Caroline’s 2011 Debut Author Challenge

This is my first time attempting the DAC by The Story Siren so we will see how well I do!

1 ) XVI; Julia Karr

2 ) Darkness Becomes Her; Kelly Keaton

3 ) Falling Under; Gwen Hayes

4 ) Blood Magic; Tessa Gratton

5 ) Awaken; Katie Kacvinsky

6 ) Die for Me; Amy Plum

7 )  Mistress of the Storm; Melanie Welsh

8 ) Sister Mischief; Laura Goode

9 ) Broken Wings; Helen Landalf

10 ) Virtuosity; Jessica Martinez

11 ) Fetching; Kiera Stewart

12 ) Vanished; Sheela Chari

13 ) Haven; Kristi Cook

14 ) Enclave; Ann Aguirre

15 ) Exposed; Kimberly Marcus

To be Read : Caroline

Since I am out of books to read again, this is my to be read list. I kinda cheated in the middle and didn’t name all the books. 🙂 You get the point though. Now where to borrow these from. . . .

1)  Catching Fire; Suzanne Collins

2) Mockingjay; Suzanne Collins

3-9)All but the first book of The House of Night series; P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

10) Num8ers; Rachel Ward

11)Paranormalcy; Kiersten White

Wish List : Caroline

Never in my life have I ever wanted so many books. So I made a Christmas Wish List already. It mostly contains books, and a few other items. Not sure how many of these books I will actually get for Christmas but it’s always worth a shot right? Depending on how often I get to the bookstore, the amount on the list might change.

P.S. I hope that link works.

Jealous

So Sarahs blog (or well, this blog) had Patrick Jones comment on her review of his book Things Change. I must say I am pretty jealous that she got a comment from the author of a book. That’s really cool that he commented on it, although I’m curious as to how he found it. Do you think he Googled the book reviews, or Googled himself? I don’t really know but that’s super cool. I like him already, and now must read some of his books. 🙂

Hmm….

I left the book City of Glass, at a friends aunt’s house. So, here I am bored without my book to read. I guess I could start another one while I wait to get that one back, but then it will mess up my list of books. I don’t really like to read more than one book at a time but it is looking like I might have to this once. Do you think it is hard to read more than one book at a time? I think I am going to read Marked and get that series started. Then I will have started four series, that aren’t finished, and that I am not caught up to. Bad idea?

 

Hunger Games

I just finished reading The Hunger Games by; Suzanne Collins, and I must say that is not at all what I expected.

Imagine, instead of North America, there is Panem.  It is all that remains  of what used to be North America, before a series of events destroyed most of it. Panem, a Capital that is surrounded by 12 Districts, holds the Hunger Games every year, but the Capital is not as nice as they claim to be. People from the Capital like to place bets on who will win the Hunger Games and who won’t. They find it as a nice way to keep the 12 Districts in line.  Two teenagers, between 12-18 get randomly selected from each district to participate.   All 24 teenagers are put into an arena to fight to the death, because there can only be one winner. Follow Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark through their journey of the Hunger Games, as they struggle through life and death situations.

Now that I have finished The Hunger Games,  I can read City of Glass, Linger, Catching Fire, and Marked. In that order. 🙂 Sometimes I think KayLee and Sarah have brainwashed me or something. 😀

So Many Books

I was never really into reading all that much. It just never interested me, maybe it was just because all the books I tried to read weren’t interesting.  After I took my Y.A. Lit. class, I actually started to like reading. My favorites are The Host by Stephenie Meyer, and Unwind by Neil Shusterman. I just finished reading City of Ashes, and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I still need City of Glass, so if anyone doesn’t mind me borrowing it, that would be awesome! Another book I need to borrow is Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, because I have already read Shiver, and I need to finish the series. 🙂 Also, I have heard that the Hunger Games series is really good. I honestly am pretty shocked with myself at how many books I have been reading lately. What else is a good book to read? I mean, I know there are tons of them out there but what has stuck out to you? Also, do you have those two books for me to borrow? 😀

Books to Movies

Every time someone reads a book then watches the movie, they say that the book was better. For one thing, I don’t understand why the movie people feel the need to change a story, like in the ending of My Sister’s Keeper. Why? Really, that books ending was amazing and you guys just slaughtered it. Even for the movies that are fairly close to the story line, people still prefer the books. I can’t quite put my finger on why though. I also like books better than the movies but I can place why into my head. Why is it that you guys like the book better than the movie?

City of Bones

When I was first reading this book I wasn’t too sure if I was going to like it. It seemed like a slow read to me in the beginning, but as I got farther in it definitally caught my attention. Now I need to get City of Ashes and City of Glass, anyone have either of them that I can borrow?  Anyway, its about a girl named Clary Fray, who has a special “sight”. This “sight” makes it able for her to see demons and vampires and shadow hunters. Little did she know, she was born a shadow hunter. It had simply been hidden from her because of the person she least expected. Now she is on a mission to save her kidnapped mom with a couple of kids she barely knows.

On a random note, my cousin had her baby a few days ago and I am super stoked!! I can’t wait to see miss Ryleigh 🙂 Oh and this is my first blog so it’s pretty short. Oh and I’m trying to see if I can post this on both blogs 🙂

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