giveaway flash: independence day celebration

Written by Darlyn At Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4 bookish peeps...
Freedom is precious to all of us. It isn’t free, but it’s fought for. Have you ever wondered why tears so freely come to our eyes when we hear the Star Spangled Banner as our flag waves in the distance? Why do we value our freedom and hold it so close to our hearts?

“My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!”

Samuel F. Smith

I know you might not get it with the contest, but please heads up to Linda Weaver Clarke blog. She is hosting a contest for the Independence Day Celebration.





Book Give-Away June 28 – July 5: Click HERE to enter and read the article posted and then comment what freedom means to you. The winner for the historical romance series, "A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho" may pick one book out of five clean romances. For ages 14 to adult. The contest is OPEN TO ALL! (Click on the book cover on the right side bar of the blog to read a sample chapter. Read a book review on the right side, also.)

hey you!

Written by Darlyn At Monday, June 28, 2010 7 bookish peeps...
Hi guys!

Nothing to tell much but only to share something kind of cool. I've been featured on Charlotte's blog @ The Book on The Hill for Book Blog Around The World. I enjoyed answering all her questions for the interview and there's some or a little about me I've love to share. Just heads up to her blog if you want to know a little bit about me ;p

Click HERE and say Hi to Charlotte (and me) and I think you should follow her blog (if you are not yet), because I think she is so cool ;p

p/s: Don't forget to enter my Dear Followers Giveaway too *wink*

giveaway: around blosphere #2

Written by Darlyn At Sunday, June 27, 2010 3 bookish peeps...
I'm listing the giveaways again ;p


My very own giveaway!
I'm appreciating my awesome followers and give away
$10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!
Click HERE to enter. Ends 7/7

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Leanna @ Daisy Chain Book Reviews is giving away
a copy of Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce!
Click HERE to join! Ends 7/5

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Reena @ Reena's Blog is holding a Reena's Birthday Giveaway.
Click HERE to enter. Ends 6/30

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JL @ An Avid Reader's Musing is giving away a Nightshade Prize Pack!
Click HERE to enter and the contest ends 7/3.

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Page @ One Book At A Time is being generous enough to host a
Blogoversary and Giveaway!
A lot of books to choose from her list and BookDepository
Click HERE to enter and it ends 7/10

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Karen @ For What It's Worth is giving us a chance to win either
a pre-order of Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
or
$20 to buy books of your choice from The BookDepository!
Click HERE to enter and it ends 7/4.

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Paperback Dolls is giving away either 1 highlander series and 1 Fever series for us to grab!
Heads up to their blog and join the fun ;p
Click HERE to enter and it ends 7/12

giveaway: dear followers

Written by Darlyn At Saturday, June 26, 2010 82 bookish peeps...
Dear Lovely Followers,

Hi! I'm so thrilled today to learn that my blog hit 205 amazing Followers a.k.a YOU! Thank you, thank you a million! I know that 205 is quite a big number (for me) and I really think I should do something to appreciate all of my lovely followers. Since I'm a full time graduate student under a very small scholarship, I decided to give away my never been used Amazon Gift Card. Yeay! My loss is your gain dear lovelies. I know it's not much, but this is what you are going to win;

One lucky follower will be selected to win;

To enter you must:

1) Be (or become) a follower
+2 Old follower
+1 New follower
2) Leave a comment with your email address

Extra entries:

+1 Twit/Post on Facebook/Link to blog sidebar
+1 Tell me a book you are currently reading and enjoy at the moment
(Leave the Title & Author in the comment)

So my dear lovely followers, I hope with this little token from me will make the one lucky winner to be very happy for quite some time soon. Thank you so much for being amazing followers and spend a little bit of your precious time to stick around with me. I appreciate it utterly, very very much. Thank you for your continued support, time, and friendships.

Thank you zillions!

p/s: And, oh dear amazing followers, just a reminder, the contest will end 7/7. The winner will be announced on 7/10. Happy Reading!

Love and Truly Yours,

Darlyn

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the friday 56 #9

Written by Darlyn At Friday, June 25, 2010 14 bookish peeps...

Tonya @ Story Time With Tonya and Friends hosted this fun weekly meme, which is you have to;
* Grab a book, closest.
* Turn to page 56, ind the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Story Time With Tonya and Friends.




Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

"My dear Miss Price," said Miss Crawford, as soon as she was at all within hearing, "I am come to make my own apologies for keeping you waiting; but I have nothing in the world to say for myself—I knew it was very late, and that I was behaving extremely ill; and therefore, if you please, you must forgive me. Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure."

Happy Friday Everybody!

dear jane austen: a heroine's guide to life and love by patrice hannon

Written by Darlyn At Thursday, June 24, 2010 8 bookish peeps...
Title: Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine's Guide To Life and Love
Author: Patrice Hannon
Pages: 158
Rating: 4.5/5

Summary (Goodreads):

Jane Austen answers letters from perplexed modern-day heroines-in-training, supplying the reader with the precepts a true heroine lives by and illustrating them with revealing examples from her novels. Written with all the charm, wit, and wisdom one might expect from the author of Pride and Prejudice, reading Dear Jane Austen is like spending a wonderful afternoon with the novelist herself!

My Thoughts:

Dear Jane Austen,

Help! I have reached my age where I wont tell my age and I will die if I don't land a husband soon. Why am I still single?
Wish I Were A Heroine

Imagine if you could send a letter like that to Jane Austen and ask her any doubts about love to her. And beg her to answer or tell you what to do. Imagine you could whine and outburst any unsatisfactory of man to her. Wow. This is so cool! I enjoyed this book. Could you imagine if Jane Austen could have answered all the letters? That would have been awesome!


Austen answered her troubled fan/ any woman that facing problems with their life and love. As she responds to the letters, she quotes from her books and take examples from the characters. It's about love (obviously about man), marriage and friendship. I found it very fantastic and very cute too. It's easy, simple and it's like I'm reading
Austen's books and meeting her characters. Honestly, it's lot of fun and I found myself understand her books quite easy by reading this book.

Anyone who has read Jane Austen's novels will find this book fascinating and love them instantly (maybe a bit later for me to feel it instantly *wink*, just saying). Although I found it very amusing, I also found it quite funny to think of that Jane Austen knows a lot of things about our era while she's still at her era.

I think the author really did a good job and bring Jane Austen to life in the book. I love all the answers too, as I think that would probably what Jane Austen would say. That is really my own opinion and I would love to recommend to anyone who loves Austen to read this. I like it myself a lot. I should thank my sister for telling me about the book. I love it so much ;p

giveaway flash: walker's wedding by lori copeland

Written by Darlyn At Tuesday, June 22, 2010 5 bookish peeps...
I know you love giveaways! Linda Weaver Clarke is hosting an interview and giveaway at her blog. 2 winners will win Walker's Wedding by Lory Copeland (Christian Romance) and, it's International! Whoever interested on winning a copy of the books, simply leave a comment about the interview at her blog. Click HERE to enter! Ends June 28, 2010.

A little snippet of the book

Jilted by his fiancĂ©e, Walker McKay is determined to never let a woman near his heart again, but he needs an heir. Courting someone new is out of the question, so he’ll have to find a wife another way. Wealthy heiress Sara Livingston wants to marry, but her suitors are deemed unsuitable by her unreasonable father. So she answers an ad for a mail-order bride and grabs onto it with both hands. Will Sara’s deception about her background and Walker’s wounded heart keep them from finding what they are looking for? Or are they truly meant for one another?


She has a lot of other giveaways at her blog too. Time to explore peeps!

the huge "jane austen" TBR readathon end post

Written by Darlyn At Monday, June 21, 2010 13 bookish peeps...
*Note* It's actually "The Huge TBR Readathon"

It's already the finish line and I'm quite frustrated I could not even finish at least 3 out of 4 Jane Austen's books. Here's the result of my readathon;

Finished (titles linked to my reviews);

1) Sense and Sensibility (around 3 days)
2) Emma (I think it's two days to finish this one)

Didn't finish;

1) Pride and Prejudice (just started, but I'm really hooked)
2) Mansfield Park (I don't even touch it!)

