This is a place for my opinions on what I read, some movies or whatever else I find interesting. I love reading. I can find something positive about everything I read, at least I hope I can. I understand it takes a great deal of love and effort to write a book and to get it published. An author does not set out to write a crappy book, this is/was their baby. They got up at all hours of the night to feed it.

I don't see how you can give a true review of a book rushing through it. Don't you need to savor it a bit? I don't want my opinion to discourage anyone from reading. I hope you find something here you find interesting.

I buy most of my books, I get a few ARC, and I visit my library when my funds are low. I'm not trying to get you to buy anything by my opinions on the books I've read. I don't care if you buy it, borrow it, or check it out at the library. Just read. :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

13 To Life

AUTHOR: Shannon Delany
PAGES: Kindle Edition
TWITTER: @Shannon_Delany
WEBSITE: http://13-to-life-a-werewolf-tale.blogspot.com/

Everything about Jessie Gillmansen's life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Junction is changing. Mysterious dark things are happening. All Jessie wants is to avoid more change. But showing a hot new guy around Junction High, she's about to discover a whole new type of change. Pietr Rusakova is more than good looks and a fascinating accent, he's a guy with a dangerous secret. And his very existence is sure to bring big trouble to Jessie's small town. It seems change is the one thing Jessie can't avoid.

A great YA book about werewolves. Very likable characters. The whole story was really a build up to the next book. You don't even get to really read anything about the werewolves until the very end. I still thought it was a great read. The chemistry between Pietr and Jessie was great. They struggle to try to stay apart through most of the book, which is almost impossible. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I'm sure their will be more of the werewolves throughout the book, since we really got to understand what is going on at the end of this book. I also look forward to Jessie and Pietr developing a more intense relationship. I don't think they will be able to fight their feelings for one another in the next one.
I thought the book gave way to great promise of a fantastic series.

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Book Odor Removal:

I bought a book at a library book sale, it had a strange odor. Someone gave me this suggestion to remove the smell, and it worked, so I thought I'd share.
Put the book in a ziploc bag along with 1/3 cup(more or less) of Arm & Hammer baking soda and seal shut. Leave the book alone for 2 or 3 days. It worked for me, hope it helps you too.


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