Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl of Nightmares

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May 16, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

This week: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

Expected publication: August 7th 2012
by Tor Teen    

Summary from Goodreads:

It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

I am soo excited for the sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood!!  What is your pick this week?

Millie

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

Posted by Millie L at 4:31 PM 0 comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

May 8, 2012

Its that time again.  Here are my picks for my favorite book quotes.  I know some come from the same book but these are dang good quotes!!

  1. No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
  2. My dear I don't give a damn Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind
  3. That's right. When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I'm gonna read it to you.  William Goldman The Princess Bride
  4. Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily -- weak people, in other words -- they stand no chance...  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  5. You have widely mistaken my character, if you think I can be worked on by such persuasions as these. How far your nephew might approve of your interference in his affairs, I cannot tell; but you certainly have no right to concern yourself in mine."
    Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
  6. As you wish' of course what he really meant was, 'i love you'” William Goldman The Princess Bride
  7.  "...we call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words."  Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
Unfortunately I cannot think of anymore but these are my favorites.  What are yours?

Millie

Monday, May 7, 2012

Review Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

Posted by Millie L at 3:46 PM 0 comments

May 7, 2012
Paperback, 367 pages
Published May 2nd 2006
by Downtown Press (first published October 4th 2005) 
Summary from Amazon.com:



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A GIRL ON THE FRINGE ENTERS THE REALM OF NEW YORK'S CHIC, PARTY-HOPPING ELITE?
Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she's never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around her unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the "What are you going to do with your life?" phone calls from her parents. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal and professional life is...invisible.

My Thoughts:

Overall this was an ok book for me and it reminded me too much of the Devil Wears Prada. 

The majority of the characters I disliked and I sometimes found it hard sometimes to even cheer for the main character Bette, my reasons being the book seemed to focus too much on the drinking and parting.  I would have liked to have seen more between Bette and her love interest too (I did like this part of the book).  And I did like Bette's birthday present from her friend Penelope at the end.  However outside of this, there was not much else about about the book I cared for.  Too many shallow vapid people.  But maybe that was the point Ms. Weisberger was trying to make. 

Millie





Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Tiger Lily

Posted by Millie L at 3:21 PM 1 comments
May 2, 2012




"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Expected publication: July 3rd 2012
             by Harper Collins Children's Books         



Summary from Goodreads:

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.


The summary of this book has me intrigued and I can't wait get my hands on it to read it. 

Millie

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Like To See Made Into A Movie

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

OMG so excited to be participating in my first meme!!.  Here are my picks for books I would like to see made into a movie (in no particular order).

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  2. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  3. Graceling by Kristin Cashmore
  4. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  6. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  7. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  8. Louisa Elliot by Ann Victoria Roberts
  9. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  10. Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
Those are my picks, although it was hard to narrow the list down.  What are your picks?

Millie
 

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