Sunday, February 19, 2012

Books I've Read in 2012

New year, new list!

1. A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
2. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender
3. Bossypants - Tina Fey
4. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
5. Drink Deep - Chloe Niell
6. The Hours - Michael Cunningham
7. By a Thread - Jennifer Estep
8. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
9. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larson
10. The Sorceress - Michael Scott
11. Dark Descendant - Jenna Black
12. Black Hills - Nora Roberts
13. Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson
14. The Necromancer - Michael Scott

Updated: May 8, 2012

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Books I've Read in 2011

Here's the 2011 list!

1. Biting Nixie  - Mary Hughes
2. All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
3. Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning (re-read)
4. Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
5. First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones
6. Full Moon Rising - Keri Arthur
7. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
8. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
9. Heat Wave - Richard Castle
10. Secrets of a Former Fat Girl - Lisa Delaney
11. My Horiztonal Life - Chelsea Handler
12. The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin
13. Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews (re-read)
14. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
15. Lighten Up: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier With Less - Peter Walsh
16. Lover Unleashed - J.R. Ward
17. Vampires Not Invited - Cheyenne McCray
18. A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
19. A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin
20. Twice Bitten - Chloe Neill
21. Tangled Threads - Jennifer Estep
22. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
23. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
24. A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin
25. Marked - P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast
26. Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich
27. Three to Get Deadly - Janet Evanovich
28. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
29. Spider's Revenge - Jennifer Estep

*updated 1/1/2012

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Books I've Read in 2008

Books I’ve Read in 2008

1. A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
2. Never Say Diet – Chantel Hobbs
3. Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin – Allen Zadoff
4. Empire Falls – Richard Russo
5. Tales from the Scales – Erin J. Shea
6. The Virgin Blue – Tracy Chevalier
7. Dark Lover – J.R. Ward
8. Lover Eternal – J.R. Ward
9. Lover Awakened – J.R. Ward
10. Lover Revealed – J.R. Ward
11. The Rossetti Letter – Christi Phillips
12. Sideways – Rex Pickett
13. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
14. Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris
15. Bitter is the New Black – Jen Lancaster
16. Savannah Blues – Mary Kay Andrews
17. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
18. The Wednesday Sisters – Meg Waite Clayton
19. The Princess Bride – William Goldman
20. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer
21. The Alchemyst – Michael Scott
22. The Magician – Michael Scott
23. Undead and Unwed – Mary Janice Davidson
24. The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
25. You Slay Me – Katie MacAlister
26. Thin is the New Happy – Valerie Frankel
27. Magic in the Wind – Christine Feehan
28. Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
29. Bitten – Kelley Armstrong
30. Practical Demonkeeping – Christopher Moore
31. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

This is not the complete list, but I didn't really keep very good track this year :(

Monday, February 7, 2011

Books I've Read in 2010

Yet another list! I try to keep a record of the books I've read over the years. I personally think it's fun to go back and see when I read a book, how my reading tastes have changed and if I can read more books than the previous year. So here we go for 2010:

1. Lover Avenged - J.R. Ward
2. Killing Moon - Rebecca York
3. Dragon Wytch - Yasmine Galenorn
4. Damien - Jacquelyn Frank
5. Queene of Light - Jennifer Armintrout
6. Julia's Chocolates - Cathy Lamb
7. Kiss of Fire - Deborah Cooke
8. Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye - Victoria Laurie
9. The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo - Stieg Larsson
10. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
11. Frankensten: Prodigal Son - Dean Koontz
12. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
13. Ecstacy - Jacquelyn Frank
14. Spider's Bite - Jennifer Estep
15. Lover Mine - J.R. Ward
16. Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
17. Boy's Life - Robert McCammon
18. Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
19. Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
20. Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
21. Web of Lies - Jennifer Estep
22. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
23. Better Read than Dead - Victoria Laurie
24. Night Huntress - Yasmine Galenorn
25. The Devil Inside - Jenna Black
26. Beyond the Highland Mist - Karen Marie Moning
27. Blood Bound - Patricia Briggs
28. The Sword - Jean Johnson
29. Touch the Dark - Karen Chance
30. A Vision of Murder - Victoria Laurie
31. Women Food and God - Geneen Roth
32. Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman - Elizabeth Buchan
33. Charmed and Dangerous - Toni McGee Causey
34. Knit One Kill Two - Maggie Sefton
35. Some Girls Bite - Chloe Neill
36. The Passage - Justin Cronin
37. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
38. Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain
39. Venom - Jennifer Estep
40. Friday Night Bites - Chloe Neill
41. Heir of Night: Wall of Night - Helen Lowe
42. Demons Not Included - Cheyenne McCray
43. Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
44. The Good, The Bad, and the Undead - Kim Harrison
45. The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
46. No Werewolves Allowed - Cheyenne McCray

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hello Again and First Grave on the Right :)

Wow, I have really let this blog go. Sorry if anyone missed me, and if not, well hopefully I will be updating with crafty pics and some new books I've been reading! Thought I'd update with the latest and new book I just finished reading

Title: First Grave On the Right

Author: Darynda Jones

Synopsis: Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else

My Thoughts: The first book in what I hope is a long running series. Darynda Jones has put a new twist on the paranormal genre by having her main character, Charley Davidson, as the Grim Reaper. She's sassy and funny with a touch of ADD. At times I did feel that there were too many little sub-plots going on (a LOT happened in this first book!), but I didn't have trouble following along. I'm really excited about this "series" and can't wait to see what kind of trouble Charley can get into next book!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hello all....

I've been really neglecting my blog, and I'm going to blame school for that! I have read a decent amount while still in school, so I want to try and catch up on some of my book reviews.

I also want to start posting pics of my crafty things, mainly knitting and scrapbooking since those are my two obsessions of the moment.

That is all... ;)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Gideon - Jacquelyn Frank

Title: Gideon (#2 in The Nightwalkers Series)

Author: Jacquelyn Frank


For a thousand years, Gideon has healed his people. And as the oldest surviving male of his race, his wisdom has always been respected without question. But Gideon knows that even he is vulnerable to the powerful, primitive desires that befall his kind during Hallowed moons--and nine years ago that truth was hammered home when he found himself claiming Magdalegna, the Demon King's sister, in a wild embrace. Horrified by his lack of control, he left her wanting and furious--and then exiled himself for the better part of a decade. Now, with necromancers threatening his people--and Magdalegna nearly their victim--Gideon must face another truth. He and the beautiful, stubborn Magdalegna are destined to be together, to share a love as deep and old as time itself. But first he needs to regain her trust. Then he'll have to save her life...

My Thoughts:

I thought the story itself was a little slower than Jacob, but it was just as good. I really enjoyed the fact that this book really introduced the rest of the Nightwalkers races - vampires and the lycanthropes...and it seemed to open things up for future books. This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites and I hope Frank writes more books in this series!!

Rating: A