Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review: The Hollow

Title: The Hollow
Author: Jessica Verday
Pages: 513
Published: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse

I guess I'll begin by saying this was an interesting read. The story starts off with Abbey attending her dead friends funeral. Right off the bat I felt drawn to Abby, feeling sorry and helpless as a reader. Losing a loved one is devastating and you could feel Abby's emotions through the authors writing. I personally know how hard it is to lose someone. My dad past away 10 years ago, this month. Of course, for me I was six and my Birthday was a week away, so I didn't fully understand everything, but I could still feel for Abby. I think this is the main reason why I felt so connected with Abby. We shared something. I could really relate.

The story as a whole was kind of, slow. Does this mean I hated it? Actually I loved the slowness of this book. I felt so connected to Abby because of this. The author's writing made me feel so part of the book, as if I was right there with Abby, or even Abby myself, which was nice when she kissed Caspian.

I am so going to regret admitting this, but I'm going to anyways. Two things I will admit: 1) I made snicker doodle cookies just because Abby made them. Yeah, I made them today, and they were awesome, by the way. 2) I read the first half of this one day and that night I couldn't fall asleep. I was so chilled and spooked by the Sleepy Hollow Legend. I've actually decided to purchase the book, just so I can read the actual story. Because of Verday, I'm rather intrigued by the legend, and I'd actual love to visit Sleepy Hollow.

Continuing on, Abby than meets Caspian, a mysterious and peculiar boy. Warning bells were signaling in my head, telling me, "Something isn't quite right about this one." Because of this I actually didn't fall head over heels for him, like I tend to do. I liked him though, however, he pissed me off. There wasn't much going on with him. He was either too busy or in a hurry. Yeah, he hurt my feelings too, Abby.

The overall story for this was interesting and creepy. Like I've said, the Legend has now intrigued me. Although, not much really happened throughout the book until the end. Basically, through about 98% of the book we are just living each day (almost) in Abby's world. This was great, I actually loved this. It wasn't until the end did we get answers. Like who was Katy and Nikolas really. Even Caspian. Who is he, really? This does sort of bug me, which docs .5 for my rating on this book. A little more action and a little more answers throughout the book would have been less frustrating. That said, I still have unanswered questions. I also feel she leaves us hanging, especially regarding characters. What's with this Ben business? He's either there or not. Frustrating! Sometimes characters would know something that Abby never mentioned. Hm, are all the characters mind-reading now? Just something I picked up on. Nothing too bothersome, but noticable, to me.

So would I recommend this? Definetely! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was happy to discover the legend of Sleepy Hollow. I've herd of the horseman, but never the Legend. I think it deserves a read, and if you don't like it, than that's okay.

I'm going to end this review here because I'm going to actually start the second book. I kind of want to know what this whole Abby and Caspian and horseman deal are going to turn into. I shall have to read and find out! Ah, so exciting.

P.S Before I complete this with a rating, I want to add that I really loved Abby's character. I know I stated this up top, but I truly did love her. She made her own perfume! How cool is that? Yeah, I think I might attempt my own perfume one day.

My ghostly rating: 4.5 curly pig tails

Severed heads, ghosts, hollows, perfume,


WWW Wednesday's (#1)

Hello all my lil' piggies! Today I have for you a post on "WWW Wednesdays". I originally saw Beckie from Bittersweet Enchantment do a post on this and figured I would to. I think I'll be fun for both me and you. Fun for you because you'll get to anticipate upcoming reviews, follow along with what I'm reading, and just to soothe your curiosity. Fun for me because, I don't know, because it'll be fun reading your comments.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

What are you currently reading? The Hollow by Jessica Verday. I am almost through with this one so expect a review up tonight or tomorrow morning. I've had this one on my bookshelf for a FEW years. Monday it was yelling at me so I picked it up and started reading it. Boy, why did I wait so long to read this? It's amazing!

What have you recently finished? Reckless by Cornelia Funke. This one was really good. I thoroughly enjoyed the darkness of fairy tales in this one. You can read my review on this, if you'd like ^.^

What do you think you'll read next? The Haunted by Jessica Verday. I'll probably want to read the sequel to The Hollow so I added this to my reading pile as next. I've already ruined some aspects of the book for me, though. I was stupid and read the synopsis of this one while reading the other. Stupid, stupid Angela. Oh well, it's not like I haven't ruined a book for myself before.

If you'd like to join along, go right ahead. I'd love to see your post. You can also visit Bittersweet Enchantment if you'd like to link her to your post. I'm sure she'd be really happy ;)

W's, more W's, one more W,


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Giveaway Hop Update

Hello my little piggies, this is just a reminder that the Holiday Giveaway Hop is quickly approaching. Don't forget to check back on December 2nd so you can leave a comment and possibly win! I'd like a good turn out, so please tell everyone you know! There's a big selection of books on the book depository that are ten dollars or less, so you can't go wrong with the prize.  If there is a good turn out I might just up the price to fifteen because I know hard covered books are a little more than ten. So keep checking back for updates.

Also, thanks to my followers that have followed so far. I try to get my blog noticed in the blogging world, but it's hard! But I try ^.^

Hops, followers, holiday, prizes,


Here is the link for my giveaway post: Booklover's Holiday Giveaway Hop

Taunting Tuesday's (#2)

Along with a "In my mailbox" I also have for you a "Taunting Tuesday's". If you don't know what this is, it is a post that discusses the taunting-ness of books yet to be released. It's also a way for you to be reminded of upcoming books (in case you've forgotten about them) and for you to learn of new books you may be interested in.

Without further ado, today's Taunting Tuesday will be about A Million Suns by Beth Revis.

I am so frexing excited for the release of this book. The book isn't released until January, which isn't entirely far off, considering the quickly passing time, but when you desperately want to continue the story, time is forever slow.
Having just finished Across the Uuniverse last week, I am not-so-patiently waiting to read this. I mean, look at the cover. It is almost as beautiful as the first books cover. I never pictured myself being much of a Sci-Fi fan, yet here I am, loving this series. To be fair, this is extremely different from Sci-Fi books about aliens and space. Yes, this is about space, but c'mon, there is rommance and a frexing hottie. What isn't there to like?
And the blurb goodreads provides:

It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.
But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.
In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

Is equally as taunting as the cover. Ugh! It's so not fair.

