Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mrs. Magoo's Edition

I recently started a new feature on my blog, called Mrs. Magoo's Forum. You can read about it here. I'd love it if you guys would check back for topics and offer your opinions! :)

In terms of books, I'm currently reading Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker. I also was sent a copy of Brisingr, but I'm not sure if I'm going to read it. I forget what Eragon was about and I never read Eldest, so I'm afraid Brisingr might be majorly confusing.

Also, a local bookstore has asked me to teach a class in January on how to start and run a teen blog!!! How cool is that???

Tuesday again.....

I was a reading freaggin fool last week! I'm so proud of myself. I haven't read that much in a long time. I mean a long long long time. It was refreshing to see that it's still in me.

Here's the list, Shift by Charlotte Agell, Nailed by Jennifer Laurens, Severed Ties by Keven Krohn, How I Found the Perfrect Dress by Maryrose Wood and Faefever by Karen Marie Moning.

I felt really bad about reading Faefever, since it isn't one of my review books, but I absolutely love the series and I just couldn't wait to read it. So I just had to do it. Plain and simple.

I've been nursing a cold for two weeks now, it sucks immensely. I am one of those people that HAS to breathe through my nose. I don't know why, I just have to. Needless to say I am having a very hard time breathing through my nose at the moment. I've been able to maintain the clearness of one nostril overall. My nose is either running like fountain or so clogged I can't even blow it, which drives me freaggin crazy! I've been drugging myself as to sleep and my appetite has been slim to none.

Don't you feel so much closer to me know that you know my nose in and outs.... sorry it was totally kind of gross....

Totally unrelated to reading.... not that my nose was related to reading, but anyway... Has anyone heard that new Taylor Swift song. "Love Song" I'm not usually a Taylor fan, she does have some songs I like, but I have listened to this song over and over about ten times now, I love it!!

In other book relatedness I did get my copy of Brisinger and Untamed today, which I'm seriously debating reading like now, instead of the review books I should be. Happy Tuesday all, hope you are breathing well!

YAY!!! Tuesday!!! (Meaghan)

Aside from my mom accidentaly returing one of my books from my teacher's library to the public library, this week has been very, very boring. So, you can say that I've gotten a lot of reading done. I was actualy really exited to come home from school and type this!

So, books I've finished so far: Suite Scarlett, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Someone Like You and I think that's it.

Book's I've started but haven't finished: Cruise Contol, Memoirs of a Geisha

Book's I'm Going to Read: The Cheat

Now, I have something I would like to tell you. It's exiting news, my friend! Some of you may already know what the news I have to share is. On the last day of September (which is creeping up on me very fast...I'll write tonight, Vanessa!) a newsletter will be made avalible. It is called Like Omg Teens Read Newslette , and so far there's one issue out. In the September issue, you will find an article about Teen Tuesday as a main story!!! So, check it out.

It will be written by me, and I would like a couple of you to comment and tell us why you like writing for Teen Tuesday, if you want to be included. I may have to cut your comments a little to fit the length requirements and some may not appear. Comment if you would like to help me out and be included. Vanessa is writing the Book of the Month and the Author of the Month stories and blurbs, pages 2 and 5. Check it out! So, I guess that's it.

My posts will get better and more fun, I promise!

So Many Books...

There comes a time, about once a month, where I have a ton of books I have to read and review. It's mostly from review sites that only send books out on a monthly basis, which is even more annoying because I have a deadline for these books. I'm currently reading City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, which is a library book and therefore means I don't have to review it for any specific site. So I probably shouldn't be reading it right now, but I just finished City of Bones and loved it, and couldn't wait to read City of Ashes. Though, it feels like it's taking forever to finish City of Ashes, because I only have a little bit of time each day to read it.

Anyway, I recently reviewed City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Death By Latte by Linda Gerber and Eva Underground by Dandi Daley Mackall. I recommend reading City of Bones because it was an amazing book!

I also posted Simply Books's first author interview a few days ago! I interviewed SarahBeth Carter, author of Meeting Lizzy, which was released this past Friday.

Now the list of books I need to read for review purposes include Tithe by Holly Black, Dear Julia by Amy Bronwen Zemser, and Trouble In My Way by Michelle Stimpson.

Simply Books


So...I haven't posted in quite a while. Well, three weeks. But seriously you guys, I don't think that much has changed since my last post. I think I've read like, 2 books. Okay, more like 8, but still. That's it. It takes quite a bit of time to keep calculus from kicking my butt, let me tell you.

Anyways, the awesomeness award is getting pulled in three different directions this week, and goes to John Green (yeah, he seems to be bathing in awesomeness lately, huh? Have you seen this? ISN'T IT AWESOME?), Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle for their colloboration that is LET IT SNOW. Those three take a holiday romance, turn it up on its head, spin it about, infuse it with humor and craziness and cleverness to make an AWESOME read. The only bad thing about this book is that it will make you yearn for Christmas a little early.

