Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Reviews and Awards

I love to read. I've been reading sooooooooo much lately. I think the lady at the bookstore knows my name. The three I've read in the last two weeks are:

Loved this book. Scott Westerfeld builds an amazing world that I adored. His characters are pretty awesome too. Beware, though, the ending is less of an ending and more of a cutting off point. When I was done I shook my fist at the sky, cursing myself for not waiting until the second book came out to read this one. But I will definitely be the first one in line to buy that second one.

Ah, Brandon Sanderson, you have sucked me into your world. I bought this book originally because I'll be attending a conference in February in which he will be the key speaker. I wanted to listen to him, having read him. I was not disappointed. This is a book for those who truly love deep fantasy. His world is intricate and detailed. I loved trying to figure out the complexities of it. He threw in a really good twist that I didn't see coming as well. Now that I've read him I'm very excited to go to the conference.

And last, but not least, James Dashner's latest. I would say that the target audience for this book is middle grade boys. But, that being said, I was highly entertained. It kept me engaged and guessing. I loved the concept and I'm curious to see how it's going to go forward in the next book.

In other news, I got a lovely award from the awesome Jade.

-Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
-Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
-Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
-Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
-Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

Since you all know that I live on the edge and like to break rules in any form they come. I am picking only 2 people for this award. I know, you're all shocked at my nerves of steel. I generally like to pick the newest blogs that I have discovered, so why break tradition. :) Those two would be:

*The ever inspiring: Tamika
*The adorable: Melane (I noticed you recently got an award, Melane, so feel free to wait until next week to post this [or break all the rules and don't post it at all]). :)


  1. Thanks for the warning about the end of Leviathan. I'm about to start it. I can't be surprised after reading the amazing Uglies series though, but I was fortunate in that case because they were all already published. And you are certainly not alone in doing a lot of reading... it's that time of year (or rather all year is that time of year.)

  2. Books, shmooks. Come see me tomorrow, Okay?

  3. Good recs for my reading list. I have read a few good books in the last two weeks, but reading is distracting me from writing. So no, bad Kasie. Don't give me recs for my reading list.

  4. Wow, two awards in just a few days! I am psyched!

    The suggestions sound great. I may have to hold off reading them for now because my TBR pile is huge.

  5. I'm excited to read Leviathan, but maybe I'll wait. The Harry Potter years traumatised me--I hate waiting for release dates!

  6. Love opening a new book and beginning! Such a joy... :)

  7. Thanks for the book reviews. They sound intriguing. I'm just finishing up (finally) The Hunger games and looking forward to reading the sequel as long as I can keep ignoring a dirty house and 101 other "to do's"...

  8. Thanks for the reviews and congrats on the award. :)