Off To College

Hi everyone, as of today I only have about 2 months until I graduate and head off to college.  I will be attending Mohawk Valley Community College in August.  I am going to be majoring in Educational Sign Language Interpretation.  I take my placement test on May 3rd.  I hope to be able to get a lot of reading done in my free time if I have any.  I have plans of being an author still, but I’m not sure if I want to transfer after 2 years at MVCC and go somewhere else to get my degree in English Literature or if I want to just write and hope to get discovered and published.  I will eventually figure it out and let you all know what my decision is.  For now I wish you all happy reading and a good day.  🙂 

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Senior Year

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while I’ve been busy working and taking care of my new brother I haven’t been reading as much as I would like to, but I promise I will get back into the swing of reading every day and posting quite frequently about the books I do read.  It might not be so frequently right now since I just started my senior year so I’ll be pretty busy filling out college applications and writing college admissions essays and things of that nature so I will post when I can I promise I haven’t forgotten about this I have just been really busy.

The Night Circus

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I was given this book by my Creative Writing teacher Mrs. Surianno and I have fallen in love with it.  It’s about this very secretive circus that all of a sudden shows up in different places.  It only opens at night and if you are there during the day they consider it to be trespassing.  The main characters are Celia and Marco.  Celia is now working as an illusionist in the circus that is owned by Marco’s boss.  Marco is very attracted to Celia even though they are opponents in this game that they know nothing about except that the circus is the venue for the game.  Each chapter switches from Marco to Celia, sometimes they switch within the chapter as well.  Celia all though says she is an illusionist the magic she does is actually real.  Her father is the famous magician that used to work at the circus, but he recently “died” and he is now following Celia around the circus and tries to tell her what to do as far as working and he expresses to her how much he dislikes how she is spending her free time.  He thinks she should be working on her magic instead of reading or spending time with people.  As far as I have gotten in it I am really enjoying it so far.  I am on page 202 of 511.  I recommend you all read this book.

What Should I Be Reading???

Hi everyone sorry it’s taken me so long to update I’ve been a very busy girl lately.  Since I haven’t gotten anyone of you lovely followers involved in a post before I figured I’d start now.  🙂  My birthday is coming up in a couple of months and I was wondering how many of you have any ideas on any good books that I might like and might want to put on my birthday wish list.  I will read almost everything.  I love a good romance every now and again and I also like action to be involved so if you have any recommendations for me leave me a little comment and let me know what you all think I should be reading these days.  Even if you can’t give me the title of a book or series you can always give me genres of books or authors and I will look them up and see what they write and go from there.  I would love to hear from you all.  Please don’t be shy.  You guys could give me ideas for other birthday gifts I might want too they don’t have to be books they could be anything because right now I have no idea what I want and I’m sure people will be asking for a list soon so they can plan ahead and get me my presents early.

Friends or Enemies?

Hi everyone I know this doesn’t directly go with the topic of the blog but I had to get this off my chest I promise I’ll tie it all into the topic of the blog somehow.  I have recently lost a very near and dear friend.  She was my best friend.  We were basically joined at the hip before she got a new boyfriend and now she won’t even talk to me.  She even said i wasn’t a true friend.  It hurts even more when I read certain books and think, “why can’t my friendship be like theirs?” or “I wish I had a best friend like that.”  She thought it was funny when I told her exactly how I felt about her boyfriend.  I would love to reconcile our friendship, but I don’t want it to go back to the way it was before with her ditching me for her boyfriend and always fighting about things.  I want my old best friend back.  The one who I could tell anything to and joke around with, not the one who got mad at me for stupid reasons.  I can’t even remember how many times I’ve sat in my room at night and cried because my friendship with this girl went from complete amazingness to complete nothingness in less than a week.  I would work this out with her if she would take the time to actually talk to me instead of ignoring me completely.  I don’t know if I will ever get my best friend back and that kills me inside, but it is what it is and I can’t do anything about it until she’s ready to get passed it with me.  She is now the 4th friend I have lost in the past 3 years.  I’m tired of losing friends because of stupid reasons.  I’m done trusting people period.  I’m quiet and by myself for a reason, I can’t get hurt if I don’t talk to anyone about things.  Granted I do have a few people I do call my friends, but I like being alone sometimes just so I know I won’t be hurt by the ones I thought cared about me.

Vampire Academy

Hi everyone I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’m sorry about that.  I just thought you all would like to know that after searching in my room for a book that I know I own I could not find it so I ordered it from www.walmart.com It should be here by Valentines Day.  I’m so excited since I haven’t read the series in a very long time.  You may be asking yourselves what book is she talking about.  Well it’s the Vampire Academy series.  I lost the very first book.  I know how can you lose a book that starts a series?  It’s very easy when you lend it to someone and they never give it back to you.  I think that’s what happened with my book.  I think I gave it to a girl I used to work with and she never gave it back to me.  I have every other book in the series except for that one.  Haha I know you all must think I’m crazy, but that’s what we get when we are as big of a book nerd as I am.  😀 I will definitely be rereading the series once I get the book in.

