Friday, 31 August 2012

Feature & Follow Friday - August 31st 2012

Happy Friday Everyone! Here's to one of the last Friday's of summer! I will miss it, but I am looking forward to Autumn. (It's just too bad that winter has to follow).

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly thing hosted by Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead, which assists in gaining followers and showcasing 2 blogs per week. This week those two blogs are:

Cheerful Reviews

Normally, Parajunkee and Alison do the same question, these week's theirs are a little different, so I will answer both!

Q: Best Cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and didn’t like? A: Wuthering Heights, hands down. That book was painful to read, but look:

So pretty...

Q: Best cover? What is the best cover of a book that you've read and loved? A: This was kind if hard, because all the books I thought of I haven't actually read yet... But, I chose a tie between:

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Love this cover
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
Love this one too!
Anyway, that's all for me today!
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Second Helpings (Jessica Darling Book 2) by Megan McCafferty

Second Helpings (Jessica Darling, #2)

Goodreads Summary: “Knowing that I’ve just done something that will take decades off my parents’ lives with worry, you’ll excuse me for not getting into the fa-la-la-la-la Yuletide spirit this year... The only difference between Christmas 2001 and Christmas 2000 is that I don’t have a visit from Hope to look forward to. And Bethany has already packed on some major fetal flab. Oh, and now Gladdie doesn’t need to ask a bizillion questions about my boyfriend, because she’s already gotten the dirt from you know who.”

Jessica Darling is up in arms again in this much-anticipated, hilarious sequel to Sloppy Firsts. This time, the hyperobservant, angst-ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High. Not only does the mysterious and oh-so-compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in another state, and she can’t seem to escape the clutches of the Clueless Crew, her annoying so-called friends. To top it off, Jessica’s parents won’t get off her butt about choosing a college, and her sister Bethany’s pregnancy is causing a big stir in the Darling household.
Why I Read This Book: Its a sequel to the first Jessica Darling book, Sloppy Firsts, which I thought was great!

Review: I liked Second Helpings even better than Sloppy Firsts. I thought Jessica grew a lot in this book, much like I think a lot of seniors in high school do. I thought she made keen observations in this book, which she definitely lacked in the first one. Jessica is a great character, and I sort of see myself at that age in her a little bit. Some of the best parts of this book was when Jessica finds her voice without hiding behind the school paper. There is many times she manages to stand up and say what she feels or thinks, where the Jessica from Book 1 definitely wouldn't have been able to. The book kind of makes Jessica seem a bit self centered, however that doesn't bother me because it's written as her journal, so really it should be all about her. It would be different if it was written in another style, but I'm okay with it like that. Also, as much as some of Jessica's choices made her seem like she was growing up, other were just plain dumb. But, I thought that made the book pretty funny, because realistically, she's 17, of course she is going to make ridiculously stupid choices sometimes! The only part of the book that really made me think 'WTF?!' was that everyone was so OBSESSED with sex. Even people who had never had it. (Which obsessing over being a virgin - normal. Obsessing over how horny you are when you have almost no sexual experience - not normal). I thought it was a bit odd that Jessica claimed to be so freakin' horny all the time. Maybe that is normal and I was just an asexual teenage though... who knows.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Top Ten Bookish Confessions

Bonjour! Today on the blog we have Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the fab ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish (hit the pic below to go on over to their page).

This week's list is Top Ten Book Confessions. I know it can be anything however I already know in advance that I won't hit anywhere close to 10 for this list.

1) I  seriously stress over not reading a series in the correct order. Some good examples of things that I have put off reading (or continuing to read) because I'm not sure what to read first are:

  • The Tudor series by Philippa Gregory. These books were apparently written in a different order than what they go in timeline wise, and I have read several recommendations to read them in both ways, so which do you go by? 
  • The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. I have read Bitten, and I liked it, but what do you read next? Stolen or Men of the Otherworld? I have heard arguments for both, so I stopped after Bitten and every time I think about the series, I get stressed.
  • The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. Had I orginially know these series were related, I would have started with TMI and then moved to TID, however I read Clockwork Angel first. I know everyone says it doesn't matter, so I had to develop a sophisticated (not really sophisticated at all, but whatever) reading plan, and it took me a long time to decide.
PS: If you have any guidance on these, feel free to leave it in the comments!