I'm not trying to find such excuses as I honestly enjoyed reading both of Jane Austen's. However, it really took me a lot of time to read and finish the book. I remember that I took ages to finish Emma for my school's reading few years back but I'm proud to read it less than a week now. In fact, I read two classical fiction this week! LOL

Although my goal was actually to read 4 books of Jane Austen (which I did not achieve even close to it), I'm enjoying my time, distilled into reading classic fiction. Even much more, it's Jane Austen's. Just for the record, I'm continuing reading Jane Austen's books in courtesy of my participation in Jane in June hosted by Misty @ Book Rat. Even thinking to join Everything Austen II Challenge hosted by Stephanie Written's Word *wink*

Thanks a lot and so much to Kristen @ Bookworming in the 21st Century for hosting this event. I really looking forward to the next readathon. I believe other participants of this event feel the same way too ;p

emma by jane austen

Written by Darlyn At Sunday, June 20, 2010 7 bookish peeps...
Title: Emma
Author: Jane Austen
Pages: 512
Rating: 4.75/5

Summary (Goodreads):

As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her "duty"; to arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen's most technically brilliant achievement, "Emma" sparkles with ironic insights into self-deception, self-discovery, and the interplay of love and power.

My Opinion:

It's absolutely a very wonderful read! I can't even put it down and stop reading it even though I'm not very good with with classic literature, literally. Emma really swept my heart away. So far, this is Jane Austen I love best.

Emma Woodhouse, witty, bright, and never want to loose in anything she does. She's also spoilt, always think very high of herself which sometime it blinds her to the opinions of other people. Funny though as she always managed to cause misunderstandings and she really takes some times to learn what she did wrong. Her ambition decides to devote her life in finding the right man for the people around her and think of her as a holy matchmaker. Funny thing is, the matchmaking are utterly wrong for each of the. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless, doesn't really aware about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr. Knightly. However, her cause will come to contingency when she will find love in the face of a much sought after man.

Although it takes sometime for me to finish this, I think it's actually really fun and tells me one thing, don't be too hard to get ;p

sense and sensibility by jane austen

Written by Darlyn At Friday, June 18, 2010 10 bookish peeps...
Title: Sense and Sensibility
Author: Jane Austen
Pages: 519
Rating: 4/5

Summary:

This is an engaging story of two attractive and mutually devoted sisters. Romantic Marianne with her unrestrained enthusiasms which lead to disillusionment and despair makes a perfect foil to the unselfish Elinor who brings a quiet self-control to her own heartbreak. The sentimental education of the two heroines are conducted with fine regard for all the varying shades of romantic attraction, and in the end it is Marianne who makes prudent marriage and Elinor who is united to the man she has loved from the beginning.

My Thought:

Honestly, it is hard for me to write a good review on this one. Don't take me wrong. I love the book, very much. Everything I read from the book really moved me, inside and outside. The sisters and my sister and I have a lot of similarities.

Elinor's sensible and reserved, just like me, which I take logic and being more rational on everything I plan and what my next actions would be in facing hardship or crisis. Unlike me, my sister is a lot emotional and sometimes, she does not think clearly and put her emotions first out of everything.

The summary of the story; (a) being sensible makes you wait longer/a very long time for the right guy, (b) follow only your heart and being emotional will break your heart a couple of times or maybe a lot, (c) being either sensible or emotional, you still will break your heart deeply at least once or maybe a couple of times too. Just saying. But the conclusion, you'll find your happiness and love of your life eventually.

Sense and Sensibility to me is very good read with a very very deep meaning behind it. It has a lot of ironies that you could point out and sometime, you will think like you are actually has a lot similarities with either Elinor or Marianne. Although sometime it is hard for me to understand a few things e.g. I don't know if the actual meaning of some sentences like is it actually a cynical, sarcastic or a joke? Excuse me, but it is true.

However, my advice, try it yourself if you have not read any of her books yet. You'll love Jane Austen!

1 of 13 poems by jane austen

Written by Darlyn At Thursday, June 17, 2010 5 bookish peeps...
I was wondering if there's actually any poems written by Jane Austen (Of course she had!). I grow fond of her since I read Emma a few years ago and honestly, I know not much about her *blush*. Guess what, I found 13 Poems by Jane Austen and I like it dearly! My favorite will be This Little Bag.

This Little Bag

"This little bag I hope will prove
To be not vainly made--

For, if you should a needle want

It will afford you aid.

