Archive for August, 2010


Top Ten Favorite Books

August 24, 2010

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1. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll – This happens to be at the top of my list just because I’ve loved this book forever. Even though Disney tried to ruin it for everyone, it is a great book that shows so much imagination (or a really great high, depending who you listen to) that is great for kids and adults. In my opinion anyway.

2. “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott – This is probably the oldest book in my personal library. I’ve read this more times than I can count really. I’ve always loved the story of the sisters. I’ve read both books that come after it and I loved them too, but this is my favorite of the three.

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3. The “Harry Potter” Series by J. K. Rowling – I’ve loved this entire series since they first came out. I even turned my sister onto them. I personally like them much better than the movies. Harry is just such a human character, with flaws just like everyone else. Even the supposedly “perfect” characters are portrayed as very human as the series goes on. It has a great plot and characters and is just very entertaining. I was kind of sad to see it end.

4. “Animal Farm” by George Orwell – I’m sure that this was on almost everyone’s required book list in school. I had to read this in high school and I absolutely loved it. I loved the different characteristics of the animals. Orwell’s view of communism is very obvious in the book, but even with that , this books makes it easier to see how communism works, especially for those that have trouble defining it. It’s just a fun read, while also learning something.

5. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee – This is another book that I’m sure everyone has read. I have to say that I loved both the book and the movie. I related to Scout the most and looked up to Atticus greatly. I still do.

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6. “The Fairy Godmother” by Mercedes Lackey – I just reviewed this not too long ago. I had just finished it for one of my book challenges and I love it. I love the new take on old fairy tales. The whole series is great and original, but this first book is my favorite so far. Look here if you want to see my original post, if you haven’t already.

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7. “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield – This is an amazing book. I don’t normally read stories like this but it was a Barnes and Noble recommendation and it looked really amazing so I picked it up. I did not regret it at all. It’s an amazing book with great characters and a mysterious story that sucks you in from the start. I would recommend this to anyone that likes a good dramatic story with a great mystery. I liked the characters and it was fun trying to figure out what was true and what wasn’t. The truth in the end is really amazing.

8. “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card – This book is the book that got me interested in Science Fiction. The premise of the story is so amazing and original. I reread this book all the time and I never get tired of it. It has sequels and companion books that follow different characters but this book that started it all is my absolute favorite.

9. “Winter of Fire” by Sherryl Jordan – I read this book in middle school and absolutely loved it. It’s about a girl that is part of a people treated as lower that slaves. The upper class won’t even touch them. In a twist of fate she is chosen to be Handmaiden to a powerful Firelord. As she learns what this means she uses her power to fight for her people and equality. I really love the character of Elsha and the message behind this book. It’s sad that it’s out of print. I’m trying to find a copy for myself, since the one I read was from the library.

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10. “Sloppy Firsts” by Megan McCafferty – This is the first book in the “Jessica Darling” series. It’s also my favorite. It’s written in journal form which I normally hate in a book, but it really works for this series. I like that Jessica is not perfect, I like that she’s so cynical and sarcastic (that sounds so familiar…), I also like that she doesn’t even realize how dramatic she is. lol But she’s a teenager, so she’s very normal. This is just the first in a series that follows Jessica through high school, college, and beyond. I really loved the characters and how they grew and changed over the course of the books. I enjoyed watching Jessica realize exactly how much in common she had with her family as well.


If I were…

August 12, 2010

I saw this meme on both Marie’s and Krissy’s blogs. It looked like a lot of fun, so I thought I’d fill it out as well.

If I were a color, I’d be midnight blue.

If I were a dessert, I’d be strawberry cheesecake.

If I were a season, I’d be fall.

If I were a drink, I’d be coffee.

If I were a flower, I’d be a hibiscus

If I were fruit, I’d be cherries.

If I were a bird, I’d be an owl.

If I were a city, I’d be Venice.

If I were an object, I’d be a book

If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be ballet flats

If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a bed

I tag everyone who reads this post and would to join it. 😀


Curious Tuesday

August 10, 2010

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What were your family vacations like?
Where did you go? What did you do? What always happened? What was the best holiday you took together? What was the worst?

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My family used to travel all the time! Since my dad was in the military we’ve lived all over the world so we were able to visit a lot of different places. We saw the Berlin Wall before it was torn down, we were in Austria and saw the actual house that the Von Trapps lived in. It was really amazing. We also went to Disney World a lot in Orlando since we had family that live in Florida.

Don’t forget to visit Gala to answer these questions for yourself and share. 😀


Fab Friday 8/6/2010

August 6, 2010

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I’ve recently stumbled onto this great website called The Inspiration Blog which offers a great deal of visual inspiration for everyone. 😀 One of their latest offerings from this week is a list of 20 amazing digital matte paintings. The above picture is one of my favorites. You should definitely check out the link to see it up close.

For those of us looking to update our wardrobes going into fall and winter please first take a look Gossip Girl on Acid a new style article by the lovely Gala Darling. I personally need a new blazer (or blazers because you can never have too many in my opinon) and dressing them up with vintage pins and badges is an awesome idea!

For another link about fashion, College Fashion has a two part series up about 20 Modern Pieces Every Girl Should Own. While I don’t agree with all of the choices I will say that I do own a lot of the pieces they mentioned and would like to own some others. I have no idea what I’d do without my ballet flats and blazer. And I’ve been thinking of integrating scarves into my wardrobe.

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I’ve recently been into online comics lately and have found an amazing one called “Girls with Slingshots”. It’s amazingly hilarious and updated 5 days a week. I read it from beginning to the most current strip in about 1 day and it’s almost 1000 strips!

Above is the trailer to the movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. I can’t wait for it to come out! It looks like it could be really great and I’m a huge fan of Christina Aguilera. I just hope it’s as good as it looks.