Monthly Archives: February 2012

To WordPress, Or not to WordPress?

Over the past few days I have been having some issues with blogger and I began to think about getting a wordpress. So far I have an in-progress wordpress and I am considering changing over. Will you please give me feedback on both of my blogs:

My Blogger Blog 
My WordPress Blog

And let me know what you think about switching. If you would like to continue reading this blog I do erge you to follow my wordpress blog because at the moment I do think it is likely that I will switch. Thank you for your feedback!


In My Mailbox 2/12/12

Sorry, both my blog site and my computer are being mean to me 
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Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight 
by Jennifer E. Smith

Publisher: Poppy
Publication Date: January 2nd 2012
Pages: 236
Copy: Hardcover
Source: Library
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Challenges: Standalone, Contemporary

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

❤ I love books completely devoted to being a Young Adult romance, and this one is an amazing example. This book shows how just a few minutes can send your entire fate either falling to the floor or make your future infinitely better. Hadley was four minutes late. And then she met Oliver.

Oliver was just… amazing. In the beginning he just pops into the story and I couldn’t help but love him. And he’s British. That’s always good.

Hadley was a very strong main character who had an interesting story to tell, though there is a point in the book that she’s a little bit of a stalker, and it’s a little bit creepy I have to admit.  

I know a big concern for many people was that this would be an insta-love book. I don’t think the love is real obvious, but because I read the book in one day the book seemed really rushed and it seemed like there wasn’t enough about the plane ride in the story, and that is where the characters get to know each other.

This is a very well written story that I recommend to Stephanie Perkins & contemporary romance fans. 

Waiting on Wednesday 2/8/12

The List by Soiobhan Vivian 
Publication Date: April 1st 2012

An intense look at the rules of high school attraction — and the price that’s paid for them.It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn’t matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, “pretty” and “ugly.” And it’s also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.

Top Ten Tuesday 1/7/12

This weeks Topic is: Top Ten Books You’d Hand To Someone Who Says They Don’t Like To Read
Willow is an all around powerful and thought provoking novel about a girl who is a cutter after a horrible accident that killed both her parents, and then boy who finds out her secret. I really think anyone could get into it from the first few pages.
Almost anyone and their mother have read this book, for good reason. Anyone, even nonreaders should at least give this book a chance and hey, the movie is coming out soon.
This book is just a very interesting paranormal mystery with a  very engaging setting. It drew me in even before I was a real big reader.
Another powerful story about a girl who is given another, and then seven more chances at the last day of her life to try and make it all better.
This is just a fun and cute little story about a girl who hears ghosts, another one that I read before becoming a reading fanatic.
This is another well written paranormal mystery that can appeal to many crowds.
Let me just say: One of the BEST DYSTOPIANS EVER.
Stephanie Perkins is my very favorite contemporary writer. Anyone who wants a cute romance really needs to give this book a chance.
This is another: ONE OF THE BEST DYSTOPIANS EVER. Really, dystopians are really, really good.
 The Iron Knight is my favorite Fantasy read because anyone who likes cute/hot boys with magic powers and disappearing cats can really enjoy this story.

Review: Looking For Alaska

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: March 3rd 2005
Pages: 221
Copy: Paperback
Source: Library
Genre: Contemporary
Challenges: Forbidden Book Club

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green’s arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

Why have I not read a John Green book until now? Why?

Looking for Alaska is a up and down Funny-Crazy-Silly-Depressing-Heart Warming story of Miles, a boy who has never done anything real crazy or noticeable, and really hasn’t had any friends. And then he decides to go to Culver Creek, a school where he has a determined room mate, out of this world pranks and a girl that he can’t help but love. But that was before.

Like I stated above, I really can’t believe that I waited this long to read a book by John Green. His characters are very realistic and seemed to have very real feelings in very real situations. His writing is very well done and I really loved it.

I really don’t have much to say at all- which is not usual for me. I usually can find at least one point in a book that I can constructively criticize, but really, can I find one now? No. So sorry. I guess this review is going to be pretty short and sweet.

I never write spoiler reviews but I will tell you- slap in the face. That’s the only way I know how to describe it.

In My Mailbox 2/5/12

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