Sunday, November 30, 2008


Hey Everyone,
This is just a life update. I have to go to the doctors all this week and have three surgeries/procedures on next Monday and Tuesday. Meaning that 1. I am super busy. 2. I will be on a clear liquid diets as of Sunday and Monday. I am hypoglycemic, and I tend to get loopy, when I do this. So post for the next week might happen and might not. It all depends on how I feel. I also have to do school work, because I am such a procrastinator. So if I have spare time, I will post. I am thinking about doing a scheduled post for Cover Art Saturday... now to pick the which one.
Happy Reading and Peace out,

Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Rating: 4/5
Summary: Lia Kahn was perfect. She was popular, a perfect boyfriend, rich, and gorgeous. Then one day, Lia got in a accident that should have killed her. She wakes up to find out that she has been downloaded to a human-like robot. Lia is not pleased with the process and doesn't want to be a "Skinner".
Lia goes back to school and things have changed. Her friends have left her behind, because of what she has become. Her boyfriend is disgusted by her and starts going out with her younger sister, Zoe. Lia is still the same girl for the most part. She finds companship in Auden, the class nerd, but does he like her for her brain or her technology.
Lia soon meet a group of people that have had the "download process", too. They call themselves, mech-heads. They want her to join them. Can she trust them, but what else does she have to lose?
Notes: This book was really good. I liked the characters and the philosophy in it. Like what makes you human. It also had great emotion, even though that she isn't suppose to be able to feel anything. At first, I had a hard time getting in to this, but then could not put it down. The character had a strong voice. I can not wait for the next book in this trilogy, because the book does have a major cliff hanger. I reccomend this if you liked Mary E. Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox or M.T. Anderson's Feed.
Book Trailer:
Happy Reading!
Peace out, Sarah.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Book Challenge

So, I decided to sign up for a 100+ reading challenge for 2009. Considering that I have read 340 books so far this year and I still have a month. My reading goal will be 425 books in 2009,I might regret this later, but whatever. Also another goal is to finish NaNoWriMo,next year... I am at 20,000 words and still happy about it. So my list will go here, when 2009 starts.

1. In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg
2. Almost Home by Jessica Blank
3. Betrayed by Kristin and PC Cast
4. The Elite by Jennifer Banash
5. In too Deep by Jennifer Banash
6. Far From You by Lisa Schroeder
7. Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
8. Hold Me Tight by Lorie Ann Grover
9. Unraveling by Michelle Baldini and Lynn Biederman
10. Flowers In The Attic by V.C. Andrews
11. Going too far by Jennifer Echols
12. TTYL by Lauren Myracle
13. Sucks to be me by Kimberly Pauley
14. Persistance of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
15. The Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Caine
16. Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphane Grab

Cover Art Saturday: Mitali Perkin's Secret Keeper

I have only read Monsoon Summer by Mitali. It was amazing and I recommend it.
Secret Keeper is about Asha and her older sister, Reet. After her father loses his job, Baba is forced to leave India. Her mother, her sister, and herself are sent to live with her uncle in Calcutta.
They don't find it that pleasant. With little savings and time quickly passes. Ma becomes depressed at times and is having a hard time, submitting to her mother and sister-in-law. Reet attracts unwanted attention and marriage proposals with her beauty. Asha become impulsive, because of taking care of Reet and Ma. Secrets are revealed. Asha can only find solace on the rooftop, with her diary or Jay Sen, the neighbor that likes her. News of Baba reaches them, and Asha has to make a choice that will change their lives forever.
Goodness that sounds amazing to me.
The cover is also gorgeous. I love the colors and design. Also, Asha on the cover appears to have some secrets and is contemplating something.
Secret Keeper comes out on January 13. I am so excited for it.
Visit Mitali at her amazing blog:
Happy Reading!
Peace out, Sarah.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sleepless by Terri Clark

