Upcoming CSN Review!

20 January 2011


I just love CSN! I'm doing another review for all of you guys!
Now, when I was little, I never had an outdoor playset in my backyard. I always played in the school's playset or the one in the park. When I think back, I thought of all the fun I would have had on one of these.
 CSN has a variety of colourful and affordable outdoor playsets . CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need. I mean everything. Maybe, except, for food, but other than that, everything. Plus, there's a massive sale on the playsets, with up to 70% off and free shipping. ~sigh~


You can see some of my previous reviews:
CSN Yoga Review
CSN Stationary Review

3 day ARC giveaway! Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey!

18 January 2011

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 I understand that all my giveaways are realllly long, so here's a three day giveaway! I'm asking for your mailing address up front so the ARC can get mailed to you right away!
Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that can become friends—or even more. When students at the academy fall victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?

Here's my review
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Quick Question...

09 January 2011

For those who read Maggie Stiefvater's Lament and Ballad, do you remember what the group of Faeries who were completely dedicated to music were called? The one that Luke and Diedre joined?

The Clockwork Angel Casti

I just finished reading The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Thanks to Erica from The Book Cellar for the signed poster and journal that came along with it ^_^
 And, of course, I'm in love.
 With both of the hot guys. Jem and Will. Will is strong, hot and gorgeous with blue eyes and dark hair. He's kind of like an old fashioned Jace. Jem is a white Asian with white hair, silver eyes, bony delicate structure and hands...oh Jem. I like him. But I think Will is better for Tessa. Jem is mine....mwhahaha!

 If you don't know what I'm talking about, you must read The Clockwork Angel!!!
 And because I couldn't resisit....I had to make a character cast. I used Tynga's Character Cast for help, and Cassandra's website too.
(to the left is Tom Welling, if only he weren't so tan)




Nicholas Hoult as Will
He's flirtatious and beautiful, and he knows it and uses it well. He's cocky and arrogant on the outside, but I think he's someone better on the inside.
Nicholas is British, so can nail the British accent part. I kind of wanted Tom Welling to be Will, but I think he was too tan. But otherwise, I wish TOM WELLING by Nicholas will just have to go.

He had the most beautiful face she had ever seen. Tangled black hair and eyes like blue glass. Elegant cheekbones, a full mouth, and long, thick lashes. Even the curve of his throat was perfect. He looked like every fictional hero she’d ever conjured up in her head.”




Hideko Takarai as Jem
I first saw Tynga's casting before reading the book, so automatically, Hideko popped up. He looks sweet and beautiful and perfect for Jem! He has that thoughtful look and that slender frame. However, he's supposed to be completely white and silver. Maybe like this guy

“(his hair) It was an odd bright silver color, like untarnished shilling. His eyes were the same silver, and his fine-boned face was angular, the slight curve of his eyes the only to his heritage.”


Sarah Bolger as Tess


Tessa is a sweet, innocent and trusting girl (like most girls back in that time period) but she can be stubborn and strong and tough when she needs to. She asks a lot of questions and she really cares. Sarah Bolger has that innocent nice-girl look with the perfect gray eyes (no need for contacts!) and the exact shade of brown hair that I imagined when reading!
She also played in the Tudors, so she's familiar with the dresses and all that.

(…) Tessa had been perfectly content with her own smooth brown hair and steady gray eyes. (…) taller than most of the boys her own age



 Amanda Seyfried as Jessamine 

Jessamine really just wants to be a proper lady and nothing else. She's so tough, even though she may not like it. Amanda just strikes me as a the perfect role!

She was almost ridiculously pretty, what one of Tessa’s novels would have called an English rose- all silvery fair hair, soft brown eyes, and creamy complexion.”





And I couldn't find the rest of the characters. Sigh.
So what do you think?

Review: Out for Blood

04 January 2011

(I'm such a bad person!!! I totally forgot that I was supposed to post my review for this on the 29th! Please forgive me!

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title: Out for Blood
author: Alyxandra Harvey
stars: 3.5
summary from: Goodreads
review by Kirthi
pages: 304 (tentative)


Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that can become friends—or even more. When students at the academy fall victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?

