Saturday, October 29, 2011

In My Mailbox (106) Can You Believe This Blog is Three + Lots of Books

In My Mailbox, inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie and hosted by The Story Siren.

So last week I was all set to write and post an IMM on Sunday after Mass, but instead wound up in bed trying to sleep off the beginning of a cold. So here's more of the books that I have forgotten to mention over the last few weeks.

Be sure to check out the awesome guest posts that have gone up over the last few weeks.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Audiobook Review: Shakespeare: The Essential Tragedies vol. 2

Shakespeare: The Essential Tragedies, Volume Two by Shakespeare narrated by full cast, 2011. Time: 10 hrs. 45 mins. (11 discs). Published by  BBC Audiobooks. Source: for review from Audiobook Jukebox/Publisher.
These brilliant radio dramatizations of four of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies bustle with thwarted romance, sudden violence, and intense passions. Includes Macbeth (2 CDs); Othello (3 CDs); Antony and Cleopatra (3 CDs); and Coriolanus (3 CDs).
First Sentence:
Macbeth-
First Witch: When shall we three meet again?
Antony and Cleopatra-
Philo: Nay, but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Guest Post: Kai (Fiction State of Mind) on Manga VS Anime

Hey guys! It is my pleasure to have Kai of Fiction State of Mind dropping by the blog to talk about manga and anime and which is better.
I hope ya'll will give her a warm welcome to the blog.
MANGA VS ANIME SMACKDOWN (SORTA)
Hi everyone I’m happy to be here at Orchid’s blog discussing one of my favorite genres:  Manga. It’s been amazing watching the growth of the Manga industry in the United States, especially with the female population. My very first manga was Naruto. I immediately fell in love with the genre and snapped up a ton of volumes. I also started watching the Anime. Anime offers a unique option for Manga fans: to see live action representations of their favorite characters, and books.
With the rising cost of Manga, Anime offers an opportunity to enjoy your favorite series at a fraction of the cost. I’ve found many Anime are very similar to the books so for budgetary reasons I’ve switched to renting series over buying manga. I really recommend Netflix for anyone interested in seeing the wide range of Anime available. Here are how some of the most popular Manga match up vs. their Anime.
HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD
MANGA
Take a High School full of students, add zombies and watch the ensuing panic and vicious horror action. I’ve been wanting to get this series since I heard about it. I found the first two issues of the manga at Barnes & Noble. It was shrink wrapped and cost $12.95 and issue YIPES! A few weeks later I was at the store and the first issue was open. I sat a while and read the first few chapters to get a feel for the story and put it on my wish list. The book is great but the price really has me waiting to find issue s on a book swap site
ANIME
I found the HSTH Anime on Netflix streaming the other day and have really been enjoying it! The music, animation style and characters transfer really well to Anime. One warning for potential viewers : there is a lot  female “fan service”, meaning the girls have huge breast with little support, 90% of them are in school girl uniforms that seem to ride up at opportune moments so you see lots of panties. Strangely though I didn’t feel the female characters were being sexualized, maybe it’s because they are all kick butt chicks who take down a lot of the zombies themselves.
WINNER:
ANIME

BLEACH
MANGA
Bleach by Viz is consistently in the top ten bestselling Manga and Anime. The story of young Ichigo who is given soul reaper power to save his family from blood thirsty Hollows, hungry ghost spirits. I love everything about this series. It has a great paranormal twist with tons of sword battles. With a wide range of characters that appeal to men and women.
ANIME
The Bleach anime is extremely well done and is almost a perfect match chapter per chapter from the manga. A wonderful soundtrack and stellar voice cast make this a series very new reader/ viewer friendly.
WINNER:
TIE
DEATH NOTE
MANGA
One of the best thing about Death note is that is a complete series with around 12 or 13 volumes including specials. The story revolves around Light a High School student who comes across a Death Note a book from a shinigami or death god. Any person written in the book dies of a heart attack unless another specific form of death is written. As the police hunt the mysterious “Kira” a tangled web of cat and mouse games and murder unfolds. This Manga? Anime also has my favorite character of all time: “L” an eccentric sugar obsessed investigative genus who doesn’t realize how close prey is really is.
ANIME
Death Note is also my favorite Anime. Wonderful production values and gorgeous animation and a top notch voice cast. I highly recommend this series both in print and Anime format. A shining example of popular fiction as art.
WINNER
ANIME
Hope I’ve intrigued you to check this great series out. Happy Reading

