Monday, August 30, 2010

Update(3)

So I said I'd have a review of Old Magic and I Heart You, You Haunt Me up, yet I haven't posted those. I'm sorry about that. Been kind of busy procrastinating doing my homework. Right now I'm actually doing laundry, joy! I think I'l be able to get a those posts along with my review of Indigo Blues up this week. So besides not getting a review in last week, everything is going well. I did well on both my chemistry and math quizzes, so I don't think I'm going to flunk out of college. Well let's hope not. It is only the third week, or really second week and a half. So besides that I don't think I really have anything to tell.

So this ends this Update, any questions?

Alisha

Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Blogger Hop(I'm pretty sure it's 18, but who knows these days)

I once again enter the great and mighty Book Blogger Hop. So if you have yet to venture to Crazy-for-Books to check out this wonderfulness, than you need to stop living under a rock and check it out! It's all about finding new, quite awesome book blogs. Who wouldn't enjoy it! So I have participated many times, and find that I keep finding more and more blogs that I didn't know were out there. So go ahead head on over there, add your link, than just start Hopping over to the other blogs with their links there. But don't just add your link, yes this is a great way to get more followers, but it's also a way to find other awesome book blogs. What are you waiting for? Oh and if you are new to my blog, I thank you for Hopping over and appreciate your comments. I hope you like my world!

And to answer this week's question:
I do have a rating system. I created it myself, where I just rate from Love It! to Terrible! It's just my own that I came up with after seeing someone else's that was kind of similar. I didn't always have a rating system, and it is still kind of new, so not all my reviews have what I rated them as on them, actually most of them don't. 

Again, thanks for Hopping by!

Alisha

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Update(2)

So I have a few things I need to mention.

First, college is going well. My roommate and I are getting along really well. 3 days of classes down, the rest of the semester to go!

Second, I have some more review posts that I need to do. They include one for Old Magic by Marianne Curley, and one for I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder, which I've been meaning to finish for a week now. I'm glad that I did do at least one review post this week. I'm very proud that I managed to finish reading a book with my schedule. Anyways, I do have Communications homework that I need to finish!

So this ends Update 2, any questions?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Book Blogger Hop(17, I think)

So I haven't joined in on one these in quite a while, but I decided to again. So if your new to my blog and don't know about the Book Blogger Hop, then head on over to Crazy-for-Books where this awesome meme is hosted. It's just a way for you to find cool book blogs that you might of not known if not for this Hop. But one catch is that you can't just leave your link, you have to check out other blogs too. So if not for this Hop I wouldn't have nearly 90 followers! So what are you waiting for, go find some awesome book blogs!

And to answer this week's question:
I follow close to a hundred blogs!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Flowers For Algernon

So this is my first review post in a while that has been about a book that I didn't read for Traveling ARC Tours. I do love the books I get from them, but I have lots of others I want to read too. Anyways this is Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

About and Thoughts on Book:




Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.
As the treatment takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment appears to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon suddenly deteriorates. Will the same happen to Charlie?
From B&N

So this is not the typical book I would pick up off the shelf. But I've heard of it before, and thought it would be interesting to read. I was not disappointed. It's not a YA book in my opinion, but it is considered to be one, but I didn't think that it was. So I wouldn't recommend it if that's all you read, but it is something I think anyone who wants to read would enjoy. I loved the fact that as Charlie progressed you saw that through the writing. It's told from first person point of view by way of Charlie's progress reports, which were like his diary. He told you everything even when he didn't know how to spell it or what exactly was going on. I found what this story was about intriguing.  I thought it was interesting that the author chose the topic that he did for this book. What happened in the ending disappointed me, but I thought it was a good ending to an excellently written book. 


So I give this one:
LI - Loved It! It's a definite read! You should grab this book before it goes running off the shelf!


So ends this one,


Alisha

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Update(1)

So I've decided to start doing weekly updates since lately I haven't really been posting a lot. This is will let you know why.

