Sooo..Twitter is down. Facebook is down, too, which means I can’t access my Goodreads account..
Gah, damnation!

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ARC Review: Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Paperback: 240 Pages

Series: Standalone

Publisher: St Martin’s Press

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Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna’s new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can’t know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer.”

Uses for Boys is a realistic fiction, contemporary YA novel, not a usual read for me. The title, cute cover and interesting blurb made me request it on Netgalley, however, and I’m glad I did. Continue reading

“Born in Flames” Blog Tour & Review

 

ebook: 240 Pages

Publisher: 48Fourteen

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Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?”

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Tag.

So I got tagged by Becky to answer some questions and pass some new ones forward afterwards.

Here’s the rules to this whole tag business:

1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
3. Create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
4. Tag eleven people with a link to your post.
5. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

And the questions..

1.) Which book do you think should be adapted into a film that hasn’t been already?

The Catcher in the Rye? Maaaybe Nevermore or Enclave, since Hunger Games had such a huge success.
2.) Which classic are you too scared to read/keep putting off? (E.g. War and Peace.)

Henry Miller, hands down. I barely, barely managed to finish Tropic of  Cancer.  Now I’m shying away from starting Tropic of Capricorn.
3.) Sam or Dean Winchester? (Show Supernatural)

Mmm.. Sam’s better looking, Dean’s way funnier, but I’ll take the combo, thank you!
4.) Do you think the paperback will become extinct and be fully replaced with the Kindle?

I hope not.
5.) Have you ever had an experience with the paranormal? E.g Ghosts, aliens etc.

Nope.
6.) Your least favourite genre to read?

Historical prose.
7.) Who’s biography would you consider reading?

Right, biographies would be my second choice for least favorite genres, but ..Orwell or Crowley.
8.) The best birthday present you’ve ever had?

I must have been  12 or 13 and my parents got me the first 3 Harry Potter books for my birthday. I was ecstatic.
9.) Your opinion on Shades of Grey? (Whether you have read it or not.)

If that’s a novel worth of an adaptation, I’m a buddhist monk. And no, I’m not a buddhist nor am I a monk. It’s a piece of softcore, BDSM, badly written  trash trying to pass as literature. Apologies for any fans out there.
10.) Your favourite place to read?

My window sill/couch, if that’s the correct term for it. Perfect reading spot and perfect lighting.
11.) Which books from present day do you think has the potential to become a classic 50/100 years down the line?

Harry Potter, most definitely.

So there you have it 🙂

 

My questions:

1.  Ever had a crush on a fictional character ( novel, movie, show ) and who was it?

2. What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

3. Audiobooks or paperback?

4. You’re reading a really interesting and captivating book. Last page: jump and read it or wait until you reach it?

5. Poetry or prose?

6.  Do you prefer reading the book or watching the adaptation? If both, in what order?

7. Do you like a happy or tragic ending?

8. Best tv show of  the last 12 years?

9. What would be your dream job?

10. What’s your favorite language to read in and is it a foreign one or your native language?

11. Dog-earing books: useful or madness?

 

As I don’t want you to feel obliged to do this tag, I won’t name anyone else. In case you do want to answer my question, you can either do it in a comment or post your own tag on your blog. Whatever works for you. 🙂

Thanks for tagging me, Becky!