Friday, October 30, 2009

OMGeee I Suck + Contest Winners

Hey guys, Happy Halloween!

(**EDIT** GRRR! I wanted to embed THIS video sooo badly but I'll link it anyways cause it's awesome! ^_^)

So, as you can probably tell, Vampire week didn't exactly happen... e_e;; and I'm so sorry! I just ended up being so busy this week that I had NO ROOM to fit in writing of reviews and such. :( I feel so, SO awful about it, but oh well I guess. =/

Anyway, putting that behind us, I do have a few updates about the site as well as our Halloweeny Month winners!

First off, next month, as I hope you know, is November ;) and that means... NANO! (Wrimo ;P) So, posts are going to be pretty scattered then, and I probably wont be doing a lot of reviews since I'll have no time to read! xD But I will try to post about my Nano progress and if any of you guys decide to join up you should follow me here!

Then, as I'm winding down from November, I'll be posting reviews, contests, and interviews in a new monthly feature I like to call, "ReaderGirl's Favorite Books of '09"! The idea is that by posting these things around Christmas I will be giving you new book suggestions you MUST add to you're Christmas list because they were just that fabulous! ;P and I hope you will because I know you will love them too!

I'm hoping to do this all through December, but as we know the holidays are very busy so I can't promise that I will do things everyday of every week, but I'll try to post lots! Especially since '09 was like a super-trifecta of YA greatness, and I really want to catch you up on any awesome titles you may have missed out on before New Years!

So... yeah guess that's all.... xD OH! Also just as a side note, in January I'll probably go through some of my '10 ARC's reviewing them and such and then I will probably slow down a ton and go to doing reviews here and there again, because honestly, I'm getting really wiped out! >_<

As much as I enjoy reviewing and hearing from you guys, I'm just plain exhausted, and I also really, really, really want to start focusing more on my new blog Indi.Grrls because I feel like it's going to be awesome and I just want to start posting there already!

But THAT is all. :) More on future stuffs in the future; for now, our WINNERS!

The Winner of the Fairy Tale Hardcover is... Book Pixie!

The Winner of the Paperback Blood and Chocolate is... Natalie!

And that's all.... e_e;;.... BUT THAT SOUNDS KINDA PITIFUL! xD So GUESS WHAT I'm gonna do?! Add some more prizes!

Let's see how about...

A mini Cirque Du Freak movie poster


A mini New Moon movie poster?!

Enter by Sunday night @ 10 PM!

Just comment to WINNNN!

Now a fun video from the boys of Panic to get you in the spirit!

So NOW that's all! ^_^ lol What's everyone doing for Halloween?!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

We Have A Winner!

BUT I can't tell you who it is untill the end of the month! :(

Until then, check out these other fab contests going on now!

Win an awesome Ghost Girl candle, win a copy of Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld!

Enjoy and thanks for joining me for Were-Week!

Vamps coming atchu Monday!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

(WWDay4) Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne Review!

Product Description From Amazon:

I see him and know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever.

Kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying—and thrilling—gene that will change her life forever.

Lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way.

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.

My Review:

Moonlight was a great read! I stayed up many a night to finish this one because I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next! I was totally captivated by Lucas (Uh, HOT! 8D) and I loved Kayla—I loved watching their relationship develop and mostly I just loved reading about all the mystery behind the guides and Lucas. It was a really great read! Very much my kind of book!

I do wish the author had taken Lucas and Kayla’s relationship into another story, but I think it’s cool that she followed up with the other characters in her other books too. I definitely want to read them as well. The story flowed really nicely, and it was well written too. Rachel Hawthorne is definitely one to watch!


This is your LAST DAY to enter the Blood and Chocolate contest, so be sure to ENTER HERE by tonight!


(WWDay3) Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis Review!

Produuct Description from Amazon: Moonlight can totally change your life.

And it all starts so simply.

You. Him.

The moon.

You're toast.

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.

Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.

My Review:

I was so excited to get this book because A. I love werewolves and B.….. Well, I don’t have a “B”, but I seriously love werewolves, and I was so glad that I ended up liking this book as much as I did! It ended up being a really cute read that I’d definitely recommend!

