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Five Books on my Christmas Wish List

 The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini

I am currently reading it right now with my English 10 class. I absolutely love it. The way the author doesn’t leave anything underutilized and the way he pushes the plot to be even better is just amazing to me. Even though I’m reading it right now, I woud just like a to have a copy at home to read in free time.


Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng

Reading about the after affects of something that broke a family is way more fun for me than reading about a teenage girl falling in love with a vampire. *cough*twilight*cough*

Summary:

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.
When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia’s older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it’s the youngest of the family—Hannah—who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.


If I Stay

Yeah…I’m that person who purposefully reads the book before the movie, just so I could criticize.  Also it seems like a great book from my standing as a young adult.

Summary:

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia’s story will stay with you for a long, long time.

 

Boy,Snow,Bird

This. This is original. This is very interesting. The summary is great, the reviews are awesome and I would like to have this book under my tree for Christmas.

Summary:
In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman.
A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she’d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy’s daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white. Among them, Boy, Snow, and Bird confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold.


The Vacationers

If you haven’t noticed, I have a thing about books about family secrets and the aftermath. I think that it’s pretty cool that an author can make up or take parts of their lives and put it in a book.

Summary:

For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.


 

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5 Reasons to Follow/Love My Blog

1. I’m insanely optimistic for my age

Have you ever looked at the High School Drug use statistics and lose that last seed of hope you had for the future generations of America? Well yeah let me and my blog give you some of it back.

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2.I’m a decent writer

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3.I’m naturally weird and it shows through my writing

If you haven’t caught on yet, I’m able to connect a pineapple to a rabbit. If you give me a stick I’ll turn it into a sword. My favorite drink is warm cranberry juice and my dream Saturday for me is watching ABC Family with my best friend all day.

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4. I make quite a few Tv references

Yes this includes (but not limited to) Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Once Upon a Time, Teen Wolf, Star Wars…but not Hannibal I have no idea what that is.

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nevermind about the first reason after that gif…

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don’t worry I’ll hold that hope for you

5.My version of normal is your version of weird, *cracks knuckles* so get ready works here I come.
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Dear News Stations,

Dear News Stations,

Look there! Another black boy got shot
by the hands of a cop.
Are you not entertained?
You pick and choose 
who will be ‘Americas next top Martyr’ 
You guys are getting smarter
because you’re war starters.

So when look back on all the things you 
said just for the ratings.
-John Crawford. Micheal Brown.
Trayvon Martin. Dante Parker.-
I ask again are you not entertained?
Are you not entertained?
Are you not…entertained?

From,
Just another black teenager

 

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What a Flash Flood is like

  So this weekend my and my family went to Mt.Badly to pick berries and see my Momma Alison. Everything was okay, only that it was a solid 74 degrees outside and barely any sun. There was also a little drizzle, but Momma Alison didn’t think much of it because “It hadn’t rained in a good 10 years.”- we were on a different topic when she told me that. But anyways lets just skip the boring introduction and get right to it.

What is a Flash Flood like? 


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Side Note of the Day

 Smile today is a wonderful day. Enjoy the summer. Tell your loved ones that you love them. Why? Because not everyone woke up today and they would want you to enjoy every second that you have. So sniff those flowers. Question why rain has that certain smell. Because tomorrow is not guaranteed… So do all these thing enjoy your day. I hope that you have a good one :D

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7 Things to do on Sunday Night

I was sitting here in my back yard watching Orange is the new Black on Netflix and  a thought came to mind. ‘Oh my goodness, I have school tomorrow.’ So instead of getting out my clothes and taking a nighttime shower, I have decided to blog

7 Things to do Sunday Night

Clean out your closet until you are too tired to even see another hanger

imageAh this will bring back memories that you just might not want to remember. Like those ugly shirt(s) that you wasted money on and will never wear in public again. You’ll try to make use of them by wearing them around the house, but no, no no those shirts got to go.


 

Read a good book…correction GREAT book

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Sitting down and reading a book for any amount of time is good for your body and mind. Unless you sit there and read for thirteen hours straight.Goodness please don’t do that. So instead of stressing about tomorrow and all the stuff you’ll have to do, why not sit down and relax for a bit. I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for a good dystopian novel.


Watch your favorite 2000’s movie

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Yes, from Bring It On to those hopeless Twilight movies, we’re talking about the best of the 00’s . Why wait for the next RomCom to come out when you can just warm up some Cranberry juice and pull up Netflix?


 

Go to your local coffee shop

images (24) I know that coffee kinda defeats the purpose of nighttime and sleep, but the shop is still a cool place to be. Because of its comfortable interior, its a nice place to get social, eat, and relax.  And there is usually free Wi-Fi there, so duh, it’s  the perfect place to be.


Go out with some friends or family

Diner again

Sundays nights are considered one of the most stressful nights of the week, because people tend to worry about tomorrow and the rest of the week. Having some friends around can really change a persons mood. So whether you guys go to a Diner, Drive-thru, or just sitting at home talking and drinking warm cranberry juice, being with them is probably one of the best things you can do with your Sunday night.


Or you could just blog

shrugHey, when in dought, blog it out ;)