Welcome to my humble blog. If you're here looking for a bunch of insanely boring posts about my daily habits and what I had for breakfast this morning, then you are out of luck. However, if you like to read and want to look over reviews for books before you buy them, this is the place to be.

Tuesday, May 17

The Tale of Two Pretties: A Clique Novel

              If you have not even picked up The Clique, then you are either a guy, or a major slacker. It is not like the other series associated with it, like Gossip Girl, or The A-List. Lisi Harrison goes much deeper in her characters, and they are only shallow on the outside. Personally, I even prefer The A-List over Gossip Girl, and I'm wondering why Gossip Girl is the one that got turned into a show.
             I just finished reading The Tale of Two Pretties, which, alas, is the last book in the series. All the girls are keeping secrets, secrets that could break up the Pretty Committee. Now, what those secrets are, I am so not telling. In the end, all the secrets come out, as they tend to do, and Massie is faced with a terrible decision, one that could change their lives forever. But change is good, right?

Saturday, May 14

Word of the Week

     Now, who here has heard of Crash Bandicoot? (crowd cheers insanely) Okay, does anyone know what a bandicoot is? (lots of head scratching and confuzzled looks) Didn't think so. Well, you're about to.

any of several large East Indian rats of the genus Nesokia


The Vampire Diaries- The Return: Shadow Souls

                    L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries series is a perfect remedy for the vampiritis that's been going around. However, the novels don't exactly follow the original vampire rules; you know, burnt by sunlight, killed only by wooden stakes, invincible... the list could go on, but I think I'll stop there. The only rule that she follows is the wooden stake thing, except that, unlike most vampire books, she offers an explanation. Apparently, there is a chemical in trees that is super-toxic to vampires. I'm repeating the word "vampire" a lot, maybe there are synonyms...
    Nope, none that aren't offensive, and I wouldn't want that big guy, Sage coming after me. ANyway, this yarn is about a girl named Elena Gilbert, who died twice in the previous book, one I have yet to read, and is trying to decide between two brothers, Damon and Stefan, who happen to be vampires. Personally, I am rooting for Damon, but things aren't looking so good for him, because Stefan is Elena's soulmate. *Sigh* So, Stefan is trapped in the Dark Dimension, and Damon is the only one who can get her there. With the help of Elena's two best friends, Bonnie and Meredith, and another vampire, Sage, who also brings the help of his huge dog and hawk, they go to the Dark Dimension. And if they make it back, well I'm not giving anything away. This is a book review, not a book report.

Wednesday, March 30

Word of the Day

You know what? I think I need to change this to "Word of the Week," because I never remember to do it every day. So there. "Word of the Day" is now "Word of the Week."

Monday, March 28

Word of the Day

          Wow, am I a slacker. When was the last time I did this? Like last week? Anyway, I will give you a cool word to astound (or confuse) your friends with, and you don't even have to use it right, because they probably won't even know what it means. And our word of the day iiiiiiiiiiiis...

a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley

           There you have it, folks. Our wonderful word of the day.

Thursday, March 17

Ella Enchanted

        Ella Enchanted is another spin on the original Cinderella story, though quite different than all the others. I've always disliked Cinderella; she always did everything her stepmother and -sisters told her to, and was always too good, making friends with mice and birds, both of which I personally despise, and singing like a lark while doing the most menial tasks. Ella is nothing like that. The opposite of the meek, dreamy, Disney Cinderella, Ella is strong-willed, and only obeys anyone because she was given a curse at birth, by an idiot fairy named Lucinda. Lucinda gets her kicks by showing up uninvited at weddings and births, and giving unwanted "gifts" to unsuspecting people. Throughout the novel, you'll find discreet references to the original "Cinderella". For instance, the Prince in Ella Enchanted, Prince Charmont. Get it, Charmont, and Prince Charming?

Tuesday, March 15

Word of the Day


  1. a product of a simple manual skill, as a plaited leather cord for the neck or a knife sheath, made typically by a camper or a scout
  2. work of little or no value done merely to keep or look busy

Breaking Dawn

                 The fourth, and final, book in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer, Breaking Dawn wraps up all the little loose ends left by the previous novel in the saga, Eclipse, into a nice little package. If you've read Eclipse, then you should know that Bella and Edward are getting married, and that's the first thing that happens in the final novel. Naturally, Bella's not too thrilled with all the wedding planning, and leaves it all to her mother and Alice. The wedding goes perfectly, of course, and has an unexpected, but not unwanted guest. I won't say any more, except that the Cullen family has a new addition, and Jacob comes to terms with Bella's marriage in a way nobody could have seen coming. Well, unless you're psychic. This is definitely a good book; I actually own it, and have read it multiple times. If you want to know more, you've got to read it! Adios!

Sunday, March 13

Alice In Wonderland

           So you've seen the movie, directed by Tim Burton, no less, heard the song, and maybe even played the video game, but have you read the book? Alice In Wonderland, well, actually Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll is a very interesting and whimsical tale full of very umm... interesting characters. The story begins when little Alice is out-of-doors for the day, and is profoundly bored. Her sister being of no help, Alice lets her imagination run wild. Of course, she falls down the Rabbit Hole (I just thought that should be capitalized), and finds the "Drink Me" bottles. From there her adventures get curiouser and curiouser. She plays croquet with the Queen of Hearts, has tea with the Mad Hatter, and throughout the entire story you can count upon the Queen of Hearts to  incessantly shriek, "Off with her head!"

           I shall not tell you any more, you will have to read the book to find out what happens.  I hope you will, because Alice's Adventures in Wonderland remains one of my favorite books. Bye!