04 December 2008

Throw Stones, go ahead.

It's been a long time! I definitely have been slacking with this blog.

Why haven't I posted anything lately?

Haven't read anything!

I'm so ashamed, :[

School keeps me on my feet and it's more important right now. In fact, I had just written my english paper on legalizing prostitution. Long story..

Oh and I wouldn't care if prostitution was legal or not. It was just a good topic!

Anyways, hope everyone had a fantastic thanksgiving! In the next post, I'll tell you what books are totally boss and should be on your christmas list... or friends at least!

Give the gift that keeps on giving, haha.

15 October 2008

Pretty Woman!

Geez Louise. :[

the disappointment in myself over this blog is immense. who knew that AP english would consume my entire existence?

I'm sick of it. I miss being able to have some time for myself. I'm constantly reading and analyzing boring essays and never have time for me.

gah, soon. I promise.

can you believe I'm not done with that book yet?

25 September 2008

Baltimore Book Festival!

Hey guys! In case any one of you are located around the Baltimore area, the annual Book Festival just around the corner! Book Divas, a great site for young adult readers, it taking part in it this year!
13th Annual Baltimore Book Festival

Where: Historic Mount Vernon Place centered on the 600 block of North Charles Street, 21201. Baltimore, MD.

When: Friday, September 26 from 5-9pm

Saturday, September 27 from 11am-7pm

Sunday, September 28 from 11am-7pm

If you'd like to know more about Book Divas or the Baltimore Book Festival, visit the following websites: book divas www.baltimorebookfestival.com

I also apologize about not updating. Right now, my college class along with my high school ones are kicking
my butt. It's really hard to juggle right now and I haven't been able to do a thing for me. This is the only chance I get as of now, to update. Hopefully, I'll be less busy in Decemeber!

25 August 2008


Many people say that they do not like manga, manhwa, etc. Curiously enough, I decided to check it out a while back and I'm completely loving it.

I don't like anything that dramatically takes away from "real" humans, drawing wise, and I think that's one reason why people don't like it. I have found some manga and manhwa's to be very "pretty" in my own opinion. What people don't realise, is that all art isn't the same. Sure, there are similarities to some artists, but overall, they are different.

Being asian, I feel like many people expect me to be a certain way. Grade A Student, Musical Genius, "Anime Freak", etc. Sure it's all different, but I honestly believe people have certain expectations for people.

I used to be wary over reading manhwa, korean version of manga/comics, but now I'm okay with it. I think it's probably because I'm more comfortable-and proud, that I'm korean american.

Anyways, to get to my point, I think that EVERYONE should try and give it a chance. I know that it's not for some people, but check it out anyways!

Some great ones I recommend are:

Goong (Yen Press, formerly published by Ice Kunion)

Chocolat (Yen Press)

Sand Chronicles (Shojo Beat)

Ouran High School Host Club (Shojo Beat)

Orange Planet (Del Rey)
Pictured: Goong

24 August 2008

Podcasts I like.

Before Breaking Dawn offically came out, I had started to listen to various podcasts. Now, I was ever really into podcasts before. I was an occasional Grammar Girl listener (so shoot me.) , but I never thought to check out some book related podcasts.

&& I have to say, there are a TON of fantastic ones. And not only are they fantastic, they are free, BITCH! ( I even said this to myself in my head the first time I found them)

I'm absolutely in love with Podcasts now. I could listen to them for a long time and totally be occupied. At first, it was a little awkward listening to them in my room, doing nothing, so I loaded them up on my ipod and went out for a walk.

Gahh, I can't help but gush over them.

Anyways, some of the podcasts I've been listening to are:

Imprints (I think Imprints and MuggleCast are run by some of the same people?)
Indie Feed: Performance Poetry [Not book related, but totally kick ass.]
Storynory [More for kids, but I'm a child at heart. Fairytales, etc.]
New Yorker: Fiction
The Classic Tales Podcast

These are fantastic and you should check them out!
I really wish though, that I had checked out Imprints a long time ago. It would have been cool to read these books and listened to Imprints at the same time. Hmm, oh well.

Anyways, check these out at the ITunes store. They all are free to download- so why not?
Check the ART(s) section for Podcasts to find them.