2) I have a library card for 2 different provinces and actively use them both. I am from Nova Scotia, and always used my library card. When I moved to Newfoundland I got one for here too. I still get ebooks using my NS library card, and paper and ebooks with my NL one.

3) I hate when they use movie covers for book covers. So much so, that I have not read a book soley for this reason.

4) I don't normally take the time to read about or learn anything about authors until I am done a book or series by them. If it turns out I think they are a jerk, I will immediately hate their book even if it rocks.

*OMG, I totally forgot about this until I read someone elses post, but this was sooo good I had to update. When I was really young I was returning my books to the library when it was closed and my dad was talking to a friend. I went to put them in the reutrn slot, but threw them in the garbage next to the slot by accident. I had an $86 dollar fine - the cost of replacing the books I had thrown out. *face-palm* I can't believe I forgot about that,

And, that's all I can think of. I probably have more I could 'confess' but right now, nothing stands out in my mind. 1 & 2 were the only ones that immediately came to mind when I read this topic.

Looking forward to reading yours!

Monday, 27 August 2012

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)

Goodreads Summary: When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

Why I Read This Book: I actually have no idea why I initially added this book to my TBR list. I think I was browsing the Goodreads recommendations and just added it one day. Anyway, it came up next on my list and I got it from the library.

Review: I really liked this book, I liked the main character and the adventure she had. It was a quick, cute read. Recently I have been feeling wanderlust and vagabonding coursing through me intensely, and since I'm not going anywhere anytime soon, reading about adventures will have to do until I actually get to go on one. I thought that the journey which Ginny had to take sounded fun, and that it was definitely something that I would have loved to do myself. A trip like that can really make a difference in your life. Reading this book certainly energized that part of me dying to get away.

There was only 2 things about it that I didn't like, 1) what 17 year old has parents who allow her to go on this journey, alone, without a cellphone/computer/any money of their own??? This book suffered from unrealistic missing parents. Johnson trys to pepper in concerns that Ginny's parents have, but its a stretch. I think the character should have been about 20 instead of 17. 2) It made me crazy that she got to go to all these amazing places and she didn't spend any time really DOING anything in any of them. That got to me, because even if I was on this 'mission', would make the most of every second while traveling.

I still thought this book was great, and really enjoyed reading it. Looking forward to the sequel to see what is in that last envelope!


Thursday, 23 August 2012

Dead Ringer by Allen Wyler

Dead Ringer

Goodreads Summary: While speaking at a Hong Kong medical conference, neurosurgeon Dr. Lucas McCrae slips the cloth off a cadaver’s head during a routine medical demonstration, and is overwhelmed with the shock by what’s staring back at him: His best friend, Andy Baer.

Stunned, McCrae races back to Seattle to discover that Andy is in fact missing and may have been murdered by a gang of body snatchers who operate a legit funeral business and make a fortune by selling recovered body parts to medical researchers.

