Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cast Twilight aside- Patch Will Become the New Love of Your Life

About Hush, Hush...

Falling in love was never so easy . . .or so deadly.

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

Sorry Edward! Becca Fitzpatrick’s first novel entitled “Hush, Hush” will draw you in and leave you wishing for more. I admit as I picked up the book that I was fortunate enough to win from Twitter I was a little uneasy about the book, it sounded eerily like another Twilight rip off. In fact as I opened it and read the first few chapters, I thought it was. It featured a frail girl of 16 in biology class paired with the new exchange student, sound familiar at all? Not unlike Twilight I also I found myself slowly getting sucked in to the plot and the characters, but that’s were the similarities end. For whatever reason I found myself related more to the main character of the book (Nora) than I ever had to Bella or any other Twilight character, she was drastically different, and instantly I made a connection with her that I could never make with Bella. She was realistic and down to earth, that is for a novel ;)
Although some characters can be linked quite well to those of Twilight don’t toss the book yet, it’s got it’s strong points. The characters for the most part are fresh and unique, each with personal traits you as the reader can connect to The plot aside from a few similarities are new and exciting, each chapter leaving you with a feeling to continue on to the next. Her word choice throughout and the dialogue are brilliant, totally capturing your attention from page 1 to page 390...don’t believe me? I got it in the mail today around noon, by 9:30 pm I was finished with it.
It’s defiantly something I would consider buying as a gift for any teen book lover, or adult. Whether you’re 14 or 40 once you start you can’t put it down, it’s guaranteed something will pull you into this novel.

Forgive me if this is a sucky review, it’s the first one I’ve ever written but I can tell you it’s a good book, and definitely worth buying. I can guarantee also that there are no vampires, werewolves, or anything involving Forks. There is however romance, friendships, murder and lingering mysteries.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dearly Beloved,

We gather here on this fine day to mourn the loss of our Dark Roast coffee, it seems Monday has claimed yet another victim. There he was, sitting on the counter while my mother rearranged the cabinet when he was rudely pushed off by a box of noodles,he then plummeted to the ground. The force of the blow was so great he was decapitated, spilling his dark roast goodness upon the kitchen floor. There was a moment of silence before he was to be sucked up at 20+ mph into a dark hole filled with dust and other allergens. A few stray, injured grounds blew across the floor making a bigger mess in hopes of not being sucked up. Their attempts were futile and they soon joined their brothers in the large dark hole.
While this was a sad event I must say that it made the kitchen smell particularly good, but made the coffee pot particularly empty. The coffee is survived by the remainder of the coffee not spilled and the French Roast. I hope some cockroach at the dump will be happy to find our Dark Roast, and may the grounds brew in peace.

With that settled let's move on to a more positive Monday note...a chance to win chocolate, and I'm not talking about the crappy stuff! This is the good stuff baby ;) Head on over to this awesome blog:

and enter for your chance to win, make sure you read the rules and check out the chocolate website to drool a bit! ;D

I'm off to babysit, blog soon

Friday, July 31, 2009

Free Chocolate! :]

What could make a beautiful Friday even better? Ummm, how about some FREE chocolate from The Mars Company :]
Yummy! The coupon comes in about six weeks and it's even good for one of those Dove Bars *drools* Why pay for it...when it can be free? Also if you go to Walmart's page they usually have free samples offered from anything from lotion to tea. I just recently got some yogi tea from them (wonderful!) If your into books I would suggest going to, where you can register for first look and have a chance for free books if you write them a review. I think I've gotten three books this way, all very good :]
Just a quick little Friday blog, now off to much on some brownies and sip on some free tea!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Best Recognized Celebrity Voices

Before I even get this list started just a few things:
  • 1. This list is in no order what-so-ever. I tried to put it into a list but it was getting way too stressful than a blog ever should be, so all of these are in random order.
  • 2.These are my thoughts on most recognized voices, I realize that some big names may have been left off from previous generations, but I would love to know some of your own lists. Maybe in the future lists by generation?
Without further ado here is the list:
Ozzy OsbourneElvis Presley Yummy!
Morgan Freeman

Why yes, this is the voice of God speaking!

