Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Tunes (Nov. 23th)

Is it Tuesday already! Goodness!

I'm sure most of you have noticed that we kind of fell off of the face of the planet after Thursday last week!

Ang had a death in the family =( and my whole family is sick. Seriously, it's been about 2 years since I've had a cold and it's killing me! haha yes I'm a wimp.

Soooo for Tuesday Tunes I'm going to share one of my favorite songs from my 90's crush, Daniel John. Since I haven't been able to read anything new.

I Miss You Love by Silverchair 
(the live version)

I was like 14 I think? when that song came out lol I was also in love with Daniel John (the lead singer)

Yes my mom was concerned

And no I turned out just fine lol

Anyways! We're fixing to start City of Bones as our next read BUT more importantly we are going to be doing a character interview with Kim from Awakened by Ednah Walters. (Monday is the day! err..hopefully!)

I finished the book up before the sick bomb hit us and (oh.em.gee) I'm ready for the sequel! Angels are soooo going to the the new "thang" I just know it! 

Well I hope everyone enjoys their Tuesday AND has a safe/happy Turkey Day!!!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. To participate head over there for how to's!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Booking it Through Thursday! (Nov.18)

You can play along: HERE

Today's question/s are:

"Who would you rather borrow from? Your library? Or a Friend?
(Or don’t your friends trust you to return their books?)
And, DO you return books you borrow?"

I would rather borrow from the library! With the library you have about 3 weeks (more/less) to read the books that you check out. I always feel like I have to speed read when I borrow a friends book because I have no idea what time frame would be acceptable to keep it! If I feel rushed to read something I don't enjoy it as much as I would if I could take my time reading it. 

Oh and yes I have returned every single book that I have ever borrowed! I can't say the same for others that have borrowed my books! I lent out The Twilight Saga to my cousin a year ago and they have magically disappeared. She's moved twice since then so I'm assuming they were lost in one of the moves??? Annoys me a bit but lucky for her isn't wasn't one of my all time favorites...like The Southern Vampire Series...I'd probably disown her if those were the ones that she lost! (jk jk...well..maybe =P)

Happy Thursday! 


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Tunes (Nov. 16th)

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♪ Now on with Tuesday Tunes! 

As I've stated a million times before I'm currently reading Awakened by Ednah Walters.
(I'm not sure if I've actually said this before but fallen angels are going to be the new craze... I just know it!)

Lil is our main character/heroine and of course she has a semi-bad boy love interest, Bran. I say semi b/c I'm only on pg. 167 so he still has plenty of time to turn into a full on bad boy haha.

Anyways, after the character introduction of Bran I had this "ah ha" moment of what song he reminded me of...are you ready for it???...
.....wait for it...

...."Beautiful Disaster" by Kelly Clarkson...

You see, Bran is a special creature of sorts...he's half angel and well....half demon! His father (the angel) was forced to marry his mother (a laserith demon). Yikes!

One Angel + One Demon ='s Bran

Who is pictured on the cover of Awakened.




 lol So he's a troubled soul as one could imagine and I think this song fits him perfectly esp this section:

"He's magic and myth
As strong as what I believe
A tragedy with
More damage than a soul should see
But do I try to change him
So hard not to blame him"

Am I right or what! Aggh I love that song! So here's the full song with Miss Clarkson doing her thang!
Happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Meet Me on Monday! (Nov.15)

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1.  Do you eat Sushi?
I've never tried sushi...probably never will haha. I can't get past the whole "raw fish" thing. I do however think it's adorable!

2.  What kind of bath soap do you use?
I am OBSESSED with Dove body wash! I think they have the best scents and it does wonders for my skin!

3.  How often do you talk to your Mom?

I talk to my mom everyday. Mutiple times a day. lol If I don't call her over the weekend she threatens to call the cops on me...I'm 22 btw. Married for five years. Have 2 kids of my own and yet she still does this to me! Love you mom but you're a little crazy!

4.  What TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?
How I Met Your Mother is my everyday show.
...but once a week...
...on that especially awesome day called Thursday...
...I like to watch...

...Damon Salvatore...

lol I love love love the tv series The Vampire Diaries. I read the book first four books when I was 13 and now that the series has been re"vamped" I'm hooked all over again! I'm also a big True Blood fan but it's my summer show! Every Thursday night is dedicated to Damon Salvatore and his wicked ways...

oh and in case you couldn't figure it out I'm totally Team Delena! haha
Stefan who???

5.  Did you start Christmas shopping yet?
Yes! I'm actually about 90% done! This year will be the year of Iron Man because my little man is obsessed with superheroes...Iron Man being his top pick. So come Dec. 25 he will be decked out in all kinds of Iron Man gear and living his dream life lol. 

Welp Those are my answers!!! Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In My Mailbox Nov 14, 2010

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Awakened (Guardian Legacy #1) by Ednah Walters (Goodreads Amazon)

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Goodreads  Amazon)

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare (Goodreads Amazon)

The Dark Knight: Batman Saves the Day by Jennifer Frantz (Goodreads  Amazon)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins

You can play along HERE

I'm theming ours with last nights Vampire Diaries Episode haha

1. When pigs fly, __Damon will get over Elena___.

2. __A whole month before a new episode___ seriously?!

