Vampire Academy Book 1

Thursday, April 22, 2010 |

Vampire Academy is the first book in the Vampire Academy series by the American author Richelle Mead. It was listed on the list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. It was also recommended by booklist, teenbookstoo.com, and VOYA. Vampire Academy was also voted number 4 after Eclipse, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid on ALA's teens top ten.The Vampire Academy series was also one of the New York Times Bestseller top ten in the children's books series division.They chronicle the life of 17 year old Rosemarie Hathaway, commonly known as Rose, after she finds that her best friend Vasilisa Dragomir's life may be in danger. Vampire Academy introduces Rose to a world of vampire social classes: the dhampirs, the Moroi, Strigoi, and humans.

Ever since the car accident, Lissa and Rose have been bound together through a unique bond. But weird things have been happening recently and Lissa finds herself in grave danger. Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from the VA but after two years of freedom, they are dragged back to the VA, the very place they are in the most danger. History begins to repeat itself and Lissa is in more danger than ever, now that someone knows their secret. But how can anyone help, when Rose and Lissa barely understand the truth? Determined to protect Lissa, not just from Strigoi but from whatever is out there waiting, Rose trains with Dimitri. As their connection grows, their distraction increases and Lissa's in even more danger now that the time is perfect for their enemy to strike. Will Lissa be saved from her enemy? Can she be saved from herself?



Richelle Mead

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Richelle Mead (born November 12, 1976) is a bestselling American fantasy author. She has three ongoing series: the Georgina Kincaid series, the Vampire Academy series, and the Dark Swan series. All are available internationally, including countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

She was born in Michigan, and now lives in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, Washington.[5] She has three degrees: a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan, a Master of Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Teaching from the University of Washington.Her teaching degree led her to become an 8th grade teacher in suburban Seattle, where she taught social studies and English. She continued writing in her free time, until she sold her first novel, Succubus Blues. After quitting her job to write full time, her other books quickly followed.

Mead actively writes books in three different series. The schedule for this is so demanding that she has to turn out a draft for a new book every three months. This is an extremely fast turnaround compared to the year that most authors take to write a book.

Novels

Georgina Kincaid series

  1. Succubus Blues (2007)
  2. Succubus on Top (2008) (UK title: Succubus Nights)
  3. Succubus Dreams (2008)
  4. Succubus Heat (June 2009)
  5. Succubus Shadows (released March 30, 2010)
  6. TBA

Dark Swan series

  1. Storm Born (2008)
  2. Thorn Queen (2009)
  3. Iron Crowned (scheduled for release early 2011)
  4. Title TBA
Vampire Academy Series
  1. Vampire Academy (2007)
  2. Frostbite (2008)
  3. Shadow Kiss (2008)
  4. Blood Promise (2009)
  5. Spirit Bound (scheduled for release May 18, 2010)
  6. Last Sacrifice (scheduled for release December 7, 2010)


Vampire Academy

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Vampire Academy is an on going series of six vampire-based fantasy/romance novels by USA Today and New York Times best-selling American author, Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Rose Hathaway, a seventeen year old Dhampir girl, who is training to be a body guard for her best friend, Lissa Dragomir, in St. Vladimir's Academy. She will then find herself caught in a forbidden romance with her instructor, Dimitri Belikov, while having an unbreakable bond with Lissa.

The books

There are to be six books in the series, followed by a spinoff series consisting of six more books. To date, there are some 1.5 million copies of Vampire Academy in print.

  1. Vampire Academy, 2007
  2. Frostbite, 2008
  3. Shadow Kiss, 2008
  4. Blood Promise, 2009
  5. Spirit Bound, to be released May 18, 2010
  6. Last Sacrifice, to be released December 14, 2010

Digital Fortress is a techno-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published in 1998 by St. Martin's Press. The book explores the theme of government surveillance of electronically stored information on the private lives of citizens, and the possible civil liberties and ethical implications using such technology.

When the United States National Security Agency's code-breaking machine (TRANSLTR) encounters a mysterious and ingeniously complex code called Digital Fortress that it cannot break, Commander Trevor Strathmore calls in Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician and their head cryptographer, to crack it. She discovers that it was written by Ensei Tankado, a former NSA employee who became displeased with the NSA's intrusion into people's private lives. Tankado intends to auction the code's algorithm on his website and have his partner, "NDAKOTA", release it for free if he dies. Essentially holding the NSA hostage, the agency is determined to stop Digital Fortress from becoming a threat to national security.

