Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Can you believe its over? With the election, the scandals, and all the amazing books, it couldn't possibly be a better year. So I want to thank everyone for a great year. You authors, bloggers, and readers all impact my world daily. I can't wait for whats to come. My blog is very young, but in this coming year, it will grow (I hope). My goal is to blog every day. I do enough reading, so it should be fairly easy. Instead of my favorite books of 2008, I'm going to tell you my favorite authors. So here are my inspirations of 2008!

1. Sarah Dessen. No one can top her writing. Her books are some of the best in YA!

2. Ally Carter. Her spy books are genius!

3. John Green. The God of Young Adult. Looking for Alaska is truly amazing.

There are so many more, but these are my top three.

Who are your favorites?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Obsession shoes. You have no idea. For Christmas, I asked for 3 pairs and received 4. I think I need a shoe rehab. So, I got:

These pretty moccasins (:

These amazing zebra flats

These gorgeous grey Converse!

These spectacular Uggs!

I love them so much (: I think im a little bit obsessed. Just a little bit. What was your fave present?

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Ah! We are almost to 2009! Can you believe it?!

To recap my Christmas, my book load consists of:

-The Private Collection by Kate Brian, including:
~Invitation Only
-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-Paper Towns by John Green
-Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
-The Host by Stephanie Meyer
-Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
-The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
-Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

Isn't that AMAZING! Anddddd I still have like, 25 bucks for Barnes&Noble! Gah, I think I'm in heaven. I don't know what to start with! What did you guys get?

I also got:
-a desk chair
-a lamp
-a mattress pad
-a yummy candle

Yeah, so I'm pretty much boring, but I've got another post scheduled telling you about all the other goodies I got.

So guys, I want to hear what you got! I love hearing from you so don't be shy! Merry Christmas (:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
By the way, thats not me, I just thought the pic was an accurate depiction of my feelings towards Santa when I was a youngster.

So, starting the first of the year,  I have scheduled a multitude of book reviews and author reviews! Isn't that wonderful! Coming soon:

-Review for I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone (god, what an amazing book)
-Review for Split By a Kiss (along with author interview)
-Review for The Rule of Won (also with an interview with author extraordinare Stefan Petrucha)
-And much much more (:

Ahh, doesn't it sound like a wonderful car-dealer ad?


Merry Christmas to all you out there! Or Happy Kwanza, Hannukah, or anything else you celebrate. Yes, even Festivus. So may your family bring you joy and a great big laugh (:

I am taking off the rest of the year, so you probably won't hear from me for a while. I have to study for exams. Ha, I need it. Happy Reading!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Goals for 2009

Do you guys ever feel like you are just not doing the best that you can do? Thats what I have felt like all year. And, I don't know! I just couldn't ever get motivated. But I'm just so bothered by this that I am going to start off my new year with a bang. I'm make a plan for 2009 and I want to follow it. I'm so sick of slacking off. So some of the things I want are..
1. I want to letter in soccer this year. Some other girls who I have played with lettered. I didn't and I was completely torn up. I put my whole life into that team. So this year, I'm going to letter. No matter what.
2. Get better grades. Well, for me that would have to be straight A's, but I need to prove that to my parents. I have been slacking off in school for a while. Before, it all had been an absolute cakewalk for me, but now, its getting a lot harder. I need better grades
3. Stay organized. That will just help me accomplish everything else.
4. Do one good thing for someone every day. I know that is kind of vague, but I think its a good goal to have.

What are your goals for 2009?
If you recieve this, tag 3 other people and ask them what their goals are for the upcoming year.
I tag: 
Chelsea from The Page Flipper

These 3 ladies have the most amazing blogs! I want to see their goals for 2009 (:
And if you just want to tell me your goals, I would be more than happy to hear them. Just post something on your blog and send me a link! Don't forget to tag!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lateral Thinking Puzzle 3

Right again! Wow, I love you guys! The people at my school, (mind you, these weren't very smart people) tried these and got mad when they couldn't guess it!! WHAT! Are you joking?! Please don't get mad if you can't figure it out. And please don't tell me its stupid. I love these. I think they are so clever! So please, keep the negative comments to yourself. Thanks (:

So here's todays:

Two men named Slurp and Gulp went into a bar. They ordered the same exact drink. The next day, Slurp was dead and Gulp wasn't. Why?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lateral Thinking Puzzle 2

Hah, okay so you guys got that one pretty fast so heres the solution:

The surgeon is the mother! 
Oh you smarties (:

Anyway, heres another one!