McCrae teams up with an unlikely pair—a beautiful but hard nosed female cop and a gang member whose family was victimized by the body parts ring—to try and expose a macabre web of corruption that involves law enforcement, politicians, funeral home curators and murdered prostitutes.
Internationally renowned neurosurgeon Allen Wyler takes us deep into a nightmarish scenario, shockingly ripped from recent headlines, and delivers a horrifically plausible, page-turning thriller.
Why I Read This Book: I received an electronic copy of this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Review: When I first read the summary of this book, I wasn't that excited about it. I like a good thriller/mystery, but the medical stuff was a little off-putting. If you feel the same way, don't let that stop you from reading this book! There is a good bit of medical information, but the author makes it very easy to understand, and it is by no means the focal part of the story. I would recommend this book to people who like the 'In Death' series by J.D. Robb, or books by James Patterson. The main character, Lucas, is interesting and easy to relate to. The book is fast paced, and very engaging. I started this book not really knowing what to expect, and I finished up in a 3 day period where I had a lot of other things going on (so, not much time to read)! My only complaint is that it was an ebook, and I couldn't make pages to reference in my review. I really enjoyed this book, and I can already think of 2-3 people I want to recommend it to. I did receive the book as an ARC, and it probably needs another once over edit for some spelling error and a few misplaced words (I'm pretty sure that's normal with a draft) but there weren't any huge errors, just maybe using 'the' when the sentence required the word 'they' for example. Thanks to the published for providing me with this book, it was great.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Let the Great World Spin

Goodreads Summary: In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. 

Let the Great World Spin 
is the critically acclaimed author’s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth.

Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann’s powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city’s people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the “artistic crime of the century.” A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a “fiercely original talent” (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal.
Why I Read This Book: At some point I read some list on the internet somewhere that said this was a book people had to read, and I wrote it down somewhere and added it to some TBR list. Then, when I made my official 2012 TBR Reading Challenge list, I just added the first 40 books I had on my Goodreads TBR list. SO, with over half the year over, I was feeling guilty that although I had been crossing a lot of books of my TBR list, not many of them were coming off my official challenge list. I got this book from the library for that reason.

Review: When I first started reading this book, I didn't realize that it was mostly a collection of loosely connected short stories. I'm not really a fan of that style of book, because I hate only kind of knowing what happened to so many of the characters in the book. This book had that feel. I liked the POV switching, but I hated only getting the end of half the characters stories. Whatever happened to Blaine?
Otherwise, I did like the book fine enough. Lately I have been devouring anything set in NYC, and it was nice (and kind of depressing) to read about it in this time period. NYC certainly was not the city that it is today in the 70's, but at the same time parts of it sort of are. I don't know, it's hard to explain. Me and NYC have sort of become long distance BFF's as of late (although I'm not sure she knows that). In my 3 day visit there I decided I adore everything NYC there is to consume. I'm not sure this book really deserved to be on whatever list I found it on, but I did like it. It took me quite awhile to read though, as I was always supplementing it was a more fast paced book. I would recommend this to anyone who feels like picking through a book a bit at a time, as its not overly engaging. Or to someone who is in a love affair with NYC, like me.


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Top Ten Favorite Books Over the Life of My Blog

Hello! Sorry I missed last week, I was away and forgot to pre-write it.
For anyone stopping by who had no idea what Top Ten Tuesday is, you can check it our here. It is hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish :)

This week's topic (as the title of this post suggests) is my top ten favorite books that I have read since I started my blog. I tired to pick my favorites, and ended up with 13, so if the book was a series, I only put the first one to make it easier. These are in no real order, and I will link the reviews to the pictures :)

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)The Fault in Our StarsThe Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Looking forward to seeing everyone else's choices :) Happy Reading this week!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

Hello! I have not been a very good blogger this week, however I am away for work this week, and I just happen to be gone away to where I'm from! So, when I'm not working I have been busy hanging out with family and friends, which admittedly hasn't been much, because I am super busy working this week. I missed my TTT meme but I did want to take a minute and put this one up, because t doesn't take that long to do, and I don't want nothing on the blog for too long!

Parajunkee & AlisonCanRead host this weekly meme, and you can join up over on their sites, as I don't add the linky here. The feature blogs this week are:

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So, you should check them out!

This week's question is:

Q: What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn’t have to be a book blog.

