Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rating System

My Ratings:

I have a weird rating system, in the fact that all my ratings are over 5. Why? Well, because where I live, 49% is a fail (in school) and I'm a dedicated student so the 90's are the good grades. This kind of stuck with me, so I feel I’m “failing” a book if I give it 50% (5/10), capiche?

And I hate giving books a huge “fail” rating, so listen up!

To make it easier and make more sense, subtract 5 from each "10" rating, and make the entire thing out of 5.

For example, a 9/10 book will be 9-5=4... =4/5.
An 8.5/10 would be 8.5-5=3.5... =3.5/5. Get it?
A 5/10 would be 0/5 which means it was very unenjoyable.

REMEMBER: subtract 5, and make the whole thing out of 5.

If you go see the "My Tags" widget in the left sidebar, you can see the book reviews I tagged with "Rating: # +". That will sort out the ratings, kind of. A book that is 8.3/10 would be in the "Rating: 8+" and a book that is 9/10 would be in "Rating: 9+". Pretty easy peasy :)

-&-

My feelings about my ratings:

10/10 - is basically impossible. I have yet to find a book I loved so much to give it the perfect score.

Anything 9.4/10 or above is absolutely amazing. It would be stalker-love for me. Get off the computer. Get ahold of the book. READ.

Something 9-9.3/10 is love. Yes, read it right now.

8.5-8.9/10 is really really like. Yes, read it.

8-8.5/10 is like. Recommended, but it wasn’t spectacular.

7-7.9/10 is meh. Up to you if you want to read it.

6-6.9/10 is dislike. (It's like 1/5 stars) Wouldn’t recommend.

-&-

Does that make sense? I hope so. If you have any questions, just shoot me an email at: holesinmybrain(at)hotmail(dot)com, or leave a comment below.


Book Review Policy

So, my Book Review Policy definitely needed a serious revamp. Well, here it is, I hope it’s a bit more organized, and bit easier to understand!

To Authors/Publishers:

I would be honoured to accept an ARC or finished copy in exchange for an honest review. Honest to who? To ME. No matter what, I can’t assure you that my review will be unbiased because let’s face it, it’s my review. I don't mean to sound self-centered, though. Nonetheless, I will not book bash, or author bash.

I would love to participate in author interviews and giveaways as well.

If you’re interested, shoot me an email at: holesinmybrain(at)hotmail(dot)com. I’ll try to reply promptly, I check my email daily.


Genres:
  • Realistic/contemporary
  • Dystopic/futuristic/post-Apocalyptic
  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Supernatural
  • Adventure/Quest
  • Mystery
Probably in that order too, and I prefer Young Adult novels. Heads up, I am getting a bit tired of vampires and werewolves though, thought you should know. And I’m pretty nitpicky about Mary-Sue characters, they rarely work for me. Lastly, I dislike books centered almost completely around romance (especially lust-disguised-as-twu-luv romance).

I don’t want to sound unfriendly or mean, I just think you should be privy to this info.


My Reviews…

Will consist of a short pointless paragraph, usually tell you why I decided to read this book. A summary (written by me or taken from goodreads, will be specified), and then “My Thoughts” or my review.
There will be a rating out of 10 at the very end. Go here to see my Rating System.


About Me

Oh wow. Hello there, didn’t see you.

Well, let me introduce myself! From what you garnered from the tidbit on the “About Me” thingy in the sidebar, I hope you figured out I like: reading and cheesecake.

Have a good day!

Just kidding, here’s a bit more about moi. My name is Audrey (yes, I was actually named after Audrey Hepburn, my mother’s favourite actress) and I’m sixteen. I’m Canadian, I’m pretty darn good at riding polar bears. In fact, I won the school polar bear riding trophy for fastest lap around the igloo; I’m quite proud of myself. Also, I love hockey, the rain (most of the time), warm weather, cold weather, the sun, the moon, and basically green grass because let’s face it. Grass is always greener on the other side.

