Library Visit 12/31/08 Wednesday, Dec 31 2008 

I went to the library today, even though I have tons of books to read. But oh well…
Here’s what I got:

Deadline by Chris Crutcher
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
Glass by Ellen Hopkins
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson


100+ Reading Challenge 2009 Wednesday, Dec 31 2008 

100+ Reading Challenge

I’ve decided to do this one too! It’s where you try to read 100 or more books in 2009.
I don’t really no what I’ll be reading except for books on my shelf or from the library, etc.
Also this will pratically be on my Challenge Book List page too, but I’ll also post on here to keep track of the total number of books read.

January 2009:
1. Glass by Ellen Hopkins
2. You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
3. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
4. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
5. Deadline by Chris Crutcher
6. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
7. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
8. Geek Charming by Robin Palmer

Read in Jan: 8
Overall Total: 8

February 2009:
1. Amor and Summer Secrets by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
2. Amigas and School Scandals by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
3. Adios to All the Drama by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
4. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
5. The ABC’s of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
6. What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook
7. Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
8. Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee
9. Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Read in Feb: 9
Overall Total: 17

March 2009:
1. Violet in Private by Melissa Walker
2. Top 8 by Katie Finn
3. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
4. Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
5. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
6. My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald [
7. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
8. TMI by Sarah Quigley [
9. Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee
10. Beautiful Americans by Lucy Silag
11. Prama by Jamie Ponti [
12. The Book of Luke by Jenny O’Connell
13. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
14. Evermore by Alyson Noel [

Read in Mar: 14
Overall Total: 31

April 2009:
1. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
2. In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg
3. A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell
4. Heartbreak River by Tricia Mills
5. Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman
6. Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman [100+, ARC]
7. Private by Kate Brian [100+]
8. The Au Pairs by Melissa de la Cruz [100+]
9. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard [100+, A-Z]
10. Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez [100+]
11. Waiting To Score by J.E. MacLeod [100+ , ARC]
12. Miss Match by Wendy Toliver [100+, ARC]
13. Anatomy of A Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky [100+]
14. The Ashleys by Melissa de la Cruz [100+]
15. When It Happens by Susane Colasanti [100+]
16. Flawless by Sara Shepard [100+]
17. Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman [100+, ]
18. Triple Shot Bettys In Love by Jody Gehrman [ ]
19. I Know It’s Over by C.K. Kelly Martin [100+, ]
20. Perfect by Sara Shepard [100+]

Read in April: 20
Overall Total: 51

May 2009:
Death by Latte by Linda Gerber [
One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin
Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Lost It by Kristin Tracy [
Paper Towns by John Green
Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
The Breakup Bible by Melissa Kantor [
Diary of a Chav by Grace Dent [
How Not To Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler [
Invitation Only by Kate Brian [
Untouchable by Kate Brian [
Slept Away by Julie Kraut [

Read in May: 12
Overall Total: 63

June 2009:

2008 Reads. Wednesday, Dec 31 2008 

Here’s my list of books that I’ve read since starting my blog and a previous month also, but not all the books I read in 2008. I love to read and hope to read and write reviews more next year! Hope you all had a wonderful 2008 and an even more wonderful 2009!

September 2008:
1. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
2. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
3. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
4. The Farther You Run by Davida Wills Hurwin
5. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
6. Wild Roses by Deb Caletti
7. Someday This Pain Will Be Helpful to You by Peter Cameron
8. The Secret Language of Girls by Frances O’Roark Dowell
9. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
10. Perfect by Natasha Friend
11. Lush by Natasha Friend
12. Torch Red:Color Me Torn-#3 by Melody Carlson
13. Pitch Black:Color Me Lost-#4 by Melody Carlson

October 2008:
1. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
2. Christy Miller Collection:Volume 4 by Robin Jones Gunn
3. What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles
4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
5. Degrees of Guilt:Miranda’s story by Melody Carlson
6. Party Princess by Meg Cabot
7. Breaking Point by Alex Flinn
8. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

November 2008
1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
2. Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
3. The Watson’s Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
4. Bright Purple:Color Me Confused-#10 by Melody Carlson
5. Cut by Patricia McCormick
6. Can’t Get There From Here by Todd Strasser
7. The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick
8. Airhead by Meg Cabot
9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
11. Wake by Lisa McMann
12. The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
13. ChaseR: a novel in e-mails by Michael J. Rosen
14. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
15. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
16. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
17. The Rise and Fall of a 10th Grade Social Climber by Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser
18. How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt

December 2008:
1. Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker
2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
3. The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti
4. Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green; Maureen Johnson; Lauren Myracle
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
7. GoldenGirl by Micol Ostow
8. TTYL by Lauren Myracle
9. Violet by Design by Melissa Walker
10. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

What did you read in 2008?

Sweethearts Tuesday, Dec 30 2008 

sweetheartsBook Title: Sweethearts
Author: Sara Zarr
# of pages: 217
Publisher: Little, Brown; Janaury 2009

As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also each other’s only friend. So when Cameron disappeared without warning, Jennifer thought she’d lost the one person who would ever understand her. Now in high school, Jennifer has been transformed. Known as Jenna, she is popular, happy, and dating–everything “Jennifer” couldn’t be. But she still can’t shake the memory of her long-lost friend.

When Cameron suddenly appears, they both are confronted with memories of their shared past and the dractically different paths their lives have taken.

I really liked the cover of this book, one reason I picked it out. (:

I♥Sweethearts(book) Not a very big fan on the candy. It’s an amazingly written story that I would never realize held so much meaning in between. I loved Jennifer’s character and Cameron’s too! They make a great pair. I absolutely love the last page of this book. It’s greatly written! Just like a poet working their magic, but instead it’s an author.

If you haven’t read this, then I highly suggest you do so. Soon in the future!

Back! Tuesday, Dec 30 2008 

I’m back! I felt like I was neglecting my blog because I hardly posted! ):
I wonder what I’ll do in the summer when I’ll practically be gone most likely! “/
That’s it pretty much. I had a wonderful vacation, I did not want to come back home!

Violet by Design Sunday, Dec 28 2008 

violet-by-designBook Title: Violet by Design
Author: Melissa Walker
# of pages: 215
Publisher: Berkley Trade (March 4, 2008)

I was going to get out of the modeling business for good.

But now I’m having trouble sticking with my decision. After all, if it wasn’t for modeling, I might still be the invisible wallflower. Hot guys like Paulo wouldn’t be interested in me. And I’ve never have seen Brazil or Spain–and now France! On the other hand…

I also wouldn’t have to choose between my best friend from home and my agent’s shrill demands. Or anguish over my body the way only runway models d. Not to mention all this trouble I’m getting into for speaking out in the press about eating disorders.

Maybe the life of an international model isn’t for me. But it I quit for good. I might always wonder… What if

I really like the Violet series. They keep you entertained enough to get through slow parts towards faster parts.

This book I liked about the same as Violet on the Runway. Same setting teen (adult, 18?) and modeling business thrown into this series. I wonder why Violet does some of her choices. There is some truth thrown into this about modeling business it’s not all pretty, and about people not eating enough or not eating at all. It’s scary to know, but it’s reality.

I really love the thought of Violet and Roger being a couple; Roger being one of Violet’s best friends. I wonder if anything will grow between them in Violet in Private. Violet is one of the naive type who doesn’t really realize that her best guy friend is atually in love with her.

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