Thursday, January 30, 2014

Annoying Adults at The Library

The other day at the library I overheard a mom telling her son that he wasn't allowed to get the books he was looking at because they were beneath his reading level. May I just say how mad that made me? He wasn't older than seven years. If he wants to read a book that's "beneath" him, why not? As long as he enjoys what he reads, why not let him read it? If he doesn't like what he's reading now, then he probably won't like reading when he is older!

I'm very lucky that my mom has never stopped me from reading a book because she thought it wasn't "good enough" for me. I've never been allowed to read books that had a lot of content that I was not ready for, but she never told me that a book was too easy for me. Or that a book was too stupid. Or that a book was not good enough for me. And it makes me mad that the mom didn't think her son should read a book that he was interested in, just because it wasn't his reading level.

I understand he if needed to get a book for school in his age range, I do get that. But would it hurt for the mom to let him get that other book? Our library has a fairly high amount of books you're allowed to have out at a time, there probably would have been enough room to get it for him and be able to get the other books too.

I'm not really sure why I wrote this post. It's not really a What Do You Think? Post because I don't really know if there is that much to talk about. But this was really bugging me and I thought it might be good for me to write it down here. But if you all have an opinion about this post, then feel free to tell me your thoughts here!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Cress

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

This Wednesday I'm Waiting on: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. 

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

-summary and cover via Goodreads

To be honest I haven't read Scarlet yet, even though I love Cinder,but I'm going to try to read it in the next few weeks! Rapunzel is my favorite fairy tale, and I'm looking forward to reading this book when it releases! And I love the cover of it! :)

This book will be released Feburary 4th 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mini Reread Review: Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies

Mini Reread Review: Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne

Walk the runway for all the world to see?
Nope. No way. NEVER.

At least, that's what I thought—until Aunt Doreen secretly entered me in the Miss HuskyPeach pageant for plus-sized girls. I couldn't do it, but I felt too guilty to quit.

There was only one way out...

This is the story of thirteen-year-old Celeste Harris, who used to be perfectly comfortable with her weight. She also used to think nothing would make eighth grade worse than super-popular, super-mean Lively Carson's persistent insults and attempts to steal her best friend. But along came the chance of being crowned a chubby teen queen, and suddenly it was clear: Things could be much worse. So Celeste crafts a plan—she'll sacrifice her chocolate cookie obsession, lose weight, and shrink right out of the competition.

What follows is a series of escapades both hilarious and horrifying, as our heroine tries to hold her head high both on the catwalk and off—and learns to show the world who she is from the inside out

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Mini Reread Review: I've never fully reread this book before, I have picked it up and reread a few pages before now, but I haven't read it fully since 2009 after the book first released. This is an enjoyable MG book about a girl who has to participate in a pageant type thing that her Aunt signed her up for without her knowing it. One of the reasons she doesn't want to do it is because it's for plus size girls, and after being bullied enough at school because of how she looks, she doesn't want to model in it because that would just be more for her to deal with. Add in friend problems and you have the book! The main character, Celeste is very likable and you'll enjoy being in her head as she grows in the book! If you're looking for a good MG book, this may be one you would enjoy!

The Cover: I like it! It gets your attention and the colors used on it are bright and happy looking! The only problem I have with it is the fact that in the cookie on the cover is a outline of a girl, and by looking at, the girl does not look plus sized at all, she looks average in my opinion! That bothers me, but otherwise the cover is one I like!

Would I Recommend This Book?: Yes! If you think you might like it, try it!
Authors Website:
Series?: No! It's a standalone book!
Publisher: Dial
Age Range: Middle Grade

Friday, January 24, 2014

Marvelous Musical Friday 10

This weeks pick is Shake by Mercyme

I love this song a lot! My Mom does, too! It's really fun and uplifting! Do you like it, too?! :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Revenge of the Flower Girls

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

This Wednesday I'm Waiting on: Revenge of the Flower Girls by Jennifer Ziegler

In this middle-grade Bridesmaids, hilarity ensues as triplets have to stop a wedding!

One bride. Two boys. Three flower girls who won't forever hold their peace. What could go wrong with this wedding? Everything!

