Saturday, June 30, 2012


First off I want to thank you all for your prayers and comments on my last post. I have the best followers anyone could want or be blessed to have. Again thank you.

AUTHOR: Jonathan Maberry

SUMMARY : In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash—but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

  My son saw this book and said he wanted to read it. I think we will be reading this in August when we read young adult books again.


TITLE:  My Life in Pink & Green
AUTHOR: Lisa Greenwald

SUMMARY: Twelve-year-old Lucy Desberg is a natural problem solver. After the local homecoming queen shows up at her family’s struggling drugstore with a beauty disaster that Lucy helps to fix, Lucy has a long line of makeover customers for every school dance and bat mitzvah. But all the makeup tips in the world won’t help save the pharmacy. If only she could find a way to make the pharmacy the center of town again—a place where people want to spend time, like in the old days. Lucy dreams up a solution that could resuscitate the family business and help the environment, too. But will Lucy’s family stop fighting long enough to listen to a seventh-grader?

Reading this with my daughter just not sure when. We already have a stack to be read to keep us busy for a bit , but may squeeze this one in sooner than we think.


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.

I had this on my watch for Wednesday. I was so happy to get it don't know who I am going to read it with yet well have to wait and see.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sad Day

I will not be blogging for the upcoming weeks. My father has just passed away and I must attend to family business. I will be blogging again starting July 2nd .

                   Thank you for understanding

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


 Reading "The Sisters Grimm The Fairy-Tale Detectives" and loving it. I like it for several reasons but the main is because they use every fairy-tale not just the Grimm Brothers.

Next is going to be an adult book, because the movie is comming out in a few days and I want to see it.

Monday, June 18, 2012


TITLE: The Body Finder
AUTHOR: Kimberly Derting

SUMMARY: Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey herself.


TITLE: The Gardener

SUMMARY: Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children’s book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason learns she is part of a horrible experiment intended to render teenagers into autotrophs—genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don’t need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this gruesome plan, who is simply called the Gardener.
Will Mason be forced to destroy the thing he’s longed for most?


TITLE: Tattoo
AUTHOR: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

SUMMARY: Bailey Morgan isn't the type of girl who shows a lot of skin, but somehow, she ends up in a dressing room at the mall with her friend Delia applying a temporary tattoo to her lower back. Never one to suffer fashion doubt, trendsetter Delia knows exactly where she wants her own tattoo: on her stomach, right where her shirt ends—can you say "midriff"? Annabelle, the quiet one, chooses the back of her neck, and tomboy Zo plasters hers on the top of her foot. The tattoos will last for three days, and Delia's sure that with them, the four friends will absolutely kill at the school dance.

Unfortunately, killing is just what someone has in mind, and Bailey, Delia, Annabelle, and Zo are in for the battle of their lives. Along with her tattoo, each girl receives a gift—a supernatural power to help them in their fight. As Bailey's increasingly frightening dreams reveal the nature of their enemy, it becomes clear to the girls that it's up to them to save the world. And if they can get Delia to stop using her newfound power to turn gum wrappers into Prada pumps, they might actually stand a chance.

Friday, June 15, 2012


"Archie had fixed tofu burgers that Jake had found so completely inedible he'd fed his in bits to the fat old basser hound under the table --- that the question of whether he would stay or not would be irrelevant. He'd starve to death."

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan   Pg. 43

( I would starve too. Tofu Burgers???? Really )


"He told Destiny to go back to the main house and take Winston with him, but that was like telling a tidal wave to turn around and go back out to sea."

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan  Pg73&74


" 'Oh, well. They said that I was too demanding. They said I was a perfectionist. That I didn't respect them --- the stupid, incompetent, clueless ignoramuses.'"

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan  Pg 134

Thursday, June 14, 2012


What cover do you like best......................


Last Weeks Winner

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012


TITLE: The Girl Behind the Glass
AUTHOR: Jane Kelly
PUB DATE: Aug 7, 2012

SUMMARY: Eleven-year-old twins Hannah and Anna agree about everything—especially that they don't want to move to the creepy old house on Hemlock Road. But as soon as they move into the house, the twins start disagreeing for the first time in their lives. In fact, it's almost as though something or someone is trying to drive them apart. While Anna settles in, Hannah can't ignore the strange things that keep happening on Hemlock Road. Why does she sense things that no one else in the family does? Like when the hemlock branch outside waves shush, shush. Or at night, if she listens hard enough, it's almost as though someone is trying to talk to her. Someone no one else can hear. Someone angry enough to want revenge. Hannah, are you listening? Is the house haunted? Is Hannah crazy? Or does something in the house want her as a best friend—forever?

Why This Book:  I though this would be a good book for my daughter. Introduce her to a scary story. I know she likes mysteries, but I want her to see there is so much more to read.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


This month I read with my daughter so we picked out some Children Books.


Surviving The Applewhites
Stephanie S. Tolan

Almost done this book. I was not sure if I would like this book, but I am loving it and in the review I will explain why I like it so much.
Then we read

Roald Dahl

We watched the movie . We want to see if the book is better than the movie.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Let's walk to the mailbox and see what has come. This month is my daughters reads so I bought her a few books to add to her library.

 TITLE: Monster High
AUTHOR: Lisi Harrison

They prefer to call themselves RAD (Regular Attribute Dodgers), but some call them monsters. So far, the "monster" community has kept a low profile in Salem, but this year two new girls enroll at Master High School, and the town will never be the same.
Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and cheerleading. But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters who might be stalking the halls, Frankie finds that life in the "normi" world can be rough for a chic freak like her.
She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver--but can a normi be trusted with her big secret?

