Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I love to read, do needle work, cook, and my favorite thing is to hang out with people! The more the merrier here at our house. I like to go to the movies too, but that's gotten pretty expensive, so I don't get to do that as much as I'd like.
2. How long have you been a Christian?
I've been Christian knowingly since I was three! But it's still been such a journey trying to figure out what it really means to be a true follower of Jesus, not someone who just believes it's all true.
3. I saw on the back of your teen books, another author encouraged you to write YA books, were you kind of nervous about them not being as good as your adult books?
I'm always nervous whatever I'm writing won't be any good, so it felt just the same!
4. In the Hollywood Nobody books, Seth and Scotty text a lot, did you have to learn what some of the letters and symbols mean? Like w means with, lol means laugh out loud, or did you know them off the top of your head?
I love text messaging, so I got into the language quickly. Now, I'm normally a full-word texter, but I receive a lot of them with symbols and abbreviations. I dropped my phone in the driveway last winter, it snowed overnight, so I had to get a new phone. I got one of those kind with the full keyboard and I love it.
5. Are you working on any books right now?
I'm working on my next adult novel and am dreaming up the possibilities for my next YA series! I stand in front of the Young Adult section in Barnes and Noble and am mystified sometimes. "What do people want to read that's different?" I know vampires, supernatural stuff is so popular, but do I want to add another vampire series to the mix? Or a series about mean girls? Hey, how about a series about mean vampire girls? So any help there would be appreciated!
6. Are you planning on writing any more YA books in the feature?
Ha! I just answered that! Great minds think alike! Hopefully I'll start working on one soon. (If I can just figure out what to write! Aah!!)
7. Where do you usually write your work? Do you write in bed, on a desk, or anything?
Anywhere. Bed. Couch. Front porch. And even my car! Sometimes, when I can't concentrate, I drive to a parking lot and work.
8. When did you know you wanted to write?
I've always loved to read, but I never really considered writing until I was 28! It's never too late to begin! I just decided to write a book, that's all. And I could basically do it. I really believe it's just a gift God gave me, and I'm very grateful.
9. In school, what are some of the things you were good at?
Well, let me first start off and say that I am not, nor have I ever been, good at Math. When the kids reach about 5th grade, their dad has to step in for homework help. I always loved history and biology. History, because it's one great big story, and biology because, well, the human body, nature in general, has always fascinated me. I mean . . . eyeballs . . . amazing, aren't they?
Thanks so much Lisa! Thanks for taking to time to do this for me!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Meggie, now a young lady, knows nothing of her father's bizarre and powerful talent, only that Mo still refuses to read to her. Capricorn, a being so evil he would "feed a bird to a cat on purpose, just to watch it being torn apart," has searched for Meggie's father for years, wanting to twist Mo's powerful talent to his own dark means. Finally, Capricorn realizes that the best way to lure Mo to his remote mountain hideaway is to use his beloved, oblivious daughter Meggie as bait!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
Author: J.K. Rowling
Description: Orphaned as a baby, Harry Potter has spent 11 awful years living with his mean aunt, uncle, and cousin Dudley. But everything changes for Harry when an owl delivers a mysterious letter inviting him to attend a school for wizards. At this special school, Harry finds friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, as well as a great destiny that's been waiting for him...if Harry can survive the encounter.
People are probably going to hate me for reading Harry Potter, but I am proud to say that their is nothing wrong with these books. The Harry Potter series is a great adventure series, with lots of action and just fun! And I do recommend this book to everybody!
There is a couple of bad words, like dam*
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Title: Romancing Hollywood Nobody
Author: Lisa Samson
Description: Scotty and Charley find romance in the Highlands when a couple of cute guys in kilts look their way. How will Seth and Jeremy react when they realize the Ladies who were interested in them have captured the hearts of a young bagpiper and a Scottish actor? Meanwhile, as Scotty and her dad look for answers to their questions about faith, they also look for Scotty's mom. The search takes them deep into mob territory, where someone will go to any length to keep the past a secret. Will Scotty lose everything that's become important to her?
I really like this book because of the things that happen. I like that Charley finds true love and so does Scotty. I think that this is a really great Christian series that all girls will love. I also recommend this to everybody!
Scotty's friend Seth has slept with his kind-of-girlfriend, but it doesn't really go into it. A few kisses.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
Friday, May 22, 2009
1 star: I finished it but it was horrible
2 stars: It was OK, but I had to see how it ended
3 stars: I liked it
4 stars: I loved it
5: It is the best book in the whole world
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Ida B. And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Aviod Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannagan
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Stars: 4 1/2
Description: Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license-for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be a pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world-and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine:find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
When you turn sixteen, you whole life changes. You turn pretty. Not just pretty, drop dead beautiful. Tally Youngblood can't wait to turn sixteen. But soon she meets Shay, a girl who doesn't want to be turned pretty. When Shay runs away and Tally's birthday comes and she is about to become a pretty. But instead she is faced with a mission to bring back Shay, and along the way she unlocks some dangerous secrets...
