Wednesday, February 29, 2012

for the lulz :P

Today was kind of exhausting, especially since I couldn't go to sleep until after 1:30. And believe me, I tried to go to sleep; I even started studying for my physics test since that usually puts me to sleep! 

It failed. 

And today, besides taking the test (which was actually kind of easy), I stayed after school to do my Crime and Punishment presentation, which totally sucked since I did the PowerPoint a week before we got out for Winter Break, so I kind of forgot everything. -__-" So while Emily and I were waiting for Mrs. Staines' meeting to end, we were studying our slideshows, lol.

Plus, the weather has been gloomy and depressing ever since school started again this week. So...yeah, this hasn't been such a great week, lol. 

That's why I have some pics that made me lol. Maybe they'll brighten up your day, too. :D

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dusty Reads: Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight #1) by Bryan Davis

Dusty Reads is a weekly post featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.

Title: Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight #1)
Author: Bryan Davis
Pages: 400
Publication: March 19, 2010
Publisher: Zondervan
Summary taken from goodreads:
What if the Legends Are True? 
Jason Masters doubted the myths that told of people taken through a portal to another realm and enslaved by dragons. But when he receives a cryptic message from his missing brother, he must uncover the truth and find the portal before it's too late. At the same time, Koren, a slave in the dragons' realm, discovers she has a gift that could either save or help doom her people. As Jason and Koren work to rescue the enslaved humans, a mystic prophecy surrounding a black egg may make all their efforts futile. 
In Starlighter, bestselling author Bryan Davis masterfully weaves fantasy and inspiration into a captivating novel for young adults.
I had won this and a couple other books in a contest around two years ago. I have yet to read any of them. -__-" 

I have been wanting to read a dragon book lately, so I think I'll try read this book sometime soon. :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cool Stuff: Tin Foil Art

As I expected, today was extremely tiring. But it wasn't that bad. I got to catch up with friends and didn't have to do too much work.

So yeah, enjoy the pics!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I'm Back :P

Came home yesterday afternoon, and I was dead tired. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to do anything yesterday. I just finished reading this online webtoon called Orange Marmalade, which I had started reading a day before I left for the trip. 

I had never heard of webtoons before, but it wasn't hard to understand once I read the site's Who Are We article, which basically states that webtoons are online comics that are in color and read in one long strip. I started reading a couple of series to see if I liked any of them, and I really liked Orange Marmalade and Crepuscule.

I'll prolly review them once I find some time to do so. It'll be harder to categorize since they're updated weekly and are nowhere near finished, which is a good thing, because I really like them and don't want them to end any time soon, lol.

Anyway, the trip was pretty fun. I made a lot of friends there, which was a good thing since I only knew two or three people in our group before I went on the trip. 

I didn't place, but I wasn't expecting to anyway. I just went because Emily wanted me to, and I figured, why not? :P At the time, I didn't know that it was going to take place over Winter Break or that it was three days long, though. -__-"

But yeah, I had a good time there. On the first day, we arrived at the Omni Hotel, and after waiting forever for Ms. Brown to get our room and testing info, we finally went to our rooms and changed into our business clothes since we had to get dressed up for later that night. We went to the food court and ate lunch and then walked around, exploring. 

Later that night, at the opening ceremony, there was a live band that I think was called Live Out Loud that played while waiting for all of the schools to show up. After they had given out chapter awards and stuff, we had a really funny guest speaker, Grant Baldwin, talk to us. I was cracking so up so much. XD

Then, we finally went back to our rooms, took showers, goofed off, and finally went to bed sometime after midnight. We had to wake up around 6:30 the next morning, so that was a total pain. Luckily for me, since I didn't need to spend so much time getting ready, I got to sleep for a little bit more before finally waking up. :P

After getting breakfast and meeting up with the rest of the members with Ms. Brown, everyone in my room went to go testing. Even though we had an hour and a half to finish our test, I only finished with 15 minutes to spare. I hung out with Emily, Auburn, Mandi, and Amber after that, lounging around in the lobby, bored.

Then Emily had to go to her second scholarship interview, and we continued to laze about on the chairs. We went to grab lunch and ran into Chance, so we stole him and decided to eat lunch in the hallway outside of our rooms since we had a strict, no members of the opposite sex in our rooms rule. So we were hanging out in the hallway for a bit until some other members of our group saw us and joined. 

Then, some guys from another school copied us, sitting around in the hallway a couple of meters away from us. Before we knew it, they came over and asked to join us. They asked us a few questions, but I don't know, none of us were really putting any effort in trying to make the conversation last, so we were mainly talking to our respecting schools instead of each other. 

