Sunday, June 24, 2012

Save Earth Sunday

The Lost Generation Video

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful evening like I am (soaking in the sun as we speak). I haven't been posting my weekly eco tips lately so I am happy to be posting this one. If you don't know, Save Earth Sunday, is an event that I created to raise awareness of the impact that we can have on the environment. Every Sunday I will try to post an eco tip(s) that everyone can use. Together we can make a difference and change the world! Feel free to post your own eco(s) tip in the comments.
If you have stale potato chips or ice cream cones, try microwaving it for about 20 seconds and let them cool. This is a fast way to save food and money.

 For more tips go to earthsaversclubforkids.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Follow Friday :]

Huzzah! It is Friday once again. Hooray. This weeks question is in honors of fathers day. 

Question: Who is your favorite dad in any book and why?

Answer: hmmm this is a toughy since I can't remember a lot of dads from the books that I've read. Since I have to choose someone I supposed I'll choose Rose's dad from Vampire Academy. He was a kick butt mobster dad. Well I'm not sure if I should call him a dad since he was never there for Rose while she was growing up but he was there in the end.

What as your answer? Leave me a comment below :]

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello everyone, "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Golly gosh! I have so many books to try to get through this summer so I am trying not to look for any new ones coming out. With that said I will let you guys know what book I am going to be reading next. (It just came out yesterday!!) :]]

Book: The Golden Lily
Author: Richelle Mead
Released: June 12, 2012

Synopsis by Goodreads.:
Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher

Has anyone read this yet? Was it what you expected? What are you waiting on? Leave some comments below. :]

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Book Review: Entangled by Cat Clarke

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My thoughts: 
I can't help but pick up books that have awesome covers! It took me a few chapters to get into this book, but the further I got into it, the more I had to know the ending. The story is set somewhere in England or France...though I am not sure. Anyways the main character's name is Grace and she is slightly annoying and has a habit of cutting herself. Cringe. I couldn't help but feel bad for her. The ending was great and I loved how the author was so clever about the whole situation about the white room and Ethan. 

Synopsis by Goodreads:

What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?
Am I going to die?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper—and no clue how she got there.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she’s tried to forget. There’s falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there’s something missing. As hard as she’s trying to remember, is there something she just can’t see?

Then, in a story full of dangerous revelations, Grace must face the most important question of all: why is she here?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Book Review: The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
                                  My Thoughts: 
I'm glad that I can finally take this book off my too read list. Hooray! Anyways I thought this book was okay. I don't exactly hate this book since I gave it three stars, but at the same time I did not love it. I thought the plot was interesting and the twist at the end make me want to read the second book. I could not believe the ending; say it ain't so! Overall, I thought the main character was annoying and a bit needy? I'm not sure if that's the right word I want to use, but anyways she kept getting herself into dangerous situations in which everyone else had to risk themselves to save her.

Synopsis from Goodreads: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Book Review: How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

My thoughts:
I love this book! I just finished it a few minutes ago and I just HAD to write a review. I randomly picked this book up at the library because the cover was pretty and the story line seemed intriguing.
The story jumps back and forth from the point of view of two girls, Jill and Mandy. As their stories unfolded I couldn't help but feel sorry for both of the girls and I soon found myself rooting for them as their stories started to intervene. I loved the ending; it left a smile on my face.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a heart warming story. :] 

     Rating: :] :] :] :] :] 5 out of 5 

                        Synopsis from Goodreads:
 Jill MacSweeney just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she’s been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends—everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she’s somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one.

Mandy Kalinowski understands what it’s like to grow up unwanted—to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she’s sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It’s harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too?

As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy—or as difficult—as it seems