Saturday, October 27, 2012

Review: Odd Apocalypse

Title Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas #5)
By Dean Koontz
Pages 464
Genre Adult, Paranormal, Suspense
Recommended by Me

First sentence Near sunset of my second full day as a guest in Roseland, crossing the immense lawn between the main house and the eucalyptus grove, I halted and pivoted, warned by instinct.

After fleeing the small seaside town with Annamaria, Odd finds himself the unwanted guest at Roseland. An estate owned by an eccentric billionaire and inhabited by his loyal and creepy servants. But things aren't what they seem. Things in Odd's life rarely are.

What it has going for it
You have no idea how much I love Odd or how desperately long I waited for this one to come out! I'm ashamed that it took me so long to read. It has nothing to do with the quality of the book, though. Believe me, this one was just as amazing as the rest. Odd was great as his usual amusing, tenderhearted self. The plot was definitely wild this time around. I found myself equally confused and creeped out in a delightful way. I'm dying to see what happens next and what adventures Odd and Annamaira will get to next. I loved the reappearance of a dark room just because it's perfectly creepy and makes me wonder how all the books will eventually tie together. I also love that the new ghost is Alfred Hitchcock. This should be interesting indeed. I just love these books! If you haven't read them you should. They're funny and creepy and suspenseful and moving with a MC who you can't help but love.

What's lacking
Like I said, this one was a bit wild but that's not really a complaint.

Favorite moment
I can't say much without being spoilery but I loved the ending and Odd's heart wrenching choice.

Yea or Nay?
Of course. I'll recommend these books to all types of readers till the day I die.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My Guest Post On Markus Zusak!

My good friend Suey is having an awesome week over on her blog highlighting one of the greatest authors ever! She asked me to do a guest post about one of his lesser known books that happens to be my favorite.
Go on over and check it out.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Music Monday # 1

Marie over at Ramblings of a Daydreamer has a fun feature every Monday where we can share our favorite song of the week. Considering I just went and bought an iTunes gift card for myself because there was about a million songs I wanted to download, I thought I should participate. Plus since I don't do my Sunday Salon post very much anymore I miss torturing you all with a song. ;)

Anywho, the song of the week is Silent Sigh by Badly Drawn Boy. Why? Well, for one it's not a well known song and I like sharing obscure songs. I first heard this song on the movie About A Boy and I just love it so enjoy...or not...that's what I love about music; it's so subjective.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Now YOU Can Enjoy A Soccer Post # 3

Apparently Xabi Alonso reads before a game. Hmmm, sounds like a good way to warm up to me

I just love that these two taking the picture got caught in a picture themselves. ;)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Title The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
By Jennifer E. Smith
Genre YA contemporary
Pages 236
Recommended by Roxy

First sentence There are so many ways it could have all turned out differently.

Hadley is on her way to her father's wedding. It should be the worst day of her life and things get worse when she misses her flight but things might be looking up when she meets Oliver.

***Warning! This is the shortest review I've ever written. Probably just a mood thing but there really isn't much to say about the book either.****

What it has going for it
I needed a light, fluffy, brain candy book in my current mood and this one fit the bill. That's not to say there is no depth in this book, because there is. I thought the almost screenplay style of writing was interesting. I don't think I've ever read a book in that style and I was sure it was going to bug me at first but I didn't even notice it after awhile. Hmmm, I really don't know what else to say. It wasn't mind blowingly wonderful but it was sweet and romantic and just what I needed right now. What more can I ask?

What's lacking
Really can't think of anything. It's not very memorable, I guess.

Favorite moment
I love books that take place in London. I love the description of the city. It brings back happy memories.

Yea or Nay?
If you need something light and sweet with a hint of depth, than yes.    

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blog For The Sake Of Blogging

Um, the post title says it all.  I might as well just type, "blah blah blah," post some silly picture, maybe throw in a hot soccer guy picture and call it good. ;)

See, lately I'm struggling with reading, struggling with blogging, and basically just struggling in general. Sigh! :( But I feel so horrible when I just fade away into depression and don't post. And when I'm not even managing to read I don't even have a book to review.

So here it is. My pathetic post about nothing. Did you enjoy it?

How about now?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Lucky Duck!

And the winner of Sulan is.....Jessica from The Bluestocking Society! Congrats! You're going to love it, I know it!

Thanks to Camille for writing such an awesome book and providing one for my giveaway, and Teddy for hosting the blog tour!

Monday, October 1, 2012

September Wrapup

September freaking flew by! Am I right?! I managed to read a few more books this month but I'm still disappointed in the numbers. Ah well, here they are.

The Forever Contract by Avery Sawyer. 
Not enough depth and what's with the cover not matching the story?

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I'm still waiting for this one to makes sense...something tell's me it isn't going to. Ever.

Sulan: Episode 1 The League by Camille Picott
Awesomeness wrapped in perfection! One of my favorites this year.

A Midsummer's Nighmare by Kody Keplinger
Loved the book. Was disappointed in the neat ending, though.

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan 
Far from perfect, but, oh, how it made you think!

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz
A reread. Absolutely perfect. I love these books and I adore Odd! (Review on Goodreads)

 Favorites of the month were Sulan and Odd Hours and A Midsummer's Nightmare. Least favorite was The Forever Contract.

I upped my reading in September by two books more than August. Think I can manage eight it October?