Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Girl, Interrupted

"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted."

Friday, May 8, 2009

March - Today Books


The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers
***Changeling by Delia Sherman (past post on this one)
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye
***The Order of Odd-Fish by James Kennedy (also in a previous post)
***Scat by Carl Hiaasen
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
Wake by Lisa McMann
Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier

Peeps, The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld


***St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell;
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman;
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork;
***Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (previous post);
Fade by Lisa McMann;
My Booky Wook by Russell Brand;
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson;
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith


***Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen;
Feed by M.T. Anderson;
The Rules of Survival
by Nancy Werlin;
by Tara Bray Smith

I thought I'd share the books I've been reading the last couple of months. I'm a very avid reader, as you can tell, I've got an average of 10 books a month. It really depends on my mood, I think. I like to escape to these other worlds and live vicariously through the characters.

I've labeled (***) the books I've enjoyed most, but I've mentioned a majority of those in previous posts, so the titles might look a little familiar.

I've enjoyed all of the books I've read these last couple of weeks. Each of them had something unique to offer. I could write summaries of every single one of them, but I figured I'd leave that to the professionals, and instead I've linked all of the books' amazon pages.

A little note: most of these books contain profanity and/or adult themes and content. Except for Changeling, Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go and most of the Grimm's fairytales, they're for more mature readers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I am dying everyday,
but really, it's okay.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Let The Right One In

'Let the Right One In' is one of the most tender, yet disturbing, coming of age stories I've read (and then watched) in a long, long time.
It tells the story of Oskar, a bullied twelve year old Swedish boy who befriends Eli, a mysterious and very strange girl. Eli smells like death, only comes out at night, must be invited in and acts nothing like a normal twelve year old girl. Oskar falls in love with her anyway. And the more he begins to know about Eli, the more he begins to fear her. Fear, however, won't keep him away from her. Even after he discovers she a vampire (yeah, you didn't see that one coming, huh?), he still wants to be with her.
Oskar learns how to stand up for himself through Eli and I think (this is subject to much debate) Eli learns what it means to care for someone truly. It's heartbreaking and breathtaking. Its brought up these dark worlds in my head, where everyone is guilty yet not evil. The power of this story is that everyone does something wrong and has characteristics that are thought of as revolting, and you feel for them nonetheless. Oskar wants revenge, Eli kills to survive, parents choose other things over their children, people take advantage of others.

I'm not spoiling anything else from the book or the movie, other then both are gory and bloody (so those with quesy stomachs, beware) and yet, wonderful. This is a story you need to let in.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wishlist #1

So, I'm starting my birthday wishlist! Is it a bit soon? Probably. But it's fun. Bask in my amazing collage skills. Anyway, this is what I like from Free People. I'm afraid (specifically for my mother) that this is only the beginning of my list.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day!

Happy May Day!

Unfortunately, I'm not celebrating much on account of a terrible cold I've been battling this week and the standardized tests I've had to face the last couple of days. So, instead of dancing, I will be creeping into my bed and sleeping very soundly, hopefully.

As my birthday is approaching this month, I'm thinking of posting a wishlist and possibly my party plans. Right now, I'm planning a costume/garden party. My friends seem excited about it, and I think it will be fun.