Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sunday Cover Scramble [63]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer you until later to let you know if you are right, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. If you need hints, I will only post covers of series talked about on my blog previously. Also, let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly. Here we go:

This one may be pretty hard because I'm pretty sure that I'm the only one out of all of us that's read this one:




Friday, April 18, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [72] - Sly


Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

Sidekick Showcase April - silly, joker, prankster, comedic relief, outrageous, and the like.

My choice is Suzume Hollis
Generation V by M.L. Brennan

Suzume Hollis picture created by Jaclyn Canada

AH I LOVE her!! I wanted to keep her a surprise for anyone reading the book, but I just can't help myself on this one. Suzume Hollis is a kitsune and her sly trickster personality fits it so well. She becomes Fortitude Scott's bodyguard, one you would definitely not want to cross. Her antics definitely bring humor to the story. She's quite hilarious, blunt, and pranks Fort a number of times. I would always be watching my back around her. Between changing his passwords for every online account he has, and being a constant pain in Fort's neck, she adorably becomes the catalyst for him growing a pair.

Quotes:


"No, I'm really sure that if you're going to have an open relationship, it has to be preagreed upon by both parties beforehand. Otherwise, that's just postsanctioned cheating, which is still cheating."




"Your mother will dock my pay if she sees you like this. And my family will never let me live it down if they know I let someone wipe the floor with you when it was my job to keep you safe."

"I'm so sorry. I never stopped to think about how my pain was going to inconvenience you."

"I understand, Fort, and you're forgiven."




"Facebook. Your settings don't log out when you close your browser."

"My computer is password-protected!"

"Which might have slowed me down if you didn't keep your passwords listed on an index card in your desk drawer."

Horror filled me. "You have my passwords?" I asked.

"Don't worry, I changed all of them for you."





"How did you get in?" I asked. It didn't bother me how she got in; I just cared that she was here at all, but I knew that she'd love the chance to show how clever she was.

"You have a loose window screen and a really nice maple tree that is a few years overdue for a pruning. I'm surprised that you don't have colonies of squirrels camping out under your bed." She was pleased, and her eyes sparkled even in the darkness. 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunday Cover Scramble [62]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer you until later to let you know if you are right, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. If you need hints, I will only post covers of series talked about on my blog previously. Also, let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly. Here we go:

This one may be pretty hard because I'm pretty sure that I'm the only one out of all of us that's read this one:













Friday, April 11, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [70] - Prankster


Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

Sidekick Showcase April - silly, joker, prankster, comedic relief, outrageous, and the like.

My choice is Perry Gomez
Shadow Falls Series by C.C. Hunter

Perry Gomez picture created by Jaclyn Canada

Perry is one of the most powerful shape-shifters in the Shadow Falls world. I enjoyed him from the moment I met him. He's funny and easy-going but also has a temper like no other. I actually like it when he flies off the handle because it's so fun to see. Especially because it's usually caused by jealously towards anyone that gets too close to his infatuation, Miranda.

The hilarious prankster part comes to light when Kylie finds him spying on the girls as a shifted kitten. She immediately grabs him by the ear and drags him out. It's great because then any kitten she sees, she thinks it's him spying on them some more (and sometimes it is). What's the best to me about the whole situation is that she stands so firm and brave against arguably the most powerful shifter in the world. He's described as being blonde with eyes that change colors so I drew him with multi-colored eyes since I couldn't chose just one.
 
Quotes:



“Wow,” Kylie muttered, and grinned.
“Yeah, wow.” Della leaned in closer. “I think Perry just grew a pair.”
Kylie bit down on her lip to keep from laughing. “If this was a movie,
there would be some music playing in the background.”
“I could sing,” Della chuckled.
“And ruin it,” Kylie teased back. “I’ve heard you singing in the
shower.” Both grinning, they looked back at the kissing couple.




Perry, the powerful shape-shifter of the camp, loved to play jokes. But Kylie had had it up to her eyeballs with his tricks. Enough was enough.