Also, a certain song MIGHT get stuck in your head.

But it's totally worth it.

Anyways, I also read Blue Bloods, Masquerade, the first four chapters of Revelations, and despite their slow beginnings, I now have newfound respect for Melissa de la Cruz. I wasn't a big fan of the Ashleys or the Au Pairs, but Mel knows how to (ahem, pun alert) totally suck you into a paranormal book.

Also on the Halloween/paranormal subject, I finished Witch High, a new anthology about teens who attend Salem Public High School #4, aka WITCH HIGH. On another note, I have found a new appreciation for anthologies/tag teams. A favorite is HarperTeen's Prom Dates From Hell. And unless you live under a rock, you also know that HarperTeen is coming out with another anthology, Love is Hell, with stories from Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier (ooh, I also read her Magic or Madness sometime in the past three weeks), Melissa Marr, etc., ect...

Also, I just finished Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and I LOVED it. It's one of those reads I've had my eye on for ages, and it was well worth the very long wait. It was just the right mix of love, angst, humor, conflict, and insight. I would most DEFNITELY reccomend it.

Now I am on Tithe by Holly Black. I bought it cause it seems every which way I turn, people are raving about Holly Black's work, but I'm gonna admit, I'm not hooked yet. Maybe I just need to read a bit more? I'm on page 50, but things better bet interesting quick, or I might be tempted to abandon it in lieu of devoting my time to tracking down a copy of UNTAMED, which comes out TODAY! I've a bit of a head cold, which caused me to forget about this detail, but now that know it's out...

Wish me luck in the pursuit of a copy of Untamed, fellow readers, or things might get ugly....


Repeat [Chelsie]

So, you might as well slap a different date on last week's post and put it here. I haven't started anything new, nor have I made any significant dent in either The Diary of Anne Frank or 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Teenager. The former is still slightly boring, the latter is helpful but obviously not enough, because I feel like the least effective teenager ever.

*sigh* I just don't have the time or energy to read. I haven't finished a book since I finished Ivy two weeks ago. I wish something could just pull me in, and keep me entertained, but nothing interests me enough. It's depressing, but I guess that's life.

Any suggestions?

Lot's Read!


Well, in total, I have read one book this week. It was a mighty excellent book though. It was All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard. Someone on Teen Tuesday recommended this, and whoever it was, (I don't remember, sorry!) THANK YOU! It was such an amazing book. It was incredible. It's now one of my top books. So thank YOU! Again! And to everybody else, READ IT NOW! You won't regret it. This book is amazing, even if you've read her other books, still read this.

Skipping the Little Bestie Awards this week, again. Sorry!

I reading three books right now, kind of. Pretty Things by Sarra Manning, Prom Nights From Hell by Various Authors, and The Debs by Susan McBride. I'm not very far in either right now, so I'm not sure which will be the next review. Pretty Things, I've heard is good, but it hasn't caught my attention yet. Prom Night From Hell I started with Stephenie Meyer's story and haven't finished it yet because honestly? It is so confusing, and I just am not following it. The Debs is so far not that great, but I have to read it for BookDivas.

So yeah, no more new stuff. Besides the fact that I won Savvy Girl by Lynn Messina, so that's added to my pile and so is Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott and I got I Was A Teenage Popsicle and Beyond Cool by Bev Kats Rosenbaum, so those are officially added also.

But, until next week.

Name: Samantha
Blog: Words Speak Volumes
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Me Info: Happy Tuesday to everyone! My name is Samantha and I write for Words Speak Volumes, Wired Wednesday, and Booking Through Thursday. My favorite color is purple, I have tons of cousins, and I love to drink coffee. I'm semi-addicted to MySpace, and I enjoy taking pictures of people. I guess that's a little background information for you.

Blog Info: I was so busy last week that I didn't post anything and I'm sorry. I didn't even post for Teen Tuesday, Booking Through Thursday, or Wired Wednesday. I apologize to all of my regular readers and I am prepared to give an excuse. High School is really time-consuming. I have all of my classwork/homework, plus volleyball, student council, and class meetings. I have practice and I need to save some time for reading. I apologize again and I will do better this week. I promise.

Contest Info: I have the last couple days of my THE ELITE contest open. The last day to sign up is Friday. Do whatever you can to earn points and e-mail me. I have about twenty people entered now and I'd love some more so stop by the blog.

Book Info: I have read the books:

She's So Money
Fringe Benefits
Top Ten Uses For An Unworn Prom Dress
Prom Queen Geeks

*Please Note*
My first ever high school Homecoming Week is next week and I'm trying to keep up with my blog as I spend this enjoyable week. However, I may be to busy and I apologize ahead of time for any posts I am too busy to post.