A: One of the first blog's I started reading on a regular basis was 'The Shopping Detox' because the author is fantastically hilarious, and I feel her pain as I also try to fabulously pay off debt. As for other blogs that inspire me, I will choose 2 book blogs that I started following as soon as I started my blog, and they are: Unabridged Andra and Books, Biscuits, and Tea both of these blogs are aesthetically pleasing, frequently have new content, and both of them have been really nice to me on twitter! They inspire me to try and do my very best with my blog.

(And, actually, anyone that makes money blogging inspires me, because I have NO IDEA how you can possibly do that).

Well, that's it for this week, I'm off to finish my last day of work, and then hang out at home for a bit. I should have 2 new reviews up next week, as I have at least been doing a little reading while I've been home!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Follow Friday Returns to My Blog!

Follow Friday Feature was something that I had gotten into when I first started this blog, and I liked doing it a lot. I ended up dropping it last year when I went on vacation, and we were moving, and my computer was sucking... and you know how it goes, where there is an excuse to be found... I was only updating my blog once a week or so, and the meme's I enjoyed doing just dropped off. Recently I have decided to get back into my blog a little more, so I'm finally getting around to picking up Follow Friday again. I might as well be honest here, and tell you that it is hard to get good books to review if you don't have that many follows and page hits (as I'm sure you know) and this meme is a fantastic way to not only meet new bloggers, find new great books to read (blogging was how I got into paranormal & dystopian books!) but it is a great way to get more followers! I hope you like what you see here enough to become my newest one ;)

Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead host this weekly meme, and you can click on either of their names to go to their blogs, or this button!

This week's question is:

Q: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch? A: This is a great question, and one that I have soooo many different answers for. First, I probably would have done a little bit of research before diving in and starting my own. I would have looked around at my different options. Second, I would have thought harder about a name. Recently, I shortened my blogs name, and I'm thinking about making some other changes that will make things easier as well. Finally, I wish I knew how to write HTML so I could make a better web design and personalize the look and feel of my blog, because I don't really like it. I'm thinking about hiring a designer once I have some extra money to pay for one!

Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment and I will get back to you, and if you choose to follow, I have GFC, Linky, or you can stop over to my blog's new twitter account @Imma_Bookworm

Nice to meet you :)


Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Complete Walt Disney World 2010 - Julie & Mike Neal

The Complete Walt Disney World 2010

Summary: On the heels of capturing eight national book awards, the best-selling Complete Walt Disney World series returns with The Complete Walt Disney World 2010. Now with more than 500 full-color photographs, this show-and-tell extravaganza rates and reviews nearly 700 attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels and offers hundreds of helpful tips.

New attraction coverage includes the refurbished Space Mountain, the revamped Hall of Presidents and the all-new American Idol Experience. As for planning your trip, illustrated articles make it easy to choose the right theme-park tickets, understand the Disney Dining Plan and save a lot of time and money. Young families in particular will find the book helpful, as the abundance of photos give children a way to read it with their parents. Eye-catching images show attractions, hotels, restaurants and more.

Why I Read This Book: I thought this was a good way to get some preliminary planning done for a Disney Trip I have tentatively planned in the future. Also, I love Disney everything, and I thought it would be great to read some interesting stuff about my favorite place I have never been! *I received this book for free from NetGalley*

Review: This was a great book to get me thinking about my first trio to Disney! I'm not planning to go until February 2014, but I like doing my vacation research ahead of time, especially when your going to a place that time is of the essence! This book helps you plan things so that you will definitely get the maximum amounts of fun out of your time. I enjoyed the book, but I will still need to do some more research, as things have changed since 2010 (things are always changing at Disney I think!)

Since I didn't really read this book cover to cover, I just hopped around to what was interesting for me, I can't speak to all the content in it, but if you are planning a trip to Disney, especially if you have never been, or if you felt like you didn't get the most out of your trip, this is a great resource tool! 

