Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Haunted Week

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Welcome to a recap of Haunted days I've missed while pretending it's not already the end of October already... (Where did this month go?! I misplaced it.)

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This is bad enough to scare anyone...

Insurgent & Glass Houses - Don't ask.

Every, EVERY "how-to" book I've ever started. Ever.

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Resurrect old fav's?

Watership Down!!!!  The rabbits have big, scary teeth!!!!!!!

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Skeletons... daring me to read them:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Hallowed, Under the Never Sky. Also... don't ask.

Or do. I'd love to vent vehemently.

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What drives me CRAZY in books?

Illogical responses. If it doesn't make sense, I'm throwing the book. (Not really. I love books.) I don't care how wildly improbably something is... the wilder, the better, but if there's no supporting rationality, I quit.

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Ah... I have no quick response here. I love so many book blogs and I hardly get out to visit them as much as I'd like. I'm posting a Blogger-Interview-Giveaway similar to my Author-Interview-Giveaway posts, and I'm really excited about it. I LOVE finding out fun details of wonderful peeps!!

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Books that Tricked or Treated me... What a GREAT question!!!  

I read Cinder before checking out any reviews... and Grave Mercy - both saweeeeet Treats!!!  I'll never forget that rush of Wow! happening on such a great book unexpectedly.

Tricks? The Time Travelor's Wife - so bitter. The tone is so resigned. I hated the lack of hope. I know lots of people loved it, but I didn't. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is another. It's shocking enough, and the girl is amazing... but in general, the morals are so turned upside down that I don't care if anyone "wins" and *shudder* that bothers me. These two made me wary of Best Sellers.

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The final words.... da-da-da-DUM!!!!!

I finished Bloodlines this morning!
Dimitri Belikov had arrived.
The Hobbit:
The evening was closing in, and his cloaked figure quickly vanished into the twilight. Frodo did not see him again for a long time.
The Ship Who Sang:
"It's a good thing I'm so nasty. Balances your soft heart - partner," he said. "Helva! Don't ever change." He might as well have been singing.
Alexia smiled down at his bare chest and then looked once more into his eyes. The yellow was back. "All the time."
*sigh* Such great books!!!

This is a rather frantic recap of a rather busy week (behind the scenes). I hope you have a maaaahvalous week (whether you celebrate Halloween or not). 


  1. Grave mercy is a book i really hope to read one day ( who knows it's a prize in teh spooktacular giveaway hop so perhaps^^)

  2. Love your adorable *haunted* pics!! <3

    Especially the ghost of books half-read lol, how do you THINK of these things?! Now, I really did (surprised even me) enjoy Glass Houses ... might even go so far as to read the rest of the series. One just never knows hehe

    And Grave Mercy, THAT one is certainly on my spooky radar! Glad you loved~

    BTW - for a fun Halloween read, if you've not yet read The Hallowed Ones, then may I be the first to suggest (nay, INSIST) you do! I gobbled that baby in an entire night ;D

    Be safe, cozy, full of hot chocolate, & have a LOVELY HALLOWEEN! Eat an extra fun sized Snickers for me, too~~~

    1. 1st - you got it on the Snickers. My pleasure!

      2nd - I WISH I made these pictures!! Lol. This bit of genius comes from http://thisxgirlxreads.blogspot.com/

      Let's go back to the Snickers & The Hallowed Ones? An Amish horror? Sweet.

      I know... I like Glass Houses, too. I just need to FINISH IT!!!!!!!

      (One more Snickers? They ARE mini!)

  3. (hands Laura a fistful of Snickers)(hides the Reeses behind her back)lol - Still I'm glad you posted them, they are simple but so adorable! Have fun & Happy Halloween to All <3


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