31 March 2010
30 March 2010
"In a relationship, don't look backward or forward, look right next to you. You are probably luckier than you realize." -The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic
Stephenie Meyer is releasing a new book!
29 March 2010
Tell me a festival centered around contestants bringing in edible book related art doesn't sound absolutely grand? Ah! I do wish I could afford a quick jaunt to the Pacific Northwest.
TRW Question: "You're running from a hoard of zombies and you trip in your stilettos that you never remember putting on. In front of you is a field of broken glass, how do you proceed?" Bree's answer: "Stand my ground. Stilettos make great tools for zombie dismemberment."
26 March 2010
Jane Austen's Sewing Box: Crafts Project and Stories from Jane Austen's Novels released June 2009 by Murdoch Book
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going to direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."
25 March 2010
24 March 2010
My verdict: Locked inside this young adult tale of mystery, passion, and "things that go bump in the night" is a story of love, redemption, forgiveness, and grace.
My recommendation: If you love fantasy you must try this book.
My star rating: 5 out of 5 stars; I am SO glad I own this.
My cover thoughts: I love this cover and I love that the purple material and nail polish appear at a pivotal moment when everything eternally changes for Grace.
- Grace's father, the pastor, is a man who actively practices everything he preaches. I loved reading this type of man.
- Daniel is amazing. It's easy to be good when life has been good to you but a character that can rise above violence and circumstance holds my awe and admiration. I may need a Team Daniel t-shirt.
- Bree announced March 7th the next book in the series will be called: The Lost Saint and apparently has three different meanings. *squeaal*
- My kiddie-o-meter: This novel is pretty safe for even young teens. There is no sex, foul language, or social commentary. However, I should make you aware there are mentions to a child being physically abused and a moment when a young man tries to force himself on a young woman.
- My adult-o-meter: Intrigue and forbidden young love? What's not to like?
with your email address below and answer this:
If The Dark Divine is made in to a film who do you
think should play Grace and Daniel?
3 winners will be selected April 25th.
- I really love the idea of Emma Roberts playing Grace. She’s sweet and beautiful but still comes across as a strong and confident.
- For Jude I used to picture a Tom Welling from the early SMALLVILLE years, but he’s definitely getting way too old to play the part.
- For Daniel, I often picture Taylor Kitsch from his role in THE COVENANT playing Daniel. However, he’s getting too old for the part. (If only I had a time machine!) I could possibly see Chase Crawford playing either Daniel or Jude. Or possible Zach Effron after seeing him in 16 AGAIN. You might be able to bad-boy him up enough to play Daniel.
- To visit the next stop in The Dark Divine Tour visit So Many Books, So Little Time tomorrow.
- To read an excerpt of The Dark Divine visit Bree Despain.com
for gifting me this amazing read.
providing me with the amazing nail polish.
23 March 2010
22 March 2010
20 March 2010
(my lovely sweet supportive amazing followers).
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19 March 2010
17 March 2010
Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.
- Kiddie-o-meter: This tale is for grown girls and therefore features some mature themes that are best suited for older teens and adults. I hesitate to tell you what they are because I refuse to give away the mystery. Email me directly if you are itching to know.
- Adult-o-meter: I can not think of a woman I would not recommend this book to.
- "It was like she was made of cake, light and pretty and decorated on the outside - with her sweet laugh and pink streak to her hair - but it was anyone's guess what was on the inside. Emily suspected it was something dark."
- "It was one of life's great injustices, that you can move on and be accomplished and happy, but the moment you see someone from high school you immediately become the person you were then, not the person you are now."
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Reserve 1/4 cup of flour for later, and sift together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Use the reserved flour to coat the chopped peaches, then fold the floured peaches into the batter. Spread evenly into a 10 inch tube pan that has been buttered and coated with white sugar. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in 325 degree oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.