Some random facts about me:

  • I’m pretty “book” smart, and by that I mean in school, not like literature-wise. In fact, I’ve never actually studied Shakespeare ever in my school career.
  • My favourite colour is red. It’s always been red, since I was a kid.
  • I love writing weird, imaginative stories. When the teacher gives out free write topics, I never actually write an essay-essay (like list the three things that have changed you etc etc), but I end up writing a story of some kind. I recall just recently writing one about a broccoli king and his mushroom servants—thank god I didn’t have to hand it in.
  • I usually only write in spurts. Like I can get totally distracted and not write for a long time, then write a ton at once.
  • I don’t aspire to be a writer because I know I wouldn’t be cut out for it. And I can’t string together an entire novel, I prefer free writing.
  • I’m pretty good at self-analyzing.
  • I don’t know how to use semi-colons properly. I’m not even kidding.
  • I have a list of “26 things to live by”. #1 is Smile.
  • I don’t know what to do after I graduate. People say I can do anything I want…if only I knew what I wanted.
  • My favourite ice-cream is Haagen Dazs Coffee flavour ice cream. If a boy every bought that for me (I wouldn’t tell him, of course) he will be my future hubby.
  • I don’t want to get married, or have kids. But I’m 16, so who knows?
  • I have an older brother. I don’t think he’s as smart as me =p
  • I hate people who make assumptions about me.
  • I have never drank alcohol in my life. And I hate people who say stuff like “Life is short, so people should drink.” You know what? Shut up, I don’t care.
  • I love my friends. They are amazing, but I do wish they would read more.
  • Comments make me want to be a better blogger

Have any questions? Ask away, I’ll try my best to answer them!


Movie Thoughts Archive

The following links are to some of my opinions on various movies I've watched recently. I'm not sure how long this 'segment' will last... The date in (parentheses) is the day the review was posted, NOT the release date. Movies are organized by the date I reviewed them.

The reviews at the bottom are the most recent.



Star Trek (11/23/09)

The Proposal (11/29/09)

The Blindside (4/5/10)

Julie & Julia (4/6/10)

The Hurt Locker (4/8/10)

Avatar (5/2/10)

The Cove (6/19/10)

When In Rome
(6/29/10)

Leap Year (7/6/10)

The Lovely Bones (8/2/10)

Inception (9/4/10)

Toy Story 3 (9/23/10)

The Town (1/29/11)

Despicable Me (2/5/11)

Unstoppable (3/28/11)

The Social Network (4/11/11)

127 Hours (4/12/11)

The Fighter (4/13/11)

The Kids are All Right (4/14/11)

The King's Speech (4/16/11)


Book Review Archive

Welcome to my book review archive, yes I am aware that it is incredibly small and doesn't deserve the name "archive", maybe collection. Measely collection. Oh well, I have set the bar high. Okay, there are now over 100 200 (!) reviews, I think it can be called and archive now :) I feel happy.

I have been reviewing books for almost 2 years, and I've come a long way since then. My reviewing skills have improved, so the reviews that are unformatted and look like a mess do not reflect my current writing style.

Anyways, books are listed in alphabetical order (excluding first words like "the" and "A"). Click here to see my 2011 "book of the month".

A


Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars #2) - Diana Peterfreund
Across the Universe (AtU #1) - Beth Revis
After - Amy Efaw
All Unquiet Things
- Anna Jarzab
Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson
The Ancillary's Mark - Daniel A. Cohen
Angelfire - Courtney Allison Moulton
Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins

Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) - Kelley Armstrong


B

Babe in Boyland - Judy Gehrman
Ballads of Suburbia - Stephanie Kuehnert
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beastly - Alex Flynn
Beautiful - Amy Reed
Beauty Queens - Libba Bray
Because I Am Furniture - Thalia Chaltas
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Birthmarked - Caragh M. O'Brien
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) - Kristin Cashore
Bitter End - Jennifer Brown

