Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just call me the procrastinator...


Hello readers of the free world!!!
Today is one of my last days that I actually have to think about school...therefore I've been catching up on my reading. I'm reading Infinity by Sherrilyn kenyon...which is, if it's possible, the most funny AND scary/gory book, all in one. It's about zombies....?? and I didn't know that I could actually enjoy a book like this, yet Kenyon does a wonderful job of making the dialogue so hilarious that you can skim right over the gory parts without even flinching. I love the plot, and the characters are so vivid that I can actually picture what Nick, Bubba, and Mark look like. A few even resemble some people in my own life...not saying it's a good thing. 

So besides my reading that I'm catching up on, I'm also currently lending some moral support to my friend. Boy stuff...but quite fun!!! Who's writing on who's wall, who's inboxing who, who's NOT inboxing me...oops...well, I'm sure you can understand. So she's currently having a happy fit over at her house...I think I heard her screaming from here...no yeah definitely her. WEEEEWW...that's the noise she makes when she gets excited. 

Anywho, the numbers on my blog are going up, I think I'm at about 2026 right now WOOHOO! That's exciting!!! So I'm going to go continue reading (Instead of doing work for tomorrow) and then I will report back here with further examination on Infinity...

PS- If you haven't already, check out my twitter...www.twitter,com/TheBookGenie

Happy Reading :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

Hello readers of the universe,
Today I'm here to bring your attention to a book I recently finished called Waiting for You, by Susane Colasanti. I'm just about shaking from my fingers to my toes right now, because I got a tweet from Susane Colasanti herself!!! Here's the background information....

A few days ago I decided to start reading a new book, so I picked up a few from my shelf. Usually my process is staring at the covers for a while and end up not reading anything that night because I can't choose. This time, something incredible happened. I didn't actually make a choice to read Waiting for You, I feel like it chose me. All of a sudden with my books sprawled across my bed, I opened Waiting for You and just started reading it...not like me at all. I had this feeling that I needed to read the book. Like there was a reason, and I had to read this book. I already knew that I loved Susane Colasanti, and all of her books have been my favorites so far, yet something about this book drew me to it.

After reading a few chapters I knew that it was going to be amazing. It was so relatable, and I felt like it was written just for me. All of the lessons and advice given in the book seemed to stand out and scream my name. I felt like it was written to help me specifically. My two favorite parts (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!) were when Nash and Marisa were at lunch, both depressed and both not eating. It was so funny to me, and I could picture it so easily. My other favorite part was at the end, in Nash's room. Priceless.

So push comes to shove I loved the book from the beginning, and I felt such a connection to it. I knew there was going to be a reason that I was reading it, and I really believe there was. I tweeted about it about the book, and now checking my twitter account (Twitter.com/TheBookGenie) I see that she has tweeted back to me: @ Thanks for the warm fuzzy :)


Of course I started freaking out, and I didn't know what to do, so I decided to post my blog about the book, which I was going to do later tonight. 


*Takes a deep breath* SO!!! now I'm going to go and stare at the cover of Waiting for You, and wish that I lived inside the pages of it.


5/5 Stars. Hands Down. Everyone go and read it. Now.


Happy Reading!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's 3:12AM, do you know where your books are?

Hey there hi there ho ho ho there...it's almost Christmas. Okay, no it's not. But I've been in Christmas mode since, well about the day after Halloween. I guess I can't really help it when I have a mother who decided not to take all of the halloween decorations down, to put up some turkeys for thanksgiving, and what the heck throw up the Christmas tree while she's at it...I'm ready for her to toss some hearts on the windows along with some leprechauns...since we're covering all major holidays.
But of course it's what makes my life so different than everyone else's. Which I love. What also separates me from the normal kids my age, is that I'm up at 3:12Am, reading a book, with my lazy brown kitty coco, after putting up my own Christmas tree. Yes, you heard that right. My own. I'm staring at it as we speak. It's beautiful. Black, with gold ornaments. It's so me it's scary. So glam rock.

