Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Question: Book Summaries

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Do you prefer summaries written by the reviewer or taken from other sources such as GoodReads, Amazon, etc?

Last night I was trying to write some reviews, and I was having some issues. As you know, I write my own summaries and I always have, but sometimes there are just some books that I just can't seem to summarize myself. Sequels are generally damn near impossible and then there are just some books that no matter how hard I try or how much I loved them, I just can't seem to summarize. I was wondering what your thoughts are on the subject of book summaries in reviews.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments! Thanks!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Upcoming Review: Hobby Table from CSN Stores!!

The other morning I awoke to the surprise of an email from the wonderfully generous people over at CSN Stores with an offer to review one of their products.


Now if you haven't heard of CSN Stores, they are a fabulous company that has 200+ stores and carries everything from lights to massage chairs to espresso machines to shoes to pet furniture. I scoured their stores for HOURS today and finally settled on one thing (and trust me, it was not easy). A few things that I really liked, that I either couldn't afford, or just didn't make the cut were:

          Pet Bookcase Climber Saunder                                    King Chair Bean Bag Bed

But what I did chose is something that I think is totally awesome! I chose this:

I'm not much of a drawer, but I do like to sew and I think this table will be perfect for my sewing machine. And as an even bigger plus, my sister who is a drawer, will be able to make use of it too, along with my mother who likes to work with mosaics. So this is something that even my family will be able to make use of!

So keep on the lookout for a review in the next couple of weeks! And check out CSNStores.com, they've got just about everything! Including stuff you probably didn't even think about...and a lot of it has free shipping!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Twilight Contest Alert!

Today, by the help of Eleni at La Femme Readers, I discovered this adorable blog called Once Upon a Review which is ran by Khelsea (awesome spelling, right?) who is 19 and just started in our little community of YA bloggers last month. Not only does Khelsea have a great voice, but she also has a thing for the white mochas at Starbucks, and since those are just YUM! I already like her :P

Anyways! She is holding a contest for some awesome Twilight bookends and a copy of the new The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner! Sounds awesome, huh? Well check out her blog and go enter her contest here!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Yes, Very Awesom

The lovely Jennifer Laurens is holding another contest on her blog (she does this pretty much constantly!) Jennifer is the author of Heavenly and the sequel Penitence (among numerous other great books). Check out the trailers below and leave me a comment telling me what you think!

Heavenly


Penitence

Sunday, June 6, 2010

In My Mailbox *30*

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Review:
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (for Around the World Tours)
Stalker Girl by Rosemary Graham (for Around the World Tours)
Summer in Paris by Michele Ashman Bell (signed)

Won:
Prophecy of Days by Christy Raedeke (signed) (from High School Flashback giveaway!)

Swag:
Notepad, bookmark, and a glow pen from Jen Nadol (The Mark) (from High School Flashback giveaway!)

Tote bag, stickers, bookmarks, and bracelets from Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder) (from High School Flashback giveaway!)

Glass slipper bookmark from Kay Cassidy (The Cinderella Society) (from High School Flashback giveaway!)

Bookmark for Prophecy of Days from Christy Raedeke (signed) (from High School Flashback giveaway!) 

Flip flop notepad, pencil, and bookmark from Jennifer Laurens (Heavenly)

Bookplate, bookmarks, and temporary tattoos from Kimberly Pauley (Sucks to Be Me)

Sneak peek and bookmark for The Karma Club from Jessica Brody (The Karma Club)

Stickers and bookmarks for The Body Finder. Sticker, bookmark, temporary tattoo, pin for Forget-Her-Nots. Sticker for The Dead-Tossed Waves. From Addicted 2 Novels.


So that's what was in my mailbox, what did you get in yours?