Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fool For Books Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Fool For Books Giveaway Hop hosted by Kathy at I am A Reader Not A Writer and Belinda at The Bookish Snob.

The Giveway Hop is April 1st and 2nd. There are over 230 blogs participating so I've made this short and sweet so you can quickly move along. Good luck!

You may choose between these super-fabulous books:

Cryer's CrossThe Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)Pulse (Pulse, #1)Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

To enter this giveaway:
*Please follow Lady Reader's Bookstuff via Google Friend Connect and fill out the form below.
*This giveaway is International. Everyone is invited to play!
*Giveaway starts Friday, April 1st at 12:01am (EST) and ends Saturday, April 2nd at midnight (EST).





Thursday, March 24, 2011

Follow Friday



Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:


Q. Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme. Give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.

  1. I do not start a series before it is complete. At least not on purpose. (whoops!)
  2. I do not read the synopsis, reviews or author interviews before reading a book. Ever. (you think I'm kidding, don'tcha)
  3. I do not read books out-of-order or skip them.
  4. I only just picked up a book for the first time since high school in July - 2009.
  5. My to-be-read pile is literally over 500 books currently and still growing. 
 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

IMM 5

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at: The Story Siren.
  
An Abundance of Katherines

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Quirk Classics: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

 
Will Grayson, Will GraysonLooking for Alibrandi

  
Amy's Purchased Goodies:

 Welp. Here's the part that matta's. On stuff like your opinion! Have you read any of my new goodies? Did you think they were just okay? OR, was there one (or more) that you thought was abso AMAZING?!
When you’re through here please leave a link in the comments and tell me what goodies you got in your mailbox! As always, have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.


Happy Reading & Arrivederci

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday - Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid #6) by Richelle Mead


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we seriously can’t wait for. Okay! Check it. I NEED this book. Seriously! I have been collecting Richelle's Succubus books for a couple of years now, and if you know anything about me, then you know that I haven't read any of them. Yeah, that's right, ANY of them. And the cover.. is it just me or Holy freaking crap! Do they just keep getting better? Georgina's cover  is supa-swanky, babay! ;)

Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid #6)


Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid, #6)
Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations… to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle—and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it—no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won't include the one man she's risking everything for…
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 30th 2011 by Kensington
Amazon Pre-Order HERE!
Richelle Mead's Website HERE!
This is the 6th and last book in The Georgina Kincaid series. The others are:
Don’t forget to leave me a link in the comments and tell me what goodies you’re waiting on this Wednesday! Hey while you’re at it, why don’tcha be a pal and follow me while you’re here, I’ll follow back. Pinkie Promise. ;)
And As always, I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by. Happy Reading!
Arrivederci!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

IMM 4 - Vid version w/ special guest



IMM is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at: The Story Siren.

Every week I will (try to) post about what books and/or other goodies I have received through out that week (via my mailbox/library/store bought/gifts/or whereva!)

Let's get straight down to business. No time for small talk, this time lovies. I've tried a video version IMM this week, which by the way took what seemed like a million hours to do and I have a special guest with me today. So, check it...



video




Amy's Purchased Goodies:
 
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta purchased from Amazon

The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan purchased from Amazon

Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins purchased from Amazon

Amy's ARCs:
 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith from Eric at Quirk Classics

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Sampler) from Eric at Quirk Classics

Abandon by Meg Cabot from Scholastic

Don't Stop Now by Julie Halpern from Liz Szabla at Feiwel & Friends

Paradise by Jill S. Alexander  from Liz Szabla at Feiwel & Friends

Lexi's Purchased Goodies:

 In The Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith purchased from Amazon

Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith purchased from Amazon





Welp. Here's the part that matta's. On stuff like your opinion! Have you read any of my new goodies? Did you think they were just okay? OR, was there one (or more) that you thought was abso AMAZING?!


When you’re through here please leave a link in the comments and tell me what goodies you got in your mailbox! As always, have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.


Happy Reading & Arrivederci



Saturday, March 12, 2011

Review - Go Ask Alice By Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks)


Go Ask Alice

By Anonymous


The torture and hell of adolescence has rarely been captured as clearly as it is in this classic diary by an anonymous, addicted teen. Lonely, awkward, and under extreme pressure from her "perfect" parents, "Anonymous" swings madly between optimism and despair. When one of her new friends spikes her drink with LSD, this diarist begins a frightening journey into darkness. The drugs take the edge off her loneliness and self-hate, but they also turn her life into a nightmare of exalting highs and excruciating lows.

