Sunday, October 28, 2012

Read-a-thon: The end




The End 

Yeap.. This reading week is over.. And here is the conclusion on how I did..
Not as good as I wanted.. But better then nothing ;)

What my goals where: 
- Finish Mrs B`s guide to household witchery by Kris Bradley
- Finish Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- Finish Image by Jamie Magee
- Read Forged by Greed by Angela Orlowski-Peart
- Read Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead




What I actually read: 
- Finished Mrs B`s guide to household witchery by Kris Bradley
Read 23% in Image by Jamie Magee
- Read about 100 pages in Forged by Greed by Angela Orlowski-Peart
- Finished Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: The Jungle Book by Mark Miller
- Finished Grimm Fairy Tales vol. 1 by Ralph Tedesco

That makes it a total more then 650 pages read

If you forgot to check how it went by day by day.. Or you wanna see it again :P
Be sure to check out:
- 22 on 22 read-a-thon
- Day 1 and 2 
- Day 3 and 4
- Day 5, 6 and 7 

Last "Mini Challenge" Fill out the survey.
1. What was your favorite part of this read-a-thon?
2. Did you enjoy the mini challenges?
3. What was your least favorite part of this read-a-thon?
4. Anything I should do differently if I were to host another read-a-thon?

My Answers: 
1. I love the the whole read-a-thon concept :) with communication and mini challenges :)
and the twitter conversations.
2. Yep. Very much.. Just wish I had time to do the movie thingy..
3. That there was so much else in life, taking my time.. So it`s not the read-a-thons fault :P
4. Nope.. I think you did very well :D You go girl ;)


So how did it go for you.. Did you reach your goals??

~MoonStar~



Read-a-thon: Day 5, 6 and 7





Day 5 (Friday 26. October)
Today I went to my dads place :) For a weekend of. :)Haven`t been there since I moved into the new appartment. Before that I was there more or less, at least once a week. 
So it was nice being back there :D  So I didn`t get that much reading done. Coz I ended up talking to my dad instead :) + We were at my uncles place eating Taco with him and his buddy`s. :)

Read: 55 pages in Forged by Greed 
+ 149 pages in The Jungle Book 

Finished: Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: The Jungle Book 



Conclusion: Could have been better.. But had a great day with my dad :) 
And then just before falling asleep I finished a comic :P YaY



Day 6 (Saturday 27. October)
What a day.. Sat infrot of computer most of the day :( Buhuu..
But mostly to do math stuff.. Which sucks.. Since I was so wanted to read, but I had to do it.. 

Read: 35 pages of math study (which doesn`t really count :P) 
+ 100 pages in Grimm Fairy Tales vol. 1

Conclusion: Math sucks when your doing a read-a-thon xD


Day 7 (Sunday 28. October)
To day was a do nothing day xD So freaking cold outside.. It was insane.. So the little I got read was because.. After taking the dog out.. We hurried inside again and into bed again.. Which is the only warm place a sunday :P So we stayed in bed and read.. And then later my dad drow us home.. 
Then there were some of all the boring home stuff.. Laundry, dishes etc.. 

Read: 67 pages of Grimm Fairy Tales vol. 1
+ 50 pages in Forged by Greed so far 

Finished: Grimm Fairy Tales vol. 1 



Conclusion: I haven`t quite yet.. I am still reading.. Till my eyes shut down..
But first I needed some break with Glee.. 
And then I will continue with Forged by Greed, when I am heading to bed :)


How are you reading going??

~MoonStar~

Review: Mrs. B`s guide to Household Witchery


This is not a normal book for me to review on this blog. But when I got a mail about this book tour, I just knew I had to join. Coz I love reading alternative books :) And I have like a whole bookshelf only with this type of books :)

The Book: 
This is a book about witchcraft in your home.. Like spells and tips..
ISBN13: 9781578635153
224 pages 
Published by Weiser Books, October 2012 

Summary: (from Goodreads)
For domestic goddesses everywhere--add some magic and fun to those mundane household chores with "Mrs. B.'s Guide to Household Witchery." Whether you're sweeping the floor, making a meal, or cleaning out that junk drawer, domestic witch Kris Bradley, creator of the popular blog, "Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom," will show you how to create spells and magic to bring happiness and balance into your home. Bradley offers ideas and solutions to make the most out of everyday items, activities, and obligations. From Anchovies to Broccoli, and Wine to Yeast, from sweeping the floor to blow-drying your hair, you can change your outlook on life with a pinch of knowledge and a dash of magic The book includes simple rituals, spells, and ways to connect with the spirits that watch over your home and family. Includes an appendix of herbs and a complete materia magica from the kitchen pantry.

"Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery" features:
Room by Room: How to create magic while you cook, set up a family altar in the living room, or do a junk drawer divinationThe Elements for the Domestic Witch: a primer on the 4 elements and how to balance them in your homeThe Domestic Witch's Herbal: Magical uses for every herb and food in your pantry, as well as instant magic with prepackaged spice mixesSimple Sabbats for the Busy Witch: simple ways to celebrate the passing of the seasonsMagical Recipes: More than 100 recipes and spell


My Opinion:
This was a good book. But it doesn`t really stand out from a lot of the other books I read on this topic. It has some good advises for different spells etc.
And is easy to read, well putten together.
Tough I would recommend to have this book on paperform. I had it on ebook, and it kind of ruined it.
I think this book would be better as paperform, coz then you can flip through to the stuff you are looking for. :)
Coz it has a good list of different herbs and their meanings.
There are also household groceries and how to use them in the house or in magic rituals.
So all in all this is a good book to look up things in :)
I ended up rating it 4 out of 6 stars.


Since it`s a good book. But I felt there was missing something + it was for me like most the other books I read on this topic :)


Also check out: 
- Add or read about it on Goodreads
- Bewitching Book Tours 

- Authors blog 

If your interested in this topic be sure to come back on 23 November, where I will reviewing The Earth Childs Handbook.


Are you interested in magic and other alternativ stuff?? :)

~MoonStar~


Friday, October 26, 2012

Review: Coexist by Julia Crane



The Book:
Coexist is the first book in The Keegan Chronicles, written by Julia Crane. Back in 2011 :)
The second book is called Conflicted and the third book Consumed. All books has already been released. :) Though only on ebook I think.
Also in relation to this series there is a book called In the mind of Thaddeus, which is from the brothers point of view.

ISBN13: 9780983752004
236 pages 

Read: September 2012
Language: English
Source: Ebook for free on Amazon

Summary: (From Goodreads)
Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends--she's an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans. In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan's brother Thaddeus told her Rourk's name because his visions warned him she'd need Rourk's protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves.

Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan's side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known. An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan's family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle...without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?


My Opinion: 
I love me a good lovestory :D Which this was. Including some action, because of the big fight :)
You can feel with the main character coz she is a normal girl, just with special powers. And therefor it`s a good book. The reason it didn`t get full pot with me. Was because 2 times I was like.. Everything was way to much fairytale like descriped, so I was like.. yeah right.. But other wise it was really well written and I can`t wait to continue reading this series :D 
Coz the ending was such a cliffhanger. Me need more :D


I gave the book 5 out of 6 stars
 

Coz it`s a short book, but they managed so well to get in such a good story, background etc. They remembered having a beginning, middle and end :) Which can be dificult in short stories. 

Also check out: 
- Add or read about on Goodreads
- My review book 2 (coming soon)
- My review book 3 (coming later)
- Authors homepage

Have you read this book? What did you think :) Or are you planning to?

I look forward to read the sequel and have already bought the two sequel books :)

~MoonStar~

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Read-a-thon: Day 3 and 4


 Day 3 (Wednesday 24. October)
Again. Not the best reading day. Coz I had to work an evening shift at the hotel.
But I finished one book ;) YaY 

Read: 50 pages in Mrs. B`s guide to Household Witchery
+ 13% in Image by Jamie Magee 

Finished: Mrs. B`s guide to Household Witchery   

Conclusion: I could have done better.. But it`s not that easy to focus, when your not a alone at home. Plus when your at work. You gotta work :/ Which I so didn`t feel like. Would rather been reading :P
 
 Not to forget, when I got home from work. We watched The Hunger Games movie. :) 
Love that movie :D Review soon to come ;)

Mini Challenge: Which book are you waiting for..  

My Answer: 
I need the 3 Revenant book, now.. Like right now..
But it`s not released untill May 2013. Can`t wait :D
 
Day 4 (Thursday 25. October) 
Hurray.. Today is my birthday.. And I am turning 24 :O
Time goes so fast, it`s crazy. 
Again I need to work.. So will probably not read that much today :( 
Coz when I get home we are going to watch a movie. Since it`s my birthday. 
And my boyfriend is going away for the weekend. 

Read: so far 30 pages in Mockingjay   
+ 25 pages in Forged by Greed

Mini Challenge:  If a book you loved, was turning into a movie.
                             Who would you pick as cast members.

