Tuesday, November 30, 2010


OMG you guys!  I totally forgot but my giveaway ends TODAY!

So get your entries in pronto!  I suppose I'll have winners up by tomorrow.  Yippie!

Ay Lassie!

Oops, it's been a week!
  It was a long week.  I'm tired.  I'm also trying to read three books at once but reading Outlander on my phone is winning out  :-/  I still have 3 stupid library books to finish up.

As to where I have been, well I shall give you a few pictures and let's see if you can guess where it was hehe!  NO cheating NATALIE!

                                                     I wouldn't mind having one of these as a pet

                                                        Do you think they have this in a size 8?


I'm going to go back to reading Outlander and I dinna think I shall be back for quite some time ay.  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cats are always right

So over the weekend, Husband and I went out to do some shopping and other random things. I convinced him with my wiles to go to the bookstore with me.  I found the silliest things there!

HAHA!  Yes they are what you think they are!  And if you don't know what they are because my crappy phone doesn't take all that great of pictures than I shall tell you that they are OVEN MITS! LOL
Don't you think the guy on the right in the second row looks like the Bounty Man? Bahaha!  Thank you book store for selling these!  I had a good laugh!

Sunday night I still wasn't feeling good after going to a friends house and drinking too many margaritas so I started reading The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller.

Ugh, I don't even want to talk about this book.  Even my cat didn't want me to finish it.  You see that evil look she's giving me?

The Eternal Ones
By: Kirsten Miller

Haven Moore has always lived in the tiny town of Snope City, Tennessee.  But for as long as she can remember, Haven has experienced visions of a past life as a girl named Constance, whose love for a boy called Ethan ended in a fiery tragedy
One day, the sight of notorious playboy Iain Morrow on television brings Haven to her knees.  Haven flees to New York City to find Ian and there, she is swept up in an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous.  Is Iain her beloved Ethan? Or is her her murderer in a past life?  Haven asks member of the powerful and mysterious Oroboros Society to help her unlock the mysteries of reincarnation and discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.  But what is the Ouroboros Society? And how can Haven know who to trust?

Let me try to say this nicely.  Haven is a dumbass.  She flip flops more than a dying fish on land.  I love Iain.  So and so says to stay away from Iain so I hate him now.  How dare he lie to me?!  Iain kissed me, I trust him now.  I hate you Haven.  I wish you would have died in the fire. You and Iain are boring, boring characters and I really hope there is no sequel.  GRR

It's a shame I read this book after reading what is probably one of my favorite reads of the year, Revolution by Jennifer Connelly.  Maybe I'll just wait till next year before I read any more books so I can just savor the good feelings Revolution left me with.


Monday, November 22, 2010


By: Jennifer Donnelly

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break. 

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape. 

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present. 

Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart

I read Donnelly's A Northern Light a few months ago and when I started it, I honestly didn't think I would like it.  In my opinion it was extremely slow at first but I kept on truckin'!  After I got past page fifty I couldn't put it down and got mad when my husband pestered me about how hungry he was.  Seriously? How could he think about eating at a time like this?!  Doesn't he know how beautiful, and lyrical, and somewhat depressing this book is?  Doesn't he know that I can't put the book down until I finish?   Well, he didn't and I had to wait to finish the book, and I grumbled the whole time that I was making dinner.  LOL I'm such a baby  :D  Anyways,  A Northern Light was definitely one of the most surprisingly good books I found this year and I am so glad I gave it a chance.  So when I found out that Donnelly had another book coming out I squealed with joy!  But then I made an agonizing noise when I learned it was coming out in hardcover  YUCK!  Luckily, with my new obsession of going to the library and not reading my own books at home, I found Revolution at the library!  I jumped for joy and no joke, ran to check the book out, then ran to my car, then ran into the house, then jumped on the couch and didn't put the book down.

So now that you know the whole story of how I acquired this book, and I know that you care deeply about how I got it, let's move on to me gushing about this most recent book from Donnelly.

Seriously this book is so beautiful. Everything about it, the cover, the words inside, the story, the characters....<3

Andi is majorly depressed about the loss of her brother, and she's just barely hanging on to her own life.  Thoughts of suicide are always running through her head, and she's pretty much pushed everyone away. Andi's voice is so incredibly smart and sarcastic and so brutally honest.  The one thing that keeps her hanging on is her love of music.  I mean like, classical music, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and tons more people that I have never even heard of.  Her guitar, is her life line, literally.  Donnelly brings a lot of musical knowledge into the story and most times I had no idea what was going on.  I am not musically oriented at all, and there were times when she talks about specific chords, or references to an artist I've never heard of.  But instead of being discouraged and my lack of understanding, Donnelly makes me want to go out and research everything she talks about.