Anyway's that's all the taunting for today. I don't want to taunt you guys to much, and I think if I talk anymore about this book the increasing taunting-ness for this is only going to worsen.

If you'd like to do your own Tauting Tuesday, feel free to. It's just something fun to do on a Tuesday. Hm, maybe I'll think of something that can be posted every Wendesday (Hump Day).

Taunting-ness, frexing, suns, hotties,


In my mailbox (#1)

Woohoo, this is my first post on a "In my mailbox". This is so exciting! Although, these books weren't actually in my mailbox, rather I purchased them from chapters. However, I'm hoping next week some books I got from the book depository show up. Yup, be prepared for 19 books.

Anyways, lets get on with the show, shall we?

First off we have Stork by Wendy Delsol. I just picked this up today and am excited to read it sometime this month. I had no intentions of buying it, but thought the cover was beautiful and the story sounded interesting enough. We will have to read and find out.

Lastly I picked up Captivate by Carrie Jones. I only went to chapters to look, picked up Stork and saw this one in the bargain books section. Ah, bargain books, can't go wrong with those. At only $5.99 I thought, hey, why not? I have the first one, Need, and thought I'd get the second since it was also hard covered. This series sounds interesting. I'll have to fit it in some time this month (hopefully).

Well, that's all today, folks. Not many, but enough. Considering I've got 19 books coming in the mail, I'd say I did pretty good at the book store. Next week is going to be a book-heavy week though. With books coming in the mail and Clockwork Prince being released, I've got an entire load full to share to you guys. Stay tuned!

Fairies, snow, books, mailbox's,


Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: Reckless

Title: Reckless
Author: Cornelia Funke
Pages: 396
Format: Print/Paperback
Published: September 5th 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Flabbergasted. That's exactly the pool of emotion I'm currently drowning in. Yes, I am drowning in my own emotion. Pathetic.

I'm dumbfounded, also, that someone could craft such a world our poor Jacob Reckless loves more than the world in which he was born. Although, seeing as J.K Rowling created Hogwarts and other authors have also crafted world's I wouldn't have thought off, this one is especially unique to me. Why? It could be the use of fairy tales, or it could be the imagination behind Jacob's story, but it just stands out as unique and more interesting. I wish the story continued further just so I could learn more about the world beyond that mirror.

Ah, let us talk about this world. The world beyond the mirror you can only see when you cannot see yourself. It's a world full of shape-shifting vixen, goyles of jade, dwarfs, moths that kill, and tailors that will make a new suit out of your flesh. It's where a single strand from Rapunzel's hair will turn into rope, sleeping beauty never wakes, and Goyles ultimately rule. But this world is also Jacob's home. Despite its horrendous atmosphere, Jacob feels more at home here than the world we call our own. This world is also full of adventure, treachery.

The story, I will admit, started off rather slow, confusing even. We're hit head first with this mirror that we know nothing about, let alone 12 year old Jacob who has just stumbled upon the thing. As the story progresses we learn more and more about where this mirror will take you. We learn that Will, Jacob's brother, is turning into Goyle. Throughout this entire story, Jacob is racing endlessly to try and save his brother from this bloody curse. Along side him are Clara, Fox, and Valiant, a greedy, shellfish dwarf. Together, they encounter life threatening situations, heart ache, love, loyalty, and of course, treason. It's the ultimate combination of adventure.

Fairy tales such as, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretal, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Giants, Dwarfs, and Goyels, were all the foundation for the world building of this book. The author infused these telling's into this world, twisting and mending them into something dark. These fairy tales are no longer stories with a happy ending, instead little children enter Gingerbread houses, never leaving, and Sleeping Beauty dies because she never wakes up. I love this about this book! It was what kept me intrigued. It is also what kept things interesting and new. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love original fairy tales, but this author took these tales and twisted them darkly. I loved that! Funke, you rock for taking something so happy and making it so disturbing.

Along with this world enters amazing characters. Their not stickily, but rounded, full of emotion, well except Will at one point, but you'll have to read to find out what I mean. Jacob is what I'd like to call, a tortured soul. Edward from Twilight is one, and you'll ofter find Jounny Depp playing these types of roles- AHEM, Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissor Hands, AHEM- These character are often unhappy, have a dark past, and really, trying to find themselves. Jacob was a hot tortured soul though. Hm, have you noticed I often like the males in book? Kind of hard not to when Jacob's as bad-ass as the author writes.

Nough talk about what I loved about this book. There were a few kinks that I just wouldn't disappear. The story at times got confusing. I'd be turning page after page, completely intrigued, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but words that confuse me. Some chapters would begin somewhere totally different from where the last chapter left off. Chapters would usually switch from telling you about one character, to telling you about the enemy and what they're doing. It got confusing, and I wish the author was more clear as to what was happening at points.

Other than that, this book was well written. Great use of imagery and description. I pictured the entire book in my mind. It was like an action packed movie, where I could cast the characters. Boo-yeah!

I cannot wait for the release of the sequal to this book. Although, the release date for the sequal is unknown, which is awful considering I'd like to learn more about this world.

My raing: 4 curly pig tails

Goyles, jade, tailors, moths, gingerbread houses, and Jacob,


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Update: Why I've been absent (#1)

Hello everybody!

Yes, I've been absent from my blog for a couple days. No I wasn't taking a break, and no I wasn't neglecting you guys. I would never do that! I love blogging. It's so much fun and there are so many great people in the blogging world, I couldn't just up and leave, not without warning.

I've been so busy lately and then one thing led to another and then I found myself with less time for reading. Currently I am reading Reckless and I'm only on page 100! That's it! I should be finished it by now. I would be finished it if it weren't for all this homework and what nots.

Being in grade 12, my grades are an important part of my life right now. I've applied to a bunch of Universities around Canada here, and so I've got to keep my grades where they are. I can't just slack because of a book. Oh, do I wish I could do that. I'd slack any day for a book. But that's ludicrous, I need to study hard and work hard. Ugh!

