Sunday, April 29, 2012

Guess What?!


I giggle every time and I hope you guys giggled too.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Back to Business.

     I hope you all enjoyed to photos I posted previously due to not feeling well. 
     I don't think I've told you all about Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, and if I'm repeating myself I'm sorry.
     It's set in the time of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania following the life of Miss Matilda Cook.  Her family owns and works a coffee shop, hoping to make it the finest Philadelphia has ever seen when the Fever struck the city.
     The Fever sweeps through the city, taking life after life.  Gravediggers can't dig graves fast enough to keep up with the lost lives.  Leaving bodies laying upon bodies in cemeteries.  Mattie must make her way through the city to find a safe haven and is only struck with how life has been completely altered.  Not only for her, but for her friends and complete strangers as well.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I Hope You Enjoy This.

Here's some facts and amusing pictures because I'm sick and can't move anything without wanting to vomit.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Funk Monkey's.

Let's start a debate among you all!
What do you think about capital punishment?
Because I am pro-punishment.
Now I'm interested in your view for once!
What do you think?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Started A New Book Today.

     I started a new book today because the one I had been reading was extremely boring.  After putting Arthas by Christie Golden- a World of Warcraft book that I'm suppose to read for book club- on hold for a bit I started The Assassin's Accomplice by Kate Clifford Larson.  This is kind of a biography of Mary Surratt, but mainly just the story of her involvement with the Confederacy during the Civil War.
     It's not as dry as it sounds!  I thought I'd need a drink by the first page but I was surprisingly wrong.  The author does very well to make this narrative entertaining and worth reading.  Now, I'm not exactly sure how accurate it is but it is extremely compelling.  I borrowed from my teacher before she even had the chance to read it I wanted it that bad.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


     I don't remember the last time I posted and I don't exactly have anything prepared today-not that I'm usually prepared anyway- so here's something I'm throwing together.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dracula by Bram Stoker

     I thought about reviewing the Bible at first but I realized that could cause a whole lot of problems.  So I didn't, and I should probably read the whole thing first. 
     Anyway, onto Dracula!  Have you ever read Dracula?  You should, it is rather enjoyable actually.  Written in letter format like Daddy-Long-Legs, it tells the adventure of Johnathon Harker as he goes to stay at a mysterious old castle in Transylvania with the oddly absent during daylight hours Count.
     I like Harker, I do, but my favorite character has to be Quincy Morris and it's not just because he's American and a Texan... okay, that's probably the only reason he's my favorite.  Hush, just imagine his accent.
    If you don't like adventure stories then read it for the love story inside of the adventure.  Harker has a sweetheart back home in England by the name of Mina Murray.  Now, I don't particularly like Mina, I think she's an idiot, but she is rather important to the plot.  She resembles Dracula's long lost love, he's after her, blah blah blah, and all that jazz.
     And if you don't like adventure or love stories then you could read it for the myth involved in it.  Or for the vampire.  Dracula is the perfect example of what a vampire should be.  He doesn't sparkle, he doesn't go out during the daylight, doesn't like holy items or garlic, he's a REAL vampire.

Friday, April 13, 2012

You'll Like This.

     Since it seems that the majority of you enjoy the Greeks more than the Romans I recommend to you: Mythology by Edith Hamilton.  She starts out the book by introducing the difference between the Greek and Roman writing styles.  She then continues to introduce you to the Gods, Goddesses, Lesser Gods, Titans and Heroes of mythology.  She tells you how the world came to be made along with mankind.  Quiet fascinating.
     And then she starts the myths.  Love and lost, odysseys, and the Trojan war.  And if you easily lose track of which God is connected to who, never fear!  A conveniently placed family tree is located in the back of the book. 

P.S.  She also adds a quick introduction to the Norsemen and a few myths.  LOVE.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Greek or Roman?

     Frankly, I prefer Greek myths to their counter parts of the Romans.  They're just so much more... yeah.  Their is something about them that I love just so much more than the Romans.  Tell me, what is your preference?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane.

     This has got to be the most God forsaken book I have ever read.  I mean it, I absolutely positively cannot stand this book.  I can't even grasp what the author was trying to do with it.  It was a nice idea you know, reveal the ugliness of war and all but he did it so horribly.  I honestly wanted to shoot myself while reading this book. 
     I can't stand how he calls the main character so many different names.  The youth, Fleming, Henry, Henry Fleming.  It took me a few chapters just to get all the names straight.  It my class several chapters just realize who the main character was due to the many names. 
     Not to mention the way he wrote the bloody story.  It was as if he took many thoughts surrounding the story and smashed them together.  I couldn't tell where he was going with it half the time.  At first Henry is this brave young man and then he's freaking out and then he's back to being brave.  It's as if the author himself wasn't sure where he was going with it.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks.

     I've read two Nicholas Sparks books in my life and I must say, I see a pattern.  A heart breaking pattern.  When he writes a books, I think the one thought in his mind is just how many people can I make cry reading this one?  Because you cry, oh you cry, and if you don't you're heartless.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Willow by Julia Hoban

     I do not believe I have yet to review a book that tells a story that represents this up and coming generation of adults.  Willow by Julia Hoban tells such a story and it is heart wrenching.

     Willow Randall is barely the appropriate age to drive when she and her parents go out to eat one fateful night.  Her parents while at the restaurant had a little to much to drink and ended up having the barely licensed teenager drive them all home.  Willow lost control of the vehicle- costing both of her parents their lives.
     This dreadful loss forces young Willow to move in with her older brother leaving her with a guilty conscience.  The weight on her shoulders from the feeling of responsibly for her parents death and unwanted burden of her brothers family pushed her over the edge of depression.  Willow self harms to help herself breathe and get through the day.
     When a random stranger she's her razor hiding in her backpack he's insistent on helping.  Guy is the typical boy next door with his good looks and considerate attitude.  He's just the man for the job.  He doesn't push her, he listens without ever making her talk, he's there and ready to catch her when she falls.
     This is a story of how one act of kindness can change the life of someone who really needs it.  This is a story of the current generation.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I Honestly Don't Know.

     I honestly don't know why I do this blog.  Maybe because I have nothing better to do.  That's a lie, I have homework.  And books.  And The Golden Girls.  Maybe I'm doing it for me.  Maybe I'm writing this for you.  Neither of those are probably true.  Maybe I'm writing this right now because some unseen universal force is forcing my hand and my opinion onto the internet.  Should I be placing question marks instead of periods after those sentences?  I don't know. 
     I do appreciate the comments and I will work on the length.
     Another lie.  I lied about not doing another video.  I just had way to much fun doing that.  I'm lying a lot today... I should stop that.  I promise to never lie again!  That's going to come out as a broken promise, but it's the truth right now!  Everyone lies.  Even you.  And you.  And you.

And you.

     I forgot where I was going with this.  That face is quite a distraction.

     Okay, back to something serious.  I hope you all are doing well and are happy.  AND that is the truth!

     May the odds be ever in your favor.