27 October 2013

Willow Reads: The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window by Kristy Moseley

Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years.

Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair.

Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer? Find out in The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.

Title: The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window
Author: Kristy Moseley
Page Count: 256 pages
Book website: Doesn't seem to be one, but you can check out the Goodreads page.  
Published: April 30, 2012
Source: Goodreads

Spoilers aheaddddd.

I just finished this book about an hour ago as of starting this post, I came straight to my blog and had to make an update post so people didn't die of shock seeing me back here. Anyway, I just finished this book in one sitting (it's small enough to do so). Hardly anything can take me away from my homework for that long... I found myself not wanting to leave my phone. I read it via ebook on my phone, so that's why I couldn't leave that behind. I just had to talk about this book. I knew where to come. 

Wow. That's like.. the only word I have. 

So, in this book, there's a family. They're introduced as happy, until the father comes home.. He thinks his kids are a nuisance, even though you can tell by the voice of our main character, Amber, and the dialogue she's describing... They're not bad kids at all. Eventually we find that the father is abusive, not only physically and mentally... but, to Amber, sexually as well. One night, Amber's older brother's friend, Liam, hears her crying from his house next door. He sneaks into her window, ends up falling asleep with her in bed (nothing happened, she was 8 and he was like 12), and eventually this happens nightly. It's a huge risk, with Liam almost getting caught a few times, but it turns out ok.

Cut to a few years later, where Liam and Amber's brother, Jake, beat the father and kick him out, telling him to never come back otherwise they'd kill him. They had found him about to rape Amber, after beating her up. 

Skip to three years later. Amber's now sixteen years old. Her father left, and her mom got an amazing job, even though it travels a lot. The siblings look after one another, but are pretty independent. The relationship between her and Liam is hilarious. He's a man-whore, and she's not afraid to tell him. He sleeps around, he's never had a girlfriend... He's annoying, stealing her cereal, calling her Angel, and constantly teasing her.. Pulling her hair, hitting on her (much to her brother's annoyance).. Then, at night, sneaking into her bedroom window and being a total sweetheart. I'd be confused if I were her. 

Because of her abusive past, though, Amber can't stand to be touched by anyone besides Liam. He had comforted her through everything, and even though they didn't get along well during the day he made her feel safe. So, it's pretty easy to guess that all walls break down and they eventually get together in a romantic relationship.

Of course, because Liam normally sleeps around.. When he becomes exclusive and says that the girl he's with doesn't want to have sex right away, a bet comes along. Pretty much every girl in that school bets $20 that they'll be the next to have sex with him, because they think he's a sex-crazed party boy that can't live without. The bets reach to like $4,200, which is insane; it also makes Liam insane because every single girl within a 50-mile radius is trying to get in his pants. It eventually leads to Amber having sex with him a week into the relationship...

Before you start thinking she's a whore, read the book. She was a virgin who had known him since she was like 4 years old. They slept in bed together, doing nothing but sleeping, from the time she was 8 until the time she was 16 and finally decided to have sex. A few days before that, she had gone to a clinic to be put on birth control and they had given her condoms. And in this day and age, that's actually really responsible, she was doing it on her own.

From there, the relationship just starts getting really cute. They skip school to go on dates (as a future teacher, I can't condone that, but as a fangirl I can.. shhhh...), eventually everyone finds out about the relationship... And then all hell breaks loose.

We find out that Amber and Jake's father has another family, a wife who had a kid from a previous marriage and then together they had another baby. We also find out that he moved back into the same town as Amber, Jake, and company. This leads to Amber having a huge panic attack, because... Think about it. She was abused in every way possible by him, she fears him more than she fears anything else. The kid from a previous marriage, Johnny, is 17 and starts to go to school in the same place as everyone else. Eventually, Amber and her father meet face-to-face... She sees he hasn't changed and freaks out.

On top of that, she finds out that she didn't wait long enough to have unprotected sex with the birth control and that she's pregnant. She and Liam agree to keep the baby, but to wait for things to settle down first before sharing with everyone.

