Book Review: LET IT SNOW

Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle Number of Pages: 352 Publisher: Speak Release Date: October 2, 2008 "Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only …

Musical Mondays: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Since tomorrow is Christmas, I thought that it was a good time to write about some of my favorite Christmas music. A good portion of the Christmas music I enjoy listening to, apart from Josh Groban (because I absolutely ❤ Josh Groban), is from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. If you have never heard of them before, they …

Book Review: BEASTLY

 Author: Alex Flinn Number of Pages: 304 Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: October 2, 2007 Beastly is the story of Kyle Kingsbury, a seemingly perfect teenager living the life of a handsome, spoiled rich kid. Everything changes one day when Kendra, a witch disguised as a new student, casts a spell on Kyle that will turn his …

Winter break is here at last!

FINALLY! Winter break is here, and I have a whole eleven days to lounge around, relax, and obviously to read. I'm planning to have a few Doctor Who marathons, maybe throw some Sherlock in there, go see the Hobbit, work a little bit on my novel- all good stuff. After enduring the dreaded Week Before Winter Break, or the WBWB (I totally just made …

Musical Mondays: Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips

So it's Monday, and I've decided to dub this dreaded day of the week Musical Monday, on which every Monday I post about my latest musical obsession. This week, it is the song Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips. Not only does this guy have one of the best names ever, (seriously, how awesome is …

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 Yesterday (Friday, December 14, 2012) the Hobbit movie was released  in theaters. Directed once again by Peter Jackson and starring Martin Freeman, it is sure to be an amazing film. I can't wait to see it! Martin Freeman also plays Watson in the BCC television show Sherlock, so it will be neat to see him …

Book Review: THE LUXE

Author: Anna Godbersen Number of Pages: 433 Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date: November 20, 2007 "Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899.  Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. …

Book Review: LIFE OF PI

Author: Yann Martel Number of Pages: 319 Publisher: Mariner Books Release Date: January 1, 2001 When sixteen year old Pi Patel's family decides to move to Canada, his first thought is: What about the zoo? Pi Patel lived in Ponidcherry, India, and his father ran a large zoo there. Pi's parents and older brother, Ravi, …