Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
nd over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Well, here's the next list: my 5 fav songs to write to in 2011:
1. COLDPLAY. Because, hey, they’re British. No, but really, Coldplay’s one of my all-time favorite bands in the history of life, the universe, and everything. They began the year talking about their new album, and their singles began sprinkling down from whatever platinum-record heaven they come from. Songs like “Paradise” from their new Mylo Xyloto are put on replay. I’m listening to “The Scientist” by them now. :) Also, another plus is that their music videos are typically pretty kick-A:
2. 2. FLORENCE + THE MACHINE. Oh, oh, oh. I adore Florence! Not only have I listened to the music from her first album so much, but she dropped a new album towards the end of the year, Ceremonials. It’s fantastic and wild and dark. It’s really wonderful. Her songs are just so exhilarating.
3. 3. SUFJAN STEVENS. Although my dear Sufjan hasn’t released any new albums this year, I feel like I’m listening to his songs for the first time every time. I’ve been listening to “The Owl and the Tanager”. His music is bittersweet, dreadfully beautiful, complete lyrics that make you smile because they’re so real. “Casimir Pulaski Day” is another of my favorites from him, which is about a boy falling in love with a girl with cancer, and dies on Casimir Pulaski Day. *sniffles* Also, “Chicago”:
4. 4. LYKKE LI. Most people haven’t heard of this Swedish pop singer. (She sings in English, don’t worry.) I didn’t either until I was listening to The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack (Shut up, shut up. It actually has good music on it), and she sang this ultra-depressing song about the possibility of a failing relationship. I was enthralled, lol. Anyway, she has this really good song called “I Follow Rivers”, which is my fav by her.
5. 5. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE. I. Adore. Them. I need to go to one of their concerts this year if they come to my town. Anyway, chances are you’ve heard something from them, even if you didn’t know it. Benjamin Gibbard, the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist pairs fantastic music with really, really, really cool metaphors. For instance, “Brothers on a Hotel Bed” is about a relationship where it feels as awkward as brothers on a hotel bed. And “Marching Bands of Manhattan” has the wonderful chorus ‘Sorrow drops into your heart, through a pinhole. Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound. And while you debate half, empty your half full, it slowly rises. Your love is gonna drown.’ You could slap Robert Frost’s/Emily Dickinson’s/Edgar Allen Poe’s name on that an English class would believe it. Pure poetry! :D
See ya tomorrow!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Anyway, I'm making three lists for 2011/2012. 5 fav books of 2011 (whether published or not published in 2011), 5 fav songs to write to in 2011, and 5 fav books I'm looking forward to for 2012.
I'll do the first right now, the second tomorrow (Monday), and the third on Tuesday. This won't interfere with my weekly book review on Wednesday.
Well, the first is 5 fav books of 2011 (whether published or not published in 2011):
1. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. Of course! Now anytime I hear people talk about it in public I'm like:
2. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. Wow.... Just wow. That book was SO FREAKING GOOD. It was also the most violent book I've ever read (for those who've read it: really!??!?! A butter knife, Peter!?) I wanted to brutally murder the villain, which I think was the point, I wanted to hug the protagonist, and Tobias couldn't be more awesome... *sigh*, just brilliant awesomeness! Can't wait for her sequel, INSURGENT!
3. NEVERMORE by Kelly Creagh. This was an interesting read because it was advertised as this paranormal-filled novel with tons of Edgar Allen Poe creatures in it. But I thought most of it was more relationship and internal conflict, which I would typically hate. But Creagh's writing-style, paired with her wonderfully addictive characters just made me love. I cannot wait until August to find out what happens to Isobel and Varen next!
4. THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett. Oh, this book was so, so, so, so, so, so, so good! It was so powerful and just a wonderful read.
5. HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick. This wasn't a light read, but it wasn't a heavy one. I really liked it-didn't worship it, but I really, really liked it. I don't know. There was just something about it that made me appreciate the characters and the uniqueness of it. :)
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women—mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends—view one another. A deeply moving novel filled