Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The top 6 are also DIK selections WHOOT!
1. Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran
2. Everthing and the Moon by Julia Quinn
3. The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
4. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
5. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
6. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
Yeah now I need 6 more...
7. The Lion's Daughter by Loretta Chase
8. The Winter's Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
9. The Othe Boylen Girl by Philippa Gregory
10. Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke

All titles and selections are subject to change at my will.

Okay for the DIK challenge I picked the following:
1. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
2. bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran
3. Smooth talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
4. Everthing and the Moon by Julia Quinn
5. The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
6. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
7. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
8. Angel's Blood by nalini Singh
9. Iron Kiss by Patricia Briggs
10. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
11. For A Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
12. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas

I am seeing a pattern here with Lisa's books but I am hoping they all work out.
Also my extra is: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole

Alright those be the picks~! Wish me luck!


Challenges we got 'em! Okay so I signed up for some challenges last year...
100+ book challenge 71 books read in 2009
ebook challenge COMPLETE with 10 books read!
1st in a series challenge COMPLETE with 12 books read!
2nd in a series challenge Yeah I think I got like 8 read out of 12

and well I think I did pretty good. So I thought well I should sign up for some more challenges this year. And they are...

100+ reading challenge again!
ebook challenge (if they have it)
DIK reading challenge
Historical reading challenge!

All sound fun and interesting. I'm hoping on the smaller ones to list them on the side bar but for the bigger ones I will post a link to it.

How about you do you do any challenges? If so which ones are you signing up for?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hunger Games

OMG what a fantastic book! I'm totally suprised, enthralled and dying to read the next one. This book grabbed you from page one sucking you into their world. The world that might come. The Hunger Games is a brutal game the Capital puts on it involves 2 children ages 12 thru. 18 that are randomly choosen through a lottery. These children, one boy and one girl, compete in a game to the death. Winner is rewarded with prizes, money and are set for life. Looser well they die.

This book has it all, action, reaction, drama, emotion, laughter and of course the heart of the story is about a young girl dealing with all of this.

I know this isn't my traditional review but I have to say this book was a very good, fast and enjoyable read I hope you check it out.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. So far doing pretty good I have admit you do get sucked into this world. I am really digging the fact that this is North America in the future (according to this author) and I must admit I'm glad I'm not there. I know for a fact I would get picked and I wouldn't win LOL. Oh well, its a great book to get me started back in on reading.
Here's a blurb from a website about the book: Each year in the ruins of North America, 24 teenagers are forced to enter The Hunger Games. Only the winner survives. Every moment is televised.
Does District Twelve's 16-year-old contender stand a chance?
Sounds good doesn't it...
Has anyone read this one? Like I said I'm only to chapter 3 I think where our heroine takes the place of her younger sister (and seriously I'm hoping that's not a give away...) Anyway that's as far as I've gotten anyone else?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Brandon Heath - I'm Not Who I Was Lyrics

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I'm not who I was
I used to be mad at you
A little on the hurt side too
But I'm not who I was

I found my way around
To forgiving you
Some time ago
But I never got to tell you so

I found us in a photograph
I saw me and I had to laugh
You know, I'm not who I was
You were there, you were right above me
And I wonder if you ever loved me
Just for who I was

When the pain came back again
Like a bitter friend
It was all that I could do
To keep myself from blaming you

I reckon it's a funny thing
I figured out I can sing
Now I'm not who I was
I write about love and such
Maybe 'cause I want it so much
I'm not who I was

I was thinking maybe I
I should let you know
I am not the same
But I never did forget your name

Well the thing I find most amazing
In amazing grace
Is the chance to give it out
Maybe that's what love is all about

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I'm not who I was

Its a bittersweet song for me it hits home in so many ways! I hope you enjoy it