Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Because Kara has a gift -- one that often feels like a curse. She sees signs, visions that are clues to a person's fate, if she can put together the pieces of the puzzle in time. So far, she's been able to solve the clues and avert disaster for those she's been warned about -- until she sees the flash of a gun on a fellow classmate, and the stakes are raised higher than ever before. Kara does her best to follow the signs, but it's her heart that wanders into new territory when she falls for a mysterious guy from the wrong side of town, taking her closer to answers she may not be able to handle. Will her forbidden romance help her solve the deadly puzzle before it's too late...or lead her even further into danger?
I also like the way the family issues were handled. Once again, things felt real, in fact they could almost be called frustratingly so. It was easy to feel Kara's frustrations with her mother and the lies she was forced to tell so her mother would believe she was a normal teenager.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Still reeling from their most recent adventure, Maximum Ride and the rest of the flock must head out to sea to uncover the secret behind a brand new series of disasters—fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii, hundreds of ships are being destroyed. As if that weren’t enough, they’re also being tracked by a criminal mastermind with, oh yeah, an army of mercenaries. Can the flock save themselves and the ocean, and the world, from utter destruction?
Friday, August 21, 2009
Winner of Meridian:
Winner of One Butt Cheek at a Time:
Please email your mailing info to me at wantmyya at gmail dot com and I will forward it on to Amber Kizer. Thanks again everyone for stopping by. :)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Treasure Map of Boys
by E. Lockhart
Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more:
• Noel is writing her notes,
• Jackson is giving her frogs,
• Gideon is helping her cook,
• and Finn is making her brownies.
• Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already sucky reputation is heading downhill.
Not only that, she’s also:
• Running a bake sale,
• learning the secrets of heavy metal therapy,
• encountering some seriously smelly feet,
• defending the rights of pygmy goats,
• and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.
In this companion novel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and — if such a thing exists — to find true love.
While this is actually the third book featuring Ruby Oliver, this is the first I've read. Thankfully I was able to jump right in and understand everything that was going on. I still have every intention of reading the first two books though, because I totally love Ruby and want to read more of her story. Ruby just has a great voice, I love reading about her.
Despite that Ruby is having a big of a rough time in her life, this was actually a very fun book to read. I'm kinda hoping E. Lockhart writes some more about her. In the meantime I've picked up some other non-Ruby book by E. Lockhart to read as well. I can't wait.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Remember, US residents only please.
Monday, August 10, 2009
And I also wanted to explore some organized religion as fear based--the idea that people hide behind religion because they're afraid or upset or angry. How does that twist what can be profound and comforting in faith? The mob mentality is so easy to manipulate if you're good at it--I wanted a character (Perimo) who was good at it and used it.
Do you plot out in advance, or just start writing and see where things go from there?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009