Shelby was cool, and though I didn’t love her step mother, I thought she handled the whole “beingshippedoffbyanalmosttotalstranger” thing really well! I would’ve freaked out WAY more! Lol

Shelby was also very relatable, even though it seemed like she would have had more money than the average person, and I liked that she wasn’t stuck up about that; she always seemed very down to earth. It kind of shows that just because some people have more money than others doesn’t make them that different from each other; she was still a teenager dealing with teenage crap, so I could relate!

Of course, the love interest Austen stole my heart…. (Darn those bad boys!) But they’re so hard not to love! X_x……………… HE HAD AN ACCENT!.................

All in all a super cute light read that I finished in about a day. I’d deffo recommend it! (Especially if you’re being shipped off to a reform camp by your step mother, your father's going along with it, and you need a good plane read! ;))


Hope you like the review, and make sure to check out the interview I did with Heather yesterday if you havn't already!

Also enter to win a copy of Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause here!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

(WWDay2) Interview with Heather Davis-- Author of Never Cry Werewolf

What's your best Halloween memory?
Halloween was always very popular around my house because my dad is a joker by nature. I guess my favorite Halloween memory is from when I was about eleven. I built an amazing costume in our basement -- a chocolate chip cookie. It was like a "sandwich board" with two flat sides of the cardboard cookie on my front and back side and I wore a piece of my dad's old brown courduroy pants leg on my head tied like a chip. It was so huge and flat I couldn't sit down.

Anyway, I totally should have won the costume contest at the party I went to, but instead a girl whose mother had sewn her Merlin costume took the prize. So unfair! My dad sent me a Halloween card a few years ago, mentioning that cookie costume -- even he remembered it as pretty great.

Does Halloween inspire you to write more supernatural YA?

Not really. I'm always in the mood for a story beyond the ordinary.

How true do you think those werewolf stories are...?

True. Throughout history people have always been cast out of regular society because of genetic problems or deformities. It's so not right. I think that many of the legends we hear about today - vampires, werewolves -- are all about people who lived differently or had physical challenges or oddities.

What inspired you to write a story about werewolves?

I've always loved the duality of werewolves - the "normal" side you show to the world and your "wolf" that you keep hidden. Also, I used to live in a mountain town filled with deep, dark woods -- that really inspired me to say "what if?"

I adored Never Cry Werewolf! What's next for you?

Thanks! The Clearing is coming out in April 2010 - it's the story of a modern girl who moves to the country to her great aunt's farm to reclaim her life after an abusive relationship. There in the misty clearing at the back of the property she meets a boy stuck in a time loop -- it's always the summer of 1944 for him. They form a unique bond that teaches each of them that letting go and moving on is some times the best thing you can do. It's a serious, romantic YA that is quite different from Werewolf, but I think that readers will connect to the emotional heart of the story. After that... who knows?


Thanks SO much to Heather for the awesome interview; it was a joy to have her. :) Keep an eye out for a review of Never Cry Werewolf later this week!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

(WWDay1) Blood and Chocolate Review and Givaway

Welcome to Were-Week! To start things off, how about a giveaway?!

To enter, leave a comment on this post about your favorite werewolf. Shouldn't be too hard, right?? ;P

+1 if you spread the word in some way

+1 if you follow the blog or my twitter

+2 if you repost

You have till Friday to enter, I'll pick a winner on Saturday morning.

Here's a look at you're prize, a review of Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Clause!

Product Description From Amazon:

In Blood and Chocolate, Annette Curtis Klause does for werewolves what Anne Rice has done for vampires.
Sixteen-year-old Vivian Gandillon is trying to fit in to her new home in the suburbs. But trying to act "normal" isn't always easy, since Vivian and her family are werewolves. It's glorious to have the power to change, and Vivian is a beautiful loup-garou with all the young wolves howling for her. But she wants no part of her squabbling pack, left leaderless by her father's recent death.

Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. If she reveals herself, will he relish the magic of her dual nature? When a brutal murder threatens the pack's survival, Vivian's divided loyalties are further strained. What is she really--human or beast?

