Thursday, November 25, 2010

Debut Author Challenge 2011

This challenge is ran by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It challenges readers to read at least 12 books that are by debut authors next year. This seems like a lot of fun and some of the books are already on my TBR list or I have on my Kindle from NetGalley but haven't read yet. Here's my list but I'm sure I'll add more as time goes by.

Uneartly - Cynthia Hand
XVI - Julia Karr
Across the Universe - Beth Revis
Angelfire - Courtney Allison Moulton
The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney
Entwined - Heather Dixon
Blood Magic - Tessa Gratton
Starcrossed - Joshephine Angelini
The Near Witch - Victoria Schwab
Half-Blood - Jennifer L. Armentrout
My Un-Fairy Tale Life - Anna Staniszewski
A Beautiful Dark - Jocelyn Davies

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quick Update On Why I Suck

I have been so busy with work and Grad school stuff that I have been neglecting this blog big time! I've finished quite a few books that I need to post some reviews on - one of my favorite being The Dead Tossed Waves. (Totally loved this book!)

I'm thinking about moving my page/finding a way to use the iWeb program that's on my Mac to make a new page. I just don't know how hard it would be to do this and have followers follow me over. *shrug* We shall see I guess.

Mac users - Do you used a different type of program to post blogs? I always used Windows Live Writer but that (obviously) won't work for me now. I've been trying to find something with no luck. (And I would rather not have to pay for it.)

Well, that's it for now! I'll be back soon with some reviews and other posts!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In My Mailbox (7)

IMM is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

So, I got a lot this week. More than I should have with trying to finish up Grad school classes and the stack I already have. Oh well though.



The Walking Dead Comics: Books 1 – 6 – M and S love the show on AMC so I grabbed the comics from the library. They look really good even though I never, ever read comics.


House of Night: Betrayed (Book 2), Untamed (Book 4), and Hunted (Book 5). by PC Cast and Kristin Cast – We didn’t have book 3 in at the library so I’ll grab it when it comes back in.



Saqqhique by Catherine Fisher – I found the UK version on and decided to order it since the US version doesn’t come out until December. Can’t wait to read it!


Torment by Lauren Kate – I just finished Fallen last week and loved it so I picked this up at the book store.



Night World Vol. 3 by L J Smith – I haven’t read the first two volumes but I found this for $4 so decided to pick it up.




Night Angel: Book of Love by Abra Ebner – I received the second book in this series through a book tour so I’m trying to read the first one.




The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa – I haven’t read the first in this series yet but heard they are great so I scooped this up on NetGalley when it came out.


Book Tour:


Knight Angels Book of Revenge by Abra Ebner – This looks really good! I hope I get through the first one so I can read this before I have to send it to the next person on the list!


Well, that’s it for this week. What did you get?

Monday, November 8, 2010

McFatty Monday

Woohoo! I'm actually getting this post up on time this week.

Well, I'm down 16 lbs. thanks to Weight Watchers. I am so excited! I really thought going on a diet would suck but I've been able to find stuff that I like to eat on WW. I'm averaging about 2 lbs a week. Sometimes I'll stay at a weight for 2 weeks then the next week I'll be down 3 or 4 lbs. Not sure why?

I'm gonna try REALLY hard to start C25K back this week. I know I've been saying this for weeks, ya'll, but really - I am. We are going to the RE on Thursday (!!!!) so before we start all kinds of fertility related tests/treatments I would like to lose 7 more lbs.

The worst part about losing weight is that none of my pants are fitting. I put on one of my favorite pairs yesterday and had to wear a belt to keep them up. I should be excited about this but, really, I don't want to buy new clothes. I just sent a lot of my smaller sizes to the consignment shop so that really sucks. Should've waited a few more months I guess.

Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks and then Christmas so its definitely going to be a struggle. Going to have to get on the treadmill to keep losing. Or take Roxie out for a run - she will definitely love that.

How are ya'll doing w/your weight loss? How are you going to deal with the holidays coming up?

McFatty Monday is hosted by Blair over at Heir to Blair.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

Well, this is actually going to be two weeks worth of books and I got a lot!


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Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justin Larbalestier

The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials by James Dashner      

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Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan



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The New World by Patrick Ness

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (Which is on sale for $2.39 for the Kindle!)



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The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird

Dark Parties by Sara Grant


I really have a lot of reading to do! When this last semester of Grad school is over I will be so so happy!