The Brewster triplets, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, would usually spend their summer eating ice cream, playing with their dog, and reading about the US Presidents. But this year they're stuck planning their big sister Lily's wedding. Lily used to date Alex, who was fun and nice and played trivia games with the triplets, and no one's quite sure why they broke up. Burton, Lily's groom-to-be, is not nice or fun, and he looks like an armadillo.

The triplets can't stand to see Lily marry someone who's completely wrong for her, so it's up to them to stop the wedding before anyone says "I do!" The flower girls will stop at nothing to delay Lily's big day, but will sprinklers, a photo slideshow, a muddy dog, and some unexpected allies be enough to prevent their big sister - and the whole Brewster family - from living unhappily ever after?

-summary and cover via Goodreads

I love books that make me laugh and this one looks very funny!

This book releases May 27th 2014 by Scholastic

Monday, January 20, 2014

Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog

When I first heard the topic for this week it made me think of #RBWL! Which I had a lot of fun with! (I made A LOT of wishes that day) A few of the wishes on my wishlist below are ones I made during that, but a few are new ones! And I didn't just list ten... I may have gone a little over that! :)

Top Ten Fifteen Things On My Reading Wishlist

1. Homeschoolers
I'm homeschooled and I would REALLY love to read a book about that. But not the any of the annoying stereotypes about us, like that we have no friends/live in the middle of nowhere/aren't intelligent/insert annoying stereotype here. 

2. Lupus
I have Lupus and I've only read one book where the main character has it, and it wasn't the best portrayal of it in my opinion. I wouldn't want it to be the main part of it, but just be A part, you know?

3. Castles
Present day or Historical it doesn't matter to me, okay? I just love castles a lot! :)

4. War of 1812
This is a interesting time period that I don't think gets written about enough!

5. Christian Main Characters
Not Christian Fiction (Though I like it, too) But one where it's just part of who they are. Maybe mention them going to Church or praying before meals. It doesn't have to take over the whole story or anything like that.

6. Family Vacations
This has the potential for a hilarious book!

7. Different Countries
There are a lot of countries that I would love to read about in books, I would be happy with Ireland, Scotland, and yes, even more books set in Paris and England. And a lot of other countries, too!

8. Fairytale Retellings From the POV of People Other Than The Princess/Prince
I just think this would be a very fun way to retell a fairytale, especially a well known one!

9. New York City
That is all. 

10. Good Parents
I would love for their to be good parents in a book, ones that actually take an interest in the lives of their kids. This may be hard to believe, but a lot of kids do get along with their parents!

11. Superheroes!
Particularly like the school in X-Men, but any kind would be amazing!

12. A YA Love Story That Takes Place at Christmas Time!
I've read a lot of romance books that take place in the Summer or during the rest of the school year, but I would love to read a YA one where it takes place during Christmas time!

13. Quirky Mysteries
Along the lines of cozy mysteries maybe?

14. Funny "Make Me Laugh Out Loud and Have People Look at Me Like I'm Insane" Books
You know the books I'm talking about! The ones where you're reading them near people and you have to hold your laughter in, but it's not possible! The book is too hilarious not to laugh! :)

15. Horses
If it has a horse on the cover or in the summary I will most likely at least try the book. I have never outgrown horses in books, never!

What's your TTT for the week?!

Review: The Finnish Line

Review: The Finnish Line by Linda Gerber

When Nordic ski jumper Maureen "Mo" Clark set foot in Finland, she breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, escape from her famous skier father's shadow and a chance to jump in the renowned Lahti Ski Games. But Mo quickly realizes that balancing practice and classes is more challenging than she expected. So when a gorgeous bad boy teammate offers coaching assistance, for a little publicity in return, how can she refuse? Surely she can work in a few extra practices somewhere between studying for calculus and sightseeing in Finland? Amid snowmobiling and dog-sledding, ice hotels and Northern lights, Mo begins to discover what strength and perseverance? the Finnish sisu?is all about. Now it's up to her to take that final jump and cross the finish line in style.
-summary and cover via Goodreads

Plot: I enjoyed the plot! I love reading books set in other countries and this series seems to be perfect for that. And Finland isn't a country that gets a lot of mentions in YA books. (I found it particularly interesting because my Grandmother is Finnish) The sport Mo participated in wasn't one I knew really anything about and it was nice to read about a lesser known one! I wish we had gotten to see a little bit more of her family since the whole reason she wanted to study in this program was to get away from them, but having the whole book actually be set in Finland was neat overall!