My Review:

From the moment I picked up Blood and Chocolate I was hooked. Of course, I’m a huge fan of the supernatural in general, so maybe it was an easy sell, but I thought it was awesome from the get go.

Of course there were a few things I didn’t love along the way, but as a whole I actually really liked it. It ends diffrently from the movie for those of you who’ve seen that, and it’s actually quite a bit sadder that I thought the movie was, but still really good.

I actually watched the movie first so I have a bit of a soft spot for the movie version, but it was really interesting to read the book because there’s so much extra stuff in the book that gets left out or changed in the movie.Vivian’s cousins are always kind of entertaining to read about (Especially when picturing the guys from the movie…. e_e;;) and I actually liked Gabriel soooo much better in the book!

Annette did a great job with the writing and description-wise it was spot on. Definitely worth the read and if you’re a werewolf fan, you’ll love it!


(FW Day (4)) Review of Fary Tale by Cyn Balog

Well, we've reached the end of our "Week of Fey", but it was fun times for all right?! I really enjoyed interviewing Cyn Balog, and I hope you all like the reviews! This week I also got sick so stuff was a little light for a few days there, but whatcha gonna do; cold and flu season right?! Anywho, next week is Were-Week, and I'm I'm super excited about it, but more on that tomorrow! For now, here's my review of Fairy Tale! :)


Product Description From Amazon:

A captivating and witty dark fantasy that will have girls lusting after it.

Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

My Review:

I actually love a good love triangle (It makes things more interesting!), so I liked that aspect of Fairy Tale, and I ended up being kind of happy about who Morgan ended up with which I was glad about! Morgan’s voice throughout the story is very honest and from the beginning you feel for her and her situation and you also feel for the male characters as well. Pip tugs on your heartstrings and Cam sounds like such a great boyfriend that you’re just as heartbroken as Morgan when he gets caught up in his blood ties.

All in all book was a cute, light, read that was very enjoyable. Though the basic plot of the story was more serious, I thought Cyn did a good job of keeping things light and entertaining.


Now, I DO have the winner of this contest, but like I said before I'm going to keep all the winners names under lock and key until the last day of our Halloweeny feature! Luckily, it's creeping up on us so it'll be here in no time, but keep checking back for more contests, reviews, and author interviews!

Were-Week starts tomorrow! EEP!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Interview with Cyn Balog/ Cirque Du Freak Winners!

So I was supposed to do a review of Cyn's book, Fairy Tale, YESTERDAY but I'm sick with an awful cold and now everything's backed up! :( But rest assured I'll be posting it sometime this weekend when I'm hopefully feeling better. Until then, here's an interview with Cyn!

OH! Also, as it is Friday, the winners of the Cirque Du Freak books are....
Kate and Kristen!

Congrats guys, I'll email you too, but remember to get me your address before Monday or I have to give the prize to the next runner up. =/

NOW, Cyn Balog! :)


What are you doing for Halloween this year?

I am going to be going to Disney World!!! We have tickets to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, which I have always wanted to go to. I am a huge Disney freak. I actually may end up not coming back home this time, I love Disney so much.

What is your favorite Halloween memory?

Last year, I took my daughter trick-or-treating for the first time (she was 2). She couldn't believe that she could actually just go up to a house and people would give her candy! The first house we went to, she was dressed like Little Red Riding Hood, and when the opened the door she tried to go inside. And then of course she wanted to keep going and going and going to every house in the neighborhood. And then she wanted to do it again on November 1, too.

What was you're best ever Halloween costume?

My mom made me a really cool Reeses Peanut Butter cup costume when I was a kid. I just loved that costume, and it was really special because I watched my mom make it and she put a lot of time and effort into it.

Witches, Ghosts, Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, Jinn, or Fey?

I should be saying Fey, right? But I really have no alliance to them. Personally, I have always loved Zombies. All the Romero movies are my absolute favorites. And 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later?? The best!!!!

We all loved Fairy Tale, but what's next for you? When can we expect a new book?

