Archive for February 2008
Nick’s life seems to be perfect. He drives everyone’s dream car and his father is rich. But that’s not really how it is. Nick’s father is abusive, both mentally and physically, and so is Nick. Like father like son, right? Except that unlike when Nick’s father hits him, Nick’s girlfriend doesn’t let Nick get away with hurting her. When he goes to far one day, he loses not only Caitlin, but his friends and the life he came to know.
Breathing Underwater starts out with Nick in the courtroom, denying that he ever put a hand on Caitlin, and being ordered to keep a journal, at least 500 words a week, and attending anger managment classes. As Nick’s story comes out, both in the anger classes and through his journal, I begin to loathe him, but also understand him.
So the whole Cullen family for the Twilight movie has been cast. I’ve looked at the pictures over and over again and I STILL can’t picture any of the Cullens looking like that, except maybe Emmett. And the actor for Edward… He sucks. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE him in the Harry Potter movies but he is NOT Edward and does NOT in ANY way look like Edward. It’s very much irritating me. On the other hand, the actress they have for Bella ROCKS. I’d never heard of her until she was on Stephenie’s site but I think she’s going to be great, as long as she’s a good actress.
Hopefully they’ll change their looks big time for the movie and if they’re all good actors/actresses, I think the movie will rock.
Anyway, I went to go see the Spiderwick Chronicles on Sunday and surprisingly, it rocked. I’ve never read the books (to be honest, they seemed sorta stupid), so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a surprisingly good story, the graphics were great, and it’s definitely something I’d watch over again.
I know it’s been out a while, but I FINALLY got the chance to watch The Break-Up on Sunday with my mom. It was hilarious. I wish there would have been more of an ending though. That’s now up high on my list of favorite movies. (Harry Potter, Flicka, A Cinderella Story, Ella Enchanted, and Chasing Liberty)
On another note, I’m an official reviewer for Teens Read Too! I’ve got some books coming in the mail from there and…Eek. I can’t wait. I’m signed up for the First Look Teen thing but the only time I ever got books from there was the first month I ever tried, which was like last year so I gave up. Hopefully I’ll have more luck this time 🙂
Since I started this blog, I’ve found out about a lot of books that I wouldn’t have otherwise, including a whole bunch of upcoming books. If there’s any books that you love or upcoming books that you can’t wait for, leave a comment because I don’t want to miss out on any good books! So, anyway, here’s some of the books I’m loving forward to.
Banana Splitsville by Catherine Clark
Better Latte Than Never by Catherine Clark
Wish You Were Here by Catherine Clark
Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss
Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Perfect You – Elizabeth Scott
Undone by Brooke Taylor
La Petite Four by Regina Scott
I could go on all day. Literally. But I’ll stop there.
Anyway, I do have reviews that will be coming soon, along with a new feature for the blog next month.
Regan’s brother, Liam, is one person by day and another by night. Literally. During the day, he is Liam but during the night, his inner-self comes out in the form of Luna, a girl. She spends the night in her sister’s bed room, trying on wigs and clothes.
Regan is the only one who knows about Liam’s true identity and she isn’t exactly sure how to deal with it. Besides dealing with Liam, she struggles with normal teen problems – boys, grades, and her job.
When I picked up this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. For my local book club, we had to read a book about accepting people and another one of the girls suggested this book to me. I have absolutely no problem with the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issue but I wasn’t sure if I could handle reading about it in detail, especially not knowing what to expect. However, since I respect Julie Anne Peters as an author (Far From Xanadu is brilliant), I decided to give it a try. I wasn’t let down.
This book is great and you should definitely read it as long as transgender doesn’t bother you. It doesn’t go into too much detail, but explains the struggles of Regan dealing with her older brother whom is truly a girl inside. The characters are believable, the dialogue is great, and the plot is amazing. It’s definitely a book you won’t want to put down once you start. I read it in less than five hours with a few breaks. Even if you aren’t sure you’ll like it, give this book a chance!
That said, I am in LOVE with this book. It’s written in verse so I was hesitant to pick it up because I’ve never read a whole book in verse before. But I’d seen so many good review of it and the plot of it seemed so great, that I had to buy it. The minute it came in the mail, I started reading it. I was hooked from the first page and stayed up much later than I should have to finish it.
When I was reading this, I felt as if it was I who had just lost the boyfriend and it was the face of my boyfriend in the mirror. Ava’s emotions were easy to relate to and I could feel the pain she was going through, along with her confusion. The fact that it was written in verse was not a set back but more of an asset to the story as it kept the story from being bogged down by details and descriptions that would have slowed Ava’s story down.
I Heart You, You Haunt Me is an amazing book that I would recommend to anyone, especially if they aren’t a huge fan of reading. If you haven’t picked this book up yet, be sure to pick it up next time you see it!
So I was just going through my books and realized that since I’m moving into a much smaller room, I need to get rid of some of them. A lot of them really. I refuse to get rid of my horse books (mainly Phantom Stallion and Heartland), along with any books that I’m reading now that are in series and I don’t have the rest of them or ones that I’m pretty sure I’ll read it again (Uglies, Principles of Love, Secrets of my Hollywood Life, etc). Aside from that, I’ve decided that any books I have but haven’t rid in a year or ones that I’ve read but I don’t feel the need to reread it, have to go. The thing is, I don’t want to just put them in a box for our yardsale because no one really looks at them and the library won’t take them because most aren’t hardcovers. So, my question is, what do you do with books you want to get rid of? I’d really like to get some money for them (not a lot, just some), so that I can buy more books but I’m not sure where/how. Any suggestions would be SO helpful.
Also, what about buying books? I obviously go to the book store once in a while but the only real bookstore is about an hour away so when I go, I usually spend over $100 which my dad doesn’t like. I have no problem with getting used books but I don’t want to spend the same amount for a used book as I would for a new book which is what a lot sites want.
Any suggestions for anything, would be awesome.
I’ve got some major things coming soon, that I’m pretty sure you guys will like.