Tuesday, January 5

Pictures :]

I just posted some pictures from Snapfish on the sidebar. These are all of the photos that I just printed because Snapfish was having an amazing sale (50 prints for 50 cents)! So check them out :] They are of friends, family, vacation, relatives, etc. My cats are even in there! These will be plastered all over my wall soon :]


Monday, January 4

Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green is book about the imagination, curiosity, high school stereotypes that can be broken, young adventures, and Walt Whitman. Quentin Jacobsen has always admired his next door neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar, until the girl that he has always imagined and fantasized about shows up at his window dressed like a ninja, ready to take him on her latest adventure. It is the bes night of his life and he cannot wait for the morning when life will be different after his night with Margo. But she has disappeared.

Quentin discovers countless clues that she left for him to find. He frantically tries to piece the clues together and find the girl that changed his life. Will he be able to find her, or is she just a figment of his imagination, a girl that he never really knew as well as he thought he did.

This book was witty, mysterious, and unexpected. It was a quick read that kept the reader's attention with its humor, bur also dug deeper into the emotions of the young characters. You begin to imagine Margo as this fantastic creature just as Q imagines her, but at the end, you realize along with him that she is just a regular person. I especially liked the Walt Whitman quotes throughout the book and the references to the paper towns.

"It's a paper town. I mean look at it, Q: look at all those cul-de-sacs, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters."

Did Margo leave to escape the paper town? If so, did she intend for Q to follow her?

"Missing me one place search another,
I stop some where waiting for you"
-"Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

Saturday, January 2

The Last Song

"Life, he realized was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile."

The Last Song. Spectacular. Heartbreaking. Unimaginable. A story of second chances. A love story. This book has it all.

I first want to say that this is the first book that I have read in a while that was truly amazing. When I finished it, I honestly wanted to pick it right back up and read it again.

The Last Song is another Nicholas Sparks masterpiece that shows us the importance of love. Ronnie Miller is a seventeen year old rebel, who has been acting out ever since her parents got divorced. Her father, a concert pianist, leaves NYC and moves to his hometown of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Despite not talking to her father for three years, Ronnie's mom sends her and her brother down south to spend the summer with him. Ronnie's father attempts to reconnect with his children, but struggles with his rebellious daughter, who will not forgive him. Ronnie wants to leave the small town, but then finds something she does not expect, her first love.

I am not going to say anymore. Some books you need more information to get into it, but this one, I think that the less that you know, the better. But please read it. It was not only a story of first love, but heartbreak, love between a father and his children, and how important one's last song is.

I first saw this book because the movie is coming out in April. Do not judge it by Miley Cyrus as the lead. I think that she might do a good job. We will have to wait and see. Anyways, the movie looks good and I will definitely be seeing it in theaters. Watch now please.

Friday, January 1

Hey, 2010!

It is a new year. 2010... Crazy. I feel like was waiting to graduate in 2008 for so long that now any year after that just feels weird. But it is a new decade :]

I did not write down my New Year resolutions this year, so I will just post them here:

1. Exercise
2. Take more pictures with my family (because God knows I take enough with my friends)
3. Feel GOOD!

So that's about it. Happy New Year everyone :]

Oh, and seven days till Paris and London!