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. :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011


AUTHOR: Dorlana Vann
EDITION: Kindle eBook
WEBSITE: http://www.dorlanavann.com/ http://www.supernaturalfairytales.net/
TWITTER: @SNFairyTales
ACQUIRED: review copy

Once upon a time Granny was attacked by a werewolf. Eighteen years later her grandson, Aiden Young, arrives in Indiana for his aunt’s funeral, and his unfortunate discovery of the family secret leads to a fatal mistake. Before the weekend is over, he’s trapped by a blizzard along with his superstitious cousin, Diesel, and Scarlet, Diesel’s manipulative girlfriend. In his grandmother’s spooky, old house in the middle of the woods, the teen faces life and death decisions: who can be trusted, and who needs to be saved? However, he must first figure out what the true monster is… werewolf or fear. Because in this Little Red Riding Hood-inspired supernatural fairy tale, the roles of prey and predator become interchangeable.

Diesel, his girlfriend Scarlet, and his cousin Aiden are snowed in, trapped with a weregranny upstairs.
Great spin on Little Red Riding Hood. Would be completely terrifying having the big bad wolf trying to kill you from the inside out. The wolf is the beast trapped inside you once you have been bitten and the only hope you, and the people that surround you, of surviving is to try not to lose your mind to the beast. Silverweed is the only solution that has been found to help granny not lose herself completely. But what if granny didn't get her silverweed?
I loved all the characters. Scarlett was so annoying though, I just wanted her to hurry up and get killed off, but she did grow on me. She was selfish and controlling at first, but that just seemed to be because she had no control over her own life. Aiden was my absolute favorite and I hope he gets a full length book of his own one day.
I had no idea what was going to happen to who next. Great spins. Great characters.
It's a short, fast read. Too short, if you ask me. I wanted more. Loved it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


AUTHOR: Becca Fitzpatrick
EDITION: Kindle Edition (Hush,Hush #2)
WEBSITE: http://beccafitzpatrick.com/
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/becfitzpatrick
ACQUIRED: Purchased

Now that Patch is Nora's guardian angel you'd think the two of them would have less turmoil in their life. You'd be wrong.
The book centers on Nora trying to find her father's killer. Patch and Nora seem to be becoming more distant as Nora gets closer to the truth. The visions, a new friend, Scott, and a mysterious package lead Nora searching for the "Black Hand," whom she hopes will have all the answers she is searching for.
With the help of her best friend, Vee, Nora does some detective work and gets herself in enough trouble only Patch would be capable of getting her out of. The problem is, Patch becomes someone she can no longer reach out to.
The twists and turns leave Nora not even knowing who she is anymore and questioning just who can she trust?

Wow. I wasn't expecting this. I hated Patch well over half of this book. I was like, "Becca what have you done to my Patch?" Oh he was just such a jerk I couldn't stand it. Doing things I just couldn't understand. And I just wanted to yell at Nora half the time, "What are you doing?" I love these two characters and I couldn't believe they were constantly being torn apart by their own doing.
I love Vee, so glad she had such a huge part.
This book had me full of emotions. "NOOO. Aww that's sweet. What? Oh no he didn't. Oh no she didn't." A complete roller coaster.
For those of you who were hoping you'd finally learn Patch's real name, well you'll be happy to know it does get revealed. I'm not going to tell you what it is, though.(hehe now what would be the fun in me just telling you) I read the kindle edition and his name was revealed when I was 99% done. I was thinking I had overlooked it, or someone lied to me and Becca didn't tell us, but you'll get to know. Just be patient little ones.
Great read. Be prepared for a huge cliffhanger. Do we really have to wait until fall of 2011 for the next book? Nooooo. Now what was I saying about being patient?
Loved it.

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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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