Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting On...Wednesday Week 9

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by, Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we are breathlessly anticipating… Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries and to share your own.:) share your own.

I have to say to my number one Waiting on Book is...

Release date: July 24, 2012

"There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia… 

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper— 

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia. 

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother. 

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance." {Goodreads}

The premise sounds enticing, undead, gowns, spirit-hunters... Cannot wait. :)

Which book are you dying for this week?

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Ten 8 Thanksgiving Week :)

I'm participating again in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically every Tuesday the peeps over at The Broke and the Bookish post their top ten lists on various topics. They even have a special Top Ten Tuesday page where they have previous topics and upcoming topics discussed as well.

This weeks topic is....

Top Ten Authors You'd Like to Have at Your Turkey Day 
Dinner Table

1. JRR Tolkien. This man opened up my world to the creation of fantastical lands and adorable Hobbits. I can think of no other author I'd dearly love to meet and share a bite with than Mr. Tolkien. 
2. Gail Carriger (okay we're two for two on two proper English authors who don't celebrate this holiday, swell) oh and one is dead, lol) I heart the Soulless Books so very much. I would be honored to have a meal with such a witty and clever lady, and you got it, Gail would insist we all dress in our finest attire and it would certainly be flavored after the well-mannered Victorians with a steamy twist.
3.  Brandon Sanderson. I am in awe of how fast this authors writes books, not only is he quick, but each story still captures my full attention and I can't help but want to be in each book. He would  be a kick ass dinner guest.
4. Libba Bray. She seems like an absolute hoot.  I think we would get along quite well.
5. Kristin Cashore. Kristin is a beautiful writer and her two books are favorites of mine. I can't wait for Bitterblue next year.
6. Sarah Allen Addison. This author writes the most whimsical and charming stories, and I bet she would bring a kick-ass dessert since she writes about food in all her books.
7. Jane Austen (yea I had to go there) Ms. Austen is my hero. Simple.
8. Richelle Mead. and maybe she could bring Adrian, lol
9. Kim Harrison. The Hollows is one epic series that has me laughing and growing with her fabulous characters.
10. Patrick Rothfuss. I can't get enough of my high adventure fantasy authors.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Friday! (week 6)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkie and Alison Can Read.

It is a fun way for fellow book bloggers to find new friends in the blogging community!

This week's question is:

Q: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

This could potentially be a very, very, long list., but for the sake of this FF, I shall keep it a minimum, :)
I really would like the complete collection of the Penguin and Puffin classic books. 

How adorable are these babies? I also want the collection from Penguin.

I'm pretty sure this box set is new because I've never seen it until today and it beautiful. 

As for non book related items I would love DKNY Perfume PURE. 

What about you? Which items are you most wishing for this holiday season?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday Week 7 :)

I'm participating again in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically every Tuesday the peeps over at The Broke and the Bookish post their top ten lists on various topics. They even have a special Top Ten Tuesday page where they have previous topics and upcoming topics discussed as well.

This weeks topic is: Top Ten Books That Have Been on My Shelf the Longest! 

I am unfortunately at work, so I can't recall the books in which have occupied  my shelves the longest, but will do my best.

1. The first few books in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Once I heard Sanderson was taking over the series I just knew I'd want to read his finishing touches on the series, but I just haven't made the time to start this epic series. Not yet at least.

2. Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella. I absolutely adored the Shopaholic books, but I tried to read this one when it released back in 2009, alas it still sits on my shelf.

3. Bloodring and Seraphs by Faith Hunter. I bought these ages ago. I don't think I'll ever read these. 

4. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. I borrowed this from a friend and I really do want to read it, but I know its supposed to be so sad. :( Some day

5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I don't know if I'll ever read this, lol. infact I have books 1-4, but IDK, I've heard such mixed reviews I can't make up my mind.

6. The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Chima Williams. I LOVE her Seven Realms Series, I just haven't read this one yet. Has anyone read these? Am I missing out?

7. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black. I loved this cover and it was on sale so I went for  it.  I feel like the Iron Fey takes the cake on faerie books. 

8.The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine, I think I have books 1-9, I read her weather warden books. I should really make sometime for these.

9. Atonement by Ian McWan. I actaully tried reading this, long time ago, but couldn't get into it , I'd like to try again.

10. Stones from the River by Ursual Hegi. My mom gave this books to me years ago and I failed at reading it. This book has seriously grand reviews, not sure why I didn't read it.

I have plenty more of books that have been neglected. Maybe on the next read-a-thon I will only read books that have been on my shelf longer two months.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Hunger Games Official Trailer Released

Big day today! Lionsgate released the full trailer of the up and coming EPIC movie, Hunger Games. I've already watched this a few times and each time I find myself filled with awe and covered in goosebumps.

Of course we can't really say if it is going to be any good, but from this trailer I think they did a remarkable job of casting. March of 2012 is going to be EPIC.

Click HERE to watch the awesome trailer.

It's Monday, what are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we plan to read this wee and anything in between. To find out more, check Book Journey for all the deets.


The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Vanish by Sophie Jordan


What's Up Next:

Needs Review:
Dearly, Departed, Vanish and The Name of the Star

Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia

For Review:
Pure by Julianna Baggot

Memes/Tours I participated in:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dangerously Placed Blog Tour: Guest Interview

Nansi Kunze, author of the virtual reality book, Dangerously Placed, was kind enough to stop by and participate in a Character Interview. The interview is with Alex, the main character in her unique and engaging story, Dangerously Placed.