Synopsis

When Tankado indeed dies in Seville, Spain, of what appears to be a heart attack, Strathmore sends David Becker (Susan's fiancee) to Seville to recover the ring Tankado was wearing when he died. The ring is rumored to have the code that unlocks Digital Fortress. However, he soon discovers that Tankado gave the ring away immediately before his death. Each person that Becker questions in the search for the ring is murdered one-by-one by Hulohot, a mysterious assassin.. Read more in [My Corner]

The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel written by American author Dan Brown. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu as they investigate a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discover a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to Mary Magdalene.

The title of the novel refers to, among other things, the fact that the murder victim is found in the Denon Wing of the Louvre, naked and posed like Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man, with a cryptic message written beside his body and a pentacle drawn on his stomach in his own blood.

The novel has provoked a popular interest in speculation concerning the Holy Grail legend and Magdalene's role in the history of Christianity. The book has been extensively denounced by many Christian denominations as an attack on the Roman Catholic Church. It has also been criticized for its historical and scientific inaccuracy.

The book is a worldwide bestseller that sold 80 million copies as of 2009[update][1] and has been translated into 44 languages. Combining the detective, thriller, and conspiracy fiction genres, it is Brown's second novel to include the character Robert Langdon, the first being his 2000 novel Angels & Demons. In November 2004, Random House published a Special Illustrated Edition with 160 illustrations. In 2006, a film adaptation was released by Sony's Columbia Pictures.


Deception Point (2001) is a techno-thriller novel by Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Digital Fortress, and The Lost Symbol.

Intelligence Analyst Rachel Sexton is in her mid-thirties, is single, and works for the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office). Her father, Senator Sedgewick Sexton, is a presidential candidate who is more popular than incumbent President of the United States Zachary Herney. The President sends her to the Arctic as part of a team of experts to confirm and authenticate findings made by NASA deep within the Milne Ice Shelf. NASA's new Polar Orbiting Density Scanner (PODS), part of the Earth Observation System (EOS), a collection of satellites monitoring the globe for signs of large-scale change, has found an extremely dense spot in the Milne Ice Shelf. At this spot NASA discovers a very dense meteorite. In it are fossils of bugs very similar to, but not the same as, species on earth. NASA claims this as proof of extraterrestrial life.. [Read More from My Corner]



Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books. It revolves around the quest of fictional Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon to uncover the mysteries of a secret society called the Illuminati and to unravel a plot to annihilate Vatican City using destructive antimatter. The book uses the idea of a historical conflict between science and religion, particularly that between the Illuminati and the Roman Catholic Church.

The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon, who is also the protagonist of Brown's subsequent 2003 novel, The Da Vinci Code, and 2009 novel, The Lost Symbol. It also shares many stylistic elements with its sequel, such as conspiracies of secret societies, a single-day time frame, and the Catholic Church. Ancient history, architecture, and symbolism are also heavily referenced throughout the book. A film adaptation was released on May 15, 2009, though it was set after the events of The Da Vinci Code film, which had been released in 2006.

Missin' DET of AruaRose

Sunday, April 18, 2010 |

There was no doubt for real that gaming had been a great part of my life. There are times that i find myself going back and quitting after a few days. I felt i had outgrown being and living online. Recently i had been in this huge confusion whether to go back or visit and let this longing simply pass. I miss RoseOnline and everything about my AruaRose life.


I started playing Roseonline many years back, those times i was still in the Philippines and the games ruling RPG was Ragnarok. My boyfriend (exbf now) played this game and i joined him. Later on i was the one who 'd grown more addicted to it that i play even in wee hours of the night after my shift or even before i take calls. (I was working in a call centre)

I left Aruarose about 2 years now but i felt still attached to the game somehow. I made friends in there and long time buddies which i have known even back in Prose (Sirius) was playing in Arua too. Two years back my decision to leave the game was mainly to fulfill the changes i have promised myself because Aruarose was taking too much of my life.

I was HIRAIA.

DET. Dont Even Trip was my last clan in Aruarose before i left the game. I also have my own clan which i keep for my own characters and farmers. Chic and SweetHeart.
DET was the strongest clan i have ever joined in AruaRose.

I was not really around here : But Jeiram managed to login my cleric because of this photoshoot..


DETs are camwhores.



Tired in ECF farming CP and warring.


