July 21, 2011

1000 views and 100 followers Celebration!!

Can you believe it's that time of the year already?! Giveaway time! Woohoo! Now I don't know what I'll be giving away just yet to one of my lucky followers, but I'll be sure to post about it soon.

I'll give you a hint though: It'll be a book.


I'm not saying which though, but we'll see. I'm so excited that I'm about to dance in a celebratory manner.

It's not a pretty picture, lol, I don't want you to be scarred for life! Look away now!

*dances in celebratory manner!*

Woo, glad that's out of my system.

As a side note: Idk if you noticed that my book cover spree has come to a drastic stop. Why? Well, I'll tell you guys the truth: I had to ask for some help. You see, I got the picture for Angel Diaries and I just didn't feel like it captured my whole story. So I asked my best buddy what he thought about it and he suggested that either I take the picture (scary thought, I am in NO shape to take pictures. Referrencing back to high school field trip to Disney World where most of the pictures were either blurry or had my thumb in them. Not a pretty picture. Pun intended.) OR I hire a professional.

I hired a professional. And at a decent cost since I already paid shutterstock 50 bucks for five pics and my next pay check isn't until tomorrow.

No pouty faces! I'll tell you guys all about it once it's done and all. If it turns out well, I'll give you the deets. But until then I don't want to jinx it. I'm just SOOO glad I don't have to worry about it anymore. Hopefully.

*crossing fingers, toes, legs and arms*

Anyway, what else is new?! Hmm, oh you might have noticed that I like read three books without giving y'all a book review. Let me explain before you bring out the horses and the ropes (think about how people were killed back in the day and you'll get the reference. Time to hit the history books).

Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson was in a series, and maybe some of you have heard of that?!

I'm not going to review this book since it's part of the series, Kiss Me Kill Me. Now would I give you the greenlight to read it? I'm not sure, because I just learned after doing some research that somehow Lauren Henderson wrote a THIRD book to this series. *slaps cheek in shock*

Idk, how she can write a third book after . . . Well, after the ending she gave us, but whatever. People who have read the series know exactly what I'm talking about. Anyway, what is this series about and why haven't you never heard of it?

Basically, it's a mystery where the main character Scarlett kisses a guy that she has a crush on and he falls dead. Everybody is convinced that she killed him.

I'm not revealing anything else to you. There's a teaser for you, but it is a mystery. In more ways then one. I'm sorry, still in shock and giving a weird look to Lauren Henderson for coming up for a third book to this series.

Anyway, now you see why I didn't review this book? When I finish the series, maybe then I'll review it, but not now. I will give Lauren Henderson some credit though: It's kinda interesting.

Then of course there was Inkheart:

Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy #1)

Here's the blurb:

Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a bookbinder. But her father has a deep secret—he possesses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want? Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time?

Now this book may sound familiar to you all because there was a movie about it with Brendan Fraser.

*girls sway at the mere mention of  his name*

Anyway, that's when I heard about it and decided to read it. My first stop was to the library and I couldn't find the blasted thing. Weird, huh? The book is turned into a movie and I couldn't find the book in the library? :S But eventually I did! I bought it at a library sale. For like 25 cents! A bargain, eh?

So what did I think about it?

Hmm, I really liked the story actually. Even though it was a size of a brick (which I have to admit, I do love thick books) and it took me FOREVER to read it, but once I finished it, it was a great book. I think many can attest to that especially since it got awards and such. And it was translated from German to English and published by Scholastic.

The main reason why I didn't review this book is because it took me forever and a lifetime, but I definitely suggest it to people who love adventure and a dash of fantasy. But don't watch the movie first. Read the book first. Yes, I'm touchy about that. Why? Because the books are usually better.

I know there are exceptions.
Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon: DVD Cover

Namely this one, but for the most part, I suggest reading the book THEN watching the movie. I'm telling you, Watchmen, the graphic novel, was SOOO much better than the movie. I can't believe they even tried to make a movie out of that! Now that graphic novel took me like TWO weeks to read it was so complex. And at one point I lost the book. :P
Watchmen starring Malin Akerman: DVD Cover

Kudos for trying though but it's definitely a complex book. That was probably the hardest book I've ever read in my whole entire life. It beats the crap out of the classics. Hands down. Now that graphic novel should turn into a classic that should be read in classrooms, but it won't because it's a graphic novel.

*sighs at the pitiful misconception of graphic novels not belonging in the classroom*

Maybe in some but not in all.

Anyway, veering way off topic, Inkheart was a great book and it's part of a series, so I would definitely go out there and buy it.

Oh, and I will review the book I'm currently reading though:

Here's the blurb:

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

I'm almost done with the epic novel (yeah, this bad boy is like over 400 hundred pages) and I can't wait to share it with you. :)

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