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
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
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!