Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Fantastical Magic of Leap Day!

Happy LEAP DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to do something exciting for the occasion. I'm reading three different books right now, as you can see if you look at my sidebar, and I've just decided to to do a Teaser Tuesday. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Silly girl on the internet, it's Wednesday,"and I'm here to tell you that through the magic of Leap Day, it is YOU who are wrong, for it really is Tuesday.

First up is a line from Torn by Amanda Hocking.
"Yes, talking to a beautiful Princess—what a rough lot in life you have in life," Loki said dryly, and Matt snorted behind me.

Next a line from Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey.
"Just in time." The phone rang. He looked at it like it was a bomb he couldn't figure out how to diffuse. "Help. It won't stop doing that."

And lastly, but not leastly, Torment by Lauren Kate.
In Heaven, eighteen was the luckiest, most divine number: a life-affirming tally of two sevens (the archangels and the cardinal virtues), balanced with the warning of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.

*All quotes were taken from around where I am currently reading in the books*

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I ♥ Trylle

I absolutely love this series by Amanda Hocking!!!! I first really discovered it when St. Martin's Griffin sent me an Advanced Reader's Copy of Switched. Before that the books were self-pubbed e-books, so they were on my to-read list, but pretty low on my want scale (b/c they were e-books, not b/c they were self-pubbed). I loved Switched, and my only disappointment was that, because I read an ARC, I had to wait longer before I could get Torn, which just came out today. I picked up Torn and am about 50 pages in, and so far I love it. I hope to finish it by the end of the day tomorrow, and then the wait for Ascend begins, which comes out April 24. A bonus is that each of the books come with an exclusive never-before-published Trylle short story. Also, aren't the covers just gorgeous!!

Description of Switched:
When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.  She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her.  Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit.  But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth:  Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.

Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening.  And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…

And if you want, you can read an excerpt of Switched on Amanda's website and Macmillan's website.

*The Amanda Hocking link goes to her website, all other links go to their respective Goodreads pages, with the exeptions of the excerpt links, which go to where the excerpts can be found.*

**Also, WOW! I don't I have included so many links in one post before, EVER! ANYWHERE!**

My Current Obsessions

The reason I am up after midnight the day of exams is because of Tiny Tower. I started the game yesterday, and already I have 10 floors, and 20 residents, 1 of which is in his dream job. I have 4 apartment floors, a sushi bar, a bookstore, a planetarium, a soda brewery, and a laundromat in my tower. I really, really like this game.

I'm also really into Scramble With Friends, so much so that I got my mom, cousin, and aunt kinda addicted to it as well. I'm kinda good at it too, which makes me happy because I'm never really good at any type of word games.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Me Getting Better Before Exams

Well, I'm still sick, and it really sucks. I'm soooooo bored. I went for a half day yesterday, and found out I don't have much make-up work to do, but I am exactly 3 weeks away from exams. I missed a few grammar lessons in Spanish, and I can't do the work because I have no idea what is supposed to happens to certain words when put with certain other words. And I'm soo confused.

I'm considering getting the book The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, hence the title of this post. I was on Goodreads and saw a positive review for it from one of my friends, but at the moment I'm entered in a couple giveaways for it, so I'll wait till those end before I go get it. 

I have this feeling like I'm not reading as much as I should be, like with the Debut Author Challenge I'm in, I feel like I should have read at least two books by now, when I haven't read any. Same thing with the TBR Pile Reading Challenge. I have 25 book set to read, and I've only read 3 of them, but I feel like I should have more done.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Weekend Read-a-thon Wrap-Up

So, I didn't make my 3-book goal and, honestly, I didn't really expect to. I knew that if I set my goals higher I would be more likely to read more to try and get closer to my goal. The books I finished were Frostbite and Shadow Kiss. I was going to read The Iron Knight, but when I finished Frostbite, I didn't want to leave the VA world just then. Actually, now that I think about it, I'm quite surprised that I was able to finish Shadow Kiss on time. V kept popping up, and I had to concentrate to keep her out of the story. Nonetheless, I finished 2 out of 3 books, when I expected only 1½ to be read. ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Weekend Read-a-thon

While I was browsing through my blogroll today, I came across a couple of read-a-thons going on this weekend, and about an hour ago I decided I was going to have my own read-a-thon this weekend. Starting at 10:30am until 10:30pm today and tomorrow, I am going to try a read as much as I can. My goal is to read 3 books this weekend, and the ones I plan to read are:
1. Frostbite by Richelle Mead
2. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
3. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
I'm thinking that every so often I'll have one of these, and I'll put the cute little button I just made on all related posts. I'll post progress updates over on my goodreads & twitter accounts, and then do a wrap-up post here.