Friday, December 12, 2008
I don't really give myself a lot of credit when it comes to my writing. That's why I don't openly share it with others very much or even talk about it a lot. And now my short story is going to be published in a book that will be in my school library. I don't know if I'm happy for everyone to see that yet, but hopefully it will turn out okay.
Regardless of that, I am very happy. It was a great day and I have to go to another meeting next week to discuss the publication (which will by the way, be my very first.) Woohoo!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Personally I have nothing against this holiday, though it usually isn't very enjoyable to me. Family parties are definitely something that I try to just endure. I'd much rather just spend the day off doing whatever I want (like reading). I'm actually going to three Thanksgiving dinners, none of which except maybe the last one, I'll actually have a good time at. Sigh...
Well, have a wonderful holiday!
Friday, November 21, 2008
And right now I'm so tired, that I really can't sort my opinion of it into anything that is coherent. So I guess I'll give it later.
Now I have to go to school...Bleh. I hope I'll be able to stay awake.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Finally, school is actually going okay after it stunk for a really long time. So that's why I finally have a weekend of peace where I don't have to stress out over anything. Yay!
But I actually need help with a couple things, and some suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
First, does anyone have any suggestions for a poem I could memorize for my English class? It needs to be at least twenty lines, and since I don't read much poetry, I have no idea what to do!
Second, I'm doing book reviews for my school paper, and I need ideas on what books I should do. It needs to be YA, something that appeals to all types of readers, and is school appropriate. I'm lost on this too, so I would love recommends.
So any type of suggestions at all on any of these would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
More later (seriously).
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
1. List the 10 books/collected works/series that you would bring on a desert island.
2. (Optional) Say why you would bring them.
3. Link to the person who tagged you.
4. Tag 6 people to also do the meme.
5. Leave a comment to let those people know .
1. All of Shannon Hale's books, of course!
2. The Ink Trilogy by Cornelia Funke.
3. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray.
4. The Chronicles of Narnia series.
5. The Harry Potter series (that would occupy my time for a while.)
6. The Twilight series (for whenever I needed a good laugh.)
7. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.
8. The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot.
9. The Percy Jackson series.
10. 13 Little Blue Envelopes.
As you probably noticed, I listed mostly series. But if I'm stranded than I'm going to need a lot of free time. Right now being on a desert island with no school work and just books sounds pretty good right now.
So I tag whoever wants to do this!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
You see, on the internet you're not actually there with them to determine their tone of voice, facial expressions, etc. So when you're online you have no idea what they were intending by their particular comment. So the comment can either not phase you or you end up thinking "Wait, were they making fun of me?"
So please, if you're using sarcasm with me say so. Otherwise, it could leave me scratching my head for while. ;)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Listening to this song. I get so happy whenever they play it on the radio when I'm in the car, even my family knows I love it by now. :)
I also read Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. I loved it! It's really disturbing and dark in a way, but totally addicting once you get into it. Highly recommended.
Well, hopefully more posts will come later. Have a great rest of the weekend!
Friday, October 10, 2008
The end of the quarter is in just a couple of weeks. Right now I have a 3.8 but the test from Geometry is definitely going to lower it. So I'm probably going to get a 3.6 or a 3.7 first quarter. Considering I'm an honors student and in classes with a bunch of smart people, that's pretty bad. No NJHS for me.
So I'm really depressed about that right now. This year just has not been good. If I study extremely hard in all my other classes I might do well, but those Geometry tests are just going to ruin me.
So just feeling really blue lately. I just hope that things get better soon.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I officially love Borders! I tried to get it at Barnes and Noble, but they said it wouldn't be coming out until October 7th. But there it was right in the front at Borders...:)
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
13th Annual Baltimore Book Festival
Where: Historic Mount Vernon Place centered on the 600 block of North Charles Street, 21201 Baltimore, MD.
When: Friday September 26 from 5-9 pm
Saturday September 27 from 11 am-7pm
Sunday September 28 from 11 am-7pm
Obviously I can't make it here in Utah, but if you're in the area you should definitely check it out!
