On My Wishlist (#2)

On My Wishlist is hosted over at Book Chick City
Here's a small sampling of books I'm desperately wishing to read:

Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2)Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry #2) (Simone Elkeles) April 27, 2010
Goodreads Summary:
When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.
Why I Want It:  I read the first book (Perfect Chemistry) and loved it. Can't wait to read this one!

I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver #1) (Dan Wells) March 30, 2010
Goodreads Summary:
John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.

He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.

He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation.

Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there’s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means.

Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.

Why I Want It: This book reminds me of one of my favorite TV shows-DEXTER, sounds like a great read.

Get Well SoonGet Well Soon  (Julie Halpern) October 2, 2007
Goodreads Summary:
 Anna Bloom is depressed; so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor who focuses way too much on her weight, and a cute, shy boy who just might like her.

But wait! Being trapped in a loony bin isn't supposed to be about making friends, losing weight, and having a crush, is it?
Why I Want It: It sounds funny, and I love me some books set in mental hospitals. (hmm.does that say something about me?)

ButterfaceButterface (Gwen Hayes) April 21, 2010
Goodreads Summary:
The scars on Beth's face aren't nearly as deep as the ones she nurses on the inside. She was born with hemifacial microsamia and was supposed to feel "lucky" that she wasn't as disfigured as some people.

One boy, Lucky O'Leary starts to find the cracks in her hard shell and finds himself falling for her. Only Lucky has a secret--he needs to bring Beth to a "dog dinner" or lose his spot on the team. She can't find out that the guy who brings the ugliest date wins a prize.

Why I Want It: This is actually a young adult short story, and it sounds awesome.



So the trailer for part 2 of the LAST Harry Potter movie (Deathly Hallows) is finally out and OOOMMMGGG I CAN NOT WAIT to go see it.  I'm gonna have to work on my silent crying skills, can't be sobbing in the theater in front of all those people. If you've read the books, you know what I'm talking about.
One thing you should know about me is my favorite book series in the whole wide world of forever is Harry Potter.  To me, these are literary masterpieces, and so far no book has surpassed the awesomeness that J.K Rowling has written.  These books are on a level all their own. My rating system will be something like 1, 2, 3 , 4, 5 and then rating 6 will be Harry Potter perfection level. I love all the movies, and am so sad that this will be the final chapter of all that is Harry Potter. Unless of course J.K. Rowling decides to write a follow-up series of some sort...DO IT!! If you've been living under a rock and have not read this series..WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??

On a separate note, Amber over at  Down the Rabbit Hole is doing an awesome thank-you contest for reaching 1000 followers. I personally can not imagine that many people reading my blog. But you should totally go there and check it out, her blog is awesome.

And apparently I like using the word awesome.


Waiting and Waiting and Waiting... (#1)

So. First things first.  SHOUT OUT to all my new followers!

Here I am about to do another one of these here "memes", which seems to be all I've been posting lately. There's a reason for that.
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1) I've been reading The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan for a couple weeks now. (which says it's not a "I can't put it down" kind of book for me, because obviously I can put it down)  I really enjoyed Rick's Percy Jackson series and the spin-off Heroes of Olympus series which I read rather quickly. I find Greek mythology highly fascinating.  Sooo I decided to give The Red Pyramid a go, which is based on Egyptian mythology, which I knew nothing about.

For some reason, I'm not really connecting with the main characters Sadie and Carter, and I feel like there's so many characters being introduced and soo much going on at once I can't keep it all straight in my tiny little giant head. I have to say my FAVORITE character in this book so far is KHUFU-the coolest baboon you'll ever meet!  (Sometimes I find myself enjoying the animals way more than some of the humans)

  I've read about 2/3rds...but I've hit a slump. I will finish it..eventually because I do like learning about the Egyptian Gods.and i like Rick Riordan's other books, and the over-all plot is good.

Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1)So I put that book down for the moment and started Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler (not to be confused with Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs). I bought the first 3 books in this series at a Border's closing-out sale because they sounded interesting. I'm about half-way through the first one and I'm just not into it. I don't really like any of the characters, and I don't like the romance which seems really forced. The first couple chapters weren't so bad but I'm just not really into the story line.

 Despite all that I keep reading. It's like, I have to finish it right?  But then it's like, why? I have 25 other books here that I can read. Why do I feel like I HAVE to finish a book even if I'm not into it so much. When I'm actively reading and simultaneously thinking to myself "how many more pages until I can read something else", that should prolly be a sign. I supposed this is an offical DNF (did not finish) for me, but life is too short, and there are too many books and I'm ready to start another that I'm really hoping I enjoy. Who knows, I may come back to this one, since I do have the next 2 in the series, we shall see..

Anna and the French Kiss Next up is Anna and the French Kiss. Everyone seems to love this book..hope I can include myself in this generalization.

This little gem is hosted over at Breaking the Spine

My Life as A White Trash Zombie
One book that I can't wait to get my grubby little claws into is: My Life as a White Trash Zombie (Diana Rowland) (July 5, 2011)

Goodreads summary:
Angel Crawford is a loser

Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.

That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue--and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.

Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey--just when she's hungriest!

Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.


Let me start with the cover-I think it's pretty freakin' cool! I mean, the arm tat, the bikini, the crazy hair, the piercings, the slurping of brains..it's white trash in the flesh.  And it's not just about a zombie, but a WHITE TRASH zombie. Sounds funny and I can't wait to read it.  BRAINS!!

What a gigantically boring post this has been. If you managed to read it all, you deserve a cookie.


In My Mailbox (#2)

There's nothing like the anticipation of waiting for a box of new books to arrive in the mail.. Well the waiting is OVER. The books I ordered from Amazon have arrived and I can't wait to tear into them. Here's my haul:
(Links will take you to the Goodreads page)

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped (Madeleine Roux)- I've been on a zombie kick lately.
The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3) (Julie Kagawa)- I've already read the first 2 books. LOVE.
Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)- This book comes highly rated from a fellow book lover so I can't NOT read it.
The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3) (Carrie Ryan)- The Forest of Hands and Teeth was the gateway into my new obsession with zombies. Thank you Carrie Ryan.

So after an internal struggle with the whole "e-reader" thing, I actually did get a Kindle for Christmas, although I  have purchased more games on it than I have books. I do like it, and can see it being handy if I go on a long trip. And I have bought a couple books that were very cheap. However if given the choice between a kindle version of a book for 8 dollars or the actual book for 10 dollars, it's a no-brainer for me that I will buy the actual book. I am a book collector, and like to look at them and hold them and squeeze them and tell them I love them...oh ahem.  Anyhoo, I did purchase a couple things on my Kindle this week:

To Kill a Warlock (Dulcie O'Neil, #1)If not for my Kindle I may never have come across H.P Mallory's Jolie Wilkins series (which would have been a tragedy). This one sounds just as good.
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)I've read rave reviews on this series, so I thought I'd check it out.
And lastly I bought a game called Spelling Star..gotta try to keep the brain juices a-flowing. It's actually pretty fun, mini grammar games and such.

Go check out The Story Siren to see what other people got in their mailboxes this week !

Oh and  I'm up to 3 followers now! WOOWOO! 


On My Wishlist (#1)

On My Wishlist is hosted over at Book Chick City
Here's a small sampling of books I'm desperately wishing to read.

Inside Out (Inside Out, #1)Inside Out (Maria V. Snyder)  April 1, 2010
 Goodreads Summary:
Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
Or Else.
I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.
Why I want it: I LOVEDLOVEDLOVED Maria's Study Series and really enjoy her writing style. Bonus factor dystopian. This is right up my alley !

Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries, #1)Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries #1) (Deborah Cooke) June 7, 2011
Goodreads Summary:
Zoë Sorensson is perfectly normal, except she's been told she's destined for great things. Zoë's the one female dragon shapeshifter of her kind. But Zoë is at the bottom of the class when it comes to being Pyr and her powers are AWOL, so she's sent to a Pyr boot camp.
Zoë quickly realizes that she has to master her powers yesterday, because the Pyr are in danger and boot camp is a trap. The Mages want to eliminate all shifters and the Pyr are next in line-unless Zoë and her friends can work together and save their own kind.
Why I want it: Although this cover is not so good....it's about DRAGON SHAPESHIFTERS ! They are my new favorite thing.

Knightley Academy (Knightley Academy, #1)Knightley Academy (Knighley Academy #1) (Violet Haberdasher) March 19, 2010
Goodreads Summary:
The first commoner accepted at a prestigous boarding school uncovers a conspiracy that could lead to war.
Why I want it: A boarding school for knights. I'm in.

Suicide NotesSuicide Notes (Michael Thomas Ford) October 1, 2008
 Goodreads Summary:
I'm not crazy. I don't see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently someone does think it's a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts.
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems. But a funny thing happens as his forty-five-day sentence drags on—the crazies start to seem less crazy.
Why I want it:  I just do.

Vanish (Firelight, #2)Vanish (Firelight #2)(Sophie Jordan) September 6, 2011
Goodreads Summary:
To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.
Why I want it: More DRAGONS ! I lovvveeed Firelight. And this cover is GORGEOUS.

Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, #17)Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum Series) (Janet Evanovich) June 21, 2011
Goodreads Summary:
 Where there's smoke there's fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. The bail bonds office has burned to the ground, and bodies are turning up in the empty construction lot.  To make matters worse, Stephanie is working out of a motor home she shares with a dancing bear, and Joe Morelli's old world grandmother has declared a vendetta against her.  And just when Stephanie decides it might be time to choose between the two men in her life, Morelli and Ranger, a third man from Stephanie's past moves back to Trenton...
Why I want it: I have been reading this series forever.  TEAM RANGER !


Top Ten Tuesday

I'm a little late with this post because work and lack of sleep got in the way. boo hiss.

This week for Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish you could choose any of the past topics they've done and I've chosen :

 Top Ten Books I want to see made into movies:
Links will take you to Amazon description.
 #10 may contain a smallish spoiler if you haven't read Linger.
  1.  The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman) - A boy named Nobody whose family is murdered and ends up being raised in a graveyard by ghosts...sounds like an awesome movie to me.
  2. Poison Study (Maria V.Snyder)- Poisons, murder, betrayal, VALEK.
  3. Firelight (Sophie Jordan)- One word: Draki!
  4. Dark Life (Kat Falls)- A dystopian underwater world. You had me at underwater.
  5. Graceling (Kristin Cashore)- A killer girl (pun intended) ....and PO!
  6. The Truth About Forever (Sarah Dessen)- Probably any book by Sarah Dessen would make a great movie, this is my favorite of hers that I've read so far.
  7. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (HP Mallory)- H.P. Mallory has quickly become one of my new favorite authors. If you haven't checked out her Jolie Wilkins series I would highly recommend you do!  HILARIOUS and sexy!
  8. Vampire Academy (Richelle Mead)- Would LOVE to see this as a TV series!
  9. The Iron Fey Series (Julie Kagawa)- Enough said.
  10. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series (Maggie Stiefvater)-  Boy turns wolf. Girl misses boy. Boy turns human. Girl turns wolf. Boy misses girl.    BRING ON FOREVER!
The Graveyard BookPoison Study (Study, #1)FirelightDark Life (Dark Life, #1)Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms...The Truth about ForeverFire Burn and Cauldron Bubble...Vampire Academy (Vampire Acade...The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1)Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Fa...

