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My Sister’s Keeper

Anyone seen the trailer for this yet? Oh, that’s kind of a dumb question considered I just posted it…

Ahem, anyone read the book My Sister’s Keeper? The odds are probably pretty high that you have, it’s a fairly common book. I read it back in January and upon finishing it proceeded to bawl for an hour. I was sitting outside of the barbershop while my dad and brother were getting their hair cut and when they came back out to the car they found me just crying. And I couldn’t stop! This is one of those books that affects you for many reasons. You think you know exactly what’s going to happen; but really you have no idea.

The trailer looks promising. I’m very excited to see this movie. Maybe excited isn’t quite the right word, but I will definitely be there as soon as I can manage to go see it. I recommend you do too.

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May 10, 2009 at 8:12 pm 5 comments

Good Titles Can Be Hard to Come By

I fail at posting! No actually, I’ve just been way too busy/sick/uninterested to post lately. But I decided that I need to update. Except for I have nothing I can think of to say.

Well, except maybe a few general life updates? I guess I can try.

I did not successfully finish NaPoWriMo (didn’t expect to either), but I made about twenty-three poems which I’m quite happy with! That’s still a lot of poems for one month. Some of them are going to be permanently deleted and never again exposed to the light of day, but some I’m really pleased with actually and it will be good to continue working on those.

In other news, I have forty-three days until school is out. That’s days in total, but just school days. That seems like a long ways away still. I wish it were sooner, but the good news is they will not be cancelling school anymore for potential swine flu cases so we shouldn’t have to go into Summer. Speaking of swine flu (or oinkbarf) I’m so sick of hearing about it! So I shall talk about something else.

I’ve recently started doing pilates on a regular basis with a personal instructor, and I love it. I suppose not that recently, I’ve actually been doing it for almost two months now, but I really enjoy it. It’s a challenge to the mind as well as the body, but you’re so busy thinking about the mind that you don’t realize (most the time) how hard you are really working your body. It’s good.

I haven’t had nearly as much time as I would like to do reading (school is a pain) but I have read all of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books and cannot recommend them highly enough. They are brilliant. If you like humor, adventure, action, greek mythology, and a dash of romance you must read these books. No really, they’re that good.

I’ve also read A History of The Middle East (not recommended at all), Two Girls of Gettysburg (highly recommended!), Palestine Peace not Apartheid (surprisingly interesting), and books like Trouble (pretty good), Forest Born and listening to The Goose Girl in audio book format, which is of course wonderful 😀

Hopefully I will be posting proper reviews coming soon too.

Which also reminds me, here are a literature picks for my next few weeks reading list (not really in any particular order):

1.) Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn

2.) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

3.) Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

4.) Deep Blue by Melody Carlson (reread)

5.) Out of a Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

6.) Fablehaven Book One by Brandon Mull

7.) Lavinia by Ursula LeGuin

8.) Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare

9.) The Important of Being Earnest by Earnest Hemingway

10.) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

So some of those books I really do want to read, and others are just ones that I think I should read to enhance my mind, etc. I’m thinking I’ll do a post coming up with books that are being released soon, as well as the reviews and such. I’m planning on hopefully being more bookish around here, along with the interviews which will still be coming of course.

Oh, and I am so excited to start my AP classes, particularly APUSH. The teacher at my school is one of the most enthusiastic and passionate teachers for his subject, he makes me infectuously excited to start. Let’s put it this way, he started talking about a summer boot camp to get ahead in our learning and I started jumping up and down slightly with excitement. He makes me WANT to learn. I can’t wait to get started 😀

Hehe, and the LOST Season 5 finale is this Wednesday, so I will definitely have to give my thoughts on that!

And writing. I am planning on continuing work on my novel (and maybe persuing a few other ideas I’ve had lately in that regard) as soon as school is out. Life unfortunately is too busy right now for me to concentrate on too many different things at once. But finals will be here soon, and projects will be finishing up soon and then I will have time. And that will be nice.

May 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm 5 comments


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