Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's been awhile....

I've looked back at what I've posted, and it's been so long since I reviewed anything! But believe me, I've been reading. Here's a list of great books I've read that I plan on reviewing:


Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfours
Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith
Purge by Sarah Littman
Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

And sitting on my nightstand are:
The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
Sleepless by Thomas Fahy
Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen


So, I had a conversation with myself (which is so sad sometimes...) and said, "Naomi, you've got to quit being so damn lazy and STOP playing those stupid computer games, getting on facebook, and playing sudoku, and get on the ball reading and posting! You've got a booktalk coming up PRONTO!!!" To which I replied, "How about we make a compromise? I'll post more if I don't have to always post book reviews, although that'll be the bulk of what I post." I nodded my head with satisfaction and told myself, "That's a good plan. Post websites, trailers, reviews, and what you're doing about all this - get a little personal."

I talked myself into it. This is a resolution, although easier to accomplish that say, losing weight, which never happens for me, and here come the posts! There are two sets of book pairs in the above-mentioned list o books. Can you guess which ones they are?

Happy New Year's EVE!!!! and Psssst....did you see that Rennison's Angus Thong and Full Frontal Snogging (now the Perfect Snogging) is now a movie : )
http://www.angusthongsmovie.com/intl/uk/

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Two YA book sites to keep your eyes on!!

I love these sites! Chock full o' books and not only books, but the hottest, newest, authors and their titles! They're also full of surprises, from contests to trailers to just good times!!

http://www.thedebutanteball.com/?page_id=6685

http://www.classof2k9.com/

Shiver book trailer

Enjoy! I'll post this on schooltube later...just wanted to get it out as a preview : )
video

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Putting some funny back into the whole Twilight saga

Just when you think that you've had ENOUGH of the whole Twilight series, movies, sagas and other junk, along comes some parody! If you don't laugh after you've heard this song, you just don't get it.... : ) This is FUNNY!!!!

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams


Cody’s in his junior year in high school in Colorado. He’s looking at a full-time scholarship to college, and dating the most perfect girl in town. Clea and Cody may come from different backgrounds, but they both know they were meant to be together. That is, until Clea’s very wealthy father decides to intervene.
To keep them apart, Clea is shipped first to Hong Kong, and then to a private boarding school in Vermont. Cody sees his world slowly shifting, especially after a severe knee injury that takes him off the scouting and recruiting list. With an alcoholic father at home, life takes and downward spiral, and Cody drops out of school to take on a full-time job with the local lumber yard.
But it takes a new report about the disappearance of Clea to push Cody out of his spiral. He immediately makes plans to drive to Vermont to find Clea, dead or alive, and his mission takes him into a mysterious cover-up and some very dangerous people.
Abrahams delivers a powerful YA mystery that unfolds itself slowly at first, but gains momentum with each page turned. In an area of genres for teens that is lacking, this book belongs on the top shelf of YA mystery. Teens can see the real-life situation of the main character as he charges head first into a dangerous arena that is all too real in teens’ lives as well. Recommended.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


Grace remembers a certain episode in her life when she was little in Mercy Falls, Minnesota. Surrounded by wolves and blood…and the beautiful yellow eyes of her wolf. Now, at 17, Grace still loves the howls of the wolves in the woods behind her house and can always catch a glimpse of her wolf – only by his eyes.

But Grace’s world isn’t perfect. She has parents who prefer their careers over their daughter and her friendship with Olivia and Rachel is slowly crumbling because of Grace’s obsession with wolves. And then, Jack disappears and hunters are out looking to kill the pack.

Grace would do anything to save her wolf…even if that means putting herself in danger. And when that happens, her wolf saves her and shows himself as Sam, a dangerous secret revealed. Now, it’s up to Grace to try to save Sam from transforming again, but with the weather getting colder and colder, the more time they lose until his final transformation.

Teens are in the midst of reading and gobbling up any book that deals with vampires and werewolves, and Maggie Stiefvater’s new book will be a welcome edition to their reading repertoire. Filled with werewolves, action, and romance, YA readers will keep turning the pages to find out what happens between Grace and Sam, which shows itself only at the end. No peeking allowed!!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Grace remembers a certain episode in her life when she was little in Mercy Falls, Minnesota. Surrounded by wolves and blood…and the beautiful yellow eyes of her wolf. Now, at 17, Grace still loves the howls of the wolves in the woods behind her house and can always catch a glimpse of her wolf – only by his eyes.

But Grace’s world isn’t perfect. She has parents who prefer their careers over their daughter and her friendship with Olivia and Rachel is slowly crumbling because of Grace’s obsession with wolves. And then, Jack disappears and hunters are out looking to kill the pack.

Grace would do anything to save her wolf…even if that means putting herself in danger. And when that happens, her wolf saves her and shows himself as Sam, a dangerous secret revealed. Now, it’s up to Grace to try to save Sam from transforming again, but with the weather getting colder and colder, the more time they lose until his final transformation.

Teens are in the midst of reading and gobbling up any book that deals with vampires and werewolves, and Maggie Stiefvater’s new book will be a welcome edition to their reading repertoire. Filled with werewolves, action, and romance, YA readers will keep turning the pages to find out what happens between Grace and Sam, which shows itself only at the end. No peeking allowed!!