Now I'll do this cool meme Danielle tagged me for!
Rules: 3 Catagories-3 MUST read books
3 Keep your eyes on these,
3 Look for these soon.
Then I’m going to tag three bloggers. They will copy these lists, but will subtract one and add their own.
(And please keep the additions 2007-09)
MUST read books:
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen*
Undercover by Beth Kephart
Keep your eyes on these:
Identical by Ellen Hopkins*
The 13th Reality by James Dashner
Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale*
Look for these soon:
Cybele’s Secret by Juliette Marillier
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke*
The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
* are my additions
I tag whoever wants to do this!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
My sister is considering doing homeschooling, and I think that I might too. My mother is thinking about it and I just need to talk about it with my dad now.
I am just not enjoying public school. Half of it is busy work, the students and people there are aggravating, the options very limited. If I did homeschooling I could do this Electronic High School that is available in my state and take some classes that they did not offer at my school. Plus it would give me chance to get ahead and not waste so much time with unimportant assemblies and teacher advisary classes like I'm doing now. I think that it would be an okay choice academically.
My mom is worried about how I'll do socially if I do decide to drop out of public school. I personally don't care, but I don't want to do anything that I'll regret.
So some opinions would be very much appreciated (especially from you folk that are homeschooled.) So what do you think?
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I haven't been blogging as much lately, but I'm going to start up again and do it quite a bit once school starts. I start on Monday and have been putting off getting ready for it. I pretty much have everything I need, but I need to prepare emotionally and mentally. I am not ready to let go of summer. It feels like it's just started. Today I had my last summer violin lesson. I've been quite sad to say goodbye to all the lazy summer days where I had all the time to read and go online in the world.
I talked to one of my school friends on the phone yesterday, and that was fun because I haven't talked to her all summer. I'm actually quite happy because I got into all the classes that I wanted. My sister is in five of those classes with me. I have to sign up for an online class tomorrow, which is something I've been putting off for two days.
So I'm just trying to enjoy these last few days of summer. It always ends far too quickly.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
First, I haven't read any good books lately. I have started a couple, but I haven't been able to get into any of them. So good recommendations would be appreciated. Or I think I'll just reread a book. That always works, especially if it's something amazing by Shannon...:)
Second, how sick is everyone getting of High School Musical....? My mother works with the guy that makes the trailers and promos for HSM 3, so I knew the trailer was coming out soon. Sadly I will probably end up seeing this movie eventually. Definitely not anywhere close to the first day though because I don't want to be ambushed by all the major, screaming fans.
Third, speaking of movies the second Twilight trailer is premiering tonight on Entertainment Tonight. I can't decide whether the HSM or the Twilight fans scare me more. Plus, have any of you been checking out the Breaking Dawn quotes of the day on Stephenie's website...? They're pretty cool, though not nearly as satisfying as I'd like them to be.
Fourth, I get to go to the Shakespeare festival this weekend! We're going to see two shows, one of which is The Taming of the Shrew. I played a townsperson in my school's production of it in elementry school. I'm excited to see it.
So that's probably it until this weekend. Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
EDIT: The links just aren't working for me today on Blogger so I just took them off. *is frustrated.*
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
When the Martins turn fifteen, they are each expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. For Scarlett’s fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn’t quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.
With Mrs. Amberson calling the shots, Spencer’s career to save, Lola’s love life to navigate around, and Marlene’s prying eyes everywhere, things won’t be easy. Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deception.
Friday, July 4, 2008
As South Dakota rolls by at five miles an hour, Ariel begins to learn that sometimes life is just too complicated to fit on a postcard. Sometimes your parents let you down (and sometimes they don't). Sometimes you meet an unexpected fellow traveler. And sometimes you just have to go where the road takes you—even if the tour bus won't.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
And on another subject, I am so sick of the weather here in Utah right now. It's over 100 degrees and I'm feeling kind of sun sick. I'm going to a baseball game tomorrow too, so I'm not looking forward to sitting in the sun for that long.