And as we are about to part

T'will serve another end,

For when you look upon the Bag

You'll recollect your friend"



It's the shortest and easiest to understand (as for people like me). This literary work is a lot simpler and easier for me to interpret and find it very fascinating. There's comical nature of this poem which make it sounds very entertaining as well. It's about hope and friends, by all means, there will always be friends will help you no matter whoever they are. That's what I think of what its meaning. Am I that right about the poem? LOL

If you're not familiar with her written poems (like me!), find and read the other 12 at HERE. Which is your favorite? Love to share ;p

p/s: I just finished Sense and Sensibility. The review will come soon (I hope). I'm reading Emma now, and enjoy it utterly.

giveaway: around blogosphere #1

Written by Darlyn At Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5 bookish peeps...
I'm listing all the contest I participate in one post ;p Feel free to join this too. And YES, they are all INTERNATIONAL!

1) Cry Havoc Reviews is hosting 120 Followers Giveaway!
A lot a books to choose and win! Ends July 15th, 2010.
For more information, click HERE.

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2) Rebecca @ Vicarious Reader is hosting her first contest and you have have chance to win an ARC of Delirium by Lauren Oliver! Contest ends June 25th, 2010 and click HERE to enter her giveaway!

3) Also PJ Hoover @ Roots In Myth which she will give away ARC of Delirium by Lauren Oliver and The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller. The contest ends June 30th, 2010 and click HERE to enter ;p

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is having a contest to win an ARC of Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.
Ends June 20th, 2010 and click HERE to heads up to her contest.

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5) About Happy Books is hosting her Birthday Giveaway which you'll have a chance to be one of the winner to win books worth 12 Euro from Book Depository. You can enter either HERE or HERE. Ends July 15th, 2010.

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The Book Vixen
6) The Book Vixen is celebrating her birthday!
With sharing and giving away 5 awesome books to choose for 3 winners!
Click HERE to enter and it ends June 30th, 2010.

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Reading with Tequila
7) Reading With Tequila is hosting a 750 Followers Giveaway!
3 winners, and lots of books to choose!
Entry deadline is Tuesday, July 13th at 11:59pm EST
Click HERE to enter and enjoy the fun!

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8) Chase @ The Bibliophile's Lounge is very generous to giveaway books worth $15 from Book Depository to one lucky winner. Heads up to his blog now, be his follower and spread the love!
Click HERE to enter and it ends on July 8th, 2010.

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9) Sophie @ So Many Books, So Little Time is having a birthday contest!
Wish a book from her and she'll order straight away from Book Depository!
Click HERE to enter. It ends June, 22rd, 2010.

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10) Michael @ The Subtle Chronicler is hosting a Book Of Choice Giveaway for having 50 amazing followers. 2 winners will be picked randomly. Click HERE to enter ;p
Ends July 28th, 2010.

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The Undercover Book Lover is hosting a Paranormal 5 Giveaway
Click HERE to join and it ends July 7th, 2010.

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Cool aren't they? *wink*

the huge "jane in justen" TBR readathon

Written by Darlyn At Monday, June 14, 2010 13 bookish peeps...
*Note* It's actually "The Huge TBR Readathon"

I never EVER actually participate in any Readathon before, or maybe this is actually the FIRST time I heard about it. Yeah, I know. I'm so left behind. But thanks to Kristen @ Bookworming in the 21st Century for hosting this Readathon. I've decided to enter this Readathon as I really want to read a few of Jane Austen's books in courtesy of my participating in 'Jane in June' hosted by Misty @ Book Rat this month.

The Readthon started today, Monday June 14th 8 am (whatever time zone you are in) until Sunday, June 20th - midnight at my own blog (dArLyN&bOoKs). I've plan to read Jane Austen's book and here's the list;

1) Sense and Sensibility
2) Emma
3) Pride and Prejudice
4) Mansfield Park

and maybe;

5) Persuasion
6) Northanger Bay

I know it's 4 book or maybe 6 only. However, since I'm not Majoring in English Literature (and I'm not English too!), it maybe takes a lot while for me to read it (come on, it's CLASSIC!), plus, with some laziness. So, the only thing I have to do this whole week is read, read and read on my field sampling trip. But if you're reading this week, come on join in. ;p

Happy Reading!

giveaway: my life with rats and more's $100 GC of your choice!

