Monday, July 25, 2011

Kiss Me I'm Irish Giveaway

Hey guys there is this awesome giveaway for this book called Kiss Me I'm Irish by Bella Street. It doesn't seem like the type of book I would normally read but I have been expanding my horizons so check it out http://shawn-kirsten-maravel.blogspot.com/2011/07/author-interview-bella-street-giveaway.html

Thursday, July 14, 2011

1,089 Miles of 1,000 Cranes made of 1,075 Pages

So I am a person who has so many ideas in my head and sometimes they are brilliant, other times not so much. I have started some projects over my summer which are 1,089 Miles to Indigo: A Story of a Love Released but Never Forgotten. Which is about a chapter in my life that is named after a guy with a 3 letter name. That has by far got to be the biggest and most drama filled chapter. We were friends freshman year and we liked each other but neither of us knew that until he got the guts to call me and tell me in the summer. But he was too late because I would be moving 1,089 miles away. So we did the long distance thing and fell in love. But its a heavy burden for 2 teenagers fresh into their sophomore ear to try to keep up a long distance relationship. I was often heart broken and crying because I couldn't be with the one my heart raced for. I broke it off then we got back together and I broke it off again then we got back together and I broke it off again and we got back together then I broke it off. This time for good but love doesn't just disappear. We are college freshman but when the word love comes to mind all we see is each other. Its a story that I'm working on and I say working on meaning I spent a week on it and it hasn't seen the light of day until just now when I needed the rest of the title. Next there is my plan to make 1,000 Paper Cranes by the end of this summer. This is a picture of 116 but I actually have 147 made and in a bag at the foot of my bed. The thing with this is that I am going to continue it but I have gotten back into my insane reading habits so yeah. What I have finished are books but that's nothing new to me because I am reading constantly. I might start writing reviews of the books I read but that depends on whether I will finish them or not.
116 Paper Cranes but I actually made 147

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Once Upon A Read-a-thon Results

I have had so much fun doing this read a thon and here are my results:
I have read- Afterlight by Elle Jasper
                   Everdark by Elle Jasper
                  The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
                  13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
                  Letters to Elise by Amanda Hocking
I have read part of- The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
                              Passion by Lauren Kate
                              Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
The Mini Challenges I have participated in are- The Match The Cover to The Book on almybner.tumblr.com
                                                                       The Top 3 Love Triangles from YA Bliss
                                                                       The Matchmaker Challenge from Wicked Awesome Books
I surprisingly accomplished a lot for 3 days of non  consecutive reading. It was a pleasure doing this read a thon but now I must get back to reading Forever :)
Total pages read = 1175!

Once Upon A Read-a-thon Mini Challenge 3 Matchmaker

So for the matchmaker challenge I chose
Peter Townsend from My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking
                              +
Jane from Jane by April Linder

Now here's why. I feel like Jane has that sort of old soul that Peter would be attracted to. Plus she doesn't get phased easily and she will accept people for who they are no matter what happened in the past. I could see her accepting Peter as being a vampire. It will then be easier for Peter to let go of Alice. Jane reminds me of Elise which was the vampire that Peter was bonded to before his brother Jack bought Alice along.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Once Upon A Read a Thon Update 3 Vlog

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So today I wanted to do a video update today since you guys inspired me. I am only 3 books deep into my list. Check it out!

Once Upon A Read-a-thon Mini Challenge 2

I am hosting a mini-challenge for this awesome read-a-thon. So, for this one you will have to post on your blogs (I will accept posts on twitter if you dont have blog, just include @YABliss in your tweet!) your top 3 LOVE TRIANGLES. 

Once Upon a Read-a-ThonIn my opinion, a well done love triangle should be one where the choice is not clear, where you can't help but being torn yourself between both characters and you are uncertain as to which will end up being 'the one'. So if you were, lets say Team Mr. Obvious from book 1, and he ended up getting the girl and you were stoked about it because you hated Mr. Wrong all along, that is NOT a good love-triangle. That is merely A love-triangle. Got it?

I cant wait to hear your picks! To be fair and since I know these are hard to come across, if you cant think of three, two will do.



1) Conrad vs Jeremiah (I had to agree with you on that one)
                                           2)Edward vs Jacob From Twilight (Threw that one in there because I used to be a die hard Twihard)
                                           3) Jack vs Taylor from My Blood Approves(This book series is super interesting and as was this love triangle.)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Once Upon A Read-a-thon Update 2

So I have finished Afterlight so far. It was quite nice but like nothing I have ever read before. I am now on page 46 of the sequel Everdark.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Once Upon A Read-a-thon

Hey Once Upon A Read a thon. The first book that I will be reading and actually starting right after I finish this post is Afterlight by Elle Jasper. It sounds like a awesome book so I hope its as good as I expect it to be. Also I did a mini challenge at almybner.tumblr.com. It was really fun like a scavenger hunt but it also helped that i have read 6 out of the 12 books :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Seconds,Minutes,Hours,Days,and Weeks Later

Be Mine Time and Keep Me Still. The phrase of which I made up in a few seconds and painted in a few minutes on the top of my graduation cap. I am one of the millions of 2011 high school graduates out there. On June 3rd 2011, I walked across that stage with a grand feeling in my heart. After the fireworks went off and the balloons were released into the night sky, I took pictures with my friends and my family well I consider some of my friends my own separate family that makes my small family even bigger. Now seconds,minutes,hours,days,and weeks later I am bored out of my mind. I have no job yet and I am busy filling out papers for financial aid. That diploma gave me such joy and happiness but then I look at it in a different way and I think of "Yeah I accomplished High School but now I still have to deal with college and the real world." Not that I was living in a fantasy before but now I have to learn how to do things on my own. Its frightening but I have to face it someday, someday soon....I guess.
 
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