Saturday, November 28, 2009

38 books down, 267 days to go!

Happy Late Thanksgiving!

Sooo behind. Today's excuse: the Holiday Season :) .

I have read two books since lat time I blogged, Zoe has read zero, and I am kind of in a thoughtful mood. I have been thinking really hard about ow guilty I would feel if I let you guys down and didn't finish this in the 267 days left. :(
Well, I read Deadline by Chris Crutcher and The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer. The Missing Girl is hard to talk about and write a description about. This book was brutally creepy, disturbing, and just weird. Basically it's about a group of sister who are basically being stalked. Totally icky.
Just check out this link and click the Inside Cover link and click the front flap if you want to know more:

Deadline was a really great book, written in 1st person. The narrator, Ben, is a Smart-Ass, but I kind of admired him for that, him dying and all. Puzzled? Hope so. Ben Wolf has about a year to live, he gets very sick, and he chooses not to tell ANYONE, not even his family, unless you count his social worker, until towards the ending of this book, the end of his life. This book was filled with swearing and there is a mild sex scene that I skipped over. Normally a book that has such content I would put down, but I didn't. I couldn't. I was routing for Ben till the end, praying there would be a miracle.
Ben was a witty eightteen year old, with a life that gets more messed up then he ever would have dreamed in the ten months he has to live. Ben was someone I had to admire while I was reading. I just had to. He handled death so well, he was so content and headstrong and... just a captivating character. Honestly, I mean... he helped out the town drunk, Rudy (not the smartest thing to do considering Rudy's awful secret), he tried out for the football team even though he so tiny, he coped with his insane mother, he handled his mysterious girlfriend, Dallas's, disturbing tragedies, and much more. Though the swearing did bother me, I liked his book. For an eleven year old (who is very mature!)? Maybe a 3/5. But for an older reader, who doesn't get her books approved by her mom first ;) ? Yeah, sure, 5/5. Though it was one of the SADDEST books.

Orangutans warn people to stay out of their territory by belching.

Love Lizzy S.

38 books down, 267 days to go.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been struck by lighting.

The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter “J”.

There are over 58 million dogs in the US.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Love Lizzy S..

36 books down, 284 days to go

Hi there!
I just finished City of Bones on my mother's kindle by Cassandra Clare. It was an AMAZING book and I can't even begin to describe what it's about except for the fact that there is a girl named Clary who finds out that she has many links to another world she didn't even know about.
This book was a fantastic book with the perfect witty main character, and an awesome description of Downworlders, Shadowhunters, Demons, and other things you wouldn't know about. It was a book that I definitely recommend this book! My mom said that once she returns today, I can buy the next in the series on her Kindle.
Zoe finished some books but I'm not sure what. She said she'd blog about it later.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

36 books down, 284 days to go

Lots of Love, Lizzy S.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sorry I haven't blogged in forever! We are really falling behind but I promise to push myself to keep reading. I'm really not sure what I am going to do about Zoe though. I don't want to quit but I honestly can't take this anymore!
Anyway, I finished The Wright Three (worst book I have EVER read) and Once a Witch.
Once a Wish is about a girl who was born into a family with magical powers who never ended up developing any. When she finds out this might not be true, she might have a Talent, she has to go on a journey to save her gigantic, loving family from losing a fight against another family who once had Talents in their blood.
An Amazing Book! I really recommend it!! Now I am reading a book called The City of Bones (awesome so far) on my mom's Kindle. Using a Kindle isn't cheating, right? Good! :)

35 books down, 289 days to go! Ahhhh! Only 289 more days!!!

The human brain is 80% water.

Love Lizzy S

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Big News!