Although there is still some question as to whether this diary is real or fictional, there is no question that it has made a profound impact on millions of readers during the more than 25 years it has been in print. Despite a few dated references to hippies and some expired slang, Go Ask Alice still offers a jolting chronicle of a teenager's life spinning out of control.
In my opinion GO ASK ALICE is a very realistic book. Because it was written and published in 1971 you have to forgive the book being a generation behind in coolness, if you will. However, coolness is not what GO ASK ALICE is about. This diary-style-written-book is a story of a 15 year old girl who goes through the trials and tribulations of the basic teenager who throughout the book remain anonymous. "Anon" finds her diary to be her only friend and confides in it for almost 2 years. During this time she goes through truly horrific experiences in which she shares with no one except us (the reader) and her good ole' dear diary.

The entries make two diaries total and at the end of the book everything is completely left unexplained. I wish that would have been more clear. Obviously, if this really is based on a true diary and Anon decided not to continue to write anymore, we would not know, but I don't believe that Anon had a relapse. I just wish there would have been some more of the diary so there wouldn't be so many questions.

I hope that the kids in this generation won't let the verbage in GO ASK ALICE turn them off to reading this book because it's very informal and should really be read in it's entirety. I have read reviews that a lot of kids quit the book or that it's fake, etc.

This is for those people:

1. Read the book completely and we'll talk.
2. Have you been there? Yes, I mean right up in the middle of an acid trip. Good or bad. Smoked a doobie? Snorted a line? Shot up some heroin? Candy-flipped? Ate a handful of shrooms?
3. Don't judge or talk about things unless you REALLY know what you're talking about.

Rating 4 Stars
Purchased from Borders
Paperback, 159 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Simon Pulse

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Randomness



Let's gets get a little up close and personal. (I think my cousin Ang misses me. Either that or is diggin for info)
Okay, so you can play along (I'd totally love it if you did) Put the # and answer in the comments section. It will be great fun. Then you can copy and paste and post on your blog. (If you want) DO IT!


1. What color are your socks right now? black
2. What are you listening to right now?Mumford and Sons
3. What was the last thing you ate No food as of yet - Fruit Punch Powerade
4. Can you drive a stick shift? Well. YES!
5. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Stupid effing moron pharmy at CVS -- who in fact should lose her job. (Yes, I'm PISSED)
6. Do you like the person who sent this to you? yeppers
7. How old are you today? 35
8. What is your favorite sport/ misc. to watch on TV Channel 848 Sirius music radio on Direct TV
9. What is your favorite drink? (alcoholic & not)Newcastle, Gray Goose Vodka & if I'm real down: Jacky D
Powerade & Smart Water
10. Have you ever dyed your hair? People die honey, we color our hair, and yes I do. Not lately though. Wennndyyyyy help! (trailer trash)
11. Favorite food?                      too many to list. or none.
12. What is the last movie you watched? Burlesque
13. Favorite day of the year? Halloween -- Wanna see a Photo?
14. How do you vent Have you seen me vent?  Be Afraid. Very, very Afraid. I’m Italian.
15. What was your favorite toy as a child? I didn't have a childhood, therefore I didn't have toys.
16. What is your favorite season? Fall
17. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries. (May have something to do with the fact that I didn’t have one)
18. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? Hmmm. If that one person wants to.
19. Who is the most likely to respond? Maybe my bestie far, far away in the great land of Texas.
20. Who is least likely to respond? Everyone most likely.
21. Living situation? 1 daughter, 2 dogs and me all in a ginormous house.
22. When was the last time you cried? I’m not human. We don't cry but sometimes leak.
23. What is on the floor of your closet right now? nothing. (OCD)
24. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to?  I don’t know.
25. What did you do last night? read books with my daughter – GO Lexi, GO!
26. What are you most afraid of? Making the wrong choices for Lexi, I do my best though.
27. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Cheeseburgers. Not often though. I'm turning vegetarian.
28. Favorite dog breed? Pit bull
29. Favorite day of the week? Everyday is fabulous when you have a daughter like Lexi!
30. How many states/provinces have you lived in? Numerous States, not Prov's 
31. DR. Oz or Dr. Phil Nodda.
32. What is your favorite flower?   Stargazer Lilly – check it, Ang, we have the same fav flower!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Marbury Lens Giveaway Winner(s)

Winna, Winna Chicken Dinna!

Buck Baker - Ghost Medicine
Indigo - The Marbury Lens
Ashley Christine - The Marbury Lens
Awesomesauce Book Club - The Marbury Lens
I Read Banned Books - In The Path of Falling Objects
Kelley Flanagan - The Marbury Lens
Reading Mind - The Marbury Lens

Also:

Alex - The Marbury Lens
William - In The Path Of Falling Objects
Brian - The Marbury Lens
Jeffrey Smith - In The Path Of Falling Objects 

Thank you to everyone who entered and who took the time to read the review(s) on Andrew's books. I wish I could give a copy to everyone, I really do. However, I am shipping all over, from the US to Italy. So this will have to suffice for now.
(Thank you again to Andrew Smith and Liz Szabla.)

Happy Reading & Arrivederci