The French Revolution plays a major part in the plot and I'll be honest, I am almost positive that we never studied it in history class.  Or maybe I was sleeping?  So basically, I know/knew absolutely nothing about the French Revolution which is sad, but now I want to know everything about it!  Donnelley works the Revolution flawlessly into the story using Alexandrine's diary as the tool to bring the history into the present.

This book is so layered with history, music, art and other things, and Donnelly brings it all together in such a beautiful way that I am considering reading this book one more time just to catch all the things that I am sure I missed.

If you get a chance to read this book, seriously, do, it's probably one of the best books I have read all year and now that I am writing this review I want to run out and get the *gasp* hardcover copy of this book. Yes, I loved it that much.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Blog Hip, Hip Hop, Hip Hop Anonymous

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books

"Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are"

This year, as every year I am thankful for my beautiful life, and the amazing people in it.  I always think about what my life would be like if I didn't have the special people in my life that I do now, and I know I'd be pretty damn miserable.  

I'm also thankful for the fact that there are always chances to put more amazing people in my life, be it through my everyday dealings, or through my blog  :)

As far as traditions go, I'm gonna have to say that I am not really a fan of Thanksgiving food, so I try to avoid making any as much as possible.    oh! there's my tradition!  Complaining about Thanksgiving food! HAHA.  I really think macaroni and cheese should become a staple of the Thanksgiving dinner.

Also, while you are here, please take a second and enter in my giveaway :D  Clicky Clicky!

Happy Friday :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Once an Itchy Witch

Hehe just kidding, thats actually not the name of the book.  But a big virtual hug to whoever can tell me what book "itchy witch" is from  ;)

I actually read Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

This is the book cover that I read from:

And this is the book cover I wish that I got to read from:

  What's so great about half faces anyways?

Oh yeah this was a good book.  I really liked Tasmin even if every time I read her name I called her tasmanian devil.
I really didn't think I was going to like this book.  Especially when I got about 13 pages into and seriously considered reading my other library book.  Don't ask me why, I just wasn't really liking Tasmin.  Especially after she was talking about her flirting skills.  Maybe it's because there was a cat in the scene?  And then after reading about the cat, I pictured my cats in this little witch hat that BFF bought for them and I giggled for a bit and then continued reading.  I'm so glad I kept reading!

Anywho I think the summary above pretty much gets the gist of the plot so I won't really elaborate anymore.  Except to point out that Tasmin has a booooyfriend Tasmin has a booooyfriend.  And YAY no stupid love triangle weeee!  I totally like Gabriel, but I wish he had a tad more personality.  Like maybe   "_____"   that much more.  Here's hoping we get more Gabriel in the next book, which I most definitely will be reading.

Hmm I think the quality of my half ass reviews is getting worse HAHA!  But I have two things to blame:
1. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Hell yes I am jumping on train stop at 9 3/4!  Nine and three quarters.

Don't ask me why my Harry Potter looks so evil.  I've got no idea.  OR maybe he's winking?  Yeah sure.  I think I need a Harry Potter marathon!  Books and movie!  It's been so long since I've read/seen either!

Itchy witch....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we share what books we are most looking forward to!

A Monster Calls
A Novel by: Patrick Ness
From an original idea by Siobhan Dowd
Publication Date: May, 2 2011

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults

This week I chose a book I think might be kind of Scarrrrryyyyyy OoooOoOoOhhhh!  Actually I'm hoping that it's just the cover that is scary or else I won't be able to read this book at night HA!  Since we are on the subject of the cover, don't you just love it?  It looks like the monster is made out of corn husks and tree branches!  I wonder if it's eyes are red!  Love the hairdo buddy!

I haven't read anything by either of these authors, but I'm really going to have to check them out sometime soon!

What are you waiting for?  :D

Don't forget to check out my giveaway if you haven't already!  Clicky Clicky!


I KNEW I should have never started going back to the library.  But my desperate need to read Nightshade led me to the online catalogue and eventually to the building itself where they had so many books I wanted to read that I scooped them all up and ran like hell.
  Enter Monday, I read all 4 books I had picked up last week and needed to return them.  So there I am, at the building again, searching through the stupid YA section and found You, Once a Witch ( I blame KRISTINA for making me want to read those two ( jerk!)) and Revolution.  And sin of all sins, I still have not gotten my greedy book fingers on Nightshade.  I'm number 5 in line on the holds page, which means I will have to go back to the library at least twice more.  CRAP CRAP CRAP.  HellOooOoOoo do I not have enough books sitting on my own shelf to read?  What is this obsessive need to read books that aren't on my shelf?!

