Wednesday, January 25, 2012

twenty boy summer.

So, I totally skipped reading The Magnolia League so that I could read this. I'm kind of glad I did haha. This book was amazing. I did not want to put it down at all. I stayed up later reading than I normally do, even though I was getting tired, 'cause I just didn't want to stop reading. I wanted to cry a lot in the beginning. Like heart-wrenching, making your stomach upset type of crying. But I didn't cry, 'cause I hate crying and don't let myself. But just like the book cover says, it does put your heart back together. I definitely recommend that you read this book. I can't wait to buy her book Bittersweet when I get the money to.

Now on to reading The Magnolia League.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

fixing delilah.

I finished this book at 12:30 am. It's Sarah Ockler's second novel, but it's the first I've read of her's. I have her first book Twenty Boy Summer, in my closet just waiting for me to finish other books so that I can read it. I'm sure whenever I order more books that I'll order her newest book that just came out this month that's called Bittersweet. I love her writing. 

This book was based in a fictional town in Vermont. Which I didn't know until I started reading it haha. I love reading books that are based in New England, 'cause I can picture the town better. This book was really good. I did not want to put it down. 

I definitely recommend that you check out this book. It's really good. Just be aware that you might get teary-eyed while reading it.

Monday, January 16, 2012

the host.

Honestly, I don't care about what people say about Stephenie Meyer's writing. I love it. Yes, this may have started out really slow and didn't catch my attention until about chapter 8... But I really ended up loving this book. I just finished reading it about an hour ago. I'm hoping that she writes a sequel to this. But I'll be okay if she doesn't.

I'm somewhat excited to see it be turned into a movie. Hopefully I'm not disappointed. 

I definitely recommend this book (: 

Friday, January 13, 2012

the queen geek social club.

I finally finished this series almost a week ago. It wasn't as good as I expected it to be, but it was still good. They were sophomores in this story, so it was quite hard to read 'cause I'm older now... So they got kind of annoying haha. The best thing about the series was that she had this super lively robot. It was awesome.

Monday, January 2, 2012

forever summer.

I finished the first book, Laguna Cove, a couple days before the new year started. And I just finished the second book, Cruel Summer, today at 2 am haha. Then went to bed after. So I couldn't update about finishing it until now.

I loved both of the books! But I think I enjoyed Laguna Cove more. But I definitely recommend these books. 

First book of 2012 done. Now onto another one.

remember these moments.

So, it's the new year. I can't believe a year went by that fast, geez. I'll be 20 this year. I won't be a teenager anymore. Holy crap. 

I rung in the new year with my mum while watching MTV's NYE in NYC special and drinking sparkling blueberry lemonade.

I took these pictures of my room before I went to bed. So this is what my room looks as of the beginning of 2012.

Then later in the day (after waking up haha), I hung out with my friend Jerrica. My parents, her, and I all had the Strawberry Bisque and Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes I made. They both tasted so yummy! 

Then we all made supper (barbecue pork chops and homemade french fries) while listening to Hanson. And on the way back from dropping her off at her house, we stopped and I took pics of the gazebo lit up in town.

Things I did in 2011:
  • January: I made a Disney World tote bag for my best friend. Got my McFly poster in the mail that I finally found online to buy after years of wanting it haha. 
  • February: Nothing really all that exciting happened.
  • March: My brother and my sis-in-law Linzi visited. I started watching the tv show GREEK a little over a week before the finale aired and became obsessed with the show haha. 
  • April: Nothing really all that exciting happened.
  • May: Nothing really all that exciting happened, besides the fact that I made a Holly a McFly tote bag for her graduation present. Also got really into baking and making sweets. Still not a fan of cooking though haha.
  • June: Tried painting my room a new color, but had an anxiety attack over how bright it was. So I went back to my old color, which is relaxing. Saw my first sunrise in awhile after waking up at 5 am and looking outside. Went to Port Festival with my dad and Jerrica... and saw the bands Hot Chelle Rae and We The Kings (the only bands I cared about at it) at the Port Festival. I met Nash Overstreet and Ian Keaggy of HCR, also got a group hug from Travis Clark haha. Turned 19. Got a tweet from Alex DeLeon saying happy birthday to me after telling him it'd make my day haha. 
  • July: Painted a McFly thingy (not going to post a pic on here.. I love it too much for somebody to steal the idea). Bought tickets to see Hanson live. I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 with my dad. Made this blog. 
  • August: Signed up for Pottermore early access. 
  • September: Started really to get back into reading books.  Bought the Vampire Diaries season 2 boxset. Dyed my hair. Took a walk out to the railroad track with my mum. My brother and my sis-in-law Linzi visited again. Had a small family taco lunch/early bday celebration for my brother with my mum, my dad, my bro, my sis-in-law, grampa d, gramma d, and grampa e. Took a family picture. Got ice cream at the local ice cream shop with my parents after we took the family picture. Got into Pottermore (since it opened for the people that got early access). Got sorted and turned out I was a Hufflepuff (I had no doubt that I'd end up in there though). Grampa D and Gramma D visited. 
  • October: Made my first dutch apple pies ever and they turned out amazing! Visited my favorite teacher from my high school years, Mrs. Richardson, with Jerrica. Got my bracelet from my friend Ruth (who is from Australia) that she got in Thailand for me. Went to the fair with my parents. Bought the boxset of the first 7 Harry Potter movies. Saw Hanson live. Bought the GREEK season 4 boxset (bought all the other ones earlier in the year). 
  • November: Got a new Christmas tree and put it up as soon as we got it in the mail. I saw Breaking Dawn: Part 1 with my parents and Jerrica.
  • December: Got my postcards and stickers in the mail that I ordered from Charlavail's Holiday Shop. I had Christmas with my parents and my gramma w up at her new house. Also sent out presents/received presents from my online friends. 

In 2012, I want to keep track of all the books I read... since I've never really done that before.