Monday, January 25, 2010


I'm not sure which booked triggered it, but for the past few months, I have been voraciously reading. Luckily, I work at a bookstore so I get a pretty sweet discount, always know what is coming out, and even get to borrow some books so I'm not totally breaking my bank account.

In an effort to surf the web while at work, I signed up awhile back to do book reviews for Barnes and Noble and have since have even been in the weekly email a few times*. They're not good reviews...just a few words about each one I've read and with a rating, but it's fun to finish a book and post a quick review on there.

I was thinking, though, that I should share what I've read here, too. Be warned, I get really into the teen books. They're fast, entertaining, and just oh so much fun.

Uglies- Scott Westerfield
Pretties- Scott Westerfield
Specials- Scott Westerfield
Extras- Scott Westerfield
The Strain- Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Gone- Michael Grant
Sookie Stackhouse (all)- Charlaine Harris
The Host- Stephenie Meyer
Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffeneger
In The Woods- Tana French
Open- Andre Agassi
High Society- Donald Spoto
Deadly Little Secret- Laurie Stolarz
Fallen- Lauren Tate
Impossible- Nancy Werlin
Shiver- Maggie Stiefvater
The Immortals- Alyson Noel
Blue Moon- Alyson Noel
Shadowland- Alyson Noel
Hush Hush- Becca Fitzpatrick
All Unquiet Things- Anna Jarzab

Oh, and I'm also on Goodreads...Are you?

*If you set your account for Fairfax, VA, you will see me there!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

With Twilight As My Guide

I'm not going to lie, I really want to stay in a Twilight-themed hotel:

Pacific Inn Motel in Forks, Washington

Saturday, January 09, 2010


On Serena's most recent post, I was about to comment with my own films that I find gorgeous and inspiring when I thought, why not write my own post about them? So here ya go:


I am obsessed with the Mozart Requiem. It is gorgeous. I used to listen to Mozart so much that I had to stop because I knew it so well that I couldn't study or read while it was on because I sang along.


I love Amelie because it is like a series of amazing photographs. I think every frame could be an award-winning photograph. And a movie that makes quirkiness beautiful? I love it!

Center Stage:

Not only does this movie have some amazing moments: when she brings him dessert, "You're a great dancer and an amazing choreographer, but as a boyfriend? you kinda suck", but the dances are so hott. Do you know how many times I have wanted (tried?) to learn the dance to Higher Ground? And how much I wish to have Cooper Nielson ride in on a motorcycle to dance with me? Um, yeah.

The Duchess:

The Empress of Fashion. Totally know, if huge-ass dresses were still in.


Even though the fashion in Clueless is a bit outdated, I must include this on the list for how inspiring it was in the beginning of high school. I never would have owned so much argyle or miniskirts had it not been for this amazing movie. I wanted to be Cher. Who didn't!?