Rating: 4/5
Summary: Trinty Micheals is able to walk throught dreams. She put away a murderer, Rafe as a pshychic and is known as "Dream Girl" after a leak. Kiri came to her about a year ago asking for help. Trinity's best friend Coral is going away for Soccor camp. Coral gives her a "homework assignment", she is suppose to buy a blue dress, go out more, and to go on a date.
Trinity meets Dan Devlin. He is the son of the defense lawyer that got Rafe off on insanity. Trinity's mother goes away to Europe on a long awaited trip. Soon, Trinity sees Rafe in her dreams and he can harm her. The only person to turn to is Dan. They find out that Rafe has escaped and will go after anyone to get to her. She must stay awake to stay alive.
Notes: This book is very supenseful, but has some romance. I found Dan to be very cute and I loved the little romance that was going on. I also found it to be a very quick read. I really liked the character. It was well written. Her dreamwalking didn't seem fake and was well developed. The pop culture refrences were also very nice and enjoyed them. This was amazing for a debut novel and I can't wait for more from Terri Clark. If you have read Lisa McMann's Wake, I am sure that you will enjoy this also.
Check out Terri Clark's blog:
Happy Reading!
Peace out, Sarah.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you all eat lots of food and have an amazing time. I have been cooking all day or watching movies. So have fun with your family and friends.
Best wishes, Sarah.
P.S. Sorry for the lack of reviews. I have been busy and will continue to be for the next month. =/

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cover Art Sunday: Perfect Fifths by Megan McCaffery

Sorry for the small/blurry cover and the fact that this post should have been yesterday. I was in a weird mood, yesterday and wanted to just be in bed. The cover was released earlier on the authors blog and it inspired me Now for the Fangirl squeal for the cover.
OMG! *Squeals very high pitch*
I love the Jessica Darling Series and this is the last one. If you haven't read them, run and go buy Sloppy First, Second Helpings(My personal favorite), Charmed thirds, and Fourth Comings. These books are so amazing and are about growing up. Jessica reminds me of one of my best friends, who is a few older then me. I love all the covers and how they show something about the novel. Sort of like an inside joke for after you read it.
I can't wait to read this. It is suppose to answer all of the questions and have a good conclusion. Also it is partly told from Marcus' view and goodness I love that character. I am overly excited for this book, because I though the fourth book was the last. It was also one of my first Young Adult books. I just have to wait till April 14th, a perfect gift for yourself for getting taxes done.
Check out Megan's blog here:
Happy Reading!
Peace out, Sarah.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My trip to the Library...

So, I go to the Library every week on Wednesday. Sometimes I get a lot of books, other times I get only a few. Well, this is my version of my mailbox post that a lot of bloggers have been doing. So here is what I got this week:

1. All We Know of Love by Norah Raleigh Baskin
2. Stake That! by Mari Mancusi
3. The Devouring by Simon Holt
4. The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante
5. Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
6. I Know It's over by C.K. Kelly Martin
7. The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
8. The Otherworldies by Jennifer Anne Kogler
9. Feathered by Lauren Kasischke
10. Violet in Private by Melissa Walker
11. Uninvited by Amanda Marrone
12. Poison Ink by Christopher Golden
13. Soulless by Christopher Golden
14. Skinned by Robin Wasserman
15. Sleepless by Terri Clark
16. Infamous by Cecily von Ziegesar
17. Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber
18. Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Audio books(For my mom):
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