Thanks, Kai, for the great post. I definitely agree that Death Note was better as an anime (although the manga was also really good as well).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wish List wednesday (70)

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, 1) by Marissa Meyer, January 3, 2012. Published by Feiwel & Friends.
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. 

YA Spooktacular: Story 2 Party Time

So excited to be taking part in the YA Spooktacular!

Guest Post: Robyn of Roboloblyn's Universe of Books (Inheritance Reading Challenge)

PhotobucketAs part of the Inheritance Read ing Challenge, I am pleased to introduce ya'll to the lovely Robyn of Roboloblyn's Universe of Books as she talks about her love of the series.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesday*ARC Edition* (62)

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To participate, simply do the following: Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Eve

Eve (Eve, 1) by Anna Carey, October 4, 2011. 318 pages. Published by HarperCollins. Source: Publisher for review.
Where do you go when nowhere is safe?
 
Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.
 
Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.
First Sentence:
By the time the sun had set over the fifty-foot perimeter wall, the School lawn was covered with twelfth-year students.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon 2011

If it weren't for Twitter I would have missed the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon. I'll be doing all of my updating on this post so as not to clog up everyone's feeds.

There's still time to sign up if you would like to (click on banner for link).
I'll probably be using the readathon to make some more progress in the Inheritance books, which I'm re-reading for my reading challenge. Hopefully I'll be done with Eragon and well on my way to being done with Eldest so I can tackle Brisinger on Saturday.

Good luck to all.

My Readathon TBR Stack:
Brisinger

I got a bit of a late start today. Fail!

Reading Now:
Eldest (300 of 681)
Hercule Poirot and The Capture of Cerberus & The Incident of the Dog's Ball (audio)

Finished:
Eragon (last 60 pages)
Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome (audio)

Mini Challenge (Midnight Book Girl) Book Sentence Challenge:
I'm kind of lacking a camera, but here are the books I'm using to create my sentence. Enjoy.
Eve by Anna Carey, The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann, Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater Rhodes, and Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
(Bold = used for sentence)

My Sentence:
Eve's uprising shattered the unwanteds.

Mini Challenge (The Blue Stocking Society) Rereading:
The readathon is conciding with the challenge to reread the Inheritance books before the release of the final book.

So I am re-reading Eragon (finished the last bit this morning) and Eldest (which I am half-way through at the moment). Other than that the Harry Potter books and Chronicles of Narnia are some of my favorite books to revisit.  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Daughters of Eve

Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan, 2011 (originally published in 1979). 320 pages. Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Source: Publisher for review.
The girls at Modesta High School feel like they're stuck in some anti-feminist time warp-they're faced with sexism at every turn, and they've had enough. Sponsored by their new art teacher, Ms. Stark, they band together to form the Daughters of Eve. It's more that a school club-it's a secret society, a sisterhood. At first, it seems like they are actually changing the way guys at school treat them. But Ms. Stark urges them to take more vindictive action, and it starts to feel more like revenge-brutal revenge. Blinded by their oath of loyalty, the Daughters of Eve become instruments of vengeance. Can one of them break the spell before real tragedy strikes? 

The calendar placed the first day of fall on the twenty-third of September, and on the afternoon of Friday, the twenty-second, Kristy Grange walked slowly down Locust Street, her backpack heavy on her shoulders.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fullmetal Alchemist 2

Fullmetal Alchemist 2 by Hiromu Arakawa, 2005. 192 pages. Published by Viz Media. Source: Borrowed.

