Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Okay, you win-- and a review!

I will keep the blog! You all had nice, kind words to say about it and I realized that even if I'm making a difference to only 1 of you, at least it's something :)
Thanks for all the kind words! And for now, I'm going to cancel the contest until further notice, but only because I'm going to change the prizes and such.
Here's a review for all you lovely people!

Today's book is The Naughty List by Suzanne Young.
Here's the description:

As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility! Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!
When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in catastrophe?
The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?

I thought this book sounded pretty interesting! I mean, I would love to be on the Society of Smitten Kittens (although, I really would want to change the name) and bust all those cheaters! Part of me liked this book, but part of me didn't. I liked the story line and the characters for the most part, but there were just little things that bothered me. One thing was how Tessa always said things like "Oh, that's strawberry smoothie!" or something equally preppy/valley girl. I mean, I liked Tessa and everything, but sometimes she just got a little too peppy for me. Another thing that kind of bothered me was the ending. I was like, HELLO??? What are you guys doing! But, of course, then I realized there's a sequel coming out. So, that could probably make it better.
Overall, I'd say this book was okay. It wasn't amazing to me, but it wasn't bad either. If you like unique plots with upbeat characters, this one's for you. It's out on paperback so it shouldn't be too expensive. Hope you guys enjoy! Happy Reading :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Keep? Opinions?

Hey guys. One of the reasons I haven't been posting is because I'm wondering if anyone really reads this blog. I know there a few of you out there who read it, but is there any one else? I'm not sure what to do to get more people to read it. No one even entered the last contest I had! So, I want to ask for your opinions. Those of you who are looking at my page, right now. Reading these words. Do you want me to keep reviewing? Do you want me to keep this blog? Is there something you think would add to the blog to attract more readers? Is there something YOU want to see? I know I haven't been updating and I'm sorry. But that last contest kind of made me think that maybe I'm not really making a difference for anybody, and that's all I'm trying to do. So please, give me your thoughts on what you think I should do. And also, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has been reading and entering. I'm glad you like my blog enough to come back everyday to see what else I've posted. I'm sorry to you guys for not updating more! Give me your feedback and I'll be back soon.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Contest time!!! :)

Hey everyone! I'm back from work and I have scavenged through my books! For this contest, I think we should do another Spread the Word! Some cool ideas for this were brought to me by Liz and Miranda, so I'm going to try and incorporate them.

Contest rules:

1. Only open to US residents. Sorry! But if you have family or someone in the US that can receive the books for you, go ahead and enter!
2. Have your entry posted as a comment on this post by 2 weeks from now, on the 22nd.
3. To win, do the following:
-Post a link to this blog on your facebook, twitter, tumblr, myspace, etc.
-Print out a link to this blog on a flyer and put it either in a book at your local bookstore, or tape it up on a local building like your school, library, grocery store, etc. Then take a picture of it and post it in your entry comment.
-Anything else you can think of to spread the word!
-I will pick a winner at random, but if there are some people who enter with all of these and some people who enter with only one, I'm obviously going to pick at random out of the people who did more to spread the word. So make sure you do your best! :)

The Prize:

This contest's prize is a Hardcover copy of Invisible I by Melissa Kantor (which unfortunately isn't signed), a paperback version of Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley, AND possibly a free t-shirt with The Truth About Books on it if I get a significant amount of more followers. So get spreading! The word, that is. And good luck!
Remember: Get your entries in by midnight on June 22nd!

I'm Back!

Okay, so you didn't even know I was gone. But you were probably wondering, right? (I hope so). Anyway, I kind of just needed a break from the internet for a while, and then my computer broke again! So that's where I was. If you were wondering, I mean. So to make up for it, I'm posting a contest and a bunch of reviews! I'm going to post the contest today, and I might not have an author interview for Friday, so there probably won't be a Funday Friday this week. But hey, I'm trying! I'm at work right now so I can't look through all my books to figure out which ones I'm giving away. Once I get home I'll search through my books and come up with some cool ideas and then I will report back to you guys with the contest :)

In the mean time, check out this awesome news about Sarah Dessen's new book, coming out May/June 2011!
According to Publisher's Weekly, Sarah Dessen has officially sold her new book to Viking publishers. The book was orginally titled "Cut and Run" but has now been changed to "What Happened to Goodbye". The new book is, "...about a high school senior who, after her parents’ divorce, has taken up the practice of assuming a new identity in each of the four towns she’s lived in."
Sounds amazing to me!

Chech back today for more details about the contest, and thanks for hangin in there this week while I had my unannounced abcense! :)