I check my inbox to see if I have any e-mails from the library… AND I DO. Woot woot! Time to read some e-books, cuz I just finished Reached by Ally Condie (I recommend all of her books, omg so amazing) and I need some new reading material.

But then when I go to check out the e-books, IT SAYS IT’S NOT READY TO CHECK OUT. What is this?!

Well, Harry Potter #2 was ready to check out, so I guess that’s a bright side.

But still! I want to read my mermaid story (don’t judge, I like mermaids. It all stemmed from my love of the show H2O. I watched all 3 seasons in less than a month [over summer break] So, obviously I like mermaids.)

Anyways, I’m off to go read the magicallness that is HP. And you know, procrastinate on my homework. Heh heh.

Until next time, Em 🙂

P.S. ~ I did borrow this awesome sweatshirt from my friend (that I will soon be getting – If I ever get the e-mail that they’re ready to pick up)… so that’s good! I’ll wear in my next TAP video, so you all can see it. Yay!


The Weekly Post: 9/9/12

Song of the week: Sorry by Buckcherry… so if I had to say my favorite song? This’d be it. It makes me feel like crying every time I hear it. Also, here’s some other good songs! Anywhere But Here by SafetySuit and  The Story Left Untold by Every Avenue! I was looking at songs that I had bookmarked to listen to later, and these were sitting right there… I’m so happy I decided to listen to them 🙂

Book of the week: Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle… so I already featured this book in another post, but can I just say, I re-read the first book in this “collection” and asdfkl I want to read it over and over and over… ugh.

Word of the week: flamdoodle. noun. nonsense

Cool fact: Hugh Grant is exactly one day older than Colin Firth! Way to go, British actors!

Something interesting that happened: I watched Love Actually… yeah so this video? Pretty much my life.

Quote of the week: “A life isn’t measured in hours or minutes. It’s the quality, not the length.” –Elsewhere (go read it)

Until next time, Em 🙂

Photo a day: day 27

Day 27: Favorite books

Oh my word, this is really hard. I read so many books (50ish just this summer), it’s hard to choose my favorites. But since I was keeping a list of the books I read this summer, I picked a few and… yeah. These aren’t in any specific order, besides the order I read them in.

1. So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti – so… Susane Colasanti is one of my favorite authors. This book is about a girl who follows her crush when he moves away (stalkerish, I know). Uhh there’s not much more to say, besides GO READ IT. I’m sorry that I’m a terrible book reviewer, this is a fantastic book and my “description” (if you can call it that) doesn’t do it justice.

2. Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg – this is a hilarious book. It’s about a girl who decides to make a “Lonely Hearts Club” (hence the name), swearing off boys. Once again, my terrible book review doesn’t do it justice. I also love love love Elizabeth Eulberg.

3. Love? Maybe. by Heather Hepler – I’ve read this twice and I feel like I could read it another ten times. It’s that good. I can’t really explain the plot, other than this girl hates Valentine’s Day and she works at a candy shop so that’s kinda awkward. It’s really funny. AND HEATHER HEPLER IS ONE OF THE BEST AUTHORS EVER!

4. The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler – so in ninth grade my classmate did a “book report” on this book – and I don’t think I’ve thanked her for showing me this wonderous book of awesomeness. She introduced me to Heather Hepler, and for that I will be forever grateful. This book is about a girl whose mom opens up a bakery in a small town and the girl meets a mean girl and plays pranks on her and stuff… go read it. I could read it over and over and over and I wouldn’t ever get bored. And I’m pretty sure this book made me want to have a cupcake bakery (that and tumblr. for showing me all of it’s wonderful cupcake pictures)

5. Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti – another book my this wonderful author. This book is about a girl who likes a popular guy and when he asks her out, she’s thrilled. But wait, there’s more! An underground DJ is thrown into the mix, and what’d you guess?! Well, I can’t tell you what happens. But I can tell you to go read this book right now.

6. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle – this book makes me want to drink tea/hot cocoa and snuggle up under a comfortor and never come out. Which I did while reading this book. I started it at the beginning of summer and after reading the first two stories, I set it down and didn’t pick it back up until a few days ago. And now I’m gonna pick it back up and re-read the first story, because it’s freaking spectacular and bubbles and rainbows and unicorns and all things magical. Go get a cup of cocoa and this book and get ready for three great stories (but the first is definitely the best)

7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – DO NOT BE SWAYED BY THE TITLE. I WAS AND IT WAS A TERRIBLE MOVE ON MY PART. When I first read the title of this book, I thought, oh cliched teen novel. I guess I’ll read it, maybe it’ll be good? Well it was freaking spectacular and I literally read it for four hours straight on the way home from a road trip. Yes, the Kindle had 8% battery left, but I HAD TO FINISH THIS BOOK. Ohmyword, just wait for the part when they’re on the airplane home, I laughed so hard… 😀 Oh, I forgot to tell you what it’s about? My bad… it’s about a girl who studies in France for a year, and awesome possum things happen. Wink wink. Go read it.

8. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson – A book about a girl who, after finding 13 letters from her dead grandma, goes on a trip around Europe… yeah I need to get this from the library again because I just read the 2nd book in the series and I really want to re-read the series. Oh and Maureen Johnson also wrote the first story in Let it Snow (mentioned above), aka the best story in the book, hands down!

9. Anne Eyre by Summer Day – A modern adaption of Jane Eyre… a girl becomes an au pair (sort of) and meets a very good looking guy (he’s too old for her, but hey, age is just a number and jail is just a room, right? ;))… we all know that I love modern day adaptions of awesome romance books, so yeah.

10.  All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin – so I’ve had this book out from the library since the starting of summer and I ALMOST returned it.. but thankfully I didn’t before reading it! This is a book about the future… and it’s all corrupt and what not. I can’t wait till the second book is available for me to check out because asdfjkl it will be veryyy hard to wait.

11. Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs – this is a book about a girl who finds out she’s half-goddess (like Percy Jackson but… better). And it’s by Tera Lynn Childs aka one of the best authors ever. And there’s a sequel (thank God, or should I say Gods?)

12. Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs – I found this book while browsing through my school library for random books to read. And I have not looked back since. This is a book about a girl who finds out she’s a mermaid (I don’t know what’s so fantastic about mermaids but ever since I watched Aquamarine [I’ve always wanted to pull of a sweater like the mermaid does but… I have yet to try] and H2O: Just Add Water, I have been like obsessed with them. Not really, but still)

13. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik – Pride and Prejudice, re-written. ‘Nuff said.

14. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard – Pride and Prejudice, re-written (again)… oh and go read You Wish by Mandy Hubbard also… holy fudgesicles that is a fantastic book.

15. Pride and Popularity  by Jenni James – I’m pretty sure you can guess what this book was written about… haha go read the other books by Jenni James, she’s writing a whole “series” based on Jane Austen’s books *swoon*

Now, you might think, three books written to the theme of Pride and Prejudice? H*** to the no, nothing can be as good as the original! But hey, give ’em a chance. They’re fantabulous. And yes, that’s a word.

So, yeah, that’s it. 15 books for you to read. And seriously, go read them. The library is free, after all. You’ve got nothing stopping you.

Oh and since this is a photo a day post, I’ll attach a picture of me enjoying reading!

SIGNED BY ALLIE FREAKING CONDIE (go read her books too!) Sorry for the terrible quality… stupid webcam

Until next time, Em 🙂


Okay, so there’s this book that I love love love with a passion that can’t be contained. Wow, that sounds wrong. Anywaysss….. I stumbled upon this book in the library a few years ago and fell in love with it. I don’t know what it is, but I just love those lines around the edges on the cover… we recently got a piece of mail like that and I want to hang it up in my room. No creepy at all.

13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes, the best book ever (okay, maybe not the best. One of the best)

Anyways, I’ve been waiting for a sequel to come out for about… 4 or 5 years. NBD. I thought there would never be a sequel and I wanted to go over to the author’s house and make her write a sequel (I’ll spare y’all the gory details)

AND NOW THERE IS A SEQUEL HOLYMUSTACHES!!! I’ve been waiting for… oh 3 weeks for it to be available on my library account. AND I JUST FOUND OUT I CAN NOW READ IT AND MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY COMPLETE!!! (I said that when I got the Diving 2012 Olympics Coke can but I guess now it’s even more true)

The most wonderful thing ever. Excuse me while I go watch the Olympic Trials again just to see David Boudia‘s face… yes I have it taped don’t judge

Excuse me while I fangirl while listening to this song and jumping around my room screaming.

Until next time, Em 🙂

That awkward moment when…

That awkward moment when the random, cute guy you saw at band practice 3 years ago shows up on Facebook. My friend tagged him in one of her pictures and can I just say he is looking fiiine 🙂

The best part is, he’s in theatre, he likes The All-American Rejects, he likes Lord of the Rings, he plays soccer, he plays an instrument, he plays chess (he’s starting a club at his HS), he’s smart, oh and did I mention he is SUPER CUTE?!

It sucks that I’m never going to talk to him, though. Yep, sure sucks.

Also, my Favorite Book of the Week! It’s called “Good Enough” by Paula Yoo, and is about a High School girl who plays the violin and is very stressed. There’s also some romance! I couldn’t put this book down. Go read it.

Until next time, Em 🙂

Sometimes I just hate people

Have you ever been in that situation, where you’re trying to chill out to your calm playlist of your favorite songs while playing Mahjong Titans, and then a bunch of teenage girls come in the room and totally ruin the moment? Sometimes people just don’t understand the concept of being quiet and letting the introverted kid listen to her music. Sigh.

On another note, I’ve decided to start sharing the Dating Rules that we learn in our history class (our teacher is just that cool)! So, without further ado, I present to you, rule #1!

  1. High school students don’t date college students.

Also, I’d like to present my favorite book of the week and favorite playlist of the week! Drumroll please…

1. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling (Go listen to the acoustic version, it’s so good)

2. Kiss Me Slowly – Parachute (My friend told me about this song, it’s so so so good)

3. Be My Escape – Relient K (Go listen to all of their songs, I love this one and Sadie Hawkins Dance)

4. Everywhere – Michelle Branch (Seriously, Michelle Branch is such a good singer)

5. Absolutely (Story of a Girl) – Nine Days (I think I heard this song on The Lizzie McGuire Movie…)

6. Chances – Five for Fighting (I actually learned of this song through the credits on a movie)

7. Stay the Night – James Blunt (Oh my word, this is a wonderful song. Not depressing at all)

8. Boys of Summer – The Ataris (A cover, way better than the original)

Finally…………………………… my favorite book of the week/my whole entire life, not even kidding. I love Jane Austen re-make books, and this is one of the best. Sure, the writing isn’t the best, but don’t judge a book by its writing! The book is: PRIDE AND POPULARITY BY JENNI JAMES!!!! She’s coming out with a whole entire series of Jane Austen re-makes (my heaven)…. oh my word.

Until next time, Em 🙂

Spring break and bread making!

Well, today was the penultimate day of school before spring break! Woot woot! So my whole grade went on a retreat to make Challah bread for the liturgy tomorrow. It was pretty fun, and we all made some delicious bread.

On another note, I have a great book for y’all to read. Sleeping Freshman Never Lie is a really good book about a freshman in high school, and there are plenty of twists and turns. Read it.


My new shirt. Pretty awesome, I know.

Until next time, Em 🙂