June 26, 2009

Vacation: Alaska Cruise


Hey guys i wont be blogging for a while because i'm going on my Alaskan Cruise This morning!! First i have to fly to Seattle though, which should be fun!!! But i am bringing a huge stack of books to read while I'm there so i will have tons of posts when i get back!!!!! I will miss you all greatly!!
Happy Beach Reading!!!
xoxoxxoo
P.S.- wish me luck that i dont fall off into the ocean, or come back with hypothermia :)

June 24, 2009

~Adored~

Adored by Cicily von Ziegesar...

Brett Messerchmidt is planning Waverly Academy's annual holiday ball and gift exchange. But when some enterprising students decide that playing Secret Satan is infinitely more fun, the entire school starts acting naughty. Now all Brett wants for Christmas is a quiet holiday-and a kiss from a certain someone under the mistletoe. Too bad Callie Vernon has the same idea. Ho ho no! Everybody at Waverly is getting into the giving spirit. The only present Tinsley Carmichael wants to unwrap this holiday is her new boyfriend, Julian McCafferty. But what happens when she uncovers a shady secret from his past instead? Santa knows when you've been bad or good . . . but what's the point of being good when being bad is so much fun?

Adored is the eighth book in the it girl series. I have been addicted to this series since the first one came out!! This one was one of my favorites for of a lot of reasons. One it is around the holiday times right after thanksgiving break, and i loved the whole idea of Secret Satan! Heath is just so Crudely witty that you just have to love him! Also the second reason is a new character becomes a main character-Sebastian. He is your typical bad boy that lures in every single Waverly Girl. The Secret Satan idea and how Cecily plays it out is so cunning, and yet again the fashion is impeccable! I ADORE reading about Chanel Coats and Juicy bags, this Book is a must read! Make sure to read the whole series

I give it a 5/5 suns

June 22, 2009

Man Oh Man Monday!!!


This is the first OH MAN OH MAN MONDAY
On Man oh Man Mondays im going to Talk about a certain male character i loved, or am excited to read about! Since i am such a chick-lit-girly-romance-book-lover, what is a good romance without the main sexy man :)

This week is Easy Walsh from, "The it girl" By Cecily von Ziegesar !

Easy is the Perfect boy toy, he is "Easy" (haha) and laid back, with he doesn't give a fuck attitude. With his artsy side and oh so mysterious he has all the girls drooling over him. Especially Callie Vernon, his on and off again gilfriend. They are the perfect couple, but then he just cant help but like lil' jenny humpfrey.

Easy is so realistic and you cant help but fall in love with him!
~Make sure to read about him, in the It Girl Series~

xoxoxo

June 21, 2009

I just got a car!

I absolutely love it!!! its my little baby!!! but let me tell you the story behind it! So a while ago i hit my dads car on the garage and it had a dent, he wasn't mad but just Dissapointed! anyways out of that "accident" my parents didn't want me to ruin their cars so they decided to get me my own! well i still have to pay half but its still so exciting!!! Its a 2001 Dodge Neon in a forest green color! i might name her IVY but im not sure yet!!! haha

Anyways these books reminded me of cars ahaha

Two way streeet by Lauren Barnholdt- such a cute read

along for the ride by Sarah Dessen- can't wait to read it

Rocky Road Trip
by Catherine Clark- Favorite flavor of ice cream so i had to read it!!

Yay so tribute to my Car IVY!!!

Will post pictures soon!
xoxoxox

June 16, 2009

Write on Camp...

Hey guys sorry i haven been posting for a while... its because I just finished doing this internship this whole week. Its a writing camp for kids, and its super fun! I get to guide them and help them write, i love it!!! I love inspiring young minds, plus i get to write myself too! Also they bring in these Really cool authors...
I met Jessica Day George who wrote "Sun, moon, ice, and snow" and "Dragon Slippers".
She was super animated and really had fun with the kids, although she was kind of TOO sarcastic for my taste. But i bet you didn't know she got rejected 187 times!!!!WOW

then we had Becky Hall who is a children s picture book author of "Morris and buddy" and "a is for arches" and she was this cute librarian who told us all her tips and tricks for non-fiction writing.

