Archive | October 2013

Happy Halloween

Halloween is here and I’m excited! Last weekend I went out with a bunch of friends to enjoy the Halloween adult festivities. We all dressed up in a variety of costumes. These ranged from pirates, spider man, a fox, and a few others to keep it interesting. This year I found that there were a lot of superhero costumes worn by people. I guess it is because there were a lot of superhero movies that came out this year. Usually whatever genre dominates the theatre, the costumes in that genre come out.¬† We danced the night away and had a blast.

Since I finished university and became an adult it’s been a bit different every year on Halloween. I don’t go trick or treating anymore (I remember some of my friends went up to their second year university :o). Nowadays if I am home, I’ll hand out the candy and look at the costumes that the little munchkins are wearing. Some of them are so adorable I just want to pick them up and squeeze them. Hehe. Does anyone have the same problem I do? ūüôā

Another thing that is different about Halloween as an adult is that you don’t really have to go trick or treating to get candy. You can just go to the store and get as much or as little amount of candy as you want. It is a different experience that’s for sure. I do miss being a kid and going from house to house and counting my candy at the end of the night. It’s an experience that I looked forward to every year no matter how cold or wet it was, I wanted to go.

What is your favorite part of Halloween?

Waiting on Wednesday: Unwept

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 Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Unwept by Laura Hickman

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

Publisher: Tor Books

Synopsis:¬†Gamin, Maine, is a remote seaside town where everyone seems to know Ellis Harkington better than she knows herself‚ÄĒbut she doesn‚Äôt remember any of them.

Unknown events have robbed Ellis of her memory. Concerned individuals, who purport to be her friends and loved ones, insist that she simply needs to recuperate, that her memories may return in time, but refuse to divulge what has brought her to this state. For her own sake, so they say.

Ellis finds herself adrift in a town of ominous mysteries, cryptic hints, and disturbingly familiar strangers. The Nightbirds, a clique of fashionable young men and women, claim her as one of their own, but who among them can she truly trust? And what of the phantom suitor who visits her in her dreams? Is he a memory, a figment of her imagination, or a living nightmare beyond rational explanation?

Only her lost past hold the answers she seeks‚ÄĒif she can uncover its secrets before she fall prey to an unearthly killer.

Personal Thoughts: First of all just look at the cover! It looks fabulous ūüôā It looks magical but disturbing at the same time as if she is not real or something. ¬†The story line sounds really interesting and it definitely caught my attention when I first spotted this book. Cannot wait to read this book. I know that there is more than meets the eye in this book and I cannot wait to dive it. ūüôā

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 

Wasteland Cover Reveal

WastelandCover1 copyWasteland by Lindsay Leggett
(Flight #2)
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Synopsis:

Wasteland, the next book in the FLIGHT trilogy, takes place a few months after the ending of book one.Trapped in a cell and experimented on, Piper Madden’s only hope is remembering Asher. Then, Elder Corp President Rupert Elder gives her new orders: to be a leader in a war against the Harpies. Without a choice, Piper must obey Rupert’s commands or suffer from paralyzing and painful Nanomachines. But the war is just beginning, and Asher has gone missing. The resistance is slowly building, and the upcoming war will be larger and bloodier than anything seen since the Devastation that ruined the earth. Throughout all of this, Piper remembers the time before she ran to Ichton, when David was alive and her hope in Elder Corp was still strong.
AUTHOR BIO:
Lindsay
Nearly every writer struggles to put together information about themselves, perhaps because we’re so used to detailing the lives and ways of others. For the most part I am a writer, editor, photographer, and all-around artist living in the wilds north of Toronto, Ontario. I thrive on the juxtaposition of beauty and grit, enjoy urban crawls, indie everything, and time well-spent in the woods.
Author Links:
Website / Goodreads / Twitter

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Books To Read For Halloween

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It’s Top 10 Tuesday, which is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish and the topic is:

 

Top Ten Books To Read For Halloween 

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The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brachston

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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

16130549Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

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Remember Me by Christopher Pike

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This House is Haunted by John Boyne

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MaddAddam by Margaret Attwood

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Asylum by Madeleine Roux

They All Fall Down Tour

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They All Fall Down by Angela Brown
(Shadow Jumpers #2)
Publication date: October 1st, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Synopsis:

Abby and Basil: New love reaches new heights as they finally give in to their lust and desire for each other. Q: Consumed by the Devourer within and his base need to claim Abby as his own. The crave: What it all boils down to. A crave for souls. A crave to¬†keep love intact beyond betrayals. A crave for a second chance. A¬†crave¬†for power and The Fall of mankind. ‚ÄúLove can conquer all‚ÄĚ is put to the test and salvation may be impossible when they all fall down.

