2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Michael has read 1 book toward his goal of 50 books.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday's Novel Spotlight (27)

Hello my lovely people! I haven't been on this for the longest! I was actually sick with what I think was the vicious cold or something along those lines. It was just horrible. So I didn't have the oomph to think and write or even read for that matter. But I'm back once again! YAY!

So today is Tuesday which means a book was released today. One of them is....

Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs!

This is the second novel in her series of Forgive My Fins Series and it just came out today, exciting! WOOT WOOT!

But what is it about?

On Lily Sanderson's eighteenth birthday she'll become just a girl-still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.

Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she's almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily's father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily's former crush, Brody?

The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily's past shows up-Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There's a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?

Well there you have it. I haven't read the second one but this one sounds good. But, if you have read it tell me what you thought and if I should check it out.

To all of those that got this book today, Happy Reading and I Hope You Enjoy It!

But before you leave make sure to check out some of the following links.

First off, check out my 50 States Book Challenge, and check out My Progress Here. It's a fun challenge that lasts as long as you want.


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Also, before I go, the above synopsis was taken from Barnesandnoble.com I did not write it myself. =D And that is all! See you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Little Story

So, on Tuesdays I usually talk about a book that came out today. But I seriously don't feel like doing that. So I'm going to tell you a story about how I got into reading. =D

I was in 6th grade, so I was about 11 going on 12. It was night and I was at this party for this sports club where I used to run track. I clearly remember it was right after midnight and my friend and his sister who were at the party and left came back. In their hands was this book, this huge blue book with this kid on it. And I'm like, are they seriously reading a book? But I didn't say anything. For about two minutes I watched them read this book. It was about 12:03 in the morning when I asked my friend if I could see what he was reading. He handed me the book and I read the first line, put it down, and forced my Godfather to take me to Pathmark to go buy it. By 12:10 I was back inside the club reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

I got to about 100 pages into the book when I realized there were others before it. I went to sleep and the next day my parents had to go to Pathmark again and I tagged along. I found the first four books in paperback and asked and begged for my dad to buy them. I got them and began reading before I even paid for them. Mind you I had never read a book before this, let alone think about reading a book. In about five days I was done with all five books. I closed the fifth one and thought to myself, I want this again. So I began reading them over and over and over.

Now, my first four paperbacks are really broken down from reading them nonstop and my fifth hardcover one is on the verge of disappearing. But will I buy a new one? Nope, this is mine. The feeling I got when I first read them, is something I can't even describe now. I can't even feel it again but I know it was the most amazing feeling I ever felt. It was happiness. Everywhere I went, the books went with me. They were my life and they still are. About a year or so later I began searching for other books and now I'm a book maniac who reads books nonstop everyday. There's not one day I go without reading, even if it's a chapter, I still have to read.

The last time I read Harry Potter was 2008. I literally finished it on New Years Eve before Midnight. You might be wondering why I haven't read it for such a long time. I read the series so many times that I'm just going to wait until Deathly Hallows Part 2 is out on DVD before I start reading again. I just want it to be fresh and new to me all over again. I want to be as happy as I can be.

But that's my story of how I got into reading. What's yours?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday's Novel Talk (39)

-sigh- I feel like I haven't been on here in forever and I do apologize for that. I've just been extremely busy. There's been just stress everywhere I turn and then PS3 gave us our Welcome Back Games so I've been playing LittleBigPlanet nonstop. (If you guys have the game we should play together). And then I was made staff on this awesome Harry Potter chat game called ChamberofChat.com and it's awesome with games and such so I've been hosting games and dealing with trolls. And then at night I've been reading, or trying to read, when I'm not skyping and being distracted by friends.

But for the reading, I've currently been diving into The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks and it is amazing. I love how raw it is and how it is a brutal world that doesn't hold back regardless of how the people can be. It kind of reminds me of our world, how violence doesn't have an age, only a face. But I love I'm currently on Chapter30, Page 242 and it's spanned out in a couple of years yet it's so interesting that it doesn't feel as if you've missed those couple of years.

This is currently the first book in a trilogy and I simply can't wait to see what happens in the end.

I know this isn't much to say when I first came back but last night was the last day of Portugal Day weekend here in Newark and I'm just tired and in pain from knees and such. So I will now go and read more of this awesome novel! I'll see you all tomorrow! =D

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cover Reveal: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Today a book cover has been revealed and that cover is;

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa! I have the first three novels but haven't read them yet. But, I love this cover. Not in the way most people would say it, I just love how it's different and darker than the other three. It's more masculine and can call a whole new audience to it. Plus, I love blue so yea. Also the model's eye color is really awesome and just pops out. All in all, one of the best covers I've seen this year.

I don't think there's a synopsis out for the novel yet, but it's set to come out in October so keep your eyes out for that! =D

Birthday Contest Winner

Hello Audience. It's finally June which means Harry Potter isn't that far away! But anyway, I hosted a contest this month where the winner would get to choose a book/movie of their choice. I used random.org to choose someone and the winner of this contest was....

Julian D.

Congratulations to Julian who won a book and a movie of his choice. I will email you shortly and we will get this on the move.

To those who didn't win thank you so much for entering and thank you so much for following my blog! I have more contests coming up, one of them involving The Iron Fey Series. So keep your eye out for that and make sure you keep checking back for news. =D
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