SLEEPLESS is coming out July 13, 2010. It's about a Sandman who falls in love with a mortal girl whose sleep he controls.


Thanks so much to Cyn for the interview, and don't forget to enter to win a hardcover copy of Fairy Tale here!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oh my geez, what a terrible blunder (You CAN win a copy of Fairy Tale in this post! X_x)

Sooooo sorry guys! I meant to post about this in my Monday post, but I totally spaced OUT! So.... yeah... major suckage on my part, but you CAN enter to win a copy of Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog (Hardcover) through this post! xD

To enter, comment and let me know about your favorite fairy of all time. :)

+1 if you follow the blog in some way.

+2 if you tell a friend to enter. ;P

I'll pick a winner on Sunday, but as for all giveaways this month (Except for the Cirque Du Freak prize pack) I won't be posting the winners names until the end of the month because it's more fun to announce them all at once, right?!

Anywho, sorry again about that, won't happen again I swear! xP



(FW Day 3) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Product Description from Amazon:
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.

But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything

My Review:

Wicked Lovely is one of those books were the moment that you pick it up you instantly feel like you’re a part of the story; you’re swept up into a world you’ve never experienced, and yet somehow it feels all too familiar.

You realize that you must have always known Aislinn and that you’re the closest of friends; that you’ve always thought Seth was a hotty, though you’d never mention that to Aislinn since you knew how crazy he was about her. You feel like you too have felt the fey watching you at some point in your life, and are curious and afraid by the idea that they may not be figments of your imagination after all.

It’s these kind of stories that I love.

When you can write a book with characters that feel like old friends, a setting that feels like home, and an adventure that I’ve only ever dreamed I could be a part of, you’ve got me hooked. Wicked Lovely was one of these books.

I bonded with Aislinn from the beginning and loved her fierce tenacity throughout the story. She was completely kick ass, and amazing, and I loved going through this chapter of her life with her. Seth stole my heart many a months after I finished the book, and still has it through Fragile Eternity… The fey sounded startlingly beautiful and frightening, and I was completely sucked into their history.

The novel on the whole was very beautifully written, I loved Seth, I loved Aislinn, and I’d definitely recommend this book to lovers of the fey.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hush, Hush And Fat Cat out today!!!

Just wanna take a quick break from faries to give a shoutout to two lovely authors whom I love whose books hit the shelves TODAY!

I can't stop saying how much I loved Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and you can read about how much I loved Robin Brande's last book, Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature HERE, so I can't wait to read her next book, Fat Cat!

Go check out the shelves today and please consider picking up one of these fabulous new YA titles. :)



Monday, October 12, 2009

Fey Week In Full Swing! Win A copy of Fairy Tale!!!

Hey Guys! Eep, October is here, and you know what that means.... Our first week of reviews, interviews, and GIVEAWAYS! Plus cooler weather ;) haha

Last week I left things pretty open because that was a hugely busy week for me, but I hope you all looked up interesting facts on freak shows as your entry to WIN ALL THE CIRQUE DU FREAK BOOKS BY DARREN SHAN as part of the promotion for the new Cirque Du Freak movie (Out October 23!)! Also don't forget to vote on you're favorite T-Shirt saying at the bottom of the page for a chance to win the soundtrack! (If my blog wins of course ;))
On to the faries! This week we'll have reviews of Wicked Lovely, and Fairy Tale, Plus an Interview with author Cyn Balog!

Plus though angels don't EXACALLY fall into the fey catagory, THEY DO HAVE WINGS! And Becca Fitzpatricks upcoming YA book Hush, Hush comes out tomorrow! I Loved this book and I really want to shout out to her tomorrow in honor of the release of her book. :) Unfortunitely I won't be posting a review till December-ish in my Favorite Books of '09 feature, but I want to make sure I get the word out about this amazing first instalment in her series that's gonna totally blow you away!

Anyways, stay tuned for all the fun this week, and make sure to enter to win the Cirque Du Freak books HERE!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

In My Mailbox (8)

In My Mailbox was originally started by Kristi, The Story Siren, and she was inspired to create it by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Basically it's just a fun way to let everyone who wants to know what you've been reading (*coughcough* Hoarding...*cough/gag*), what you plan to read (look at, ponder reading, eventually return to the library due to due date restrictions), and what you ARE reading.

