One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the 'Host Club', a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it's there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.
I have utterly nothing to post, so, I am sharing the first chapter of one of the three stories that I am writing. A little preview. Yay! You can tell me what you think--or not. Enjoy! :)
My feet are dangling beneath me as I push myself on the swing with metal handles. Someone I didn't know was swinging right besides me. This is a dream. It has to be, because swings don't exist with metal anymore. It exists with ropes and flowers decorated into it spiraling on it. The person next to me has orange hair. It looks lighter than the color on an orange and his eyes were a grey color as if knowing something and someone beat an answer out of him and he's too scared to say anything now. He's scared and I don't understand why. This place is all I ever would have asked for. I don't understand. I don't understand. I don't understand...
Well, what do you know, it's Wednesday, already! That's approximately half the week has passed. Today I am talking about Ramen (A.K.A. package noodles). Yes that food that I eat when I don't want to eat anything else or if my mom doesn't cook anything. It's also very satisfyingly unhealthy.
by Jaclyn Moriarty
Year pub: 2005
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
The Ashbury-Brookfield pen pal program is designed to bring together the two rival schools in a spirit of harmony and "the Joy of the Envelope." But when Cassie, Lydia, and Emily send their first letters to Matthew, Charlie, and Sebastian, things don't go quite as planned. What starts out as a simple letter exchange soon leads to secret missions, false alarms, lock picking, mistaken identities, and an all-out war between the schools--not to mention some really excellent kissing.
by Jennifer Bradbury
Year pub: 2011
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
An adventurous debutante refuses to settle for society’s expectations—and unleashes international intrigue (and possibly an ancient curse) along the way.
Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings—about to unlock ancient (and not-so-ancient) history.
She sees herself wearing a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her.
She sees herself as a young Egyptologist who has arrived in Cairo on camelback.
She sees herself dreaming. Because reality for a seventeen-year-old debutante in 1815 London does not allow for camels—or dust even. No, Agnes’s encounter with a mummy is happening on Lord Showalter’s verdant green lawn, where butlers abound and strolling sitar players strain to create an exotic “atmosphere” for the first party of the season. An unwrapping. And a beginning. Not just of Agnes’s debut season and the ever-shrinking scope of her future—home, husband, and high society. No, something else begins as well, because the mummy Agnes unwraps is more than a mummy: It’s a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny—unleashing a mystery, an international intrigue—and possibly a curse.
As I said on my previous post I would do the next award I got and yeah, I'm keeping my end. I looked at many answers to my questions for the Liebster Award question I made up I think they are pretty awesome answers, though I only saw two posts of it, so yeah. I would really love to see from all those I've tagged.
I got nominated both from Keertana at Ivy Book Bindings and Erika over at Living for the Books . Thanks much both! Go check those two bookies out. Well, let's get started like it's an everyday thing I do. :)
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.
Alright, I have finally feel like getting my lazy fingers off typing random things that you might not seem interested in (like the weather in CA) and finally do two awards. There will be two posts so if you want to see the Versatile award that will be later. Alright let's get to it!
Thanks very much to Haley Nak over at 17 where she posts her story each chapter. I bet her writing is bomb and so you go over there and click right there on the glowy linky.
Wacky weather in California is pretty much required. So if you're planning to, you better bring a variety of clothes, because it could change instantly.
Like yesterday, it felt like 98F degrees and all sun shiny with all the heat and sweating without even moving a finger. Today, oh ho, it is cloudy, a little way cooler. Seriously! It could get frustrating! Also, I haven't the slightest clue to post of anything.
So, how's your weather? Please tell me, because I hope California isn't the only one with craaaazy weather.
by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Year pub: 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A powerful, radiant story about a girl who wears her dreams on her sleeve . . .
Aislinn is a girl with a lot of dreams, but due to family issues (caused mostly by her hard-drinking father), there's a lot standing in her way. While she should be enjoying the summer with friends, Aislinn is kept under lock and key and put in charge of her younger siblings. The average girl might give up, but not Aislinn. A person, she says, should write their dreams on their sleeve, putting them out there for the world to see, because there's a good chance that someone might come along and help you make your dream come true. What begins as a plea for help for her father to stop drinking, turns into a spark that has the whole community making their own dreamsleeves. At times heartbreaking, DREAMSLEEVES is also surprising, powerful, and luminously hopeful. Everyone will see a little of themselves in Aislinn, a girl with talent, ambition, and big dreams.
About lots of people of goodreads tend to want to be a writer. And I think that's great. It's amazing that so many have such energy and have that one goal everyone else could share with them. But I just wanted to understand something or maybe just tell you it. Or whatever you want to just take the time to read this post.
I think that everyone's writing is great. The thing is, when someone tells me to read their work or their story, I have to say, most I don't like. But that's not to say that someone else would love it. If you don't like it, someone would. If you write something, someone would read it.
It may seem surprising, but, yes, I am one of those people that write. I don't expect anyone to realize because I never really tell anyone. The people I do tell on goodreads tend to just want to talk more of their work and not my work and their works. Giving advice and such.
But that's all good. I'm not sure if my writing is good in the first place! In 6th grade that was when I actually had a passion to write. To create a world. To get better at writing. I write slow, I don't write all the time, but all I'm trying to say is:
Whether or not someone says your writing sucks or it's good. Or whether you write slow, doubt that you can be a writer someday. I can somehow assure you, that just writing one chapter, writing one page, a little fragment of the story, and you have a little passion, something you just love of it, you will become an amazing writer.
And, hey, we might just see me or you, or anyone who wants to be a writer in the future and with a published book or a published article. I haven't figured out my future, but writing doesn't seem so bad.
Happy 4th of July!!! I'm not sure what my family is doing, but I bet just boring stuff. Maybe go to the mall and eat out, maybe watch fireworks. No hot dogs or those stereotypical celebration in this Asian house.
So--oh yes--there are these idiots in my neighborhood (don't know which family) that are setting off fireworks and it's still daylight. Morons, man. Morons. And since I live in CA it's not going to be nighttime in a few more hours so to spare.
Who invented Buttons? Who invented Snaps? I'm thinking Levi did Buttons and Snaps where those catchy people who did 'Clap on! Clap off!' people. Or whoever really did it's a great invention. Like the lightbulb. Lightbulb....