After a whole night, I finally got both of my amber Halloween contacts in. My eyes feel like they’re wearing condoms. WTF.
Started reading my signed copy of Chuck Palahniuk’s “Damned”. Some postcards from Hell flew out, as well as chili pepper seeds (for growing). I am really confused. LOL. Did Palahniuk put these in or do they come in all of the books?
Just got into bed. Sheets are crisp, clean and cool. This feels like heaven.
Book on Trial #5: All These Things I've Done
Title: All These Things I’ve Done (N.B.: I have capitalized where appropriate. D: It was driving me crazy in the book. I wanted to double underline all the titles-including chapter titles.) Author: Gabrielle Zevin Genre: Teen, dystopian, crime, mafia, realistic, fiction Recommended For: 12+ Rating: 4/5 plums…oh wait, I have a graphic for this now! Sentence: I sentence Gabrielle...
And the Hallowe’en movie marathon has begun (I’m only watching my faves)! I’ll cross off what I’ve seen as I go. The Hallowe’en Tree Halloweentown Halloweentown II Sleepy Hollow The Mummy The Mummy Returns The Craft Hocus Pocus Something Wicked This Way Comes Fido Shaun of the Dead Ghostbusters Ghostbusters II Coraline Rocky Horror Picture Show Repo! The Genetic...
You can’t avoid orphan stories, child. Every story is an orphan story....– Imogen, “All These Things I’ve Done” by Gabrielle Zevin
Why are you acting this way?” I asked my nipples, but they didn’t...– Peter Paddington, “Fruit” by Brian Francis
Curse you KOBO Vox →
Updated my Goodreads Goal
I figured, I’m already past my goal of 100 books, so I upped it to 200. I realize this is just sheer craziness since this puts me behind schedule by 48 books, but then I was like “WHAAAT. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.” In fact, I will get at least ONE BOOK over 200 before 2012. Yes. I am currently at 111 books, so this could get interesting. If I am to finish 90 more books, I will have to...
Book on Trial #4: The Hollow Trilogy by Jessica...
This is the first trilogy, in a long time, that my first reaction upon finishing the last words was a “content” sigh, followed by realization and then denial (no, it can’t be over, I want more). I will not bother to individually comment on the books, other than to say that while the first book in the trilogy (The Hollow) was a little slow to begin with, Verday really did a...
Sweet, Spicy and Spooky Reads for All Hallow's Eve
I compiled a list of my top ten Hallowe’en reads (right now). They are not in order of preference. You will notice I did not include any Harry Potter books because, hello, those are great any time of the year. Enjoy! 1. The Hollow Trilogy by Jessica Verday. For those that enjoy sweet YA romances between a likable girl and a strange, ghostlyboy; this is the next teen trilogy to follow....
“Denied.” “Why?” “Because I’m the judge,...– Osiris & Sam (Supernatural)
That awkward moment when you read something aloud and completely mispronounce it, even though it’s a really simple word. Like reading “fades” as “fadies”, as in, rhymes with “hades”. I’m not actually, usually, this dumb.
Pet Peeve: When those bloody subscription cards come flying out of magazines. So annoying having to pick them up off the floor. Especially if you cut your nails really short, recently. D:
That awkward moment when you’re about to put gas into your car and realize the gas tank is on the other side. The gas station attendant thinks you’re a freaking idiot. [In my defense, though, NEW car. Srsly.]
Pet Peeve: When someone on Kijiji lists a condo under your cell number and you get a gajillion calls a day. Even worse? They posted more than one ad. Even worser than worse? You thought it was a prank for a whole day because men were leaving messages about “seeing your unit on Harding street”. Aha. ;) It still gives me the giggles.
Pet Peeve: Cutting my nails too short. It’s like I can’t do anything with my fingers! Like an old woman without dentures, gnawing at a carrot. Or, you know, pawing at a door knob-forever trapped in my bedroom. D’: Curses.
Today a cute boy (cashier) told me I have a problem, while I was paying for several books at Value Village. I agreed with him and replied, “I know so many books, so little time!” He said, “No I mean, you clearly have an addiction to buying books. Why?” I shrugged, “It’s a thing. Other people collect weird things like TY Babies and baseball cards; I collect...
Pet Peeve: Exited the wrong tab. FRAK. I was 90% done streaming that episode of Castle. D:< FML.
Pet Peeve: When people come into Bookstore X and ask me if we sell Sharpies. Why would we sell something that gives customers more incentive to destroy every clean space/non-damaged book we have? D:<
Pet Peeve: People who drift, rather than change lanes. Srsly, it’s like people didn’t learn that “sharing is caring” when they were kids. BASIC RULES, asswhore. Get of my road. Er…
Pet Peeve: When the person who last used the printer does not refill the paper and leaves a completely empty tray.
That upsetting moment when your piece-of-shit car is shat on by a bird. I already know it’s one step above wormfood.
That awkward moment when you make eye contact with someone trying to catch the bus you’re on and you just can’t seem to look away from their anguish. Just as you, incorrectly, assume that you’ll never see them again anyway (so you might as well ignore them), someone else either tells the bus driver to stop OR the bus driver finally notices and stops. Then you get stink-eye from the...
That ironic moment when you need a pair of scissors to open your new pack of four scissors. :|
Sometimes I wonder if those little iPhone text convos, with really meaningful conversations sprouted by someone just asking a really simple question, are posted by people that texted that to themselves and just cut out the parts that make it obvious that they are texting themselves. And, to me, that’s a really sad realization in itself…because it’s such a waste of an iPhone if...
HOW COULD THEY SELL OUT OF THE SPACE TOUR (Team Starkid) TICKETS IN LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES WTF?! I don’t care. I’m going to London, ON for it. D:< Screw Toronto. It’s done. Pigfarts, pigfarts, yum, yum, yum. Pigfarts, pigfarts, here I come. Going to the one in London? I’ll see you there!
pluww: paperfork: hogwarts-to-panem: kayrisa: Harry Potter in 99 Seconds. AMAZING i’ve seen this so many times and i still cease to be amazed every time i watch it whoa. just whoa. Good. Watch. I giggled like a fangirl should.
Does anyone else want to know if the Amy Pond from the episode of Supernatural tonight (Season 7, episode 3: The Girl Next Door) is an allusion to Amy Pond from Doctor Who? I am really confused.
I Do Believe in Water Horses, I Do, I Do!
I have to be honest here, there are many things that could have gone wrong with this book, for me. 1. I do not care for horses nor do I like to read about them or even, lazily so, watch movies about them. I hate being near them; the smell of them; and the way they look at me. 2. The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, while well-written and a good read, was definitely not something I found...
I say, "I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick."
Now he looks at me. He says, very softly, "It's late for that, Puck."
-The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
That amazing moment when Criminal Minds mentions a Doctor Who convention in San Diego. Whovians unite! <3
Killed a fruit fly in one swipe. Best. Night. Ever.
The first question. The question that must never be answered. Hidden in plain...– Dorian, Doctor Who Season 6 Finale
A Circus a Day Makes Bad Lit. Go Away
Okay,so I have to admit I was extremely skeptical about the reviews and buzz around this book. Especially when my coworker, with an ARC told me there was focus on romance. Luckily, I forced myself to read this and was completely thrown by the story. It was not what I expected at all. And while it does have elements of romance and a serious focus on one particular love story, it somehow becomes...