This book is a great science-fiction book, the author has just a wonderful imagination! In this book there is just a whole new world that I could have never thought up, and I don't know how the author could think this up!
Tally is awesome and so are the all the other characters! I really think that a lot of people would like this book.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Title: Hollywood Nobody
Author: Lisa Samson
Description: Scotty Dawn has all the freedom a fifteen-year-old girl could want. As she and her mom, Charley, travel to movie sets for Charley's work, Scotty's allowed to go anywhere and be anything. But there are costs to such a life. Scotty doesn't know who she is, where she comes from, or who to trust. And who is the mysterious man they've been running from? Does he hold the the clue to Charley's big secret? Scotty writes in her Hollywood Nobody blog, and the answers she finds are darker then she had expected. Will she discover who she can trust and finally make sense of her world?
This first book in the Hollywood Nobody series is a MUST READ! I really love it, the author has a great imagination and is a great author! I love everything about this book, and the secrets that Scotty's mom reveals at the end are just fantastic! I really recommend it to everybody!
There is no language, but it realistically talks of temptations like drugs, sex, and getting drunk. This book is really great.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Title: Fire and Ice
Author: Erin Hunter
Description: Deep in the heart if the forest, Four Clans of Warrior cats coexist in uneasy harmony-but uncertain are upon them, and dangers threatens the precarious balance of the forest. Fireheart is a ThunderClan Warrior cat now, but is troubles are far from over. As the chill of Winter sets in, the cats of RiverClan go restless. While WindClan is weak and facing threats from all sides. As tensions build to an explosive climax, Fireheart faces not only imminent battle, but betrayal from within his own Clan.
I like this book a lot better then the first one! It has a lot more adventure and fun! There are amazing twists and turns and I can't wait to read more in the third book, Forest of Secrets! I advise everyone to read this series and I hope you like them!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Title: Clue of the Broken Locket
Author: Carolyn Keene
Description: Nancy Drew's sympathy for adopted twin babies leads her into a surprising mystery. Here is a reproduction of the original book, just as it was originally published in 1934.
This book is quite intriguing and it has some very interesting twists to the story. I like the hole thing about to mistreated kids while their mom searches for them, that part will make you soften up! :) I do recommend this book to all the fans of Nancy Drew!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Title: A Tail of Emily Windsnap
Author: Liz Kessler
Description: Everybody has a secret. Mine's a little different, though. I didn't even know about it until the first day of swim class in seventh grade. You see, I'd never been allowed to go in the water before. As it turns out, swimming comes naturally to me. Very naturally. In fact, so naturally that you might even say...well, it's true. Here's my secret: I figured out that I'm a mermaid.
When I picked up this book I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. Well, it turns out that I LOVED it. My friend, Catie, said it was really good, and I had bought it from Barnes and Noble, so I thought I would give it a try.
Well, like I said I loved it! And I still love it! Some people might think it is cheesy, because in this book everything is what you expect. But I still loved it.
The language is fair enough I think. I was excepting for this book to be for like, 7 and 8 year old's, but than I figured out that it is more for 10 and up when I saw Oh my Go* twice. Now that word is not a big problem with me, but it might be to other readers.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Title: Password to Larkspur Lane
Author: Carolyn Keene
Description: Nancy Drew solves two mysteries when she learns the origins of an eerie wheel of fire.
The last two Nancy Drew books have been somehow different then the other Nancy Drew books I have read, but I really like them! I think that The Sign of The Twisted Candles is still better then this one, but I absolutely recommend this to everybody!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Title: May Bird Among the Stars
Author: Jodi Anderson
Description: A fearful and fantastic realm located among the stars, the Ever After is full of manner of things that go bump in the night. And if May is to find her way out again, she must reach the mysterious Lady of North Farm, who lives in a cold, forbidding land that even the spooks find spooky. With her courageous (yet melancholy) Kitty and a ragtag group of spectral friends she's picked up along the way, May is determined to escape the Afterlife. But first she must face her very worst fears, and there's no telling who will make it though...or who will be left behind.
This book I think is a lot better then the first May Bird. This book has more adventure and comedy and a lot of other things that I and the other people that read this book will love! I think that if you loved the first book, try the second one!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Title: Roll of Thunder, Here my Cry
Author: Mildred Taylor
Stars: 4 1/2
Description: This is an extraordinarily moving novel-one you will not easily forget. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, it is the story of one family's struggle top maintain their integrity, pride, and independence. It is a story of physical survival, but more important, it is a story of the survival of the human spirit.
This book is quite moving. It talks about what African American people really went through. But I am sure this book will make you cry. I don't like how the book ended, but I really do recommend it to everyone I know.
I think that this book was kind of slow at the beginning, but at the end it really touches your heart.
Who is your favorite character and why? Oh, wow, that is hard. I think it would have to be their Papa. Why? Because of his courage to save his family.
What is your favorite part and why? It would have to be the end part, when you really how mean our country was to African American people. Why? I know it is kind of weird that I would pick that part but it is the most moving.
Are you like the main character why or why aren't you? I don't think that I am because Cassie is very brave and has a lot of courage. And I might be able to do that just depend on what situation.