Personal Thoughts : i have never heard of this author and this was the first book that I have ventured out to read by the author. The characters were well developed and like able and the genre is perfect to read this time of the month. The cover is a good contras of colors yet it does not give anything away. Despite it being a short read, it packed a lot and it was quite an interesting read. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

Purchase:
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AUTHOR BIO:

Angela
Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.Reading¬†and writing have been lifelong passions.¬†It was around the time she¬†gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that¬†she really took¬†writing seriously.¬†After all, how could she teach her child to follow¬†her dreams if she hadn’t tried herself?As a YA fantasy/sci-fi¬†reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side¬†of life…even harbors a secret fright for¬†things that go bump in the¬†night.

Author links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6476148.Angela_Brown

Rating- 3/5 Stars

The Unspoken Book Review

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Publication Date: July 31, 2012

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Synopsis:¬†1898: Bound for Chicago, the freighter Jerry McGuen goes down in Lake Michigan, taking with it every man aboard. But what other fate could befall a vessel carrying the ill-gotten sarcophagus of an Egyptian sorcerer? Now: A veteran diver and ghost ship expert is exploring the legendary wreck for a documentary. He dies inexplicably inside the freighter’s main saloon. Then another diver is killed and panicked rumors rise like bubbles from the lake: ancient demons have awakened below! The expedition’s beleaguered financier calls paranormal investigator Katya Sokolov to Chicago to save the film ? and perhaps some innocent lives. Along with media forensics guru Will Chan, Kat plumbs the depths of an evil that may date back to the time of the Pharaohs. But some secrets are best drowned in the seas of the past…

Personal Thoughts: In this instalment of the Krewe of Hunters of series, we are taken on another adventure with a new set of characters.¬† Kat has a special talent and her visions enable her to see what other can’t see when she goes to the scene of the crime.¬† We are taken to the scene of the Jerry McGuen, a freighter that went down mysteriously in 1898. Through a series of misadventures, the accidents start to seem more than coincidental accidents and actual murders.

Kat and Will combine forces to find out exactly what is happening and both of them know that there is more than meets the eye in each of the death cases. Heather Graham does a great job in keeping us on our toes in wondering who is the culprit. The suspense and mystery made me keep turning the pages to find out what would happen next. There were a few surprises throughout the book and I enjoyed reading this book in the series. The characters that we are introduced to are well developed and likeable, even the bad guys are well developed. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to find out what new ghostly places and events will happen to the Krewe of Hunters and how they are going to go about solving the next case.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

The Lazy Investor Book Review

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Publication Date: 2007

Publisher: Foster, Underhill Financial Press

Personal Thoughts: In this no nonsense easy to read book, Derek Foster shows the reader how you can start investing from as little as $50 dollars and go on to become financially independent. The language that he uses is easy to understand and there is not a lot of financial jargon that needs to be looked up. He gives a few starting point and directs us exactly where to go and what to do to begin. In the easy to do list manner, anyone can follow along and get started. He lists both U.S. and Canadian options and goes into detail about how to get your kids into investing as well.

Time is on our side and the sooner we start to invest the better it is due to the compound interest factor. There are some chapters that might not be applicable to you, but they are still worth reading to know for the future.

This was a fast read and Derek Foster writes in a manner that gives you all the details and doesn’t waste your time. For anyone that has never invested in their life and or doesn’t have any knowledge about investing, this basic book is a great place to start. It has the bare bones and offers you a helping hand of where to go exactly. As with any investing material advice, you should still do your own research before implementing any strategies mentioned in this book.

Rating: 3/5 Stars