Showing posts from June, 2012


Hey Everyone!! So my 21st birthday is this Monday!!  And what am I doing for, said 21st, birthday?? Well none other than...   I am leaving tomorrow morning, and staying four days, three nights!  I'll be coming back on Tuesday.  So what does that mean?  Well, it means that this weekend there will be no posts, and no Music Tuesday on Tuesday.  However, there will hopefully be some great reviews going up when I come back, because, after all, I've got 6 hours there and back to kill, on the drive! Just one more picture... I'll be staying in... 4 Queens, which is right in THE MIDDLE of Fremont St. (the original Vegas!!!).  How awesome is that??!! I am super excited! It's my first real vacation in two years!  NOW TO THE SURPRISE!!  My super awesome blogging friend, Liz, over at Books I Think You Should Read & Yes/No Films shared something SUPER AWESOME WITH ME!!! I've actually been waiting for this all week, since I first heard about

Meg-A Readers Recap #7 Plus Review for Sanctuary

 For this week's recap we had some great posts!! Including among them a new Blog post by the guest of honor, herself, Meg Cabot!! So wait for those links at the bottom of this post! But before I get to those here's this week's book, a review of Sanctuary  (#4 in 1-800-Where-R-You Series): Original Cover  Okay let me begin by just saying that I was totally planning on taking a break in between books from Meg Cabot, but after reading Sanctuary , the fourth novel in Meg's 1-800-Where-R-You Series, I found myself, instead of picking up a different book, the fifth and final novel, Missing You .  The ending killed me!!! It wasn't that it was bad, but just that last sentence totally got me!! I NEEDED to know what happens!! Anyway, in Sanctuary Jess is back, of course...and before I give away WAY too much, I'll give you the Goodreads description: Jess Mastriani knew she wasn't going to be able to hide her psychic powers from the U.S. governmen

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume review

Published in the 1970s Are you There God? It's Margaret written by Judy Blume, touched the hearts of thousands, if possibly not millions, of young girls hearts. Written in the point of view of a soon-to-be twelve year old girl named Margaret Ann Simons, it deals with a young girls many questions. She is waiting to become a woman.  She wants to start her period, grow a chest, and be "a normal girl".  It's a super short book, only about 150 pages, so it was a super easy read, and I do think this is a perfect read for young girl going through her early stages of adolescence. However, like I said it was published in the 70s, and includes some pretty old school stuff.  For instance, at one point Margaret discusses trying on this belt that holds her pad...yeah, honestly I had no idea what that was?? For me personally, it was a bit tough sometimes just by young Margaret was.  But like I said, this book is meant for girls around the age of 11-14.  Also, I mean, I do

Still on My Mind #8

Still on My Mind is a weekly meme, featured on Thursday, started by Haley over at Ya-Aholic , where you discuss a book you've either recently read, or read over the past few years, that's still on your mind. This week's Still on My Mind is... I know this is a sequel, but to be honest this book is the reason why I really liked Suzanne Collin's novels The Hunger Games .  This book had so much action, was interesting from beginning until end, and kept me on my toes through out.  I liked the first and third in the series, but they got to be a bit much for me sometimes.  This is a tough series, psychologically, speaking in my opinion.  I've discussed it recent posts ( Like THIS one! ). Since everyone around the world, pretty much, knows about what happens in at least the first book in the series, I don't think this Goodreads description will be too much of a giveaway of what happened in the first book: Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Ga

Music Tuesday #26

I can not stop listening to this song!!! I LOVE this song!! :) Enjoy! The Romance Bookie :)

Safe House by Meg Cabot Review! :)

Safe House by Meg Cabot is the third book in Meg's 1-800-Where-R-You Series.  To see my review for book 1 & 2 go HERE & HERE ! But this is the original cover I'm reading this version Because I don't want to give away too much, since it is a third book in the series, here's the description from Goodreads : JESS MASTRIANI was on vacation when Amber went missing. Most people blame Jess for Amber's brutal slaying, but how could Jess -- even with her psychic ability to find anyone, anywhere -- have stopped the cheerleader from turning up dead, without having known she was even missing? When yet another cheerleader disappears, Jess has a chance to redeem herself. If she can just find the girl before it's too late, maybe Jess will finally have a chance to be part of the in crowd. Except that it's starting to look like being "in" might just get you -- not to mention your loved ones -- killed. So much for popularity.