Okay, I guess that's all for now, I'll be checking back soon with the review I promised.

Oh but wait, I have to mention how I'm pissed that Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince got pushed back. I know it's "old news" but I'm still pretty pissed over it. Why the FUCK would they do that? I know that "Twilight had nothing to do with it" but I still wonder. I mean, since Twilight got pushed to November, which I'm super glad, I wonder if they were worried about competition? Honestly, I don't see why they would push HP back till the summer.


p.s. If you didn't know it by now, I curse occassionally on here. I'm like a sailor offline but I try to be more "curteous" online to those that don't appreciate it. Honestly though, there just words. Why do people freak out over words? I get the whole sticks and stones shit, but c'mon. I'm not calling anybody names I just use them more as adjectives. :]

I'm Alive?

Yes, I am. Life has been busy. AP classes are kicking my ass. Regularly.

But, have no fear! I'm almost done with a book and will be bringing it up soon!

bye for now.

28 July 2008

EW's Offical Breaking Dawn Spoiler!

Stephenie Meyer has revealed a spoiler from Breaking Dawn!

Fans who are okay with spoilers should go here, to see it.
Mind you, it's nothing that is REALLY surprising. It's sort of obvious, but in a good way.

Check it out!

25 July 2008

Author Spotlight: Louise Rennison

Louise Rennison, writer of the best selling Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series, has definitely been having a good month. Her popluar novel, Angus, Thong, and Full-Frontal Snogging, is coming out with a movie July 25th and has released a new
book in the series, Stop in the Name of Pants!, this month too.
If that isn't enough, Confessions of Georiga Nicholson is on the Top 10 bestsellers list this week!
Whenever I'm reading one of the books out in public somewhere, I always get a comment on the title.
"Knocked Out by My Nunga Nungas?!! What kind of a book is that? It sounds weird.. What are Nunga Nungas? Are they what I think they are?"
By the time I'm finished telling them what the book is about, I know they are interested. Louise Rennison said the series is based on her life growing up-not completely, but enough to make her embaressed at times.
For more information on the Georgia Nicholson books, visit here!
Dont forget! Stop in the Name of Pants! is out now. :D

12 July 2008

Breaking Dawn Quote of the Day *UPDATED*

Yes! Their back. Just as we had with the other books, the QOTD is back! Personally, I love these because my imagination runs wild with the strangest things. Plus, its fun to look back when the book is out and compare the real passage to the wild thought. Haha.

Well, here is the first one! I'll update this page till the very last, so keep in touch!

Quotes of the Day (July 12th — August 1st)

Alice: "I'll play you for it. Rock, paper, scissors."
Edward: "Why don't you just tell me who wins?"
Alice: "I do. Excellent."

Bella: "Oh, Mike! How will I go on?"

Tanya: "Ah, Edward. I've missed you."

Emmett: "Oooo, scary."

Bella: "Jasper? What do vampires do for bachelor parties? You're not taking him to a strip club, are you?"

Charlie: "Bells, we're up to bat."

Edward: "You're awfully small to be so hugely irritating."

Bella: "Why am I covered in feathers?"

Alice: "No one will dare to call you plain when I'm through with you."
Bella: "Only because they're afraid you'll suck their blood."

Edward: "Oops."

Renee: "Alice wouldn't let us do anything else. Every time we tried, she all but ripped our throats out."

Edward: "Do you want me to sing to you? I'll sing all night if it will keep the bad dreams away."

Rosalie: "Over my pile of ashes."

Edward: "You look so guilty-like you've committed a crime."

Sam: "This is not something our treaty anticipated. This is a danger to every human in the area."

Rosalie: "I'd like to beat you dead."

Till tomorrow's quote!

09 July 2008

Buy this, Friday.

Entertainment Weekly's newest issue, coming out this friday, features Robert Pattison and Kristin Stewart for the upcoming film version of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

Inside, will be the first interview about Breaking Dawn with Stephenie Meyer. No spoilers will be noted inside.

