In My Mailbox #1

Posted May 28, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
In My Mailbox #1

This is probably one of the few memes I will be participating  in. I think this one is really important though because it gives readers a chance to see new books and the books I will be reviewing on this blog. I may not participate every week yet, it just depends what I get every week. This IMM is going to be pretty huge though, because it’s a build-up of the last couple of weeks. IMM is sponsored by The Story Siren and happens once a week, usually on Sunday. Won: Thanks to Random House for an ARC of French Lessons: A Novel by Ellen Sussman.Thanks to more »

Review of Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki

Posted May 27, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Review of Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki

Geisha, A Life by Mineko IwasakiMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary: The geisha has long been a mystery to those in the West. In her compelling memoir, Mineko, often called the best geisha of her generation, reveals the secretive world that inspired a bestselling fictional counterpart, Arthur Golden’s bestselling Memoirs of a Geisha. Mineko’s remarkable story dispels Western myths about the geisha as prostitute and describes a demanding life as a highly trained artist. With an even and objective voice, she tells of leaving home at the age of four to enter a geisha house. Here, Mineko made her more »

Splash into Summer Giveaway!

Posted May 25, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 10 Comments
Splash into Summer Giveaway!

This is the first giveaway hop I am participating in. I am very excited. I was only going to give away one book, but I was cleaning my shelves today and I found a book that I have an extra UNUSED copy of. So without further ado, here is my contest. I’m actually doing two, and there will be two separate forms to fill out. Rules for both giveaways: 1. You must be a follower via GFC. I am giving away two hardcovers from my personal stash, so I feel it’s fair.2. You have to be over 13.3. This giveaway more »

Book Review- Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Posted May 24, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Book Review- Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon My rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary: On the morning of her sixteenth birthday, Renée Winters was still an ordinary girl. She spent her summers at the beach, had the perfect best friend, and had just started dating the cutest guy at school. No one she’d ever known had died. But all that changes when she finds her parents dead in the Redwood Forest, in what appears to be a strange double murder. After the funeral Renée’s wealthy grandfather sends her to Gottfried Academy, a remote and mysterious boarding school in Maine, where she finds more »

Quick Update on Everything

Posted May 23, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

Hi guys! I have a number of things that I need to tell you real quick. First, I will be reading The Great Gatsby for the month of June. That’s the book that won the classic poll, and I’m really looking forward to reading it. I already have it downloaded to my Kindle and it’s ready to go as soon as June hits. I’ve been wanting to read this one for awhile. Second, I will be making a trip to the post office today to mail out the books for the winner of my first giveaway. So ladies, be looking for more »

Book Review- Spellbound by Margeaux Laurent

Posted May 22, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Book Review- Spellbound by Margeaux Laurent

Spellbound: The Awakening of Aislin Collins by Margeaux LaurentMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary: Burlington, New Jersey 1734 Something evil has settled here. It lurks in the woods, cloaked by dark magic. Animals have been found slaughtered and men patrol the forest nightly to hunt this unknown malice. They will not find the creature, nor will they be able to kill it. It is not interested in them. It is after me. I am a witch and the creature is the servant of a witch hunter. I am their prey. _______________________________________________ Okay, so the summary of this book really more »