18-09-11

IMM #8

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created and hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren for bloggers to show all of the great books or book related things that you have gotten over the past week!  It can be books bought, gotten from the library, received for review etc.
Go
HERE to read more about IMM.

I got one new book this week:
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
I've heard a lot of buzz arond this book but when a Goodreads friend of mine described this book to me as "Looney Tunes with severed body parts" I knew I wanted to read this. So I ordered it a few wees go and this week I finally received it.
I can't wait to start this one.






So this is what I got this week. What did you get?????

13-09-11

Teaser Tuesday #1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 

Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!





"And this was all still the case when I came into Die, a little less than two months after I'd been beaten to the brink of death in Palestine."

"Dulce sensed the presence behind her as she filled a pail with water at the banks of the river and she turned in my direction before I had crossed the last few feet between us."
Pro Luce Habere - To Have Before the Light by Krisi Keley
Page 93


Don’t forget to go to Should Be Reading and leave your teaser.

12-09-11

IMM #7

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created and hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren for bloggers to show all of the great books or book related things that you have gotten over the past week!  It can be books bought, gotten from the library, received for review etc.
Go
HERE to read more about IMM.

I'm a day late with my IMM but due to some migraines and really bad weather which made me shut my computer down I'm just gonna do a IMM on a monday instead of a sunday.

This week I got for review

Elegy by Christopher Kellen
I received Elegy fro the author trough LibraryThing










Hammer of Thor by S. Evan Townsend
I received Hammer of Thor from the Author.








And I bought
Shut your Eyes Thight by John Verdon
I already got the first book in this series and when I saw this one in the bookstore I thought I should take this one home to.













So this is what I got this week. What did you get???



04-09-11

IMM #6


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created and hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren for bloggers to show all of the great books or book related things that you have gotten over the past week!  It can be books bought, gotten from the library, received for review etc.
Go
HERE to read more about IMM.

I actually didn't buy any books this week and I am proud of myself. 
I saved the money for today. Beacuse today there's Manuscripta in Amsterdam and I'm gonna spend my money on Dutch books, get a few of them signed and meet some author's. Jeej.

I did however get a book for review and a preorder that finally arrived.

For review I received 

The Traiteur's Ring by Jeffrey Wilson.
I received an ecopy from the publisher JournalStone.














And I finally got my preorder in 
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Doesn't need any explanation right?













So this is what I received this week. What did you get????

02-09-11

R.I.P. Challenge


This one is hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.

R.I.P stands for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge and is hosted for the sixth time now. And I just found out about it! So that's six years to late. But I'll make up for it by joining it now.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
Mystery
Suspense
Thriller
Dark Fantasy
Gothic
Horror
Supernatural


Since I've got like a big stack of  books that I still want to read and fit in these genres I will do the Peril the First challenge and read 4 books.

I'm not sure which books I'm going to read yet. I'll just pick them as I go, but it will probably contain a few of the following books:

The Executioner by Chris Carter;
The Leaping by Tom Fletcher;
Salem's Lot by Stephen King;
Taboo by Casey Hill;
Think of a Number by John Verdon;
Random by Craig Robertson;
Feed by Mira Grant.

R.I.P. VI runs from September 1st through October 31st. So that four books in two months. I can do that!

Want to join? Then go HERE for more information and sign up.

You know you could also join by watching scary movies and join a group read.


01-09-11

Eyewall by H.W. "Buzz" Bernard

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Find the author: Website | Facebook
Buy the book: TheBook Depository
Source: Netgalley

Pretty, affluent St. Simons Island, Georgia, has not been hit by a major hurricane in more than a century. No one there expects much trouble from "Janet," the Category One storm brewing in the Atlantic.

Hurricane Janet is predicted to brush nearby Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina--until an unexpected front  readjusts her course at the last minute. Suddenly Janet is aimed straight at St. Simons, and she's going to be a monster when she hits. Even the crew manning an Air Force Hurricane Hunter is shocked to see that the storm's wind speed has reached 120 mph and is quickly increasing.

Thousands of people on St. Simons have very little time to escape and no easy way to do it, since there's only one narrow causeway to the mainland. One terrified couple refuses to evacuate until they locate their runaway teen daughter. The stage is set for disaster. (blurb from Netgalley)
Let me start off by saying I'm like the world’s biggest sucker for "disaster" movies so when I found this book I was actually jumping in my seat.

This book is three storylines who all come together. One is about a US air Force hurricane hunting team who has the task of flying through hurricane Janet to collect data, but this goes terribly wrong. The second is of a family who is on vacation on St. Simon Island and are looking for their missing daughter and get stuck on the island as the storm hits. The third is of the meteorologist who finds out that hurricane Janet isn't what she seems to be and who risks his career to tell on national television for people to evacuate.
As you can see that does take after the "disaster" movies we all know. Also the awkward relationships are in this book. (but thank God no working with the ex-wife/husband because that one is getting way too old) There is the unanswered love of a coworker who has a bad marriage and a blooming may-december love which starts off by the woman offering sex so the man won't go for the booze. 
I do want to say the characters in this book aren't as bad as they mostly are in the movies. No these characters are actually well developed. I was feeling for these characters and hoping they would make it out alive

I can say I really enjoyed this book. It's a fast-paced thriller which grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go until the last page. The information in this book is quite technical but well explained and there's not too much to make it boring. Actually it was quite interesting and I for one am hoping he will write more of these books.

My rating: 4/5