Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jerk, California by Jonathan friesen

Title: Jerk California
Author: Jonathan Friesen
Publisher: Speak(penguin)
Pages: 327
Twitch, Jerk, Freak—Sam Carrier has been called them all. Because of his Tourette's syndrome, Sam is in near constant motion with tics and twitches and verbal outbursts. So, of course, high school is nothing but torment. Forget friends; forget even hoping that beautiful, perfect Naomi will look his way. And home isn't much better with his domineering stepfather reminding him that the only person who was more useless than Sam was his dead father, Jack. But then an unexpected turn of events unearths the truth about his father. And suddenly Sam doesn't know who he is, or even where he'll go next. What he does know is that the only girl in the world who can make him happy and nervous at the same time is everywhere he turns . . . and he'd give anything just to be still.
Opinion/review:I have actually reread this book many times since last year and now i can share what I thought. I really enjoyed this book. It's the type of book that gets stuck in your head(not literally). It's also very refreshing to read something different, that you can relate to and feels real. Sam struggles to be "normal" he lives with a hatred and feeling that his disease is a curse. Under all that is the thought that his father didnt want him and was some type of loser. His stepdad disowned him when he got Tourette's and his mom cowers and doesnt help sam. Then comes Naomi, beautiful and mysterious Naomi who has her own secrets. Then crazy coot who Sam doesnt understand but because of him learns something that changes his life and even his name. Sam's journey to self discovery is literally a journey somehow he and Naomi get thrown together on a road to trip that will lead them to Jerk, California and some answers. The one thing though that everybody must keep in mind is that all the characters have some flaws that will annoy you but thats what makes them seem so real.5/5 you must go buy this now!
P.S. there is also a song that was inspired by the book listen it here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

I can't really review this book because i couldnt finish it which is weird. It just couldnt keep me hooked so that is all i will say.

December: coming soon (READ IT"S FOR YOU)

Okay peeps so my why we love books contest has just ended and winners your books will be sent out after thanksgiving break. So I have some great stuff in store for you guys.
The astonishing adventures of fanboy and gothgirl by Barry Lyga
Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen
Two-way street by Lauren Barnholdt
Christmas/New year(or whatever you celebrate) contest
see those reviews that I am going to do well all I have to say is you might want to comment on them. Contest will start mid-December and finish sometime in january.(sorry but U.S only)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Paper towns by John Green

Title: Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books

Pages: 305

Synopsis (B&N): Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge— he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues— and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

Opinion: Can I just say that John green has done it again? I mean like with Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines he has created some great characters. I like how he uses a guy’s point of view but it doesn’t take away from the other main characters. In this book I like how Quentin has this built up version of Margo. We see in the first part this adventurous and mysterious girl who is like a siren to Quentin’s bad boy side but as the book progresses we get to know a completely different Q&M. We get to see Quentin sort of break out of the person everybody sees and grow as a person. Margo becomes human and not some romanticized version of Quentin’s imagination. This book is hilarious, sad, meaningful and overall great. I strongly recommend it and all his other books especially Looking for Alaska.5/5

P.S.: apparently like podcast do show up but only in google reader so if anyone wants to check that out please do hopefully I can get an episode in this week.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Need Help

Ive been thinking of redoing my banner although I like the one I have I wanted something that would be more connected to book so if you guys could give me some critiques on some drawings would be a lot of help(i cannot draw so bear with me). The finished product will have color and the detail will be better.Its one whole picture.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Contest end

so my why we love books contest has come to an end. I have to say this was a great contest I got some really honest answers and everybodys answer(click to read) was fantastic. I was originally going to post the winners answer but that wouldnt be fair because everybodys was great so click on the answer link or this ONE to read what my awesome followers had to say. So it came down to three choices for the grand prize and to be fair I used*drumroll*

I also used random .org to choose the other winners.*drumroll*
and because i reached fifty foollowers I threw in another winner
Miss attitude
I will email you with some choices first com first serve.
Thank you all for entering and check back for another contest around december.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Reminders and coming soon

So in case you havent signed up my Why we love contest is ending tommorrow click on likn above. Come on you get a book of your choice and its pretty easy to enter. In other news i have received several awards and i dont mean to be ungrateful because i apreciate them i just havent had time to post them. With break coming I will be sure to do that and put up some other things I have planned for december.
Book Weirdo

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mega,huge, Colossal. gigantic contest

Hmm not sure i used enough adjectives that all mean big. The point is that the lateiner gang book reviewspot is having a giant contest to celebrate a page makeover.They are giving away an apple giftcard enough for a new ipod touch and so many other cool prize packs.Go and enter and say book weirdo sent you.Click here.

Test plog post

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


So i'm pretty sure that if you love everything harry potter you have been to Havent been there lately but i just went and I saw the coolest thing ever (if you are an HP geek which i am) a new app for iphone/ipod touch. You get to become a wizard and i know there are HP video games but who has time to play those. Anyways it sounds pretty cool its set to be realeased on 11/16 here's the link. so go check it out sounds good and I am really excited. In other wizarding world news anybody planning on going to the theme park that opens next year?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

completely irrelevant to books

So ive been freaked out since school started. I'm scared that i won't get into the school I want or any school for that matter. Applications are due this month my to be readpile is getting bigger and calculus is kicking my ass.*breathes into a paper bag*Im not even completely sure what i want to do when I graduate from college.*screams into a pillow*I mean i'm sure am not the only who is feeling or has felt this way but it does feel that way. Thats it just kinda needed to vent/rant.haha feels good.
Actually i do have something to say about books I have a copy of dark visions by L.J. Smith that is brand new would someone like to trade I just can't think about getting through that book it just looks so big even though the print is also big.If not maybe i will add it to the contest possibly.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Author becca fitzpatrick
Publisher:Simon and shuster
Synopsis(from B&N): For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
Opinion/Review: I heard a lot about this book before it even came out . I mean I couldnt wait to get my hands on a copy. I have to say it was pretty good but it did leave something to be desired after all the hype there was I expected a lot more. Don't get me wrong it was still a great book a great paget turner but throughout the book i was feeling like something was missing and I hate to say this but it reminded me of some other books although fallen angels have just emerged as something popular. so I can't give it a 5/5 but I do give it about a 3.5/5. I still recommend it and will read the sequel.