Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TBR Tuesday October 27, 09


Yes I am getting back into the blogging game! DO NOT BE SURPRISED. To Be Read Tuesday was started by my lovely friend Korianne.

Anne On My Mind
by Nancy Garden

Goodreads Description:

"Liza never knew that falling in love could be so wonderful . . . and so confusing.

'Liza,' Mom said, looking into my eyes, 'I want you to tell me the truth, not because I want to pry, but because I have to know. This could get very unpleasant . . . Now--have you and Annie--done any more than the usual experimenting . . . '

'No, Mom,' I said, trying to look back at her calmly. I'm not proud of it, I make no excuses--I lied to her.'"

So basically Annie on My Mind is about a girl who falls in love with another girl. It's a coming of age LGBT book. This book is a classic and I'm really interested in reading it!

Goodreads Description:

"Seventeen-year-old Cassie Morgan lives with a time bomb (a.k.a. her stepfather, Dino Cavalli). To the public, Dino is a world-renowned violin player and composer. To Cassie, he's an erratic, self-centered bully. And he's getting worse: He no longer sleeps, and he grows increasingly paranoid. Before, Cassie was angry. Now she is afraid.

Enter Ian Waters: a brilliant young violinist, and Dino's first-ever student. The minute Cassie lays eyes on Ian she knows she's doomed. Cassie thought she understood that love could bring pain, but this union will have consequences she could not have imagined.

In the end, only one thing becomes clear: In the world of insanity, nothing is sacred...."

I've read some of other Caletti and liked it. I'm looking forward to reading this one.

Okay...since I'm still reading Going Bovine I won't be able to give you another teaser!

Emma Out!

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (aka Emma FINALLY catches up)


I am so sorry bloggers! My computer was malfunctioning and then google was a fail, so I haven't been doing blog posts! But enough talk, WE FIX THIS NOW.

J. Kaye
hosts this meme.

What I Read Last Week:

Absolutely nothing. Kill me.

Currently Reading:

Going Bovine
by Libba Bray (still, and still amazing)
Hamlet by Shakespeare (I'm in love)

To Read This Week:

Rampant by Diana Peterfreud
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Wide Awake by David Levithan
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
(all library books)


I am STILL going to the Toronto signing with Scott Westerfeld, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare! Feel free to email me if you're going so I can meet you!

This blog is NOT dying! I PROMISE!

Emma Out!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Coming Back to Reality (and blogging)

Hiya Everyone!

I know I know, I still haven't been blogging as much I should. I am sorry. I will change. Do not stop following me. You are all very very beautiful people.

I have decided that reading a book a day is CRAZAY (I just realized this) and due to school and my budding social life (OH YES, it is coming!) and writing way too much than I should, I just...can't...READ ENOUGH. (sighs)

So, my goal from here on until May is to finish a book a week. So much more manageable, right? I think this is a fair goal. Perhaps I may even be able to finish two a week! (no promises).

Also, I'm going to try to do more guest posts and author interviews. I'm sorry, but the thought of interviewing AUTHORS THAT I LIKE is somewhat scary. I will get over it, promise.

Anyways, keep on being awesome my amaztastic followers!

Emma Out!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday October 4, 09


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Here is a book I can't wait for!

The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

No cover.

Goodreads Description:

"The Infernal Devices is a series of prequels to The Mortal Instruments series, set in 19’th century London. The story concerns 16-year-old orphan Tessa Gray, whose quiet life is thrown into turmoil when her older brother Nathaniel suddenly vanishes, leaving her alone. Her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London’s dangerous supernatural underworld, where warlocks throw masked balls for half-demon Downworlders. When Tessa discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must come to trust her natural enemies, the demon-killing Shadowhunters, if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother. Torn between the beautiful Will, a Shadowhunter who isn’t what he seems, and the devoted Jem, whose own deadly secret is slowly destroying him, Tessa must draw on all her strength to save her brother and keep herself alive in this deadly new world."

