Friday, December 31, 2010

Follow Friday

I did Follow Friday once, but I never did it again, so you could say I am new to this. Here are the rules for Follow Friday:

1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - not this week.
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Here is this weeks question:

What is your 2011 blogging resolutions?

Well, I would like to become a more active blogger. I can go a whole week without posting a single post. I would also like to be a more well known blogger, but I know this only comes with time.



End of 2010 Survey

Hey guys! Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner has a End of 2010 Survey up, and I decided that I wanted to take part in all the fun, so here I go:

1. Best book of 2010?
Oh man, I don't think I can pick one. I have read so many amazing books this year, that I just can't pick one out of the bunch.

2. Worst book of 2010?
The Lovely Bones, hands down.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010?
The Lovely Bones.

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010?
Mhm... I don't know!

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010?
The Hunger Games.

6. Best series you discovered in 2010?
The Hunger Games and Crank.

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010?
Alex Flinn, Jennifer Echols, and John Green.

8. Most hilarious read of 2010?
Mhm... I don't know!

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010?
The Hunger Games

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010?

11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010?

I am reading this one now.
12. Most memorable character in 2010?
Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games. Also Alaska from Looking for Alaska

13. Most beautifully written book in 2010?
Looking for Alaska

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010?
Th1rteen R3asons Why and Looking for Alaska.

15. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read?
DearJohn. Oh my freaking gosh.

Book Blogging in 2010 (optional)

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2010?
Since I only started blogging this year, I discovered most of my bloggers this year, but I am only going to name one, Mel from Reading Vacation, because she is a fellow eleven year old blogger.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2010?
As You Wish

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?
Mhm... not sure!

4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else's blog? So many.

5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Sadly, I have never been to an author signing or anything along those lines because nobody good comes here!

6. Best moment of book blogging in 2010?
When amazing authors took the time out to comment and email me!

7. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.) ?
Netgalley. Oh my gosh... I swear I will not be able to live without it now.

That was fun!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Come Visit Me

Hey guys,

I just wanted to let you know that I have a Youtube channel that currently has six uploads and I am currently uploading another. If you would like to check out my videos and subscribe to me (that would be wonderful since I only have three subbies) you can follow this link: It would mean the world to me if you at least checked out my videos.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Review: Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths—for good and evil—of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

September 21st, 2010
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry
Series: -
Overall Rating: 2 out of 5
Source: Book Store
Page Amount: 304
Age Group Recommend: 12 and up

This book me over a month to read. OVER A MONTH. That is just plain crazy. I felt as it was just being dragged on and on.

When I would be reading this book while in class, a lot of kids would come up to me and say “who’s winning?”, and I had to tell them that they weren’t having an actual fight, it was just a bunch of short stories for the team you were on. They walked away from me.

Since this is an collection of short stories, I will not put the ratings on the bottom of the review like I usually do, since I can’t honestly rate this type of book.

I didn’t like this book. Not at all. I was attracted to the unique cover, not the concept. To be honest, I have never read a book about either a zombie or a unicorn, so neither zombies or unicorns are my thing, but I wanted to read this book anyway. Why did I even pick it up?

I will warn you now, this review is going to be short. I have never done a review on a short story collection like this, so this is a first time for me.

This book just wasn’t really for me, it may be for other people, it just wasn’t for me. Its just my opinion, which is apparently a lot different from a majority of the readers, if you compare from the reviews on GoodReads.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Review: As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn as well . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.

Released: September 1st, 2009
Published by: Harper Teen
Series: -
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Page Amount: 304
Age Group Recommend: 12 and up

If any of you watch Jackson’s videos on Youtube, you know that she is funny. Wait a minute, let me rephrase that. If any of you watch Jackson’s videos on Youtube, you know that she is hilarious. That pretty much set the goal level another notch for her books. I hoped AS YOU WISH would be funny, just like Jackson herself, and let me say, I was NOT disappointed.

Having been subscribed to Jackson on Youtube for quite some time, it shocked me that I had waited this long to read a book from her. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t know the answer myself. Let me say this: this novel is one of the best debut novels I have EVER read.

I read this book in less than twenty four hours. This book is quickly paced, hilarious, and full of amazing qualities.

I have never read a book about a genie before. EVER. I was excited to start reading this book, and this book will always hold a sentimental feeling in my heart because it is the first book I have ever read on my Amazon Kindle.

I really liked all of the characters, and I don’t think there is a single specific character that I could pick out that I can say I disliked. I swear.

I liked how Jackson introduced Jinn within the first couple of pages, because it shows how most of the book was going to revolve around him and Viola.

I love Jackson’s writing style is pure and utter genius. It is funny, deep, emotional, light, fluffy, and so much more all at the same time. I don’t know how this lady does it, but my hat goes off to her!

Viola didn’t really start changing for me until the last half of the book, but it was for the best interest for her and the supporting characters, which I really enjoyed.

This is were this book is going to get picked on. I hate the cover for this book. I dislike a lot of covers that shows the eyes of the model on it, but I also don’t think that the cover represents the book at all, and the model is defiantly not what I pictured Viola to look like.

The others I liked for pretty much the same reasons as I have already said in this review about a thousand times, so I will not repeat what I already said. This book was amazing, and a must read!

Plot 10/10
Like able Characters 10/10
Problem Development 10/10
Solution Effectiveness 10/10
Writing Style 10/10
Character Development 9/10
Cover 4/10
Setting 10/10
Ending 10/10
Beginning 10/10


In My Mailbox: 18 (The Christmas Edition)

*I got a youtube channel, and currently there are two videos up! Go subscribe to me and expect more videos soon! Click here to view my channel.*

This is my Christmas IMM! I also got a Kindle! These are the real books I got:

Did any of you guys get books for Christmas? What was in your mailbox this week?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

So... hello.

Hey guys. I know I haven't blogged in awhile, but school has been crazy the last few weeks leading up to winter break, so I have had no time what so ever to blog. I get out of school tomorrow, so more blogs will be coming your way. I am also really excited to do my Christmas in my mailbox! That will probably not be up ON Christmas day, more like on Sunday or Monday, but if I do find time in that crazy weekend, it will for sure be up. I made sure I asked for LOTS of books, plus I asked for a Kindle, so books in my mailbox will probably be more likely, since I will be buying Kindle files.

Anyways, I just thought I would make a little blog post apologizing for the lack of blogs. I will probably make another Tia's Voice after I post this blog.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tia's Voice: Pictures Say A Thousand Words

Leading up until Christmas, I think my Tia's Voice Posts are all going to be holiday related! So, today there will not be a lot of talking going on. I am just going to post a few of thousands pictures that have to do with Christmas! Shall we get started?