Monday, November 30, 2009

What are you reading on Mondays?

J. Kaye host this meme

Read this past week:
I didn't finish the book I was reading last week which is Lament. I wanted to finish my book today but I'm sick so I might have to settle for finishing it on Tuesday.

Currently Reading
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales by Ying Chang Compestine

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Saturday, November 28, 2009

DystopYA Reading Challenge!

I ran across this challenge today and figured why not accept the challenge. Especially since Dystopia type books are actually some of my favorite (or at least dystopia related books). So who else is up to the challenge?

Here are the rules for Books on the Nightstand DystopYA challenge:

There are always rules in dystopic societies. We will be benevolent despots in the running of this challenge. Your participation is voluntary and we will be deactivating the Reading Challenge Police, so you are on the honor system.

1. You must do as you are told. You are hereby commanded to read 3 works of dystopic fiction that were written or published primarily for young adults. A partial list of titles is above; you may choose other books that are not on this list. Books must be read between October 5, 2009 and December 31, 2009 in order to count for the challenge.

2. Secret activities are forbidden in dystopic societies. You must post your reading list and/or your review(s) of the books that you've read. Reviews can be formal or informal, as you like. You may post them one at a time or all at once, it's up to you. If you have a blog, please post there. If you do not have a blog, there are two options:
  • A. (Preferred) - use one of the special discussion threads we've set up on Facebook or Goodreads.Note: Facebook membership is required to post there, but anyone can read the messages. Goodreads requires you to be a member to post or read on the discussion board. Membership to both Facebook and Goodreads is free.

  • B. Post your reading list and/or reviews in the comments on this post.

3. A dystopic society controls the spread of information among its citizens. If you have teens or tweens in your life, tell them about this reading challenge, and consider doing it together.

4. Dystopic governments control your behavior with a system of rewards. So, there will be prizes!We'll do a random drawing from all participants at the end of the challenge.

5. Dystopic governments can track the identities of community members. Post the URL of your list/review in the Simply Linked box below. If you posted at Goodreads or Facebook, include the URL of the discussion post.

Update : I also found out that there is another YA Dystopian Reading Challenge at Bart's Bookshelf. You pick from 1-4 books to read for this reading challenge.

I plan to read :

12/31 Update: I choose to read The Book Thief over The Maze Runner but I only have a couple of hours to finish and I have to leave my house in about an hour (I won't be back until tommorrow, which means I won't complete DystopYA because I have about 250 more pages to go for my 3rd book, but I've already completed Bart's Challenge.
Catching Fire Review:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Review:

In My Mailbox 7

This cool meme is hosted by TheStorySiren
This week I got two books.

The Received
A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales by Ying Chang Compestine

The Bought
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

I have three copies of Fallen to give away courtesy of Random House. Enter down below if you haven't yet... unless you don't want too. Lol

Saturday, November 21, 2009

In My Mailbox 6

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.
This week I decided to buy two books from B&N even though I probably shouldn't have (but it was my birthday so i couldn't resist buying books).
The Bought
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Last week I bought a book that I didn't mention because I couldn't remember the name and I didn't have it with me at the time.
Across The Nightingale Floor (Journey To Inuyama) by Lian Hearn

Oh yeah. For those of you that don't know. I have three copies of Fallen to give away courtesy of Random House. It's the post right below this one if anyone wants to enter. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fallen Contest!!

Thanks to the people at Random House, I will be offering 3 winners a copy of Fallen by Lauren Kate. Exciting right? Oh, and it's open Internationally! Here are the rules:

You HAVE to be a follower - +2 for old followers & +1 for new
You MUST leave a comment along with your email address (under this post)

Extra Entries:

+ 2 for every time you tweet about the contest
+2 for each time you link to this post

Contest ends on my Christian birthday (aka the day I got baptized) which is December 1st!
I will announce the winners on December 2nd and will email the 3 winners. Winners have 48 hrs to get back in touch with me.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday.... To Me!

It is November 18 and I've finally turned.... 18! Yay! Anyway this isn't just about my birthday because I found out this morning that I will be able to host a contest (thanks to the cool people from Random House) with 3 winners in it, cool right? All three winners will get 'drum roll please' FALLEN by Lauren Kate! Fantastic right? I'm going out tonight so I'm going to wait until tomorrow to post the rules of the competition. But just to let you know, you HAVE to be a follower to enter this contest and the contest will end on my Christian birthday (aka the day I got baptized) which is on December 1. So check back in tomorrow so you can enter the Birthday/Fallen contest.

Monday, November 16, 2009

What are you reading on Mondays?

J. Kaye host this cool meme.
Read this week:
Nada. I left my book at my house and won't be back until Thanksgiving break.
Currently Reading:
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
The Devouring by Simon Holt

Saturday, November 14, 2009

In My mailbox 5

The Bought:
Gladiatrix by Russell Whitfield
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
I bought another book but I left them all back at my house and I can't remember what the 3rd book was called. :( I guess I'll have to wait until next time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays (Nov. 3)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser: "THE GUARDS CAME out first, three of them all in black suits and all holding shotguns in their massive fists. They strolled from the steam-filled corridor beyond like they were going for a walk in the park, their silver eyes full of cold humor"
p.55, "Lockdown: Furnace" by Alexander Gordon Smith.

Monday, November 2, 2009

What are you reading on Mondays?

J. Kaye hosts this cool meme

Read this week:
The Midnight Guardian by by Sarah Jane Stratford

Currently reading:
Dead until dark by Charlaine Harris
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Leaving dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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