Leet Line up .. DET sit proud. See people trying to annoy. How jealous. lol During these times, only a few are leet ingame. Only a few can wear Arch Wings. Eat your heart out. We had the best gears in DET.


So we got bored after farming CP and warring we ended up here in the Beach doin' some random summoning. We actually did summoned a BK, but we were hoping for a Kera.

There was some time DET got into Union wars. It was fun we login at the same time even if we are located in different time zones. Even the busy ones can do the war thingy twice a day. As a clan we would normally root for one union or two of the same sides. But being that popular (wow) attracts people, often where we go people follows, its more than sure win to get DET on your sides after all we got the best fighters, and ofcourse, the best healers ~_^


Fast Levelling. One way to level a noob fast is going to the beach. Summon galore for level but this eats Zulies big time. But you can be lucky. BK in beach drops uniques thats where i got a few expensive ones.

My raider. I am proud of my raider Amaziah. He brings me billions in a week. I well know how to use him, his built, his skills, his timings. My raider without a single Int is my moneymaker among my chars.




my chars before i quitted. the first one is not me, thats lalaines cleric.
elisha is a scout who stayed at 208 for universal boss farming.
Hector is the sub cleric. Amaziah my raider. Hiraia my DET cleric.

My signature in DET created by Bionix




:( I dont play anymore butsometimes i really miss the game. The addiction. But at times i feel thankful.. I almost lost my life online and i made it out. I was lucky.
Gaming is not bad. Just get yourself a nice set of priorities and stick to it. Set the gaming a few steps from the last. You will be fine. Enjoy. :)

I highly recommend AruaRose. I have tried other games. There's no one closer to it.

PLAY ARUAROSE . Long Live Don't Even Trip !


Cassandra Clare : Mortal Instruments Writer

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 |


Cassandra Clare is the pseudonym of the bestselling author of the young adult quartet The Mortal Instruments.
Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Tehran. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten

years old. From her high school years on, she lived in Los Angeles and New York, where she worked at various

entertainment magazines and tabloids. She started working on her novel City of Bones in 2004, inspired by the urban

landscape of Manhattan. The Mortal Instruments have been optioned for film by Unique Features.

Prior to the publishing of City of Bones, Clare was known for writing fan fiction under the similar pseudonym Cassandra Claire. Her main works were The Draco Trilogy and The Very Secret Diaries (The Lord of the Rings). Claire was considered a Big Name Fan and was covered in several newspaper articles about fan fiction, but has since been accused of plagiarism from within the fan fiction community.

Clare took part of her pseudonym from The Beautiful Cassandra, on which she had based an epic novel during high school.

She is friends with another Harry Potter Big Name Fan Sarah Rees Brennan, who also writes in the young-adult genre.

Books by Cassandra Clare in this Blog (downloadable PDF)

Mortal Instruments Series

Book 1 : City Of Bones
Book 2 : City of Ashes
Book 3 : City of Glass

My Grandfather : My Saint

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 |

Exactly 2 years ago this day was not a very happy day for me and my family. Our beloved grandfather died and left us after many years of fruitful living. My sister and I calls our grandafther 'Tatay', in Filipino its a term like Papa or Dad. We get to imitate the older people when we are younger and so following my mother, we called him Tatay.

You see, Tatay was not exactly the very cuddly cheerful granfather you could find. Infact he is very moody and very stubborn. He was the first man i knew who smoke cigarettes because he always ask me to buy one for him when i was younger. I would normally ran his errands, because when he was living and younger i always find him fierce when he shouts. But that do not stop me from being the spoilt kid to him. My parents would say that when i was a toddler, he was very fond of me, there was even a history when i bit him in his leg, but he remained to be nice and loving, anyway i was the first grandchild. That could be the reason.

People said i got my brains from him because i have always known my grandfather to be smart and intelligent. He reads a lot. He likes sports. And he is good with crafts. I am the same. He was not the perfect father , but i know his life was far worth lived than anyone else because he raised my mother.

Since Tatay died i feel rested at the thought that there is someone with me wherever i am. True that i missed those rare times i visited him when he was still alive. I also regret never giving him ample attention when he was still living. But i know tatay would understand. Even when i came back home with a broken heart and Tatay did not ask any questions, i know he understood.

Tatay is gone now, but he will live in my heart forever. I talk to him everyday i feel alone. I know he is here guiding me and giving me luck, showing me the right decisions i must do.

