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Introduce Yourself (2770 new)
Jan 15, 2012 07:37AM

35559 I've been on here for a little bit but don't know that I've ever filled out the introductory information :)

My name is Melissia

Birthday: May 1st

Favorite Color: Green or Purple

Favorite Food: all things bad for me :) Chocolate...cheese...ice cream

Any Pets: 3 cats...one purring on my lap right now, Murphy, Boo and Lola

Favorite Book Genre: Chick-Lit

Finish the line: I know I'm a book addict because....
My TBR list is over 1000, I just can't help it. You post fun reviews of another book that sounds good and oops! I've added it as another TBR.
Jan 10, 2012 06:44PM

35559 This is fun!!

Start:
1/10/12
End:

Overload: 12 books.

Read: 3/12


I’ve Had the Time of My Life (Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes) Fallen 1/22/12

Be My Baby (The Ronettes)
Read a book with a body of water on the cover or has the word “baby” in the title. Or has a character or author named Ron or Ronette. This is the second song on the CD; read a book that is #2 in a series.

She's Like the Wind (Patrick Swayze) {Movie Scene}
Read a book with the word “wind” in the title or has a sad good-bye scene. Or has a character or author named Patrick or Johnny. This is the third song on the CD; read a book that is #3 in a series.

Hungry Eyes (Eric Carmen)
Read a book with an eye on the cover. Or had the word “hungry” or “hunger” in the title. Or the genre is fantasy. Or the character is learning to dance. Or has a character or author named Eric or Carmen. This is the fourth song on the CD; read a book that is #4 in a series.

Stay (Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs)
Read a book with the word “stay” in the title. Or has a character (or author) named Maurice or William. Or has one of the signs of the zodiac on the cover or in the title. This is the fifth song on the CD; read a book that is #5 in a series.

Yes (Merry Clayton)
Read a book that is a positive/affirmative/uplifting book, or has “yes” or “merry” in the title. Or shows a wheel(s) on the cover. This is the sixth song on the CD, so read a book that is the #6 in a series.

You Don't Own Me (The Blow Monkeys)
Read a book where someone breaks free from something or someone. Or has monkey(s) in it. This is the seventh song on the CD; read a book that is #7 in a series.

Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel)
Read a book with a predominately baby blue cover, or has the word “baby” in the title. Or a character calls another character “baby” or “babe” or Bruce. Or there is a baby in the book. This is the eighth song on the CD; read a book that is #8 in a series.

Overload (Alfie Zappacosta)
Read a book with a predominately dark blue cover, or has the word “overload” in the title, or has a character with a baritone voice, or has a character/author named Alfie. This is the ninth song on the CD; read a book that is #9 in a series.

Love Is Strange (Mickey & Sylvia)The Wedding 2/13/12

Where Are You Tonight? (Tom Johnston)
Read a book where someone gets lost or the protagonist is looking for a missing person. Or has a character named Tom (or it is the author’s name). This is the eleventh song on the CD; read a book that is #11 in a series.

In the Still of the Night (The Five Satins)
Matched
35559 Just got this as an E-Book for my Nook from the library! Have a few others that are due first that I have to finish, then will start on it :)
35559 I'm in!
Duration
Start: 1/1/2012
End: 12/31/2012

Level:
Moderate- 20 books

☀Best Fiction
Winner: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Nominees and Runner-ups:
Sing You Home
Night Road

☀Best Mystery & Thriller
Nominees and Runner-ups:
Before I Go to Sleep

☀Best Historical Fiction
Nominees and Runner-ups:
Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution

☀Best Fantasy
Nominees and Runner-ups:
The Night Circus


☀Best Paranormal Fantasy
Nominees and Runner-ups:
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

☀Best Science Fiction
Winner: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Nominees and Runner-ups:
When She Woke

☀Best Horror
Winner: Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Nominees and Runner-ups:
What the Night Knows A Novel


☀Best Romance

Nominees and Runner-ups:
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)

