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9th August 2012

7:57am: Books read:

In Honor by Jessi Kirby
- good, but not as good as I had hoped

Balthazar by Claudia Gray
- actually way better than I thought it would be, kept me up to finish

6th August 2012

1:40pm: Books read:

This is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Body and Soul by Stacy Kade

2nd August 2012

11:23am: I've read a lot of books in the last couple of months. I also didn't keep very good track of them, unfortunately. So, I'll just post the ones I've read most recently and record the others as I remember.

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee

Perception by Kim Harrington

Ditched by Robin Mellom

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

While He Was Away by Karen Schreck

2nd June 2012

9:43am: Books read:

The Future of Us

Books to check out again:
Reincarnation - Weyn
Warped - Guibord
Frost - Delsol
Everneath - Ashton
Don't Breathe a Word - Cupala
A Long, Long Sleep - Sheehan

16th May 2012

4:35pm: fatefull

body in the tower

geek girl

21st April 2012

6:37pm: Books read recently:

Reread of all six Mediator books by Meg Cabot

How to be Popular by Meg Cabot

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

The Agency by Y.S. Lee

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston (some of it...)

Mastiff by Tamora Pierce

11th March 2012

5:49pm: Books read recently:

He's So Not Worth It - Kieran Scott
- Prediction: It's not his baby.

Touch of Power - Maria V. Snyder
- Loved this. Very reminiscent of Tamora Pierce with the magic and healing but not at all a copy-cat. Sad that I have to wait at least another year for the next one.

Past Perfect - Leila Sales
- I knew within five pages that I would completely love this book. It's based around a war between teenagers who work at a Colonial city and ones who work at a Civil War reenactment. I could have gone for more antics, but it was a great story.

Pretty Things - Sarra Manning
- Eh, I only scanned this one. It was okay. It's set around teenagers putting on a play, which should have been great, but it didn't hold my interest.

Drink Deep - Chloe Neill
- Enjoyed it. I don't have the outrage at the author that a lot of people do because I read both the previous book and this one within a couple weeks of each other. I also knew what was going to happen ahead of time, so I didn't have a sense of shock. Some things were less than believable, but not enough to really bother me. Some people felt that Merit didn't mourn enough at the beginning, and I disagree. I thought it was a good balance.

Slayed - Amanda Marrone
- Not a terribly memorable book, but not bad. A very quick read.

27th February 2012

5:21pm: Books read recently

Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Catching Jordan

19th February 2012

10:38am: Books read recently:

Paranormal Diversions - ed. Melissa Marr

Hard Bitten - Chloe Neill

Crush Control - Jennifer Jabaley

Cryer's Cross - Lisa McMann

Angel Burn - L.A. Weatherley

5th February 2012

9:05am: Books read recently:

A Question of Guilt - Caroline Keene

Die For Me - Amy Plum

Falling Under - Gwen Hayes

Lemonade Mouth - Mark Hughes

27th January 2012

2:55pm: Books read recently:

Clarity by Kim Harrington
- This was great. Good mystery with some supernatural and romantic elements thrown in. Looking forward to the next one.

The Hidden by Jessica Verday
- I always feel a sense of completion when I finally get to finish a series, and this was no different. I was never in love with this trilogy, but I don't regret reading it.

8th January 2012

2:28pm: Books read recently:

My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody
- I liked it well enough. I think the main character was a little short-sighted and stuck up, but at least she learned by the end.

If I Die by Rachel Vincent
- Great installment. I've actually been pulling for Tod for a while, and I'm excited that they finally got together. Nash has turned into a spoiled, whiny jerk with no self-control. Team Tod!

Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
- Love. So looking forward to seeing how she explains everything in the final book, Shine.

2nd January 2012

8:12am: Books read recently:

Stay With Me by Paul Griffin
- I really wanted to like this book. Part of the problem was that I didn't have enough time to devote to it, so I went through it very quickly. I had a hard time getting a handle on the characters, to honest.

Saving June by Hannah Harrington
- LOVE. This was a fantastic book.

Also, I read at least one hundred and fifteen books in 2011. Not bad.