I must say, Robert and Kristin have really amazing chemistry. I know it's hard to tell just by looking, but it's just there. I love this cover almost as much as the offical movie posters. I'm still a little wary about how the film is going to turn out, but I'm hopeful. Both actors are perferct for the roles and great on screen. I loved Kristen Stewart's performance in Speak! She has so much talent-and so does Robert, gahh, I'm just excited. It's not everyday your favorite book is greenlighted to be a film and the actors an absolute perfect match. My worst nightmare for the film would have to be it being rated PG.

There is no way, that I could enjoy this movie if it was. I highly doubt it, but you know. If it was, that would mean that a lot of scenes from the book were cut. && I totally get that everything in the book can get fitted in, but still. I'm hoping for certain scenes to be in there.

I'm still having a hard time with Taylor Lautner, aka Sharkboy, as Jacob. I mean, didn't they do this big search for a Native American guy to play him and they end up casting him? He's not NA and it just pisses me off. I don't know why. I feel like Taylor or Jackson Rathbone will be Twilight's downfall. I have barely any faith in those two. Jasper is one of my favorite characters and they cast Rathbone? Words could not fully describe my feelings when I found out.

Anyways, I'm going to try and give Sharkboy and Mr. Disney 411 the benefit of the doubt. It'll be hard, but for myself and the movie, I will.

So, hopefully, if your a fan of Twilight, you'll pick this issue up Friday! I'm pretty anxious for the interview. :D




I'm stuck in my local coffee house, writing this out.

Why?? Not because I wanted coffee (well, actually, I did)
but my laptop at home is giving me problems.

Aish, I'm so pissed. It'll be fixed soon, as it is in the shop.

Anyways, I recieved a great load of books. I'm super excited to get started on them.

I'm hoping to get done with, The Color Purple done for school really soon. *fingers crossed!*

After that- and my online class, I'll be freee!!

Good lord, I need a breakk.


19 June 2008

Review: How They Met and Other Stories

How They Met and Other Stories is a modern-day collection of shorts by David Levithan. The stories are about love and the many shapes and forms love comes in. Sometimes, love hits us with no question. In the escaltor, a love story, Daniel doesn't really know anything about love- it's a concept to him. He's been dating a girl, Mandy, for a while and they fit well together. While Daniel and Mandy are at the mall, Daniel suddenly decides that they should go up and down the escaltors. After Daniel reaches the second floor, he stares at Mandy- transfixed by her, as she is pushes up the stairs. At that moment, love hits him and well, Mandy hits the floor. The story ends with a little blood and a kiss.

How They Met and Other Stories is surprisingly, to me, an excellent collection. I honestly expected sappy stories, but David Levithan's collection has more depth than I expected. It's also the first time I have read about different types relationships. (eg. boy meets boy, girl meets girl, etc.) Although I felt that at times the gay characters were presented sterotypically, as shown in the media, the stories were shown in realistically. Overall, I recommend this collection if your looking for a quick and contemporary read. If your not comfortable with some profanity or "unconventional" relationships, go for something else. Although, you'll be missing out!

09 June 2008

Book Mooching Addiction?

So I've recently become a book moocher. (see previous post)

I must say, I'm addicted to the site! It's so much easier than going to the bookstore or library. I'm always reading something, so it's great that I can look at my wishlist every now and then, and mooch something to read later.

What makes me really happy, is that they also let you mooch re-used packages/manilla folders.
That saves me a lot of money! Ahh, so I guess the point of the silly post is that I am in book mooch heaven.

Oh and don't forget! If you ever don't know what to read next, go to this nifty site!

It will give you a pretty good recommendation! I've used it myself quite a few times. It's useful especially when I go to the library. I don't really know why but when I go to the library, I always forget what I'm looking for so it's fantastic for me to use it there!

Till next time! (With a new review!)

03 June 2008

Review: Cathy's Key by Sean Stewart

For my review of Cathy's Book here a link!

Review below summary!

Summary from Amazon.com
Cathy’s Book was literally a word-of-mouth success story, with over 120,000 copies of the groundbreaking, interactive teen novel in print. Perhaps less noticeable was the heart of the book: a good story well told. Now fans of Cathy Vickers will return to the exciting, unpredictable world that made the first book such a success. Cathy was your average high school student-doodling in the margins of her journal, crushing on a cute boy, and hanging out with her best friend Emma. As this story begins, she’s trying to keep a job, her journal is stolen, the cute boy is not who he seems to be, and even Emma’s side project/start-up company, Doubletalk Wireless, is about to get caught up in the mystery surrounding Cathy and her search for the truth about her father. Her presumed-dead father. It’s just a simple story really: Girl loves Boy, Boy disappears, Girl discovers secret that will alter the course of humanity....

