Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Wrapping Up 2011 Read-a-Thon Updates

Total Pages: 300
Updated at: 12/29/11 1:40 am
Currently Reading: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Finished Reading: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Looking For Alaska by John Green

The Books I'm Going To Read:

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Extras by Scott Westerfeld

I've had a bit of a late start with Christmas and stuff but I hoping to read about 4 or 5 books from the list.
<3 Shannon

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

From Goodreads:

Sometimes there's no easy way out.

Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills --- only to wake up in the hospital.

Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least a little bit. But it doesn't stop Bull's grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.

When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there's no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse ---much worse--- before they get better.

This book comes out Januaray 3, 2012; and I miraculously got on the Debut Author Challenge ARC tour for it!! I am so excited to read this book! I love books from this genre so I'm expecting to enjoy this book a lot!!
<3 Shannon

Top Ten and Teaser Tuesday (11) + Tune In Tuesday (7)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Childhood Favorites
1. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingles Wilder
My great grandmother gave me a box set of these books when I was really young but I didn't read them until I was in the fourth grade and my friend Stephanie and I decided to have a competition to see you could read them all first (I won!).  But they quickly became one of my favorite series and I reread them the following summer.

2. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
This was the other series that I had a competition with Stephanie (she won) and thankfully I did or it would have taken me much longer to discover the wonders of Harry. This is my favorite series!! When I need a reading pick-me-up these are the books that I go to! <3

3. The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
The library in my middle school was sucky to say the least and I miraculously found five of these books which I read at least five times before I made my parents buy me the series . Which I have read multiple times and I am due for a reread as soon as I find the time.

4. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
I had to do a project on this book in the third grade and I really enjoyed reading it and I ended up rereading  after I was done with the project.

5. Heartland by Lauren Brooke
I have no idea how I stumbled over this series but I loved it!

6. The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B Cooney
I found this book at a book fair at my middle school and instantly fell in love with it before I was even halfway through with it. I still love it so much that it is still on my bookshelf and not packed up with the rest of my childhood books.

7. Dear America: Voyage on the Great Titanic by Ellen Emerson White 
This is another book I found at a book fair and I am really glad that I bought it because I really did like it. 

8. The Berenstain Bears by Stan Berenstain
This was one of the series that I absolutely loved when I was in elementary school.

9. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
I really love this book! It is so sad and sweet; it never fails, every time I read this book I always get teary eyed. 

10. Piggie Pie! by Margie Palatini
When I was real little I would make my dad read this to me almost every night because he did "a good witch voice"!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read, open to a random page, and share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

My Teaser:

I want to scream, but I can't.
Because none of this is real.
It's just another nightmare."

-pg. 49 "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis

A weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads! that showcases music!!
This week kicks off a month of long tribute to bands (or singers) you've seen in concert -- or have always wanted to!

I almost had the opportunity to go to the SPACEtour but sadly I couldn't come up with the money in time, so here are my favorite songs from the Starkid plays!

Not Alone - A Very Potter Musical

To Have A Home - A Very Potter Sequel

Kick It Up A Notch - Starship

Get Back To Hogwarts - A Very Potter Musical

Voldemort Is Going Down - A Very Potter Musical

Harry Freakin' Potter - A Very Potter Sequel

Happy Tuesday!
<3 Shannon

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December TBR

Books Read in November:
-The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
-The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman
-Divergent by Veronica Roth

Books Going To Be Read In December:

-Across The Universe by Beth Revis
-Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
-Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
-The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
-Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
-Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
-Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
-Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
-Specials by Scott Westerfeld
-Extras by Scott Westerfeld

<3 Shannon