My Answer: Wow.. This is a difficult one..
I must say I am totally blank.. So I will just share with you my result of, more or less the same challenge, when it was at Dewey`s read-a-thon
Yeah.. I know.. So lame.. But wathever.. Here is my blogpost


So how are your reading going so far?? Hopefully better then mine :P 

~MoonStar~  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Read-a-Thon: Day 1 and 2


Day 1 (Monday 22. October)

Today I really didn`t get to read much. Coz my boyfriend was home, after being away the whole weekend. So we ended up on the couch watching Futurama and Supernatural :) 

I read: 20 pages in Mrs. B`s guide to household witchery 

Conclusion: Bad start for a read-a-thon, but a great relaxing day :)


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Day 2 (Tuesday 23 October) 

Wow.. This read-a-thon started bad for me :/ I am to hang up in TV shows. Coz my boyfriend Håkon ended up watching Futurama again. And I got hooked. Then we just continued on with some more Supernatural during the day :P We love our TV and couch :P

Read: 70 pages in Mrs. B`s guide to Houshold Witchery
+ 10 % in Image by Jamie Magee

Conclusion: Could have done better. But week is still not over

Even though I didn`t get to read that much. I still don`t feel like my day was a total waist. Coz I did laundry, math and blogged, while watching TV.
And hanging out with my family (boyfriend + animals :P ) hehe
+ We went for a nice walk in the forest, where my dog got to run like the wind :P She loves that :)

Mini challenge: Answer som questions.

1. What book did you start reading for this read-a-thon?
2. What is one of your favorite books to re-read?
3. Do you have a strategy for read-a-thons to maximize your time?
4. Do you snack while reading?

My Answers:
1. I started by continue reading Mrs. B`s guide to household Witchery by Kris Bradley
2. I look forward to re-read Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R Ward. But don`t know when I will get the time :/ 
3. Nope, not at all..I take it as it comes :)
4. I love eating. So yeap.. Mostly candy and chocolate :P

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How is it going for you?? Getting some reading done?? 

I fear I will not be able to read as much as I wanted. Because of my math stuff I need to do :(
But I will read when I can :)

~MoonStar~

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Legends in Exile


The Book:
Legends in Exile is the first comic in the series called Fables, written by Bill Willingham and illustrated by James Jean and Maleev.
The Fables series are on about 18 books, asfar as I could see. And then there are some standalones and some other parallel series :) You can see all the different choices on Goodreads.
I got myself some more comics by looking there :P

ISBN13: 97814012375547
144 pages
First published in 2002, republished May 2012

Read: October 2012
Language: English
Source: Comic, bought myself :)

The Summary: (From Goodreads)
When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the "mundys," their name for normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society that they call Fabletown. From their exclusive luxury apartment buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side, these creatures of legend must fight for their survival in the new world.

My Opinion:
I just finished this one and loved it.
It`s so different from what I expected. Much better.
I give it 5 out of 6 stars.


Love that there are all these fairytale characters that we all know from fairtales, told to us as kids.
But now they have like their own "world" in our world.. Kind of a way.
This one is about solving an investigation of a murder.
Which I found really interesting. It was like reading and having to guess and find clues..
Super cool.
I am so ordering book 2 right away ;)


Also check out: 
- Add or read about on Goodreads
- Authors homepage
- My review of book 2 (soon to come)

Have you read this comic.. Or are you planning to?? What do you think??

~MoonStar~


Monday, October 22, 2012

Facebook page

My blog just got it`s own Facebook page :)
So if you want an easy way to follow. You can follow me there, by liking :)
Coz everytime I blog, I will link for it on Facebook :D


~MoonStar~

22 on 22 read-a-thon



I decided to join one more read-a-thon. First I thought it was only for one day. But YaY.. It`s for a whole week.. Even better.. And you know what. It gets better. Coz I am only working 2 days this week.. Jackpot.. So hopefully I will get some reading done :D

But everything is not pretty and perfect butterflies.. Coz even though I have the days of I also need to do some other stuffs. Coz I just started studying math. So I need to do some math and some normal day stuffs.. So it will not be all read and fun..
Then my boyfriend would probably die of bordom :P Watching me reading all day and night :P haha
But I will enjoy a week with as much reading as possible.
Look forward to see how everyone elses week of reading will go.. :)

And again Congratulations to Bianca.. On your 22nd Birthday :D
And awesome thanks to Alexa for comming up with this idea :)
Both from Pages of Forbidden Love. Which is like my favourite blog ;) So everyone should head over and tjeck it out :D
Like now.. Right now... NOW :)