Thanks To Kristi for starting this, and don't forget that you can make your VERY OWN In My Mailbox post and add it to the IMM blogger links list attached at the end of all of Kristi's IMM posts! ^^


Well this week I've mostly been busy reading City of Bones, and just plain busy with LIFE >_< But I did get a few good books since my last IMM post!

Stop In The Name Of Pants by Louise Rennison (I panicked because the new one is coming out SOOOON and I still have to finish this one! Eep! But these books are sooo cute, I love them, so I was happy when I saw it at the library since they've been asking for it back every time I get it. X_x)

Ash by Malinda Lo (*screamsingiddyexcitment* I've been wanting to read this for so long! *grabbyhands* I can't wait to start it!)

Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan (David has a really unique way of writing so I'm really excited to read this one. :))

The a bunch of books about traveling to Europe; it sounds so awesome there, I wanna go! xP

ANYWHO! Kind of a light week, but I'm super excited about all the books I got, and can't wait to get started reading!.... right after I finish a few other books.... e.e;;

P.S. Don't forget to vote on your favorite Cirque Du Freak T-shirt saying (at the bottom of the page), and enter to win the Cirque Du Freak books here!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Cirque Du Freak Promotion! Win Books!

What better way to start off our Halloween themed month then with something truly horrifying; freak shows!

What better way to start off our Halloween themed month then with something truly horrifying; freak shows!

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, is the first book of Darren Shan's wildly popular series of books for the YA genre, and also the book that the new movie is based on(In theaters October 23rd)! If you don't know much about the books or the movie, you can click here to find out more!

The new movie edition (The Vampire's Assistant and Other Tales from the Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan) features the first three books in the series--Cirque Du Freak, The Vampire's Assistant, and Tunnels of Blood-- all in one book!

Here's a quick blurb about it:

Do you love to be scared? Then don't miss the terrifying adventure that begins when Darren and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the CIRQUE DU FREAK, a wonderfully bizarre and creepy freak show. Brace yourself for thrills and chills as the boys witness a parade of grotesque creatures and face their deepest fears by entering the darkest world of the vampire. In the blood-curdling tradition of Anne Rice and Stephen King, CIRQUE DU FREAK will have you shrieking for the next horror show!

Now, on to the prizes!

Two lucky winners will receive...

A Cirque Du Freak book Set (3 titles in one book)

And a...

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant Locker Mirror
Woo! Free stuff! 8D Here's what you can do to win:

1 Entry: Comment telling me one interesting fact about freak shows, or Darren Shan.

And for an extra entry, follow the blog, or follow me on twitter! (But only if you really want too! ;)

You can only enter one time for this one (Unless you're letting me know about a second entry or just want to say, "Hey!" ;P) Because last time I was WAY overloaded with entry which was an awesome thing, but still, it was alot! xD

ALSO! Don't forget to vote for your favorite Cirque Du Freak Movie T-shirt saying at the BOTTEM of the page! Lots of blogs are doing these promotions and the one with the most votes gets an ipod touch and a copy of the soundtrack which I would of course giveaway to one of you in thanks for voting! 8D (Cause I really need a new pod, mine is shot! T_T)



Month of Halloween On RGR!

Welcome to THE MONTH OF HALLOWEEN on ReaderGirl Reviews!

Eep! I'm so excited! I know this message is coming through a little late but I've had a heck of a day to bear with me. xD I've been a bit unorganized about Halloween Month this year, especially as it's the first year I've done it,. but I've got so much stuff planned--so much awesome to spread around the bloggosphere--that if I can get it all up and running for your enjoyment it will be miracle! xD And AWESOME, AWESOME Miracle that YOU will have a chance to be a part of!