My thoughts:
 Out for Blood wasn't as good as the other two books. However:
Pros
  • great sense of humour incorporated
  • detailed imagry
  • unique writing style
  • love the romance between Quinn and Hunter- their characters where perfect!
Cons:
  • Lacking....somehow very lacking....
  • Not the same as before
  • Uninteresting "problem" (I was really confused through-out it)

It's not really a "Must read" It's a fun read for those who have read the previous books. A nice continuation ^_^

Only one reading challenge for 2011

02 January 2011

As I've said before, I'm not good at committing to stuff. Like memes and all.
I've so abysmally failed at my Reading Challenges last year. Not even completing one! So I'll focus all my efforts on one challenge ^_^



Read a 100 books in 2011. I thought setting myself to 111 would be ideal. Now, I KNOW I can do this.  ^_^ What a wonderful year this will be!

Happy New Year! 2011

01 January 2011



i wish you a happy new year.

Top Nine (10!) Bloggers of 2010

   2010 has been such an amazing year! It's flown by so fast, and I've made so many more blogging friends. They're here to support me, always, and I love my friends and their blogs.





blogger

    There are a ton of "favourite" books out there, but there are only so few "favourite" bloggers out there. I love all of you to death, really I do, but I'd like to point out these lovely bloggers of whom I appreciate.
    This also ties in with my other blog, Barefoot, which they all inspire me to continue.

(In no particular order)

Quinn from seeing, dreaming...writing
Quinn is an amazing writer, and he inspires me to write, and gives me feedback on my own writing. He's very nice and picks a bunch of great subjects to post about. Seriously, I love reading his blog.
<-------Go Quinn!






Julia from iridescence
Julia is a really lovely and sweet blogging friend that makes me so eager to check my inbox. She gives some of the best advice (she's wise ^_^)and she also inspires me to write! Her writing, and I'm proud to admit this, is far better than mine. She's the highest standard on my bar, and I always think "If Julia can do it, why can't I?"

Milli from Home

Milli is a talented book blogger that I very much admire. She's also one of my oldest blogging friends as well. Back when I just started, I discovered Milli. I've watched her change her designs and make new blogs and it was a wonder reading her blog. And whenever I feel like nobody reads or likes my blog, Milli's always there to support me. She's the best kind of back-up and insecure blogger could possibly want!


LTM (Leigh T. Moore) from That's Wright ------------------------>
Leigh's a fabulous writer, and she's also inspired me. She blogs about books and writing, and her posts are always fun and informative. She, like Milli, makes me feel like I'm not alone in my blog and that someone's actually reading.



Amelia  from The Autheress 
I love her blog. It's one of my favourites! Amelia's another really sweet and cute blogging friend that I love. She's a serious book reader, and knowing that, it's easy to connect. I'm happy she's a blogging friend of mine ^_^
<------(nice glasses)





The Golden Eagle from The Eagle's Aerial Perspective
The Golden Eagle is friendly and has a unique perspective on a lot of things. She makes me see things like I don't usually see them, and that is another form of inspiration. I love you, Golden!!



Brent from The Naughty Book Kitties
Brent is one of my favourite
bloggers. I first met him when he was a fairly new blogger, blogging for about one month. His posts were amazing and I loved his blog immediatly. So I interviewed him. And his answers only made me admire him more! He's like a spunky, sassy bottle filled with inspiration. I mean, you don't see many gay people so open about their gayness, and I think it's wonderful that Brent is proud of it. He's such a good friend! <---------------(I love his glasses)


Awel from My Designer Girl

Awel is a sweet, hardworking designer who is the best designer ever. She answers so many questions about designs for everyone without charging, she's so patient with everything, and very very strong. I love her to death!






 Deniz from Best Manga's and Their Reviews
Deniz is one of the only manga bloggers out there that I've found. Her reviews are concise, and are enough for me to decide if I want to read a certain manga. She also keeps blogging, even if she has 11 followers. I remember when I had 11, and I felt like I should stop blogging because not many people followed. Deniz is also hilarious, animated and expressive. I love her as well.


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And the last blogger? She recently shut down her blog, so I'm sorry!

Honerable Mention:
Precious from Fragments of Life
She's my international (Filipino) affiliate that I enjoy talking to sooo much. She's caring and loving and incredibly sweet and I enjoy talking about and to her. It's interesting talking to someone who lives in another country, you know? Plus she's just a great person. And she's beautiful ^_^




Anyways! Just know I appreciate all of you, even if you're not on this post. Imagine if I tried to fit all 456 of you on here ^_^

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