What I will be reading!
Well.. I was thinking of making a videoblog. But today ended up in a totally chill day on the couch with my boyfriend watching Futurama and Supernatural. And tons of those episode :P
So instead I will tell you which books I plan on reading this week. And then I will make a vlog in the end of the read-a-thon instead :)

- Finish Mrs. B`s guide to houshold Witchery
- Read Forged by Greed
- Finish Image
- Finish Mockingjay
- Read Vampire Academy

And probably will not finish half of these :P But I can dream.. It`s one week.. So I hope :D
There will be update post during the read-a-thon.
You should join too ;)

Curious: Tiger Lily

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.



Why:
I got curious on this book, after reading Joel`s review over at Vicariously.

It sound really good. And I love re-tellings of fairytales.
I haven`t seen this book many places, but think I heard some good stuff on some other blog aswell. But didn`t think more about it.
But now I am putting it on my Wishlist, coz I need to read this one :D


Have you read it? What did you think??
Or are you going to??

~MoonStar~



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Teen Read

I got inspired by Ramblings of a Daydreamer. Who where talking about teen books and what books teen reads these days :)

From her blog: (Though the markings are from what I read)
The Half Price Blog polled 3,000 readers and asked what books they read as teens and what books they'd read if they were a teenager now. Here are the 40 books they came up with:


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Marked in red - books I've read
Marked in orange - books on my tbr list
Marked in yellow - books on my tbr list, that I own

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
3. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
4. Uglies by Scott Westerfield
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
6. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
7. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
8. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
9. The Crazy Horse Electric Game by Chris Crutcher
10. Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
11. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
12. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
13. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
14. Knee Deep in Thunder by Shelia Moon
15. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
16. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
17. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
19. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
20. Pure by Julianna Baggott
21. Twilight by Stephanie Myers
22. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
23. Mister Monday by Garth Nix
24. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
25. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
26. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
27. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
28. Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami
29. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
30. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
31. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
32. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
33. Book Thief by Markus Zusak
34. The Diviners by Libba Bray
35. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
36. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
37. The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
38. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
39. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
40. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black

Conclusion: So as you can see, I read 4 out of the 40 books on the list :P But then again I am no longer a teen :P But anyways 8 of the books are on my TBR list :P So shows that you can love teen books, even though your not a teen.

But for the teens out there I would recommend some other teen books aswell :)

My recommendations:
- Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- Gone by Michael Grant

I loved Narnia as a teen, aswell with Harry Potter. They were my first book favourites :D

Which teen recommendations do you have up your sleve ;)

Update: 18/6  -13 I have now read Divergent by Veronica Roth, therefor marked it red. + marked The Fault in out stars by John Green, yellow. Since I got it on my shelf now :)  Just got and ARC of the norwegian edition :D YaY

~MoonStar~

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: Salem`s Daughter vol.1

Salem`s Daughter vol. 1 
by Ralph Tedesco


The Book:
This is the first comic in a new series by the same name, Salem`s Daughter, written by Ralph Tedesco. And illustrated by Raven Gregory and David Leister. 
It was published in May 2011.
Followed by the sequel Salem`s Daughter vol.2: The Hunting, 1 year later.
While 3 comic is being expected in the end of 2012, as far as I could understand.

ISBN13: 9780982582602
176 pages

Read: October 2012
Language: English
Source: bought for myself :)

Summary: (from Goodreads)
Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials of 1692, which resulted in the hangings of 19 women and men, Anna Williams is living an uneventful life in Essex County, Massachusetts. But there is more to Anna than meets the eye as she begins to discover her unique abilities. Anna must choose one of two paths in order to follow her true calling and Braden Cole, a hardened gunslinger looking for redemption, may be the one man who can help her along the way. From the minds behind the hit series Grimm Fairy Tales, comes a new series unlike anything you've seen

My Opinion:
I was super excited about reading this comic.. Coz I am loving the drawings. I really enjoyed it aswell.
Really exciting story, where you just want to know what powers Anna got. And how this all will end.
And the drawings are really good. And it`s well written. Don`t have much more to say.. 