Here's how it's gonna go down:

This Week, we start off our Halloween-ness with a Cirque Du Freak movie promotion sponsored by Big Honcho Media! Now there's MANY awesome things about this promotion (I hope they're obvious enough! ;D) And as much as I'd like to list them all just because, the contest doesn't officially start until tomorrow so you'll have to wait for more details till then! *zipslips*

The after this week, each week with feature a different creature.



and Vamp-Week!

Including Author interviews, LOTS of reviews, and a new contest EACH WEEK!

It's going to be so fabby, and I really hope you guys enjoy it! :) Check the blog tomorrow for more news on the Cirque Du Freak Promotion!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

In My Mailbox (7)

Well, I didn't want to forget to post today, but sadly I haven't been keeping up my the blogs I usually follow and that's how I find out about awesome upcoming YA books, so no books IMMB for me this week.... T_T

BUT! While I was drowning my sorrows in some nummy cereal over THAT I decided to check out my blogroll and look what I found!

Kristi (The Story Siren) got some good ones this week, in perticular Beautiful by Amy Reed sounded good, and I CAN'T WAIT to read Fat Cat by Robin Brande, I'm pretty sure I've been waiting for this one ever since I first reviewed Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature! (Literally my first review! Awww, just like bringing out the baby pictures. ;))

Harlequin Twilight Book Blog got Lips Touch by Laini Taylor (The artwork looks so much like Brett Helquist's that I MUST read it! Plus everybody is blogging about it so it must be amazing right??) She also got Ash by Melinda Lo which makes me so jealous because-- WHY? WHY?? Why must Hardcovers cost so much?! I want it! D8

Anywho, check out these posts, these ladies run awesome blogs and it's always fun seeing what they're reading. :)

Look out for Halloween related posts Starting Monday! This week is going to be mostly random reviews and Halloween talk but this month I am going to try to blog EVERY DAY so it's gonna be a blast anyways! 8D haha


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Geez I'm Slow! (A Banned Books Week Post)

Wow, so somehow this years banned books week has slipped right past my radar, and I am only now doing a post about it.... EPPPPIIICCCC FAAAAIIIILLLL ALLLEEEERRRRTTT!

Anyways, this is Banned Books Week! (Or the end of it anyways.... >_e) YAY for banned books!

Some of my favorites are...

Forever by Judy Blume
Reason For Ban:
Graphic scenes involving SEX, candid details about teen relationships and the way the Judy Blume wrote about adolescent sexuality to plainly.
(The book that everyone freaks out over! Seriously everyone I've met has said they don't want to read it because of the reputation it's gotten. Honestly? Sex exists people, and yeah it's awkward and personal and our culture doesn't like to have it talked about so publicly but so what?! It's a fact of life, DEAL. X_x *couldgoonandonaboutthisbutwillspareyou* This book was terrific!

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Reason For Ban:
Use of the word N****r.
(Definitely not a nice word, but that was one used in the time period the book was written so banning it really doesn't seem fair to me.)

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Reason For Ban:
"Profanity" and "Pornography", I guess most of this series were taken off the shelves at one point. o.o

The His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
Reason For Ban:
Political and religious viewpoints and some violence.
(These books are literary genius! D8)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Reason For Ban:
Use of the word N****r.
(Definitely not a nice word, but that was one used in the time period the book was written so banning it really doesn't seem fair to me.)

Annie on My Mind by
Reason For Ban:
In short; homosexuality.
(Don't get me started...;_;)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Reason For Ban:
Well, it's ABOUT censorship for one... X_x And also i guess someone Complained about the use of the word "God damn" in the book.


Harry potter Series

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

the Giver

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I Am The Cheese

A Raisin In The Sun

What I Know Now

On The Bright Side, I'm Now The Girlfriend of a Sex God

Catcher In The Rye

Rainbow Boys

Of Mice and Men

Bridshead Revisited

And that's not All! The sad thing is that most books (Magazines, Movies...etc.) Have probably gone under the eyes of censorship at one point or another.; but there is a way to fight it! If you're reading this now, please borrow one of these books from a friend or the library or by all means, buy them! Also please, please, please, spread the word when you love it! ;D These are all fabulous books that deserve a life without censorship. Vivi la Banned Books!