When I first picked up Cathy's Book and flipped through the pages, I knew I would be hooked.

I did not anticipate another sequel so I was really surprised and happy when I heard that Cathy's Key was coming out! In fact, I remember when I bought it, I was running up to the register and slapped my hands on the table and look at him with these crazy eyes (I could feel them coming on) and asked, "DooYouHafghCathysKeyy?"

The man (aka Gentle Giant) gave me this blank stare and directed me toward the YA Section of Barnes and Noble and handed me the book. It was as if I was Indiana Jones picking out the true holy grail. Well, maybe not so much, but pretty close.

Anyways, I got home and sat on my bed and read it in two hours (love the illustrations!). So maybe your wondering, did it live up to my great expectations? Yes and no. It wasn't God awful or anything like that. Infact, I rather enjoyed it! I just felt like some of it was rushed. It's definitely bigger than Cathy's Key, but I feel like it was lacking sometimes. Overall, I must say I really loved it and yes, it has its Cathy & Victor moments. Cathy's Key also ties up some loose ends with the mystery of her father and some of the immortals.

Oh I almost forgot! The Evidence. (Evil Laugh)
I guess you might be interested in knowing some of it.
  • A Hospital bracelet with /r3m3mb3r on it

  • Paper Crane (unfold for message)

  • Chinese Coin from Victor

  • Several Illustrations in packet as well as in the book!
Luckily, I think there is going to be a third! Keep your hopes up, and I'll keep you updated!

Till Later!

31 May 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I'm sorry!

I've been away too long. I have been so busy with things going on in my life right now, but hopefully, all the bad stuff is over with.

Anyways, I know I promised some more reviewes which I'll have up by Wednesday!
It's going to be great, I promise.

One I will have posted up is How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan.

Anyways, now that summer is here I will have plenty of blogging time.


11 May 2008

Review: Chain Mail: Addicted to You by Hiroshi Ishizaki

Chain Mail by Hiroshi Ishizaki is a story in four different teenagers point of views. Each teen is connected to each other by a chain mail message sent to their phone. All end up joining a site where they each take on a role in a narrative story. One plays a schoolgirl stalked by a boy, while another plays her stalker, boyfriend, and detective. However, their roles in the story start to seemingly become reality. Chain Mail is a tale woven into an unforgettable story filled with angst and suspense.

At first, It was sort of difficult to get into Chain Mail. However, trudging on, I soon found myself immersed in Ishizaki's book. The plot of the book is unlike anything I have ever read before. The different point of views in this novel were switched smoothly, which I usually find hard to see. This book might be a little difficult for some readers, but included are handy footnotes describing small details and words in the book. I recommend this book to teens who enjoy reading of different cultures or anyone looking for an interesting read. It grabbed my attention!

19 April 2008

Bored Blog Post

I recently got a surprising amount of books sent in this past week and a half.
I'm definitely having a lot more interesting things to come. Some of the authors are An Na, Kim Wong Keltner, and Elizabeth Scott.

Be on the look out!

Oh and I just finished watching Lars and the Real Girl. It was such a fantastic film. Ryan Gosling is such a phenomenal actor. It was really a heartfelt film. I really think everyone should watch it. The ending could have been better, but it fit in many ways. A lot of people I talk to recommended it too.

So I logged on Stephenie Meyer's site and it was nice to see some updated pictures of the upcoming Twilight Film too. All I could think was, "Finally, the dry spell is over!"

Hm, I might not be able to post again until a few weeks. I have an interview for better position on yearbook and studying for another state test.

Wow, I can't wait till school will be over!

09 April 2008

Want a Copy of Airhead by Meg Cabot?

Visit the Story Siren's Blog for more information!

