Sunday, June 6, 2010

we're all going old

it's been a while since my last update. :P

honestly, not many exciting events had occurred since then. i finally finished cleaning up my room a week or two ago [i can actually see my desk! :D], the family and i went to go to an old family friend's graduation party last sunday, and i now spend my weeks babysitting five kids. 

i realized once again, during the party, that everybody's growing up. as a kid, growing up, there had been birthday parties celebrated every month. now, there are none since everyone's too old for it; instead, we're having graduation parties.

an is 20 years old [i still can't believe that], my sis is going to be 19 next month, quy just graduated from high school [it was his party we went to], and i'm turning 18 next year [i don't turn 17 for another few months, but still]. it's strange and disconcerting to think that pretty soon, we'll all be adults and in college working towards our future. i still don't even know what i want to do!

and yeah, since i spend roughly 11 hours from mondays to saturdays babysitting/tutoring my cousins and brother, i've had alot of free time. and since they only have stolen wireless interweb that's only one bar, i don't really bring my laptop over much. so, in the last two weeks of babysitting, i have read alot of books.

i'll just do some quick reviews on the ones that i really liked.

i finished reading Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder weeks ago and i really liked it, tho, i think Poison Study is my favorite out of the three. i'm sad that the trilogy is now over since i really liked Yelena and Valec, but Snyder's created a spin-off of the trilogy with a character mentioned in the Studies series as the main character, so i'm going to start reading it later.
the US cover. and the cover underneath is the UK cover which looks so much better! i'd like that copy way more since it even has the glass animals, which look really cool, at the bottom.

Epic by Connor Kostick was really awesome. it's one of those gaming types of stories where the characters play in RPG's of a sort, but people's lives and ways of living are on the line in this one. very exciting and interesting. i can't wait to read the sequel, Saga.
loved how there was latin on the cover and that i had learned two of the three words in class earlier in the year, altho i kinda forgot what they meant... -__-"

and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow was freaking FANTASTIC and amazingly brilliant. words cannot express the praise for this book that i want to tell the world about. this has got to be one of my favorite books of all time hands down.
it's about what happens to a group of friends who had been in the wrong place at the wrong time during a terrorist attack in san fransisco and how they fight back [with ingeniously brilliant tactics] their newly censored paranoid city.

gah, even my summary sucks. :P just read it; it'll blow your mind.

anyway, reviewers have called this book the "little brother of 1984 [by George Orwell]". i haven't read 1984 yet, but it's one of my summer reading books that i have to read for AP Lang, so i'm looking forward to reading it later in the summer.

that's about all of the really good books i've read recently.

just so you know, there actually is a reason why i'm doing a post at 2AM. shelle has finally gotten a job [as a waitress for this rich old people's place] and she has got breakfast shift today so she has to be there at 6. in order for her to be there in time, she has to wake up around 4:30 to get ready and eat and drive there in time.

and she's just finally gotten to bed an hour ago [but she was still awake watching something on youchoob when i last checked 20 minutes ago], but she takes forever to wake up or even wake up in time when she barely gets enough sleep so she asked me to stay up until 4:30 to wake her up [well, she told me to start waking her up around 4 so she can get out of bed by 4:30] cuz she doubts that she'll wake up in time and i have nothing to do today since it's my only day off of the week.

so yeah, i'm killing time since i don't really want to watch anything right now and i realized that i haven't updated in a while. but it's a good thing i took a 3 hour nap earlier in the day.

i only got a few hours of sleep the day before so i was really tired all day until i took the long nap. but now, i'm pretty sure my sleeping schedule is pretty much screwed. oh well :P bed XD

and that's all for now. i'll see ya later. 

wish i could go to bed... :P

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