1. Moulin Rouge!

I am really excited to read all these books. If you want me to review a book on this list, just leave me a comment. I shall try to do it soon. Also, if you like me, saying what I got at the Library, every week. Now I am off to start my pile of books.
Happy Reading, Sarah!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Score: 5/5
Summary: Katniss Everdeen lives in Panem. Panem is the former Untied States. Instead of fifty states, there is now twelve districts. The book starts on the day of the Reaping. That is when they choose 2 people from each district, a boy and a girl, to fight in the Hunger Games. Katniss has the surprise of her life, when her sister Primrose is called in to the Hunger Games. Kat volunteers to take her place.
The boy that has to enter is Peeta Mellark from her district, he is the baker's son. She is dragged off to the capital, leaving her family and Gale. Gale is her sort of crush and she hunts with him. In the capital, Kat prepares for the Hunger Game. Her only help is Haymitch, a former winner and the drunk in their district.
The Hunger Games is a 24-man-enter-1-man-leaves event. Luckily, Katniss is skilled, but will that make her a target. Also, this whole event is televised.
"Welcome to the Hunger Games; may the odds be ever in your favour."
Notes: This book was very addictive and original. I could not stop reading it. The characters are fantastic and seemed like people that I could be friends with. Also I don't usually like dystopia, but it was great. I heard from so many people, that this book is amazing and it was. Every chapter ends with a cliffhanger that makes it so you have to continue reading. I also liked the fact that I could total picture this, by looking at current reality TV. In short, I highly recommend The Hunger Games and look forward to the second book.
Happy Reading!
Love, Sarah!

A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Score: 4/5
Summary: Charlotte Miller has been responsible for her family, since her father has passed. This includes the family's wool mill, Stilwaters that is suppose to be cursed and so is her family, The Millers. The town of Shearing depends on it for their survival. Suddenly,Charlotte and her sister, Rosie find that there is a mortgage. After getting blacklisted and not being able to sell their wool in England.
A strange man called Jack Spinner, appears and offers to make hay in to golden thread in exchange for a ring of Charlotte's that used to belong to her mother. They were able to make the first payment. More incident occur, and Jack Spinner comes to their rescue. The Price gets higher and higher. Will it be worth it to pay him or is it just too much?
Notes: I liked the characters, I found them interesting and well developed. Though, the plot didn't really get to me until about page, 250 and there was only 400 pages. I did find it very well written and original. This is obviously a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, and that being my least favorite fairy tale. I found this refreshing and a very good book. I look forward to more from Elizabeth C. Bunce. Happy Reading!
Peace out, Sarah.
P.S. For some reason, it is posting wrong. Sorry, I just spent an hour trying to fix it. I have more reviews to do.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Video games are dangerous...

So, we got Rock Band, on Saturday. It was fun the first hour, because we all really sucked. My brother quickly got better. I swear he was going to kill my sister and I, if we didn't past. I got a small injury for drumming for about 6 hours. My finger is indented and really hurts. It looks like it might bruise. I am not allowed to get bruises, because it takes weeks to heal and messes with my immune system. It can actually make me feel sicker. This is why I stick to books, the worst you can get is a papercut.
I think I am going to take a break from Rock Band for a while and maybe stick to vocals when I do play it. Hope everyone had an amazing weekend.
Love, Sarah.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cover Art Saturday: Melissa Marr's Fragile Eternity

If you haven't read anything by Melissa Marr and you like fairies... What is wrong with you. Melissa's books aren't just pretty on the outside, but well written. I am really excited for Fragile Eternity, and be able to see what happens with Aislinn, Seth, Keenan, and possibly from Leslie and Irial from the companion book, Ink Exchange.
Now for the cover, has a butterfly on the front. Butterflies are commonly linked with fairies. They are also linked with growth, change, and time. The butterfly is also believed to be the soul, in some cultures. The girl looks similar to the one on Wicked Lovely.
Anyways, Fragile Eternity comes out April 21. I am very excited.
Happy Reading, Sarah.


I am now addicted to Wordle. It is read fun and I love making it. I made one about myself.
I think I'll make some about books and such. Oh, I finished Hunger Games, a review will be up soon.
Happy Reading, Sarah.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend by Carrie Jones

Score: 4.5/5
Summary: Belle believes that Dylan is the one that she'll marry, but one day, Dylan tells her that he is gay. Belle wonders where does this leave her. Dylan and her have been best friends since they were little in their little town in Maine. Since they started dating, Belle has been known as Dylan's girlfriend or the other half of their couple hood.
Belle and her other best friend, Emily decide that she can only have a week to cry, because she doesn't want to become like Mallory. As the week goes on, Belle finds a possible relationship in a guy that she least suspects and it turns out that he has liked for her for a long time. Bella also finds that having a gay ex-boyfriend isn't so so easy. She starts to find that both her and Dylan are getting harassed. This story is original and amazing.

