Monday, April 30, 2012

It's Monday, What are you Reading?! {11}



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: 



Next:

Amazon or Goodreads


Thanks for stopping by! What are you reading??

Sunday, April 15, 2012

In My Mailbox {2}

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. I don't always get to purchase books but when I'm lucky, I participate in this awesome hop. Check me out!













Purchased:
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo

Library:
Among the Imposters by Margaret Peterson Haddix (#2 in The Shadow Children Series)
Fever by Lauren DeStefano (#2 in the Chemical Garden Series)
Lily Dale: Awakening by Wendy Corsi Staub


Thanks for stopping by! Link me up to your Mailbox or just drop me a note!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

TGIF: Musical Stories

Hosted by Ginger @ Greads
Friday, April 13th - Musical Stories: If you could read a book about any song, which song would you love to see written down in story form?


This is literally the best question ever. Seriously, I'm crying in delight and about to explode into pink glitter. So many songs come to mind. Do I choose Who's Gonna Save My Soul by Cee-lo Green, because, really? What's that song about?! Do I choose It's Only Love that Gets You Through by Sade? A song that makes me cry every time I hear it??






Sheesh, with so many songs to choose from, I've narrowed it down to three:


1. Something in the Way by Nirvana



Yes, this song was featured in If I Stay by Gayle Forman because of the cello. But it was out of context for the most part. It is so incredibly ominous that I would just LOVE to read about a brooding MC talking about "it's okay to eat fish cuz they, don't have any feelings".


2. What the Water Gave Me by Florence + The Machine



Okay so I heard this song randomly a couple times before I really listened to it and holy cannoli this is an intriguing little ditty. But really, what Florence + The Machine song isn't! I imagine some bad ass heroine in some dystopia walking along a desolate street.


3. Exit Music (for a film) by Radiohead



EEK. I love Radiohead ok? This isn't a secret. So it was really hard for me to choose which of their mysterious and hauntingly beautiful numbers I'd want to see in book form. Love this one because of it's darkness and the drama. "We hope, that you choke, that you choke"...what does it mean!!!




Thanks Ginger for this amazing question!!


Drop me line whether you participated in this hop or not. Would love to see some of your choices! 


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway @ La Toya Literally!

Welcome new and old followers to La Toya, Literally!! So excited to take part in this giveaway hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Once Upon a Twilight. Be sure to check out their giveaways and all the other blogs on the hop.
You know all the general formalities so let's get to the goodies!





$10 toward the book of your choice on the Book Depository!

(This giveaway is open internationally)

WOOOOOOOOOT!!!!

How to enter:
**Must be a follower
**Leave a comment with your favorite ice cream flavor (and email address) 

Simple enough right?? Good luck and "Hoppy" Easter to those who celebrate :)

Super Duper funny video from the Jimmy Fallon show

Omg, so I tried to embed this for your convenience but they don't let you do it!!! I love LOVE the Jimmy Fallon Show and I love books so for him to have a segment where he talks about books with funny titles and covers is like a happiness explosion.



Check the video out!! You will LOL for reals!! 

More Books for the Do Not Read List - Do Not Read List - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


Let me know which title you thought was the funniest! I'd say mine but I don't wanna spoil it haha!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Book Soundtrack {3} : The Bad Beginning and Ravel

I started my own Music Monday last year. I was inspired by all the bloggers out there putting books to music. Since these are two of my loves, I kinda ran with it. Still trying to figure out if I want to give myself the option to do posts like these any time of the week!

Here is an retro-post I did for The Bad Beginning.

About the Book
"Make no mistake. The Bad Beginning begins badly for the three Baudelaire children, and then gets worse."

I read this book by Lemony Snicket years ago (as well as the other 12) and I loved the ridiculously dark humor. The story didn't seem to be set during modern times so I thought of  a classical piece for this week. Please enjoy Ravel's String Quartet in F Major.






About the Artist
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a French composer known for his innovative, virtuosic orchestral pieces whose tonality couldn't exactly be put in any certain category (somewhere between Impressionist and Modernist). In other words, he was like, super awesome and didn't want to confine himself to one specific way of creating music around the turn of the 19th century like all the other French composers. If you dig classical music as much as I do, check out some other pieces by Ravel or hit up this cool website with more info!

www.maurice-ravel.net


It's Monday! What are you Reading?! {11}



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 
Still reading this, but will probably be done with this tonight! Eeeek review to follow!

Next:
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Amazon or Goodreads
Yes, this is a re-read but an oldie but goodie!

Anyone read these?!