Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First Post of August!!!

I don't know why I was so excited about posting the first post of August. I just love the month "August". It's a pretty name. So, I was searching around for any books that are called "August" or have that name in them but I couldn't find any! If you have any titles just comment or send me a message. You'll get...a big bowl of nothing! And you don't even get the bowl! :) And I'm really excited about today because my baby brother is turning ONE today!! So excited for him! (he has no idea LOL!) and we'll have a party tonight with yummy carrot cake.

...This is a quick update for you all to know I'm not forgetting the blog while I enjoy myself with a ton of Summer Time and I'll be posting something bigger soon. Congratulate Everett and his big Number 1 bday by commenting, following, and reading!


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Book Feature: Book of a Thousand Days

"My very favorite recent read" - Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga

Publisher's Weekly:
Hale (River Secrets) delivers another winning fantasy, this time inventively fleshing out the obscure Grimm tale, Maid Maleen, through the expressive and earthy voice of Dashti, maid to Lady Saren. A plucky and resourceful orphan, Dashti comes from a nomad tribe in a place resembling the Asian Steppes, and is brought to the Lady's house in the midst of a crisis. Lady Saren, having refused to marry the powerful but loathsome Lord her father has chosen, faces seven years' imprisonment in an unlit tower. Initially, Dashti believes her worth is tied to her ability to care for her "tower-addled" lady until she can join Khan Tegus, to whom she is secretly betrothed. When the gentle Tegus comes to the tower, Dashti must step in for her traumatized lady, speaking to him as Saren through the one tiny metal door. Hale exploits the diary form to convey Dashti's perspective; despite her self-effacing declaration that "?I draw this from memory so it won't be right," the entries reflect her genuinely spirited inner life. The tension between her unstinting loyalty and patience and burgeoning realization of her own strength and feelings for Tegus feels especially authentic. Readers will be riveted as Dashti and Saren escape and flee to the Khan's realm where, through a series of deceptions, contrivances and a riotously triumphant climax, the tale spins out to a thoroughly satisfying ending.

Emma's Point Of View:

It was a great read, something that took the reader into a world that isn't anything like the real world. Very fascinating, something I would suggest to readers that like fairy tales with a very realistic character with feelings that were written so well. 4 1/2 stars


To Everyone,

Thank you so much for reading my blog and giving me comments! Although I have been gone, I hope you still stick with me and wait for my next post. I just thought I would write a little letter to my readers for being so awesome. Thanks for following and tell other people that like to read about other people's lives, love blogging, or love books. Thanks again and again and again. :)

Emma & Life's Emma

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sorry for the absence!

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I have been gone so long. First of all, I forgot about this blog for a while and for a period of time I had deleted it!!! But I un-deleted it now and I am back! Oh...and I'm leaving on Monday lol well, I'm going to camp for a week from Monday to Friday! So, sorry again. :)


1) The one thing that I really, really wanted to share with you was to tell you that I have a Barnes & Noble profile that's kinda fun. I've decided that I'm going to make a few more places online where you can find me :) So, check my profile out by clicking here.

2) I'm in the process of making a website using Wix and I'm sure it will turn out amazing because they have amazing tools to make such awesome sites! :)

3) I'm going to be posting more book reviews from my reading list and my already-read list that you can also see on my B & N profile.

4) Camp is going to be so much fun!!! Heehee

So, there you go. Oh yeah! I also got a YouTube account! But my parents won't let my upload vids yet :( But I'm making vlogs just not posting them!
...I think that's it.

Thanks for reading guys!

P.S. You can also find me at:

See you there!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Blogs

I felt like making a new blog. Don't ask why :D
But, if you would like to visit it go to!
I don't have time to write anymore so check back later!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bookstores are wonderful

Yes, they are :) I went to a little bookstore today near a cute little mall that had endless supplies of YA books. I couldn't decide! There were just so many. But I found one that interests me. It interested me because it was of the sort about history/journals/YA/action/everything else :D. I don't like boring history classes and all that about like Lewis and Clark, well, I suppose I do like learning about important historical people like Anne Frank and such but this book was just meant for me. I was looking for a big, thick book that would take time to read because I really hate finishing good books like The Deathly Hallows book was a long one but I hated finishing such an awesome series. I haven't even told you the name of the book yet! It's called the Beka Cooper series and the 1st book - the one I'm reading - is called Terrier. It's in journal format of a girl who is becoming a "cop" in a different world.

So that's my book of the day! And I recently finished a retelling of Beauty and the Beast that I really enjoyed called Belle by Cameron Dokey.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
P.S. Check out the Book Features page for more books I like!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ocean Girl Stories

Hi again! I have been gone for...4 days now from the blogosphere! But I'm back! Temporarily. Haha, you knew that was coming didn't you?! :)

I would like to tell you about The Ocean Girl Stories while I have this opportunity to get on the internet. You see, I'm staying at my aunts house and she has internet. I still have my laptop but it doesn't have an internet connection for some odd reason. Anywho, back to OG (Ocean Girl), I decided just...yesterday was it? That I needed a new writing project. I haven't been all that interested in my novel lately for some reason so I have been thinking about new things to write. That's how I came up with Ocean Girl Stories!

They are small parts of the main story at a time like Part I, Part II and so on. They are simply for the craving I have had of writing and I have been missing the ocean since I moved away from it :(

OG is about a girl named Daniella that lives in a beach house by the ocean of course and her father is away sailing. Ever since she was a little girl, she has dreamed of the legends of mermaids and how to become one. Her mother doesn't provide much support to her dreams of mermaids and sailing but soon the matter becomes serious. Daniella is forced to take Violet, the ship her father dedicated to her as a girl because she loves the violet colored sunsets, and go to war on sea. This book/story is a whole new look at mermaids and a more modern version of the sea.

I thought the ocean and mermaids were an interesting topic and ever since I watched Aquamarine, the movie, mermaids simply fascinated me. I'm wierd like that. But I don't really believe in them. They're just cool, you know? :)

So, off I am again. I'm going to continue my adventures on this road trip (I can't reveal my location) but I can tell you it is 95 degree weather up here! I'm not so sure I like the sun. I prefer the rain for some wierd reason. And I went swimming today! That was fun.

See you in a few days! (Possibly 1-2 days with luck :))

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Road Trip!

Yep! I'm going on a road trip! I'm really excited for some excitement in my life and we are going to be gone for 19 days!!! That's a long time away from home and it's lots of packing! Tomorrow I think I will be packing everything up (I made a check list that has about 30 things on it!) and heading on to the road! At first, we are driving in the car for 3 hours and then we are going to be driving in an RV for a few days! Exciting! Although most people don't enjoy long road trips, I think I am going to enjoy it. And it's almost like being on a tour! Seeing new things, going all kinds of places, meeting new people! :)

And what I was really worried about was losing all that time without a laptop for no writing! I have way to many ideas to write down to not have my laptop! But it turns out, I will have the laptop and if I didn't, I would hand write. But, don't you just hate writing in a notebook? I know some people like it but most people don't like their handwriting. I know I don't.

Oh yeah and about that progress tracker on the sidebar of how much I have finished - it has more now. I haven't updated the progress bar yet. So, even if it says 2% for weeks when I'm on vacay, it's really much much more :)

I'm really looking forward to a long trip! I can't stop thinking about it! But it's only Wednesday and I have to wait until Friday to get on the road!
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