28 April 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

This week's book is Twice Bitten. This is one of my favourite series and I can't wait to see what happens to Merit and the gang in this book.

Author: Chloe Neill
Title: Twice Bitten
Series: Chicagoland Vampire #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: July 6th 2010.

Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene—and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

Merit must accept the assignment, even though she knows that she’ll probably regret it. And she’s not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She’ll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals—not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.

25 April 2010

ARC Review: Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead In The Family
Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire #10
Urban Fantasy
Release Date:
USA/ May 9th 2010; UK/ May 27th 2010
Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place... or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives...

At the beginning of the 10th Sookie Stackhouse novel, we have Sookie dealing with the events of the battle with the faeries from the last book. Amelia decides to go back to New Orleans after the death of Tray Dawson, her werewolf boyfriend; Claude, Claudine's brother, pays a visit to know how did her sister died and Bill ins't healing properly after all the damage he sustained in the war.

One day, Alcide calls Sookie to ask her if the pack could use her woods on the full moon because some people were camping in his, and she lets them use it.
At the end of their run, they tell her that some faeries have been on her property and that there's also a fresh body buried in a clearing.

There is some tension between Eric and Victor, the vampire the King of Nevada sent to take care of the state of Luisiana. We discover why Eric wasn't in the battle against the fairies and some incidents happen with Victor's people.

Claude asks Sookie if he could move in with her because he feels lonely, and she accepts. Also, Remy, Hadley's ex-husband and Hunter's father, asks Sookie if she could take care of Hunter while he goes to a funeral, which she gladly agrees to do.

After Hunter's visit, Sookie tries to tell Eric about the body in the woods, but before she can, Appius Livius Ocella, Eric's maker, appears outside her house, and he's not alone.

There's always something happening in this book. Sookie has to deal with a lot of different problems and she also tries to help a lot of people. Ocella's visit challenges her relationship with Eric while it also threatens Eric's territory.
We also see the friendship between her and Pam move forward, which is a very nice thing, seeing as how Pam is one of my favourite characters from the series. I know there are a lot of Bill fans out there, and all I'll say is that we'll know a very important piece of his past and we''ll see him make a few difficult choices.

One of my favourite things of this series is Sookie's friendship with Sam. We don't get to see much of him, but we do get updates on Sam's family.
The character that surprised me the most, in a good way, is Jason. It seems like he has matured a lot since the last book and that he's trying to help Sookie the best he can, and that's proven along the book. I also got the impresion that the pack depends a lot on Sookie, and I don't know if that's good or bad, but it's very interesting.

I personally think that this novel was better than Dead And Gone, the previous one. The story goes back to vampire and werewolf politics while it also ties up a few loose ends from the last book.

Memorable Lines (may change in the finished version of the book):

"Are you a prude?" Claude seemed genuinely curious.

"No!" But after a second I said, "But maybe compared to you, yes! I like my privacy. I get to decide who sees me naked. Do you see my point?"
"Yes. Objectively speaking, you have beautiful points."

I thought the top of my head would pop off. "I didn't expect this when I told you that you could stay with me. You like men."

"Oh, yes, I definitely prefer men. But I can appreciate beauty. I have visited the other side of the fence."

Rating: 1/2

International Contest Sunday (3)

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21 April 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

This week's Waiting on Wednesday features Bullet by LK Hamilton. This will be the 19th book of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series.

Author: LK Hamilton
Title: Bullet
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter # 19
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror
Release Date: June 1st 2010.

The triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude, necromancer Anita Blake, and werewolf Richard Zeeman has made Jean-Claude one of the most powerful vampires in the U.S. He's consolidating power in himself and those loyal to him, doing in America what Belle Morte did in Europe when she was at her height of power. She almost owned Europe, and there was those who are determined that Jean-Claude won't do the same in America. Jean-Claude's motives may be kinder, but as any lawyer will tell you: motives matter, but you're just as dead.

Assassins are coming to St. Louis to kill them all. Anita knows they're coming, but even being forewarned doesn't mean you can win.

