1. Stuff YA Readers say. Love it!

  2. zabooland17:

His tweet in response to the Brazil vs Germany game.
I may have just died laughing.
Poor Brazil though….that was just beyond sad.

That was a very hard game to watch. 
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    zabooland17:

    His tweet in response to the Brazil vs Germany game.

    I may have just died laughing.

    Poor Brazil though….that was just beyond sad.

    That was a very hard game to watch. 

  3. http://shannonhale.tumblr.com/post/90661250025/a-letter-to-our-readers-amazon-is-involved-in-a

    shannonhale:

    A letter to our readers:

    Amazon is involved in a commercial dispute with the book publisher Hachette, which owns Little Brown, Grand Central Publishing, and other familiar imprints. These sorts of disputes happen all the time between companies and they are usually resolved in a corporate back…

    Dear Amazon, 

    this doesn’t seem a fair move to the people who are your customers. 

  4. Review: Clarity by Kim Harrington
I’ve had this book sitting on my desk for a long while now (ever since I picked up the Sleuth or Dare series) and I’m not entirely sure why I waited so long to read it, but I’m glad I finally did.
Clarity comes from a family of psychics - her mother can read minds, her brother can speak to the dead and she can see the past. The story begins with a murder; one of the out-of-towners is found dead in a motel room and the town’s new detective and the mayor - father of her ex - are trying to figure out who did it. When her ex asks her to help solve the murder, Clarity is first resistant but when her brother becomes a suspect she decides to help. It’s a rush to figure out who did it before her brother ends up in jail. Meanwhile, the bodies keep piling up and there is a possibility that Clarity might be next. 
It’s a pretty fast paced read with a few red herrings here and there. I enjoyed the way Clarity interacted with the people in her life. Even though she’s tease for being a “freak” she doesn’t take it sitting down, her quick wit and fiery personality keeps things interesting. 
There is a tiny bit of a love triangle, but I found that it wasn’t overbearing and in this case it actually worked well with the story. 
I had an idea as to who the culprit was about half way through, the only thing I didn’t figure out was the motive. I liked the fact that the story didn’t feel dragged out, that it was interesting the entire way through and that the ending gave closure to the story while hinting to what will come with no extreme cliffhangers. I’m going to be picking up Perception soon enough!
This was a great read for my recent vacation. Recommended for anyone who likes a good mystery, a touch of paranormal and a determined heroine.
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    Review: Clarity by Kim Harrington

    I’ve had this book sitting on my desk for a long while now (ever since I picked up the Sleuth or Dare series) and I’m not entirely sure why I waited so long to read it, but I’m glad I finally did.

    Clarity comes from a family of psychics - her mother can read minds, her brother can speak to the dead and she can see the past. The story begins with a murder; one of the out-of-towners is found dead in a motel room and the town’s new detective and the mayor - father of her ex - are trying to figure out who did it. When her ex asks her to help solve the murder, Clarity is first resistant but when her brother becomes a suspect she decides to help. It’s a rush to figure out who did it before her brother ends up in jail. Meanwhile, the bodies keep piling up and there is a possibility that Clarity might be next. 

    It’s a pretty fast paced read with a few red herrings here and there. I enjoyed the way Clarity interacted with the people in her life. Even though she’s tease for being a “freak” she doesn’t take it sitting down, her quick wit and fiery personality keeps things interesting. 

    There is a tiny bit of a love triangle, but I found that it wasn’t overbearing and in this case it actually worked well with the story. 

    I had an idea as to who the culprit was about half way through, the only thing I didn’t figure out was the motive. I liked the fact that the story didn’t feel dragged out, that it was interesting the entire way through and that the ending gave closure to the story while hinting to what will come with no extreme cliffhangers. I’m going to be picking up Perception soon enough!

    This was a great read for my recent vacation. Recommended for anyone who likes a good mystery, a touch of paranormal and a determined heroine.