That is the first book to the incredible series if anyone was wondering what it looked like.  🙂

The Blogging Expierence

During this time I have learned a lot about the whole blogging process.  I have had many successes and many defeats during this time.  I had a very difficult time trying to keep everyone entertained and informed on the world of books.  I learned a lot about reading and writing books that I didn’t know already.  The post about the author I learned a lot from.  I had a difficult time trying to come up with different relevent to my topic posts to write about for everyone.  I tried to keep all my posts on time so everyone had something new to read when they visited the blog.  I learned that it isn’t all that easy to just start writing a book you have to start writing other things before you can start writing a novel about something.  You should probably be interested in reading before you start getting interested in writing.  If you get stuck and get a bad case of writers block just keep writing even if it sucks you can always junk it and write something better, but just keep writing or you will never finish what you started.  If you really want to know if what you’re writing is any good or not ask your friends and family.  They will be honest with you and tell you if you are any good, they won’t lie to you just to make you feel good about your work.  If you never ask anyone to read your work you will be more than likely crushed when the editor tells you that you are no good at writing and then you will go home and never write again.  Hopefully if you enjoy reading in school you will hopefully enjoy writing your own stories later on in life.  I also learned that if you don’t enjoy reading in school it’s because you don’t like the books picked for you in class or you were never told that reading can be fun so you always think that all books are horrible.  I had a very interesting time figuring out the books that were popular and not so popular this year.  That list gave me quite a laugh with the ridiculous titles of the least popular books.  I was also very interested in the list of most popular books and how many copies that they sold.  Some of the books on that list I have never heard of until I looked at that list.  I had an issue trying to say why I liked the books I did reviews for because it was pretty obvious why I liked them.  Before starting this project I had no idea how much work a blog would be and now that I’ve finished this project I understand exactly how much work and how much effort you have to put into a blog to keep people interested and don’t worry this will not be my last post as I plan on writing more for you.  It may not be every day but I will eventually write more for the people who read this and love what I write. 

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The pictures above are my inspirations for wanting to be an author and loving to write my own material.  I hope to get my English Literature degree after high school and become a full-time freelance author and write my own books that kids might read in school or on their free time for fun and enjoyment.  I hope that the people who don’t like to read can try to read one of these books and start enjoying the reading experience, but if they don’t at least they tried.

Fallen by Lauren Kate Good or Bad?

I have recently read the book Fallen by Lauren Kate and I loved it.  It was very well written and it left me wanting to read more.  When I would read it I would get involved in it I would never want to put it down.  I ended up finishing the book in the matter of no time at all.  It started out slowly but got better the more I read into it.  I fell in love with the characters Luce and Daniel and the rest of the kids at the reform school that she got shipped off to.  The beginning of the book didn’t give you much of an idea of the incident that landed Luce at the reform school, Sword & Cross, but you learn later on what happened.  You also learn the story of Luce and Daniel and why he acts the way he does toward her.  By the end of the book you still don’t know all of their story but you know a good chunk of it.  She does this to ensure that you will go on and read and potentially buy the next book in the series.  If you enjoy books that have to do with mythical creatures then you will enjoy this book since it has to do with angels and reincarnation and everlasting love after thousands of years.  The conflict in the book is very well drawn out.  The conflict was first introduced to us in the very first chapter and it is continued on until the very last part of the book.  I would tell you the conflict but what fun would that be when you haven’t read the book yet? I don’t want to ruin your reading experience by ruining the book for you by telling you what happens.  I highly recommend this book for you to read if you ever get bored and need a good book to curl up with.

Do You Love To Read Or No?

There are many people who love to read just to read and there are those who don’t and that’s fine too. You don’t have to be a nerd to love to read, you can be a normal everyday person.  You have to find what you like to read before you can say that you love or hate reading.  You don’t have to read regular books you can read books on your nook or kindle too.  http://www.cnet.com.au/people-who-love-e-reading-simply-love-reading-339335605.htm  There are many reasons why people hate reading.  One reason is because they don’t hear that reading is fun so they don’t have the push to experience reading for themselves.  Another reason people hate reading is because they aren’t allowed to express their opinion about the books their reading.  Even if they like the book they aren’t given the time to express that to anyone so they just say they hate reading even if they don’t.  A big reason why people hate reading is because in school they had to read books that they absolutely didn’t like and they believe that every other book they read is going to be as bad as those books or worse.  https://arsmarginal.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/4-ways-high-school-makes-you-hate-reading/  Many people will give you excuses as to why they don’t like reading.  http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/10-reasons-nonreaders-dont-read-mdash-and-how-change-their-minds  There are others that will go on and on about why they love to read.  http://bookgoddess.wordpress.com/why-do-we-love-to-read/  I personally think reading is fun and I love to sit around and read and then there are my friends who hate even thinking about reading.  My friends tell me I’m a nerd when I tell them I love to read for fun even though they are all nerds in their own way.  Usually you start reading at a pretty young age and usually you like it until you start having to read bigger and more complex books.  I believe that’s why people start to hate reading as they get older.

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Interview with the author

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbJ8bFbjyLw

This interview is of one of my favorite authors, Lauren Kate.  She has written Fallen, Torment and the other books of the Fallen series.  I had no idea where she got the idea for Fallen,but now that I’ve watched the interview with her I understand and was very surprised to where she came up with the idea for the setting and actual story of the book.  I was surprised to find out when she started writing and what she wrote.  This interview gives you a very good interpretation of the book and the author.  Listening to her say the names of the characters gave me an idea of how it’s supposed to be instead of how I read it myself.  I believe watching interviews with authors of certain books gives you a good idea of how they say the names and certain places in their books so you know what they’re supposed to be instead of trying to tell people about the book and saying the words wrong.  I’m really hoping they make this book series into movies.  I believe they will be very well made and give us all an idea of what the characters are supposed to look like and talk like.  If they ever make a movie of the books I will definitely go see them because I love the series and the way Lauren Kate writes.

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I hope to be able to write as well as she does when I grow up and start my own writing career.  I really want to be an author but I don’t consider anything that I write any good.  After watching this interview I found myself relating a lot to Lauren Kate.  She gives me a lot of good advice that gives me inspiration to start writing again.