Sarah PalinEllen Degeneres

Robin Williams

Amy Lee


William Shatner

Craig Ferguson

Dave Letterman

Sarah Silverman

Mike Myers

And at the request of my parents:
James Earl Jones
Sean Connery
So there you have it! My list of most recognized voices :]

Random thoughts, Dan Brown, and The Buddy Walk

Have you ever wondering why more food vendors don't operate the way ice cream trucks operate? Who says you can't have a hot dog truck or a hamburger truck? Can you imagine that at sporting events? WHY only ice cream? Is only the ice cream sacred enough to be stuffed in a truck (that is actually a van) and be wheeled around with that annoying soundtrack? Have you ever perhaps wondered (probably not) why we have unicorns (you-na-corns) but not unicbrows or unic-cycles. If Greek for one is "unic" or whatever language they derive from why can't we have unicbrows? You simply can't tell me we use one languge for this and another for that. English may well be the most cryptic language of all, no wonder foreigners have such a hard time!
Speaking of cryptic things is anyone else REALLY stoked for Dan Brown's new book coming out September 15th? I know there are some big bible people out there who refuse to read Brown's work because it offends them, but really? It's a novel. No, it's not %100 percent historically accurate, excuse the guy for having an imagination. In fact all good books are hated by at least some people. I got lost in the book, I felt their emotions in both The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons (my personal favorite!) I'm very pumped to read Digital Fortress, I've read into it a bit and it seems intresting, but it doesn't quite catch my attention like the other two.
Anyways! His new book, The Lost Symbol comes out in just 47 more days! If you want to check it out here's the link to his website:

Now for yet another topic, I'm on a random roll today! October 3rd is going to be the Buddy Walk in Omaha, it's taking place at UNO's campus. For all of you not familiar with the buddy walk it's a walk to raise money and awareness for people with Down Syndrome. One of those people happens to be my little sister. She is the happiest, most amazing little girl I have ever met. One smile makes your day, guranteed! If your in the Omaha area anyone is welcome to come participate in the event, more information can be found here:

Anndd If you can't make it you can always show your support by sponsering a child and raisng money for the cause. Here is my sister's site:
:] so check those links out and be sure to spread the word! My sister is so much more than her Down Syndrome. I hope in the future to be able to show people just how amazing people like my sister are, and how much they have to give to this world. Just the capacity for love they have is amazing, we all have that capacity but they really use that. If everyone could love that they do it would be wonderful.

To wrap up this Wednesday randomness is a cute picture to brighten your day:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Change Your Mindset, Change your life.

Like any deep thought this didn't come when I was trying to have deep thoughts, or when I was trying to be intellectual, because that's never when these type of things attack you. no, it's always while you try to sleep, or in my case while you're trying to take a relaxing shower. I was thinking to myself, "What is life?" which I suppose is a very common human question, and I doubt this will be the last time I ever ponder this.
Is life something that is predestined for you? Is there something, some great thing waiting to be accomplished by you and only you, or is life simply what you make of it? The dreamer side of me would like to believe that I was destined to do something, like I was chosen for a particular task and no one else. However I choose to believe that life is simply what we make of it. Why?
I started thinking, both those who think that life has something predestined for them and those you think life is what you make it can lead extraordinarily happy lives. It can also be noted that those who seem to think they are destined to fail and nothing more live miserable lives. I came to the conclusion that to change your mindset is to change you life. If you think you are going to fail you will fail because that is what you expect to happen.
I believe our beliefs and our values shape us into who we are and that life is simply what you want it to be. Whether people choose to believe that it is some higher power such as god is another topic. Isn't discovering yourself in a religion the same as changing your mindset? Is that why people are either completely blinded or able to see clearer through religion?
This could also tie into The Secret, a wonderfully powerful book. What if having what you want in life is as simple as changing your mindset?

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.
Kurt Vonnegut