There are many types of alchemy in the world. Edward's commanding officer, "Flame Alchemist" Roy Mustang, can control fire. Shou Tucker, the "Sewing-Life Alchemist," specializes in the most difficult alchemy of all...biological transmutation, the ability to alter the tissue of living things. But no matter what their power, alchemists are still human. And when a mysterious killer begins stalking state alchemists, no one can escape his vengence...
First Sentence:
Whoa... that was amazing...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wish List Wednesday (69)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, 1) by Rae Carson, 2011. Published by Greenwillow Books.

Guest Post: Kate of Back of the Book Reviews + Giveaway

Kate is one of the two bloggers who runs Back of the Book Reviews. I hope ya'll will give her a warm welcome to the blog, as she discusses her love of dragons.
I have always loved Dragons. They mythology of such a creature and the
magnificent beauty that they have has always kept me spell bound. When I
first read Eragon that was the first thing that struck me about the story:
The dragons! I loved the idea that there were dragon riders, knights who
trained along with their dragons for epic battles.

With Saphira the beauty and magnificence were parallel to her love,
compassion and humour. The way that she has been depicted in the story
just makes you want to have a Saphira of your own, or it did me anyway.
From the book I generated one view of her, the film offered another image
of her. I’m not sure which one I would have gone for really. They both
offered me as a reader aspects that I had in my imagination.

With the release of Inheritance in November I am very keen to see how the
story will end. Following the series from the start I have a feeling that
the ending will be as good as the books have been and will hopefully have
an ending that is what I would like.

Thank you to Orchid for allowing me to discuss this with you. Also please
check out my site www.backofthebookreviews.com as we will be hosting a
giveaway to accompany this reading challenge.

Thanks, Kate, for the awesome post. =)

Contest details: The lovely Kate has a surprise instore for ya'll on her blog, a giveaway that fits in perfectly with the challenge. Now I already know what she's giving away, all you need to do is visit her blog, Back of the Book Reviews, to enter. Trust me ya'll want to enter.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (61)

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To participate, simply do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Blog Tour: Promissory Payback and Unrevealed


Since this is a double review I'm doing things a bit differnt. At the bottom look for a character overview as well as a content rating for both books. =) 

Inheritance Reading Challenge (Kick Off Post)

Welcome veteran Inheritance Cycle and new fans alike, I hope that you will all enjoy re-reading or reading the series for the first time.

Today is the first day of the Inheritance Reading Challenge, which will take place over the next three weeks. I am sure ya'll can guess how insanely happy this makes me since we are days from the release of the final book, but what really made my day was were all the lovelies who decided to take part in the challenge. Ya'll rock!

As we count down to the final installment of the Inheritance Cycle by reading the first three books, you can also check out some of the amazing guest posters that will be stopping by and sharing their thoughts on the books. You'll get to meet them later on in the challenge. I hope ya'll will love their posts as much as I do.

Also at the end of each week there will be a post where you can either comment and share your thoughts on the book of the week, or if you decided to review the book share your link so we can all come check it out.

I'll also be making a page for the challenge so that ya'll can quickly find any and all posts relevant to the challenge without much trouble.
Ya'll can also check out the full list of participants -> HERE <- as well as links to all their fabulous blogs.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Blog Tour/ARC Review: The Goblin War

The Goblin War (Goblin Wood, 3) by Hilari Bell, 2011. 320 pages. Published by HarperTeen. Source: Good Choice Reading Book Tours/Author.
Tobin has finally crossed back from the Otherworld, where he was trapped in mortal peril for months—only to be captured by the dreaded, bloodthirsty barbarians the moment he enters his own Realm. Meanwhile, the pretty hedgewitch Makenna and her legion of goblins are still trying to find a way out of the Otherworld before it fatally drains their magic and life force. To escape, they will need help from the spirits that live there—but that aid will not come freely.

Now the barbarians are out to take over the Realm, and only Makenna, Tobin, and his younger brother, Jeriah, know what is needed to stop them. They’ll need to work together—and with the goblins—to formulate a plan. The answer lies with the Otherworld spirits and also with the blood amulets that give infinite power to the barbarians. The question is: Can they band together and save the Realm in time? 