Characters: I liked the characters in this book! And a refreshing thing was that the "mean girl" wasn't really all that mean (at least not in the usual way) You felt bad for her and she wasn't that way through the whole book. Mo was interesting, though I do feel that she didn't...feel that different in her inner voice? I mean, she didn't stand out that much from other voices in YA books. I would have liked to see a bit more of her friends she made there too. I liked her love interest! Overall the characters were good!

The Cover: The cover is okay! :) I don't love it, but I don't hate it either!

Overall: This book was fun read overall! It wasn't perfect, but it did get me out of a reading slump which was nice! If you're looking for a quick enjoyable read set in a lesser written about country, this is one I would suggest to you! :)

Would I Recommend This Book?: Yes! :)
Authors Website:
Series?: Kind of! It's part of the S.A.S.S series of books about teens going on study abroad programs, but from what I know about them each book is a stand-alone! :)
Age Range: Young Adult

Friday, January 17, 2014

Marvelous Musical Friday 9

 This is a very fun song from a very fun movie! :)

When Can I See You Again? by Owl City

Do you like this song? Do you like this movie too? :)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Solving for Ex

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

This Wednesday I'm Waiting on: Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans

1 crush on your best friend +
1 gorgeous, scheming new girl +
1 Mathletics competition =
1 big mess


Ashley Price doesn’t have much in life after being bullied so hard she had to leave her old school to live with her aunt and uncle in Pittsburgh. But the camera she borrowed from her best friend and secret crush Brendan, and her off the charts math abilities, make things a lot more bearable. Plus, since Brendan is the captain, making the school Mathletes team should be easy. 

But when gorgeous new girl Sofia rolls in and steals Brendan, Ashley's place on the team, and her fragile foothold on the Mansfield Park Prep social totem pole, it’s on. Sofia is everything Ashley left her old school to escape. The only thing Ashley didn’t count on is Sofia’s sexy twin brother Vincent.

Vincent is not only the hottest boy in school, he’s charming, sweet, and he’s got his eye on Ashley. He’s also not taking no for an answer. There's no real reason Ashley shouldn't like Vincent, but with the
battle lines being drawn between her and Sofia, Ashley’s not sure which side he’s on. Or which side she wants him to be on.

She does know Sofia is trouble with a capital T, and she’s determined to make Brendan see it.

SOLVING FOR EX is a YA contemporary romance that remixes Mansfield Park as Clueless meets Mean Girls in a crazy mix of high school society, mathletic competition, and teenage romance.

-summary and cover via Goodreads

This book looks like it will be a fun read!

This book releases February 11th 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Top Ten 2014 Debuts I'm Excited For

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week was easy for me because I'm looking forward to A LOT of debut books! The only hard part was narrowing it down to just ten!

Top Ten 2014 Debuts I'm Excited For

What debut books are you looking forward to this year? :)

Review: Exile by Shannon Messenger

Review: Exile by Shannon Messenger

(Warning! Spoilers for first book in series below!)

Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny--the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities--her life finally seems to be coming together. 

But Sophie's kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk—one that puts everyone in incredible danger. 

As long buried secrets rise to the surface, it’s once again up to Sophie to uncover hidden memories—before someone close to her is lost forever. 

In this second book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must journey to the darkest corners of her luminous world in a sequel that will leave you breathless for more.

-summary and cover from goodreads

Plot: I have to admit that I was nervous to read this book because I loved the first book in the series so much, and I was scared this one would not live up to my expectations. Well, I shouldn't have been nervous because I loved this one as much as the first one! The plot was awesome! I was happy that it didn't suffer the "second book syndrome" where you learn nothing, and the whole book is pointless in the grand scheme of the story. I felt satisfied with what we did learn in this one and I'm super excited to read the next one!

Characters: I continued to love Sophie in this book! Keefe is one of my favorite characters now! I <3 him! I'm definitely team Keefe! :) I liked Sandor, her goblin bodyguard. Her adoptive parents, Grady and Edaline are great! I also liked the mirror, Vertina. I LOVED Silveny! I mean, she's an Aliacorn! How could I not love her!?