I'm going to shut up now because now I'm just going on and on. I don't want to make excuses, but it's the truth. I will continue doing reviews as I finish books.

Holiday reading Challenge update: I've read 2 holiday themed books so far! Yay! I've got 5 more holiday themed books to read until I reach my goal! Check out my review if you'd like ^.^

Christmas giveaway: As some of you know I've decided to join a few giveaway's. I am going to do a giveaway, just not both of them. I feel so extremely bad for saying this, but I think I am just going to do the one giveaway where you can win a book. This means no gift card giveaway. I don't expect any of you to be happy with this, and I don't expect any of you to appreciate or understand. It's hard to put yourself in some one's shoes. I've had a few incidents happen that have left me money short. They were unexpected and surprising. Though, I am not going to rid the giveaway's completely, just take one away. So, I am holding a giveaway, just not the gift card one. I apologize.

Well that's all from me today. Look out for my review on Reckless, hopefully soon. Also, I've got a bunch of books coming in the mail that I will be doing a "What's in my mailbox" post about. It was my birthday on Friday (November 25th), and so my mom got me some books I've been wanting. Thanks mommy ^.^

Books, excuses, and apologies,


Review: Snowed In

Title: Snowed In
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Pages: 261
Published: December 1st 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen

Ah, s'more cheese. If you haven't read my review on "Icing on the Lake," I encourage you to read it if you want my cheesy logical stuff to make sense.

During the months of November and December, I have pledged to read 7 holiday themed books. Well, I have 2 down and 5 more to go. Woot! Woot!

Ashleigh has just moved to an island that is full of snow. Since living in Texas all her life never really introduced her to much cold, the island is especially cold for her. She gets to know a few girls around town, the first being Nathalie, pronounced, Nat-Halie. Just thought I'd warn you. Her mom seemed to have taken it personally if you didn't pronounce it properly. Well, forget about the name for a second. Picture a lumberjack. No, not the big, creepy, old looking kind with a chainsaw. Picture a hot, young lumberjack, defined muscles, sexy smile. Have him pictured? Good, cause you've just pictured Josh, Nathalie's boyfriend. Her boyfriend. Oh, yes, her boyfriend. But wait, Ashleigh likes him too, and, even though she wont admit it, she has some hard core feelings for him. Despite her no boyfriend plan, I think she can make an exception. Wouldn't you agree?

First off, this is a cheesy story, like "Icing on the Lake," this followed the same format I had written in that review. It's cheesy. It's a cheesy teen love story that is fun to read and get lost in. You smile, cry, get angry, blush, and any other teenager emotion you can think of, you'll have it during these books. Well, at least I did.

The characters in these books never bother me, which includes Ashleigh. I admired her, actually. She was independent. Strong minded. Although, at times I felt like throwing a snow ball at her head. How could she not see what you'll find out in the book? How?

Anyways, the writing is teenager-ous. Not the typical tone you read in books like the Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Darkest Powers, Twilight. These books were obviously written for fun and to be read for fun. I'd hate for someone to read this a be let down. This is a short cheesy book for when you just want something short and sweet. It's cheesy, okay! Cheesy! I feel like I really have to get this cheesy point across because some reviews just don't make sense. It's not a serious novel. If you don't like cheesy teen romance, than don't read or review this book. This isn't the case if you like books with a more mature tone to it. Stop being all serious in your reviews when this book is not serious. It's oozing, goozing with cheese! Yum!

This was a great holiday read. It actually had me wishing it were snowing here in Canada. It's so cold yet we haven't gotten snow yet. Seems pointless to have cold and not snow. Hurry up snow!

Snow, sleigh rides, snow balls, and hot chocolate,


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Across the Universe

Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Pages: 398
Format: Print/Hard covered
Published: January 11th 2011
Publisher: Razorbill

Warning: I use much terminology from the book. Terminology you will not get unless you've read it.

Frexing amazing! (You'll get it when you read the book)

Godspeed. Godspeed. What does the name imply to you? For me it implies God being speedy. Just kidding. For the people on this ship they think it simply means good luck (or something related to luck). The new generations on this ship don't believe in these "fairy tales" or what we refer to as religion. So does the name make sense? Just thought I'd put that out there.

Lets skedaddle (<-- wow that's not spelt how I assumed it was) onto the review, shall we?

I honestly do not know what to say. I'm speechless. Positively speechless. The whole idea and world crafted for this book was amazing. Thrilling. Exciting. Speedy (hehe). I am going to be right out honest and tell you I have never read a sci-fi novel before. My father being a sci-fi lover, and my house full of sci-fi books, I just never thought to pick one up and read it. I guess the idea of space just doesn't intrigue me as it did my father. Anyways, I am completely walking around the bush here, so let's continue on.

The entire book is told in either Amy's POV or Elder's POV. I must say I loved this about the book. The short (some) chapters and switching perspectives kept the story refreshing and new. I get tired of constantly reading a novel told by a girl. It gets dull after, er, I don't know, A GAZILLION BOOKS! Amy was still great though and I wasn't bothered by her POV. Elder was frexing awesome. Seriously he can season with me any day. Just kidding. The season was kind of gross, but still, any day Elder...

I'm not going to tell you what the story is about because goodreads already does a very good job of telling you about this book. I will tell you that there is a ginormous mystery a part of this book. Throughout the book I kept guessing who the killer might have been. Like Amy made a list on her wall, I made a list in my head. Scratched people off, added them again. It was so frexing thrilling!

I know what you're saying, "Chutz out Angela," but I can't! I loved this book with all my heart. Now I have a special place in my heart for all things Sci-Fi. Ahaha, I even watched Zenon on YouTube after reading this. I've been a little space-obsessed lately.

Anyways, I truly think you should check out this book. Don't let the Sci-Fi aspect of it turn you away. It will blow your mind right out to the stars.

Frexing 5 curly pig tails!

Chutz, stars and more frexing,


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Review: Icing on the Lake

Title: Icing on the Lake
Author: Catherine Clark
Pages: 368
Published: December 1st 2005
Publisher: Avon

This is my first review and book read for the Holiday Reading Challenge. Woot, woot!