Other then I ended up giving ut 5 out of 6 stars




I like that this comic has a good story to it, and is more then just good drawings :) 

I already read vol. 2. And my review will soon be up ;)  

Also check out:
- Add or read about on Goodreads
- My review of comic 2 (coming soon)

Have you read this comic? Or anyone like it :)

~MoonStar~

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Read-a-Thon The End

Dewey`s 24 hour read-a-thon has come to an end. And I joined in like 18 hours of it :P I think. :/ or 17... Something like that... Just say it liked that.. I had to sleep. Coz my animals don`t really get the whole thing stay up all night thingy.. So at one point I went to bed and slept for 6 hours or so..

You can check out hour by hour how it went for me. In my earlier blogposts :)

For a round up Kate, wanted us to answer some questions, here they are:
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  5. How many books did you read?
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
My answers:
1. around hour 12, when it was about 2 o`clock in middle of the night. And I had to realise, I had to go to bed. Coz my eyes were tired and I had a home to take care of the day after.

2.There are so many books. I wish I got to read. But to choose from the once I read this year.
I must say if anyone need anything light and interesting next year. They should check out Fables: Legends in Exile. Where they investigate a murder.

3. Everything worked really good :) Though there is so much happening online. That little me get distracted and forget about reading. Coz I ended up checking out everyone elses blog.
But that`s kind of also a good thing, finding new blogs. So don`t know if that`s such a negative thing again :P

4. The mini challenges was really fun :) I liked those.. And I liked reading tweets.. But I only followed the hashtag #readathon . Other wise it would be to much for me.

5. I finished 3 comics and read about 130 pages, divided into 2 other books :)

6. Salmes Daughter vol. 1
    Salems Daughter vol. 2
    Fables: Legends in Exile
    Hunger Games 3, Mockingjay
    Mrs. B`s guide to household witchey

7. That must be the last one I finished. Fables: Legends in Exile.
That book was so much more then I expected and really interesting.
So I am actually heading over to order book 2, right now ;)

8. Mrs. B`s guide to household witchery.
It`s more like a look-up book. Where you look up the things you need. So reading it from one end to another, can get a bit boring.. Much the same things.. Different spells for the same reason..

9. No not really.. I think they did great :)
I might one join in as cheerleader myself once :P

10. If I have the whole weekend of in April. I would love joining in as a reader again.
Otherwise I might trymyself out as a cheerleader instead.
But hoping to read, since it`s a read-a-thon. So we cross our fingers, I have the days of from work :P

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And off to my conclusion :) Here is a picture of the books I read



All in all I read almost 550 pages
which is pretty awesome :D
I finished the three cartoons, and started on two books :)

And we very much enjoyed loads of hours in our new livingroom :)

This is where we hangout for about 17 hours :P
Soon we will celebrate by going on a long walk in the forest. With a collegue of mine and his dog.
Afterwards I will have to do some more laundry and clean up all my snacks everywere. Untill boyfriend gets home from hunting. His been moose hunting all weekend :)

Hope you all enjoyed the read-a-thon :)
I suddenly did. Look forward to next time..

How much reading did you do??

~MoonStar~
and not to forget Selma and Missy.

Us. Taken around hour 7 :)




Read-a-Thon Hour 13-24

More updates from todays 24 hour read-a-thon


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From 13 till 24 hour. In my time 02.00-14.00
Hour 13
I unfortunatly had to go to bed. But I continued to read a little bit in Mockingjay. Every second untill my eyes closed and said good night.

Hour 14-20
I was sleeping like a baby :P 
My boyfriends place in the bed was not embty, coz both the cat and dog joined me :P 

Hour 21
We woke up. First thing I did was find my book to start to read.
But because of the light puppy Selma, woke up aswell. And awake puppy=puppy gotta pee. 
So we had to go for a little walk. Then I gave her some food and starting preparing something for myself. And now I am going to start reading my 3 comic Fables: Legends in Exile 
Hour 22 
I ended up watching 2 episodes of 
And I also read about 50 pages in Fables: Legends in Exile.
+ I got to eat my breakfast. Drank chocolat milk and ate bread with chocolat thingy on :P
Me love chocolat <3 If you hadn`t noticed :P

Hour 23 
Still reading in Fables: Legends in Exile :) 
Hope to finish it :)

Mini challenge: over at Reading through life
Choose one of the books you have read. If it where turned into a movie. You should play in it.
My answer: I think Julia Roberts would be perfect to play Snowwhite, in Fabler: Legends in Exile.
I could totally see her strict with black hair. As Snowwhite has in this comic :)
And hir sister Rosered could be played by Amy Adams.