Notes: If you haven't read this, go pick this up and get somewhere comfortable. It is a fairly short, yet amazing read. The characters are really amazing and well developed. I could relate to them. This is amazing for a debut novel and I need to get Carrie Jones' other books, as soon as possible. If you like Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway, you will probably like this and vice versa. The characters are both getting attention for past relationships and it has similar humor.

Quote of the Week...

I have decided to post a quote sometime during the week. I love quotes, so I shall post a quote once a week. So here is one of my favorite:

"Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise." - Alice Walker.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fan girl moment...

I have only been blogging consistently for about a month. So yesterday, I was going on my blog and just seeing what is up and I see that I have a new follower (This makes me think of a cult and kool-aid.). It turned out to be The Story Siren. She is one of the first book blogs that I read. My first was Miss Erin or Little Willow. So, I had a little fan girl moment. I had it when I got a comment from Erin, too. I love the people you meet through blogging and books. Thanks, Kristi, Sarah, and Zoe, for following me.

Oh, I bought some books today. I got Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson, Wake by Lisa McMann, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I have read the first two. I am so excited to read The Hunger Games, soon. I also found out that my local book store is now 20% off of all Hardcover Young Adult books. That is around the price of buying a book at Amazon.

I also got to see some friends that I haven't seen in weeks and it just amazing. I love youth group. So, I am in a great mood. =)
Peace out, Sarah.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas : A Fable by John Boyne

Score: 3.5/5
Summary: Bruno is 9 years old. He lives in a difficult time, in Germany during the World War II. One day, Bruno comes home to find that his maid, packing all his things. His family and him move to Out-With (Auschwitz). In his window, he can see a concentration camp, where everyone wears striped pajamas. He thinks that they are "neighbors". He misses Berlin and his friends there. He want to return, but since his dad is in charge of the camp. He is unable to.
After being inside for a couple months with his sister, Gretel, he decides to explore the fence and visit his "neighbors". He befriends a boy born on his birthday, Shmuel. He visits him everyday and they become friends.
Note: I found this book very interesting, because I love history and the many different voices available to us. I have never read a book about the Holocaust in which the person didn't know what happening and John Boyne wrote that only a young child would work for it. So, you could see a child's view of evil. This book will ache at your heart. It is pretty deep reading, I would say if you can read Anne Frank's diary or Night. Then this book will not be too much for you. John Boyne does an amazing job.
You might have heard about the movie. I have yet to see it, but here is a trailer:
Peace out, Sarah.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Buy a book!

So, you may have hear that the publishing business aren't doing the best lately. Please go buy a book. It can be paperback or hardcover. Just get one or more books and buy it. I am going tomorrow. I think I'll get The Hunger Games or the second and third of The Morganville Vampire series. I'll look at my local independent book store and get something that I can't wait to read. I'll update on what I buy.


Here is where I read it first:

Happy Reading!
Peace out Sarah.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Breaking the Habit

I haven't got tagged and I don't think I will, but anyways since everyone is doing it...

1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc on shuffle
.2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Put the artist after a dash following the song name.
5. Put any comments in brackets.
6. Tag some lucky people to spread the disease.