And all the while, Auburn kept on showing everyone the picture that Andrew had sent her, which she had jokingly told him to do. You see, Kirk had told everyone that he had on hot pink briefs, and since Kirk and Andrew roomed together and were going back to their rooms to change, Auburn told Andrew to send her a pic of Kirk in his underwear. 

When she actually seen the picture, she showed the rest of us and we all couldn't stop laughing since Kirk had on the most perverted expression on his face and was only wearing his underwear, with one leg resting on a low table. It was friggin hilarious.

And Auburn had changed her phone's background to that picture, so whenever she went to text someone back or check her messages, she'd always see Kirk's face and end up laughing and being a little creeped out. XD

Then, Emily had to leave to go to her GA Southern overnight interview and we had all changed out of our business clothes. We spent the next hour and a half bored out of our minds while waiting for it to be 3 o'clock, since that was when we were going to ride the Marta and go to the Lenox mall. 

We had to walk all the way to the Marta, and because I hadn't brought a jacket, I was freezing since it was really windy outside. When we finally made it to the mall, Mandi and I had agreed to not buy so much clothes since we already had too much already and were only going to buy a jacket since neither of us had one on us and didn't want to freeze on the way back.

So we spent the majority of the time looking for thick jackets, which was surprisingly hard to find. But we first immediately stopped to get pretzels from Auntie Anne's, which were so good. Why couldn't they open one up in Warner Robins? I would totally spend all of my money there. XD

We ended up going back to Hollister and buying jackets there since none of the other stores had reasonably priced jackets that weren't super thin, which was saying something. 

Then, we went to Panera Bread to eat dinner before rushing to the opposite side of the mall to meet up with the rest of the club in time, since we thought that we were closer to the meeting place and decided to chill for a bit after we finished eating since we were dead tired. Like, seriously, it was after we went to the second or third store that my feet were already killing me.

So we went back to the Marta and trekked back to our hotel in the windy cold. Then we had to wait for an hour or two until the DECA Dance started, and they were so strict about the dress code. You had to wear the purple DECA shirt that everyone received, your nametag had to be above the waist, and you had to wear closed-toed shoes. Luckily for Amber and me, we had already found our nametags and were wearing shoes, so we were fine when going downstairs.

There, we found the rest of our group already waiting for Ms. Brown to show up since we couldn't get in without our adviser there with us. Everyone grew tired of waiting for her to show up and sneak/talked to the people guarding the door, so we were eventually able to get inside. 

The dance was okay. The DJ played a lot of songs that I had never heard of that all had specific dance moves to them, so I spent most of the time watching and laughing at people dancing. What sucked was that we couldn't leave unless our adviser also left, which meant that everyone in our group would have to want to leave at the same time for anyone to leave, so a couple of people and I had to stay in the room the whole time. 

But it wasn't that bad, since everyone in our group kept on getting Ms. Brown to dance and Kirk kept on dancing really retardedly. XD

Then I went back to my room, took a shower, packed, talked/goofed off with Mandi and Auburn, and eventually went to bed around one.

We had to get up even earlier the next day, around 6 in the morning, and it was so hard to get out of bed. I offered to go for a coffee run since we didn't have much time, but when I went down to the food court, the place was taped off with a security guard there, meaning that it wasn't opened yet, which sucked, since I had to walk all the way down there for nothing.

When Mandi had finished getting ready, we went downstairs and Mandi and I went to the food court to get coffee while Auburn watched our bags. We didn't have much time, but Auburn was pretty cranky in the morning without her coffee, so I stood in line and ordered her drink and got a doubleshot for myself while Mandi went to go get herself some breakfast at Chick-fil-a.

When we came back, Auburn had gotten some of the boys to take our luggage downstairs to the room where we were supposed to put our bags, and we talked for a bit before going down there to meet up with the rest of the group. 

Then, we headed over to CNN place for the award ceremony where we had the opening ceremony. The award ceremony WAS SO FRIGGIN LONG! My butt became numb halfway through. I was so tired and could hardly concentrate either. Thankfully, it ended a bit before 11, so we went back to the room with the luggages (the same room we had the dance in), grabbed some normal clothes, went to the bathrooms, and changed our clothes before hitting the food court for lunch.

We went back to the luggage room to eat there since our chaperons told us that the bus was going to arrive around 12:15, so we chilled there until our bus came. Then, we were on the way home. I slept for a little bit, and daydreamed the rest of the ride. 