Anyways, I sat down and read You by Charles Benoit today.  I was going to write a review but I've been trying to finish this post ALL day, and now I'm just lazy.  So all I'm going to say was that it was eehh, it was okay.  I liked the second person aspect, but I just don't think this was my kind of book.  Too much teenage angst yuck!  But I must say Zach was so awesomely evil!  He might be my new hero!

In other news, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood comes out tomorrow and I pre-ordered it at Best Buy.  I'm SO excited to play it  Squeee!!

Doesn't Ezio look so handsome and badass?  It's cause he his!  I want a knife like that, that comes out of my sleeve! Not for violent purposes of course, but it would make such a cool sound when you press the button and it comes flying out of your sleeve!

 I think my favorite part about playing this game though, is when Ezio walks around, his cape billows and swooshes behind him.  So a lot of times I will just make him turn around in a circle so I can see the cape move about HAHA!   ( loser  D:   )

I must get my beauty sleep so I can wake up and quick run to the store to get it! yaaaay    \o/

Also don't forget to check out my giveaway if you haven't already!  Clicky Clicky!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hex Hall

I did it!  I finally got around to reading this book!  Huzzaaahh!!!  Except that now I'm all sad that I have to wait till February? March?  for the second book to come out. DAMN!

Hex Hall
by: Rachel Hawkins

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

This book was outstanding!  I'm going to put this book up in my top favorite reads of the year.  It has been a really painful reading year for me lol!  It's a quick read too, read it in one sitting.

What made this book so great for me was the fact that I was not annoyed by anything.  Probably a first for me as I get annoyed very easily.  Sophie is now my new favorite leading lady.  She's got a great personality and I just loved her voice.

I also loved the fact that there was no stupid love triangle, no sudden declarations of love that had been pulled out of the characters asses and no dumb as a box of rocks heroine.  Sure some of the plot lines were a bit cliche, like Sophie being in a boarding school, having a crush on the hottest guy in the school, and her only friend being the social outcast vampire and it seems like your run of the mill YA book all over again.  But you would be wrong of course.

Blah bitty blah, don't be like me and procrastinate to read this, pick it up now and wait in agony with me till the next one comes out. RAH!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


By: Julia Hoban

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy—one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down. 
Told in an extraordinary fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl’s struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy’s refusal to give up on her.

WilloOOooOw  WilloOooOOOoOw!  Sorry I had to get that out.  Everytime I read her name that's how I said it in my head  lol!

But in all seriousness this book deals with some tough issues besides the cutting part of it.  In all honesty I don't really know how to review this book.  I liked it.  I liked Willow and her voice, but sometimes I really just wanted to shake her to make her see things in a different way.  For example Willow feels that her brother does not love her anymore because she thinks that he believes that it is her fault their parents died.  All these misunderstandings could have been solved if they would have just talked to each other!  Communication is KEY!

Luckily Willow finds Guy.  Let's just put it this way; Guy is amazing.  In fact, it sort of bothered me just how perfect he was.  So understanding, so willing to listen.....maybe I'm a bit jealous?  Yeah probably  :D  In Guy, Willow finds the communication she so desperately seeks, even if it means bringing down some of the walls she built up to keep her emotions out.  In Guy she also finds someone who accepts her for everything she is, cutting included. And no, I'm not saying that he thinks it's ok that she cuts, or even really understands it, but he does his best to find out exactly why she does it and does try to get her to stop.

Willow was a depressing, interesting, moving, story about a girl trying to accept what her life has become.  A sweet tale of love and loss that sometimes got annoying because Guy was so perfect and Willow just couldn't get it together to communicate with her brother.  HA!

This book might not be for everyone but you should definitely check it out!

But what you should really REALLY check out is my GIVEAWAY!  DO IT!  <3

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we share what books we are most looking forward to!

These Things Hidden
by: Heather Gudenkauf
Publication Date: March 1st, 2011

Allison Glenn tried to hide what happened that night...and failed. The consequence? Five years in prison. Now she's free. But secrets have a way of keeping you caged...When Allison is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden girl forever. Her parents deny the existence of their once-perfect child. Her former friends exult in her downfall. Her sister, Brynn, faces the whispered rumors every day in the hallways of their small Iowa high school. It's Brynn - shy, quiet Brynn - who carries the burden of what really happened that night. All she wants is to forget Allison and the past that haunts her. But then Allison is released, and is more determined than ever to speak with her sister. Now their legacy of secrets is focused on one little boy. And if the truth is revealed, the consequences will be unimaginable for the adoptive mother who loves him, the girl who tried to protect him and the two sisters who hold the key to all that is hidden.

