Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best of 2011

All righty! 2011 is just about over and it's been a heck of a year for me. This is a quick list I put together of the books I read this year that really stuck with me. They may not have all out in 2011 but I discovered them this year. So here it goes:

Best Fantasy:

Firelight & Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Best Horror:

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

Best Contemporary:

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly

Most Epic:

Eona by Alison Goodman

Most Shocking:

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Most Artistic:

Grafitti Moon by Cath Crowley

Best Cover:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Best Book of 2011:
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Friday, December 30, 2011


My nook got a new face today! Literally! Take a my nook...where I read books...I hang it on a hook...okay that's enough.

Isn't it adorable now? Just felt the need to spruce him up a bit. Also for anyone who is looking into getting a cover for an ereader, I recommend ones with rounded corners like this one. I had a cover before and it had sharp corners and it made dents in my palms when reading with the cover on. Not comfy.

Yay for my nook!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Feeling Nostalgic

With how busy this time of year is for me and the cold weather, I'm always feeling the need to reread a well-loved book or series to remember good times. This year I've finally reached the point where I could reread the Sweep Series by Cate Tiernan. It is a hidden gem of a series. I don't know about anyone else who loves them but I read them to death as a kid. They were published in 2001 and that was the age where I was just starting to get really into paranormal type books. I probably read the entire series all the way through about 11 times before they got repetitive. After taking many years off from my favorite characters I finally feel the need to revisit them. Widow's Vale has come back to life in my mind again. For anyone who hasn't heard of this series, they recently re-released them with new covers, and even more recently as bind-ups. Go buy them!!

What my beloved copies look like:

What the new covers look like:
 What the bind ups look like: