Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {22} : The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a super meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

Okay so, no this book isn't new or anything, but it looks like such a fun read! I put it on hold at the library and am patiently waiting to check it out! Pun intended!

Anyone read this one yet?? Drop me line either way!

Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 Picture Book Reading Challenge

Oh hey! An illustrated book challenge? Well yes, count me in, friend! Here are the deets:

  • Timeline: January 1, 2012- December 31, 2012
  • Select your level:
                     Level 1 - Read 12 picture books
                     Level 2 - Read 16 picture books
                     Level 3 - Read 24 picture books
  • You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go.  If you do list your books in the beginning, you can always change them later on.
  • Crossovers with other challenges count.
  • Digital books count
  • Re-reads count as long as you read them in 2012 and you post a new review for the book.
  • You can join anytime

I've decided to do 16 books! I will list them as I go along! Also, click on the above button to check out the super cute site hosting this super cute challenge :) 

It's Monday! What are you reading?! {10}

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey! It's a great way to plan out your reading week and get ideas from other bloggers as well! Thanks for visiting!

                        Currently Reading: 
 When She Woke by Hillary Jordan 

OMG! Please read this book right now! I'm only on page 76 and I'm salivating. OMG.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rap parody about Books! (Viewer Discretion Advised)

Okay so if you like rap and you like books then this post is for you. If not, it's still kinda funny.

One of my friends posted this on Facebook and I was all like "MY WORLDS COLLIDE!" Check it out heheh :)

B*tches in Bookshops (based on Jay Z and Kanye West's "N*ggas in Paris"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Teaser Tuesdays is a fun and exciting meme hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. The cool button is from Once Upon a Twilight!

The rules are that you take a teaser from the book you're reading but make sure there are no spoilers!! Check out mine from John Scalzi's Old Man's War!

My Teaser:
Page 9: "I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife's grave. Then I joined the army."

I'm re-reading this one because I've been reading such sucktastic books lately!! Suggestions are welcome!

Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment and link me to your Teaser if you have one! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book Review: Phillip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe.

Publisher: Open Road
Format: eARC
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Pages: 144
Where I Got It: Netgalley from the publisher
Check it out on: Amazon | Goodreads

Philip Hall is the cutest, smartest boy in the sixth grade, and Beth Lambert loves him. The fact that he beats her in classwork, sports, and almost everything else doesn't bother Beth at first. Then she realizes that Philip might be best because she's letting him beat her. Beth knows that she deserves to be Number One--and she's going to prove it! This funny, universal story of a girl learning that she matters in the world has delighted readers for over twenty years.

A wonderfully endearing book told in short stories from chapter to chapter, "Phillip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe." was a great quick read. The dialogue is written in Southern dialect which is both charming and hard to understand all the time. Even so, I still really enjoyed these little tales.

It made me think of those Carolyn Harwood Betsy books, also short adventures from chapter to chapter. The only major difference is that this book seemed to gel it all together somehow and keep you interested even as an adult.

I look forward to checking out other books in the series!