Blood Red Road (Dustlands #1) - Moira Young
Bloom - Elizabeth Scott
The Body Finder (Body Finder #1)- Kimberly Derting
The Book of Awesome - Neil Pasricha
Brightly Woven - Alexandra Bracken

Broken Soup - Jenny Valentine

C

Carpe Diem
- Autumn Cornwell
Castration Celebration - Jake Wizner

Catching Jordan - Miranda Kenneally
Chasing Shadows - Swati Avasthi
The Chosen One - Carol Lynch Williams

Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
Coffeehouse Angel - Suzanne Selfors
Coraline - Neil Gaiman


D

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
- Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

The Day Before - Lisa Schroeder
Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
Delirium (Delirium #1) - Lauren Oliver
Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) - Rachel Hawkins
The Demon Trapper's Daughter - Jana Oliver
The Demon's Covenant - Sarah Rees Brennan
The Demon's Surrender - Sarah Rees Brennan

The Disenchantments - Nina LaCour
Desires of the Dead (Body Finder #2) - Kimberly Derting
Divergent - Veronic Roth
The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) - Kody Keplinger


E

Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin
Enclave - Ann Aguirre
The Eternal Ones - Kirsten Miller
Eyes Like Stars (Theatre Illuminata #1) - Lisa Mantchev


F


Fall for Anything
- Courtney Summers
Fang (Maximum Ride #6) - James Patterson

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Feed
- M.T. Anderson
Feeling Sorry for Celia (Ashbury/Brookfield #1) - Jaclyn Moriarty
Fever (Chemical Garden #2) - Lauren DeStefano (vlog)
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) - Rick Yancey
Fighting Ruben Wolfe - Markus Zusak
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere #1) - Melina Marchetta

Fire (Graceling Realm #2) - Kristin Cashore
Follow the Elephant - Beryl Young

Freefall - Mindi Scott
Front and Center (Dairy Queen #3) - Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) - Richelle Mead
The Future of Us - Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

G

The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong
Series Review: Gemma Doyle Trilogy - Libba Bray

Getting the Girl (Fighting Ruben Wolfe sequel)- Markus Zusak
Girl of Nightmares (Anna Dressed in Blood #2) - Kendare Blake
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1) - Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2) - Stieg Larsson
God is in the Pancakes - Robin Epstein

Going Too Far - Jennifer Echols
Gone (Dream Catcher #3)- Lisa McMann

Gone - Michael Grant
Graceling - Kristin Cashore
Graffiti Moon - Cath Crowley

H

Hate List - Jennifer Brown
Heist Society - Ally Carter
Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
Hold Still - Nina LaCour
Homicide Related (Ryan Dooley #2)
- Norah McClintock

The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer
House Rules - Jodi Picoult

How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
How to Save a Life - Sara Zarr

I

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) - Pittacus Lore

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You - Ally Carter
I'll Be There - Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #2) - Julie Kagawa
The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) - Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3) - Julie Kagawa
In Honor - Jessi Kirby
Incarceron - Catherine Fisher
Insurgent (Divergent #2) - Veronica Roth

K

L

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) - Richelle Mead

Leftovers - Laura Wiess
Legend (Legend #1) - Marie Lu
Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld
Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Lighter Side of Life and Death - C.K. Kelly Martin
Like Mandarin - Kirsten Hubbard

The List - Siobhan Vivian
A Little Wanting Song - Cath Crowley
Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott

Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) - Rick Riordan
The Lover's Dictionary - David Levithan

M

A Match Made in High School - Kristin Walker
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
- James Patterson
Miles from Ordinary - Carol Lynch Williams
The Mockingbirds - Daisy Whitney
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3) - Patrick Ness

More Than This - Patrick Ness

N

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles #1) - Patrick Rothfuss
A Need So Beautiful - Suzanne Young
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Nevermore (Nevermore #1) - Kelly Creagh
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
- Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Nightshade (Nightshade #1) - Andrea Cremer
Not That Kind of Girl - Siobhan Vivian

