Day: January 25, 2007

Books and Reading

Today, I read a book called Sold by Patricia McCormick. A novel about a girl sold into prostitution. It’s scary because it’s REAL. It’s a novel, but that kind of stuff really does happen. My mouth dropped at certain parts, I had to go back and reread parts to be sure I really was reading what I was reading. The horrors of that kind of life, all spelled out, emotionally in a free-verse novel.

It will haunt me.

Over the past week, I have read Cut by the same author, and Crank by Ellen Hopkins. In between that, I managed to fit in Specials by Scott Westerfeld. Yes, I’ve been busy, devouring books like I devour peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Cut is dramatic, a good look inside the mind of a cutter, and her slow recovery. Crank tells the story of a girl who got addicted to meth, in free verse (I love Hopkins’ free verse style), and Specials is the third book in the Uglies trilogy (Uglies, Pretties, Specials), books set hundreds of years in the future which deal with governmental control and brainwashing, surgery, mutilation, and rebellion. The Uglies trilogy is very intense and adventure-packed. Very little romance, and was hard for me to follow at times–the action was that fierce.

I have a huge stack of more books to tackle, but I think I’ll soak my feet for a while and watch High School Musical. ‘Til next time!

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Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It

Now it’s my turn to steal surveys from helenatural!!


Beginning Questions:

1. Where did you take your default pic?
I took it in the loft at Bauer St.

2. What exactly are you wearing right now?
a red sweater, tan cords, brown oxfords

3. What is your current problem?
money, or lack thereof, actually

4. What makes you most happy?
AIDAN, reading, good food, feeling warm and secure

5. What’s the name of the song that you’re listening to?
No music at the moment.

6. Has anyone you’ve been close with passed away?
Not recently

7. Do you ever watch MTV?
Nope. Don’t have cable. Don’t miss it, either.

8. What’s something that really annoys you?


Chapter 1:

1. Middle name:

2. Nickname(s):

3. Current location:
At home

4. Eye color:


Chapter 2:

1. Do you live with your parents?

2. Do you get along with your parent(s)?
For the most part.

3. Are your parents married/separated/divorced?

4. Do you have any siblings?:
a younger sister


Chapter 3:

What’s your favourite…

1. Ice Cream:
chocolate with M&M mix-in

2. Season:


Chapter 4:

Do you…

1. Write on your hand:

2. Call people back:
I’m really bad at that. I’ll usually email you if you call me.

3. Sleep on a certain side of the bed?
I sleep in the middle, but if someone is with me, I sleep on the left side. It’s closer to the bathroom, and plus, Aidan always gets in before me.

4. Have any bad habits?
Of course.

5. Have any mental health issues?
I get depressed a lot.


Chapter 5:

Have you ever…

1. Broken a bone?

2. Sprained stuff?

3. Had physical therapy?

4. Gotten stitches?

5.Taken painkillers?

6. Gone SCUBA diving or snorkeling?

7. Been stung by a bee?

8. Thrown up at the dentist?

9. Had detention?

10. Been sent to the principal’s office?


Chapter 6:

Who/What was the last..

1. Movie(s) you watched?
The Covenant

2. Person to text you?

3. Person you called?

4. Person you hugged?
Aidan and Lucy

5. Person you tackled?
Aidan :D

6. Kissed?

7. Thing you ate?
chocolate candy ball from the “big butt basket”

8. Thing you drank?

9. Thing you said?
I don’t remember!!!

Five Good Things
1. free donuts at work
2. the smell of The American Heritage College Thesaurus 1st edition (mmmm)
3. getting the foot massager thingy I earned from doing so many Zoompanel surveys
4. the scent of Nag Champa (double mmmmm)
5. High School Musical, to be watched tonight!

Thank you to those people who signed up using my link for Hits4Pay! :)

And I am hungry–what should I eat??? I’m craving beef again, like some kind of carnivore. Mmm, red meat. How shall I remedy this craving??

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