Review: Something to Blog About

Something to Blog About is a story about a girl named Libby Fawcett who has a secret blog. In her blog, Libby posts to vent out her feelings and embaressment. For example, Libby posts about the time Seth Jacobs, her crush since eighth grade, sees her hair light on fire from a bunsen burner in chemistry and when she finds out her mom is dating her nemisis Angel's Dad. If things couldn't get worse for Libby, they do tremendously. Soon, her blog entries are posted everywhere! After reading an entry, Keisha, her bestfriend, is no longer speaking to her. Libby has to stir up the courage to make amends with her friend and confront Seth.

Shana Norris' Something to Blog About was a great book! It was really fresh how some of it was written blog style. I could not stop laughing at Libby's mishaps throughout the book. I thought the storyline was original and although it was a bit predictable at times, I had overall enjoyed reading it. I look foward to reading more by Shana Norris. Her writing style is fantastic and I could tell she really got into writing this novel. I felt like I could really relate to Libby and her other characters. Readers who enjoy and light reads and the works of Lauren Myracle will surely enjoy this book. With a bit of everything, Something to Blog About will be a book to enjoy many times to come.
For More Information on the author, Shana Norris, visit her website!

04 April 2008

Review: One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies is a fantastic read.
It is a story about a young girl named Ruby Milliken who's mother has just died. She reluctantly leaves everything behind- her best friend, boyfriend, and aunt to move to L.A. to live with her father. Who by the way, is a famous movie star. He left Ruby's mother before she was born.
Now, the book cover shown here is a little odd to me. It totally doesn't go with the title. She's smiling. It is a little odd to me, that they would put a girl smiling on the cover of this book. Does it go with the title? Not really.
Other than that, It is great. It's a fast read that I think anyone can enjoy. If you have read Rachel Cohn or Sarah Dessen you will enjoy this most likely. Unless your a homophobic person, then maybe it isn't for you. YES, this book deals with homosexuality. So if your uncomfortable about it, I wouldn't recommend it or really anything to you. A lot of fantastic fiction deals with it. I mean, take a look at The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
Anyways, this book is now in paperback. I know how a lot of people don't like buying hard covers because there more expensive. I like hardcover more though because they last longer.
Later this weekend I'll be posting the author of the month, so stay tuned for more!

27 March 2008

I've Been Tagged. Wow.


The rules:1/ you link back to the person who tagged you.
2/ post these rules on your blog.
3/ share six unimportant things about yourself.
4/ tag six random people at the end of your entry.
5/ let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs.my link: http://yabookreviewer.blogspot.com

Well Six things about meee:

1. I'm really cranky right now, due to lack of sleep and nourishment! && a writing exam that took two hours. (I'm whining inside.)

2. I love roadtrips. You really get to know people by long car rides. They can really suck, but the best ones are without your family. At least, In my opinion.

3. I am a considered a "Twinky" by most of my friends. (fondly, of course ;) )
I am asian [korean] on the outside, but white on the inside. I barely have ANY sterotypical behavior of asians.. Except the good grades part. Oh, and the watching asian dramas and reading manhwa. Okay, I am asian. I admit it. OH, even the occasional trip to soompi.com . Damn, I'm asian.. I even eat with chopsticks. So scratch the twinkie thing I guess..

4. I am a terrible dancer. I will never dance in front of anyone execpt my dear ol' friend the mirror.

5. I'm in love with Margaret Keane's art. She's one of my favorite artists of all time. For real.

6. I'm a huge pop culture person. All my friends and I consume it.

21 March 2008

Review: Footfree & Fancyloose by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain

Footfree and Fancyloose is a story about four best friends who embark on a personal journey persue their dreams. Sophie is busy away in LA, making her first strides towards becoming an actress and getting her big break. Unluckily, she get's kicked out of her posh 90210 pad and has to take Sam's couch. Kate is in Ethopia with a volunteer group, trying to convince a man to let them build a well on his property to help his village. It doesn't help that Darby, another volunteer, thinks that she is a "dumb blonde" and that her reasons are superficial, which makes him treat her horribly. Harper is struggling to write her novel and keep up with her changing friendship with Jude, while Becca is struck with love for Stewart. Becca soon finds out her relationship with Stewart is not as perfect as she thoughts and must make a choice.

Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain have shown their skill in this book! Reader's will not be disappointed with Bass Ackwards and Belly Up's sequel. In all honesty, It was a little hard for me to get into, but the book definitely grew on me fast! In fact, I was dreading to get to the end because I knew it would be over. Each Character had shown a tremendous amount of growth since the first. I recommend this series for girls who have previously relished books by Sarah Dessen or Ann Brashares.

06 March 2008

Review: Princess Lessons by Meg Cabot

If your like me and fall over the carpet, this book is for you.
Learn to walk, talk, eat, and act like a princess. This treasure is filled with tips that you can use in almost any situation. I have read this like 3x and I love it. It was completely useful when I had a formal dinner to go to! The illustrations are adorable and so is the content.
Anyways, I bought this years ago, but never thought to pick it up and actually READ it. Who would ever think to read a book? [sarcasm]
So pick up your copy today from either the bookstore or library. Preferably the library if I were you so that way you won't have to pay all that money like moi.

03 March 2008

I'm Back!

Thank you all who left super nice comments.

K is doing great and is doing well. In fact, she's back to her daily routine.

My journalism convention was amazing. I'm typing this while I'm sleeping by the way.

I'm pretty amazing.

Anyways, that's all for now.

I have two reviews due, so bye!

26 February 2008


I'm not going to have access to internet due to a Yearbook Convention I'll be attending this thursday till sunday.

Also, My friend got in a car accident and is in critical condition. I have so much going on right now, so I won't be able to update this for at least a week. I'm feeling really overwhelmed right now-- AH.

So please, bear with me- and don't forget this blog. I will update the next possible moment I get!

I promise.


p.s. Keep my friend, K, in your prayers.

24 February 2008

Review: Fame, Glory & Other Thing on my To Do List

Jessica is your average teenager. She goes to school, drives, and keeps a job. One day Jessica is leaving Walmart and gets into her car. Well actually, not exactly.Turns out to be Jordan Hunter's car. Son of the famous actor Christopher Hunter. This turns out to be a big deal to her since she wants to be an actress.Later, Jessica and Hunter make a deal which will later lead to him borrowing her car. She doesn't exactly know why either.
In hopes of getting discovered, Jessica tries to get Jordan to sign up for their school production of West side story. She hopes that by getting Jordan to sign up, his dad will show up. Jordan isn't exactly the drama type though.

I thought Fame, Glory, and other things on my list was okay. It's definitely not the first time I've read something like this.It was really hard for me to get into it but after reading a few pages I didn't have any trouble finishing it. It was a light read and it definitely had its funny moments. I think those in middle school and up would take interest in this book. I think that most people will enjoy it. I was only thrown off by its tween cover.

23 February 2008

The Story Siren Giveaway!

The Story Siren, a fellow blogger, is giving away the Study Series! So put your entry in today! I personally haven't read this series, but I have heard from others it was fantastic!

For more information about the series, visit http://www.mariavsnyder.com/books/

19 February 2008

The Cullens Casted!

We have our Cullens!

Well, I've known for a while, but its been "officially" posted today.

The following is from Stephenie's site:

Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz Join Cast of the Thriller Romance

Los Angeles, CA February 19, 2007 — Summit Entertainment announced today that it has rounded out the cast of the Cullen family in the first installment of its filmed franchise, TWILIGHT. The family of vampires, to which the leading male character Edward Cullen belongs, will be comprised of actors Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.

"Finding six talented actors who can portray supernaturally beautiful, talented vampires of the sort Stephenie Meyer has created and her fans have come to know and love was not an easy task but we are happy to say we have found our perfect Cullen family," said Erik Feig, Summit's President of Production.

The credits for the actors comprising the Cullen family include popular film and television titles. Peter Facinelli (THE SCORPION KING, RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS) just completed work on the critically acclaimed first season of Damages. Reaser had roles in the comedy THE FAMILY STONE and has been seen on the hit TV series Grey's Anatomy. Rathbone was seen in PRAY FOR MORNING and also appeared in the TV series The O.C. Reed also played a role on The O.C. and also has been seen in LORDS OF DOGTOWN. Greene has been seen in both Shark and Crossing Jordan. Lutz appeared in ACCEPTED and the HBO series The Comeback.
Facinelli is represented by Paradigm and James/Levy Management. Rathbone and Reed are also represented by Paradigm. Reaser is represented by UTA. Greene and Lutz are represented by Innovative Artists.

