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Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Off The Pill - Rebecca Black (Friday)

This just sums it all up for me hahaha
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Friday, March 25, 2011

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These Four Walls

How can something simple be this touching~?
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Book Review: The Goddess Test (The Goddess Test #1); Aimee Carter

The_goddess_test The Goddess Test (The Goddess Test 01)
By; Aimee Carter

genre } young adult | mythology
rating } young adult
date released } April 19, 2011
edition } Harlequin Teens (297 Pages)
ISBN } 0373210264 | 978-0373210268
ftc } netgalley
purchase @ } Book Depository |

Every girl who has taken the test has died.

Now it's Kate's turn.

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.
If she fails...

"I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too."

Why did I pick it up?
Kai (Amaterasu Reads) tempted me with the comment “Oh you charming Hades you…XD” in her reading status and I was hooked, just because she said Hades haha.

My 2 ¢ ♠♠♠♠♠I am so in love with this book! And it hasn't come out yet.. physically I mean, which I would love to actually have one in my hands as soon as it does.

Anyhoo, I like to comment about the cover first. That is just brilliant! How many times you can say the book cover is as good as the book you have read inside? Rare right? This is one of those rare moments.

A girl laying down on a beautiful green background of leafy, fern, grass ground, wearing a white Goddess dress. Honestly, that dress alone pulled me in, due to my obviously high interest on mythology. Much to add, the model on that cover just has that “look”. You know that look, where she  looks like she’s carrying all the burden of the world on her shoulders and trying very hard to not be bothered by it. Though she reminds me of Paige from Charmed. Weird…

Ok, on to the book.

Most of us know the story of Hades and Persephone, and… no… there’s no Persephone in this one. There’s another girl name Kate. She has a rough life. No dad and a very sick, dying mother. I feel sorry for her here, nevertheless she is a very strong girl. Then, moving into Eden, Kate meet James, this loner and Ava the school prime cheerleading sort of girl bully who died and live again after Kate has this strange deal with strange man called Henry to an oddly familiar tale of living 6 months in a place called Eden with him. She is then face seven tests to show her worth to be Henry’s companion. She has no choice but to pass it all so her mother could stay alive. Not to forget, there’s a mystery killer on the loose, who kill every “potential” companion for Henry.

This book put me through an emotional roller coaster. It’s been a while, for me to actually find a book that’s worth a keep, and this would be one of them. The twist… I didn’t expect that twist. It tears me up in some part. and 24 hours later after finishing the book, I still feel the emotional roller coaster it has put me through.

One word.


I can’t say much, because very chapter has a spoiler, so I’m just going to minimize my review to this. And yes! Get this book when it comes out! Love it! and I can’t wait for the second book to come out.

What turns me off was the fact its publisher is Harlequin Teens. It has been a while I’ve picked up a Harlequin, and it’s due to cheesy romance genre it caters. I guess I got lucky to find this one. So I like to say, to whoever thinks of the same thing as I did, to discard that thought and pick a copy of this one. You wouldn’t regret it.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

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Celebration Calendar

First Week of January – Buy A Friend a Book Week (Worldwide)
January 27 – Family Literacy Day (Canada)

First Week of February – National Storytelling Week (UK)
Last Week of February – Freedom to Read Week (Canada)
End of February/ Beginning of March – Jewish Book Week (UK – Sponsored by the Jewish Book Council)

March 2 - Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss' Birthday (USA - NEA sponsored)
First Thursday in March - World Book Day (UK and Ireland) - March 3, 2011
March 4 - National Grammar Day (USA)
Second full week in March - Share a Story - Shape a Future Week(blogosphere) - March 7-11, 2011
March 25 - Tolkien Reading Day (worldwide)

April - National Poetry Month (USA)
First week of April - Buy a Friend a Book Week (worldwide)
A week in April - National Library Week (USA - ALA sponsored) - April 10-16, 2011
     (includes National Library Worker Day - April 12, 2011)
April 23 - World Book and Copyright Day (worldwide except UK and Ireland - UNESCO sponsored)
April 29 - Poem in Your Pocket Day (USA)
April 30 - El día de los niños/El día de los libros (USA - ALA sponsored)

May 1 - Buy Indie Day (US - created by IndieBound)
First Saturday in May - Free Comic Book Day (worldwide) - May 7, 2011
A week in May - Children's Book Week (USA) - May 2-8, 2011

June - National Audiobook Month (USA)
June 16 - Bloomsday (worldwide)
A week in June - Independent Booksellers Week (UK) - June 18-25, 2011

First week of July - Buy a Friend a Book Week (worldwide)

September 8 - International Literacy Day (worldwide - UNESCO sponsored)
September 13 - Roald Dahl Day (worldwide)

Week containing September 22 - Tolkien Week (worldwide)
     (includes Hobbit Day - September 22)

Last week of September - Banned Books Week (USA)

First week of October - Buy a Friend a Book Week (worldwide)

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In My Mailbox Monday (20-21 March 2011)

mailbox Mailbox Monday & In My Mailbox is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday & In My mail can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

These are the ones I got for last week =D Yup THAT many! Got them from friends, publisher, etc =D I'm just worried on how fast I be able to review them.

So many books… so little time… *sigh*

The Fifth Victim (Zebra Romantic Suspense)Reflections in a Golden EyeAngel Souls and Devil Hearts (Peter Octavian Novels)Of Masques and Martyrs (The Shadow Saga, Book 3)
Beverly Barton - [Cherokee Pointe 01] - The Fifth Victim
Carson McCullers - Reflections In A Golden Eye
Christopher Golden - [Shadow Saga 02] - Angel Souls and Devil Hearts
Christopher Golden - [Shadow Saga 03] - Of Masques and Martyrs
The Perfect Scandal (Hqn)Christmas in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries)Sweetheart in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries)Toys
Delilah Marvelle - [Scandal] - The Perfect Scandal
Gemma Halliday - Christmas In High Heels (kindle)
Gemma Halliday - Christmas In High Heels
James Patterson - Toys
Live Free or DieStoner (New York Review Books Classics)The Ultimate Romantic ChallengeLaos folk-lore of Farther India
Jessie Crockett - Live Free or Die
John Edward Williams - Stoner
Katherine Garbera - The Ultimate Romantic Challenge
Katherine Neville Fleeson - Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India
Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish MobThe Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Lauren KateThe Sheriff's Sweetheart (Love Inspired Historical)Body of Evidence (Love Inspired Suspense)
Kevin Weeks & Phyllis Karas - Brutal, The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob
Lauren Kate - The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
Laurie Kingery - [Brides of Simpson Creek 03] - The Sheriff's Sweetheart
Lenora Worth - [Texas Ranger Justice] - Body of Evidence
Turkey Day Murder (Lucy Stone Mysteries, No. 7)Professor HuskinsCate of the Lost ColonyTrail of Lies (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense)
Leslie Meier - [Lucy Stone 07] - Turkey Day Murder
Lettie M Cummings - Professor Huskins
Lisa Klein - Cate of the Lost Colony
Margaret Daley - [Texas Ranger Justice] - Trail of Lies
Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mental Illness by Mary Forsberg Weiland, Larkin WarrenPerfect Bride for Mr. DarcyA Sicilian Seduction (Red Hot Revenge) (Harlequin Presents)The Pirate Queen
Mary Forsberg Weiland, Larkin Warren - Fall to Pieces, A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'N' Roll, and Mental Illness
Mary Lydon Simonsen - The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy
Michelle Reid - A Sicilian Marriage
Patricia Hickman - The Pirate Queen
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