You had no idea how glad I was to be home in normal clothes with free wi-fi (you had to pay $9.99 at the hotel for wi-fi, and I didn't even bother checking to see how long it would last either), able to sleep whenever I wanted.

The first thing I did was use the bathroom, since I had been holding it in since 30 minutes during our ride home, and ate something since I had only drank a strawberry smoothie for lunch. Then, I checked my emails, planning on taking a nap.

Yeah, that didn't happened. I ended up reading Orange Marmelade, and when I was planning on taking a nap, it was already 6:30, and I was expecting my mom to have made dinner. That didn't happen either. She told me that we were going to eat out at a Chinese restaurant, which made me infinitely sad, since I was tired of eating out by then. 

So instead of sleeping, like I so needed, I went out to eat with my aunt and her two sons with my mom and bro. When I came back home, I showered, caught up on the interwebz, and planned on reading for a little bit. That didn't happen either.

I read until one in the morning, too engrossed in reading I Hunt Killers to stop. Then, today, instead of studying physics like I was supposed to since I have a test on Tuesday and never paid attention in class (like usual), I finished reading the book.

But I doubted that I would have been able to study anyway, since my head had felt stuffy like it was full of cotton balls all afternoon. The feeling had went away by the time I had finished reading the book, but even now, I feel kind of out of it, like my eyes are disconnected with my brain. Even now, when I least expect it, I can still remember the feeling of being in an elevator, that brief weightless feeling you get when it's about to stop at a floor. 

So, now I'm going to go take a shower and then, hopefully start studying.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mini Reviews: Angel Burn (Angel #1), S.L.H (Stray Love Hearts) vol. 4, Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1)

Title: Angel Burn (Angel #1)
Author: L.A. Weatherly
Pages: 449
Publication: September 30, 2010
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Summary taken from goodreads:
They're out for your soul. 

And they don't have heaven in mind...  
Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. she has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil.


This book is what I'm looking for in paranormal books/series: an interesting, new twist on an overused genre, likeable protagonists, a gripping plot with enough action to keep me on the edge of my seat, no stupid/pointless love triangle, romance with just the right amount of tension (and no stupid choices made because they were in luuurve), an engaging writing style, and no huge cliffhanger purposely made for you to wait forever for the next book to come out.

I can't give the book five stars because it was still lacking something. You know, a certain something that makes the book so amazing that you want to reread it over and over again. Nevertheless, the book was enjoyable enough for me to anticipate its sequel.

Title: S.L.H (Stray Love Hearts) vol. 4
Author: Aya Shouoto
Pages: 196
Publisher: MediaWorks
Summary taken from goodreads:
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Kozue Hiyoki is visited in her dreams by a man who steals her heart- literally! Determined to find him and retrieve her stolen heart, Hiyoki, with the color of the man’s hair and the tattoo on his chest as her only leads, enrolls in the S-Hall dormitories of St. Nazareth Academy, but quickly realizes that its residents are not at all like she expected… For starters, they’re all guys!  
There, Hiyoki soon discovers that she has the ability to look inside her dorm-mates’ dreams, which may be the key to uncovering the identity of the thief who stole her heart…. But perhaps her biggest challenge is that most of the guys won’t let Hiyoki into their rooms, much less their hearts!



Random thoughts that I had while reading this:

-So this is what children of the rich and elite do? Play at a "legal" casino on a cruise ship because it's totally okay to do that if they don't use money?

-Also, the main character is still pretty much a Mary Sue. But she's not as annoying as most that I've read, so I don't really mind her. And she actually stands up for herself for once! O__O

-On a happier note, the art improved even more since the first volume, and the plot isn't that unbelievable sounding now that you've grown used to the idea...

-The bromance! Ren's hatred for the president! I like it, lol.

Title: Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1)
Author: Kelly Keaton
Pages: 320
Publication: January 1, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Summary taken from goodreads:
Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is. 
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued. 
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her. 
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.


I became really tired of Ari's I can't trust anyone attitude early in the book. I mean, I can see where she came from, being shipped from foster home to foster home as she grew up, but still, it became annoying pretty fast.

It wasn't until the last 50 or so pages of the book did it actually become interesting after you finally find out what Ari is, but even so, I rolled my eyes so many times while reading this book in the beginning (I was debating on just dropping it altogether, but I was already half-way through and didn't want all of my effort to go to waste), I'm still not sure if I want to read the sequel.

