Saturday, July 10, 2010
I found out last night that I won't have internet access at camp. At all. Meaning...there won't be any new posts for three weeks. The rest of July.
I am so, deeply sorry! I've come to love blogging and everything about it, and I'm going to miss it so much - and all of you guys too, my lovely readers!
What makes it suck even more is that this morning I reached 100 followers, which, of course, calls for a contest. But since I won't be around for a while, I'm going to postpone it until I get back.
I may still have access to my email, but only because I have an iPhone, but unfortunately Blogger just does not work on my phone! And I have yet to figure out how to schedule posts, but after this, I'm definitely looking way harder into that.
I am SO sorry, guys! I swear, though, when I get back, I'll make it all up to you. :)
In the meantime...you can enjoy my wonderful blogger friend Brent's guest post right below this one!
Thank you guys so much for reading and understanding. I'll miss you guys, and I swear, I'll make up for lost time when I get back. I swear on my books (I know, I know. WHOA THERE, right? You all know that is a serious thing to swear on right there. My books are like, my life, so, you can totally expect me to keep that promise :)
Love you guys! And I can't wait to talk to you all when I get back!
So, I’m Brent, and I blog over at Naughty Book Kitties. I’ve stolen Alice’s blog for the day so don’t tell on me (or I’ll shank a bitch)!
Anyways, I’m here to blog about some pretty sexy characters whose d’s I’d totally s. (Omg, did I say that?! Yes, I did. If you are a prude, you bettah march yo’ ass up outta here.)
First up, Emmett Cullen from Twilight!
Honestly, just look at that picture. DAMN! The first thing that comes to mind is, “Lower, Emmett. C’mon! Lower!!” LOL. Seriously. I mean, those hip bones of his are flawless! And look ‘at those cheek bones. Shoooooot, girl. You know I be hittin’ Emmett up. And, besides his sexiness, he’s actually very witty. I love hot, witty boys. ;)
And next, Jace from City of Bones!
Jace. Is. Hot. That’s all there is to it. Though, Cassandra Clare writes him as straight, I suspect he’s actually very homosexual. Poor Clary… What’s she going to say when she finds out Jace is cheating on her with me?! Who gives a shit. Not me! I’ll be totally busy with (insert *Dammmmmmmn look at that ass* here) Jace. I also find it very attractive that he’s a Shadowhunter/warrior person. Shooooot, girl, he can save me from Demons any time.
And saving the best for last, Damien from House of Night!
Damien is just so cute. Him and his intelligence. :) He uses all these big words and shit; and he always knows da' plan (for ‘em House of Night kids). And he’s just soooooooooo cute. :) I lovey-dovey him. And plus, look at those tattoos of his. Gorgeous, right?
Well, that’s about it!! I could go on and on about sexy characters, but I have to go! If you want some more of my cussing/book reviews/contests/cussing some more/hot gay boys, come see me at Naughty Book Kitties. And a big XOXO to Alice. Seriously, Alice is one of the sweetest bloggers I know. :) I’m so lucky to call her a blogging friend. :)
**This post made me completely crack up :) Brent is hilarious and very sweet! So you guys should all go check out his blog!
Friday, July 9, 2010
The Hop is a wonderful way to find out new blogs and get word of yours out there! You can participate in this week's Hop by clicking here.
And for those of you visiting my blog from one of these two things, hiya! And thank you so much for clicking on my link. :) Hope you enjoy!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I also kept you guys in mind and picked up some books for a birthday giveaway. :)
Soo...see you guys tomorrow! Just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Published: January 1st 2009 by HarperTeen
This book sounded really cute when I first heard of it! Plus, after her Dark Guardians series, I am a huge fan of Rachel Hawthorne's -- I just can't believe it took me so long to pick this up!
(Practicing my Australian.* How am I doing?)
I'm so glad the timing worked out for this couch exchange. I'll be crashing on yours by the time you get to mine.** If you run into any problems, just find Alyssa. She'll help you out with whatever you need.***
Your couch-swapping mate,
*That's cute. Go have fun in Australia and leave ME—your girlfriend for an entire semester—to waste away on campus, alone.