How would you describe yourself?
Goodbye Love by Rent Soundtrack (?)
How do you feel today?
Slackerbitch by Placebo
What is your life’s purpose?
The Bitch of the Living by Spring Awakening Soundtrack (So I am a bitch?)
What is your motto?
I know I know I know by Tegan and Sara
What do you think about very often?
All at Once by The Fray
What is your life story?
He was a friend of mine by Cat Power(lol.. nice)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sheena is a Punk Rocker by The Ramones (How did iTunes know?)
What will you dance to at your wedding?
It Ain't Me, Babe by Johnny Cash (That isn't a good song selection on my part.)
What will they play at your funeral?
The Sharpest Live by My Chemical Romance
What is your hobby/interest?
Falling Slowly by Once Soundtrack (So I like to fall in love. My laughter is hard to control.)
If you could do anything right now, what would it be?
Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana (More like Teen Agnst, but call it what you want.)
What do you want most of all?
The Word of Your Body by Spring Awakening Soundtrack (lmao, iTune you amaze me again)
What is your greatest fear?
Saturday Night by Meatloaf (More like school nights.)
What is your darkest secret?
Someday by Nickleback
What is your favorite thing in the world?
Speed of Sound by Coldplay (I do like sound)
If you could have one wish, what would you wish for?
Bett Days by The Goo Goo Dolls (I really do)
What is your theme song?
I want my life by Smile Empty Soul
The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance.
Expecto Patronum by The Remus Lupins ( I already dance to this song.)
What will you post this as?
Breaking the Habit by Linkin Park

I tag Miss Erin, Little Willow, Vanessa(star_dust_649), Holly Cupala (Brimstone Soup), and whoever else wants to do it.

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Score: 5/5
Summanary: Alice was kidnapped from a school field trip, at age 10. She enters the world and is completely controlled by her captor, Ray. She has been beaten, starved and sexually abused. As, she reaches fifteen. She no longer looks or acts like a little girl. Ray decides that she needs to find someone else, another little girl. Will she end up like the last Alice and be killed? Also, will she ever make it back to 623 Daisy Lane and to her family?
Note: This book is amazing. I love Elizabeth Scott's book. They are all well written. She has published 3 other books (Bloom, Perfect You, and Stealing Heaven) in a little over a year, which is incredible. Living Dead Girl is a wonderful tale. It is not a safe world, sadly and there are sickos like Ray out there. I like how the book is honest and doesn't sugarcoat it. This book was really direct and though it was short it did leave me satisfied. I don't understand why it was a hardcover, when it was under 200 pages. I also love the strength that she gave to her heroine. I am going to shut up, because I'll keep fangirling her.
Elizabeth Scott's Blog:
Some other bloggers' opinions:
Rumor has it that Steph will have Elizabeth Scott thing in December and also check out Steph, because she is awesome:
Happy Reading!
Love Sarah.