A Northern Light - Jennifer Donnelly
Nothing - Janne Teller

O

Ordinary Beauty - Laura Wiess

Out of the Easy - Ruta Sepetys

P

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) - Kiersten White
Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan

Perfect Escape - Jennifer Brown
Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) - Lauren DeStefano
Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) - Ally Carter
Persepolis
(graphic novel) - Marjane Satrapi
The Pink Locker Society: The Forever Crush - Debra Moffitt
The Piper's Son - Melina Marchetta
Plain Kate - Erin Bow
Please Ignore Vera Dietz - AS King

Prized (Birthmarked #2) - Caragh M. O'Brien
Prodigy (Legend #2) - Marie Lu
Promised (Birthmarked #3) - Caragh M. O'Brien


Q


Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere #3) - Melina Marchetta

R
Rampant (Killer Unicorns #1)- Diana Peterfreund
Random - Lesley Choyce

The Raven Boys (Raven #1) - Maggie Stiefvater
Raw Blue - Kirsty Eagar
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) - Kelley Armstrong

Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) - Holly Black
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1) - Rick Riordan
Revolution - Jennifer Donnelly
The Road - Cormac McCarthy

S
Saving June - Hannah Harrington
Scarlett Fever - Maureen Johnson
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) - James Dashner

The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
Sea - Heidi R. Kling

Second Chance Summer - Morgan Matson
The Second Trial - Rosemarie Boll
A Separate Peace
- John Knowles
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) - Richelle Mead
Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi
Shiver
- Maggie Stiefvater
Shut Out - Kody Keplinger
Skulduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire (SP #2) - Derek Landy
The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson

Something Like Normal - Trish Doller
The Spectacular Now - Tim Tharp 
Spellbound (Hex Hall #3) - Rachel Hawkins
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) - Richelle Mead
Split - Swati Avasthi

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E Smith
Stealing Parker - Miranda Kenneally
Series Review: Study Series - Maria V. Snyder
Stolen - Lucy Christopher
Story of a Girl - Sara Zarr

The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) - Kelley Armstrong
Switch - Tish Cohen

T


Take a Bow - Elizabeth Eulberg
Ten Cents a Dance - Christine Fletcher
The Thief (The Queen's Thief #1) - Megan Whalen Turner

This is Not a Test - Courtney Summers
Trickster's Choice - Tamora Pierce

The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler
Unwind - Neal Shusterman

V


Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Victim Rights (Ryan Dooley #3) - Norah McClintock

W



Wanderlove - Kirsten Hubbard
What Happened to Goodbye - Sarah Dessen
What I Saw and How I Lied - Judy Blundell
When the Stars Go Blue - Caridad Ferrer
When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead
Where She Went (If I Stay #2) - Gayle Forman
White Cat - Holly Black
Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr

Wild Awake - Hilary T. Smith
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan

Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson
Wither - Lauren DeStefano

X



**
five random, short book reviews
seven short, reviews/ratings
+ post (Sept.5/09)
Books and Authors I like at the moment (Jul 18/10)

Monday, June 29, 2009

BR: How I Live Now





by Meg Rosoff


I initially picked this book up for one reason: it won the 2005 Printz Award. My reading list for this summer does contain numerous Printz honor/winner books, such as John Green novels, Jellicoe Road, and Nation.


The novel is about a New York girl, Daisy, who is sent to on-the-brink-of-war England by her father to live with cousins. She grows to love her cousins, but the they are split up when bombs start dropping and the war erupts. Daisy and 9-year-old-cousin Piper are sent to live on a farm away from Isaac, Edmond, and Osbert (Daisy's other cousins, and Piper's brothers). Daisy and Piper must learn to live and adapt to their lives, but event after event allows the two girls to try and find a way home.
How I Live Now also deals with some issues that may not be intended for younger audiences, such as underage sex and a different spin on relationships.


