Sunday, January 31, 2010
We love you so much and we hope you feel better soon. Have a great birthday.
(Happy Birthday to the Best Mommy in the world, our Mommy!
We love you so much and we hope you feel better soon. Have a great birthday.)
Love, Elizabeth and Zoe
I finished Lord of Misrule which is the fifth in the Morganville Vampire Series. In this one Amelie and Bishop are still at battle and at the end something frightening happens...
Bishop takes over Claire/s mind and turns her to his side! And take Shane and his nutso dad and puts them both in a cage thing and Shane hates his dad! And Bishop brings Michael to the dark side. And Claire and Eve get separated! to much going on!!!!! :) Oh and by the way all of the books mashed together but i think this Lord of Misrule is the book where Shane says I LOVE YOU to Claire! Finally :)
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
Love Lizzy S.
57 books down 200 days to go!!!!!! (57 books down 200 days to go!!!!!!)
Well, actually, here is the thing: There is only 199 days to go but I wrote this last night but for some reason it didn't publish and 199 doesn't sound as cool is 200!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
And that's what we're doing.
I (Lizzy) finished two books.
I finished Feast of Fools and Julie of the Wolves.
Feast of Fools is the fourth in the Morganville Vampire Series. In this book Claire goes to a big fancy ball where Amelie's dad is celebrated and each vampire takes a human. Little do the humans know, they are Bishop (Amelie's "dad") food of choice. Does that makes sense? Well, anyway, I have more exciting parts of the book to share with you. CLAIRES PARENTS MOVE TO MORGANVILLE.
Not good! Could that be then ending of Shane and Claire, the cutest couple in all of the fiction world surrounding us???!!!!
Nope. We love them to much, and apparently so does the author.
Julie of the Wolves is a totally confusing book I read for English class. Miyax, a beautiful young Eskimo, has her world torn apart. I don't even want to try and describe it so....:
The story has three parts, from her present situation (Amaroq, the Wolf), then a flashbackMiyax, the Girl), and finally back to the present (Kapugen, the Hunter).
The story opens with Miyax alone in the wilderness studying the wolves. She has been alone for some time, having run away from home to get to San Francisco (the details of which are elaborated on in the flashback). This first part of the book shows how Miyax seeks help from the wolf pack and how she is gradually accepted into the pack. She studies the gestures and "language" of the wolves and learns to mimic them. By adjusting to their living patterns, Miyax makes herself less threatening to the alpha male, whom she has named Amaroq. At first their interaction takes place at a distance, but by watching Amaroq's pup Kapu retrieve regurgitated food, she is able to approach another wolf and induce him to regurgitate a portion of pre-digested food. In this way she gains acceptance as a part of the pack and is able to eat and stay alive.
The second part of the book is a flashback of Miyax's past. It is revealed that her mother died, leaving her with her father, Kapugen, whom she adores. Her father teaches her many things, including how to survive in her Arctic surroundings. One day, her Aunt Martha comes and tells of a law that Miyax must go to school and that Kapugen must go to war. Kapugen tells her that if anything happens to him or if she is unhappy, she can marry his business partner Naka's son, Daniel. Miyax lives in Martha's home in the town of Mekoryuk while she attends school under her American name, Julie. Martha soon reveals to Julie that her father is thought to be dead. Julie gradually accepts her father's absence, and adjusts to her life among the Americanized Eskimos. She eventually agrees to be pen pals with Amy Pollock, who lives in San Francisco. Soon Julie is offered to marry Daniel, since she was of age. She accepts and is transported to Daniel's village. Julie realizes that Daniel has problems, but is comforted by his mother. However, when Daniel attempts to rape her, she runs away for San Francisco to live with Amy, and changes her name back to Miyax.
In the third part of the book, which returns to the present, Miyax follows the wolves, who help her in times of need, but realizes that the wolves are in danger as it is hunting season for the humans. She strikes out on her own and begins to live off the tundra with greater ease as she travels south, continuing her friendship with Amaroq's son Kapu. Soon after, Miyax witnesses hunters in a plane shooting at her beloved pack, killing Amaroq and wounding Kapu. Grief-stricken, Miyax nurses Kapu back to health until he can become the alpha male, then Miyax forces her pack to abandon her for their sake. Miyax builds a life for herself, but soon discovers that Kapugen is still alive and hurries to meet him. Initially overjoyed to be reunited, Miyax is shocked to find Kapugen remarried to a white woman and to have forsaken the ways of the Eskimos, including owning a plane for hunting. She departs from her father's house with the intent to live alone on the tundra but decides to return to her father, as "the hour of the wolf and Eskimo is over."