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #1
Genre: YA
Release Date: March 2nd 2010

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

Sophie discovered when she was 12 years old that she was a witch. Her mother and her moved around a lot so she wouldn't be discovered, but in their last stop Sophie tries to do a spell in her high school prom that goes horribly wrong. Her punishment, finish her education in Hex Hall, a "reformatory" for trouble making Prodigium (witches, faeries and shifters).

In her first day in Hex Hall she makes a friend, Jenna, who is her roommate and also the only vampire in the reformatory; makes three enemies, three dark witches who wanted her to join their coven, but when Sophie refuses, the witches decide to make her life a living hell and she also crushes on Archer, a bad-boy warlock who saved her from being eaten by a werewolf the first day, but who's also the boyfriend of Elodie, the leader of the dark coven.

As time passes, Sophie discovers that she knows next to nothing about being a witch, she also doesn't know anything about Prodigium politics, but when one student is attacked and almost killed by draining their blood and everyone blames Jenna, Sophie will try to uncover the truth, even if it means discovering dark secrets, like what happened to Holly, the student that was killed the year before and who also was Jenna's roomate and part of the dark coven.

At the beginning, Sophie is a very innocent character, she got into trouble but always trying to help people. When she arrives at Hex Hall, she realizes that everyone know more than she does, even about herself. As the story moves forward, she matures little by little.

One of the strong points of the book were the relationships between Sophie and Jenna, Archer and Sophie and Elodie and Sophie. With Jenna, at first she's a little scared of her, and she also suspects that she hurt her last roommate, but then they start trusting each other, and even though there are some "accidents", they become best friends. With Archer, she has a love-hate thing going. She crushes on him, but that doesn't stop her from telling him what she thinks, and that makes them become friends. And with Elodie, I felt that one of their main problems was jealousy. Elodie was jealous because Sophie was more powerful and Sophie was jealous because Elodie had Archer.

This story was a light read, with a nice pace, with some big cliffhangers at the end, but very enjoyable. I can't wait to see how the author ties up the loose ends in the next book.

Memorable Lines:

"Actually, is Archer Cross, and I'm the first one. Now what about you?" He squinted. "Let's see ... brown hair, freckles, who girl-next-door vibe going on ... Aliie? Lacie? Definitely something cutesy ending in ie."
You know those times when your mouth moves but no sounds actually comes out? Yeah, that's pretty much what happened. And then, of course, my mom took that opportunity to end her conversation with Justin's parents and call out, "Sophie! Wait up."
"I knew it" Archer laughed. "See you, Sophie," He called over his shoulder as he disappeared into the house.


13 April 2010

Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson & The Olympians #1

Blurb: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Percy Jackson is a troublemaker. He has ADHD and dyslexia, sees things that are impossible and gets into constant trouble. One day, while visiting a museum, his math teacher tries to kill him. The worst thing is that she transformed into some kind of monster and Percy killed her with a pen/sword borrowed from his latin teacher. When he tries to explain it to his best friend Grover, he doesn't remember their math teacher, and neither does anybody else.

When he goes home, his mother tells him that they are going on a trip to the beach, but when they arrive, they are attacked. His friend Grover appears out of nowhere and helps them get rid of the monsters, so everyone gets into the car and Percy's mother tells him that they are driving him to Camp Half-Blood. Percy wants some explanations to what's happening, but before they can tell him, they are attacked by a minotaur. Percy kills him, but not before he has killed his mother. Before more monsters arrive, Percy carries Grover, who has been injured, to Half-Blood Camp, where his latin teacher is waiting. There he discovers that he is a Half-Blood, the son of a god and that Zeus's lightning bolt has been stolen. Something has to be done, but what can a 12 year old do?

The book was fantastic. You discover everything about the other world through Percy, who is a half-blood. The action is non-stop, there is something attacking them most of the time, and I loved all the different creatures and mosters that appeared.

