Sunday, June 5, 2011
Author: Lauren Kate
Release Date: Novemeber 12th, 2009
Somehow I felt that The Tragedy of Natalie Hargrove may have been a better title for this book. Natalie's story struck me more of a case of tragic circumstances than one of direct betrayal. Natalie would do anything to become Palmetto Princess but a prank gone wrong results in the death of her boyfriend's competition for the place of Palmetto Prince and everything threatens to unravel - her role as an accidental murderer and the past she tried so hard to cover up. Natalie is cruel and manipulative in her need to cover up her secret past of being from the "wrong side of the tracks" from not only her peers but from herself.
Monday, May 23, 2011This week Donna of My Life. One Story On Story At A Time has brought us three delicious bookcases to love. 100 chocolate cookbooks delicious! Oh my goodness. Now that is a book collection I wouldn't mind browsing through.
Sunday, May 15, 2011If anyone else is suffering from what Blogger is calling "The Spinning Issue" (post editor not loading, just the little spinning loading symbol going forever) switching to the old editor appears to be working for me.
Anyway, on with the good stuff!
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick RothfussI'm pretty sure that this one speaks for itself...
A special delivery all the way from the USA!
Title: The Princess Bride
Author: William Goldman
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Release Date: 1973
I may be one of the only people in the world who had grew up without seeing the film The Princess Bride. I finally saw it January this year - at the ripe old age of twenty-two - after being completely blown away by this book. My childhood was also void of Labyrinth which I finally saw and fell in love with in my late teens, and Dark Crystal which I am still yet to watch. I can only guess that my parents wanted to avoid a repeat of my obsession with The Neverending Story films which we constantly had rented out from the video shop when I was a child. The point is that I was able to pick up the book The Princess Bride with absolutely no idea what I was in for.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
From page 101 of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargove by Lauren Kate.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
One exciting new development since my last post is that I bought new furniture for my bedroom.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
So, I realise that this blog has gone pretty quiet the past few months and I wanted to give a brief update. 2010 was a bit of a rough year for me and my focus ended up shifting elsewhere for a time. My intention has never been to leave this blog behind and hopefully I will start getting reviews out again in the coming days.
I have high hopes for 2011. This year I want to be happy, healthy, and read a lot of new books!
I hope you all have had a fun and safe start to 2011. Happy new year, everyone!