150 USA best sellers...

So here's the deal: bold what you own, italicize what you have read, star books on your TBR list!
1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
2 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution - Robert C. Atkins
3 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
8 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
10 Who Moved My Cheese? - Spencer Johnson
11 The South Beach Diet - Arthur Agatston
12 Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom
13 Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
14 What to Expect When You're Expecting - Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee Hathaway
15 The Purpose-Driven Life - Rick Warren
16 The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
17 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
18 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
19 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus - John Gray
20 The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
21 Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter
22 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
23 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff - Richard Carlson
24 The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd *
25 Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert *
26 Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
27 The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
28 The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
29 The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
30 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
31 A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
32 Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Dr. Seuss
33 The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
34 Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
35 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
36 Body-for-Life - Bill Phillips, Michael D’Orso
37 New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
38 Night - Elie Wiesel, translations by Marion Wiesel and Stella Rodway
39 Chicken Soup for the Soul - Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
40 The Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw
41 Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
42 The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
43 Wicked - Gregory Maguire
44 Good to Great - Jim Collins
45 Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
46 Eragon - Christopher Paolini
47 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells *
48 Your Best Life Now - Joel Osteen
49 In the Kitchen With Rosie - Rosie Daley
50 Simple Abundance - Sarah Ban Breathnach
51 A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer
52 A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
53 The Testament - John Grisham
54 Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul - Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
55 Deception Point - Dan Brown
56 The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
57 Marley & Me - John Grogan *
58 Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter - Robert C. Atkins
59 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
60 The Brethren - John Grisham
61 The South Beach Diet Good Fats Good Carbs Guide - Arthur Agatston
62 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town - John Grisham
63 For One More Day - Mitch Albom
64 The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg
65 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
66 The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
67 What to Expect the First Year - Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway
68 Love You Forever - Robert Munsch, art by Sheila McGraw
69 Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss
70 A Painted House - John Grisham
71 The Rainmaker - John Grisham
72 Skipping Christmas - John Grisham
73 Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
74 The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time - Mark Haddon *
75 Life Strategies - Phillip C. McGraw
76 Seabiscuit: An American Legend - Laura Hillenbrand
77 The Summons - John Grisham
78 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
79 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
80 The Runaway Jury - John Grisham
81 Goodnight Moon Board Book - Margaret Wise Brown, art by Clement Hurd
82 The Perfect Storm - Sebastian Junger
83 Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
84 The Giver - Lois Lowry
85 Embraced by the Light - Betty J. Eadie
86 The Chamber - John Grisham
87 You: On A Diet - Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
88 The Prayer of Jabez - Bruce Wilkinson
89 Holes - Louis Sachar
90 Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
91 The Shack - William P. Young
92 The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger *
93 Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen *
94 A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini *
95 The Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukav
96 Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul - Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff
97 The Partner - John Grisham
98 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
99 Eldest: Inheritance, Book II - Christopher Paolini
100 The Broker - John Grisham
101 The Street Lawyer - John Grisham
102 A Series of Unfortunate Events No. 1: The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
103 The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver*
104 Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer *
105 The King of Torts - John Grisham
106 The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
107 The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans
108 Hannibal - Thomas Harris
109 The Audacity of Hope - Barack Obama
110 Running With Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
111 The Glass Castle: A Memoir - Jeannette Walls
112 My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
113 The Last Juror - John Grisham
114 The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
115 Left Behind - Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
116 America (The Book) - Jon Stewart and The Writers of The Daily Show *
117 The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
118 John Adams - David McCullough
119 The Christmas Box - Richard Paul Evans
120 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares
121 Sugar Busters! - H. Leighton Steward, Sam S. Andrews, Morrison C. Bethea, Luis A. Balart
122 Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
123 The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
124 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life - Don Piper, Cecil Murphey *
125 The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
126 1776 - David McCullough
127 The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller
128 Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts
129 The Ultimate Weight Solution - Phillip C. McGraw
130 Protein Power - Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades
131 Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul - Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff
132 Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
133 Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
134 Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
135 You: The Owner's Manual - Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
136 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List - Patricia Schultz *
137 Self Matters - Phillip C. McGraw
138 She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
139 1984 - George Orwell
140 The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
141 The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
142 The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory *
143 The Zone - Barry Sears, Bill Lawren
144 The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve
145 The Lost World Michael Crichton
146 Atonement - Ian McEwan
147 He's Just Not That Into You - Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
148 Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
149 The World Is Flat - Thomas L. Friedman
150 Cross - James Patterson

Read: 47

I got this from Zoe's Book Review:
She is a nerdfigher, which means she is made of awesome. Check her out. Also thanks, Zoe for following me.
Best Wishes, Sarah.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cover Art Saturday: Cover Models

Cover models, how do they get such an amazing job. I mean to get immortized on a piece of literary work. Evermore and North of Beautiful have the same model with similar expression. I am really excited for both of these books I love Justina Chen Headley, her books are always amazing and so are the covers. North of Beautiful comes out on Febuary 1st, 2009. I am going to order it soon, because reviews are already buzzing. Alyson Noel is also very awesome. Reviews are also raving and I am very excited. It comes out Febuary 3rd, 2009, so I guess another book for me to order.
So, I seriously need to figure out how people become covermodels. Sorry for this being a week late. This is just me gushing on covers of the future book releases. I hope you enjoy it.
Peace out, Sarah.

Library holds...