This is not a book for everyone. I am a lover of all books so this went well with me (Gee, I make it sound like some type of food). It was a cute little winter read that made me giggle and smile. These types of books, the one's that are cheesy and short, are the best for something different. A lot of YA novels usually, in some way or another, feature paranormal, magic, fantasy, something that does not exist in our world. The plots and setting of Clark and Hawthorne books can take place in our world, which I really like as a change.

Icing on the Lake is about a girl, Kirsten, who has moved in with her sister for a month to help out. Then Sean comes along, the ice rink police man, shoveling man and hockey man. Sean also has a brother, Conor, the ice rink police man, shoveling man, bakery man and grocery store man. Who does Kirsten fall for? Hats and mittens off, it's time to ice around this teen romance book.

There really isn't much I can say about this book, considering its size. It took me a couple of hour's to read. It' plot followed the typical outline these types of books generally follow. Here's what I mean:

1) Features a girl who is either away somewhere or doing something (amusement park, hotel, wedding, skating, etc.)
2) Generally features 2 boys (typically ones that the girl is interested in)
3) The girl always (sometimes) falls for the wrong one, or if there is one guy she falls for him but something happens to their relationship
4) The girl and guy (which ever scenario) breaks up
5) They get back together and the end

Confusing? Yeah, if you haven't read these types of books then this outline wouldn't make any sense. I'm hoping though, at least, it does just a little. To explain more generally, these books are about cheesy teenagers trying to figure themselves out. It's cheesy teen love, basically. The writing has teenager written all over it (excuse the pun.) The plot is usually cheesy too. Too much cheese? Well they are cheesy. But I like cheesy as a change. Cheesy is funny and cute. Thus, I will use cheese one more time to sum up the overall feeling of this book, cheesy (but good cheesy.)

If you like to read cheesy teen romance from time to time, then this book is for you. If not, well steer clear 'cause you'll end up hating this. Oh, and before I forget, this is a great Holiday winter read if you're looking for one ^.^

My rating:
4 curly pig tails

Cheesy romance and ice skates,


Friday, November 18, 2011

Review: Die for me

Title: Die for Me
Author: Amy Plum
Pages: 341
Format: Print/Hard covered
Published: May 10th 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen

I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this book!

Well, for this review purpose, I will try my vary best to sum up my chaotic thoughts on this book. When I say chaotic I don't mean bad I mean absolutely good!

This magnificent Paris story begins in Paris, of course. Kate and her sister, Georgian, have lost their parents in a car accident and now live with their grandparents. How exciting, right? Not according to Kate, until she meets Vincent, the oh-so-handsom young man. Then she learns of his secrets and the secrets of his 'family'. Their all revenants, meaning undead.

To prevent any spoiler spillage I am keeping this synopsis as short and sweet as understandably possible. I'm afraid of telling you guys something that was so fun to discover on your own.

Where do I even begin? This concept and plot and creativeness and characters and all the nooks and cranies of this book was so original and refreshing, I stayed up late last night reading this, despite my head cold (which was demanding me of sleep). We have books on vampires and wolves, fairies and witches, ghosts and demons, but what about revenants? I've always known what a revenant was, hearing the term in Supernatural, but I never imagined someone using it in a book, and none other a book containg teen romance.

For those who do not know what a revenant is, to speak generally they can be described as zombie-like. The revenant's in this book don't have rotting flesh and don't eat humans. These reveants are gorgeous, funny, mysterious, and dare I say it here, bad-ass! I'm not going to go into too much detail of how the author constructed this revenant creation, but know this, they are good. Period. Just remember that.

Kate is the girl we are always in. Er, I mean we're always in her mind (that sounds better). So, the point of view is in dear Kate's perspective. She isn't annoying or naive. She's strong-minded but not tough like some girls are, making a reader annoyed. Her love for Vincent wasn't immidiate which I greatly appreciated. It was gradual and nice, actually. It was realistic. I like realistic.

Vincent was what all us teen girls love in a good paranormal romance book. He's sexy, hot, protective, but also he has emotion, feelings. I hate the cardboard-thin boys in YA books that don't show emotions or pretend to hate the girl because he likes her. Vincent is the complet opposite. Amen. He didn't shy away from Kate, he laid down the truth (with a little force from Kate) and let her decide. Oh, Vincent, how I heart you.

The other characters were just priceless. Jules was awesome and I totally wish I could have been in this book, experiencing everything, just so I can hear the jokes personally, up close. This book was funny at times, and I found myself laughing out loud late last night. All the revenants in this family had a great sense of humor and were just awesome. Simple as that.

Read this! I'm telling you! Although I've read 3 other books this week, this one was the best. I needed this book to cheer me up. I've been sick with a head cold, making me sad and lonely. Ah, thank you books!

My rating:
5 curly pig tails

Flesh eating Zombies (hehehe),


Side Note: This is nothing like Twilight. I don't see where people get this crazy idea, but it is clear as a sunny day that this is nothing like Twilight. Just because the author was inspired to write this after reading Twilight, does not, I repeat, does not mean it is like it. Vincent is much hotter and doesn't sparkle. Kate isn't annoying but strong-minded. Seriously, this is nothing like Twilight. Zelch. Zero. No similarities.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Giftcard Giveaway Hop (discontinued)


I love Christmas and the Holiday's. Every year I save all my birthday money to get my family Christmas gifts. My birthday being November 25th, I have the money in time to buy gifts for everyone. I love the whole concept of giving. I always get a smile when I see someone open their gift. It's exciting and happy.

Here is my second gift to you. It's a gift card that either you can use OR to give to someone else. It's totally up to you.

My other giveaway is here:

For more information regarding this giveaway, to sign up or to enter all the other fabulous giveaway's, visit this link: I am a Reader, Not a writer is a great blog that always has a giveaway going on, I truly think you should go check it out ^.^

How to enter and other details:
1)You must be a follower of this blog. You will always have easy access to this post. I'll make sure.
2)It is optional to follow me on twitter to gain +1 entry. A tweet is not required, but you can most definitely spread the word!
3)You can only enter ONCE. I will be checking to see if you are a follower of this blog. If not, you will be disqualified.
4)To enter, all you have to do is comment on THIS post including your name (first name is fine) your email address and/if you followed me on twitter, your twitter username (so I can confirm). You will also have to specify which prize you are winning. * Only one of the two will be given away.
5)This giveaway does not start until December 9th and ends December 13th. You can ONLY enter the day it starts up to the day it ends. Any entry before and after these dates will not be counted. I will post a reminder the day before so you don't forget to enter.
6)I wish each and every one of you the best of luck in this giveaway. I am not a lucky person. I've never won a giveaway in my life. I hope you don't have my luck. Lastly, thanks! I appreciate each and everyone of you guys.

