Welcome to Barefoot Dokusha! Here you will find reviews of the books that I have been reading - a variety of genres, but mostly YA, places I have been, and deals that can be found.

I enjoy sharing things I find with others, and hope that you enjoy them too!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Falling Under (Falling Under #1) by Gwen Hayes

 Falling Under (Falling Under, #1)

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

**From Goodreads**

I give this book 3/5 stars.

I was interested as soon as I read about the burning man.....but then I wasn't much after that. All through the book I kept complaining (to myself) about how if a guy is going to treat you like crap WHY are you still pursuing it? This wasn't a bad book. I liked Theia's friend Donnie. Amelia was quiet. I wish that Theia had more....something....to her. I will read book two.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Giveaway, Review, General Update

Enteries are low for this giveaway. It's an awesome book. I am thinking about adding a list of other books you can get in exchange for this one. Check out the old post....no later than 10:30pm  Central for a list of books that will be available. Don't forget you can earn extra enteries with referrals, following facebook, as well as the blog. I have a review or 2 I hope to get up tonight....tomorrow at the latest. Also trying to find a good audiobook to listen to while I am working! I'm up for ideas!

I would like make it to 29 followers by the 22nd of May. I'll be 29 on May 22nd. I'll do another giveaway if we make it to 29! I'll post as soon as we hit 29. I won't be able to do much posting on my birthday as I'm taking my son to Tulsa for his 9th birthday (his is the 14th.....we're 8 days apart!). I don't know what all is going to be in the giveaway. Or maybe we'll do a few different ones. I have an extra code for digital (video) copy of Hugo that will be included. -- Ok, I better get back to working! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Zero by Tom Leveen


For aspiring artist Amanda Walsh, who only half-jokingly goes by the nickname Zero, the summer before college was supposed to be fun—plain and simple. Hanging out with her best friend Jenn, going to clubs, painting, and counting down the days until her escape. But when must-have scholarship money doesn't materialize, and she has a falling out with Jenn that can only be described as majorly awkward, and Zero's parents relationship goes from tense to relentless fighting, her prospects start looking as bleak and surreal as a painting by her idol Salvador Dali. Will life truly imitate art? Will her new, unexpected relationship with a punk skater boy who seems too good to be real and support from the unlikeliest of sources show Zero that she's so much more than a name.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers
**Taken from Goodreads**
Stars: 4/5
This book was a very good read! Set in Phoenix, Arizona the summer after Amanda Walsh's graduation. Amanda, also known as Zero, had her eyes set on going to the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (SAIC) in the fall and having the best summer of her life before then. Zero ends up not having the money for SAIC, her parents are constantly in an argument, and she's not speaking to her best friend.
After a night at the club watching Gothic Rainbow, she meets Mike. The drummer for Gothic Rainbow. They start dating and he gets her thinking about her future. The story is about first loves, best friends, family..... I loved that this book is a book that some can relate to. Maybe not the art aspect, but being young again.
I didn't know who Salvador Dali was, or had ever seen anything he had painted before. So after finishing the book I had looking up some paintings. Here are a few that I liked:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Free Kindle Books

Today I decided to see what I could add to my Kindle collection without actually spending anything. I am not sure how long these books will be free. Here are the freebies I found: