Sunday, September 18, 2011

I’m baaaack! :)

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Hello coffee beanos!!

So my surgery went great. I smelled my eyeballs burning, and now I have 20/20 vision. Worth every penny! I have to moderate my internet usage today but will be back on full time tomorrow. I wanted to do an In My Mailbox post but I’ll have to skip this week. Trying to catch up on my emails etc. Being internet-less for 3 days was awful!

Glad to be back, and looking forward to catching up with y’all!

Meanwhile I’ve been listening to these audiobooks. Reviews to come.

Glad to be back,
Giselle

Blog Announcement

Posted by on 09/15/2011 • 4 Comments

Hello my fellow coffee beans!

I just want to let you know that there won’t be any blog updates for about 3 days. I’m going for Lasik surgery, so I can’t go online or read for 3 days *gasp*. I will miss my bloggers! Please don’t forget me. 🙁

See you on the other side, where things are bright and clear! 😀

xoxo,Giselle

Review: Thyla by Kate Gordon

Posted by on 09/15/2011 • 1 Comment

ThylaKate GordonFirst published April 1st, 2011

My name is Tessa. I am strong. I am brave. I do not cry. These are the only things I know for certain.

I was found in the bush, ragged as a wild thing. I have no memory – not even of how I got the long, striping slashes across my back. They make me frightened of what I might remember.

The policewoman, Connolly, found me a place in a boarding school and told me about her daughter, Cat, who went missing in the bush.

I think there is a connection between Cat, me, and the strange things going on at this school. If I can learn Cat’s story, I might discover my own – and stop it happening again.

After seeing…

WoW

Posted by on 09/14/2011 • 11 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. 

My pick this week:  

                                   Lola and the Boy Next Door                                    Stephanie Perkins                                    Release date: September 29th, 2011 

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit — more sparkly, more fun, more wild — the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.When Cricket — a gifted inventor — steps out from his…

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Posted by on 09/14/2011 • 2 Comments

Anna and the French KissStephanie PerkinsFirst published December 2nd, 2010

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris – until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near – misses end with the French kiss Anna – and readers – have long awaited?

Awwwww *le sigh*. What an adorably romantic…

Signed ARC Giveaway! Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Posted by on 09/13/2011 • 112 Comments

Contest is now closed! Click here for the winner.

I’m giving away an ARC of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Signed!It’s a great novel! Here’s my review.

Release date: November 15th, 2011

Details:Open to residents of Canada and US. (Unless you’re willing to pay shipping).Must be a GFC followerLeave a comment with your GFC follower name and email address to enter.

Extra entries:+1 if you follow me on Twitter @Giselleco+1 if you follow me on Goodreads+1 if you tweet about my giveaway (you can do this daily) +3 if you add a link to my giveaway on your blog (post or button)Leave me the links and user names in your comment. Giveaway ends September 27th at 12:01am AST.Winner will be picked by random number generator.Winner will be contacted by email and…

Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Posted by on 09/13/2011 • 3 Comments

Anna Dressed in Blood Kendare BlakeFirst published August 30th, 2011

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like…

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Posted by on 09/12/2011 • 7 Comments

Divergent (Divergent, #1) Veronica Roth First published May 1st, 2011

Beatrice “Tris” Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth’s dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth’s young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

I don’t know where to begin with this review. It was…