IMM #7

In My Mailbox was originally started by The Story Siren and it's where anyone can participate and let everyone know what they got in books, and other book related things, throughout a given time.  Anyone with a blog can join in, and you can post once a week, once a month, or whenever you choose to. Remember everyone, this is a MONTHLY IMM, not weekly!! It's been another great month!! :) First off, I really wanted to share something I found this month in one of my books. So I was cleaning up/reorganizing my book shelves this month, as I was cleaning for my relatives to come into town, and I was going through my copy of Lauren Clark's Dancing Naked in Dixie, because I wanted to see my name again in the Acknowledgements (lol, I SWEAR I am not a shallow person!! I'm just so proud of myself and excited!!), and I happened to see something at the front of the book: Okay now to the great books I got this month! :) For Hard copies first: For

Liebster Blog Love Award

Hey everyone! So I was awarded another Liebster Blog Love Award!! How awesome is that??!! However, because I already awarded the Liebster Blog Love Award to some of my favorite blogs, I've decided not to do that again (because quite frankly that took FOREVER last time! And that was picking only 5! This time I am supposed to pick ELEVEN!!) But, because it says to answer some questions, I will answer the eleven questions instead: What is your favorite piece of clothing? My favorite piece of clothing is...hmm...I think currently are my yoga capri pants.  They are SOOOO comfortable!! :) What do you utmost hate? There aren't many things I hate, just because I feel it is too strong a word; but I really hate when people fold a page to mark their spot in a book.  It always makes me cringe. What can you not live without? I know this is probably pretty obvious, but I honestly can't live without my books.  I have no idea what I would do if I didn't have my books.

Meg-A Readers Recap #6 WITH GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey Everyone!! :) For this week's Recap I unfortunately do not have a review or interview.  I've been posting reviews like crazy this week though, and ALL of them were Meg's books! So, okay it was only 3 books, and they were all Heather Wells Mysteries, but still! So instead, I'll just recap all the links to my reviews and to our fabulous Blog Hoster (Sorry, I know that isn't a word...but it should be!!)! AND A FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!! So for this week we had: Kristine's, over at Book Geek Diaries, review of The Boy Next Door Meg-A Readers Read-a-Thon Book #1: Size 14 is Not Fat Either Review Meg-A Readers Read-a-Thon Book #3: Big Boned Meg-A Readers Read-a-Thon Book #3: Size 12 and Ready to Rock AND NOW TO THE GIVEAWAY!! :) a Rafflecopter giveaway And don't forget to ALSO enter for the GRAND PRIZE during Meg-A Readers!! a Rafflecopter giveaway The Romance Bookie :) BTW if you have been participating in the Read-a-Thon here is a link-u

Meg-A Readers Read-A-Thon Book #3: Size 12 and Ready to Rock

First off, before I go into the review I must warn all of you!! ***This Review will contain SOME SERIOUS SPOILERS!!! From the recent books in the Heather Wells Series!!!!*** Also I must say, let me just tell you all...I feel SOOOOOOOOOOOOO extremely lucky to have gotten my hands on an Advanced Copy of this one!! Heather, it's been WAY tooo long!! :) Heather is back!! FINALLY!!! FIVE LONG YEARS, for many readers, for me personally only 3 but still!! That's a lot time!!! It's 3 months later (from when Big Boned ended), and Heather is not only extremely happy with her life, mostly due to the fact that she has a pretty great job (even though she would probably hate to admit it), but also because she's finally landed the man of her dreams! The man she's been in love with for many years, even to the time when she was still together with his younger brother! AND she's engaged!!!!! Heather Wells is all about mystery...that's what makes a grea