Have a great Fourth of July weekend! In fact, I forget that it even was the Fourth of July tomorrow until I saw the date today. ;)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.
1. Maybe-Secondhand Serenade
2. Realize-Colbie Caillat
3. Vulnerable-Secondhand Serenade
4. This is Home-Switchfoot
5. No Air-Jordin Sparks
6. Whatever It Takes-Lifehouse
7. The Call-Regina Spektor
I actually have way more than seven, but I couldn't list the entire Secondhand Serenade CD. ;)
I'll tag Fantasy, Hoho, and Ennagirl (I know it isn't seven.)
Monday, June 30, 2008
Kate Sanderson inherited her good sense from her mother, a disciplined law professor, and her admiration for the Bard from her father, a passionate Shakespeare scholar. When she gets dumped, out of the blue, for the Practically Perfect Ashley Lawson, she vows never to fall in love again. From now on she will control her own destiny, and every decision she makes will be highly reasoned and rational. She thinks Shakespeare would have approved.
So when she is accepted to a summer Shakespeare symposium in Verona, Italy, Kate sees it as the ideal way to get over her heartbreak once and for all. She'll lose herself in her studies, explore ancient architecture, and eat plenty of pasta and gelato. (Plus, she'll be getting college credit for it—another goal accomplished!) But can even completely logical Kate resist the romance of living in a beautiful villa in the city where those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet met and died for each other? Especially when the other Shakespeare Scholars—in particular Giacomo, with his tousled brown hair, expressive dark eyes, and charming ways—try hard to break her protective shell?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Don't expect any new book reviews for a while. Right now I'm rereading a book (that you've all probably read), and will giving my thoughts on it, even though I've read it before. Should be fun.
Have a great week!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Just when Hayley feels doomed to live her life in the fat lane, her parents decide to send her to Italy for the summer—not for school, not for fat camp, just for fun. It's there, under the Italian sun, that Hayley's vision of herself starts to change. She's curvy, not fat. Pizza isn't evil. And life is so much more than one-size-fits-all. Who knows? Once Hayley sees herself in a new light, maybe the girl with the pretty face will finally find true amore.
The main reason that I wanted to read this book was because the main character went to Italy. It was a fast read, and I read the whole thing in one day. They describe a lot of the Italian scenery and about all the sites and buildings there, so I enjoyed that. It was the typical story about a young girl going off on her own for the first time, meeting a guy, etc. So in all, it was a pretty good read. Check it out if you want some light summer reading.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Yesterday, I went there with my sister and I was surprised...they actually had books! We went to the Teen section (which only consists of three bookcases, but whatever) and they actually had books I recognized. Even new ones. I think that I was under the impression for years that they didn't have a good selection of anything, and that there would be nothing I would know there. But there were. Many of them that just barely came out. I was so excited, my sister was kind of like, " Duh, what were you expecting?" And also surprisingly, most of them were in good condition ( I don't think many people go in the teen section much.)
So libraries have books. Who would have thought?
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
I hate airports. The entire security thing is so dumb. We had to go through it twice, plus check our luggage twice when we reached our layover in New Jersey. It just tires me out, especially when you're in a line with one hundred other people front of you and behind you. And after one seven hour flight, plus three hours of waiting in the airport in New Jersey, my plane back to Salt Lake City was sitting on the runway for an hour because of who knows what. So I was in a pretty bad mood on that last flight.
Okay, I'm done complaining. This morning my grandpa surprised me with a cell phone as an early birthday present. I'm very happy.
Now I can finally enjoy summer vacation (which will mostly be spent reading, online, and things of that nature.)
Have a great day!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
- When you order lemonade at a restaurant, they'll bring you Sprite.
- None of the drinks are cold ( no ice).
- They call parking lots "car parks".
- They call the restrooms "toilets".
- Chips are called cripses.
- When you put a dime in their vending machines, it will come right back out.
- Most of the buildings are from the 1400s.