Well they never really get much of a chance, because Amber's father punches her in the stomach, causing her to miscarry. Liam goes batshit insane and starts attacking her father, and I agree that that man needs it so much. Eventually Jake gets him away from the guy who deserves to be killed because Amber's hurt and is calling for him. She gets to the hospital and has to have surgery... The next day, the police come to arrest Liam because Amber's father decided to press charges. This leads to Amber discharging herself out of the hospital, but eventually getting her father to drop the charges and leave. Jake eventually gets her and takes her home, and everything's alright.

Let's make one more leap to five years later. It's the day of Amber's graduation from college. Liam's almost late to her graduation, but he's not. By the end of the night, she has her own dance studio (since her degree is in something to do with dance), and she has a fiancee.

And that's the end of the book.

So I gave this book 5 stars on goodreads. I wish they'd have half stars because I'd give it 4.5 stars instead. xD It's not the most perfectly written book, but I did some research into it. The author had it on Wattpad for two years before publishing it... It's great because most Wattpad authors aren't the best. I loved the story, I just want more. But overall, a good lazy Sunday read. xD

Gonna go fix the theme and do homework now. xx
Have a good day! Happy reading!


Hey, everyone... Well, if anyone's still out there anyway. xD

I'm backkk. I haven't been here since my Vampire Academy movie update in May. There's so much stuff going on with that, but you can check google. There's a bunch of stuff happening with it, and the release date is still Valentine's day 2014. xD

So what have I been up to since May? A lot of things have happened, and I don't care to talk about many of them. But, I did get into Supernatural. I really love that show and MOOSE IS FINE... uh... er.. I.. I mean... mine. :look:

Anyway, I haven't actually read that much over the past few months. Mostly I've been focused on watching more than reading, which is out of character for me.. But I have two books I've read recently that I'm going to review. One I just finished reading, the other was finished last week.

So, just wanted to let everyone know that I'm alive. And I'll fix the theme, too. But after the review and that, I have to get to homework because I've been in school, too. xD Gotta play the bassoon later, 'cause I get graded on the F major scale on Tuesday. I've only touched the bassoon once before, so it's pretty clear that I need to practice. xD

Hope you're all well. I mean, the four followers I do have... I've barely talked to any of you all semester, so feel free to owl me, tweet me, or whatever... And we can talk. xD

12 May 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

If you're a mom, or a mom-to-be, I wish you a happy mother's day. Thank you for all you do for your kids, and the kids of others. Have a nice day. :)

Willow Reads: Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires #14) by Rachel Caine

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble...

Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane. 

Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. 

But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make.

Title: Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires #14)
Author: Rachel Caine
Page Count: 352 Pages
Book website: http://morganvilletexas.com
Published: May 7, 2013

Spoilers Ahead

No matter what mood I'm in, I can always settle for a new Morganville book. I'm sad that we're almost to the end of the series. This is probably one of my top five favorite series- in a list that includes Harry Potter (my top favorite) and Vampire Academy (probably my second favorite tied with Morganville). But this one was different than the previous 13. This book really challenged whether my favorite couple- Claire and Shane- would ever be back together again. So of course it made me sad, but the book didn't lack anything any other book in this series promised. 

The book starts out with Claire leaving the Glass house before anyone wakes up- she's going to MIT to study and her parents are meeting her at the outskirts of the town. Myrnin is there and he says goodbye, but eventually Shane and crew show up. Admittedly this part made me cry because Shane's trying to convince Claire not to go and I'm reading the book... Just wishing with all my heart that he would just go with her or she'd just decide not to go. But, after the last book, I can understand why she wants to go. Not only does she want to study and grow, Shane honestly believed that Claire and Michael were doing stuff behind his and Eve's backs. Honestly? So Claire wants to show Shane that this was serious and that he can't just lack that faith in her and in their relationship.

I am happy that she promised that she'll keep her promise to marry him someday. THAT BETTER HAPPEN, RACHEL CAINE! We need some wedding happening, and some married life. So you better be planning that, yo. But anyway, this book was mostly sad for me as a huge Claire/Shane shipper. 