Seems pretty interesting to me!  Once again, not in my normal genre but ehh, I'm getting sick of my genre anyways  :D

What are you waiting for??

Don't forget to check out my giveaway HERE!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

G G G Giveaway!

Yeah that's right!  Like I said yesterday I'm doing a giveaway for all my awesome followers who have put up with my angry book rants and really bad pictures.  It takes some special people to put up with my odd sense of humor and pictures of cats so THANKS!

Once again, here's what's up for grabs!

Beautiful Darkness (book 2 in hardcover)
by Kami Garcia & Margret Stohl


Dreamfever  (book 4 in paperback)
by: Karen Marie Moning


I'm going to make it really easy for you guys!

* Ends November 30
* Open to US and Canada only   sorry :(
* Fill out the form below!

Simple right?  If the form doesn't work, please let me know!  Good luck!

Guess What?

I've got an extra copy of   :  Beautiful Darkness  (Hardcover)

and   : Dreamfever  (Paperback)

I couldn't help but notice that I've got 93 followers.  When I started this blog, I had no idea what followers were.  I made this blog for me, to keep track of the books that I was reading.  Getting followers was just an extra special treat.  A treat that I LOVE, and as a thank you to guys who have put up with my angry rants and crazy drawings I have decided to do a giveaway to two lucky duckies.

I still haven't decided on all the details and blah-bitty blahs yet so check back tomorrow for all that good stuff.

I'm going to go play Call of Duty Black Ops.

Monday, November 8, 2010


                          Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

 I wasn't going to touch this book.  I swear.  I really had no intentions of reading it.  But then I went to the library that they gave a makeover to and this book was just sitting there!  Along with a bunch of other books that I have been wanting to read, but not wanting to pay the stupid hardcover (GRRRR!!) price for.  So fine, I caved, I closed my eyes and checked it out along with three other young adult books.

The reason I have been avoiding this book is because I've been noticing a trend.  Young adult books of the paranormal genre seem to just piss me off.  The heroine is always a dolt, (this book is no exception) there is always a stupid love triangle, and of course, more than likely it's the start of a series.

 GAH!  Is there some unwritten rule now that books in the paranormal genre (this includes sci-fi and fantasy books as well) have to be series?  Can't anyone wrap up a story in one book anymore?  Robin Mckinley did it with Sunshine, as did Emily Gee with Thief With No Shadow, and William Goldman with the Princess Bride.  I can't think of anymore but there has to be!

*Some Spoilers Ahead*

Yesterday was a pretty boring day because the Packers didn't play until 7:30 so I had plenty of time to kill. I sat down and started reading this mountain of a book and immediately hated Isobel's voice.  Good god is she a whiney tart. "OMG I HAVE TO PARTNER WITH THE SCUM OF THE EARTH OHHH NO"

Here is a direct quote:  "Ten pages? Ten pages.  That was epic.  That was like...the freaking Gettysburg Address."
 At this point I'm actually surprised that she knows what the Gettysburg Address actually is.

And Varen, he's well, he's different I guess.  Got that whole goth thing going on and the emo hair and wears lots of rings. blah blah blah.  I honestly don't understand his appeal.

As far as characters and their interactions with each other are concerned, I found them all incredibly frustrating.  Isobel lies for no apparent reason and only ends up making things worse.  I still really don't understand why she couldn't just tell her parents that she had to work on a school project.  What does she do instead? Sneaks out of the house.  IDIOT.   I don't understand why she couldn't tell her parents that she *gasp* broke up with her boyfriend.  So what if your dad likes him?  It's your life and you had damn good reasons for breaking up with him.  IDIOT.
The relationship between her and Varen makes no sense.  Varen hardly talks, and when he does it seems he doesn't really care that he is talking to Isobel, she just happens to be there.  I suppose I would have understood their romance more if they had become friends, but to me it seemed as though, when they talked they would only exchange a few sentences at a time and then they would leave.  Sure there was that incident at the ice cream shop, but they didn't talk much did they? no.
How the relationship jumps from hardly talking to being in love is beyond me.

Besides my frustrations with the characters, the overall idea of the book, with Edgar Allen Poe is really interesting.  I admit I have never read anything by Poe except for the Tell Tale Heart and maybe one other thing.  So I learned a lot about Poe through this book that I never knew before.

This fantasy realm that is created though is a little difficult to understand.  I was as confused as Isobel was, and she sure as hell wasn't getting any answers.  I wish we could have had more explanations as to what was going on, we get some, but not much.  And of course, this book ends on a cliff hanger. Lame.

