Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nonfiction Madness! [[Don't I Wish Nonfiction Started With an M?!]] -Chelsie-

So, I decided to post even later than Vanessa.

I hear everyone talk about how busy they are... and it's quite obvious we are all busy, because Teen Tuesday is lagging (ugh, why must tons of young adult readers be, well, young adults? why must school exist?)... and I am tempted to say to ya'll: Hey! I'm busier! But that's probably not the case, and even if it was that'd be kind of rude. The point is... I think that if it doesn't get easier for me, I'm going to be exhausted by Christmas.

Either way, I forgive everyone who hasn't been posting regularly.

So, my week has been filled with reading. Lots and lots of reading. I read equations in Algebra II, lab directions in Anatomy and Physiology, literary terms in English... and so on. And the only recreational reading I got done is hardly even that.

I'm reading The Diary of Anne Frank. It's for English class because we are required to read a nonfiction book. And I have to be done in oh, two weeks. Which, at the rate I'm going, is going to be impossible.

Especially because I am also reading a nonfiction book for health class: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers. It's good and all (especially for me, because I'm in like a life transition stage blah blah blah), but it seems like the pages are huge. It takes me forever to get through it, and when I've been reading for an entire class period I feel like I haven't even made a dent in the book.

However, I think it's extremely sad that the 7 Habits book is more entertaining to me than Anne Frank. I have always been fascinated by Anne Frank, and I've started reading the book countless times. I should be glad that I'm finally getting to it, but I'm not. I'm only sad that inbetween reading nonfiction (which is not my fave, by the way) and doing homework, I have not been reading anything. Uck.


Yeah, I just remembered it's Tuesday. It's 9:40 pm. Well... let's get to it.

Since last week I read only one book, Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall. It is AMAZING. Probably one of the best books I've ever read. So if you're reading this, please go out and buy Sisters of Misery right now. It's a mystery intertwined with spooky elements, relationships and drama. I just had so many emotions as I was reading it. I could not put it down even though it was 2am! I'll be posting the review for Sisters of Misery around the 25th-ish. 
I don't have much else to say. I need to go read a story by Ray Bradbury for English class.
Until next week!


Oh, Dear Tuesday (Meaghan)

Books I Will Definatley Mention in my Next Post:

New Moon
Breaking Dawn
Someone Like You
Suite Scarlett

I've been busy today. I have a rough draft of a myth and math homework due tomorrow, and a project due on Thursday. So after school I read a little of Breaking Dawn, worked on my myth, went to CVS to get posterboard for the project and ended up taking longer than expected, worked on my project, did the rest of my homework, and got a shower.

So sorry there are no book reviews in this post. Next week's entry will be extra cool.

Oh, Dear: Tuesday Already?

Wow. It seems like just yesterday that it was Tuesday and I was posting a Teen Tuesday post! :D How do the days just slip by so quickly sometimes?

I have finished one book since I last posted. With my schedule, I am really proud of myself. :D The book I finished was Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber. It was amazing. I was hooked quickly and now I cannot wait to read Death by Latte.

You know what I said last week about checking books out from the library is a disease? Yeah, it sooo is. I volunteer at my library on Tuesday's and Thursday's, and when I was there today, I checked out three more books! I have plenty to read here (I just got two books in the mail yesterday) and it's like I know I shouldn't check all these books out, but I do anyway. Gahhh. lol.

The two books I got in the mail yesterday I'm really excited about. One is All About Vee by C. Leigh Purtell and the other is Fabulous Terrible by Sophie Talbot. On Friday, I received Boyfriends, Brothers, and Other Criminal Minds by April Lurie. I'm really excited to read this book, because I read The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine and I loved it. :D

That's all I have for today. See you all next Tuesday!


The Story Siren......

Wow! Is it Tuesday again already! Totally just snuck right up on me! Jeepers! Well not too much has happened since last week. I did get some books read though. Which is always a good thing. I was able to read Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location and Family Affair. Very cute, fun, clean reads! I’m really looking forward to having Jen Calonita stop by on author tales.

I finished War of the Witches by Maire Carrnaza. It was a good book, didn’t really WOW me, by any means, but it was well written and interesting. I think the story could have been so much more though.

I was able to start Shift by Charolette Agell. Good so far. It’s kind of scaring the shit out of me though, seriously. I’m hoping it continues to be a good read and end well. But so far, so good.

I got a ton of books I the mail today, so I’m super excited about that! Well I got four books, which is a ton for me!

Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland. Not even really sure why I was sent this one? But hey I’m not one to complain. It looks like a paranormal book, so I should love it.

Poseur by Rachel Maude. Yay! I thought the first book was good, so I’m really looking forward to reading this one!

The Devouring by Simon Holt. I’ve heard a few things about this book through the grapevine. Sounds kinda scary!!

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning. I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to read this book!!!

That’s about all that is going on at the casa de SS. Well I have to go make dinner now, I’m thinking lasagna and some cheesy garlic bread! Yummmy! Have a great Tuesday!

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday.

I can't believe its Tuesday again. Seriously. School makes the days go by, doesn't it? Well, I've read two in a half books this week. I think. School's been kind of busy. We're finally getting in the real routine of things, knowing which stairs to go down to get the the next class faster. What to bring, the locker combination, etc. It's all becoming routine, even waking up early. I shocked myself when I woke up at 7:30 in the morning this weekend on Saturday and Sunday! It was strange. So far I haven't gotten much homework, but still, some. We even started a project in Civics where we have to make a collage with a partner! Imagine that? a project on the third week of school? Well, I guess, it's not that hard to imagine, especially since we've already had tests and stuff, but yeah, busy, busy.

Well, anyhow, the books I've read this week are:
  1. Sleepless by Terri Clark
  2. Where People Like Us Live by Patricia Cumbie
I'm not going to even have the Little Bestie Awards this week, because I know hand-down that Sleepless will win. I totally enjoyed Sleepless, big time. It was an Ah-MAZING book. And I just absolutely loved it.

Now with Where People Like Us Live, hmm. Well, I was highly disappointed and bored. I thought it was pretty much a waste of time to read it. The only good thing about this book was the writing. The plot and the characters were totally under-done. The protagonists was supposed to be a high school freshmen, but she acted like she was in the 5th or 6th grade. It was just a real disappointment on me.

I'm more then half way done with All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard. I am absolutely in love with this book. It sad and heartbreaking, but totally plausible and just amazing. I can't wait to finish it, hopefully tomorrow. But I'm just hoping that the ending doesn't disappoint me.

For the books I hope to read this week, hmm. I hope to finish All We Know of Heaven, then read Prom Nights From Hell and Pretty Things and then hopefully either Fabulous Terrible or The Debs.

Well, we'll see about this, huh?

I think that's about it, until next week,