Saturday, June 12, 2010

Twilight T-Shirt Giveaway!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Review: Toby and the Secrets of the Tree

Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Timothee de Fombelle
Francois Place Illustrated the book
Sarah Ardizzone translated the book

*form goodreads description*
The second and final part of the thrilling adventure of heroism and friendship in an unforgettable miniature world.Toby's world is under greater threat than ever before. A giant crater has been dug right into the centre of the Tree, moss and lichen invade the branches, and one tyrant controls it all. Leo Blue, once Toby's best friend, now his worst enemy, is holding Elisha prisoner, hunting the Grass People with merciless force, capturing all who stand in his way, inflicting a life of poverty and fear. But returning after several years among the Grass People, Toby will fight back. And this time he's not alone. A resistance is forming...This eagerly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Toby Alone is a gripping conclusion to a new classic adventure story.

The book follows around the life of Toby Lolness, who is very small and lives in a tree. And then there are Grass people who live on the ground. There are bad guys who capture the people are taking over, and Toby must/well save.

This was great for me not reading the first book.Though at first I was a little lost but once i got into it i was not that lost. You may want to read the first book before you read this one though. It was very enjoyable to read.Thought the Characters where great fun.

Though i felt the book could have been shorted a little, Just because i felt like some parts where a little bit boring, but for the most part it was a nice cute read.

The author did a great job at describing the scenes and the way the characters interacted with things, and other people. The style of the writing was easy read, and I just loved every little detail.

Like every other page or so, there would be illustration. These illustration where gorgeous to look at. It was always for to look at the drawings, to get a feel of what was happen.

There is some little violence where a wingless butterfly will get slowly shot of arrows until the butterfly dies,there may also be other little violent scenes. This book is not about Violence. but i would just beware of this factor for the more sensitive young readers.

The overall plot of the book is a great adventure, and it has some great beauty in it. form what they use as coats and prisons,etc.Its just full of greatness.

3 Sugar cubes

Monday, May 31, 2010

leilani loves books contest!

Leilani loves books is having a 100 follower giveaway. starts June 11th and ends August 13th.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm Your Girl by J.J. Murray Review

description taking form goodreads,
For public library clerk Diane Anderson, reading romance novels and living vicariously is far easier than attracting a flesh-and-blood man of her own. She'd love to add some real spice to her life, but it seems she's too voluptuous in the wrong places to attract the kind of black man her mama requires as a son-in-law...and just exotic enough to attract the kind of white man Mama forbids. But there's something about that lost-looking guy who comes wandering into the library one January afternoon. And when he reveals that Diane is his muse, well, she can't help being intrigued...After months spent mourning a personal tragedy, novelist Jack Browning is struggling to get back to work. Under pressure by his editor to write his second novel, Jack decides to hit the library for ideas. The clerk who helps him is smart and sassy - not to mention curvy in all the right places. He finds himself thinking of Diane as he creates the heroine of his book. Now, against all odds, she's knocking down the wall he'd built around himself, becoming the inspiration for his art...and maybe even for his life

Diana to me comes of as a little cold hared, like she dose not gives things a chance first before she judges.For on, she will be reading a book and because she dose not believe in some thing in real life she will bash it before she really has the chance to get into it. Though i think she will change when she encounters Jack.

Jack is a Author who writes Romance books. When some thing tragic happens to his family. It dose what most people dose to cope, stay in the house and sleep,or hes cases drink. When Jack goes to bring back library books and look for books for research for his book, He meats Diana. He fell in love with her the first time she touch his hand giving him change back. Diana touch him like no one had in a long time. And that's where it really starts there relationship. Jack seems to me like a very nice guy, though he talks to himself, But hey we are talk to are self once in a while right?

I found it inserting that Jack is a Author who is writing a romance, and the Author of this book is wrote about the same thing. I think J.J. Murray did a good job at describing the characters, the relationship, and what the book is about. Really love how the Relationship with Jack and Diana came to me, and i found myself gushing over the two together.