Annabelle and Grover are Percy's friends and his sidekicks. They accompanied him through most of the book, and their unique abilities helped him stay alive. Annabelle is the smart one (daughter of Athena, goddess of wisdom) and even though she clashed with Percy when they met, they become fast friends. Grover is Percy's best friend and also a satyr. He was responsible for his security before Percy discovered that he was a half-blood. He's funny, a little weird but always tries his best. There were a lot of important and different characters, but there are too many of them, so you'll have to read the book.

The plot was really good. You get clues little by little as to who stole Zeus' bolt, but appart of that, there is an overall plot for the 5 books of the series that starts in this one. This is fast-paced story, and I read it in one sitting. This is a great book for people all ages, but especially teenagers and lovers of mythology. Read this book, you won't regret it.

Memorable Lines:

Mrs. Dodds spun toward me for with a murderous look in her eyes.
My knees were jelly. My hands were shaking so bad I almost dropped the sword.
She snarled, ‘Die, honey!’
And she flew straight at me.
Absolute terror ran through my body. I did the only thing that came naturally: I swung the sword.



12 April 2010

Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

Well, at the end I fell asleep. I was on the hour 21 and a half and I was so tired I decided to take a nap of an hour. The only thing is that I didn't wake up. Until now.
I did manage to finish His Majesty's Dragon. I think it was one of the slowest books I've ever read (I don't mean the pace of the story, I mean me). It was very entertaining, but it wasn't a light read. I had to read very carefully so I didn't miss anything, but it was worth it because Temeraire the dragon is awesome. You can't help to love him.

My final status were this:

Books Finished: 2/ The Lightning Thief and His Majesty's Dragon
Books Abandoned: 1
Pages total: 934
Hours reading: 16

I'll probably do the reviews of the two books I finished this week.
What were your status? Did you read the 24 hours?

11 April 2010

International Contest Sunday (2)

Princess Bookie is having a contest craze in the month of april. Here are a few of her giveaways:

Win a few books. There are 15 ARC's and if you follow her instructions you could win 3 of them.
Ends April 11th.
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Other books you can win:

Holes In My Brain is having a contest to promote her movies in my brain posts. You can win Paper Towns by John Green.
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Good Golly Miss Holly is giving away a copy of Dreaming of Amelia by Jaclyn Moriarty.
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Read This Book is giving away 5 copies of Princess For Hire by Lindsey Leavitt.
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Lisa Desrochers is giving away either an ARC of her book Personal Demons or your pick from her top 4 YA books of april.
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La Femme Readers are having a YA contest that will blow you away. They are giving away 6 books, one for each winner.
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Ex Libris is having a 50 follower contest. You can win a book from her list or a book up to 10 $ from the Book Depository. For every 50 new followers she'll add another winner.
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L. J. Boldyrev is having a 500 twitter followers contest. She's giving away a copy of Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia. It also includes an autographed sticker.
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Daily Musings And Inspirations is giving away a copy of The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott.
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Abby McDonald is celebrating her release of Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots giving away a signed copy of her book + a paperback copy of Sophomore Switch.
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Amy Brecount White is giving away an ARC of Mistwood by Leah Cypess.
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Bloody Bookaholic is having a ridiculously awesome contest. There will be 7 winners, and the 1st will get 7 books, the 2nd 6, the 3rd 5, the 4th 4, the 5th 3, the 6th 2 and the 7th 1. You get to pick from her list.
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Paranormal Haven is having a 250 followers giveaway. You can win Born of Night, A Hunger Like No Other and Fantasy Lover.
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10 April 2010

Read-A-Thon Progress

Update 1:

Well, this is my first update. Right now I'm in chapter 11 of The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson gets in a lot of trouble, let's see how he resolves his problems.

