Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Monday Mailbox & Music Machine (Apr 5/10) + WINNERS



Friend by Natasha Friend
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
Mixed Vegetables vol. 1-2 by Ayumi Komura (vol. 1 not shown)


Spin by Catherine McKenzie


The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa


Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione
Shadowrise by Tad Williams

I got to meet Catherine McKenzie at Chapters on Saturday and it was the first time I met a YA author! I was so nervous and I felt a little stupid because my brain went all haywiry. Dx But she was very nice and once I'm done reading Spin, I'll have an author interview with her!

Want to do your own Mailbox Meme? Check out how to at The Story Siren!


Music Machine

Title: Lupin
Artist/Band: KARA
Language: Korean
My Thoughts: I never liked KARA. I still don't. But I find their latest MV to be quite catchy. The annoying part is the chorus around 1:00. Any part that sounds like that in the song ruins it for me but if ignored, I like the song.


I have randomly drawn the winners for my two contests!

Explorer X-Alpha Prize Pack - Ah Yuan // wingstodust
Dark Dive Nailpolish - Kelsey and Ah Yuan // wingstodust

Congrats! (Ah Yuan, you got lucky!) Reply with your address ASAP at faked_sugartone at hotmail!

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Cindy said...

I am going to meet Catherine this Saturday. So excited. You should write a post about the event. :)

Diana Dang said...

It wasn't a really big event so I wasn't around for long (no one lives in my area, I swear @@) and I didn't bring a camera with me! D: I did get my pictures taken by the staff but I don't know if I'll get it.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read Spin. I came across it at the bookstore a little while back and I love the sound of it.

I hope you enjoy all of these books Diana! :D

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You have some great books that came in! Enjoy :)

Khy said...

Iron Daughter!!! I'm jealous. =0

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Great books this week, yay for The Iron Daughter! I like this song too but I prefer the group T-ara, especially the song 'I Go Crazy Because Of You' :)

Lori said...

I hope that you will enjoy your books.

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Great mailbox! I'm hoping to see Catherine as well. I'm new to your blog, but really enjoying it. I'm a new follower.

Book Monster said...

The Iron Daughter is good, I'm currently reading it and loving it. Hope you enjoy as well. Happy Reading XD