Thursday, June 30, 2011

Want Cheap Books?

I was browsing the internet this week and I stumble upon a website called Thriftbooks. I'm pretty sure this site just saved my life. Why? Well, Thriftbooks sells books for such a low price. And shipping is free for people in the U.S. I seriously just bought 5 books for $19.25. 2 were paperback and 3 hardbacks. I used to be spending about $10 on a book and then pay $2.99 for shipping and handling. Now I don't have to anymore! But the only thing is that the books are used. They do sell "like new" copies but if you are one of those people who like having brand spankin' new book, then you probably will not like this website. They also don't have a lot of new releases so if you're looking for books made this year then you may have a hard time finding them. It isn't impossible though.

So that's all! I just wanted to share that with you guys because I was pretty excited to find this site. If you want a site that sells some new releases with free shipping, check out The Book Depository. They have free shipping worldwide. AbeBooks and Mckenzie Books are also a very good places to check.

I hope this helps!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Book Review: Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish (LONG OVERDUE I KNOW)

(From Goodreads)
15 year old Savannah Grey has never felt she's belonged. She keeps her distance, so she's surprised by her attraction to the new boy Reece. Then strange things begin to happen: nature, it seems, is exerting an overpowering force on the world. Birds behave strangely; gusts of wind blow leaves so fiercely they seem to lure people away. And Savannah learns she has supernatural powers. Nature has a purpose for Savannah and her friends. For they are on course to meet the vile and evil Orcrassa, who wants to destroy the world by corrupting nature. And it wants Savannah Grey to help realise its savage intent.
 Characters: I thought the characters in this book were pretty cool. I thought that Savannah was very likable and I was so rooting for her and Reece. I wasn't too happy about the cliche friendship between Savanna and Nina though. Nina was the beautiful outgoing friend while Savannah was the tall and awkward one that liked to stay in the shadows. I loved the fact that you got to change point of views between the monsters of the story and the humans. It was interesting to see what the monsters thought and said.

Plot: The plot was pretty amazing! It was so unpredictable and I was not expecting it one bit. I am usually able to guess what may happen in at the end of the book but this ending came out of left field.

Writing Style: I give a standing ovation to Cliff McNish. This story was so uniquely written and even gave me chills. I have never read anything like this. I liked the way he talked about the history of the Orcrassa and how it evolved. I felt like it was real.

Verdict: 5/5! If you are looking for a dark and creepy book, you should most definitely read this!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Get to Know Mehhh!

It is currently 2:39 a.m. and I am bored. So I just decided that it is time for you guys to get to know me. I will just give 5 facts about my life and all that jazz. Maybe this can be a continuous thing. You know. Maybe have our own little relationship going. Let it build. And stuff. (If you do not know that I am being VERY sarcastic then you are in for a rude awakening. Better get used to my humor!) Lets get started!

1. I play the violin and the guitar. I have played the violin for about six years and the guitar for five. I just recently started teaching violin. My student is 10 and super sweet!

2. Not many people know that I can sing. I'm a bit too shy to sing in front of people. My guitar teacher has been pushing me to sign up for an open mike night near by because she is the only one, besides my family, who knows I like singing. I'm am working up to that I promise. By the end of this year, I want to have done an open mike night!

3. I plan on minoring in music when I get to college. Because music is pretty tight.

4.Justin Nozuka is one of my favorite male singers of all time. All. Time. So friggin talented! I think one of his songs made me cry. And he is a tad bit gorgeous. Just a tad.
                         He's the one putting on the shirt at the beginning :))
                                            And just one more!

5. I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. When I was younger, I would beg my parents to put me in dance classes but I was never able to :(. I still have that yearning to dance when I watch shows like
So You Think You Can Dance. *Sigh* I know it's never too late to start dancing but it still feels impossible for me. I think I have the potential though. We'll see what happens.

6. Me and my siblings have SO many inside jokes! They are mostly quotes from movies and tv shows. We have so many it's just instinct to say them and we forget where the jokes originated from. You guys should meet them because they are pretty cool and funny. I may do a video introducing them because you all would like them. Nobody gets me like they do!

7. You have no idea how many times I felt like typing "y'all" instead of  "you guys". I didn't want to sound too country. I have been noticing more and more that I sound so Texan! Not that sounding country is a bad thing (I actually kinda like the accents!)  but I'm Nigerian (well my parents both are and they moved to American in their early twenties) so it's weird for my parents to have these African accents and me speaking with a country drawl. You just need to hear my voice. Maybe I'm exaggerating.

8. I love talking in a Nigerian accent! It is so fun!!!

So that it all for now! Yeah I know that's way more than five. But it's all good. Hope to build more on our "relationship". Be back soon.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Hey! Just wanted to come in and update you guys on some things. There are three book reviews that I need to write and I am super excited about them. I think I'm gonna start doing IMM (In My Mailbox-a meme started by Kristi from The Story Siren. Go check her out! Her blog is super awesome!) I wanted to start doing this because I really don't know where I'm going with this blogging thing. I started it because I thought it would be a cool thing to do but I don't have any interesting things to do on here (in my opinion). I love writing book reviews and I feel that if one of my reviews influence you to pick up that book, my job is done. But anyways, you guys have any ideas on interesting things I should do comment below! What do you thing about me making some vlogs here and there? Just let me know! I will be back soon!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Book Review: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

I just finished reading The Monstrumologist and it was AWESOME! It did take me a while to finish it but don't let the put a damper on the amazingness of this book. Yup I loved it so much I'm making up my own words.

(From Goodreads)

These are the secrets I have kept.
This is the trust I never betrayed.
But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets.
The one who saved me...and the one who cursed me.

So begins the journal of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, a man with a most unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. In his time with the doctor, Will has met many a mysterious late-night visitor, and seen things he never imagined were real. But when a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet. 

A monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice face off against a plague of monsters in the first book of Rick Yancey's new series, The Monstrumologist.

Characters: AMAZING characters! I loved every single one of them in their own special way. I wanted to be Will Henry's bff. He was just so cute and lovable and...and...gahh... (that's me gushing). There is no problem with the fact that I want a twelve year old to be my best friend. None at all. I had a soft spot for Dr. Warthrop, despite the fact that he was a tad bit rude to my bff. And then there was Kearns. Oh Kearns, Kearns, Kearns. He was twisted in all the right ways. He reminded me of Joker from The Dark Night because the twisted evil villaney thing was what made you like them. *Sigh* The characters were just so well written and you had time to watch each one grow and progress. 

Plot: The plot was very good but when you are about a third of the way through, you kind of start guessing what the plot will be. I'm not saying that there are no surprises-- there most definitely are-- but the overall plot wasn't too surprising. That did not take away from the gory goodness of the book though.

Writing Style: Rick Yancey did a wonderful job of creating this spooky, dark, Gothic atmosphere. His words just draw you in. There were numerous occasions where I was left speechless, my jaw hanging by the descriptions given. I would cringe and-- no lie- get chills. Many times I would cry out in disgust (and my sister would promptly shush me.)I also loved the little jokes here in there. I really wasn't expecting it for a book like this. I found myself chuckling at the American Revolution puns (or was it some other war? I was never that good at remembering things!)  Great Job Rick! 

Verdict: 5/5. I Know! It was that good. Now let's give a round of applause for my first perfect scored book!