To find out more about Nansi Kunze, please visit her website and blog. You can also follow her on Twitter.

Dangerously Placed Blog Tour

Nov 7 (Monday) – Jex at Everything and Nothing: interview about Nansi’s thoughts on virtual reality
Nov 8 (Tuesday) – Lyndsey at Strangemoreguest post on why Nansi loves sci fi
Nov 9 (Wednesday) – Kellie at Reawriteinterview with Nansi about her writing process
Nov 10 (Thursday) – Bonnie at A Backwards Storyguest post on what inspired Nansi to write DANGEROUSLY PLACED
Nov 11 (Friday) – Pica at Pica Reads: interview about the cover art and other aspects of publishing
Nov 12 (Saturday) – Lacey at Owl Love You Booksinterview with fictional character in the book
Nov 13 (Sunday) —Sarah Guthall at Inklings ReadGuest post about why Nansi became an author and advice for teens who want to do the same
ALSO!!! Sarah at Inklings Read is ALSO be doing a special GIVEAWAY!!!! Enter now through Nov. 13th!! 

Hi Alex. I am so excited to be sitting down with you today.

Thanks! I’m kind of nervous, actually – I’ve never been interviewed before!

Let’s just dive into shall we? What is your most favorite aspect about virtual reality, and do you think that maybe in the not so distant future our world will be dominated with simulated living, ie school, dating, travel?

Well, what I really love about virtual reality is the way it doesn’t have to be anything
like real life. I mean, you can make your environment exactly the way you want
it. You could be living somewhere cold and overcrowded and still have your own
private beach to hang out at. Your parents could have allergies, but you could still
have as many pets as you liked – heck, you could even keep dragons if you wanted
I do think virtual living’s going to get bigger and bigger, not just because it’s fun, but
also because it’s such a great way to be connected to people all around the world.
In the end, nothing beats talking to someone face to face. Systems like Virk make
that possible no matter where you are. I hadn’t really thought about school-based
virtual environments until you mentioned it, though. I think it’s a brilliant idea – there’s
definitely stuff about school that would be better if it was virtual. Not having to smell
the boys’ toilets as you walk by them, for one thing.

Lol. I completely agree there are certain things about school I wouldn’t have minded missing, such as the bathrooms.
If you could go back in time to a specific period which would it be and why?

You know, I don’t think I’d want to go back too far – life was just too primitive in the
past! I wouldn’t mind going back to the 80s, though, when gaming was really starting
to take off. I mean, don’t you think it would be cool to work with those guys who
developed all the old-school handheld games – Donkey Kong and stuff? Of course,
I wouldn’t go back to the 80s if it meant I had to wear electric-blue eyeshadow and
shoulder pads. I don’t need Budi to tell me how very tragic that trend was.

Haha. Yes, shoulders pads. Simply ridiculous, but I can get down with some fun eye shadow.

What do you like about the three main guys in your life: Nix, Dale and Joel? And what don’t
you like about them?

Oh, man – where do I start? Well, I guess you’ve got to admire the way Nix is so
straight down the line. He always stands up for what he believes in, and he never
lies about anything. The problem is, that’s also his most annoying feature – it
wouldn’t hurt him to use a little tact once in a while! What I like about Dale is … well,
he’s very, uh … you know … Okay, I’ll admit it: he’s really easy on the eye! I’m not
so pleased that he’s such a good contender for Simulcorp’s intern position, though.
He may be hot, but I really want that job! As for Joel, he’s a great friend; he’s loyal,
kind and always ready to lend you his bodyboard. He’s no good if you’re looking for
intellectual conversation, of course, but that’s what we have Kiyoko for!

If the movie rights to your story were sold who would your dream cast be?

Let’s see … I think Ellen Wong from Scott Pilgrim Vs The World would do a great job
as Ki, with Dakota Fanning as Sky, Nicholas Hoult as Nix, Jamie Campbell Bower
as Joel and Zac Efron as Dale. I’d cast Diane Kruger as Inge, Hugh Jackman as Mr
Grody and Dev Patel as the CEO. I’ve got to admit, I don’t know many Indonesian
actors, but Indonesian TV star Baim Wong sure does look a lot like Budi! As for who
I’d like to play me … that’s a hard one. I kind of want to say Zooey Deschanel. She’s
much older, taller and prettier than me, but hey – you did say ‘dream cast’!

Swoon. Hugh Jackman has my vote. Zooey is absolutely adorable; I think she could play you very well. Alright, one more question, and let’s just be cheeky, if you were a super hero what would you want your powers to be?

Hm. Well, some of the things that have happened in my Virk room while I’ve been
on work experience have been a bit scary, so super-hearing would be helpful – that
way no one would be able to sneak up on me in realspace. And super-strength, so I
could defend myself if anyone attacked me. And super-vision might be good – then
I’d know if anyone was stalking me, and I’d be able to see what people were up to
a really long way off, like at the other end of the beach … Oh. On second thoughts,
maybe no super-vision. I’m not sure I want to see what’s going on at the other end of
Flinders Beach.

Flinders Beach. Good call; steer clear of those naked bodies. J

I really appreciate you taking time to talk to me today. I wish the best in your future endeavors, Alex.


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