Written by Darlyn At Sunday, June 13, 2010 2 bookish peeps...
Good news! Amanda @ My Life With Rats and More is hosting a very generous, cool and awesome (all best word to think of) giveaway!

Prize? 1 winner (or 2, maybe one for a $100 and another for $25 or $50) will win $100 GC of winner's choice (ANYTHING!) or JUST ANYTHING! This way the winner can get exactly what they want *wink*

Heads up to her blog now and enter! This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and ends July 7th!

Click HERE for more information.

Good luck!

jane austen's guide to dating by lauren henderson

Written by Darlyn At Friday, June 11, 2010 18 bookish peeps...
Title: Jane Austen's Guide to Dating
Author: Lauren Henderson
Pages: 304
Rating: 4/5

Summary (Goodreads):

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." --Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

There was never a more astute chronicler of the hits and near-misses of love than Jane Austen. Now, she helps readers discover their inner heroines and get the guy in this witty book of romance and dating strategies.

A completely new and amusing approach to dating, Jane Austen's Guide to Dating includes insightful personality quizzes that reveal which Jane Austen character you, and your mate, most resemble. Armed with this knowledge, you can learn what to do if you're a Lizzie, but the object of your affection is a Bingley. You can even find out how to gain the clear headedness and confidence that Anne Elliot had and almost lost in Persuasion.

Full of wit and truly useful advice that has stood the test of time, Jane Austen's Guide to Dating will help readers overcome the nonsense and find the sense (and sensibility) to succeed in a lasting relationship. Fans of Jane Austen and newcomers alike will delight in this fun, fresh, and audacious guide.

My Thought:

I guess I'm lucky to find this book in a local used books bookstore in the courtesy of Jane in June.

I enjoyed reading it tremendously and never thought that it is actually a self help book and dating guides! The book has ten chapters. Each chapter is likely a rule. In one chapter it highlighted the point that you should not play hard to get and try to appear hard to resist.

Here are the 10 interesting chapters;

  1. If you like someone, make it clear that you do.
  2. Don't put your feelings on public display, unless they're fully reciprocated.
  3. Don't play games or leads people on.
  4. Have faith in your own instincts.
  5. Don't fall for superficial qualities.
  6. Look for someone who can bring out your best qualities
  7. Don't settle.
  8. Be witty if you can, but not cynical or cruel.
  9. Be prepared to wait for the right person to come along (my favorite chapter).
  10. If your lover need a reprimand, let him have it.
I was startled when I saw there's actually a quiz at the end of the book to see what kind of heroine you are and a summary of all Jane's novels, and character analysis of romantic character. Believe me I think I'm Emma type! Hah, funny how things like quizzes really affect me how I want to be one of Jane's heroine!

The dating's guide is somewhat hilarious and gives you some best of ideas for a modern type dating base on over 200 years old legend publication of romance fictions. Which I also come up with a conclusion that it is OK to be who you are. Only, you have to follow the chapters #6. There is no rules you should follow, the #0, which there is no rule. If all the 10 rules can't be use or irrelevant, just stick to the rule #0.

All in all, I would recommend all of you to read this. It don't has to be the guides that we are looking for, but the advice behind all Jane Austen's masterpiece. Jane Austen Explains It All For You; I found this post from Susan @ Hooking Up Smart. She extracted some of the dating's guide of the book and I think it's a lot easier for you to digest 300 pages in one post with short notes. Heads over to her blog and read it ;p She leaves us with a closure to think of;

"Are you a Jane Austen fan? Do you think she had it right?"

My answer; Yes she had it right. She lives in different era but she's still alive in every woman's heart. I even think she could be a Professor in Literature if she's still alive. Just saying.

So, do you think she had it right?

giveaway: leilani loves books 100 followers & birthday bash

Written by Darlyn At Wednesday, June 09, 2010 2 bookish peeps...
Leilani @ Leilani Loves Books will host a giveaway with lots of cool prizes to celebrate her 100 followers and birthday bash!

Here's how it works:

Starting June 11th to August 13th (her birthday) she is going to have a list of contests. All of the winners will be announced on August 13th, 2010.

Rules: In order to sign up for her big event, make a post about it, put her blog button on your blog, and post the post at her blog HERE and must be her blog follower.

