Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Awesome contest

Wow princess bookie is having a great contest over at her blog. http://cutelittlecindy.blogspot.com/2009/09/contest-alert_29.html
Im sure everyone will be glad she wants to clean out her bookshelves. so go check that out to win a boxfull of books.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Contest over

My first contest is officially over and you guys probably want to know who won. So the winner is......drumroll please *Leslie from thatchickreads.blogspot.com* i sent you an email please respond within the next 48 hours or i will pick another winner. We have some other winners *latewriter from latewriting.blogspot.com* and *Paradox from paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com* you get to pick from royally jacked or meri stikes back Please reply wthin the next 48 hours. Thank to everybody for entering i wish i could give books to all of you but im working with a limited budget.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Im portable

UPDATE: New blog title(kinda didn't go with my url or name so Life and books is now YA Book geek)
REMINDER:boy toy contest ends sept. 25
Haha that title sounds weird but whatever. The point is i started a podcast that focuses on YA books so now you can actually listen to me blabber on. I thought it was cool because i can listen to myself on my ipod if i so choose. Anyways if anybody is interested you can check it out with the link below. Also im trying to get it on itunes which makes it more accesible in my opinion. So contact me if you want a shout out in my Plog(podcast blog=)). please give me some feedback or ideas i can use when i start doing full length episodes Please and Thank you.
search Plog on itunes podcast and look for book weirdo

Monday, September 14, 2009

Easy monday(1)

alright so i had promised that i would start this last week but i got sidetracked but this week i will keep to my schedule.


Title: Thrill Ride
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Publisher: Avon books
Pages: 297
Synopsis (B&N): One-day admission: $15
Summer job:
Pros:
Living on my own (plus roommates)
Rides are free (but avoid the roller coasters—too scary!)
Super-hot coworker . . .
Cons:
Periodic homesickness
Dressing like Gretel for job in fairyland gift shop
Super-hot coworker . . . and boyfriend back home. Too thrilling!

Opinion: well who doesn’t love a romantic comedy right? Nice easy read with *blush* some *ahem*nice um… you get my point nothing too heavy. Anyways so I love Rachel Hawthorne’s books she has a great way of writing them. In this book you get the girl gets hot guy after some drama. Even though these books basically are about just getting the guy I feel like we get some substance too nice background story with well developed characters. Romantic comedy rating 5/5.
SAT/ACT tip: study your math I guarantee that will be in my opinion the most difficult part.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Spanking shakespeare

UPDATE: Boy toy contest ends tomorrow. Check out my plog on itunes search plog in podcast and look for book weirdo.


Title: Spanking Shakespeare

Author: Jake Wizner

Publisher: Random House

Pages: 287

Synopsis:(B&N)SHAKESPEARE SHAPIRO HAS ALWAYS hated his name. His parents bestowed it on him as some kind of sick joke when he was born, and his life has gone downhill from there, one embarrassing incident after another. Entering his senior year of high school, Shakespeare has never had a girlfriend, his younger brother is cooler than he is, and his best friend's favorite topic of conversation is his bowel movements.But Shakespeare will have the last laugh. He is chronicling every mortifying detail in his memoir, the writing project each senior at Shakespeare's high school must complete. And he is doing it brilliantly. And, just maybe, a prize-winning memoir will bring him respect, admiration, and a girlfriend . . . or at least a prom date.

My opinion: Wow this book had me laughing from begginning to end. I mean who would name their kid shakespeare? Anyways for me atleast this book made me feel like i was in the characters mind. We see some entries of shakespeares "memoir." some scenes will have you thinking did that seriously just happen. If you thought the real shakespeare could write wait to you read what this Shakespeare writes.We always want to see the underdog come out on top this is no different.5/5

SAT/ACT: umm...STUDY!

Playing in traffic


Title: playing in traffic
Author: Gail Giles
Publisher: Simon pulse
Pages: 176
So a new way of reviewing borrowed from other bloggers. The synopsis will all be from B&N and I will then put on my review of the book at the end.
Synopsis:
I WAS THE GHOST OF THE SCHOOL CORRIDORS.
SKYE WAS THE DEVIL.
AND I WAS DOOMED FROM THE DAY SHE SPOKE TO ME
Skye Colby? She's the multi-pierced, multi-tattooed girl hanging around the cybercaf├ęs; always out at odd hours in marginal places. The jocks call her "slut puppy," the bland blondes in the plaid miniskirts wrinkle their noses at her, the teachers think she's brilliant, and the counselors call her unstable.
She's all of those things. So why has she singled out Matt Lathrop, an almost invisible nobody, for special attention? Clearly her agenda is dangerous, and clearly Matt should walk away. But how? Skye means mystery; she trails drama in her Goth wake. Skye signals an end to his dreary existence — but at what price?