- So much more, I can't write it all.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Now someone named A has turned their charmed lives into a living nightmare. Emily has been shipped off to her hyper-conservative cousins in Iowa. Aria is stuck living with her dad and his home-wrecker girlfriend. And Spencer fears she had something to do with Alison's murder. But Hanna's fate is far worse than all of that—she's clinging to life in the hospital, because she knew too much.
With A's threats turning dangerous and Ali's killer still on the loose, the girls must uncover the truth—about A, about Ali, and about what happened to Hanna—before they become A's next victims. But as they unravel Rosewood's mysteries and secrets, will it bring an end to the horror . . . or is this just the beginning?
This is the fourth book in the Pretty Little Liars series. The main reason I like these books are that they're easy and can entertain me pretty fast and well. Compared to some of the other books in the series, this one wasn't the greatest but I still enjoyed it. I would recommend these books if you're looking for a suspenseful mystery, but don't want anything too hard. A little warning though, these books do have some suggestive content. This one hardly had anything at all though. So go out and try these if you want.
P.S. I found out I'm taking my laptop with me on my trip so I will be able to give updates.
Have a great week! Yesterday was my last day of school. :)
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Have a great week!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
How was Em to know that disaster would strike, changing her—and life as she’d known it—forever? One devastating accident later, and Em Watts, always the tomboy, never the party princess, is no longer herself. Literally.
Now getting her best friend Christopher to notice that she’s actually a girl is the least of Em’s problems.
But what Em’s pretty sure she’ll never be able to accept might just turn out to be the one thing that’s going to make her dream come true....
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Any other opinions?
Saturday, May 3, 2008
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4.Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you've posted your three sentences.
The nearest (and only book) I have with me right now is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. So here it is...
In the previous moments of stupendous danger, Papa has said goodbye to Wolfgang Edel and was ready to accompany Liesel home.
"Ready," she answered.
They began to leave the scene of the crime, and the book was well and truly burning in her now.
I haven't even made it this far in the book yet, so I really have no idea what is going on. ;)
I tag Anilee, Ani Isilee, Summermoon, Q, and Bookbutterfly.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Anyway, here are some book reviews coming soon!
Lock and Key- Sarah Deseen
Princess Ben- Catherine Murdock
Bewitching Season- Marissa Doyle
Just Listen- Sarah Dessen
Have wonderful rest of the week!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
While I was reading this book, it kept reminding me of something that I couldn't figure quite figure out. Then I remembered that it reminded me of something that might have been on an old episode of Lizzie McGuire! Well, I'll just say it was a book for younger readers. And it does talk about math a lot! So if you're not a math lover, you probably won't enjoy this book as much, but it's still an okay read. I thought it was pretty good. I never read the first one in the series, but it didn't matter that much, because they filled you in well on the stuff you missed. So if you love math, you'll love this book because it relates math to real life a lot! So be sure to go and buy it when it comes out sometime in July!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast. Her father quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend Anna, has become popular, and now she acts like Kate is invisible. And then there's Will, whom Kate acts like she can't stand even though she can't stop thinking about him.
Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn't realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen...but only if she lets them.
So I really loved this novel, and read it in about two days. I really liked the main character Kate. I really felt like I could relate to her and the struggles she was going through, especially since I have gone through some of the same ones. She feels like her whole life is horrible, and that she shouldn't even try to be happy. I could understand that feeling of hopelessness, but it was a little overdone in a few scenes. I was sad about how her friendship with Anna turned out in the end, but I could see it coming. I didn't really like her romance with Will, but I've read worse. So this book is definitely worth reading. I think it's on sale now, but I'm not sure.
Also when I was reading a sneak peek of Elizabeth Scott's next novel, one of the guy's names in it is Finn! Very weird to see it in another book. Anyways, have a great weekend and I'll try to get some other posts done!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
The Night Raid: First, the completely added, action packed night raid on Miraz's castle. When we very first found out about this change, we didn't know the reason behind the night raid. Now from recent reviews, we know the main motive is to overthrow Telmarine king, and free Narnia once more. We also know that it does not go well, and ends in a slaughter of the Narnian troops according to a new review by Aint it Cool News ( for your warning, the article has very strong language). I was very excited about this scene and was glad that they added it in the movie. I think the reason they did was to just add another action scene, but at least something might come out of it, since we know now it'll give a lesson to the characters and make them realize what they're up against.
