Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happy 2nd Blogoversary, Booklopedia!

Today is Booklopedia's 2nd birthday! It's been two really awesome years so far even though there have been times when I've gotten busy and stopped writing up posts, but I always miss getting to write about my opinion and then putting them on the World Wide Web for you guys to read, so I guess that's a plus :)

I know that the best part about blogoversary's is the epic giveaway.  Last year I gave away a signed copy of Supernaturally by Kiersten White.  As you can tell, this celebratory post does not have a giveaway!  But I'm working on that!  I've decided to let you guys choose between these two options and you can comment below with the choice that you have chosen.  I'll give you guys a week from today (until 8/14) to choose which type of a giveaway you would rather have.

  1. An option of one book from a list of chosen books from the Book Depository (since I guess that one could be international).
  2. A signed copy of a book from an event that I will hopefully get to go to sometime in the near future (although there aren't any that I know of right now and this would NOT be international and would just be for the US).
So, obviously choice number one would be more efficient, convenient and be available to all of you who read Booklopedia.  But, if you would rather want a signed copy then go ahead and let me know in the comments section below!  

Thanks guys if you're still keeping up with Booklopedia!  Every comment I get keeps me going and wishing that I were at my laptop writing up a post when I'm too busy to.

Cleo :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cover Crush (3): Let the Sky Fall

Cover Crush is a new feature here at Booklopedia to highlight the covers that I'm currently absolutely in love with.  I know that there are multiple memes or features out there that feature covers, but I thought that it would be cool if Booklopedia had their own feature and that it should be about something that I love about books: their covers.

Today, I'm in love with the cover for Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger!

Let the Sky Fall
Vane Weston should have died in the category five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past—except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She's swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real. 

Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.  

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, they start to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.  

Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.
One thing that I absolutely love about the cover is the two figures in the air... It's just so romantic and relates to the book since Audra can "walk on the wind."  I also really like the color that they chose because it has that tornado feel, like there was dust kicked up all over the place after a tornado came through.  The simple sans serif font that they used really doesn't overpower the cover, but still makes a strong statement so that you'd be able to notice it.  I've also been a fan of simple fonts lately, so other people may not like the simpleness of it as much as I do, but I think it's still cool enough that it doesn't like really distract you from anything else on the cover.  I also like how it's centered in the middle, too.

What do you think about the cover?

Cleo :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

While I've Been MIA For the Past 2 Weeks, I've Been

1.  Trying to get through these three summer reading books for school.  I still have two more to go  through... And one of them's Shakespeare :(  Luckily, I have my trusty Cinnamoroll to get me through them :D

2.  Reading It's Kind of a Funny Story.  I really like it, but because of my summer reading books, I've been reading it for the past 2 weeks (which is a REALLY LONG time).

3.  At Yearbook Camp.  Last week, I spent the week in Malibu at Yearbook Camp, which was nice and all, but the walking was dreadful and the dorms were scary >.<

4.  Freaking out about getting my driver's license.  Which I passed!  But it was still scary.  And I've only driven by myself once, which was only to a friends house 5 blocks away.

5.  At a signing to meet the one and only, Chris Colfer!  This was the coolest thing ever!  Even though we just said Hi and How are you? because the line was crazy long and he came an hour late AND he had to be at the airport in like 3 hours.  It was crazy, but COOL!

That's basically all that's happened.  And while this was all happening, I was freaking out about how I had not posted anything and how I failed the 30 Day Divergent Challenge because I only got to the 22nd or 23rd post and then completely stopped.  It's funny how it seems so easy when you look at it, and how it gets harder and harder to keep up with it.  Note to self, never do a challenge like this ever again because I will fail (I was seriously contemplating over whether or not to do The Hunger Games Challenge... But I guess I'm not going to now.)

Expect to see a couple reviews for books like Second Chance Summer and Monument 14 to come out within at least this week (hopefully) as well as a Cover Crush tomorrow and maybe a Waiting on Wednesday!

Cleo :)