When she moves away from Morganville, Claire moves in with Elizabeth, a character that hasn't been mentioned since the first few books of the series. Liz doesn't go to MIT, but she goes to a school somewhere around there, so they decide to become housemates. Surprisingly, Liz has changed a lot since Claire left her hometown, and is nothing like she used to be in high school. Claire quickly grows to hate living under the same roof, but doesn't want to leave Liz short on rent money... So she just decides to stay and wait it out. 

Well then a whole bunch of stuff happens. Shane follows Claire to MIT, but doesn't let her know that she's there. He ends up getting a job at a bar, and the entire time I was dreading when she'd find out. He couldn't stay a few towns over? I guess it's a good thing later, but when someone's mad at you and just needs space... You don't get a job close to where that person lives. And let's see.. Liz has a stalker ex boyfriend. And there were some other times when I was reduced to tears- having to do with Myrnin mostly. But in the end... The ending was the worst part. If you do not want to know how this book ends- stop reading. Now. After this paragraph break, there's going to be a huge spoiler. And I'm still not sure what to make of it. Ready?

There's a bit in the book where Eve and Michael also travel, Oliver and Myrnin make their way in, and then there's a new character who comes back to Morganville. So Claire and crew get back to Morganville, with Hannah Moses waiting on them. For some reason, she has the humans handcuffed and... All of a sudden... They shoot the vampires with wooden arrows. 

Morganville has been completely taken over by humans. 

Yeah, I'm not sure what to make of that one either. Guess we get to wait until the next book, which is due out in November. Which, to remind some of you... is also the final book of the series. This has me sad, this book better be as big as four of the regular ones. And then I'll still want more. Hopefully Rachel Caine writes this one and is like "NO. It's not done! 20 MORE BOOKS!" 

I doubt that though. Maybe another 10? ;) Oh well.

Happy Reading!

Willow Reads: Gone by Michael Grant

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents--unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers--that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else.

Title: Gone (Gone #1)
Author: Michael Grant
Page Count: 558 pages
Book Website: http://themichaelgrant.com/gone/
Published: June 24, 2008
Source: Re-read

Spoilers Ahead- Beware. :)

I first picked this book up when I was 16 years old and couldn't put it down. At the time, this book was a stand-alone, and I remember finishing it and being so mad that there wasn't a new one out. Then I moved on to other books and later found out it had been turned into a six-book series. So, I'm reading  it all and I had to re-establish the beginning of the story. I had to remember everything before I could move on, right?

Gone is set in Perdido Beach, California. One day in this fictional town, everyone over the age of 15 just disappears... Teachers, parents, grandparents. And right along with them, phone reception, internet access, and television broadcast is cut off. So, of course, kids are scared and all literal hell breaks loose. Kids are scared, hungry, and looking for someone to ensure that they'll be ok.. And that their parents will be back soon. Because they have to come back, right?

Enter Sam Temple, also known as School Bus Sam after he saved an entire bus full of classmates when the driver went into a heart attack- by taking control of the bus and calling the police on the driver's phone. After the event cooled down, Sam backed away from the attention, because he really didn't like it. After the adults disappear, though, kids naturally flock to him with their questions... Obviously he's just as confused as they are and doesn't know what to do.

Eventually bullies take over Perdido Beach... Which they have now nicknamed as the FAYZ- Fallout Valley Youth Zone- and there's a general struggle throughout the book about who should lead and who does what. Obviously, something has to be done- food perishes, and what are they going to do? Especially after they find a glass wall surrounding the town that burns at the smallest touch and won't break when someone throws something at it. And, like any other book that I like reading, there's a little romance in there.

I find this book so interesting because it's an idea of what would happen in this situation. Did I enjoy this book as much as the first time around? No, I think that I've read better written books. But I still want to know what's happening, and I'm well into the second book by this point. :) It's not much of a read if you like the classics, but if you like bigger books that don't require much thought... This is a good read for you.

Happy Reading!

