Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Aug 17
Review- Switched by Amanda Hocking

Review- Switched by Amanda Hocking

Switched (A Trylle Novel #1) by Amanda Hocking Paperback, 304 pages Published July 12th 2010 by CreateSpace Age Group: YA Source: bought Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might’ve been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed – and it’s one she’s not sure if she wants to be a part of. —————————————————————————– My Review: I really liked this book. When I first found out it was about trolls, I was so skeptical. But it turned out really good. I can’t say im too fond of the Queen, but that is not surprising, since she is such a cold character. I do like Wendy- she is so feisty and strong willed. I love that she does not let anyone push her around. Unfortunately, I also really like… Read more »

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Aug 13

formspring.me

Ask me anything! http://formspring.me/chelle2006 Well, I did not know that this would become a post on my blog, but while it is I will let you guys know what formspirng is. (in case you didn’t know) Formspring is a site where you can follow and ask people questions, either anonymously or signed.  I like answering questions and Im a very open person, so feel free to ask anything- from books, to school, to hobbies- anything is fair game! 

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Aug 12
Cool book website- FictFact!

Cool book website- FictFact!

When I was looking at I’m Loving Books beautiful blog (which you all should check out), I saw that she mentioned she uses FictFact to follow and track her series. So I decided to see what it was all about. I am a die hard goodreads fan. I love how goodreads is set up and it is my hands down favorite book website that I have found. So I was not expecting to be that impressed by FictFact.  I am very pleased to say I was wrong! FictFact is very user friendly and it is a good source for up to date book news. I like that you can track your progress of all your series and it will tell you what the next book in the series is and whether you are current on that series or not.  You can also follow people and see which series they are reading, as well as update your TBR pile and let others know what books you are going to be reading… Read more »

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Aug 12
Follow Friday (4)

Follow Friday (4)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison can Read. If you are new to the #FF fun, Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. First you leave your name on Parajunkee’s site, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to Parajunkee, and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! ok now for the question! Q. How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?  My reading habits have not changed too much since I was a teen. I read a lot of the same YA books, but now I have worked some adult paranormal romance and a few contemporaries into… Read more »

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Aug 08
Summer Giveaway Hop Winner!

Summer Giveaway Hop Winner!

  Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my giveaway! After totaling up all the extra entries, I had 646 entries in this contest! that is huge! I am so excited with the turnout of this blog hop. I also wanted to thank Im a reader, not a writer and mary from Bookhounds for hosting this hop.  ok, now for the winner. The winner was chosen with random.org. The winning entry for the ARC of Wildefire was:   # 402- Ashsassin Congrats!!    Don’t forget to enter my current giveaway of the Tower of Parlen Min by Matt Xell. 5 winners! Click here to enter!  

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Aug 08
Review- Abandon by Meg Cabot

Review- Abandon by Meg Cabot

Abandon by Meg Cabot Hardcover, 304 pages Published April 26th 2011 by Point  Age Group: YA Source: Bought Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.But now she’s moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.Only she can’t. Because even here, he finds her. That’s how desperately he wants her back. She knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven, yet she can’t stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back… Read more »

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Aug 07
Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

It’s almost time for Book Blogger Appreciation Week!  I have been blogging for about 6 months so I was not a blogger for the last one, but I was an avid observer. I just remember thinking- this is such an awesome idea! I love that we are recognizing other great book bloggers and letting them know we love what they are doing!  There are tons of cool things going on this year with BBAW, like giveaways, awards, and several people do special interviews or posts during that week. Everyone that wants should take a moment to check out the nominations page and nominate some of your favorite bloggers. If you’d like to register and vote for your favorite blogs, click here and just use your google or twitter account. This year they added some new book categories and, of course, they have several blog categories. You do not have to nominate someone for each category. You can pick the ones you are interested in and then vote for your favorite… Read more »

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Aug 06
Review- Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Review- Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White Hardcover, US, 335 pages Published August 31st 2010 by HarperTeen  Age Group: YA Source: Bought Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal. Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.  So much for normal. ———————————————————————— My Review: I just wrote my whole review for this book, and went to save it and lost the whole thing! Not cool! Ok, I guess I will try again. This book was… Read more »

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Aug 06
Oxford is almost over!

Oxford is almost over!

I can’t believe my time in Oxford is ending. These past 5 weeks have flown by! I am already done with my classes and starting on Monday, I have finals. Eeek! Oxford is amazing, and there is so much to see and do. There was not enough time for it all. When I get back home, I will be doing a post with some videos and pictures from my trip. Here are some of the highlights though. In Oxford, I went to: Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford Christ Church (where various Harry Potter scenes were filmed) St. Edmunds Hall, Oxford University (this is where I studied and lived) I think all the pubs in Oxford. (favorites are Head of the River, White Horse, and the Turf)  Other Places I visited: London Stratford Dublin Amsterdam The Hague Once I get home next week, I have some great things planned for the blog. Lots of reviews, and some interesting (hopefully) discussion posts. And I will be starting up IMM and Follow Friday again…. Read more »

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