Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Been a While

Hey everybody, So sorry that I've been gone for a really long time. I've been super busy with school, and work, and family. But I am now back on schedule and I will be posting reviews up regularly. I just want to tell you guys a few updates and changes to the blog. The first thing is that I changed the name of the blog. The new name is Literarylisse. I really didn't like the old name of the blog which was Lisse Dreams Of Books. I thought that it was too long and kind of cheesy. So I changed it and I must say I think this name is so much better. Other than that everything is pretty much the same. I also wanted to tell you guys about my book challenge that I am participating in . My goal this year is to read 75 books in one year. Hopefully I will be able to reach that. I also want to read some more adult fiction. Don't worry I will still be reading YA books but I do want to read outside of my comfort zone. Now to some updates on my books. I have gotten a lot of books since I've been gone. I did get a copy of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. And yes it was signed (yay!). I also got many other books which I will tell more about tomorrow when I do a book haul. I will have a review up on either Sunday or Monday. I am currently reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I

Well that's all for me guys, I will have my book haul up tomorrow and my review up this weekend.

Hope you all read some wonderful books

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January TBR List

These are the three books I willbe reading/reviewing in the month of January.

Anna and the French Kiss

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 372
Released: December 2, 2010
Publisher: Penguins SPEAK
Grade: A-


Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her co-worker at the movie theater who is just starting to return the affection. So she is not too pleased when her father decides to send away to boarding school in Paris for her senior year. But despite not speaking a word of french, Anna meets some cool new friends, including the handsome Etienne St.Clair who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately he's taken and Anna might be too. Will a year of Romantic near misses end with the french kiss she's been waiting for?

My Reaction

I'm not going to lie, when I first saw this book a year ago I though it looked terrible. But when I kept hearing everyone around me talking about how fantastic this books was I got curious and decided to give it a try. This book was very good. It was cute but not to the point that I wanted to puke. The one thing that I loved in this book and that I was surprised of was the humor. Stephanie Perkins has this witty sense of humor that is fantastic. Like there's a part when we are introduced to Anna's father for the first time. He's an author who writes these cheesy romantic books set in the south. And his characters are always catching these life threatening diseases and dies. And my first thought was Nicholas Sparks. So I thought that was very funny that she made some jokes here and there. And what I loved about this book is that we see their relationship blossom in the coarse of a year. It's not just cheesy love at first sight love. They date other people as they are both friends. Which I thought was great and refreshing.

The Characters in this book were great. I loved St. Clair. He's a American guy with a french name who has a British accent. He's very witty and loyal and funny. He was just an amazing character. I was also a big fan of Meredeth. She befriends Anna on her first day at Paris and she is always there for her.

Now the reason that I gave this book a A- was because even though I really enjoyed this book there was one thing that annoyed me so much. I hated that everytime Anna saw St.Clair she was "oh I love him", "oh I need him", "Oh I love his face" It got really annoying. But I'm talking like every time she saw him. But I still loved this book.

Stephanie Perkins just might be one of my new favorite authors. I can't wait to get my hands on Lola and the Boy Next Door.

I hope you all have a fantastic day and read lots of books


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Author Spotlight~ John Green

John Green is an American Young Adult author. He has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his books such as Looking For Alaska and Paper Towns.
John Green was born on August 24, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in English and Religious Studies. His first novel is Looking for Alaska which was published on March 31, 2005.

Here's a list of other notable works of John Green:

 Paper Towns
 An Abundance Of Katherines
 Will Grayson, Will Grayson (this one was co-written with David Levithan)
 The Fault In Our Stars (Will be released on Jan 10, 2012)

But John Green doesn't only write books. He is also a vlogger. John and his brother Hank Green created the vlog Thevlogbrothers and brotherhood 2.0. They also created nerdfighters. A group dedicated to riding the world of suck. They also organize the annual VidCon. A convention for Youtube.

For more on John Green and his books visit his websites:

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'm Excited For In 2012

Here are the top ten books I'm excited for in 2012. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Broke and Bookish. I will leave a link to their site down below.

1. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. Must I explain?
2. Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins- MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!1
3. Isla and The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins- Stephanie Perkins is new one of my favorite authors so I am so excited for this. Plus if this is the same Isla from Anna and The French Kiss, then I'm super excited for this.
4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth- I loved Divergent so I can't wait for this.
5.Fever by Lauren DeStefano- 
6. A Million Suns by Beth Revis- Can't wait to read this. 
7. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare- Ah!
8. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows- I notice that this book has been on everyone must read list. It sounds so good
9. Black Heart by Holly Black- I really this series so I can't wait what happens next.
10. Everneath by Brodi Ashton- I have heard nothing but good things about this book

What books are you excited for this year?


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Monday, January 2, 2012

Out with the old and in with the new.

Hey Guys,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a fun New Year. Can you believe we're in 2012? Anyway if you been on my blog before you can see that I have made some changes around here ( I hope you like it). I also have some new weekly/monthly things that I'll be doing around here. I'm also going to be doing a different style of blogging. You know, different writing styles and things in that nature. But back to the new things on this site. Here are a list of new things that will be featured on this blog,

New things I'll be doing this year will be:

Author Spotlight- A monthly post where I tell you guys about authors that are popular that month either to me or the book community. Since this week is John Green week, he shall be the first

Blogger of the week- Where I tell you about my favorite blogger of that week

Top ten Tuesday- This is hosted by broke and bookish. It's  a weekly meme where you tell your top ten of the week for the topic this choose. This Tuesday is top ten books I'm excited for in 2012. Expect this tomorrow

In My Mailbox: This is hosted by the story siren.This isn't really new, I said I was going to do this when I started the blog. But I haven't been very consistent on it. So what I mean to say is expect more and better IMMs.

That's all the new things at the moment. I might come up with new things down the road.

Oh and remember when I said I was going to have lots of reviews for you guys since I was on a two week vacation from school and well everything else for that matter. Well... I don't. See I didn't really read any books these two weeks. Mostly because I was lazy and slept through most of it. Sorry guys. But I will have a review up this week. I am currently reading Paper towns by John Green so that should be up very soon.

And I forgot to tel you guys that I have a goodreads page that I made about a month ago but forgot all about it. So if you guys want to follow me there I will leave a link below.

Well that's all for me. See you guys tomorrow.