Thursday, January 26, 2012

Awkward

 Title:Awkward 
Author:Marni Bates
Published:January 1,2012 
Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp


Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she's the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous - not to mention unwelcome - attempt at CPR.

Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes, she even catches the eye of the most popular guy at school. And that's when life gets really interesting...

 I killed him, I thought numbly. I killed him with my awkwardness!

So the quote above pretty much sums up the book...Well not really but its one of many that make the book hilarious.  

Mackenzie is a hardworking, spastic,quirky awkward girl whose life changes after a mishap with a football player. The horribly awkward scene gets put on youtube then life starts to change drastically or poor sweet awkward Mackenzie.She's a instant hit famous celebs are talking and tweeting about her and then a famous band uses her video in a music video.From there she get thrust in a world of rock stars,designer cloths,and miscommunications with hot boys.Watching Mackenzie try to figure out her new life is absolutely hysterical

The characters were relate able and the book felt current.I loved Mackenzie's best friends Jane and Corey, who stood by their friend no matter what.I would love a buddy like Corey to help pick out my clothes.Then there is Jane who seemed just super sweet and bookish in a good way.I liked the fact that Mackenzie's younger brother was so embarrassed of her but also really protective of his older sister even though he's in middle school.The romance was actually quite adorable plus sweet and slow. I loved Logan he seemed like a actual nice guy. I enjoyed ReadySet and the twist with the lead singer Tom and his crush.The author made the band seem relaxed like just a group of talented guys who are famous.I like the fact that the band wasn't cliche. 

The cover to me ties in with the whole book its colorful,cute and quirky.

The whole attitude of the book was light and fun and entertaining, nothing serious or heavy.I read the book in one siting i found it entertaining and at times I found myself cringing at Mackenzie and her awkwardness but she ended up growing on me.This book has a chill vibe to it i would recommend this book to any one wanting to have a light fun read. 3/5

So the video is by a band called the Readyset not really the band in the book Btw...
 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Freebie!!! Childhood Favorites -Top Ten Tuesday(4)

Check out how Top Ten Tuesday works & the future schedule of topics HERE.
The Top Ten Tuesday, is hosted by the ever-fabulous The Broke and the Bookish  
 This  meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie...meaning YOU pick whatever topic your heart desires! Did you miss a topic you wanted to participate in or have a really specific topic that will probably never be a general Top Ten Tuesday topic? This week is for YOU!


  I decided to go with a list of Childhood favorite.I loved reading even as a kid so here my top ten  books I love when I was younger.I cant really remember many of the book i read as a kid though because i didn't start to keep track of what i read till I was much older.I'll give it my best shot though.




  1. The Boxcar Children-Gertrude Chandler Warner: I absolutey loved the whole series Reading these books I was jealous that they were all so close and that they got to live alone and have an adventure.
  2. I f You Give a Mouse a Cookie-I still have this book at home it's adorable and such a great and funny kids book.
  3. The Babysitter's Club -Ann M. Martin I wouldn't doubt that this is on every ones childhood faves.I bet i wasn't the only on who tried to start my on BSC.
  4. Tales of a fourth Grade Nothing -Judy Blume This book plus the other Fudge books were introduced to me in the forth grade and I remember thinking Fudge was hilarious.
  5. Amelia Bedelia- Peggy Parish.The super literal maid was/is ridiculous its a great book for beginner readers.
  6. The American Girls series: I only really remember reading the books Josefina and Felicity.
  7. Any Dr Sues book-When i was little my mom used to read these to me then when i learned to read i read them to my self.
  8. The Muppet Books-When i was a kid my mom used to order these books so every month a box with 3 or 4 books would show up at the house.As a kid I thought loved the Muppets and honestly I still do.
 So here is  my Top Ten whats your leave a link in the comments and I"ll check it out yours.(:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mordern Day Retellings & Untold stories

So a big thing I see a lot is the modern day  retelling of fairy tales,classic novels and then there's the story of a minor character that nobody really care about in the original. My favorite would be the stories of the minor character that nobody cares about its fun to see the point of view from someone who may not have been in the original story at all except for very briefly.