Release Date
: September 7, 2010

I really enjoyed City of Bones and I can't wait to read this prequel!

Sorry for the short post. My Wednesdays are ridiculously busy.

Emma Out!

TBR/Teaser Tuesday October 4, 09


TBR Tuesday was created by my awesome friend Kori. Here are some of my to-reads.

Two-Way Street
by Lauren Barnholdt

Goodreads Description:

"There are two sides to every breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet. It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care. But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot. Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other."

Found this one quite a while ago. I'm going to try and see if it's at the library.

by Malinda Lo

Goodreads Description:

"In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief."

I still haven't read this one. It looks amazing.

Now, teaser time!

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!
Here's Going Bovine! Libba hasn't disappointed me yet! I will give you the first two lines:

"The best day of my life happened when I was five and almost died at Disney World.
I'm sixteen now, so you can imagine that's left me with quite a few days of major suckage."

-Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Emma Out!

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? October 4, 09


This meme is hosted by J. Kaye.

Read This Past Week:

Absolutely nothing. YES. I FAIL.

Currently Reading

Going Bovine (the best book ever) by Libba Bray

To Read This Week:

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen
Sucks to be Me by Kimberly Pauley
The Roar by Emma Clayton


-Please enter my poll! I'm sorry for deleting the old one, I thought signed books would be better than plain old ones you can get anywhere!

Emma Out!

In My Mailbox October 4, 09


This awesome meme is hosted by The Story Siren. So, since I'm getting back into the blogging groove, I've decided there's no time like the present! I got quite a few books this week.

Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian

Goodreads Description:

"Emily is ready for a change. She's been in the same town with the same friends for a long time...and none of them really understand her art. But when she goes to Philadelphia for a summer art institute, she suddenly finds like-minded people. One in particular, Fiona, intrigues and challenges her. But there are some things Emily is going to have to find out for herself -- like what the balance is between life and art, and which is more important when push comes to shove."

This is my friend Kori's favorite book ever. I've been looking for it for AGES and then I saw it at the library. Can't wait to read this!

Lessons from a Dead Girl
by Jo Knowles

Goodreads Description:

"An unflinching story of a troubled friendship — and one girl’s struggle to come to terms with secrets and shame and find her own power to heal.

Leah Greene is dead. For Laine, knowing what really happened and the awful feeling that she is, in some way, responsible set her on a journey of painful self-discovery. Yes, she wished for this. She hated Leah that much. Hated her for all the times in the closet, when Leah made her do those things. They were just practicing, Leah said. But why did Leah choose her? Was she special, or just easy to control? And why didn’t Laine make it stop sooner? In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laine is left to explore the devastating lessons Leah taught her, find some meaning in them, and decide whether she can forgive Leah and, ultimately, herself."

This book sounds really fantastic. Not only does the description intrigue me, the author created JoNoWriMo, which I am doing this year. Found this one from the library.

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Goodreads Description:

"In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.

Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her.

But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering.

Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does. "

I've been waiting for this one forever! I can't believe the library got it in so soon.

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Goodreads Description:

"Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent...and dead"

I've wanted to read this one ever since I heard of the Team Unicorn vs. Team Zombie debate going on in the YA book universe! I could never find it at the library, but it was at Chapters for six bucks! I probably won't get to this one in a while, but I'm glad I have it!

Well...that's it folks! See you soon!

Emma Out!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Excuse Time!

Oh no. I have been neglecting my lovely amazing fantastic followers.

See, for the past week I've had my best friend from Vancouver come to my place. And the week before that I went into CLEANING MODE. So I haven't been blogging. I miss you all. On Monday I will be getting back into the blogging groove!


-So, INSTEAD of just giving my followers random new books, I'm going to be postponing my contest until November because Scott Westerfield, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare are coming to Toronto! *squees* I'm going to have a poll so you guys can pick ONE book from each author for me to sign! I'm so excited!

See you soon!

Emma Out!