Finale-my favorite- was J. Scott Savage. He wrote "Far World" and he was the most useful and gave thousands and thousands tips and tricks and advice for young authors. He told us about queries(SP) and to just put all your ideas on paper.

Just wanted to say i love you guys even though i only have 2 followers :( Oh well ha ha !!!
thanks and you will be hearing from me soon

HBR
xoxoxoxoxo

June 14, 2009

Scarlet Letter


Quick Question: So i have to read this for next year's honors English class, and let me just say its really confusing! I mean i can tell its going to be great but its so hard to interpret. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a great author, and has written many great pieces. But my question to you guys is have you read it, and if so do you have any tips on how to dig in and decipher this book! Thanks in advance! HBR!

June 12, 2009

Books Turned into......

Tons of books now-a-days are turning into t.v. shows and movies and all these fancy-smancy things.

Twilight is now an international multi-million dollar Movie
How to teach filthy rich girls by zoey dean- is now a t.v. series( Privileged)
Private(one of my favorite series)- is now going to be an online t.v. series
Gossip girl( favorite sereis ever!!)- is a T.V. series on C.W
Sisterhood of the traveling pants- Movies
Pretty little liars- supposedly going to be a series on ABC


And all these great books are now being turned into *stuff* that is just not the same as the images and imaginative creative thoughts that goes through your mind while reading. Reading takes you on this Crazy adventure that just cant be put on a certain image. Granted i'm addicted to gossip girl the T.V. show even though its nothing like the books. On the other hand Twilight was such a disappointment, and so my question to you is...

What Book turned (Movie, TV Show) was Fantabulous, and which ones Sucked, and do you think authors should stop?????

xoxoxo

June 10, 2009

Wish List Wednesday

This is a new idea, and every so Wednesday im going to post books that im excited to read that are coming out soon! This week is Godess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs...
Phoebe recently discovered she’s a descendent of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), and now she's finding out that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve. Her new stepfather, headmaster of the Academy for descendants of Greek gods, has enrolled her in Dynamotheos Development Camp—aka Goddess Boot Camp—with a bunch of ten-year-olds for the summer. Embarrassing as that is, hopefully it’ll help her get control of her powers in time to pass the test of the gods, continue training hard enough to qualify for the Pythian Games (the only sporting event bigger than the Olympics), and enjoy her godly boyfriend, Griffin, all while avoiding getting smoted for accidental misuse of powers!It’s another fast-paced myth-inspired heroine’s quest that’s sure to bring out the goddess in anyone.

I can not wait for this Book to come out! I read the first book ( Oh My Gods) and fell in love!!! Its all the Girl-boy crazed love drama but with Mythical gods! i'm not really into the whole Fairy's and Vampire stuff( okay okay i'm addicted to Twilight....) But Gods and Goddess Stuff is so Cool! I love how accurate all the Info is about Zeus and Hera!! Cant wait for this Beach Read!!!

Godess Boot Camp comes out
xoxox

June 9, 2009

Boy Crazy

Boy crazy by Hailey abbot...

How to Date Like a Guy:

1. Flirt constantly.

2. Keep your options open.

3. Don't get attached.

Cassie and her two best friends, Greta and Keagan, are so over boyfriends. But just because the girls are anti-boyfriend doesn't mean they're anti-boy. So they make a pact for the summer: They'll each kiss ten different guys before school starts—no commitments, no drama, just fun. Sounds easy enough. Then Cassie meets the perfect guy (nine boys too soon), and the pact starts to seem like a terrible idea. Not to mention Boy Number One turns out to be her best friend's ex. Ugh—Cassie's summer just went from carefree to complicated faster than she can say "heartbreaker."