30 March 2013

RIP Richard Griffiths

Rest in Peace, Mr. Richard Griffiths

As a Harry Potter fanatic, I had to make a post about the passing of Richard Griffiths. If you do not know him, he played Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, but did a lot of work before that as well. He passed due to complications from heart surgery. 

Sir, you will be missed. Rest in peace. 

Willow Reads (18+ Series): Captive in the Dark- C.J. Roberts

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naive and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

Title: Captive in the Dark (Dark Duet #1)
Author: C.J. Roberts
Page Count: 159 pages
Book Website: http://www.aboutcjroberts.com
Published: July 20, 2011
Source: Goodreads

A few months ago I was on Goodreads looking through book suggestions and this book came up in the Chick Lit section. I read the description and wasn't sure I wanted to go there but I thought it might be interesting, so I put it on my to-read list just in case I ever wanted something different. So that's where I'm coming from with this book. Of course I've read material like this before, it's nothing new. 

I can hear the activists and feminists now. "THIS IS NOT RIGHT. WHY ARE YOU READING THIS BOOK (AND OTHERS) THAT DEMEAN WOMEN?" Well, it's fiction, dears. So suck it up and go away if you don't like this review. Feel free to come back for any of the other reviews though. :)

Anyway, so after finishing the third Beautiful Creatures book two nights ago (which I will not be reviewing because it was so boring and wouldn't be interesting enough to write about), I wanted something new. Something different. I went into my goodreads to-read shelf and here we go. Something different. 

This book was... wow. I liked it but I'm not sure how I felt about it. It was a short book, and half the time I was questioning if I had gone too far. 

Pretty much, the book opens with a lot of description- and then Caleb kidnaps Olivia, takes her away from her life, and abandons her in a dark room. He won't call her anything but "pet," which infuriates her, and she doesn't even know how to handle the situation. Eventually she's able to leave the dark room and such, but she's still held against her will. And that's the battle throughout the entire book. Olivia is like "He's going to rape me and kill me, so I have to escape." and then Caleb acts sweet to her (which I'm not really seeing much of as she's saying it- only one time did I see the sweetness), and she's like "Oh why should I leave?" Caleb literally breaks her down from the strong person she once was. 

But she finally gets the chance to escape, makes plans to get back into the US (she found out she was in Mexico), and ends up right back where she started- BUT with serious injuries. It eventually leads to Caleb telling Olivia that he's selling her into the sex trade. 

This entire book had me at an inner debate, though. All the signs of abusive relationships are there. Being isolated from others, physical and mental abuse, that sort of thing. I was hoping, though, that Caleb would come around and leave his dangerous life for love or something. Totally didn't happen. xD So now that I'm finished with this one and on to the second in the book, you sort of wonder if it's going to happen but you know it probably won't. 

Gave it 3 stars on Goodreads. xD You can read it for yourself, see what you think. :)

06 March 2013

Willow Reads: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood

Spoiler Alert

Title: The Indigo Spell (Book 3 of the Bloodlines series)
Author: Richelle Mead
Page Count: 401 pages
Book website: http://www.richellemead.com
Published: Feb. 12, 2013
Source: Long time obsession with VA and now Bloodlines.

So we're back to more Richelle Mead news. Another book release shortly after movie information... Well that's good! I've been dying to read this book and it doesn't disappoint. You know it's good when a dedicated student drops everything to read like 85% of a book in one sitting.Which I did. Yesterday. I didn't study for some midterms, but I think they both went well. Anyway, back to the point.

THE SYDRIAN FEELS. If you don't know what Sydrian is, why are you even here? So go read Bloodlines, or even better the whole beginning six books before it starting with Vampire Academy. I'll give you a moment to exit out so you don't get a whole bunch of stuff you're not ready for. Go on. See ya later, gator!


OK! Now that those people who don't know why the heck they were here in the first place are gone, let's get down to business.

So what happened in this book that would be interesting enough to highlight?
Well, first. There's definitely some Sydney magic accepting going on. She actually looks into running away from the Alchemists to "break" her Golden Lily tattoo so she can, get this...