Peter and Caspian fighting: Another one of the big controversies. This is something that they didn't do in the book. Actually they got along quite well. But in the movie there is going to be a lot of tension and rivalry between them. And I think that this makes perfect sense. Of course when you put two kings in the same room, there's going to be friction. Plus with Peter's cockiness that is going to be added ( something I completely dislike), I can see how they would have that power struggle. It doesn't help that they got off to a bad start ( we know there is mistaken identity, and that they sword fight each other). I think this change will add to their maturity at the end of the book, when Peter passes the throne along to Caspian.
Susan and Caspian romance: I am completely, one hundred percent against this change. I think it is completely ridicuous. In the book, they barely even speak. They just want to add another Holleywood cliche. Some rumors from the first screenings even say that they kiss. This would ruin the movie for me completely. I hate this change, and hope nothing serious comes from it.
Susan fighting: In the movie, Susan has a big part in the battles. The reasons I don't like this is because it is completely against her character. Susan doesn't fight ( hence her nickname "Susan the Gentle"). It is completely out of her character and is something she never did in the book. The reasons I like this is because, I think it's okay for girls to fight and it would add that she's not going to hang around and let the boys fight for her. Plus it's a modern day movie now. Women do fight in wars now, when they didn't when the books were written. So I mainly like that because of the " Girl Power".
So those are my thoughts on some of the really big changes. I feel pretty comfortable with them making changes, as long as they're needed. Feel free to comment as much as you wish with your opinions. But in the end, we'll have to wait to see the movie to form our real ones.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
So your life can really influence your music, and your music can really influence your life. Like when I had a bad day or I was feeling down and bad about myself, I would listen to "Iris", or another song that had to do with how I was feeling. Or if I had tons of energy and was feeling imensely happy, I would listen to a fast-paced song that made me want to jump up and dance. Even when I have a long orchestra rehearsel or concert, I want to listen to classical music. Sometimes even books influence what I listen to. There have been times that I really liked a song, that completely seemed like a book's plot that I recently read. The two things I love most in the world are books and music, so when they connect it so amazing!
So that was my random thought of the day. :) Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
1. Follow this format
2. Copy/Paste the rules
3. State who tagged you and add a link to their blog.
4. Write 5 crazy things you did as a kid
5. Tag 5 people
1. I used to be in love with the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. I would watch it every day, print out coloring pages for it, buy the dolls, etc. Then one day my sister told me, jokingly, that I was too obsessed with Beauty and Beast, and being the sensitive person I was, I decided to put everything I owned that was remotely Beauty and the Beast in a shoe box and hid it under my bed. I don't think I even retrieved it until months later. Of course, if anyone did that to me nowdays, I'd just laugh in their face. ;)
2. I used to seriously think that different magical lands really did exist, and used to spend most my day trying and thinking of ways to get there. My friends and I tried tons of fake spells, and a million different things. Sadly, we never prevailed.
3. I used to put on and play with my grandmother's jewelery. I don't think she minded though. I see the pictures now of me with all that jewelery on, and they're hilarious.
4. My sister and I would make up songs and dances, and have concerts that my dad video recorded. Oh how we cringe when we see them now. ;)
5. Once when my cousins were visiting, we started to make a long paper chain. Extremely long. For over an hour we worked, and we hung it up through almost the entire house. Some of it was saved and is still hanging up in my grandpa's house.
Let's see, five people I apologize if you've already been tagged: Q, Hwalk, Miss Erin, Felicity, Elizabethbennett.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Yeah, so I'll try to post about more interesting stuff later. There's plenty that I could blog about, but nothing that anyone else would be interested in. Right now I'm basically doing school stuff and trying to work out some personal issues. I'm sure that I'll find peace with what I'm worrying about eventually. So....yeah.