Though that being said, i did felt like some lines were just plain cheesy, and ridiculous at times. Some of the writing did not flow for me, And i found myself having to reread parts over to make it flow for me.

But with that aside i thing J.J Murray did a ok job writing the book, Not bad, but not great either. I really wanted to love this book, it just did not do it for me.

Like i always say, your never know if you will like it more the me, so give it a try if, you really want to read it.

2 sugar cubes at of 5

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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Monday, May 10, 2010

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

This is what i can't last week. Top one won form Book of Secrets thanks Diana!
I won

Child of Darkness by Jennifer Armintrout
Queen of Light by Jennifer Armintrout
Veil of Shadows by Jennifer Armintrout

Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway
Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway
Romancing the Dead by Tate Hallaway
Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway

Be Mine Forever by Rosemary Laurey
Keep Me Forever by Rosemary Laurey
Midnight Lover by Rosemary Laurey

The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein
Blood Drive by Jeanne C. Stein
Legacy by Jeanne C. Stein
The Watcher by Jeanne C. Stein

Plus THREE fabric book covers with attached ribbon bookmarks not pictured

This one was won , forget where i won it form, sorry.

Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning

The Mermaids Singing (Tony Hill & Carold Jordan, #1) by Val McDermid

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

Huntress by Christine Warren (Contributor), Caitlin Kittredge (Contributor), Jenna Maclaine

Stalemate by Iris Johansen

Well that's all i got last week what did you get?

Finny : A Novel by Justin Kramon

We meet Finny Short as an observant, defiant fourteen-year-old who can’t make sense of her family’s unusual habits: Her mother offers guidance appropriate for a forty-year-old socialite; her father quotes Nietzsche over pancakes. Finny figures she’s stuck with this lonely lot until she meets Earl Henckel, a boy who comes from an even stranger place than she does. Unhappy with Finny’s budding romance with Earl, her parents ship her off to Thorndon boarding school. But mischief follows Finny as she befriends New York heiress Judith Turngate, a girl whose charm belies a disquieting reckless streak.

Finny’s relationships with Earl and Judith open her up to dizzying possibilities of love and loss and propel her into a remarkable adventure spanning twenty years and two continents. Justin Kramon has given us a wickedly funny odyssey with a moving and original love story at its core. Finny introduces us to an unforgettable heroine, a charmingly intricate world, and an uncommonly entertaining and gifted young novelist.
*Blurb form the book


Growing up in Maryland Finny at age 14 falls in love with this boy name Earl, A son of a Pianist. But when Sylvan, Finny's brother decide to tell their parents of her love, they get very angry and soon she is off to an all girl boarding school. There is meant a Hygiene obsessed dorm matron Poplan, who she well become close with, and Shares a room with A rich girl name Judith, who she thinks nice and cool.

In the story Finny will face heart breaks, true love, and new friends. As the book followers Finny life story.

Justin Kramon did a great job describing the characters in finny. Though i would have to admit that I have read about these type of characters before ,i think that Justin did a good job in making them a little bit more interesting then common characters. Finny will be some interesting characters through Judith. Carter being among one of them,I love how Carter is openly gay. Carter and Finny will becomes friends in the story. I fell in love with Earl the moment i heard about him. The way he cares and feels about Finny is so sweet. That at some point I feel like i am in finny shoes.

The last two chapters i think are missing something that i can't put my finger on it. The writing just seems hurried to me. Like the author tried to get lots of info in at the last minute. Some i feel was unneeded info.

Over all i liked the story, give and take that there was some things i did not like. It still had me keep reading, and wondering what will happen next. This may not be the book for you but it don't hurt to just give it a try. you never now what you will think.

I am a slow reader but i am working on getting more reviews up, also if you have any suggestions they are welcome. How do you like my new rating system, sugar cubes?