Time: 17:00 GMT +1
Current Book: - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Pages Read: 167
Books finished: 0
Hours reading: 3

Update 2:

Since my last update I finished The Lightning Thief. I absolutely loved the book. I don't know why I didn't read it sooner. Percy Jackson is a troublemaker kid that one day discovers monsters are after him. Before they can explain the truth to him, he is attacked, along with his mother, and she drives him to a place called Half-Blood Camp, where alongside his friend Grover, he finds out that his father is a god, and that all the weird things that are happening around him are his fault, because they are trying to kill him.
This book had a perfect balance of action, mystery and character growth. I can't wait to read the next one.

The book I've started is Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry. Looks interesting so far.

Time: 20:30 GMT +1
Current Book:
Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry
Pages Read: 406
Books finished: 1
Hours reading: 6

Update 3:

I started
Happy Hour of the Damned but then I had to stop reading it. For some kind of reason the novel didn't click, so I decided to start another one. Right now I'm at the beggining of His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik.

Time: 1:00 GMT +1
Current Book:
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik.
Books Finished: 1
Books Abandoned: 1
Pages this session: 176
Pages total: 582
Hours Reading: 8

Update 4:

I'm at the middle of
His Majesty's Dragon and I'm enjoying it.

Time: 05:10 GMT +1
Current Book: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik.
Books Finished: 1/ The Lightning Thief
Books Abandoned: 1

Pages this session: 113
Pages total: 695
Hours reading: 11

Update 5:

I've almost finished the book. It seems like I've been reading this book forever.

Time: 08:40 GMT +1
Current Book: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik.
Books Finished: 1/ The Lightning Thief
Books Abandoned: 1

Pages this session: 143
Pages total: 838
Hours reading: 13

Read-A-Thon Mini-Challenges

Hour 2:

What have you surrounded yourself with for these early hours of the challenge besides your books?
I have water, snacks, a pillow and my iPod.

Hour 5:

Feed Me Seymour Challenge:

While I was reading The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, there was a passage were Percy, the lead character, eats a cheeseburger.

Our hostess disappeared behind the snack counter and started cooking. Before we knew it, she'd brought us plastic trays heaped with double cheeseburgers, vanilla shakes and XXL servings of french fries.
I was halfway through my burger before I remembered to breathe.

Book, Score, Soundtrack Challenge:
On chapter 7 of the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy is trying to adjust to his new life and his new home at Camp Half-Blood. He meets a lot of new people who are like him, and he tries to find a sense of belonging. The song that I think fits this chapter is Somewhere I Belong by Linkin Park.

Hour 7:

- Pantyworthy Challenge:

What makes an author pantyworthy? I think if a writer achieves the right balance between action, romance, mystery and fantasy, they would be pantyworthy. Also, authors who end their books with cliffhangers but at the same time make you feel satisfied with the story.
Favourite pantyworthy authors? Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher and Nalini Singh.

Hour 9:

Soundtrack Songs Challenge:

The song that I would pick for The Lightning Thief would be Time Is Running Out by Muse because in the book Percy has a limited time to fix everything so he can stop a war, and he has to fight temptation, pain and despair to win.

Hour 11:

- Get Up and Move Challenge:

What I did was dance a little, especially to the song I Want You To Want Me. I have it stuck in my head and I can't stop replaying it!

- If The Cover Fits Challenge:

Disturbing Cover

Vibrant Cover

Beautiful Cover

Scary Cover

Moving Cover

Hour 12:

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now? His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
2. How many books have you read so far? 1 complete, another one that I didn't finish.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Lovely Bones
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Sometimes interruptions are needed.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That there's a lot of participants.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? You should ask me that when my head is clear of dragons and magic.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I would sleep better the night before.
9. Are you getting tired yet? Yes, but I'm going to try to make it.
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? I have been doing music breaks, so my mind stays fresh.

Hour 13:

- Romancing Your Friendship Challenge:

My favourite book in which friends realize that are in love with each other is Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. This book is funny and romantic. Annabelle and Heath don't really like each other at the beginning, then they decide that they are going to have a business relationship and then they become friends. It was nice seeing all the stages of their relationship through the book.

