Sunday, September 26, 2010

In My Mailbox

Hello wonderful blog readers!! Lydia here, and I have an IMM for you this week! In My Mailbox is a weekly meme started by Kristy over at The Story Siren. This will probably be a pretty short post, because I did not get many books this week. Also, same rule apply as the last post where I listed books, like with italics and such.

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen - see below post
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen - I've started this already, and it's pretty good.
Amazing Grace by Megan Shull - this book was not really good or worth reviewing

Ok, so those are all the important books that I have received this week, and yes I had a low book week, and I need to get Zombies vs. Unicorns or I might die. So yes, how was everyone else's weeks??

Friday, September 24, 2010

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Lydia here, and last night i started this book at like 9:30, and kept reading until i finished this 300 (give or take 20) page book two and a half hours later. SO FREAKIN WORTH IT! Here we go:

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (back of book)
Halley and Scarlett have been best friends ever since they met. Halley has always been the quiet one, Scarlett braver and more outgoing. Halley has always turned to Scarlett when things get rough, and Scarlett has always known just what to do. It's the perfect setup. But everything changes at the beginning of their junior year. Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident; then Scarlett finds out that she is carrying his baby. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Now Halley has to learn how to be strong for Scarlett. It won't be easy, but Halley knows that she can't let Scarlett doiwn. Because a true friend is a promise you keep forever.

OH. MY. GOSH. This book is amazing. Sarah Dessen is one of my all-time favorite authors, and this book just shot to a very high postion on my list of favorite books. There are twists and turns that kept me reading until midnight. It's the only book that I've ever read in one sitting.
The charachter's relationships seemed so real, it was like I was transported everywhere Halley and Scarlett went. The role that Mason played with Halley and that he was Michael's best friend made everything more intense. That first time that Halley is tempted with trying sex, was so different than any other I've read. The way she was different with everyone she knew (her mom, Scarlett, Macon ect.) was facinating and easy to relate to. All the charachters had a good history together, and you could tell Sarah [Dessen] spent time molding the charachters into what they were ment to be.
For some reason I am attracted to books with depression, death, or teenage pregnacy in them. Please do not ask me why, but I just like reading about those things, and Someone Like You had two of those three things, so this book was considered amazing to me. Thank you Sarah Dessen for all your awesome books!!

for those of you who care, I'm currently reading Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (who else??) and hope to post again tomorrow!!!!
ps-i've stopped doing toodles. for some reason it does not speak to me as much anymore...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Hey everyone! Lydia here, and I know it has been forever since I posted, but I just wanted to let you know that Amy and I are both alive and not dying of some flesh eating disease or something equally horrifying that would keep me from posting on this magnificent blog to all my wonderful readers. All seven (8?) of you. Ok, so this post is not really a review or anything special, it is just Lydia droning on and on about what it going on in her life, book-related or otherwise.
So, today I went to this creative writing class at the community college near me, and it was epic. Like we started this first class getting to know each other, and because it was all adults we could talk about music. (FYI if you do not know me or Amy, we love classic rock, like from the eighties and stuff..) it was cool, plus we have a writing assignment for next week, which is to write about something that you think about a lot. I know this is going to sound stupid, but I can't figure out what to write, so if you can help me, please post a comment about what i should write about.
I think biology is trying to kill me. I have decided that it is my worst enemy and conjugating French verbs is its sidekick. Why do I not get a sidekick?? Am I not cool enough for a sidekick?? No fair.
I think Id should update you on the books that I am reading. Yes books, plural. Oh, and I know it is grammerly correct to write book titles in italics, but I am tired, and doing this on my aunts iPad, and therefore it is too difficult to do..
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling.
Yea, I have already read this book. I am rereading it before the movie comes out in like November. I realize this is stupid because I will finish it by like the end of the week.
2. Amazing Grace by Megan Shull
This is a cute book, but the second I am reading about a celebrity who goes into hiding, so the plots are getting mixed up
3. Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning
This book is great. Look for it in an upcoming review.
4. Rebel by Willo Davis Roberts
I'm mot sire if this book is YA or MG, so we'll have to see how I like it.
5. True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglas
Really sugary title, and kind of a sugary book, but i got it at a half price book sale and it had a waterproof cover, so I guess it's worth finishing...
GUESS WHAT CAME OUT TODAY?!?! That's right, zombies vs unicorns. If you are not aware of what this book it, you are living under a rock. So, go buy it.
Ok, I need to sleep. . Goodnight.