Sunday, January 29, 2012

Special For Sundays(for the 5th Sunday of January)

Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related

Special for Sundays is an original feature, created by Heather of ‘Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related’ and Ems of ‘In which Ems Reviews Books’.  We’ll rotate each week through various subjects, as follows:

1st Sunday: One of your Favorite Books and why is it so special to you


2nd Sunday: Two books that everyone must read and why


3rd Sunday: One of your Favorite Authors and why you pick their books up again and again


4th Sunday: A book on your TBR list, why you picked it, and when do you hope to read it


5th Sunday (on the rare occassions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 

We hope you’ll join us for this fun feature!



So with this being the 5th Sunday of the month we are doing a book we have read previously and a quickie review.  Hmmmm considering right now reading has been slow, I went back to my 2011 read list and seen one book that I haven't reviewed, but that was because I was going to do the series(and still will).  Honestly you will probably hear about this book a lot as it is one of my favorites...and for those I am close to you already know it and know what I have to say about it.


So it is Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder!  I always have this book on my TBR pile as it is just that good!  Yelena, the female lead is not overly whiny, and seems so realistic.  She has so many facets to her life that is not shown right away but little by little(and all throughout the series).  After all at the start of the book you know she is in jail for killing a man, but you don't really know the motive until later.  She also makes mistakes and isn't perfect, but she learns from them and moves on.  OH and let's not forget Valek, Ari, or Janco!  These men are definitely swoon worthy and just great characters to read about!

The plot in of itself isn't exactly boring either! It moves at a good pace and has a little of everything...action, mystery, romance, magic.  I can really go on and on about this book, but since this is supposed to be quick I will stop and the final rating is without a doubt is my LOVED IT rating!!



Sunday, January 22, 2012

Special For Sundays

Special for Sundays is an original feature, created by Heather of ‘Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related’ and Ems of ‘In which Ems Reviews Books’.  We’ll rotate each week through various subjects, as follows:

1st Sunday: One of your Favorite Books and why is it so special to you


2nd Sunday: Two books that everyone must read and why


3rd Sunday: One of your Favorite Authors and why you pick their books up again and again


4th Sunday: A book on your TBR list, why you picked it, and when do you hope to read it


5th Sunday (on the rare occassions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 

We hope you’ll join us for this fun feature!
Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related


So this the 4th Sunday of the month(WOW where did the time go?!?!?!) which means we are talking TBR books.

I have a pretty extensive TBR pile, tower, ummm library is probably more like it.  However I am going to narrow it down to the next book I will be reading:





So the reason it is on my TBR is due to being the sequel to A Game of Thrones, which I am currently reading.  Really I got into the series from the HBO show, see I like Sean Bean and Mark Addy..plus I the previews were quite intriguing.  So when I started to watch the show, I realized I had to read the books.  So as I a nearing the end of the 1st book, I have to know what happens next to the characters!!  Now I will say that my parents have read the series, as well as a few friends and I am told not to get too attached...but how can you not!  So I absolutely need to know what will happen. And that is why this book is on my TBR pile, tower....well you get the point.  What is on yours?


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Special For Sundays

I am so excited because today I am launching a weekly meme with the help of one of my great friends!!  So here is the info about it!!
Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related
Special for Sundays is an original feature, created by Heather of ‘Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related’ and Ems of ‘In which Ems Reviews Books’.  We’ll rotate each week through various subjects, as follows:

1st Sunday: One of your Favorite Books and why is it so special to you


2nd Sunday: Two books that everyone must read and why


3rd Sunday: One of your Favorite Authors and why you pick their books up again and again


4th Sunday: A book on your TBR list, why you picked it, and when do you hope to read it


5th Sunday (on the rare occassions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 

We hope you’ll join us for this fun feature!



As this is the 3rd Sunday of the month, it is Favorite Author week!  So for me I am going to go back to my very first favorite author, for the very first Special For Sundays!


~~~~Laura Ingalls Wilder~~~~
 Just a brief bit about her from Wikipedia:  Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American author who wrote the Little House series of books based on her childhood in a pioneer family.[1] Laura's daughter, Rose, inspired Laura to write her books.


Ok so Wilder is probably my first ever favorite writer.  I was introduced to her series in school by a chapter out of The Long Winter, I was instantly captivated.  I can't not recall what made me want to read it...but I took to it right away.  I had to have the books, I checked them out in the library and began reading the series from the beginning.  I even saved up money to buy the series in paperback as a child.  I consider her as an author because looking back I didn't really pay attention to authors, I was more interested in books.  She is the first author I could tell you what her books were.  I honestly read those books many times over!


Now as an adult I want to do a re-read(will have to find my books in storage).  The reason is because the story of her life(yes I realize that it is embellished some) and the time period is always interesting to me.  It is interesting to see how people live during that time, seeing the towns build up, and even the relationships that is formed throughout.


Another reason that I will do a re-read is due to the story telling.  Wilder weaves a wonderful story that just sucks you in.  I am always implanting myself into the stories and with her writing, it was easy to do.  Honestly I can remember times standing outside when it was windy picturing myself in that time period.


So who is one of your favorite authors?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Giveaway Opportunity

So for everyone that needs to add to their TBR pile pay attention.  One of my best friends is hosting a wonderful giveaway.  There will be two winners for $25 to book depository...so go check it out at In which Ems reviews books.  And while you are there, follower her she has great reviews!!

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