Copied directly from Wikipedia. :)
25% of a human's bones are in its feet.
Love, Lizzy S.
56 books down, 206 days to go!
Monday, January 18, 2010
I finished the third in the Morganville Vampires Series.
In this one, not much happens. Well, nothing catastrophic.
Claire accepts the Protection from Amalie even though she is now forced to do WHATEVER she says.
Claire takes classes with an old, dangerous, crazy, knows-he's-crazy-but-wishes-he-wasn't genious vampire who has been trying to find a cure to the desease vampire have that will soon wipe out the population of vamps.
That's pretty much it I think. I'm not sure because when you read such a good series, everything blends together and it's like one big movie, excellent and real.
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!
Love, Lizzy S.
54 books down, 212 days to go!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
It's Lizzy S. I finished the Second book in the Morganville Vampires Series, Dead Girl's Dance.
This book was almost as thrilling as the first but you were on the endge of your couch, which i only kind of liked. I'm all for Shane and Claire, but with Shane captured and Claire risking her life to save him, I just got so freaked. I loved Shane, but I really did think he wasn't going to make it, though of coarse he did.
Also, some big things happen to half-dead Michael... well one big thing, that doesn't involve Eve. Can you guess? Well, I'll tell you. He becomes a....
If you would like to know scroll down
Hahaha! Yay! No he can actually step foot out of the house! Whoopy! Kind of.
Eve is doing pretty good in this book, she get's a job at Claire's University. Yay! Again, kind of.
You see, thing is that a big part of the story was forgotten/ left unanswered. Eve's brother (17) is a murderer and he got out of jail and came to the town, but eventually we forgot about him. And that was that. He was still in town but... the author just stopped talking about him. But I can bet that's what the next book is about, right?
Yes, Lizzy, Right.
Well, thanks for reading.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
Love, Lizzy S.
54 books down, 216 days to go!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
For my English class I had to read a historical fiction book and write about it on a homemade book mark. So for my project I decided to choose a book that would scare me, Before We Were Free. I really hate historical fiction books, but this wasn't so bad.
This book wasn't for boys (talks about first period, "growing up", and something like a first love) and it was a little frightening but you can't help but really feel for the main character, Anita.
Anita is living in the Dominican Republic in 1960 and 1961.
She is not free in her country and her father and uncle fight back, willing to get themselves killed for freedom of their country.
When all of her family moves away from her big housing complex she is alone until her "first love" moves in.
Then her sister is forced to move to the U.S. (illegally of course) because the leader El Jefe was a molester of young girls, and he had his eye on her. Then it's her brother's turn to leave.
Soon Anita was living in hiding at a friends home.
Eventually she makes it to the U.S. to get some horrible news.
Her father and uncle, who were being held in prison, were shot.
Well. That was grim.
As you can see, I write kind of choppy when I'm thinking about such disturbing things.
Love, Lizzy S. O_o
53 books down, 217 days to go!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
52 books down, 220 days to go...
I finished Glass House (Morganville Vampires Series #1).
I loved it!
This book is about a girl named Claire, 16, who goes to Morganville, Texas, to start college. While in her dorm, she receives a brutal enemy, out to have her dead.
So when she is attacked by these girls she runs away, applying for a room in a big house of 3 teens (all 18). There's Eve, a nice, sweet, thoughtful goth. :) There's Shane, a very cute, sloppy, average teen. And there's Michael, a half dead/vampire, half beautiful musician.
Claire soon finds out that her town is full of vampires. Dangerous, blood-thirsty, death-craving vampires.
Crap. This defies all of Clarie's intelligent logic.
So even though she can't really believe whats going on, she has to protect herself and her new friends, as well as get protected her self when she finds a scared book and basically everyone in the town (vamps) turns against her and her roommates, wanting death and the book.
Such a great book!
I think Zoe finished her book, I'm sure she'll blog. I should go remind her.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Love, Lizzy S.
51 books down, 220 days to go...
