Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Review for the Professor

The Professor
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Genre: Classic/Romance
Pages: 260

Summery from GoodReads…

The hero of Charlotte Bront 's first novel escapes a dreary clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in Belgium. There, however, his entanglement with the sensuous but manipulative Zoraide de Reuter, complicates his affections for a penniless girl who is both teacher and pupil in Reuter's school.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I was just tagged by Tamara @ Book Ruckus this is a great way to get to know fellow bloggers! To participate:

1.                   You must post the rules.
2.                   Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3.                   Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4.                   Let them know you’ve tagged them!

            1. What is your favorite movie, based on a book ?
Oh, this is hard. If there’s one thing I like more than books it’s movies. I would have to say it’s probably Stardust. The Movie is just so awesome but it’s very different from the book (which is also pretty good).
2. What is your least favorite genre? Why?
Hmm, well I don’t read a lot of YA contemporary fiction. Cause most of it has to do with teens in high school just trying to survive and I was homeschooled. I really can’t connect to the characters that well.
3. Scenario: Apocalyptic event (*panic* LOL).... you can choose 1 book to be sealed away and saved.... which one is it? Why? Ouch, another toughy. Well, not counting the Bible, I would have to say Pride and Prejudice. It’s my favorite book and in an apocalyptic event it can lighten the mood.
4. What book, releasing this year, are you most anxious to get your hands on?
I have two. One: Scarlet (which comes out Tuesday!); and two: Rebel (sequel to Blood Red Road!). Sooo can’t wait to read these books!!!
5. What is the biggest surprise you've had as far as books go? Was there one that exceeded your expectations? One that totally bombed?
Well, I can only talk of books I’ve read recently but “Blood Red Road” definitely exceeded my expectation cause there were no quotation marks and in a weird accent but I ended up loving it. “Wicked Appetite” I think was one that totally bombed in my eyes. After reading the authors other series I was looking forward to this new one and I didn’t really care for it at all.  
6. If you could re-write history and pick a book/series to write yourself (instead of the actual author), which masterpiece would you call yours? Hmm, well first off I would love to take a shot at rewriting the Twilight series but I’ve never really felt like I could do any series better than the author.
7. Hardcover or paperback? Which do you prefer?
Hardcover, hands down. I like my books to last and paperback seems to wear down pretty fast if it’s read a lot.
8. If you could interview any author, alive or dead, who would you choose?
I love these questions. I would have to say it’s a choice between three: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, or Suzanne Collins. I just love their writing/stories I would be star struck if I met them.
9. Do you participate in a book club that meets in reality? or do you prefer online ones?
No book club but I’m apart of club at college that our whole purpose is putting together book related events and talking about books and dr.
10. Charles Dickens or Jane Austen? Explain.
As much as I love Dickens I have to say Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice was one of the first classics I had read and it’s the only book (besides children’s) that I’ve reread three times. Jane Austen holds a special place in my heart =)
11. If you wrote a book about your life... what would the title be?
I’m not sure: My life’s not that interesting.

People I'm tagging.....
1. Natalie @ Mindful Musings
2. Caaleros (aka my sister) @ Caaleros
4. Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books
9. Annmarie @ World of Books
10. Celine @ Forget-Me-Not
11. Claire @ Claire Reads

And now for my 11 questions (copy & paste when you respond to them):

1.       What is your favorite time period (Romantic, Victorian, Contemporary, ect.) to read and why?
2.       If could have a dinner party of authors, alive or dead, who would you invite?
3.       Love Triangles or Love/Hate? Which characters are your favorite example of your choice?
4.       What is your comfort book?
5.       If you could date a character who would it be?
6.       Book series’ or stand-alone books?
7.       It’s the library book sale and the line is wrapped around the building. Which genre of books do you go to first?
8.       How do you organize your bookshelf? Title, genre, color, ect?
9.       In the event of an ice storm and all the electricity goes out and you only had enough candles to read from one book which would it be?
10.   Which book would you like to see made into a movie?
11.   Vampires or aliens?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review for Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)

Clockwork Prince
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 498
Genre: Steampunk/Paranormal Romance
Source: Borrowed from Friend

Summery from GoodReads…

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hey, It's Friday: Follow Friday

 Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Q. Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

My favorite books definitely have a kick-ass heroine, or at least a strong willed one (Katniss, Elizabeth Bennet, Stephanie Plum, Saba, ect). I also like a lot of action or suspense in my books. I really don't like reading contemporary/romance cause it's not that exciting. Make them be chased my a killer, start a rebellion, fight dragons, save the world ect. you know, normal stuff.
I also love books where the main love interests are always fighting/insulting each other. So much drama, so much tension! *sigh* so romantic ^_^