My opinion:
I thought the book was overall pretty good. It lacked some deepness but then again it was only 176 pages. Maybe it was just me but at first I was like who is the narrator the name on every chapter made me think it was going to be told in more the one viewpoint but I finally got it. I’ve read one of this author’s previous books and she is a really good storyteller. Gives a different meaning to Goth. Overall 3/5
ACT/SAT tip of the day: Get to the test site early, eat breakfast and don't forget your snack. Only for SAT don't forget your TI 89(like i ever leave home without it just kidding i don't think im that much of a dork and um for those who are like what are you talking about the TI 89 is like only the best calculator ever duh!)hehe i have the TI 89 titanium it makes me feel smarter.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Horrible

Sorry I am probably the worst blogger ever because I have all these plans to post things and I never do but do not fear this week will be different. So I have some book reviews to post up between today and tomorrow I think three in total. Some updates if you haven’t seen my contest ends on the 25 of this month so spread the word (please with a cherry on top!). So I don’t know if I have any followers who are seniors(yes, no, maybe so) the point is I am studying for the ACT and SAT you guys probably already took them but if not I will share some of the tips I get from my studying at the end of every post if anyone is interested. So that’s it for now.

Oh I read this On PI pretty cool. http://www.simonandschuster.com/admin_assets/1423_Banned_Book_Poem.pdf

Monday, September 7, 2009

Comments


OK i don't know if i was specific or not but you must leave a comment to officially be entered in the contest even if you are a follower already or became one.Thanks.

Oh and I found this book and it was really cheap so I couldn't pass it up even if it is a sequel but here's a summary from B&N(if i get some more entries i will also throw a couple of copies of this into the contest):Meri is back with a vengeance!
When we last left our tale of deceit, blackmail, and really great shoes, our heroine Cindy Bixby had gotten rid of Meri Sugarman, the diabolical sorority president of Alpha Beta Delta.
Now Cindy, along with her sorority sisters and friends at Rumson U., including her ├╝ber-hottie boyfriend, Keith (yum!), is working hard to rebuild the sorority . . . but then along comes Meri.
She's back. Sure, she's not allowed anywhere near Rumson U., but do you really think that will stop her? (Get real!) Meri's still got a few tricks up those Dolce & Gabbana sleeves, and she's determined to destroy Alpha Beta Delta once and for all -- and exact her cruelest revenge on Cindy!
But Cindy is nobody's fool anymore. She's ready to do whatever it takes to beat Meri!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Boy toy contest!

UPDATE:Contest ends september 25 so leave your entry comment it's not too late yet.
Remember you must leave a comment to be entered.


So i am going to be giving away a signed copy yes you read right SIGNED copy of Barry Lyga's boy toy.Synopsis from authors website:
Five years ago Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town—seems like the world—thinks they understand.
But they don’t—they can’t.
And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there’s Rachel, the girl he thought he’d lost years ago. She’s back, and she’s determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not.
Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won't stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink.
And then there’s Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh’s past. It’s time for Josh to face the truth about what happened.

If only he knew what the truth was . . .



sounds good right? So this is intended for mature teenagers preferably 16 and older but who listens to those things, but i am warning you that it contains some adult content.

contest only open to U.S.
Rules: you must be or become a follower to enter

+2 for being an old follower
+1 for becoming a follower
+2 for putting this contest somewhere on your blog(URL needed)
+1 for every comment on an old post (limit 2)

okay i will also select a couple of people randomly to win a paperback copy of royally jacked

im so bored!


okay so i am just counting down till i post my contest at midnight but i would like to share something i found funny and cool. I guess Darth Vader gets his ideas from Voldermort. Before you start thinking I'm an idiot i know star wars came out before HP. I am very proud to say i have seen all the star wars movies and loved them i even bought a light saber after riding the star tours ride at Disneyland. I have to say i am a fan of the dark side.*Jedi mind trick*you will follow my blog*does hand thing*. Anyways yeah so i am bored as you can see by me writing this post. Oh i almost forgot i found this pic at mugglenet.com

Thursday, September 3, 2009

oh yeah!

So like i said in my previous post I have A SIGNED Barry lyga book to give away. I got the book from Mr. Lyga through his books for blogs check it out at barrylyga.com. Okay so i don't really get things in the mail but surprise surprise i got a book so that was very cool and i got some postcards also pretty cool.So.........yeah become a follower to get the update on the contest hopefully i get a nice amount of entries.

Blood promise



okay so this a review for blood promise written by richelle mead.

I finished this book last week but i havent had a lot of time to make posts lately. So in the fourth book of the vampire academy series Rose goes off in search of the love of her life Dimitri but she must kill him. This book didn't disappoint it takes a lot of unexpected turns and twists. For fans of the series definitely check it out. First time readers buy the first book and you will see why this series is so good. I mean in a genre that's so filled with vampire stories this is completely different.5/5
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contest alert! okay starting saturday i will put up my first ever contest.just keep shecking back for your chance to win a signed copy of Barry Lyga's boy toy and other goodies