Saturday, June 19, 2010


Hey! It's Amy, and the title of this post goes to the AMAZING Pat Benatar!! Her memoir Between a Heart and a Rock Place came out on Tuesday. She is my favorite singer and my role model. I was so excited (as you can imagine) when I heard she wrote a book! Congrats, Pat! And I can't wait to see you in concert soon!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Layout!!

Ok, so it seems like everyone in the YA blogging world is changing their layout. Since, we are new here, we thought we should go with the flow. Like (just to give examples) our buddy, Khy (The Frenetic Reader), and Kristi (The Story Siren) have both changed their layouts for the better. We are so fancy now! Anyway, we are currently hanging out for a few days, so decided to do another Buddy Blog! :D

We really don't have anything to talk about, but when we got back from dinner, we went up to use my (Lydia) aunt's computer. We are trying to take a good profile picture, and also watching book reviews on YouTube. So, we are now going to show you are many attempts. When you look at our profile picture, you will see which one was the best.

Amy: I think my hair looks bad
Lydia: I like it!! Mine's in a ponytail, like it always is...besides this is our first attempt, it's allowed to suck!
A: So you admit my hair looks bad!
L: No! It looks fine! Oh, and for the people who haven't figured it out yet, I'm the one on the left, holdng Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, and Amy is on the right.

L: I love this shirt! This is me showing the people of the world my amazing shirt! Amy says that it describes me....probably because I like to write!
A:This is how we usually look.....
L: with you looking at me like "how the hell did this girl escape from her mental hospital??"
L: maybe that says more about you than me...
A: Hey! I didn't escape from the loony bin!
L: i was NEVER in know what....lets just go on to the next picture!

A: Need I say more??
L: yes.
A: There's so many ways I could put this....
L: does it involve me in a straight jacket?
A: "standing in a room made up of only big white walls..."-Fences, Paramore
L: oh, by the way people who read our blog...we also LOVE the band, paramore!! Shout out to Hayley and her awesome hair!! we're listening to their music now!
A: I look like the boring one!
L: well.....
A: ...

L: you're a good pillow, except for your bony shoulder!!
A: Well, don't put your head on it! This shows Lydia, a little more calmed down.
L: i'm going to go get a brownie!!
A:I want one!!!
(both exit)
(both return)
L: you realize that this is not safe, right?
A: Well, soon I'll be just as hyped up as you!
L: is that even possible??
A: With a brownie, anything is possible!
(maims Lydia)
L: OW!!
A: You can have the rest! Ya butthead
L: do you want to keep doing this instead of uploading more pictures? we have all week to upload pictures!!
A: I don't think the eight people who read this, would want to hear us babble about nothing when they came for book reviews....
L: who cares? its our blog, this is fun, and i'll post a review tomorrow if you want!
A: Well, fine! We drew on our Converse today....
L: mine failed
A: I like yours!
L: i like the green and purple stripes on yours!!!! so amazing!
A: Not really. I wanna go swimming
L: it's almost 11 at night and both my mom and grandmother are asleep. We can't swim after 10 alone. I sorry.
A:Shoot fire crud dog gone it....Indiana Jones????
L: u need a hug?
A: From Indiana Jones, hell yes!!!
(Lydia hugs Amy)
L: are you satisfied now? plus when we get up early in the morning, if i am injured in any way by you, or anything attached to you (clothes...ect) you will pay, sunscreen queen!
A: 1. Am I satisfied?? Are you Harrison Ford??? 2. I can't promise anything (I'm not a morning person) 3. I have pale skin and my mom always annoys me about stupid sunscreen.....
L: 1. no, but I do have spidey senses!! 2. you better not injure me, especially if i will be standing on a freakin ladder! 3. im not even going to comment on that...
A: you don't have any spider powers or any senses that don't include the normal five!!
L: um, i think i do.....
A: Oh really?? Let's see you shoot a web from your hand and swing on buildings like freakin King Kong!!
L: i never said i had spiderMAN senses! i just said spidey senses!!
A: Same thing!
L: um no it's not....lets just drop the subject and talk about books!
A: ok....I'm reading too many and haven't finished one in a while!
L: i'm trying to finish Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen, and I really want to finish it at the beach tomorrow!
A: I want to finish Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, but I have a book to read for school!
L: we'll read pleasure at the beach, and school stuff at the house! i'm getting tired...
~amy and lydia~

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

I've been really busy lately, like I just got back from an amazing retreat with my church, and I'm going to the beach with my brother and dad this week, and with Amy next week!! Then, I'm helping out at my church's VBS, then camp!!!! So, as you van see I'm really busy, and will not have that much time to post soon. So here is a review for now!

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (description from inside flap of book)
On their first birhtday, they learned to walk. On their fifth, they planted seeds in handmade pots. On their tenth, they learned there are some words you can never take back.
Amanda's eleventh birthday should have been a happy occasion. Instead she's dressed in an itchy cosutme he mother picked out for her Hollywood-themed party (Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, even though the flying monkey always creeped her out). Meanwhile. across town, her ex-best friend, Loe is celebratingtheir joint brithday with a huge bash including a hypnotist, a football star, a giant iguana and a rock band. SO not fair!
Amanda can't wait for the day AFTER her birthday so she can stop thinking about the fight that led her and Leo to have seperate parties for the first time in their lives. There's just one problem. The next day is her birthday all over again.

I LOVE this book! I've talked about it before, but never revied it. I love Wendy Mass, and love the charachters. They work well toghether and the writing is amazing. Wow, this review sucks. I'm sorry. I'm so tired. I have to go.