Theres also novels with new characters that weren't in the original but just seem to fit,these are also my fave its fun imaging what If and hoping for a new outcome even though you know whats going to happen..So because there are alot of these types of stories I'm going to make a quick list of a few.Hope you Enjoy!

Hamlet

Title:Falling for Hamlet 
Author:

Meet Ophelia: a blonde, beautiful high-school senior and long-time girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. Her life is dominated not only by her boyfriend's fame and his overbearing family, but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go. As the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals into madness after the mysterious death of his father, the King, Ophelia rides out his crazy roller coaster life, and lives to tell about it. In live television interviews, of course.

Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine in this compulsively readable debut novel, told by a strong-willed, modern-day Ophelia.

Ohh... Ophelia's story gets told.I was pleasantly surprised when i read this book.


Title:  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Author: Tom Stoppard
 Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play.

In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.

I recently stumbled upon this book after it was assigned for class and I'm glad.I have yet to read this book and hopefully its enjoyable.I like the fact that these to characters get to tell their brief story.


Macbeth

Title: Lady Macbeth's Daughter
Author: Lisa Klein
 The daughter Macbeth might have had, if Shakespeare had thought to create her…

Albia has grown up with no knowledge of her mother of her father, the powerful Macbeth. Instead she knows the dark lure of the Wychelm Wood and the moors, where she’s been raised by three strange sisters. It’s only when the ambitious Macbeth seeks out the sisters to foretell his fate that Albia’s life becomes tangled with the man who leaves nothing but bloodshed in his wake. She even falls in love with Fleance, Macbeth’s rival for the throne.

Yet when Albia learns that she has the second sight, she must decide whether to ignore the terrible future she foresees—or to change it. Will she be able to save the man she loves from her murderous father?  And can she forgive her parents their wrongs, or must she destroy them to save Scotland from tyranny?

In her highly anticipated follow-up to Ophelia, Lisa Klein delivers a powerful reimagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, featuring a young woman so seamlessly drawn it seems impossible she was not part of the Bard’s original play....

Cinderella 

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future



We all know the Disney Cinderella with the sweet old fairy God mother but here's a kick A** cyborg who's a revamped version of what we know.I'm definitely curious about this book and how it turns out


Title: Confessions of An Ugly Stepsister 
Author: Gregory Maguire


We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty ... and what curses accompanied Cinderella's looks?

Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household -- and the treacherous truth of her former life.


So here you go a few old stories told in a new light.These are only a few so if you want to see your favorite story in a new light go check them out. ;)

Monday, January 16, 2012

All That Matters

Title:All That Matters
Author:Youseph Tanha
Published:July 27,2011

 Ethan Wright is just like any other high school kid that is one day lucky enough to meet the girl of his dreams. Throughout the course of high school the young couple learn to cope with incredibly difficult odds to discover all that matters.


All That Matter is a touching Ebook by Youseph Tanha about a young man named Ethan Wright who life is affected forever by Amanda his first love. The story reflects back on his life in high and after,its a relatively short but good read. The characters were very described well and my favorite for some reason was Matt and I love how sweet Ethan was and how he stuck by Amanda's side. Amanda was okay too I just wish the reader knew more about her about who she was before the (big thing that happens).

The cover I nice it reminds me of beach on a cold windy day with restless waves.
I never really heard anything about this book before I read it but I would recommend it for a quick read or a way to kill time. Btw if you want to know what the (big thing that happens) is you should check out the book.2/5

Friday, January 6, 2012

One step Closer..



Win a literary agent or acclaimed author's feedback on your unpublished manuscript for young adult or middle grade readers.  This rare opportunity is being offered to the six winners of an essay contest recently announced by the literacy charity Book Wish Foundation.  See http://bookwish.org/contest for full details.

You could win a manuscript critique from:


  • Laura Langlie, literary agent for Meg Cabot
  • Nancy Gallt, literary agent for Jeanne DuPrau
  • Brenda Bowen, literary agent and editor of Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust
  • Ann M. Martin, winner of the Newbery Honor for A Corner of the Universe
  • Francisco X. Stork, winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award for The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
  • Cynthia Voigt, winner of the Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song and the Newbery Honor for A Solitary Blue

All that separates you from this prize is a 500-word essay about a short story in Book Wish Foundation's new anthology, What You Wish For.  Essays are due Feb. 1, 2012 and winners will be announced around Mar. 1, 2012.  If you win, you will have six months to submit the first 50 pages of your manuscript for critique (which means you can enter the contest even if you haven't finished, or started, your manuscript).  You can even enter multiple times, with essays about more than one of the contest stories, for a chance to win up to six critiques.


