Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spanish/English Review: La Llorona por Marcela Serrano

Spanish Review
 
Sinopsis: La leyenda cuenta que "La Llorona" es la madre que deambula por los caminos llamando a los hijos que ha asesinado. Conocemos a la protagonista de esta novela por su llanto invisible, el de una madre que ha perdido a su hija a los pocos dias de nacer. En que la convierte el destino: en asesina o salvadora? Que ocurrio realmente en ese hospital con su pequena? Unida a otras mujeres en su misma situacion buscara las respuestas, conseguira alzar su voz y rebelarse contra la adversidad.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays #31

 

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.



• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Know Me Better #10

This is a weekly Meme by Inspired Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Each week she picks 5 questions from her authors' interview lists and has us answer them :).

This weeks questions are...


If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Favorite Literary Characters?
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Things that bring a smile to your face?
Do you have a favorite saying?



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Three Sisters/Showstoppers Blog Tour+Giveaway

Tour Schedule
Ebook giveaway at the bottome :)

Three Sisters and Showstoppers by Helen Smith

Three Sisters and Showstoppers are two novella-length stories in the Emily Castles mystery series. The first full-length novel, Invitation to Die, will be published by Thomas & Mercer in October 2013.

The Emily Castles mystery series is set in present-day London. It features twenty-six-year-old Londoner Emily Castles and her neighbor, eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel Crowther.

Innovera Yakov Giveaway


Innovera Yakov: The Journey of a Thousand Eyes


Innovera Yakov – The Journey of A Thousand Eyes takes you into a world of excitement and danger where thoughts and feelings are overheard and minds can travel to other worlds.

Be prepared to immerse yourself in a world where falling in love could cost you your life and nothing is as it seems. Innovera Yakov – The Journey of A Thousand Eyes is the first book in an action-packed fantasy drama series where characters with powers of healing and destruction live, love, compete and disappear without a trace while they are being prepared for the Journey.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays #30


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.



• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (audiobook)

Read by Anthony Heald

Synopsis: Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ...Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Know Me Better #9

This is a weekly Meme by Inspired Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Each week she picks 5 questions from her authors' interview lists and has us answer them :).

This weeks questions are...




 
Pieces of Advice you have for aspiring writers?
Favorite TV show when you were younger?
What would we find if we looked under your bed?
Book Store or Library?
Heads or Tails?


Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: Mysterious Affair at Syles by Agatha Christie

Synopsis: Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Sus-pects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary?from the heiress?s fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case.

My thoughts: There are many mystery books written by Agatha Christie and I have finally read my first. I've been meaning to read one of her books for the longest time but I had no idea where to start. It wasn't until someone recommended that I start with this book, which introduces a very popular character, Hercule Poirot. I was thrilled to finally get started.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #29


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.



• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Bookmark Swap Sign-ups!


Bookmarks...we love them and we hate them (well, not really, lol).  There are thousands of different kinds out there and we probably own a good chunk of these. What do we do with all of these bookmarks? Well, we can swap them for others!

Over @ At Random, they are having a bookmark swap! So, please join in the fun!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Talisman of El Blog Tour + Giveaway

Tour Schedule

This tour for Alecia Stone's Talisman of El is hosted by the wonderful Inspired Kathy @ I Am A Redear, Not a Writer. This tour includes my review as well as a giveaway for the book at the bottom.



Talisman of El by Alecia Stone

WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?

One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human ... 7 billion.
Others ... unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He's afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him ... because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago - the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn't know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn't belong in the world he knows as home.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Know Me Better #8

This is a weekly Meme by Inspired Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Each week she picks 5 questions from her authors' interview lists and has us answer them :).

This weeks questions are...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

FEBRUARY Kindle Fire Giveaway





Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!




The winner will have the option of receiving a Kindle Fire HD (US Only)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (audiobook)


Read by Emily Bauer

Synopsis: It's almost the end of Miranda's sophomore year in high school, and her journal reflects the busy life of a typical teenager: conversations with friends, fights with mom, and fervent hopes for a driver's license. When Miranda first begins hearing the reports of a meteor on a collision course with the moon, it hardly seems worth a mention in her diary. But after the meteor hits, pushing the moon off its axis and causing worldwide earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, all the things Miranda used to take for granted begin to disappear. Food and gas shortages, along with extreme weather changes, come to her small Pennsylvania town; and Miranda's voice is by turns petulant, angry, and finally resigned, as her family is forced to make tough choices while they consider their increasingly limited options. Yet even as suspicious neighbors stockpile food in anticipation of a looming winter without heat or electricity, Miranda knows that that her future is still hers to decide even if life as she knew it is over.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Follower Love Giveaway Hop


February 5th - 11th

This wonderful hop is being hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and The Reader's Antidote.
 
 
I'm giving away Swift as Desire by Laura Esquivel


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Book+Movie Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Synopsis: R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

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H.P. Lovecraft #18


Sunday is here again and I'm reviewing another short story from H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction.


"Nyarlathotep"

3 stars
Nyarlathotep by Tekelili

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Know Me Better #7

This is a weekly Meme by Inspired Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Each week she picks 5 questions from her authors' interview lists and has us answer them :).

This weeks questions are...

Is there anything you would like to say to or ask your favorite author?
I'm not sure if I will ask anything but I will tell them how much I love them and to please continue writing.

Friday, February 1, 2013

January's Wrap-Up, Plans for February


What a hectic month, especially the first month of a new year. I did get a few reads made :)

I read:

1. Wisteria by Bisi Leyton (4 stars)
2. Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton, read by Kathe Mazur (1 star)
3. “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family” by H.P. Lovecraft (4 stars)
4. Rise of the Fire Tamer by Kailin Gow (3 stars)
5. Life After Phantom by Samantha (1 star)
6. Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch (read by her) (4 stars)
7. Heart of the Ocean by Heather B Moore (4 stars)
8. Dying to Run by Cami Checketts (4.5 stars)
9. Dead Running by Cami Checketts (4 stars)
10. UnWholly by Neal Shusterman (4.5 stars)

Review: UnWholly by Neal Shusterman

 
Synopsis: Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question.

However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.