Julia Robert as SnowWhite
Amy Adams as her little sister RoseRed

Hour 24 
I just kept reading Fables: Living in Exile. And actually finished it up, 5 min. before the read-a-thon ending :) So YaY 3 comics finished.
And I went from 5 books behind on Goodreads, to only 2 books behind. During this read-a-thon.

I know I am a slow reader. But I get distracted.. And every 15 min, I had to play with my puppy :P

How have you been.. Have you been able to read all hours?? 

~MoonStar~

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Read-a-Thon: Hour 5-12

More updates from todays 24 hour read-a-thon

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From 5 till 12 hour. In my time 18.00-02.00

Hour 5
First min off this hour we went for a walk in the forest :) 
Coz a puppy gotta pe when a puppy`s gotta pe :P
Now of to do some laundry and make some food :)

Mini challenge: over at Reflections of a Bookaholic
Turn to page 32 and fill in a sentence, in the embty area, of this sentence.
 "If only you knew _________, you'd run screaming into the night!"
My sentence:  "If only you knew she used witchcraft, you'd run screaming into the night!"

Hour 6
I started reading Salems Daughter vol. 2
And the food is in the owen.. I chose something easy instead :P Put it in. Let it be and *pooof* dinner :P Perfect read-a-thon food

Mini challenge: over at
B
- A blogger you’ve never come across before
I
 - A blogger whose  blog name has the word ‘book’ in it
N
- A blogger who lives in Europe
G
- A male blogger
O
- A blogger whose read-a-thon pile has more than 5 books

 My answers: 
B - Don`t take my books away (and actually haven`t heard of any of the books she is readin)
I - Heather @Capricious Reader (she was actually the first host for today)
N - Bøker og sånt (from Norway, like me)
G - tsuzian b
O - Estella`s Revenge (had like 17 books or something)

Well back to the book.
By the way I just burned my dinner :( Well.. not starting all over.. so I will eat it anyway :P
This hour I got about 90 pages read in Salems Daughter vol. 2

Hour 7 
I actually managed to finish Salems Daughter vol. 2 :) YaY second "book" read :P
And the Cat decided to join us. More or less :P
They chased each other a bit. and then I let him go outside, coz he was beginning to be let outside in the cold dark night :/ why.. I don`t get.. But what he wants is my command xD


My cat and dog.. Playing.. Taking through a box :P

Mini challenge: over at Book Drunkard
(the)
H unting
U nions
N ature
G ame
E volving
R umours
(games)

Hour 8 
Mini Challenge: over at I heart Moster: a bookish blog
Put down book and laptop. And go outside for 5 min. What did you do??
My answer: I have actually been out on 3 walks so far today :P Since I have a little puppy.
But just when I got in the door. I saw your mini challenge.
And I kind of just challenged myself.. Coz on our last walk. In the pitching darknes with a mini lamp.
I wanted to do an atempt of tiring my dog by runing up the hill xD
I was breathing lik h***. And she was running around me wanting more :/ well.. I did my best xD 

Hour 9 
I`ve been reading in Hunger Games 3, Mockinjay. So far I am about 60 pages into the book.
My eyes are getting tired. But I don`t want to give up quite yet.. Me need to read, read, read.
I changed the juice out with some soda :P
and been living on the unhealthy side, so far :/ but guess I am allowed.. Since it`s not a read-a-thon and saturday, everyday :P Or somethin.. :)

Hour 10 
Mini challenge: over at Nisaba be praised
What kind of bookmark to you use:
My answer:  Normally I have this super cute bookmark with magnetic.
But since I just moved. I just grabbed what I could find. Which was a random bookmark from a swag I once got :)

This is a picture looking a lot like the magnetic bookmark I normally use :)

Hour 11 
I read 1 more chapter in Mockingjay. + I ended up on Book Depository. where I bought myself two new comics :P
I took a break by watching the newest episode of New Girl, while eating crackers, cheese and grapes.
Yummi :)
My cat came home again.
And now it`s time for todays last puppy pee trip :P
And then we will head into bed. And read from there, till I fall asleep ;) 

Hour 12 
Laying in bed reading.. :) More updates tomorrow morning, when I am up for more reading :)
Though I need to go to bed. So I don`t ruin my babys sleeping time. (babies = my dog and cat :P)
Yeap I know.. I am a crazy animal person.. xD

Good luck everyone :) Keep reading :D

How are your reading doing?? :) 

~MoonStar~

Read-a-thon: Hour 1-4

Here I will show you what I have been doing the first 4 hours of the read-a-thon :)
In my time zone. That makes it between the hours: 14.00-18.00

