Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday: Six Things In My Mediocre Life

1. So I haven't been here in a while. Hello. Now at least I can stop saying my blog is "dormant" on YouTube, right? Anyways, I am working on being more active on YouTube. You will hopefully see some more book discussions, tags, hauls, and vlogs very soon.
2. I have another new song called "These Are the Things" on my album, Wonderland. It is about things I believe in.
3. I recently became a Percy Jackson fan!!!!!! OMG next post, I will show you all of the PJO things I made so far! I will add as the list gets longer. Trust me it will :)
4. I got to hang out with my friend TRICIA this week!!!! I probably bored her to death talking about Percy. I just can't help talking about him.
5. I also got to hang out with my friend BRANDI yesterday!!!!! I'm forcing her to read the books :)
6. Homeschooling is going pretty well :D

Sorry this wasn't as long a post as usual. I must get back to book talking :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I Heart Katytastic from YouTube

Dear Imaginary Friends,
     I just wanted to give some recognition to Kat from katytastic on YouTube! She has many other awesome videos as well, so you should look her up on YouTube! Also, use your imaginary accounts to subscribe to her channel. She's pretty awesome :) She has great suggestions for books to read in this video!
P.S. Thanks for being patient with me. I know I haven't been using my imagination a lot, and that was pretty inconsiderate of me to just forget about you guys and stop posting on my blog for so long.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Saturday: Six Events In My Suddenly Eventful Life

1. I am writing a book. A different book than the stupid one I started, like, a year ago. This one is actually kind of interesting. I really hope there isn't already a book sort of like it. It isn't realistic fiction or fantasy, where you can have some of the same plot lines as other books, because they are generic. I am attempting to write an original dystopian novel. I swear they have every possible alternate society out there, so it was kind of hard to create my own. Like I said, I really hope no one else thought of this, because it's pretty cool. Anyway, I will have more info to share when I get further along. For now, know that it is dystopian, and it isn't based off of the Hunger Games. If there are any similarities to anything I've read, Matched is probably the closest thing, and even that is a long shot.

2. I wrote two more songs. One is called "Goodbye," and one is called "Delusional." I now have five songs for Wonderland: "Wonderland" (duh), "Fools", "Anything", "Goodbye", and "Delusional".

3. I am currently being home schooled through the WAY program. That's fun.

4. I HAVE A PET FISH!!!!!!!!! His name is Jelly and he is a black molly and Katherine gave him to me! I have to get an aquarium vacuum and more filter cartridges or something tomorrow, and I am also adding a new fish to the tank :) A female silver lyre tail molly. I will name her Sileny, because that is a cool name and also the name of my book's main character.

5. I haven't been reading much lately :( I have friends all of a sudden and they want to hang out with me! It doesn't really leave much time for books :( Is my addiction broken??? Probably not. Once fall hits and everyone else is back in school, I know that I will be reading at least a book a day.

6. My sleep schedule is totally whacked out crazy! I told my dad I would mow the lawn in the morning as soon as I woke up. I mowed the lawn at 4:00 PM. It's probably unhealthy. I'm so glad I'm not in real school.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday: Six Events In My Very Boring Life

1. I wrote another song. It is called "Anything." So now the track list reads: "Wonderland," Love Like That," "Fools," and "Anything." I have until I'm almost nineteen to complete this, so I think I may have a significantly larger mount of songs on this album.

2. School is almost out. HOORAY! Hopefully that means I will soon have more time to read and post.

3. I have decided to do the 100 book challenge. I hope I can accomplish this. I lagged behind because I was very busy with school, so it is May 12th and I have only read seventeen books. I feel pathetic. Now I must read 9-11 books each month to accomplish my goal. I have it all planned out. I can do this.

4. Did I mention that I have like... a million more videos up on Youtube? I took most of the not-book-related videos down, but they were replaced and surpassed by many more book videos. I have 34 videos and 3 subscribers. All of which I know personally. I had others whom I did not know, but both of their accounts got deleted so....

5. I walked 9 miles today. WOOHOO! My parents are motivating me to get out of the house and walk, so they are paying me a dollar for every mile I walk. I'm not sure if they realize this, but they may very well go bankrupt by the end of the summer. I will go to great lengths to fund my book buying habits. They don't realize that they will be supplying me with drug money. Drugs for the soul.

