Tuesday, June 28, 2011

100 Followers + Giveaway!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!  I can't believe it!!!!!!!!! 100 Followers!!!!!!!!!!!  I still can't get over the fact that I have finally reached 100 Followers 0.0  Thank you so, so much from the bottom of my heart to everyone who is following me!  It means so much to me.  Being only fourteen and going into high school, having a blog can definitely be tough at times.  However, having supportive readers and friends like you is what makes this so much fun!

I would like to give a big shout out to my Grandpa, who got me started blogging in the first place.  I love you Grandpa, and thank you for suggesting the idea to start a blog!  I could have never done it without you!  Also, thank you so much to my family who has been so supportive!  Dad, you always spend time with me whenever I have questions or seek advice.  Mom, you're always honest with me, and I know I can count on you.  To my sisters who have always been constant readers, I love you!

Thank You To All of My Followers and My Family!!!

In honor of reaching 100 followers, (I still can't stop smiling every time I say it :]) I am hosting a giveaway!  One winner will get a chance to win one 5 star book that I have reviewed on my blog.  I have enjoyed each of these books very much, and I would love to give one of my readers a chance to do the same.

Here are your choices:

Monday, June 27, 2011

Shelf Saturday at Brush Up On Your Reading!

Ever wonder what my bookshelves look like?  Well, you can go head on over to Nina's blog, Brush Up On Your Reading, and find out!  Nina was kind enough to feature me on her blog.  Thanks so much Nina (and ARGH)!  I hope you can stop by and leave her a comment or follow her!  This girl is so awesome, and she's got some AMAZING Paint skills!  One example is of her button to the right.  Isn't it awesome?!

I hope you get a chance to stop on by, and read more about my bookshelves!  You can reach the post here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

This review was also posted on Alice's blog, The Reader Room, as part of her Read, Review, Recommend feature.  You can go check it out here, and stop on by and leave Alice a comment or follow!  Thanks so much Alice for featuring me on your blog!

Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick

Publisher: Scholastic

5 out of 5 stars

“Will you just leave me alone!” You slam the door in your little brother’s face. Taking deep breaths, you close your eyes and try to calm down. But you just can’t when you open your eyes and see the destruction he’s caused. You hear your brother start to cry and run downstairs to mommy. Ugh, what an annoying little twerp. Your whole room is trashed… and I mean everything. Purple paint is splattered on your walls, your books are all torn in half with pages scattering the floor, and most of all, your drumsticks are broken in half and tossed on the floor! He touched your precious drumsticks! You can’t contain your rage as you scream into your pillow, letting it all out. You don’t know how long it’s been, but later your mom walks in and says through her tears, “Honey, your brother has cancer.” Suddenly, the world spins… 

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Boy Who Loved Bach or Gracie and The Preacher E-Book Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Do you remember how I mentioned in my Interviews With Authors: A Talk With T.L. Peters that there would be a giveaway soon? Well, here it is! T.L. Peters was so kind to provide an e-book copy of either The Boy Who Loved Bach or Gracie and The Preacher to one lucky winner! Thank you so much T.L. Peters!

The Boy Who Loved Bach is a fun, coming-of-age story that I think most can relate to.  Edward is going into high school and he’s having a hard time balancing everything on his plate.  He’s going to have to give and take to make it work, all the while figuring out what means the most to him.  Join Edward on his roller coaster of a ride navigating the new waters of high school!  You can find my full review of The Boy Who Loved Bach here.
Gracie and The Preacher is a touching story of a boy and his dog. Brent Everett and his feisty dog Gracie hook up with a good-natured street preacher who, when he isn't dodging the law, makes his living by holding fire and brimstone revivals across the country. Soon, however, Brent learns that there are some things that even the preacher can't get away with.  If you're interested in reading a sample of Gracie and The Preacher you can reach it here on T.L. Peters' blog.  Just make sure to scroll to the bottom!

One winner will receive an e-book copy of either The Boy Who Loved Bach or Gracie and The Preacher, thanks to T.L. Peters!

Now here are the rules:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini


Author: Josephine Angelini

Publisher: HarperTeen

4 out of 5 stars

Electric bolts shoot out of your hands and everything around you is lit up by a stark, bright white light. You squint as you try to understand what is going on. Shouldn’t it be burning hot? Shouldn’t you not even be alive right now? How is any of this possible? You can’t help but revel in the exhilarating feeling you’re experiencing. Suddenly, it all stops. The electricity, the light… everything. You slump to the ground, completely drained, barely able to keep your head up. The one thought going through your mind is, what was that?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monthly Recap- May 2011

Hi everyone! This is my very first Recap! This is a new feature I would like to start on my blog. Normally I will post up Bi-Weekly Recaps. Since this is the first time I’m doing a recap I thought I would do one for the whole month of May.

In the month of May:


- Runner by Carl Deuker

- Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer

- Invasion by Jon S. Lewis

- Between Two Ends by David Ward

- The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

- Redheart by Jackie Gamber

Interviews With Authors

New Features

- Now you can subscribe to my email newsletter via GFC on my sidebar!

- Added my Blogoversary Widget. My blogoversary is in 54 days! If you would like add your own blogoversary, just go ahead and click on the widget on the sidebar.

- Guest Post on Missie’s blog, The Unread Reader: When I’m Not Reading


- My first giveaway! T.L. Peters was kind enough to provide one of his books for a giveaway. Stay tuned, as I will be posting up the giveaway very soon!

- I'm so excited, I've almost reached 100 followers!!!!!!  (<---- this deserves multiple exclamation points :])  Expect a giveaway as soon as I do.  Thanks so much for all my awesome followers who have been so kind and have stuck with me the whole way!  You guys are the best!

- My Review Policy page. If you’re looking for me to review a book, then this is the page to check out!

- More reviews and Interviews With Authors to come!