Saturday, January 30, 2010


Okay, I know. I've been posting a lot lately. But, I've changed stuff around a lot on here, so it's necessary. First, the new layout. You guys like it? If you're having problems viewing the whole layout and you have firefox, just go up to your taskbar, click view, zoom, zoom out. For Internet Explorer, click page, zoom, zoom in. That should fix it but if you have any other problems, please let me know! Happy reading :)

What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook

Hey guys! Just finished the first book. This one is What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook. The description of this book is:

Thou Shalt Not Kiss Thy Best Friend's Boyfriend...again...

There is no greater sin than kissing your best friend's boyfriend. So when Emma breaks that golden rule, she knows she's messed up big-time...especially since she lives in the smallest town ever, where everyone knows everything about everyone else...and especially since she maybe kinda wants to do it again. Now her best friend isn't speaking to her, her best guy friend is making things totally weird, and Emma is running full speed toward certain social disaster. This is so not the way senior year was supposed to go.

Time to pray for a minor miracle. Or maybe, just maybe, it's time for Emma to stop trying to please everyone around her, and figure out what she wants for herself.

This book was absolutely adorable! I loved it. I read it in one sitting because I wanted to know the ending so badly! Anyway, I thought the book was SO good. I love the voice Eileen uses in her books. I love books that can make me laugh, and Emma's internal sarcasm always had me smiling. This book is so well written that I felt so bad for Emma. I wanted to jump in the story and help everyone! This book is around 300 pages and was a pretty fast read in my opinion. If you're looking for something funny yet easy to relate, this one's for you! They should have it at your local library. Hope you guys enjoy :)

PS: Eileen Cook is VERY nice. If you've read any of her books and loved them, let her know! Email her at eileen[@] It's worth it!

New Books! Plus New Layout?

Hey everyone! I just got back from the library so I should have an entry either tonight or tomorrow morning. I'm really excited to read most of these books! Well, I'm excited for all of them, but I've only heard of three so we'll see how they turn out! I got My fair Godmother by Janette Rallison, What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook (who is SUPER nice by the way), Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler, How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles, and last but not least, I got Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor.

Also, I'm trying to get a new layout for this blog. I love the current one but I found a super cute design I want to try for a while. There have been a couple problems trying to set it up though, so if you guys come to the blog and see it's a little messed up, that's why. Thanks for coming to the site again and I'll be posting soon! Happy reading :)

PS: I might be having some contests soonish. I have to figure out how all that stuff works first, but I just thought I'd let you guys know I'm trying to spice up the blog a little bit :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

About tomorrow..

Okay, so, tomorrow I am going to the library to get more books. A couple of you guys gave me suggestions so I looked them up in the library's catalog. Unfortunately, the library I go to only has one of the books that got suggested. The book they have is My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison, so I'll definitely be getting that one. The other one's were Imaginary Enemy and Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. They did have SDFN on the shelves, but not at my library, so I'll try and see if I can get it transferred. Imaginary Enemy sounded like such a cute book, but unfortunately, my library doesn't have it at all. Sorry! I'll see if I can get some more cool books, and if you guys still have any suggestions, send them to me before 2:30pm eastern time tomorrow. I'll let you guys know what I got! Happy Reading :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Isabelle's Boyfriend by Caroline Hickey

Hey guys! Today's book is Isabelle's Boyfriend by Caroline Hickey! The description of this book is:

Taryn has found the perfect guy. Epp is tall, athletic, handsome, and best of all, she is sure he likes her, too. There’s only one problem: He’s dating someone else. But when Taryn becomes friends with Epp’s beautiful girlfriend, Isabelle, her life begins to change. New friends, movie dates, and a first kiss—life couldn’t get any better, could it? Except that Epp is still Isabelle’s boyfriend. Girls will relate to Taryn’s sincerity and humor as she tries to balance family, friendship, and, of course, romance.

I thought this book was all around pretty good. I mean, it wasn't too exciting, but it was still a good story. Girls will easily relate to this book if they've ever been in a situation where they've liked a guy and he was taken. This book is a quick read, only around 200 pages. If you're looking for a short read this one's for you! I thought it was pretty good for this author's first book. Writing a book is NOT easy, nor is getting published. Hope you guys enjoy! :)

PS: I should be getting to the library very soon to get more books. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sticky Fingers by Niki Burnham

Hey everyone! Today's book is Sticky Fingers by Niki Burnham. The description of this book is:

Bulletproof, that's how Jenna Kassarian sees herself. It's all about control: As long as she works hard, nothing can hurt her. So Jenna constantly pushes — for perfect grades, the ideal boyfriend, the best, best friend.

The only problem is, she doesn't know if she can stop. If she relaxes even for a second, she's afraid she'll lose control completely.

Then Jenna decides it's now or never. She goes to a party and has one drink. But one drink is all it takes for her perfect facade to shatter. Suddenly she realizes straight A's can't protect you in the real world.

I thought this book was really good! This book is a fun high school story (for the most part). It's a story of learning who to trust and knowing what you need to do to reach your goals. I'm not too sure what else to say about this book either, haha. I thought it was really well written, and even though I had some idea of what was going to happen at some point in the book, there definitely was a twist that I didn't see coming. So, if it sounds good to you, go check it out! It's worth a try. Hope you guys enjoy :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

This Is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone

Hey guys! Today's book is This Is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone. The description of this book is:



and unexpected secrets

Nadio and his twin sister, Noelle, always had a unique bond. And somehow, Keeley Shipley fit perfectly into their world. But when Keeley spends the summer in England, she comes home changed, haunted by a dark memory. As she and Nadio fall in love, they try to hide it from Noelle, who's jealously guarding a secret of her own. Slowly, a life-long friendship begins to crack under the crushing weight of past trauma, guarded secrets, jealousy, obsession . . . and an unexpected love that could destroy them.