Quote; "As easy pie" ;p

Heads up to her blog now to celebrate the fun =)

mary, mary by james patterson

Written by Darlyn At Tuesday, June 08, 2010 9 bookish peeps...
Title: Mary, Mary
Author: James Patterson
Pages: 480
Rating: 4/5

Summary (Goodreads):

FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail.

Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again. Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever confronted. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? And particularly baffling, how could a woman be capable of these vicious crimes?

Members of Hollywood's A-list fear they're next on Mary's list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update.

My Review:

It's been so long since I've read James Patterson's Cross series. But now he is back with a new case, a big one which a big psychopath murderer this time. And can you believe me this is actually his 11th Alex Cross series?

However, it is still a WOW! I love the book so much, in a very engaging storyline. And the title of Mary, Mary really intrigues me. When I picked up the book, I thought, ohh, OK, this will be a crazy woman case. What will you think when every time there's a murder case, an email will be sent by a 'Mary Smith', which full of how she's so flattered to kill hot Hollywood actresses. She kept saying of ''nobody' or 'somebody' instead of why she did the murders. It's not for pleasure either. She love to think herself as a 'storyteller'.

Agent Cross is determined to solve the case, but when he is also having a personal problem with his ex-wife about his youngest child, he is wavered, a bit. After a Mary person is caught, he is not sure that is the one Mary Smith they are looking for. Even when all the proves and evidences are all against this very Mary person.

In the end, Cross succeed to solve the case, and eventually in a hard way style. This thriller and suspense, mysterious murders case came up with a twisted end. Which you will never ever come across your mind. The length of the chapters also makes it a very fast quick read. Imagine this 480 pages book has 121 chapters! Each chapter is hardly 3 or 4 pages long but with the engrossing plots, promise you that it tells more than in 10 pages long.

I love all the twisted stories, psychological criteria, mysteries and not to forget it is a page-turner's book. You'll finish it in one sitting, like a few hours and leaves you wondering how amazing the story is.

I would recommend this to all thriller/mysteries/suspense or James Patterson's fan only =)

Credit: This book review is link up to Book Review Party Wednesday - Thriller Addition at Cym Lowell Blog. Click HERE for more info.

news alert: jane in june

Written by Darlyn At Monday, June 07, 2010 3 bookish peeps...
Last few days (or weeks?) I've stopped by at Misty @Book Rat and read about her wonderful craving of Jane Austen and decided on amazing idea of Jane in June. Of course, I think that is totally awesome. I love Jane Austen too!

However, when Juju @Tales Of Whimsy confessed something that so similar to me, which I kind of forgot the sensation of Austen's books, I've decided to join the fun too! Yeay! So, this month, I will post everything about Jane Austen or anything related about her ;p

So if you love Austen or need a reason to read Austen, check it out HERE.

my monthly books recap: may 10

Written by Darlyn At Tuesday, June 01, 2010 13 bookish peeps...
It's a day of which I make a monthly wrap up again. So far I made it up to 10 books for May. Yeay!

So, here is the list of books I've read last month;

1) Marrow by Tiffanie Darke
2) Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarian and The Pursuit of Immortality by Willian Irwin
3) First Impressions by Jude Duveraux
4) Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf
5) Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
6) Boys That Bite by Mari Mancusi
7) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
8) Kiss Of The Wolf by Morgan Hawke
9) Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
10) Anyone But Him by Sheila O'Flanagan

Actually, I have a confession to make. I made a silly mistake for April monthly wrap up when I said I already read 45 books this year. Turn out, it's actually 35 books. Owhh.. It really broke my heart when I found out about it while cleaning the mess on my blog! It seems I'm still at the 45 book's level again this month =(

How about you? Hopefully last month holds you with so many good and interesting books than mine. Leave a link of your wrap up for last month in the comment if you would like to share with me which I'm so happy to do so.

Happy Reading Everybody!

giveaway winner!!!

Written by Darlyn At Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9 bookish peeps...
Finally I have winners for my little giveaway. I picked the winners by using random.org. Each winner will get a copy of an E-Book of Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians and The Pursuit of Immortality by William Irwin (pdf format). I will email them shortly with their prize.



Who won??

#1 Fiona

#4 Elise

#5 Tweezle

#6 Nina

#10 Denny

Congratulations to all the winners and hope you enjoy the e-book! And thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway.
 

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