Posts Tagged ‘elizabeth scott’

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Blogger Chat: Date & Important Info

January 1, 2009

 

Hey, all!

Happy New Year, first of all. 

Thanks so much for the support you showed for this Blogger Chat.

Here’s all the info you need:

Who: Anyone! Book bloggers, book readers/lovers, authors, and their moms. 🙂

What: A Blogger Chat

Where: On Chatzy… at this link ->  click here to enter chatroom.

(You can bookmark it but I will remind you a day before and the day of the blogger chat also, so no worries.)

When: Wednesday, January 7, 2008 at 8pm eastern, 7 pm central, 6 pm mountain, 5 pm pacific.

Why: To get to know each other better as friends and to talk about whatever we’d like. 

How: Joining the chat, of course.


I really hope to see all of you there! If it is successful this might become a monthly thing. 

In other news, I just got into BookMooch so if you have an account then friend me! My profile: http://bookmooch.com/m/bio/whatvanessareads

Also, my 100+ Reading Challenge for 2009 starts today. I got kind of mad at myself for starting Shelter Me (I’m 40 pages in) before the year started, because I can’t use it for the challenge. But I started Living Dead Girl today and I’m almost done. All the books I read this year will be given at this page –> https://whatvanessareads.wordpress.com/the-2009-100-reading-challenge/

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Living Dead Girl Winner!

October 18, 2008

The winner for the Living Dead Girl contest is GABBI from All Five Stars!!!! I’ve sent you an e-mail Gabbi, so as soon as you send me your information I’ll ship it off to Elizabeth Scott. 

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ENTERING THE CONTEST… I HOPE I HAVE MANY MORE SOON! 

More reviews to come– Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn and Anthem by Ayn Rand.

 

What books would you like to be given away in future contests? Why?

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Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

August 14, 2008

Title: Perfect You

Author: Elizabeth Scott
Released: March 2008
Rating: ★★★★ out of 5.
Number of Pages: 282
Edition: Paperback
Summary: Kate Brown’s life is spiraling out of control. First, her dad quit his job to sell Perfect You vitamins and now she has to work at the mall. Her best friend Anna, became popular and now acts like Kate doesn’t exist to hang out with her new friends. Kate’s brother is 23 and his job is crashing the couch. And, even though Kate will not admit it, she can’t stop thinking about Will. Will, who is so cute, but also has hooked up with almost everyone in their school. Kate thinks Will is just messing with her mind. Kate’s life is nothing like it was the year before and she wishes she could go back in time to when everything was alright. However, she can’t. Kate keeps expecting the worse out of life, and guess what? That’s what she’s getting… unless she changes it.
My Review (spoiler-free): Heartwarming, lamentable, and a good read. The beginning was amazing. The ending was amazing… like utterly amazing. Part of the middle wasn’t 100% amazing. This book is about friendships: I felt really sad every time Kate tried to talk to Anna and she’d notice that Anna was trying not to be seen with her. It must hurt very much to be losing a friend, especially a best friend that you’ve been talking to since grade school. This book is about love: I loved Will and Kate’s way of flirting… Kate tries to act like she doesn’t care when in her mind she’s dying to kiss him. I wish they got more scenes together in the book, though. This book is about families too: Kate’s mom and dad really made everything so much more unbelievable and dramatic in Kate’s life (wow, Kate’s dad is embarrassing). I loved Todd’s character, he’s so lazy and laid-back but has good advice. Grandma seems like the most immature of all the characters but still I think she holds the fort down. I do recommend this book, despite this, I still liked Bloom better.
My Thoughts (read this if you’ve read the book, it contains spoilers): I can’t believe parts of this book. First, I was so mad at Anna most of the book. How does she like being popular when Sam is cheating on her and Diane and Tara are annoying? It made me think how great it is to not be popular. Kate is really strong. She went through a lot in the book. The ending… wow I felt aghast. I can’t believe Kate’s mom and dad separated, it was just such a shocker and made this book much less light. I really liked her dad in the beginning, but he did choose Perfect You over them… what’s up with that? The only thing that came out of good in this book is Will and Kate. I loved their chemistry and how Will was going through some of the same things Kate was. I wish there could’ve been more of them in the book. They got 20,000 make-out sessions and only one real talk. I thought it would’ve been a more love-book, instead of a family and friend-drama + the boy stuff. But it was still a good read. Can’t wait to read Stealing Heaven!
Got something to say about the book? Comment this entry! Please remember to warn readers in your comments if your comment has spoilers by putting a simple *SPOILERS ahead* in the comment. 🙂
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Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

January 8, 2008


Title: Bloom 

Author: Elizabeth Scott

Number of Pages: 231.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
It was: awesome!
I loved it. Period. This book is about a girl named Lauren who has what freshman look at like a “perfect life.” Lauren has a perfect boyfriend, Dave, who is nothing but nice, athletic, and did I mention all other qualities to make him perfect. But Lauren feels nothing with him. Nothing at all, no butterflies, no sparks, he’s just there and not even his kisses feel that good. He’ll never touch her because he’s very religious and respects her. What girl wouldn’t like that? Lauren is one of them. Entering a new term, senior year, she meets someone for the second time. Evan Kirkland. Who is he? He’s one of his dad’s five girlfriends after Lauren’s mom left’s son. The last time she had seen him they were around 8. Now, Evan has moved to this high school, the third in three years. Soon, all Lauren does is think of him. About that even when she looks at him she feels more than how she feels when Dave talks and kisses her. He’s so safe and yet all the freshman girls drool over him and hate her. What is wrong with Lauren?   

She falls for Evan, quickly meeting him everyday after school at the library. He does his homework here because he works from 6pm-2am at freight. Crazy, but that explains the cuts and bruises he has. But every look at Evan, his messy hair and his smile makes her even more crazy over him. Apparently so has he because sooner than that they are kissing behind everybody’s back. Katie, Lauren’s best friend doesn’t even know what’s going on. Dave acts normal. Lauren doesn’t know how to end it with Dave and on he goes planning things of their future. But its just pointless because lauren doesn’t feel the same. Family drama here too. Her dad barely talks to her, mostly he’s on business stuff all the time. At the end Lauren makes her choice. The choice is not unpredictable but I loved how Elizabeth Scott ended it. When her dad spoke to her and told her exactly how she felt. Like it was all repeating. I love Evan and Lauren together.