        1. Be with Adrian- who she FINALLY starts admitting to loving. Not just like, but love. There are some make out sessions. Some really cute moments, too. 
        2. Improve on her magic skills, which she begins to really rely on for self defense. 
        3. Continue to be friends with Eddie, Jill, and Angeline. Angeline's still crazy wacky, by the way.
Also, Sydrian and Adrian have a baby. I'm not lying. Read it for yourself. Chapter 17. It might not exactly be what you think, but seriously, get to it! 

There's so much in this book, and I hope you take the time to love it as much as I do. I cannot WAIT for Richelle Mead's next installment of this series- The Fiery Heart, coming out November 19 of this year.

27 January 2013

Willow Reads: Beautiful Creatures

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

Title: Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1)
Authors: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Page Count: 563 pages
Book Website: http://beautifulcreaturesnovels.com/
Published: December 1, 2009
Source: I can't even remember, it's been on my to-read list for ages.

This book was good. I kind of have an "Ok, that's good." kind of feeling about it, but it's not something I'd obsess over. It wasn't anything too negative, and there were times where I just wanted to stop school and read- I felt that pull.. But it wasn't anything too amazing. I picked it up because the movie is coming out on Valentine's Day, so I wanted to know what it's about. I won't see it on the 14th of next month, but maybe the weekend after? Anyway, let's get down to it.

First, what got me for a minute there is that the main character is male. Watch out for that if you haven't read the book yet- Ethan Wate is the narrator. It's not clear in the beginning, but you eventually get it.

In this book, pretty much- in a sort of Twilight-esque way- a new girl comes to a small town. Gatlin is such a small place where news travels so quickly, just like Forks, Washington. What makes this different? Everyone seems to hate Lena Duchannes ( Lee-nuh Doo-chan-ay; for those like me who had problems getting it), compared to everyone loving Bella Swan in Twilight. Enough with the comparisons though.

Ethan is the only one really to see Lena as a beautiful person for being different, because he's one of the only ones who has ever wanted out of Gatlin. So they become friends and later, boyfriend/girlfriend. You don't really have a YA book targeted at females without some sort of romance these days.

It's going to be a good movie, and I'm currently on the second book.
So go read!

The Liebster Blog Award

Hi, guys! I know it's been a while since I've written anything for books here, but a post is coming in a bit. Anyway, I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award.

If you don't know what the Liebster Blog Award is, it's this award given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers. If you're nominated, there are four steps:

1. You thank the person who nominated you and you provide a link to their blog on your blog
2. Your nominator has put 11 questions for you to answer. Answer them. Then tell 11 facts about yourself.
3. Leave 11 questions on your blog for the 11 people that you nominated to answer.
4. Pass on this award to 11 other blogs whom you feel are deserving for this award. Leave a comment on their blog that you have nominated them.
-Thanks to Shana for this description. :)

So, first off- thank you Shana at Vintage Sorrow for nominating me. She's my only follower here, but I know more people see my posts due to stats. I'm happy she wanted to bring some spotlight to my blog. ^.^ Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

Here are the questions that she's left me:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to keep track of what I was reading and how I felt after finishing the books. It's hard to remember what parts you liked the most and what happened in a series when you have to wait a year until the next book comes out. My blog is sort of just that- and I don't mind that people are reading my thoughts. I just have lots of spoilers and that's one thing I warn new followers about. 

2. How would you describe your blog?
Just a kind of book blog. Nothing spectacular. I'm a college student, so it's not the most frequent with posting. I try to keep to just blogging books, but I've been thinking about doing some movies posts, too. Changing it up a little. 

3. What is your biggest fear?
Losing those I love. A lot of the people I care about are online friends, people I can't just go see because they live in a different city, state, country, or even a different continent! But I love these people so much, they're my best friends and I don't want to drop the contact. 

4. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Anything would get old though. Hmmm... I'm not sure. Maybe fettuccine alfredo with spinach leaves and mushrooms in it. I love the sauce. 

5. Apple or orange?
I honestly like both. Right now apples sound better though. So I guess apple. 

6. Which is your all time (favorite/favourite) book?
This is a hard question to answer. I love books so much. My favorite series is the Harry Potter series, but as far as choosing just one book? I can't. 

