Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Help was fantastic. The writing was impressive, the characters touch your heart, and it makes you think. I love books where the characters find the courage to make a difference. I highly recommend this book - you will be impressed with Stockett's writing.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Please. At 13 you had your first love? When I was 13 I was planning world domination.
Sincerely, Lord Voldemort.
How many death eaters are there? Like 2,000, tops? Now how many views of my music video, "Baby", are there on Youtube? Oh, that's right.. ...601,815,140.. So who's dominating the world again? At least my evil brain-washing scheme worked. Have fun with the kid stuff.. "Lord".
- Justin Bieber
I read yet another Sarah Dessen novel. I told you she was good. :)
Friday, August 12, 2011
The Cupcake Queen was so darn cute!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I stood there, at the base of the ferris wheel, waiting. He was late, if he was even coming at all, and now I wasn’t so sure. It wasn’t cold, but seeing all the other people having fun was making me feel lonely and chilly. Their grinning faces flashed past in a blur of delight that I wasn’t a part of. I yanked at my jacket, holding it closed.
I waited and waited. Was it even worth it?
I noticed a little boy licking his ice cream cone. A little girl sitting on a bench was watching him. A few moments later he marched over to her, sat down, and they both happily licked the dripping chocolate.
I scanned the crowds again and watched as two laughing, young teenagers climbed into a bumper car together. He put his arm around her as they sat down.
I turned away from the comfy couple and my eyes were drawn to a lady in a bright, bold skirt. It was covered in huge, overly cheery sunflowers. Her skirt swooshed around her as she kissed her husband, and the whimsical sunflowers seemed to taunt me with their gaudy happiness.
I heard a shout, and looked over at an old man throwing his hands in the air at one of the carnival games. Triumphantly, he took the large stuffed giraffe the carnival worker handed him. He passed the giraffe to his wife and she kissed him on the cheek.
I glanced at my watch. He was now an hour late. Why was I still even standing here? Angrily, I stomped into the ferris wheel line. I was hurt. I felt rejected, unwanted. I thrust my ticket at the carnival employee.
The ferris wheel groaned as I went up and up. My seat stopped at the top and I looked out over the carnival. The breeze felt refreshing to my frustrated body. I shouldn’t have bothered to wait that long. Obviously I wasn’t very important to him.
I clambered out of my seat when my ride was over. I was still irritated, but I resolved to have fun at the carnival by myself.
I was chucking darts at paint-filled balloons when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned and came face to face with the guy who ran the ferris wheel. He smiled at me.
“Hi. I, um, well, you were standing by the ferris wheel for a long time…and I couldn’t help but notice you…” He shuffled his feet nervously. “And I was wondering if…well, I’m done with my shift for the night…and I have two tickets for the roller coaster. Would you like to go with me?” He brushed his sandy hair out of his eyes.
I felt myself smiling in return, my annoyance vanishing. “Sure,” I said, setting down my darts. He held out his hand, and I took it. I scanned the crowds again as we walked to the roller coaster. I didn’t see the boy I had been waiting for, but maybe this night would turn out better than expected.
When I first read So Much Closer's flap, I was skeptical. But it was a lovely book that I really enjoyed.
Monday, August 1, 2011
This is the sequel to To Catch a Prince. Once again, it was a fun read, but it also gave me huge feeling of deja vu. Helene and Alexis (remember, they are stepsisters) head off to Paris for the summer and once again have a very eligible man in their sights. But what happened to the British boys from the previous novel? Well apparently Simon, Alexis' catch, is no longer part of the story. And Lazlo, Helene's beau, has stopped emailing, which has Helene in the dumps and prompts her to set her sights on another guy. I felt like I was rereading the same story line for most of the novel. Near the end, it finally became it's own story, but it was pretty predictable, minus a long-lost-mother-showing-up-on-the-doorstep incident that seemed utterly ridiculous and random. It was almost like McKnight was trying to tie up loose ends that were never even loosened in these novels. There was basically no point to that scene. McKnight did successfully write another cutesy chick flick novel, but I don't recommend it, seeing as I read the same thing a few weeks ago (and I did enjoy it then). Honestly, I question why this novel was published.