October 24, 2012

Cover Lover {62}

Of course we all know you should never judge a book by its cover, but do we ever really listen to that?
Cover Lover showcases eye catching, intriguing, and beautiful covers.

This week's Cover Lover goes to The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin
Publish Date: August 7, 2012
How cool is that tornado in the jar? It goes really well with the blue of the girl's dress in the background, and I'm loving the bright green grass too.

October 17, 2012

Cover Lover {61}

Of course we all know you should never judge a book by its cover, but do we ever really listen to that?
Cover Lover showcases eye catching, intriguing, and beautiful covers.

This week's Cover Lover goes to The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
Publish Date: October 2, 2012
LOOK AT THE PRETTY! It's just so colorful and pretty and...Gah! I mean, we have everything from pretty little purple swirlies (love me some purple) to a girl dressed in polka dots, stripes, and a furry vest (it's totally working, though, right?). This illustration is so fantastic that the prominent spider doesn't even bother me. Also, am I the only one wondering what's up with the brooms?

October 10, 2012

Cover Lover {60}

Of course we all know you should never judge a book by its cover, but do we ever really listen to that?
Cover Lover showcases eye catching, intriguing, and beautiful covers.

This week's Cover Lover goes to The Program by Suzanne Young
Publish Date: April 30, 2013
I'm not sure if many of you know, but let's just put it out there: I hate the color yellow. I know it's basically the color of sunshine and happiness and buttercups and blah blah blah, but I just can't do it. No yellow for The Jazz. (Can I do that? Can I give myself a nickname? Well, half of it's already my IRL nickname anyway...Okay. Moving on...) What I mean to say is, I shouldn't love this cover. I should hate it.
But I don't.
I'm actually really digging the yellow/white contrast thing. And then there's the tagline which leads into the stark-looking title which I'm quite liking. Plus, the jumpsuits give it that total "laboratory" feel which I do so love to read about.
And THEN, there's the whole backs-to-us-entwined-hands things. That's quite the statement there.
Okay, I'm blathering. Just enjoy the pretty cover.

October 5, 2012

Infects Blog Tour: This or That

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Sean Beaudoin as part of the blog tour for the release of The Infects.
If you want to know some more about Sean hop on over to his website.
If you want to know more about The Infects check it out on Goodreads.

A feast for the brain, this gory and genuinely hilarious take on zombie culture simultaneously skewers, pays tribute to, and elevates the horror genre.
Seventeen-year-old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an “Inward Trek.” As if that weren’t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh-eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants. As in any classic monster flick worth its salted popcorn, plentiful carnage sends survivors rabbiting into the woods while the mindless horde of “infects” shambles, moans, and drools behind. Of course, these kids have seen zombie movies. They generate “Zombie Rules” almost as quickly as cheeky remarks, but attitude alone can’t keep the biters back.
Serving up a cast of irreverent, slightly twisted characters, an unexpected villain, and an ending you won’t see coming, here is a savvy tale that that’s a delight to read—whether you’re a rabid zombie fan or freshly bitten—and an incisive commentary on the evil that lurks within each of us.
This or That

Earlybird or Night Owl?
Confirmed night owl.
(Me too! I can't seem to get to sleep before 2 most nights.)

Longhand or Typing?
 Typing. Longhand only when feather and inkpot are available.

Mayo or Miraclewhip?
 Neither. Ever.

Ocean or pool?
Go for a long swim in the ocean, then towel off and shoot a game of pool.
(More power to you ocean people. I'm always terrified of the things I can't see..)

Mac or PC?
They make something besides Macs?
(I always said I'd be a Mac girl if I could afford it...)

Twitter or Facebook?

Glass-Half-Empty or Glass-Half-Full?
 Glass full to the rim with a disdain for analogies about glasses.

For writing: Noise or Silence?
Loud music without vocals.
City or Country?
 San Francisco, Manhattan, Madrid, Florence.

Chocolate or Candy?
Not a fan of either. Give me salty.
(Salty fans unite!)

Going Out or Staying In?
Going out and wishing I was home with a book, staying in and wishing I was out at a show.

Summer or Winter?

Ebooks or Hard Copy?
They make eBooks?

Cats or Dogs?

Coffee or Tea?
 Double Americano.
(Sounds like my husband, that's all he ever orders too :P)

And in case of zombie attack:
Run or Fight?
Fight the urge to run. Be smart. Walk quickly. Swing the tire iron only when you really have to.
(I'm not going to lie: I'm totally a runner.)

October 3, 2012

I'm 20 today!

That's right, today's my birthday! And I'm no longer a teenager. It's not like I really felt like a teenager before, but it's still a little odd to be officially out of that stage of my life. Sure, I've been married and living on my own for the past (almost) year, but now I'm actually the big Two-Oh.

I'd love to do a super cool post where I list 20 awesome and notable things in my life, but since my only access to a computer these days happens to be at the library, that simply won't be happening. BUT, I do still have a giveaway for you guys. I compiled a list of 20 (see what I did there) of my favorite books. It's not really in any particular order and is, in fact, pretty darn random.
1 winner will get to choose a book from the list and if it's part of a series, then they can pick any book in the series.
Open internationally.
The list is as follows, but there's some handy-dandy pictures at the bottom too.

1.Gone by Micahel Grant
2.Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
3.What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
4.Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series' by Rick Riorda
5.Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
6.Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Leviathan
7.Divergent by Veronica Roth
8.The Maze Runner by James Dashner
9.Delirium by Lauren Oliver
10.Anna and the French Kiss/Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
11. The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
12.Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
13.Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
14. The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
15.The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
16. Any John Green book
17.The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
18.Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
19.A Certain Scientific Railgun by Kazuma Kamachi
20. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh


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October 2, 2012

Quick Update

So, some of you may have read on Twitter that my computer charger decided to up and catch on fire. Lovely, right? Not only does that mean I can't get on the computer, it also means my only access to internet is either through my Nook Tablet (which doesn't let me post and I am currently sharing with Husband) or the library. Needless to say, you probably won't be seeing any posts from me for a while. I'll still be on Twitter, but I won't have any way of updating the blog for a while.