InkDeath by Cornelia Funke

Monday, April 12, 2010 |


Cornelia Funke is by many counts one of the most talented writers of children’s literature currently. Though she hasn’t yet approached the popularity of J.K. Rowling, several of her works are considered nearly on par with the Harry Potter series, and sometimes she has been referred to as the German answer to J.K. Rowling. Gifted at writing and illustrating books in the fantasy genre, Funke became even better known to American audiences in 2008 with the release of the film, Inkheart based on one of her most popular series.

Cornelia Funke was born in 10 December 1958 in West Germany and after graduating college, took up a career in social work. After briefly working as an illustrator, she began to create her own works, with her two series of books called Ghosthunters and Wild Chicks. While these books were popular in her native country, it was her 1996 novel Dragon Rider which drew her international notice when several years later.

Dragon Rider was followed by the successful work The Thief Lord. Both novels spent time on the New York Times Bestseller list. Subsequent novels included the three volume Inkheart series, Inkheart, Inkspell and Inkdeath. More recent works include Igraine the Brave.

Fan’s of the works of Cornelia Funke enjoy visiting her website, where her own biography is less full on details than inspiration. She states one reason for writing books was that she wanted to write works she would have fun illustrating. She also notes a lifelong interest in education and confesses an addiction to both books and films.

Funke’s work can definitely be considered a boon to children’s literature, and she has received numerous acknowledgments and awards for her books. These include a 2004 award for Inkspell as a Book Sense Children’s Literature Award, and the Rosawitha Prize, the oldest and one of the most esteemed German literature awards. The Rosawitha Prize is awarded exclusively to exceptional female authors.

Many of the stories of Cornelia Funke feature very intelligent children with a great love of reading. Some have traced her style, which feels somewhat different from traditional American and UK children’s literature to the German gothic tradition. She also often places children in situations where they must frequently care for themselves and possess extraordinary know-how and wit.

Though Cornelia Funke grew up in Germany, she, her two children and her husband Rolf relocated to the US in 2005. Sadly Rolf passed away in 2006. On her website, Funke describes their Los Angeles household, which she shares with a female turtle named Hercules and a “crazy” dog named Luna. English speakers may be interested in pronouncing her name correctly. It should be said “Foon-ka” instead of pronounced like the English word “funk.”

The InkWorld Trilogy is available for Everyone

InkHeart
InkSpell
InkDeath

Dan Brown - Timeless Thrillers Writer

Sunday, April 11, 2010 |


Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. Brown's novels, which are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour time period,[1] feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into over 40 languages, and as of 2009, sold over 80 million copies.

Brown's novels that feature the lead character Robert Langdon also include historical themes and Christianity as recurring motifs, and as a result, have generated controversy. Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian, though he is on a 'constant spiritual journey' himself, and says of his book The Da Vinci Code that it is simply "an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate" and suggests that the book may be used "as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith

Rick Riordan, Godly Writer

Saturday, April 10, 2010 |



Who is this Guy?

Rick Riordan is the award-winning, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the creator of a new series The 39 Clues. For Rick Riordan (pronounced Ryer'-dan), a bedtime story shared with his oldest son was just the beginning of his journey into the world of children's books.


Already an award-winning author of mysteries for adults, Riordan, a former teacher, was asked by his son Haley to tell him some bedtime stories about the gods and heroes in Greek mythology. "I had taught Greek myths for many years at the middle school level, so I was glad to comply," says Riordan. "When I ran out of myths, (Haley) was disappointed and asked me if I could make up something new with the same characters."

At the time, Haley had just been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Greek mythology was one of the only subjects that interested the then second-grader in school. Motivated by Haley's request, Riordan quickly came up with the character of Percy Jackson and told Haley all about "(Percy's) quest to recover Zeus's lightning bolt in modern-day America," says Riordan. "It took about three nights to tell the whole story, and when I was done, Haley told me I should write it out as a book."

- taken from www. scholastic.com


I got really crazy with Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Series. I bought books, researched online, did reviews, saw the movies, relearned mythologies ..I swear i always curse Percy Jackson for always lacking sleep and being mentally absent at most times. I cant stop myself until i read the last book. I am really hoping that Rick Riordan would make some kind of sequel to continue it. I don't know how but i wish it is possible.


Please refer below my items about Rick Riordan's series.

