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FREE BOOKS!

Dream On Us is launching a new site that will let book lovers (and those that just "like" books) get new releases for free. All you have to do is share the book on Facebook & Twitter and write a short review. You know you're going to write a review on your blog and Goodreads anyway, so why not sign up? Interested? Clickhereand enter your e-mail to sign up!

I've been noticing links popping up all over Twitter, so I finally decided to check things out. Now it's your turn. Good luck!

Blog Hop and Follow Friday (17)

The Book Blog Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy For Books. This week's question comes from Britta at I Like These Books: "What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked?  Which have you disliked?"

Oh, this question is right up my alley. I am always complaining about book to movie adaptations. My list of movies that were based on books that seriously irk me is pretty long. I'll start by saying that I adored the movie version of The Outsiders, The Princess Bride, and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies (they are so funny). Inkheart was decent too. Now, the movies that made me wish I had waited to rent them at Redbox were: Eragon, Hamlet, Girl, Interrupted and some others that I forget. (Luckily)

Even though I thought the books were better, I did like these movies: Briget Jones's Diary, Jurassic Park, Holes, and the Twilight movies.




Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted at Parajunkee's View and features Louise at Book Bliss. This week's question is: How man…

Armchair BEA: Best of 2011

I love the idea of creating a "Best of" list for the books I've read so far this year. It's pretty hard to pick out my favorites.


My favorite books so far this year:






Books I can't wait to read this year:

These still don't have cover images available!

Heroes of Olympus, Book 2: The Son of Neptune (Rick Riordan)
Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things #2) by Anna Godbersen



Books that felt like acid in my eyes:
I know that everyone has different tastes, but these were really painful for me to get through.




Okay, that's it! There are so many books swimming through my head that it is really hard to think of just a few to mention.

Mythological Mondays (1)

This fantastic meme was created by Bonnie at A Backwards Story to highlight all things mythological.


As part of Mythological Mondays, I decided to feature Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero. Oh, how I love these books! We're talking complete infatuation. I'm sure most people have read this book already (if you haven't, there is a serious problem). But since I thought this book was 10xs better than the Percy Jackson books, I wanted to feature it anyway!

In The Lost Hero, Percy and his crew are actually minor characters. Go ahead, gasp. It's ok. Instead of your expected protagonists, you get a whole new crew of misfits. These "heroes" have major issues. Jason can't remember anything about his past. He doesn't even know who his so-called friends are. Piper is shady to the extreme. She's keeping a major secret from everyone (one that could cost the group their lives). Then there is Leo. Poor, clumsy Leo who is always playing second best. So awkward. Put…

Review: Between the Sea and Sky

Between the Sea and Sky Jaclyn Dolamore

 Product Information: Genre: YA, fantasy, romance
ISBN- 978-59990-434-4
Publisher: Bloomsbury (October 2011)
Page Count: 240
Source: ARC from Publisher

"[...] Esmerine and Alander... rekindle a friendship and ignite the emotions for a love so powerful it cannot be bound by land, sea, or air."
If Hans Christian Andersen were still alive, this is a story he would write. I loved the world create by Jaclyn Dolamore in Between the Sea and Sky. Esmerine, a mermaid who befriends a "winged boy", is a little different from all the other mermaids. She has learned how to read and write; a thing most mermaids find impractical. She has also learned how to transform into a human and walk on land. Alander-- the "winged boy"-- is a Fandarsee. Like Esmerine, he is also different from the others of his kind. Instead of being content as a messenger, he enjoys reading and studying philosophy.

When Esmerine's sister (Dosinia) goes missing…