My Latest Reads

Trema's bookshelf: read

Gathering Blue
Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood
The Giver
Child of Grace
The Silent Girl: A Novel
The One Who Waits for Me
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
The Blind in Darkness
Haunted Kids: True Ghost Stories (Haunted Kids)
Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce, Portland, Maine, 1918

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Teasers

Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two "teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists!

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Teaser from pg 101

He got that faraway look in his eye, like people back in Italy did when they talked about going to America. Bella and Rocco were already in America, and they still had to look far away for any hope.

I am about half way through this book and so far it is a really good read. Very well written and I like all the characters.

What are your teasers? what are you reading?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: House

Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker

The light came into the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it.

My heart holds all secrets; my heart tells no lies.

The Only way Out is In

started reading~ 9/16/11
ended~ 9/22/11

Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker come together to give us a chilling, heart thumping look into the battle between good and evil. Every chapter has you wanting to hear more and finding more twists than the last. 
It starts out with Stephanie and Jack... a not so perfect couple, with some secrets and turmoils of their own.
After arguments, pity parties, and trouble things go from bad to worse.
They decide to head out on foot to find help or shelter until daybreak. Up ahead is a sign that reads THE WAYSIDE INN. It is their only hope,... or is it?
There's a game to be played in order to leave this house! There are rules to his game. The rules are simple.
Rule 1.God came to my house and I killed him
Rule 2. I will kill anyone who comes to my house like I killed God
Rule 3. Give me one dead body and I might let Rule 2 slide

I really enjoyed this book. My first impression of the cover was that it would be creepy in a gruesome kind of way, but having read Dekker before I should have known it would be way deeper than boogeymen and zombies.
 I think Jack's character was well written but could have given more details into all the characters....don't want to give any spoilers away. Susan was by far my favorite, the most mysterious of them all.
By the middle of the book, the message is clear but it still has a few twists you weren't expecting. nothing is ever as it appears.
Over all I would give this book 4 stars.
It was definitely a book I would recommend and I have already ordered the movie based on the book. I cannot wait to see how it compares.
Hope you enjoy your next read!
Don't forget to check out other great reads by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti

TBR list

   I wanted to give everyone a little preview on some of my TBR(to be read) books. This is just a random list of books that I have either bought, borrowed or been given recently. They are all on my TBR list but in no particular order and I may not read these 7 in a row. I tend to buy up, or acquire I should say, a lot of books and then usually skip around from one genre to another. Unless it is a series. I don't want to get burnt out by reading several of one type. With that said though, I do tend to get into a topic or author and could read 4 or 5 books in similarity. It really just all depends on the mood!
Without further delay, here they are.

1. Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix ~ library book
2. Haunted Kids(True ghost stories) by Allan Zullo ~ bought @ half price books for $1.98
3. The Daughter's Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick ~ bought online for $6.99(with coupon code)
4. The Blind in The Darkness by Stephen Lewis ~ half price books for $1.00
5. The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall ~ bought @
6. The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little ~ half price books for $2.00
7. Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements ~ half price books for $1.00
Also posted to the left is my current read widget. That will most likely be a guide as to what review will be next!(but not always)
Happy Blogging, Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Novel Experience: Debut!

Post #1  :)

I am super stoked to finally have my new blog up and going. I have so many wonderful ideas for this blog! I know it will keep me plenty busy. I have been reading some awesome books and cannot wait to share all my reviews with everyone!
Please remember this is just in the beginning phase so there may be many tweaks and changes for awhile but's a start, right?!?
I hope everyone enjoys my new blog. Please grab my button and make sure to share with any other followers you think may be interested!
Thank you so much for everyone who has followed my other blog:
I will keep it going as well for my everyday blogging and for different topics. All future posts having anything to do with books will strictly be for A Novel Experience
As always comments are loved, tips/suggestions/opinions are welcome
Keep Blogging!


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