In Hilari Bell’s thrilling finale of the Goblin trilogy, alliances are once again tested, and the fate of the entire kingdom rests in the hands of some unexpected heroes. Readers will relish this epic’s intricate politics, high adventure, and intensely satisfying conclusion.
First Sentence (ARC):

She was beaten. 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

In My Mailbox (105) The I Haven't Done One in a Long Time Edition

In My Mailbox, inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and hosted by The Story Siren.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Audiobook Review: All These Things I've Done

All These Things I've Done (Birthright, 1) by Gabrielle Zevin, read by Ilyana Kadushin, 2011. Time: 10 hours (8 discs). Published by Macmillan Audiobook/Farrar Straus Giroux. Source: Publisher for review.
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
First Sentence:
The night before junior year- I was sixteen, barely- Gable Arsley said he wanted to sleep with me.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Forbidden Dance 2

Forbidden Dance 2 by Hinako Ashihara, 2003. 192 pages. Published by Tokyopop. Source: Borrowed.
Aya sneaks out of the all-important National Ballet Competition to look for her best friend Nachan, It's a race against the clock as Aya searches for her distraught friend while trying to get back in time for her own performance. But when Nachan threatens suicide, will Aya be able to tear herself away in time? The world of dance can make or break you, and dancers must find within themselves the will and the resolve to overcome any setback in order to make their dreams come true.  
First Sentence:
I am the one who put the pieces of glass in your shoes.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wish List Wednesday (68)

Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan, 2011 (originally published in 1974). Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (60)

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To participate, simply do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fateful

Fateful by Claudia Gray, 2011. 336 pages. Published by HarperTeen. Source: Publisher for review.
In Fateful, eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, overbearing family she works for. Once the ship they’re sailing on reaches the United States, she’ll strike out on her own. Then she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets....
Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves are real and they’re stalking him—and now Tess, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.
First Sentence:
It's not too late to turn back, I tell myself.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Random Acts of Kindess (Septembter/October)




Book Soulmates I have been in and out of town the past few weeks, so I haven't had a chance to do my post for RAK. Since I'm behind I'm just going to do last months wrap up and sign up for this month in one shot.

Last month I got my very first RAK from the lovely Alexa of Pages of Forbidden Love.
Wait for it....she sent me a signed ARC of The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann along with a couple of bookish goodies that go along with the book. I am beyond excited and cannot wait to read The Unwanteds. Thanks, Alexa! =)

I sent out some bookmarks to Alexa last month.


Books I'm wishing for (full list HERE)-
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

RULES RE-CAP -
NEW request added:

• Sign up each month that you'd like to participate.
• Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button :)

• Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.

• If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger for their address.
•*NEW* Please, once you receive a RAK, email or tweet @BookBrunette so that she can update the Google doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU EMAIL HER. SHE WILL BE THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR UPDATING THE GOOGLE DOC.{Thanks @BookBrunette for accepting!!}
·        *NEW* E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble as well.
·        At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K! Make a post saying 'Thank You' to whoever granted one of your wishes and share it with us :)

OPEN TO EVERYONE!
Let's keep our International bloggers in mind and in our hearts.
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Vintage Reads Review: In the Forests of the Night

In the Forests of the Night (Den of Shadows, 1) by Amelia Atwater- Rhodes, 1999. 147 pages. Published by Laurel Leaf. Source: Bought/Own.
By day, Risika sleeps in shaded room in Concord, Massachusetts. By night, she hunts the streets of New York City. She is used to being alone.
But someone is following Risika. He has left her a black rose, the same sort of rose that sealed her fate three hundred years ago. Three hundred years ago Risika had a family- a brother and a father who loved her. Three hundred years ago she was human.
Now she was a vampire, a powerful one. And her past has come back to torment her
First Sentence:

