Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Okay, before I start my review, the one that I wrote almost two months ago, I just want to say that I am so sorry that it's taken me this long to get it up and on my blog. I apologize to Holly at Good Golly, Miss Holly and Lara Zielin for taking such a long time. Especially since I loved the book so much! So without further ado, here is my review.
Can I just say one thing? You have to read this book. It doesn't come out until August, but I suggest you put it on your to-read lists right now!
It's been awhile since I've read a book that's been able to suck me in so completely. A book I stayed up until three AM, even after I took my sleeping pill, to finish. This is a book you literally cannot put down because the knots in your stomach after each chapter won't calm enough to do anything else but read. This normally only happens to me with Courtney Summers' books, which I love.
Now here's a new book to love like crazy. It's about Aggie Winchester, a girl who doesn't know much about herself in the beginning. It's about her finding out who in her life is good or bad for her and discovering who she is along the way. It's also about bass fishing, which I don't think anyone but Lara Zielin could ever make interesting. Along with all of this, there is the discovery of her mother's breast cancer and a prom fiasco that becomes a national scandal. Honestly, I think anyone would implode. And I'm not even telling you the half of it!
If I could, there's only two things I'd change about The Implosion of Aggie Winchester, and they are the extreme use of the F-word and slightly too graphic sexual content. The latter is only, like, two paragraphs, but what can I say? I'm kind of full of innocence.
I loved everything else; the story, all the characters, the writing was incredible, and...Yeah, it was amazing! Go get it in August!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Why do people have to die?
Can someone answer this question for me? I really don't understand why people live and then die, and they're gone. Why are you one day on Earth and the next, you're gone?Friends and family make life more enjoyable, but when you lose one of those people, it makes life a lot harder, even if it's just inside. Sometimes it's hard on the outside, too.
I had been volunteering at my library for a few months and stopped because of my allergies and not knowing what they're from. I've always known and been friendly with the librarians, so it was easy to fit in. We all got closer fast. Everyone in the library are close friends.
All of the people I worked with were absolutely amazing. Funny, smart, and really nice.
I just got back from my library, taking things back as a patron, and I asked how the one girl was. I don't want to give anything too personal away here, it just doesn't seem right. Before I asked, the manager and I were talking and laughing. After I asked, her face fell. "She passed away."
It was a long time coming, I guess, after the things she'd been through, but I still didn't expect it. How could she be dead? I was just praying for her last night to get better. I've been praying for her since forever to get better. I truly believe in God, so I really didn't think she was going to die. But I was starting to expect it, kind of waiting for it. I was getting to the point where I didn't want to go to the library because I was afraid I was going to go and they were going to tell me she died.
I just don't understand how someone so nice, so caring, so funny, could just be gone. And I know it's got to be so hard for the other librarians. I'm just in complete shock right now.
I just wish I could tell her goodbye and how much she's helped me over the last few years. Want to tell her I'll never forget her. That everyone loved her. That her creative writing free summer class was much better than she thought. I just have to know she's in a better place.
Posted by Sarah at 12:17 PM
Monday, February 21, 2011
In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
Before I start my IMM, I just want to say how sorry I am for being slow with everything. I have a couple of reviews written down that need to be posted and I haven't done Waiting on Wednesday in a few weeks. I've been slacking. But I'm going to try to change that. This is my first blog ever, so if you be patient with me, I'll hopefully make this a really great blog to come and visit!
Okay, on to my books!
Everything I got this week was from the library. I have no idea how to receive books for review, so that's why I haven't had any yet.
I'm sorry if any of these books are hard to see, but for some reason, I couldn't figure out how to take a good picture today. Anyway, this is my haul!
Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane. I can never remember which blogs I find good books on, because I read so many, but I saw another blogger praising this author, so I ordered in her first book. It sounds cute and is an adult novel. Definitely excited to read it.
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann. I got this book out for a book club I have on Goodreads which you can find here. I haven't actually participated in any of the reads yet, but I thought that this one looked good. Of course, I will probably actually have to read it before the club's start date so I can return it to the library.
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowlery. This is another book I found on a blog, but it's not a reading blog. It's called Portrait Magazine and it has a lot of celebrity and tv show, music kind of things on it. Anyway, they have book lists and this month featured a list of books featuring music. Originally published in Australia, A Little Wanting Song intrigued me. After I saw we had it in the library's system, I had to order it!
Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Ahh I love this series! I've already finished this book and loved it, just like I loved the first two. Now I just need to get my hands on the next one that's not out yet... If you haven't read the Touch series, you need to. It's so good.
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern. Love Cecilia, as you know. I didn't order this book, it was just there at my library and I couldn't pass it up. It sounds really good. It's about a book that tells you what's going to happen tomorrow. This is also an adult book and I'm looking forward to reading it.
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. I have heard nothing but good things about this book, so when I saw it in our young adult section, I had to pick it up. Another book I cannot wait to read.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. This is another book for my Goodreads book club. I'll actually be able to read it with them on time, I believe, since they're starting March 1. I haven't read any of this author's books and I hear good and bad about them. The only thing I want to know is if I can read this one without reading the others first, since it's a prequel? Anyone who lets me know, I will be eternally grateful to.
Well, those are all the books I got this past week. Sorry for being late with this, too, but I was out all day yesterday. We went to see the musical Camelot, which was incredible. Plus we were so close we could see how much the actors really spit. Haha, it was great. Makes me want to read Avalon High by Meg Cabot again.
Oh, and one last thing:
Another signed book! I love it.
What did you get in your mailbox?
Until next week, happy reading!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Hi everyone and welcome to Random Tunes Tuesday!
This week's song is Take Me or Leave Me from the Broadway show Rent!
Take me for what I am
Who I was meant to be
And if you give a damn
Take me, baby
Or leave me
So if you couldn't tell by the picture of my bookcase all set up, I love Rent. Yes, I bought the huge as heck, forty dollar Rent "bible". Basically, what I'm trying to say is that I love Rent a great deal. So, in honor of Glee finally doing a Rent song, I figured it was the perfect time to express how much I love the original before you all hear the Glee version tonight!
Thank you, Jonathan Larson, for amazing music and an amazing show. May you rest in peace forever.