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Simply faboo :)

Charlotte, from It’s me Charlotte (see: http://itsmecharlotte.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/liebster-award-nominee-ooh-how-lovely/) has nominated me for a Liebster Award. For those of you not in the know (like me before I Googled) the Liebster Award is a bit like chain mail but nicer! It’s an award for new bloggers with less than 200 followers. Someone nominates 11 new bloggers, and those bloggers have to list 11 facts about themselves, answer their nominator’s 11 questions, and nominate 11 other new blogs. I think it’s pretty fabulous. And I am super excited to be nominated. So without further adieu….

11 facts about me:

  1. I am a student at the University of Georgia.
  2. I often consider starting a blog about waiting until marriage or weight loss, but then I think it will just turn into a giant diary. So then I consider starting a blog meant to be like a giant diary.
  3. I recently became obsessed with Grey’s anatomy, and I’m watching from the beginning on Netflix (one reason my summer reading is going more slowly than it should be).
  4. I have written a novel that I simply have to put an end on. Then it will be done.Then I can completely rewrite it because I started it when I was fourteen, and it probably sucks.
  5. I have a boyfriend that kept me sane through high school (and some seriously difficult stuff), and he is my best friend.
  6. I am not afraid to admit that, being a whiny teenage girl at the time, I loved Twilight the book, and I firmly believe that if I picked it up today I would still love it. No shame.
  7. I love being organized, but my room is a completely wreck right now. Like, I have a nice little path to the bed, and a cluttered path to the closet.
  8. My ideal job when I grow up would be a combination of writing novels, writing for a magazine, and owning a coffee shop.
  9. so obviously… I love coffee.
  10. I have been trying on and off for years to get to a weight that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to wear a bikini at, and this will be the summer I make it.
  11. College was a huge change for me, encompassing moving away from home, starting college classes, and making new friends, and I wonder if anyone ever really feels grown up, or if we all just bumble along as best we can.

Hope you all enjoyed that. 😀 haha. So now for the 11 questions Charlotte posed:

1) Love at first sight, or grow to love?
Grow to love. I think the best romances start with friendships, becasue then you can learnt o understand someone before you become romantically involved.
2) Peeta or Gale
Gale for me, Peete for Katniss. ;D
3) Casual or Smart
Casual. I do casual dress really well, and I do really dressed up really well (prom style), but I hate business casual or sort of dressy. It’s difficult and annoying.
4) Beach or Forest
Forest. Sand is sticky and icky, but the forest is cool and green and teeming with life,
5)Adventure or Relaxation
Adventure. As much as I love to relax, if I spend too many lazy days in a row I begin it get restless and moody. i woudl much rather have an adventure-filled life.
6) Fact or Fiction
Fiction. Always always fiction,
7) Long hair or Short
Long hair is romantic. Short is cute. It depends on my mood.
8) Sweet or Savoury
Sweeeet! I have quite the sweet tooth.
9) One item on a desert island
Dog food. It’s gross, but it has all the nutriets your body needs.
10) Saturday or Sunday
Saturday. Saturday is the best of all days.
11) Being Fabulous or Keeping it Simple
Keeping it simple is fabulous.
So now it’s my turn to pose 11 questions to 11 other blogs, but frankly I don’t know 11 blogs that have 200 or less followers…I’m still really new at this.So how about my top five?
  1. Krista from Book wishes http://bookwishes.wordpress.com/
  2. Jessica from Brantleypartyof4.blogspot.com
  3. Bobby from Walkingitforward.wordpress.com
  4. Sophie from http://sophiebowns.wordpress.com/?ref=spelling
  5. Sarah from Hippiesandhipsters.wordpress.com

as for my 11 questions:

  1. Hunger Games or Harry Potter?
  2. Boyfriend (or girlfriend) or best friend?
  3. The book or the movie?
  4. Butter on your popcorn or salt?
  5. How do you turn down someone who likes you?
  6. Are there stuffed animals or pillows all over your bed?
  7. Organized or neat?
  8. Straight or curly?
  9. Creative or technical?
  10. Predicable or surprising?
  11. Blogging or journaling?
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Summer Reading list {updated} :D

a running list of the books I and plan to read this summer in no particular order:
  1. Outpost (Enclave #2) by Ann Aguirre

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    Outpost by Ann Aguirre

  2. Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver –I may die befor eI can get my hand so this one. No seriously, if I don’t post for a few days I’m either reading voraciously or dead of book desire. 