This novel is very unique, and I can see why it won the prize; it is written exceptionally well. It may be a bit confusing at first, because this first-person POV is different, lacks puncuation, and the speech in the book is different. After getting used to it, I think this type of writing works well with a teen girl as a narrator, and gives a dark, sarcastic, and sometimes funny view on the war- without over-glorifying it or using way too much detail: just how it is viewed from a teen girl.


I didn't enjoy it at first, and took many breaks from reading it since I couldn't get 'into' it. I started reading it yesterday, and only made it halfway, struggling to keep reading at times. I'm sure that many people's opinion will differ from mine, because I think it was just me who found the beginning a bit lacking. I wouldn't blame it on the writing, since even though it could be a bit distracting, it wasn't overwhelmingly difficult to read. Eventually, towards the end, I started getting really into it, finishing the rest all in one sitting. The plot kept me wanting to know what happens, and I really liked the characters, Daisy and Piper especially. Daisy was a great dynamic character, who really grows throughout the novel. I definitely admire her strength, determination, and courage.

When I look back on the book though, I actually did like it, just didn't love it. It was great (for me) to kind of expand the type of books I read, this one with interesting writing rather than an interesting plot.


7.5/10- because I had trouble 'getting into the book', and it took a while for me to get hooked. Also, the plot, although intricately written, was a bit plain for me (yes, I do enjoy non-stop action). However, I liked the way Rosoff wrote the novel, I liked the characters, and I liked how the author dealt with different issues.



*Any suggestions on how I can improve my book reviews? Should I write more about the plot? Or about my opinions?
--AyC



[Edit: 2011]

I recently reread this novel because I think I was just starting to come around to how distinct and different it was, and I just wanted to say that the second time around, I fell in LOVE with it. The writing that I couldn't get in to at the beginning, I adored the second time around. It turned into less about issues and more about character and character development.

New rating: 8.9/10

Just one of those things that change with each reading :) I would REALLY recommend it, it's unique, dark, and breathtakingly beautiful.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

BR: Graceling



by Kristin Cashore

This book took me 5 hours, read it all in one sitting (like I do with almost every book); yes, I have excellent time management skills, especially in the school year. Please note the heavy sarcasm implied.

Anyways, I really really enjoyed this book. It's kind of hard to explain, which is another way of saying "I totally suck at explanations, despite how simply it can be explained". It's about a girl, Katsa, and how she has a "Grace". A Grace is like a superpower, like the ability to hold your breath, or swim. Katsa's grace is Killing, and her conscience is the catalyst for her changing the way she lives. At the beginning, she is used as a weapon by her Uncle (who is ruler of a kingdom, with 7 kingdoms in all). She rebels, in the company of a hott boy by the not-so-hott name of Po, who is also a Grace.

I loved reading about how Katsa and Po's relationship develops, and the general setting. Cashore creates a magnificent universe, with Kingdoms, politics, spies, guards, and all that medeival stuff like swordfighting and archery. Graceling reminds me of Tamora Pierce's books, but are just as good. The writing is good, not distracting, but may be a bit boring at parts.

I had a small problem at the beginning with how Mary-Sueish the heroine was, with her Grace, mismatched eyes, amazing skills, but don't fret, Katsa turns out to be an endearing heroine, who has problems and internal conflicts of her own.

9.2/10, because this 460+ page book kept me in my seat, for five whole hours. That's how good it was. Recommend for all ages.

Hungry now...It's funny how I get all wrapped up in a book, and forget all the basic things like eating.

Btw, this is my first 'official' book review, and I still find it very brief and casual. Any suggestions? Because in many book review blogs, they seem to cover a lot more information, and have a lot better insight. Also, I'm gonna add "BR" in front of my book reviews (durr) because this blog isn't entirely dedicated to reviewing books, so my nonexistent reader will know what's going on.