30th December 2011

11:13am: Books read recently:

The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
- The end left me confused. So did he die, or didn't he? Also, the book seemed to drag on a bit for me. Being written in third person probably contributed to that some.

Ten Things We Did (and probably shouldn't have) by Sarah Mlynowski
- I enjoyed it. Not too terribly deep, but I wasn't expecting it to be.

The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker
- A much more dense book than I originally thought. A lot happens. I enjoyed all of the sleuthing. Could have used more romance.

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
- Loved it. Will be purchasing my own copy. 'Nough said.

Exposed by Kimberly Marcus
- I'd been waiting a while to read this one, and when I finally obtained a copy I was surprised to see that it is written in verse. I have nothing against verse novels, though they aren't usually my cup of tea. I read it anyway and enjoyed it, though maybe not as much as I could have.

A Novel Idea Aimee Friedman
- To be fair, I only scanned this one. It just didn't hold my interest.

20th December 2011

1:04pm: This really resonated with me, even if it is supposed to be a little satirical. I want to remember it.

Dear Santa Claus, I was really good in 1981 and I asked for an Atari for Christmas from you and I didn’t get one. What gives? Darnell W., Chicago, IL

You were really good that year, Darnell. You were consistently on the Nice List throughout the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. I really appreciated you being a great kid, and now you have a couple of great kids of your own. I’m sorry you feel so haunted by this lack of an Atari. No question, Atari would have been a great gift for you in 1981. I did get you a skateboard. As you skated around your neighborhood that spring you met your best friend for life, Victor. You ran over the girl you’d eventually bring to your senior prom, Dominique. If you’d spent all that time indoors playing Atari, maybe your life wouldn’t have taken these turns. Sometimes I’m not able to give children the gift they want, but I can give them a gift they’ll use and enjoy that is maybe the perfect gift for them at that moment. Part of believing in the spirit of the Holidays is trusting in that spirit.

Dear Santa, How do you handle requests for things like “I want to not be lonely for Christmas” or “I want my dad to get better for Christmas”? Jill P., Yuma, AZ

These requests are like any requests. Sometimes they can work out and I can help. Other times I can’t. Even I have a boss and I cannot control everything. But sometimes the small miracle that helps you to meet someone special is granted simply by you asking for it. When we want things from the universe, we ought to ask for them. Or ask for help. Whether you’re asking Santa or someone else. Never be afraid to ask for help in times of sorrow or loneliness. And sometimes we’re alone or sad just in time to meet someone great or have a miracle occur. I hope this answers your question. We must have faith that good things can also happen for us in our lives. And we must be open to all the tiny miracles. The holidays can be stressful and you need to take care of yourself. Sometimes trying to avoid loneliness just makes things worse. If you reach out, you never know who might be there to listen. Lots of people get lonely at Christmas, there are lots of people to connect with.

15th December 2011

8:22pm: Books read recently:

Little Miss Red by Robin Palmer
- Honestly, I didn't really enjoy it. I kind of wanted to slap the main character a lot of the time for being dumb and naive.

The Haunted by Jessica
- I skipped over a lot of it, and the rest of it was okay. I'll read the next one, but it won't be high up on my TBR list.

10th December 2011

7:47am: Books read recently:

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter
- It had the potential to be a fun read, but I found the main character to be more annoying than anything else. She was supposed to be 17 and she acted more like she was 14, which is actually a pretty big difference.

Crossed by Ally Condie
- Good sequel to Matched, and I'm looking forward to the next one. Left me feeling a little confused about everything.

Soul Thief by Jana Oliver
- It's a little slow for the first half of the book, it took me a while to get through it. I genuinely like the characters, including Beck, but his reaction towards Riley over what happened at the end kind of made me mad. She clearly needed comfort, and all he did is yell at her.

Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
- Loved it. Some reviewers have said that they saw the big twist a mile away, and others that it wrapped up too neatly. I didn't see the twist, but it's also been at least six months since I read the other books. I liked the end, because I like happy endings. I rarely read fiction because I'm looking to experience more reality.

Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck
- I don't think I liked it as much as the second book, unfortunately. The two brothers fighting over her squicked me out a little, actually. Like, if it were a different sort of book it would all turn very... disturbing. Maybe it's just me, but I kept getting those weird vibes. I was also disappointed in how Ren acted after getting his memory back. I would have expected him to be more apologetic for how he acted and willing to give Kishan his chance. Still love the series and the mythology and looking forward to the last book.

19th November 2011

8:53am: Much less reading, since I'm NaNoing again this month. Anyhow - Books read recently:

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
- I liked it more than I thought, since I'm not terribly into fairies. But it really wasn't about the fae, actually. It was a more lighthearted read about slaying paranormal creatures.

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
- Glad I finally got to read it - it's been on my list for a while. Definitely more scifi than I was expecting, even though the reviews warned me. I will definitely read the next one.

The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum
- Final book of the Hourglass Door trilogy. It's always nice to close the book (ha) on a story once and for all instead of perpetually waiting for the next installment. I like the way it all worked out. I'm sure some could say that it was all too perfect, but I don't mind endings like that. Having met and spoken with Ms. Mangum (who is incredibly kind and warm) made me even more excited about reading this book.

1st November 2011

1:48pm: Books read recently:

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- Better than I thought. I HATED Before I Fall, so I really didn't have high expectations for this book. It definitely surpassed them, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
- I don't know how to feel. I enjoyed the series, and I actually found the Isabelle/Cole storyline the most interesting. But I hate books that don't end. End happy (preferably), end sad (okay, I guess), but just end. Don't say it's the last book and not solve or wrap up anything. Grr.

Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz
- I actually really enjoyed this installment. Love Kingsley - kind of the reason I keep reading them. I am glad that the next one is the last one though, I want it to all finally come together.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
- Different than I expected. I finished it very late last night, so I'm still kind of processing. I liked it, but it was more graphic and gruesome than I normally prefer.

Supernaturally by Kiersten White
- In full disclosure I only skimmed this one. I found the main character a little irritating, more so than in the first book.

22nd October 2011

7:22pm: Books read recently:

Kiss It by Erin Downing

In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg

Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt

The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

14th October 2011

7:20pm: Books read recently:

Falling in Love with English Boys by Melissa Jensen
- At first I was more invested in the modern story, but by the end of the book I cared way more about the other one.

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
- I liked it. It took me several times of getting it from the library to actually read this book, and I don't know what held me back. It was a good, if sometimes frustrating, read. A little predictable.

Wildcat Fireflies by Amber Kizer
- Eh. I only skimmed it. The thing is just so darn long, and I didn't really love the first one to begin with.

8th October 2011

3:33pm: Books read recently:

Bloodlines - Richelle Mead
- Loved it. Comforting to be back in a familiar world. Would have liked some more romance but I'm looking forward to seeing what develops.

Hades - Alexandra Adornetto
- Not sure how I feel. I liked Halo. This one was good, but not something I'm going to rave about. I'll still read Heaven

Kiss of Death - Lauren Henderson
- I was never all that attached to this series, though I have read every book. It was good. Nice to actually finish a series, for once.

Shadowspell - Jenna Black
- Liked it, even though faeries aren't really my thing. Will read the next one.

So Much Closer - Susane Colasanti
- I truthfully read the first half and the end. It was okay, but I didn't want to devote anymore time to it.

When the Stars Go Blue - Caridad Ferrer
- Loved it, and the fact that it was built around dancing and marching band. Awesome.

26th September 2011

1:04pm: Books read recently:

Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

24th September 2011

4:05pm: Books read recently:

Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
- Good sequel to the original. Definitely enjoyed it.

Candor by Pam Bachorz
- Ugh. I wanted to like it. It was slow moving and thought-provoking, which is fine, but got old after a while. I good ending would have salvaged it for me, but that didn't happen. The ending was actually completely depressing. I wanted to go kill something. I am one of those people that needs a happy ending. There is too much sadness in real life. I don't need it in fiction, too.

17th September 2011

9:21pm: Books read recently:

Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
- Eh. Skimmed some of it.

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
- Good. I hope she ends up with Cal...

Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
- Better than expected, thoroughly enjoyable.
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