Boy crazy by Hailey abbot is the definition of a perfect beach read. This is the journey on how 3 girls kiss their way through love this summer, no strings attached! Through 10-boy summer pact, what can go wrong???Cassie is your innocent ordinary girl who is not a tomboy, but loves the outdoors . Greta on the other hand is the total opposite. She is your typical shopping-craved girly girl, who can create a good time in any situation. Keagan is so SoCal and is ready for some lip lock action. You don't really get the depths about her, but you can tell she is simply sweet! When Cassie falls in love with Trey, the OMG-sexy boy she first meets, she thinks its love at first site. But she soon finds out ,by Greta, that he is the typical player!! I adore the way Cassie and Treys life cross paths and Hailey did such a good job portraying thier struggle and secrecy of love. With all the fun, and a zillion boys on the side "Boy Crazy" cant be put down.

4/5 Suns

June 7, 2009

Wishlist of Books

Before i even start this post i want to say sorry! I'm sorry because i have been looking at other YA reviewers blogs, and mine need some work! So don't worry the next book i will review will be totally awesome and very helpful, i hope! But now books coming out this summer!~
Coming out soon
It's Not You, It's Me by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
The Treasure Map of Boys: by E. Lockhart
The A-List: Hollywood Royalty #2: Sunset Boulevard by Zoey Dean
Suspicion (Private) by Kate Brian
Goddess Boot Camp (Oh.My. Gods) by Tera Lynn Childs
Poseur #3: Petty in Pink: A Trend Set Novel (Poseur Novel) by Rachel Maude
Perfect Mistake (Privilege) by Kate Brian
The Ex Games (Simon Romantic Comedies) by Jennifer Echols
Love Off-Limits (Simon Romantic Comedies) by Whitney Lyles
Tempo Change by Barbara Hall
Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
The Comeback by Marlene Perez
Ex-mas by Kate Brian
Pretty Little Liars #6: Killer by Sara Shepard
Hollywood Is like High School with Money by Zoey Dean
Alphas #1 by Lisi Harrison
Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
It Girl # 9: Devious by Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girl: I Will Always Love You: Original Cast Special Edition by Cecily von Ziegesar
Poseur #4: All That Glitters Is Not Gucci by Rachel Maude
Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton

Already Out

One Lonely Degree by C. K. Kelly Martin

The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin Nicola Kraus (Author

Drive Me Crazy (Simon Romantic Comedies) by Erin Downing

Hot Mess: Summer in the City by Julie Kraut

Slept Away by Julie Kraut (

The It Girl #8: Adored by Cecily von Ziegesar

Beautiful Disaster (Privilege) by Kate

Boy Crazy by Hailey Abbott

The Visibles: A Novel by Sara

Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith

Swoon by Nina Malkin (Author)

The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson

Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor

Death by Denim (Death By...) by Linda Gerber

Being Nikki (Airhead) by Meg Cabot

Flirting with Boys by Hailey Abbott

Gossip Girl, The Carlyles #3: Take a Chance on Me by Cecily von Ziegesar

At Face Value by Emily Franklin

Summer Girls by Hailey Abbott

Happy Beach Reading (HBR)
xoxoxo

June 6, 2009

How to pick the perfect beach read

How to pick the perfect beach read( or any read actually)
Step 1: Pick your all time favorite book, or one you currently read and liked

Step 2: Go to Amazon.com

step 3: Type in the name of that book

Step 4: Go down to Listimania, and start clicking and searching between different listimanias! Listimanias are where books are categorized or sorted by favorite types, or similar to, or new releases coming out! I use this trick all the time. Once i begin a book, i always glace at the reviews, then once i finished i go down to listimania and try to find books simillar too that book. I am also checking out when new books are coming out, and reviewing the Summary of that book!!!

Step 5: I also usually check out the authors web site to see other books they have written or new releases coming out soon! Plus they might be giving Giveways. ( linda Gerber does this every friday)
Hope this helped :)

But my question to you is....
"Where do you look for new books, and how do YOU pick out your Beach Reads."?

xoxoxo
Stay tuned to find out books
on my "To be read wish list"