A cage of steel.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Award


Thanks to totally awesome Alyssa, Jake and Gregory over at Teens Read and Write. Seriously, ya'll should check out/follow their amazing blog.
Your mission details:
  1. Slap the graphic on your blog.
  2. Give link props to the person who gave you the award (keep the hard, best, fast and strong on your side!).
  3. Spread the awesome and nominate five (5) other bloggers who you think exemplify what it means to be cool, fun and cutting edge.
  4. Let the recipients know they’ve won this honor on their blogs.
  5. Last but not least, shoot Gini Koch an email at gini@ginikoch.com and let her know you’re the best of the best of the best, sir! (put “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” in the subject line!) by sharing that you’ve been nominated and telling her which other bloggers you nominated, and she’ll enter you into the “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Contest. Find out more details and what the loot is at http://www.ginikoch.com/winstuff.htm.
Of course, you can choose to ignore your awesomeness, but then you’ll never have a chance to nab your own A-C or win the loot. And you know you want both. 
Contest runs from Wednesday, September 28, 2011 through Friday, October 21, 2011.
I'm passing this award to-
Kai @ Fiction State of Mind
Katelyn @ Katelyn's Blog
The {EPIC} Rat
Lisa @ Starmetal Oak Book Blog
Pam @ Midnyte Reader

Frightful Fall Reviewers Challenge (Review Links)

Meant to post this on the first but I completely forgot. Things are insanely busy at the moment here.
So just leave a comment with the link to your Frightful Fall review (your name & name of book as well) and I'll add it below. =)

Reviews:
1. Sophia's Book Blog (The October Country by Ray Bradbury)
2. Sophia's Book Blog (The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas)
3. Sophia's Book Blog (Turn of the Screw by Henry James)
4. BookGeeksRule (Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer)
5. Sophia's Book Blog (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs)
6. Leighanne's Lit (Blood Calling by Joshua Grover-David Patterson)
7. Leighanne's Lit (The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates)
8. BookGeeksRule (Bloodspell by Amalie Howard)
9. Sophia's Book Blog (The Bad Place by Dean Koontz) 
10.Sophia's Book Blog (The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty)
11. BookGeeksRule (This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Kenneth Oppel)

Wish List Wednesday (67)

Blood Red Road (Dustlands, 1) by Moira Young, 2011. Published by Margaret K. McElderry.

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday *ARC Edition* (59)

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To participate, simply do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon (Start/updates)

Since I actually meant to have this up earlier, I'll keep it short.
The lovely Michelle (The True Book Addict) of Castle Macabre is hosting the Frightfull Fall Readathon, she's also one of the hosts of the Frightful Fall Reviews Challenge.

Well, ya'll know how much I love a readathon so how could I pass up the opportunity to take part in this one. Yes, I know I just finished one, but what I can I say they are fun.

The goal is to read at least one scary book (horror, thriller, or mystery) during the readathon.

Read:
Eve by Anna Carey (the last half)

Next up is what ever scary book won for Vintage Reads. Although I think there was a tie.

ARC Review: Dark Eden

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman, November 1, 2011. 336 pages. Published by HarperCollins Children's Publishing. Source: Publisher for review.
Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares—with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night's experiences. But each person soon discovers strange, unexplained aches and pains. . . . What is really happening to the seven teens trapped in this dark Eden?
ARC First Sentence:
Why are you hiding in this room all alone?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Impromptu Readathon

I never got a chance yesterday to post this, but April of Good Books and Good Wine is hosting an impromptu readathon going from 9/28 to 10/3.

Hopefully I can tackle some of the review/book tour books on my TBR pile over the next few days. Sadly, I cannot remember a single title at the moment, but will post them here as I read them. =)

Reading Now:
Eve by Anna Carey
Coriolanus (audiobook)

Read/listened to:
Promissory Payback by Laurel Dewey
Unrevealed by Laurel Dewey
Antony and Cleopatra (audiobook)
Are you a middle grade author, want your book to be spotlighted this year during the challenge on my blog? Than this post is just for you. All about Middle Grade Challenge

Sign up for the 2014 All about Middle Grade Reading Challenge.

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