Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cuckoo For Coupon Deals- A Super-Helpful Blog

Deidre is a married mother of 2 girls, ages 1 and 3. She is up-beat, kinda goofy, and known to post some random ramblings sometimes. Her goal is to post deals for the regular moms like her; she finds deals 75% off retail value or more to make the deals worth your time.  The coupons posted at first I thought were those you always see are true but prove useless since you don't hardly use that or this. To my happy surprise, this site has some good coupons. It gives food, toiletries, books, retail, etc. coupons. It gives you heads up of good discounts online and for in-store deals. These stores most of us as people are well accustomed to knowing. I love it. I am a book lover as you know and found a promotion for books. I love buying DVD's ad books from them. It was for:
Borders Coupon: 33% Off 1 Item (Rewards Members). Expires 4/11/2011.Borders Coupon: 30% Off Purchase for Educators Starts 4/8. Expires 4/12/2011. The site is easy to move around through since you just click at the link near to the coupon and it takes you to the coupon page or promotion. You can then print it or look at it. This is a weekly coupon blog site that deserves an appreciation and offers subscribing which comes with a draw to win prizes of good money value! Thanks, Deidre at Cuckoo For Coupon

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Review of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into insanity.
                                                  About The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar written by Sylvia Plath is a book that I'm very glad toward my current Literature teacher for pushing me to read. It examines how too much pressure from society can affect a young woman. She spirals through a long journey through which realizes she has never done what she has wanted in life but what others wanted. This pushes her to descend into a dark abyss of painful despair. It is a sort of psychological classic type book. Sylvia Plath is remarked to have this book as her crowning achievement. She wrote some other books as well and tons of poetry. I'd say it is an ok book for those into this genre. I liked it but it isn't one of my favorites.
                                             Overall: Not bad, not good read
                                         Genre: Classics, Psychological thriller


  Paperback: 244 pgs.

  Published: October 1st 2006 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics (first published 1963)

For This Review:*Self-provided Copy*

Review of Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read.

                                     About Wicked Lovely
Melissa Marr is better known for her Wicked Lovely series. Her books are about warring faerie kingdoms. They are filled with friendships, love, betrayal, and shifting alliances. These are really filled with lots of fighting and alliances. The faeries are always trying to come out as the better faction.  Melissa Marr writes in a sort of poetic style and it appelas to your reader's conscience. You can feel her words and its some good writing which is what makes a good book. She is another of my favorite Young Adult Fiction writers.
                                                  Overall: Amazing read!                                

                            Genre:Young Adult, Fantasy

                              Hardcover: 328 pgs.

                                Published: June 12th 2007 by HarperTeen
                                           For This Review:*Self-provided Copy*

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Review of Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called "the touch." (Comes in handy when you're traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

                         About Strange Angels 
Lili St. Crow is known for her Strange Angels novel series. The story of a young teen girl who discovers she is half-vampire and the object of hatred of one of the oldest vampires in existence. It incorporates a unique vampire myth. It is very interesting. She has other books as well but as she is relatively new as a writer she is best known for the Strange Angels novels. If your interest lies in this genre than you should definitely read these books. The books are in this order: Strange Angels, Betrayals, Jealousy, and a soon to be released book in April 19, 2011 called Defiance. Yet, it is important to note that these books are for readers into vampire books and the fiction genre. They are really thrilling if you do read them though.
                                 Overall:Amazing read!                                 
                               Genre:Young Adult, Fantasy 
                                                           My Star Review 

Paperback: 293 pgs.
Published: May 14th 2009 by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

For This Review: *Self-provided Copy*

Review of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world -- and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

                                                                      About Uglies
Scott Westerfeld is a unique Young Adult Fiction writer. I came across him while reading the Uglies Series. Originally a trilogy but because of its great success later a quartet really. This series deals with lots of Science Fiction elements. It has a more realistic touch in the
 fiction genre. He has a got this sense of common language and the tone of his stories is similar to watching Star Wars, The Matrix, Terminator, and Science Fiction films in book form with his own style of writing. All his stories are like this because Scott Westerfeld also has other books besides this series. They are fantastic as well. He weaves good stories that are really compelling and when they end they are very grounded.

                                                  Overall: Amazing read!                                 
                                            Genre:Young Adult, Science Fiction
                                                   My Star Review 


Paperback: 425 pgs.
Published: February 8th 2005 by Simon Pulse

                                               For This Review:*Self-provided Copy*

Review of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife—between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

                                            About Twilight
 I will start out with my experience with Twilight. My first contact with it. I was a 7th grader and one of my friends who was named Viviana reading it at the time kept telling me how this book she was reading was the best. She told me about it and said it was about this guy named Edward Cullen. I, of course, forgot about since at the time I didn't read much and the year was 2007 so Twilight wasn't so popular to catch my attention. Later in 2009, I was looking for a book to read in my Literature class and happened to stumble upon Twilight. Our school graciously stocked and I chose it out of feeling that the book had such a good rating from one of my friends. So I read it and was hooked. At first it starts out insignificant but then you are hurled into the mind of Bella Swan and you see that she is in love with this vampire guy and how dangerous love can be for her. For most it is hard not to fall in love with Twilight. You are taken into this intricate story where there are high stakes and lots of action in the story. By the end you are hooked and some readers have commented- addicted. The next three weeks I concentrated my energy into reading the other books in the series and then I happily said I had read them all. This also started me on the road of reading tons of ficton books in this same genre. I have so far read Melissa De La Cruz, Melissa Marr, Libba Bray, P.C. & Kristin Cast, Kelley Armstrong, Heather Brewer, Lili St. Crow, Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, and many other more authors.  If you are into this genre of reading then go for it. It's a start.
                                                 Overall: Amazing read!                                  
                                               Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy 
                                                   My Star Review 

Paperback: 498 pgs.
Published: October 5th 2005 by Little, Brown and Company 

                                                        For This Review:*Self-provided Copy*

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