The cover: Love, love, love the cover of it!

Overall: I've been having a reading slump recently. I kept starting books just to put them down again, because nothing was holding my attention. Which was one of the reasons I was nervous about reading this book. That, and the fact that I loved the first one so much (My Review) it made me nervous that this book would not live up to my hopes for it. But like I said above, I shouldn't have worried! It was really, really good! I absolutely loved it! It also makes me happy that I was finally able to finish a book, and the book I was able to finish was this one! If you haven't read this authors books yet, you totally should! They are so good! Overall, I definitely recommend this book! :)

Would I Recommend This Book?: Yes!
Authors Website:
Age Range: Middle Grade
Series?: Yes, the Keeper series.
Publisher: Aladdin

I checked this book out from my local library.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Marvelous Musical Friday 8

This weeks pick is Miracles Happen by Myra! I was just watching The Princess Diaries 2 with my Mom and thought about this song from the first one and...yeah, I just had to pick this one for this week!

Miracles Happen by Myra

Do you like this one? And are you a fan of The Princess Diaries? :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Characterize It 1

This is a new meme was created by Em at The YA Book Butterfly! For more information about it, go here! And for a list of topics for it, go here!

Characterize It: The Heavy Lifter (The strongest female character you've read)

The first female character that comes to mind for me is Cinder, because even after everything she goes through and how people treat her, she doesn't give up. Even if she isn't the strongest physically, I think mentally she is very strong in the book.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: I Heart Band

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

This Week I'm Waiting on: I Heart Band by Michelle Schusterman

Holly Mead’s first day of 7th grade isn’t going as planned. Her brother ruins her carefully-chosen outfit, she’s almost late, and her new band director has some surprisingly strict rules. Worst of all, it seems like her best friend, Julia, has replaced her. Natasha is new at Millican Middle School, but she and Julia bonded at band camp over the summer. Natasha is pretty, smart, and as good at French horn as Holly – maybe even better.

Holly is determined to get first chair, but Natasha is turning out to be some pretty stiff competition – and not just in band. As Natasha and Julia get closer, Holly feels like she and her best friend are drifting further apart. Things only get worse when Holly fails her first science quiz. If she can’t pass, she won’t be able to participate in band, thanks to the new director’s “no pass no play” rule. That means no band party – and no opportunity to get to know a certain good-looking trumpet player named Aaron Cook a little better!

The harder Holly tries in band and with Julia, the worse everything seems to get. Maybe being second best in band isn’t the end of the world, but when it comes to best friends, Holly just has to be first. Band might be a competition, but friendship isn’t – and Holly needs to figure it out before she loses Julia for good.

I HEART BAND is the first in a 4-book Middle Grade series by debut author Michelle Schusterman.

-summary and cover via Goodreads

This looks like a fun beginning to a new Middle Grade series, don't you all think? I love the cover of it too! And it releases tomorrow! :)

This book will be released January 9th 2014 by Penguin USA

Monday, January 6, 2014

Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Try to have posts up more often, but don't stress about it if I don't.
I would love to get more posts up on the blog, but I don't want to stress about it to the point where blogging is no longer fun.

Try to learn more about all of the tech stuff on my blog
I need to work on this a lot more than I have.

Try to comment on other blogs more.
I was getting better at this, then I got busy and haven't commented as much as I was. I want to get better at it! Not just on my favorite blogs, but I want to find new ones too!

Just have fun!
No explanation needed! :)

Try to read 12 Books and 12 Graphic Novels/Manga
This is the goal I've been using the past few years now.

Try to read More Classics This Year
I don't think I read any last year and I would really like to. And Jane Austen is at the top of my list!

Try to read a few MG series that it seems like everyone else has read already.
Not going to list all of them here, but I just want to know what everyone is talking about, you know?

Try to read as many books as possible for me in the debut author challenge.
This list here has the ones I'm really looking forward to on it!

Be more organized.
I'm going to be more organized this year! I am!

Try not to judge people based on first impressions/interests/whatever.
I get really frustrated when people judge me based on things like who my favorite singers/bands are, or how I dress, or how I'm a little shy when people first meet me. I've been guilty of jumping to conclusions about people because of things like that, and I really want to stop doing that in the new year.

