What's Next #3

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Post 3-5 books that you want to read next, but can't decide on.  
Then everyone can comment on which book they think you should read next.

Movie Addition!
When I was trying to decide what to read next I realized I had a lot of books that are movies or are being made into movies.  These three I want to read soon, but I just can't decide which one to read first.  I need some help!
From Goodreads

Standing on the fringes of life... offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky's haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, and grown into a cult sensation with over one million copies in print. 

It is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where all you need is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

Through Charlie, Chbosky has created a deeply affecting novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.
I bought this a few days after seeing the movie (which I loved!).  The only thing holding me back is that it seems like it could be depressing and it's in a letter format.  

From Goodreads

In their world frivolous liaisons are commonplace, but Anna and Vronsky’s consuming passion makes them a target for scorn and leads to Anna’s increasing isolation. The heartbreaking trajectory of their relationship contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround them, especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin, who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together. Anna Karenina is a masterpiece not only because of the unforgettable woman at its core and the stark drama of her fate, but also because it explores and illuminates the deepest questions about how to live a fulfilled life.
I realllllly want to see this movie.  Kierra Knightly does such a great job in classic adaptions.  I could watch Pride & Prejudice a million times.  A fellow reader said she really liked this one.  The only thing holding me back is it's long.

From Goodreads

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
This movie isn't coming out for awhile, but I still want to read this one soon.  I liked Twilight and I hear it's better than that.  

Top Ten Tuesday #17


Brokeandbookish provides a topic each week and bloggers list their top ten within that category.

Top Ten Books Most Anticipated for 2013

1. Premeditated: The summary of this book is what made me instantly add it to my to read list.  The cover is pretty cool too.  I think this may be my most (non sequel) anticipated for 2013...so far.

2. Opal: Okay, so this is my most anticipated sequel.  My only fear is I'll read it in a day like I did Obsidian and Onyx =(

3.  Sweet Peril:  I loved the first book and can't wait to see more Kai and Anna!

4. The Collector: This one sounds different.  Not only is it a guy's pov it's got a darker feeling to it.

5. Dance of Shadows: Anything with a ballerina on the front cover interests me.  And this one seems mysterious and creepy at the same time.  Can't wait!

6.Unravel Me: I don't think I have to explain this one.  I still haven't read Destroy Me yet.  Need to get on that.

7. Through The Ever Night: I remember reading the first one of this series in a day.  The writing style was just so unique and I loved the switching back from Perry to Aria's pov.  Plus, look at that
gorgeous cover.

8.Boundless: I forget a lot of what happens in the first two books, but I remember I really liked them so it's exciting that the last book is coming out soon.

9.The Almost Truth: I don't know why I've been excited for this one, but the cover has stuck in my mind.  Yay for contemp.

10. Isla and the Happily Ever After, Obsession, and Of Triton : These don't have covers or pub dates yet, but they're coming out in 2013.  I can't wait for all three!

What are you excited for?

Stacking the Shelves/ Sunday Post #18

 The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by  Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Both are a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and talk about what is coming up for the week on our blog. Link up each week.  I will be doing Weekly Recap, What books I got that week, and a sneak peek of what to expect for the next week on my blog.


Tempting The Best Man
After reading Obsidian I was so excited to find out J.L.A was writing adult fiction too!  I started reading it last night and so far it's really good.  Has anyone else read it yet?


Sooooo much has happened in the past few weeks.  I completely stopped reading because my life got crazy busy.  But getting sick on Thanksgiving left me nothing to do except sit on the couch and watch Greek on Demand or read.  I finally finished the Vampire Academy series yesterday.  Loved the ending!  Last night I got Tempting the Best Man on my nook app and am excited to get back to reading...and blogging.  It was the first book I've bought or gotten from the library in about a month so that's why I haven't done any sunday posts in awhile.  I've only got 10 books to go until I reach my 100 book goal for goodreads for 2012.  I got about 5 weeks to do it.  Sounds do able.  How are you're goals for this year going?  Can't believe 2012 is almost over.


Idk what'll be happening next week.  
I've got to get back into my reading/blogging routine.  I missed you guys!

What goodies did you get this week? 
 Leave a link and I'll stop by.