First of all you should all check out my vlog with which books I will be reading :)
And second. here comes the introduction questions, asked by Heather.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

My answers:
1. I am in Norway :) Europe.
2. I am super excited to see what the cartoon Salems Daughter is. Coz I am loving the drawings.
3. Snack.. Uhh I have so much.. I bought: candy, chocolat mousse, cheese and crackers, grapes, kiwi, chocolat, hot chokolat.. Uhh.. yeah.. If you didn`t notice. I love chocolate :P
4. Me.. I am the biggest dreamer ever :P And I dream of doing everything.. Being the perfect wife who cookes, cleans and watch out for the kids at the same time I work and take care of all my animals.. Yeah.. Big dreamer. Coz I such in doing things. I love just sitting watching movies, series and reading books. So no idea how that dream will ever be possible.. But one day ;) I will become SuperWoman.. :P
5. I am not sure if I participated last year.. I think I did.. But I had to work.. So didn`t get to read that much.. And that`s what I am doing different this year.. I have the whole weekend off. And the appartment to myself :P So nothing to stop me :P

1 Hour
First 30 min we went for a little walk. Coz puppy gotta pe. And we bought some snacks for her to enjoy while mommy is reading :P 

2 Hour 
I read about 40 pages in Mrs. B guide to household Witchery
Selma slept. Already tired of reading :P
And I ate my first piece of choclat :P



3 Hour 

Mini challenge at Uniflame : what snacks will you be eating during the read-a-thon

I love small eating.. So I got some healthy and some less healthy to small eat all the time.
Plus I am going to cook dinner at one point :P hehe
This hour I got about 50 pages read in the comic Salem`s Daughter vol.1

4 Hour 
I made it.. YaY I finished a book :P Or rather a comic. Still counts in my eyes.
I finished Salem`s Daughter vol. 1. Which means about 90 pages read this hour. And some candy consumed :P
The last min. I went for a walk into the new hour :P All in all me and Selma was in the woods for about 30 mins. She is so full of energy :P
Now I am heading for some cooking and a bit cleaning.. Then back to books.

Follow how I am doing in my next blogpost ;)

How are you doing?? :)

~MoonStar~

Dewey`s Read-a-Thon




So I will make an update blogpost aswell.. Which is not made in such a hurry :P
But Puppy Selma decides that we need to hurry outside now :)
See you guys later..

Good luck everyone :D

~MoonStar~
and Selma

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The Book:
Catching Fire, is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins.
The first book was called The Hunger Games and became a big hype. + the movie newly released on DVD. Which was by the way, super awesome :)
Third book is called Mockingjay and have already been released.
First book was first published in the Summer 2008. Now a lot of people know this series and a lot of other books are being compared to it.
The movie of this book, is also on it`s way :) YaY

ISBN13: 9780439023481
374 pages

Read: October 2012
Language: English
Source: bought for myself in Paperback

Summary: (From Goodreads)
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

My Opinion:
OMG :O Crazy.. Just finished this book.. Had not forseen that ending coming :O
I was so frustrated while reading this books. Coz you get to attached to all the characters.
And then the whole triangle drama.. :O I almost couldn`t take it.. Coz I love Peeta and his innocence and love for Katniss.. And sometimes I swear out loud, coz she doesn`t deserve him xD haha
But yeah.. Everyone need to read this book.
Really don`t understand how it could take me so long, before I picked it up.. But I will definitely read the third book very soon :)

And if you haven`t already guessed. I give this book 6 out of 6 stars :)


Also check out: 
- Add or read about on Goodreads
- Authors homepage 
- My review of book 1, The Hunger Games 
- My review of book 3, Mockingjay (coming soon)

Have you read this book? What did you think.. Which of the guys do you prefer :)

~MoonStar~

Friday, October 12, 2012

Review: Sophie`s Secret by Tara West

Sophie`s Secret by Tara West 


The Book: 
Sophie`s Secrets is the first book in the Whispers series, written by Tara West.
First published in 2007. :)
There are three books in Whispers. Sequel called, Don`t tell Mom. Third book called, Krysta`s curse.
This book is expected to be republished December 2012.
As far as I know, it`s only available as ebook.

309 pages 


Read: April 2012
Language: English
Source: Free ebook on Amazon

Summary: (from Goodreads/BN.com)
After shedding 30 pounds of baby fat, Sophie Sinora has grown into a pretty, but insecure, teen in bloom. To make her life more complicated, Sophie can sometimes read minds.