**Um, think again. Your couch is already taken.
***Great. Now I've got to find a place for the (unbelievably hot, it turns out) Aussie to crash. But there's only one couch available: the one in my dorm room. . . .
Straight off, I liked Alyssa. She actually reminded me a lot of me, actually, in the way that she studies obsessively for school. I loved her bravery (even though she didn't see it) and her attitude towards everything. Her voice sounded really genuine, and I loved that she sounded like she could have been one of my friends. I was able to identify with her easily and sympathize with her.
I LOVED her relationship with Jude! It was so sweet, and I loved reading about them falling in love. It was adorable, really. There was awkwardness and intimacy and everything that you experience when you fall in love. Their romance was fast-paced, yeah, but that was what made it fun to read about and what made it so enjoyable. Jude was abso-bloody-lutely (in his words) swoony and I loved him! I think I have a new favorite to add to my list.
I read this in about two hours. It was absorbing and I found it difficult to put down! There wasn't a single dull moment in the book; there was always something happening with Alyssa and Jude, and the tension between them just kept me on the edge of my seat and pretty excited for them. I loved every little scene in this book - there really just wasn't anything I didn't like. Even though it's an easy, quick, light read and very predictable, it was thoroughly enjoyable and I loved it so much more than I thought I would.
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Cover: I'm not the biggest fan of this cover, but I still thought it was extremely cute and I love the colors used, as well as the design of the title. I might pick this up in the bookstore, but I might not; it might depend on how I feel that day. It's still a pretty cute cover that matches the story, though!
Friday, July 2, 2010
I'll definitely be able to post sometimes, still, but not every day. I'm so sorry! And actually, I'll be honest, this will be the problem for the whole month of July, because I'll be going to a summer camp as well that starts on the 11th and ends on the 31st. I will have my laptop with me during that time, but I'm not sure how much free time I'll get to blog, so please, please forgive me if posts are slow during this month! But I swear to you all on the awesomeness of my phone that I will always try to post and keep up with reviews and memes and features! And any emails I get I might be slow on replying, so, so sorry about that, too!
To make up for it (a little), here are some really really awesome book trailers for some really really awesome books.
Love you guys, my wonderful readers, and thank you for being so understanding and awesome!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Anyway, I always make sure to watch the Twilight movies. For me, I thought the first two were a good laugh. My friends and I just could not stop laughing at them. However, when we saw ECLIPSE a couple days ago, we were impressed. Honestly.
I didn't realize when we saw it that it had a new director, so I expected it to be just as bad as TWILIGHT and NEW MOON, but it wasn't. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations (though I'm not sure if that's because I didn't have high expectations or because Taylor Lautner was shirtless like, half the movie). Edward and Jasper still looked constipated, Bella still never smiled and had the most embarrassing moments, there was most definitely a LOT of dramatic standing, however, I somewhat liked it. David Slade, the director of this one, made it very easy to understand even for those who hadn't read the book (as proved by my friend, who for the purpose of this post we shall call T) and I felt like there were some scenes that were, actually, shot beautifully. Like the meadow scenes. Wow. I didn't remember envisioning the meadow that breathtaking, and I don't remember it looking like that in the last two, but maybe that's cos my friends and I didn't pay much attention to them.
So much was different in ECLIPSE. Edward and Bella were less awkward around each other, and I believed their relationship much more. The vampires weren't pale to the extreme like they had been - I mean, they still were, just not as bad as they used to be. And holy craplets were the werewolves hot. I mean, wow. Seriously. Not just Jacob, either! Just about all of 'em. Which, of course, made us very happy. *drools* Wait, where was I...?
The movie was pretty dark in some parts. Not gothic like Tim Burton (who, by the way, I LOVE) but darker than the first two. Especially the fight scenes. Damn, those were cool. And unique. There is a level of violence, though - like, I wouldn't recommend showing this to your five year old kid. But, the fights and violence was executed tastefully, not like the massacre they could have made it.
Once again, I'll tell you guys that I don't like Twilight in the least. Yet, I thought ECLIPSE was not bad. Good, even. So what does that tell you, hmm?
Oh yeah, and if you want any more information about ECLIPSE, you can go to MTV's website where they have a bunch of links and articles relevant to it. You can see it here.