Dear Teen Me Blog Tour Stop

My Mini Review: Where was this book when I was a teen?!  I was excited to read this because it sounded like fun to read author's embarrassing teen moments, but it turned out to be much more than that.  In pretty much every single letter I was able to relate to the author in some way.  I think it's safe to say that during our teen years we think we're all alone in our awkwardness and insecurities, but after reading this book I started to realize that we all go through the same thing.  Just no one ever really talks about it.  I'm interested to see how this book will effect teens today.  I hope it becomes more popular than the blogging world and expands to best seller status.  It has the potential to help a lot of people.  Read more about it here.

My Deer Teen Me Letter:

Dear Teen Me,

You probably just got home from hours of dance, work, and whatever other clubs you decided to join this year.  You're probably curled up on the couch in the tights and leotard you practically live in.  I bet you're on myspace...maybe even watching The O.C., doing homework, and IMing with friends.  Sorry to ruin your night, but I've got bad news.   What I'm about to tell you might come as a shock.  

Everything you think your future will be will turn out completely different.

1.Friends Forever: You'll lose touch with all your best guy friends from high school and join a sorority (I know that's crazy!).  You'll even stop talking to your best friend for about a year.  But when the time is right you'll reunite and be closer than ever.  

2. Dance Forever: After freshman year of college you'll quit your dance major.  Don't join the dance club though.  You'll regret doing that god awful "jazz" routine to My Girl for years to come.  You'll find Zumba a few years later and discover your love for dance again.

3. Teach Forever: After dreaming of being an elementary teacher since you were three, you'll finally get your degree in teaching!   And then decide that's not for you after all.  You'll even make some stupid decisions while you try to figure out your life and you'll have to pay the price.   

4. Be Single Forever:  Here's some good news finally.  Although you probably don't believe it now you won't be doomed to date horrible guys forever.  You'll find someone awesome in college.  Don't run away from this relationship when things get tough.  You'll waste two years separated when you'll just get back together eventually.

5. Live in Jersey Forever:  Even though right now you're confident you will always live in the same town as your family, you'll eventually swallow your fear and get on a plane to visit Europe.  This experience will cause you to vow that at some point in your life you'll move to another state and/or travel the world.

Basically what I'm trying to say is: stop planning your whole life out because you are wasting time worrying and not enjoying your teen years enough.  Joining a million clubs so your college application looks good will not do you any good.  Working at a bagel store before dance class will not make you rich.  Trying to fit in with the mean girls at dance will not make you happy.  All these things will do are cause gray hairs and ulcers.  

Also, welcome change.  Change is not this scary thing you make it out to be.  It'll be essential for you to find who you are and be comfortable with yourself.  Some of the best experiences you'll have will be when you take risks and put yourself out there.  Just enjoy the ride and let your hair down once in awhile.  Oh and speaking of hair, buy a straightener and curling iron sooner rather than later.  Your welcome.

What Vampire Academy Taught Me About Voting

I was reading Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) and one character is not allowed to vote on the royal council because of some rule.  Rose is mad because this character's vote would change the fate of many young damphires.  

It made me think about voting this election today.  We never realize how important our votes are until we don't have the right to vote.  I heard lots of people in my state saying they weren't going to vote because with Hurricane Sandy cutting out lots of power it's "too much work to figure out where the polls will be".  That's not really an excuse in my opinion.  It's called go to Starbucks and use their WiFi to find out where it is on your smartphone. 

 Even if you think your vote doesn't change anything you shouldn't pass up the opportunity to exercise one of your rights.  We're lucky enough to have them.  Might as well use them.

My rant is over now.  Check out my Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday #16


Brokeandbookish provides a topic each week and bloggers list their top ten within that category.

Top Ten Books with Kick Ass Heroines
I missed last week!  Only doing 5 though...

1. Katniss: I think she needed to be the first one because she's obviously the bravest/strongest character.  She takes over raising her sister and then gives up her life for her. 

2. Rose Hathaway: She's amazing in battle and gets all the guys attention.  She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her and always goes for what she believes in.  She is basically just awesome.

3.  Tris:  Even though she's scared at first she goes against her family and joins the scariest faction. She jumps off tall ass buildings and does awesome in a fearscape. 

4. Sophie: Anyone with that much snark deserves a spot on this list.  She battles a little with magic too.  

5. Allie: She goes on such an epic journey and survives everything that is thrown at her...including becoming a vampire.  

Don't forget to check out my insight on voting in the election.

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