We got this because my daughter really wanted to read this series and I let her pick a few books.


TITLE: The Ghoul Next Door (Monster High # 2)
AUTHOR: Lisi Harrison

 The second in the monter high series ( I hope we like the first).


 TITLE: Hex Hall
AUTHOR: Rachel Hawkins

Heard some great things about this book and hope we like it . That is all I know right now I opened the box about three seconds ago so have not even read the cover .

SO let me know is you read any of these and how you liked them?

Friday, June 8, 2012


This is where I post some quotes from the book I am reading.Things that make me smile or lines that grab my eye for some reason.        I will also ask you questions about books.

 " But although Duck had never been the most attentive student, and had very little information of a scientific nature in his brain, he was an avid fan of The Simpsons. He'd seen this glow, in cartoon form."
              From "Hunger" By Michael Grant  Pg. 67

" Christmas had not been a great time for anyone. Christmas without parents. Without older siblings. Or grandparents. Without all the weird relatives you saw only at holiday time."
           From "Hunger" By Michael Grant  Pg. 168

Question of the week
  What are you reading?

Thursday, June 7, 2012


                         Throw                 Thurday

Here are two covers of the same book. I want to hear from you. What one do you like best.


I really want to hear you on this one so please leave a post.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Well, it is Wednesday and here is a book I am going to be looking for when it is released

TITLE: Cleopatra Confesses
AUTHOR: Carolyn Meyer
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
PUB DATE: June 26th

SUMMARY: It is the first century B.C. Cleopatra, the third of the pharaoh's six children, is the one that her father has chosen to be the next queen of Egypt. But when King Ptolemy is forced into exile, Cleopatra is left alone to fend for herself in a palace rife with intrigue and murder. Smart, courageous, ambitious and sensuously beautiful, she possesses the charm to cause two of history's most famous leaders to fall in love with her. But as her cruel sisters plot to steal the throne, Cleopatra realizes there is only one person on whom she can rely--herself.

WHY THIS BOOK: I saw this book and I loved the description. It also falls within my daughters reading range. I want he to read about a strong female lead, also it will be the longest book my daughter has read so I want to see if she feels confident enough to get through it. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012



What I am reading now

Title: Hunger
Author : Michael Grant

I am only about 200 pages into the book but right now it is good. I do like how it picks up only three months after the last book. When I finished the last book all the questions I had are being answered in this one so far. I am excited to read more and see what happens next

On my shelf to be read next

Okay, so June is my daughters month so I picked out a book for her.

Title: Surviving The Applewhites
Author: Stephanie S. Tolan

Have not heard anything about the book as far as reviews. I like the quick summary I saw. This book is about a bully who has been kicked out of every school and has to live with a family of Artist. 


Monday, June 4, 2012


Mails in and a lot of books I ordered from

                                TITLE: Libyrinth                                                
                         AUTHOR :Pearl North                                          

SUMMARY: Haly is a Libyrarian, one of a group of people dedicated to preserving and protecting the knowledge passed down from the Ancients and stored in the endless maze of books known as the Libyrinth. But Haly has a secret: The books speak to her.

When the threat of the rival Eradicants drives her from her home, Haly learns that things are not all she thinks they are. Taken prisoner by the Eradicants, who believe the written word to be evil, she sees the world through their eyes and comes to understand that they are not the book-burning monsters that she has known her entire life.

The words of a young girl hiding in an attic—written hundreds of years before Haly’s birth—will spark the interest of her captors and begin the change necessary to end the conflict between the Eradicants and Libyrarians. With the help of her loyal companion Nod, a creature of the Libyrinth, Haly must mend the rift between the two groups before their war for knowledge destroys them all. Haly’s life—and the lives of everyone she knows—will never be the same.

TITLE : Dark Mirror
                                              AUTHOR: M.J Putney                                                

SUMMARY: Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.
Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted . . . by magic.
When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.
But Tory’s life is about to change forever. All that she’s ever known or considered important will be challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth


TITLE: The Shadows (The Book of Elsewhere # 1)    
                                              AUTHOR: Jacqueline West                                                

SUMMARY : Olive Dunwoody and her mathematically minded parents move into an old Victorian home complete with the deceased owner's furnishings. Olive first notices that something is wrong when she can't take the paintings off the wall. She sees things moving in them. Then, while rummaging through the drawers, she finds a pair of glasses and tries them on. Olive can now enter the paintings and talk to the people in them. She is warned by a talking cat named Horatio not to spend too much time in there or to lose the glasses. She meets Morton in a painting and learns that he was forced into it because of a conversation he overheard. Olive is determined to find out more about the house and its history. But who can she trust? Her neighbors, the talking cats, or the people in the paintings? The expressive black-and-white illustrations contribute to the overall spooky mood of the story. The plot moves quickly as Olive pieces together clues.


          TITLE : Legacies (Shadow Grail # 1)  
                           AUTHOR: Mercdes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill                  

    SUMMARY: Spirit White has survived from a deadly car crash that has killed her mother and father and her sister. She has been discovered by a school with special talents, called magic. A couple of months after staying, people begin to disappear, some vanish to be never seen again, so Spirit and her new friends begin the investigation. But will they find out the truth of what is going on? Or will Spirit and her friends suffer a terrible fate from which they don't know about yet?


                                     TITLE : The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm)
                                                AUTHOR : Michael Buckley

SUMMARY:   Sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files. The girls are the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, and their new hometown is filled with Everafters (as magical folks like to be called) - some good and some very, very bad. When a mysterious Everafter sets a giant loose on the town, it’s up to the Sisters Grimm to save the day.

 These are the books I got this week. Now I have to work them into my reading.