Monday, December 21, 2009

I found out a secret

So I know I've been gone soooo long! And I didn't mean to, but anyways, tonight I found out a secret!!
I am not a spy (although like anyone would ever say they actually were), but I found out Ally Carter's REAL name!! Could be old news, but I know it wasn't there last I checked wiki.

And then I found her facebook. But there's not much public info, as expected.

I'm still excited, even if it's old news.
I kind of created my own character, though, and she has both the name Ally and her REAL name, even though I totally didn't know at the time! Wow! That was kind of funny, though very ironic.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My room's a mess

I'm just gonna start blogging about whatever I feel like, though I still might do reviews and will definitely keep updated on any stories I write! I did start another one, and I have just written even when I know it's really bad. So if this ever gets past first draft, I will have a LOT of re-writing to do!

So, on to my topic...

Right now my bedroom is a disaster area! I am getting new furniture, but it hasn't arrived yet, and my sister got my old dresser with mirror, so right now I am using the guest bedroom dresser (which was my sister's old one) for mine. Which is hard because I don't have a mirror in my room and I like to get ready in my room, not the bathroom or even another room. And I am going through all my stuff (with the hopes of getting rid of some stuff) and my floor, bed, and everything is just a mess! I think I have before pictures somewhere, but right now I want my room to be neat again before I post them!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Boyfriend List

Note: Yesterday I typed a post, but the stupid computer I was on completely lost it! I was too mad to type it again. So here it is, providing the computer works with me this time.

Book Review on The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Summary (courtesy of Oliver is 15 and has a shrink. She knows it’s unusual, but give her a break—she’s had a rough 10 days. In the past 10 days she:
lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list),

lost her best friend (Kim),

lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket),

did something suspicious with a boy (#10),

did something advanced with a boy (#15),

had an argument with a boy (#14),

drank her first beer (someone handed it to her),

got caught by her mom (ag!),

had a panic attack (scary),

lost a lacrosse game (she’s the goalie),

failed a math test (she’ll make it up),

hurt Meghan’s feelings (even though they aren’t really friends),

became a social outcast (no one to sit with at lunch)

and had graffiti written about her in the girls’ bathroom (who knows what was in the boys’!?!).

But don’t worry—Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.

The Good: I honestly only picked this book up because Ally Carter recommended it. And it was good, and really well written. It wasn't as adventurous as Ally's books, but it dealt with real-life situations in a realistic way (I generally don't like books that are not realistic). Great story, the above summarizes it so well.

The Bad: No bad, really. I might've changed a few things had I written it, but then it wouldn't be the same story, so it really isn't relevant.

Have you read this book? If so, did you like it?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book Review: Story of a Girl

So I hate the official book reviews they made us do in school, but since my own story is, uh, on hiatus until farther notice (I am actually still in the research stage, apparently, as I keep getting stuck), I will review books (the ones I finish reading) on this site. Just with my opinion, nothing formal. So the first book is...

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Synopsis (courtesy of When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother's best friend - Deanna Lambert's teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of "school slut," she longs to escape a life defined by her past.

The Good: This is a very well-written story (though not as good as Ally Carter's books), and surprisingly redeeming. I wasn't sure I'd like it but decided to read it anyways, and it kept getting better and better. Deanna's family is just really screwed up and it makes for sad but realistic reading, but I liked the ending.

The Bad: Not too much "bad" in this book. I will warn that there's quite a bit of language, but I found the characters to be relatable.

note: apparently this blog does not recognize "relatable", although does. Why is this adjective coming up as if it's misspelled??

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

8 Best Books in 2008

I'm going to revise my previous list and just make it comprised of 8 best books I found in 2008... because really I only discovered 8 exceptional books last year (two of which I completely forgot about in the last post! ) These are listed in the order I discovered them, not the order in which I liked them best:

1. True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglass
2. More Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglass
3. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
4. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
5. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
6. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
7. I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
8. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

Friday, February 6, 2009

6 Best Books I Found in 2008

Here are the 6 best books I discovered in 2008:

1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
2. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
3. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
4. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
5. I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
6. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

I have 4 out of 6 of these books. Can you guess which ones?

For good measure, here are some other good books (well-written, * means it contains adult content) I also read.

7. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
8. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold*
9. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult*
10. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

I own 2 out of those 4. Can you guess which ones those are?

Note: I have read more good books than that, but those are the ones that stand out. The Shadow Children Series (Among the Hidden is book 1) are overall really good. I have read all but the last two.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Word Count

I have developed a good habit of writing 15 minutes each day, except for the last two days, which I made up by my 45 minute story time tonight... and I finally typed it all out! (I had been hand writing it, because most of the time I just prefer that.) I am at a total of... 2,381 words! Needless to say, I am both shocked and thrilled.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


So finally I set a goal to write at least 15 minutes each day, no matter what I wrote or when. So far I did that Sunday, and managed to last night and today already. I missed Monday because of play practice. The writing is really bad but, well... it's a first draft. I'm just excited to be actually writing something again.

Friday, January 16, 2009


It is so freaking COLD here! I heard -24 wind chill. Of course universities don't cancel even when all the schools around them do.

Since this is storyworld I will try to keep up on my story. So how is it going? Um, yeah... I wrote last Sunday night and that's all. I got the character's schedules finished, then wrote a few lines. Progress for me, but.. it's not very much. Hopefully this weekend... I should have plenty of time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Blog

I created a new blog since there are several blogs I visit like this one. I will still use my xanga -