Sunday, January 31, 2010

What are you reading on Mondays?

Books read week before last:

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Othello by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Books read last week:

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

The Heights by Brian James

Currently reading:

If Angels burn by Lynn Viehl

Possible upcoming reads:

Evernight by Claudia gray
Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Saturday, January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox 15

This meme is by TheStorySiren

It's funny because I got these all from a used bookstore and was deciding what books I wanted to buy. When I decided that I wanted to get the 2nd books after The Awakening and Evermore, I turned to go to the YA section and saw two older ladies with MY two books (I wanted). lol. They were looking around wondering where the 1st books were and I was laughing on the inside thinking "Ha. I got the two books your looking for! (Yes I'm a little childish in my head at times). It was even funnier when I went to the car and told my dad what happened. He described the ladies that he'd seen walk in the store and I was like "Yes that was her and her friend!" He then pointed to the car next to us saying that that was their car... It was a black Nissan 350Z. The EXACT car I've wanted since 9th grade in high school... Besides stealing my books and my car, they seemed pretty awesome. :)

Shakespear Experience

During Winter term at my school, I took a Shakespeare class everyday for 3 hrs Mon-Fri. I have to say that I really enjoyed it due to the teacher not making it complicated and No Fear Shakespeare books online :).

We had 5 plays we had to read and be quizzed on:
Romeo & Juliet
Titus Andronicus

And we watched a play every day including the ones we read and had an exam which included every play we saw (these are the other plays we saw):
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Taming of the Shrew
Twelfth Night or What You Will
Henry V
Richard III
King Lear

Oh... And we saw Shakespeare in Love (which was included in the exam) and The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (which wasn't on the exam)

So overall it was a great experience, William was amazing, I'm inspired to keep on going with reading his plays, and I ended up getting an A (*cough cough*+) out of the course.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Splash AwardThis is my very first award (Awesome!!!!) and I recieved it from Kathy Martin at Inside of a Dog

The Splash Award, it is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspiring blogs.

Put the logo on your blog/post.

Nominate & link up to 9 blogs that you pick for this award.

Let them know that they have been splashed.

Remember to link the person that nominated and awarded you.

I nominate:

Danielle at The Book Blogger

Alex & Lauren at A Flight of Minds

Alex at Alex's Book Adventures

Happy 101 Award

I received this award from Kaylyn at Darling Reviews (Yay! My second award in two days! I'm so thankful)

Here are the rules it comes with:

List 10 things that make you happy.

Try and do at least one of them today.

Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.

Link back to the person that tagged you.

Ok, so 10 things that make me happy:

1) Hugs from warm people 2) Laughter 3) A room full of books 4) Having the basketball go in the hoop from the 3 pt. line on the first try 5) finding a good book to get me through a tough week 6) Quotes that grow with me 7) Day dreaming during class and still understanding what the teacher was talking about 8) good cheesecake 9) Hanging out with my cousins 10) Watching a good tv show episode.

Now. 10 bloggers that brighten my day:

Padfoot and Prongs

Lea from YA Book Queen

Sara from The Hiding Spot

Cindy from Princess Bookie

Celia at adventures of cecelia bedelia

My Favourite Books

Casey at A Passion of Books

The Book Muncher

Jennifer at Book Crazy

Perla at Imperial Beach Teen Blog

Saturday, January 23, 2010

In My Mailbox 14

This meme is hosted by TheStorySiren

I got everything from my favorite used bookstore this week. I would have bought about 7 more books had my dad not said that I needed help and looked at my basket of books as if he were going to murder them and cut me off from books for good (even though it's my money).

Sunday, January 17, 2010

What are you reading on Mondays?

This meme is hosted by J. Kaye.
Read this past week:
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Lover Revealed by J. R. Ward
Lover Unbound by J. R. Ward
Lover Enshrined by J. R. Ward

Currently Reading:
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Othello by William Shakespeare

Possible Upcoming Reads:
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
The Heights by Brian James

Saturday, January 16, 2010

In My Mailbox 13

This meme is hosted by TheStorySiren
The Bought:

Monday, January 11, 2010

What are you reading on Mondays?

This blog meme is hosted by J. Kaye

Books read last week:
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Currently Reading:
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (I'll be done with this book today)
Lover Revealed by J. R. Ward (I'll be done with this book in about 20 minutes)

Upcoming Read:
This month is Winter Term at my school. I only have one class from Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m and that class is Shakespeare through film. It's only about 13 days but we're watching a "shakespeare film" every day and we have five plays we HAVE to read. I'm also going to read the plays that we're going to watch if I don't quite understand them...So I'm leaving upcoming reads very open.....yeah....

Saturday, January 9, 2010

In My Mailbox 12

This meme is hosted by TheStorySiren
For Review:

The Won:
The Bought

I'm really happy about all of my books.
1.The Heights looks good
2. I read Lament and really wanted to read Ballad and I happened to win a contest. It actually came straight from Maggie in VA and it was signed!... and she wrote something to me!
3. I'm so excited about starting up The Black Dagger Brotherhood series again. It's one of my favorite series!
4. I liked Paper Towns which meant I liked John Green so I bought another one of his books
5. I really liked Avatar, I'm a geek, and that world seems interesting.
That's it. What did you guys get? :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Paper Towns Review


Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life ---- dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge ---- he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues ---- and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew...

My Thoughts: "Paper towns is a funny serious book about love and loss and a Walt Whitman poem". That is what John Green said on one of his many videos pertaining to Paper Towns on his YouTube page he shares with his brother(- Subscribe Now!) I couldn't agree more, this book was just one big adventurous event. It was witty, sad, deep, funny, and included literary references which I love. This novel has a really deep lesson, the author could have ended the book after Margo & Q went on their one night adventure. It could have ended there and been more like a Ferris Buellar's Day Off type idea. The main problem of the book that is being dealt with wasn't a student or young adults problem, it was a human problem which EVERYBODY has suffered with at one point or another. It was cool that the book 1. Had me rekindling my love of poetry 2. Had me wanting to plan the ultimate adventure 3. had me wanting to find actual paper towns. (You'll understand the 1. 2. 3. if you read the book) Aside from the sad and deep parts of the book, it was also hella funny (that's a good thing). Just about every character is funny but Margo is extremely funny to me because I love sarcastic comedy. Chapter 13. in particular as far as chapters go was very funny. YES!!! YES!!! IT WAS SO FUNNY! YESSSSSS!!!.... ok... so you wouldn't really understand that until you read chapter 13 but that's ok, just go read it! The book, not just that one chapter....!

Rating: A+

Monday, January 4, 2010

What are you reading on Mondays?

This meme is hosted by J. Kaye
Books read this past week:
Paper Towns by John Green (I would have read more but I was always going some where during my break with my cousins)
Currently Reading:
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Possible upcoming reads (possible sounds more truthful :):
Evernight by Claudia gray
Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Saturday, January 2, 2010

In My Mailbox 11

This meme is hosted by TheStorySiren.
First off the first two books are what I got last week and the last two books are what I got this week.
The Bought:

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