What are your goals/resolutions this year?

Review: Taste Test

Review: Taste Test by Kelly Fiore

If you can grill it, smoke it, or fry it, Nora Henderson knows all about it. She’s been basting baby back ribs and pulling pork at her father’s barbeque joint since she was tall enough to reach the counter. When she’s accepted to Taste Test, a reality-television teen cooking competition, Nora can’t wait to leave her humble hometown behind, even if it means saying good-bye to her dad and her best friend, Billy. Once she’s on set, run-ins with her high-society roommate and the maddeningly handsome—not to mention talented—son of a famous chef, Christian Van Lorten, mean Nora must work even harder to prove herself. But as mysterious accidents plague the kitchen arena, protecting her heart from one annoyingly charming fellow contestant in particular becomes the least of her concerns. Someone is conducting real-life eliminations, and if Nora doesn’t figure out who, she could be next to get chopped for good. 

With romance and intrigue as delectable as the winning recipes included in the story, this debut novel will be devoured by all.

-summary and cover via goodreads

Plot: I really enjoyed the plot! A teen cooking show was a neat idea for a book! It seemed like it took the mystery a little while to get started, but once it did, it was really hard to figure out who was the cause of it all! I managed to guess who did it, but not why. Towards the end when they revealed who was behind it all, I was very surprised to find out why they had done it. The plot was really enjoyable and made me want to keep reading it to find out what would happen!

Characters: I liked  the characters a lot! Nora was a good main character! Though, I will say that Christian was likable one minute, then the next minute he would say something that would make you want to slap him. But I actually did like him overall! Her friend from back home, Billy was interesting. I wish we could have seen a little more of him! There is a tiny, tiny love triangle between Billy, Christian, and Nora. What was nice about it though, is that I didn't really know which one she would end up with. Both were people I could picture her ending up with!

The cover: I like it! It's not my favorite cover ever, but I like the colors on it a lot! :)

Overall: This was very enjoyable book! The plot, characters, and ending were all great! If you're looking for a fun read this is a book that I definitely recommend you to read! :)

I checked this book out from my library

Series?: No
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Would I recommend this book?: Yes!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

What's in the Snow? Scavenger Hunt

What's in the Snow? is a scavenger hunt hosted by Cal of Read Books and Live Green and Jessica of Reviews Abound! I'm excited to be hosting one of the stops for it! For my post I'm going to show you how to make a wreath for the holidays! The one I'm making below is one I created for Christmas, but you could easily change the colors of it for any holiday! :)

Things You'll Need:
Hot Glue Gun
Wide Ribbon
Yarn (Not Pictured)

Ignore the dates at the bottom of the pictures, my camera wanted them there, apparently.

Begin wrapping your wreath with the ribbon, this is mine halfway through.

Here's how mine looked fully wrapped. After you finish wrapping it, take the hot glue gun and secure the ribbon to the back of the wreath.

Dab a little bit of hot glue onto the wreath, then place a bell onto it. Then continue to place them until you complete the circle around the wreath.

Take a little bit of yarn and using the hot glue gun, attach it to the back of the wreath. It will be easier to hang it up that way.

And there you go! You have made a wreath! Here's how mine looked hanging on the wall afterward! :)

Clue #17: What is Usually Put at the Top of the Christmas Tree?

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Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget the clue! And have fun reading everyone else's posts! I hope you had a good holiday! :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Favorite Music, TV Shows, and Movies From the Past Year!

I thought it would be fun to make a post about my favorite music, TV shows, and movies from the past year!

Favorite Album Released This Year?
This is not going to surprise any of you (at least I don't think it will) but my favorite album this year was Midnight Memories by One Direction! I LOVE it! I get that not everyone is a One Direction fan, but I think this album is really really good. And pretty different from their other albums. And another album I really loved this year was the Teen Beach Movie soundtrack! :)

Favorite Song Released This Year?
This is where the questions get harder for me! I have listened to a lot of amazing songs this year, but I think I'm going to say Roar by Katy Perry! I really love that song. And almost all of the songs on Midnight Memories! And everything Hunter Hayes has released this year! :)

Favorite Artist This Year?
Taylor Swift! My favorite singer ever! Hunter Hayes and One Direction are favorites too. :)

Favorite Pop Song/Artist?
Roar by Katy Perry, Pass Me Buy by R5, and Best Song Ever, Story of My Life, Stronger, Happily, and Little Black Dress by One Direction! One Direction and Katy Perry would be my favorite Pop artists! :) I feel like I'm forgetting one though.