I have to say, They look great. Except for Jackson Rathbone. I'm not so sure about his acting abilities. All I have to say is You Better Wow Me Rathbone!

Oh and doesn't Robert Pattinson look a lot better in this photo? He "cleans up" pretty good!

17 February 2008

Review: Cathy's Book

Cathy's Book is an imaginitive story about a girl named Cathy who leds a normal life until she meets a guy named Victor. Right when she begins to fall for him, Victor breaks things off suddenly. Confused, Cathy gets a little suspicious of it all and decides to look into Victor and his past. She finds herself in over her head when she discovers secrets that can change everything she's ever known.
This was probably one of the best books I've read in a while. I did not put this down until I got to the end. It was so cool having a packet of evidence and being able to interact with the story. I'm looking foward to the sequel, Cathy's Key, when it comes out May 5th! I even saw an ARC copy on ebay for like $10. I wish I had $10. . Anyways, I recommend this for someone who like a quick read and a good mystery. The only thing is that I was sort of my intrigued by the drawings and evidence than the story at times. Yes, I admit it! It got boring at some parts, but overall it was worth reading and getting.
So pick up your copy next time you visit the bookstore! Not the library though. I've heard stories of people checking it out and the evidence was stolen from it.
Did I mention you can call the phone numbers listed throughout the book? Well, you can and if your super smart like mee, you can get the acess codes to listen to the messages. ;]

07 February 2008

Review: Magic in the Mirrorstone edited by Steve Berman

Coming Febuary 12th, 2008

Magic In the Mirrorstone is collection of short stories. This collection of fantasy features many crictically acclaimed and best selling authors. Some of the authors who contribuited are Holly Black, Cecil Castellucci, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Eugie Foster, and Gregory Frost. The collection includes enchanted jewelry, magic instruments, talking amphibians and much more!

If your fan of fantasy novels, you definitely need to pick this up. This anathology has fantastic writers and each writer brought an amazing story, and even though magic is an element in this collection, it is easy to identify with the characters. I recommend this to teens who have not had an interest in fantasy. I personally wasn't a huge fan, but reading this has given me more of an interest. Beware! It will keep you up all night! ;]

28 January 2008

Review: Spud

Spud is a hilarious coming of age novel about John ‘spud’ milton.
It is set in 1990 and Nelson Mandela just got released from prison. This makes his dad quite shaky and go completely bonkers. Spud’s family is already dysfunctional enough thanks to Wombat, his grandmother who goes on rants. One thing going great for Spud is that he got a scholarship to an elite boarding school.

Equipped with his diary, 13 yr. Spud is ready to take on his first year at boarding school in South Africa. Spud and his friends are later known as the “Crazy Eight” for their ventures throught school. Spud takes you on a ride you will never forget.

Spud was an absolute delight to read! I was laughing so hard throughout the book I could hardly put it down. John Van De Ruit wrote it with such wit and charm. All the characters brought so much to the story. I felt like I was one of the gang. I’m already aching for Van De Ruit to finsih writing the sequal! I already miss these characters. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good laugh. It’d be hard to enjoy it without a good sense of humor. If you enjoyed The perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky I also recommend this.

17 January 2008

Selling Books!

Ah yes. I need money. For real!

So, I have a ton of books I can sell. Some are even autographed. See how desperate?

I need to make some money. Most of the books are Young Adult Fiction.

I need to sell them ASAP. All are in Excellent condition unless stated otherwise. If your interested and would like pictures, please ask. I'm happy to provide them.

I am selling them cheaper than the original price and before I put up a price, I'd rather have you offer a price. I think the cheapest rate to send a book is like $2.31 So I'm going to need at least that much for shipping. I take Concealed Cash and Checks.

I send books after recieving & cashing payments. I will haggle!

email me at your_star67@yahoo.com for questions or reply! I prefer an email since I know I'll get it.

[PB- Paperback; HC- Hard Cover; ARC- Adv. Readers Copy]

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