    Delirium cover by Lauren Oliver

    Delirium cover by Lauren Oliver

  3. Reqium (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
  4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer –Sitting on my self waiting for me!
  5. End the Fed by Ron Paul- the boyfriend has added this one to my list. I’m under duress.
  6. Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr- also waiting for me!
  7. Dark Life by Kat Falls- on rent from the library! Gotta read this one soon.
  8. Partials by Dan Wells

    Cover of "The Bar Code Tattoo"

    Cover of The Bar Code Tattoo

  9. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
  10. The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Wey
  11. Unwholly by Neal Shusterman- I. Am. Dying. to get my hands on this one. I LOVED Unwind, the first in this series.
  12. Reached by Ally Condie (and the two before this, Matched and Crossed)
  13. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Larsson –Highly recommended by one of my best friends
  14. Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  15. Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand
  16. Ten Rallies by Pasquin (recommended by Charlotte from It’s me, Charlotte…http://itsmecharlotte.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/taking-a-leaf-ten-rallies/)

Books I’ve read this summer

  1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver- AWESOME. I am having serious withdrawals. Must get the second one immediately.
  2. Enclave by Ann Aguirre- finished! Loved it!

I’ll update as I fall in love with new series! Any recommendations would be more than welcome!

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I’ve been infected by Delirium… {spoilers!}

Delirium cover by Lauren Oliver

Delirium cover by Lauren Oliver

Imagine a world where love is a disease…

Ok, It’s not. Even in the book, love isn’t any different than it is now, just our perceptions have changed.

In Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Lena is told from day 1 of her life that love or amor deliria nervosa, is a vicious disease, that everyone needs to be cured, and that it killed her mother. The cure is a surgical procedure that everyone the United States undergoes when they are eighteen to deactivate the part of the brain that is responsible for passion, pain, intense emotion…basically the components of love. People are left with attachments that are responsible, appropriate, and caring. The odd patient does suffer severe detachment and smother their children, but that’s the price you pay for a perfect world.

Or at least the government says it’s perfect. They also deny the existence of Invalids, people who live outside of society in the Wilds.

Months before her eighteenth birthday Lena meets Alex, a cured security guard who Lena sees suspiciously at the scene of an Invalid demonstration (or the official government story: a mix up in which cows were delivered to a bunch of labs in the place of medicine).

Lena begins to get to know Alex, and as her best friend Hana discovers the underground world where unapproved music is available and uncured boys and girls mingle they are both dragged down a dangerous road.

Okay enough summary. This. Was. Awesome. So awesome in fact that I finished it yesterday and have only just now gotten over the emotional trauma that was the ending enough to write this up. It was great. Read it.

Lena is a great character. I don’t relate to her all that much, because frankly, I know that in a futuristic and oppressive society I would be a sheep. I hate to admit it, I’d like to think otherwise, but I WOULD NOT have gone to the parties that Lena went to with Hana, I wouldn’t have met up with Alex, and when I found out that Alex was (shockingly) an Invalid I would have tucked my tail and ran. (I’d like to think however that when push came to shove I wouldn’t have gone through with cure…I love love.) Anyway so I didn’t relate to her, but Oliver wrote her so well I was into it anyway.

Now I want the next one please. If one of you could just have that delivered for me I would really appreciate it. In fact if you could just amazon my entire reading list and their sequels to me I would be eternally grateful. 😀

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Divergent

Divergent.
If you have read it, you rock.
If you haven’t… not so much.
Get to a book store. Read it. Love it. Read the sequel. Love the sequel. Spend a few moments pining for the next one and move on to salivating copiously over every detail of the UPCOMING MOVIE!
now you’re up to date.

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To add to your summer reading

A great place that I always start when
I’m looking for my next favorite book is here, the Georgia Peach Book Award Nominee list for the year. This list lead me to The Hunger Games before it was big. it lead me to Graceling, the City of Bones, Unwind, the Maze Runner and so many more of the best books that I’ve ever read. So give it a go. I can tell this list already rocks. Unwholly by Neal Shusterman is on it, and if you’ve been here before you know I’m practically drooling to get my hands on that one.
So go! Read!

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Summer Reading List

Cover of "The Bar Code Tattoo"

Cover of The Bar Code Tattoo

summer reading, Outpost, Shannon Adams, Sharing Stories

Outpost by Ann Aguirre

a running list of the books I have read and plan to read this summer:

  1. Enclave by Ann Aguirre- finished! Loved it!
  2. Outpost (Enclave #2) by Ann Aguirre

    Cover of "END THE FED"

    Cover of END THE FED

  3. End the Fed by Ron Paul- the boyfriend has added this one to my list. I’m under duress.
  4. Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
  5. Dark Life by Kat Falls
  6. Partials by Dan Wells
  7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  8. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
  9. The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
  10. Unwholly by Neal Shusterman
  11. Reached by Ally Condie
  12. Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  13. Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand
  14. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  15. Ten Rallies by Pasquin (recommended by Charlotte from It’s me, Charlotte…http://itsmecharlotte.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/taking-a-leaf-ten-rallies/)

I’ll update as I fall in love with new series! Any recommendations would be more than welcome!

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