Thus completes my first top ten list! Man was that fun. There's nothing like a good ole' list to excite me.
 I haven't had much time for reading this week. Booo. If only I didn't need sleep...and was rich so I didn't have to work...that would be nice. Yay for the weekend!


Whip It. Whip it good.

Kick-ass chicks. Roller derby. Bad-ass nicknames. What could be better? Nothing i tell you.
Whip It is basically a movie about this small-town girl Bliss who leads a boring life working at the Oink Joint and is guiltily forced into doing beauty pageants by her mom. Bliss is soooo not a beauty pageant type of girl.
She ends up being exposed to the hardcore world of all chick roller derby, (Can I just say how much I want one of those nicknames? I mean, Bloody Holly, Juana Beatn', Maggie Mayhem, Smashley Simpson..) and soon  finds herself as the newest star of the Hurl Scouts -BABE RUTHLESS!  Too bad they are the worst team in the league.

There is a little romance in the mix and even though I don't like the way the romance played out, it ends up being some of my favorite interactions (besides the ones where the girls get to knock each other out) . If I could insert a movie moment into my life, the scene at the pool would be one of them . (Even though in real life it couldn't happen cause i wear contacts and wouldn't be able to open my eyes, and if I didn't have them in I wouldn't be able to see underwater at all..oh well). 

Whip ItI found myself cracking up quite a bit during this movie, which just increased the awesome-meter. Overall I thought the casting choices were great. I love Ellen Page (also in Juno) who plays the main character Bliss. If I had to describe her in one word it would be REAL. She doesn't make it look like acting, if you know what I mean, and I like that she's a bit odd, or not your usual cookie-cutter starlett. Juliette Lewis was the perfect casting to play rival derby girl Iron Maven, though I couldn't help having flashbacks to her in What's Eating Gilbert Grape..And I love me some Drew Barrymore who actually helped direct this movie.

Bottom line:  One of my new favorite movies.  So get your bad-assness on and check it out!


In My Mailbox #1

I'm damn excited to be able to do my first in my mailbox post! (it's the little things, you know?) The Story Siren was one of the first book blogs I started lurking around where I happily discovered the little gem that is In My Mailbox.This is my first one ever (did I mention that?), so I'm not only going to show the books I bought this week, but also the books I bought the last month or two.....because I'm excited and have so many awesome titles and  I want to and this is my blog so I can.  Now I just have to figure out how to make one of those cool little in my mailbox picture button things....later. Now ON TO THE BOOKS!

I still had some leftover Christmas/Birthday money (I like to stretch it out so it seems like I got more than I did) so I took a little trip to Best Buy and Barnes and Noble. Here's what I scored:
4 movies:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Whip It
Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
How to Train Your Dragon

In the Arms of Stone Angels-Jordan Dane
The Maze Runner-James Dashner
Eon-Alison Goodman
Spirit Bound-Richelle Mead
Willow-Julia Hoban

This next set of books I bought about a month ago, about half of them at a border's closing out sale, and the other half on Amazon, mostly all on sale.

The only title you prolly can't read is second to last-The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

I have a crazy lot of reading to do but I'm not complaining!
What did you get in YOUR mailbox? :)


Beware of the virgin blogger..

Welcome to Nightmare on Bookstreet, I am Elizabeth, your host for the evening....bwahahaha.  But seriously, after spending many many MANY months lurking around and reading other people's blogs..I had this thought..why can't I have a little blog all my own ? While I have absolutely NO idea what I'm doing, I figured I'd give it a whirl.. I LOVE books, and especially love to read books, and have this deep desire to participate in weekly posts such as in my mailbox, and top ten tuesday..and ..well that's all i can remember off the top of my head.  Will I be giving eloquent book reviews?..well I'm not really all that speechified (sometimes I like to make up my own words) so I'll just lay my thoughts out simply on books that rocked my world (and maybe some that didn't), movies that knocked my socks off,  and whatever else that tickles my fancy....Read on if you dare.