Friday, July 31, 2009

Liar's and JK Rowling

Despite the drama with the cover of Justine Larbalestier's new novel, Liar, it still is looking like an enticing book.

Here's a description from

Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.

Um, crazy much? I've got to admit, this one sounds like it's going to be insane, and even on Justine's website, she says it's going to be one twist after another. I think the biggest part of this that makes it interesting is the fact that the protagonist is a liar. What do you believe when she's lying to even you?

September 29th feels so far away...but you can always read an excerpt on
Justine's website. After reading that excerpt, I've got to admit, I'm hooked.

Did you know today's JK Rowling's birthday? Yay, JK Rowling's Birthday! I'll be mentally projecting birthday wishes her way, since sadly, I know her not.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What are you...?

Hello again, it looks like I have some new followers. Welcome!!

So I want to ask you, what are you reading or watching lately that you love?

Reading: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

I always get on a HP kick whenever there's a movie, and I'm re-reading the last one. I'm at a point where I want to slap Ron for being an idiot, but alas, I can't, because I know Ron comes back in the next chapter. Seriously though, he needed a good slap way earlier in the series. We all knew he liked Hermione, so why couldn't he just admit to himself? Well, boys will be boys. At least he got it eventually...

Watching: The Usual Suspects

I've actually never seen this before, and it's really good. Such a smart movie. I totally called the ending, even though I still considered it a shock. It was also a little funny to see some actors look so young in this movie, compared to now!

By the way, if you haven't read Graceling, The Hunger Games, or Water for Elephants (I haven't read that last one, but it does capture my interest!), then head off to
Todays Adventure and enter to win one! The contest August 8th, so you've got plenty of time to give it a peak.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

And I'm back...Decode This Tuesdays

Wow, I cannot believe I've let this blog sit. I'm back now, and I am determined to get it working.
So, my hopes and plans for this blog are simple. Review amazing books, try to link as many contests to my page as I can so it's easy for my followers to find them, and to just have some fun!

So lets get started with
Decode This Tuesdays! Yes, I know, what does that even mean? Well, I lost a bet, that's all I shall say...But here are some novels I'm dying to get my hands on for this summer/fall season. And because I believe 7 is my lucky number, 7 books there shall be.

Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman: The cover of this novel is gorgeous, and it's a retelling of the goddess Persephone. How awesome is that? I took a peek when I saw it on amazon, and it sounds amazing.

Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott: I've never read any of Elizabeth Scott's books, but I always hear how amazing they are, and this one is no exception.

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman: Wait. Is the guy a mermaid? Nooo...I must get my hands on this.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins: Do I even need to talk about how amazing this book is going to be? This book sounds like it will be pure gold. I'm entering so many contests for this (well, like two) and I want it so bad!

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough: A girl that's "supposed" to be the most powerful witch in a line of witches turns out not to be anything? Then someone mistakes her for her sister, wanting her "witchy" help? I'm hooked. I love mystical stuff like this.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray: Alright. Who's excited for this one? I am! Libba Bray, writing a book from a guys perspective? And it's not in a historical setting, that she does so well in? And what is up with the cow???? This one captures my curiousity, big time.

Fire by Kristin Cashore: Yet again, just like Catching Fire, this one eludes many of us as we try our best to win a copy.

Any books that you cannot wait for? Leave a comment and tell me a few to keep an eye out for!

And be sure to keep checking my sidebars, I'm going to start fishing around the Blogosphere and linking contests!


Friday, July 17, 2009


Check out Confessions of a Wandering Heart's blog for a chance to win Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler! It's supposed to be a great book, so don't miss out!

Also check out Hopes Bookshelf, for a chance to win
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Welcome...and HP 6


This blog has officially begun!

All right, so who saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?

I went last night, and can I say it was amazing?

Ohhhh yeah. Amazing.

Not only was the acting exceptional (Emma Watson was great in showing that Hermione definitely had a thing for Ron, and what about Tom Felton? Great? Yes!), the story was shown beautifully. The cave was so hauntingly beautiful, I was surprised.

Who loved Lavender? I think every time that she came on screen, I laughed. Her facials are priceless. Cormac was equally entertaining, especially when Slughorn hosts his first dinner party. The "look" he gives Hermione had the entire theater laughing.

This book was definitely cheerful and full of romance, but it was also dark. The movie fit in all of these things so well. Harry's romance with Ginny, the Ron-Lavender-Hermione thing, and then Draco's task all wove together perfectly.

The acting was by far the best in this movie, and I was pleasantly surprised by it.

The ending, however, upset me. I wanted the fight scene, I wanted Fleur and Bill, I wanted the funeral.

Well, there's always next movie I suppose...

Thanks for reading, and Welcome!