Yesterday, my mom went to the library. To get just two books on hold. It turns out that there were 10 and she didn't bring a bag. Whoops.
Today, I got a call and they said that I have 11 on hold. The books are all ones that I requested. So I am excited to get them. I have already finished Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, which I will review soon. I am now reading The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher, which is good so far and I also will review. I am excited to read all of these books.
I am going to be Nano-ing from 1pm to 10pm, tomorrow. I need to catch up, I am at 6,000 words.
I am also excited, because I had two comments from people that I don't know. Yay!
I am thinking about doing a contest in middle to late December to help with the fact that I have no room on my book shelf and I will probably get a few books for christmas. I now have two boxes under my bed and I don't think a third would work out.
Happy Reading!
Peace out, Sarah.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wake by Lisa McMann

Grade: 5/5
Summary: Janie isn't the typical seventeen year old. She gets sucked in to other people's dreams. No matter how much she tries to control it she can't. She has seen everything from flying to the classic standing in the front of everyone naked.
Janie lives on the "bad" side of town. Her mother is an alcoholic. She was friendless, until Carrie moved in next door. Carrie is plagued by dreams of a drowning boy that she can't help no matter what.
Janie keeps her ability a secret, because it could be disastrous to herself. She then finds Cabel. Everyone thinks he is a drug dealer and a pothead. As, she enters his dreams... he enters her life. His dreams can be very romantic one minute and the next minute, his dreams are very disturbing. With Cabel's dream, Janie finds that she's not just a watcher of people's dreams, she's a participant. And she's determined to help Cabel through his nightmare. Cabel kept Janie's secret, but as soon as she finally started to let him get close to her, he messed up.
Note: I read this book, in one night and I have re-read it. I don't tend to re-read books, because I have a lot of the other books to read. Wake is a mix of romance and realistic fantasy. I recommend this book to everyone. It is a page turner and you'll be wanting more Also, Fade will be coming out on February 10th, 2009. So don't miss that either.
Happy Reading!
Peace out, Sarah.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Nerdfighting Event.

So, unless you live under a rock or for some reason don't like John Green (I just don't think we can be friends... j/k), you would probably know that John was on tour for his new book, Paper Towns. Well, He came to Seattle and so did Hank. I got to go. So the event started at 7:00PM. I had a doctors appointment at Children's at 2 P.M. So my mom was happy, because we wouldn't have to pay for the ferry for just a book signing.
Anyways, we got lost about ten times in downtown Seattle which are mostly one ways and you get lost a lot. We arrived at the Seattle Public Library at 6:30-ish. My sister and I waited in a line, while my mom parked the car. About ten minute till, the line starts moving and I am like Thank Godness, my leg hurts and how I hate crutches. So, we are just following the line and all of the sudden... there is Kayley and Kristina from the Five Awesome Girls. They are handing out little red tickets. So, we go to our seats and wait. I see my friend Megan and I haven't seen her in forever. My mom comes in like five minutes before the 7 P.M. At 7, Someone form the University Bookstore and another from the Seattle Public Library. They introduce John and Hank. John and Hank come out and have there cameras out and are filming. Everyone is cheering and really excited. Hank goes and sits down. John talked about Paper Towns. He then read Page 23, which is one of the best pages every.
John then introduces Sweetafton23 aka Molly and she plays My Hope and Road Trip on her ukelala. She was amazing.
Anyways, John comes out and introduces Hank. As if he needed it. Hank plays Eight book and The List, which was amazing.
John comes back and then there is Question and Answer. It was quite awesome. Hank and John both answer a few. Then John starts signing books and we start waiting in line. I see Christi from ShinyHappyVloggyPeople and get a picture with her. So finally, we get up and John signs my books. I get a quick picture with him. Now, I have Let it Snow, Paper Towns, and Looking for Alaska signed. My sister stole my copy of Katherines.
Then my sister and I go see Kristina and Kayley from the FAG and get a picture with them.
Then lastly we get a picture with Hank, because we have to catch a ferry (that we miss.).
Sorry that my pictures kind of suck. I have more, but they have yet to get developed.
Here are some Video of the event:
So,the lesson of this blog is go to John Green's book signings. I think it is now the Tour de Nerdfighting, for a bit more of November.
Don't Forget to be Awesome.
Peace out, Sarah.


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