But I do have to give props to the author for creating a somewhat believable plot that involved both Greek mythology and paranormal creatures.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Hunger Games Soundtrack! & Quick News revealed The Hunger Games' full album soundtrack! I was happily surprised to find out that Maroon 5 was on there! XD

  1. Arcade Fire “Abraham’s Daughter”
  2. The Secret Sisters “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder”
  3. Neko Case “Nothing To Remember”
  4. Taylor Swift “Safe & Sound ft. The Civil Wars”
  5. Kid Cudi “The Ruler and The Killer”
  6. Punch Brothers “Dark Days”
  7. The Decemberists “One Engine”
  8. The Carolina Chocolate Drops “Daughter’s Lament”
  9. The Civil Wars “Kingdom Come”
  10. Glen Hansard “Take The Heartland”
  11. Maroon 5 ft. Rozzi Crane “Come Away To The Water”
  12. Miranda Lambert “Run Daddy Run ft. Pistol Annies”
  13. Jayme Dee “Rules”
  14. Taylor Swift “Eyes Open”
  15. The Low Anthem “Lover Is Childlike”
  16. Birdy “Just A Game”
Unfortunately for me, the only singers/bands that I've even listened to on the list are Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift--and I hardly ever listen to her music. -__-" I've heard of Kid Cudi and The Decemberists a few times before, but I don't really remember how their music goes...

But yeah, I can't wait for the movie, and I definitely can't wait to hear the soundtrack!

And now for some quick news:

Tomorrow, I'm going to be going to Atlanta for a DECA competition. It's an overnight trip, so I won't be back until Saturday afternoon. I haven't even started packing yet, so I'm still not sure if I should bring my laptop or not. I'm thinking about just leaving it home since we're supposed to be busy everyday, but I don't know.

However, if I don't bring my laptop, I won't be updating unless I can use someone's laptop or a computer up there since we'll be staying at some hotel. But yeah, I don't like automatically scheduling posts since half of my posts are random updates and whatnot, so if I don't have any'll know, lol. :P

I'll try to post a mini review up tomorrow before I leave. We're suppose to meet at the school around 9:30 in the morning, so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get the post up.

I'll see ya whenever. :P

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I'd Save If My Home Was On Fire

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Top Ten Books I'd Save If My Home Was On Fire (you know...once you got all the people and valuables out :P ):
  1. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
  4. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  5. The Cry of Icemark by Stuart Hill
  6. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  7. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
  8. I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  9. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  10. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
These are my most favoritest favorite books that I own, lol. If my home was really burning, I'd want to try to save these books.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dusty Reads: The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswell

Dusty Reads is a weekly post featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.

Title: The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Author: Liz Braswell
Pages: 771
Publication: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Summary taken from goodreads:
Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy...or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn't so normal after all. There's the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes - oh, and the claws. 
As she discovers who she is - and where she comes from - it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her. 
Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?
This is an omnibus that contains all three volumes in the trilogy. I bought it after I watched the tv show since I heard that it was completely different from the book, and the fact that this version had all three volumes for the price of one...well, I couldn't exactly turn it down, lol. But, the fact that it's over 700 pages long makes it daunting to pick up, which is why it's still in a pile of other TBR paperbacks. -__-" 

I'll get to day. :P

Saturday, February 18, 2012

In My Mailbox (51)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Because I actually stuck to my book buying ban for the past two weeks, these are all of the books that I received. That didn't mean that I couldn't take advantage of Netgalley, as you can tell, lol.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane + swag

Won from (I'm not really sure...):
signed Valentine card
Love and Leftovers signed swag

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Starters by Lissa Price
Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett
Wonderlove by Kristen Hubbarb
Zero by Tom Leveen
Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator by Josh Berk
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Year of the Beasts by Powell Castellucci
All These Lives by Sarah Wylie
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
Bloody Chester by J.T. Petty & Hilary Florido
One Click by Richard L. Brandt
Exogene by T.C. McCarthy
Firelight by Kristen Callihan
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

Friday, February 17, 2012


Winter Break has officially started! (Even though it still doesn't feel like winter :P)

And you know what made my day? Going home and finding a letter from Mercer that said that I had gotten another scholarship from them. Turns out that I impressed my interviewers a few weeks ago when I had that interview a few weeks ago.

So, when Shelle calculated all of the scholarships that I had gotten from Mercer, the amount totaled up to $64,000!


I FREAKIN FLIPPED! And then did a happy dance, lol.

I don't know why the gifs aren't working... :(
And while my sis was talking about how I would be getting a refund check every year, I danced some more. XD

My happiness could not be contained, lol.

Man, what a great start for a break. I'm just so ecstatic. XD

And, since I was looking for dancing gifs, I found some other gifs that I wanted to show you, too.

Here's one from Despicable Me, which is like, one of the cutest movies ever.