What you will be winning:
*If you are Canadian (living in Canada): A $10 giftcard for indigo or any relating bookstores (Chapters, Coles, etc) that accepts indigo giftcards. You will recieve an actual card in the mail, unless you prefer a giftcard sent through your email. The winner will be asked to specify.
*If you are American (living in the US): A $10 giftcard for Barnes and Nobles. You will recieve the actual card unless the winner speify's a giftcard through email.

In your entry please specify whether you are Canadian or American. Only one of the two will be given away. I didn't want to leave out my American friends, so I've included Barnes and Nobles. If you didn't know, I am Canadian ^.^

Thanks everyone and Merry Christmas ^.^


Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop

Hello everyone! I've been in such a Christmas mood lately that I have decided to enter the Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop! Yes, I know I don't have many follower's, but I thought this would be a great way to spread the word from piggy ear to piggy ear about The Little Blue Pig.

Here is the link to I am a Reader, Not a Writer's post about the giveaway hop:
You can visit the above link to find out more information about the giveaway, enter their giveaway, and most importantly enter all the other AMAZING giveaway's available. How cool, right?

How to enter and other details:

1) You must be a follower of this blog.
2)You can only enter ONCE. I will be checking to see if you are a follower of this blog. If not, you will be disqualified.
4)All you have to do to enter is comment on THIS post including your name (just your first name will do) your email address.
5)This giveaway does not start until December 2nd and ends December 6th. You can only enter on December 2nd through to December 6th. Don't worry, I will post a reminder the day before.
6)I wish all of you the best of luck and most importantly thank you. To create and maintain a blog is hard work, but I enjoy it. This is my appreciation for your time and support. Thanks!

What you will be winning:
*A book from The Book Depository
with a value up to $10
*This is international so long The Book Depository ships to your address

Thanks so much and have a vary Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: The Swan Maiden

Title: The Swan Maiden
Author: Heather Tomlinson
Pages: 320
Format: Print/Paperback
Published: September 30th 2008
Publisher: Square Fish

I've always loved fairy tales. Their full of hope, conquer, despair, hatred and obviously love. There is always a villain, a damsel in distress, a prince (or someone type of boy who is deeply in love with the damsel), something to overcome, and finally the happy ending. I think that pretty much sums up what a fairy tale consists of. Yup.

The Swan Maiden has all these concepts. It is, like I've read in other reviews, one long fairy tale. Actually, I think it's a mash up of fairy tales. We have magic, swans, someone locked in a tower, people flying about and the pauper in love with the princess. Yup, definitely a mash up.

I loved this book nonetheless.

This book was NOT realistic. I think one reason so many people were turned off by this book was because of how unrealistic it was. It's a fairy tale, people! The guy gets the girl, the bad guy loses, people fall in love really fast and the characters don't make wise decisions. That is what fairy tale stories do. We are all so used to vivid, air-breathing characters that we forgot how fairy tales are written. The main character's make stupid mistakes and she always falls in love really fast. Red ridding hood went into the forest.  Snow white ate an apple from a stranger. Cinderella let her step mother boss her around. Their all young and naive. That is exactly how our swan maiden, Doucette, acts.

Doucette is a six-teen year old girl who is born of the Aiglorn's, a very powerful kingdom. Her two sisters are swan maidens. They have magical powers and can do anything they please with them. People fear them and don't dare talk down to them. You just might get turned into a toad if you do! Doucette longs to be one of them instead of a Chastaline. However, one day she discovers her very own swan skin. She also falls in love with Jaum, a shepherd. Of course, her father and mother completely disagree. The couple run a way, but that's not all, something happens, I'm just not telling you what.

This was a cute story. Like I said it was not realistic. You never get a feel for the characters. Their as thin as paper, no, more like rice paper. Doucette makes some naive decisions, she doesn't follow her gut to often. I liked Jaum though. I pictured him very handsome in my mind. He was the perfect example of a man we ladies all wish for. Someone to carry us when our feet hurt. Clear a hillside, dig a pond, retrieve the golden bird, just so he can have our hand.

Yeah right, in what life time?

Overall, I am happy with this book. The writing was beautiful, sounded exactly like that of a fairy tale. Fairy tales always have that special tone, the tone that really stand out amongst non fairy tale stories. The plot was original and creative. I loved the new story about the swan. Crafted so much like the power Doucette manipulates.

Prepare to take flight and soar into a magical fairy tale.

My rating:
4 curly pig tails

Monday, November 14, 2011

TRF: 2012 Harry Potter Reading Challenge!

Yes, that's right, another challenge. What does that make it? Two challenges in only a couple of days. To be fair this one doesn't start until 2012.

I've only read the first two books of Harry Potter. I know, right? How can a book geek like myself not have read Harry Potter? Simple, I just never thought to. Don't get me wrong, I have all the books, they're clearly available for me, I just never picked them up. Thus, I am doing this challenge. I'd like to tell people I've read them ALL!

Whether you have read the series 30 times, just once, or are--like me--hiding your ignorance in the closet, this challenge is for you. Don't let the spirit of Potter die with the last movie. Bring it back by reading the books!