Why I Chose Not To Rate This Book: I decided not to give this book my normal star ratings, as I said in my review, I didn't actually read the entire thing. Also, since I have not yet been to Disney, and it is more of a guide than a book, I do not feel comfortable rating something that I cannot verify the accuracy of. For this reason, I will not rate it, but still can say, from what I saw in the book, and from my experience planning other trips, this seems like a great resource tool, and the picture in it are fabulous too!

Purchase this Book Here

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Top Ten Posts On Your Blog That Would Give The BEST Picture of YOU

This is a very odd TTT in my opinion. I think all my posts reflect me well, since I wrote them... Anyway, I'll try I guess. (PS Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and you can join in the fun right here) I'm not going to choose any of my TTT posts, as I assume you have already read them (haha, not likely, but that will make it more challenging).

1) Sick Day Blues
I wrote this post pretty recently, and it was while I was sick, so it kind of jumps around, but it basically just talks about how I'm feeling, some upcoming life plans, some future life dreams, and what I was currently reading at the time. This would give a pretty good picture of me, because I'm mostly just talking about me! There are a few posts where I talk about myself, so I picked a few of them

2) Life Updates

3) Book Shopping at Thrift Stores
This is a post about an epic money saving realization. I had to post about it.

4) My TBR List
This post is about my stress levels over reading - because, yes I stress over reading. If that doesn't give you some kind of impression about me, I'm not sure what would.

5) The Best Thing You Will See Today
My geek coming out...

6) Blog Hop & Follow Friday
This is a meme I used to participate in, and I thought the answers to my questions here were enlightening, also, there is an ACTUAL PICTURE of me here, so I guess this would be the best post to give the BEST PICTURE of me, haha. (I'm soooo clever).

7) Lola and the Boy Next Door
I thought this review was a good one that sort of spoke to what I am like,

8) Desperately Wanting Wednesday
 This is a post about books I want to read soon. Of the 20 I posted about in MARCH, I still have only read 8 of them. This post shows what a huge scatter brain I am, and that I am terrible at getting to anything!

9) Narrative Loserdom
I chose this post, as it was the first review book I had ever posted about. (In fact, it still is the only one, but I have since been given 2 more books in the last 2 weeks to review, and they will be coming soon). I remember how freaking excited I was that someone wanted to give me something so that I would write about it. It was a good book too. Very 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' (which I had not yet read at that point, but have now).

10) Finally, I chose my review of City of Bones to show what I am like, not for the review of the book, but the 'Why I Read This Book' part of the review. It basically shows what I psycho I am when it comes to planning how to tackle a series. (For the record, I still haven't moved on with the 'Women of The Otherworld' series because I can decide whether 'Men of the Otherworld' should be read before 'Stolen'... AND I can't bear to tackle Phillipa Gregory's books, even though I'm dying to, because WHAT ORDER DO YOU READ THEM IN????) Stressed.

Also, for good measure, here is another picture of me! Cheers!

Monday, 6 August 2012

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

Goodreads Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Why I Read This Book: Like many books, I saw this one being posted about around the book blog world, added it to my TBR, and eventually bought and read it. I don't remember reading the summary or the back of the book until the day I picked it up off my shelf as my next book to read.

Review: If you have read this book, you will know why I say that this is a book for you to read at home, not while on a plane, or waiting at the doctor, or on the bus, or where ever else you find yourself doing some public reading. I had the biggest ugly cry while reading this book. omgomgomg it was so freaking heart wrenching. BUT, it was also a fantastic story of growing, learning, adventure, and love. I loved this book, even though I cried during half of it (seriously, BF thought I was crazy). This is the first book I have read by John Green, and I will definitely read some more now. (although can someone tell me if he writes using a 'formula' such as authors like Jodi Piccoult - I really don't want to read the same book with different characters and a different teen tragedy). Anyway, until I know that, I will recommend this book, and sign its praises because it was great. I will say, however that it was a little bit cliche. Cancer stories are a little bit overdone. I mean, there is only so much left to say about cancer. There is nothing groundbreaking about it anymore, unique treatments aren't even all that unique anymore. Also, Green kind of wrote this book to be intentionally heartbreaking. He was probably giggling to himself saying "oh THIS is really gonna make those ladies bawl!" But, as I said, I liked this book. I enjoyed the banter between the two main characters, and I like all the characters. I thought Hazel's mom was awesome, she is exactly what a child going through that sort of thing needs. This review seems very jumbled, but I'm trying to do it quickly before work, so it will just have to do!


