Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!! 

It's that time of year again. I know Halloween is as widely celebrated here as it is in the US. But i personally love it. House is all done up and little lollie bags made up. We're ready to go :D Have a great Halloween! 

Monday, 24 October 2011

The Black Hand Ball :D

Hey guys! 

In December this year Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the Hush Hush series, will be coming to Brisbane! Where I live! And I am super excited :D 
My ticket came in the mail about a week ago. So, anyway. Back to the point. I want to do a giveaway of a signed copy of one of Becca's books. The giveaway will have to be Australia only, I do apologise I just can't afford the shipping costs. I was just wondering if I should give away a copy of her first book, or the latest book? What do you think? 
Thanks :) 

Jammie the Book Nerd 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

My Book Boyfriend #2: Patch Cipriano

My book Boyfriend is a Weekly Meme that is hosted by Missie over at The Unread Reader, where bloggers get together and post all about their literary crush of the week :) Including stats and quotes from or about him that you love. If you're interested check out the intro post at The Unread Reader

Sorry that I haven't posted much lately, and that I haven't done any more book boyfriend's since my first one. Been really busy with my studies at the moment. 


Nora describes Patch with "Long, lean muscles down his arms, broad but relaxed shoulders, and a smile that was part playful, part seductive." 

Patch has black eyes and black hair. "He was a dark-Levi's-dark-henley-dark-boots kind of guy."

"You smell good too," said Patch. 
"It's called a shower. . . Soap. Shampoo. Hot water." 
"Naked. I know the drill." 
- Patch and Nora, Hush Hush. Page 63

"Do you want to posses my body?" 
"I want to do a lot of things to your body, but that's not one of them." 
- Patch and Nora, Hush Hush. Page 313

"All this time I've hated myself for it. I thought I'd given it up for nothing . . . But if I hadn't fallen, I wouldn't have met you." 
- Patch, Hush Hush. Page 338

"First, Hank can't see us together. Second, I don't like the idea of dragging you into something that could get messy fast. If you need one more reason, I love you. This is uncharted territory for me, but I need to know that at the end of the night, I have you to come home to." 
- Patch, Silence. Page 379

Hope you like Patch :P I will write and post my review of Silence as soon as I can get some time. 

Jammie the Book Nerd 

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Mini Reviews: Wavelength and Falling For Hamlet

Wavelength by A.J. Betts 


Wavelength is a simple story about a normal boy who is just trying to study and get through his exams. Very relatable for high school students. Stress about grades and (for me in QLD) OP's and getting into the university that you want. I can can still relate to the pressure Oliver is under for exams being in university now. 
Oliver is a very relatable character for anyone in high school and even university students coming up to their exams. It's a story about life. It's long. Don't stress unnecessarily about your future. Just take things as they come. All in all it was a very easy and relatable read, I enjoyed it. 

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray 


Falling for Hamlet is a contemporary of Shakespeare's Hamlet where Ophelia doesn't die, but lives to tell the tale of what really happened to the royal family. As I haven't actually seen or read Hamlet I can't make much of a comparison to how the author has captured the characters or the story. I am not a very big Shakespeare fan but I really enjoyed this book and I think that it will definitely broaden some readers interest to more of the classics, like Shakespeare. I am going to rent out the movie and read the play and then I will post a proper comparison of the story and the characters. I liked this book, and would definitely recommend it. 

Jammie the Book Nerd