Still on My Mind #7

Still on My Mind is a weekly meme, featured on Thursday, started by Haley over at Ya-Aholic , where you discuss a book you've either recently read, or read over the past few years, that's still on your mind. For this week's Still on My Mind I have decided to choose a book that I absolutely loved!  Something that was very rare about this book was that it was a sequel, and I loved it even more than the first! How often is it that a SEQUEL is even better than the first??!! I mean don't get me wrong I really liked the first novel, but there was something about the sequel that was just so beautiful! Whether it was the super hot musician main character, or the heartbreaking story...I personally think it was both...but it was just amazing, and reasons why this book is on my top 10 all time favorite books of all time.  I actually got to meet Gayle Forman in April, and she was so sweet! You can read about my experience HERE! So anyway, here's this weeks Still on My

Breaking Dawn Part 2 REAL TRAILER!!!!!!

I know I posted the 13 second teaser last night, but guess what?? They've FINALLY posted the real one!! The Romance Bookie :)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 TEASER TRAILER!!! :)

Here it is!! The first look!! :) The Romance Bookie :)

Meg-A Readers Read-a-Thon Book #2: Big Boned by Meg Cabot

For my Book #2 of the Meg-A Readers Read-a-Thon I read Big Boned (#3 in the Heather Wells mysteries) by Meg Cabot (of course! :)). Before I begin, I HAVE to share with you all a quote from the novel just to give you an example of how hilarious Meg is! From page 5 of Big Boned : (Heather's (& my, for that matter) reaction when she's (I'm) running: "I'll go at my own pace.  Nice and easy.  Here we go.  There, see? I'm doing it. I'm running! Hey, look at me! I'm running! I'm- "Okay, well that's enough of that.  Whew.  I mean, a girl could hyperventilate from doing that.  And seriously, it's my first day.  Don't want to overdo it.  "Also I think I felt something come loose back there.  I'm not trying to overreact or anything, but I think it was my uterus.  Honest.  I think my uterus jiggled free." Seriously BEST QUOTE EVER!!!! And that was only on page 5!! So you can just imagine how hilarious the rest of

Music Tuesday # 25

Week 25 in 2012! WOW!! This weeks Music Tuesday song is... Give Your Heart a Break by Demi Lovato is a song I have not been able to stop listening to, since I saw Demi's documentary on MTV.  Okay, so I will admit I LOVED her in Camp Rock (I know I'm a Disney nerd!), I especially love her singing voice and even own her first two CDs.  This song, sounds absolutely great! :) The Romance Bookie :)

Interview with Zeinab Alayan

Good Morning Everyone! (At least here in Southern California, where it's only 7:35), so if you're somewhere else around the world: Good Afternoon, Good Evening! :) Today I'm really excited to have another fabulous Independent author on The Romance Bookie!  This author contacted me a couple of months ago, and because I was such a klutz, and had WAY too much on my mind with school and life, I completely forgot to get back to her! Well Zeinab, THANK YOU for emailing me back!! Anyway, Zeinab Alayan's new novel REALLY caught my eye, when she introduced it to me those many weeks ago.  It was unique, and something that I believe a lot of people may enjoy because it doesn't seem to have anything like it out there in the world! Read on, to find out more about Zeinab, her novel Puppet Parade, what music she likes to listen to while writing, and more! :) Isn't the cover pretty?? It really reminds me of Phantom Of the Opera !! :) The Romance Bookie: Describe

Meg-A Readers Read-a-Thon Book #1: Size 14 is Not Fat Either

So I've been reading like crazy all day, and was able to ALREADY finish my first book in the Read-A-Thon!! Book 2 in the Heather Wells Series: Size 14 is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot! This is actually my second time reading this series...I originally read it in 2009 (my second semester of my senior year in high school)...but I REALLY wanted to reread it in honor of the new release Size 12 and Ready to Rock , so my memory will be extra excellent when I read it in a couple of weeks!! :) ***WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOUND IN BOOK 1 OF SERIES ( Size 12 is Not Fat )*** Heather Wells is back! She's finally been able to move on from a tough first couple of months of working at Fischer Hall, a dorm, I mean residence hall at New York College; after a series of deaths that occurred as girls were being shoved down elevator shafts.  Heather is excited to finally begin her work on her BA, but before she is able to she unfortunately needs to take a remedial math course

Meg-A Readers Read-A-Thon (June 17th-23rd)!!

Hey Everyone! Meg-A Readers is officially half way over! (how time flies!!!, I just can't stop saying that enough!). SO to kick off the half-way point Diana (Little Miss Drama Queen) and I are hosting the Meg-A Readers Read-a-Thon!! The Read-a-Thon will be running all this week (June 17th-23rd) and will have ANYONE (not only the participants) who wants to read Meg Cabot books ALL WEEK and as MANY as they can! I've actually got family coming tomorrow, family that I only get to see once every two years for a little over two weeks, and who come specifically for my brother and my birthday, so I honestly don't know how much time I will actually have to read this week!  I'm hoping to definitely finish both Heather Wells books ( Size 14 is Not Fat Either & Big Boned ) and maybe possibly Size 12 and Ready to Rock !!!!! Or continue reading the 1-800 Where-R-You? Series .  But who knows! So what will YOU be reading this week?? I would love to know in the comment

Interview with AWESOME DD Chant AND GIVEAWAY!!

Happy Saturday Everyone!! So I got another AWESOME email yesterday, from a great new up-and-coming author...DD Chant! As some of you may know I have been quite overwhelmed these past few months with reading, especially when it comes to scheduled readings, so I've come to the decision that I just can't accept every book that comes my way.  I mean unless your name happens to be, oh I don't know, let's say, Meg Cabot, or Sarah Dessen, or...Marissa Meyer (I WANT TO READ SCARLET!!!), or Nicholas Sparks, or Stephenie Meyer (with Midnight Sun (FULL VERSION!!!) or Host #2!!!) then I will 100% make an exception! But for now, because I still would REALLY like to support the indy author community out there, I've asked DD for an interview, and she agreed!! So please welcome...DD CHANT author of The Promise & Broken City ! The Romance Bookie: Describe both Broken City and The Promise in 2-3 sentences each. DD Chant: Broken City is set after

Meg-A Readers Blog Hop! Recap #5 PLUS A SUPER SPECIAL INTERVIEW!!!

Hey everyone!! This week was AWESOME for Meg-A Readers! I read SOOO many great posts that I will sharing with you here today, that I really hope you take the time to read, especially if you are a big Meg Cabot fan, like me! :) So for this weeks post I have something EXTRA special! Something I am SO SO SO proud of it, and I hope you will enjoy!! However, before I go ahead with this EXTRA special post, I wanted to announce the winner for the SIGNED Copy of Meg's Avalon High !! AND without further ado, the winner is... ***Danasquare!!!*** Congratulations Dana! I have sent you an email and you have 48 hours to respond, before I pick a new winner!! :) SOOOO here is the special post!! An Interview with her Royal Highness Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, Crown Princess of Genovia(!!!!!) The Romance Bookie:   Welcome Princess Amelia, it is an absolute pleasure having you here on The Romance Bookie! HRH Amelia: Oh thank you, Mandy! I lov

Still on My Mind #6

Oh dang! I almost forgot about my Still on My Mind post today!! So for this week I'm going to do... Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instrument Series! Because it's a series, and because I loved each one of them SOOOOO much, it is MUCH too difficult to just choose one! So instead, I am doing all of them! Okay, except for the newest one City of Lost Souls because I haven't had the chance to read that one quite yet. But here's the description from Goodreads : The Shadowhunters—touched by angels and charged with protecting innocents—battle demons and other evil in the bestselling Mortal Instruments series. City of Bones When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with odd markings. This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons—and keeping the odd werewolves and vamp