Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Halloween Dilemma

My first Halloween Dilemma is whether or not to trick-or-treat. I'm honestly not into it-besides for all the free chocolate!! I'm 16 years old and I know people trick-or-treat older than me but it makes me feel uncomfrotable, like I'm creeping on little kids. Even if I don't dress up though, I'll be walking my almost 2-year old sister around with my 14-year old sister. So it's like...why not? Maybe I'll just put on colorful stockings and carry a bag and see if people give me candy. ;-)

One dilemma solved, one to go. I'm a huge tv fan. I love ABC Family's 13 Days of Halloween but AMC and TNT and all these other channels always have great marathons on. I'm usually a Halloween Marathon person on AMC but I'm not sure. They're classics and I'd feel wrong not to watch cause it's the only time I watch them. And they're great! My mom, and sometimes my sister, and I make the room dark and make popcorn and eat lots of junk food. Plus, there's an Law & Order: SVU marathon on tomorrow that I cannot miss! Even if I've seen all the epsodes at least 4 times...

Doesn't it sound like I already have my mind made up?

The Best and Hardest Thing by Pat Brisson Review

From Goodreads: Fifteen-year-old Molly Biden has always been studious, dependable, some might even say saintly. And she’s sick of herself. So when she spots mysterious bad boy Grady Dillon, she devises a plan to make herself over into someone new, someone who will attract Grady’s attention. She succeeds—but a little too well. When Molly discovers she’s pregnant, she’s forced to make the hardest choice of her life.
This addictively readable portrayal of Molly’s struggle to accept her pregnancy and the fact that her life will never be the same is told entirely in poetry, from sonnets to haiku.

Rating: 2.5/5

Plot: 3.5/5

Characters: 2/5

Ending: 4/5

First, let me thank Holly from Good Golly Miss Holly for hosting a humungo giveaway, because I picked a signed copy of this book! And it wasn't just random, I've been waiting to read this book for months, maybe a year. I couldn't buy it online and my libraries didn't have it either so this was an awesome win!

If you don't already know, I'm very attracted to books about teen problems-like pregnancy. Plus, this novel is written in poetry! I know some people don't get the greatness of books written in verse and poems, but I think it's awesome! Maybe I'm too much of a Ellen Hopkins fan, and I was comparing their books too much, but I was a little disappointed with Brisson's style of writing. Some of her poems were beautiful but I just think some passages didn't flow with the story. I thought the story line was great, but it seems like Molly's transformation was to abrupt and unrealistic. Even with charcters who have a different line of thinking as I do, I can usually relate to them but I couldn't with Molly. I don't think there was enough of her personality in the book; it seemed like she was just a placeholder in the book. If the purpose of this book was to share a story kids can relate to, Brisson did an alright job. But if she was trying to share Molly's story, she didn't hit the mark.

Another character I had a problem with was Grady. I've never known anyone like him, so that might be the reason I find him so unrealistic. He seems like a normal guy, just wanting to get some, but then the author throw's in a twist! Again, UNREALISTIC. By itself, certain aspects of the story I could believe, but all put together in one book and it's not plausible.

Song Stuck In My Head Saturday (3)

I know it's an odd choice, but I love this song, and ABCFamily has been playing this movie all the time. Not that I'm complaining but at the momnet, this is the annoyingly great song stuck in my head. Again, sorry to mention it, but if you want to adapt my meme please credit me. Thanks!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

My New Plan.....AND a giveaway!!

Oh gosh. Can someone be embarassed over the computer? I'm so ahsamed for not keeping up with my neglected blog! I'm sorry life is so hectic. I know I'm making excuses but if you knew my'd understand. Well, my mom finally got a new internet usb thingy, so I'm all good to go. For real this time, promise.

I know I seem all hunky dorey now, but I was thinking of ending my blog :'(
Not because I wasn't enjoying it, but because I haven't been blogging and reading, like at all. School is so much, not hard but I just don't have enough time to read. Junior year is supposed to be hard's not that my classes are any harder, even though I'm taking AP Psychology, but there's a different aura this year. It might also have to do with my newfound self.

I've maybe hinted on it in some posts, but I do suffer from depression. I won't go into details but ever since I've been on anti-depressants, and they work!, I've been feeling a lot more better. I actually socialize a lot more at school, have no problem with presentations, and feel overall a lot more confident with myself.

But, unfortunately, my reading addiction began when I first became depressed about 4 years ago. And now that it's...well, not gone but not as severe, I'm focused on other things than just reading. I still enjoy reading but I just have to get my groove from the summer back.

SO thanks for reading my post, and hopefully my future ones, and as a BIG SORRY I want to do my first giveaway!! I'm very excited but I'm starting small. And I want to thank Pill Hill Press for providing Awakened by Ednah Walters! I'm gonna end this giveaway Tuesday, Novemeber 9th to celebrate the end of the first marking period at my high school!!

Awakened (The Guardian Legacy #1)

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons, but no one told her she is not supposed to fall in love with one.

Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware she's a Guardian—a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. But when she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers.

But Bran has a secret that can destroy their growing relationship. He's part demon. But in her heart, Lil knows Bran is not evil. So when her grandfather is kidnapped by a powerful nature-bender and Bran is the only one who knows where he's being kept, Lil convinces the other Guardians to trust him, not knowing her grandfather is just the bait. And the truth that she discovers in the demonic enclave may just destroy everything she believes in, unless she makes the right choice—love and sacrifice.

Good luck!!