Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oops... I did it again.

Haha. Sorry. Yet again I fail to update my blog daily. It's not like I have much followers anyways. :3

Today I had my guitar lesson. It was pretty good, my teacher helped me with parts I didn't understand.

I had a loooot to do today. I started working on my Geometry project at 7pm today and finished at 9:30. Then my brother decides to start on it at 10pm the night before it's due. Of course he isn't very skilled in cutting cardboard, or coloring with colored pencils, so I helped him until 12am tonight. I still haven't started studying for my two tests or work on my 2 paragraphs for Anne Frank due tomorrow. And it's 12:40am.... -__-''

To top it all off, since I have been really busy this week, I haven't been able to go to the library to get some books on the Cold War (my research topic for English). So I have to do that tomorrow. It's probably going to take like 3 or 4 hours just to get some books like it always does. ;-; And that is due Thursday.

Busy busy week. I haven't been able to read I Am #4. I actually lost it yesterday. I found it today in 7th period. It was in the desk under a piece of paper. Oops. I'm just glad no one stole it. You have to admit, it looks like a pretty good/valuable book.

I'm boring you now. I'll grab a song for y'all in a sec.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Boston by Augustana

Here ya go. :) Changed the date to avoid confusion.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moments Between Sleep - VersaEmerge

My current favorite song right now. I love it .. it is packed with meaning. :D "It's amazingly strange... how we all seem to change." Check out the band, they are my favorite band as well. They are extremely talented. Tomorrow is Friday! Yay.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

If It Means a Lot to You - A Day To Remember

Sorry everyone. I've been really busy and I keep forgetting to give you guys a daily song. This is still for February 9th. I'll be posting a song for February 10th later. :) Anyways, I really like this song, it's catchy. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blake Harnage - "Let Go" HQ

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't updated in a looonnng time. I've been really busy, so I truly apologize. Here is a beautiful cover from Blake Harnage, the guitarist in the band VersaEmerge. I love his voice.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt - Review

Publisher: Atheneum Books
Release Date: July 1st, 2003
Source: Borders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“I have the feeling that I know who I am, only I'm not anymore.”

Dicey's Song was absolutely beautiful. I cried near the end.

Set in the 1980's, the second book of the Tillerman Cycle, Dicey's Song, picks up from the end of the Homecoming, the first book. The Tillerman children have been welcomed into their grandmother's house. Throughout the book, Dicey gets a job at a store and goes to school. She befriends a girl named Mina from her class. She also listens to a boy named Jeff play guitar every afternoon right after school. Their mother, who is in a hospital in Boston, isn't really talked about during the first half of the book.

As the story progresses, more problems and situations are introduced to Dicey. It becomes harder for Dicey to make decisions. Her grandma advises her to just hold on to her loved ones, but at the same time just let go. Dicey has never had to let go before in her life. She has to make one of the hardest decisions she has ever made.

I extremely recommend this book, and this whole series. Cynthia Voigt is a truly inspirational writer. I love her descriptions and how she plays out the story. She is very creative and a very deep writer. I plan to read some more of her works.

Dicey's Song will definitely play with your emotions and you will suddenly feel grateful for the things in your life. That is why I loved this book.

Fury of the Phoenix Giveaway

Hey everyone,

A friend of Cindy Pon (author of the Fury of the Phoenix!) is giving away an ARC of Fury, and a paperback of Silver Phoenix, along with a $50 giftcard. This book looks so interesting, I will definitely read it in the future. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is come up with a haiku and tweet it! For more information, click here.


Afterlife Giveaway

Author Courtney Allison Moulton is giving away the book Afterlife by Claudia Gray. Check it out here.

Deadline is February 6th! Better hurry. :)

The Vespertine

I know I made an earlier post about the book, but I just wanted to let all of you know that The Vespertine is coming out in one month! Ready yourselves! So exciting~

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Books, Homework, Mile

Ugh. What a long week. On Tuesday I went to guitar practice and I learned a lot of hard stuff that I don't think I can do. So I'm getting extremely unmotivated. I guess I have to practice more... I've only practiced twice this whole week...

Both Tuesday and Wednesday night I fell asleep doing my homework. Both nights I started homework at around 9pm. FAIL. Today I started at 11pm. Lol. And I'm slacking... right now it's 11:59 pm and I've only done one assignment. But this time I'm sitting up so I don't fall asleep.... -.-;

I'm currently 67% through Dicey's Song! Then I will read I am #4 for my bookclub. By the way, I just have to mention that I actually, for the first time in my life, won a book! It was a giveaway from goodreads, and the book is Emily and Einstein. I think it's a more adult-ish book so I'm giving it to my mom to read. :3

Today we ran the mile. It was my first mile in 10 weeks or so, and after I couldn't breath and my throat was so sore from breathing too hard. So whenever I cough or laugh it hurts. :( I got 8:04 for the mile, which isn't bad.. since my record is like 7:40. :)

I have had my contacts in for 70 hours or more, since I fell asleep both nights I didn't have time to soak my contacts in solution. Goodnight everyone.

September by Daughtry

Sorry, didn't have a song yesterday. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Everywhere by Michelle Branch

An old song that I love. (: