Wednesday, July 24, 2013

TTT: Top Ten words/topics that turn me OFF




Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is Top Ten words/topics that Turn me Off.
(officially, the topis is top ten words/topics that will make me instantly NOT pick up a big, but there's not much of that in my world, so I decided to go with turn-offs instead.)
 


1. If there is a quote from Alyson Noel on the cover, I become hesitant, as I do not like Alyson Noel as an author and generally do not place much trust in her at all.

2. Adult crime novel things: Like, you know, Kathy Reichs books. I’m not sure why, as I love the TV show Bones, but something about thinking about reading the book series of one of my favorite TV shows makes me hesitant. (I blame the Vampire Diaries for this fear)

3. Speaking of the Vampire Diaries, I’m also hesitant when it come books by L.J. Smith. I know I used to enjoy them. I read Night World volume 1 in sophomore year and I’m pretty sure I enjoyed it. Moreover, I own the Dark Visions bind-up and I read once in Middle School and once in High School and once more recently. I’m almost CERTAIN I remember enjoying it the first two times, but the most recent time I’ve read it… not so sure. Also, the TVD books were a BIG disappointment for me. I haven’t even looked at the Secret Circle books because I LIKED the TV show, and though I kind of want to know what happens, L.J. Smith just makes me hesitant.

4. Biography/non-fiction: Is this not self-explanatory? BOOOR-ing.

5. This book is the next Twilight/Hunger Games/Harry Potter/etc. Say your book is the next book that has your title. As in, Legend is the next legend, Blood Coven Vampires is the next vampire book full of hilarity and romance, etc. Advertise you OWN book. Don’t play it up after the other popular books. (I mean, I’ll probably read it anyway… but have some pride, would you?)

6. Indie books: I know, I’m sort of awful! But there are so many things that can go wrong with indie books! Usually, I won’t pick one up unless I can get it for under four dollars on amazon.com. If I can get for free on my nook, that is best. If I end up liking it, I will probably endeavor to procure a physical copy (i.e. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, I got a nook copy for free, now I want a physical copy.)

7. Books about Cancer: I think I’ve read ONE book about cancer in the entirety of my life. I don’t remember what it was called, and it wasn’t bad. But the only book about cancer that the world seems to know about nowadays is the Fault in Our Stars by John Green, which I haven’t read. I do INTEND to read it, though, but, like, in ten or so years when all the hype has died down and people aren’t telling my=e about the FEELS IN MY FACE and OMG, youmustyoumustyoumust! The hype is way to nig right now, and as I didn’t when it first came out, I’m almost certain that is now seriously over-hyped. And I DO want to enjoy it.

and… my brain is tired of thinking.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Artists I’ve been Obsessed With #2



So, I first did this way back in May, saying I was going to do it every week or two.
… yeah, so that hasn’t worked out.

Basically, this is something that I’m planning on making a regular-ish thing on my blog so that I can talk about my musical obsessions as well as my book obsessions.
In case you missed the first one and want to go look at it, here’s a link: http://awesomemonica.blogspot.com/2013/05/artists-ive-been-obsessed-with-this.html

So, in my first Artists I’ve Been Obsessed With, I talked about two songs. One indie singer/songwriter i-don’t-know-how-to-classify-it’s-musical-genre song, and one more hard rock song.

Today, I’m talking about a song by a pop artist, so y’all know I’m not picky when it comes to music.
I am talking about the song Heart by Heart by Demi Lovato, whish is her song for the Mortal Instruments Soundtrack. So far, only a snippet of that song has been released, but I listened to that snippet practically NONSTOP the week after it came out. And I still listen to it after evry other five things I do while on the computer. I am completely IN LOVE with this song, and I can’t wait for the whole thing to come out.
You can listen to this snippet and other off the Mortal Instruments Soundtrack by checking out this page: http://tmisource.com/the-mortal-instruments/city-of-bones-movie/the-mortal-instruments-city-of-bones-official-motion-picture-soundtrack

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Deserve More Recognition



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition.

In no REAL order, but in a kind of Order, here goes:


1. Bella Forrest: OMG. A Shade of Freaking Vampire, man. I'll be honest, I've only read the one book by her, but it was SO AMAZING. I am planning on buying a physical copy of aSoV even though I have a nook copy, and the other books in the series.
2. Rebecca Lim: So I wrote a review on her series, and on microsoft word, the review is FIVE PAGES LONG. 'nuff said, but I'll link to the review anyway: http://awesomemonica.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-mercy-series-by-rebecca-limreview.html
3. Kelly Keaton: I am finding myself really loving her Gods and Monsters series. It definitely has langauge not fit for younger readers. but it's REALLY good.

4. Cate Tiernan: I own the Balefire bind up, the entire Sweep series in bind-up, AND the Immortal Beloved Series. And I really can't wait until the author writes something else under this pseudonym.
5. Andrew Fukuda: Human among Vampires hunting Humans. How does that not sound cool? Th second book in the trilogy is really good, too.

6. Heather Brewer: Vlad Tod. Come on. If you haven't read Vlad Tod, then go do so. Now. And I refuse to speak to you until you do.
7. Diana Peterfreund: Killer Unicorns. KILL-ER UN-I-CORNS. Like, seriously. And For Darkness is even better.
8. Caragh M. O’Brien: A very good friend of mine introduced me to her Birthmarked series back in 2011, and it was VERY GOOD. I own the first two books, and I"m waiting for the third one to come out in paperback.
9. Kiersten White: I've heard a lot of people ragging on her because her Paranomalcy series was 'immature', but I personally loved Paranormalcy, and if it was immature, than that fit the character's voice and the story, so it was good either way, if you ask me.
10. Lisa Mantchev: the Theatre Illuminata series is so good, so original, so fun. The characters are all amazing, I like how it was sort of fantasy-historical-romance with Shakepearan stuff all over the place, and it was really, really good. Whatever she writes next, I will definitely pick up.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

TTT #22



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is Top Ten Most intimidating books:

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I know what you’re thinking: “Omigod, there’s a person on this earth who HASN’T read this book?” Yes, and that person is me. I don’t really enjoy books about cancer, I don’t care how many people rave about the feels.
  2. Anna and the French Kiss: You’re thinking the same thing you thought with the Fault in Our Stars (I can tell). Unlike that one, though, I do INTEND to read this one someday.
  3. The Hobbit: I intend to read this one too. Someday. When I’m old and bored and boring.
  4. The Lord of the Rings: Have you seen the size of the font on those books? Sheesh.
  5. The Secret Circle: So, context is needed here: Way back in 2011, I started watching the Vampire Diaries, and was pretty much hooked. And after watching the first season, missing the second season and watching a couple episodes of season three, I checked the books out from the library. And I read them. And I didn’t like them. Now, in the 2011-2012 season of TVD, The Secret Circle also aired. I LOVED the Secret Circle, and want to more of that story! But because of the experience I had with the TVD books, I’m a little not sure if the book will… even contain the same story, or even a story that will be enjoyable.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Random thing--you don't need to read this

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