Monday, January 4, 2010
I finished Fallen and I absolutely loved it until the end.
God, did that ending suck!
Lucinda, Luce, is sent t0 a school from delinquents and insane teenagers.
There she is allured by the ever so mysterious, handsome Daniel.
She also becomes best friends with Pennywether, Penn, who wasn't really meant to be in such a school. Her father who worked at the school died and she could bring herself to leave, she had no family to go to.
Luce is still not happy though because Daniel obviously wants nothing to do with her, tough secretly he has been in love with her for a century.
Luce will do anything to find out the reason why Daniel is in a place like so. Then when she finds out, her sanity and trust in Daniel is put to the test. (Clues on Daniel- immortal, fallen, wings)
I really loved the character of Luce. She was completely great, but... the ending just ruined this.
If this book sounds interesting to you do not read what I am going to say.
Daniel is a fairy! He is the handsome, muscular, male figure and love interest in this story!!! He can't can't be an angel. Too sweet and fragile!!
The author described his wings! Soft and angelic coming out of his back! EEEWW! haha
Anyway, I hated the ending of this book.
336 dents are in the average golf ball.
50 books down, 226 days to go!
Love, Lizzy S.
I finished the first book in the Vampire Academy Series, It was kind of inappropriate and it did get a little dirty/ grimy, and it did have fowl language at times, but the plot was too intriguing to do anything but ignore (not excuse... still bad) and skip over the dirty stuff. Enoguh Cons, Now Though.
Pros: Witty Narrator/ Main Character who has a great story to tell. Rose Hathaway is a student at an Academy that she ran away from. In this book, the first book in the series, Rose gets caught after two years and gets dragged back with Lissa, her best friend, who is rather unstable, weaker than ever, and a vampire. I did metion the vampire thing, right? :)
Rose is Lissa's best friend and her guardian, and the only thing important to Rose in her life (she has no real family) is to protect Lissa from the Strigoi (enemies), and she also only wishes to keep Lissa safe, sane, and happy.
This book is really intense with twists, and I really liked the plot, despite the mildly explicit almost sex scene (Rose didn't lose her virginity-- don't worry).
Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
All polar bears are left handed.
Love, Lizzy S.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I AM PUBLICLY APOLOGIZING FOR MY LACK OF BLOGS AND BOOKS READ.
I truly am sorry. I guess you could say that my "excuse" is that I have been preocupied with re-reading books for school (so that I may analyze them and do the many essays I have been assigned), but mostly because I have been focusing more of my LLT (Literature Leisure Time) on writing, rather than reading. But, more importantly I have let my sister down. However I am making a New Year's Resolution to continue with the blog and read more because I made a commitment to Liz, YOU, and to myself.
Hope you still like me!
48 books down, 228 days to go.
I didn't want to have to admit this because I was in denial but we might not be able to do this! I won't say we CAN'T because you can't get any where with a bad attitude. ;)
But I'm actually really worried! Zoe hasn't blogged in, what?, 2... 3 months? And I have been under pressure with middle school's homework so I don't know how we are going to do this!
See, this blog was Zoe's idea and when I agreed to do this, Zoe said 100 books should be read. I said no because I knew what would happen. I would easily get my 50 books done and I would end up reading Zoe's. If we did 150 or 175 that would sound weird... '150 book marathon!' or '175 book marathon!'
So I said 200 and Zoe agreed. I didn't have to read exactly 100 (maybe 105? 107?) but we would each read somewhere along the lines of one hundred books.
Now that I know that I will have to read at least 170 books to finish this, I'm sort of freaking out! ha ha. But really, I am. I can't do that, especially since lately my eyes have been KILLING if I read for to long (Mom says it's eye strain).
And I just wanted to say I really don't want to change this to 100 book marathon... I'm just not sure that I can do this.
And please, don't get me wrong. I have BEGGED Zoe to read more and blog and STEP IT UP JUST A LITTLE and her response is always either "OK OK OK Just stop telling me what to do!" or "Don't tell me what to do!" or sometimes even "Shut up."
Zoe has finished TWO books apparently so I am going to MAKE her blog.
I'M REALLY SORRY FOR THE LONG BLOG. DON'T GIVE UP ON US, PLEASE!
Love, Lizzy S.
48 books down, 228 days to go.