"Game's over or I'm going for your ears." Kylie waited for the diamond-like sparkles to fill the air around the wolf as it changed back into human form. "Now!"

No sparkles.



She saw sparkles forming around his body - sparkles as if a bucket of floating glitter had been spilled around him, as if a thousand lights came on and reflected each minuscule piece of glitter. The hundreds of diamond-shaped twinkles swirled around him. Slowly the sparkles fell to the floor and left standing where Perry had once stood was a huge honking white unicorn with a pink horn in the middle of its forehead.




Kylie looked down at the kitten cozied up against her breasts. Sparkles, diamond-shaped sparkles floated around the red tabby. Then poof. Perry appeared, standing in front of Kylie, his head plastered against her breasts.

Kylie screamed.

Della shot into the kitchen. "What's...?" She blinked. "Do you guys want to be alone?" she snickered and motioned to Kylie and Perry.

Snapping out of her stupor, Kylie grabbed the little twerp by the ear and yanked him off her chest. "He's leaving now."

"Ouch. Ouch," Perry muttered as Kylie dragged him past the kitchen table. "Let go of my ear!" he ordered in a roar that sounded like some kind of angry beast.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

When life's kicking your butt, how about a theme song? [4]

My friend Robyn from robgirlbooks tasked us with coming up with a theme song each month, and I love it! Music is a VERY big part of my life. This month Robyn has asked that we come up with a song that embodies Silliness :D

My choice for the month of April is:




My sister and I used to sing this song all the time when we were younger. She even taught me how to spell it and she could spell it backwards! It's a go-to song to sing when I'm feeling silly.

Zane's choice for April:


What are your choices this month??

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sunday Cover Scramble [61]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer you until later to let you know if you are right, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. If you need hints, I will only post covers of series talked about on my blog previously. Also, let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly. Here we go:












Friday, April 4, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [69] - Mischief Maker


Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

Sidekick Showcase April - silly, joker, prankster, comedic relief, outrageous, and the like.

My choice is Peregrin Took a.k.a. Pippin
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Peregrin Took picture created by Jaclyn Canada

Peregrin Took, or Pippin, was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring because of his extreme loyalty. He had an insatiable curiosity and a problem with sticking his nose in where it shouldn't be. He often drove Gandalf crazy due to his lack of following rules. One of the biggest examples of this is when he stole the Palantir from Gandalf. It turned out to be a means of communication with Sauron (the big bad enemy) and Pippin was genuinely terrified of the encounter when Sauron dove into his head and asked him a lot of questions. He yelled, waking everyone up, and was caught stealing it.

Pippin is so fantastic. These mischief-makers are often my favorite side-kicks in a story. Somehow, through his carelessness, he finds a way to be a hero.
 
Quotes:



“And now leave me in peace for a bit! I don't want to answer a string of questions while I am eating. I want to think!"

"Good Heavens!" said Pippin. "At breakfast?”



“Fool of a Took!" he growled. "This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking-party. Throw yourself in next time, and then you will be no further nuisance.”




Aragorn: Gentlemen! We do not stop 'til nightfall.
Pippin: But what about breakfast?
Aragorn: You've already had it.
Pippin: We've had one, yes. But what about second breakfast?
Merry: Don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.
Pippin: What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
Merry: I wouldn't count on it Pip.



“I will vouch for him before the seat of Denethor,' said Gandalf. 'And as for valour, that cannot be computed by stature. He has passed through more battles and perils than you have, Ingold, though you be twice his height; and he comes now from the storming of Isengard, of which we bear tidings, and great weariness is on him, or I would wake him. His name is Peregrin, a very valiant man.'
Man?' said Ingold dubiously; and the others laughed.
Man!' cried Pippin, now thoroughly roused. 'Man! Indeed not! I am a hobbit and no more valiant than I am a man, save perhaps now and again by necessity. Do not let Gandalf deceive you!” 

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