Guess what guys? I made a new setting! Now anyone can post comments! Even if they don't have an account (their name will be Anonymous)! Yay! Now it should be easier on my family to comment! Yay! :)

Love Lizzy S.
33 books down, 298 days to go. Can we make it? Stay tuned to find out.
Today is Zoe's birthday. Happy 14th, Zoe! Anyway, she has read zero books this month :) and I have read one in five days. Pretty lame right? Yeah. Pretty lame. Well, 3 out of those five days I was trying to find a book, and I did at my school's book fair. Death by Denim (the book after Death by Latte- remember that one?) by Linda Gerber.
The main character, Aphra almost dies in this book, and by the end she is a a royal reck. But at least she has Seth, her boyfriend who she hasn't seen since she got a new identity and moved to France.
Do you remember Death by Latte? Well if you do, this one was eve better. A really intense, good book.
4.9/5 stars- recently added to my favorite's list along with The Christopher Killer.

33 books down, 298 days to go.

The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald's.

Love Lizzy S.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

32 books down, 303 days to go.

Hey all!
I finished The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson on Monday but I forgot to blog. This book is AWESOME!
It's about a 17 year old girl named Cameryn whose dad is a Forensic Doctor who has to pick up dead bodies, take them to get autopsies, find clues on how they died by looking at the dead persons surroundings, and then watching the autopsies. Cammie is very interested in this so she asks her dad if she can be his assistant. He says yes. But when a certain person in her small town shows up dead, Cameryn doesn't know how much she can handle. She even has a close encounter with the murderer, the Christopher Killer. A really intense awesome book! A must read. five/five stars.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

Love Lizzy S.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Well I forgot to blog about this but a few days ago, I finished Gathering Blue by Lowis Lowry. It is the "sequel" to The Giver. I put that in quotes because it does continue the plot of The Giver. It's more of a book that continues in theme and is paired with it. I am currently beginning the other book that goes with those two: Messsenger. Though this book is a contiuation of Gathering Blue (I think). I LOVE LOWIS LOWRY'S WRITING! I have also ventured into the world of The Classics also. Farenheit 451, here I come! I have began this book and let me say it is very confusing at first. But I am determined! HELP ME!
<3 Zoe

32 books down, 304 days to go

Sunday, November 1, 2009

31 books down, 305 books to go.

Well. It's me Lizzy, pooped from last night (Happy Halloween!) =) I'm really sorry I haven't blogged in so long! I've just been so busy. Do you mind if I tell you about my week? Well, I'm going to anyway. Last week was my friends birthday party, then we went to a place called Witches Woods which is basically a place with haunted hay rides, haunted houses, carnival games, and scary people walking around. =) Then on Thursday I went to a Demi Lovato Concert! On Friday was the Halloween Dance and then yesterday was of course Halloween.

Anyway I read two books and I am onto two more (one for school). The books I read are called Eleven by Lauren Myracle and Four Truths and a Lie by Lauren Barnholdt.
I'll start with Eleven. Eleven was not a good book. It was stupid, boring, and written by the same writer who writes a really inappropriate, crappy (excuse my language!!!) series including the books, ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r. This book was so pointless and plot-less. No one wants to read about an eleven year old girl who has a moody older sister and a crush who has pink eye and a best friend who has a new friend. I mean, really. That's basically the whole plot. Ack. I want to read about more dramatic, interesting, and mature topics, and lets face it. Those kind of books have teenagers as the main characters (Young Adult books). Not Myracle's style. She has no class!

Whoa. Sorry about that. Just felt like going on a rampage about something I believe in.
=) The other book I read is called Four Truths and a Lie and even though this book isn't sophisticated and about a seventeen year old (ha ha) it was still OK.
This book is about a girl named Scarlett whose mom sends her to an all girls private boarding school where no one knows her secret. Her big.. no huge.. secret involving her 'criminal' dad. At he school she gets assigned a pen pal from a brothering private school for boys. Scarlett's pen pal sends her one statement for every letter that she get from him and she must get her self into trouble to find out whether it is true or not.
Things get really dicey when she gets caught, and everything goes down hill when Amber, her best friend, get fed u with her. This book wasn't excellent but it was a good book and I guess I do recommend it.
I just reread the last forty pages of the book and I realized that I actually do like this book.

Well thanks for reading, In 1976, the 10 billionth gallon of "Coca-Cola" syrup was produced.
Lots of Love, Lizzy S.
31 books down, 305 days to go.
By the way, I am now reading The Wright Three (for school) and The Christopher Killer.