Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause

Title: Blood and Chocolate
Author: Annette Curtis Klause
Description: Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf? Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He;s fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would. Vivian's divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two
worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really- human or beast? Which tastes sweeter- blood or chocolate?
OK, so you can tell from the description of the book that I would think it was really good, right? Well, the story part of the book is fantastic, but I'm only 93 pages into the book and the language and the sexual content is really bad. So far, there hasn't been a downright sex scene, but there has been a lot of sexual things through out the first chapters of the book. The language is also pretty bad.
So you can tell that I haven't finished the book, but I thought I should go ahead and write the review and just let all of you readers know to be cautious of this book.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Title: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Rated: G
Stars: 4
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is a really good movie. I think it might even be better then the first one! I love the story, and I love most of the music. I also love how they added a little side story into the movie about Nate and this girl named, Dana.
I have always loved Demi Lavota's voice, and this movie and it's music totally gives her justice. I love the song that Demi Lavota and Joe Jonas sing together, Wouldn't Change a Thing.
So if you are a fan of Camp Rock, you should definitely watch this movie. It's one of my favorites.
P.S. Look at the post below please!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Stars: 5
Description: In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it through Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
This book took me SO long too read, but it was worth it. The Fellowship of the Ring is definitely one of my favorites. I knew when I first started this book that it would take me a long time to read it, because it took me so long to read The Hobbit, but I think I may have finished it sooner if my summer hadn't been so hectic.
Why Did I Like This Book So Much?: I think why I like it so much is just because the story is really unique and fun to read about!
Who is My Favorite Character?: I don't really have a favorite character, but I do have favorite characters. I really like Frodo, Sam, and Gandalf. I don't really know though, but I do know that I like all of the characters.
Will I Be Reading the Rest of the Series?: Yes, I will be, but I don't know when that will be. But I definitely won't be missing out on the rest of the trilogy.
So above all, I really love this book. Post a comment and tell me if you have ever read this book before, and if you haven't definitely pick up a copy and start reading!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Apologize

Hey guys, I apologize for not posting in such a long time. I've had such a crazy summer. In fact it's been one of the worst summers ever. I have had FOUR HOSPITAL STAYS THIS SUMMER. I know, that's part of the reason why I haven't had very much time to read.

I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease this summer. Crohn's diease is an inflammatory bowel disease, and if you don't know what that is just ask. I had my first hospital stay in June, that was only for two days. After that I had another hospital stay at the end of July, and I stayed in the hospital for 7 days. I had developed abscesses because I had been eating food, and food got stuck in my intestines and then it started to rot. I know, disgusting. Anyway, to broke through and started an abscess.

I had that abscess drained, and everything seemed well. In the mean time, I had been on three different meds for the inflammation, but the inflammation hadn't gotten any better. I went home for 8 days and that next Monday, I ended up in the hospital...again. I had developed THREE MORE ABSCESSES! By that time that was my 5th CT scan, and on the C T scan they saw that they couldn't drain the abscesses because there was a thing like a bridge, combining all three to my intestine. So if they put a drain in, my intestine would keep feeding it.

So the doctors just put me on a heavy dose of antibiotics and sent me home, after 5 days in the hospital. My doctor sent me home NPO (nothing by mouth) and I was eating clear liquids for a month. Why he did that was because he wanted to give ones of the medications a chance to work, and every time I ate food, I developed abscesses, so he wanted NO food at all in my stomach so the meds had a chance to work.

After a month we did another CT scan to see if the medication had worked. The three abscesses were gone, but the inflammation wasn't. :( So we decided to talk with a surgeon.

I had surgery on Thursday, and I've been in the hospital ever since. The surgeon took out all my intestines and examined them, and the rest of the looked really good. So that was a little bit of good news.

So...as you have read...I have had a ruff summer. But I am almost done the The Lord of the Rings, I have forty pages left and I will hopefully finish it this week.

Thanks for understanding.