  5. Because of Allie Brosh I always will imagine the “alot” …
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    Because of Allie Brosh I always will imagine the “alot” …

    (Source: aliteraryescape, via prettybooks)

  6. It’s been a while …

    Sometimes it’s hard to find a spare moment to sit and think about what I want to say about a particular book that I’ve read. I really admire those who work full time and still have the time to keep up with their book blogs. 

    Last year I read 48 books, not a lot compared to the previous years and mainly because I started the year with some books that I didn’t quite like, that I didn’t quite want to finish but that I felt some irrational need to complete. I have learned from that year. 

    This year, I have come to a decision, first, it’s OK to stop reading a book if it doesn’t interest me. I’ll try to read 10 - 20% (depending on the book size) before making my decision, once I’ve decided, it goes. 

    Next, I don’t want to review everything I’ve read. I started this blog to do that, (review ALL THE BOOKS!!!) but, time isn’t on my side, unfortunately. So I have decided to let the old books that I’ve read and not review go, and focus on the new things, the fun things, the books that make me excited, that make me laugh, cry, get angry, that evoke some sort of emotion or thought.

    Finally, I want to talk about more than just book reviews; I want to touch on why I really dislike some love triangles, or what I think about the lack of minority characters in popular literature, or why reading fiction isn’t a waste of time, or why we shouldn’t ban books - basically anything bookish that comes to mind. 

    So what I’m saying is, I’m letting down my hair, loosening my necktie and being a little more free with my little book blog. 

    I’m excited!

  7. askauthorsanything:

gayleforman:

JUST ONE NIGHT FAQs
It is a novella, about 50 pages long.
It comes out May 29th.
You can pre-order it now on Amazon, BN.com. iTunes. I think it’ll also be available at your indie via Kobo. It costs a mere 99 cents!
As of now, it’s an e-special (i.e. digital only) but it may find its way into paper printing eventually. But May 29th, it’ll be available for download.

I cannot wait to read this and talk to Gayle about it during Ep. 4 of Ask! Authors! Anything! 

As a lover of Just One Day and Just One Year, I definitely have to read this!
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    askauthorsanything:

    gayleforman:

    JUST ONE NIGHT FAQs

    It is a novella, about 50 pages long.

    It comes out May 29th.

    You can pre-order it now on Amazon, BN.com. iTunes. I think it’ll also be available at your indie via Kobo. It costs a mere 99 cents!

    As of now, it’s an e-special (i.e. digital only) but it may find its way into paper printing eventually. But May 29th, it’ll be available for download.

    I cannot wait to read this and talk to Gayle about it during Ep. 4 of Ask! Authors! Anything! 

    As a lover of Just One Day and Just One Year, I definitely have to read this!

    (via authorsarahdessen)

  8. Review: Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls: Moving Day

    I picked up Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day, by Meg Cabot, for a little girl who loves reading and decided to read it myself before giving it to her. I was surprised at how much fun I had reading this.

    Allie is just your normal nine year old who’s parents have just announced that they are moving - not only will she no longer see her best friend but she is also moving to a spooky house where monsters lurk in the attic - and she cannot understand why she’s the only one who sees that this move will be a mistake. 

    With humour and style unique to Meg Cabot, this book sees Allie getting into quite a bit of trouble and her nine year old logic behind the reasons why she does the things she does. Meg was able to make Allie’s voice that of a child and her fears and troubles were all from the point of view of a young girl.

    You’ll be chuckling at the way Allie handles her situation and why she sees things the way she does; definitely a middle grade book worth reading. 

  9. penguinteen:

Half Bad | Sally Green | Read an excerpt

I’m a bit uncertain about the tense, but so far it seems interesting!

    penguinteen:

    Half Bad | Sally Green | Read an excerpt

    I’m a bit uncertain about the tense, but so far it seems interesting!

  10. Reading is like... (with tweets)

    What is Reading like to you …