Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Now that all the sappy stuff if done; what is everyone doing for the holiday? Earlier I watched the parades on TV and then went to our annual Turkey Bowl football game against our rival school. It's really funny though, because I have a lot of friends that go to the "rival" school, I would have went to the "rival" school if we hadn't moved when I was still in elementary school, and my intramural club swim team uses the "rival" school's pool. So to me, they aren't really our rivals, but whatever. It was still fun. And later my grandparents are coming over dinner. I can't wait to eat some pumpkin pie!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Anyway, I'm going tomorrow night at 7:20. I have no idea how I'm going to get through school. What's everyone else's plans for the premiere?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I love Meg Cabot and this book did not disappoint. Everyone at one point wants to know what it's like to be popular, so everyone will be able to relate to Steph. And this book is funny. At some points I was actually laughing out loud. The characters were cute and endearing, and even the mean popular girls didn't turn out to be as bad as everyone thought. Even though this story has the classic girl-likes-unattainable-guy, girl-finds-out-that-guy-isn't-so-great and realizes-she-likes-best-friend storyline, the plot was still interesting and kept me wanting to read more. The only things I didn't like were the characters of Jason and Becca because at times they were really annoying. It seemed like Steph only tolerated Becca because they had been friends for so long, which doesn't seem very nice, but whatever. It was still a good book.
8 out of 10.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I was not impressed by this book at all. Since the novel has the point-of-view of six different teenagers, and each teenager takes turns narrating, the novel was choppy and unorganized. There was no plot, just six people rambling on about nothing. It really made no sense. The characters didn't have any interaction with each other and the author should have tried to tie them together better. Quite frankly, I don't know how this mess of a story was published. Even Joel's death seemed like a mockery: he was the only one who died of dehydration on the trip because he gave his water away. That's really noble, but has he no sense of self-preservation? The only saving grace of the book was the character of Joel, and he wasn't even alive. He seemed to be a good person, and a respectable role model for teens.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Oh, btw, I haven't updated my iPod in, like, forever, so my songs are really old.
1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Put the artist after a dash following the song name.
5. Put any comments in brackets.
6. Tag some lucky people to spread the disease.
How would you describe yourself?
It Ends Tonight - All American Rejects
How do you feel today?
Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson
What is your life’s purpose?
Losing My Religion - REM (ooh, good one)
What is your motto?
You Don't Have to Let Go - Jessica Simpson
What do you think about very often?
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
What is your life story?
Shut Up! - Simple Plan
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) - Wyclef Jean ft. Akon (Haha this is funny)
What will you dance to at your wedding?
3 AM - Matchbox Twenty
What will they play at your funeral?
Lovefool - The Cardigans
What is your hobby/interest?
Calling You - Blue October
If you could do anything right now, what would it be?
Toxic - Britney Spears
What do you want most of all?
Stand - Rascal Flatts
What is your greatest fear?
Streetcorner Symphony - Rob Thomas (lol)
What is your darkest secret?
Stolen - Dashboard Confessional
What is your favorite thing in the world?
The Take Over, The Break's Over - Fall Out Boy
If you could have one wish, what would you wish for?
With Arms Wide Open - Creed
What is your theme song?
Where Is The Love - Black Eyed Peas
The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance.
Upside Down - Jack Johnson
What will you post this as?
Crush - Dave Matthews Band
I tag The Bookworm of Au Courant. Have fun!
Friday, November 7, 2008
About half-way through this book, I had a feeling I wasn't going to like it, but I did like it, so that's good. I really liked Janie as a character, but I felt bad for her, too. The dream-watching seems exhausting and I think I would go crazy not be able to stop myself from witnessing other people's dreams. I also thought that Cabel was an interesting character; especially because at first I thought I wasn't going to like him, but once again, I was proven wrong. The whole premise of the novel was very new and creative, nothing like I've ever seen before. Now, there was one thing I didn't like all that much and it was the writing. It was very sparse and not-detailed, which led to passages such as:
She closed the door.
Laid on her bed.
And fell asleep...... And then its a new topic. The story felt really rushed and it was like the author was trying to tell the story in as least many words as possible. Although, I think it's more of a personal preferance of what style writing you like, so you could completely disagree with me. Besides that, I thought the story was a fresh and original read.
6 out of 10.
The next book in the series, Fade, will be released February 10, 2009.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
(1) winner gets a book of their choice for under $25.
Occurs every Monday.
(1) winner every Friday!
(1) winner gets a Breaking Dawn t-shirt. http://thechickmanifesto.blogspot.com/2008/12/breaking-dawn-contest.html Ends 12/29/08
Win copies of The Reincarnationist and The Memorist by MJ Rose. http://presentinglenore.blogspot.com/2008/12/book-review-and-giveaway.html Ends 12/27/08 9 pm CST
(1) winner gets a copy of Poison Ivy by Amy Goldman Koss
(1) winner gets a copy of Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Judy Gehrman
(1) winner gets Read My Lips by Teri Brown, Likely Story by David Van Etten, Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood, The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti, The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.
Ends 12/31/08 Midnight
Contests in January!
Kristi is giving away a slew of books! http://www.thestorysiren.com/2008/12/i-havent-had-contest-in-while-so-how.html Ends 01/16/09
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Este libro es muy bien. In other words, this book was very good. This surprised me because I wasn't sure I was going to like it. I definitley liked how Oscar Hijuelos added some Spanish into the book (with an English translation, of course). I'm in Spanish IV and I like to see how much Spanish I've actually retained and can recognize. I thought that Rico was an interesting character and I felt sympathy for his identity crisis. He had trouble discovering who he was as a person and I think every teenager can relate to this. Even though I liked this book and thought it was good, I don't really have much to say about it. It didn't elicit much of a reaction out of me. I know this sounds like a contradiction, but you'll just have to go with it. : )
6 out of 10.
Last year I just reused the same story from the year before. I didn't feel bad about this because I know that I'm not going to finish. But now I'm totally bored with it. I'm not going to explain the plot but it takes place in Revolutionary America. Anyway, I've been rolling around this other plot in my head that also takes place during the Revolution. I have no idea why I'm writing historical fiction, you would think that present day would be easier. I can never think of any good contemporary fiction plots.
So I have to do some thinking and start writing. How is everyone else doing?