Sophie's BFFs, AJ and Krysta, are also 'gifted' with paranormal abilities. Keeping their gifts secret proves difficult, as their powers are strengthening, making them feel more and more like freaks.

When Sophie falls for Jacob, she hopes he'll ask her out to the Freshman Formal. But when she's forced to cheat and lie for him, she wonders how far she'll have to go to make him like her. Add to her growing list of problems - her teacher's suicidal thoughts, a locker bully who wants to kick her butt, the hot school flirt who won't stop teasing her, her pregnant sister who boots Sophie out of her room, and the growing tension between Sophie and her best friends.

Sophie's got issues. Hopefully, she can fix them in time to save her teacher's life and her social life.


My Opinion:
I just finished this one. And decided to give it 4,5 out of 6 stars.


The reason is. It`s a great book. Easy and well written :)
Really fast read for me :)
YA book suitable for the age of 11-16 years.
Since you follow a young girl in school with her crushes, friend issues and family drama.
And next to that she got her gift who butts ind and ruin it a bit.
She can hear peoples thoughts and her gift is getting better.
But is it a good thing :/
I really enjoyed this book and will definitly check out the sequel.
This is a short fast read. With no big drama, action thing.
But real life issues :) As we all know them. And a great conclusion to the story.
About young love :)


Also check out: 
- Read about or add to Goodreads
- Authors homepage
- My review of book 2, Don`t tell mother (coming in the future)

Have you read this book? What did you think??

~MoonStar~

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teaser: Voices of Dragons

Voices of Dragons
 by Carrie Vaughn




“Can I help?”
“I don`t know. I guess just talking about it helps.”
“Then you should talk.That`s why I came – talking is always good.”
“Even if I am breaking who knows how many laws -”
“Me as well,” he said, huffing through his nostrils.
“Breaking dragon law.”
“What`ll they do to you if they find out?”



I just finished this book. This morning :) So review soon to come.. For the people who haven`t heard of it before.. I will write the first of the summary, on the back of the book. The part who made me go Wauw.. when I chose to buy this book :)

summary: 
On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity`s deepest fears: Dragons.
Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she`s breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she`d rather have an adventure than follow the rules.
When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.


Jepp, that is a pretty awesome summary :) So have you read this book?? or planning to?
Read any other books with dragons? this was my first and definitly not my last..

~MoonStar~

Monday, October 8, 2012

What I am reading

This is a weekly meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through A World Of Books. It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.


What I read last week
I didn`t actually finish any books last week. But the week before I finished: 

I loved this book :) If you haven`t read Die for me, first book in the series.
You should read it now ;) Right now ;)
Review soon to come


First book in a serie about fairies :) Which I very much enjoyed.
Review soon to come


What I am reading now
 
This book is like really good so far :) Just want to sit and finish it right now.
It`s my first dragon book and I am loving this pretty cover :D


I am reading this on my kindle app on my mobil phone when I have the chance.
I love being in this world again :D
And look forward to continue with the new book Vital. When I finish this one



 What I will read this week

Look forward to starting this book :)
I am so lucky to be part of book tour of this book, so my review will be out 29th Oct.


Yes.. I am slow.. I hope to get the time to read this soon..
Coz I loved the second book. And so need to finish this trilogy.



Have you read any of these books? and what did you think of them :)
What are you reading this week??

~MoonStar~



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Giveaway: Help a good cause.

I love helping when I can. And when I saw this I thought.. I just had to join.. Coz I can afford to buy a couple of books to a good cause, then to myself. These people need it more then me..
Though I am not American, I still chose to help :) Coz I want to be part of spreading the love of reading.

Fiction Frolic for All Hallow's Eve

I found this tour, by visiting Unputdownable Books. Where she is posting about a giveaway for people helping out. It`s not the big deal. But it`s a plus, that you can actually be so lucky and might win something while helping others out :) So don`t forget to check out her blogpost :)

What I donated:

1 copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Because I want others to read this book, since it has such a good theme. Love.
People can`t choose who to love and when, it just happens. You learn about friendship and relationship. And about being who you are.

1 copy of Matched by Ally Condie
Mostly for the same reason. Coz the book has a good theme and is really well written. This is one of my favourite books. Where you learn about being who you are, even though everything is against you. Trusthing your own opinions etc.. which is extremely important :)

I might donate more books. But first I need to find out which books and why.. Coz I want there to be a reason.. Plus I need to check out my economics :P before shopping more. xD

Hope more ppl will join. And if you already donated.. I am curious to know what and why :)

~MoonStar~