3. Call me __a hater but I really dislike Stefan lol___.

4. __Woo___ if you know what I mean.

5. The most entertaining person in my life is __my husband___ because__he suffers through Vampire Diaries with me and lets me drool over Damon every Thursday night lol___.

6. __Time to kill someone off.___ who's next?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __seeing my hubster___, tomorrow my plans include __reading___ and Sunday, I want to __do absolutely nothing___!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Booking it Through Thursday!!!

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"It is November 11th, known here in the U.S. as Veteran’s Day, formerly Armistice Day to remember the end of WWI but expanded to honor all veterans who have fought for their country, so …
Do you read war stories? Fictional ones? Histories?"

I've read a few war stories. The one that sticks out the most is Peral Harbor, 1941by Nancy Holder.It's a short novel about a young girl named Bekah who has just finished up her nurses training is San Francisco, CA. Bekah, like most 20 year olds, is ready to go out in to the world to begin her life, but finds herself heading back to her past in Hawaii. Through out the book you find out that Bekah was previously engaged but lost her fiancĂ©e, David, in a terrible fire. She feels obligated to go back to the island to marry his twin brother, Ian. Fate has other plans...She ends up meeting a cocky Naval Ensign, Scott DeAngelo. At first Bekah is not amused by his "charm" but eventually he grows on her and she finds herself falling for him. Of course all of this leads up to the morning of December 7th, 1941. The ending of this book still haunts me because Nancy Holder paints such a vivid image you feel the loss,anger,and pain that happened on that important day in our history. I know it sounds like a girly book but honestly it's an excellent quick read and I highly recommend it!
Happy Thursday!!! 


     Reading level: Ages 9-12

Mass Market Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (May 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 067103927X
ISBN-13: 978-0671039271

Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday!

Today's meme is Wishlist Wednesday. Where we are going to tell you about the books on our wishlist! Cool thing is that, we might just get you into books you have never even heard of! =P

This week at the top of my list is The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. The cover of this book makes me want to read it even more! 

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: September 21, 2010
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595143378
ISBN-13: 978-1595143372
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches

Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.  Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Tunes

First off....Yay for Tuesdays!

I'm partial to days that begin with T's for some reason. So Tuesdays and Thursday are my feel good days. Why? No idea but enough about me! 

We're going to be doing a daily meme on our blog. Mostly to help us keep it going but also to help our little bitty blog get out into the big wide blogasphere. 

Tuesdays and awesomeness that comes along with them are going to be dedicated to two of my favorite things: Books and Music.

I'm not sure about you but when I'm listening to my ipod every now and then a song will pop up and I'll think to myself "Hey that reminds me of so&so from such&such" =P

I love love love when authors have a play list for their novels! Especially when both the novel and the music are synchronized...my brain goes into overdrive when things like that happens because it's just too much awesomeness for it to handle!

So here's the deal... every Tuesday post a song that reminds you of something that you are currently reading.

For example: Our book club just finished reading Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. We attended a twitter party hosted by @galleysmith were we got to ask Becca a few question regarding Hush, Hush and her newest novel (sequel to Hush, Hush) Crescendo. I asked her if there was a certain song/songs that reminded her of any of her characters and she said "Trouble is a Friend" by Lenka. Of course I checked it out and O.M.G.  it fits the two main characters to a T. (See there I go again the with T's...I really need to look into my obsession with those...).

So our first official Tuesday Tunes is going to be dedicated to Becca for her suggestion of "Trouble is a Friend" by Lenka. This song will be stuck in your head for days if you're a Patch/Nora fan! 

Upcoming Author Interview with Ednah Walters

Most of you have heard by now but I still wanted to put it out there that Hook Bookers is going to be having our very first AUTHOR/CHARACTER INTERVIEW with Ednah Walters on her debut novel "Awakened".

Raise your hand if you're excited!

Can a get a "WOO" from the "WOO GIRLS!" (<= click the link to youtube & you will see where I get this from haha)

Right now I'm just waiting on my copy of  "Awakened" to come through the mail. Barnes and Noble decided it would be funny to send it to me by itself...three days later than the rest of my books....so no "Woo" for you Barnes and Noble...

Anyways, I plan on speed reading it so I can get the question to Ednah ASAP and hopefully have the interview/giveaway sometime next week.

So keep a look out for us on Twitter, our Facebook page, and here so you can learn more about the first novel in The Guardian Legacy Series: "Awakened" and have a chance to win some cool swag! 

Just for shiggles "Woooo" lol

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Book Trailer for Awakened by Ednah Walters

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Discussion for Hush, Hush

Just wanted to remind everyone that we're having the discussion for Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick on our facebook page!! Here's the linky: Discussion for Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


And incase anyone already forgot today is Thursday...which means @8pm you better have your television set on the CW to get your weekly Damon Salvatore fix...

Yay for man candy!