Annabelle is tired of being the lone failure in a family of overachievers. She's endured dead-end jobs and a broken engagement. Even her hair's a mess! But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town. Nothing is going to stand in her way -- not the drunk lying comatose under her car, not her family's disapproval, and certainly not the lingering effects of a broken heart.

With his money green eyes and calculated charm, Heath Champion is the best sports agent in the country. He's wealthy, driven, and gorgeous, so why does he need a matchmaker, especially a red-haired screw-up like Annabelle Granger? True, she's entertaining, and she does have a certain quirky appeal. But Heath is searching for the ultimate symbol of his success -- the perfect wife. And to make an extraordinary match, he needs an extraordinary matchmaker, right?

Thin, rich, utterly fabulous Portia Powers has spent her career making matches for everyone but herself. Her take-no-prisoners attitude has built Power Matches into the top matchmaking agency in Chicago. So what if she has more enemies than friends and she's one breath away from a nervous breakdown? Neither an upstart like Annabelle Granger nor Heath Champion's menacing, but oddly intriguing, bodyguard, will keep her from getting what she wants -- a Power Match for Heath ... the city's very own Jerry Maguire.

Soon everyone in Chicago has a stake in the outcome, right down to Annabelle's overprotective book club. When the matchmaker promises she'll do anything to keep her star client happy ... does she mean anything? If Annabelle isn't careful, she just might find herself going heart-to-heart with the toughest negotiator in town -- a man who's beginning to ask himself: Exactly how perfect does perfect have to be?

Hour 14:

- Bookish Movies Challenge:

My favourite book right now is Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. 'm not sure if I would like it to be a movie, but if they made one, I would love to see Ryan Reynolds take the part of Samuel Cornick. Samuel is a werewolf doctor who wants to be with Mercy Thompson, the protagonist of the series, be he has competition on Adam Haupman, the Alpha of the territory in which Mercy lives. For me, he resembles Samuel physically, and as I said before, Sam is a werewolf, so there would be some scenes in which he would have to be shirtless, and who doesn't like Ryan Reynolds without a shirt?

Hour 16:

- Title Teasers Challenge:

1./ The Dark Divine
2./ An Irish Country Girl
3./ The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
4./ Necessary Heartbreak
5./ She's So Dead to Us
6./ Fireworks Over Toccoa
7./ Beautiful Dead
8./ Scones & Sensibility
9./ All Unquiet Things
10./ Beautiful Creatures
11./ Perchance to Dream
12./ The Dead-Tossed Waves
13./ I Kissed a Zombie and I liked It
14./ Prophecy of the Sisters
15./ Very LeFreak
16./ The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
17./ Marriage and Other Acts of Charity
18./ Making Toast
19./ White Cat
20./ Letters to My Father

Hour 17:

- Early Favourites Challenge:

The first book I remember loving is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. That book is the one that made me such an avid reader and is also the one that let me set loose my imagination.

- Get The Heck Out of Here Challenge:

1. I made sure nobody disturbed me (no cell phone, no twitter) and had a lot of snacks.
2. The most effective were the snacks. I could read while I ate!
3. I would sleep more the previous day.

Read-A-Thon Hour 1 Meme

I'm reading from Madrid, Spain. Last night I already posted the books I'm planning to read, maybe I'll add another one but it all depends on my mood and if I get tired of a genre. I have no expectations, this is the first time I do this so I'll read all I can while I can, but I have no goals in mind.

3 Facts about me:

1. I'm a tennis fan and player.
2. I'm a chocolate addict.
3. I love big dogs.

The book I started with is The Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan. It looks very good so far!

Read-A-Thon List

So I decided to participate in Dewey's 24 hour Read-A-Thon. I don't know if I'll be able to stay up 24 hours reading, but I'm going to try. I have a few books that I've wanted to start but didn't, so those are the book that I'm going to read now.

- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

- His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

- Happy Hour of the Dammed by Mark Henry

- Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep

- Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance

- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I'll probably update every 3 hours or so, depends on how fast I'm reading and if I'm taking a break. So, are you participating? You still have time to sign up if you want to.