Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
My Rating: 10/10
Synopsis: Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
My Thoughts: Alright. So if you didn't already know, I am a huge scifi fanatic*. Like super huge scifi fan. So naturally, this book was straight up my alley. I loved the premise and the idea of the totally corrupt Capitol in charge of the remains of America, and how the Hunger Games originated and all this wicked dark creepy stuff... Lol. Katniss is such a fantastic character. As are all of the other suporting characters in this book. I should also mention that even if you aren't a big scifi junkie, this series is still worth your time. It's awesome. The sequel to The Hunger Games is Catching Fire, and the third book Mockingjay, is coming out soooon. The writing is beautiful. Suzanne Collins brings this dark and incredible story to life through her words. It's a brilliant series. Go read it.
(Agh. New book of the week. This means I have to take down all my Hush, Hush fan stuff...Lol.)
*For my 14th birthday, I had a TARDIS cake. Does this tell you anything? Lol.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I was able to spend the weekend with my cousin, be in the city, go to the art store, get the world's most incredible art set (which I'm still currently starring at in total awe.) and I got not one, but two new hard covers*. Sigh. Christmas in April? Possibly.
I haven't gotten much further in The DaVinci Code because my bedroom is a mess, and the book was unfortunately MIA for a few days. I found it this morning, however, lodged away between my matress and the wall. Wow. How Clean Is Your House has nightmares about stuff like this. Lol jk. It isn't that bad.. Haha.
So the two new books I have are The Kingdom of Ohio and The Dream of Perpetual Motion. Both have incredible covers. I can't wait! Lol.
And how time flies when your on vacation... Today is the "Last Day" of the Hush, Hush Book of the Week thing. You should all go read this book. Please? The summery may sound highly cliche, but it is really a fantastic novel. The sequel comes out in the fall, I even have a little countdown clock on the side. Go to your library, and get Hush, Hush.
Ok. I'm done now. Adios.
*Of course, there was the not so fun incident at the dentists, this afternoon. Since when does novicane take four+ hours to wear off? It is far too difficult eating a giant burger with only half your face working...
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Last night, I picked up The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, which has been guility sitting on my shelf for a rather long time. Most of the "good books" in my house are in my room. Its like I'm hording them, unitentionally, or something like that. When my mom or dad finish a good book, it ends up in my book case.*
I am not complaining.
So last night I was going through my books, and I came across The DaVinci Code. As I said, it's been sitting there for a while, so I finally decided to read it.
Now I know that it is the second book, and I normally never read the sequel first, but I know the story of Angels and Demons... So I guess my question is, for those of you who have read the books, can a reader follow The DaVinci Code without reading the first book? Because I started it last night, and I'm pretty much addicted to it already. (Even though I'm not that far into it, I love the premise, and the whole bit with the dead guy at the Louvre...And the plot thickens..) But I don't want to go through with it if there are sections that I won't understand, having not read Angels and Demons first.
And now for something completely different...
Gahh... I watched Project Runway last night OnDemand.**
Wth. That's all I have to say. Heidi and Nina should listen to Micheal. They should have listend to Micheal, and put Jay through to Fashion Week. Ugh. I was ticked. I'm not denying that Mila isn't a good designer. She is***. But God, she can be obnoxious. And what was really weird, is her color palet. Or lack of, I should say. Her collection is basically 98.6% Black and White only, and when Tim visted her home it was all black and white too. Her dog is a dalmation. Whats up with this? I agree with what the judges said, about her very retro style... But how on Earth would she manage to put out 6 different collections a year. Can she even use color? Ughh. Anyways.
Seth Aaron all the way :-) .
Hey! Look what I learned to do.
Upload pictures from my phone... Woohoo.
This is a big step for me, because now I don't have to walk down stairs to the basement to use the scanner. Nope. I just click with my camera, upload to Photo Bucket , and viola!
I've been having a very lazy day. I think I left my room twice. Once to go to the bathroom, the other time to get a bagel from the kitchen. I've been sitting on my bed with my laptop, and sketchpad... Maybe I'll actually get around to uploading stuff to my Deviant Art account today.
Below, is just an upload from my cell. I was too lazy to use the scanner, so the resolution is a bit fuzzy...
Alright. Well I'm off to enjoy more of vacation, adios.
*Whenever I see books lying around the house, I move them to my room. I can be slightly OCD about books in that sense.
**FiOS On Demand, just another thing I'm unhealthily obsessed with. Lol.
***Why does it seem like her and Irina, from last season, would get along nicely?
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
*I was wicked excited, and was like "Omg! Crescendo! Crescendo! Ahha!" My cat gave me a rather terrified look. Maybe I shouldn't do that again.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Ok. So as I previously mentioned, I believe that I'm going to feature a Book of the Week on this blog. This week, the book I chose is Hush, Hush . I also have a quote from the Book of the Week, which is currently a quote by Patch, located benieth the picture of Hush, Hush. And not only that, but I also have the Book's trailer, that I commendeered from YouTube.
This is going to be a pain, doing this weekly.
I'm also working on getting a spiffy layout. Which I haven't really had time to look in to........ Yet?....
So I sort of stole this idea from everyone else.
If you look to your right hand side*, you may (or may not, depending on how observant you are) notice that my side bar now has "Quote of the Week" and "Book of the Week." I find this to be rather self explanatory.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
Dude. Just go read it. I when I first got the ARC of Hush, Hush through B&N's First Look program, I thought it was going to be another sucky YA vampire thing. (There are no vampires here. Don't worry.) I wasn't really looking foward to reading it. And never in 102 years did I think that I would end up falling so much in love with it. Fitzpatrick's writing is great, and not like some other Teen Supernatural Romance, the characters are fantastic. I was so upset when I reached the end, simply because it was over. I missed Patch, and his snarky badass hotness**. Wow. I don't even know what that just meant. But I think it translates to "Patch is mine." And I missed Nora's sensitive personalitly. And Vee is just hilarious. So I missed her character too.
This book is great. I was expecting it to be terribly boring/chiche, and it was the complete opposite. I can not wait for Crescendo.