Have a great week!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Also as you may have noticed, I did some changes to the layout. I was getting really bored with the other one and I needed a change. What do you think?
Have a wonderful day tomorrow!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Well anyway, the reason I did this today is that I have to work on a big Rube Goldberg project tomorrow. If you don't know what a Rube Goldberg is, look here. Really, I don't even understand the point of doing this. Why make things more complicated than they need to be? And another question, why did I put this off until the evening before it was due? ;)
Also my sister got back from D.C. today! It's great to have you back Jessie, if you're reading this. :)
Have a wonderful week!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
In this one, I'm supposed to write the first word in the title of the book I'm currently reading. Then I'm supposed to write a phrase for each word that describes the book. Okay, here's mine:
Good and giving sorceress
Order given by a wizard
Long, golden hair.
Never ending magic
I can't think of anyone who hasn't done this yet, but if you haven't, consider yourself tagged.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
In this meme I'm supposed to say random things about myself. Hmm....this will be interesting.
1. I have a clone ;) Actually a fraternal twin sister that is leaving to go on a leadership forum tommorrow to Washington D.C. I'm so incredibly jealous.
2. I love to watch movies. In fact, I think that I love watching movies almost as much as I love reading books. If you're going to see a movie at the theaters, chances are that I've seen it. I think I watch one at least every other day.
3. I've met Shannon Hale three times, and have all of her books autographed. Also for the past nines months I've been a member of LRRH, I've logged on at least once a day. Obesessed, I know.
4. I cry when I read sad books and watch sad movies. I even cry during happy books and movies. Really, I'm a sap when it comes to things like that. :)
5. I really like to listen to classical music. Mainly soundtrack movies, but I love other classical too. I think it began when I started to play the violin, but I've loved it ever since.
6. I'm going to England for the first time this summer. I'm so excited, since this will be the first time I've ever been out of the United States.
7. I've never owned any pets. And believe me, I love animals. We were going to get a dog for a while when I was in fourth grade, but it never worked out. Oh, how I want a doggie. ;)
I tag Ani Isilee, Maribeth Kayla, Hwalk, Fantasy, Ennagirl, and anyone else that wants to do this. :)
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
So, I thought long and hard about how I should sum up my life in six words. Here's what I came up with.
I'm making my way to reality.
I'm always daydreaming about books, thinking about books, basically breathing books and never giving a thought to anything else but books. Don't worry I'll get there though. ;)
Since I can't think of anyone who hasn't been tagged already, whoever is reading this who hasn't, go ahead.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Okay, this isn't the first review for A Curse Dark as Gold. And I'm sure that you all know what it's about by now. But in case you don't...
Since her father's death, the fate of the Miller family woolen mill and Shearing village, rests on Charlotte Miller's shoulders. An unexpected and seemly insurmountable debt leads to a difficult choice for the normally pratical and level-headed miller's daughter.
Must she take the offer of the strange little man that can spin straw into gold, or can she make her own way through a maze of ill luck and deceit that seems her family's legacy?
This is a re-telling of the Rumpelstiltskin story. I had never read the original tale, but I absolutely loved this book. I have to admit, the forces were working against me to never have time to finish this book. But I couldn't stop reading for hours when I finally got to reading it. I think that the author's writing is beautiful, and I loved the romance and the characters just as well. The wonderful reputation for this book is well earned. Great fantasy read.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
After that, you presented all the things you learned about your partner to the class. Usually I don't like doing personal stufff like this. Do you really learn about anyone in the end? I was surprised about the few people that really did open up, and answer these questions truthfully. Others used humor to escape potential embarrassing things to be revealed. Does it make it easier when someone else is talking about you, so you don't have to do it yourself? Maybe a little. Like I said, I usually get uncomfortable doing things like that, but I think it went all right in the end. Maybe people did learn some new things about me.
By the way, I saw Penelope last night at the movies. Really good. Leanna gives it five stars. :)
Also, I am still reading A Curse Dark as Gold, but it's been a really slow process. I've barely had any time lately.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008