16 comments posted · 2 followers · following 0

10 years ago @ http://alisbookshelfre... - Dystopian Survival Wee... · 1 reply · +1 points


I thought the maze video was very creative. This was a fun giveaway to enter. Thanks! =)

10 years ago @ http://www.jjireads.com/ - April New Release Give... · 0 replies · +1 points


I'd pick Social Suicide because it would give me an excuse to read the first book in the series! Also, I love Detective Stories written for the MG/YA crowd. =)

Thanks for the giveaway!

10 years ago @ http://maidenveil.blog... - Almost there but not q... · 0 replies · +1 points


Happy Belated Blogoversary and Happy Advanced Birthday! =D

If you like Middle Grade with a bit of edge, try Vampire Island by Adele Griffin. She's one of the more original writers of MG and YA out there, and she sends up the conventions of "vampire lit" wonderfully. The books in this trilogy are all well-written, funny and even heart-warming. I love recommending Griffin to people. =)

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - Books I\'ve Enjoyed Bu... · 1 reply · +1 points


Had I remembered it, The Chronicles of Chrestomanci might have made my own list this week! I remember reading it and thinking that Diana Wynne Jones made J.K. Rowling look overrated.

11 years ago @ http://marthasbookshel... - Book Review and ARC Gi... · 0 replies · +1 points


I think I picked up those disturbing "moral issues" from your review, and I'm glad that I did because I like to be warned about these things before reading a Romance (which I want to be a "comfort read" rather than something too emotionally challenging). There are some authors I trust so much that I'll read them even when they push the envelope, but I have yet to try Jennifer Blake.

Since I'm not in either the US or Canada, I won't be entering the giveaway. But I wanted to thank you for the review all the same. =)

11 years ago @ http://subtlemelodrama... - For Review: The Acid H... · 1 reply · +1 points


I love your description of Welsh: "brilliant at taking a human being, battering him a bit, kicking him when he's down, offering hope, and then granting that in any way imaginable, or taking it away entirely."

I'm a real lightweight when it comes to "tough" fiction, so that's probably why I haven't kept at his ouevre although I consider Trainspotting one of the best novels I've ever read. I read one other short story (I can't remember which one) and was just so repelled that I've stayed away since. It wasn't part of The Acid House, though.

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - What I Read Last Week:... · 1 reply · +1 points


Looking over your list, I think all those titles definitely count as high summer reading! =)

I'm actually still not sure what the theme of "High Summer" was. Were participants supposed to read only classics and very literary novels?

11 years ago @ http://breadcrumbreads... - An Update and Two New ... · 1 reply · +1 points


You have new books, too! Yay!

I've had The Scarlet Pimpernel for years, but haven't read it yet. (Bad Enbrethiliel!) My vague reason is that I bought it for a Historical reading project I wanted to do, which involved reading my way through the centuries, starting from the 1000s. Well, I'm kind of stuck in the thirteenth century or so, which means I can't jump to the French Revolution for a long time yet. =(

11 years ago @ http://eatingyabooks.b... - Jan's Top Ten Books Th... · 0 replies · +1 points


A Midsummer Night's Dream is on my list, too! =D I think it's highly preferable to Romeo and Juliet.

I also put Greek myths on my list (but not necessarily Edith Hamilton's book) because I think they are a great foundation for a lifelong love of literature and storytelling. =)

11 years ago @ http://smashattackread... - Top Ten Tuesdays: Top ... · 1 reply · +1 points


William Shakespeare made my list, too, but I picked A Midsummer Night's Dream. Still, The Taming of the Shrew is one of my favourites and I'm glad to see someone else loves it, too. It gets a lot of bashing from feminist corners these days, and I usually find myself having to stick up for it. =/

And I like your proposal to have an "international" book in there to open teenagers' eyes to everything else that is happening in the world.