Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pottermore


So I just got my Pottermore Email, and I’ve made my way through the first chapter of the first book on Pottermore. It is really very interesting because some of the stuff that’s on there is interesting, and it made me have to go read the first book again. In re-reading the first book, I have discovered that Aunt Petunia is blonde. I know that I read the book before I saw the movie but the fact that they came out at the same time probably just made me think that she was brunette.

I have also started re-reading The Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce, and I noticed that Jonathan has a beard. I never noticed that before, and I never would have pictured him with a beard. So my question is, has this ever happened to anyone? Have you ever pictured a character one way, and then realized that that’s totally not how he or she is described? Comment with your answers, if you give a character name, title and author please? I’m always looking for good suggestions…

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Irene


Okay so I haven’t had power for over 24 hours and I just got it back 2 hours ago. So that’s why there hasn’t been much activity on here. But I am fine, and I’m glad that it was only the power that I lost. There are bridges down near me, and places that are flooded, I just hope the people who lost their homes find shelter, and that they get help.

Unfortunately, I am far to young to do anything to help though, because I: A.) don’t have a car, B.) don’t have money, and C.) don’t have anything worth donating. I wish I could, and if anyone finds anything that I could do to help, comment and let me know. Other than that, I hope that people are okay. Good luck!

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Updates


So I haven’t been updating this as frequently as I used to… Why you ask? Because I have been really busy, and my computer decided that I needed a new version of flash that IE 8 didn’t support. So in short, I’ve had to download a new browser, and the new flash, and learn how to use both… So yeah, it’s been an eventful week. I also, went swimming, though that didn’t last long because it was freezing in the pool, and I don’t like cold things. I am a summer girl, who prefers the 90 degree days as opposed to the 60 degree days of fall or below.

Other than that, I’ve been writing, and failing at writing and then deciding that my friend should just rewrite basically everything and then we can become co-writers. Which would be awesome!  That way we could both get paid for it (assuming anyone bought it), and we could both have claim to the money, but that would require a book first so… that has to happen, which means I need to stop writing this and maybe write that.

But I have also been reading a ton of books, so those have to make it onto here as well. So I am going to direct you to my Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/tonks4life there you will find my profile, and a link to my currently reading shelf… which should be self explanatory but if it’s not, you can find all of the books I’m currently reading on there. And I’ll cross post the reviews once I’m finished with the books. Alright that’s all I’ve got right now so get back to you later!!

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Headaches, writing, and other fun stuffs


So I am sitting in my chair with the worst headache I’ve ever had, trying not to vomit and writing. Why am I telling you this? Because I needed something to make my brain work and this was the only thing that was working. I have to finish writing this current project before November, and it isn’t going too well. I have ideas for it, and I know where I’m going for it but finding time to write when I’m not busy, or sick, or doing something else that needs to get done is difficult.

So as of right now, I am struggling to write more with a pounding headache and I feel like I am producing some pretty weird shtuff. For example, I was talking to my friend and I came up with a new word. “Unobserveyness” is my new word that I shall use when I don’t notice something… yup. Well anyway, back to painfully trying to write and post and other fun stuffs like that.

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Wild Magic


Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay so upon re-reading this book for the third time, I came to realize that I never did a goodreads review for it. As the stars can suggest, I absolutely love this book. Why you ask? Well I don’t really know, I can’t quite put my finger on it. Well let’s start at the begining and go from there.

This is book one in The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce, who is and amazing author. It follows an funny, yet somewhat clueless at times, girl who is hiding a secret she thinks is very dangerous. And I suppose when you look at her past, it can be. But then she meets Onua, a pony collector for The Queen’s Riders of Tortall, who is sarcastic, and altogether awesome. She comes with her own pony Cloud, the only friend she has left, and comes to work for Onua.

On their way to deliver said ponies in comes a hawk, and thus the trouble begins. Now, I’m pretty much summarizing the book from this point up. So I’ll get to saying why I like it so much. One: Daine is awesome, and a wild mage. Two: Numair, the hawk that causes so much trouble, is adorable and funny. Three: Skysong is the most adorable thing in the world. Four: I love action packed books that keep me excited and laughing with every page.

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Last.fm


I just downloaded this radio thing from http://www.last.fm and I must say it is kind of awesome. I for one like the fact that it can go into my Windows Media Player and see what songs I listen to and recommend songs based on that. I’m currently listening to Amy Lee Radio, which is playing artists in the same genre and that are similar to Amy Lee the lead singer of Evanescence. Which is kinda cool. I would totally suggest using this site if you are looking for song recommendations. Or new artist recommendations, because they also give you links as to where you can buy the mp3’s and cd’s. (It’s mostly Amazon.com but still its helpful).

It’s also great if you need inspiring music to help you write a novel (which is what I’m currently doing), but are too bored with your own music collection. I have gotten at least thre more paragraphs since I started listening to this thing. Now is that going to work for everyone? probably not. But still it’s a suggestion.

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The Scorpio Races Contest


Why hello there everyone, I was just reading a blog post by the amazing author of The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, which I happen to love. She just announced a contest to get an advanced copy of her latest book. Which is due to come out one day before my birthday, on October 18th, (this can be found on the goodreads page for The Scorpio Races). What do I have to do? Well I have to write this post and embed the book trailer on it. So that is what I shall do. But first I’m going to mention this site:  http://www.fountainbookstore.com/autograph-maggie which is where you can pre-order the signed copy of the book. Now back to embedding the vid.

Let’s see if that worked…. woo hoo! It worked… well have fun watching the vid, and check out the rest of her books. You can find her site here: http://maggiestiefvater.com/

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