A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. Five minutes later, however, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

You know the drill: comment or email your guesses!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lateral Thinking Puzzle!

Okay, so I absolutely love lateral thinking puzzles. They are so great! So I decided that I want to do a weekly lateral thinking puzzle. I'll post the puzzle, and you can email me or comment and tell me your guesses (:

Sound fun? Good. (;

Okayy, so the first one is...

A man and his son are in a car crash. The father is killed and the child is take to the hospital gravely injured. When he gets there, the surgeon says, "I can't operate on this boy - for he is my son!" How can that possibly be?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm sooo freaking honored!

AHHH! You guys blow me away. You have no idea! So today, this amazing day, is my one-month anniversary of this blog. ONE MONTH. And what do you know, I just got nominated for that I Love Your Blog thing, FOUR TIMES. Four times! What the heck! I love you guys! Soooo, thank you like times 29347892374982734872 (: I'm so new at this! Why are you even coming to my blog!? (Just kidding, keep coming, I'm not doubting myself ;)). I just kind of tend to ramble on subjects I bet you guys don't give 3 shakes of a tailfeather about. 

I'm so floored right now.

Gahh. Okay, I'm okay now. Breathing has resumed regularity. *Deeeep breath*

So thank you, from like the tip my my little toe, to the tallest hair on my head, to...

LEXI! *whoo! a round of applause* at
MEGAN! *yayy for megan!* at
JUST LISTEN! *cheers!* at
NADINE-STELLA! *what a kick ass name!* at

Soooo, you better get your booties over there and tell them they are amazing. Or, I will come and steal your first-born child. Not really, but hey, never trust anyone on the internet. Unless that person is me (: You can trust me. Maybe. But, no really you can. (; 

Stilllll reading Revealers. Slowly. But, whatever, I have school to attend to! 

And guys, bad news. Today, at soccer practice, I think I lost my phone. There were hot soccer guys around, and I don't know, I think in the moment, I must have been forgetful and misplaced it. I'm sad...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Title: Brisingr
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 748
Rating: 5/5

Summary (from When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands...

Review: WOW. Just, wow. That is pretty much all I can say at this moment. My heart is fluttering and it feels like I just got off a HUGE roller coaster. You know, that feeling when you just get off and your brain is all jumbled and your feet feel like the ground is to close, and you can't put together a completely coherent sentence. You feel like you just fell off a cloud or something and that your stomach hasn't fully returned to the confines of your body. Your nerves are all jumpy and your mind is going a bajillion different directions. Your friends are all around you laughing and planning on the next ride and you are just stunned to the point of non-belief.

That's how I feel, right at this moment, so yeah,  you could say it was good.

This book completely blew me away. I'm not going to bore you with, "oh the details were very vivid and the plot line was excellently defined.. yadda yadda yadda." I want you guys to realize the immense thrill of this book. Yeahh, its long, and yes it is hard to just jump into, but if you read the first 2 (which I highly recommend) you will be fine. Eragon and Eldest are the first 2 in this series and there is only one more book after Brisingr. Don't be intimidated by the size or even the covers of these books. Yeah, they look a bit "knight in shining armor meets folklore dragons," but do make for a great visual in the story. So the book...

First of all, the characters in these books are absolutely phenomenal. Unbelievably realistic and just amazing in every single way. Eragon, the main character is my new leading man. Sorry Edward, but come on, you can't beat a Dragon Rider, no matter how much sex appeal you ooze out of every inch of your body. Eragon's connections to everything around him are just outstanding. Ahh, I just love these book so much! I don't know how to express it! Just read them please! The movie sucked, I will tell you that, but I love love love love love Mr. Paolini's ideas and everything about these books. 

The author was either 14 or 16 when he wrote the first book, Eragon. That is just unfathomable to me. I was 14 last year and I can not even dream of writing something like this, even when I'm 28! Sure, he was probably a boy genius, but hey, that is an impressive feat! Okay, I'm done ranting and raving about these books but just please please do me the favor and try them out. You won't be disappointed.