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Books I Read in Dec. 2008

December 31, 2008

Here’s what I read this past month in chronological order:

By the way, reviews for all of these will come shortly.

1. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers: Violent, sad, and good (at the end, especially).

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling: Really amazing. I am so late… but better late then never.

3. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: Inspiring, sad, beautiful.

4. Girl vs. Bear: Stories from the 80s by Lisa Kerr: I really enjoyed this! 

5. Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman: Scary and interesting.

6. In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg: Less than I expected, but still good.


 

Needless to say, it was a very productive month. Thank you, Winter Break, without I wouldn’t have read three of these.
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What did YOU read? Leave it in the comments 🙂 Happy New Year, btw!

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What’s on your Holiday Wishlist?

December 19, 2008

Hi booklovers,

Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Three Kings Day, and any other winter holiday I am forgetting is right around the corner. So I have an easy question for you guys… what books are on your wishlist?

I know a large part of my wishlist is just books. (Including a bookshelf to fit them all!) 

What books are on your wishlist for the holidays?

Leave your answers in the comments! 

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Books on my wishlist:


1. I Know It’s Over by CK Kelley Martin: the plot just looks incredible and the reviews coming back for this book are phenomenal. What did you expect?


2. The whole Harry Potter series: Need I say more than the title?


3. The whole Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series: I’ve watched both movies but incredibly haven’t read the books. I need this!


4. Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber: I have Death By Latte (contest win) and don’t have the first one. Plus, I love mysteries!


5. Before I Die by Jenny Downham: Aside from the great reviews this one has been getting, I just want a book that makes me see what other people go through. 


6. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: It looks stupendous. Did you know it’s being made into a movie in 2009? Link here

 


7. In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg: It looks so cute and light, I want to read some real romance!

 

8. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: I see a girl carrying the last book in the series, The Sweet Far Thing, for like 2 weeks now (it’s an 800-page book). Wondering where I see her reading it? In the bathroom after 2nd period! It must be good… and the covers are beautiful. 

 

 

 

 

What books are on your wishlist for the holidays? Any suggestions on what else I should put on my wishlist?

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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.

Site: whatvanessareads.wordpress.com
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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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? 🙂