Archive for January 2012

Most Anticipated 2012

     These are some of the books that I am just way too excited about. Of course, I have thought of some more since posting this. Maybe I'll have to film a part two or something :-)

Kill The TBR Challenge!

     It looks pretty bad when someone asks you if you've read a book and all you can say is, "I own it, but I haven't read it." Bookworms, It's time for us to get rid of our TBR Piles. Since you all love reading challenges, I've created one just for that. 
Click Here To Enter & For More Details: Kill The TBR Challenge

Good YouTube News!

     I've got some good news to share about some copyright issues that I've been fighting and some REALLY good news about me and Google Adsense. Super exciting stuff!


     My first Book Vlogger Book Haul! Wooh! Let me know what you guys think of it. I set a record for 'ums' in this, so you'd better at least give me a thumbs up for good editing lol. Would you rather watch Book Hauls like this or would you rather watch unboxings?

Unboxings OR Book Hauls: You Pick!

     I need to make a choice and I need your help. Would you rather watch Unboxings or Book Hauls?

Steel Book Review

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.

The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.

Time travel, swordplay, and romance combine in an original high-seas adventure from New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.

     In this review I am trying something a little different. In my most resent endeavor to buy books, I found myself very frustrated with reviews. They were all jibber-jabber and no answers. I often walked away from them more confused about the book than if I had just gone with my instincts. So I've devised a new way of doing my reviews that hopefully might help clear up some of this mess. Watch my video below to see what I mean.

Tempest by Julie Cross Book Trailer

Synopsis: The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy... he's in college, has a girlfriend... and he can travel back through time. But it's not like the movies -- nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there's no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors -- it's just harmless fun.

That is... until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he's stuck in 2007 and can't get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it's not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these "Enemies of Time" will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit... or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he's willing to go to save Holly... and possibly the entire world.

Top 11 in 2011!

<-----These books are so good that Cutie is front and center in this video.


     The giveaway went very smoothly with hardly any hiccups. I've learned a few things to keep in mind for my next giveaway (Maybe we'll do another one later this month.) and I think Rafflecopter was a very useful tool. Thanks for entering everyone! Congrats to the winner!

Cinder Book Trailer

Synopsis: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.