May 25, 2012

Anybody out there?

So I have something to get off my chest. Really and truly.
I started this blog because I wanted to be heard, get my opinion out there - be on the world wide web. I wanted to make new friends, express myself (cue music), develop my skills as a writer, artist, blogger, and motivate myself into DOING things. They weren't going to be big important things, but they would be my things.
So I guess this is what I'm trying to say, and it may sound really stupid to say because it sounds like I've been gearing up for something enormous, but it's a little depressing to write in this blog and not get any comments.
(silly? Maybe...) But seriously guys. This blog gets - believe it or not - about 100 views a day. Some of you occasionally comment, some of you follow, some of you are probably german and don't know what the heck I'm writing right now. But think about it, 100 views. And no one ever comments!!
I know it sounds like a silly thing, but it's almost like a confidence issue? I want to know that people think what I have to say is funny or interesting, they like reading my blog, they want to be friends, guys - I love meeting new people! And I don't bite! Promise!
You may not comment because you think it would be awkward, or you don't know what to say, or maybe you... no I'm out of excuses. But here's the thing, it's not! I love reading peoples comments, support, and interesting things to say! Be friendly please, and a little more chatty :)


May 17, 2012

Bookshelves of books

It's been good to take a long break - things have been so hectic lately. I've found that I just hate doing things, I want to sit on the couch and stare at the wall because I've lost all interest in life. 
Yeah, it's not healthy. Don't worry - I'm planning on getting my butt in action any day now.... sorta...

But while I was sitting doing nothing, I found I was craving books - I'll take a trip to the local Barnes and Nobles to find something to read soon, but here's what's on the list of potentials. Give me feedback! Have you read these?

The Kane Chronicles, by one of my all time favorite authors Rick Riordan! I love love love love love mythology - the Percy Jackson series was a-maze-ing. Can't. even. express. So this has DEFINITATE potential.

Another Rick Riordan (I really can't get enough of this guy). Another Greek mythology series (dying! so happy!), so this is another certainty. 
Plus, look at this cover!? Doesn't it just scream adventure? I don't know whoever coined the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover", because they obviously never worked in the book business. Because COVERS MATTER. They set up the entire story, let's be honest with each other. We all judge books by their covers.
Hmm... book business, potential career in the making.

This one is new to the list. I've heard good things about it, plus it's a historical novel (based in WWI era), so I plan on checking it out at the store.
(and good cover right!?)

By the same author that wrote Hugo Cabret (goooood book) - so it's another possibility.

Question: who doesn't like fairytale books? I will hunt them down and set my blast-ended screwt on them. This book makes my stomach do flip flops in excited happiness. I've read a couple books from the "Once Upon A Time" series - and I personally recommend The Storyteller's Daughter; full of mystery and romance. It's beautiful!

This is apparently the first in a mythical adventure childrens series, and I wanna check it out. Because childrens books are just so darn cute!

Let's be honest, this guy is a hottie. Reason #2 for reading this book. Reason #1 is because it was recommended by AustenProse - a personal addiction of mine. My little internet haven. They described it as a Downton Abbey-Gossip Girl blend of secrecy, society, and upper class living. EEP! 

This is.... actually I'm still deciding. It sounds like a keeper - a futuristic American dystopian society (Hunger Games much?) with a competition for glory and riches (see above statement?). The difference is, and I quote, "a cross between the Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport), and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport), this trilogy launch is a lot of fun" (Publishers Weekly).
Oh good. a lot of fun. Wow you sound so excited about this book.
No but I actually want to try it out - I'm a fan of the dystopian society and plus this book is less gut wrenching. I hope.

Although I was tempted to judge by the cover, I took a sneak peak on Amazon - and from what I've read, it's a witty commentary on the CIA and lessons to be learned from their mistakes and successes. Sometimes I need something clever and high brow to get me through my day.

What can I say? I have a soft spot for politics. It's better than a Sunday afternoon soap opera - very real and very dirty. It's interesting reading the first few pages, I got drawn into the story and thoughts of Edward Klein (who doesn't do much to hide his right wing approach on Obama, even with the Hillary/Bill section thrown in, it sounded too biased to be an accurate read, but I find that reading extreme views on both sides of an argument helps you make your own decisions on the topic, so what the hay? I'll give it a shot. Wow this is a long aside).

And to top it all off, who doesn't love a good Star Wars spoof? Come one people - live a little! 

And may the force be with you


ps - how about books you want to read or have read? I want to hear your thoughts!

I've updated my reading list! Check out more books I'm interested in here

May 14, 2012

Monday Mornings

Do you ever get that feeling of unfulfillment in your life? I guess that's why I haven't been around for two weeks. 
I've just needed a break in this whole blogging thing. I've been so stressed out with AP tests, the ACT, keeping my grades up, and somehow life has decided it's a good time to rip me to shreds.
I've found that I've needed this break - and I'm going to keep it up. 
So sorry if I'm not around - but I need a little while to cool down.