Anyway, the reason why I'm on the computer....I decided to pick a new book to read (about an hour ago), but I didn't know which one to start. So I walked over to my bookshelf and I picked up "Burned" by PC Cast & Kristin Cast, the 7th in the House of Night Series, "Feast of Fools" by Rachel Caine, the 4th in the Morganville Vampires series, and "Waiting for You" by Susane Colasanti. After getting in bed holding the books, I literally opened "Waiting for You" and started reading it. I didn't even hesitate. Something was telling me to read this book. I feel like there's a reason that I'm reading it, and I just don't know it yet.

So push comes to shove, I LOVE the books so far. I'm on page 26, and I can already feel the magic of Susane Colasanti's writing. I love her writing in previous books I've read by her, like "Take Me There," "When it Happens," and "Something Like Fate,"so I know that I'm going to love this book. The characters already sound like they relate to me and my friends. There are a few lines that I love in the beginning of the book...(SPOILER ALERT!!!) an example is: Pg 4&5...The best part is where John Mayer says how our connections are permanent, how if you drift apart from someone there's always a chance you can be part of their life again. How everything comes back around again."


Anywho...So I love the book so far, and I'm really excited to see where Colasanti takes me with this book. I think I might have an idea of where the story will end up, yet I'm curious to see as how Colasanti will get there. I guess we'll have to see :)

PS-the title of this blog, basically has nothing to do with the blog. I guess you've figured that out already.

PEACE.LOVE.READING

The Book Genie

I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

Hello my little crazies!!
SO I'm blogging today about the book Tweet Heart, by Elizabeth Rudnick. I finished it the day after I started it. Yes...it was that good!! I really enjoyed the plot, and I feel that the characters were real. They could be anyone. They could be me, my friends, you, anyone. The characters were well developed and vivid. I could see each of them in my head. While reading, I thought for a second that I was reading emails between me and my best friend. Let's just say, it reminded me a lot of my life. I loved the way that Elizabeth Rudnick was able to make tweeting and emailing effective in portraying the story. I thought at first that it was going to be hard to get into a book written in tweets, but instead it actually got me hooked and it felt more real.

The ending of the book was perfect...it literally had me wanting to jump into the book and become the character. It tied in so well with the rest of the book, and Elizabeth Rudnick does a great job in creating a happy ending, for everyone.

There was one moment in particular that I literally lost my breath. It was so nice, yet SO simple!!! It's just about when the book is over and... I don't want to give anything away, so just go out there and read the book!! It's worth it!

Happy Reading!!
The Book Genie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Last night, was a long night...

Hello my little Bookworms!!!
I was up all night talking on the computer to some friends, and decided at almost 3AM that I'd start a new book since I finished 'Tattoo' by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. SO, I picked up the book 'Tweet Heart' by Elizabeth Rudnick.
This is a synopsis of the book from Barnes and Noble:
Claire is a #hopelessromantic. Lottie is determined to set up her BFF with Mr. Perfect. Will wants his #secretcrush to finally notice him. Bennett is a man with a plan.
Claire can’t believe it when her dream guy starts following her on Twitter. She never thought he noticed her, and suddenly he seems to understand her better than almost anyone.
But the Twitterverse can be a confusing place, especially when friends act differently online than they do in person. Things get even more complicated when Claire realizes she’s falling for someone else, the last person she ever would have expected….
Told in an innovative format combining tweets, emails, and blogs, Tweet Heart is a contemporary romantic comedy that will set your heart atwitter.


I stayed up until about 5:02AM...not that I was keeping track...and I read up to page 152. I read passed the halfway mark, because it is THAT good. The characters are so relatable, at times I thought that Elizabeth Rudnick actually took my life and made a book about it. All the details reminded me of my own life, right down to the very fact that they ate fro-yo together. (That's what me and my friends always do...and that's what we call frozen yogurt....I don't know why this fascinates me so much, but it does).
SO, so far this book is amazing, and I can't wait to see how it ends.

Go check out this book!

Happy Reading!
The Book Genie

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

Hello readers of the world!!!
Last night I did just as I said I would, and I read the rest of Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I previously said how cute the book was, but it got way cuter at the end. I seriously want to re-read this book, just so I can put myself in their shoes. The book makes you want to have supernatural powers (I mean, as if I already don't...come on....we all do!). They had the power to read minds, the power to see into the future, the power to create fire, and the most awesome and incredibly amazing power to change things into other things. For example I believe that Delia changed gave her friends highlights, made her shoes into rollerblades, and transformed a pair of socks into a purse...just to give you a few reasons why I love this book.
        