The challenge:

Read all seven books in the Harry Potter series during 2012.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2012, to December 31st, 2012. Books read before or after this time frame do not count. You can join anytime until the challenge ends.
  • Books can be in any format: Print, ebook, audiobook, etc..
  • You do not have to review the books to participate, although you are more than welcome to. If you choose not to review, you can also do the following and still be eligible for prizes:
    • Answer the discussion questions each month
    • Create a post talking about each book after you finish (any topic)
    • Just update your kickoff post after each book
    • Those without blogs can leave a comment with their thoughts/review/review link.
    • Because this is open to those who have already read HP, old reviews will be accepted. Whether you have read the books within the challenge time frame is on the honor system, so please be honest!
  • Be sure to leave the relevant links in each linky to be entered into the drawings for prizes (more on that below).
Once the challenge begins, there will be a new item in the menu bar titled: 2012 HPRC. This will take you to a page that will list all the related posts and linkys where you can post your reviews or discussions.
Extra Credit:
  • Read at least one book per month, starting in January. If you do this you will be done well before September.
  • Each month, I will have a new linky on my blog where you can come to post your reviews/discussions of each book you have read. These will correspond with that month's book (Jan. = Sorcerer's Stone, Feb. = Chamber of Secrets, and so on).
  • In addition, I will post discussion questions about each book that you can answer on your blog, or in the comments of that post.
  • Watch the corresponding movie at the end of each book, and experience them with a fresh new viewpoint.
  • Tweet with me throughout the year! #2012HPRC

Sweet Stuff:

Throughout the year I will be giving away items related to Harry Potter, for those participating in the challenge. Full details on these items will be available later, but I have plans for things like a wand, HP jewelry, books, and other cool stuff.
At the end of the challenge, I'll have a grand prize giveaway with lots of good stuff, and possibly a boxed set of the entire series. Participating in the extra credit activities will earn you more entries for this!

Sign Up: Just click on this link and sign up on The Reading Fever's blog post. Also, any other information regarding this challenge that was posted in this post is directed back to the link above. Thanks!

Review: Dear John

Title: Dear John
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Pages: 276
Format: Print/Hardcover
Published: December 1st 2009
Publisher: Warner Books

This past week has been the most hectic week I've ever lived, and I've lived through many weeks. This review would have been up days ago if the book was finished days ago, which I was hoping to have finished by Thursday. My guinea pig had surgery last Tuesday and so now I have to hand feed him 5 times a day which takes me about an hour and a half. My only reasoning for not having finished the book sooner. Now, enough of my excuses, let's continue shall we?

Goodreads synopsis: An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love—and face the hardest decision of his

What can I say, this book was marvelous. Nicholas Sparks has always been my favorite romance writer. I cannot believe a man is capable of writing such emotional and romantic books. And here I thought all men cared about was sex. Dear John is a perfect example of why Sparks proves me wrong

The first chapter/prologue of this book was a little slow. I remember sitting down, reading it and wondering when John would shut up. The thing is, in that little part, John talks endlessly of his life, growing up, living with his dad, past girlfriends and friends. I would have preferred if we learned more about him throughout the book instead of all at once. Nonetheless, I soon got over it and moved on.

I really enjoyed reading the story in John's point of view. It was interesting, sad, heartbreaking and emotional. I don't know why but I love reading novels that have a man/boy's POV. It's so different from what I normally read. Haven't you noticed most YA novels either have a narrator speaking or it's in the POV of a girl/women? Yeah, it gets a little old after a while. Sometimes I enjoy new things.

Savannah, the women John will forever love, is a goody-to shoes. That bothered me. She whined and made excuses and overall, I could care less about her. She broke John's heart! How could I ever like her again, hm? I guess really the only reason why I hate her is because she broke John's heart. I can't help it, I love John. I feel for him.

The overall story line of this was amazing. I will admit to crying at some parts. Nicholas Sparks' novels tend to do that to me. The writing is just so elegant and emotional. It definitely tugs at the heart strings. Its very moving and uplifting. Inspiring even. It was beautiful and full of love. If you like that sort of thing then you'll love this. If you're not into sappy love stories, then this is NOT for you.

5 curly pig tails

Side Note: This is nothing like the movie. As I was reading along I thought to myself, "Wow, this is so different." After finishing Dear John I went ahead and watched the movie again. There was so many different things happening in the movie from the book that I just enjoyed the movie as a movie instead of a 'book into a movie.' Dear John is not the type of book that can be transformed into film. There is just know way. That said, I still suggest seeing the movie and reading the book. Both are beautiful stories; In their own way of course.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2011

Ah, it's when I see pictures like this I just want to cuddle myself in a blankie and sit by my fire, a warm mug of chocolate beside me. It's only November 12th but I have already seen a little bit of snow. It's getting nearer and nearer to Christmas everybody, and do you know what that means? It means I must commit myself to a reading challenge. Not just any reading challenge, no, no, no. A Christmas one!

I love Christmas. It's so full of joy, happiness, giving and friendliness. I love the whole concept of giving and making people happy. It's the most wonderful time of the year, after all.

I've decided to challenge myself and read some Christmas themed books in my TBR pile. This month the surprise reviews I have will consist of some Christmas/Winter themed books that I can't wait to read and review for you guys. I also have a few more books for December, and maybe, just maybe, I'll go purchase a few more Christmas books. Might as well, right?
Challenge Rules:

1. The BLI Holiday Reading Challenge will start on November 10 and will end on December 31.

2. You can read as many holiday themed books for the challenge as you wish, pick your level:

Santa's Helper: read 1-3 holiday themed books
Serial Mistletoe-er: read 4-6 holiday themed books
Candy Cane-aholic: read 7 or more holiday themed books (<--- This is what I'm going for)

3. The books you read for this challenge must all be holiday related books. The holiday doesn't matter, it can be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. and the story can have any connection to the holiday (for example set around Christmastime, or having Santa or an elf as a character, the cover being festive, etc.).

4. The format, length or genre of the books do not matter, they can be ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks, and short stories and novellas do count as well. It's okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. The only thing is that they can't be children's books, but YA novels are good. Re-reads are also fine.

5. Start the challenge by signing up! Leave a link back to your challenge post in the linky below.

If you don't have a blog, no problem, you can still sign up with your name and e-mail address.

(There will be posts later where you can leave your links to the reviews and of course there will be a challenge wrap up post at the end).

6. And of course there will be prizes! There will be separate giveaways where you can win some holiday themed novels (the rules for those will be set out on the separate posts) and there will be the Big Giveaway: at the end of the challenge we will draw a winner from all the review links. Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning. :-) The winner will have their choice of any holiday themed book under 10 USD.

