Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The expression 'so many books, so little time!' sums up your life. You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose.
How true! I seem to never have enough time to read books. I have such a large stack of books from the library that have been in my room for a few months now. Darn homework and school! I've even been neglecting my poor blog :(
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Annabel Greene is the girl who has everything. At least, that’s what she portrays in her modeling shorts. But Annabel’s life is far from perfect. Her friendship with Sophie ended bitterly, and her older sister’s eating disorder is weighing down the entire family. Isolated and ostracized at school and at home, Annabel retreats into silent acceptance. Then she meets Owen—intense, music-obsessed, and determined to always tell the truth. And with his guidance, Annabel learns to just listen to herself and gains the courage to speak honestly. But will she be able to tell everyone what really happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends?
Oh goodness, I read this book like several weeks ago, so my memory of this book isn't as clear as it should be haha. But I shall try my best! Hmm, let me just first say that I've been a Sarah Dessen fan for a long time now and this book definitely didn't disappoint me! I'm not exactly WHAT it was that was so captivating of the plot, but something of it got me to keep reading and reading. I really liked this book because Owen is such an interesting character and I'm sure at least one piece of Annabel's life can relate to the reader, since so much happens in Annabel's life. For me, I found Owen to be such an intriguing character because he's just so honest. He's not just like those guys in other romance books where he's super good-looking, dreamy, etc. In fact the way he's first described, he seems kind of big and scary and off in his own little world. But his personality and the way he reacts to various things in his life made me love him! Plus, the book keeps you guessing and wondering what's going to happen next. The one thing of the book I didn't like too much is Annabel, except I don't really blame Dessen because I guess that's just how Annabel's character is. Anyways, I just hated how Annabel keeps everything so bottled up inside, and only runs away from her problems instead of facing them. It made me frustrated! That's probably another reason why I like Owen, he made Annabel loosen up a bit ;)
4 smiles out of 5 smiles
You know something crazy I noticed? I haven't written a review since last MONTH! Goodness sakes! Luckily the school year is almost over so I'll be a better book reviewer/blogger once I'm not crushed with piles of schoolwork!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Rawr, school has been killing me with too much work! Especially because teachers seem to never be organized so they pile on and rush a billion assignments since it's near the end of the school year (in about a month! :D). Anyways, I'm pretty sure I'll be way too busy next week to blog too because I have a lot of projects and essays due next week, and being the procrastinator that I am, I think I'll be sleep-deprived too :(
But I pinky promise, a review on "Just Listen" by Sarah Dessen and "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" by Ann Brashares shall come up soon!
And currently I'm reading Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen too, so by the time I actually have the time to post up reviews, I'll probably have that done too.
Debbie's World of Books: Perfect Chemistry ends 05/31
Write For a Reader: The Real Real ends 05/31
Reader Rabbit: Twenty Boy Summer ends 06/02
Fantastic Book Reviews: If I Stay or Jennifer Echols pack
Reviewer X: ALL of Elizabeth Scott's books
Presenting Lenore: Penguin Reality Prize Pack ends 06/03
Reviewer X: Waiting For You ends 05/16
Bonus! Waiting For You sampler
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
If you head on over there and enter, PLEASE SAY MICHELLE KUO REFERRED YOU THERE! Hehe, I'm pretty greedy for entries because I really want some of these books.
The giveaway ends July 4th.
You know that this has to be a huge giveaway if I'm leaving a separate blog for it instead of just putting a link for it in my usual monthly blog of giveaways.