7. What is one change that you want to see in the world?
I would love to see greed end. If the world dropped greed, people wouldn't be hungry, people could get an education, people could make more out of themselves and their lives. A lot of people are too busy saying "MINE! MINE! MINE!" all the time, that there are those who go hungry, who can't provide for their families, who drop out of school to help their families out. It's not cool.

8. What place would you like to visit that you haven’t been to yet?
I would loveeee to visit other countries- England and Scotland come to my mind first as top places. But just to start simple, I'd love to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. It's in my same country and I don't need extra shots or a passport! 

9. If you can go to lunch with four historical figures, who would they be?
This would be interesting. Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Bach. It'd be interesting musical conversation, seeing as Beethoven and Mozart are from around the same time, and Vivaldi and Bach are from a completely different era. It might not be so pretty, kind of like politics talk. But I feel, as a musician, I'd learn a lot. I know they aren't traditional historical figures like, say, Martin Luther King, Jr. or George Washington, but they're historical figures to me.

10. Which magazine(s) do you enjoy reading?
I don't read magazines. 

11. What is your dream job?
Teaching string orchestra to middle school-aged students. I'm working on it!

Now, 11 facts about me...

  1. I'm only 4 ft. 9.
  2. I'm a music education major in college, and I play the violin.
  3. I'm learning piano, tuba, and clarinet right now. By the end of the semester I'll also know trombone, euphonium, and alto saxophone. 
  4. The first "big book" I ever read was "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." I read the Potter books out of order the first time through, but I was young enough not to care. 
  5. I have three dogs. 
  6. I have an obsession with bedding. I love having my huge comfy bed to go to at night after a long day at school. It's niceeee. Oh, and unless I say you can come sit on it, you can't. It bothers me to know other people get on my bed. I'm OCD when it comes to my bed. 
  7. My Harry Potter stuff takes up two shelves of my four shelf bookshelf. And I still have more Potter stuff, but it's just in other spots.
  8. I love Lindsey Stirling- she's a violinist who composes her own music as well as covers for the violin, then choreographs dances to them. She then directs music videos for youtube, and publishes them there. She has a CD out, too. Plus I'm going to see her in March- one of her concerts in Ohio! ^.^
  9.  I have two sisters. Because of my height and everything, normally everyone thinks I'm the youngest, but I'm the middle child.
  10. I love food. More than I probably should.
  11. I had a huge Twilight phase when I was 15/16 years old. I still like them now, but I'm not huge into them. 
Questions for my nominees:
  1. If you could sum what your blog is about up in three words, what would they be?
  2. What are your favorite fandoms? 
  3. Top three favorite foods?
  4. Top three favorite movies?
  5. Top three favorite books?
  6. What is your most-visited website?
  7. What's one weird thing you can do? 
  8. Rant about one thing for as long as you can. What bothers you?
  9. What's your favorite season?
  10. Do you like/dislike sports? If like, what do you do. If dislike, what do you like?
  11. What's your favorite color?
I hate to do this, but I couldn't find more than a few blogs after about an hour's search with less than 200 followers. So, here are the three I found:
  1. Vintage Sorrow (I know she already nominated me, but any chance of her getting more followers is nice.)
  2. Casey's Crew 
  3. Potter Blogger 
If I find more, I'll make another post. :)

14 January 2013

An update.

Hi people who may or may not be reading this!

First off- Happy New Year! I've been meaning to make a post saying something like this recently, but school started back up. I'm two weeks late but better late than never, right?

Second- sorry I haven't gotten much done as far as blogging goes! I've not been able to read anything since my last post really, but I'm working on the first Beautiful Creatures book by Kami Garcia. This past week has been beyond nuts, involving car troubles and starting out new instruments and the like. Typical music major stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to read more, but I'm trying to get a good foundation on these new instruments. :)

Third- You are all awesome, keep reading, and hang on in there. :)
I'll make new posts as soon as I possibly can, this craziness can't go on forever!

Have a good morning/afternoon/evening/night, wherever you are!

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