Don't get me wrong though. This book has it's fair share of the dark side. It has points where you're on the edge of your bed/seat/floor? and you're wondering how a cute book can get that dark. But that's what's so great about the book. I loved that it was unpredictable.
        
I can't wait for the next one, called Fate. I'm going to have to get it soon!!!

Happy Reading!!!
The Book Genie

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Up All Night!!!

Hello my little book worms!!!! If you're up right now, at 12:39AM, you better be reading ;)
I'm currently reading Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I started it about a month ago, but because of school I had to stop reading for a little while (GASSSSPPPP!!! I KNOW!!!)....but I've picked it back up, and I'm almost done with it. It's not a very long book, but it is a very GOOD book!!! It's so cute, yet suspenseful at the same time. The characters are very realistic, and they're relatable. I also love the plot! Here's a description from Barnes and Noble: 


Bailey Morgan isn't the type of girl who shows a lot of skin, but somehow, she ends up in a dressing room at the mall with her friend Delia applying a temporary tattoo to her lower back. Never one to suffer fashion doubt, trendsetter Delia knows exactly where she wants her own tattoo: on her stomach, right where her shirt ends—can you say "midriff"? Annabelle, the quiet one, chooses the back of her neck, and tomboy Zo plasters hers on the top of her foot. The tattoos will last for three days, and Delia's sure that with them, the four friends will absolutely kill at the school dance.
Unfortunately, killing is just what someone has in mind, and Bailey, Delia, Annabelle, and Zo are in for the battle of their lives. Along with her tattoo, each girl receives a gift—a supernatural power to help them in their fight. As Bailey's increasingly frightening dreams reveal the nature of their enemy, it becomes clear to the girls that it's up to them to save the world. And if they can get Delia to stop using her newfound power to turn gum wrappers into Prada pumps, they might actually stand a chance.

So if you're into books that involve teenage girls doing teenage things, with super natural powers...this is definitely the book for you! Can't wait to finish the book, I'm definitely going to be up all night reading it!

Ta-ta for now my lovely readers!
The Book Genie



Friday, November 12, 2010

I can't avoid it. Neither can you...

Ever been in a store, any store at all, and think to yourself "I can feel them." Maybe you're there shopping for clothes with your friend in Target, or you're in CVS buying makeup with your mom, and you just...stop. You feel the presense. You know that they're there...waiting for you. There's nothing you can do besides find them. Find what's waiting to be found, around the corner, in the next isle. You know exactly where they are like they're calling to you, leading you there. And then you find them. The books.

I love when this happens to me. I find myself overjoyed, smiling and laughing, running in slow motion towards the shelves. Knocking over a little girl looking at a children's book. Little girl, if you knew better you'd get out of the way of a mad woman with an addiction...And then my feet stop in front of the beautiful display!!! My mouth waters from all of the lavish covers of books on the best sellers list. I can't help but touch each and every one of them. Someone approaches me, I can't hear them. My heart beats faster with every back cover I read. The moment I decide You will be the book I buy I stare intently at the book. It's time. The book has been chosen, the fate of my happiness is now in my hands. Literally....

I was in walmart the other day and I chose to go down the book isle, like I always do.
These are the books I found...
-The Fledgling Handbook 101-by PC Cast, the Handbook that goes along with the House of Night Series by PC Cast & Kristin Cast.
-Virals by Kathy Reichs
-Reckless by Cornelia Funke
-Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Now, since I'm in the making of a Christmas list of books, I only bought The Fledgling Handbook 101, and Dead Until Dark :D

I also found a whole section with christmas stories!!! It was so cute, I have to go back and get one....or all of them.

With love from The Book Genie,
Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

Hello my little bookworms!!!!
I decided that there were way too many cobwebs growing on this blog so it was in need of a face lift. I went through and weeded out what I didn't need, and added in some cool new features. This is the first blog in a very long time that I will be doing on a book!!! WHO'S EXCITED?!?!?! I AM!!!!

MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES SERIES BY RACHEL CAINE

I've had the first book, Glass Houses, for a very long time now. It was the only book on my Christmas list last year that I actually wanted to read, and they didn't even have it! Once I finally bought it after weeks, I decided that I was going to put it aside for a little while because I was way too excited to read it, and I knew that I'd want to read the whole series.....problem is, I never actually got around to reading it....until this summer. In July I began reading the first book. I have to say, that besides Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, I've never read a book so quickly in my life: Page after page, without stopping, not wanting to stop, and arguing with myself after I stopped.
This series is absolutely CRAZY packed with action and suspense, and you have no idea what can happen next! At one point you might be throwing the book against the wall, crying, and the next you're so happy you're laughing to yourself because the characters, especially Shane, are SO funny!!!
The characters are so distinct in this book, each having their very own personality. That's obvious isn't it? Actually no. Not always can an author pull of multiple characters, because after a while they all start blending together. BUT this series, has a bunch of crazy characters, and also some very not so nice scary characters as well.
There were a few parts that I was nervous, like actually scared, because I mean, there are VAMPIRES in the book!!! That can get scary sometimes! Rachel Caine is so unpredictable, that you never know what she's going to have happen next. This helps with the scare factor.
I appreciate the plot and characters of the book, yet my favorite is her cliff hangers. Each book has a cliff hanger that sends you straight to the book store to get the next one. If you're smart you'll do what I did and buy multiple books in the series at once. SERIOUSLY you're going to need it! I Finished the first book in two days, then started the second book the next day.
GO get this series! I dare you!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

LOCK & KEY BY SARAH DESSEN

(WARNING: THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) I just finished reading "Lock and Key" by Sarah Dessen at about 4Am this morning. I can't believe what an amazing book it turned out to be,  I honestly can't. I didn't think the book was going to become such an inspirational page turner, considering at first I didn't like the book very much. But I really shouldn't doubt Sarah Dessen, I know better than to do that. 
At first the book seemed to be speaking about her past too much, but then when I analyzed the book I realized that's exactly what the book needed. All of her past and her present intertwined perfectly. I loved how Sarah Dessen used Nate to prove that in order to save yourself sometimes you have to save someone else first. I think it was the perfect scenario. And the fish? That was just plain adorable. I think the fish in some way represented Nate, because he was sent to live with his dad, and the fish was taken out of it's home and sent to live with Ruby, and of course they both swim. And in the end the fish survived, and so did Nate. Haha but that's just a little side note that I noticed later on. 

So while reading the last few pages last night I suddenly got inspired to write about friendship, and what it actually means. I just began writing and writing and I couldn't stop, and the things I was saying were happy and sad all at once and I started crying. I'm so silly sometimes hahahaha. 

But anyway. The book is absolutely awesome and I would recommend it to anyone. I really do. It's great for everyone to read because it really does teach you what it means to be a friend and what family truly means. 
Go pick the book up, right now!!! Seriously!!!

Here's an excerpt from the synopsis on Barnes and Noble.com:

Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now she's living in a fancy new house with her sister Cora—a sister she hasn't seen in ten years—and her husband Jamie—creator of one of the most popular online networking sites. She's attending private school, wearing new clothes, and for the first time, feels the promise of a future that include college and her family. So why is she so wary? And what is Nate— the adorable and good-hearted boy next door— hiding behind his genial nature? As Ruby starts to see, there's a big difference between being given help, and being able to accept it. And sometimes, in order to save yourself, you've got to reach out to someone else.

So if you're looking for a good 'pick me up' book, or simply just preparing for books for your summer reading, definitely pick this book up!!

