Friday, September 24, 2010


The featured blog on this week's Follow Friday is an Aussie teen! How great is that! She has two blogs: Book Couture and the Book Contest Directory. So, you have two blogs to visit before you tackle THE LIST. Anyway, if you want to participate, go to . If you are already hopping around, thanks for visiting! I'll probably be visiting your blog soon.

Have a great weekend!

Evermore by Alyson Noel

The first book in Alyson Noel's extraordinary new Immortals series.
Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies...

After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school - but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.

Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head - wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions then answers. And she has no idea just who he really is - or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

That from the back cover of the book... I really liked this book and look forward to reading the next in the series. It moved along well and kept me trying to figure things out which I liked. Yes, some things were predictable, but there were plenty of twists and turns. It was obviously a Young Adult novel, but I'm okay with that - even though I am only a young adult in my mind. I'm wondering what could possibly happen next. There was plenty of action and adventure and mystery, so I'm thinking that is going to continue.

The characters were likeable and I could relate to them: Riley, her sister; her friends - Haven and Miles. My favorite part was when she found out the meaning of the flowers...can't tell you because it is so amusing you'll want to find out for yourself.

So, if you haven't read this book, go out and get it. It's definitely worth it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Monday! What are YOU Reading?

It has been a long time since I participated in "It's Monday, What Are You Reading?" I really didn't know where to find it again, but Book Journey is where it is at.

Last week, I finished "Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare. You can read my opinion on it here. I liked it, but I guess I was expecting a more obvious connection between Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series to see if that develops.

This week, I am reading "Evermore" by Alyson Noel. This book has been on my shelf for a while and I hadn't been able to get to it. I also have the next book in the series, so I'm hopeful that I will like the story. So far, I'm on page 58, I really like it and it's moving along.

I'm hoping to visit some of the other bloggers who are participating in this meme, so if you are here visiting me for the same reason, thanks!

Happy reading, everyone!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

I liked this book although I didn't like it as much as I enjoyed the Mortal Instruments series. I expected to see more of a connection between the two times than just Magnus Bane. I wanted a hint of what was to come and I didn't get that. The thought of clockwork people is kind of creepy to me - not that I can't read creepy things... I guess I just discovered I want my creepy things to be alive, not mechanical. I probably missed a huge point in their significance. It was the beginning of the industrial age with all kinds of inventions on the horizon, but I just found them creepy. However, I am intrigued to find out the lineage of the main characters - which hopefully will be revealed in the remaining books in the series. The conjectures that I formed in my mind about them will make me compelled to read the other two books. I could do without the clockwork people though. Just saying....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An Award!

Thank you goes out to Jazz at About Books Blog for giving me this lovely award. It's so pretty. So, now I am to pass it along to 15 bloggers who I have recently discovered! Wow! I have so many that I have met recently via the Follow Friday and Book Hop Tour events, it will be hard to choose...


1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know that they've been chosen.

Here are the blogs I have chosen:

Visit them if you get a chance!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

So, you like to speak with a British accent...well, this is my British name...

I found this British name generator and, lo and behold, I have a British name... (I'm not British)...
just call me Charlotte dearie...

Try it! It's jolly good fun!

My very British name is Charlotte Walpole.
Take The Very British Name Generator today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

Friday, September 10, 2010

No, I haven't fallen off the end of the earth! I'm back and I'm following on Friday!

My son got married last weekend, so I've been neglecting my blog - I'm so sorry. But now I'm back and participating in Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkie. There was a question this week - eBook or Print? - and I say Print. I think my eyes would go crazy reading even more on the computer than I do now. And I really like the feel of a book in my hand and the smell. Love books.

So, hello to everyone visiting here this Friday and, if you want to participate and blog hop with us, go to Parajunkie's blog and add your blog to the list.

Happy Friday!