I thought this book was pretty good. I don't really have a lot to say about this one, haha. I thought it was a good idea to tell this story in alternate points of view. This story didn't turn out to be what I expected, but it was still a good book! I'd recommend it to anyone really. It's not the most amazing book I've ever read, but it's not bad either. If it sounds interesting to you, go for it! Hope you guys enjoy :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sisters In Sanity by Gayle Forman

Today's book is Sisters In Sanity by Gayle Forman! The description of this book is:

"Where are they taking me?"

"It's for your own good, Brit," Dad said.

I was shoved into a small, stuffy room, and the door was locked behind me.

I waited for my dad to realize he'd made a terrible mistake and come get me.

But he didn't.

FOR SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Brit Hemphill, it's hard to know who she can trust. Convinced she's out of control, her father has sentenced her to Red Rock: a center for supposedly rebellious teens, where the therapy consists of name-calling and the girls who get privileges are the ones who rat out their peers.

But then Brit meets V, Bebe, Martha, and Cassie—four girls who keep her from going over the edge. Together, they'll hold on to their sanity and their sisterhood despite the bleak Red Rock reality.

So, I thought this book sounded really intense but sweet at the same time. After finishing, I loved it! Gayle Forman is such a good writer! She has a way of making you feel what her characters feel and making the story that much more intense. This was a really cool story. The way the girls in this book form their friendship despite their extreme differences is sweet. I also love how V helps everyone break the rules to have a little fun while they're stuck in Red Rock. There's even a little love story going on! Jed sounds like such a sweetheart and I love his and Brit's little firefly thing they've got going on. So cute! (Sorry, I'm a sucker for sweet and romantic guys. Even if they are fictional.) Anyway, This book was a great read, I definitely recommend it! Hope you guys enjoy :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

Alright! Finally settled in everyone. Today's book is The Espressologist by Kristina Springer. The description of this book is:

High school senior Jane Turner works part-time at a Chicago coffeehouse with her friend Em. She begins to notice that people order drinks that fit their personality, and soon she has created a notebook of entries for nearly all coffee orders. On a whim, she begins matching drinks, and therefore couples, together, and the matches are a hit. But when her competitive boss finds out, he decides to use Jane's matchmaker talents to rev up business, causing confusion in her personal life. This debut is compulsively readable in spite of a predictable plotline and dialogue that is contrived at times. Springer has created a lovable, naive young woman in Jane, and even those who don't drink java will enjoy the frothy story.

I personally loved this book! I thought the plot sounded so cool and different! I love Jane so much; her character in this book is awesome! I think I'm starting to be able to predict Ya books pretty well cause I predicted a lot of stuff in this one! I would love to be able to do what Jane does in this book. It's so cute! Anyway, this book is only around 200 pages so it's a short and fast read. I thought the author did a really great job on this book. I love the cover too! Don't you guys think it's really pretty? Anyway, I hope you guys try this one out cause I think you'll like it! Happy reading :)

New post coming tonight!

Okay guys. Just got moved in, sorry for still not updating. But, I read all of my five books! So, I will be posting a new entry later tonight after I eat and get settled in. Thanks for being patient! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Okay guys, I just got my five new books in the mail! I ordered The Espressologist by Kristina Springer, Sisters in Sanity by Gayle Forman, Isabelle's Boyfriend by Caroline Hickey, Sticky Fingers by Niki burnham, and This Is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone. They are pretty short books I guess, most of them being around 200 pages, so I should be posting new entries soon! I am moving back to college this weekend though, so bare with me because starting a new college semester is time consuming. Thanks for visiting the site! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook

Okay, so I couldn't get my new books in the store, so I bought them online. They should be here in a couple days, so you guys should be seeing a lot more posts soon! Today's book, I read online at this awesome website by Simon and Schuster. It's called Pulse It and it's an online reading community for teens! They have 4 books online for about a month and a half each, usually switching two at a time. This one, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, is the most recent one I've read. The description of this book is:

Popularity is the best revenge.
In the final weeks of eighth grade, Lauren Wood made a choice. She betrayed her best friend, Helen, in a manner so publicly humiliating that Helen had to move to a new town just to save face. Ditching Helen was worth it, though, because Lauren started high school as one of the It Girls--and now, at the start of her senior year, she's the cheerleading captain, the quarterback's girlfriend, and the undisputed queen bee. Lauren has everything she's ever wanted, and she has forgotten all about her ex-best friend.
But Helen could never forget Lauren. After three years of obsessing, she's moving back to her old town. She has a new name and a new look, but she hasn't dropped her old grudges. She has a detailed plan to bring down her former BFF by taking away everything that's ever been important to Lauren—starting with her boyfriend.
Watch out, Lauren Wood. Things are about to get bitchy.

I thought this book was really good! With this book, you'll love to hate Lauren and you'll love to root for Helen! This book is around 260 pages, so it's not too long and is definitely a fast read! I thought the end was pretty good too. It leaves you wanting to know more, but it wasn't one of those endings where you're thinking, "REALLY?? That's it?!" This book was so adorable and I loved the story. Girls everywhere will love the plot if nothing else. I mean, what girl hasn't been backstabbed and made fun of? If you're looking for a fun read and an instant mood uplift, this book is for you! Hope you guys enjoy :)