Saturday, September 22, 2012

Me Night

Does it still count as a girls' night if it's just me? Ha ha. Brad is out of town helping a friend, so to distract myself I am having a 'Me Night'. I painted my fingernails and toenails (don't mind my ugly feet), got me some Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream, and am watching one of the ultimate chick flicks, Never Been Kissed. I practically have this movie memorized.

Anyways, after a long day of cleaning and studying, it's nice to chill. The only thing missing is my Brad. Can't wait for him to be back home!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Let The Rain by Sara Bareilles

I wish I were prettyI wish I were braveIf I owned this cityThen I'd make it behave
And if I were fearlessThen I'd speak my truthAnd the world would hear thisThat's what I wish I'd do
If my hands could hold them, you'd seeI'd take all these secrets in meAnd I'd move and mold them to beSomething I'd set free
I wanna darken in the skiesOpen the floodgates upI wanna change my mindI wanna be enoughI want the water in my eyesI wanna cry until the end of time
I wanna let the rain come downMake a brand new groundLet the rain come downLet the rain come downMake a brand new groundLet the rain come down tonight
I hold on to worry so tightIt's safe in here right next to my heartWho now shouts at the top of her voiceLet me go, let me out, this is not my choice
And I always felt it beforeThat the world was filled with much moreThan the drowning soul I've learned to beI just need the rain to remind me
wanna darken in the skiesOpen the floodgates upwanna change my mindI wanna be enoughwant the water in my eyesI wanna cry until the end of time
I wanna let the rain come downMake a brand new groundLet the rain come downLet the rain come downMake a brand new groundLet the rain come down 
I wanna let the rain come downMake a brand new groundLet the rain come downLet the rain come downMake a brand new groundLet the rain come down 
I wanna let the rain come downMake a brand new groundLet the rain come downLet the rain come downMake a brand new groundLet the rain come down tonight

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I am the kind of reader who will read anything! I really will. I love fiction, historical fiction, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, etc. You name it, I'll read it. But lately? I am totally addicted to gritty high school/college romance novels (mostly college ones). It all started with Easy by Tammara Webber (I reviewed it in July's book edition). That book was awesome and I have not stopped thinking about it since! In fact, I really want to reread it.
Ok, so technically, I read Beautiful Disaster before Easy, but Easy was ten times better and what really got me going on this book trend. I just finished Crash by Nicole Williams, which is more on the high school spectrum, but ends at the beginning of college. Another great find! I'm onto the sequel, Clash, and am in so much love/hate with this book!
I have been all over Goodreads and Barnes& searching for more books like these. I'm not technically allowed to purchase any books right now (it's a long story, but basically I am supposed to read all the ones I own first. Crazy, huh?), so I have been downloading a ton of free books and samples of ones that look promising. I don't know what's come over me, but this book trend has got me totally addicted!
Any good books like this you want to send my way? Go right ahead!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Books: August Edition

You guys, I only read three books in August. Can you believe it?! I'm a little ashamed. I don't know what happened. I really wasn't too busy. I worked some extra hours at work, and started school on the 27th, but that's it! Oh well. Here's what I read in August.

First I read a book called My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking. Here's a synopsis (from

Teenager Alice Bonham's life feels crazy after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave, he's unlike anyone she knows.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him.

Falling for two guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood.

Want my serious opinion? I just could not wait to finish this book. And it was torture. When I read the last paragraph, I literally looked up and said to Nikki (who I was working with at the time),"Thank goodness, it's over!". This book was a terrible Twilight rip off, there was no romance, and the main character was as spineless as you can imagine. I am definitely not investing more of my time into reading the sequels! Two out of five stars on this one.

Then I read The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll. Here's a summary:

From Brittany’s misty shores to the decadent splendor of Paris’s royal court, one woman must fulfill her destiny–while facing the treacherous designs of Catherine de Medici, the dark queen.

She is Ariane, the Lady of Faire Isle, one of the Cheney sisters, renowned for their mystical skills and for keeping the isle secure and prosperous. But this is a time when women of ability are deemed sorceresses, when Renaissance France is torn by ruthless political intrigues, and all are held in thrall to the sinister ambitions of Queen Catherine de Medici. Then a wounded stranger arrives on Faire Isle, bearing a secret the Dark Queen will do everything in her power to possess. The only person Ariane can turn to is the comte de Renard, a nobleman with fiery determination and a past as mysterious as his own unusual gifts.  

Just a note, this book is very loosely based on historical events, and the author says so before the book even starts. Knowing that, I really enjoyed this book. I liked the author's writing, which was descriptive, but easy and fast to read. The plot line kept my interest and I loved the perspective the author took on magic in the Renaissance. I enjoyed her unique characters, and did really like the main man, the Comte de Renard. I thought he was fiesty, funny, and your classic knight in shining armor. I am very excited to read on in this series. Four out of five stars for this one.

Lastly, I read Deerskin by Robin McKinley. This is a story based on a rather dark old fairy tale, and since I love Robin McKinley I decided to try it out. Here's a summary:
As Princess Lissar reaches womanhood, it is clear to all the kingdom that in her breathtaking beauty she is the mirror image of her mother, the queen--but this seeming blessing forces her to flee from her father's wrath. With her loyal dog, Lissar discovers a world of magic where she finds the key to her own survival. 

As I said, this story covers some dark subjects, but in a way that isn't harsh or abrasive. The main focus of the story was healing and Lissar discovering how to live her life again. As a dog lover, I especially loved the way McKinley wrote about Lissar and Ash's relationship (Ash is her dog). There was a bit of romance, which I loved, and I really enjoyed when Lissar finally takes a stand. McKinley can sometimes be a little long winded, but all in all, it was worth it. Four out of five stars for this one. 

Hopefully I can read more books for September, but with school starting I might not get through more than two a month. We will see!