Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday #13

It's Tuesday! Wait, let me check...yup it is still Tuesday, for two more hours. ☺ In the weekly meme hosted by Cambria Hebert, I will rant about my opinion until I can't anymore.

This week's question: Do you buy a book based on the cover?

This will be a short one.

No. I don't. ☺
Yes, the cover does draw me to the book and it makes me pick it up, but I always read the summary before I decide to purchase. Because the cover doesn't say enough about the story.

Sorry, this one is really short. See you next week!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tell Me Someting Tuesday #12

Tuesday, yet again!! So I guess that means you get to hear me rant in this weekly meme hosted by Cambria Hebert.

This week's question: Do you think YA books should have ratings?

Hmmm...this is a toughy, but after reading others' answers, I think I'm ready to write my own answer.
Before last week I'd never given any thought to rating for books. But since Cambria asked I have thought and will endeavor to answer.

So ratings for books, do I think they should have them? To be honest, no, I don't. Why? Well, let me explain.

I say, no, because I feel it unnecessary mark on the written work. In school, I was always peeved when I would get my report back that I had worked so hard on and that I had strived to keep in crisp condition, and it would have a big red letter grade in the top corner. Did they really have to put it there? I mean this was the final draft that was supposed to clean and crisp. But I digest...

Now before you get mad at me, let me say that even tough I don't think that they should have rating, I do believe that they should have a disclaimer saying if the book had sexual content, drug use, etc. I think this way, because I don't really like being told what I can and can't read, but a disclaimer when tell any concerned parent what kind of book it was.This I would appreciate as well, because my age range is young adult but I prefer not read books with sexual content and where doing drugs is accepted.

  In my own stories there is none of that, not even a single swear. There is one story of mine, the only non-fantasy one, that is about a drunk driving accident that causes the death of a young character. So I never portray drugs or alcohol is a good thing and stay away from any sexual content. So my stories might labeled as children's books.
So that's me and my strange opinion. Tell me, what do you think?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tell me Something Tuesday #11

Well, Tuesday is here which means it's time for me to Tell you Something, in this meme hosted by Cambria Hebert.

This week's question: Let’s talk TV! What are your favorite shows?

Good question, let's see if I have an answer. Shall we? ☺
Hmmm...well, a few do come to mind.

So in no particular order, here they are:

First up, Castle. My goodness how I love this show. The 4th season just ended, and it was fantastic! Twists and turns, and always an awesome crime to solve. More importantly, the character Richard Character is the reason that I can't watch CSI anymore. Don't get me wrong I like CSI, but I now find myself missing Castle's personality when trying to watch it. Castle is a murder mystery author, and he's witty and smart and drives Detective Kate Becket up the wall, he's a gentleman,but he still got that boyish spunk. Kate is a tough chick that doesn't take no for an answer, but she also very sympathetic and always tries to understand those around her. The relationship between of them has gone up and down, and after the finale of season 4 I can't wait for season 5.

Second to be named is MythBuster's on the Discovery Channel. A show with no plot, but very entertaining! ☺They take mythes and test them to see if they are true, possibly true, or completely false. Example: Elephants are afraid of mice, Myth Confirmed. ☺

Now, for a couple oldies, that I love. ☺

 Numbero Uno, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I always loved watching Sabrina. Funny, and magical, my favorite combination. ☺I haven't seen all the episodes but someday I will.

And Last but not least, Gargolyes. Yes, it's animated. I've loved this show ever since I was a kid. I saw it again recently and I still love it! It has an amazing plot and awesome characters, and not a bit corny like most cartoons are. ☺

So there's are mine, and so what are yours?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday #10

Well, Tell Me Something Tuesday is here again, by hosted Cambria Hebert. Every week she asks a question and we answer. Sound good?

This week's question: What is your list for Must-Read this summer?

Well, I don't have a particular order, so I'll just them in the order that I think of them.

First up, Masquerade by Cambria Hebert. And no, I'm not just begging for brown points. In april, she held a read-along for this book, but I wasn't able to participate. This summer, I hope to get my hands on this and read it cover to cover.

Second, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I've already the first two cases in this, 10 more to go; not to mention the other Sherlock stories. ☺ Teehee

Next, The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I saw it once at Barnes & Noble, and I wanted it. But I didn't have the money, and soon I forgot about it. Recently, a friend reminded me of it. Now, I am determined to get it and read it before the summer is out.

Last, The Picture of Dorian Grey by Ocar Wilde. This is the book I am currently reading. And it is fascinating!!!

( ◄ This is the version I have. ☺)

So that's mine list. Tell me, what's yours?