So overall, hated the characters, the fantasy world could use some more explaining, the Poe concept/world was awesome and I loved all the little poems and tidbits about him, aaaaand cliffhanger ending.

I am hoping that in the second and third books the world gets some polishing and clarifying and Isobel gets some common sense.  I suppose overall I liked this book because I do plan on reading the second in the series, however, I am not counting down the days until it is released.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The one with the stairs

This was a stupid book about absolutely nothing.  I am very saddened that I took the time to read it.  Aurora Teagarden was boring and not all that likeable. She mostly just thinks a lot and says "I did this"  "I thought that" "I am so boring please do not finish this book"  Fine, Fine she didn't say that, but I wish she had so that I wouldn't have finished this god awful book.  Oh and of course there is miraculously two men who are interested in her at the same time. Go figure.

The most interesting thing Aurora did was find different and interesting ways to go up and down the stairs.

She bounded!

She trudged!

She padded!

I'll be honest and say that I don't really know how one "pads" up or down a set of stairs so I just put pads on her hands and feet.

Isn't Aurora interesting?!


I didn't think so either.  :-/

I think I'l go watch season two of BUFFY!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Slacky Slackerton

Oh. My. Gosh.  Has it really been a whole week since I last posted?  Where has the time gone?!  Ooh that's right it was Halloween!

Would you believe that I have actually been reading a book since last Wednesday?  Yes, it actually took me a whole freakin' week to finish this book.  Gimmie a break it was over 500 pages!  Do you know the last time I read a book that long?  I'd say Crank but that doesn't count since it was done all poetry like.  Next, I would say Clockwork Angel, but I figure that doesn't count either since the font is pretty huge.  Hmmm...Ah yes I remember now.  It was Blood Tears by Raven Dane.  599 pages.  All the way back in July.  Phew!

Anyway, that is neither here nor there.  The book I just finished, that I know you are all dying to know about, was A Time to Kill by John Grisham.
 BTW holy crap this book was written a long time ago. It was published in 1989.
 I most definitely did not buy one of the new prints that are coming out that charge an obscene amount for a taller, bulkier book UGH!  Stupid reprints.  Who cares if it's got a more up to date cover on it?  I happen to very much enjoy the marble background, and the odd man tied to the pillar!

I was too lazy to take a picture of my book that I have so I got this picture from google.  The special person who took this picture is actually selling their copy of A Time to Kill for a generous $100.  If you are especially interested you can check out this amazing deal HERE!

Am I missing something?  One hundred dollars?  I got my copy for fifty cents!  I think I'll sell my book for $200!!!  \o/......Nah

So, John Grisham.  I read the Pelican Brief a few years ago.  I think I liked it.  I can't really remember.  I know that I most certainly did not enjoy the stupid movie with Denzel Washington and what's her face with the teeth and curlyish hair that everyone loves.  In fact, I'm pretty sure I fell asleep.

As for A Time to Kill, I think it was Grisham's first novel.

Clanton, Mississippi.  The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men.  The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhumane crime.  Until her black father acquires and assault rifle-and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own...

The beginning of this book is not for the feint of heart.  It's gruesome, sickening and heart wrenching. Also, if racist words/actions are bothersome to you, then this book is probably not for you either.  This book deals with a lot of racism.  I mean A LOT.  I don't really want to get into the moral implications in the book, but it certainly does give you many things to think about while you read it.

Lots of bad things happen in this book.  Cross burnings, riots, murders, intimidation, death threats, beatings, shootings, threatening phone calls, and one big huge trial.  It takes over 300 pages to get to the actual trial, so you can just imagine all the crazy stuff that happens in-between.  Is it wrong of me to say that I enjoyed every second of this book?   So many bad, horrible things happen, that it's actually quite disheartening.  And I am almost positive that John Grisham has something against smart women and am pretty disappointed with how he left things with the one smart, non-racist woman in the book.

Wow, this review sucks.  I'll get on with it and say that I enjoyed this book, and it's characters.  There were many moments when I was actually giggling which is odd, when you think about how depressing this book is at times.

I'll be watching the movie soon, I hope they didn't butcher it to bad!

I'm off to go read Real Murders by Charlaine Harris.  Hopefully it doesn't take me another week to read it  *crosses fingers*

*ok I lied, I am not going to read Real Murders.  I am going to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer because I just figured out that I can stream it from netflix on to the Playstation.  I've seen a few episodes before but I am starting at the beginning.  I must say, I love all the cheesy lines!  It's funny how young all the characters look!    Grr! Arg!