Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy student—Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah’s class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.
About the Author:
JANETTE RALLISON has been writing since she was six years old, although the quality of her work has improved substantially since then. She is the author of many books, including All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School. She lives in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband, Guy, and their five children. www.janetterallison.com www.janette-rallison.blogspot.com
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thank you to all who entered, I loved all the Spanish--estas loco si no quiero leer este libro! (If I just said something about an elephant reading in the bathroom--please just go with it...)
Okay--there will be more ARC giveaways coming up--so if you didn't win, keep trying! And luckily Perfect Chemistry is coming out just next week! YAY!
And the winner is.......
YAY! Please email me: Brooke (at) BrookeTaylorBooks (dot) com with you addy and I'll shoot it out to you ASAP!
Friday, December 12, 2008
1.Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc. on shuffle.
2.For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3.YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4.Put the artist after a dash following the song name.
5.Put any comments in brackets.
6.Tag some lucky people to spread the disease.
How would you describe yourself?
Dancing Barefoot-Patti Smith
(Cool song!"I'm dancing barefoot...Heading for a spin...Some strange music draws me in...Makes me come on like some heroin/e")
How do you feel today?
Wicked Game- Giant Drag’s Version
What is your life’s purpose?
What is your motto?
Black- Pearl Jam
"I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,I know you'll be a sun... in somebody else's sky, but why...Why, why can't it be,... why can't it be mine?"
What do you think about very often?
Your Body is a Wonderland- John Mayer
(ha ha ha)
What is your life story?
The Night Owls-Little River Band
(Not so much anymore..ha ha)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
The Blower’s Daughter- Power of Two
(Not even sure what a Blower’s Daughter is)
What will you dance to at your wedding?
Under the Milky Way Tonight- Church
"And it's something quite peculiar...Something shimmering and white...Leads you here despite your destination...Under the Milky Way tonight"
What will they play at your funeral?
Little Girl’s Eyes- Lenny Kravitz
What is your hobby/interest?
World in my Eyes- Depeche Mode
(I do love to travel)
If you could do anything right now, what would it be?
Right Down the Line- Gerry Rafferty
What do you want most of all?
I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight- Cutting Crew
(Figuratively-yes! Ha ha)
What is your greatest fear?
(I am afraid of change and having my wings plucked)
What is your darkest secret?
Dark Machine- Paul Oakenfield (Swordfish)
What is your favorite thing in the world?
Pure Love- Zucchero & Co.
(That worked out well!)
"One day I will open your eyes... Underneath the stars ...Beneath the crescent "
If you could have one wish, what would you wish for?
(ha ha—not sure what I’d do with a tiny dancer. Barshinkov maybe?)
What is your theme song?
The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance:
I Ran (so far away)- Flock of Seagulls
(LOL—I think I usually dance when I hear it anyway)
What will you post this as?
Popular- Nada Surf
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Okay--well you might be a little disappointed because the book isn't out yet (will be soon! 12/23)--but guess what I have???? And Guess what you could win???
That's right--I have a Advanced Reader's Copy (it's a book) that I'll be giving away--all you have to do to be entered to win is leave a comment (deadline midnight 12/14/08) using any Spanish word you know!
Example- "I'd love to win and promise not to read it while in el bano"
Here's a little more about Perfect Chemistry:
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.
SIMONE ELKELES has written three young adult novels, including Leaving Paradise, a Book Sense Pick. Simone was recently named Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She lives in Illinois, with her family. www.simoneelkeles.net
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Okay, so it was a bizzy bizzy Thanksgiving break. I had two huge meals in like 6 hours. They were essentially the exact same meal. I hurt still. My experimental pumpkin squares thingy was a big hit. It was something they had at Williams-Sonoma, so of course it was good. But for a minute there I thought I'd screwed it up because the crumbly crust business wasn't looking crumbly. Anyway, it was yummy.
On Friday I went to see Twilight! At long last! But... I had a hard time really getting into it and enjoying it and I think it kind of missed the mark somewhere (um--the cheeze factor?!?). Maybe it's just because it followed the book so closely that I knew everything already, but even so it just doesn't hold a candle to other cool supernatural teen flicks like Lost Boys or The Covenant. I did like Edward (was there any doubt?) and I actually like Bella better now (but I still don't get why Edward is so in love with her ???). My favorite character was her dad, he was hilarious. And most of my favorite scenes in the book were also my favorite scenes in the movie. I think it would've been better if it were told from Edward's perspective, and in that way not follow the book so closely and also really up all the emotions and the vampy coolness. I'm glad I went to see it and I think any Twilight fan should at least once. But don't expect it to change any of the haters' minds.
In other exciting news--I rode my two young horses for the first time on Saturday. They've been at the trainer's for the past two months. It was so exciting. They did so well. I can't wait to go trail riding on them here soon. Maybe this weekend if the weather's decent.
Sunday was my B-day and we went to The Cheesecake Factory--yum! But, um...still freaking stuffed from Thursday.