The linky sign-up is open - just go to Book Lovers Inc. and follow the directions!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 251
Format: Print/Paperback
Published: February 1st 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Alas, about 12 years latter after the release of this book I sit down and write a review on it. Having just finished it minutes ago, my tummy is still turning with delight. I absolutely, most positively loved this book.

Fifth times the charm, Harry Potter. Having started it not once or twice, nor three or four times before finally finishing it, I am rather satisfied. Where do I begin?

This was outstanding! Of course it was, it's Harry Potter for crying out loud! Although I am a little late, seeing as any possible form of hatred, love, admiration or the like have already been said about this book, but I will add my own thoughts anyways.

First off we begin to see much plot development. The first book was only the beginning, the second book starts to forshadow what might happen. We learn, from Dumbledore, that He who should not be named, is out hiding in some forest, surely that is telling us he is preparing himself. Ah, I was so thrilled with each new discovery in this book.

Seondly, characters are becoming more real and vivid. We can see more of each of their personality. We learn that Ginny is hopelessly in love with Harry, of course, we learn that their feelings do continue to grow. We see how protective Ron is of Hermoine when Draco calls her a Mudblood. As we continue to read into the series we discover Ron and Hermoine do, in fact, like eachother.

See how much has been happening? This, in my opinion, is the book that begins the REAL drama to come. Sure in the first book Harry confronts Voldemort and he starts school and such, but in this second book, it takes it to the next level. Voldemort is planning something, now we just have to read on to see what is to happen.

Ah, I indeed loved this book. Gilderoy Lockhart had to be the most annoying character I have ever read. I wanted to punch him in the face sometimes. And the boy constantly taking pictures of Harry, I will admit I was quite glad to learn he was pertrefied. Serves you right for bothering HARRY POTTER!

Anyways, my rating:

5 curly piggy tails, but of course!

Lot of screaming Mondrates! Until next time!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Taunting Tuesday's (#1) (Previously a Raging Monday)

I am now instead going to be doing Taunting Tuesday's! Still the same concept as this, but I just thought it sounded better ^.^

Today is Monday, the first Monday of November. I thought I'd start a series of posts that will be titled, "Raging Monday's". What is a raging Monday you ask? Well, it is when I post a blurb about a book cover I just can't help but anticipate. It might not happen every Monday, but you can be sure it will happen at least twice a month.

For this first time post on said topic, I will be raging about the Rapture book cover. Prepare to meet your doom with over-the-top use of caps.

Does this cover not make you want to PEE YOURSELF? The cover for Fallen was the only reason why I purchased the book in the first place. It was dark and mysterious. So sad looking, I felt drawn to it. This, however, THIS TOPS THEM ALL. The Passion cover was a big disappointment. The girl on the cover looked so artificial I had to remove the cover from my book while reading it. It bothered me that much. THIS TAKES THE CAKE! Like Fallen this suggests mystery, but also adventure. The girl depicts Luce perfectly: the damsel in distress. Isn't that what she is though? She needs Daniel, doesn't she? Anyways, I absolutely love the cover for this. UGH, now I have to wait until June for it's release date. Why do they have to reveal the cover so far from the release date. IT'S KILLING ME!

It also doesn't help that the little blurb goodreads offers for the book is as follows:

The sky is dark with wings. . . .

In RAPTURE, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel in the FALLEN series, Luce and Daniel are together . . . but for how long? Can history be rewritten? Or are some punishments eternal?

Much anticipation and giddy excitement! Watch out for next weeks Raging Monday!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Review: Frost

Title: Frost
Author: Marianna Baer
Pages: 396
Format: Print/Hardcover
Published: September 13th 2011
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (Imprint of Harper Collins)

Where do I begin? First, I will say I dove head first into this novel. I was so excited to start reading it, expectations I usually have before starting a book completely disappeared. I read the first sentence wanting nothing more but for it to be a good, thrilling adventure of fun. I like fun.

Frost is about a girl named Leena who, after much convincing, moves into Frost house for her senior year at Barcroft, a boarding school she had been attending since first year (grade 9, I'm assuming). The house is everything she had hoped for, except for Celeste Lazar, a girl she wasn't so thrilled about sharing a room with. Despite Celeste, Leena is drawn to her brother. Leena is also drawn to her enemies closet where she spends much time thinking and feeling at 'home'. Weird things start to happen, though. Vases get broken, pictures are thrown across rooms, hell, poor Celeste wakes up with bruises covering her entire body, head- to- toe. Something weird is happening at Frost house, however poor Leena just doesn't want to believe any of it. Period.

This was a creepy, thrilling and one of the better ghost stories I've read in a while. Well, I haven't read any recent ghost stories. Ah, but this was a good one. We don't ever know for sure if a ghost is involved with all the strange happenings, however, this is what makes this book so mysterious and creepy. It's unbelievably spine chilling. I brought this book everywhere with me, in case I could sneak some reading time.

This book was told in the POV of Leena, the one who had been so drawn to Frost house. I find POV novels to be bothersome, especially when you dislike the main character- *cough* Zoey *cough*. Leena was the better of the POV varieties. I found her easy to relate to. She was like any other teenager. Trying to get through school, apply to colleges, worry about boys, and have family troubles. If you couldn't relate to her in one way you were certain to relate to her in another. She wasn't weak, but strong and independent, she wasn't irrational, but rational and thoughtful. She put a lot of thought into her actions, which was probably why I continued on. You can't enjoy a book without loving the character telling you the story, now can you?

The creativeness of this novel and originality was thrilling and adventurous. Drawing me in just like Leena had been drawn into the closet. Once I was in, there was know going back. I felt so a part of this book. It's words were hypnotizing. Truly, the writing was great. The plot was crafted in a way so that there were sharp turns of surprises that had me gasping and shivering.

One note on characters: They were all great. I already talked about Leena's character, so I will continue on to Celeste, the broken-leg in a cast, weird collecting- roach girl. She is, like I said, weird. But I liked her. She was different and had no care for what people thought of her. From time to time she would piss me off, but in a sisterly way. I'd quickly love her again. David, Celeste's brother, is the boy Leena, obviously, likes. He was great. Different, actually. I can't say I've read a book that featured a boy who was so protective of his sister. They were both weird, but lovable. Leena's friends, Abby and Viv, were just that, friends. They all get into a fight, don't speak to each other, one kind of forgives the other and life goes on. Girl drama, what do you expect?

This review does not do this book justice. I haven't been so drawn into a book for some time now. Is it me, or does whatever roam the halls and walls of Frost house roam the pages of that book? I wonder...

A deserving:
5 curly pig tails

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review: The Virgin Cure

Title: The Virgin Cure
Author: Ami Mckay
Pages: 400
Format: Print/Hardcover
Published: October 25th 2011
Publisher: Knopf Canada

How long has it been, dear Mckay, have I been awaiting the publication of this amzing book? Two years, I tell you, two years. Alas, it has been published, read and now I will review it. The Birth House has been my all time favorite book, Ami Mckay was sure to win my favoritism again with this one.

The Virgin Cure by Ami Mckay was an amazing, beautiful and meaningful book about friendship and the ever undying journey of finding oneself. To begin this journey of self-discovery, we learn of Moth, a twelve year old girl who is sold to be the maid of the cruel and abusive Mrs. Wentworth. After being abondoned by her father, and then her mother, Moth is left alone. First waiting upon Mrs. Wentworth, with the help of Nestor, she is able to escape. But that is only the beginning.

Soon she finds herself at a brothel, owened and operated by Miss Everett, who only uses the girls for her establishment as profit. The men who "bid" on the girls, such as Moth, pay and then "have" the girl, however, who must be "clean." Through this, Moth befriends a physcian, Dr. Sadie, who warns and attemtps to remove Moth from the world Miss. Everett is offering.

This was an extraordinary read I feel so preivileged to have read. It was inspiring and heart breaking. It evidently left me thinking about Moth's life. How scared she must have been, at twelve, alone, introduced into a world full of "whores." Ah, and the writing was just beautiful. The point of view of Moth was refreshing and eye-opening. Ami Mckay is a beautiful writer who really uses descriptive words to interpret the emotions and going-on`s of the time. Historical fiction is about reliving the past, which only a good writer can accomplish. Mckay is amongst them!

Fiction books have that extra special favoritism to me. They can teach you so much about our past, opening our eyes to the changes and advances we have made. Women have come along way since the times of 1871. Ami Mckay does a beautiful job at creating a past world, transporting our minds there, reminding us of the hard and sorrow times our ancestors once lived. Personally, I am thankful for our changing times. To be twelve, alone, living in a house where you are trained to win the affection of men just sickens me.

This was a worthwhile read. If you are a historical fiction lover, as am I, you will love this book.

Prepare to be moved by the story of a little girl named Moth. 

Rating: 5 curly pig tails

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November TBR (#1)

The video for this is here:

TBR's aren't the general reading format I tend to follow during months. That said, I decided to challenge myself and see if I could fully read the books I picked for this month.It takes commitment, right? The stack is a mix between books I've owned either recently or from years ago. All these books will also have reviews attached to them. As I finish them they will get reviewed. I realize some of these books are rather old  *cough* Harry Potter *cough* but I would still like to review them.

*And a series of druming beats can be heard in the background* Here it goes:

First up is The Virgin Cure by Ami Mckay. I started reading this at the end of October and so I decided to carry it over to November. I will either finish it tonight or tomorrow. This review will be up within the next couple of days.
Second is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This has been on my to-read list for a few months, ever since I saw the movie trailer, and so decided it was about time I read it. To the November TBR it goes.
This cover is drawing me in. It some how found its way into my pile. Something about the cover intrigues me. Perhaps it's the boy on the cover or the intricate designs, Reckless by Cornelia Funke was added to the ever growing stack of books.
This month has me in the mood for a good ghost story. Supernatural only plays on Fridays, and seeing lately the episodes have been repeats, I need some other form of creepy entertainment. Frost by Marianne Baer, please do not disappoint.
When your're reading ceepy, thrilling and adventurous books, there comes a time a balance is needed between such books and rommance. Nicholas Sparks never fails and so I hope Dear John lives up to MY expectations. To the TBR pile you go, John.

I've bought this series so might as well read them. Chosen by P.C and Kristin Cast, your're up next. Marked and Betrayed weren't all that bad. Are you going to disappoint? We will have to see.
Oh, Ami Plum, your Die for me cover is surely to die for. It's the most beautiful cover I've ever seen. We have ghosts and rommance, history and adventure, I think we need to add a little zombie-like characters to sum up the supernatural craving this month. Looking forward to our date.
Harrp Potter, come to be read? Yes, indeed. This month I am determined to read you. My fail attempts not once, not twice, nor three or four times, have left me helplessly giving up on you. Perhaps my birthday month will give me some luck? Surely you could work your wizardry magic? Flying cars and screaming plants to you. Off to Hogwarts I go!
A hefty amount of books I'd say. There are only 8 this month, which means approximately 2 books a week. That sould give me enough space to read surprise books, giving you surprise reviews. Oh, I didn't tell you?

Each month I will feature 3-4 books that will not be mentioned. Anywhere. They will be surprises that will pop up from time to time. Books I won't even add to my "curently-reading" list on goodreads. You won't know what books they are or when their review will be up. Think of it like a birthday present. You don't know what you're going to get.

We shall see how this turns out this month.

Lots of reading and blug pigs to you... yes you!


Book Haul (#1) + First Youtube video

I uploaded my fist TWO youtube videos so be sure to check them out:

This blog post was supposed to be uploaded yesturday, but trick or treaters were ringing the door bell, and before you know it, it was bed time.

So I was away all weekend, as you could hear in my youtube video, and bought a load of books. I am excited to be reading them all. I probably wont read all of them this month, but will definitely like them all read by the end of December, the latest.

Now, without further a do, here is the mighty book list:

As you can see there is a total of 13 books! Yow-Za! Considering the price for books is slightly cheaper in America, the grand total of these books wasn't entirely much. Expect reviews on all these books as they are being read. My November TBR pile has been created and will be featured in a new blog post. Be sure to watch out for it!


Lots of curly piggy tails and happy reading,

~Angela (The Little Blue Pig)