Saturday, 4 August 2012

July Wrap Up - 2012 Reading Challenge

This month I read and posted about 5 books which fit the requirements of this challenge. They are:

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1)

Also, as part of this months wrap up, Rie at Mission to Read has made a challenge as well. It is:


Take any two international covers and compare them. Chose your favorite out of the two.

*For a bonus tell me what Olympics event is your favorite.

The book I chose to compare is Sophie Kinsella's 'I've Got Your Number.' I chose this book for two reasons, 1: I have seen both of these covers because I am subscribed to Ms. Kinsella on Facebook, and 2: I haven't read this book yet, so I'm giving them a comparison without knowing which fits the story better. So, I actually like different things about both of them. I like the text on the from of the US/Canada one, because it looks like text messages, which is kind of cool, as the book is about a phone number (I'm guessing). However I like the person on the US/Aus cover because it shows a bit more of the main character (opposed to just a silhouette). Overall, however I do like the US/Can cover better because I like the colours and the style of it. It;s more than just a girl on the cover of a book, which so many books are.

And, I'm not a huge Summer Olympics person, however the question doesn't say 'Summer' so, my favorite Olympic sport is, hands-down, hockey.

I hope everyone had a productive month, Happy Reading!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Not Really Book Related....

Happy Friday to Everyone!

I just noticed something, so I thought I would share my opinion over here, even though its not really book-related.

Do you use Pinterest? I do, I love it. I like pinning food, travel, craft, fashion, and book stuff (among lots of other things too). Its just a great place to store ideas for later without overwhelming my browsers bookmarks. Its also great if you aren't on your computer, or you get a new one, because you still have access to all your saved sites.

But, my beef is this: Pinterest has changed lately, and its mostly for the worst. I'm seeing friends post things that I know they didn't, so technically, I'm getting spam. With more users, some of the stuff that gets pinned is clearly advertising, and sometimes some offensive things get pinned as well. Now, I know with increased popularity some of this stuff tends to happen. I don't even mind that people have been using it for advertising, I know I will often 'pin' a book to my 'Bookworm' board using the picture from my review, so it is linked back to it. What bothers me about the advertising is when they use the text to advertise, cause it sounds so fake, I won't even pin it.

Today, however was the first time I noticed that Pinterest now uses ads, much like YouTube when you open up a pin to either view it larger, or to go to the site the pin is from. I can't decide how I feel about that, because I understand the people who run this site need, and should, be making some money. But, it definitely takes away from the 'feel' of the site, do you know what I mean? Anyway, its not going to stop me from using it, but it does sort of bother me that they have to put it right over the picture like that. Boo.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Brand Launch!


First I want to say that I have not have much time to blog these past few days, and not much time to read either. I only have 2 books read which I could write about. Also, you probably noticed I did a crap job with my Top Ten Tuesday post, with only picking 3, and I have NO time to pop around and see everyone else's choices and make a few comments. So, I'm sorry about that, I do enjoy reading everyone else's lists.

I have spent a little time with my blog branding however, as Imma Bookworm now has 3 new things! A shiny new email address, and brand new twitter account, and a great new Facebook page! Well, none of them are that great yet, but they exist! Which is the first step. I am not very good with computers, so although these are baby steps, I'm kinda proud of myself. It will be a challenge to get used to using them, and I'm trying to link a few things up so that makes it a little easier.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that even though there has been no posts or activity from me over here, I am still trying to keep good on my plan to get more involved with my blog and turn it into something more awesome!