Favorite Country Song/Artist?
Oooh, this is hard! Compass by Lady Antebellum was a favorite this year! And Done by The Band Perry! Oh, I'll go ahead and mention my favorite Hunter Hayes songs too! I Want Crazy, Everybodys Got Somebody But Me, Light Me Up, Better Than This, and Wanted. :) And just add all of Taylor Swifts songs on here too. Those are most of my favorite Country artists! :)

Favorite Christian Song/Artist?
Overcomer by Mandisa was a favorite this year! And A LOT of Tobymac songs too! Both are my favorite Christian artists! :)

Most Listened to Album/Song Not Released This Year?
Any of Taylor Swift's albums or Hunter Hayes album! :)

Most Anticipated Release for Next Year?
Taylor Swift's new album! It doesn't have release date or title yet, but I want it! :)

Favorite TV Show Overall?
I just know you all are going to laugh at me for this, but TMNT was a favorite this year.  My favorite turtle is Donatello. Yes, I'm a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Laugh at me all you want.

Other Favorite TV Shows This Year:
Before you read the shows I listed below, I just wanted to mention that yes, I know you will laugh at me because of a few of the shows that I watch. I'm okay with that. :)

The Amazing Race (My Mom and I have watched this one for years together! We love it!)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Favorite pony is Twilight Sparkle)
Phineas and Ferb (What are we gonna do today?)
Pound Puppies (There's a pup for every person and person for every pup)
Avenger Assemble! (Favorite is the Hulk)
The Middle (My Mom and I both love this one!)
Good Luck Charlie (Again, one that Mom and I both love!)
Dancing With the Stars (Yep, I'm a fan!)
Shark Tank (My parents and I like this one a lot.)
The Young and the Restless (Love.)
The Bold and the Beautiful (Love, again.)
Wolfblood (I actually do like this one, I didn't think I would.)
Cake Boss (My mom and I love watching the cakes they make!)
Motorcity (I liked this one while it was airing.)

 Favorite Movie Released This Year?
Despicable Me 2 was hilarious! I love that one! And I enjoyed Monsters University too!

Favorite Movie Not Released This Year?
Brave! I don't know why I hadn't watched this movie before this year, but now that I have I LOVE it! I also really enjoyed Hotel Transylvania!

Favorite Character From a Movie This Year?
Merida from Brave. It was wonderful seeing a female main character who wasn't just the love interest. It was really about her and her mom and I love that. I would love to see that more often in movies. Another favorite character if they count as a single character, the minions from Despicable Me 2!

Favorite Made For TV Movie?
Teen Beach Movie! I love the music in it!

Most Anticipated Release for Next Year?
Probably How to Train Your Dragon 2! :)

What was your favorite music/TV shows movies this past year?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Debut Author Challenge

I have decided to join the debut author challenge hosted by The Story Siren! This being my first year of blogging, I've never joined a yearly challenge like this before and I'm very excited! I love reading books by debut authors!

Below, I'm going to list a bunch of debut books that look interesting to me! I'm very well aware that I won't be able to read all of them, but... This gives me a broad list to pick from, right? :)

  1. Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
  2. Alienated by Melissa Landers
  3. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  4. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
  5. All That Glows by Ryan Graudin
  6. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
  7. Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
  8. The Only Thing Worse Than Witches by Lauren Magaziner
  9. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
  10. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler
  11. Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  12. My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten
  13. All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
  14. I Heart Band by Michelle Schusterman
  15. Something Real by Heather Demetrios
  16. Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London
  17. The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
Okay, yeah I'm probably not going to be able to read all of those! But don't all of these books look amazing? I'm very excited for them! :)

Happy New Year 2014!

It's really hard to believe that it's 2014! I hope you have an amazing, wonderful, fun-filled, and most of all happy year!

Happy New Year 2014!!!!!!!