Thursday, January 27, 2011

Something that bugs me...

Hey, I am reading Beastly, and something bugged me. This is the description of the beast.

I stared into the mirror. I was an animal—not quite wolf or bear or gorilla or dog, but some horrible
species that walked upright, that was almost human, yet not. Fangs grew from my mouth, my fingers
were clawed, and hair grew from every pore. I, who'd looked down on people with zits or halitosis, was
a monster.
Now, tell me if that description is portrayed well in the movie version of the beast...

So I don't know if this is later explained. I'll find out. But, for now, I am bugged. Just sayin'.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I would like to thank Chloe at YA Booklover Blog for giving me my first Stylish Blogger Award! I was very surprised to get it, so thank you Chloe!
Here are the rules if you are awarded:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know that they have won.

So here are 7 things about myself:
1. I have a dachshund-cocker spaniel mixed dog named Callie.
2. I am a 16-year-old sophomore in high school.
3. My favorite fast food restaurant is Taco Bell.
4. I am addicted to Red Diamond Tea. It’s delicious.
5. I have seen every episode of One Tree Hill.
6. My favorite author is Ellen Hopkins.
7. I started a group on Goodreads called Teen Readers Book Club.

Not to offend anybody, but I am not going to award 15 blogs. Instead, I will give 4 bloggers the award. I simply don’t have the time to do this for 15 people. 4 Blogs that I am rewarding the Stylish Blogger Award to:
3. The Dream World Never Ends~

A Huge Thank-you to Chloe!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day/The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Well, we have a freaking SNOW DAY today! Which feels very good--to be lying in bed while other suckers are at school! Haha! Anywho, this gives me a perfect chance to give an update, so without further ado...

I finished reading this book with the Teen Readers Book Club which I lead over at I haven't heard one bad reaction from it. Everybody loved it.

Thomas wakes up in an elevator lift and remembers nothing but his name. When the doors open, there are boys all around him. They explain things to him--where he is, etc., but they never really answer his questions. Some accuse him of being evil, saying that they saw him when they had memories that come after being stung by the Greivers--terrible machine-like creature created, it seems, only to kill them. But basically, everything falls into normalcy. Until a girl comes out of the elevator two days later.

Boys have always arrived in the elevator. There has always been a month before another boy. Everything's off. And the girl is in a coma! Thomas soon finds out that he has a connection with the girl.

Leaving seems impossible--they are surrounded by a maze that is seeming unsolvable--and by the end of the book, the boys and girl almost give up hope, until they find the secret of the maze.

Dashner's book is one of those I couldn't put down. It was incredible.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Let me start off by saying that I absolutely LOVE books in verse. But I don't like Carol Lynch Williams' style as much as, say, Ellen Hopkins'. But it is still unique and good.

Glimpse is a story about child abuse, or rather misuse, if that makes sense, and the entire time I read,
I wanted to know more. This is one of those stories that sometimes you don't understand why something was written (Mama say shhh...) for a while, but later it explains it all. This book also was successful in making me like the right people, feel sorry for the right people, and HATE the right people.

Would I reccomend it? Yes. I loved it.