Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (23)

"Waiting on" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about. (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late? -- From Goodreads

Release Date: January 10, 2012

Monday, September 19, 2011

Giveaway -- ARC How to Save a Life

Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends—everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one.

Mandy Kalinowski understands what it's like to grow up unwanted—to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she's sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It's harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too?

As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy—or as difficult—as it seems.
Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about the many roads that can lead us home.

An update...even if it is pathetic

As you can tell, I am extremely far behind on posting. I'm also behind on my reading.

I would have thought that being a school librarian, I'd spend my summer reading.

That was not the case for me. Instead of reading, I discovered NetFlix. It was a whirlwind romance. I became addicted to the instant gratification that I received. NetFlix allowed me to indulge, without judgment, in my guilty pleasures. I watched the entire series of Ally McBeal,The Secret Life of an American Teenager, and Young Riders.

Alas, as most summer relationships do, ours came to an end when they upped their prices. Yes, you can put a price on friendship. There's was a price that I was not willing to pay.

I will not catch up on my reading a book a day for the 2011 year. It would require me to deny myself of sleep for days on end. I assure you that my family would not like that. (I can get a little grouchy without sleep.)

I WILL update what I've been reading.(It just won't be today. Allergy meds are kicking my booty...I hate it when the room spins.)