If you dream of being a published author, this is an opportunity you should not miss.  To enter, follow the instructions at http://bookwish.org/contest.

Follow Friday(2)

 

Question of the Week: Go count the number of unread books sitting on your shelf. How many?

I honestly don't have many unread books on my self i usually read them right away.The most I probably have is maybe 3 or 4 this is due to the fact that i don't really buy books that much.I mostly check them out from the library.



RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers - Pawing Through Books & Book Den.
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday! (7)

 Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title:The Story of Us
Author:Deb Calletti
Release Date: April 24,2012

 Cricket’s on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend—but she’s picked a bad week to sort out her love life. For one thing, her mother’s romance is taking center stage: After jilting two previous fianc├ęs, her mom is finally marrying Dan Jax, whom Cricket loves. But as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities at a guesthouse whose hippie owners have a sweet, sexy son—Ash—complications arise:

Cricket’s future stepsisters make it clear they’re not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan’s ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs—Cricket’s old, ill Jupiter and Dan’s young, lively Cruiser—seem to be declaring war.

While Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, she’s also alarmed by her own desires. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her....


 So that's what I'm waiting.So how about you? Leave a link and let me know. :)

First Kill (The slayer Chronicles )

Title:First Kill
Author: Heather Brewer
Published: September 20th 2011
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
 

With over a million copies already in print, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod is still sinking its fangs into new readers every day. Now, bestselling author Heather Brewer brings us the other side of the story, from the perspective of Vlad’s former friend turned mortal enemy: vampire slayer Joss McMillan. This is the first in a series of five books that can be read alongside Vlad Tod or entirely on their own.





Joss McMillan’s perfect life crashes down the night he witnesses his sister’s murder — at the hands of a vampire. He then finds out his family’s secret heritage: They are part of the Slayer Society, a group whose mission is to rid the world of vampires. Joss is their new recruit. As Joss trains, bent on seeking revenge for his sister, he discovers powers that could make him the youngest, strongest Slayer in history. But there is a traitor in the Society, one whose identity would shake Joss to the core . . . if the traitor doesn’t kill him first.


 
I'm was glad when I found out Joss was going to have his own series. His character was interesting in then Chronicles of Vlad and he seemed so intense and driven. I like that now we can get a see were he came from and how he got that way. I would definitely suggest to anyone to read the chroniclers of Vlad before the Slayer Chronicles it might help to understand some things and characters. If not before at least at some point would work cause its always good to hear two sides of a story. 

The characters were all really interesting even the one that didn't last long or were just passing though.They all had different skills and different takes on the way they live.Even though its Joss's story i would love to know more about his uncle Abraham's story because even though he meant well he wasn't exactly my favorite character at all.Abraham is decent as Joss’s uncle, though he tends to come across as a psychotic gym teacher.After reading the Vlad Chronicles  i already had a opinion about Joss and it complete changed I didn't like hime then i did but now i don't know.Yeah I get he was crushed after his sister died and all that but he seems really obsessed.That sort of makes me dislike him  but all in all I loved learning more about the Slayers and their rules, limitations and their initiation process. It was all cool to learn about.

The cover is simple but you can still see all the teen angstI cant wait to see what come next.3/5 

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Monday, January 2, 2012

More Post to come...



So I haven't really been posting thing as much as i would like to but I'm going to try to keep up with the blog and put up post on a more often.Since lately cause when ever i do the post are sporadic and there's to much time in between.As soon as i actually sit down and force my self to sit still i will get on that.It's a New Year and I'm going to try to work the blog into my schedule. I started this blog because I really liked reading other blogs and wanted to be apart of that and share my opinion.So here's to a new year,hopefully everyone sticks to there new years resolutions.I sure plan to!!Weather or not that happen well...only time can tell. :D
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