☀Best Humor

Nominees and Runner-ups:
If You Ask Me And of Course You Won't
If You Were Here A Novel

☀Best Nonfiction
Winner: The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins

Nominees and Runner-ups:
Cinderella Ate My Daughter Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
It Gets Better Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
The Psychopath Test A Journey Through the Madness Industry

☀Best History & Biography
Winner:Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Nominees and Runner-ups:
In the Garden of Beasts Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman

☀Best Memoir & Autobiography
Winner: Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin

Nominees and Runner-ups:
A Stolen Life
Stories I Only Tell My Friends
My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business
35559 Ebook checked out on my new Nook and started it today :)
35559 Questions for Chapters 1-3

1. Interesting pair these two. Em likes Dex but Dex can't wait to get the hell out of Dodge and as far away from Em as possible. What were your first impressions of Emma and Dexter?

I though Emma seemed like a typical college girl, anxious to get involved with the handsome guy. I thought Dexter seemed like the typical college guy, just anxious to get the girl in bed and have no attachments. I agree that Dexter seems very into himself, however the letter her wrote in India was quite a surprise.

2. It doesn't seem like Dex is interested in Emma (certainly not as interested as she is). Why do you think he stays in contact with her?

He doesn't really at first, just the casual, non-committal postcards at first. I think he probably felt like he should keep in touch as she wrote him but he wrote more letters as he got more invested in their friendship and his feelings became more.

3. Like mother, like son. I have to say, I enjoyed Dexter's mother- normal she is not. What did you guys think of her? Any predictions for what she was about to tell Dex?

So far we haven't seem too much so I don't have a strong impression of her except she was probably a mother that maybe was more of a friend than a mother growing up. I like her, would probably think she was a cool mom, if I was Dexter's friend. my guess based on his letter is that she is sick, although she said it wasn't anything bad.

4. Did you realize that each chapter is a different year but the month and day remain the same (July 15)? What do you think is the author's purpose for doing this?
I didn't until the 3rd chapter. The title is one day, so I guess just to show how a relationship changes and grows throughout the year and to tie it together with the one day.

5. Which of Emma's jobs do you think was more horrible, the acting gig or the waitress job?
The waitress job because she was letting herself get stuck there.

6. Was I the only one surprised by Dex's sentimental letter? I didn't know he had it in him.
I was definitely surprised, and not surprised that he didn't send it.

7. Damn you, Heidi Schindler! I can't believe the letter wasn't delivered. And just when Dex was being decent too. Why do I feel like we'll be reading about a series of unfortunate events from now on?
It wouldn't be as interesting of a book if we didn't, huh? :)
35559 The book came in today! I will get some reading done and start :)
35559 I've got this one from the library! I'm in!
35559 I'm next on the list at the library! Hoping to join in!
35559 I'm hoping to join...number 7 on the list at the library.
Nov 30, 2011 05:57PM

35559 I'm in!
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Nov 29, 2011 10:30PM

35559 I love this challenge idea! I am new to challenges and this subject is right up my alley!!

Pocahontas:
Read a book where the protagonist is Native American, loves nature, or displays shamanic powers. You can also read a modern retelling of Pocahontas.

Princess Jasmine:
from Aladdin
Haunting Jasmine

Snow White:
Fairest

Aurora:
Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of "Sleeping Beauty"
Enchantment

Mulan:
Read a book where the protagonist is Chinese (or of Chinese descent), she must also be able to kick some serious ass. Read a book where the protagonist disguises herself as a man or enlists in the army.

Ariel:
Vision in White - 1/3/12 (Protagonist has red hair!)

Belle:
One Day - 12/19/11 (she loves to read!)
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Esmeralda:
from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Read a book where the protagonist is a Gypsy or read a book where the character has a pet goat (this should be interesting). You can also read a modern retelling of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Megara:
from Hercules
Read a book where the protagonist has a low opinion of men and is cynical about love. You can also read a modern retelling of Hercules.

Tiana:
Miracle On I-40 - Read 12/11/11

Cinderella
Just Ella


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