*sealed with a kiss*
<3 The Book Genie

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I'm HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

I'm feeling a complete and TOTAL WITHDRAWAL!!!!! You ask why? I'll tell you why. Because I just finished the book "Hush, Hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick. (THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS BLOG!!!)I can't believe that i waited so long to read that book. I am so tempted to re-read it again tonight. I am seriously considering it. It's completely and utterly amazing, there is no reason that anyone wouldn't read it, unless they're allergic to amazing. I can not get over the fact that Patch is so amazing and sexy (I can't think of any other synonyms for amazing). His sarcastic remarks complete the most perfect personality. AND the fact that he falls in love with her is just...okay I really can't think of any words so let me describe how I felt when reading: HAHAHAH OHMYGOSH...hehehe ahhhh ahaha ohmygosh so cute!!!!.....yes. that was me, by myself in my room, laughing at 2:30 AM reading this book. I could not believe how much I could fall in love with a character AGAIN, after being totally in love with Jace, Edward, Damon, Stefan, and a bunch of others (I thought my heart couldn't handle any more love!!!). I bookmark quotes that I love in books with little arrow stickers, and I had so many in this book, and some of them were because the scene was way too good to forget!!!!! I've been thinking about the book all day since I finished it, and it was so good that I keep getting butterflies when i think about it.
I'm listening to "Heaven Can Wait" by We the Kings, and it's making me feel like I should probably go re-read "Hush, Hush". Don't ask why. I have no clue. But the song makes me remember the book lol
Here's a synopsis from BarnesandNoble.com:

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

5/5 stars doesn't even cut it. This book gets 11/5 stars!!!!It's too much of an amazing book, not to spread the love. So all of you out there who have read the book pass on the word. Tell all your friends to read it, and your boyfriends, and whoever you see at the grocery store. I'm completely serious. lol

*sealed with a kiss*
<3 The Book Genie

I'm HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

Swoon by Nina Malkin


Hello fellow readers!!!
I am completely aware that I brag about every single book I blog about. I'm fickle, so what? right? I just simply love almost every book I read. 
Anyway, the past few days I have been reading Swoon by Nina Malkin and I am completely blown away. I was expecting a lot when I first started reading the book because it was suggested to me with such high honors, yet I am always skeptical when picking up a book (though they always turn out well, go figure ). I was shocked when I found out how amazing the book was. A little different than the other books I've read, in that it was more mature. I warn you it's inappropriate for younger teens and children. Yet that doesn't take away it's wow factors. The dialogue, and Sin himself, was enough to keep me reading---if the plot didn't do the trick. I highly recommend reading this book. It has many reviews if you'd like to check them out. Here is also an excerpt from BarnesandNoble.com: 

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing even happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree and her spirit interwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge and while Pen is obvious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intesely drawn to him—but not at all crazy abolut the havoc he's wreaking.
Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.
What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?

 I definitely would give Swoon 5/5 stars!!! I really liked the way the book took place in two time periods, it was such an interesting style to me. The ending, although left me hanging with SOOOOO many questions, only has me wanting so much more.  With an ending like this one, you won't be able to stop yourself from guessing what happens next.
Anyway, I highly recommend this book, it's amazing!
*sealed with a kiss*
<3 The Book Genie

Saturday, April 24, 2010

BACK IN ACTION!!!

Hello Fellow Readers!!!!!!
I am back! It's been a long few months and I haven't had time to update my blog which makes me incredibly sad! But I've also been working on a few of my own projects like books and such. In the following weeks I'm going to have more posts on books I've read, book suggestions, and new authors you all have to check out! I'd love to have feedback from you all, and any suggestions will be taken into account!!! Thank you all for stopping by, the new book posts should be up in a few minutes ;)

*sealed with a kiss*
<3 The Book Genie

NEWS!

11/8/2010

HELLO READERS OF THE WORLD! If you haven’t already, go pick up your copy of Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick! I’ve already read it, and give it a full 5 stars!!! It’s suspenseful and dramatic, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat....or bed...depending on where you read :) I advise everyone to go out and buy it!!

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I am the Book Genie!! I love reading with all of my heart, (I'm a little dramatic sometimes) and it's an obsession I have to live with. New titles on the teen novel shelves makes my heart beat faster. I've read many books, and I've developed a love for all different types of them. I love making websites and animations, but most of all I love making movies. I want to pursue a career in the movie making industry later on in life. I would also love to start writing novels and screenplays. My family is the most important part about me, because they have taught me everything I know. My pets are also important to me, as are all the animals we feed and save.