For my first Update I have to tell you about my first two days at college! Yesterday I finally moved into Clemson! Whoop, Whoop! I actually like my dorm even though I have to share, and I haven't shared a room since I was 10. It's all good. My roommate is awesome! My dorm room may be smaller than my room at home, but it's not too bad. It is blue, which was a shock! I thought it would just be white. I do have my own closet. I do have to write a paper for this class that every freshmen have to take. It's not too bad. I'm almost done and it's due tomorrow at midnight. Joy! So the first two days have gone well, hopefully the rest of the year will too. Fingers crossed, I start class on Wednesday!


So this leads me into my next update. So you know that weekly post, From My Bookshelf, that I did diligently for about 2 months. After that I just did it maybe one or two more times, well that is no longer going to be a weekly post. Sorry really tried to keep that up, I just got so busy with the my job I had over the summer. Well, I have decided not to do it over the school year. Mainly I've decided this because I'm going to be super busy with classes, and because I am no longer at my house and did not bring the many books I own to college with me. I only brought a few and they were just ones that are to be read, or I was in the jist of reading then had to pack them up to take with me. So those are from my college shelf, but I have yet to read any of them except the ones that ended up here with me that I have already read. Fear not ones that actually read my From My Bookshelf post, it will come back in the summer. I will really, really try my hardest to keep that up this summer. Please don't hurt me if I don't. I have many more books to talk about, and hopefully I will get to do just that.

Anyways, I have one more update. I'm sorry the reviews have been short and not my best, and that I have not posted that many reviews. I am very ashamed that I only posted 6 posts in July. I'm also disappointed that only half of those were reviews(hangs head in shame). I am determined to do better, but if I don't, again it's because I'm probably going to be super busy. I do have a review that I've been meaning to post and that should be up shortly, maybe in the next couple of days. Oh and before I forget, Kyleigh if you're reading this, don't fret, your book should be there soon. I'm mailing it within the next couple of days. Sorry for the delay.

So this ends my first Update post. Any questions?


Alisha

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Change of Heart

This book is another one I got through Traveling ARC Tours. It's Change of Heart by Shari Maurer.

About and Thoughts on Book:
In a world where the most stressful thing seems to be winning a soccer game or what to wear in the morning, you take some really basic things for granted.
Like the love of your parents.
Or hanging with your friends.
Or the beating of your heart.
When you’re 16 years old, it never occurs to you that you might die. Emmi Miller’s got a fabulous life. She has tons of friends, does great in school and is an all-star soccer player who played in Europe last summer. It even looks like Sam Hunter, a totally cute baseball player, might be interested in her. And then she gets a virus. No biggy, right? Until the virus goes to her heart and weakens it so much that, without a transplant, Emmi will die.
Will Emmi get a heart in time? Is Sam too good to be true? What about her new friend Abe, who has also had a transplant and guides her through these scary times — is he just being supportive or is there more going on between them? And will Emmi realize it before it’s too late?
From Traveling ARC Tours

So I found that I really enjoyed this book. I thought it would be a lot different than it ended up being from the synopsis. I liked Emmi's personality, but some things about her annoyed me, which is probably typical with a lot of main characters. Or so it is with me. I found that once I got to a certain point in the book, I couldn't put it down, and had to keep reading. In the beginning, it seems like Emmi has everything. She's an awesome soccer player, her team went to the championships, she has a great family even if her and her mom don't always get along, she has great friends, and the hottest guy in school seems to be interested in her. But she doesn't realize how great she has it until she learns that she may not have all these things any more. I felt that Emmi took some things for granted even after finding out that she would have to get a new heart, but I also liked that the author made it seem more real by having her be herself and not act like the happy, optimistic kid all the time. She did understand that she might not make it. I found that Abe was my favorite character, and I loved his honesty and that he was there to help Emmi get through it. I think that anyone would enjoy reading this book, and you should definitely put it on your "to be read" list.

Overall I rate this one:
LK Liked it. It wouldn't hurt you to read it, but it wouldn't kill you if you didn't. I still think you'd be missing out if you didn't.




Alisha