6. The rest of the books I'll be reading in May include: Linger, Forever, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Wake, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, The Silver Linings Playbook, Going Too Far, and Forget you.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

My Addictions

     It has taken me some time, but I have finally admitted something to myself. I am an addict. Over the years, my addiction has become more and more obvious. It started with hiding from friends and family, then I became indebted to my parents, and now my grades are slipping and I can ignore it no longer.
     As unhealthy as my addiction is, I cannot bring myself to change my ways. I have become attached to this dark side of myself, and I fear I will never get better. I thought maybe admitting this on the internet would motivate me to get clean, but typing this out now, I know that I may never change. But I realized that it is my duty to help keep others from wandering down this dark and dangerous path that is my addiction. So here are the signs that you are turning into an addict. Well, a book addict.

      1. You ignore your friends' invites to hang out so that you can either stay home or hide out somewhere to read.You may even make up an excuse to escape their attentions.

     2. Any time you go to a store, you search the aisles for a book section, even in Home Depot, where you know not a single book resides.

     3. When you go to a store that does sell books, you immediately seek the shelves, even when you have absolutely no money and you already know every book the shelves contain.

     4. You borrow money from your parents to fund your reading expenditures.

     5. You buy books from series that don't currently occupy your shelves, even though you own a plethora of books that you haven't even read yet, and if anything, you should be buying the books that complete the series currently on your shelves.

     6. You stay up until ungodly hours of the morning to finish a book.

     7. Last but not least, you shirk your duties to read, such as schoolwork or "real world" work. (This is usually the final stage of the addiction. It can't get much worse than this.)

     I hope I could be of service to the rest of my readers out there. I merely wish to prevent you from falling down the slippery slope of reading induced self-destruction.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Recent Obsession

     Oh my Glob! Veronica Roth is probably my new favorite author! Divergent and Insurgent were A-mazing! I love Four and Tris! If you have read Divergent, go here: Divergent by Veronica Roth- My Review and watch the video. My Insurgent review should be up soon as well. Some people probably think I am conceited now, because I said I was smart, but I assure you, I was merely joking. Anyways, these are for sure two books that anyone would stay up all night reading! I did. Actually, I didn't have to stay up all night reading Divergent because I read it all in one day. One school day, no less.
     I had an ordered list of certain books to read. The list went: Torment by Lauren Kate (check), Passion by Lauren Kate (check {Rapture would have been next but I didn't have the money for it at the time}), The Host by Stephenie Meyer (check, and I saw the movie shortly after), Divergent by Veronica Roth (check, obviously), Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (I'd be rereading this), Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (another reread I haven't done yet), and Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. My intentions were to stick to this list NO MATTER WHAT! However, after I read Divergent, I was like, "Screw the List, I have to read Insurgent!" So I hurried and ordered it with my next paycheck. I would have read it so much faster if not for the fact that I was so busy when I got it, and then I supposedly had a bad attitude, so my heartless mother took it away right when I was in the middle of a suspenseful part. UGGHHHH! Anyway, when I finally got my book back, my mother had to work that night. My father, bless his heart, is entirely oblivious to my devious endeavors. He asked for my computer, my kindle, and my book, obviously. My father doesn't really pay attention to the books I read, so I hid Insurgent under my mattress and handed over Clockwork Princess instead, because it is hardcover and relatively the same size. I wrote a similar story a while ago about how I managed to read the Hunger Games trilogy behind my parents' backs.You should read it so you can use my strategies to your advantage if your parents are joy-shunning tyrants like mine... Just kidding! I love my parents. I just hate their punishments. I didn't feel as much like a magician as I did before, though, because honestly, my father doesn't care all that much. Seriously, I read until 3 AM with my floor lamp on... The sad thing is that I don't even really feel bad about my trickery. I feel powerful and clever. I'm sure all of this is sharpening a useful skill that I will be in dire need of in the future. Yes, that is how I justify it. Plus, it's not really hurting anyone, right?
                                    Happy Reading!

Monday, March 25, 2013

I Started This On Sunday, But Now It's Monday: Six Events In My Boring Life That I'm Posting Late

1. My Youtube channel is coming along nicely. I have several new videos up about books (yay!), and I'm coming up with other things to do that are somewhat more fun than regular vlogging.

2. I terminated a poisonous friendship. That was a really big relief! (Turns out that it's not quite over in her mind though... Urrrgh!)

3. I hung out with my best friend Katherine this weekend! This should've been first, it was the highlight of the week.

4. Katherine and I saw Jack the Giant Slayer! It was really, really, really goooooood!!!!!! NICHOLAS HOULT!!!!!

5.Spring break is almost here! Woohoo! Hopefully, I'm going to Six Flags with Katherine!

6. Not long until I'm a senior! Yeah, sorry... The events definitely hold up to their namesake- boring.