Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Title: The Luxe
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Title: Nancy Drew Mystery: The Clue of the Broken Locket #11
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Now I'm sorry if you thought this was going to be a post with my favorite 101 books, but it isn't. I love CollegeBoard.com. I am always planning for college, and it's basically my favorite site ever invented. And on College Board, they have a list of 101 Great Books to Read Before You Go to College. So I decided to take on that challenge and I've started it with:
Friday, August 21, 2009
Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Title: Donut Days
But this weekend Emma’s only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn’t quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.
Donut Days is a Christian book.
A VERY Christian and religious book.
You see, I am not an extraordinarily religious person, so I had some trouble connecting to the story. I was hoping that the story of Emma's parent's church scandal would just be a side note. The rest of the story sounded great, but everything was all ensconsed in Christianity. Even the romance was filled with spiritual revelations and God!
So that part of the book was not my favorite.
Also, the dialogue in some parts was just not good.
"Did you sleep well?"
"Yep, thanks. You?"
AGHHH. That about put me to sleep.
But the book wasn't all bad! I thought the ending was just right for the story. Also, the conniving and thievery was worked in well and I thought it was pretty captivating! But I don't have much else good to say. It could have been better. I probably wouldn't reccomend it to anyone, but for a light read when you have nothing else to do, it's not bad. I guess I just couldn't relate...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Title: How To Buy a Love of Reading
Impossible though it is for Carley to imagine ever loving words, she is in love with a young bibliophile who cares about them more than anything. Anything, that is, but a good bottle of scotch. Hunter Cay, Carley’s best friend and Fox Glen’s resident golden boy, is becoming a stranger to her as he drowns himself in F. Scott Fitzgerald, booze, and Vicodin.
When the Wellses move writer Bree McEnroy—author of a failed meta-novel about Odysseus’s voyages through the Internet—into their mansion to write Carley’s book, Carley’s sole interest in the project is its potential to distract Hunter from drinking and give them something to share. Instead, as Hunter’s behavior becomes erratic and dangerous, she finds herself drawn into the fictional world Bree has created and begins to understand for the first time the power of stories—those we read, those we want to believe in, and most of all, those we tell ourselves about ourselves. Stories powerful enough to destroy a person.
Or save her.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
As you can see, I am crammming books into the little space I have left.
But alas, I recieved an email from CSN Office Furniture asking me to review a bookcase or other piece of merchandise for them! It is too good to be true.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Title: Palace of Mirrors
As she gets older, Cecilia finds it harder to study statesmanship and palace protocol secretly at night and then pretend that she has nothing on her mind other than scrubbing the gruel stains out of her best apron by day.
Cecilia knows that it is time to take charge. Along with her best friend, Harper, she flees to the capital city, determined to reclaim her throne and face the danger head on.
When Harper and Cecilia reach the famed Palace of Mirrors, they discover complications: Princess Desmia believes an entirely different version of the story.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
And what Chloe wants...Chloe gets.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
It's 688 pages of pure awesome.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Title: Invitation Only
Reed is a Billings Girl now.
And with her new status come respect, envy, and, most important, opportunity. Not to mention the parties. Unfortunately, at the next illicit party in the Easton campus woods, her roommate snaps some pictures of Reed in more than one compromising position. She uses the photos to blackmail Reed: Dig up dirt on the most powerful and popular Billings Girls or she will have Reed expelled.
And speaking of parties, the Legacy is coming up. It's the invitation-only Halloween party in NYC and it's rumored that Thomas -- Reed's MIA boyfriend -- will be making an appearance there. Too bad Reed isn't even close to invited.
Life as a Billings Girl is every bit as glamorous as Reed imagined. What she didn't bargain for is the tangled web of private lies these girls weave.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Until she meets the Billings Girls.
They are the most beautiful, intelligent, and intensely confident girls on campus. And they know it. They hold all the power in a world where power is fleeting but means everything. Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.
Reed uses every part of herself -- the good, the bad, the beautiful -- to get closer to the Billings Girls. She quickly discovers that inside their secret parties and mountains of attitude, hanging in their designer clothing-packed closets the Billings Girls have skeletons. And they'll do anything to keep their secrets private.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Love it?! Genius. And if you want to know the exact lyrics, just go to youtube and search the video.
Monday, March 23, 2009
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, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I hope I can get back into reading again very soon. But I need to give a very special shoutout!
I got a notification that you had written on one of my posts. So I went to the page and I felt like I kind of rediscovered it! So thank you Liviania for helping me return to my blog. It means a lot to me!
Anyway, I'm going through some changes in my life.
My grandma, or as we called her, "Granny," passed away recently. We finally sold her condo and we were cleaning it out yesterday. In her house I found a ton of old stuff and trust me, I'm crazyyy nostalgic. So I'm going crazy and looking through all this stuff and I get to her jewelry. She has some kind of useless stuff, but also some very beautiful and valuable pieces. I find this pretty sapphire necklace and earrings and my mom points out that I could have them. But me being the teenager that I am says,
"Nahh, I don't wear stuff like that."
My mom replies, well you could wear it to a formal or something. My teenager self says, "No, I wouldn't wear it." It is at this point that my mom says something that totally flips me upside-down. She says,
"Emily, look at all this *sweeping her arms out*. You need to take advantage of the things you have and use them before your time is out. Your grandmother saved things and never had the chance to use them. Don't let what you have go to waste."
I'm a selfish, ungrateful brat aren't I? I sit around and watch television all day. I'm putting my family and myself to shame. Well, no more, the new Emily is here!
So I am going to take advantage of my multitudes of resources. And live life like there is no tomorrow (: