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Waiting on Wednesday (2)

December 24, 2008

 

 

 

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I’m not the first to wait on this one, but this book deserves another Waiting on Wednesday holler.

Book: Envy by Anna Godbersen

Summary (from Harper Collins): Two months after Elizabeth Holland’s dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. When Elizabeth refuses to rejoin her sister Diana’s side, however, those watching New York’s favorite family begin to suspect that all is not as it seems behind the stately doors of No. 17 Gramercy Park South.

Farther uptown, Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker are the city’s most celebrated couple. But despite the glittering diamond ring on Penelope’s finger, the newlyweds share little more than scorn for each other. And while the newspapers call Penelope’s social-climbing best friend, Carolina Broad, an heiress, her fortune—and her fame—are anything but secure, especially now that one of society’s darlings is slipping tales to the eager press.

In this next thrilling installment of Anna Godbersen’s bestselling Luxe series, Manhattan’s most envied residents appear to have everything they desire: Wealth. Beauty. Happiness. But sometimes the most practiced smiles hide the most scandalous secrets. . . .

Why Do I Want It?: Because The Luxe series is super awesome and I love the story, the characters, the writing… everything that this series has offered. This new installment makes me do my happy dance.

When It Arrives: Jan 27, 2009. Mark your CALENDARS.

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Booking Through Thursday (12.18.08): Treat and Generosity

December 18, 2008

 

 

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This week’s Booking Through Thursday comes in two parts. Why? Because two have been posted! 🙂

 

First post:

What is the best book you ever bought for yourself? And, why? What made it the best? What made it so special?

The best book I have ever bought for myself is probably Rumors: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen (the second one). I love the series and the second book was uh, the best one so far. I just love the way Godbersen writes. I love how the characters are… the plot, everything. I can’t wait for the next one which I will also buy with my own money, if that’s what it takes.

 

Second post:

 

Do you give books as gifts? To everyone? Or only to select people? How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?

Yes, I give books as gifts. Not to everyone because not everyone I know loves to read as much as I do to want books for gifts. 

My friends don’t really read much, except once in a while… so I can only give them a book I KNOW they will positively love. I LOVE to receive books as gifts. They make me so friggen happy. Especially if it’s a book I’ve been waiting around for (uh-hmm, that’s why I have a Wishlist on Shelfari!). I hope I get books for the holidays!

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Waiting On Wednesday (1)

December 17, 2008

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Waiting on Wednesday: 12.17.08

 

Release Date: April 2, 2009.

Summary: Lozzie Cracknell is a girl on the edge. Her parents have recently separated; she forgot to mail the invitations to her mum’s super-important client party; the school bully is out to get her following an unfortunate e-mail incident involving Photoshop and a picture of a horse’s behind; and now it looks like Mum might be dating her English teacher, the utterly loathsome Mr. Hilary Barnett.

Just when she’s got about as much stress as she can handle, Lozzie and her best mate Dex stumble upon a tantalizing mystery—it seems Mr. Barnett is being blackmailed. But who on earth would blackmail a bore like him, and why? As they delve deeper into the mystery, questions pile on top of questions, and the one thing that does become clear is that danger can lurk in totally unexpected places . . .

Packed with irresistibly quirky characters, startling twists, and laugh-out-loud humor, this breathlessly paced comic mystery is all but impossible to put down. 

 

Does it look good or what?

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Teen Tuesday (12.16.08): Roll The Credits

December 16, 2008

 

Teen Tuesday is a place for readers of Young Adult literature to interact with other YA readers. Here at Teen Tuesday, we post blogs, host live chats, and hopefully have a good time!

 

Hi Teen Tuesday-ers.

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I feel as though I’ve come back into my book blogging. I wasn’t very active for about three weeks and now I have a bunch of posts scheduled for this week including reviews, memes, and a very special contest (read the end of this entry!). Stay tuned on my blog for all of this!

Basically all I have this week is Harry. I finished Harry Potter on Friday and liked it very much. I wonder how my review is going to go. I want the rest of the series now!
I’m currently reading and will soon finish Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom which is very good. I feel like I’m learning a lot. The story is so great and yet so sad at the same time. [Edit: I finished Tuesdays with Morrie and wow…. I bawled like a baby. How can I possibly write a review for this?]
Next up on the line will be The Mrs Marriage Project by Pauline Fisk or Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (it all depends on my friend giving me Harry Potter books or not).
I recently put up two new reviews: An Abundance of Katherines and That Was Then, This Is Now.
Also, click here to read about Lisa Schroeder’s release party contest for her new book Far From You which she asked me to take part in. I think that basically explains everything.
Yay. That’s it.
See you next Tuesday,
Vanessa
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This is crossposted at teentuesday.blogspot.com and my blog.

