Monday, April 27, 2009

Tennis

Woot! I won my match today against Alganac. which really wasn't much of an accomplishment as they kind of sucked. Go Richmond! I wanted to show you guys some pictures of me playing, but...I didn't have any... so these are from LAST year. Where are uniforms were very UGLY. So I covered mine up with our Neon Bright yellow shirts :D










Myself returning... (my hair looks pretty messed up)










Myself serving... wow that is such an awful toss!
I forgot how hideous those uniforms actually were. Yeesh! (Ugliest blue ever known to man, and then the tank top that you can't see was sweat stained from the previous user. *shudder*

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My compulsive buys from Barnes and Noble

Well... I kinda sort of have this problem with buying books....every time when I am close or not close to a bookstore. I'm sure I am not the only one with this "problem" as my family and some friends call it. They all think I'm insane. But I bought two books today! woot :D ...after being restrained by my grandma who wouldn't let me buy the 5 0r 6 books that I originally wanted to buy. This was after my reducing of my pile which consisted of about 18 books. But here are the two...
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Aiislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention. But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong
Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for 'disturbed teens'. At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her room mate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems...? Chloe realizes that if she doesn't uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse...? Can she trust her fellow students, and does she dare reveal her dark secret?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fade- Lisa McMann

My rating: 4.5/5

Summary: from Amazon

SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END.
For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.
Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.
Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....


My review:

I thought that Lisa Mcmann did a great job with her sequel to "Wake". I had high hopes for this one and was definitely not disappointed. In this book you really got allot of answers dealing with Janie and her dream catchers power. We also get a better look about the relationship between, my new boyfriend(and not Hopes), Cable and Janie. You also get to see other relationships forming with Janie and Sir, and other characters, Which is always very nice to see.

This whole book was just done so very well to me! I loved the whole Idea of Janie getting involved with the police work that Cable does for Sir. I enjoyed the fact that you learn so much more about Janie's powers. (lol and yes I am aware of the fact that I have already said this, but...I thought it was worth saying again.)

Overall, I really have to say that I enjoyed this one very much! I can't wait for the third book to come out "Gone"? (Is that right) This is a very good and different series and would recommend it to just about anyone!

Kd

Monday, April 20, 2009

Awards

I have been awarded! Woot! :D



I have been nominated by Black Rabbit Ink

This award is given to new blogs and blogging friends.
The rules to follow are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 or 5 in my case other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.


My Nominations... (which have been shortened due to that I have not discovered many others due to my lack of time. sorry!)

1. LiyanaLand!
2. silvia pi's ya books
3. Romance Sap
4. Bookmania
5. Michelle's Bookshelf

Sunday, April 19, 2009

In my mailbox (or what I bought from the book store)

I haven't posted one of these for a few weeks so I am just going to post the relatively new books I have bought or received.

Borrowed:

The season by Sarah Maclean:

Willow by Julia Hoban

Bought from Barnes and Noble:

Jessica's Guide to dating the dark side

What I saw and How I lied by Judy Blundell

Stargazer by Claudia Gray

Bought from the Giant book sale in TN

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer

The Truth about forever by Sarah Dessen

Keeping the Moon Sarah Dessen

Artichokes Heart by Suzzanne Supplee

Prom by Laurie Anderson

Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker

* I was very happy about that sale as everyone can tell by the post below. :D What did everyone else get?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Giant Book Sale!!!


This weekend I am visiting family in Tennesee! It was about 80 degrees, and I was loving it! In michigan we are happy if it is above 40 around this time of year. Anyway we went shopping and I happand to see this sign "Giant Book Sale" and of course, I had to go check it out.

Well, lets just say that this is now my favorite store ever!!! I went to the young adult section and found that all hardcovers were 4.00 to 3.00 dollars and paperbacks were only 2.00! I bought about 5 books and couldn't help but to share this with the rest of you.

I bought Artichokes heart Suzzanne Supplee, Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer, Prom by Laurie Anderson, Violet on runway by Melissa Walker, and Keeping the moon by Sarah Dessen.

Very Excited! and sorry I am done gloating. :D

Monday, April 13, 2009

Swim the fly- Don Calame

My Rating: 5/5
Summary: from Amazon
Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team.

Review:

This book? Hilarious! I have never laughed more reading a book than I have with "Swim the Fly". I truly could not contain myself while reading this, I also received stares and weird looks because of it. Its the cutest story of these awkward teenage boys who get themselves into all kinds of trouble throughout the book.

The characters were all equally well done. All of the main characters were hilarious in their own way. You had Matt, who gets in over his head to try to impress a girl, Coop who is all too eager too achieve the boys new summer goal and will go to any extent to get it, Sean with his lame and innocent comebacks, and Matt's grandfather who is trying ask out the old lady across the street who was recently widowed.

Overall, this book was the funniest book I have ever read. It was very well done. I can't wait to read or watch more from Don Calame as he was also the screen writer of "Employee of the Month"

Kd

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wake- Lisa McMann

My Review: 5/5

Summary: from amazon

Not all dreams are sweet.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.
She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

Review:

This book, for starters, was amazing! Never read anything like it before. Completely original to me. A person who visits other peoples dreams seemed like a pretty weird idea to me at first. However, once I kept reading I couldn't stop! Just reading about the dreams that Janie got sucked into was fascinating in itself without everything else going on in this book.

Like I said the idea for this book was simply amazing. Then you had the equally amazing characters. Janie, the girl getting sucked into others dreams, and then Cable who is the sweetest guy on the planet! I especially liked how the author made the dreams in the book so you knew what was happening at what time at night or during the day.

Overall, I loved this one, Lisa McMann is a great author, and I can't wait to read the other books in this series! I also wrote this at midnight, at thought that it was fitting for the book... after the fact that I did it. Sweet Dreams.

Kd