And here's a cute, confused dog.

funny gifs

Now I have to go eat dinner. But there's one last gif that I wanted to share, lol.

Since it's Winter Break and Spring Break's near for college students, don't forget to...


Thursday, February 16, 2012


Lol, I don't even remember where I found that picture. But really, this wasn't meant to insult you. Honest. I just saw this pic and laughed my head off. ._.

I think it's the stress getting to me... Most likely. 

Yeah, see that picture right there? That's basically how I was yesterday and will be today, only there's less studying going on today and more writing. Lots and lots of writing. I've got to finish my Crime and Punishment Reflection, which has to be a two pages long and single-spaced, write a poetry response and tech article, remember what to talk about for my lit project, and study since I have the second part of my Calc test tomorrow. I'm just glad that Fitz decided to have a Physics test after the break. 

I'm so ready for Winter Break! I hate how we're always rushing during the last week before a break to get tests and projects in. It's so friggin stressful. And what sucks is that I can't seem to make myself stop griping about all that I have to do. 

It's like I have to constantly remind myself and my friends--who are also suffering with me--what still needs to be done because I can't get over the fact that I have so much non-fun stuff to do.  -__-" Like I don't have anything else to talk about because deadlines are looming over me, silently suffocating me, and I'm just talking, grasping at straws, gasping for breath, doing everything I can to not just get the stuff over and done with. Because I'm so friggin lazy.

I hate having senioritis. :\

Anyway, I'm going to quit procrastinating (or at least try :P) and attempting to do something so that I won't have to stay up later than midnight and get some much needed sleep. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mini Reviews: Let It Snow, The Iron Thorn (Iron Codex #1), S.L.H (Stray Love Hearts) vol. 1

Title: Let It Snow
Authors: John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle
Pages: 352
Publication: September 11, 2008
Publisher: Puffin
Summary taken from goodreads: 
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today's bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.


I liked the first two stories. The third one had me really irritated with the main character. But the whole interconnecting storyline was pretty cool.

Title: The Iron Thorn (Iron Codex #1)
Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Pages: 492
Publication: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Summary taken from goodreads: 
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day. 
Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.


The beginning was kind of slow since you're getting used to the setting and it didn't help that I found the characters annoying half of the time. The last 50 pages of the book was what bumped up my rating half of a point, because that was when there were finally some explainations and twists revealed. 

The ending, thankfully, wasn't a cliffhanger, but it did stop up at a pretty good spot for the next book in the series to continue. Dunno if I'll read the sequel, though. 

Title: S.L.H (Stray Love Hearts) vol. 1
Author: Aya Shouoto
Pages: 195
Publication: May 12, 2008
Publisher: MediaWorks
Summary taken from goodreads:
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Kozue Hiyoki is visited in her dreams by a man who steals her heart- literally! Determined to find him and retrieve her stolen heart, Hiyoki, with the color of the man’s hair and the tattoo on his chest as her only leads, enrolls in the S-Hall dormitories of St. Nazareth Academy, but quickly realizes that its residents are not at all like she expected… For starters, they’re all guys!  
There, Hiyoki soon discovers that she has the ability to look inside her dorm-mates’ dreams, which may be the key to uncovering the identity of the thief who stole her heart…. But perhaps her biggest challenge is that most of the guys won’t let Hiyoki into their rooms, much less their hearts!


It's not as bad as most shojo manga, although it still has some of the same cliches in a reverse harem where the girl usually solve's a guy's problem so he ends up liking her and whatnot. 

But, the art is pretty. XD

(I'm so shallow...)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Broke Your Heart A Little

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

Apparently, this year's theme is ANTI-Valentine's Day, which is pretty cool for me. Unfortunately, I don't read that many books that break my heart. However, I recently read two great books that actually did break my heart.

Top Ten Three Books That Broke My Heart A Little:

I cried so much while reading this book, and I was really surprised because this was my second time rereading it, so I already knew how the plot went, but I still had to wipe away plenty of tears. It's such a great book. I love the characters so much; they're so sincere and honest and amazing. 
This book is actually the sequel to Girls, Drums & Dangerous Pie, and it's just as heartbreaking and hilarious as the first book, but this time, it's from Jeffrey's point of view instead of Steven.

While this book didn't make me cry like a baby, my heart did break a little bit while I was reading this book because of all of the things that Sam and Riddle went through. They're such sweet, amazing boys that they don't deserve any of those bad things happening to them. They really don't. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cover Lover 16

Ugh. Such a tiring day. 

It's going to be a looooong week. I hope I survive. :P

Anyway, I'm really liking these covers, lol.