--AyC

Sunday, June 21, 2009

some songs On My mind right Now

A Dustland Fairytale- The Killers
-I was actually gonna try and put it as my blogspot name, but unfortunately, its already in use :(. Love the song, watch the video too, it's incredible! And the lyrics, man, the lyrics!! I'm planning on analyzing this song if I can next year for English. It's written about his mother (I think), and is unbelievably great.
-I'm a sucker for amazing lyrics (see: Amazed, lol, sappy!!). This song is almost like a poem, with metaphors and stuff. Not like the Miley Cyrus listing off a bunch of crap about boys, or Taylor Swift (I love her though!) basically speaking in sappy/fluffy sentences. Don't get me wrong, I like those lyrics too, but these ones seem so REAL. "Out here the good girls die" *sniff*

21 Guns- Green Day
-Watched this on SNL a few weeks ago, but I just found out its actual name. Really love it, love the lyrics too: "One, 21 guns / Lay down your arms/ give up this fight"

So Long, Goodbye- 10 Years
-I think this song is pretty old, but I just discovered it recently. I love the haunting, melodic tone. Sad lyrics, currently on my 'Sleepy Songs' playlist.

--AyC

too Many books + Too little time = eyes Hurting

I've just finished my 5th book in three days... these summer hols are really getting to me.
Let's see, these last few days, I've read:

  • Paper Towns- John Green
  • Looking for Alaska- John Green
  • An Abundance of Katherines- John Green (as you can see, I went on a tiny John Green phase, considering these are most of his books)
  • Such a Pretty Girl- Laura Wiess
  • The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins

I think I might do a separate post on a small review/rating of these books. I think I'll rank them though, since that seems like good fun =P


  1. Hunger Games (Amazing, very thrilling, adventure, fast-paced, kinda realistic, exciting, captivating. Cannot have enough compliments, probably one of the best books I've read this year, or recently) 9.8/10
  2. Looking for Alaska (philosophical IMO, moving, heartfelt, honest, realistic) 9/10
  3. Paper Towns (funny, main character a tad self-centered, makes me think about my life) 8.8/10
  4. An Abundance of Katherines (a few LOL moments, which I shamelessly dog-eared, amusing) 8.6/10
  5. Such a Pretty Girl (deals with child molestation, a bit too much covered in a few days, didn't enjoy it much for reasons unknown) 7/10
Honestly, looking at this, i think it might be best to do separate reviews... I sincerely hope that you read this list, or at least skimmed it. Any ideas? Any recommendations? (I've only got 20 requests/holds down at the library right now. Its a LONG summer)

--AyC

an Introduction Of sorts

hmm, my first post. I've recently finished "Paper Towns", a novel by John Green. (don't worry, this is actually relevent)... I'm copying Margo's love of putting Caps in weird places; in this case, my titles.

I contemplated telling you guys my name, but decided to just leave it at AyC [Edit 4/8/11 - Hi. I'm Audrey. Please... ignore this post because it is embarassing to the tenth degree. Thanks] . I'm from Canada, love all that Canadian jazz (like hockey, polar bears, igloos, you get the picture). Oh! I'm a girl. Not sure if that's relevent either.

This blog will probably end up nowhere, but I do like knowing people are actually reading this pile of junk, so a reply or whatever this blog thing does would be nice.

Totally winging this blog thing. have NO idea what I'm doing, and will end up NOT reading tutorials.


How about some uninteresting facts that are completely, utterly boring to you? Favourite bookS: probably HP, Dan Brown books, Speak, Sarah Dessen books, Jodi Picoult books, Inheritence, The Outsiders, the Notebook, THE HUNGER GAMES (just read that recently, ah-mazing).

Top 5 played songs on itunes?
Amazed-Lonestar,
Whisky Lullaby-Brad Paisley&Allison Krausse,
Speeding Cars-Imogen Heap,
Lucky- Jason Mraz&Callait,
Falling Slowly-Kris Allen.


I think this post maybe too long. any suggestions?
--AyC


EDIT: June 21, 2011 (2 years later)

... i'll just go hide in a corner now. The only things relevant in this post are:
1) the extreme noob-ness I used to just so effortlessly embrace
2) Margo Roth Spiegelman and the fact that I randomly capitalize titles because of John Green.