What have you read since last Tuesday? Did you enjoy it?
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Booking Through Thursday (12.11.08): Time is of the Essence

December 11, 2008

 

 

Meme: btt2.wordpress.com

1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read?

Sadly, I don’t. I would read so much more if I didn’t have schoolwork. There’s just not enough time to read all the books I want to read. 😦

(I’m guessing #1 is an easy question for everyone?)

2. If you had (magically) more time to read–what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?

I would definitely finish my TBR pile. It keeps stacking up… I have maybe 30 books waiting to be read. I would read more impacting YA books, all cozy in bed.

What are your answers to those two questions? Comment away 🙂

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Teen Tuesday (12.9.08): Long Time, No See, Teen Tuesday

December 9, 2008

*Teen Tuesday is the day we set aside for teen book lovers to visit with each other to find out what’s being read in the world of young adult literature. You can comment whether you are a participant or not. Visit all the posters at teentuesday.blogspot.com*

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Hi there. Yeah, I’m still alive.

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Lately I’ve been reading a consistent amount of books. However, I kind of have a problem. I’m reading too many books at once.
 

I started reading The Mrs Marridge Project by Pauline Fisk and got like 30 pages through when I was assigned Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers for my English class. I thought it went kind of slow at times but was still good in the end. It took me a while to finish it because it wasn’t that spectacular until like 200 pages in.
While in between those two books I got sidetracked (I just wanted something that wasn’t about the Vietnam war and killing–which is what Fallen Angels is about) so I started The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty. I really like it and how it’s presented. I got 30 pages into that one too.

I exchanged books with my friend Danny and guess what I got? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Is it weird that I’ve never actually read the books? When they first came out I was like six. When the first movie came out I was ten and I went to the theatre to watch it and didn’t really like it. When the book really got hyped and the fandom was starting to peek, I wasn’t much of a reader. Recall that I don’t like fantasy much also, in books and movies.
But since I watch the fiveawesomegirls so much and they blab about Harry so much, I gave in and started reading it. I’m about halfway done with it and I really like it. I see how things are shaping, I know there’s lots of space for a lot of things to happen. I’m glad I don’t remember any spoilers from anything. It’s so weird how Harry is 11 years old right now that I’m reading him, but when I think of Harry I think of Daniel Radcliffe and he’s so much older now. (Remember when Hermione/Emma Watson’s hair was a frizz-ball?)
After I’m done with that book I will read The Year of Secret Assignments and then The Mrs Marridge Project.
 

By the way, I finally have made a new review. I did it differently this time… I made a video review.
The review is for Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Just click here to watch it. I’m posting it on my wordpress site also. Leave comments on youtube or wordpress, I don’t mind where… Hope you like it!

 

Lastly, I would like for you guys to know that on Dec. 15th I will post some information regarding a contest of Lisa Schroeder‘s for her new book which is titled Far From You.
Check it out then. 🙂
Till next time,
Vanessa
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*This is a cross-post between teentuesday.wordpress.com and whatvanessareads.wordpress.com.*

What have you read this week? What have you bought this week? 🙂

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Booking Through Thursday (10.30.08): Conditioning

October 30, 2008

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Topic: Are you a spine breaker? Or a dog-earer? Do you expect to keep your books in pristine condition even after you have read them? Does watching other readers bend the cover all the way round make you flinch or squeal in pain?

Ah, the “dog-ear” and “spine-breaking” dilemma. I have the clear-cut answer for you: NO! It just doesn’t happen to my books. When I lend books I don’t let people dog-ear either. That’s what bookmarks are for. I tend to spine-break more books than I’d want. However, it’s mostly paperbacks and my really old ones. I make sure I am careful now. I even feel a little bad when I want to do mark up my books. I’m just really overprotective over my books, what do you expect? They’re my babies. It’s not usual that I read my books twice, I just like keeping them all and looking at my collection grow. They’re still special to me after I read them. When I see people dog-ear they’re pages I tell them they shouldn’t do that, but I don’t flip out… it’s not my book is it? Charms from Reeds Jewelers


Are you obsessive over the perfect-condition of your books like me? Why are you or why aren’t you? Do you flip out if people dog-ear they’re pages?