Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: House Arrest by K.A. Holt

House Arrest
Read: Nov. 24-30, 2015
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Pages: 304
Genres: Realistic fiction, poetry, health, family

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Stealing is bad.
I know.
But my brother Levi is always so sick, and his medicine is always so expensive.

I didn’t think anyone would notice,
if I took that credit card,
if, in one stolen second,
I bought Levi’s medicine.

But someone did notice.
Now I have to prove I’m not a delinquent, I’m not a total bonehead.

That one quick second turned into
a judge
a year of house arrest,
a year of this court-ordered journal,
a year to avoid messing up
and being sent back to juvie
so fast my head will spin.

It’s only 1 year.
Only 52 weeks.
Only 365 days.
Only 8,760 hours.
Only 525,600 minutes.

What could go wrong?

Songs and Their Meanings...

Hello peoples!  So...being the average sixteen year old girl I am, I listen to music.  Well, I don't listen to music from my phone or earbuds for me...apparently they're bad for my ears.  These ears of mine have to last me my whole life.

Here's a little fact for you...or a few pieces of facts...did you know that you have this organ in your ear called the cochlea?  And in this cochlea, you have thousands of hair cells (neural receptors) that detect sound and convey them to your brain?  Without these very important hair cells to convey sounds to electrical signals, you CAN'T hear. 

And here's the best part, ready? 

These hair cells do NOT regenerate.  Meaning: you damage them, and they're never going to magically revive themselves...they won't go though mitosis and grow again.  They won't. 

These hair cells are so easy to damage.  Too easy...they can be damaged by loud explosions, or continuous exposure to loud sounds.  Allow me to list some examples for you...
  • playing in a band
  • attending loud concerts
  • lawnmowers
  • and let's not forget the most important one:  listening to music through earbuds or headphones for extended periods of time... 
Case in point: can we keep it down, please?  I'm terribly afraid of loud noises (okay, so I jump at loud sneezes, and I know, believe me, I KNOW, it's unfair to ask people to sneeze quieter), and it would be so nice to not be jumping at every loud sound...but of course, that's too much to ask, isn't? assuming I live a long life (I'm hoping for at least 80?) I want to take good care of them.  But, even though I may not constantly have earbuds plugged in my ear, I do however, love listening to the radio...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Review: The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Wow...where do I even start? 

This series is so epically awesome! 
This series is fantastic! 
Splendorous!  Splendiferous!? 
Stunningly unrivaled?!  Gloriously splendid! 
Majestically marvellously magnificent!

Anyways...I'll just get on with this...'s a compilation of all my reviews from this series...

Friday, November 13, 2015

I Am With Child...?

Soooo, this is one of those late posts I've been meaning to write...way back in June?

I'm hoping for this to be a fairly short post, because, well...I need to go back to nurturing my to-be child?

A few months ago, I was struck with wonderful inspiration, and proceeded to take advantage of it as much as possible.  A few months later...I had given life!  And became a parent!

I was super duper proud of how it turned out, but I definitely had second thoughts while incubating my precious...I kept thinking, what if they don't like it?  What if I've made a mistake?

Monday, November 9, 2015

Minions And My Hatred Of Them

Hey guys!  Or...girls...?  No, wait...people...yeah, I meant was I...?

Oh yes...


WARNING:  Many, many gifs coming your way

Has anyone seen Despicable Me? Or Despicable Me 2?  Or Minions?  Or any of these:

Monday, November 2, 2015

Review: Attachments Rainbow Rowell

AttachmentsRead: Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2015
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Pages: 323
Genres: Romance, contemporary

Synopsis from Goodreads:

""Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you ..."

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

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