Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Watch For It Wednesday

Well here we are again Wednesday. I am happy the week is half over and my reading progress is going better than I expected. These are the paperback books I am looking forward to reading

TITLE: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
AUTHOR: Lish McBride

SUMMARY: (Goodreads)
 Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.
Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.
With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?


SIDENOTES: I like the title of this book and then I read the description . Okay that really had me. I think my son will like this book. To tell the truth. I have this on my want list but it is going to be a while till I read it. I have been stocking up on ya and tween books that to bargin tables.


This second book is one I have been waiting for since I finished and reviewed the first in the series

TITLE : Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2)                             AUTHOR: Sherrilyn Kenyon                                                  SUMMARY : Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse...

Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...
RELEASE DATE: March 13th

SIDENOTES: Like I said I have been waiting for this book for months. I really liked the first book and Nick is a typical teen, but devoted to his mother.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March Reads

Okay, this month is Children's books or (Tween) Books. My daughter is 12 and hates being called a child. Another thing about these books is they are not as long as most of the books I read I will be reading more this month. Here is this months reads

TITLE: Dear Dumb Diary, Let's Pretend This Never Happened
AUTHOR: JimBenton

SUMMARY Read the hilarious, candid, (and sometimes not-so-nice,) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be.School was okay today. Actually, it was better than okay. Angeline got her long, beautiful hair tangled in one of the jillion things she has dangling from her backpack, and the school nurse -- who is now one of my main heroes -- took a pair of scissors and snipped two feet of silky blond hair from the left side of her head, so now Angeline only looks like The Prettiest Girl in the World if you're standing on her right. (Although personally, I think she would look better if I was standing on her neck.)

WHY WE CHOSE THIS: We read the dork diaries and wimpy kid diaries ( before we had this blog) We really liked them. So I saw this one I bought two of the books to see if we like them.

TITLE: Dear Dumb Diary, My Pants Are Haunted!
AUTHOR: Jim Benton
SUMMARY : They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on . . . Then they became a tight, scratchy, slightly smelly, and utterly ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans with an embarrassing haunting problem. Do the pants have the power to soothe a vengeful beagle, vanquish The Prettiest Girl in the World, or make the wearer irresistible to the eighth cutest guy in the grade? Are the haunted pants so dazzling they can hurt and maybe permanently damage the eyes of onlookers? Or are the haunted pants just, well, haunted (which is kind of gross when you think about it)?

WHY WE CHOSE THIS: It is the second in a series. Hope we like them .


TITLE: The Maze of Bones (39 Clues Book 1)
AUTHOR : Rick Riordan

SUMMARY : Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue.
Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

WHY WE CHOSE THIS:  My daughter asked for this book. It seems she has read one in school and really likes it.  I am looking forward to reading my daughters first pick. From my Monday shopping spree.


TITLE : The Mother - Daughter Book Club
AUTHOR  Heather Vogel Frederick

The book club
is about to get
a makeover....

Even if Megan would rather be at the mall, Cassidy is late for hockey practice, Emma's already read every book in existence, and Jess is missing her mother too much to care, the new book club is scheduled to meet every month.
But what begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading Little Women soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school. From stolen journals, to secret crushes, to a fashion-fiasco first dance, the girls are up to their Wellie boots in drama. They can't help but wonder: What would Jo March do? 

WHY WE CHOSE THIS: I think we said we were going to read this before. Got side tracked with other books. So this month we are going to try again.
TITLE:  Heck Where the Bad Kids Go
AUTHOR: Dale Basye

SUMMARY : WHEN MILTON AND Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home-ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the Pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn 18, whichever comes first?

WHY WE CHOSE THIS:  Loved the title and the cover.

That is it for this month. Look for updated Monday for the progress and any other news .

Monday, February 27, 2012

Update Monday # 6

Reading a ton this week finishing the last book of the month today is the giveaway and I will be posting the winner soon. I also got a huge box in the mail cleaned up on Amazon bargin books. So here are a few of the books I will be adding to my review list.

Just have to take a good look at them and figure out when to read them. Also on Thuresday I will be posting our reviews of this months reads on "Sons Reads" so look forward to writing them.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Want Wednesday

TITLE : Tempest Rising
AUTHOR : Tracy Deebs
RELESE DATE: May 8 th (paperback)

SUMMARY:Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.


SUMMARY :It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”

Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.

Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.

A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…


Monday, February 20, 2012

Update Monday # 5

Today I recieved 2 books I ordered . I will be reading these soon. I am always looking for good series to read. I loved the covers andthe reviews I have seen have been good so I am going to see if I like them

Also finished another book today so I am starting the last one of month today. I have not finished last months reads so I will put them on Aprils reads plus 4 more books. March's reads are childrens books (Tween books) for my daughter.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Want Wednesday ( sorry it is late)

Well, I am better now but was in bed for two days after going out on Monday. I slept most of the time so a little backed up on the reading and blog posts. So here are the books I will be waiting for this week

TITLE :Hereafter                                    AUTHOR: Tara Hudson                                SUMMARY:Can there truly be love after death?
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life--or her actual death--she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but "will" him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.
Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

WHY I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK: Look at the cover. I hope I like the book half as much as the cover.

RELEASE DATE : May 8th (paperback)

TITLE: Croak
AUTHOR: Gina Damico


Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate
New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of
dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is
much dirtier than shoveling manure.
He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.
She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by
reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for
justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to
stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with
her reaper skills?

WHY I WANT TO READ THIS: I like the story line.  I thought it was about a boy but then read the description and liked it even more.

RELEASE DATE: March 12th ( Paperback)

As I have said before I perfer the paperbacks. I I think hardcovers are just too bulkie. So all of the books I am waiting for are paper backs and are available in hard cover so if you have read them just post a link to your review I am always looking for imput on the books I want.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Update Monday # 4 Pt 2

I was right we went to the bookstore and to lunch. I bought more books for me and the kids to read and review.  I am going to list the books I got just title and authors. I am not going to descriptions today but as soon as I figure out when I am going to review them you will get the full description.

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan
Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The 39 Clues Book One The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
Solitary Ecape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
The Night Season by Chelsea Cain
In for the Kill by John Lutz
Size 14 is not Fat Either by Meg Cabot

 as you can see I got a few titles for everyone. I will be busy reading for several months, and that does not include the books I bought from those titles are all young adult titles and will keep me buzy till the end of the year I hope. 

Update Monday # 4 Pt 1

Well another week has passed and I have finished an e book and a regular book. I have been sick so in bed reading. I hate being sick but love getting my reading done while my hubby tends to the children. I have been shopping too. Hit  and cleaned up on thier teen bargin books so I will not run out of books to read with my kids. I will list the books I bought when I get them. I am feeling better. So my hubby is taking me out today. I know my hubby will be stopping at Barnes & Noble not like I need books but I am like a kid on Christmas when it comes to bookstores. That is also why this is labled part 1. I am sure I will find a few to at to my to be read pile I will list them when I get back.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Watch for it Wednesday

Here we are again Wednesday and here are the books I am watching for

Title :The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Summary : For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

What can I say I love the cover.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Update Monday # 3

Okay, I finished one book on this months reads and starting the second one today. Will review the book at the end of the month along with the others I read this month. Also finishing the books from last months reads that I did not finish, also trying to read the book for the giveaway this month I want to review it before giving it away. So far it is good. I will be giving away a e-book this month called "Being Human" Looking forward to reading the rest and letting you know how it is.