball thrown there!!) . The two must escape from him if they wish to keep their lives! Do they? Obviously! ( books 2 and 3 ;)

It is a really REALLY good book and I liked if from the first word on the first page. The way the author wound the world of magic into the real world made it believable. Kinda like Harry Potter but not so "hocus pocus like"

The Book Trilogy is as follows:

1) Magic of Madness
2) Magic Lessons
3) Magic's Child

Also reviewed in: Books and Other Thoughts, A Reader's New Year and, the Holly and the Ivy: Magic or Madness

(I'm trying to find a way to link to these blogs so bare with me)

Magic or Madness by Justin Larbalestier.
Firebird/Razorbill 2005

Thursday, December 18, 2008

my promise...

so, haven't written in awhile. BUT my new promise (which i hope i keep) is to try TRY and read a book and post it at least once a week. i haven't found a library which i like yet up in NH but i will!!! MY fans of 1, thank you for your patience with my lame site :) much improvement is upon its way