Book 1 : The Lightning Thief

Book 2 : The Sea of Monsters

Book 3 : The Titan's Curse

Book 4 : The Battle of the Labyrinth

Book 5 : The Last Olympian


Related Articles:

Hira's Book and Movie Review : Lightning Thief (The Movie vs The Book)



Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 5

Friday, April 9, 2010 |




The Final Cut . The Final Book among the 5 . The part where the prophecy would make its real meaning. Make way to read about Percy Jackson's adventure for the last time (and hopefully not)

The PDF was hosted by Scribd. Incase the link wont open to you just leave a comment with your email addresses and i will forward you the PDF. Have Fun Reading :D




Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Series Book 4 . The part where Annabeth gets the quest of her own.

Incase the link wont open to you just leave a comment with your email addresses and i will forward you the PDF. Have Fun Reading :D



Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series Book 3 . The Titan's Curse.

Can Percy save Annabeth and the rest of the World before the curse destroys him Forever? Read on..

Should it not work for you, you may visit their website at www.scribd.com , or you may leave a comment below with your email and i will send you the file as soon as i can. Have fun reading :D



Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series Book 2 - The Sea of Monsters.
The restoration of Order in Half Blood Hill is nearly impossible. But not for Percy Jackson. Book 2 is fun and light and focuses on places outside the camp.
Read on..

If you cant see it properly and could not download the PDF, leave your comment below and i will do my best to send you the pdf when im available.

Have fun reading :D



Percy Jackson Series Book 1. THE ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE :D
Percy Jackson is no ordinary boy, he is a demi god, not an ordinary one, a powerful godling. Rick Riordan's Famous Series begins with this story. How Percy Jackson lived to be truly called a Hero and be recognized as son of Poseidon.

Just when you cant read or download from there, leave me a comment down below and i will email you the PDF. Have fun reading :D

MRT Joyride

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On a casual day, i prefer going to and from places on a bus because first of all if you are in Singapore, Hello?? - almost everywhere is nice to look at, there's peace and order, and all is clean and tidy. Unfortunately, if you work in a CBD like me, going by bus will take you places quite longer. There's also congested traffics in Singapore although not as much as what you can experience in Manila.

I take the joyride to MRT everyday, its no unusual thing, but today in my desperation to prevent the smelly guys, i went all the way to the front cluster. Lucky day to find all seats empty on a weekend. Yay!..

Once i saw an engineer before on that small portion between the front seat and the train hood, i think most likely its not permitted for public because its kinda looks scary. There are caution signs on all sides ( which i tell u is very common in Singapore). Curiosity had me, pretending Just as clueless as i could i glided myself till i get there. Whoa i almost did not fit lol!

I can see the tunnel from afront. and as the train started to move i cant see anything, i feel like riding a haunted mansion roller coaster. I see light once in a while as the train passes to stations. But the totallity of the ride was very scary, i can't imagine being lost in there.



Shot Take from the front facing tunnel..Its dark in there..

3 stations before my destination, i decided to go back sitting. I feel like throwing up already. I closed my eyes and tried to get my composure back bec im not feeling better. Im so giddy. I closed eyes and concentrated on leaving those stress to the tracks as the train swiftly move away. still nothing.. i feel even worst when i rose up. and i got no choice i have to get off or else the train will be going back the other far end side and i have to sit one more round trip on my way back..

A new look

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 |

Easter has passed, my forgotten blog deserves some make over...

Plans.. To include a pdf viewer for my ebooks so people can read it.just recently my scribed published ebook (percy jackson 4) has been removed due to some copyright shit.i dont know why when for a fact i also got it from the web. So you guys who want to have pdf of that book just send me an email and i will send you one..

So.. As you have noticed,i have successfully incoporated pdf reader in my blog,however its a srcibd reader, i intend to leave scribd for good and put my pdfs somewhere else. As you may not know, i am an ambasadress of bookworms lol..

Right now im tapping only just to complete this post, i have so long been wanting to doblogging on the road. With an iphone, although inconvinient,but it is possible. ( + 1 point mac ) ..

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 |

The Lost Symbol is a 2009 novel by American writer Dan Brown.It is a thriller set in Washington, D.C., after the events of The Da Vinci Code.

Released on September 15, 2009, it is the third Brown novel to involve the character of Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon, following 2000's Angels & Demons and 2003's The Da Vinci Code.It had a first printing of 6.5 million (5 million in North America, 1.5 million in the UK), the largest in Doubleday history. On its first day the book sold one million in hardcover and e-book versions in the U.S., the UK and Canada, making it the fastest selling adult novel in history.It was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction for the first six weeks of its release, and has remained near the top since then.